What we're about

This group is open to anyone (beginning to advanced dancers) looking to meet new people and Salsa dance in a fun and friendly environment!

Salsa is a very social dance, enjoyed around the world. It provices the perfect opportunity to connect with all kinds of different people. Portland is lucky to have a very large, and ever growing, Salsa community. There are Salsa performers who perform and compete all over the US. There are great Salsa DJ’s and local Salsa Bands. There are numerous local Salsa instructors. There are also, amazing Salsa clubs in Portland. And to top it all off, several times a year the city plays host to special Salsa weekends that are well attended by people from all over the US.

Most classes and dinner events posted here are open to all ages. Please note, however, that most dance events tend to be 21 and over (take place in night clubs with alcohol service).

Upcoming events (5+)

January 5wk Salsa Class Series! Starts THURSDAY Jan 3rd! 1/3-1/31

Vitalidad Movement Arts Center

NEW 5 Wk series starts on Thursday January 3rd! Start the new year learning how to dance Salsa! Join us for fun Salsa lessons on Thursdays at Vitalidad Movement Arts Center in the heart of Portland 116 SE Yamhill St. 6:30pm - Beginners Salsa - (Progressive class) $15 Drop In or $60 for the 5 week series This class is for students new to salsa dancing. We will cover the basic steps, basic shines, outside turn, cross-body lead, cross-body lead with a turn, timing, leading and following technique. **No experience necessary** **No partner necessary** with Carolina & Jamal 7:30pm - Beyond Beginners Salsa - (Progressive Class) $15 drop in or $60 for the 5 week cycle This class will expand on the curriculum of the beginners class. It is assumed that students have a solid understanding of the fundamentals learned in the beginner's class including timing, shines, and partner-work. Each week we'll focus on different skills to build better dancers ie musicality, body movement, leading and following, roots like Rumba etc. As well as learn higher level salsa movements and concepts. *Prerequisite: 2-3 cycles of Beginners Salsa or Instructors approval **No partner necessary** with Carolina & Jamal 8:30pm - Intermediate Salsa - $15 drop in or $60 for the 5 week cycle This class will help students create more advanced footwork and partnerwork patterns based on the skills they have gained from the Beyond Beginners class. *Prerequisite: at least 4-6 cycles of the Beyond Beginners class. ****PRE-REGISTER TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT**** To register and for more information visit https://goo.gl/jJjYd3 or http://www.vmacpdx.com ****RSVP'ing on meetup.com does not guarantee your spot. Please make sure to pre-register by clicking on the link and paying in advance.***

Monday Salsa Class! January 4 week cycle Starts MONDAY 1/7-1/28

Vitalidad Movement Arts Center

NEW SERIES STARTS On Monday January 7th! Join us for fun Salsa lessons on Mondays at Vitalidad Movement Arts Center in the heart of Portland 116 SE Yamhill St. NEW CLASS! 7:30pm - Beginners Salsa - $15 Drop In or $50 for the 4 week series 4 week series (1/7-1/28) This class is for students new to salsa dancing. We will cover the basic steps, basic shines, outside turn, cross-body lead, backspot turn, cross-body lead with a turn, timing, leading and following technique. **No experience necessary** **No partner necessary** ****PRE-REGISTER TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT, LIMITED CAPACITY**** To register and for more information visit http://www.myvmac.com or register directly at https://goo.gl/oMoimv ****RSVP'ing on meetup.com does not guarantee your spot. Please make sure to pre-register by clicking on the link and paying in advance.****

Tuesday Bachata Classes! 3 levels! New cycle starts Tuesday 1/8-1/29

Vitalidad Movement Arts Center

New Series Starts Tuesday January 8th! (We are not open on January 1st!) 4 week series - 1/8-1/29 -Bachata (beginners) 6:30 pm -Bachata (beyond beginners) 7:30 pm -Bachata (Intermediate) 8:30pm $15 drop in or $50 for 4 week month For more info and to register visit http://www.vmacpdx.com ****RSVP'ing on meetup.com does not guarantee your spot. Please make sure to pre-register by clicking on the link and paying in advance.****

January 5wk Salsa Class Series! Starts THURSDAY Jan 3rd! 1/3-1/31

Vitalidad Movement Arts Center

NEW 5 Wk series starts on Thursday January 3rd! Start the new year learning how to dance Salsa! Join us for fun Salsa lessons on Thursdays at Vitalidad Movement Arts Center in the heart of Portland 116 SE Yamhill St. 6:30pm - Beginners Salsa - (Progressive class) $15 Drop In or $60 for the 5 week series This class is for students new to salsa dancing. We will cover the basic steps, basic shines, outside turn, cross-body lead, cross-body lead with a turn, timing, leading and following technique. **No experience necessary** **No partner necessary** with Carolina & Jamal 7:30pm - Beyond Beginners Salsa - (Progressive Class) $15 drop in or $60 for the 5 week cycle This class will expand on the curriculum of the beginners class. It is assumed that students have a solid understanding of the fundamentals learned in the beginner's class including timing, shines, and partner-work. Each week we'll focus on different skills to build better dancers ie musicality, body movement, leading and following, roots like Rumba etc. As well as learn higher level salsa movements and concepts. *Prerequisite: 2-3 cycles of Beginners Salsa or Instructors approval **No partner necessary** with Carolina & Jamal 8:30pm - Intermediate Salsa - $15 drop in or $60 for the 5 week cycle This class will help students create more advanced footwork and partnerwork patterns based on the skills they have gained from the Beyond Beginners class. *Prerequisite: at least 4-6 cycles of the Beyond Beginners class. ****PRE-REGISTER TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT**** To register and for more information visit https://goo.gl/jJjYd3 or http://www.vmacpdx.com ****RSVP'ing on meetup.com does not guarantee your spot. Please make sure to pre-register by clicking on the link and paying in advance.***

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