Classes & Workshops

Rebecca Rorick Smith in residence: October/November!

  • Tuesdays, 3 weeks, 2 series: October 31, Nov. 7, and 14, all levels.
    7:30-8:30 pm: “A Variety of Turns and Technique.”
    8:30-9:30 pm “Combining Linear and Circular Movements.”  

Venue: Full Circle Energy (Maine Ctr for Taijiquong), 500 Forest Ave (rear), Portland, ME.  $65/3-week set or $120 for both; $25 drop-in.

  • Wednesdays, 4 weeks: October 25, Nov 1, 8, and 15

6:30-7:30pm: “Beginning Tango,” A beginner series for those with a little bit of experience or none at all! Get lots of information and get moving quicker with this 4-week series!

Venue: Maine Ballroom Dance, 614 Congress St, Portland, ME.  Price: $90 for all or $25 drop-in. Cost of practica from 7:30-10pm is included,

  • Thursdays, 4 weeks: November 2, 9, 16, and 23, experienced dancers.
7:30-9:00pm “Technique with Rebecca“. Special Small-group Classes by reservation only! Limited to ONLY 12 students, advanced or intermediate.

Venue: Alton’s Carriage House (directions once registered); Price: $110 for the series, $30 drop-in.

  • Saturday, Nov. 18 Weekend Workshop/ Portland Finale,  Nov. 18

Ladies Seminar on Rebecca’s  final weekend in Maine!! Don’t miss this rare opportunity to work with this incredible teacher and human being!  This intensive will be for followers with at least some experience to advance.

The 4 hours will be divided up with two short breaks and two themes that we will be working on: Dancing the Melody and Dancing the Rhythm: expressions, ornaments, and Technique for both.  Homemade snacks and goodies will be available to share so we can all keep up our stamina for the four hours. Hot tea and coffee too!

$60pp, Venue: Maine Ballroom Dance, 614 Congress St, Portland.


Beginner Argentine Tango with Las Hermanas: Emma Holder and Laura Balladur
Tuesdays, 6:45 – 8:15pm, five-week session, Nov 14 – Dec 12 at Lincoln Middle School Cafeteria

Argentine Tango is an improvised dance, a conversation without words with someone you may not know. This class covers basic concepts to get beginners dancing: connection, musicality, turns, pivots, the cruzada, leading and following, footwork, social codes. It also introduces three styles of Tango: tango, vals, and milonga. Please bring shoes with soles that slide. No partner needed. 60$/person or 110$/couple.
FMI: please call Portland Adult Education to register 207.874.8155: