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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Resumes 9/8/2019
7:30-9:30 AM
Mysore Ashtanga Yoga
Richard Ray
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7:30-9:30 AM
Mysore Ashtanga Yoga
Kate O'Donnell
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7:30-9:30 AM
Mysore Ashtanga Yoga
Kate O'Donnell
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7:30-9:30 AM
Mysore Ashtanga Yoga
Kate O'Donnell
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8:00-10:00 AM
Mysore Ashtanga Yoga
Richard Ray
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9:30-10:45 AM
Ballet Basics for Adults
Rosa Noreen
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11:00-12:30 PM
Level 2 Belly Dance
Rosa Noreen
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Starts 9/8/2019
12:00-12:50 PM
Lunchtime Shimmy
Rosa Noreen
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12:45-1:45 PM
Burlesque
Kinky Slippers
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4:00-5:30 PM
Contemplative Dance & Authentic Movement
Joie Grandbois
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5:30-6:45 PM
Level 1 Beginning Belly Dance
Rosa Noreen
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Starts 9/9/2019
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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Starts 9/11/2019
5:30-6:45 PM
Heretica: Cultivating Choice
Joie Grandbois
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Starts 5/15/2019
5:00-6:00 PM
Latin Dance - Bachata
Anna Golendukhina
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7:00-8:30 PM
Level 2 Belly Dance
Rosa Noreen
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Starts 9/9/2019
7:00-8:00 PM PM
Latin Dance - Salsa
Anna Golendukhina
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7:00-8:30 PM
Level 3: Int/Adv Belly Dance
Rosa Noreen
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Starts 9/11/2019
6:45-7:45 PM
Latin Dance - Kizomba
Anna Golendukhina
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6:00-7:00 PM
Latin Dance - Salsa
Anna Golendukhina
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8:00-9:00 PM
Latin Dance - Bachata
Anna Golendukhina
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8:00-9:00 PM
Oula Dance Fitness
Cholla Foote
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Last class 8/22/2019
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 — On hiatus for summer, returns September 8, 2019
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!


Level 2: Continuing Belly Dance — Rosa Noreen
Sundays, 11:00 AM-12:30 PM — New session starts May 19, 2019
Rate: $178/twelve-week session, early bird discount of $10
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.


Beginner Burlesque — Kinky Slippers
Sundays, 12:45-1:45 PM — NEW class starts July 28, 2019
Rate: $75/six-week class till 7/19, $85 after.
Register via: website, email Kinky Slippers

Learn how to move with grace and confidence in a safe and welcoming environment. Bump 'n' Grind through burlesque inspired choreography with a hip modern twist. This class is great for beginners or anyone who wants to learn how to dance in a sexy and powerful way. If you have ever been curious about burlesque, come try it out! It's a blast whether you are a new dancer or a seasoned vet. People of all levels, genders and backgrounds are welcome. No dance experience necessary!

Click here to sign up today! Save $10 till July 19, 2019.


Contemplative Dance & Authentic Movement — Joie Grandbois
Sundays, 4:00-5:30 PM - Ongoing
Rate: $20 drop-in, $80 five-class card
Register via: website, email

We gather in circle. Pause. Take a breath together. Step back with open arms to honor the space in which we move. The chime rings and we begin. Each finding our place in the room. Eyes closed, waiting to move or be moved.

The practice of Contemplative Dance and Authentic Movement is a form of moving meditation; an exploration of self, body, and space done in the presence of a witness. It is used by some as a spiritual practice, creating a connection between spirit and body; the material and the divine. For others it is a creative fountain that re-inspires, unearths new creative material, and removes creative blocks. And for many it is also a healing tool that bridges the gap between the conscious and unconscious, to explore the shadow, and reintegrate lost parts of ourselves.

This powerful practice will be offered on Sundays in Portland, Maine starting on January 6th. Each 90-minute session includes a guided movement warmup, a movement session, plus time for creative forming/journaling, and sharing of experience.

You will want to wear comfortable clothing that allows for freedom of movement. You may also want to bring a notebook or journal, and a water bottle. Students of all movement backgrounds are welcome. In order to facilitate free exploration we seek to create a safe space for all types of dancers and movement artists to explore creative expression. The class is open to all genders 18 or older.


Mondays

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


Mysore Ashtanga Yoga — Richard Ray & Kate O'Donnell
- Mondays & Wednesdays-Fridays, 7:30-9:30 AM
- Saturdays, 8:00-10:00 AM

 
Rate: $150/month includes 5 classes weekly
Register via: website, email Kate & Rich

Experience for yourself the profound depth of transformation available through a steady and consistent yoga practice, guided by level 2 authorized teachers Rich Ray and Kate O’Donnell, who bring over 20 years of experience and embodied wisdom.

A monthly Mysore fee of $150 includes 5 classes weekly (that’s less than $7/class), on Saturdays 8:00-10:00 AM, Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays 7:30-9:30 AM. Moon days are observed.

Students may begin anytime between 7:30 and 8:30 AM, and will be guided individually through the practice in small increments. As more of the practice is mastered, the practice extends from 30 minutes up to one and a half hours, strength and flexibility increase, and eventually, practitioners enjoy a calm and steady mind.

This practice is appropriate for all levels and ages. Experienced students may drop in anytime, $18.


Level 1: Beginning Belly Dance — Rosa Noreen
Mon or Wed, 5:30-6:45 PM — New session starts May 13, 2019
Rate: $154/twelve-week session, early bird discount of $10
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
Mondays, 7:00-8:30 PM — New session starts May 13, 2019
Rate: $178/twelve-week session, early bird discount of $10
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.


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.


Latin Dance: Salsa — Anna Golendukhina
Tuesdays, 7:00-8:00 PM
Rate: First class just $10! $12/drop-in, $60/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!


Latin Dance: Bachata — Anna Golendukhina
Tuesdays, 8:00-9:00 PM
Rate: First class just $10! $12/drop-in, $60/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.


Mysore Ashtanga Yoga — Richard Ray & Kate O'Donnell
- Mondays & Wednesdays-Fridays, 7:30-9:30 AM
- Saturdays, 8:00-10:00 AM

 
Rate: $150/month includes 5 classes weekly
Register via: website, email Kate & Rich

Experience for yourself the profound depth of transformation available through a steady and consistent yoga practice, guided by level 2 authorized teachers Rich Ray and Kate O’Donnell, who bring over 20 years of experience and embodied wisdom.

A monthly Mysore fee of $150 includes 5 classes weekly (that’s less than $7/class), on Saturdays 8:00-10:00 AM, Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays 7:30-9:30 AM. Moon days are observed.

Students may begin anytime between 7:30 and 8:30 AM, and will be guided individually through the practice in small increments. As more of the practice is mastered, the practice extends from 30 minutes up to one and a half hours, strength and flexibility increase, and eventually, practitioners enjoy a calm and steady mind.

This practice is appropriate for all levels and ages. Experienced students may drop in anytime, $18.


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 May 15, 2019
Rate: $154/twelve-week session, early bird discount of $10
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 3: Int/Adv Belly Dance — Rosa Noreen
Wednesdays, 7:00-8:30 PM — New session starts May 15, 2019
Rate: $178/twelve-week session, early bird discount of $10
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.


Mysore Ashtanga Yoga — Richard Ray & Kate O'Donnell
- Mondays & Wednesdays-Fridays, 7:30-9:30 AM
- Saturdays, 8:00-10:00 AM

 
Rate: $150/month includes 5 classes weekly
Register via: website, email Kate & Rich

Experience for yourself the profound depth of transformation available through a steady and consistent yoga practice, guided by level 2 authorized teachers Rich Ray and Kate O’Donnell, who bring over 20 years of experience and embodied wisdom.

A monthly Mysore fee of $150 includes 5 classes weekly (that’s less than $7/class), on Saturdays 8:00-10:00 AM, Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays 7:30-9:30 AM. Moon days are observed.

Students may begin anytime between 7:30 and 8:30 AM, and will be guided individually through the practice in small increments. As more of the practice is mastered, the practice extends from 30 minutes up to one and a half hours, strength and flexibility increase, and eventually, practitioners enjoy a calm and steady mind.

This practice is appropriate for all levels and ages. Experienced students may drop in anytime, $18.


Heretica: Cultivating Choice — Joie Grandbois
Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 PM - May 9-June 20, 2019
Rate: 6-week session, $65/advance, $85/day of (no drop-ins)
Register via: website, email

Are you seeking a dance class that strengthens your spirit as well as your body?

Heretica: Dance Foundations is a class that provides the structure of an ongoing dance class, with the freedom to explore how your body wants to move. Drawing from a variety of contemporary dance styles, authentic movement, and deep improvisation this class is a seven-week movement exploration.

With class warmups that improve strength and flexibility; exploratory dance exercises to help you foster a seamless connection between mind and body; and cool downs that leave you centered and grounded, this class is your bridge between inspiration and movement. Plus, each week you will be offered optional out of class exercises that will help you build your movement practice at home.

You will want to wear comfortable clothing that allows for freedom of movement. You may also want to bring a notebook or journal, and a water bottle. Students of all movement backgrounds and levels are welcome to join the class. In order to facilitate free exploration we seek to create a safe space for all types of dancers and movement artists to explore creative expression. The class is open to all genders and movement forms.


Latin Dance: Kizomba — Anna Golendukhina
Thursdays, 6:45-7:45 PM - Starts June 6, 2019
Rate: First class just $10! $12/drop-in, $60/six-hour card
Register via: website, email Anna

Kizomba is one of the most popular genres of dance and music, originating from Angola. It is music with a romantic flow. It was the Kimbundu name for a dance in Angola as early as 1894. The kizomba dancing style is also known to be very sensual.

Beginners and drop-ins welcome. No partner needed!


Oula Dance Fitness — Cholla Foote
Thursdays, 8:00-9:00 PM - June 27-August 22, 2019, no class July 4
Special: FREE class on June 27!
Rate: $10/per class or **ALL SUMMER SPECIAL** for $50 (8 classes available). Cash or Venmo at the studio.
Contact: Email Cholla with any questions

Oula (oo-la) is a high energy, crazy-fun dance workout to Top 40s hits. Classes are designed to promote fitness, positive body image and self-empowerment through movement. Oula is dancemania for the soul!

What to bring: Water, comfy clothes, supportive clean indoor-only sneakers (required) and a good attitude!

No experience necessary. People of all levels, genders, and backgrounds are welcomed and affirmed.


Fridays

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


Mysore Ashtanga Yoga — Richard Ray & Kate O'Donnell
- Mondays & Wednesdays-Fridays, 7:30-9:30 AM
- Saturdays, 8:00-10:00 AM

 
Rate: $150/month includes 5 classes weekly
Register via: website, email Kate & Rich

Experience for yourself the profound depth of transformation available through a steady and consistent yoga practice, guided by level 2 authorized teachers Rich Ray and Kate O’Donnell, who bring over 20 years of experience and embodied wisdom.

A monthly Mysore fee of $150 includes 5 classes weekly (that’s less than $7/class), on Saturdays 8:00-10:00 AM, Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays 7:30-9:30 AM. Moon days are observed.

Students may begin anytime between 7:30 and 8:30 AM, and will be guided individually through the practice in small increments. As more of the practice is mastered, the practice extends from 30 minutes up to one and a half hours, strength and flexibility increase, and eventually, practitioners enjoy a calm and steady mind.

This practice is appropriate for all levels and ages. Experienced students may drop in anytime, $18.


Saturdays

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


Mysore Ashtanga Yoga — Richard Ray & Kate O'Donnell
- Mondays & Wednesdays-Fridays, 7:30-9:30 AM
- Saturdays, 8:00-10:00 AM

 
Rate: $150/month includes 5 classes weekly
Register via: website, email Kate & Rich

Experience for yourself the profound depth of transformation available through a steady and consistent yoga practice, guided by level 2 authorized teachers Rich Ray and Kate O’Donnell, who bring over 20 years of experience and embodied wisdom.

A monthly Mysore fee of $150 includes 5 classes weekly (that’s less than $7/class), on Saturdays 8:00-10:00 AM, Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays 7:30-9:30 AM. Moon days are observed.

Students may begin anytime between 7:30 and 8:30 AM, and will be guided individually through the practice in small increments. As more of the practice is mastered, the practice extends from 30 minutes up to one and a half hours, strength and flexibility increase, and eventually, practitioners enjoy a calm and steady mind.

This practice is appropriate for all levels and ages. Experienced students may drop in anytime, $18.


Latin Dance: Bachata — Anna Golendukhina
Saturdays, 5:00-6:00 PM - Starts October 6, 2018
Rate: First class just $10! $12/drop-in, $60/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!


Latin Dance: Salsa — Anna Golendukhina
Saturdays, 6:00-7:00 PM
Rate: First class just $10! $12/drop-in, $60/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!