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AFRICAN DANCE – BEGINNER ADULTS

Six-Week Class

Thursdays, 6-7:30pm

Cost: $75 per 6 week session 

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2018-19 Class Sessions

January 17 – February 21, 2019

Instructor: Alicia Edwards

Location: Dance Studio A/B

Ages: 16+

Registration required. Space is limited and classes are subject to participation minimums. Register online up to a week prior to a session starting or by calling 757-923-0003.

Class Detail: Alicia Edwards creates a fun upbeat class that focuses on traditional dances from the countries of West Africa. This class is a full body workout that will engage your creative side and help to form group bonds through communal dance. This is a wonderful way to burn off holiday calories while enjoying a great cardio workout.

CHILDREN’S CHORUS

Semester-long class

Tuesdays 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Cost: $10 registration fee, $65 participation fee

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2018-19 Class Sessions

January 15 – May 7, 2019

Instructor: Gavin Harper

Location: Naismith Room, 2nd floor at SCCA

Ages: Children ages 7-17

REGISTRATION OPENS: DECEMBER 5TH 

 

Registration required. Space is limited and classes are subject to participation minimums. Register online up to a week prior to a session starting or by calling 757-923-0003.

Class Detail: Children from the ages of seven to seventeen will have the opportunity to use their voices to create beautiful, harmonious music. Allow your student to be a part of an ensemble that will challenge them as well as grow them as people and as lovers of music. The children will learn to work with others, identifying different pitches, learning how to read music, as well as learning proper vocal techniques. The director, Gavin Harper, comes with a background in working with children’s choirs to University and adult choirs. This chorus will perform out at venues in the community as well as at the Suffolk Center. Join us as we begin to create music and spark the artistic side of the next generation.

SHAG DANCING – BEGINNER

Four-Week Class

Thursdays, 6:30-7:30pm

Cost: $45 per 4 week session 

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2018-19 Class Sessions

Session 1: February 7-28th, 2019

Session 2: March 7-28th, 2019

Instructor: Larry and Steva Williams

Location: Rehearsal Hall

Ages: 18+

Registration required. Space is limited and classes are subject to participation minimums. Register online up to a week prior to a session starting or by calling 757-923-0003.

Class Detail: The shag is a popular dance most commonly associated with the beach towns of North Carolina and South Carolina. It is a two-person dance with a basic step that allows much room for improvisation and imagination. If you love beach music and moving, you will love Shag Dancing. This class is designed for beginners that want to try it out and learn the basic steps. Grab your partner and get ready to shag.

SHAG DANCING – INTERMEDIATE

Four-Week Class

Thursdays, 7:45-8:45pm

Cost: $45 per 4 week session 

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 2018-19 Class Sessions

Session 1: February 7-28th, 2019

Session 2: March 7-28th, 2019

Instructor: Larry and Steva Williams

Location: Rehearsal Hall

Ages: 18+

Registration required. Space is limited and classes are subject to participation minimums. Register online up to a week prior to a session starting or by calling 757-923-0003.

Class Detail: This class is designed for those with a basic level knowledge in shag dancing. If you want to expand your knowledge in techniques in Shag Dancing, this intermediate class is for you. Grab your partner and get ready to shag!

SIP AND SWAY NIGHTS

One-Night Workshops

Thursdays 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Cost: $25 per person, $40 per couple

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2018-19 Class Sessions

Ballroom Night: December 13, 2018

Instructor: Taylor Burrows

Location: Rehearsal Hall, 3rd Floor at SCCA

Ages: Adults, 21+

 

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Class Detail: Do you like to dance, but only after you have had some adult beverages? Well then sign up for this fun, entertaining workshop! Taylor Burrows comes to the Center with extensive knowledge of a variety of Latin style of dances. For the first hour, you will get a crash course on the particular type of dance, and then the next hour, it’s time for you to put your knowledge to practice! We encourage bringing a partner or come by yourself; it will be a lot of fun! First 2 drinks are included. Additional drinks available for purchase.