Prove your feet's dancing-foot mettle or build upon your small-but-confident little toe's dancing mettle with today's Groupon. For $15, you get two open dance classes at BodyVox dance center (a $30 value). The open dance classes include an education in contemporary dance, focused stretching, open ballet, pointe, beginning modern dance, and contemporary ballet. Follow @Groupon_Says on Twitter.
Dance School Est. in 1972. Currently w/3 locations: Gresham, OR. And Camas/Washougal, WA. And in Stevenson, WA. We teach: ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, Mommy & Me, Ballroom, Salsa, Swing & Zumba. We have classes for toddlers thru adults.
Brody Theater’s battle-tested improv artists throw themselves onstage and embrace unscripted chaos, creating hilarious shows for eager audiences. Friday's 8 p.m. slot is often occupied by "Micetro" or "Theatresports," both competitive improv-offs where observers offer suggestions to build the scenes from scratch. Sixteen improv gladiators stride in to "Micetro," which runs through March 25, but only one rises victorious after the audience votes their numbers down to a one-on-one joke duel. "Theatresports" splits performers into two teams who issue challenges to each other, using audience suggestions to out-funny their opponents. Unlike "Micetro," "Theatresports" is scored by Brody's judges, to whom the audience should direct boos and marriage proposals. Crowds can carbo-load their chuckle muscles with a selection of food and drinks, including wraps (starting at $6), beers (starting at $2.75), and wine (starting at $4).
For more than 30 years, the dramatists at Portland Center Stage have regaled audiences with nonstop lineups of classic plays, acclaimed modern works, and specially commissioned pieces. Works to suit all tastes await year-round—anything from sci-fi think pieces to bombastic musical theater to football match re-enactments. Thanks to their comprehensive educational programs, Portlanders of all ages can get in on the action, lights, and maybe even the camera.
Traversing the notes and frets of guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, and vocals, the faculty of professional musicians at School of Rock instructs junior jammers of varying statures with an eye on achieving live-performance skills. Aspiring autograph signers of all ability levels learn the rock 'n' roll ropes during 30-minute private, weekly lessons. Drawing sonorous swells from instruments or their own Mohawk-sporting vocal chords, pupils practice progressions, riffs, and more. Members Only jackets, access to members-only events, and discounted show tickets place strummers and crooners in the heart of the popular-music scene.
The inspiration behind Rise Dance+Lab, a dance school for children aged 3–14, isn't what you might expect. Evie Graham originally established Vega Dance Lab, a studio exclusively for adult students, when she noticed a glut of kids' dance studios in her search for classes she could take herself. Of course, Evie is a parent herself, and though she found plenty of dance studios her kids could attend, most were far away from downtown Portland. So with one successful dance studio under her belt, Evie and her husband Joe founded Rise Dance+Lab, a studio in the center of the city where kids could discover and hone skills in diverse styles of dance. There, younger dancers begin with classes such as Tutu Cute or Turn! Jump! Leap!, which explore movement and teach the basics of dance and class etiquette. As kids get older, they begin developing more polished moves in styles such as hip-hop, jazz, and contemporary, even working toward injecting the choreography with their own experiences and feelings to give their moves more emotional depth and find a method of expression that can't be stolen and read by a nosy sibling.