Portland Underground Exchange, or PUX for short, is an annual fusion dance event in Portland, Oregon. At our event there will be fantastic DJ music from a variety of genres played by some of the best dance DJs on the West Coast. This includes, but isn’t limited to, Blues, Electronic, Latin, Dubstep, and Swing music.
What is “Fusion Dance”? Fusion dance is a type of partner dance that combines different styles to create a new aesthetic. It is typically an improvised, lead-follow approach to dancing that does not conform to any particular defined dance styles. That being said, you’ll also likely see fantastic solo dancing and dance circles.
This year we’re going to celebrate the amazing Oregon forests we live in here with an Enchanted Forest theme! If you’re down to earth, in love with twinkle lights, and may possibly have been a faerie or satyr in a past life then you’ll fit right in. If you’d like to join in on the themed fun you’re encouraged to dress up (especially Saturday night), but it’s not required.
Portland Underground Exchange is a POC & LGBTQIA safe event. This means bigotry of any kind is not tolerated. If you experience or see anything questionable, please let someone on the operations team know. Thanks for helping keep our dance a safe and welcoming space for all!
Come join us for an amazing weekend and dance till you drop!
Important Note: If you’re applying to volunteer or DJ please wait to fill this out until you hear back from our volunteer coordinator!