Dance Classes & Fitness Classes for Adults

108 High Street, Portland ME - Corner of High & Spring - Above the Little Tap House


NOTE: All classes are managed by the individual instructors. Please see the class descriptions and contact info below.


Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
8:15-9:15 AM
Oula Dance Fitness
Karli Efron
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No July classes
9:30-10:45 AM
Ballet Basics for Adults
Rosa Noreen
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9:00-10:00 AM
Zumba
Lazaro
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Last class 7/7
12:00-12:50 PM
Lunchtime Groove
Joie Grandbois
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Starts 7/10
12:00-12:50 PM
Lunchtime Shimmy
Rosa Noreen
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4:15-5:15 PM
Teen Yoga
Cassandra Yasko
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5:30-6:45 PM
Level 1 Beginning Belly Dance
Rosa Noreen
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Resumes 9/10
5:30-6:30 PM
Ballet Basics for Adults
Rosa Noreen
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5:30-6:45 PM
Level 1 Beginning Belly Dance
Rosa Noreen
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New session 7/18
5:30-6:45 PM
Heretica Rehearsal
Joie Grandbois
private
5:00-6:00 PM
Latin Dance for Beginners
Anna & Lazaro
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7:00-8:30 PM
Level 2 Belly Dance
Rosa Noreen
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Resumes 9/10
6:45-7:45 PM
Embodied Meditation
Joie Grandbois
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7:00-8:30 PM
Level 2/3: Int/Adv Belly Dance
Rosa Noreen
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New session 7/18
6:45-7:45 PM
Zumba
Lazaro
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6:00-7:00 PM
Latin Dance - Salsa
Anna & Lazaro
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8:00-9:00 PM
Latin Dance - Bachata
Anna & Lazaro
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8:00-9:00 PM
Intermediate Jazz Fusion
Theo Bowers
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Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

NOTE: All classes are managed by the individual instructors. Please see the class descriptions and contact info below.


Sundays


Oula: Dancemania for the Soul — Karli Efron
Sundays, 8:15-9:15 AM, No classes in July
Rate: First class is FREE! $10/drop-in, $40/five-class card, $75/ten-class card
Register via: No pre-registration needed. Drop in any time or email Karli!

Oula is a high energy, calorie burning, crazy-fun dance workout to Top 40s hits. Classes are one epic hour of sweat, joy, and total inspiration. Oula is dancemania for the soul!

Click here to email Karli with any questions.

Ballet Basics for Adults — Rosa Noreen
Sundays, 9:30-10:45 AM
Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 PM
Rate: $75/six-class card good for 8 weeks, $15/drop-in
Register via: website, email

Learn the fundamentals of ballet, with traditional barre and center work covering a range of exercises to improve posture, flexibility and strength. All are welcome, ages 14+, whether you are new to dance, returning after a long time, or looking to cross-train. Please wear fitted clothing and leather or canvas ballet slippers (or socks, first class only). See the folks at Petit Jete Dance Boutique in Brunswick for shoe fitting!


Mondays

NOTE: All classes are managed by the individual instructors. Please see the class descriptions and contact info below.


Level 1: Beginning Belly Dance — Rosa Noreen
Mon or Wed, 5:30-6:45 PM — New session starts July 18, 2018
Rate: $94/seven-week session, early bird discount of $10 till July 6
Register via: website, email Rosa

Delve into movement, music, and tradition in a warm and supportive environment. Learn the belly dance vocabulary, put the movements together into combinations, and learn a full dance. We will also learn about finger cymbals and the rhythms of middle eastern dance. Total beginners welcome! Open to people of all genders.


Level 2: Continuing Belly Dance — Rosa Noreen
Mon or Wed, 5:30-6:45 PM — New session starts July 18, 2018
Rate: $115/seven-week session, early bird discount of $10 till July 6
Register via: website, email Rosa

Students who have completed Level 1 are welcome to move into Level 2. In this class, we will build on the fundamentals learned in Level 1, adding layering, traveling steps, new movements and finger cymbal patterns. Students will also learn about must-know songs, and begin improvisation exercises. This class helps students grow into dancers, delving deeper into belly dance technique and musicality.


Tuesdays

NOTE: All classes are managed by the individual instructors. Please see the class descriptions and contact info below.


Lunchtime Groove — Joie Grandbois
Tuesdays, 12:00-12:50 PM Starts July 10, 2018
Rate: $10 drop-in / $50 six-class pass (save $10)
More info: Joie's website, email Joie

Let’s dance!!! Lunchtime Groove is a 50 minute mid-day movement fitness class that draws on a variety of contemporary dance styles including belly dance, disco, modern, line dancing, you might even see the macarena! Each class will include a short warmup, a dance session to get your heart pumping, a gentle cool down, and a whole lot of fun!

Lunchtime Groove is open to adults (18+) of all genders, no dance experience necessary.

Sign up today via Joie's website!


Ballet Basics for Adults — Rosa Noreen
Sundays, 9:30-10:45 AM
Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 PM
Rate: $75/six-class card good for 8 weeks, $15/drop-in space permitting
Register via: website, email Rosa

Learn the fundamentals of ballet, covering a range of exercises to improve posture, flexibility and strength. All are welcome, ages 14+, whether you are new to dance, returning after a long time, or looking to cross-train. Please wear fitted clothing and leather or canvas ballet slippers (or socks for your first class). See the folks at Petit Jete Dance Boutique in Brunswick for help with shoes.


Embodied Meditation — Joie Grandbois
Tuesdays, 6:45-7:45 PM — Starts July 3, 2018
Rate: $15/drop-in, $60/six-class card
Register via: website, email Joie

We live in a stressful world where our thoughts are often focused on past mistakes and worries about the future. We live in our heads and taking time for ourselves is generally an afterthought. Embodied Meditation is an hour, a once a week that takes you out of your thoughts and into the now of your body.

Guided by Joie Grandbois, each class begins with a meditative body check in followed by a moving meditation focused on creating connection, compassion, and love for yourself and your body. The class closes with a gentle affirmation to help you bring this sense of embodiment back into the world and through the rest of your week.

There will be time in class for journaling your experience. Moving meditation is accompanied by live music. One hour a week just for you and your body. Classes are open to adults (18+) of all genders.

Learn more and sign up through Joie's website today!


Latin Dance: Bachata — Anna & Lazaro
Tuesdays, 8:00-9:00 PM
Rate: First class just $9! $11/drop-in, $55/six-hour card
Register via: website, email Anna

Bachata is a sensual Latin dance, originally from Dominican Republic. Bachata is very popular across the world and has different variations. In this class we will introduce students to a sensual style Bachata, which is extremely popular in Spain.

Beginners and drop-ins welcome. No partner needed!


Wednesdays

NOTE: All classes are managed by the individual instructors. Please see the class descriptions and contact info below.


Lunchtime Shimmy — Rosa Noreen
Wednesdays, 12:00-12:50 PM
Rate: $10/drop-in, $50/six-class card good for 8 weeks
Register via: website, email Rosa

Shake the midweek stress in this upbeat, fitness-style belly dance class! This drop-in class is different every week. Total beginners of all genders are welcome. Exercise or yoga wear, bare feet or soft-soled dance shoes.


Level 1: Beginning Belly Dance — Rosa Noreen
Mon or Wed 5:30-6:45 PM — New session starts July 18, 2018
Rate: $130/ten-week session
Register via: website, email Rosa

Delve into movement, music, and tradition in a warm and supportive environment. Learn the belly dance vocabulary, put the movements together into combinations, and learn a full dance. We will also learn about finger cymbals and the rhythms of middle eastern dance. Total beginners welcome! Open to people of all genders.


Level 2/3: Int/Adv Belly Dance — Rosa Noreen
Wed, 5:30-6:45 PM — New session starts July 18, 2018
Rate: $115/seven-week session, early bird discount of $10 till July 6
Register via: website, email Rosa

Dancers who are ready for the next challenge in belly dance can take this class with Rosa's permission. Minimum one year of classes recommended. Email Rosa to request to join this class.


Thursdays

NOTE: All classes are managed by the individual instructors. Please see the class descriptions and contact info below.


Teen Yoga — Cassandra Yasko
Thursdays, 4:15-5:15 PM
Rate: $10 per class / $45 five-class pass (save $5) / $90 ten-class pass (save $10)
More info: Cassandra's website, email Cassandra

Whether you’re an experienced yogi or completely new to yoga, come try a class! Cassandra focuses on helping teens find a quiet space through yoga, finding a moment of tranquility from their hectic lifestyles. During her Teen Yoga class, students should anticipate good music, strength building, stretching, basic knowledge on yoga postures, meditation, focus on breath and, most of all, having fun!

Waiver and Transportation Forms must be signed by parent or guardian prior to class.

For additional information on payment, waiver and transportation forms, other class offerings, and Cassandra, click here!


Heretica: Student Troupe — Joie Grandbois
Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 PM
Rate: 6-week session, $60/advance, $75/door
Register via: website, email

Contact Joie Grandbois via email for details!


Zumba — Lazaro
Thursdays, 6:45-7:45 PM
Rate: $9 first class, $40 five-class zumba card
Register via: website, email Anna / Lazaro

Get a total workout, combining all elements of fitness — cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy, and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class. Come join Lazaro and and try his special Cuban style Zumba!

Click here to get a Zumba class card!


Intermediate Jazz Fusion — Theo Bowers
Sundays, 8:00-9:00 PM — Starts July 5, 2018
Rate: First class just $5! $12/drop-in, $11/pre-registered, $10/each with 4+ class card
Register via: website, email Theo

Theo's class is designed to give dancers a well-rounded experience of jazz from classic musical theatre techniques to contemporary, lyrical, and modern styles. Students should also expect to get a little funky from time to time! Theo aims to become a staple for any dancer’s education, so come join the fun, the music, and the passion. Let's dance, because that's what we love to do! People of all genders welcome, 16 yrs of age and up.

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Fridays

NOTE: All classes are managed by the individual instructors. Please see the class descriptions and contact info below.


Currently there are no weekly classes on Fridays. Check the Events Page for special events!

Saturdays

NOTE: All classes are managed by the individual instructors. Please see the class descriptions and contact info below.


Zumba — Lazaro
Saturdays, 9:00-10:00 AM, Last class for summer is July 7
Rate: $9 first class, $40 five-class zumba card
Register via: website, email Anna / Lazaro

Get a total workout, combining all elements of fitness — cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy, and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class. Come join Lazaro and and try his special Cuban style Zumba!

Click here to get a Zumba class card!


Bachata for Beginners — Anna & Lazaro
Saturdays, 5:00-6:00 PM
Rate: Inquire about the session rate
Register via: website, email Anna

Bachata is a sensual Latin dance, originally from Dominican Republic. Bachata is very popular across the world and has different variations. In this class we will introduce students to a sensual style Bachata, which is extremely popular in Spain.


Latin Dance: Salsa — Anna & Lazaro
Saturdays, 6:00-7:00 PM
Rate: First class just $9! $11/drop-in, $55/six-hour card
Register via: website, email Anna

Salsa Casino is a fun social dance originally from Cuba. Currently Salsa is one of the most popular Latin dances. In this class students will be introduced to the authentic Cuban Salsa.

Beginners and drop-ins welcome. No partner needed!


Want to teach a class? Studio rental is available! Visit the rentals page or email us for details!