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Latin Dance: Intro to Rumba and Cha-Cha
with Barbara McGranahan
Add to your Latin Dance experience with Afro-Cuban origin that became internationally popular in the last century. Rumba, the "Dance of Love" has your hips swaying and close partner connections. A popular choice for slow partner dances of both Latin and pop music. The Cha-Cha is danced to up-beat music with a Latin or Cuban beat as well as many current styles of music such as Pop and R & B. The Cha-Cha is a playful and flirtatious partner dance known for its vibrant energy. Join in fun and move your body.
Beginning Memoir Writing I
with Ann Kimmage
Have you wondered how to start your memoir? Are you curious what you might discover when you delve into your memories? There will be guided instruction on the writing process (setting a scene, dialogue, finding your voice, showing vs. telling, etc.) and weekly writing assignments for class critiquing. Memoir writing weaves life experiences into a coherent pattern. Give it a try with an instructor who has taught writing for fifty years and has published two memoirs. Instructor Ann Kimmage is the author of two published memoirs and fifty years of experience teaching writing.
Tai Chi Easy™ with Robin
with Robin Brooks
Join Robin to learn about the incredible health benefits of practicing tai chi. Tai Chi Easy™ is a health-enhancement system that includes a gentle qigong (chee-gong) warm-up, breathing practices, self-massage, a modified Yang-style tai chi form. We will discover how to nurture our Qi, or vital life force, while engaging in the practices. This class is for everyone. Please contact Robin if you have any questions. Optional book to purchase: The Healer Within by Roger Jahnke, OMD.
***NO CLASS: February 20th
Open Studio Ceramics (Tuesday Sessions)
with Heather O'Neil
Are you comfortable with your clay abilities and just looking for a place to work and improve your skills? Join us in the Morse High School Ceramics Studio and start making all those things you have been dreaming up! This is not an instructor lead class, but the instructor will be on site working in case you need something. $55 for materials and studio fee, payable to instructor, must be paid on the first night of class. *Purchasing additional clay: The fee is $55 to cover the firing, glazes and other consumables they use during class. Additionally, if you miss a class, you cannot make-up the class at another time. The ceramics schedule is very tight and these classes are usually full. Thank you for your understanding!
Meditation and Stress Management
with Ann Kimmage
Have you wondered what meditation is like and why mindfulness skills are so popular today? In this class you will learn how to effectively manage and reduce the stress patterns in your own life, establish a meditation practice, and master calming breathing techniques. Taught by a certified stress management instructor with a twenty-year meditation practice. Please bring a cushion for your meditation.
with Heather O'Neil
Ever wanted to take some time for yourself and play with clay? Learn the basics of hand building and wheel throwing in this 6 week class. This class is geared toward the beginner. The first 10 people to sign up have priority on the wheel. Please let admins know if you prefer to hand build or wheel throw so we can keep an accurate account. Glazing will also be covered so that you can leave with finished pieces. $55 materials fee is due to the instructor on the first night of class. *Purchasing additional clay: The fee is $55 to cover the firing, glazes and other consumables they use during class. Additionally, if you miss a class, you cannot make-up the class at another time. The ceramics schedule is very tight and these classes are usually full. Thank you for your understanding!
Let It Go! Fiesta (Tuesday Sessions)
with Tony Garreton
"Let it Go with Tony" is under TDF (Tony Dance Fiesta LLC) and is not only a dance program that helps you physically by burning calories and keeping you fit, but it also helps you fight depression, it will encourage you to feel empowered and confident. It will be a time dedicated especially to you, where you will laugh, dance, without being judged. This class is for everybody, gender, age and shape… you will go at your own pace, just like you would in a nightclub or in a family party! Course fee is for 6 sessions with Tony.
Middle Eastern Belly Dance Mixed Level Drills & Thrills
with Josephina Gasca
Authentic Belly Dance, or raks sharqi, is an ancient form of dance. Raks sharqi means “dance of the east” in Arabic. Belly dance celebrates every body type and every stage of life. The dance is proud and powerful and soft and sinewy with elegant and isolating movements emanating from the core. It’s the Pilates of dance. And so much fun! This is a great refresher class for experienced dancers and suitable for dancers new to belly dance. Please wear comfortable clothing, similar to what you might wear to a yoga class that will allow for free movement and the ability to see your movement. Hip scarves make it even more fun. You can dance barefoot or in a pair of comfortable dance shoes in the studio. Zills (finger cymbals) will be used in class. Check in with the instructor before you purchase any. As an added bonus, you will also have access to a video library with instruction, drills, and ongoing choreography during the length of the session.