Upcoming Special Events in Portland, ME

Dance, Fitness, Yoga, Figure Drawing and More

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


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Belly Dance Improvisation Workshop Series with Rosa Noreen
Date: Sundays, January 5, 12, 19, 2020
Time: 11:00 AM (90 minutes)
Rate: $30/each or $75/all (save $15). Pre-registration required.
Registration: Click here to sign up!

How do you "just dance"? It's not magic, though it can seem that way; it's skills that YOU can learn! These three workshops will take you into some of the techniques behind improvisation. You'll learn tools to hear the music, and pair movement in the moment. Turn off your thinking brain, turn on your dancing brain!

All three of these workshops welcome students of all levels, beginner through advanced. You must have at least one session of classes prior in order to be familiar with basic vocabulary. Dancers at all levels will be challenged to grow and develop new skills in movement and musicality.

  • January 5: Improvisation Skills - Introduction to Improvisation
    Discover key instruments and rhythms, and develop a palette of movements to illuminate the character of each.
  • January 12: Improvisation Skills - Variety in Movement
    Learn the secrets to keeping the your movements interesting to both you and your audience without exhausting yourself.
  • January 19: Improvisation Skills - Dancing the Phrases
    Learn to become the visual instrument in the band, going beyond the parts and illustrating the phrases in the music.

Sign up for one, two, or all three workshops! Minimum 4 pre-registered dancers required for each workshop. Click here to claim your spot!


FREE Try-It Dance Classes with Rosa Noreen - Belly Dance & Adult Ballet
Date: Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Time: 5:30 PM Belly Dance, 6:45 PM Ballet Basics (60 minutes each)
Rate: FREE!
Registration: Click here to sign up!

Come try out belly dance or adult ballet with Rosa!

You don't need to lose or gain weight. You don't need to be flexible or have rhythm. Just bring your sense of fun, and be ready to learn something new in a warm and supportive environment.

Yoga or exercise wear is perfect. Bare feet for belly dance, non-grippy socks or ballet shoes for ballet class. People of all genders, backgrounds and body types are welcomed and affirmed. These classes are for people ages 14+.

Sign up for one or both of these FREE classes. Click here to reserve your spot!


Latin Dance Party & Intro Lesson
Dates: Friday, February 7, 2020
Lesson: 7:00 PM
Dance: 8:00 PM
Rate: $10 at the door

Join us at the Salsa, Bachata & Merengue dance party! All experience levels are welcome, no partner needed. We will start with an intro lesson for anyone new to the dance, and then Social!​​


Community Yoga with Caitlin Corrigan
Date: Saturday, February 8, 2020 (second Saturday through June)
Time: 9:30-10:30 AM
Rate: Pre-register via website for $10/class, email Caitlin, or pay sliding scale rate of $5-$20 (cash / check / PayPal) at the door

A monthly series of six all levels vinyasa yoga classes. No prior yoga experience is needed.

DATE/THEMES: 1/11/20: Yoga to Begin Again | 2/8/20: Yoga for Self Love | 3/14/20: Yoga for Power | 4/11/20: Yoga to benefit Maine Access Points | 5/9/20: Yoga for Performers | 6/13/20: Yoga for Helpers

Limited mats available for use; please bring your own if you have one!

Click here for class descriptions and to sign up today!


Latin Dance Party & Intro Lesson
Dates: Friday, March 13, 2020
Lesson: 7:00 PM
Dance: 8:00 PM
Rate: $10 at the door

Join us at the Salsa, Bachata & Merengue dance party! All experience levels are welcome, no partner needed. We will start with an intro lesson for anyone new to the dance, and then Social!​​


Community Yoga with Caitlin Corrigan
Date: Saturday, March 14, 2020 (second Saturday through June)
Time: 9:30-10:30 AM
Rate: Pre-register via website for $10/class, email Caitlin, or pay sliding scale rate of $5-$20 (cash / check / PayPal) at the door

A monthly series of six all levels vinyasa yoga classes. No prior yoga experience is needed.

DATE/THEMES: 1/11/20: Yoga to Begin Again | 2/8/20: Yoga for Self Love | 3/14/20: Yoga for Power | 4/11/20: Yoga to benefit Maine Access Points | 5/9/20: Yoga for Performers | 6/13/20: Yoga for Helpers

Limited mats available for use; please bring your own if you have one!

Click here for class descriptions and to sign up today!


Latin Dance Party & Intro Lesson
Dates: Friday, April 10, 2020
Lesson: 7:00 PM
Dance: 8:00 PM
Rate: $10 at the door

Join us at the Salsa, Bachata & Merengue dance party! All experience levels are welcome, no partner needed. We will start with an intro lesson for anyone new to the dance, and then Social!​​


Community Yoga with Caitlin Corrigan
Date: Saturday, April 11, 2020 (second Saturday through June)
Time: 9:30-10:30 AM
Rate: Pre-register via website for $10/class, email Caitlin, or pay sliding scale rate of $5-$20 (cash / check / PayPal) at the door

A monthly series of six all levels vinyasa yoga classes. No prior yoga experience is needed.

DATE/THEMES: 1/11/20: Yoga to Begin Again | 2/8/20: Yoga for Self Love | 3/14/20: Yoga for Power | 4/11/20: Yoga to benefit Maine Access Points | 5/9/20: Yoga for Performers | 6/13/20: Yoga for Helpers

Limited mats available for use; please bring your own if you have one!

Click here for class descriptions and to sign up today!


Belly Dance Workshops with Oreet
Date: Sat-Sun, May 2-3, 2020
Rate: Pre-register via website for $25/deposit till 12/31, then pay the balance in January 2020, email Rosa with questions

Up your belly dance technique! Join this master teacher for a special weekend of technique, expression, and folkloric workshops with Oreet in Portland, ME.

  • Saturday 11:00 AM-1:00 PM - Kick it Up
  • Saturday 2:00 -4:00 PM - Traditional to Modern Yemeni
  • Saturday Evening - Show featuring Oreet and more
  • Sunday 11:00 AM-1:00 PM - Hit the Brake--Accelerate!
  • Sunday 2:00 -4:00 PM - Expressive Expansion

Click here for class workshop descriptions and rates. Sign up today!


Latin Dance Party & Intro Lesson
Dates: Friday, May 8, 2020
Lesson: 7:00 PM
Dance: 8:00 PM
Rate: $10 at the door

Join us at the Salsa, Bachata & Merengue dance party! All experience levels are welcome, no partner needed. We will start with an intro lesson for anyone new to the dance, and then Social!​​


Community Yoga with Caitlin Corrigan
Date: Saturday, May 9, 2020 (second Saturday through June)
Time: 9:30-10:30 AM
Rate: Pre-register via website for $10/class, email Caitlin, or pay sliding scale rate of $5-$20 (cash / check / PayPal) at the door

A monthly series of six all levels vinyasa yoga classes. No prior yoga experience is needed.

DATE/THEMES: 1/11/20: Yoga to Begin Again | 2/8/20: Yoga for Self Love | 3/14/20: Yoga for Power | 4/11/20: Yoga to benefit Maine Access Points | 5/9/20: Yoga for Performers | 6/13/20: Yoga for Helpers

Limited mats available for use; please bring your own if you have one!

Click here for class descriptions and to sign up today!


Latin Dance Party & Intro Lesson
Dates: Friday, June 12, 2020
Lesson: 7:00 PM
Dance: 8:00 PM
Rate: $10 at the door

Join us at the Salsa, Bachata & Merengue dance party! All experience levels are welcome, no partner needed. We will start with an intro lesson for anyone new to the dance, and then Social!​​


Community Yoga with Caitlin Corrigan
Date: Saturday, June 13, 2020 (second Saturday through June)
Time: 9:30-10:30 AM
Rate: Pre-register via website for $10/class, email Caitlin, or pay sliding scale rate of $5-$20 (cash / check / PayPal) at the door

A monthly series of six all levels vinyasa yoga classes. No prior yoga experience is needed.

DATE/THEMES: 1/11/20: Yoga to Begin Again | 2/8/20: Yoga for Self Love | 3/14/20: Yoga for Power | 4/11/20: Yoga to benefit Maine Access Points | 5/9/20: Yoga for Performers | 6/13/20: Yoga for Helpers

Limited mats available for use; please bring your own if you have one!

Click here for class descriptions and to sign up today!


Raqs Sharqi & Moroccan Dance Workshops with Soumaya
Date: Sat-Sun, November 3-4, 2020
Rate: Pre-register via website for $25/deposit till 12/31, then pay the balance in January 2020, email Rosa with questions

Take a deep dive into cultural nuance and expression! Join this master teacher for a special weekend workshops with Soumaya in Portland, ME.

  • Saturday 11:00 AM-1:00 PM - Mejance: Introducing Yourself with Cultural Interpretation
  • Saturday 2:00 -4:00 PM - Baladi Technique and Interpretation
  • Saturday Evening - Show featuring Soumaya and more
  • Sunday 11:00 AM-1:00 PM - Introduction to Moroccan Dance and Culture through Social Dance
  • Sunday 2:00 -4:00 PM - Technique for Elegant Moroccan Chabbi
  • Sunday 4:15 PM - Lecture/Q&A/In-Studio Dinner with Soumaya

Click here for class workshop descriptions and rates. Sign up today!


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