National Dance Week

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Thanks to everyone who came out to celebrate National Dance Week this year! We hope you had as much fun as we did!


National Dance Week

April 22-May 1, 2022

All abilities welcome. FREE!


This vibrant celebration for dance lovers of all ages will open with Downtown Dances in the Round, an evening of performances from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, April 22 in the Park Blocks. Throughout the following weekdays, enjoy FREE workshops & performances in the Park Blocks & Kesey Square, FREE film screenings at the Broadway Metro and much more! New virtual content will be released throughout the week  on our socials Facebook/CulturalServices and Instagram.com/EugCulture.

Kickoff Event! Downtown Dances in the Round

Friday, April 22 • 5-7 p.m.

Park Blocks

More than a dozen local dance groups will present work in this joyous open-showing style performance.


Grand Finale! Friday Fiesta

Friday, April 29 •  6 p.m.

5th Street Market Alley

Experience Latino music and dance with Friday Fiesta from Bailamos Latin Dance Network, a collective of dancers, instructors and DJs who are creating communities to promote and support Latin dance culture. Put on your dancing shoes and join the fiesta with your favorite salsa, bachata and other Latin hits!

  1. Daily Events April 25-29
  2. Evening Film Screenings
  3. Workshops & Classes

Free workshops and performances for all ages!


Tai Chi Workshops

April 25-29 • 9-10 a.m.

Kesey Square

Start your day with Tai Chi with James! Using an informal Yang style Tai Chi, we will learn to move with awareness. The forms in themselves help us develop ease of movement with balance. 


Lunchtime Performances

April 25-29 • noon

Kesey Square

  • Monday, April 25 - Carlos “Retro” Rasmussen
  • Tuesday, April 26 -  Artistic Encounters presents: Work Dance Company
  • Wednesday, April 27 - Artistic Encounters presents: DanceAbility Performance Co
  • Thursday, April 28 - Artistic Encounters presents: Eugene Bhangra
  • Friday, April 29 - Adam Kelly & Kat Sullivan 

Healthy Moves Workshops

April 25-29 • 4 p.m.

Park Blocks

Healthy Moves brings Movement for All! Join Denise Thomas, Marc Siegel and Ben Wilkinson. They will give you a bit of funky groove, cool dance combos, and body conditioning for kids and adults. Wrap it all up with Yoga! Come on and Let's Move!


Professional Development/Careers in Dance Class

Tuesday, April 26 •  6 p.m.

Xcape Dance

Professional development class with Chris Dean and Vanessa Fuller of Xcape Dance Academy


History of National Dance Week: National Dance Week was formed in 1981 when a group of dance-related organizations began a strong grassroots movement to bring greater recognition to dance in the United States. National Dance Week celebrations occur throughout the nation.

Contact Us

  1. Community Programs Manager

    Colette Ramirez

    Ph: 541-682-6347


  2. Downtown Programs Assistant

    Jana Meszaros