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New Salsa & Bachata Classes at Dance with Joy Studios

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Hello Portland Salsa Meetup Members!

I'm excited to inform you all that we are relocating to a more spacious and beautiful space. Starting Sunday, November 4th, classes will be held at Dance with Joy Studios, located at 7981 SE 17th Ave. Portland, OR 97202, in the Sellwood neighborhood in SE Portland.

The Sunday schedule has changed a bit and I'm happy to inform you that Bachata lessons are back. Join us again and discover great new moves, enhance your technique or learn to dance Salsa for the first time, best of all, develop new friendships in an extremely comfortable and fun environment. Let's Dance!

No Partner Required!

NOVEMBER SCHEDULE (Nov. 4th - Nov. 25th)
3pm Beginners Salsa
4pm Beyond Beginners Salsa
5pm Intermediate Salsa
6pm Bachata "All Levels"

Pre-Registered $40 for 4 Week Progressive Series
Not Registered $45 for 4 Week Progressive Series
Drop in Rate $12 per class

To Pre-Register for any of the series you may RSVP via this Meetup event or send an email to

Please specify which level (Beginners, Beyond Beginners, Intermediate or Bachata) you will be attending on the RSVP.

Payment will be taken in form of Cash or Check on the 1st day of class.

Dance With Joy Studios
7981 SE 17th Ave. Portland, OR 97202

Class Description
Beginners Salsa
Learn the fundamentals of Salsa including rhythm & timing, basic steps & leading & following technique. In this progressive 4 week series you will learn several great basic combinations that will have you dancing on the dance floor in a heartbeat!

Beyond Beginners Salsa
Now that you have the basic fundamentals you will continue to learn key leading and following techniques to make you a very proficient dancer. Start learning combinations that will include copa's, open breaks and of course cross body lead combinations. Ladies will be introduced to add styling to spark up the dance floor.

Intermediate Salsa
Now that you've got the basics, lets get cooking! Learn footwork/shines, spinning technique for both leads and follows, styling and of course some really cool partnering that highlights both the leads and follows. Its' time to sizzle on the dance floor. Pre-Requisite: Beginners Salsa 2 (3 Times), 6 months experience or instructor approval)

Bachata is a sizzling dance from the Dominican Republic that focuses on true leading and following technique. In the first week we will focus on the rhythm, timing, steps and turns and show you how to make bachata very interesting on the dance floor. Once you have the fundamentals we'll focus on bringing style, musicality and interesting turn combinations to show off on the dance floor. This class is geared for all levels from beginners to advanced.