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Tap Your Way to Fitness - Live Online

$89

with Linda Holmes

Calendar Jan 18, 2022 at 7:15 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Beginner to Advanced

This class will get the first-time tapper on the dance floor and challenge the more advanced participant. Lots of hands on instruction for a great workout with basic steps and fun combinations for everyone from jazz to Broadway styles. Learn an entire dance! Wear loose clothing, flat/low heeled tap shoes and have bring water. Registration closes at noon the 1st day of class.

Note: Need to get comfy with online classes? For more info visit https://oobsaco.maineadulted.org/online-classes/

Linda Holmes, certified Group Exercise, Red Cross & Mermaid swimming instructor, has been dancing & teaching for 50+ years and studied all over the US.

Intro to Kizomba!

$49

with Brian Levay

Calendar Jan 19, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

A Popular Fun Partner DanceKizomba originates from Angola and has been rapidly gaining popularity in the states. Learn basic steps, posture and how to connect with your dance partner. From there, build on the basics with the goals of having fun, providing an introduction and safe space to dance in, so mistakes are welcome! No prior experience needed. All levels welcome! Come alone or with a partner. Course fee is per person. Registration closes at noon the day of class.

Required: Proof of registration, masks & distancing. Please wear dance shoes or anything with little or no tread and bring water.

Brian Levay, dancing Kizomba since 2015, enjoys traveling to festivals around the country to dance socially and to continue learning as a dancer. He enjoys the social aspect of meeting new people from many different backgrounds.

Nicole Muise has enjoyed dancing her whole life. She started with ballet/jazz as a child and was introduced to partner dancing as an adult. In addition to Kizomba, Nicole enjoys Latin dancing and regularly travels internationally for “dancecations†to study dance.

Country Line Dancing

$69

with Elizabeth Richards

Calendar Jan 27, 2022 at 6:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Come kick up a leg or two with some classic country line dances as well as dances to current hits. Requests welcome! Wear comfortable clothing and shoes with smooth soles, if possible. All levels welcome! No partner required for this fun, energetic class. No class 2/24.

Proof of registration, masks & distancing required.

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

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Latin Line Dancing

$69

with Elizabeth Richards

Calendar Jan 27, 2022 at 7:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Love to dance? Love Latin music?

Learn patterns to popular Latin rhythms including rumba, cha cha, salsa and more! All levels welcome! 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. Wear comfortable clothing and soft-soled shoes. No class 2/24.

Proof of registration, masks & distancing required.

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

The Art & Craft of Songwriting

$55

with Curtis Bessette

Calendar Feb 3, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Got a song in your heart...or in your head? Looking to release your inner Bruce Springsteen or James Taylor? Spend some time with an award-winning songwriter to explore this craft in a nonjudgmental (and fun) environment. Learn to write a song and improve your writing and lyrics. No instrument skill needed! Cover creating. rewriting and organizing your music/lyrics; improving your rhyming skills, writers block - there's no such thing and I can prove it!, adding details to wake up your song, basic chord progression theory, song structure (verse, chorus, bridge) and where to find the best limousine service when you get famous! Please bring a notebook and writing utensil.

Masks & distancing required.

Curt Bessette is an award-winning songwriter and performer, appearing in various venues throughout the US. He has been a guitar and bass instructor for 25+ years, teaching at USM, local adult ed programs, high schools, libraries and music stores.

Circle of Pickers

$95

with Krystian Beal

Calendar Feb 8, 2022 at 5:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Have you wanted to join other musicians in a casual setting learning song selection, timing, instrumental solos and more? Krystian will lead players at all levels in taking turns playing & singing 60's, 70's & 80's classic rock and country. Instruction is available for guitar, but all stringed instruments are welcome! Bring a selection of songs, a music stand, a capo, your instrument and have a blast! No class 2/22. Registration closes at noon the 1st day of class.

Required: Proof of registration, masks & distancing required.

Note: No microphone/PA system. Food and beverages available for purchase at the venue (no outside food or drink please).

Krystian Beal studied Elementary Education with a concentration in Music at UME @ Orono. He currently plays in several local bands and is also a singer-songwriter and soloist.

Beginner Guitar

$75

with Travis Taylor

Calendar Mar 1, 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! Registration closes at noon the 1st day of class.

Required: Proof of registration, masks and distancing. 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 been playing the guitar for 20 years, and with a local band for eight. He has been teaching guitar in the Saco school district for the past 10 years.

Beginner Belly Dance

$59

with Jessica L Barker

Calendar Mar 2, 2022 at 5:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Enjoy a judgment-free space focusing on movement, positive body image with encouragement and support! Beginners learn basic movements and combinations while intermediate students refine their knowledge and begin experimenting 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, masks & distancing required.

Jessy Barker is a 500 hour Certified Yoga Instructor with years of experience teaching several movement modalities. Her concentration is in meditative Belly Dance, Yin, Hatha and Chair yoga. She is also a certified meditation teacher through ShivaShakti school of Yoga and Healing Arts.





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