Join us for a fun, easy to follow workshop on Sunday October 16th, 1-2:30pm. Instructor Rich Small will guide you through the basics of Country Line Dancing- no partner or experience necessary, everyone is welcome!
$15, pre-registration required- please register at: https://bit.ly/CLD_AAMC
Please arrive 15 - 20 minutes early to get signed in. FMI contact Rich at 503-739-5995 or email@example.com
Contra Dances are back 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Join the Columbia Country Dance Community Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1271461922875329
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
Every Wednesday and Friday from 10 to 11:15am
Cost is $45 if taking one class; $90 if two for the whole 5 weeks. If available, please bring all of your own yoga props (such as a mat, block, strap)- chairs are provided. Registration and proof of vaccination required.
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
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
Gatherings are offered the third Friday of each month from 6:00 to 7:15pm
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.
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: Ballroom Dance Series
All levels. $60 for 6 weeks per person
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 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
Every Wednesday (no class October 5th):
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 punch cards 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 in both classes. 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
(No Social Dance in September)
Join us the last Friday of every month for open Ballroom!
We'll start with an all-levels 2-Step class at 6:30, then dance the night away to all types of Ballroom- West Coast Swing, Rumba, Night Club 2-Step, Country 2-Step, Salsa, Waltz, Foxtrot and more. New to dancing Don't worry! Our instructors will be there to help out and show you the basics. Just $10 per person which includes snacks and drinks. Everyone is welcome and no partner is needed.
Hosted by instructor Rich Small- FMI contact: 503-739-5995 email@example.com
Please note Tap with Marco is currently on hold- please stay tuned for when classes will resume (possibly in the Fall).
Questions? Contact Marco at 541-654-2412 or firstname.lastname@example.org