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Bachata
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Bachata

$55

with Anna Golendukhina

Calendar Jul 19, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Join us for an introduction to Bachata! Students will learn the basic of the Bachata footwork and some simple, fun moves that will get you out on the dance floor. You will learn how to connect with any partner, and build your confidence dancing to different styles and tempos of music. No dance partner needed. We recommend all dance students wear flat shoes.

Ballroom Dance – Beginner
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Ballroom Dance – Beginner

$61

with Barbara Charles

Calendar Sep 13, 2017 at 6:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Students get a unique opportunity to learn both Latin and American Ballroom in on class!  Latin Ballroom is one of the hottest dance crazes to hit the U.S.; it's fun, romantic and a great form of exercise.  Cruises, nightclubs, weddings, reunions and parties are always more fun when you are dancing, and American Ballroom Dance is a perfect ice breaker.  At any social event, the sight of a great dancer moving to a captivating beat is simply irresistible and now you can step in light with confidence.  No partner or prior dance experience necessary.  In Session I students learn all the basics of Foxtrot, Swing, Salsa and Merengue.  In Session II students learn all the basics of Waltz, Rhumba, Cha Cha and Tango.  ABSolutely Fit Center, 9 Cumberland Street, Brunswick No Discounts.

Ballroom Dance – Beginner

$61

with Barbara Charles

Calendar Oct 25, 2017 at 6:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Students get a unique opportunity to learn both Latin and American Ballroom in on class!  Latin Ballroom is one of the hottest dance crazes to hit the U.S.; it's fun, romantic and a great form of exercise.  Cruises, nightclubs, weddings, reunions and parties are always more fun when you are dancing, and American Ballroom Dance is a perfect ice breaker.  At any social event, the sight of a great dancer moving to a captivating beat is simply irresistible and now you can step in light with confidence.  No partner or prior dance experience necessary.  In Session I students learn all the basics of Foxtrot, Swing, Salsa and Merengue.  In Session II students learn all the basics of Waltz, Rhumba, Cha Cha and Tango.  ABSolutely Fit Center, 9 Cumberland Street, Brunswick No Discounts.

Beginner/Intermediate Guitar

$90

with Randy Lindsey, MMA

Calendar Sep 25, 2017 at 5:30 pm, runs for 10 weeks

Dust off that old guitar! Bring your brand new guitar. Decide you’re actually going to pursue learning more about playing your guitar! Come learn with New England guitarist/singer/songwriter from Muscle Shoals, Alabama, Randy Lindsey, MMA. Each student will interact musically with the class as we integrate those just starting out with intermediate students who want to expand their current abilities and knowledge. We will address topics such as maintenance, technique, chords, strumming, finger-picking, and reading music and tab. Get some new strings and bring lots of enthusiasm and questions. $20 material fee, $5 for returning students, paid to instructor on the first night of class.

Beginning Singing

$90

with Randy Lindsey, MMA

Calendar Sep 25, 2017 at 7 pm, runs for 10 weeks

Our voice class is not only for singing; we will also address concepts such as projection, vowels, accuracy with pitch, and personal style. We will have fun with songs while discussing vocal production to help you become a stronger singer. Come learn the capabilities of your own voice. Materials fee - $15; Returning student - $5 Material fee is payable to the instructor on the first night of class.

Belly Dance with Josephina
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Belly Dance with Josephina

$96

with Josephina Gasca

Calendar Sep 18, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 8 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! 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. Zils (finger cymbals) will also be used in class and are available for purchase from the instructor.

Belly Dance with Josephina, FREE SESSION
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Belly Dance with Josephina, FREE SESSION

Free

with Josephina Gasca

Calendar Sep 11, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

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! 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. Zils (finger cymbals) will also be used in class and are available for purchase from the instructor.

Classical and Flamenco Guitar an Introduction
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Classical and Flamenco Guitar an Introduction

$45

with Brian Cullen

Calendar Sep 12, 2017 at 6 pm

There are those who don’t consider the classical guitar as cool as the electric guitar but in reality it has its own special level of amazing. There’s no hiding behind distortion or effect pedals; it’s just you and your talented fingers. There’s beauty in its most raw, natural form. Join Brian Cullen in his 5-week introductory course and learn the basics of solo classical and Flamenco guitar.  Explore two Flamenco forms - Soleares and Tangos; understand what compas, falsetas and rasquedos are; learn to read guitar music and tab. You will learn how to hold the guitar correctly, how to pick with thumb and three fingers, and to play simple solos and chords, including two part playing. Find your own guitar cool. Students must bring a nylon string guitar - a footstool is optional. 





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