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!
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.
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.
Looking for private guitar, piano or voice lessons? Book your 1 hour session with 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.
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
Studio A, SALT Works Theatre | 333 N. Main Ave
Studio B | 28 NE 3rd St