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Annual performances by the Polaris Dance Company include a fall show in November, Groovin’ Greenhouse in January, and  X-POSED in spring. We’re excited to be hosting 10 student performances in addition to two performances by the Polaris Junior Company. Check out our annual Galaxy Dance Festival every August, and join us for three days of free classes and performances!

2016 - 2017 Season

"Over the Rainbow" Gala

April 15, 2017

Join us for a spectacular evening! Enjoy a wonderful sit-down family style dinner catered by Voila, fine wines, live performances by Polaris Company, Junior and Neo Company and the chance to win fabulous auction items including an indian dinner party, a weekend getaway, family fun packages, a night on the town and more!

Proceeds from this event will benefit Polaris Dance Theatre’s scholarship program, supporting our growing number of low-income families. THROUGH DANCE, WE AWAKEN THE HEART AND ENHANCE OUR HUMANITY.

Our core belief is that everyone should have accessibility to performing arts classes and dance performances regardless of socioeconomic background, age, training, or physical ability.


April 21 - 29, 2017

Tickets are now on sale!


In celebration of their 15th Anniversary Season, Polaris Dance Theatre will present a collection of new and past XPOSED creations from Artistic Director Robert Guitron and guest choreographers Barbara Lima (Brazil), Gerard Regot (Spain), M’Liss Quinnly and Jess Zoller.

XPOSED will feature restaged dance works by Gerard Regot and M’Liss Quinnly, with new works from Robert Guitron, Barbara Lima and Jess Zoller.

This is the 7th annual presentation of XPOSED which was originally launched in 2011 exposing dancers to guest choreographers and audiences to new works in an intimate studio theatre. Dancers, choreographers, and patrons experience raw productions and experimental works-in-progress that push the envelope through unconventional movement with an inquisitive approach to the creative process.

Spring Student Aerial Performance

May 19, 2017

It’s the end of the session and time for an aerial performance by the talented students of Polaris! Youth will demonstrate the many athletic tricks they’ve acquired throughout the session. Come see our hard-working students climb, swing, spin, and exhibit the balance and center they’ve developed on the trapeze and silks!

Spring Student Performance

May 20 & 21, 2017

Polaris students, ages 3 – 18, establish themselves as skilled performers through this professional production. We’re proud to showcase their talents in this energizing presentation of skill, technique, playfulness, and fun! The Polaris youth have a refreshing take on dance, and how it influences their lives. Join us for the Spring Student Performance to see for yourself!

JCO + NEO Performance

May 26 & 27, 2017

Come lose yourself in a night of dance! Join us as we celebrate our talented youth! This season’s performance includes pieces by M’Liss Quinnly, Jocelyn Edelstein and Barbara Lima. From the quirkiness of the Big Top to the voices of standing up for what you believe in, the JCO and NEO dancers will take you on a ride of wonder, determination, delight and sweetness.

JCO is Polaris Dance Theatre’s premiere pre-professional junior company. NEO is its emerging youth company. Both are led by Director, M’Liss Quinnly. JCO features PDT’s most talented students ranging in age from 13 – 18 and NEO ranges in ages 11 – 13.

Galaxy Dance Festival

AUGUST 2017 | DAILY FROM 11:00AM – 7:00PM | FREE

Polaris Dance Theatre’s annual outdoor summer dance festival will return for its fifth year, and we can’t wait for you to participate in this year’s free events! In 2016, over 2,000 people attended this much-anticipated event. Join us August 2017 at Simon & Helen Director Park in downtown Portland as we host an array of Portland-area dance companies in this 3-day community gathering, including free classes and performances for the whole family!