New! Every Tuesday:
New! Every Thursday:
All classes are by donation (any amount welcome)
First and Third Friday from 6:00 PM to 7:15 PM
This is a safe and sacred space for you, us, to move together as one. While this is a no-contact dance class, you will have the opportunity to feel a deep connectedness to others.
Our class is open to all ages and all levels of dance experience, we welcome families and children to participate. Come alone or with a friend, wear comfortable clothes and bring an exploratory openness to the creative and healing activity of movement as medicine. A place where you are encouraged to get out of your own way and allow yourself to be surprised and fascinated with the gift of being embodied.
We will begin with a brief opening circle. Then, we will move into a free-form dance exploration guided by a dynamic and eclectic mix of music ranging from tribal beats, up-beat reggae, world fusion to electronic dance music.
No registration, drop in, suggested donation of $15 per person. However we understand that everyone's financial situation is different, we trust that you will pay what is aligned with your true current abundance.
"Dance is a way to find yourself and lose yourself at the same time" -Gabrielle Roth
No registration, drop-in with a $15 suggested donation.
Questions? Contact Amanda DeBock at 360-850-8494 email@example.com
Terrie is back after receiving her 500-hour teaching certificate! Classes start March 6th and are taught in a module of 4–6-weeks:
Wednesday, 10 - 11:15am
Friday, 9 - 10:15am
Cost is $10 per class, registration required (email Terrie to register). If available, please bring all of your own yoga props (such as a mat, block, strap)- chairs are provided.
Gentle Yoga classes are designed to maintain and build essential mobility, balance and foundational strength while honoring a variety of bodies. Gentle Yoga is slower paced and focuses on safe alignment, using props if needed to adapt the pose to your unique self. The practice is ideal for seniors, yogis returning to practice after an injury or illness, new yogis with fitness concerns or anyone interested in a softer touch in their yoga practice. The class is not aerobic and while you might breathe hard, you most likely will not work up a sweat. It is required for this class that you are able to get up and down from the floor. Please call, text or email me with questions or specific concerns. If you have an ongoing health issue, please consult your doctor before attending.
FMI contact Terrie at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-298-0056
6:00 - 7:00pm: Beginner West Coast Swing
In this class you will learn the 10 Basic patterns that establish the foundation for the dance. Each week we will review the prior week’s patterns and add new patterns so you can progressively learn the basics. $60 for six weeks per person
7:00 - 8:00pm: Intermediate West Coast Swing
This class is designed for those able to dance the 10 basic patterns taught in Level 1. During this 6 week series you will learn variations on the Level 1 patterns that will take your dance to a new level with a focus on technique and styling. Level 2 dancers are encouraged to participate in Level 1 for practice and enhancement of technique. $60 for six weeks per person
1:30 - 2:30pm Ballroom - East Coast Swing with Rich Small
2:30 - 3:30pm Country Line Dance with Rich Small
NEW! 3:30 - 4:30pm Team Line Dance with Rich Small
Come at least 10 minutes early the first night to sign in. Walk-ins are $10 per person for 1 class and $15 for two classes. If you are taking Intermediate West Coast Swing you can attend Beginner level with no charge for review, practice and to assist new dancers. All genders and ages welcome, partners not required. Please wear dance shoes or shoes with leather soles and comfortable clothing. Dance socks are also an inexpensive alternative. FMI info contact Rich: 503-739-5995 email@example.com
Join instructor Jude Hall- Matulich and guest instructors every Monday for Yoga!
Current Fall schedule:
All classes and workshops are guided by the teachers except for DIY yoga. Sessions can be taken separately. $30 a month or $15 drop-in. FMI contact Jude at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-298-3874 email@example.com
A two-hour journey with your soul through movement, stillness, and sound. Join instructor Benedetto for a truly unique experience: set your intention to connect with purpose through intentional breath and movement with Qigong, ease and stretch into the body with gentle yoga, and relax, integrate your energy and intention with a soothing crystal singing bowl sound bath during extended Savasana. $15-$25 sliding scale
Classes with Kim:
- Mondays, 9:30 - 10:30am
- Wednesdays, 8:30 - 9:30am
$7 drop in or 10 class pass for $50
FMI contact Kim at 503-440-2153 firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, 7:00 - 8:00pm
Saturday, 10:00 -11:00am
An hour of Hip-Hop and Latin style dance fitness with stretching and deep toning.
$10 drop-in or $60 for a 10-punch card, no expiration
FMI contact Erin at email@example.com or 503-741-1661
Say hello to new instructor Megan Rose!
Megan became a certified yoga instructor in 2017 after many years of practicing at her local YMCA in Eugene, Oregon. She completed her yoga teacher training in Nicaragua with an instructor who trained in a style of yoga called “Ashtanga.” You can find out more about Megan on our instructors page- we are excited to welcome her to the AAMC.
Join Megan for Ashtanga Yoga every Saturday from 11:30am to 12:45pm. She welcomes anyone and everyone interested in trying her classes.
Join Belle for Beginner Bachata every Saturday from 4:00 - 5:00pm!
This engaging class will help you develop a solid foundation for dancing bachata, an addictive style with origins in the Dominican Republic and further developing distinctive genres in New York and Spain. This is a beginner level course—absolutely no prior knowledge in bachata or any dance required! We'll learn the rhythm and body movement, begin to increase flexibility and Latin movement techniques, practice multiple variations of the basic steps, and understand what it means to lead and follow as we rotate partners throughout the class.
Classes are run as monthly units—at the beginning of every month, the very basics will be emphasized, and then material will progress and build upon material already covered. Every month will feature something new, and it is designed to be repeated. This solidifies your new skills and keeps adding new moves and techniques! Improvement takes time and repetition. You are more than welcome to drop in at any time of the month. Just please note that because of the layered structure, the first class of the month will be easier than the fourth class of the month if you have no experience.
You don't need to wear fancy shoes, but you will find that lightweight options that stay on your feet (versus workboots and flip flops) will prove most useful. Bring a water bottle and get ready to groove! Traditionally, the lead role is done by a man, and the follow role is done by a woman, but there are no gender roles in partner roles—pick whichever role you'd like!
No pre-registration is needed. $10 for 1 drop-in class or $35 for a 4 drop-in class pass. Please arrive 10 minutes early to register for your first class.
Join Nat for Ballet every:
This ballet class will be a combination of technique and vocabulary used in ballet, but it's meant to have fun and see what your body is capable of doing! There will be variations we do and opportunities for improvisation from students to get creative!
Dress Code: I suggest wearing clothing that is more form fitting and if you have them, ballet shoes! Bare feet and or socks will do just fine too.
Class fee is $10. REGISTRATION REQUIRED, register via email: firstname.lastname@example.org. I understand times are tough and if you like to attend a class and can't afford the cost, please reach out to me. We'll make it work!
If interested in private lessons. I am more than happy to provide these lessons, but I do have some requirements. Please call me at 630.492.9550 and or email at email@example.com
Join me every Wednesday!
6 to 7pm, Belly Dance Basics
This is where you'll want to start! We'll focus on technique, accents, drills, patterns, layering, safe posture, core strengthening, rhythms, and movements such as turns, traveling steps, shimmies, taxims, omis, undulations, camels, and more. This class will also include basic work with veils, fan veils, Raqs Al-Assaya canes, Zills and sword. $10 drop-in fee (5 class pass for $40 also offered)
7 to 8pm, Belly Dance Choreography
This is where you get to put all of those moves together! We'll learn a new routine on a quarterly basis. Dedicated attendance and Belly Dance Basics recommended, opportunities to perform will present themselves but performing is, of course, optional. Class fee is a donation.
All genders, ages and levels are welcome. All needed props and music provided. No registration required- just come in comfortable clothing and with an open heart! Questions? Contact Jessamyn at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-791-5657 www.jessamyngrace.com
Our deepest gratitude to Kumu Hula Akiko Colton of Halau Hula o Na Pua o Hawai'i Nei for teaching us the sacred storytelling, art, history and movement of Hula!
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There is a new Hawaii/Pacific Islander Community Group being created on the North Coast! If you're interested in being a part of the conversation, email NorthCoastPacificIslanders@gmail.com. Let's celebrate our unique cultures and build connections together!
Contra Dances are currently on hold but will resume soon the 4th Sunday of every month at 7pm
Monthly Contra Dances feature live music by a cadre of local musicians playing with Dave Ambrose as dance caller. The dance will start at 7PM with a beginner's lesson and run until 10PM. All ages are welcome. Bringing along a dance partner is not necessary as contra dancers are encouraged to dance with as many new partners as they are comfortable with. Entrance fee is a sliding scale $5-$10. And of course, you can give more to support the musicians, caller, & the beautiful dance hall. Come join the fun!
Questions? Contact Dave at 503-741-8412 email@example.com
Join the Columbia Country Dance Community Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1271461922875329