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Zumba!

$85

with Tori Morrill

Calendar Current session started Jan 11, 2024 at 5 pm, runs for 8 weeks
1 additional session on Apr 4, 2024

ZUMBA® is a Latin inspired dance class fun for everybody and every body! Grooving to the beats of salsa, merengue and other world music feels more like a dance party than a workout. Combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility with simple dance steps you will see why “Ditch the Workout, Join the Party” is the ZUMBA® tagline. Wear clothes that let you move freely, comfortable supportive sneakers and bring a bottle of water. 

Line Dancing for Beginners

$75

with Louis Moniz, Jr. "Mad Louie"

Calendar Current session started Jan 22, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Line Dancing is back and hotter than ever! Join other dancers and conquer the steps or just come for the great exercise. You never need a partner, but you can bring all your friends and have a lot of fun. Mad Louie will teach both current and older dances being done at local establishments. Wear proper footwear (for safety). No clogs, flip flops, crocs or open back shoes.

 

Instructor Bio

I have a 26 year background in Jazz, Ballet, Tap and Hip Hop. Jazz and Ballet were my strong points. I have taken many Master Dance Classes during this period with some outstanding teachers - to name a few, Todd Hall, ballet; Gus Giordano, jazz; Rhett Dennis, jazz; Barry Weis, jazz; Jay Norman; jazz; and many more. I studied with Jeremy Anderson for two years until he left for Europe. The next few years I attended a couple of different studios. Then I settled into the Modern Jazz Center of the Arts directed by Miss Elaine Colaneri. I was there for over fifteen years and learned a tremendous amount about movement. I first encountered Country Dancing at the Neon Armadillo in Florida. Right away I knew that I wanted to learn this form of dance and teach it as well. I spent seven months, sixteen hours a week, with Joe Shutt of Cranston, Rhode Island to get a good basis in this form of dance. In addition to line dancing, I teach Swing Dance. I have been teaching since 1987. I was a competitor, coach and choreographer on the WBCS/Budweiser Dance Team for two years. During this time, we won numerous events.I teach adult ed classes in line and swing dance. I am mainly a workshop teacher. My strong points are teaching students technique, where dance comes from in relation to their bodies. I was a judge and dance teacher in country western dance competitions for about eight years. I enjoyed judging tremendously. Dance is to me about enjoyment, exercise, a release, and FUN! Dance also is an expression of what your body feels when you hear the music. Therefore, you should let your body express what it feels. Dance also has many health benefits!

 

Instructor Bio

I have a 26 year background in Jazz, Ballet, Tap and Hip Hop. Jazz and Ballet were my strong points. I have taken many Master Dance Classes during this period with some outstanding teachers - to name a few, Todd Hall, ballet; Gus Giordano, jazz; Rhett Dennis, jazz; Barry Weis, jazz; Jay Norman; jazz; and many more. I studied with Jeremy Anderson for two years until he left for Europe. The next few years I attended a couple of different studios. Then I settled into the Modern Jazz Center of the Arts directed by Miss Elaine Colaneri. I was there for over fifteen years and learned a tremendous amount about movement. I first encountered Country Dancing at the Neon Armadillo in Florida. Right away I knew that I wanted to learn this form of dance and teach it as well. I spent seven months, sixteen hours a week, with Joe Shutt of Cranston, Rhode Island to get a good basis in this form of dance. In addition to line dancing, I teach Swing Dance. I have been teaching since 1987. I was a competitor, coach and choreographer on the WBCS/Budweiser Dance Team for two years. During this time, we won numerous events.I teach adult ed classes in line and swing dance. I am mainly a workshop teacher. My strong points are teaching students technique, where dance comes from in relation to their bodies. I was a judge and dance teacher in country western dance competitions for about eight years. I enjoyed judging tremendously. Dance is to me about enjoyment, exercise, a release, and FUN! Dance also is an expression of what your body feels when you hear the music. Therefore, you should let your body express what it feels. Dance also has many health benefits!

There will be no Class February 19th due to the Holiday 

Saturday STEP Class

$60

with Deidre Hutchins

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 2, 2024 at 9 am, runs for 5 weeks
1 additional session on Apr 6, 2024

It’s back! 45 minutes of non-stop low impact cardio on the step. It’s a great way to start your weekend! All you need to bring is water and lots of energy.

Fun Fit and Fabulous

$110

with Deidre Hutchins

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 4, 2024 at 9 am, runs for 5 weeks
2 additional sessions through Apr 8, 2024

Feeling tired, off balance, or having a difficult time getting up and down? This 45-minute fitness class is the answer to help you feel both emotionally and physically younger and stronger! Reenergize yourself in this welcoming, spacious, and uplifting environment. This class will enhance your overall wellbeing by improving brain function and helping you to regain youthful energy. Stretch, stabilize, and strengthen your way to the best version of you. Let us jump start your day with positive and inspirational energy; guaranteed to put a smile on your face. Join us!

Flexible and Mobile

$60

with Deidre Hutchins

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 7, 2024 at 9 am, runs for 5 weeks
1 additional session on Apr 25, 2024

Do you wake up in the morning with tight/stiff muscles? Do you experience low back pain and decreased mobility in your hips, shoulders, and neck? You know you need to stretch but you’re not quite sure what to? If you have answered yes to any of the above this 45 minute total body stretch class is what you need. It will leave you feeling taller, more limber, and ready to start your day!

Strong Fit Fun

$110

with Deidre Hutchins

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 2, 2024 at 9 am, runs for 5 weeks
1 additional session

Do you want to take your fitness to the next level? This 45-minute heart pumping, non-stop workout is guaranteed to strengthen your core, increase your endurance, and improve your mental state. Engage in resistance training using dumbbells, bands, foam rollers, fit balls, medicine balls, kettle bells and more; in a spacious and welcoming environment. Plank, push-up, and squat your way to a new and improved you. Increase your energy, challenge yourself, de-stress from work, and rise to the occasion in this high-energy atmosphere. This will be the best 45 minutes of your day. Join us!

Wild Food Foraging walk

$45

with David Spahr

Calendar Next available session starts Jun 8, 2024 at 10 am
1 additional session on Sep 14, 2024

This two-hour course will include walking in the woods to find edible wild food along with detailed descriptions of plant habitat and structure of the plants. Bring: Notebook and pen, basket, mesh or other bags, wax or brown paper bags, knife, bug repellent and hat, water or other refreshment and a snack, gloves, waterproof boots (preferred), tall socks you can tuck your pant legs. Optional: gps, backpack, field guide, magnifying glass

Wild Mushroom walk

$45

with David Spahr

Calendar Next available session starts Sep 7, 2024 at 1 pm

This three hour course includes a walk through the woods to find edible mushrooms along with detailed descriptions of habitat and structure of mushrooms. Most mushrooms found in nature are not edible, but learning this is more important than knowing which ones to eat. David Spahr has collected edible mushrooms for 45 years and is a member of the Maine Mycological Society and North American Mycological Association. He is on the Maine Mushroom Task Force developing rules for the foraging and sale of wild mushrooms. Minimum age is 12 with an adult. 





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