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Latin Social Dance Class with Ballet Hispánico

at Casco Bay Movers

May 10, 2023 • 5 - 6 PM

Casco Bay Movers

FREE RegistrationSee Ballet Hispánico

Get moving with Ballet Hispánico, the nation’s largest Latinx cultural organization and one of America’s Cultural Treasures! Explore a variety of Latin social dance forms like salsa, merengue and more in this fun-filled class open to all ages and levels. Advanced registration required.

All workshop participants will receive discounted tickets to Ballet Hispánico’s performance on May 11, 2023 at 7PM at Merrill Auditorium, presented by Portland Ovations. More info here.



Please wear comfortable clothing that allows for a free range of motion and carry in your dance shoes or sneakers. Shoes worn outdoors are not permitted in the studios.


Casco Bay Movers is located at 517 Forest Avenue in Portland. There is no dedicated parking, but most dancers are able to find on-street parking in closer proximity to the studio. Common streets for parking are Forest Avenue, Belmont, Ashmont, Noyes, and Dartmouth streets. Be mindful of 1-2 hour parking signs in some of these areas, and do not park in the Bow Street Market parking lot as they might tow. Read more about parking.

About Ballet Hispánico

The nation’s renowned LatinX dance organization, Ballet Hispánico, brings audiences together to celebrate the joy and diversity of LatinX culture. Equal parts artistic excellence and catalyst for change, Ballet Hispánico is known for stunning dancers, luscious choreography by LatinX choreographers and a style that fuses Latin dance with classical and contemporary techniques, creating a new style of concert dance where theatricality and passion are at the core.

About Casco Bay Movers

We love to teach and share the dance experience with all ages and levels! Dance gives us all the opportunity to develop emotional expression, creative thinking, physical fitness, and spiritual awareness. This unique experience inspires confidence, musicality, generosity, individuality, and positive energy which cultivates health and well-being for a lifetime. Whether you are an aspiring professional, use dance class to compliment other athletic endeavors, enjoy dance as a means of physical conditioning and stress relief, or just want to learn some new moves, the faculty of the Casco Bay Movers’ is here to guide each student towards their personal goals.

About Portland Youth Dance

Portland Youth Dance Company, originally 
named Upbeat Feet Dance Company, was established in 1998 by Sheila Bellefleur,
 Melissa Cloutier, and Laurie Chaisson of 
Casco Bay Movers Dance Studio in Portland, Maine. It was created as an alternative to
 the competitive dance landscape. Young teens 
are given opportunities in performing,
creating choreography, and sharing this 
enriching and diverse experience with