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    Adult Karate

    Trying to learn karate by waxing cars and sweeping floors for some old dude? If his name isn't Mr. Miyagi, there's a "fair" chance you're being ripped off. Take your training to the studio during this adult class from Family Martial Arts Academy Portland, and you'll find yourself immersed in a structured, traditional martial arts studio that puts an emphasis on straightforward, practical instruction. Karate is one of the great martial arts for good reason, providing effective, easy-to-learn techniques for defense or competition. You'll develop powerful kicking and punching strikes through stand-alone drills, and internalize counter techniques while working in partner exercises. In addition, karate study provides a great fitness program, benefiting cardiovascular health, and helping to build flexibility, stamina, and strength. Trust us, you'll get a kick out of it.
    Adult Karate

    8618 SW Hall Blvd, Beaverton

    • Learn the fundamentals of karate, one of the most popular forms of martial arts
    • Develop basic self-defense skills to keep tucked in your back pocket
    • Get a vigorous workout that builds core strength, stamina, and improved motor skills
    • Enjoy the benefits of increased self-confidence and the discipline that come from martial arts
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    Martial Arts All Levels

    Got a knack for getting in tight spots with villainous sorts? Might be time to pick up a little kung fu! Westside Academy offers an energetic and practical introduction to Chinese martial arts, with elements derived from over thousands of years of tradition. During this all-levels offering, you'll master the basics with drill training, and have the opportunity to the skills you're learning to work through partner drills and controlled sparring. And, as you hone devastating strikes, blocks, throws, and grappling techniques, you'll be getting into prime physical shape with a tremendous physical workout that will harden your core, expand your flexibility, and build your motor control. Best of all, the baddies will never see you coming.
    Martial Arts All Levels

    1509 SW Sunset Blvd, Portland

    • Learn one of the most popular and time-tested styles in the history of martial arts
    • Develop the skills you need to defend yourself and fight competitively
    • Get a great workout that builds stamina, overall strength, and athleticism
    • Build the self-confidence and discipline that comes from practicing martial arts
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    West Coast Swing

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    Are you often overcome by uncontrollable fits of dancing? Channel your spastic energy during this high tempo dance class featuring West Coast Swing. An offshoot of the Lindy Hop and Jitterbug, WCS is a back-and-forth partner dance that features heavy improvisation. As such, it's a fun dance with for showing off your creative side. You'll learn some of the classic steps and passes, developing your ability to read your partner's intent and play along, no matter the differences in your skill level. This is a great opportunity to meet some new friends to hit your local swing scene with, and to keep in shape while having a blast. No more dancing fits for you!! Well, okay. But only on the dance floor.
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    West Coast Swing

    8051 SE 16th Avenue, Portland

    • Learn the basics of West Coast Swing, including 6-count and 8-count footwork rhythms
    • Step in time to the music, using the appropriate weight changes for the pattern
    • Understand and demonstrate compression and extension, proper body position, continuous motion, and how to lead preps for an inside turn
    • Get handsy when you learn proper hand hold, hand positions, and hand connection
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    Vintage Swing

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    Dream of strutting your stuff on the dance floor at a 1920s-style speakeasy club? Get into the swing of things with this introductory dance class from The Viscount Dance Studio! Embrace the era of flappers by mastering the basic swing step, the 6-count rhythm, and the lead-follow concepts that form the basis of East Coast Swing. For those new to partner dancing, this is the perfect place to start, as many of the elements covered are applicable to other styles. And if you've already got some dance experience under your belt, this is a great way to update to your repertoire! This Viscount Dance Studio maintains a fun, supportive learning environment with experienced instructors passionate about their art and eager to share that passion with their students. It's also a great way to keep fit, and make some dancing friends for when you're ready to hit the clubs! You're a swinger, baby!
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    Vintage Swing

    720 SE Sandy Blvd, Portland

    • Learn the fundamentals of East Coast Swing during an introductory dance class
    • Master the 6-count rhythm, motions, and attitudinal aspects of the dance under the guidance of an experienced instructor
    • Partner with other students to develop your abilities in leading, following, and improvising
    • Develop your confidence and skill while dancing in an energetic and supportive environment
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    Hip Hop

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    If you're new to hip-hop or if you want a fun form of exercise, the adult hip-hop series is for you. You'll be instructed in a fun, energetic dance sequence set to hip-hop music. You'll gain new moves and learn new skills throughout the series, which meets once a week for a month and starts in the first week of the month. This is a class for a solo dance (no partners) for ages 13 and up.
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    Hip Hop

    8051 SE 16th Avenue, Portland

    • Move and groove in this beginner's hip-hop class
    • Perform rapid, flashy, energetic movements in an impressive dance sequence
    • Learn a choreographed dance sequence in an upbeat environment
    • Add a great new style to your repertoire
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    Hustle

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    The Hustle is a disco dance that emphasizes the swing and movement of two partners, and it comes in both a New York and LA form. The New York form of the dance is done at a slower tempo and is more linear. The LA form is much tighter and keeps one of the partners in a near-constant state of rotation. Both reflect the speed and glamor of the disco era, and in this class you'll learn the basics to this social dance that is perfect for the energy and vibrancy of a nightclub.
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    Hustle

    8051 SE 16th Avenue, Portland

    • Learn the famous disco dance popular in the 1970s
    • Perform both the New York and LA version of the Hustle
    • Twirl and rotate in this high-energy form of swing dancing
    • Feel the glamor and speed of a classic American dance
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    Argentine Tango

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    Dancing in your bedroom mirror has its perks, but it takes two to tango. Find a partner and conquer the dance floor during this tango workshop! This is the perfect chance to perfect your form and build your confidence while dancing with partners of various skills levels in a supportive learning environment. As you dance, your instructor will be there to help with feedback and encouragement, guiding you on your way to new heights of sauve danciness. Meet some new dance friends, develop your ability, and twirl your way across the dance floor! It's tango time!
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    Argentine Tango

    720 SE Sandy Blvd, Portland

    • Work on your tango dancing skills during a group practice class
    • Meet and dance with partners to develop your ability to dance with others of varying skill levels
    • Receive guidance and support from an experienced instructor while you dance
    • Develop your confidence and skill while dancing in an energetic and supportive environment
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    Social Dance

    Have you always felt there's a slick dancer lurking just below your normal walky self? Take the leap and find out with an open house dance class! Operating since 1912, Arthur Murray Dance Studios has turned dance instruction into almost as much an art as the subject itself. Specializing in social dances, this studio focuses on making your learning process fun and easy. Arthur Murray Dance Studio features a number of a different styles with which to explore the world of foxtrot, tango, waltz, and more- and at this event, you just might the style that's right for you. If you're still not sure, just remember that dancing is also a great way to stay in shape and have a really good time- so make it easy on yourself, come on down, and start dancing!
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    Social Dance

    2526 NE Broadway St, Portland

    • Participate in a social dance class hosted by a reputable, long-time studio
    • Learn a variety of partner dances while rotating partners in class meant to build skill
    • Develop confidence, skill, and grace on the dance floor whether leading or following
    • Open yourself up to a world of artistic expression, while having a great time
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    Brazilian Samba

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    And then he held up the small lion and said, "One day, everything the light touches will be yours." -- oh wait. That's S "i" mba. Let's get on the same page. So you want to learn the S "a" mba. You've come to the right place. Regardless of your skillset, you will learn from the native Brazilian, Beto Guimaraes, Samba-instructing veteran of 20 years. No partners in this style of samba. The class starts with a gentle warm-up, gradually adding steps, combinations, then finally some authentic choreography before the cool-down. Come and feel the heat of Rio de Janeiro and the samba schools! Rawr!
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    Brazilian Samba

    8051 SE 16th Avenue, Portland

    • Learn the basics and methods of the Brazilian dance form known as samba
    • Enjoy the lively music that accompanies this dance while learning the moves and techniques
    • Feel yourself getting a diverse workout while having a great time dancing to music
    • Impress your friends with your newfound samba skills!
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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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