Hip Hop, Tap & Contemporary Repertory Classes for Adults

Adult repertory classes begin in early October, culminating in performances in Casco Bay Movers’ Holiday Shows on Saturday, December 16, at 6 & 8 p.m. 

Repertory classes are designed for adult dancers interested in deepening their dance practice by learning choreographic work for performance. Repertory classes will focus on choreography only; therefore, participation in repertory classes requires students to take the preceding technique class.

Intermediate Contemporary with Emily Getchell | Tuesdays, 8:15-9:00 pm 

 Oct 3 – Dec 16 | $185 (no class on 10/31)

Intermediate Hip Hop with Elizabeth Lau | Mondays, 7:45-8:30 pm

Oct 9 – Dec 16 | $185 

Inter/Advanced Tap with Alycia Miner Frost | Tuesdays, 6:45-7:00 pm

Oct 17– Dec 16 | $100 

Click here to register.

The following classes are offered in 7-week sessions:

Dance with Me for 2 -4-year-olds and a caregiver, Mondays from 9:00-9:30 am

Danceimgation for 3-year-olds, Mondays from 4:00-4:30 pm

Danceimagintion II for 4-6-year-olds, Mondays from 4:45-5:30 pm

Tumble Tots for 3.5-6-year-olds, Wednesdays from 9:30-10:15 am

Discover Acro Dance for 4-6-year-olds, Fridays from 4:00-4:45 pm

Session II dates: Oct 25 - Dec 16

7-week Series: 30-minute class: $95 per session | 45-minute class: $100 per session

~no registration fees ~

Our classes for young dancers are designed to introduce children to the creative and expressive world of dance, allowing them to develop their natural movement ability in a multi-sensory environment. Music, movement, visuals, and props will enhance your dancer’s love of the art form, and the unique conceptual approach to dance education will provide a strong foundation for technical and cognitive growth.

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Masterclasses & Workshops

Contemporary Forms with Besty Miller

Saturday, October 7 10:45 am - 12:15 pm

$18/$16 students & seniors or a card punch

Currently based in Salem, MA, she works as a dance artist, educator, and facilitator. Her choreography blends improvisational practice, ritual, athleticism, and theatricality through collaborative practices. She has performed with Lostwax Multimedia Dance and Fusionworks, in works by Kathleen Hermesdorf, Heidi Henderson, Rose Pasquarello Beauchamp, Audrey MacLean and Rachel Boggia, and in collaborations with Matthew Cumbie, Lida Winfield, and Shawn Hove. Read more.

Contemporary Forms with Emilia Bruno

Saturdays, October 14 & 21, 10:45 am - 12:15 pm

$18/$16 students & seniors or a card punch

Emilia Bruno is an Italian-American, queer woman who holds closely her identities as a mover and a caregiver. She graduated from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities in 2018 with degrees in Dance and Kinesiology and spent the following two years in the Twin Cities humbly expressing her artistic passion with Zenon Dance Company, Shapiro & Smith Dance, and Jagged Moves. Read more.

Contemporary Forms with MOMIX

Wednesday, Oct 18 3:30-5 pm

This class is open to all experienced dancers ages 12 & up. Confirm your registration with a suggested donation of $25 to Portland Youth Dance's Scholarship and Community Programs fund.

Register here.

Attendees will recieve a discount code to purchase tickets to MOMIX's Alice presented by Portland Ovations on Thursday, October 19 at Merrill Auditorium! https://portlandovations.org/event/momix-alice/

All classes will be held on Indigenous Peoples Day, Monday, October 9.

No afternoon/evening classes will be held on Halloween, Tuesday, October 31

We have built an extra Tuesday into our fall schedule to accommodate the break on Halloween!

Faculty News

Allie James presented a workshop, "Leading Through Empathetic and Equitable Practice,"

with collaborator Tristan Koepke at the National Dance Educators Organization's Annual Conference in Colorado this weekend.

Join CBM teaching artist Scott McPheeters for Subcirle Residency's 2023 Barn Raiser on Sunday, October 8 at Magnus on Water. Scott co-directs the residency, which has brought many incredible guest teaching artists to CBM over the years! Click here for tickets and information.

Hannah Wasielewski will perform in Small Dances and a Song at Meeting House Arts in Freeport on Saturday, October 14th alongside several CBM guest teachers and collaborators. Click here to reserve your spot!

Portland Youth Dance News

Play to Win in our PYD Fundraiser!

PYD students are selling raffle tickets ($10) throughout October to help support their scholarship and education fund. Purchase a ticket at the front desk or from one of the PYD dancers for a chance to win fabulous prizes each day in November! 100% of proceeds go directly to benefit the programs of Portland Youth Dance, a 501(c)3 organization based out of Casco Bay Movers, which provides a non-competitive dance company and free classes for community members throughout Greater Portland.

Upcoming PYD Performances:

Sunday, October 15 Fall into Art at Collective Motion Arts Center

Company & PYD2 perform at 3 pm & Crew will perform at 5 pm

Click here for tickets

Friday, October 27 Thriller Throwdown in Monument Square

Members of PYD will perform in this epic Halloween event! Click here for information on this fantastic event produced by CBM teaching artist Kristin Sutton!

Sunday, October 29 Longfellow Park Halloween Monster Mash Bash 1-4 pm

A fun and free community event sponsored by the University Neighborhood Association. Click here for more information.

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