This class will have you playing a song on the first night.We will have members of Steelin' Thunder, Midcoast Maine's popular steel drum band, on hand for one-on-one instruction. Musical experience is very handy but not required. Classes will be held at Aldersgate Church on Rt. 17 across from Chickawaukie Lake in Rockland. Come join us for some high-energy musical fun!
In this intro to East Coast Swing (aka jitterbug), learn the basics to this fun and upbeat dance. Build confidence on the dance floor. Find out why swing dancers are some of the happiest people around! No partner or experience needed. Appropriate for beginners and those who want a quick review. Learn enough in this class to go right out onto the dance floor! Class size is limited so register early.
Belly Dance, also called Oriental Dance, 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 hosts respected dancers from Asia, Europe and the USA as well. Belly Dance 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.
Through learning 4 songs, one classical, one folk, one from American musical theatre, and one sacred, the class wil get an overview of the necessary skills to sing songs stylistically correctly. Breathing, attacking, resonance, diction, voweling, interpretation, performance and anxiety will be covered. Fee includes materials.
West Coast Swing is not the same as East Coast. Enjoy this up-to-date intro to the smooth style of swing. We will cover the basic must-know moves, plus several variations in this fast paced class. Learn essential technique and lead/follow skills, because West Coast Swing is a social dance! Learn enough in this class to go right onto the dance floor! No partner needed. Class size limited.