Beginning Level Classes

Sunday

Beginning Ballroom, Latin and Swing

Host: Jacob Jagger

No partner or experience needed.

5:00 Jacob switches dances every two months. Contact him to see which dance they're working on. Drop-ins always welcome! January-February dance is Foxtrot. March-April dance is WC Swing.

6:00 Jacob switches dances every month or two. Contact him to see which dance they're working on. Drop-ins always welcome! January-February dance is WC Swing. March-April dance is Salsa.

Cost: $5 drop-in per person per hour; Discount for two-month session: $30/person for one class; $70/person for both classes.

Monday

Beginning Ballroom, Latin and Swing

Host: Cori Grimm

6:45-7:40 No partner or experience needed. New dancers should start on the first day of a three-week series.

January 7-21: Salsa — NEW SEASON STARTS TODAY!!*
January 28-February 11: Foxtrot
February 18-March 4: Rumba
March 11-April 1 (no class March 25): Swing
April 8-22: Waltz
April 29-May 13: Cha Cha

Cost: $8 Drop-in; $20 for a 3-week punch card. Second class the same day is half price.  

Winter Season Pass: $72/person; $125/couple. Covers 18 classes January 7-May 13 — one class per night. $125/person; $225/couple covers 36 classes — two classes/night, including the 7:40 Evening class. A couple is one leader and one follower. Discount for students. Register on-line at www.upanddancing.com or at the first class.

Tuesday

Adult Ballet Barre

Host: Jeannine Engelhardt

1:30-2:45 Ballet Barre class for adults. No experience needed. Recommended: bring a yoga mat, ballet shoes (bare feet OK, too) and leg warmers or a small towel.

Cost: $10 drop-in. $90 for 10-week punch card.

Zumba

Host: Diane Rasmusson

4:00-5:00 Zumba! All fitness levels welcome. No Class April 23.

Cost: First time Free; $5 drop-in; 5 classes for $20; Senior Discounts

Country/Western

Host: Tanya DeHart

6:00-6:30 Beginning Line Dancing
6:30-7:00 Intermediate Line Dancing
7:00-8:00 Partner or Specialty Dancing (Usually Country Two-Step)

No partner needed! No experience needed for Beginning Classes. It's best to start the Partner Dance classes toward the beginning of each month, if you're new.

Cost: $6 Drop-in for the whole night!

 

Wednesday

Argentine Tango

Host: Judith and Jean-Paul

No partner or experience needed for Beginning Lesson.

7:00-8:00pm Basic Beginner (Finding Your Feet) - Drills and exercises to improve connection, balance and technique.

8:00-8:30pm Practica.

8:30-9:30pm Beyond the Basics - Based on requests we will work on Tango, Vals and Milonga to keep skills current and expanding.

Cost: $10 drop-in; $32 for 4-week punch card; $60 for an 8-week punch card. Second class the same day is 50% off. 

Thursday

Zumba Gold

Host: Diane Rasmusson

4:00-5:00 Zumba Gold! All fitness levels welcome. Most Thursdays, check monthly calendar.

Cost: First time Free; $5 drop-in; 5 classes for $20; Senior Discounts

Bachata

Host: Sarah and Galeno

5:45-6:45 Bachata. No partner or experience required. On break in April.

Cost: General $9 drop-in or $30/month; Youth $7 drop-in or $20/month

West Coast Swing Lessons and Party

Host: West Coast Swing Group

7-8:00 Beginner, Beyond Beginner, and Intermediate/Advanced lessons (separate rooms)

8:00-9:30 Open dance. Singles and couples welcome!

Cost: $7/person for drop-ins; $24 for a 4-week punch card.

Friday

Evergreen Ballroom Spring Showcase

Date: Fri, Apr. 26th

6:45 Doors open for early seating and Shoe Sales with Portland's Glass Slipper
7:30 Beginning Lesson
8:00-9:30 Dance Exhibitions mixed with open dancing
9:30-11:00 Open dancing

Cost: $8 General; $6 Youth; 12 and under free with adult

Friday Night Lesson and Dance

7:30-8:30 Lessons. No partner or experience required.
8:30-10:30 Dance Party.
1st-4th Fridays are Ballroom Nights.
5th Friday is Country/Western Night.
2nd Fridays are especially Beginner-Friendly. 4th Fridays are especially Family-Friendly.

Friday Night Lesson Schedule for March-April:

  • 5th Friday (March 29) Country/Western Party with Tanya. 7:30 Beginning Country/Western Lesson. 8:30-10:30 Dancing to a mix of Country/Western and West Coast Swing.
  • 1st Friday (April 5) Ballroom Party with Cori. 7:30 Beginning Lesson and Intermediate Step of the Week in Rumba and Swing. 8:30-10:30 Dancing to a mix of Ballroom, Latin and Swing.  
  • 2nd Friday (April 12) Beginner-Friendly Ballroom Party with Cori. 7:30 Intro to Ballroom Lesson. 8:30-10:30 Dancing to a mix of Ballroom, Latin and Swing, additional mini-lesson, mixer and dance hosts.
  • 3rd Friday (April 19) Ballroom Party with Cori. 7:30 Beginning Lesson and Intermediate Step of the Week in Waltz and Cha Cha. 8:30-10:30 Dancing to a mix of Ballroom, Latin and Swing.
  • 4th Friday (April 26) Evergreen Ballroom Spring Showcase! 86:45 Doors open for early seating and shoe sales with the Glass Slipper. 7:30 Beginning Lesson. 8:00-9:30 Showcase mixed with open dancing. 9:30-11:00 Dancing to a mix of Ballroom, Latin and Swing. $8 General tonight; $6 Youth.

Hosts: Cori G. (1st, 2nd and 3rd Fridays, 4th Friday in April); The Kuhl's (4th Fridays - Cori in April); Tanya (5th Fridays)

Cost: $8 General; $6 Youth or after 8:30; 12 and under free with paid adult.