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    Bachata (Level 1-2)

    Dance with Joy Studios
    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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    Angolan Kizomba

    Vitalidad Movement Arts Center
    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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    Argentine Tango (All Levels)

    Dance with Joy Studios
    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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    Brazilian Zouk

    Dance with Joy Studios
    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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    Qi Gong

    Dance with Joy Studios
    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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    Blues Dancing

    The Viscount Dance Studio
    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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    Night Club 2-Step

    Dance with Joy Studios
    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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    Willamette Valley Wine Tour

    A Great Oregon 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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    The Hustle and The Merengue

    Arthur Murray Dance Studio Portland
    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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    Zumba Nightclub Experience

    PulsePDX
    Zumba. What the heck is zumba -- other than really fun to say? Zumba is an incredible way to get a workout where all you have to do is dance. The sessions incorporate choreography from hip-hop, soca, samba, salsa, merengue, cumbia, reggaeton, and other international rhythms to provide you with an engaging workout that is extremely effective. The Zumba studio is decked out with disco lights and an incredible sound system so you'll feel like you're out at the Club rather than at the gym. Boogie for an hour with this strenuous but very fun workout. Don't wait -- Zoom-ba over to this class ASAP!
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