Upcoming Special Events

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

Bright Star World Dance in Congress Square Park
Date: Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Time: 6:00-8:00 PM
Rate: FREE outdoor show!

Join us for an evening of belly dance and Latin dance featuring the teachers and students of Bright Star World Dance. There will be performances, lessons, and more. Fun for the entire family!

FREE Try-It Classes - Belly Dance & Adult Ballet
Date: Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Time: 5:30-6:45 PM
Rate: FREE! Reserve your spot here, email Rosa here

Try out a dance class for adult beginners in a warm and supportive environment.

  • Wednesday, September 6, 2017
  • 5:30-6:30 PM - Intro to Belly Dance
  • 6:45-7:45 PM - Intro to Adult Ballet

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!

People of all genders and body types are welcome, ages 14+. Sign up here today!

Balkan Dance Class - Three-week series with Barbara Merson
Date: Thursdays, September 7-28 (no class 9/21)
Time: 6:45-7:45 PM
Rate: $35/three-week session early bird, $45/regular
Register: Reserve your spot here, email us here

Balkan dance is one of the world’s most interesting and engaging forms of community dance. Learn line dances from Bulgaria, Macedonia, Albania, and more during this special three-week class with experienced instructor Barbara Merson.

No prior experience necessary. All are welcome. Sign up here today!

Draw A Dancer - Live Model Figure Drawing
Date: Sundays, September 10-December 3, 2017
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!

Zill Walk on the Eastern Promenade
Date: Saturday, September 16, 2017, 5:30 PM
Rate: FREE
Register: RSVP via the Facebook event

Join us for a zill walk! We'll practice finger cymbal patterns and rhythms from Middle Eastern music while walking on the Eastern Prom trail, weather permitting. Please RSVP via the Facebook event so we know to expect you at our meet-up point.

Meet at 6:00 PM in front of Arabica Coffee on Commercial St near India. Wear comfortable shoes and bring your finger cymbals!

Zill playing and belly dance experience are helpful, but this is open to all. No instruction is planned, just zilling and walk/dancing! Children are most welcome, accompanied by an adult.

Belly Dance Workshops with Amity Alize
Date: Sunday, September 24, 2017
Workshop 1: 1:15-2:45 PM, Beauty & the Beat
Workshop 2: 3:00-4:30 PM, Baladi & Shaabi Styles
Rate: Early bird $50/both, $30 each till 9/15. After 9/15 $70/both, $40/each.
Register: Reserve your spot here, email us here

In these two special workshops with Amity Alize of VT, you will learn rhythms, traveling steps, body lines, floor patterns, and social dance styles.

Click here to learn more & sign up today!

Middle Eastern Line Dance Workshop with Riena
Date: October 2017, Date TBA
Time: TBA
Rate: $25/early bird, $35/regular
Register: Reserve your spot here, email us here

Middle Eastern dance is richly varied; line dances are a fun part of social gatherings in many different countries. Just as belly dance styles vary from place to place, so do line dances. Come learn from a second-generation teacher who has been immersed in these dances since childhood! All are welcome, no dance experience required.

Click here to learn more and sign up today!

Grow Your Knowing: Awaken Within - Yoga and Meditation with Melissa Boyd
Date: Saturday, October 28, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM-3:00 PM
Register: $75, Click here to sign up via Melissa's website

Participate in a deep experience of mala meditations, yoga, chanting, sound healing ending in Yoga Nidra. Messages about soul development will be given to all participants. Mala beads, meditation CD and handouts are included.

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

Stay tuned for more upcoming events!