For a quick overview of everything we have going on, check out the at a glance PDF version of our monthly studio schedule:
For more details on all our programs, keep reading!
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.
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 our “registration 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.
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.
Mondays: 12pm – Beginning Waltz, 1pm – Beyond Beginning Swing
Tuesdays: 12pm – Beyond Beginning Nightclub Two Step, 1pm – Beyond Beginning Salsa
Wednesdays: 12pm – Beyond Beginning Samba, 1pm – Beyond Beginning West Coast Swing
Daytime Dance Social: Oct 17th from 1 to 3pm. For more details click HERE.
Mondays: 12pm – Ballroom Basics Foxtrot, 1pm – Beyond Beginning Ballroom Rumba
Tuesdays: 12pm – Beyond Beginning Country Two Step, 1pm – Beyond Beginning Bachata
Wednesdays: 12pm – Beyond Beginning Tango*, 1pm – Beyond Beginning West Coast Swing*
Daytime Dance Social: Nov 21st from 1 to 3pm. For more details click HERE.
*No class 11/27
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.
Monday Nov 4th – Waltz Basic Bootcamp
Monday Nov 11th – Tango Basic Bootcamp
Monday Nov 18th – Foxtrot Basic Bootcamp
7:00 to 8:30pm / $20 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 Nov 7th, we will be working on Quickstep. In this class, we will explore tipple chasse, V6, and swivels. The cost is $20 if you pre-register (email us at email@example.com to pre-register) or $25 at the door (space permitting).
Cross Step Waltz Workshops
Nov 6th – Wrap & Roll
Nov 13th – Floaty Flow
Beyond Beginning Level
7 to 8:30pm / $20 pre-registered or $25 at the door / Instructors: Ariel Kaplan & Joy Davina /
email firstname.lastname@example.org to pre-register.
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!
Sunday, Nov 10th / 5 to 6:30pm / $20 pre-registered or $25 at the door / 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 October, the dance style we will learning is Salsa. It is by pre-registration only, so be sure to email us if you would like to reserve a spot!
Nov 15th, 8 to 9:15pm / $25 per couple /Studio A
Instructor: Leilani Nakagawa
Email us at email@example.com to pre-register and reserve a spot.
For more details click HERE.
Country Two Step Beyond Beginning Bootcamp
Polish your connection while learning a fun grapevine combination!
Sunday, Nov 17th / 5 to 6:30pm / $20 pre-registered or $25 at the door / Instructor: Ariel Kaplan
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 styling! We will divide into lead and follow groups to learn some skills on our own and then come back together to learn how to put our new movements into a connected dance.
Nov 21st, 7:30 to 9pm / Studio A / Instructor: Leilani & Chris
$20 if you pre-register (email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to pre-register) or $25 at the door (space permitting).