513 NE Schuyler St., 503-351-5182,awoldance.org. Closed Saturday-Sunday.

This dance collective and studio blends indie artistry and Cirque du Soleil showmanship. Inside a climate-controlled warehouse with three training spaces and more than 25 "hanging points," instructors lead classes geared toward a diverse range of ages, experience levels and emphases. But if you'd rather leave the work to the pros, the collective gives theatrical performances several times each year.