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Merrymeeting Adult Education

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with Duncan Perry

Calendar Dec 6, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Music of the Christmas season is well loved and great fun to play on the ukulele!  Are you ready toRock Around the Christmas Tree, Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly, and have a Holly JollyChristmas? Then this program is for you! You’ll begin by reviewing strumming and chording basicsthen quickly move on to easy-to-play carols and tunes. Learning will be graduated as songs withincreasing numbers of chords and requiring more complex techniques are added. To get the mostout of this program, you should know how to comfortably play the ukulele using common chordsand strumming patterns. Here’s a taste of the songs we’ll explore:  We Wish You a MerryChristmas, Hark the Herald Angels Sing, Joy to the World, Silent Night, The Little Drummer Boy,Walkin’ In a Winter Wonderland, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, Do You Hear What I Hear, WeThree Kings and more!

Let It Go! w/ Tony


with Tony Garreton

Calendar Dec 7, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

"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

Calendar Jan 3, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 10 weeks

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. $140 per person for each 10-week session.

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