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    Bachata (Level 1-2)

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    Bachata is a fun, social, popular dance from the Dominican Republic that is performed at Latin and Salsa clubs across the country. It is distinguished by the sharp hip movements dancers make on every fourth beat. Whether you're completely new to Bachata or you've had some experience in the basics of it, the Level 1-2 class in Bachata will give you something new. As well as learning the steps, you'll get training on how to master the timing and framing of Bachata so that you can have a good lead-follow connection with your partner.
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    Bachata (Level 1-2)

    8051 SE 16th Avenue, Portland

    • Learn the popular dance from the Dominican Republic
    • Make sharp hip motions and do steps and turns
    • Add new layers and techniques to your dance as you get more advanced
    • Discover something new whether you're a complete beginner or looking to add style to your Bachata routine
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    Angolan Kizomba

    If you're looking for a sensual new partner dance, then check out Kizomba! Originally, from Angola, Kizomba mixes modern music genres with traditional Angolan semba. And in this class, you'll learn all the fundamentals of this unique dance style! Once you are comfortable with the first steps and hip movements, you'll expand into saidas and different patterns. This is a great way to spice up a relationship, or meet new people in a safe, welcoming environment. So what are you waiting for? Sign up now!
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    Angolan Kizomba

    116 SE Yamhill St, Portland

    • Learn the fundamentals of Kizomba, an Angolan dance-style that mixes modern music with classic semba
    • Spice up a relationship or meet new people in a comfortable, inviting place
    • Get a great workout while learning a new skill
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    Argentine Tango (All Levels)

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    They say it takes two to tango, but baby steps -- let's start with YOU. You are but one, but by the time you take this class you'll be moving so fast onlookers will think there are four of you. So become the Jamie Madrox of dance and step into the groove today. Argentine Tango is known to be a dance of passion and connection. A highly individualistic and improvisational dance, with endless possibilities in its intricately woven steps, this dance provides freedom for musical expression via movement through time. A true social dance, based on the art of leading and following, tango allows the opportunity for layers of connection, creating a lovely present moment Zen between dancers. Some say that tango should have a warning label for how highly addictive it is. Who are these "they's" and "some's?" They're spot-on, if you ask us.
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    Argentine Tango (All Levels)

    8051 SE 16th Avenue, Portland

    • Discover the sensual steps and turns of one of the great social dances of all time
    • Practice leading and following to dance with partners of any skill level
    • Learn to make motions second nature so you can improvise on the fly and focus on fun
    • Experience the uplifting joy of dancing an expressive and energetic dance
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    Brazilian Zouk

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    If tango's the dance of the 20th century, Zouk is the dance of the 21st century. How can this be? Zouk can best be described as a reflection of today's world, often called a "global village." With the advent of the Internet and man's increasing mobility, geography becomes irrelevant -- Zouk showcases this. Combining multi-cultural elements of Brazil, Holland, South Africa, and maybe a hint of American commercialization, experience an initiation to the dance of the world by learning various dance steps and movements. Come experience this global phenomenon!
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    Brazilian Zouk

    8051 SE 16th Avenue, Portland

    • Immerse yourself in the dance that best represents a product of today's world, now considered a "global village"
    • Develop increased physical awareness of your body as well as incredible strength and flexibility
    • Build small muscle groups to protect your knees, hips, and back
    • Explore cultures of the world like Brazil, Holland, and South Africa via dance steps that are so fresh they're still being defined
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    Qi Gong

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    Head to Dance With Joy Studios and learn to fly like a goose and move your Qi! What is a Qi, you might ask? We'll leave that to the expert -- we certainly can't do it justice! This 18-week series introduces new and returning student to the Wild Goose Qigong 64-movement first set. Wild Goose Qigong is an 1800-year-old Chinese movement form designed to improve one's health, wellness and longevity. The gentle movements are suitable for all ages and abilities. This class includes taiji warm-up exercises, sitting meditation, and instruction of the Wild Goose Qigong first set. What are you waiting for? Get to goosin'!
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    Qi Gong

    8051 SE 16th Avenue, Portland

    • Learn the fundamentals of qi gong and perform them with an instructor nearby to guide you
    • Discuss qi gong history and find out how to integrate the dance into your lifestyle
    • Discover a new gentle exercise routine that will strengthen your core and set your mind at ease
    • Impress your friends at the next talent show
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    Blues Dancing

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    Na na-na na-na. You got the blues. Na na-na na-na. Because you can't dance. Na na-na na-na. But now there's a class. Na na-na na-na. So this is your chance. Embrace your soulful side during this introductory dance class, where you'll learn to dance to one of the 20th-century's most iconic genres -- the blues! You'll be working under the guidance of an experienced blues dance instructor, learning the basic techniques that underly the style. You will learn to pick up both slow and fast-paced articulations and master the art of partner connection. As you learn, you'll enjoy the benefits of a social and supportive studio environment in which to explore your musicality and build on your abilities. And when the work is done, you'll be all set to paint the town... Blue! Na na-na na-na.
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    Blues Dancing

    720 SE Sandy Blvd, Portland

    • Learn how to dance to blues music with the guidance of a professional instructor
    • Enhance your dancing skills as you learn to interpret blues music using various dance techniques
    • Get a fun, physical workout and make some new friends
    • Pick up a social dance style that is popular in both professional circles and blues clubs
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    Night Club 2-Step

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    The Night Club 2-step, invented by Buddy Schwimmer in the 1960s, is one of the most popular and enduring contemporary American social dances. With more movement than most Latin dances but less than most ballroom dances, the Night Club 2-step can be danced to slower pop and top-40 music. It's a lasting, versatile form of social dance that is useful for a number of social settings.
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    Night Club 2-Step

    8051 SE 16th Avenue, Portland

    • Learn the popular contemporary night club dance
    • Get experience in a versatile dance that can be used in a number of social settings
    • Experience both the energy and grace of a standard social dance
    • Get practice in the Night Club 2-step whether you are a complete novice or if you want to brush up on your skills
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    Willamette Valley Wine Tour

    Delve into a day of decadence in the Willamette Valley! This incredibly fertile area is home to some of the finest wineries in the country, and during this tour you'll be visiting 4-6 of the best. Along the journey, you'll enjoy picturesque vineyards and facilities, and learn all about the winemaking process from start to finish. But the real treat is in the imbibing, and you'll be doing plenty of that. You'll enjoy tastings of several different varieties of wine popular in the Valley, savoring their lush aromas and flavors under the guidance of master tasters. There'll be no whining on this tour!
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    Willamette Valley Wine Tour

    1821 NE 91st Avenue, Portland

    • Explore several of the top vineyards of Willamette Valley
    • Let yourself be led by expert guides who will fill you in on the fascinating history of the Willamette Valley wine scene.
    • Taste the famous pinots, chardonnays, rieslings, and other varieties that are well-known throughout the region
    • Revel in the the lush farmlands and distant mountain vistas of Willamette Valley
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    The Hustle and The Merengue

    There's only one cure for disco fever, and that's dance! This partner dance class will teach you the iconic steps of the hustle, which rose to prominence with everybody's favorite movie, Saturday Night Fever. Adding to the fun, you'll also be learning the merengue, the Dominican Republic's wildly popular social dance. With these two dances, you won't just grasp the basic movements, but also the attitudinal aspects that make them so enthralling. You'll also practice leading, following, and predicting your partner's intentions so that you can improvise on the dance floor. Finally, a reason to break out your glitter pants!
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    The Hustle and The Merengue

    2526 NE Broadway St, Portland

    • Master the groovy moves of the the classic disco partner dance, the hustle
    • Show off your sassy side and build confidence by dancing the merengue
    • Learn to lead, follow, and improvise with rotating partners in class
    • Express yourself through dance in a vibrant, high-energy studio environment
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    Dominican Bachata

    Dominican Bachata, Modern Bachata-- what's the difference? For that matter, what the heck is Bachata? Well, it's a style of partner-dance that originated in the Dominican Republic, which has its own unique versions in Europe and the US. In this class, you'll learn the fundamentals of both in a comfortable, inviting space. This class is a great way to spice up a relationship, meet new people, and boost your confidence! So what are you waiting for? The sooner you join the Beginner Bachata Class, the sooner you and your dance partner can wow your friends at the club!
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    Dominican Bachata

    116 SE Yamhill St, Portland

    • Learn the fundamentals of both authentic Dominican Bachata and Modern Bachata
    • Spice up a relationship or meet new people in a comfortable, inviting place
    • Get a great workout while learning a new skill
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