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Beginner West Coast Swing Dancing-Couple

$90

with Juli Pruden

Calendar Sep 28, 2020 at 5:45 pm, runs for 4 weeks

NOTE:  When registering as a couple only register one person.

West Coast Swing is beloved for its versatility, smooth sexy moves, and spirit of playfulness. It spans the range of music from traditional blues to modern pop, R&B, and hip hop. Instead of the traditional bounce of East Coast Swing, West Coast has an effortless look and is a slot dance. A perfect blend for all generations of dancers and very useful for much of the live music and smaller dance floors in our area. The Beginner West Coast Swing class will teach you basic patterns that are primarily 6 count. You will also learn the proper lead and follow skills with a good connection. We will work on timing and the distinct roles of each partner that make this such a unique dance. There is a minimum and maximum number for each class. Please be sure to pre-register by September 21st to ensure the success of your chosen class and to guarantee your place in that class. A change of shoes is required for this venue/event to protect the dance floor and to protect suede dance shoe soles. In other words, bring a change of shoes from your street shoes.

Ballroom, Latin, and Swing Dance Instructor Juli Pruden is excited to bring back her teaching skills to the Lakes Region of NH after being away from 2015-2019.  Juli received her training through the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance program, having taught at Portsmouth Ballroom and the Maine Ballroom under the supervision of former owner Mandy Ball, East Coast examiner for the ISTD.  Juli has been teaching independently for the last 19 years.

Juli is eager to share her love of social dancing with you, with an emphasis on fun, technique, and partnership skills.  Through her classes, you will build a strong foundation of knowledge, have the opportunity to develop muscle memory, and master leading or following.  Juli's students praise her patience, teaching style, sense of humor, and ability to provide clear explanations.  Juli and her students find tremendous rewards in their progress.  We invite you to come see what it's all about!

Beginner West Coast Swing Dancing-Single

$50

with Juli Pruden

Calendar Sep 28, 2020 at 5:45 pm, runs for 4 weeks

 

West Coast Swing is beloved for its versatility, smooth sexy moves, and spirit of playfulness. It spans the range of music from traditional blues to modern pop, R&B, and hip hop. Instead of the traditional bounce of East Coast Swing, West Coast has an effortless look and is a slot dance. A perfect blend for all generations of dancers and very useful for much of the live music and smaller dance floors in our area. The Beginner West Coast Swing class will teach you basic patterns that are primarily 6 count. You will also learn the proper lead and follow skills with a good connection. We will work on timing and the distinct roles of each partner that make this such a unique dance. There is a minimum and maximum number for each class. Please be sure to pre-register by September 21st to ensure the success of your chosen class and to guarantee your place in that class. A change of shoes is required for this venue/event to protect the dance floor and to protect suede dance shoe soles. In other words, bring a change of shoes from your street shoes.

Ballroom, Latin, and Swing Dance Instructor Juli Pruden is excited to bring back her teaching skills to the Lakes Region of NH after being away from 2015-2019.  Juli received her training through the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance program, having taught at Portsmouth Ballroom and the Maine Ballroom under the supervision of former owner Mandy Ball, East Coast examiner for the ISTD.  Juli has been teaching independently for the last 19 years.

Juli is eager to share her love of social dancing with you, with an emphasis on fun, technique, and partnership skills.  Through her classes, you will build a strong foundation of knowledge, have the opportunity to develop muscle memory, and master leading or following.  Juli's students praise her patience, teaching style, sense of humor, and ability to provide clear explanations.  Juli and her students find tremendous rewards in their progress.  We invite you to come see what it's all about!

Spanish for Beginners

$45

with Mark Frattarola

Calendar Sep 28, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 10 weeks

This 10 week class may be just the thing to get you on the way to learning a new language or remembering the one you took in high school. 

There is a $30.00 book associated with this class.  When you register you can choose to pay and reserve a book or you can bring the book with you to class.  The book is Easy Spanish Step-by-Step by Barbara Bregstein ISBN # 978-0-07-146338-6

Sign Language

$50

with Liz Gammon

Calendar Sep 28, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 10 weeks

This will be an immersive class with a great deal of hands on learning.  Liz will work with the students on finger spelling then move towards name signs and common phrases.  Liz has experience with both SEE (Signing exact English) and ASL (American Sign Language) and will help you understand the differences.  Finally the class will move along to help students learn to read what others sign.  

A certificate of attendance is offered for this course.

Beginner Ballroom Dancing-Couple

$90

with Juli Pruden

Calendar Sep 28, 2020 at 6:45 pm, runs for 4 weeks

NOTE:  When registering as a couple only register one person.

This class will overcome your shyness about getting out on a dance floor with the basics in Foxtrot, Waltz, and East Coast Swing as well as the partnership skills to make them look and feel good.  Join in the fun! There is a minimum and maximum number for each class. Please be sure to pre-register by September 21st to ensure the success of your chosen class and to guarantee your place in that class. A change of shoes is required for this venue/event to protect the dance floor and to protect suede dance shoe soles. In other words, bring a change of shoes from your street shoes.

Ballroom, Latin, and Swing Dance Instructor Juli Pruden is excited to bring back her teaching skills to the Lakes Region of NH after being away from 2015-2019.  Juli received her training through the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance program, having taught at Portsmouth Ballroom and the Maine Ballroom under the supervision of former owner Mandy Ball, East Coast examiner for the ISTD.  Juli has been teaching independently for the last 19 years.

Juli is eager to share her love of social dancing with you, with an emphasis on fun, technique, and partnership skills.  Through her classes, you will build a strong foundation of knowledge, have the opportunity to develop muscle memory, and master leading or following.  Juli's students praise her patience, teaching style, sense of humor, and ability to provide clear explanations.  Juli and her students find tremendous rewards in their progress.  We invite you to come see what it's all about!

Beginner Ballroom Dancing-Single

$50

with Juli Pruden

Calendar Sep 28, 2020 at 6:45 pm, runs for 4 weeks

This class will overcome your shyness about getting out on a dance floor with the basics in Foxtrot, Waltz, and East Coast Swing as well as the partnership skills to make them look and feel good.  Join in the fun! There is a minimum and maximum number for each class. Please be sure to pre-register by September 21st to ensure the success of your chosen class and to guarantee your place in that class. A change of shoes is required for this venue/event to protect the dance floor and to protect suede dance shoe soles. In other words, bring a change of shoes from your street shoes.

Ballroom, Latin, and Swing Dance Instructor Juli Pruden is excited to bring back her teaching skills to the Lakes Region of NH after being away from 2015-2019.  Juli received her training through the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance program, having taught at Portsmouth Ballroom and the Maine Ballroom under the supervision of former owner Mandy Ball, East Coast examiner for the ISTD.  Juli has been teaching independently for the last 19 years.

Juli is eager to share her love of social dancing with you, with an emphasis on fun, technique, and partnership skills.  Through her classes, you will build a strong foundation of knowledge, have the opportunity to develop muscle memory, and master leading or following.  Juli's students praise her patience, teaching style, sense of humor, and ability to provide clear explanations.  Juli and her students find tremendous rewards in their progress.  We invite you to come see what it's all about!

French Travel and Language

$40

with Marta Burke

Calendar Sep 28, 2020 at 7 pm, runs for 5 weeks

The primary focus of this class is on helping people with preliminary conversation language designed so they can travel to France or other French speaking areas of the world.

Spanish Intermediate Level 1

$45

with Mark Frattarola

Calendar Sep 28, 2020 at 7 pm, runs for 10 weeks

This is the next class on the road to learning Spanish.  

There is a $30.00 book associated with this class.  When you register you can choose to pay and reserve a book or you can bring the book with you to class.  The book is Easy Spanish Step-by-Step by Barbara Bregstein ISBN # 978-0-07-146338-6.   NOTE:  This is the same book used in Mark's beginner Spanish. 

 





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