Many of your favorite classes have returned! Please keep in mind that masks are strongly encouraged (and in most classes 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
Beginning/Intermediate Level Argentine Tango every Monday, 5:30 - 7pm
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.
6pm to 7:15pm, Belly Dance Basics: This is where you'll want to start- we'll 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 8pm, 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 Country 2-Step and the Hustle
3 weeks of Country 2-Step (Aug 31-Sept 14) & 3 weeks of The Hustle (Sept 21-Oct 5), all levels. $60 for 6 weeks per person
Come at least 10 minutes early the first night for registration and 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 the Level 1 class with no charge for review and practice and to assist the new dancers. 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
6:30pm-7:30pm Beginning Modern (no classes in August)
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
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
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
Join us on the last Friday of every month for a Ballroom Dance Social presented by Rich Small!
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 email@example.com
Contra Dances- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.