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! 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: $15 drop -in or $12 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).
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.

January Schedule:
Mondays: 12pm – Ballroom Basics Swing, 1pm – Beyond Beginning Swing Hustle
Tuesdays: 12pm – Beyond Beginning Cross Step Waltz, 1pm – Beyond Beginning Bachata
Wednesdays: 12pm – Beyond Beginning Nightclub Two Step*, 1pm – Beyond Beginning West Coast Swing*
Daytime Dance Social: Jan 16th from 1 to 3pm. For more details click HERE.
*No class 1/1

February Schedule:
Mondays: 12pm – Ballroom Basics Waltz, 1pm – Beyond Beginning Rumba
Tuesdays: 12pm – Latin Salsa, 1pm – Latin Cha Cha
Wednesdays: 12pm – Beyond Beginning Country Two Step*, 1pm – Beyond Beginning West Coast Swing*
Daytime Dance Social: Feb 20th  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 – $10 / Monthly Series – $30 / Week Unlimited Pass – $35 (daytime classes only). No pre-registration or partner necessary to attend. Please bring cash or check for payment.

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Bachata & Salsa Workshops

Monday Dec 2nd – Blitzens Basic Bootcamp
Monday Dec 9th – Comets Combinations
Monday Dec 16th – Rudolfs Red Hot Routines
Level: Basic & Beyond Beginning / 7:00 to 8:30pm / $20 pre-registered or $25 at the door / Studio A
Instructor: Joy Davina

Dec. Mondays

Beyond Beginning West Coast Swing Series Class

Tuesdays at 7pm – Beyond Beginning Level WCS
This level is designed for those who already know the basics and are ready for more education on new patterns, technique, and partnering skills. The theme for December is “Leilani’s Favorites.” She will be sharing some of her favorite movements and concepts from her training this year with you all.

3 Tuesdays in December (3rd, 10th & 17th) / $12 to drop-in or $30 per series / Instructor: Leilani Nakagawa / Register to save your spot here: http://uptownballroom.net/class-registration/

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Cross Step Waltz Workshops

Dec 4th – Blissful Baskets
Dec 11th – Candlelight Combinations
Beyond Beginning Level
7 to 8:30pm / $20 pre-registered or $25 at the door / Instructors: Ariel Kaplan & Joy Davina /
email info@uptowndancestudio.com to pre-register.

December Waltz

Country Two Step Beyond Beginning Workshop

Take your basics to the next level with this beyond beginning workshop!

Sunday, Dec 8th/ 5 to 6:30pm / $20 pre-registered or $25 at the door / Instructor: Ariel Kaplan

Solo Style for Partnered Swing

This workshop is for intermediate level WCS dancers and will help you learn solo styling that you can incorporate into your partnered west coast swing dancing.

Thursday Dec 12th/ 7 to 8:30pm / $20 pre-registered or $25 at the door / Instructor: Marcus Sterling & Joy Davina

Solo Movement for Partned Swing

Nightclub Two Step Int/Adv Workshop

Join this fun workshop to freshen up your nightclub two step – adding technique to enhance your quality of dance and new movement patterns to spice up your social dancing.

Sunday, Dec 15th / 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.

Dec 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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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 December, 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!

Dec 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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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 Jan 2nd, we will be working on Country Two Step. In this class, we will explore advanced wrap timing and the technique to make multiple spins easy. 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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Foxtrot Progressive Series

Monday Jan 13th – Foxtrot Basics
Monday Jan 20th – Beyond Beginning Foxtrot
Monday Jan 27th – Beyond Beginning Foxtrot
Level: Basic & Beyond Beginning / 7 to 8pm / $15 to drop-in or $36 for 3 week series/ Studio A
Instructor: Joy Davina

Ballroom Bootcamps Jan Final

Cross Step Waltz Workshops

Jan 8th – Blissful Baskets
Jan 15th – Focusing on Flow
Jan 29th – Introducing Musicality
Beginning & Beyond Beginning Level
7 to 8:30pm / $20 pre-registered or $25 at the door / Instructors: Ariel Kaplan & Joy Davina /
email info@uptowndancestudio.com to pre-register.

Cross Step Waltz January Draft

Country Two Step Basics Workshop
Learn the basics for this fun country dance. This workshop will teach you all you need to know to start having a blast on the social dance floor.

Sunday, Jan 12th/ 5 to 6:30pm / $20 pre-registered or $25 at the door / Instructor: Ariel Kaplan

Third Thursday Int/Adv WCS Workshop
“Third Thursdays” is Leilani’s monthly workshop for Portland’s Int/Adv 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. January’s theme will be announced soon

Jan 16th, 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).

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 January the dance style we will learning is Tango. It is by pre-registration only, so be sure to email us if you would like to reserve a spot!

Jan 17th 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 Beyond Beginning Workshop
Take your basics to the next level with this beyond beginning workshop!

Sunday, Jan 19th / 5 to 6:30pm / $20 pre-registered or $25 at the door / Instructor: Ariel Kaplan