Performing Arts

Advanced Beginner Guitar Lessons

Advanced Beginner Guitar Lessons

Monday, September 26, 2022 | 1:00pm-2:00pm

Mondays, September 12-October 31, 1:00-2:00 pm - Register below

If you can play a few guitar chords and strum, this class is for you!  In this class you will learn more advanced chords, fingerpicking and strum patterns while having funs and with familiar songs. Join accomplished musician and instructor, Mike D’antoni for this class. BYOG (bring your own guitar!) This class is open to all! Prime members free; Standard members $70; Guests $100

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Advanced Beginner Guitar Lessons

Prime Members $0.00
Standard Members $70.00
Guests $100.00
Beginner Guitar Lessons

Beginner Guitar Lessons

Monday, September 26, 2022 | 2:15pm-3:15pm

Mondays, September 12-October 31 (8 weeks), 2:15-3:15 pm  

It’s not too late to learn a new instrument! If you’ve never touched a guitar or only know that it has strings, this class is for you! It’s also a good refresher if you played many moons ago and might need a do over. Join accomplished musician and instructor, Mike D’antoni for this class. It’s BYOG (bring your own guitar!) Prime members free; Standard members $70; Guests $100. Space is limited. Please register below.

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Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 3

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Beginner Guitar Lessons

Prime Members (Sept. 12-Oct. 31) $0.00
Standard Members (Sept. 12-Oct. 31) $70.00
Guests (Sept. 12-Oct. 31) $100.00
Beginner Tap Class

Beginner Tap Class

Tuesday, September 27, 2022 | 10:00am-10:45am

This class is for the very beginner! If you've never stepped foot into a tap shoe or need to start over from the age of 5, join instructor, Diana Freeman. Diana is a Royal Academy of Dance Instructor and has taught ballet and tap for over 40 years. 

Register below.

Members only.

Location: The Center

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Beginner Tap Class

Oct (Standard members) $35.00
Oct (Prime members) $0.00
Second-Wind Band

Second-Wind Band

Tuesday, September 27, 2022 | 10:45am-12:45pm

Want to be a musician? We can make your dream come true with serious fun!

Organized in 1994, this is one of only four Virginia-based New Horizons Music Groups - a project that promotes lifelong learning through senior citizen bands. Our director, Michael Auman, directs a group of more experienced musicians with a repertoire that includes classical, show tunes, patriotic, and holiday music. Along with community performances, the band’s schedule includes two annual concerts at The Center. The band meets for rehearsal from 10:45 am-12:45 pm each Tuesday. For Center Members only:

Prime members: Band fees are included in Center membership
 
Standard members: Summer session $30; Fall session $35; Spring session $35.  
You may pay below. Once you have entered your information, do not click "Submit" more than once to avoid being charged multiple times.

Contact: Michael Auman at band@thecentercville.org

Members only.

Location: The Center

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Second-Wind Band

Fall Session - Standard Members $35.00
Music in the Atrium

Music in the Atrium

Wednesday, September 28, 2022 | 12:00pm-1:30pm

Every Wednesday, 12:00-1:30 pm (except June 22 and 29)
Jim Richardson on vocals and guitar.
 
Every Thursday, 12:00-1:30 pm  
Join Jazz 1-2-3 at for a little swing, Latin and jazz standards featuring Andre on bass, Robert LaRue on saxophone and David Weiss on piano.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Recorder Lessons

Recorder Lessons

Wednesday, September 28, 2022 | 1:30pm-3:00pm

Meets every Wednesday from 1:30-3:00 pm.

Playing music is the best thing you can do for your brain. This Recorder class will stir up the gray matter and provide fun while doing it! Learn the recorder, make music, and have fun! Gary Porter, a longtime musician, teacher and lifetime member of the American Recorder Society, shares her love of the recorder and the music you can make with it. No experience is necessary; new members to the group are accepted at any time.

Gary Porter, a longtime early musician, teacher and lifetime member of the American Recorder Society, shares her love of the recorder and the music you can make with it.
I use the Suzuki Recorder School books, Alto part, Vol. 1 for class instruction.  I 
Prefer using the Yamaha ECODEAR YRA 402B Baroque Fingering F Alto Recorder.
These instruments are made of a plant resin, have a sweet tone and are in tune. Appropriate Supplies can be purchased online from the following vendors: Amazon.com, West Music.com, Music & Arts.com, Sweet Pipes.com, Shar Music.com, Walmart.com, The Musicians’ Friend.com

You will need to supply your own recorder. If you have questions please contact Gary.

Register below:

Free for Prime members. Standard members $25/month; Guests $35/month.


 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Recorder Lessons

Prime Members (October) $0.00
Standard members (October) $25.00
Guests (October) $35.00
Intermediate Tap Class

Intermediate Tap Class

Thursday, September 29, 2022 | 10:00am-11:00am

Thursdays, 10:00-11:00am

This class is for those who have tap experience or who have already taken the beginners class for a while and are ready for the next "step." Classes are taught by Diana Freeman, a Royal Academy of Dance Instructor.  Diana has taught ballet and tap for over 40 years.  She was also a member of a Seniors Tap Dance team, competing in European championships and winning three consecutive years in two categories.  Tap dance offers a fun way to exercise.   

Standard Members - $40/month; Prime Members - included in membership

 

REGISTRATION REQUIRED BELOW.

Members only.

Location: The Center

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Intermediate Tap Class

Standard Members (Oct) $40.00
Prime Members (Oct) $0.00
First-Wind Band

First-Wind Band

Thursday, September 29, 2022 | 10:30am-12:00pm


Learn new musical skills or revitalize old ones with the First-Wind Band. All you need is the desire to learn to play an instrument! This is the ideal beginner level band to learn a new instrument or dust off your old school band instrument and brush up on your playing skills. Under the direction of Michael Auman, the band rehearses each Thursday from 10:30 am - 12:00 pm. Interested, but no instrument? We have several for rent. Playing music is not only fun but is good for your mental and physical health. Ask any of the members and they’ll tell you that it keeps them active and involved and is a great way to make new friends. RECRUITING NEW MEMBERS, COME JOIN US! Open to all for a one-year trial period. After the first year, participants are required to be a member of The Center.

Prime members: Band fees are included in Center membership.

 

Guest Rates (non-Center members): (1st year only)  Summer session $28; Fall session $33; Spring session $33  

Standard Center members: Summer session $25; Fall session $30; Spring session $30  

You may pay below. Once you have entered your information, do not click "Submit" more than once to avoid being charged multiple times.

 



Contact: Michael Auman at band@thecentercville.org

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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First-Wind Band

Fall Session - Standard Members $30.00
Fall Session - Guests $33.00
 Advanced Tap Class

Advanced Tap Class

Thursday, September 29, 2022 | 12:30pm-1:15pm

Thursdays, 12:30-1:15 pm

This class is for those who know basic steps, have no physical contraints and are ready for a challenge! Classes will be taught by Diana Freeman, a Royal Academy of Dance Instructor.  Diana has taught ballet and tap for over 40 years.  She was also a member of a Seniors Tap Dance team, competing in European championships and winning three consecutive years in two categories.  Tap dance offers a fun way to exercise.  

 

 

Members only.

Location: The Center

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Advanced Tap Class

Standard Members (Oct) $40.00
Prime Members (Oct) $0.00
 Drumming Group

Drumming Group

Thursday, September 29, 2022 | 1:30pm-3:30pm

Thursdays, 1:30 pm  (Will not meet Nov. 17-Dec. 29)

The Drumming Group will introduce participants to traditional beats in a group setting from the cultures of the Old Mali Empire, the coastal cultures of Ghana, and some New World beats from the Caribbean and Brazil.

The class will always be aiming towards preparation for performance, as the opportunities arise and participants have the skills and comfort to do so.

Participants will learn the motor skills needed to advance as drummers, how to verbally articulate different beats, group like beats and separate them by styles. Different notation styles will be introduced, as an aid to memorizing beats.

Drumming Group:

     Objective One: Introduce traditional beats of Old Mali Empire and coastal Ghana. 

     Objective Two: Establish ensemble rhythm; playing together while holding separate beats against each other.

     Objective Three: Learn common accompaniment patterns within each style, and how to use them with common dance beats, from whatever source.

For more info, contact Bruce Penner at (434) 249-1406. The instructor  will provide whatever media is needed.

Free and open to the community. Register below.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Drumming Group

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Tap Your Troubles Away (evening)

Tap Your Troubles Away (evening)

Thursday, September 29, 2022 | 5:00pm-5:50pm

Tap Your Troubles RESUMES IN SEPTEMBER

Every Thursday from 5:00-6:00 pm

Join instructor Lynn Divers as she teaches tap dancing with a rousing focus on Broadway style tap.  Learn steps from basics to showstoppers.  Lynn has been teaching dance since she was 13 and majored in Performing Arts with a Dance Emphasis. Some experience is helpful. Come increase your cardio and have fun. 

 Prime Members free; Standard members $30/month; Guests $45/month

Register below.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 13

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Tap Your Troubles Away (evening)

Guests (October) $45.00
Standard Members (October) $30.00
Prime Members (October) $0.00
The Flashbacks

The Flashbacks

Friday, September 30, 2022 | 10:45am-12:45pm

This jazz ensemble is under the direction of Michael Auman and their classic swinging sounds can be heard at The Center and throughout the region at public events and private parties. If you enjoy music from the big band era and more contemporary sounds from groups like Chicago, Kenny Loggins or Barry Manilow, this may be the band for you! Rehearsals are held from 10:45 am- 12:45 pm each Friday. Guests are welcome to visit rehearsals, so come see if we are right for you! Need a band for a special event? Contact the director to see if we fit the bill! For Center members.

Prime members: Band fees are included in Center membership.

Standard Center members: Summer session $30; Fall session $35; Spring session $35 (You may pay below. Once you have entered your information, do not click "Submit" more than once to avoid being charged multiple times.



Contact: Michael Auman at band@thecentercville.org

Members only.

Location: The Center

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The Flashbacks

Fall Session (Standard members) $35.00
Still Sharp Singers

Still Sharp Singers

Friday, September 30, 2022 | 1:00pm-2:30pm

Did you sing in your high school or college glee club? Or Church choir? Still like to sing? Come to a rehearsal and listen to the Still Sharp Singers, and decide if you would like to join this four-part mixed choral group. We welcome sopranos, altos, tenors, and basses. Ability to read music is preferred. FOr more information contact director, Mike D'antoni.

Free for Prime members.

Standard members - There is a $35 fee for the Spring session and a $35 fee for the Fall session.

Members only.

Location: The Center

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Still Sharp Singers

Standard Members (Spring 2022 Session) $35.00
Barbershop Belles & Beaux

Barbershop Belles & Beaux

Friday, September 30, 2022 | 2:30pm-4:00pm

Women and men who love to sing are encouraged to come and share their talent. Professional singing ability is not necessary!

Even if you have never sung Barbershop harmony, you are welcome to join this group of fun-loving singers.

Director June Andrews, with over 30 years Barbershop singing experience, helps us blend our tenor, lead, baritone and bass voices together in "perfect harmony."

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: June Andrews (434) 823-4956

The Towering Steep Performance

The Towering Steep Performance

Wednesday, October 5, 2022 | 10:15am-11:30am

Center members are invited to attend the Wednesday Music Club’s October program entitled The Towering Steep featuring John Mayhood, pianist, and Kelly Sulick, flutist, principals of the Charlottesville Symphony Orchestra. Register below to attend the free performance.

Following the performance, WMC members and prospective WMC members may attend brunch on the Terrace offered at $20 per person. Brunch tickets must be purchased before September 21 here

Members only.

Location: The Center

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The Towering Steep Performance

Center Members RSVP (Oct. 5, 10:15 am)
House of Hamill Celtic Duo

House of Hamill Celtic Duo

Friday, October 7, 2022 | 6:00pm-8:00pm

Pennsylvania-based House of Hamill is a fixture on festival stages across the US, and have shared their music and stories on the country’s premier folk stages. Their version of “Pound a Week Rise” rose to #1 on the US Folk DJ charts, and the video for their all-violin cover of “Sweet Child O’ Mine” amassed over 16 million views on Facebook, where it was shared over 400,000 times. Their latest release, “Folk Hero,” captures perfectly the frenetic energy and eclecticism of their always engaging live show. A lively collection of original instrumentals, reimagined folk ballads, and new songs that showcase the trio’s versatility, “Folk Hero” is the third House of Hamill album to be funded entirely by their fans.  

 Whether they’re ripping through a set of original jigs and reels, adding lush three-part harmonies into traditional folk ballads, or cracking up an audience with stories from the road, House of Hamill puts on a show that captivates audiences from the very first note.

Open to all, $15 per person at the door. Cash preferred.

House of Hamill Videos

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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House of Hamill Celtic Duo

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Singer-Songwriter Open Mic Night

Singer-Songwriter Open Mic Night

Wednesday, October 12, 2022 | 5:30pm-7:30pm

2nd Wednesday of every month beginning October 12

Join singer/songwriter and host Jim Richardson for a showcase of local singers and songwriters. This event will give local songwriters an opportunity to feature their material. The October 12 lineup will feature some of the songs written by students who attended a workshop at The Center.

The show is limited to solo performers or duos only. No drum kits or large ensembles. No amps. Performers should bring their own guitars. Keyboard players may use the piano in the atrium. 

If you are interested in performing, contact Jim Richardson in advance. If you just want to come and listen, just show up! And don't foget Greenberry's has a happy hour from 5:30-7:30 pm.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fall Fashion Show

Fall Fashion Show

Tuesday, October 18, 2022 | 6:00pm-7:30pm

Tuesday October 18, 6:00-7:30pm

The Center has partnered with local Renee's Boutique to put on a lovely Fall Fashion show. Come watch as your friends model seasonal clothing. All clothing will be modeled by Center Volunteers! This event is Free and Open to all. Grab a drink from Greenberry’s and enjoy the show!

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Fall Fashion Show

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International Folk Dance (Evenings)

International Folk Dance (Evenings)

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 | 6:30pm-8:00pm

Every Wednesday at 6:30 pm

International Folk Dance (Beginner and Intermediate)

Folk dancing is a great exercise and a fun recreational activity for people of all ages. It’s beneficial for stress-reduction, cardiovascular stimulation, and protects against dementia.

Anyone can learn to folk dance as no formal dance experience is necessary and no partner is required.

Come and learn a wide variety of international folk dances with music from many countries around the world, have fun and meet new people.

Dance along or just come, watch and listen to the music.  No registration required.

Wednesday Evening will not meet for the following weeks:

  • Wednesday Sept. 28
  • Wednesday Oct. 5
  • Wednesday Oct. 12

Open to all.

Location: The Center

MidAtlantic Pastel Society Artist Reception

MidAtlantic Pastel Society Artist Reception

Thursday, October 20, 2022 | 4:00pm-6:00pm

Thursday October 20, 4:00-6:00pm

MidAtlantic Pastel Society invites you to join them for an awards reception judged by Nancie King Mertz, an award-winning Master & Eminent Pastelist who paints in both pastel and oils. Indulge in treats and learn more about the artists behind the art at this open community event. Free and Open to all. No registration necessary.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Cville Band Clarinet Ensemble

Cville Band Clarinet Ensemble

Thursday, October 20, 2022 | 7:00pm-8:00pm

The Cville Band (formerly known as the Charlottesville Municipal Band) was formed in 1922 by local business leaders as a community resource. It consists of 90 volunteer musicians who enjoy speaking the universal language of music, the happiness of fellowship, and the service they render to their community. 

Clarinet Ensemble Enjoy musicians playing all types of clarinets featuring a repertoire of Baroque to jazz to popular music.

No registration required for the ensemble performances. Free!

Open to all.

Location: The Center

International Standard Style Ballroom Dancing – New!

International Standard Style Ballroom Dancing – New!

Tuesday, November 1, 2022 | 10:00am-10:45am

Tuesdays November 1-22 and Thursday December 1, 10:00-10:45am (5 Session Class)

This group of dancers will be taught the Waltz, Quickstep, Tango, Foxtrot, and Viennese Waltz by instructor Steven Babusko. These dances are considered International Standard and Latin Ballroom Dances. All levels of dance backgrounds are welcome. Prime Members free, Standard Members $30, Guests $45. Register here.

November 1 - Waltz

November 8 - Quickstep

November 15 - Tango

November 22 - Foxtrot

December 1 - Viennese Waltz

Brief Bio on Instructor: My name is Steven Babusko,- originally from Hungary and living in the USA since July 2000. I accidentally discovered Terry Dean’s Ballroom Dance Studio in Charlottesville in 2013 and instantly became one of the most active students there. The studio changed its name to Blue Light Ballroom later and I had 12 competitions with my professional teacher Tara McGough. In 2019 I started to get ready for a formal professional certification with help of Coach / Judge Elisabeth Tarodi, and by now I’m certified in 4 ballroom dance stiles: Smooth, Rhythm, Standard & Latin.Since July 2021 I’m actively teaching at Smooth Sailing Ballroom Dance Studio.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 30

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International Standard Style Ballroom Dancing – New!

Guest (10-10:45 Nov 1-Dec 1) $45.00
Standard Member (10-10:45 Nov 1 - Dec 1) $30.00
Prime (10-10:45 Nov 1- Dec 1)
International Latin Style Ballroom Dancing – New!

International Latin Style Ballroom Dancing – New!

Tuesday, November 1, 2022 | 11:00am-11:45am

Tuesdays November 1-22 and Thursday December 1, 11:00-11:45am (5 Session Class)

This group of dancers will learn the ChaCha, Rumba, Jive, Samba, and Paso Doble with instructor Steven Babusko. These dances are considered International Standard and Latin Ballroom Dances. All levels of dance backgrounds are welcome. Prime Members free, Standard Members $30, Guests $45. Register here.

November 1 - ChaCha

November 8 - Rumba

November 15 - Jive

November 22 - Samba

December 1 - Paso Doble

Brief Bio on Instructor: My name is Steven Babusko,- originally from Hungary and living in the USA since July 2000. I accidentally discovered Terry Dean’s Ballroom Dance Studio in Charlottesville in 2013 and instantly became one of the most active students there. The studio changed its name to Blue Light Ballroom later and I had 12 competitions with my professional teacher Tara McGough. In 2019 I started to get ready for a formal professional certification with help of Coach / Judge Elisabeth Tarodi, and by now I’m certified in 4 ballroom dance stiles: Smooth, Rhythm, Standard & Latin.Since July 2021 I’m actively teaching at Smooth Sailing Ballroom Dance Studio.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 30

Pay for this event

International Latin Style Ballroom Dancing – New!

Guest (11-11:45 Nov 1-Dec 1) $45.00
Standard (11-11:45 Nov 1-Dec 1) $30.00
Prime (11-11:45 Nov 1-Dec 1)
Still Sharp Singers Concert

Still Sharp Singers Concert

Friday, November 11, 2022 | 1:30pm-2:15pm

Join the Still Sharp Singers as they entertain you with some familiar tunes. This group is under the drection of Mike Dantoni. No registration necessary.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

A Cappella Extravaganza

A Cappella Extravaganza

Tuesday, November 15, 2022 | 6:30pm-8:00pm

Join us for a fabulously fun A Cappella Showcase event at The Center featuring singers of all ages and genres – high school choruses, a men’s church group, barbershop choruses (including The Center’s very own Barbershop Bells and Beaux), quartets and more. Fun for the whole family, free and open to all. 

We are expecting a full house - please register in advance by October 17th. Each person must be registered individually, thank you.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 288

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A Cappella Extravaganza

RSVP (November 15) $0.00

The Center Players Performance - November 17

Thursday, November 17, 2022 | 6:00pm-7:30pm

Ten amazing thespians spinning the words and short plays of playwrights David Ives, Warren Leight and Robert Anderson into a tapestry of joyful entertainment and diversion for a Thursday evening and Friday afternoon..."  Direction is provided by Boomie Pedersen and Larry Goldstein. Open to all, donations encouraged.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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The Center Players Performance - November 17

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The Center Players Performance - November 18

Friday, November 18, 2022 | 3:00pm-4:30pm

Ten amazing thespians spinning the words and short plays of playwrights David Ives, Warren Leight and Robert Anderson into a tapestry of joyful entertainment and diversion for a Thursday evening and Friday afternoon..."  Direction is provided by Boomie Pedersen and Larry Goldstein. Open to all, donations encouraged.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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The Center Players Performance - November 18

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International Standard Style Ballroom Dancing (Evenings)

International Standard Style Ballroom Dancing (Evenings)

Tuesday, December 6, 2022 | 5:00pm-5:45pm

Tuesdays December 6-January 3 and Wednesday January 11, 5:00-5:45pm (5 Session Class)

This group of dancers will be taught the Waltz, Quickstep, Tango, Foxtrot, and Viennese Waltz by instructor Steven Babusko. These dances are considered International Standard Ballroom Dances. All levels of dance backgrounds are welcome. Prime Members free, Standard Members $30, Guests $45. Register here.

December 6 - Waltz

December 13 - Quickstep

December 20 - Tango

January 3 - Foxtrot

January 11 - Viennese Waltz

Brief Bio on Instructor: My name is Steven Babusko,- originally from Hungary and living in the USA since July 2000. I accidentally discovered Terry Dean’s Ballroom Dance Studio in Charlottesville in 2013 and instantly became one of the most active students there. The studio changed its name to Blue Light Ballroom later and I had 12 competitions with my professional teacher Tara McGough. In 2019 I started to get ready for a formal professional certification with help of Coach / Judge Elisabeth Tarodi, and by now I’m certified in 4 ballroom dance stiles: Smooth, Rhythm, Standard & Latin.Since July 2021 I’m actively teaching at Smooth Sailing Ballroom Dance Studio.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 30

Pay for this event

International Standard Style Ballroom Dancing (Evenings)

Guests (5-5:45 Dec 6-Jan 11) $45.00
Standard Member (5-5:45 Dec 6-Jan 11) $30.00
Prime Member (5-5:45 Dec 6-Jan 11)
International Latin Style Ballroom Dancing (Evenings)

International Latin Style Ballroom Dancing (Evenings)

Tuesday, December 6, 2022 | 6:30pm-6:45pm

Tuesdays December 6-January 3 and Wednesday January 11, 6:00-6:45pm (5 Session Class)

This group of dancers will learn the ChaCha, Rumba, Jive, Samba, and Paso Doble with instructor Steven Babusko. These dances are considered International Latin Ballroom Dances. All levels of dance backgrounds are welcome. Prime Members free, Standard Members $30, Guests $45. Register here.

December 6 - ChaCha 

December 13 - Rumba

December 20 - Jive

January 3 - Samba 

January 11 - Paso Doble 

Brief Bio on Instructor: My name is Steven Babusko,- originally from Hungary and living in the USA since July 2000. I accidentally discovered Terry Dean’s Ballroom Dance Studio in Charlottesville in 2013 and instantly became one of the most active students there. The studio changed its name to Blue Light Ballroom later and I had 12 competitions with my professional teacher Tara McGough. In 2019 I started to get ready for a formal professional certification with help of Coach / Judge Elisabeth Tarodi, and by now I’m certified in 4 ballroom dance stiles: Smooth, Rhythm, Standard & Latin.Since July 2021 I’m actively teaching at Smooth Sailing Ballroom Dance Studio.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 30

Pay for this event

International Latin Style Ballroom Dancing (Evenings)

Guests (6-6:45 Dec 6-Jan 11) $45.00
Standard Members (6-6:45 Dec 6-Jan 11) $30.00
Prime (6-6:45 Dec 6-Jan 11)
Paint Loose With Linda

Paint Loose With Linda

Tuesday, January 3, 2023 | 10:00am-1:00pm

Tuesdays January 3 - February 28, 10:00am-1:00pm

Linda Abbey teaches students drawing and watercolor painting using a big brush. Learn the skill of Betty Edward's Drawing on The Right Side of The Brain and how to put watercolor on paper. Students will have every step broken down, so all levels of artist are welcome! The final class will be a small reception of the students' work. Prime Members free, Standard Members $100, Guests $125. Materials are needed for this class and the list is below.

Students will learn: to see is to understand what they are looking at, why it is important, and how to put it on paper. From this step by step class, students cannot help but to succeed. 

MATERIAL LIST (Prices based off Cheap Joes, located in Boone, NC)

Sketchbook, Canson 9x12 Universal sketch pad 100 sheets      702-194     $   9.99 

White Factis erasers, 3 per pack                                                                    $   2.36

BRUSHES

  Golden Fleece size 32 or 36 round brush                                   $  21.69

  Golden Fleece size 10 brush                                                      $    7.49

  Golden Fleece  size 6 brush                                                       $   5.99

  ¾ inch flat brush                                                                         $  12.59

  rigger size 2 or 3                                                                         $   7.00

 Palette knife size 44 or 40                                                           $   6.29

     

PALETTE, white, Cheap Joes brand                           #400           $13.99

    Or any other brand of a covered palette with spaces for at least 9 different paints and a large area for mixing colors.

 

PAPER

Arches 140 lb cold pressed is best.  You will need 8 sheets sized 15”x11”. 

I buy full sheets and tear them in quarters 15”x11”, to be taped on Masonite boards that I provide.

I got a deal of 25 sheets of  Arches 140 lb watercolor paper for $146.00!

And I am happy to sell two sheets to each student for  $12.00.  By tearing these full sheets into quarter sheets, there’s enough for all 8 classes.

 

PAINTS

Paints are all American Journey brand, a cool and warm yellow, blue, red and brown.  Hooker’s green is to make greens easier.  

                                                                          37ml tube   15ml tube

Cerulean Blue                          AJ1037-37           $22.19        $12.29

Ultramarine blue                      AJ1139-37           $12.79        $  7.99

Cadmium Red Light                AJ1025-37           $22.19        $12.29

Alizarin Crimson                      AJ1101-37           $14.59        $  8.89

Cadmium Yellow light             AJ1034-37           $15.99        $10.19

Yellow Ochre                           AJ1148-37           $11.29        $  7.09

Burnt Sienna                            AJ1016-37           $11.29        $  7.09

Burnt Umber                            AJ1019-37           $11.29        $  7.09

Hooker’s Green light               AJ1059-37           $14.59        $  8.89

 

I suggest the larger tubes, a better deal.  The paint does not dry out if you recap it tightly after squeezing out the amount you want.

 

Artist’s white tape                                                  AT-1                            $6.79

   

Sponges  set of 3 sponges                                                                $  8.59

         

Total materials cost:               with 37 ml tubes of paint         with 15 ml paint

                                                                      $217.29                          $162.89

Pencils  buy at Michaels.

Linda will provide students with vine charcoal, stick charcoal, pens, conte crayon and other drawing materials.  Linda will supply Strathmore Illustration board, Hake brushes, white wax candles, white acrylic paint, matte medium and tissue paper for the “snow” painting. She also provide the Masonite boards and water buckets.

 

Brief Bio on Instructor: Linda Abbey is a teacher of art. She taught 4th and 5th grade for 4 years. She was in Title 11 for 14 years in Virginia. She has taught Paint Loose for 17 years in Syracuse, NY, and Florence Italy. She developed the 8 lesson seeing what worked for her. When she learned to draw and paint, she was 36. She loves to see her students "get it".

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 8

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Paint Loose With Linda

Prime (Jan 3-Feb 28)
Standard (Jan 3-Feb 28) $100.00
Guests (Jan 3-Feb 28) $125.00