Upcoming Special Events in Portland, ME

Dance, Fitness, Yoga, Figure Drawing and More

108 High Street, Portland ME - Corner of High & Spring - Above the Little Tap House


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Oula Dance Fitness with Cholla - Fall Pop-Up Classes
Dates: Mondays, October 14 & 28, 2019
Time: 10:15-11:15 AM
Rate:$10/per class; cash or Venmo
Registration: Not required! For updates please follow Oula Northern New England on Facebook
Contact: Email Cholla with any questions

Oula is a high energy, calorie burning, crazy-fun dance workout to Top 40s hits. Classes are one epic hour of sweat, joy, and total inspiration. Oula is dancemania for the soul!

Exercise clothes and indoor-only sneakers are perfect. The soles of your shoes must be clean to preserve the safety of the studio dance floors. Thank you!


Latin Dance Party & Intro Lesson
Dates: Friday, October 18, 2019
Lesson: 7:00 PM
Dance: 8:00 PM
Rate: $12 at the door

Join us at the Salsa, Bachata & Merengue dance party! All experience levels are welcome, no partner needed. We will start with an intro lesson for anyone new to the dance, and then Social!​​


Contemporary Dance Class with Ali Berry of Vivid Motion
Date: Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Time: 6:30-8:00 PM
Rate: FREE / Pay What You Can
Registration: Just show up! Email Vivid Motion with any questions.

Come take a Contemporary Jazz Class from Vivid Motion's Artistic Director, Ali Berry. Ali's energetic, vibrant style of contemporary jazz makes for a super fun class. Be ready to smile, sweat and have fun!

Like all Vivid Motion classes - it's pay-what-you-can.

People of all genders, backgrounds, bodies, and levels are welcome!


4-Day Belly Dance Musicality Intensive with Shahrzad
Dates: October 24-27, 2019
Rate: $475 early bird - SOLD OUT
Registration: Click here to learn more!

Join us for 4 days in beautiful Portland, Maine with international superstar Shahrzad, October 24-27, 2019. 6 hours per day in the studio Thursday-Sunday, a show on Sunday evening with private feedback from Shahrzad, plus optional evening activities. The focus of this unique intensive will be connecting technique and musicality. We will nerd out and dive deep into about maqamat (melodic modes) and iqqat (rhythms), song interpretation from various eras, transitioning between sections in a song and in a set, Shahrzad’s unique and extensive approach to belly dance technique, and more. Plus we'll very likely have live drumming for our technique and rhythm drills!

The intensive is SOLD OUT. Click here to learn more and join the waiting list! See the extra workshops we added below!


Drumming Workshops with Marshall Bodiker
Date: Friday, October 25, 2019
Workshop 1: 6:00-7:00 PM - Tabla Basics (for beginners!)
Workshop 2: 7:15-9:15 PM - Tabla Tricks & Riffs (for experienced drummers)
Rate: $30/Intro to Tabla, $50/Tabla Tricks & Riffs
Sign Up: Click here to reserve your spot today! Just 15 people max in each workshop.
Tabla Basics (for beginners!) - Friday, October 25, 2019 - 6:00-7:00 PM

Learn the basic technique for playing Egyptian style tabla (dumbek) including the base sounds and how they are combined into the most commonly played rhythms. This workshop is great for beginners as well as experienced drummers looking to brush up on basics.

Tabla Tricks and Riffs (for experienced drummers) - Friday, October 25, 2019 - 7:15-9:15 PM

This workshop delves into more advanced tabla technique including several accents as well as more detailed variations of basic rhythms and more complicated rhythms.

Sign up today! 15 spots maximum in each workshop.


Egyptianize Your Dance - Belly Dance Workshop with Shahrzad
Date: Saturday, October 26, 2019
Rate: $65/early bird, $75/after August 3
Sign Up: Click here to reserve your spot today! Just 15 people in each workshop.

Each style of belly dance has its own distinct movements, technique, and music. In this workshop Shahrzad will break down the defining steps and technique of Egyptian dance and how the movements are combined and used to both classic and modern styles of music from Cairo.

Sign up today! 15 spots maximum.


Belly Dance Showcase featuring Shahrzad
Date: Sunday, October 27, 2019
Rate: $15/advance, $20/door
Tickets: Get your tickets today! Just 30 seats total.

Join us for a family-friendly belly dance showcase featuring performers from all over the Northeast, and our special guests from Cairo, Egypt!

Click here to get your tickets today!


Latin Dance Party & Intro Lesson
Dates: Friday, November 15, 2019
Lesson: 7:00 PM
Dance: 8:00 PM
Rate: $10 at the door

Join us at the Salsa, Bachata & Merengue dance party! All experience levels are welcome, no partner needed. We will start with an intro lesson for anyone new to the dance, and then Social!​​


Latin Dance Party & Intro Lesson
Dates: Friday, December 13, 2019
Lesson: 7:00 PM
Dance: 8:00 PM
Rate: $10 at the door

Join us at the Salsa, Bachata & Merengue dance party! All experience levels are welcome, no partner needed. We will start with an intro lesson for anyone new to the dance, and then Social!​​


Latin Dance Party & Intro Lesson
Dates: Friday, January 10, 2019
Lesson: 7:00 PM
Dance: 8:00 PM
Rate: $10 at the door

Join us at the Salsa, Bachata & Merengue dance party! All experience levels are welcome, no partner needed. We will start with an intro lesson for anyone new to the dance, and then Social!​​


Stay tuned for more upcoming events!