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Wish you could be a fly on the wall before attending class? Now you can! Follow our Founder/Director on her tour of Adult classes (various levels), Rebecca Morse for our Senior Series and  Lauren Clark for our Youth Series. In addition to the video, we write a short post about helpful tips for finding the studio, what to wear to your first class, and more.  Trying something new can be intimidating, but this blog will help you feel right at home before you even arrive!

A-WOL offers beginning to advanced aerial skills classes on fabric, trapeze, and more. Classes focus on developing aerial technique, body awareness, and fitness, while providing an engaging environment for creativity. All ages and levels welcome!

2303 N Randolph Ave.
Portland, OR 97227


(503) 351-5182

Join a warm community of women to reconnect with your natural beauty. Bellydance is suitable for all ages/sizes. Henna focuses on safe, elegant posture, classic steps, shimmies, and beautiful shapes. No prior dance experience needed.

4830 N Lombard St.
Portland, OR 97203


(503) 503-1111
Dance Levels: Beginner, Open Level

Body Home is a body-positive, fat-centric dance project. Our goal is to inspire joyful movement, connection with our bodies, and creative expression. We are building a resilient community and empowering, nuanced dialogue about fat liberation.

SomaSpace 4050 NE Broadway St
Portland, OR 97232


Located on the streetcar line in the Pearl District, the Dance Center serves as the home of Portland’s world-renowned BodyVox and offers classes for all ages and abilities taught by an exceptional roster of professional dancers and artists.

1201 NW 17th Ave.
Portland, OR 97209


(503) 229-0627

The Circus Project is Portland’s center for contemporary circus arts. We offer public classes for all ages and all levels. Our classes integrate various circus and dance forms with the goal of creating transformative art.

1420 NW 17th Ave. #388
Portland, 97209


(503) 764-9174

Located in the heart of Sellwood in South East Portland. We are a serious training ground for aspiring professional ballet dancers. We also offer drop in Teen/Adult classes and a large Children's Dance Program for dancers ages 3 and up.

7970 SE Milwaukie Avenue
Portland, 97202


(503) 890-6101

Ecdysiast is a professional pole studio committed to the growth and development of students, professional dancers, the aerial community and its audiences. Ecdysiast strives to share the love and knowledge of pole as a performing art.

316 SW 11th Ave. Suite 300
Portland, 97205


(503) 231-2542

Discover the circus arts: trapeze, aerial dance, acrobatics, physical theatre, and more! All bodies, all ages, all abilities welcome.

1515 SE 37th Ave.
Portland, OR 97214


(971) 267-3246

Offering workshops and a new advanced-professional level contemporary class.

Genres: Contemporary

14413 NE 10th Ave.
Vancouver, WA 98685


(360) 991-2774
Dance Levels: Professional

We offer Hawaiian hula and Tahitian dance classes for ages 3 through adult. We have classes for all ages and experience levels. We look forward to welcoming you to our hula family.

12570 SW Farmington Rd.
Beaverton, 97005


(971) 227-8354

Blending styles such as Theatre, Commercial, Lyrical, and Contemporary Jazz. Warm-up focuses on technical refinement; followed by a challenging center combination that will emphasize story-telling, musicality, creativity and performance.

Portland, OR


(719) 310-4867

Classes in the theory and practice of Bharatha Natyam offered in Hillsboro and Bethany, NW Portland for students ages 4 to 40, from beginner to advanced classes in group classes as well as private setting.

Hillsboro, OR 97124

Bethany, OR 97229

(971) 270-0204
Dance Levels: Beginner, Intermediate

Portland's world-class contemporary dance company versed in the most current dance techniques and teaching tools with classes in a variety of styles for all ages and levels. Experienced and welcoming teachers are dedicated to helping everyone dance.

211 NE 10th Ave
Portland, OR 97242


(503) 421-7434

Oregon Ballet Theatre seeks to inspire beauty and excellence in the hearts and minds of Oregonians through the creation and preservation of the highest quality classical and contemporary ballet.

Genres: Ballet, Jazz

0720 SW Bancroft Street
Portland, OR 97239

19066 Willamette Drive
West Linn, OR 97068

(503) 227-6890

Classical ballet technique programs for beginner to pre-professional, ages 3 to 14+, and open classes for adults. We are not only teaching ballet, but we are passing on beauty, confidence, health, love and responsibility!

Genres: Ballet, Contemporary

10226 SW Park Way
Portland, OR 97225


(503) 297-4325

Oregon Irish Dance Academy offers non-competitive Irish dancing classes, camps, and special events for all ages in multiple locations across Oregon. Enrollment is open year-round, so sign up for your free trial class today!

1625 NE Sandy Blvd
Portland, OR 97232

7981 SE 17th Ave
Portland, OR 97202

(503) 819-9555
Dance Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Open Level

PDX Contemporary Ballet offers professional level classes in ballet, contemporary ballet, and contemporary. All of our classes are with the PDX CB company and are geared towards professional level dancers and those who are interested in the company.

1734 SE 12th Ave
Portland, OR 97214


(206) 851-4140
Dance Levels: Professional

We believe that everyone should have the right to celebrate and explore themselves through movement, regardless of age, training or physical ability. All ages, all levels, all abilities, all backgrounds welcome.

1826 NW 18th Ave
Portland, OR 97209


(503) 380-5472

We are committed to inclusively cultivating the collective talents of Portland Metro area performers via instruction and community events, ensuring the presence of Bellydance as a vital and growing art form.

Portland, OR


(503) 830-9372

We offer dynamic classes in a variety of dance techniques for 10 week sessions, 1.5 hrs 2x per week. Anyone can take classes at PCC, as long as they enroll as a 'for credit' student with the college. Auditing is always an option!

12000 SW 49th Ave
Portland, OR 97219

17705 NW Springville Rd.
Portland, OR 97229

(971) 702-4321

Portland Flamenco Events provides flamenco experiences including classes, intensives, retreats in the Pacific Northwest and flamenco dance tours to Spain.

Genres: Flamenco

Espacio Flamenco 226 SE Madison St
Portland, OR 97214

Lakewood Center For the Arts 368 S State St
Lake Oswego, OR 97034

(503) 956-7712

Rose City Ballet School offers beautiful foundational (beg/int) ballet classes to people of all ages, backgrounds and body types. All classes are taught by ABT Certified Teacher Renee Meiffren.

Genres: Ballet

125 NE Killingsworth St. Suite 101
Portland, OR 97211


(503) 583-7205
Dance Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Open Level

Shaun Keylock Company is a platform for contemporary dance and performance dedicated to new movement research and cross-disciplinary collaboration. The company offers classes and workshops taught by current company members and guest artists.

1201 NW 17th Ave
Portland, OR 97209


Dance Levels: Professional, Open Level

Opened in October 2017, Steps PDX offers a new element of education and inspiration to enrich the lives of those who have an appetite to move. Join us for this adventure in bringing quality dance to the community.

221 SE 11th Ave Suite 220
Portland, OR 97214


(971) 400-0713

Here in the center of gorgeous Portland, Oregon, we offer regular belly dance classes, host a variety of workshops and dance intensives, and occasionally function as a boutique. We welcome all people interested in exploring belly dance.

1847 E Burnside #103
Portland, OR 97214


(321) 328-8723

Portland's most experienced and qualified instructors. Pole dance classes, private lessons, private parties, and a 24/7 pole practice studio. Two elegant studios. Elevate your dance with us.

111 SE Madison
Portland, OR 97214


(503) 765-5259

The Aspire Project provides affordable, accessible dance and fitness programs for both kids and adults. No student is turned away due to lack of funds. We offer ballet, contemporary, jazz, hip hop, and tap classes, as well as yoga and Pilates.

8426 N. Lombard Street
Portland, OR 97203


Dance Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Open Level

The Ellové Technique™ is a conditioning and injury prevention class taught by certified instructors. It is designed to strengthen and rejuvenate through the pure techniques of ballet, yoga, fitness, and Pilates.

Genres: Ballet, Conditioning

Portland, OR

Tualatin, OR

(971) 373-5336

TPB provides instruction for dancers at all levels. Creative Ballet for ages 3-6, Curriculum Ballet for 6-19, Career Track program for 14-22, daily Open Classes for Teens and Adults, and the region’s only Men’s Ballet Program.

Genres: Ballet

6250 SW Capitol Hwy
Portland, OR 97239


(503) 452-8448

The Tiny Theater PDX's training involves workshop/labs that focus on the languages of somatics, presence, performance, somatic expression of character, state-of-being, essence archetypes, composition, and improvisation.

3306 SE 65th Ave.
Portland, OR 97206


(503) 810-0445
Dance Levels: All Abilities, Open Level

I am passionate about passing on my love of dance and theatre to both youth and adults. My particular expertise is teaching classic jazz dance to ages 12 and up and tap to all ages. Find my classes at Polaris, BodyVox and Northwest Dance Project.

Portland, OR


(503) 853-4639
Dance Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Open Level

TriptheDark offers tap classes for adults of all levels and intermediate contemporary. Tap classes are offered in 6-week sessions throughout the year. Registration is required for tap sessions but contemporary classes are offered on a drop-in basis.

Genres: Contemporary, Tap

4107 SE Harrison St.
Milwaukie, OR 97222


(503) 956-3378

Dedicated to offering innovative and accessible artistic experiences & residencies , we aspire to cultivate a more assimilated approach to social, ecological, and cultural concerns through artistic practice and embodied engagement.

55 NE Farragut St. #4
Portland, OR 97203


(503) 404-2350

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