November 7-16, 2014
WORD. A riveting evening of dance to spoken word.

Polaris Dance Theatre opens its 2014/15 Season with “WORD”, an original evening length dance performance set to an entirely spoken word score. From laughter to tears, Artistic Director Robert Guitron’s original choreography is emotionally charged and athletically executed. The evening length work features authors, poets and playwrights including… Maya Angelo, Samuel Beckett, Sam Mowry, Suli Breaks, Marie Howe and danced by a cast of 15!

Fri, Sat 7:30pm (uncensored), Sun 2:00pm (censored)
Adult $25, Child/Senior $20, Military/Disability $17.50
Purchase Tickets Here.

Performances take place at Polaris Studio Theatre, 1501 SW Taylor Portland OR 97205
(at the corner of 16th and Taylor)

September 8, 2014
Sept 8- Jan 25
View class schedule HERE.
Register for classes HERE.



Spring 2014 Student Performance
>May 31, 12pm and 2:30pm
>June 1, 2:30pm
Buy tickets HERE.

June 6-15, 2014
Buy tickets HERE.

Junior Company Performance
>Thursday, June 12 at 7:30pm
Buy tickets HERE.

Summer Programs
Kid’s Dance Camp: July 7-18.
Polaris Springboard Program: July 21- Aug 1.
Polaris Summer Intensive: Aug 4-22.
For more information about our summer programs, click HERE.

>Sunday, May 4, 2pm
Join us for our 1st annual Dance-A-Thon! Funds raised from this event  help support dance programming at Polaris Dance Center, including our scholarship fund.
More information HERE.

February 10, 2014
Session 2 begins for Polaris students.
Class Schedule

January 23- February 1, 2014
Groovin’ Greehouse
The dance hub of Portland’s Annual Fertile Ground Festival of new works.
Click HERE for more information.

January 25th and 26th, 2014
Winter Student Performances
January 25th, 12pm and 2:30pm
January 26th, 2:30pm
Tickets available HERE

November 2013
Polaris 10th Anniversary Retrospective
Polaris Studio Theatre
November 1-3 and 8-10

September 14, 2013
Polaris Dance Theatres 3rd Annual FUND RAGER.
Details Coming Soon

August 8-10, 2013
Polaris Dance Theatre Presents: 2013 Galaxy Dance Festival

June 1, 2012
Polaris Jr. Company/School Performance
Time: 12pm and 3pm

June 5-8, & 12-15, 2013
Polaris Dance Theatre Presents “HAND PICKED” X-POSED SERIES 2013
The concert is at our Studio Theatre 1501 SW Taylor

October 18-20, 2012
Polaris Dance Theatre Presents: Tangled
Lincoln Hall @ PSU Campus

September 19, 2012
Polaris Dance Theatre 10th Anniversary Gala.
Click HERE for more information.

August 10-11, 2012
Polaris Presents The second annual Galaxy Dance Festival at Director Park.
Discover a world of dance in Portland!

Polaris Dance Theatre presents: X-Posed
Polaris Studio Theatre – 1501 SW Taylor @ 16th
June 6-16th | Wed-Sat 7:30PM

June 3 2012
Polaris Jr. Company/School Performance
Time: 4pm

Polaris celebrates Oregon Dance Week
April 20-29, 2012

Dance Week is coming!! The last week of April officially marks Oregon Dance Week and we’ve put together some fun ways to celebrate:

April 20 6:30-8:30PM
Polaris Dance Studio – 1501 SW Taylor @ 16th

In honor of Oregon Dance Week join us for a behind-the-scenes look as Polaris Dance Theatre prepares for its X-Posed concert. Artistic Director Robert Guitron along with guest choreographers Lauren Edson of Trey McIntyre Project, Kemba Shannon and Les Watanabe are all creating new works to be premiered at X-Posed. So drop by, enjoy a glass of wine and watch these amazing new dance creations come to life! Admission is FREE.

April 27 4:00-5:00PM
Newmark Theatre – 1111 SW Broadway

In honor of Oregon Dance Week a special showcase is being presented free to the public with excerpts of work by professional companies and choreographers based in Oregon. Polaris will be among the presenters sharing excerpts of work to be performed at its upcoming X-Posed concert. We’ll see you there! For more information about Oregon Dance Week events visit:

APRIL 23-27, 2012
Polaris Dance Studio – 1501 SW Taylor @ 16th

Sample any class that is new to you for free during Oregon Dance Week (April 23-27th). Check out our Spring Session Schedule to find the right class for you!

Polaris presents – GROOVIN’ GREENHOUSE 2012
January 21st & January 27-29th

Polaris Dance Theater is thrilled to announce that once again its studio theatre will be the dance hub for the Fertile Ground Festival – a 10-day celebration of local Portland art. Aptly named THE GROOVIN’ GREENHOUSE the Polaris Studio Theater will be transformed into a dance lab where you can watch new dance works grow!

2012 Groovin’ Greenhouse presenters include: A-WOL Dance Collective, Agnieszka Laska Dancers, Laura Onizuka of Portland Flamenco Events, Choreographer Jennifer Camp presenting work with members of the Pacific Dance Ensemble, NW Fusion, Portland Festival Ballet, Choreographers Cerrin Lathrop & Carlyn Hudson work with Sub Rosa Dance Collective, PDX Dance Collective, Dance Coalition of Oregon, Beat Banger Z and Polaris Dance Theatre.

October 5, 6, & 7 2011
Polaris Dance Theatre Presents iChange at the Newmark

September 22, 2011
Polaris Dance Theatre Presents it’s First Annual Gala

August 31 2011 7:00-11:00 PM
Polaris performs at OMSI After Dark
This OAD event features Game On 2.0 OMSI’s newest exhibition
This event is free for OMSI members.  $12 for nonmembers

August 12-13 2011 Polaris Presents The Galaxy Dance Festival at Director Park
This event is made possible in part by The Boeing Company. Additional support for this project was provided in part by a grant from the Oregon Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts.Join us as we explore the rich diversity of dance in the Portland Community. From culturally based dance forms such as Flamenco, African and Hip Hop… to classical and contemporary dance… to ballroom – there is a world of dance to discover in Portland. The Galaxy Festival brings this world together for two event-packed days that include performances, demonstrations and classes.  Whether you chose to watch or participate – or both – admission is FREE!

A-WOL Dance Collective, Agnieszka Laska Dancers, Circus Project, Rainbow Dance Theatre, Edge DanceSport, Portland Festival Ballet, Flamenco artist Laura Onizuka, Pendulum Aerial Arts and Polaris Dance Theatre. Classes will be mixed in with performances to enhance understanding of the various dance forms and give the public a chance to get on stage and perform themselves. Professional dance instructors include: Darryl Thomas Artistic Director of Rainbow Dance Theatre, Steve Gonzales Artistic Director of The Jefferson Dancers, William McClellan of Dayton Contemporary Dance and DJ Prashant Kakad leading a Bollywood class and demonstration on Friday night!

June 8-12 & 15-18, 2011
Polaris Presents Lil’ Mo at our Black Box Studio

June 7, 2011
Polaris Dance Theatre Hosts
Private Preview Performance of LIL’ MO for Our House
Polaris Studio Theatre

May 27,  2011
LIL’ MO Open Rehearsal
6:30-8PM / Admission – FREE
Polaris Studio 1501 SW Taylor @ 16th

May 19, 2011
“An Evening In Spring”
Polaris Dance Theatre supports ACMA. Enjoy an evening celebrating music and dance. Included in the program is ACMA student Andres Peraza performing a piece from Polaris Dance Theatre’s repertory titled “Grinnin’ In Your Face”  from the production BLUE.

Polaris Celebrates Dance Week in Oregon:
Fri 4/29 2011 Select Classes $5 PLUS FREE Company Rehearsal observation of LIL’ MO!
Open Company Rehearsal 7:30-8:00PM

April 2, 2011 at 7 PM
Polaris Dance Theatre Performs
at Dance Collaborations Festival 2011
Produced by CBA
Scottish Rite Temple / CLICK HERE for more info & tickets

March 16, 2011
Polaris Dance Theatre Performs
at NWBCA‘s Art Fair
YU Contemporary Art Center

February 19, 2011
Polaris Dance Theatre Performs at Our House Auction & Benefit
Portland Art Museum

January 28 & 29, 2011
Polaris Presents the Groovin’ Greenhouse – Dance Hub for the Fertile Ground Festival
 at Polaris Contemporary Dance Center

January 29, 2011
Polaris Dance Ensemble Performs at OMSI GALA

December 9, 10, & 11 2010
Polaris Dance Theatre Presents Repo at PSU Lincoln Hall

October 30, 2010
Polaris Dance Theatre Performs at the Equity Foundation‘s Halloween Party – BENT
Leftbank Annex

September 12, 2010
Polaris Dance Theatre Performs at Oregon Ballet Theatre‘s Fall.Art.Live Festival
Director Park

August 28, 2010
Polaris Summer Intensive Performance & School Open House
Polaris Contemporary Dance Center

July 24 & 25, 2010
Polaris Dance Theatre Performs at Portland Center Stage‘s  JAW Festival
Gerding Theater

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