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! March-April Dance is West Coast Swing. May-June Dance is Waltz.

6:00 Jacob switches dances every month or two. Contact him to see which dance they're working on. Drop-ins always welcome! March-April Dance is Salsa​. May-June Dance is East Coast Swing.

Cost: $5 drop-in per person per hour; Discount for two-month session: $40/person for one class; $70/person for both classes. No class May 27.

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.

April 30-May 14: Salsa
May 21: Beginning Dance Party — 6:45-8:30 Open dancing mixed with mini-lessons. No partner or dance experience needed. $3 drop-in or free for Season Pass Holders.
(May 28: Memorial Day — no classes. Private lessons available)

June 4-18: Swing — NEW SEASON STARTS TODAY!!*
June 25-July 9: Waltz
July 16-August 6 (no class July 30): Rumba
August 13-27: Salsa

Cost: $8 Drop-in; $20 for a 3-week punch card. Second class the same day is half price.  Season Pass: $50/person; $85/couple. Covers 12 classes June 4-August 27 — one class per night. $80/person; $150/couple covers 24 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.

Beginner's Ballroom Party

Date: Mon, May. 21st
Host: Cori Grimm

6:45-8:30 Open dance party and practice night with a mix of Ballroom, Latin and Swing music and mini-lessons throughout the evening. No partner or experience needed.

Cost: $3/person; free for Spring and Summer Season Pass holders

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.

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
8:00-8:15 Intermediate Partner Dancing

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

Teen Social Class

Host: Cori Grimm

4:00-5:00 4-Week Social Ballroom Dance Class for ages 12-17 (younger/older by permission).

Pre-Registration Required. Contact Cori for more info. May 9-30.

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

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. 27th

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 April-May:

  • 3rd Friday (April 20) Ballroom Party with Cori. 7:30 Beginning Lesson and Intermediate Step of the Week in Waltz and Salsa. 8:30-10:30 Dancing to a mix of Ballroom, Latin and Swing.
  • 4th Friday (April 27) Evergreen Ballroom Spring Showcase. 6:45 Doors open for early seating and shoe sales with the Glass Slipper. 7:30 Beginning Foxtrot lesson. 8:00-9:30 Dance Exhibitions mixed with open dancing. 9:30-11:00 More open dancing to a mix of Ballroom, Latin and Swing. $8 General; $6 Youth all night.
  • 1st Friday (May 4) Ballroom Party with Cori. 7:30 Beginning Lesson and Intermediate Step of the Week in Foxtrot and Swing. 8:30-10:30 Dancing to a mix of Ballroom, Latin and Swing.
  • 2nd Friday (May 11) 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 (May 18) Ballroom Party with Cori. 7:30 Beginning Lesson and Intermediate Step of the Week in Waltz and Rumba. 8:30-10:30 Dancing to a mix of Ballroom, Latin and Swing.
  • 4th Friday (May 25) Steampunk Ballroom Party with Colette. 7:30 Beginning Lesson. 8:30-10:30 Dancing to a mix of Ballroom, Latin and Swing with a Steampunk theme. 

Hosts: Cori G. (1st, 2nd and 3rd Fridays); Colette (4th Fridays — Cori in April); Tanya (5th Fridays)

Cost: $8 General; $6 Youth or after 8:30; 12 and under free with paid adult. Showcase night only (April 27): $8 General; $6 Youth all night. No passes or discounts please.