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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 

Intermediate Level East Coast Swing Dancing
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Intermediate Level East Coast Swing Dancing

$75

with Louis Moniz, Jr. "Mad Louie"

The class will consist of new, more challenging movements in conjunction with beginner movements.

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!

Edible and Medicinal Mushrooms of Maine and the Northeast (Presentation)

$35

with David Spahr

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 6, 2024 at 6 pm
2 additional sessions through May 8, 2024

Join self-proclaimed "mushroom Maineiac" David Spahr and get the inside information on the wild mushrooms of the Northeast. Edible and medicinal mushrooms represent an opportunity for sustainably foraging and enjoying healthy, locally sourced food and present a potential for health benefits beyond good nutrition. This presentation will cover finding, collecting, identifying and preparing the safe and common edible and medicinal mushroom species of Maine, New England, and Eastern Canada. Nature enthusiasts, cooks, foragers, herbalists, and others will enjoy and benefit from David's expertise. Topics will include matching species with appropriate foods, discovering mushrooms that contain unique medicinal properties, and exploring information about dyeing fabrics and paper. David's book, Edible and Medicinal Mushrooms of New England and Eastern Canada, will be available.

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!

Book Club

$75

with Lanie Howes

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 11, 2024 at 5:30 pm, runs for 9 weeks

Within this course we will read and discuss 2 books to further explore the importance of context within arousal, desire, and pleasure. The first book will be Come as You Are by Emily Nagoski. This book identifies that sexuality differs from woman to woman and how everyone's unique sexuality "fingerprint" is highly dependent upon context. Come As You Are delving into why and how women's sexuality works. The second book we will read is The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk. This book highlights the way our bodies hold onto historical trauma and distress. The Body Keeps the Score has been encouraging readers to engage in a deeper understanding of "CPTSD" as well. The Body Keeps the Score will further contextualize Come as You Are and the importance of understanding ourselves, our history, and our bodies. This course is not meant to serve as a substitute for psychotherapy/group therapy or for the identification, diagnosis and treatment of mental and nervous disorders.

 

This Class will have two weeks off during its sessions.

February 19-23 and April 15-19 due to school vacations 





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