Many of your favorite classes have returned! Please keep in mind that masks are required. To view Oregon's current mask mandate, noting that dance studios fall under the 'physical activity, gym and sports' sectors, please go here.
We are extremely proud of the hard work and dedication Oregonians (and Washingtonians!) continue to exhibit and we thank-you for your ongoing support of the AAMC and of one another. <3
The AAMC welcomes new instructor Kristin Kabanuk! Many of you may know Kristin from opening Seaside Yoga over 7 years ago. Kristin became certified as an instructor at Ashtanga & Hatha Yoga Mysore under Ely Ruales and Mahesh Chandra in Varkala, Kerala, India in 2013. With her extraordinary knowledge, background and spirit we are happy to have her offer classes in Astoria- find out more about her here.
Vinyasa Flow Classes begin January 8th and will be Saturdays from 11:30am - 12:30pm
$15, Pre-registration and drop-ins are welcome
FMI or to pre-register contact Kristin at 503-468-6255 or email@example.com
Join us Friday December 31st for a New Year's Eve Dance Social!
6:30 - 7:00pm Free Ballroom Dance Lesson (doors at 6:15pm)
7:00 - 10:00pm Open Ballroom Dancing- Swing, Latin, Country Western 2-Step & Line Dancing $10
No partner, registration or experience necessary. FMI contact Rich at 503-739-5995 firstname.lastname@example.org
Free Intro classes to I.T.S.: Improv Team Sync Bellydance for the remainder of September. Come see how I.T.S. creates a way for us to dance as a group without creating choreography to a song!! No registration or experience needed- contact Julie FMI email@example.com 406-598-2378
Hip Hop Dance Fitness every 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
Questions? Contact Erin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-741-1661
Please note December classes are FULL. Join us for a new series beginning January 5th that focuses on side bends.
Every Wednesday and Friday from 10 to 11:15am
Please bring all of your own yoga props (such as a mat, block, strap)- chairs are provided. Please contact Terrie to register.
Cost is $45 if taking one class; $90 if two for the whole 5 weeks. Classes limited to 10 people so please sign up with Terrie ahead of time and only vaccinated people will be allowed
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 or to sign up contact Terrie at email@example.com or
6pm to 7:15pm, Belly Dance Basics: This is where you'll want to start- we will focus on technique, accents, drills, layering, posture, rhythms, core strengthening, and movements such as turns, traveling steps, shimmies, undulations, taxims, omis and more. This class will also include basic work with veil, Assaya, Zills and sword. $10 drop-in (5 class punch cards for $40 also offered)
7:15pm to 8:15pm, Belly Dance Choreography: This is where you get to put all of those moves together and perform! We'll learn a new routine on a quarterly basis. Performing is optional, dedicated attendance and Belly Dance Basics required. Class fee is a donation.
All genders, ages and levels are welcome in both classes. Coin belts, Zills, music and veils 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
6:00 - 7:00pm: West Coast Swing Level 1
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: West Coast Swing Level 2
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
8:00 - 9:00pm: Cha-Cha
All levels. $60 for 6 weeks per person
Now on Sundays! 2:30 - 3:30pm: West Coast Swing Level 2a- Beginning/Intermediate Transition This class will provide the "enhanced structure" and teach the variations on the Level 1 Basic Patterns that are needed to continue your progress into Level 2 and above.
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 Level 2 West Coast Swing you can attend Level 1 with no charge for review, practice and to assist the 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
Please note classes are currently private- public classes will resume again in January
6:30pm-7:30pm Beginning Modern
7:30pm-8:30pm Intermediate/Advanced Modern
$10 per class, masks not required with proof of vaccination
Questions? Contact Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org
Beginning/Intermediate Level Argentine Tango- please contact Estelle to arrange
These classes are private- pre-registration/pre-payment required - doors will not be open for walk-ins or drop-ins. Please contact Estelle to register.
This class is designed for students of dance who have some working knowledge of Argentine Tango, even if it’s been a while! Most of our students have not had the leisure of dancing with another human being, in person. We would like the opportunity for dancers to re-introduce the concepts of Argentine Tango into their bodies. You will be amazed at how much your body remembers, eve if you think your brain doesn’t!
1-hr class followed by half hour practice time.
Partner not required. As always in our classes, it is optional to rotate partners or work with a dedicated partner, your choice.
If you have not been feeling well, please stay home and rest.
Contra Dances will return in January on Sunday evening- exact date coming soon!
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
Please note classes are currently on hold.
Intermediate/advanced ballet taught by Sparrow Dance company member Sarah Cohen or Julia Gingerich.
Masks are required upon arrival and during class. Temperatures will be taken before classes begin. Questions? Contact Sarah at: firstname.lastname@example.org 503-432-9940
Marco is currently teaching private tap classes and Dragalution rehearsals only. Public tap classes resume in January.
Questions? Contact Marco at 541-654-2412 or email@example.com
Class start date coming soon
Classes are offered the third Friday of each month from 7:00 to 8:15pm
Dreams and dancing are for everyone, available to us all no matter who we are! YOU have the wisdom of the dream-maker & dancer inside of you for all of your life! What wants to move through you?
I hold space for, and facilitate, rather than instruct. I create a playlist in wave-pattern, beginning slow, reaching chaotic and then softly landing, patterned after Gabrielle Roth’s 5 Rhythms.
Roth describes the effects of ecstatic dance as a feeling of connectedness with others and with the dancer's own emotions. Ecstatic dance can serve as a meditation, a way of coping with stress, restoring serenity and serving as a spiritual practice. Specific emotions associated with the five different rhythms of ecstatic dance include: flowing rhythm connecting the dancer with their own fear, the staccato rhythm with anger, chaos with sadness, lyrical with joy, and stillness with compassion.
Classes are open to all ages, genders, and levels of experience. Come alone or with a friend, wear comfortable clothes and bring an exploratory openness to creative movement.
No registration, drop-in with a $10 suggested donation.