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Ukulele For Beginners!
with Duncan Perry
Ukulele time is now! Learn to play the ukulele! It's never been more popular. Join our no-stress four week beginner's program. No need to read music, Duncan Perry, our popular teacher, will ease you into playing this wonderful instrument using familiar songs. Beginner classes will repeat every month so you can choose the one that suits your schedule best (check our website for more details). Following registration you will receive the link to the Zoom session you have chosen to attend. If you don’t own a ukulele, please contact us for guidance about buying one. Let your musical journey begin! Instructor: Duncan Perry
Instant Piano for Hopelessly Busy People
with Craig Coffman
In just a few hours with instructor Craig Coffman, you can learn enough secrets of the trade to give you years of musical enjoyment. Learn to play piano the way professionals do-using chords. Since this class is being held online with ZOOM you will be able to sit at your piano or keyboard at home and take this course with no pressure at all. And since this course includes an online book and online follow up video lessons, you will be able to continue your practice and study on your own. An optional periodic online question and answer session is also included. A recording of the class is included as well. The course is partly lecture/demonstration and partly hands-on instruction.
Instant Guitar for Hopelessly Busy People
with Craig Coffman
Have you ever wanted to learn the guitar but simply find it difficult to find the time? In just a few hours with instructor Craig Coffman you can learn enough about playing the guitar to give you years of musical enjoyment, and you won’t have to take private lessons to do it. This crash course will teach you some basic chords and get you playing along with your favorite songs right away. Since this class is being held online with ZOOM, you will be able to sit at home with your guitar and take this class without any pressure at all. And since the class includes an online book and online follow-up video lessons, you will be able to continue your practice and study on your own. An optional periodic online question and answer session is also included. A recording of the class is included as well. Class limited to 15 students.
Cuban Salsa, Level 1
with Anna Golendukhina
Join Anne Golundendukhina for an introduction to Cuban Salsa! Students will learn the basic 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 your confidence dancing to different styles and tempos of music. Students will be introduced to the famous Salsa Rueda. Partner is not required but recommended!
Dancing For Your Next Social Event
with Barbara McGranahan
Instructor Barbara McGranahan will get you "dance-ready" for any upcoming social events; weddings, family and school reunions, or if you are planning a cruise, and would like to participate when dancing is offered. Maybe you participated in the past and feel a bit rusty with certain dance moves. How about learning basic foxtrot, waltz, and swing (jitterbug) moves and enjoying getting your groove back. Also, dance has additional benefits related to active aging, such as improving posture, balance, and cognition. You can come with a dance partner or solo. The summer social engagements are right around the corner. See you on the dancefloor.
with Elizabeth Converse
Join Elizabeth Converse to learn the basic steps for two ballroom dances (foxtrot and east coast swing). Along with the steps, you will learn how to lead or follow, improve body awareness, work on non-verbal communication, and start to understand the music choices. This class is for beginners as well as advanced beginners that want to revisit the basics. No partner needed. Masks recommended.
Modern Line Dancing for Beginners
with George Oliver
We'll learn some easy line dances that use a variety of steps, including pop, Latin, hip-hop, soul, and country/western. Be prepared for wicked, synchronized dancing fun, and get great exercise for the body and mind. All ages are welcome; no experience is necessary, but some ability to count musical beats is helpful. **This is a 6 week class. There will be no class on May 29 & July 3. Instructor: George Oliver
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!