Welcome to Maplewood Dance Center

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         Maine's Finest Ballroom Dance Facility
                                Life is a dance....Don't miss a step!

Maplewood Dance and Function Center is located at 383 Warren Avenue in Portland, Maine. We offer one of the most comfortable, friendly, and finest places to dance in all of Maine. Maplewood is fully air conditioned and smoke free. We feature a 3,200 square foot maple dance floor - the largest ballroom dance floor in Maine. You can see some pictures of it on our Facebook page or in our pictures area.

Have you always wanted to learn how to dance? Do you want to improve your dance steps? Do you want to develop more self-confidence? At Maplewood Dance Center, we teach a wide variety of group and private ballroom dance lessons at the beginner and intermediate levels to both singles & couples.

Dance lessons taught at Maplewood include:

  • Waltz
  • Cha Cha
  • Samba
  • Hustle
  • Tango
  • Rumba
  • Mambo
  • Merengue
  • Foxtrot
  • Swing
  • Salsa
  • and more

  • Looking for something to do in Maine? Come enjoy an evening of entertainment and fine dancing at one of vacation-land's finest spots for ballroom dancing - Maplewood Dance Center of Portland, Maine - Ballroom dancing the way it should be!

    Thanks to popular hit television shows like "Dancing With The Stars and "So You Think You Can Dance", ballroom dancing has become popular again. We offer ballroom dance lessons on Wednesday, Friday & Saturday nights for both singles and couples. A ballroom dance social follows the lesson on all three nights. Wednesday nights continue to be our most popular night for ballroom dancing. As such, we offer both a beginner and an advanced beginner/intermediate lesson followed by an evening full of ballroom dancing. Friday nights offer a much quieter, relaxed environment for the shy, more timid dancer who like to avoid large crowds and much more floor space to dance on. A beginner/advanced beginner lesson is offered on this night before the dance social.

    On most Saturdays, we currently provide a ballroom dance lesson that is geared to the beginner level dancer. While only the basics are taught, it is open to dancers of all levels. After all, a review of the basics never hurt anyone and would be helpful to all students no matter how long they have been dancing. A ballroom dance social follows this lesson and is open to anyone who wants to ballroom dance or simply practice what they have learned. See our calendar for our current schedule of activities. Contact us for more information and prices.

    In order to help protect our beautiful hardwood dance floor, we ask all our patrons to carry in the shoes they intend to dance in and put them on in the lobby. This helps protect our floor from sand, salt, water, snow and other other elements thereby making your dance experience and everyone else's more enjoyable. With the exception of Latin Shoes, Spike or Stiletto Heels, Flip Flops and Strappy Open Toed Sandals are not permitted on our dance floor. In addition, we ask that ladies limit the size of their purses to a small cocktail size as all large bags must remain in the lobby. We Appreciate your Understanding and your Cooperation.

    Dances at Maplewood

    In addition to our normal ballroom dance socials, we feature The Tony Boffa Music Bands (The Carmine Terracciano Band and The Larry Williams Band) periodically throughout the year and often have Top Name Dance Pros such as Ron Montez, Jim Maranto and Jenell Maranto visit us to teach workshops and private lessons. Great Floor, Great music, Great dancing in one of the Friendliest environments around all add up to a FUN place for singles and couples to enjoy a night of lessons and dancing. Check our calendar for a list of our upcoming scheduled events, or contact us for further details!


    October 31st
    Spooktacular Howl-O-Ween Ballroom Dance Party

    November 8th - CANCELLED
    Tony Boffa Music Presents The Larry Williams Band Public Dance

    November 22nd
    Holiday "Sparklers" Ballroom Dance Party

    December 17th
    Holiday Pot Luck Ballroom Dance Party

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