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Celtic Harp for Beginners

Celtic Harp for Beginners

COURSE No. 239

TUTOR: Janet Harbison

This course for complete beginners will have you playing tunes within the week and singing familiar songs and airs to your own harp accompaniment, guaranteed! The tutor's 'teaching by ear' method is completely accessible for those who have never 'learned' music before, as well as for those who have. As a group you will also enjoy creating your own fun folk session....

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A Guide to Classical Music in the 20th and 21st Centuries

A Guide to Classical Music in the 20th and 21st Centuries

New for 2022

COURSE No. 240

TUTOR: Wendy Taylor

During this course, you will discover how classical music evolved from Romanticism to Modernism and explore the concepts of nationalism, serialism, experimentalism, impressionism and minimalism. This is very much a beginner's course and you will not need any music reading ability. The tutor will explain everything as she goes along and gently guide your ear from the 19th century into the explosive...

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Circle Dance: Dancing the Circle of Life

Circle Dance: Dancing the Circle of Life

COURSE No. 241

TUTOR: Lilly Sell

Come and enjoy celebrating the different stages of life through a wide variety of dance and music from around the world. The dances are broken down into easy chunks and expertly taught. Some are lively, others are gentle and reflective, but the atmosphere is always relaxed. The tutor will promote a friendly and supportive group where the motto is, 'no mistakes, only...

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Samba Dance

Samba Dance

New for 2022

COURSE No. 242

TUTOR: Morilie Taiwo

Welcome to a course where you can unleash the inner samba dancer in you and wear a permanent smile throughout. Thanks to uplifting and energetic music, you will lose yourself in the rhythms of Latin America. Let the rhythm take control and discover a dance genre that will boost your whole wellbeing. The steps are easy to pick up and the...

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Vintage Dancing: 1920s to 1950s

Vintage Dancing: 1920s to 1950s

New for 2022

COURSE No. 243

TUTOR: Emma Trickett

Have fun learning the cheeky Charleston from the 1920s, experience the elegant dancing of the 1930s, the swinging Lindy Hop from the 1940s and the classic jive of the 1950s. This course is a perfect introduction for anyone interested in the vintage scene, dance history or for anyone who likes to bop along to great music from the Golden Age of...

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Ballet for Fitness

Ballet for Fitness

COURSE No. 244,245

TUTOR: Charlotte Stephens

You will start each day with a ballet fitness session. After break, you will learn a selection of foundation steps and explore the Corps de Ballet in various ballet productions such as Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, Romeo and Juliet plus learn a daily group dance. Attendees may want to bring ballet shoes, but they are not essential to the course. This...

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Beginners Ballroom Dancing

Beginners Ballroom Dancing

COURSE No. 246

TUTOR: Emma Trickett

This course provides an opportunity to learn the basics of Waltz, Quickstep, Tango and Social Foxtrot. The tutor will help the men to lead their partners through a simple sequence in each rhythm. Dancing provides exercise, enhances memory and encourages social interaction. You will have fun while acquiring skills that benefit you for life. Couples are especially welcome. However, it is not...

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Dance Through The Musicals

Dance Through The Musicals

New for 2022

COURSE No. 247

TUTOR: Charlotte Stephens

Learn a variety of dance routines to some popular songs from musical films including Grease, Mamma Mia, Saturday Night Fever, Chicago, Footloose, Hairspray, Burlesque, Slumdog Millionaire and The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. The emphasis is on fun and having a go at a relaxed pace. You will have the opportunity to watch and appreciate some clips of iconic dances, listen to...

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Welcome to the World of Latin

Welcome to the World of Latin

COURSE No. 248

TUTOR: Emma Trickett

Experience the exciting, vibrant music of Central and South America and master the basic moves of Rumba, Cha Cha, Jive and Samba. Dancing provides exercise, enhances memory and encourages social interaction. You will have fun while acquiring skills that benefit you for life. Couples are especially welcome. However, it is not essential to have a partner as the tutor uses a pool...

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Fun with iPhone and iPad Video

Fun with iPhone and iPad Video

COURSE No. 251

TUTOR: Nigel Wattis

Filming with an iPhone is great fun and today, moving pictures are the fastest-growing way people communicate. Whether it is sharing a film of the children with family, promoting a business or sharing your interests with others, making entertaining, attractive, professional-looking videos is easier than you think. After all, the phone in your pocket has proved capable of making high-end commercials and even,...

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Introduction to Photography and Video with iPhone and iPad

Introduction to Photography and Video with iPhone and iPad

COURSE No. 252

TUTOR: Nigel Wattis

In your pocket, you may well have a camera that is better than many used to shoot cinematic masterpieces. It is always with you, easy to use and gives wonderful results when you know how. This course will teach you the photographic possibilities built into iPhones and iPads in simple, easy to understand stages. It will start with still photography and cover...

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Music in the Age of Enlightenment

Music in the Age of Enlightenment

New for 2022

COURSE No. 627

TUTOR: Robin Nelson

The Age of Enlightenment was an intellectual and philosophical movement that dominated the world of ideas in Europe from the 1750s until the turn of the century and pretty much coincided with the so-called Classical period in music. You will explore how the Enlightenment found expression in music, particularly in Vienna in the final decades of the century. This was the time...

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