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Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education

Music & Dance

in Personal Enrichment

Introduction to Steel Drums


with Mike Miller

Calendar Feb 11, 2020 at 5:15 pm, runs for 5 weeks

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!

Full Course

East Coast Swing


with Katie Tranzillo

Calendar Mar 2, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

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.

Middle Eastern Dance/Bellydance I


with Patti Luchetti

Calendar Mar 5, 2020 at 7 pm, runs for 7 weeks

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.

Basic Vocal Technique


with Paul Whiton

Calendar Mar 11, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 8 weeks

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.

Intermediate Vocal Technique


with Paul Whiton

Calendar Mar 12, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 8 weeks

A continuation of Basic Vocal Technique for members of the fall semester as well as new people with some vocal training who wish to go farther with it. A review of the basics plus eight new songs for study and audition. Fee includes materials.

West Coast Swing


with Katie Tranzillo

Calendar Mar 23, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

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.

Guitar, Acoustic for Beginners


with Marc Bubar

Calendar Mar 31, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Learning to play the guitar can be fun and very rewarding! In this introductory course we will learn the names of the parts of the guitar and how to tune a guitar. We will cover the names of the notes on the guitar, learn some basic strumming patterns and try out some picking as well! Moving on to chords and common progressions, we will work up to playing a complete song of your choice, either solo or with friends. Students should have their own guitar and bring it to every class - we will be focusing on the acoustic steel-string or nylon-string guitar. The instructor will have handouts and course materials available for the students. No experience is necessary.

Full Course

Middle Eastern Dance/Bellydance II


with Patti Luchetti

Calendar Apr 30, 2020 at 7 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Practice of this dance provides gentle, strengthening exercise for the whole body with emphasis on the belly and thighs. This level 2 class adds new hip patterns, new rhythms and will finish the choregraphy begun in the beginning class (suggested for those who have completed a belly dance class or have other dance background). Students will continue practice of the Zils (finger cymbals) and the veil. Wear loose, comfortable clothhing or dancewear and please bring a hip scarf! It is always a good time to get back to belly dancing!

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