Dance Classes & Fitness Classes for Adults

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


STUDIO STATUS UPDATES:


NOTE: All in-person classes and events are on hiatus until we can safely (and legally) operate once again. Here is a list of all online classes by Bright Star instructors!


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


ONLINE DANCE CLASSES
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
10:30 AM-11:45 PM
Ballet Basics: Barre & Centre
Rosa Noreen
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Drop-ins welcome!
10:30 AM-11:45 PM
Ballet Basics: Barre on the Floor
Rosa Noreen
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Drop-ins welcome!
10:30 AM-11:45 PM
Intro to Ballet
Rosa Noreen
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NEW session fall 2020
11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Beginner Burlesque
Kinky Slippers
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Drop-ins welcome
11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Beginner Burlesque
Kinky Slippers
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Drop-ins welcome
12:00-12:50 PM
Lunchtime Shimmy
Rosa Noreen
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Drop-ins welcome
12:00-12:50 PM
Lunchtime Shimmy
Rosa Noreen
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Drop-ins welcome
5:30-6:45 PM
Level 1 Beginning Belly Dance
Rosa Noreen
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New session in Sept 2020
5:30-6:45 PM
Level 1 Beginning Belly Dance
Rosa Noreen
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New session in Sept 2020
7:00-8:15 PM
Ballet Basics: Balance & Adagio
Rosa Noreen
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Drop-ins welcome!
7:00-8:30 PM
Level 2 Belly Dance
Rosa Noreen
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New session in Sept 2020
7:00-8:30 PM
Level 3 Belly Dance
Rosa Noreen
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New session in Sept 2020
7:00-8:00:00 PM
Beginner Burlesque
Kinky Slippers
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Drop-ins welcome
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


Beginner Burlesque — Kinky Slippers — Online Class
Sundays & Wednesdays, 11:00 AM (1 hour)
Thursdays, 7:00 PM (1 hour)

Move your body, bump 'n' grind, and reclaim some confidence! Dance through some basic burlesque movements, all from the safety of your home!

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


Level 2: Continuing Belly Dance — Rosa Noreen — Online Class
Sundays, 11:00 AM (1 hr, 30 min) — NEW session starts June 2020
Mondays, 7:00 PM (1 hr, 30 min) — NEW session starts June 2020s

Students who have mastered the skills in 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.


Ballet Basics for Adults — Rosa Noreen — Online Class
Sundays, 12:45 PM (1 hr, 15 min)
  • Rate: $17/drop-in, $85/six-class card good for 8 weeks (6 for the price of 5)
  • Register: Sign up here
  • Contact: email Rosa

Learn the bascis of ballet, with traditional barre and center work covering a range of exercises to make you feel centered, taller, and more graceful. Gently develop your flexibility, improve your posture, and grow stronger head to toe. All are welcome, ages 14+, whether you are new to dance, returning after a long time, or looking to cross-train. Yoga or ballet wear is perfect, plus leather or canvas ballet slippers or non-grippy socks so your feet can slide on the floor.


Belly Dance Soloist Development — Rosa Noreen — Online Class
Sundays, 2:00 PM (2 hours) — NEW session coming Fall 2020

Learn to develop your own solo belly dance piece! In this class, Rosa will guide students in creating their own solo belly dance piece, with the option to perform in a friends-and-family studio show at the end of the course.

Over the course of seven 2-hour classes, students will create their own solo belly dance piece. You'll select a song (2-4 minutes long), learn to map the music, choose an appropriate dance style, learn both improvisation and choreography skills, stage presence and other performance skills, interacting with a show producer, and more.

Learn more and sign up on Rosa's website!


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 — Online Class
Mondays or Wednesdays, 5:30 PM (1 hr, 15 min) — NEW session starts June 2020

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 — Online Class
Sundays, 11:00 AM (1 hr, 30 min) — NEW session starts June 2020
Mondays, 7:00 PM (1 hr, 30 min) — NEW session starts June 2020s

Students who have mastered the skills in 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.


Wednesdays

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


Beginner Burlesque — Kinky Slippers — Online Class
Sundays & Wednesdays, 11:00 AM (1 hour)
Thursdays, 7:00 PM (1 hour)

Move your body, bump 'n' grind, and reclaim some confidence! Dance through some basic burlesque movements, all from the safety of your home!

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


Lunchtime Shimmy — Rosa Noreen — Online Class
Wednesdays & Fridays, 12:00 PM (50 min)

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 — Online Class
Mondays or Wednesdays, 5:30 PM (1 hr, 15 min) — NEW session starts June 2020

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 June 2020
  • Rate: $185/eleven-week session, early bird discount of $10 till 1/10
  • Registration: Sign up here
  • Contact: 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.


Beginner Burlesque — Kinky Slippers — Online Class
Sundays & Wednesdays, 11:00 AM (1 hour)
Thursdays, 7:00 PM (1 hour)

Move your body, bump 'n' grind, and reclaim some confidence! Dance through some basic burlesque movements, all from the safety of your home!

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


Fridays

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


Lunchtime Shimmy — Rosa Noreen — Online Class
Wednesdays & Fridays, 12:00 PM (50 min)

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.


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