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Fred Astaire of Portland | Sponsor

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January 2, 2016 · by Events Team · 2012 Gala, 2013 Gala, 2014 Gala, 2015 Gala, Featured, Our Sponsors

PCRI is delighted to partner for a fifth year with Fred Astaire Dance Studio as our dance partner for the Dancing with the Stars Portland gala!  Our dancing stars will train at the Fred Astaire Studio and Fred Astaire Portland’s professional dancers will be the dance partners for our stars at the gala.

Mr. Fred Astaire, an American icon, wanted to establish a chain of studios under his name to make sure that his techniques would be preserved and passed onto the public. Mr. Astaire was instrumental in the choice of dance curriculum and instructional techniques. With the opening of the first Fred Astaire Studio on Park Avenue in New York City, Fred Astaire brought his immense talent out of the glamor of Hollywood and onto the dance floors of America and the world.

If you’re thinking about learning to dance, brushing up your technique, or preparing for a wedding or special event, please come into the Fred Astaire Portland Studio. Fred Astaire of Portland offers dance instruction, exciting parties, and the opportunity to meet new people in a fun-filled setting.

You can purchase tickets here for the gala on May 14 and join the conversation on Twitter using #PCRIgala.

March 1, 2013 · by Events Team · 2012 Gala

Guests from the 2012 Dancing with the Stars gala will recall Trisonya Abraham’s dramatic tango (and her waltz, which was the judges’ favorite).  Trisonya also remembered her tango steps and recently shared with us a great story about it:

I went to Greece in June [of 2012]. My last day of a nine day business trip, I was out enjoying the Greek night life when I was drawn a cafe that was playing music.  After sitting there for an hour enjoying Greek traditional music they changed the music to a tango. And a man jumped up and shouted, “Does anyone know the tango?”

I jumped up and said, “I know the tango!”  And I proceeded to dance the night away with a man from Argentina.

Trisonya jokes that she may have been the runner up in the Dancing with the Stars competition, but that night in Greece she was the Number One tango dancer!

2012 Gala | Stephanie’s Rumba

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December 1, 2012 · by Events Team · 2012 Gala, Video

PCRI’s 2012 Dancing with the Stars Portland gala was a dazzling success, thanks to generous sponsors and guests … and to the stars who performed with Fred Astaire Dance Studio’s professional dancers.  Check out Stephanie Torres performing the rumba with Fred Astaire’s Alex Aillon.

Video courtesy of Fred Astaire Dance Studio Portland

December 1, 2012 · by Events Team · 2012 Gala, Video

PCRI’s 2012 Dancing with the Stars Portland gala was a dazzling success, thanks to generous sponsors and guests … and to the stars who performed with Fred Astaire Dance Studio’s professional dancers.  Check out Melvin Oden-Orr and Tara Konyn performing the cha cha which earned them the winning mirrorball trophy!

Video courtesy of Fred Astaire Dance Studio Portland.

2012 Gala | Deborah’s Swing

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December 1, 2012 · by Events Team · 2012 Gala, Video

PCRI’s 2012 Dancing with the Stars Portland gala was a dazzling success, thanks to generous sponsors and guests … and to the stars who performed with Fred Astaire Dance Studio’s professional dancers.  Check out Deborah Kafoury performing the swing with Fred Astaire’s Malik Delgado.

Video courtesy of Fred Astaire Dance Studio Portland

2012 Gala | Trisonya’s Tango

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December 1, 2012 · by Events Team · 2012 Gala, Video

PCRI’s 2012 Dancing with the Stars Portland gala was a dazzling success, thanks to generous sponsors and guests … and to the stars who performed with Fred Astaire Dance Studio’s professional dancers.  Check out Trisonya Abraham performing the tango with Fred Astaire’s Austin Faller.

Video courtesy of Fred Astaire Dance Studio Portland

2012 Gala | Governor’s Waltz

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December 1, 2012 · by Events Team · 2012 Gala, Video

PCRI’s 2012 Dancing with the Stars Portland gala was a dazzling success, thanks to generous sponsors and guests … and to the stars who performed at the gala.  Check out special guests Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber and First Lady Cylvia Hayes performing the waltz.

Oregonian coverage of the Governor’s performance can be found hereVideo courtesy of Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Portland.

2012 Gala | Waltz Competition

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December 1, 2012 · by Events Team · 2012 Gala, Video

PCRI’s 2012 Dancing with the Stars Portland gala was a dazzling success, thanks to generous sponsors and guests … and to the stars who performed with Fred Astaire Dance Studio’s professional dancers.  Check out the five couples performing in the gala’s waltz competition.

Video courtesy of Fred Astaire Dance Studio Portland.

2012 Gala | Brian’s Foxtrot

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December 1, 2012 · by Events Team · 2012 Gala, Video

PCRI’s 2012 Dancing with the Stars Portland gala was a dazzling success, thanks to generous sponsors and guests … and to the stars who performed with Fred Astaire Dance Studio’s professional dancers. Check out Brian Stewart performing the foxtrot with Fred Astaire’s Jessi Reynolds.

Video courtesy of Fred Astaire Dance Studio Portland

April 21, 2012 · by Events Team · 2012 Gala, At the Gala

Former PCRI Board Member Barbara B. Smith presented Ernest Warren Jr. with her namesake Community Support award in thanks to Mr. Warren for his exceptional service during PCRI’s first 20 years.  Mr. Warren has gone above and beyond his obligations as PCRI’s legal counsel, said Mrs. Smith, acting not only as legal counsel, but also as a champion and advocate for PCRI to ensure fairness and equity for the organization.

Thank you to Mr. Warren and to Barbara B. Smith for each of your support and advocacy.  The Community Support Award was presented at PCRI’s Premiere Gala Benefit, which raised over $80,000 to enrich the affordable housing and resident service programs PCRI provides.

Click on any of the thumbnail images below to view the full-size photo.

Photos by Xilia Faye and Izzy Ventura.

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