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Argentine Tango For Beginners

$60

with Emma Holder

Calendar Nov 14, 2017 at 6:45 pm, runs for 5 weeks
Argentine Tango is an improvised dance, a conversation without words with someone you may not know. This class covers basic concepts to get beginners dancing: connection, musicality, turns, pivots, the cruzada, leading and following, footwork, codes. It also introduces three styles of Tango: tango, vals, and milonga. Please bring shoes with soles that slide. No partner needed.

Beginning Lindy Hop

$80

with Gillian Davis

Calendar Oct 31, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 8 weeks
Join Portland Swing Project for an introduction to Lindy Hop! In the world of "swing dance", there's Charleston, 6-Count Swing and Lindy Hop, which is considered the soul of the dance. Students will learn the basic Lindy Hop footwork and some simple, fun moves that will get you out on the dance floor. You will learn how to connect with any partner, and build your confidence dancing to different styles and tempos of music. Join Portland Swing Project for an introduction to Charleston! We'll teach you the basic 8-count footwork and some simple, fun Charleston moves that will get you out on the dance floor. We’ll show you techniques to connect with any partner, and build your confidence dancing to different styles and tempos of music. We'll break things down slowly and clearly, give you plenty of practice time, and rotate partners throughout the class so you'll have a chance to dance with everyone. For those of you who have taken our Beginning East Coast Swing or Beginning Lindy Hop Class, we'll show you how to transition from those dances in and out of Charleston. For those of you brand new to swing dancing, this is a great class to get your feet wet and have some fun! Portland Swing Project also offers weekly dances on Thursday nights so you can continue practicing what you’re learning in class. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Beginning Lindy Hop (6-7pm Tuesdays, Mechanics Hall Ballroom)  Join Portland Swing Project for an introduction to Lindy Hop! In the world of "swing dance", there's Charleston, 6-Count Swing and Lindy Hop, which is considered the soul of the dance. We'll teach you the basic Lindy Hop footwork and some simple, fun moves that will get you out on the dance floor. We’ll teach you how to connect with any partner, and build your confidence dancing to different styles and tempos of music. We'll break things down slowly and clearly, give you plenty of practice time, and rotate partners throughout the class so you'll have a chance to dance with everyone. For those of you who have taken our Beginning 6-Count Swing or Beginning Charleston Class, we'll show you how to transition from those dances in and out of Lindy Hop. For those of you brand new to swing dance, this is a great class to get your feet wet and have some fun! Portland Swing Project also offers weekly dances on Thursday nights so you can continue

Tap Dance: Beginner

$62

with Jennifer Kain

Calendar Oct 21, 2017 at 10 am, runs for 7 weeks
This course is aimed for beginners or dancers who want to brush up on the basics. Students will learn technique and stops slowly, working their way up to short combinations each week. Students should bring tap shoes if they have them, or smooth-soled shoes if they don't.

Yoga For Bigger Bodies

$37

with Katie Arnold

Calendar Oct 24, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 7 weeks
This class utilizes a safe, fun, body-positive environment to welcome students of all shapes, sizes, and ability levels to yoga. Although students do not have to be a specific size to attend, this class pays special attention to offering accommodations and modifications for individuals with larger bodies. Yoga poses are taught in a manner that respects and celebrates differences and encourages building strength, balance, flexibility, and self-acceptance.
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