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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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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11 AM-1 PM
Dark Follies Company Rehearsal (Private)
12:00-1:00 PM
Lunchtime Shimmy
Rosa Noreen
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1:30-2:45 PM
Intermediate Jazz Fusion
Theo Bowers
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(Starts March 18)
4:15-5:15 PM
Teen Yoga
Cassandra Yasko
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4:15-5:15 PM
Teen Yoga
Cassandra Yasko
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3:30-4:45 PM
Adult Intermediate Ballet
Rebecca Bass
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5:00-7:00 PM
Draw a Dancer
Figure Drawing
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(Ends April 8)
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 Rehearsal
Joie Grandbois
private
5:00-6:00 PM
Latin Dance for Beginners
Anna & Lazaro
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5:30-7:00 PM
Meditation Group
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Susa Talan
(Starts April 15)
7:00-8:30 PM
Level 2 Belly Dance
Rosa Noreen
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6:45-7:45 PM
Heretica: Creative Embodiment
Joie Grandbois
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7:00-8:30 PM
Level 3/4: Int/Adv Belly Dance
Rosa Noreen
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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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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
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!


Intermediate Jazz Fusion — Theo Bowers
Sundays, 1:30-2:45 PM — Starts March 18, 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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Meditation Group — Susa Talan
Sundays, 5:30-7:00 PM — Starts April 15, 2018
Rate: FREE and open to the public

Details coming soon...


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 May 7, 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: Continuing Belly Dance — Rosa Noreen
Mondays, 7:00-8:30 PM — New session starts May 7, 2018
Rate: $150/ten-week session
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.


Teen Yoga — Cassandra Yasko
Tuesdays & 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!


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.


Heretica Class: Creative Embodiment — Joie Grandbois
Tuesdays, 6:45-7:45 PM — February 27-April 3, 2018
Rate: $60/six-week session in advance (no drop-ins), $75 day of
Register via: website, email Joie

Heretica comes from the Greek word hairetikós, "one who is able to choose." Drawing from a variety of contemporary dance styles as well as authentic movement and deep improvisation, Heretica is deep exploration of movement that assists dancers and other movement artists in connecting with the why of movement. In knowing why we move, we can better determine how we choose to move.

Heretica utilizes techniques such as guided physical meditation, silent improvisation, group rhythmic exploration and theatrical movement, to aid students in creating physical expressions of emotion through movement and foster a seamless connection between mind and body; thought and action. The class is conducted to live music.

Students of all movement backgrounds are welcome to join the class. Students should have a solid foundation in their particular movement/dance style.

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. Students should have a solid foundation in their particular movement/dance form.

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, $40/five-class card good for 2 months
Register via: website, email Rosa

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
Mon or Wed 5:30-6:45 PM — New session starts May 7, 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 3/4: Int/Adv Belly Dance — Rosa Noreen
Wednesdays 7:00-8:30 PM — New session starts May 7, 2018
Rate: $150/ten-week session
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
Tuesdays & 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!


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
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!


Adult Intermediate Ballet — Rebecca Bass
Saturdays, 3:30-4:45 PM — Ongoing
Rate: $8 first class, $10 drop-in
Register via: website, email Rebecca, or drop in
No class: April 7, 2018

This ballet class is geared to experienced dancers who are looking to keep up their technique in a stress-free environment. Students should come prepared for a challenging barre and center, but also feel free to modify combinations to their needs. The freedom to take risks and make mistakes in an accepting and nonjudgmental space will be central to this class.

Click here to save your spot or drop in!


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!