Hello friends of the AAMC! With our County currently in the 'low risk' category, I wanted to let you know that as an organization the AAMC will be following state guidance of not requiring vaccinated individuals to wear masks (with vaccination verification). However, please keep in mind that your individual instructor may still require masks for all students- this could be due to the age demographic they teach, the type of class they teach and what they feel is safe for their class. We are completely supporting our instructors' ability to implement what they feel is best for their students. If you are unsure of an instructor's policy, please contact them directly.
As our classes resume over the next couple of months I promise to keep you posted and remember- you can always check our schedule to see what is currently offered. Remember to continue to stay safe, stay kind and stay tuned. With great love,
Jessamyn, AAMC Executive Director
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 Waltz & Rumba
3 weeks Waltz and 3 weeks Rumba, all levels. $60 for six weeks per person
Come at least 10 minutes early the first night for Registration and Sign-In. Walk-ins are $10.00 per person for 1 class and $15 for two classes. If you are taking Level 2 West Coast Swing you can attend the Level 1 class with no charge for review and practice and to assist the new dancers. If you are taking Level 1 and/or Level 2 and sign up for the 8 pm Waltz & Rumba Class it is discounted 50%. All genders and ages are welcome, partners are not required. Be sure to wear Dance Shoes or Shoes with Leather Soles and comfortable clothing. Dance Socks are also an inexpensive alternative.
We have all waited a long time to get back on the dance floor. I so look forward to seeing you all and to begin our Journey into the world of dance again! FMI info contact Rich at 503-739-5995 or email@example.com
Classes are taught in courses, Course 1: Yoga for Posture Improvement begins March 3rd, Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 to 11:15am
Please bring all of your own yoga props (such as a mat, block, strap)- chairs are provided. Classes will be limited to a maximum of 7 students, masks must be worn and students must sign up with Terrie in advance; no drop-ins
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.
Questions? Contact Terrie at firstname.lastname@example.org or
We welcome Erin back from maternity leave!!
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 email@example.com or 503-741-1661
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 Julia at 503-502-3118 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note these classes are PRIVATE, no drop-ins at this time (classes open to the public coming soon)
Tuesdays (rehearsal) 8:00-9:00pm
The first half of class will be a beginning class (for all levels) designed to introduce those that have not tapped and to strengthen technique with those with tap knowledge. The second half is for intermediate students and those that want to push themselves in the beginning level. We will focus on larger tap combinations and choreography while improving technique. Tap is one of my favorite styles of dance to teach and I look forward to the fun we will have through this class!
$5 for 1/2 of class, $10 for the whole hour.
Questions? Contact Marco at 541-654-2412 or email@example.com
Official start date coming soon
Thursdays from 5:30- 6:30 p.m.
Improvisational Tribal Style (ITS) belly dance is a combination-based form of fusion belly dance. It relies on shared vocabulary of movements with cues for communication. The group of dancers take turns leading with the cues to create unrehearsed impromptu dances to any music.
$10 suggested donation- no registration required. Wear comfortable clothes
Questions? Contact Julie at 406-598-2378 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com 503-432-9940
Official class start date coming soon!
6pm to 7:15pm, Belly Dance Basics: This is where you'll want to start- we'll focus on technique, accents, drills, layering, safe 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 veils, Zills and sword technique. $10 drop-in fee (5 class punch cards for $40 also offered)
7:15pm 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 required, opportunities to perform will present themselves but performing is, optional. 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
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.
Contra Dance start date coming soon
The 1st Friday of the Month 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
Join the Columbia Country Dance Community Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1271461922875329