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
9:30-10:45 AM
Ballet Basics for Adults
Rosa Noreen
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11 AM-1 PM
Dark Follies Company Rehearsal (Private)
12:00-1:00 PM
Lunchtime Shimmy
Rosa Noreen
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4:15-5:15 PM
Teen Yoga
Cassandra Yasko
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Starts August 1
4:15-5:15 PM
Teen Yoga
Cassandra Yasko
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Starts August 3
5:30-6:45 PM
Level 1 Beginning Belly Dance
Rosa Noreen
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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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5:30-6:45 PM
Heretica: Exploring Movement Boundaries
Joie Grandbois
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5:30-6:30 PM
Bar Method
Saroya Wronski
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5:00-6:00 PM
Bachata for Beginners
Anna & Lazaro
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7:00-8:30 PM
Level 2 Continuing Belly Dance
Rosa Noreen
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6:45-7:45 PM
Live Music Belly Dance
Joie Grandbois
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7:00-8:30 PM
Level 3/4: Int/Adv Belly Dance
Rosa Noreen
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7:00-8:30 PM
Latin Dance
Anna & Lazaro
Starts in October
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
Oula: Dancemania for the Soul
Karli Efron
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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


Ballet Basics for Adults - Rosa Noreen
Starts July 9, 2017. Join us!
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
Dates: Mon or Wed 5:30-6:45 PM, Starts July 10, 2017
Rate: $90/seven-week session. Early bird discount till 6/30!
Register via: website, email

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
Dates: Mondays 7:00-8:30 PM, starts July 10, 2017
Rate: $101/seven-week session. Early bird discount till 6/30!
Register via: website, email

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.


Teen Yoga - Cassandra Yasko
Starts August 1, 2017. Join us!
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4:15-4:15 PM
Rate: $10 per class / $45 five-class pass (save $5) / $90 ten-class pass (save $10)
Register via: website, email

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!

For additional information on payment, contact form, waiver and Cassandra, click here!


Ballet Basics for Adults - Rosa Noreen
Starts July 11, 2017. Join us!
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

Learn the fundamentals of ballet, with a traditional full barre and center 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 help!


Practical Zills - Joie Grandbois
Class Dates: Tuesdays, 6:45PM-7:45PM, July 11-August 1
Rate: 4-week session $45/advance, $60/door
Register via: website, email

The biggest obstacle to learning the zils is finding a way to practice on a consistent basis, and there are so many things that can prevent that! This four-week special session addresses the issues that get in the way of practice by providing you with practical techniques that will build your skill and nurture your zil confidence.

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


Belly Dance Drum, Drills & Improv Skills - Joie Grandbois
Class Dates: Tuesdays, 6:45PM-7:45PM (Resumes in September)
Rate: Drop in: $20;Five class card: $80 (1 free class); Ten class card: $150 (2 free classes)
Register via: website, email

How does one become comfortable performing to live music? The best way is to do it as much as possible! This weekly one hour class focuses on belly dance technique and form but with a twist, every class includes 1 - 3 musicians playing live music, including rhythm, melody and drum solo improvisation!

This on-going class will provide students with the opportunity to increase their dance technique and endurance as well as gaining a comfort level dancing to live music. Intended for dancers with at least two sessions of belly dance under their hip scarves, each class includes a warm-up, drills, improvisation session and cool down.

Students will also be provided information on the music and rhythms played in class. Bring comfortable clothes that allow for a range of movement, you may want to dress in layers as we will sweat, sweat, sweat! A water bottle and yoga mat are also recommended.

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


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

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
Classes are ongoing. Start this week!
Dates & Times: Wednesdays, 12:00-12:50 PM
Rate: $10/drop-in, $40/five-class card good for 2 months
Register via: website, email

An upbeat, fitness-style belly dance class to shake the midweek stress! This drop-in class is different every week. Total beginners welcome! Exercise or yoga wear, bare feet for soft-soled dance shoes.


Level 1: Beginning Belly Dance - Rosa Noreen
Dates: Mon or Wed 5:30-6:45 PM, starts July 12, 2017
Rate: $90/seven-week session. Early bird discount till 6/30!
Register via: website, email

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 3/4: Int/Adv Belly Dance - Rosa Noreen
Dates: Wednesdays 7:00-8:30 PM, starts July 12, 2017
Rate: $101/seven-week session. Early bird discount till 6/30!
Register via: website, email

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
Starts August 1, 2017. Join us!
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4:15-4:15 PM
Rate: $10 per class / $45 five-class pass (save $5) / $90 ten-class pass (save $10)
Register via: website, email

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!

For additional information on payment, contact form, waiver and Cassandra, click here!


Heretica: Exploring the Boundaries of Movement - 6-Week Series with Joie Grandbois
Date: Thursdays 5:30-6:30 PM, July 20-August 24
Rate: 6-week session, $60/advance, $75/door
Register via: website, email

Drawing from a variety of contemporary dance styles as well as authentic movement and deep improvisation this class is a six week movement exploration. Students who attend the six week program have the option to join the fall session of Heretica, an exploratory dance performance student troupe.

Utilizing techniques such as guided physical meditation, silent improvisation, group rhythmic exploration and theatrical movement, students will learn to create physical expressions of emotion and foster a seamless connection between mind and body; thought and action. The class is conducted to live music.

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


Oula: Dancemania for the Soul

Thursdays, 8:00-9:00 PM
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!

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.

Fridays

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


Bar Method - Saroya Wronski
Classes are ongoing. Join us this week!
Fridays, 5:30-6:30 PM
Saturdays, 12:30-1:30 PM
Rate: FREE
Register: Click here to pre-register--space is limited!, Click here to email Saroya.

The Bar Method is a high intensity, low impact workout based on principles of ballet with some Pilates and yoga elements rolled in. You burn out small and large muscle groups and then stretch them to elongate and strengthen the body. First half of the class is spent at the bar doing intervals and strength work and the last half is spent in the center of the room for floor and core work. Anyone can do it and see results!


Saturdays

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


Bachata for Beginners
Class Dates: Saturdays, 5:00-6:00 PM
Rate: Inquire about the session rate
Register via: website, email

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
Class Dates: Saturdays, 6:00-7:00 PM
Rate: First class just $8! $11/drop-in, $55/six-hour card
Register via: website, email

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!