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Cuban Salsa, Level 1
with Anna Golendukhina
In this class, students will learn the basics of the Salsa 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 confidence dancing to different styles and tempos and music. Students will be introduced to the famous Salsa Rueda. Partner is recommended. This is a 5 session class.
Cuban Salsa, Level 2
with Anna Golendukhina
In this class with instructor Anne Golundendukhina, students will continue learning Salsa footwork and more complex, 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 tempos of music. Students will learn the famous Salsa Rueda. Partner is not required but recommended!
Playwriting 101: The 10-Minute Play
with Catia Cunha
Ever wanted to experience a play without seeing it on stage? Step into the world of playwriting. Writing exercises will cover the basics of the craft - characters, conflict, dialogue. You will write your own 10-minute play by the end of this workshop. Writers and non-writers of all genres are welcome!
Modern Line Dancing for Beginners
with George Oliver
We'll learn some easy line dances that use a variety of steps, including pop, Latin, hiphop, soul, and country/western. Be prepared for wicked, synchronized dancing fun, and get great exercise for the body and mind. All ages welcome; no experience necessary, but some ability to count musical beats is helpful. ***NO CLASS 10/10***
Modern Line Dancing for High Beginners/Improvers
with George Oliver
This second level of line dancing assumes that participants have taken Line Dancing 1 or have had some basic beginner experience with line dancing. A knowledge of basic line dance steps is helpful, but some dancing proficiency and sense of rhythm should be sufficient. We’ll finishing learning the list of beginner and improver line dance steps and patterns, and practice some of the current popular high-beginner and improver-level dances.
NIA Dance Fitness
with Anna Fielder
Please note - this class will be held at Bath Adult Ed Center at 34 Wing Farm Parkway and not Morse High School.
Nia is an energizing barefoot cardio workout that connects you to your body, mind, and soul. Through Nia, you can safely explore and enhance your potential to live a healthy and meaningful life by engaging your senses and listening to your body. Nia combines dance, martial arts, and mindful movement to leave you energized, mentally clear, and emotionally balanced. Nia is non-impact and adaptable to individual needs and abilities. Each class starts with setting a focus. We will then warm up, dance our hearts out, and cool down, followed by stepping back out into daily life. Anna Fiedler is a certified Nia blue belt teacher who has taught Nia since 2007. She enjoys creating space for others to connect together to tap into their power and well-being through movement.
***NO CLASS: 11/21
Play the Ukulele, Your Journey Begins Here!
with Duncan Perry
Learn to play the ukulele! It has never been more popular and you don't even have to know how to read music! On the uke you can knock out folk music, rock, blues, jazz, pop, country, tunes old and new -- even classical music. Duncan Perry, who has taught more than 700 students of all ages, will introduce you to essential chords and playing techniques using commonly known songs. Oh, and there are lots of laughs along the way. And, learning to play an instrument is good for your brain! You will need a playable ukulele and an electronic tuner or a tuner app. And when folks hear you play this happy instrument, well, they just have to smile! If you don’t own a ukulele, please contact Duncan at firstname.lastname@example.org for information. What are you waiting for? Grab a uke and get ready for a musical adventure, then spread the joy!
So You Wanna Learn Latin Dance?
with Barbara McGranahan
The Bachata is a playful Latin dance from the Dominican Republic. This style is danced with soft hip motions, turns and side-to-side footwork. The music of Bachata is very recognizable for its predominant use of the electric guitar combined with Caribbean and Latin musical influences. Salsa is a Latin dance, associated with the music genre of the same name, which was first popularized in the United States in the 1960s in New York City. Salsa is an amalgamation of Cuban dances, such as mambo, pachanga and rumba, as well as American dances such as swing and tap. The basic Salsa dance rhythm consists of taking three steps for every four beats of music. Merengue, the national dance of the Dominican Republic and Haiti is a fun, fast and easy dance made up of simple steps. Merengue is characterized by its marching rhythms and Cuban motion – strong side to side motion and ‘dragged leg’ with emphasis on counts 1 and 5. ***NO CLASS: 11/15 + 11/22.