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Global Dance Party
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Global Dance Party


with Emma Holder, Portland Adult Education

Calendar Jan 6, 2020 at 5:30 pm, runs for 15 weeks

This dance fitness class includes music of Salsa, Swing, Merengue, Tango, Cha Cha, Reggaeton, Bellydance, African and more. For 45 minutes, participants will bust stress, boost energy and burn calories while using traditional and unique moves to fabulous music. Improvisation encouraged. This course also includes 15 minutes of core work to support your back, your dance, and your life. Bring a mat, sneakers and water bottle. $6 drop in or $50 for 10 class card can be used for all Emma's M/T/W classes. Online Registration is not available for this course. It may be subject to certain prerequisites or inventory requirements. Please contact PAE in person or by phone (874-8155) to discuss the requirements for this course or for more information.

Barre with Amanda


with Amanda Gunter, York Adult Education

Calendar Current session started Jan 6, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Barre is used as a prop to balance while doing exercises that focus on isometric strength training (holding your body still while you contract a specific set of muscles) combined with high reps of small range-of-motion movements.

Cardio Sculpt for Women


with Lisa Robertson, York Adult Education

Calendar Current session started Jan 7, 2020 at 3:15 pm
1 additional session on Feb 4, 2020

This judgement-free zone is intended to get women of all fitness levels moving and healthy. A fun, balanced and effective workout that includes short cardio bursts and weight lifting to improve muscular fitness and boost cardiovascular efficiency. Using creative and diverse exercises and equipment, this class will keep participants moving and loving it from Sept through Feb.

Line Dancing - Beginner to Intermediate - Section I


with Flamin' Raymin' & Sizzlin' Suzzin', Windham/Raymond Adult Education

Calendar Jan 14, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Come join the fun with Flamin’ Raymin’ & Sizzlin’ Suzzin’ as we kick up our heels to various genres of music for some fun (and exercise) as we do beginner to intermediate dances! The focus will be on having fun while learning some new dance moves! Bring your comfortable dancin’ shoes and a smile. No class 2/18.

Instructors: Flamin’ Raymin’ & Sizzlin’ Suzzin’
Section I: Tuesdays, 1/7 - 2/11, 6:30 - 7:45 PM
Location: Windham Town Hall - Gym
Fee: $44 per Section

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Guitar for Beginners


with Pat Colwell, MSAD #11 Adult Education

Calendar Jan 22, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 8 weeks

This class is designed for those who are either rusty or who have never played. Don’t worry if you can’t read music. Participants will learn to play basic chords that will allow you to join in on simple songs. You will become familiar with the parts of your guitar, “open” chords, finger placement, different genres of music and much more. Soon you will be strumming along to your favorite music! Bring your acoustic guitar, tuner, and a flat pick. A 3- ring binder or pocket folder is highly encouraged.

Please note:  there will be no class on February 19.

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Acoustic Jam Session


with Pat Colwell, MSAD #11 Adult Education

Calendar Jan 22, 2020 at 7 pm, runs for 19 weeks

Tired of strumming your guitar alone in your basement or garage? Ready to take the next step and start playing with others? This class will provide students with a low pressure, non judgmental opportunity to experience the joy that comes from making music with other people. We will focus primarily on acoustic guitar-based music, but other acoustic instruments such as mandolins, fiddles, bass & harmonicas are welcome, as are people who would like to try singing with a group. Students should have a solid understanding of their instruments including tuning, basic chords and rhythm patterns and be willing to work in small groups with other musicians. The ability to accept constructive feedback from an instructor is also important. 

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Dance: A Taste of Ballroom


with Sheri Kean, Mt. Desert Island Adult & Community Education

Calendar Jan 28, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Learn the Basics – just enough to get you on the dance floor. We’ll a little of everything: Foxtrot, Waltz, Tango, Swing, Cha Cha, Rhumba, Salsa, Charleston……all steps are very learnable!

Dance shoes and a partner are strongly suggested.

No dance experience required. No class on Feb. 18 or March 3.

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Beginning Ukulele


with Dan Gilbert, Maranacook Adult Education

Calendar Jan 28, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Over the past several years the Ukulele has made a huge comeback. From chart topping singles such as “Riptide” and “Hey Soul Sister”, to classrooms and full blown ukulele orchestras, this instrument has so much to offer. Whether you have always wanted to learn an instrument or are looking for something new, the ukulele with its unique sound and convenient portability may be for you. This course will cover chords, strumming, fingerpicking, and personalized instruction of selected songs. It is recommended that you purchase “Hal Leonard Ukulele Method Book 1” ($6.99 on Amazon) and that you bring your own soprano, concert, or tenor sized ukulele. 

Instructor: Dan Gilbert, Maranacook High School Music Teacher 

6 Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30 pm

Begins: January 28, 2020

Location: MCHS

Registration: $49

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