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In a century-old carriage house in Portland’s Pearl District, the BodyVox Dance Center serves as a nexus for dance art and the Northwest Portland community. This renovated 11,000 square foot facility holds a theater, education studio, rehearsal studio/performance space, lobby/box office, administrative office, and set and costume storage space, all reflecting a warm and creative aesthetic designed by the award-winning Boora Architects. The Dance Center is always bustling with daily rehearsals, classes, seasonal performances and special events. 

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History and Facts

The BodyVox Dance Center began its life in 1915 when the Wells Fargo Company built it to be a carriage house containing stables for horses, a dormitory for employees and a carriage repair shop. It has since seen many tenants and many transformations, serving over the years as the home for Margarita Leon’s Creative Kids art school, The Corberry Press, hit maker Gino Vannelli, the Time-Based Art Festival, numerous artists and, from 1960-1964, the short-lived Portland Reporter.

BodyVox jumped at the opportunity to grab an historic building close to downtown in an evolving neighborhood on the streetcar line. When we moved into the building, we stripped it to its bones and found a beautiful structure with great character: brick walls, steel girders, open spaces and endless possibilities. We’re excited to bring new life to the building and the neighborhood, and to give back to the creative community that supports us.


Rental Information

The BodyVox Dance Center is amazingly flexible. At over 13,000 square feet, our space includes a beautiful lobby, a light and airy Education Studio, and a gorgeous Main Studio. Adaptable and open, the Dance Center is perfect for every kind of event, including parties, dance performances, and banquets. 

The Main Studio features auditorium seating of 175; maximum capacity for the building is 274. BodyVox does not have any catering restrictions.


Birthday Parties

Make your next party a BodyVox Birthday!!! A team of BodyVox Teaching Artists will work with you to put together a party that you and your family will never forget! Parties are great for both Kids and Adults - past parties have ranged from a 5 year old Hawaiian Princess party to an Adult Mamma Mia the Musical party. Elements of a party can include great music, movement/dance games, ice-breakers, partnering and more!

BodyVox Party Package starting at $300

Package includes use of the BodyVox studio for ½ hour set up, 2 hour party, ½ hour clean up, 1 teacher and 1 host available the length of the party, capacity for 25 participating guests, dance class (style and length of your choice), and optional craft element. If you wish to have a longer time or more participating guests there will be an additional cost. Certain dance class styles or craft projects may also be an extra fee.


Canceling or rescheduling within 30 days of the Birthday Party is subject to a $75 cancellation/reschedule fee. Canceling with-in 15 days of the party state is subject to full payment for the service and reserved space/time. Rescheduling within 15 days of the party date is subject to payment of 50% of the total cost of the sessions.


Payment is due in advance. Forms of payment accepted include Cash, Check, Visa or MasterCard.

Call 503.229.0627 or email to schedule.

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