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80's & 90's Dance Aerobics - Session II


with Tony's Dance Studio Staff, RSU 1 Adult Education

Calendar Oct 26, 2017 at 6:15 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Move, groove and sing along to the hits of the 80’s and 90’s. Join us for a 45 minute fun workout that packs a punch! Dance Aerobics can improve symptoms of depression, strengthen your heart and lungs, help lower your cholesterol, improve your immune function, and lower your blood pressure. You will leave feeling the effects of a great training session with a skilled instructor.


Argentine Tango For Beginners


with Emma Holder, Portland Adult Education

Calendar Nov 14, 2017 at 6:45 pm, runs for 5 weeks
Argentine Tango is an improvised dance, a conversation without words with someone you may not know. This class covers basic concepts to get beginners dancing: connection, musicality, turns, pivots, the cruzada, leading and following, footwork, codes. It also introduces three styles of Tango: tango, vals, and milonga. Please bring shoes with soles that slide. No partner needed.
Beginner Guitar
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Beginner Guitar


with Matt Gilbert, Spruce Mountain Adult Education

Calendar Oct 17, 2017 at 6:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Basic understanding of the instrument.  Learning basic guitar, tuning cords, and chording.  Music structure and reading chord chards and guitar music sheet.  How to self progress and play songs.  

Guitar required preferable acoustic.  Electric okay not amps please. 

A $10.00 material fee is paid to instructor at the first class

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Beginner Ukulele


with Paul Migliaccio, MSAD #11 Adult Education

Calendar Nov 6, 2017 at 7 pm, runs for 6 weeks

With its chunk-a-chunk sound, whispery nylon strings, and diminutive body, the ukulele is having a moment. Find out why the ukulele is making a strong comeback in this beginner level class.

This is a beginner class, but students who have some experience with the ukulele are also welcome. Learn about tuning, strumming, fingerpicking, chords, reading tab...then putting it all together to learn your first songs. Scales, technique, and easy music theory will also be discussed. Ukulele should be soprano, concert, or tenor size.

Ukuleles are available to purchase at local music stores, eBay, or Amazon.

Please bring an electric tuner.

Course will run

Beginning Guitar II


with Tom Hudgins, Bangor Adult & Community Education

Calendar Oct 25, 2017 at 6:30 pm

A continuation of Beginning Guitar I utilizing techniques from the textbook and additional instructor material. Topics covered will include learning the basics of reading tablature, 12 bar blues and exercises from the second half of the textbook. Prerequisite: Completion of Beginning Guitar I or instructor permission. Tom Hudgins, is an artist/musician and adult educator who works with both art and guitar in his creative work. He has a Bachelors in Studio Art from the University of Maine and a Masters in Adult Education from the University of Southern Maine.

Belly Dancing
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Belly Dancing


with Lew-Ann Leen, Wells-Ogunquit Adult Community Education

Calendar Sep 21, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Strengthen your core, improve your flexibility, shake and shimmy off inches while moving to the beautiful mysterious melodies of the Old World. As a means of self-expression, this ancient art inspires grace, poise and confidence and boosts self-esteem. Wear comfortable clothing such as a tank top and capri pants. Hip scarves are optional, but useful and fun. INSTRUCTOR: Lew-Ann Leen attended Dance Teacher Training School at Kent State. She’s worked in NYC and Costa Rica choreographing musicals and owns her own theater company. Visit


Beyond Beginner Guitar


with Thomas Brown, Gorham Adult Education

Calendar Nov 7, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

So you have the basics, now let’s keep those fingers strumming. We will further develop your skills, increase your knowledge of the fret board and learn some simple finger picking. Register early; this class will take only 10 students. Instructor: Thomas Brown 6 classes – Tuesdays, 11/7-12/12, 6:00-7:00pm, Gorham Arts Alliance, $64 (Gorham Arts Alliance is located at 34 School St., Gorham, ME.)


Beyond Beginner Guitar


with Ian Weidner, Scarborough Adult Learning Center

Calendar Nov 8, 2017 at 6:30 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Further develop your guitar playing skills and improve your understanding of the guitar fret board. We’ll also play blues progressions and rhythms, touch on simple music theory, and begin to improvise and express your unique creativity. Acoustic guitar, capo, and pick required. An electronic tuner is highly recommended. Open to adults and high school students 16 years or older. 

Ian has played guitar for over 25 years and has taught group and private lessons for over six years; excellent student evals here at the Scarborough Adult Learning Center keep students coming back for more!

Five Wednesdays, 11/08 to 12/13/2017, 

no class 11/22, 6:30 to 8:00 pm, $64

Instructor: Ian Weidner

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