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Beginner Guitar

$64

with Thomas Brown

Calendar Sep 19, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Participants will learn about guitar mechanics and maintenance, chord strumming, scales, music theory and basic music reading that will help you play your favorite popular songs. This class will be set at a gradual pace, with individualized attention and emphasis on understanding and enjoyment. Students are asked to bring a guitar to class (instructor will have 1-2 on hand). Register early; this class will take only 10 students. Instructor: Thomas Brown 6 classes – Tuesdays, 9/19-10/24, 6:00-7:00pm, Gorham Arts Alliance, $64 (Gorham Arts Alliance is located at 34 School St., Gorham, ME.)

 

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Beyond Beginner Guitar

$64

with Thomas Brown

Calendar Nov 7, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

So you have the basics, now let’s keep those fingers strumming. We will further develop your skills, increase your knowledge of the fret board and learn some simple finger picking. Register early; this class will take only 10 students. Instructor: Thomas Brown 6 classes – Tuesdays, 11/7-12/12, 6:00-7:00pm, Gorham Arts Alliance, $64 (Gorham Arts Alliance is located at 34 School St., Gorham, ME.)

 

Cuban Salsa

$59

with Anna Golendukhina

Calendar Oct 4, 2017 at 5:55 pm, runs for 6 weeks

START DATE CHANGE from Sept. 27th till Oct 4

Join Danza Latina for an introduction to Cuban Salsa! Students will learn the basics of the Salsa footwork and some simple, fun moves that will get you out on the dance floor. You will learn how to connect with any partner and build your confidence dancing to different styles and tempos of music. No dance partner needed. We recommend all dance students wear flat shoes that slide. Instructor Anna Golendukhina started her dance life in 2013 after realizing that she couldn’t stay away from dance any longer and it was just the right time to start something new and very exciting in her life. In 2016, Anna and her Cuban partner started their new dance company, Danza Latina, to share their skills and knowledge and to teach people of all ages, gender and experience. No drop-ins allowed for this class. 6 classes – Wednesdays, 10/4 - 11/8, 5:55pm-6:55pm, GMS, $59

 

Gorham Community Chorus
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Gorham Community Chorus

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with John Rimkunas

Calendar Sep 11, 2017 at 7 pm, runs for 11 weeks

Love to sing? Come sing with us – no auditions necessary! This lively chorus welcomes vocalists of all levels (ages 12 to 80+ currently) and abilities, who come together to perform a variety of choral music from Bach to Broadway. You’ll grow as a singer with professional direction and make a new family of friends! Our fall session includes a performance at Gorham House and our main concert on Sunday, December 3rd at 3:00pm at Gorham High School. Rehearsals are Monday evenings (no rehearsals on holidays or school vacations). Please register and pay at the first rehearsal on September 11th at 6:45pm – do not send fee to Gorham Adult Education. Director John Rimkunas has a Masters in Choral Conducting from UMaine and teaches in local South Portland Schools. Questions? Contact John Rimkunas at 653-7683 or gorhamcommunitychorus@gmail.com. “Friend” us on Facebook! Mondays, 9/11-11/27, 7:00-9:00pm, Village School $35/student/ per semester, $45/adult/ per semester, $90/per family/per semester

 

West Coast Swing - Session I

$68

with Melissa Adams

Calendar Sep 19, 2017 at 6:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Not your grandparents’ swing! West coast swing is a contemporary, smoother form of swing dancing which fits many styles of music including rhythm and blues, hip hop, country, and pop music. It is gaining in popularity and becoming the dance of choice as it is great for dancing to live music, at weddings or to your favorite songs on the radio. Whether you like slower groovy music or a more upbeat tempo, West Coast Swing is the dance for you. The class will cover basic principles of lead and follow, connection, footwork and patterns to get you dancing. No dance experience necessary. No partner required, as we will practice lead and follow with each other. Melissa Adams has been dancing for more than 25 years and began to teach five years ago to share her passion with others. Session I: 6 classes, Tuesdays, 9/19-10/24, 6:30-8:00pm, GMS, $68 Drop-in fee: $12

 

West Coast Swing - Session II

$68

with Melissa Adams

Calendar Oct 31, 2017 at 6:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Not your grandparents’ swing! West coast swing is a contemporary, smoother form of swing dancing which fits many styles of music including rhythm and blues, hip hop, country, and pop music. It is gaining in popularity and becoming the dance of choice as it is great for dancing to live music, at weddings or to your favorite songs on the radio. Whether you like slower groovy music or a more upbeat tempo, West Coast Swing is the dance for you. The class will cover basic principles of lead and follow, connection, footwork and patterns to get you dancing. No dance experience necessary. No partner required, as we will practice lead and follow with each other. Melissa Adams has been dancing for more than 25 years and began to teach five years ago to share her passion with others. Session II: 6 classes, Tuesdays, 10/31-12/5, 6:30-8:00pm, GMS, $68 Drop-in fee: $12

 





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