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September is a magical month at VMAC. Join us for cooler weather and dancing fun!

Come meet our newest instructor and take one or both of her two drop-in Bellydance classes now available every Tuesday. In addition, don't forget about the auditions for the two brand new Salsa intensives. Or be a part of the Zouk take-over with the open-level drop-in class Thursdays at Studio E, and stop in for the 2nd Friday socials. And check out Walle's Breakdance workshops too...

Whatever your dance of choice, you'll find it here. See you on the dance floor!
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT
Hey VMAC family,
Big Community Announcement!

We want to start off by saying we are not going ANYWHERE and our classes are still happening, full steam ahead!

We survived COVID, in large part because and due to all of you. However, it was really a struggle to keep this place afloat. We have released our lease on the building, and it will soon be called "The Den", and be used primarily as an events venue. We will be renting space from The Den while we search for a permanent place to call home. We appreciate your ongoing support and patience as we transition - stay tuned for future updates and see you in class!
PARKING NEWS
Parking lot next door

For your convenience, our neighbor has finally reduced the prices of their parking lot...

The fee has gone from $4.5/hr to $2.5 for the whole night!!!

Please take advantage of this low price and protect your car. This parking lot is monitored.

Right next door!
WEEKLY CLASSES
Register for classes here: vmacpdx.com/registration
Learn about our pricing here: vmacpdx.com/pricingandpolicies
ZUMBA UPDATES
Hello Zumba students,
Thanks for all your support these past couple of years! We appreciate you!!

We have some updates for you...

  1. No more live streams: We will only be offering Zumba in person for the time being.
  2. Saturday classes are moving to Studio E:
  • Studio E is located 10 blocks away at 1901 SE Grand Ave (inside Casabella). Parking available!
  • All other days will remain at our main studio on Yamhill St.
NEW CLASS ALERT
Bellydance is coming back to VMAC

Learn skills in coordination, strength, and movement in supportive and structured Bellydance classes with Elinore Eaton. Be part of a wonderful community of dancers striving for excellence in technique, musicality, dance movement, and a ton of fun! Please bring finger cymbals, a hip scarf if you like (no coin belts please), water, and wear comfortable clothes to dance in. No shoes are necessary, though jazz shoes or foot undies might be preferable to bare feet depending on your needs.

Elinore Eaton began Bellydancing in the mid-1990s and has been belly dancing professionally since 2001. She is often known for her specializations in prop work such as sword, cane, veil, goblets, flags, and more. She is the head house dancer at Marrakesh Restaurant in Portland, Oregon, and you can also catch her regularly performing at local restaurants, weddings, birthdays, and festivals. She is Level 3 certified in both Jamila Salimpour Formats and is a member of the Portland Salimpour Collective. She is also the illustrator of the internationally published Cosmic Dancer Oracle. She has been teaching workshops, private lessons, and group classes in dance technique, performance, and choreography for many years, and is excited to share her skills and knowledge with the community at the Vitalidad Movement Arts Center.

Every Tuesday at our main studio
Register here: bit.ly/3egn915
Open-level Zouk class

Join Deblin & Chris for an open-level Zouk class: Open Level classes teach fun movements and sequences and have a wide variety of movements. There is less focus on the overall Zouk technique and how the dance is structured (join us on Monday for those classes!) and more focus on building the dance around fun sequences. This is a one-hour class followed by 30 minutes of practica.

Suggested at least one month of Zouk, though not required. 

Thursdays at Studio E
8:30pm-10pm

Pass: $15 drop-in or punch cards.

Register here: bit.ly/3CHPCqu

Studio E (10 blocks away from our main studio)
1901 SE Grand Ave.
Parking available!
WORKSHOPS
For The Love Of Footwork

Walle will be teaching elements of breakdancing focused on Footwork and Toprock. With footwork, students will learn essential vocabulary for moving across the floor comfortably while in low positions. With toprock, students will learn how to connect with breaking music and confidently express themselves from a standing position. Finally, students will learn to transition between both footwork and toprock.

This is the follow-up to the footwork & flow workshop. You do not need to have breaking experience to enter this workshop. Physical suggestion: It helps if you are able to complete 5 unassisted pushups.

Date:
Sunday September 18th
2pm - 4pm

Location:
Studio E
1901 SE Grand Ave
Parking available!

Pass:
$25 Pre-registered here: bit.ly/3wG9SoG
$30 At the door
For The Love of Handstands

We are going to go on a journey of standing on our hands. These handstands will be low, middle, and high, and horizontal as well as vertical. We will start low and progress higher and higher into handstands and varying arm balances. The shapes and stances for these handstands will be rooted in the practice/ art form of breakdancing.

It is recommended that students be able to complete 5 unassisted pushups or a basic handstand for 3 seconds as a pre-requisite for preparing for this workshop.a


Date:
Sunday September 25th
2pm - 4pm

Location:
Studio E
1901 SE Grand Ave
Parking available!

Pass:
$25 Pre-registered here: bit.ly/3pPTMFr
$30 At the door
UPPER LEVEL CLASS AUDITIONS
Salseros,
VMAC is excited to announce our NEW 3-month Salsa Level 4 Program!
This 3-month training is designed for students at the Intermediate Level who are dedicated to growing themselves and their community to the next level.

This small group (CAPPED) training program will meet every Wednesday at 7:30 pm and will expand upon and reinforce the techniques and concepts taught in the level 3 intensive. A strong focus will also be placed on learning the fundamentals of On2, including timing, the On2 prep, and the differences between On1 and On2. This course will also prepare students for Level 5 Salsa class.

Prerequisites for this class will be at least two rounds of the level 3 intensive and/or instructor approval.

Register for this free audition here: bit.ly/3Qdbzlw
Wednesday August 31st
7:30pm

If you couldn't attend but are at the right level, email us at info@vmacpdx.com.
Zoukeiros,
VMAC is excited to announce our 🍂Fall 2022🍂 Zouk Intermediate Level Program...

This 22-hour program is designed for students at the Beyond Beginner Level who are dedicated to growing themselves and their community to the next level.

This small-group training program will meet for 2 hours every Monday following a strict curriculum designed to deepen your knowledge and understanding of the following:
  • Developing fundamentals in Beyond Beginner to a higher level
  • Body movement
  • Work on stepping and spinning technique
  • Ladies Styling
  • Leading & Following technique
  • Creating patterns using fundamentals learned

This is a serious training program for dedicated students only!
The following classes are included and required as part of your training:
2 hours every Monday...
  • 7:30 pm - Beyond Beginners Class - included and mandatory
  • 8:30 pm - Intermediate Training Program - not open to the public, exclusive to you only

This 🍂Fall 2022🍂 unit is 3 months long from October to December. Pass is $275 for this 22-hour program, paid in monthly increments.

Audition is free, but registration is required
Monday, September 26th at 9:30pm

Register here: bit.ly/3AwZlgN
Bachateros,
VMAC is excited to announce our 🍂Fall 2022🍂 3-month Bachata Intensive Training Program! This 22-hour training is designed for students at the Beyond Beginner Level who are dedicated to growing themselves and their community to the next level.

This small group training program will meet for 2 hours every Tuesday following a strict curriculum designed to deepen your knowledge and understanding of the following:
  • Developing fundamentals in Beyond Beginner to a higher level
  • Body movement
  • Work on stepping and spinning technique
  • Ladies styling
  • Leads & Follows technique
  • Creating patterns using fundamentals learned

This is a serious training program for dedicated students only! The following classes are included and required as part of your training:
2 hours every Tuesday:
  • 7:30 pm - Beyond Beginners Class - included and mandatory
  • 8:30 pm - Intermediate Training Program - not open to public

This 🍂Fall 2022🍂 unit is 3 months long from October to December. Pass is $275 for this 22-hour program, paid in monthly increments.

Please come to our open (free) audition on Tuesday, September 27th at 9:30 pm to learn more! Auditions ensure all students in the program are at the correct level.

Register here: bit.ly/3pQgi0V
Salseros,
VMAC is excited to announce our 🍂Fall 2022🍂 Salsa Intensive Training Program! This 18-hour program is designed for students at the Beyond Beginner Level who are dedicated to growing themselves and their community to the next level.

This small group training will meet for 2 hours every Thursday following a strict curriculum designed to deepen your knowledge and understanding of the following:
  • Developing fundamentals in Beyond Beginner to a higher level
  • Body movement
  • Work on stepping and spinning technique
  • Ladies styling
  • Leading & Following technique
  • Creating patterns using fundamentals learned

This is a serious training program for dedicated students only! The following classes are included and required as part of your training:
2 hours every Thursday:
  • 7:30 pm - Beyond Beginners Class (included and mandatory)
  • 8:30 pm - Intermediate Training Program (not open to the public)

This 🍂Fall 2022🍂 unit is 3 months long from October to December. Pass is $222 for the 18-hour program, paid in 3 easy monthly payments.

Please come to our open audition on Thursday, September 29th at 7:30 pm to learn more!
Audition is free, but registration is required.

Register here: bit.ly/3TuXm5d
SUNDAY SOCIALS
Sunday Socials

This social features 2 rooms to dance in!
  • Salsa & Bachata
  • Zouk

And as always this social will be a relaxed atmosphere to practice what you learn in class: daytime, all ages, no alcohol, no judgment, no need to dress up; just tons of energy, sweat, and dancing! 

1st and 3rd Sunday of every month!

☀️SUMMER☀️ HOURS: 7 - 10 pm!!

Open level Zouk class at 6 pm

116 SE Yamhill
Street parking only.

The cover is $10 at the door. CASH, please.
VMAC RETAIL
Shoes for sale at our studio

We now have a small selection of shoes and brushes available in our studio for you to buy.

Please stop by during business hours and check them out.
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 6 pm - 9 pm
Tuesday 7 pm - 9 pm.

You don't have to be a VMAC student to purchase these.
Instructional Videos

Did you know we have videos for sale online?

You can compliment your weekly classes with these awesome videos that you watch from home and at your own pace!
  • Salsa Turns and Spins
  • Salsa Ladies Styling
  • Pachanga

Get them at: vmacpdx.com/retail and support a local small business :)
Online Apparel Shop

Did you know we have an online store too?

We have many styles, colors, and designs that are printed to order just for you!
WE'RE HIRING!
Do you love VMAC? Are you great with people?
How about earning some VMAC credits by working at the front desk?

This is a work-study position where you’re paid in VMAC credits to take classes, workshops, private lessons, etc. plus other benefits.

Preference to current students who are already familiar with our studio, and can benefit from free classes.

Email us your cover letter and resume to info@vmacpdx.com with relevant front desk and customer service experience.
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THANKS FOR THE SUPPORT
Sincerely,
Vitalidad Movement Arts Center 
Carolina, Jamal, Deblin - Owners
Antuanet - Studio Manager
Krystle - Studio Asst. Manager

(971) 266-3935 - business hours
info@vmacpdx.com - off-hours