Mission Statement:

Drawn together by our love of dance and social interaction, the Portland Area Council’s (PAC) mission is to encourage and support the growth and sustainability of the square and round dance communities.

Believing that dance and human contact is essential to a healthy society, the PAC sustains this mission by:

  • Supporting the effort of member Clubs to teach new dancers and improve the skills of experienced dancers;
  • Encouraging the recruitment, growth and sustainability of Clubs through discussion and problem solving;
  • Providing fun and lively dance experiences by scheduling Council dances and other social events;
  • Educating the dance community and the general public about the health and social benefits of square and round dancing.