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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Teen Yoga Workshop with Cassandra Yasko
Date: Friday, April 27, 2018
Time: 5:30-6:30 PM
Rate: $12 per workshop, $10 when you bring a friend and save!

During these workshops, students should anticipate good music, strength building, stretching, basic knowledge on yoga postures, meditation, focus on breath and, most of all, having fun!

All levels are welcome, co-ed classes, for teens. Waiver and Transportation Forms must be signed by parent or guardian prior to class.

For additional information about the waiver and transportation forms, other class offerings, and Cassandra, click here!

More Teen Yoga workshops are coming up on May 12, May 25, June 9, and June 16.


Live Music and Belly Dance Improvisation Workshops with Joie Grandbois

Dates: Saturday, April 28, 2018
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: Saturday, April 28, 2018
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!


Meet Your Spirit Guides - Yoga Nidra & Mala Workshop with Melissa Boyd
Date: Sunday, April 29, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM-3:00 PM
Rate: $150 per person, limited to 18 participants
Register: Click here to sign up

Yoga Nidra is an ancient form of deep meditation and allows you to float between the worlds. In this workshop you will experience deep relation and drop into the 5 layers of the self learning how to cleanse your cells with intention and breathe. We will deepen with a mala bead meditation. Learn how the use of these two tools can empower your spirit and energize your life. Melissa will connect you with your spirit guides and share soul messages. Mala beads, meditation Cd & handouts are included.

Click here to reserve your spot via Melissa's website!


Latin Dance Party & Bachata Lesson
Dates: Friday, May 11, 2018
Lesson: 7:00 PM
Dance: 8:00 PM
Rate: $10 at the door

Salsa, Bachata & Merengue is coming on right up. All experience levels are welcome, no partner needed! We will start with an intro to Bachata lesson and then Social!​​


Teen Yoga Workshop with Cassandra Yasko
Date: Saturday, May 12, 2018
Time: 12:00-1:00 PM
Rate: $12 per workshop, $10 when you bring a friend and save!

During these workshops, students should anticipate good music, strength building, stretching, basic knowledge on yoga postures, meditation, focus on breath and, most of all, having fun!

All levels are welcome, co-ed classes, for teens. Waiver and Transportation Forms must be signed by parent or guardian prior to class.

For additional information about the waiver and transportation forms, other class offerings, and Cassandra, click here!

More Teen Yoga workshops are coming up on May 25, June 9, and June 16.


Belly Dance Workshops with Leila Farid
Date: May 18-20, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM-4:00 PM
Register: Click here to sign up via Rosa's website

Leila teaches her exquisite dance style in workshops around the world. She draws on years of knowledge of the culture behind the dance as well as thousands of hours on stage in Egypt. She has a special skill for helping dancers learn the essense of Egyptian dance, explaining the differences between styles, techniques, and motivations, having performed in Cairo for 13 years.

Join Leila in Portland for 4 special workshops! Registration is now open.

Click here to sign up via Rosa's website!


Teen Yoga Workshop with Cassandra Yasko
Date: Friday, May 25, 2018
Time: 6:00-7:00 PM
Rate: $12 per workshop, $10 when you bring a friend and save!

During these workshops, students should anticipate good music, strength building, stretching, basic knowledge on yoga postures, meditation, focus on breath and, most of all, having fun!

All levels are welcome, co-ed classes, for teens. Waiver and Transportation Forms must be signed by parent or guardian prior to class.

For additional information about the waiver and transportation forms, other class offerings, and Cassandra, click here!

More Teen Yoga workshops are coming up on June 9, and June 16.


Teen Yoga Workshop with Cassandra Yasko
Date: Saturday, June 9, 2018
Time: 11:30 AM-12:30 PM
Rate: $12 per workshop, $10 when you bring a friend and save!

During these workshops, students should anticipate good music, strength building, stretching, basic knowledge on yoga postures, meditation, focus on breath and, most of all, having fun!

All levels are welcome, co-ed classes, for teens. Waiver and Transportation Forms must be signed by parent or guardian prior to class.

For additional information about the waiver and transportation forms, other class offerings, and Cassandra, click here!

One more Teen Yoga workshop is coming up on June 16.


Tales from the "Nightclub Era" of Boston Belly Dance
Date: Saturday, June 16, 2018
Time: 11:00-12:30 AM
Rate: FREE! Reserve your spot here

The 1950s to the 80s was the "Nightclub Era" of belly dance. During this time you could see belly dancing and live music seven nights a week. Because of the similarities in culture and cuisine, the Armenian, Greek, and Lebanese communities mingled at each others' clubs and restaurants Boston became a melting pot of eastern Mediterranean music and, ironically - considering its puritanical reputation - the city became a national hot spot for belly dance.

In this presentation, Amy Smith will share highlights of her research on Boston's belly dance history, as well as the "Aziza!" documentary project. All are welcome.

Admission is FREE. Donations are welcome but not required. Reserve your spot here!


Teen Yoga Workshop with Cassandra Yasko
Date: Saturday, June 16, 2018
Time: 2:00-3:00 PM
Rate: $12 per workshop, $10 when you bring a friend and save!

During these workshops, students should anticipate good music, strength building, stretching, basic knowledge on yoga postures, meditation, focus on breath and, most of all, having fun!

All levels are welcome, co-ed classes, for teens. Waiver and Transportation Forms must be signed by parent or guardian prior to class.

For additional information about the waiver and transportation forms, other class offerings, and Cassandra, click here!


Portfringe Theater Festival
Date: June 18-23, 2018
Time: TBD
Tickets: Click here for tickets

Details coming soon...

Click here to sign up today via the Portfringe website!


Yoga Workshop with Melissa Boyd
Date: Sunday, October 28, 2018
Time: 2:00-5:30 PM
Register: Click here to sign up via Melissa's website

Details coming soon...

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


Oula Training Weekend
Date: November 3-4, 2018
Time: TBD
Register: Coming soon

Details coming soon...

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


Stay tuned for more upcoming events!