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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Capoeira with Pamela McGrath
Date: Thursdays, November 7, 14, 21, 2019
Time: 5:30-6:30 PM
Rate: $15/drop-in
Registration: Sign up online here
Contact: Email Pamela with any questions.

Capoeira (from Brazil) is a seamless combination of martial arts, acrobatics, music and language, which increases flexibility, coordination, strength and balance, as well as build self-confidence & positive character. Capoeira encourages students to have fun, be playful and express themselves through movement & music, with benefits to both physical & intellectual development.

Wear comfortable/work out clothes and bring a water bottle.

People of all genders, backgrounds, and bodies are welcome!


Lap Dance Workshop with Kinky Slippers
Date: Thursday, November 21, 2019
Time: 8:00-9:00 PM
Rate: $15/early bird, $20/regular
Registration: Sign up online here
Contact: Email Kinky Slippers with any questions.

Slink through sensual dance moves and leave your partner drooling for more!

Whether you want to perform a jaw dropping routine for your partner, or if you just want to have a fun night out with friends, Kinky Slippers will give you something you’ll certainly want to bring home. She’ll walk you through pops & grinds, ass smacks, body positioning and more! Feel sexy and confident as you rock through each move and keep your audience, no matter the size ;), focused on you. Bring a partner or a friend!

People of all levels, genders, orientations and backgrounds are welcome. No dance experience necessary.

Click here to sign up today!


Belly Dance Soloist Showcase
Date: Friday, November 22, 2019
Time: Doors 7:30 PM, Show 8:00 PM (45 minutes)
Rate: FREE
Contact: Email Kinky Slippers with any questions.

Join us for the debut of special solo pieces featuring Abbey, Basya, Dot, and Elizabeth at Bright Star World Dance.

These dancers have completed the Belly Dance Soloist Development Class led by Rosa Noreen, and they're ready to share their work with you!

Admission is FREE--just bring a non-perishable canned item to donate. The show will be about 45 minutes long. All ages are welcome!


Snowflakes & Shimmies - Belly Dance Holiday Showcase
Date: Saturday, December 7, 2019
Location: The Woodfords Club, 179 Woodford Street, Portland ME
Time: Doors 6:00 PM, Show 6:30 PM
Tickets: Coming soon

Join us for a holiday belly dance showcase featuring students and teachers from all over Southern Maine. Hosted by Naya's Trance Belly Dance, this is a favorite annual event in our community!

Ticket sales will open soon. Get yours before they sell out!


Latin Dance Party & Intro Lesson
Date: Friday, December 13, 2019
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!​​


Modern Fusion Belly Dance Workshops with Heather Powers
Workshop 1: Friday, December 20, 2019, 6:00-8:00 PM
Workshop 2: Saturday, December 21, 2019, 1:00-3:00 PM
Rate: $50/both workshops, $35/single workshop

Join Heather for a workshop highlighting her signature style combining Belly Dance with Modern & Ballet.

We will begin with an extensive warm up focusing on posture, technique, developing lines, body awareness, fluidity, balance and strength. Combinations and choreography will be used to more deeply connect with expression in dance. 1-2 years of dance experience recommended but not required!

Click here to sign up today!


FREE Class Day - Find your joyful movement!
Date: Saturday, January 4, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM-4:30 PM - 30-minute classes
Rate: FREE

Join us for FREE Class Day at Bright Star World Dance! Try out 30-minute beginner-level classes with all our different instructors. Find your joyful movement!

Total beginners of all genders, backgrounds, and bodies are welcome. No dance experience needed!

Registration coming soon... Sign up in advance to be entered into our raffle!


Latin Dance Party & Intro Lesson
Dates: Friday, January 10, 2019
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!​​


Stay tuned for more upcoming events!