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Beginner Belly Dance

$59

with Jessica L Barker

Calendar May 1, 2019 at 5:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Belly dance is wonderful exercise for every belly!

Join us in a judgment-free space where the focus is on movement, positive body image, encouragement and support! Beginners will learn basic movements and combinations, while intermediate students will refine their knowledge and begin experimenting with layers. The tummy-toning results are a positive side effect for inspiration! Movement, vocabulary, musicality and history of this beautiful art will be explored. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water.

Note: Shoes and hip scarves are optional. This is a fragrance-free class.

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.

Guitar 102

$69

with Travis Taylor

Calendar Apr 25, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Playing and learning guitar is a blast and with a seasoned teacher and musician like Travis you cannot go wrong! If you took the beginner guitar class or you have a few chords under your belt, then this is your next step. Continue working on chords, notes up the fret board and get an introduction to scales. Work on at least one new song each week.

Required: A nylon or steel stringed acoustic guitar, picks (plectrums), an electronic tuner or app on your phone and the book Hal Leonard Method Complete Set with CD (CD is optional), ISBN 0634047019, approx. $20-$25.

Travis Taylor has been playing the guitar for 18 years, and with a local band for ten. He has been teaching guitar in the Saco school district for the past 14 years.

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Night Club Two Step for Couples

$99

with Elizabeth Richards

Calendar Apr 25, 2019 at 7:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Are you looking for a versatile slow dance that can be used 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. Fee is per couple so bring your partner and get ready to move! Wear comfortable clothing and soft-soled shoes.

Elizabeth Richards thinks dancing is a great way to socialize, get a little exercise and have a lot of fun. She has been sharing her love of dance with students for nearly 20 years.

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Piano 101

$79

with Malena Rachelle

Calendar Apr 22, 2019 at 5:30 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Learn the basics of piano easily with seasoned teacher Malena Rachelle. She will introduce you to the keyboard, get you reading music and playing basic songs before you know it! If you are interested in checking out the piano, this is a wonderful opportunity. An electronic keyboard will be provided during class for each student. Class is limited to 8 students so register today! No class 5/20 or 5/27.

Required: Alfred’s Basic Adult All-in-One Course, Book 1 by Willard A Palmer ISBN: 978-0882848181 (approx. $17 on Amazon). Students should have access to a keyboard for practice between classes.

NOTE Schedule change due to a concert at OOB HS on 5/20 (end was 6/17).

Malena Rachelle has been teaching piano since 1990 along with other instruments and music theory since 1995. She taught at Living Waters Christian School and Excellence Academy for several years, including music theory, chorus, musical dramas and more.

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Piano 102

$79

with Malena Rachelle

Calendar Apr 22, 2019 at 6:30 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Can you read music and play basic songs? Have you taken Beginning Piano or Piano 101? Then you are ready for the next step. Explore melodies with simple chord structures to really expand your piano playing. An electronic keyboard will be provided for each student during class. No class 5/20 or  5/27.

Required: Alfred’s Basic Adult All-in-One Course, Book 1 by Willard A Palmer ISBN: 978-0882848181 (approx. $17 on Amazon). Students should have access to a keyboard for practice between classes.

NOTE Schedule change due to a concert at OOB HS on 5/20 (end was 6/17).

Malena Rachelle has been teaching piano since 1990 along with other instruments and music theory since 1995. She taught at Living Waters Christian School and Excellence Academy for several years, including music theory, chorus, musical dramas and more.

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Play the Ukulele!

$45

with Mitchell P Reed

Calendar May 1, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

The ukulele is a wonderfully versatile, go anywhere instrument that is easy to play. Have a ball learning to play familiar songs using common chords along with basic strumming and picking styles. The course is meant for those who have never played a stringed instrument.

Required: Soprano, concert or tenor size ukulele (no baritones please), an electronic tuner, music stand and a recording device (your smartphone!). Bring a loose-leaf notebook, pencil, eraser and highlighter. Mitch can advise you concerning brands, prices, styles and sizes as well as recommend local shops where you can buy a good beginner’s uke.

Mitch Reed began playing stringed instruments at age 12 and has performed and toured since age 17. He has contributed to four Grammy-nominated albums and received a 2009 Grammy with BeauSoleil for “Live at the 2008 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival”. He has taught for many years, recently retired from touring and has an online music school.

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Salsa Basics

$65

with Elizabeth Richards

Calendar Apr 25, 2019 at 6:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Heat up the dance floor with some sassy Salsa moves. Start with the basic rhythm and step then add some turns and spins to spice it up! Wear comfortable clothing and soft-soled shoes.

Elizabeth Richards thinks dancing is a great way to socialize, get a little exercise and have a lot of fun. She has been sharing her love of dance with students for nearly 20 years.

Tap Your Way to Fitness

$89

with Linda Waters

Calendar Apr 22, 2019 at 7:15 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Have fun, burn calories and get a great workout! Basic tap steps will be taught in fun combinations using jazz, Broadway, musical theater, rock, rhythm and blue and more. No previous experience needed. Bring water, wear loose clothing and flat or low-heeled tap shoes. No class 5/20 or 5/27.

NOTE Schedule change due to a concert at OOB HS on 5/20 (end was 6/17).

Linda Waters is a certified instructor in Group Exercise and has been dancing & teaching for 50+ years. She has studied all over the United States.





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