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Ballroom Dance

$59

with Megan Dinsmore

Calendar Sep 26, 2019 at 7 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Join the party and learn to dance. Beginner ballroom dance will cover the basic steps for the waltz, foxtrot, tango, salsa, rumba, bachata and more. This class is intended for couples, but don’t let that stop you if you don’t have a partner– singles are welcome too! This six week class will give you the confidence to get up and dance the night away at that wedding or cruise that is on the horizon or simply to add a dance routine to your workout. Guaranteed great exercise to wonderful music. No street shoes, please! Bring shoes to change into.

Full Course

Beginner Ukulele

$69

with Heather Hardy

Calendar Oct 2, 2019 at 6:30 pm, runs for 5 weeks

You do not have to read music to have fun playing the ukulele. Ukulele is one hot instrument all over the country right now and Maine is part of that revival with uke groups springing up all over the place. In these beginning sessions you will learn how to form basic chords, strum a tune and sing along to songs you know well. A ukelele and a love of fun is the only requirement needed to learn to play.

This course will work for soprano, concert, and tenor ukuleles. The instructor will provide the sheet music.

Heather Hardy is a singer-songwriter living in Bristol, Maine. She gives beginning guitar, ukulele, and song writing lessons.

Beginner's Fiddle Workshop

$74

with Andrew Lackoff

Calendar Sep 23, 2019 at 7 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Do you have a violin at home and want to learn how to use it? This course will teach basic fiddle technique, starting from the beginning with proper holding, basic bowing technique and fingering using traditional classical technique which provides a much more versatile apporach to playing.

We will develop our style and ornamention with simple fiddle tunes. Although we will use song sheets, if you don’t read music but have a good ear, you can learn these tunes. Song sheets will be provided. The source of this course will be “You Can Teach Yourself Fiddling” by Craig Duncan (purchase is encouraged, but not required, and is available used from Amazon for a reasonable price).

Andre Lackoff is a retired physician, who has played various styles of fiddle for over 35 years, including Celtic, old time, folk, international, and bluegrass (not his forte). He does dabble in classical violin, and played in pit bands for shows in a previous life.

Guitar Jam

$39

with Tim Burch

Calendar Sep 24, 2019 at 6:30 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Come join a friendly group of adults who play acoustic guitar, ukulele or other stringed instruments and who would like to play songs of any genre together in a relaxed setting. Class is aimed at acoustic players who are comfortable playing at least a few open chords.

No formal instruction is planned but there will be plenty of opportunities to exchange ideas and techniques and to make some fun music together! Bring your instrument and song suggestions to the first class.

Tim Burch is a retired teacher and avid amateur guitarist.

Let's Meet Up and Play Piano!
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Let's Meet Up and Play Piano!

$39

with Sharon Reishus

Calendar Sep 24, 2019 at 7:30 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Have you been taking piano lessons as an adult or picked up playing the piano again after a long hiatus? Are you nervous playing in front of other people? Come join a friendly group of pianists who want to meet other amateur musicians in a relaxed setting, practice playing in front of a very supportive audience, and share tips and resources with each other.

Early beginners to advanced players are welcome, but there is no formal instruction so this class might not be ideal for complete novices. Bring music books or leadsheets, in any genre, to the first class to play or share.

Sharon Reishus is an intermediate piano player who recently resumed lessons after 45 years.

Middle Eastern Dance (Belly dancing)

$54

with Patti Luchetti

Calendar Sep 23, 2019 at 7 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Middle Eastern Dance, also called Belly dancing, or in Europe, La Danse Orientale, is native to the ancient Middle East. It was widely spread by migrations of Rom and other tribal peoples, from India, north to Turkey and west to Spain – with Egypt becoming a renowned center of the art form in modern times. In our global age, Cairo now as well hosts respected dancers from Asia, Europe and the USA.

Belly dancing gives gentle, strengthening exercise to the whole body with an emphasis on the belly and thighs. This class will introduce torso movements and rhythms fundamental to this art form. Students will try dancing with scarves and veils! Wear loose, comfortable clothing or dance wear and please bring a large scarf for the hips.

Patti Luchetti has studied Oriental Dance for 25+ years with such stars as Katia of Boston, Morocco of NYC and most recently, Cassandra of Minneapolis. She is director/choreographer of Shalimar’s Studio in Rockland, where she teaches belly dancing, Modern Dance and exercise classes. FMI: shalimar90@gmail.com.

Singing World Music - Session 1

$69

with Susan Gallagher Borg

Calendar Sep 24, 2019 at 7 pm, runs for 6 weeks

People all around the world sing – for joy, in sorrow, to hold their communities together. We will sing rousing and gentle folk songs, rounds and dance songs from Europe, Asia, the MiddleEast, Africa, South America and here at home.

Our musical travels will teach us a bit about other cultures. All singers, beginning and experienced alike, are welcome. Singing technique will be taught, as we go along. Bring your curiosity and enthusiasm!

Newly arrived in Maine, Susan Gallagher Borg has sung world music for many years in Vermont. There she sang with the acappella world music group Womensing and directed the Allegro Choruses for children and adults.

Singing World Music - Session 2

$69

with Susan Gallagher Borg

Calendar Nov 5, 2019 at 7 pm, runs for 6 weeks

People all around the world sing – for joy, in sorrow, to hold their communities together. We will sing rousing and gentle folk songs, rounds and dance songs from Europe, Asia, the MiddleEast, Africa, South America and here at home.

Our musical travels will teach us a bit about other cultures. All singers, beginning and experienced alike, are welcome. Singing technique will be taught, as we go along. Bring your curiosity and enthusiasm!

Newly arrived in Maine, Susan Gallagher Borg has sung world music for many years in Vermont. There she sang with the acappella world music group Womensing and directed the Allegro Choruses for children and adults.





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