General Interest - Spring/Summer 2019

Registration for Spring and Summer 2019 opens at 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 5. Click here for online registration and registration policies.

FIGURE Drawing

Come join this weekly gathering and practice your figure drawing or painting skills while learning and sharing with your fellow artists. A model is organized each week for the group.  The model poses in the natural form in an extended pose. On occasion a draped model may be brought in, but this is only with agreement of the group. Participants work in the medium of their choice and provide their own materials. Easels are available on a first come, first served basis.  There is no instructor in this workshop, learning is in the doing and the sharing among participants.  Beginners as well as experienced artists are most welcome.

Minimum number of participants for course to run: 8

Old Town Hall, 61 Main Street

March 20 - May 1 (7 weeks)
Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


May 8 - June 26 (8 weeks), 
Wednesday, 10:0 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

INTRO to Swing

The Lindy Hop is an exciting, energetic dance that has its origins in the African American community in Harlem in New York City, and dates back to the 1930's. This dance is all about joy, expression, and having fun with your partner! In this session, you will learn some of the fundamental concepts and connections of Lindy Hop.  You will also learn some movement repertoire and some basic history of the dance. After this class, you will be able to go out and social dance on a variety of styles and tempos, and with lots of different people.

No partner is required for this intro class.

Instructors: Helena Forbes and Gavin Wolf are from Side Street Swing, Ottawa's Swing Dance professionals. They specialize in all forms of vintage swing dancing, including Lindy Hop, Charleston, Balboa, Shag, and many others. The driving force behind the school building the community - to share their passion and love of this dance with anyone interested in listening and learning!

Minimum number of participants for course to run: 6

Old Town Hall, 61 Main Street
April 9 - May 14 (6 weeks),
Tuesday, 7:30 - 9:00 p.m.
$95 per person

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