Your browser is not optimized for viewing this website.

More information »

Maine Adult Education

Filter by Category



Music & Dance

in Personal Enrichment

Line Dancing for Beginners

$75

with Louis Moniz, Jr. "Mad Louie", MSAD 11 Gardiner Area Adult & Community Education (adulted@msad11.org) 207-582-3774

Calendar Jan 22, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Line Dancing is back and hotter than ever! Join other dancers and conquer the steps or just come for the great exercise. You never need a partner, but you can bring all your friends and have a lot of fun. Mad Louie will teach both current and older dances being done at local establishments. Wear proper footwear (for safety). No clogs, flip flops, crocs or open back shoes.

 

Instructor Bio

I have a 26 year background in Jazz, Ballet, Tap and Hip Hop. Jazz and Ballet were my strong points. I have taken many Master Dance Classes during this period with some outstanding teachers - to name a few, Todd Hall, ballet; Gus Giordano, jazz; Rhett Dennis, jazz; Barry Weis, jazz; Jay Norman; jazz; and many more. I studied with Jeremy Anderson for two years until he left for Europe. The next few years I attended a couple of different studios. Then I settled into the Modern Jazz Center of the Arts directed by Miss Elaine Colaneri. I was there for over fifteen years and learned a tremendous amount about movement. I first encountered Country Dancing at the Neon Armadillo in Florida. Right away I knew that I wanted to learn this form of dance and teach it as well. I spent seven months, sixteen hours a week, with Joe Shutt of Cranston, Rhode Island to get a good basis in this form of dance. In addition to line dancing, I teach Swing Dance. I have been teaching since 1987. I was a competitor, coach and choreographer on the WBCS/Budweiser Dance Team for two years. During this time, we won numerous events.I teach adult ed classes in line and swing dance. I am mainly a workshop teacher. My strong points are teaching students technique, where dance comes from in relation to their bodies. I was a judge and dance teacher in country western dance competitions for about eight years. I enjoyed judging tremendously. Dance is to me about enjoyment, exercise, a release, and FUN! Dance also is an expression of what your body feels when you hear the music. Therefore, you should let your body express what it feels. Dance also has many health benefits!

 

Instructor Bio

I have a 26 year background in Jazz, Ballet, Tap and Hip Hop. Jazz and Ballet were my strong points. I have taken many Master Dance Classes during this period with some outstanding teachers - to name a few, Todd Hall, ballet; Gus Giordano, jazz; Rhett Dennis, jazz; Barry Weis, jazz; Jay Norman; jazz; and many more. I studied with Jeremy Anderson for two years until he left for Europe. The next few years I attended a couple of different studios. Then I settled into the Modern Jazz Center of the Arts directed by Miss Elaine Colaneri. I was there for over fifteen years and learned a tremendous amount about movement. I first encountered Country Dancing at the Neon Armadillo in Florida. Right away I knew that I wanted to learn this form of dance and teach it as well. I spent seven months, sixteen hours a week, with Joe Shutt of Cranston, Rhode Island to get a good basis in this form of dance. In addition to line dancing, I teach Swing Dance. I have been teaching since 1987. I was a competitor, coach and choreographer on the WBCS/Budweiser Dance Team for two years. During this time, we won numerous events.I teach adult ed classes in line and swing dance. I am mainly a workshop teacher. My strong points are teaching students technique, where dance comes from in relation to their bodies. I was a judge and dance teacher in country western dance competitions for about eight years. I enjoyed judging tremendously. Dance is to me about enjoyment, exercise, a release, and FUN! Dance also is an expression of what your body feels when you hear the music. Therefore, you should let your body express what it feels. Dance also has many health benefits!

There will be no Class February 19th due to the Holiday 

Intermediate Level East Coast Swing Dancing
Registration Unavailable

Intermediate Level East Coast Swing Dancing

$75

with Louis Moniz, Jr. "Mad Louie", MSAD 11 Gardiner Area Adult & Community Education (adulted@msad11.org) 207-582-3774

The class will consist of new, more challenging movements in conjunction with beginner movements.

Aerobics ~ Low Impact

$55

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

Calendar Jan 29, 2024 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.

 

Will run

Instant Piano (for hopelessly busy people) Zoom

$70

with Craig Coffman, Sanford Community Adult Education

Calendar Feb 26, 2024 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

This is an online course.

In just a few hours, you can learn enough to give you years of musical enjoyment.  Learn to play piano the way professionals do using chords.  Via ZOOM you will be able to sit at your piano or keyboard at home and take this course with no pressure at all.  The course includes an online book and online follow-up video lessons, so you will be able to continue your practice and study on your own.  An optional periodic online question-and-answer session is also included.    A recording of the class is included as well.   The course is partly lecture/demonstration and partly hands-on instruction.  Learn:  how chords work in a song, how to get more out of sheet music by reading less of it, how to form the three main types of chords, how to handle different keys and time signatures, how to avoid “counting” and how to simplify over 12,000 complex chords!

Instant Piano for Hopelessly Busy People

$75

with Craig Coffman, MSAD#1 Adult & Community Education

Calendar Feb 26, 2024 at 6:30 pm

In just a few hours, you can learn enough secrets of the trade to give you years of musical enjoyment. Learn to play piano the way professionals do-using chords.  Since this class is being held online with ZOOM you will be able to sit at your piano or keyboard at home and take this course with no pressure at all.  And since this course includes an online book and online follow up video lessons, you will be able to continue your practice and study on your own.  An optional periodic online question and answer session is also included.    A recording of the class is included as well.   The course is partly lecture/demonstration and partly hands on instruction. 

Topics include:

  • How chords work in a song     
  • How to get more out of sheet music by reading less of it     
  • How to form the three main types of chords     
  • How to handle different keys and time signatures     
  • How to avoid “counting”     
  • How to simplify over 12,000 complex chords

NIA Dance Fitness

$75

with Anna Fiedler, Merrymeeting Community & Adult Education

Calendar Feb 27, 2024 at 5:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Nia is an energizing barefoot cardio workout that connects you to your body, mind, and soul. Through Nia, you can safely explore and enhance your potential to live a healthy and meaningful life by engaging your senses and listening to your body. Nia combines dance, martial arts, and mindful movement to leave you energized, mentally clear, and emotionally balanced. Nia is non-impact and adaptable to individual needs and abilities. Each class starts with setting a focus. We will then warm up, dance our hearts out, and cool down, followed by stepping back out into daily life. Anna Fiedler is a certified Nia blue belt teacher who has taught Nia since 2007. She enjoys creating space for others to connect together to tap into their power and well-being through movement. *No class: 3/26. Please note - this class will be held at Bath Adult Ed Center at 34 Wing Farm Parkway and not Morse High School.

Will run

Intro to Improvisational Theater

$50

with Tom Nash, Lake Region & Fryeburg Area Adult Education

Calendar Feb 27, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Join seasoned actor and director, Tom Nash as you participate in theater games and exercises, and hone your improvisational acting skills. Explore various acting techniques aimed at creating unique vivid characters and enhancing your ability to improvise. This active, participatory course will help you delve into the psyche of a character and discover the potential of communication via movement and gesture along with the spoken word. Enjoy scenario development and perform some short scenarios with your new “troupe”. No previous acting experience is required. While this is not comedy improv, participants are guaranteed to experience much laughter and fun! 

Line Dancing

$35

with Louis Moniz, RSU 19 Adult Education

Calendar Feb 27, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Come alone or with a group of friends and learn line dance moves for your next night out! Professional dance instructor, Mad Louie, will teach you everything you need to know to look good on the dance floor with his energetic and enthusiastic style!





Forgot password?
Staff Log In