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Beginner Ukulele


with Jason Goucher

Calendar Jan 28, 2019 at 7 pm, runs for 5 weeks

With its chunk-a-chunk sound, whispery nylon strings, and diminutive body, the ukulele is having a moment. Find out why the ukulele is making a strong comeback in this beginner-level class. Students who have some experience with the ukulele are also welcome. Learn about tuning, strumming, fingerpicking, chords, reading tab...then put it all together to learn your first songs. Scales, technique, and easy music theory will also be discussed. Ukulele should be soprano, concert, or tenor size. Ukuleles are available to purchase at local music stores, eBay, or Amazon. Please bring an electric tuner. Students are asked to purchase Hal Leonard Ukulele Method, Book 1, ISBN 9780634079863, from bookseller of their choice.

Belly Dance - Advanced Level


with Darcel Niles

Calendar Mar 20, 2019 at 7 pm, runs for 6 weeks

After dancers are comfortable with the basic techniques learned in the Belly Dance class, this class provides a practice that expands upon and reinforces strong technique. Learn muscle control and fluidity while toning the core, encouraging good posture, improving flexibility, and gaining body confidence. Have fun and discover muscles you never knew you had!

East Coast Swing


with Louis Moniz, JR

Calendar Feb 4, 2019 at 6:30 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Remember that great party you went to last summer? Remember when you got up and tried to channel Saturday Night Fever and everyone just stared? Don't let that happen again! If you learn how to Swing, you'll be the life of the party, impress the boss and probably get a raise. Who doesn't want that? Swing can be danced to a wide variety of music, making it one of the most "useable" dances. No experience necessary, just a desire to have fun! Both couples and singles are welcome.

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Just Once Guitar for Busy People


with Don Pride

Calendar Feb 25, 2019 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Have you ever wanted to learn the guitar, but simply find it difficult to find the time? In just a few hours you’ll learn enough about playing the guitar to give you years of musical enjoyment and you won’t have to take private lessons! This crash course teaches some basic chords and will get you playing along with your favorite songs right away. Topics include: how chords work in a song, how to form the three main types of chords, how to tune your guitar, basic strumming patterns, how to buy a good guitar, and how to play along with simple tunes. Bring your acoustic guitar to class. A materials fee of $29.00 for workbook and practice DVD is due to instructor at the class.

Just Once Piano for Busy People


with Don Pride

Calendar Apr 1, 2019 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

You don’t need years of weekly lessons to learn piano. In just a few hours, you can learn enough secrets of the trade to give you years of musical enjoyment. How do we do it? While regular piano teachers teach note reading, piano professionals use chords. And you can learn all the chords you’ll need to play any song in this one-evening. Any song. Any style. Any key. If you can find middle C and know the meaning of Every Good Boy Does Fine, you already know enough to enroll in this workshop. Students do not need to bring keyboard to this class. A materials fee of $29.00 for workbook and practice CD is due to instructor at the class.

Line Dance for Beginners & Intermediates


with Louis Moniz, JR

Calendar Feb 4, 2019 at 7:30 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.

Scottish Country Dance


with Patti Tillotson

Calendar Mar 13, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Come learn to do the jigs, reels, and elegant strathspeys of Scotland. Scottish Country Dancing, dating back to the 1700s, is the social dance of Scotland and is enjoyed by people around the world. These traditional social dances feature lively, irresistible music and are great aerobic exercise. We will teach a few steps and some basic patterns that everyone can do. A few ceilidh dances that are done at parties and most any gathering where there are Scots, will also be taught. No partners needed. Wear athletic shoes or sneakers and come try it out!



with Martin Swinger

Calendar Jan 23, 2019 at 6:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Do you sing in the car, by yourself? Love music, but hesitant to sing in front of others? It's time to get beyond all that and make a joyful noise! In this class, participants become an instant choir – beginning with the simplest forms of duet improvisation and harmonic possibilities. Large group, small group and solo-opportunities will be offered. This class is not about songs – it is about singing! Martin Swinger, accomplished vocalist and musician, leads you safely and gently through vocal warm-ups, vocal techniques, hitting pitch and breath control, dealing with stage fright and into creative singing games! BYO water bottle! 

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