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Country Line Dance (Session 2)

$39

with Sue McKay

Calendar Sep 14, 2023 at 6 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.

Play the Ukulele, Your Journey Begins Here

$79

with Duncan Perry

Calendar Feb 27, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

***This class is held via Zoom.

Learn to play the ukulele! It has never been more popular and you don't even have to know how to read music! On the uke you can knock out folk music, rock, blues, jazz, pop, country, tunes old and new -- even classical music. Duncan Perry, who has taught more than 700 students of all ages, will introduce you to essential chords and playing techniques using commonly known songs. Oh, and there are lots of laughs along the way. And, learning to play an instrument is good for your brain! You will need a playable ukulele and an electronic tuner or a tuner app. And when folks hear you play this happy instrument, well, they just have to smile! If you don’t own a ukulele, please contact us for information. What are you waiting for? Grab a uke and get ready for a musical adventure, then spread the joy! Biography Duncan is an experienced multi-instrumentalist who has been performing and teaching folks how play the ukulele for the last 14 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 those who play the uke and to their audiences. Duncan has taught in a variety of Maine communities and did not let the COVID-19 epidemic stop him. He simply moved from teaching in person to an online format and now reaches students all over Maine, New Hampshire and beyond.

Salsa Dance
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Salsa Dance

$125

with Luis D. Rivera

Calendar Mar 15, 2024 at 5 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Learn the basic steps and patterns, as well as the trademark Cuban hip motion that accompanies it. Salsa stems from a family of other like dances like merengue, bachata, cumbia, rumba and cha cha.  It is this same family of dances that the popular Zumba exercise classes originated from. Instructor:  Luis D. Rivera, Dancer, choreographer and personal trainer from Puerto Rico with over 20 years of experience, living in Maine since 2013. Trained in Ballet, Jazz, HipHop, Contemporary and Salsa.  Luis has performed in multiple national and international competitions/exhibitions, latest one being the Miami Salsa Congress 2023. 

Play the Ukulele, Your Journey Begins Here

$79

with Duncan Perry

Calendar Mar 27, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

***This class is held via Zoom.

Learn to play the ukulele! It has never been more popular and you don't even have to know how to read music! On the uke you can knock out folk music, rock, blues, jazz, pop, country, tunes old and new -- even classical music. Duncan Perry, who has taught more than 700 students of all ages, will introduce you to essential chords and playing techniques using commonly known songs. Oh, and there are lots of laughs along the way. And, learning to play an instrument is good for your brain! You will need a playable ukulele and an electronic tuner or a tuner app. And when folks hear you play this happy instrument, well, they just have to smile! If you don’t own a ukulele, please contact us for information. What are you waiting for? Grab a uke and get ready for a musical adventure, then spread the joy! Biography Duncan is an experienced multi-instrumentalist who has been performing and teaching folks how play the ukulele for the last 14 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 those who play the uke and to their audiences. Duncan has taught in a variety of Maine communities and did not let the COVID-19 epidemic stop him. He simply moved from teaching in person to an online format and now reaches students all over Maine, New Hampshire and beyond.

How To Play Piano by Ear

$69

with Craig Coffman

Calendar Mar 30, 2024 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Learn one of music’s deepest mysteries: how to play songs without relying on music. A very practical presentation of music theory that includes predicting chord progressions, learning from recordings, and transposing-all expressed in everyday language. This is an ideal follow-up to the “Instant Piano” class and is open to anyone who has a basic understanding of chords on any instrument. Expand your musical horizons, and free yourself from sheet-music dependence, and be the life of the party! Prior experience with chords recommended. Fee includes the online book, online follow-up lessons, a recording of the class and an optional monthly question and answer session. Class is held online using zoom.

Dance Burn Aerobics

$44

with Sue McKay

Calendar Apr 2, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 7 weeks

Have you always wanted to “burn it up” on the dance floor? Now you can! Join long time dance instructor Sue McKay of the Back Door Dance Studio for a fun, energetic dance class. This 7 week session of classes will include easy to follow dance workouts to various speeds and types of music–Country, Pop, Latin, Funk, Jazz, and more–you name it and we can dance to it! Suitable for beginner and intermediate dancers, no partner required. Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes, bring your water bottle, and be prepared to sweat. If you love music and dance, and are looking for a fun workout, this is the place to be! No class on April 16.

Country Line Dance

$44

with Sue McKay

Calendar Apr 2, 2024 at 7 pm, runs for 7 weeks

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. No class on April 16.

Dance Burn Aerobics

$44

with Sue McKay

Calendar Apr 3, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 7 weeks

Have you always wanted to “burn it up” on the dance floor? Now you can! Join long time dance instructor Sue McKay of the Back Door Dance Studio for a fun, energetic dance class. This 7 week session of classes will include easy to follow dance workouts to various speeds and types of music–Country, Pop, Latin, Funk, Jazz, and more–you name it and we can dance to it! Suitable for beginner and intermediate dancers, no partner required. Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes, bring your water bottle, and be prepared to sweat. If you love music and dance, and are looking for a fun workout, this is the place to be! No class on April 17.





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