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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Contemporary Belly Dance Workshop with Heather Powers
Date: Sunday, August 19, 2018
Time: 6:45-8:45 PM
Rate: $35 pre-registered online, $40 cash at the door
Sign Up: Register here

Join Heather for a workshop highlighting her signature style combining Belly Dance with Modern & Ballet. Class will focus 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. Elements of improvisation will also be incorporated to explore our voice as dancers. 1-2 years of dance experience recommended. Bring knee pads for a bit of floor work!

Heather Powers is a movement artist and instructor based in Portland, Oregon. Her journey started with belly dance and blossomed into a full blown passion for many modalities of movement including, ballet, hip hop and modern dance, as well as receiving certifications in Pilates, yoga, and fitness.


Zill Walk
Date: Monday, August 20, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM
Rate: FREE! RSVP on Facebook here

Join us for a zill walk on the Eastern Promenade--fun, free, outdoors!

Meet in front of Arabica Coffee at 9 Commercial Street at 7:00 PM. Bring your finger cymbals, comfy walking shoes, and wear clothes that will be comfortable for the weather and movement.

We'll walk (or dance) along the East End trail by the water and practice various finger cymbal patterns in unison. All are welcome! RSVP on Facebook here!


Auditions for Theater Ensemble of Color's "Beautiful Blackbird"
Date: Friday, August 24, 2018
Time: 6:30-9:00 PM
Sign up: Email Theater Ensemble of Color to secure your time slot

AUDITIONS for "BEAUTIFUL BLACKBIRD" by Ashley Bryan, Adapted by Theroun D'arcy Patterson and Donya Washington, Music by Eugene H. Russell IV, Directed by René Goddess Johnson. Performances October 19-22.

Theater Ensemble of Color is looking for three dynamic dancers/physical performers of color for a production of “Beautiful Blackbird,” based on the children’s book by Ashley Bryan.

Presented by Portland Museum of Art with Portland Ovations, this musical adaptation will be presented for children and families as part of the exhibit, "Painter and Poet: The Art of Ashley Bryan"".

Looking for adult performers and youth performers age 10+. Performers who feel comfortable singing are encouraged. Musical talent is a plus! Artists will be compensated.

Email Theater Ensemble of Color for more information and to secure your time slot.


FREE Class Week! - Try a dance, fitness, meditation, or yoga class!
Date: September 4-9, 2018
Time: Various
Rate: FREE! Pre-register to win prizes and gift certificates!
Sign Up: Register here

Join us for a week of FREE 1-hour classes with participating teachers. Most classes are open to total beginners!

Check out the class descriptions here!

  • Tue 9/4, 12:00 PM: Lunchtime Groove with Joie
  • Tue 9/4, 5:30 PM: Ballet Basics for Adults with Rosa
  • Tue 9/4, 6:45 PM: Embodied Meditation with Joie
  • Wed 9/5, 12:00 PM: Lunchtime Shimmy with Rosa
  • Wed 9/5, 5:30 PM: Intro to Belly Dance with Rosa
  • Sat 9/8 8:00 AM: Ashtanga Mysore Yoga with Kate & Rich
  • Sat 9/8 10:00 AM: Intro to Mysore Yoga with Kate & Rich
  • Sun 9/9, 8:15 AM: Oula Dance Fitness with Kari
  • Sun 9/9, 9:30 AM: Ballet Basics for Adults with Rosa

Please note: Not all classes at Bright Star are free this week.. The classes listed above are all free 9/4-9/9.

Sign up today to reserve your spot! You'll be entered to win great raffle prizes and gift certificates!


Hafla & Show featuring Soumaya MaRose
Date: Friday, November 9, 2018
Time: Doors 7:30 PM, Show 8:00 PM
Rate: $15/adv, $20/door
Sign up: Get your tickets here soon!

Join us for an evening of North African and Middle Eastern dance! Details coming soon.


Raqs Sharqi Workshop with Soumaya MaRose
Date: Saturday, November 10, 2018
Time: 12:00-4:30 PM
Rate: coming soon
Sign up: Register here soon! Payment plans available.

Moroccan raqs sharqi artist Soumaya MaRose is coming to Portland, ME for a very special workshop and show!

Soumaya is passionate about sharing her culture. In the workshop you'll learn about her signature raqs sharqi (aka belly dance) techniques, and the social/folkloric roots that influence raqs sharqi styles from various countries and regions across North Africa and the Middle East. Yes, there will be a wonderful dose of Moroccan style, as well as many other carefully explained influences!

After the workshop we'll head to Babylon for a delicious Iraqi buffet and a Q&A with Soumaya.


Vibrational Yoga Workshop with Melissa Boyd
Date: Sunday, November 18, 2018
Time: 1:30-5:30 PM
Rate: $100/person (limited to 18 participants)
Sign up: Click here to register

Yoga and Intuition opens hearts and quiets minds. Join Melisa for this four-hour workshop. Participants will explore their intuitive selves through Yoga. We will practice the art of listening to the body and mind while deepening our connection with the spiritual realm. Learn to deepen into each pose and open. The workshop is infused with understanding chakras, auras and quantum living in a linear world.

There are no requirements, just a desire to connect to your body and breathe. Those new to yoga are welcome to attend. Handouts and soul tools will be provided. You may receive messages from the spirit world. Register today via Melissa's website.


Oula Training Weekend
Date: March 2-3, 2018
Time: TBD
Register: Coming soon

Details coming soon...

Click here to sign up today via the Oula website! (Coming soon)


Stay tuned for more upcoming events!