Teens Program
NOTE: All info below pertains to when our facility is open.
We are currently closed to all social gatherings and group classes. 
Feel free to review the below information for the future however please see our NEW ONLINE CALENDAR by clicking the Calendar button above.
BEG Teens Ballroom & Latin

Beginning Teens Class is the best place to start to learn to dance. Students will learn the basics of many partner dances that can be used socially at parties, dates and school dances. Beginning classes are drop-in classes open to the public on a weekly basis, however it's strongly encouraged to sign up for the month long series so students can progress. Students that come on a consistent basis always learn faster and will continue to be challenged even when new students attend class. There is also a good discount for signing up for the month of classes as apposed to dropping in. Casual clothes & street shoes ok. No experience or partner needed. 

While this is a TEENS SPECIFIC class, all other adult classes are also open to Teens as well and teens are encouraged to join adult classes when they feel comfortabl. See Calendar for class times.

Teen Performance Team

Open to students ages 13-18, our Teen Performance Team is a great social activity for teenagers interested in performance and working together as a team. The team learns a fun show number to perform locally around the community. The team practices twice a week and a commitment is required.  Dance styles vary from session to session but include a variety of Ballroom & Latin dances as well as Musical Theater and show for a well-rounded experience.

Sessions are approx. 5 months in length to give students a chance to focus on Fall/ Winter session, Spring/ Summer session or both.

We are always welcoming NEW teens to this group so please message us if you are interested in joining.

Trial classes are an informal audition. This is a way for interested students to trial out what the team is like with no obligation. This also gives the coaches a chance to see if it's a good fit for potential team member.

Tuition is paid on a monthly basis.

Some previous dance experience is preferred for the team.

Email us to find out when the next trial class will be held for our next session.



Teen Show Dance

Teens show dance is a great way to learn to dance with a partner or friend, express creativity by helping with music choice and choreography and increasing your showmanship and self-confidence.  It's a fun process and you have a lot to show for it in the end.  Teens can choose thier timeline that they want to complete their project and work with a teacher in private lessons to create their show dance.  Private lessons are split between the partnership.  Students are responsible for their own costumes and shoes.  Students normally have an idea where they want to perform, however the instructor will help in finding additional show opportunities for the finished show dance. Contact us today to inquire about this option. 


Teen Private Lessons 

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


  • Show Dance Performance

  • Couples Competition

  • Technique

  • Advance to next level of class


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


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


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