Studio Schedule

Studio Schedule

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

JANUARY SCHEDULE

FEBRUARY 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! All of our evening group classes are progressive and run in month long series, so it is best to pre-register and start at the beginning of the month. We do allow drop-ins as well, which may work well for those who already have experience in a certain dance style and want to drop-in sharpen their skills. Class are 50 minutes long, followed by a few minutes of practice time.

Levels: Newcomer 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 new more complex ways.

Prices: All classes are $10 per class if you pay for a full month long series. You must pay for the full month of classes at the first class of the month to receive this discounted price. If you are “dropping-in” each class is $12. 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!

Go to ourregistration page” to see the full list of our class choices and 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.

December Schedule:
Mondays: 12pm – Newcomer Ballroom (Waltz, Swing, NC2S, Foxtrot)*, 1pm – Beyond Beginning Waltz*
Tuesdays: 12pm – All Level Country Two Step*, 1pm – Beyond Beginning Night Club Two Step*
Wednesdays: 12pm – Beyond Beginning Foxtrot*, 1pm – Beyond Beginning West Coast Swing*
Daytime Dance Social: Dec 13th, from 1 to 3pm. For more details click HERE.
*No Classes 12/24 – 12/31

January Schedule:
Mondays: 12pm – All Levels Lindy Swing, 1pm – Beyond Beg. Waltz (Ballroom, Country, Cross Step)
Tuesdays: 12pm – Beyond Beg. Latin (Rumba, Cha Cha, Salsa)*, 1pm – Beyond Beg. Nightclub 2-Step*
Wednesdays: 12pm – All Levels Ballroom Tango, 1pm – Beyond Beginning West Coast Swing
Daytime Dance Social: Jan 31st, from 1 to 3pm. For more details click HERE.
*No Class Jan 1st

February Schedule:
Mondays: 12pm – All Levels Lindy Swing, 1pm – Beyond Beg. Waltz (Ballroom, Country, Cross Step)
Tuesdays: 12pm – Beyond Beg. Latin (Rumba, Cha Cha, Salsa)*, 1pm – Beyond Beg. Nightclub 2-Step*
Wednesdays: 12pm – All Levels Ballroom Tango, 1pm – Beyond Beginning West Coast Swing
Daytime Dance Social: Feb 28th, from 1 to 3pm. For more details click HERE.

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 – $25 / Week Unlimited Pass – $30 (daytime classes only). No pre-registration necessary. Please bring cash or check for payment.

Winter Daytime Dance

Third Thursdays WCS Workshop

“Third Thursdays” is our 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.

We have different themes for each workshop and as requested, this month we will be doing a Part 2 of our “Fast & Slow” theme from last month. We will show you more examples of how to use acceleration & deceleration in your dance and focus on highlighting the differences in how a lead vs follow can create these changes in their partnership and individual body.

Jan 17th, 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).

Fast& Slow

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. It is by pre-registration only, so be sure to email us if you would like to reserve a spot!
Jan 18th, 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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Beyond Beginning Waltz Workshop

Jan 31st, 7:30 to 9pm / $20 if pre-registered or $25 at the door / Studio A
Instructor: Joy Davina

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 February 7th, we will be working on Country Two Step. In this class, we will explore: Fun Social Patterns, Spin Technique for both leads & follows, and Purposeful Styling.

The cost is $20 if you pre-register (email us at info@uptowndancestudio.com to pre-register) or $25 at the door (space permitting).