Upcoming Special Events

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


Embodiment Hour
Dates: Tuesdays, December 5-19, 2017
Time: 6:45-7:45 PM
Rate: $5-$20 sliding scale/per session
Register: Reserve your spot here, email Joie here

Take a break from the holiday hustle and bustle to give yourself a gift with an hour of meditative, embodied movement.

Rooted in authentic movement and contemplative dance, each one hour session begins with a guided movement meditation, and is followed by a 20 minute free form movement period to live drumming. Time for journaling or other creative forming will follow. Post session exercises that will help students build an embodiment practice at home will also be offered.

No dance experience is required. The sessions 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, drawing materials and a water bottle.

Cost is a sliding scale of $5.00 - $20.00 per session payable by cash, check or credit/debit. If you prefer to pay in advance you may do so at Joie’s website.

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

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!


Workshops with Heather Powers
Date: Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Time: 6:00-9:00 PM
Rate: $50/both classes, $15 Yoga/Pilates Groove only, $40 Dance Class only
Register: Click here to sign up via Heather's website
Pilates Yoga Groove - 6:00-6:55 PM

A mixture of Pilates and yoga stretches and exercises. Class will cover core work, alignment, balance, stamina, flexibility, strength and self awareness. Please bring a yoga or Pilates mat if you have one. There are a few available to borrow at the studio. Blocks are recommended, but optional.

Dance Class - 7:00-9:00 PM

Details coming soon...

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Free Class Day!
Dates: Saturday, January 6, 2018
Time: 12:00-5:45 PM
Rate: FREE
Register: Reserve your spot here, email us here

Join us for a day of FREE classes! Total beginners welcome. Try out a new way to move!

Our warm and supportive teachers are offering 30-minute classes all afternoon to help you kick off the New Year.

  • 12:00-12:30 PM - Heretica: Open Movement - Joie Grandbois
  • 12:45-1:15 PM - Live Music Belly Dance - Joie Grandbois
  • 1:30-2:00 PM - Oula Dance Fitness - Karli Efron
  • 2:15-2:45 PM - Belly Dance - Rosa Noreen
  • 3:00-3:30 PM - Ballet Basics for Adults - Rosa Noreen
  • 3:45-4:15 PM - Bachata - Anna Golendukhina
  • 4:30-5:00 PM - Cuban Salsa - Anna & Lazaro
  • 5:15-5:45 PM - Zumba - Lazaro

Click here to sign up early and be entered to win great prizes!


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!


Live Music and Belly Dance Improvisation Workshops with Joie Grandbois
Dates 2017: Saturday, December 16
Dates 2018: Saturdays, January 27, 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 2018: Saturdays, January 27, February 17, 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!


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!


Belly Dance Workshops with Leila Farid
Date: May 18-20, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM-4:00 PM
Register: coming soon...

Details coming soon... Stay tuned!


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