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Due to Covid-19, our partner dance class options are limited.  Please check our calendar for current offerings. 

Please note that while social distancing is in effect, we highly recommend starting classes as an individual which will actually help your dancing a lot in the long run!

Students will learn the basics of many dances that can be used socially in Latin clubs, Ballroom clubs, Weddings & Parties.  We offer some online classes and limited in person classes.

 

A wider variety of classes will be added as we move into Phase II.

Interested instructors or small businesses, please see our facility update page.

 

Salsa & Bachata 
Our Salsa & Bachata program is one of the biggest around and offers 4 levels to choose from.
Beginning: 0-3 Months experience
Beginning II: 3-6 months experience
Beyond Beginning: 6-8 months experience
Intermediate: 8+ months experience, practice regularly.

West Coast Swing 

Our West Coast Swing program is super popular and taught by some amazing instructors. Classes are currently limited but please see our instructors page to contact them if you are interested in private lessons or Zoom classes.

Ballroom, Latin , & Social Styles

We currently have some of the best teachers in the Northwest on our teaching staff.  Check our calendar for International Standard & Latin, American Smooth & Rhythm, Social dances and more.  

 Argentine Tango 

We are pleased to offer Argentine Tango classes with US Champion Adam Cornett!  Known in the Portland community for his extensive background and amazing credentials.  See info for Adam on our instructors page if you are interested in getting started.

Beginning Ballroom for Active Older Adults

Program is currently on hold 

We may consider adding a partner class that is non-rotation (must dance with member of same house hold.)  Social distancing in effect with other couples.

Contact us if you are interested in this option.

Bollywood

Bollywood dancing is a very diverse dance style in which the choreography takes inspiration from various Indian folk dances along with modern dances. Join us for a fun time to experience this expressive, graceful and energetic dance style! In this class, instructors will teach a fun fusion mini choreography of Bollywood with high energy Bhangra (a popular Indian folk dance) together also coined as Bolly-Bhangra. Check calendar for class times.

Fitness Classes 

Announcing a new fitness element to our business model! We are very excited to now be offering Essentrics, Yoga, Zumba, Adult Beginning Ballet, Barre, Stretch & Flex, Pilates, Hip Hop and more!  Specific PT room is coming for private sessions as well as a massage room so STAY TUNED as we are adding more and more classes to our fitness calendar.

Space is available for rent for Zoom streaming and/ or independent instructor classes. See facility update page.

Ladies Latin Team

The Ladies Latin Team is a group of female dancers who work together on a show routine and perform locally.  We are always looking for new dancers to join in fun.  It's a great place to come learn sassy Latin styling and flair for your own individual dancing too. Some previous dance experience is required. The team is open to ages 16 & up, however most choreography is suitable for 18+.  The team practices twice a week. A commitment is required.

The team performs at local dance festivals and events as well as takes occasional trips out of town for bigger opportunities.

Sessions normally start in Fall (Sept/ Oct) and late winter (Feb/ March). Message us if you'd like info on how to get started!  Click here to see a previous ladies team choreography. 

Couples Latin Team

Program is currently on hold  

Solo footwork styling team may be offered soon

Our Couples Latin Team is a great social activity for people interested in performance and working together as a team. The team learns a fun show number to perform locally around the community. Practices are twice a week.

Fall/ Winter Session: Oct - Jan.

Spring/ Summer Session: Feb - Mid July

Message us if you'd like info on how to get started. Click here to see our most recent choreography.

 

Private Lessons

Private lessons are available 7 days a week for all ages and skill levels. Students are welcome to use the private lessons how they'd like, however they are mostly used for:

 

  • Wedding Preparation

  • Learning the basics 

  • Technique 

  • Couples Competition

  • Pro/ Am Competition or show dance.

 

Students are welcome to share private lessons with up to 4 people.  Private lesson schedule is based on the individual and instructor's availability.

 

Wedding Dance lessons

Is your BIG day coming up?  We can help you prepare your special dance as Husband & Wife, Father & Daughter, Mother & Son.  Your wedding dance lessons will be designed to fit your needs. Perhaps you are looking for a couple lessons just to look confident on the dance floor or maybe you have plans for something bigger - whatever it is, we can help you design the wedding dance to best suit your needs.  This day will be magical for you and we know exactly what you need to enter/ exit, dance with grace and even finish with a beautiful picture pose. Contact us today for more information.

Pro/ Am Competition & Show Dance

Several of our Professionals are available to partner with you for Pro/Am Competition as well as show dance competition or performance. Our focus is for your success and ensure you reach your dance goals; whether that be to participate and have fun or place the best you can. Competitive and non-competitive options are available in both competition and show dance.

Private lessons are required for Pro/ Am competition and show dances and it's suggested that you also practice on your own. Pro/Am competition starts at the beginning level. Learning and competing with the instructor is the fastest and most efficient way you can learn.

Some of our instructors specialize in creating award winning show dance choreography in Ballroom, Swing, Salsa and more.  Looking to create a show to remember for a lifetime? Want to perform on a stage or in a competition? Casual shows are also available for your church functions, family gatherings, reunions and more. Contact us to discuss your goals.  Whether that be to learn a simple Waltz or Foxtrot, create a competitive show dance routine or focus on traveling to compete in the biggest competitions, the sky is the limit! Contact us today to discuss your dancing goals and to get started!

 

 

 Shawn Gardner Dancing 8900 SW Commercial St. Tigard, OR 97223

 

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