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EdAdvance Adult Education Spring 2024 Catalog



Music & Dance

Irish Tin Whistle - ( In Person ) Torrington

$65

with Jean Recchia

Calendar Feb 26, 2024 at 6:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Learn to play traditional Irish tunes on the tin whistle. Topics to be covered include learning to read tin whistle tablature, fingering, and playing several tunes. No prior experience required, open to all levels.

Will run

How To Play The Piano By Ear ( New ) ( Online )

$75

with Craig Coffman

Calendar Mar 16, 2024 at 1 pm, 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

Beginning Social Ballroom - Swing Styles - ( In Person ) Woodbury

$65

with Jim Zaccaria

Calendar Mar 20, 2024 at 6:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Learn dance fundamentals and the basic steps plus even more for several of the most popular Social Ballroom SWING Dances – JITTERBUG (Jive), LINDY HOP, HUSTLE and WEST COAST SWING !  We have instruction sheets to help you remember what you learn and a possible “field trip” to get some real world experience.  ALL AGES welcome and NO partner or previous dance experience necessary.  Prepare to have fun wowing the crowd at your next dance party!

Will run

Instant Piano For Hopelessly Busy People ( Online )

$75

with Craig Coffman

Calendar Mar 25, 2024 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

In just a few hours, you can learn enough secrets of the trade to give you years of musical enjoyment.  Learn to play piano the way professionals do-using chords.  Since this class is being held online with ZOOM you will be able to sit at your piano or keyboard at home and take this course with no pressure at all.  And since this course includes an online book and online follow up video lessons, you will be able to continue your practice and study on your own.  An optional periodic online question and answer session is also included.    A recording of the class is included as well. 

Beginning Social Ballroom Dancing ( In Person ) Torrington

$65

with Jim Zaccaria

Calendar Mar 26, 2024 at 6:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Learn dance fundamentals and the basic steps plus even more for three of the most popular Ballroom Dances – SWING, WALTZ and SALSA !  We have instruction sheets to help you remember what you learn and a possible “field trip” to get some real world experience.  ALL AGES welcome and NO partner or previous dance experience necessary.  Prepare to have fun wowing the crowd at your next dance party !

Instructor:  Jim Zaccaria has taught dance since 1985. He helped found the Philadelphia Swing Dance Society and Swing On ! to teach new dancers the joys of boogieing to the beat ! 

Instant Guitar For Hopelessly Busy People ( Online )

$75

with Craig Coffman

Calendar Mar 26, 2024 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Have you ever wanted to learn the guitar but simply find it difficult to find the time?  In just a few hours you can learn enough about playing the guitar to give you years of musical enjoyment, and you won’t have to take private lessons to do it.  This crash course will teach you some basic chords and get you playing along with your favorite songs right away.  Since this class is being held online with ZOOM, you will be able to sit at home with your guitar and take this class without any pressure at all.   And since the class includes an online book and online follow-up video lessons, you will be able to continue your practice and study on your own.  An optional periodic online question and answer session is also included.

Irish Seisiun - ( In Person ) Torrington

$65

with Jean Recchia

Calendar Apr 8, 2024 at 6:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Participants learn some typical seisiun tunes. All instruments welcome, tin whistle, flute, violin, etc. Learn Irish tunes and play with other musicians. Topics covered are jigs, reels, polkas, etc. Students must already know how to play their instrument.

Will run

Advanced Beginning Swing Dancing - More Cool Moves - ( In Person ) Woodbury

$65

with Jim Zaccaria

Calendar Apr 24, 2024 at 6:15 pm, runs for 3 weeks

This class is for those who already have some SWING dance experience and would like a SWING review.  We will do that and then add MORE Cool Moves to your repertoire !  We will continue learning many fun moves from both Open and Closed positions including Underarm Turns, Kicks, Spins, Wraps, Slides and figure extensions longer than the usual 6-count pattern. Time to supercharge your Swing dancing and depart from the routine ! All ages & NO partners necessary.





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