Studio Schedule

Studio Schedule

For a quick overview of everything we have going on, check out the at a glance PDF version of our monthly studio schedule:

SEPTEMBER SCHEDULE

OCTOBER SCHEDULE

For more details on all our programs, keep reading!

Evening Group Partner Dance Classes

Group classes are a great way to learn to dance, stay active and meet new friends, all at the same time! For our progressive series, please note it is best to start at the beginning of the month as the class material builds throughout the month. Registering online saves your spot in the class, as we do cap our classes to ensure quality instruction for our students. We allow drop-ins as well if the class is not full. If you are wanting to drop-in to a progressive series class, be sure you already have enough experience in a that dance style that you will feel comfortable jumping into the middle of the series. Series classes are 50 minutes long, followed by a few minutes of practice time. Workshops are 1.5 hours in length. We rotate in our group classes, so you do not need to come with a partner.

Levels: Newcomer & Beginning classes are designed for those who are either brand new to dancing or those who are wanting to work on their technique in their basics. Beyond Beginning classes are designed for those who already have a solid foundation in the dance style and are looking to increase their skill and repertoire. Intermediate & Advanced classes are designed for those who have mastered both the basics and beyond basic concepts and desire to be challenged in more complex ways.

Prices:
Progressive Series: $12 drop -in or $10 per class if you pay for the full month at the first class.
Single Day Workshops: $20 pre-registered / $25 at the door (space permitting).
Workshop Series: $15 per workshop or $45 for all 4 if you pay at the first class.
Payment is taken at the door and we accept check or cash in the studio for payment. More questions? Check out our FAQ’s page!

Keep scrolling to see the details of the classes we have coming up. When you know what you what to sign up for go to ourregistration page” to sign up to hold your spot! Payment is not needed for pre-registration; it will be taken at the door at your first lesson.

Social Dances

We run monthly social dances that provide the perfect opportunity to enjoy using what you have learned in classes while spending time with your dance friends! Check out our “social dance parties” page for all the details.

Daytime Dance Program

We dance all times of the day! Daytime Dance Classes are great for learning fun & easy social dance styles. Classes run every Monday through Wednesday at Uptown Dance Studio and are taught by instructor Joy Davina. All Level classes are designed for both those who are brand new to dance and those who have a little experience. Beyond Beginning classes are designed for dancers who know the basics of the style and are ready to expand their knowledge.

August Schedule:
Mondays: 12pm – Foxtrot Basics, 1pm – Beyond Beginning Foxtrot Fusion
Tuesdays: 12pm – Beyond Beginning Nightclub Two Step, 1pm – Beyond Beginning Bachata Wednesdays: 12pm – West Coast Swing Technique, 1pm – Beyond Beginning West Coast Swing Daytime Dance Social: Aug 15th from 1 to 3pm. For more details click HERE.

September Schedule:
Mondays: 12pm – Beginning East Coast Swing*, 1pm – Beyond Beginning Waltz*
Tuesdays: 12pm – Beyond Beginning Country Two Step, 1pm – Beyond Beginning Cha Cha
Wednesdays: 12pm – Beyond Beginning Tango, 1pm – Beyond Beginning West Coast Swing Daytime Dance Social: Sept 19th from 1 to 3pm. For more details click HERE.
*No class on 9/2

The classes are progressive series. For the best experience, plan to start at the beginning of a month. Instructor: Joy Davina.

Pricing: Single Class – $8 / Monthly Series – $28 / Week Unlimited Pass – $30 (daytime classes only). No pre-registration or partner necessary to attend. Please bring cash or check for payment.

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First Thursdays with Leilani

“First Thursdays with Leilani” is her monthly workshop for Int/Adv dancers! Each month a different style is explored and is decided by requests from current students. It is always on the 1st Thursday of the month and run’s from 7:30pm to 9pm with 1.25 hours of instruction and 15 minutes of guided practice at the end. This workshop is at an Int/Adv social level and you should be very comfortable with your basics if you attend.

On Sept 5th, we will be working on Tango. In this class, we will explore fallaways, rhythm variations, and flares. The cost is $20 if you pre-register (email us at info@uptowndancestudio.com to pre-register) or $25 at the door (space permitting).

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Beyond Beginning WCS Creativity Workshop Series

These workshops can be taken individually or as a series. The theme is creativity for beyond beginning west coast swing students.

Tuesdays in September – 7:00 to 8:00pm / $15 to drop-in for one workshop or $45 for all 4.
Studio B / Instructor: Joy Davina & Marcus Sterling.

WCS Creativity Series

Nightclub Two Step Basics Bootcamp

Join this condensed single workshop to cover your essential turns, transitions and lead & follow skills so you can get out on the dance floor!

Sept 8th / 5 to 6:30pm / $20 pre-registered, $25 at the door.
Email us at info@uptowndancestudio.com to pre-register.
Instructor: Ariel Kaplan

Latin Explosion Workshops

Monday Sept 9th – Salsa Basics Bootcamp
Monday Sept 15th – Cuddles & Wraps (Beyond Beginning)
Monday Sept 23rd – Baskets (Intermediate)
Monday Sept 30th – Copas (Intermediate)

7:00 to 8:30pm / $20 pre-registered or $25 at the door / Studio A
Instructor: Joy Davina

Mondays Night Sept. 2019

Core Latin Dances Workshop

Learn the basics for Cha Cha, Rumba & Salsa in this social dance mastery workshop. You will leave ready to have some fun on the dance floor!

Sept 12th / 6:30pm to 8pm / $20 pre-registered, $25 at the door.
Email us at info@uptowndancestudio.com to pre-register.
Instructor: Jake Famme

Third Thursdays WCS Workshop

“Third Thursdays” is Leilani’s monthly workshop for Portland’s WCS dancers! It is always on the 3rd Thursday of the month and run’s from 7:30pm to 9pm with 1.25 hours of instruction and 15 minutes of guided practice at the end. This workshop is at an Int/Adv social level and you should be very comfortable with your basics if you attend.

There are different themes for each workshop and this month our focus will be on 1 footed spins, flat backs, and sit dips.

Sept 19th, 7:30 to 9pm / Studio A / Instructor: Leilani
$20 if you pre-register (email us at info@uptowndancestudio.com to pre-register) or $25 at the door (space permitting).

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Beyond Beginning Nightclub Two Step Workshop

Time to spice up that Nightclub! Take your basics to the next level with this beyond beginning 1.5 hour workshop.

Sept 15th / 5 to 6:30pm / $20 pre-registered, $25 at the door.
Email us at info@uptowndancestudio.com to pre-register.
Instructor: Ariel Kaplan

Date Night Dance

This is a group dance class designed exclusively for couples. You must sign up with a partner and there will be no rotation during class. It is designed for beginners, so no dance experience is needed to join. In September, the dance style we will learning is Nightclub Two Step. It is by pre-registration only, so be sure to email us if you would like to reserve a spot!

Sept 20th, 8 to 9:15pm / $25 per couple /Studio A
Instructor: Leilani Nakagawa
Email us at info@uptowndancestudio.com to pre-register and reserve a spot.
For more details click HERE.

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Country Two Step Basics Bootcamp

Join this condensed single workshop to cover your essential turns, transitions and lead & follow skills so you can get out on the dance floor!

Sept 22nd / 5 to 6:30pm / $20 pre-registered, $25 at the door.
Email us at info@uptowndancestudio.com to pre-register.
Instructor: Ariel Kaplan

Core Smooth Dances Workshop

Learn the basics for Foxtrot, Waltz and Tango in this social dance mastery workshop. You will leave ready to have some fun on the dance floor!

Sept 26th/ 6:30pm to 8pm / $20 pre-registered, $25 at the door.
Email us at info@uptowndancestudio.com to pre-register.
Instructor: Jake Famme