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Country & Latin Line Dancing
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Country & Latin Line Dancing


with Elizabeth Richards

Calendar Sep 15, 2022 at 6:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Love to dance? Love music?

Learn patterns to classic country line dances and popular Latin rhythms including rumba, cha cha, salsa and more! No partner required for this fun, energetic class. Requests will be taken for specific dances/music the first night and dances taught will be in response to these requests whenever possible. All levels welcome! Wear comfortable clothing and soft-soled shoes. Proof of registration required. Course fee is per person.

Elizabeth Richards has been teaching dance for more than 20 years. She loves watching the moment that steps 'click' for her students.

Night Club Two Step


with Elizabeth Richards

Calendar Sep 15, 2022 at 7:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Are you looking for a versatile slow dance to use at weddings, parties and on small dance floors? Need a simple rhythm with a romantic feel? Learn the basics of this fun, flirty dance that you can use with almost any love song. Partner required. Course fee is per couple.

Required: Proof of registration. Couples only class. Wear comfortable clothing and soft-soled shoes.

Elizabeth Richards has been teaching dance for more than 20 years. She loves watching the moment that steps 'click' for her students.

Beginner Belly Dance


with Jessica L Barker

Calendar Sep 16, 2022 at 5:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Enjoy a judgment-free space focusing on movement and positive body image with encouragement and support! Beginners learn basic moves and combinations while intermediates refine their knowledge and experiment with layers. The tummy-toning results are a positive side effect for inspiration! Explore movement, vocabulary, musicality and history. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Proof of registration required.

Jessica Barker has been belly dancing for most of her adult life, starting with the Desert Dancers with Miraya Swanson and continuing her studies with world-renowned instructors Nathifa Shakti, Heather Powers and Rosa Noreen.

Hand Drumming Workshop Section I


with Namory Keita

Calendar Sep 24, 2022 at 1 pm, runs for 1 week

with Master Drummer, Namory Keita

Beginners & ALL Levels Welcome!

Explore hand drumming through the traditional music of Guinea, West Africa. Play patterns, rhythms, and participate in ensemble playing with Master Village Drummer, Namory Keita. Fun & engaging, Namory pulls all levels together in a community experience - not to be missed!

Required: Proof of registration. Djembe, Ashiko, Conga or other hand drum.

Note: Some rentals are available at $5/drum, payable to instructor in class. Please reserve your drum by emailing after you register.

Namory Keita, Master Village Drummer, is a sought-after teacher and performer with a unique style and a wealth of traditional knowledge; very rare to find outside the villages of Guinea where he was born. His resources include his remarkable ability to engage any audience and his relationships with dancers and drummers locally and worldwide as an international teacher and performer.

Beginner Guitar


with Travis Taylor

Calendar Sep 27, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Playing guitar is a blast and learning with a seasoned teacher and musician like Travis, you cannot go wrong. Focus on the names of strings, notes in the first position and build to learning chords and strumming patterns. Before you know it you will be playing music!Required: Proof of registration, nylon or steel-stringed acoustic guitar, picks (plectrums), an electronic tuner and the book Hal Leonard Method Complete Set (approx. $20-$25).

Travis Taylor has played guitar for a couple of decades and with a local band for many years. In addition, he has been teaching guitar in the Saco school district for the past 10+ years.

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