333 N Main Ave | 28 NE 3rd St


classes and lessons for pre-schoolers, teens and adults

We offer many different types of dance classes covering a range of ages and skill levels. Our focus is on training the student to be the best he or she can be in a safe, fun and supportive environment. Classes described below are subject to change season by season.

Dance styles include ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical and hip-hop and are available for most age groups.

Though we have participated at the competitive level in the past, we have chosen a teaching model that encourages participation over pressure. Our teachers have many years of combined experience and are skilled at challenging students to strive for excellence while having fun!

Dance classes in Gresham

SALT Academy has been teaching dance classes in Gresham since 2007. Girls and boys of all ages and experience levels come to learn dance styles from ballet to tap. Choreographed steps and routines set to a variety of dance music genres are taught and rehearsed each week. Students gain foundational understanding of movement and dance terms in the younger classes while older students build skill through applied techniques and more advanced training.
Check out our YouTube Dance Videos!
Check out our YouTube Dance Videos!

Dance classes for pre-schoolers

Children ages 2-4 will enjoy our Pre-primary Creative Movement or Pre-primary Ballet class. These foundational classes inspire creativity and fun while learning coordination, basic terminology and following instructions.

Dance classes for ages 4+

Kids ages 4 through 6 are a great fit for our primary dance classes. Hip Hop/Tumbling, Creative Movement, and Ballet are among the dance classes offered for this age group. Students will learn basic routines, terms and spatial awareness.

Dance classes for grade schoolers through pre-teen

Our beginner and 1st and 2nd year dance classes include ages 6 through 12, depending on the class and student skill level. Tap is introduced at this age category. Entry level or second year students will also find Hip Hop, Ballet, Jazz and Tumbling/Acrobatics.

Dance classes for pre-teens, teens and adults

For those that are more advanced and typically 13 years or older we'll test and expand their limits with the next level of dance training. Upper tier classes include Hip Hop, Ballet, Pointe, Lyrical/Contemporary and Tap. Evaluation by the instructor may be required for some classes.

Older kids like teens and pre-teens don't necessarily need to start out in a more advanced class. We have entry and beginner level dance classes for these age groups too.

Private Guitar, Piano and Voice Lessons

Instructor - Judy Gregoire

Looking for private guitar, piano or voice lessons? Book your 1 hour session with Judy!

> About Judy

Judy is an organic home-grown Portland girl. Through most of her life she’s endeavored to serve God and others as a teacher of dance. Along with her husband Ted, they have adopted and raised three children (now adults), Leah, Jon-Michael and Carolyn.

In 1998, Judy and Ted spent time as volunteer missionaries in Liberia, West Africa. While there, she started a free school for children who could not afford private school tuition (there are no public schools in Liberia). An outgrowth of that program continues today, where over 1,300 Liberian students will receive tuition to attend schools this year, through God’s Precious Children.

As an instructor, Judy began in her basement with Judy’s School of Dance, she continued as the artistic director at Finale’ Dance, then started Footwork Dance Studio (Milwaukie), and Dance Connection (Welches). Her students have gone on to work in Portland area theater productions, teach at other dance studios, along with the direction of choreography and dance numbers for several school plays in the Portland area.

Judy is delighted to impart her knowledge as a tap instructor with the SALT team and looks forward to encouraging the very best in her student’s talents.

Our Current Season of Dance Classes

Select "Dance" from the dropdown filter to view available classes:


45 minute/week class

$120 per 8 Week Session

1 hour/week class

$130 per 8 Week Session

1 1/2 hour/week class

$150 per 8 Week Session


fees will be announced to enrolled students as applicable


Registration, enrollment and payments are handled through our Parent Portal for both new and existing students. You can access the portal by clicking the button below, or simply click the Register button next to your desired class if available.

Hours of Operation:
Office hours are typically Mon-Wed 4:00pm to 8:00pm
Note that we are not accepting walk-in inquiries currently due to covid
(503) 919-SALT
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Studio Locations

Studio A, SALT Works Theatre | 333 N. Main Ave

Studio B | 28 NE 3rd St

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