Mayo Street Arts is a non-profit arts center located in Portland's East Bayside neighborhood, at the old St. Ansgar's Church. With six artist studios, ongoing dance classes, music and theater performances, and arts exhibitions, there is always something happening here.
Fmi or 207.615.3609


Spring Classes

Dance Classes and More
At Mayo Street Arts you will find classes in Bellydance, Tango, Juggling, & Kids Yoga. Descriptions below. Please contact Instructors directly for more information and to sign up:

\Jaiyana & CoJaiyana - Tribal Belly Dance
Tribal Belly Dance is a modern fusion dance style, danced in groups with pride and strength, with roots in the Middle East and around the world. Dance in joyful community!


Next session begins May 4. Current session is open for drop-ins.
Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St. in East Bayside, Portland

7:30pm - 8:30pm: Tribal Basics (Level 1)
Session 1: May 3 - June 8 (six weeks)
Session 2: June 15 - July 20 (five weeks - no class June 29)
Session 3: July 27 - August 31 (six weeks)
6:00pm - 7:00pm: Tribal Basics (Level 1)
7:15pm - 8:30pm: Intermediate/Advanced Tribal (Level 2/3)
Session 1: May 6 - June 10 (six weeks)
Session 2: June 17 - July 22 (six weeks)
Session 3: July 29 - September 2 (six weeks)
Pre-registration encouraged. Registration and lots more infomation:

tangoArgentine Tango with Paul Paul Bavineau is known for his elegant and effortless tango style.

Advanced Beginner 1:

Mondays, April 19th-May 24th
6:30-8:00 PM
(*note: this time slot is designed to line up with Monday Night Tango at North Star Café; students can go right from class to Monday Night Tango at North Star)

Advanced Beginner 2: Wednesdays, April 28th- June 2nd 6:30 - 8:00 PM (*note: this time slot is designed to line up with Wednesday night practica at Maine Ballroom Dance)

Cost for Classes: $90, due at first class. Drop-ins ($15) may be welcomed depending on level of student (please contact me directly regarding this). Location: Mayo Street Arts

Contact: Paul Bavineau (207)504-7026

Kid's Yoga
yogawith Carrie

Music, Games, Stories, Poses, & Imaginative Play build body strength & awareness,
stress-coping skills, creativity, teamwork, & self confidence.

Parent & Child (age 2-4)Saturdays May 1-June 12, 9:15-10 am (no class 5/29)

Age 4-6: Fridays, May 7 - June 11, 3:30-4:30 pm

Age 7-9: Wednesdays, May 5-June 9, 2:30-3:30 pm

Cost for all sessions: $55/6 weeks (sibling discount available)

fmi: Carrie 207-221-5247

Juggling with Matiss Juggling
Matiss Duhon

Saturdays, 1:30-2:30

Beginner Juggling Lessons @ Mayo Street Arts. Build self confidence and hand-eye coordination! Get a head start on those circus camps! Amaze friends and family!
Eight week session starting April 17th. $80 for the full session, or $12 per lesson.
Drop-Ins welcome.

Contact: Matiss Duhon (207)409-5579

April 6-10: Art's Own Kind Exhibit - Lemi Ghariokwu

Best known for sleeve designs for Fela Kuti, Bob Marley, and other musicians, Lemi Ghariokwu's work chronicles the creative and repressive forces in 1960' and 70's Nigeria that helped shape the Afrobeat phenomenon.

Opening Reception Tuesday, April 6th, 5:30-7:30 pm at Mayo Street Arts. Special dance performance "Africa Embraced" by Marita Kennedy-Castro and Friends at 7pm. Films to follow at Nickelodeon Cinema. Open gallery hours at MSA April 7- 10 2-6 or by appointment. Films at Nickelodeon Cinema April 6-10. Funk & Jump dance party at Empire Dine & Dance April 10th. fmi and a schedule of films visit

Wednesday April 7th: The UnSaddest Factory: A Night of Weird Theater
"At the End of Infinite Rope", starring Mason Ross, is play about a loud, abrasive, drunk, and unhinged professor lecturing about civilization's inevitable march to its own destruction. Ross was awarded "Best Comedic Performance" by the Baltimore City Paper for his role in "At the End of Infinite Rope".

"The Title Sounded Better in French" is set not quite in reality, but the next town over. The two main characters are two young women who find themselves onstage in search of a project; They work out failures, address broken hearts, and wake up laughing. The piece premiered at The Access theatre in New York City and was also performed as a part of the 2009 Whartscape at the Baltimore Museum of Art.

Showbeast is a touring puppet show and video series created by Benjamin Beast, Erin Gleeson and Alan Resnick. Showbeast has been screened all across the country including the Baltimore Museum of Art, Museum of Contemporary Art in Detroit, the Pop Montreal Music Festival, and the Pozen Center at MassArt.

doors at 7:30, show @ 8:00 pm. 


April 10th: Second Saturday Jazz
Musicians take note: join us on Second Saturdays for jazz night, a chance to meet and sit in with other musicians. This month features The Heebee Jeebeez. April 10th, 8pm.

April 16th: Tri, Over A Cardboard Sea, & Friends
Join us for Tri, a tri-piece Celtic ensemble with bagpipes, fiddle, and song. Appearing with Over A Cardboard Sea. 8pm.

Friday April 23rd: LIT

In celebration of National Poetry Month,
Mayo Street Arts
starts getting
Friday, April 23 at 8 pm: Beatify
Channeling a generation’s best minds.
An evening of Beat poetry, music, and exclamations.
eros, jazz, and other participatory exaltations
The first in a monthly series
of literary happenings
at 10 Mayo Street.

1 comment:

  1. What about Rzepka Strings' Opening Celebration on April 24? Shouldn't it be listed here? Toby maintains my instruments. Thanks, Bob