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Private Ballroom Dance Lessons


with Robin Shaw, York Adult Education

Calendar Sep 1, 2022

Do you have a special event coming up? Do you want a personalized dance for it? During your two sessions, one hour each Robin will work with you to choreograph and practice the perfect dance to your song. Smooth soled shoes work best.

Pick the time that works for you and pick your start date.

Day and Times:

Tuesday, 1:30-2:30

Tuesday, 2:30-3:30

Wednesday, 5:30-6:30

Wednesday, 6:30-7:30

Thursday, 1:30 - 2:30

Thursday, 2:30-3:30

Then you pick the date to start.

Private Piano Lessons


with Susan Frank, York Adult Education

Calendar Sep 5, 2022 at 2:30 pm

Have you always wanted to learn to play the piano? Do you know a little about piano but want to learn a special song for a one time occasion? I can help with this!! You can learn on Facetime or in person at York Middle School and have private half hour piano lessons using the Alfred piano method that will have you playing with both hands in the first two lessons!

Reading and Writing Basics


with Beth Knight, York Adult Education

Calendar Sep 12, 2022 at 6 pm

Want to increase your understanding of the news, improve your communication skills for everyday use in the community, prepare for college or the workplace, or brush up your skills for the HiSET? This class focuses on basic reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills to help you succeed in academics, life, and the workplace.

Will run

Aerobics ~ Low Impact


with Lois Davis, RSU 54/MSAD 54 Adult and Community Education

Calendar Jan 30, 2023 at 6 pm

Participate in a fun and exciting low-impact aerobics class where you work out at your own pace. Relieve stress, improve cardio, tone, and make new friends.


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Ukulele for Beginners


with Duncan Perry, Maranacook Adult Education

Calendar Jan 31, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks


Join the ukulele revolution! Here’s your chance to find out how to play this wonderfully versatile, go anywhere instrument in our no-stress program for beginners.  Bring a ukulele, your sense of humor, some passion for music and curiosity about playing. Once you master the basics, you won't want to stop. Will you be recruited to perform at Carnegie Hall?  Well, not right away. But, as the saying goes, ‘The best player isn’t the person who can pick or strum the most notes. It isn’t the person with the greatest technical skill. It’s the person who can touch the most hearts.’ So grab a uke, you don’t need to read music - sign up, tune up and show up!

If you don’t own a ukulele, please contact your instructor, Duncan Perry, at ( for guidance about buying one.

Let your musical journey begin!

Class meets Live Online via Zoom

Instructor: Duncan Perry

4 weeks, 6-7:30 pm

Session 2: January 31-February 21, 2023

Session 3:  February 1-22, 2023 

Session 4: March 7- 28, 2023

Session 5: March 8-29, 2023

Session 6: April 4-25, 2023

Session 7:  April 5-26, 2023

Registration Fee : $79

Please specify which session you prefer when registering. 


About Your Instructor:

Duncan is an experienced multi-instrumentalist who has been performing and teaching folks how play the ukulele for the last 13 years. Having served as a volunteer music therapist in medical and hospice settings, he quickly came to understand that music is medicine and that learning to play an instrument not only sharpens the brain but helps reduce stress. It also brings joy to the ukulele player and to her or his audience. Duncan has taught in a variety of Maine communities and has not let the COVID-19 epidemic stop him. He simply moved from teaching in person to teaching online, which has proven to be a popular format enabling him to spread the joy of ukulele across the state.

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Country Line Dance (Session 1)


with Sue McKay, Bangor Adult & Community Education

Calendar Feb 1, 2023 at 6:30 pm

No partner required - This fun line dance class will offer a variety of line dance steps and routines--done to all your favorite country songs -- that can go from classroom to dance floor in a flash! Clear instruction, step and combination breakdowns, and plenty of time to practice makes this class perfect for dancers who are brand new to line dancing as well as for those just hoping to learn a few more routines.

Middle Eastern Dance


with Anne Beal, Gray-New Gloucester Adult Education

Calendar Feb 21, 2023 at 6 pm
1 additional session on Apr 4, 2023

Are you looking for a fun, new way to get some exercise than why not explore the ancient art form of belly dance? Come learn basic moves, hear some of the history behind the dance and get the chance to meet other women in your community. No prior dance experience needed. FMI go to:

Beginners: start 6:00pm

Mixed Level: start 7:15pm

Hampden - Square Dance
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Hampden - Square Dance


with Bob Brown, Orono-Hampden-Old Town Adult Ed Partnership

Calendar Mar 6, 2023 at 6:30 pm, runs for 12 weeks

Square Dance -

A new and interesting way to learn to square dance. Fun and easy. It's for beginners and anyone who's ever danced in the past and wants to return to the fun. Instruction is in a relaxed, easy setting with a personal touch. A good way to have fun with your partner (spouse, significant other or friend). A single person can also be accommodated. Classes will be held at the Citizens of Maine building at 177 Cold Brook Rd. in Hampden.

Mondays (12 sessions) March 6 - May 22             6:30 - 8:30 pm

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