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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

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(503) 351-5182

The Aspire Project offers a variety of dance classes for ages 3-adult with affordable tuition on a sliding scale. We offer Creative Movement, Ballet, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Jazz, and Tap, in addition to adult fitness classes such Pilates and yoga.

8426 N. Lombard Street
Portland, OR 97203

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503-505-0559

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

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

The Dance Center serves as the home of world-renowned BodyVox Dance Company. We offer teen and adult drop-ins, series, master classes, and workshops, in addition to our summer kids camps, all taught by an exceptional roster of dancers and artists.

1201 NW 17th Ave.
Portland, OR 97209

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(503) 229-0627

Bremone is a world class, performance leadership organization. We offer an adult/young adult Afro-Funk fitness class on a drop-in basis featuring live music and instruction by Miss Kemba Shannon.

The Portland Ballet 6250 SW Capitol Hwy
Portland, OR 97239
L'Etoile French Immersion School 68 SW Miles St.
Portland, OR 97219
503-509-9557
Dance Levels: Open Level

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

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(503) 764-9174

Located in the heart of Sellwood in SE 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

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(503) 890-6101

DanceMode offers three weekly unique movement classes designed to connect the mind, body, and spirit, using various methods such as Franklin Method and Qi Gong. We hold frequent workshops in social vernacular jazz dances.

232 SE Oak Street #404
Portland, OR 97214

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503-998-7417
Dance Levels: Open Level

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

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(503) 231-2542

Espacio Flamenco offers holistic flamenco music and dance instruction for all ages. Through classes, special events, and performances we create a space in Portland where flamenco arts and culture can be experienced, explored, learned, and refined.

Espacio Flamenco Studio 226 SE Madison St.
Portland, OR 97214

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503-233-8613

We provide a broad and accessible flamenco experience of instruction, performance and community through classes and events with local and international artists in Portland, retreats in the Pacific Northwest, and guided trips to Spain.

New Day Center for the Arts 5516 SE Foster Rd.
Portland, OR 97206
Lakewood Center For the Arts 368 S State St.
Lake Oswego, OR 97034

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

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(719) 310-4867

Muddy Feet Contemporary Dance is a project based company specializing in performance and dance film. Co-Director Rachel Slater teaches ongoing classes open to the dance community at BodyVox Dance Center: Modern Jazz and Open Contemporary.

1201 NW 17th Ave.
Portland, OR 97209

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(503) 229-0627

New Expressive Works (N.E.W.) provides a wide offering of culturally and genre-diverse classes and workshops.

810 SE Belmont St Ste 2
Portland, OR 97214

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Dance Levels: All Abilities, Open Level

Nonsense fosters a healthy, open-minded, creative environment for dancers to express themselves while establishing clear expectations and a high level of professionalism and organization to prepare dancers with the skills and etiquette needed to grow.

Genres: Contemporary
1014 SE Clinton St.
Portland, OR 97202

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971-276-3776
Dance Levels: 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 Avenue
Portland, OR 97232

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(503) 421-7434

Earn a Bachelor of Arts in Dance! At Pacific University students are immersed into diverse courses that prepare them for careers in dance and beyond.

2043 College Way
Forest Grove, OR 97116

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503-352-2134

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

1734 SE 12th Ave.
Portland, OR 97214

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(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

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(503) 380-5472

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

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(503) 452-8448

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

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(503) 830-9372

Premier Cirque is the ONLY circus-minded fitness studio in Vancouver, WA. We offer aerial silks, trapeze, lyra, rope, stretching, belly dancing, and more. We have classes for adults and children 6 years old and up.

7500 NE 16th Ave Suite # 1A
Vancouver, WA 98665

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(503) 515-4739
Dance Levels: Beginner, Open Level

Community Dance at Reed is a project that brings together Reed College and broader Portland communities. Weekly creative movement sessions run September to December 2019. Free and open to the public. No dance experience necessary.

3202 SE Woodstock Blvd
Portland, OR 97202

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Dance Levels: Open Level

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
126 NE Alberta St. Suite 002
Portland, OR 97211

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(503) 583-7205

Offering S Factor® Sessions, monthly Liquid Motion® classes, and special workshops throughout the year with certified instructor Brenda Munson. Practice sensual movement and embodied flow; no prior dance experience required.

SomaSpace, 4050 NE Broadway St.
Portland, OR 97232

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Dance Levels: 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

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Dance Levels: Professional, Open Level

Tempos Contemporary Circus is an ensemble dedicated to producing quality performance art that blurs the lines of acrobatics, dance, & physical theatre. We offer movement training for the public & creative opportunities for emerging performing artists.

423 SE Ivon St
Portland, OR 97202

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(971) 319-0540

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

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(503) 853-4639

TriptheDark offers tap classes for adults of all levels, plus contemporary, jazz, and dance workout classes. Tap classes are offered in 6-week sessions. Registration is required for tap sessions but other classes are available on a drop-in basis.

4107 SE Harrison St.
Milwaukie, OR 97222

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(503) 956-3378
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