Portland Maine Ballroom

 Portland Maine Ballroom at Casco Bay Movers

Portland Maine Ballroom Director, Alex Ivanov

 

Portland Maine Ballroom offers:

Private Lessons

Competition Training

Wedding Dance Preparation

Upcoming Workshops:

Family Ballroom Dance Workshop Series

When? Sunday, February 12th – Sunday, February 26th | 3:00-4:00 pm

What is the cost? $18 per person for a drop-in

How do I register? Email portlandmaineballroom@gmail.com to reserve your spot!

Who is it for? Family Ballroom is designed for dancers with little or no prior experience with partner dancing who are interested in getting acquainted with the art. Wedding couples find this class a good way to ease into their wedding dance. Students (ages ten and over welcome with a parent or guardian). Alex’s kids join the class very often!

What will I be learning? For the month of February, we will cover the basics in four of the major ballroom dances; Waltz, Foxtrot, Rumba, and Swing.

What else will I be learning? The family ballroom is focused on basic dance steps, partnering skills, leading, and following.

About the instructor: Alex Ivanov started dancing at six in Bulgaria. At fourteen, Alex was invited to study at the prestigious Academy for Bulgarian Folk Music and Dancing. Upon moving to the United States, he discovered his love of ballroom dancing. Alex has been a professional ballroom dancer for over 20 years, winning multiple competitions and top teacher awards. He continues to enjoy teaching and training students of all levels in all ballroom styles.
Please email Alex directly at portlandmaineballroom@gmail.com for more information, to schedule private lessons, and register for workshops.

 

 

Updates & Events:

Portland Maine Ballroom was thrilled to have two students compete in the DBDC, NDCA-recognized ballroom DanceSport event in Boston on July 28, 2022. We are so proud of both dancers, and we look forward to more competitions in the future!

Amelia is a recent high school graduate studying ballet at PATHS, Portland School of Ballet, and Casco Bay Movers. This was Amelia’s first competition after training for only three and a half months.

 

 

 

 

This was Donyelle’s first competition in twelve years. She is a former runner-up in the US Open ProAm Championships.