Free Class Day - Try out a new way to move

30-Minute Beginner Classes All Day!


Saturday, January 5, 2019 - 10:30 AM-3:30 PM
FREE 30-Minute Beginner Classes - Belly Dance, Ballet, Cuban Heat, Ashtanga Yoga, Heretica, Contemplative Dance & Authentic Movement

Join us for FREE dance and fitness classes for people of all levels and genders!

Always wanted to try out Belly Dance? Zumba? Latin Dance? Ballet? Yoga? Contemplative Dance? Here is your opportunity. Our teachers are offering FREE 30-minute beginner classes all day!

All are welcome. These classes are open to people of all fitness levels, genders, body types, and backgrounds. Just show up ready to have fun and learn something new! Exercise or yoga wear is recommended. Bare feet or indoor-only dance shoes.


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  • 10:30 AM - Ashtanga Yoga 101 - Rich
  • 11:15 AM - Cuban Heat - Lazaro
  • 12:00 PM - Salsa - Anna
  • 12:45 - Heretica: Dance Foundations - Joie
  • 1:30 - Contemplative Dance & Authentic Movement - Joie
  • 2:15 - Belly Dance - Rosa
  • 3:00 - Ballet Basics for Adults - Rosa
  • 3:45 - Afro-Beats - Veeva Banga

Learn About These FREE Classes

All classes are beginner-level. There are no pre-requisites, no experience needed. Just show up ready to have fun and learn something new!

10:30-11:00 AM - Ashtanga Yoga 101 - Rich

Come try an introduction to the Mysore-style method of yoga. Students will learn the underlying philosophy, benefits of practice, and how these support the movement and posture system that is Ashtanga Yoga.


11:15-11:45 AM - Cuban Heat - Lazaro

Get a total workout, combining all elements of fitness — cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy, and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class. Come join Lazaro and and try his special Cuban style dancefitness class! Lazaro grew up in Cuba, coming to Portland via Russia through dance. Here in Maine he is known as one of the most energetic and skilled dance instructors available.


12:00-12:30 PM - Salsa - Anna & Lazaro

Cuban style Salsa comes from the place where the dance has its roots. Partners move in a circle, changing patterns through fun footwork with no fast spins. Come learn this fun style of salsa—no partner needed!


12:45-1:15 PM - Heretica: Dance Foundations - Joie

Have you tried more traditional dance classes but felt like they weren’t quite the right fit? Are you seeking a dance class that strengthens your spirit as well as your body? Heretica: Dance Foundations is a class that provides the structure of an ongoing dance class, with the freedom to explore how your body wants to move. Drawing from a variety of contemporary dance styles, authentic movement, and deep improvisation this class is a seven-week movement exploration.


1:30-2:00 PM - Contemplative Dance & Authentic Movement - Joie

The practice of Contemplative Dance and Authentic Movement is a form of moving meditation; an exploration of self, body, and space done in the presence of a witness. It is used by some as a spiritual practice, creating a connection between spirit and body; the material and the divine. For others it is a creative fountain that re-inspires, unearths new creative material, and removes creative blocks. And for many it is also a healing tool that bridges the gap between the conscious and unconscious, to explore the shadow, and reintegrate lost parts of ourselves.


2:15-2:45 - Belly Dance - Rosa Noreen

Learn the basics of belly dance! This is a dance form that celebrates our selves. Yes, YOU are perfect for belly dance--right now! Delve into movement, musicality, and tradition in a friendly and supportive environment. Exercise/yoga wear and bare fee recommended. Jingly hip scarves available!


3:00-3:30 - Ballet Basics for Adults - Rosa Noreen

Learn some of the foundation movements of ballet--and how to do them safely for all bodies. Ballet will leave you feeling taller and stronger. Open to people of all ages and genders, this class develops both the brain and the body! Exercise/yoga wear and non-grippy socks or ballet slippers recommended. Total beginners welcome!


3:45-4:15 - Afro-Beats - Veeva Banga

Afro-Beats with Veeva Banga is a mixture of popular African dance moves and hip-hop. It's a very upbeat and fun dance style that will allow you to move your body in a different way. Above all, Afro-Beat is extremely fun! No dance experience needed. All are welcome!


Sign Up for Free 30-Minute Dance & Fitness Classes!

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