Upcoming Special Events in Portland, ME

Dance, Fitness, Yoga, and More

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


Draw A Dancer - Live Model Figure Drawing
Dates: Sundays January 14-April 8, 2018
Time: 5:00-7:00 PM
Rate: $12/drop-in, $10/each with punch card
Register: Reserve your spot here, email us here

This unique weekly figure drawing event features live models who are dancers of various genres, in costume or in practice wear. Timed poses increase from 30 seconds to 20 minutes over the two-hour session.

Click here to reserve your spot today!


Portland Conservatory of Music Middle Eastern Ensemble - In Concert
Dates: Friday, February 23, 2018
Time: 8:00 PM
Rate: Suggested donation $10 at the door

The Portland Conservatory of Music Middle Eastern Ensemble will be performing a mix of Turkish, Arabic and Kurdish music from the folk and classical traditions. The ensemble this semester is - Eric LaPerna, director and oud; Stephen Carpenter, nay; Elizabeth Liebiger, saz; Sean Ahern, accordion; Jennifer Bliss, percussion; Halim Moldaver, percussion, and guest artist Mary Hunter on violin and Gary Wittner on 7 string guitar.


Live Music and Belly Dance Improvisation Workshops with Joie Grandbois

Dates: Saturdays, February 17, March 18, April 28
Time: 10:30-12:00 PM
Rate: $15 one pre-registered, $20 one drop-in, $40 all three pre-registered
Register: Reserve your spot here, email Joie here

A fun monthly 90-minute class focused on live music and improvisation. Each session focuses on belly dance technique with 1-3 musicians playing live music, including rhythm, melody and drum solo improvisation!

This monthly 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 who have taken at least one session of belly dance, each class includes a warm-up, drills, extended 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.

Click here to sign up today!


Moving Into Embodiment: Time just for you
Dates: Saturdays, February 27, March 18, April 28
Time: 12:30-2:00 PM
Rate: $15 one pre-registered, $50 all four pre-registered
Register: Reserve your spot here, email Joie here

Sometimes called physical mindfulness, embodiment can create a greater awareness of how your mental and emotional state impact your body and bring a greater sense of presence to your daily movement through life. For movement artists it can bring a new layer of physical expression to your dance and music, and increase your ability to bodily manifest a thought or idea.

This non-performance movement workshop will use techniques such as guided physical meditation, mindfulness, rhythmic exploration and authentic movement to help students create a greater sense of physical embodiment and foster a more seamless connection between mind and body.

Post workshop exercises that will help students build their embodiment practice at home will also be offered. The workshops are conducted to live music.

No dance experience is required. The workshops are open to students of all movement backgrounds. You will want to wear comfortable clothing that allows for freedom of movement. You may also want to bring a notebook and a water bottle.

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.

Click here to sign up today!


Dark Follies Parlor Show
Dates: Friday, March 9, 2018
Time: Doors 7:00 PM, Show 8:00 PM
Rate: $15/advance, $20/door

On the evening of March 9th you are invited to enter into our parlor and become immersed in the sights and sounds of Dark Follies. In this intimate and otherworldly show Dark Follies will surround you with stories of the night and visions from world of dreams.

Welcome to the show. Take your seat, quiet yourself and prepare to enter a world of shadow and mystery... as the drums begin their rhythm and the melody rises, a sparkling cabaret of light, dance, and music takes place before your eyes...

Performances by Anathema Steele, Fanny Pearl, Heretica, Lord Maxwell, Mafalda, Nornir, Selcouth, and live music from the Dark Follies band.

This show is a special seating, doors open at 7:30 and close at 8:00PM. This show may not be suitable for young children.

Click here to reserve your tickets in advance.


Latin Dance Party & Bachata Lesson
Dates: Friday, March 16, 2018
Lesson: 7:00 PM
Dance: 8:00 PM
Rate: $10 at the door

Salsa, Bachata & Merengue is coming on right up. All experience levels are welcome, no partner needed! We will start with an intro to Bachata lesson and then Social!​​

Monthly dances are coming up on March 16, April 13, and May 11.


Latin Dance Party & Bachata Lesson
Dates: Friday, March 16, 2018
Lesson: 7:00 PM
Dance: 8:00 PM
Rate: $10 at the door

Salsa, Bachata & Merengue is coming on right up. All experience levels are welcome, no partner needed! We will start with an intro to Bachata lesson and then Social!​​

Monthly dances are coming up on April 13 and May 11.


Latin Dance Party & Bachata Lesson
Dates: Friday, April 13, 2018
Lesson: 7:00 PM
Dance: 8:00 PM
Rate: $10 at the door

Salsa, Bachata & Merengue is coming on right up. All experience levels are welcome, no partner needed! We will start with an intro to Bachata lesson and then Social!​​

One more monthly dance coming up on May 11.


Yoga Workshop with Melissa Boyd
Date: Sunday, April 29, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM-4:00 PM
Register: Click here to sign up via Melissa's website

Details coming soon...

Click here to sign up today via Melissa's website!


Latin Dance Party & Bachata Lesson
Dates: Friday, May 11, 2018
Lesson: 7:00 PM
Dance: 8:00 PM
Rate: $10 at the door

Salsa, Bachata & Merengue is coming on right up. All experience levels are welcome, no partner needed! We will start with an intro to Bachata lesson and then Social!​​


Belly Dance Workshops with Leila Farid
Date: May 18-20, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM-4:00 PM
Register: Click here to sign up via Rosa's website

Leila teaches her exquisite dance style in workshops around the world. She draws on years of knowledge of the culture behind the dance as well as thousands of hours on stage in Egypt. She has a special skill for helping dancers learn the essense of Egyptian dance, explaining the differences between styles, techniques, and motivations, having performed in Cairo for 13 years.

Join Leila in Portland for 4 special workshops! Registration is now open.

Click here to sign up via Rosa's website!


Stay tuned for more upcoming events!