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Explore the Summer 2015 Santa Cruz Festival Performances

 

Mary Poppins, Macbeth, Modern Music and More!

Explore the diverse stories and scores of this summer season's festival line up at Shakespeare Santa Cruz, Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music and Cabrillo Stage. Enjoy guest speakers, presentations, discussions and view videos. The lively dialog and in depth experience will offer students the opportunity to enjoy the performances at this summers festival in a deeper and more enjoyable way than ever before. The content of each class is scheduled so students may attend the performances soon after the class meeting that covers each festival line up.

6 Wed., June 17 - July 22
6:30 - 9 pm
Room: TBD
Register by June 8: $180
Register after June 8: $195


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Phil Collins, MFA, is co-founder and Artistic Director of New Music Works in Santa Cruz and is a Cabrillo College Music instructor. He is also a composer, conductor, and performing musician. His orchestral and chamber works have been played throughout the U.S. and Canada. He has also composed and conducted for numerous theatre companies and colleges including, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, Western Stage, Mount Madonna Players, UC Santa Cruz, and Cabrillo.

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Beginning Social Ballroom Dance

Come join the fun in this introductory dance class where you will learn the basic skills for following and leading in selected ballroom dance styles which include: Fox Trot, Waltz, Tango, Two Step, Argentine Tango, Hustle and other popular ballroom dances.

Ballroom dance offers the unique opportunity to grow as a human being and dancer. You will learn to be confident dancing with one another in any social setting. It's a whole new way to learn to be able to express yourselves with others. Dancing brings people together in a very wonderful community.

No previous dance experience necessary. Couples may register at a discounted rate.

6 Mon., June 22 - July 27
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Room 1117 (Dance Studio)
$98 per person
$182 per couple

 

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Amy Farhood is a graduate of Mills College in dance and an award-winning ballroom dancer and choreographer. She has been teaching ballroom dance for 20 years.

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Zumba Fitness 101


Get the steps, get the groove and get to the best layer of yourself: Get fit!

Enjoy Latin and international, rhythm to your own pace, get the breakdown of the steps and essence behind each genre while gaining confidence to become an expert by experiencing the benefits of Zumba. Become inspired! 12.5 million of people in the world are doing Zumba and getting their fitness goals incorporating Zumba as a viable way to get results. Become one of them, you will feel more energized, younger and happier after each class!

Each week instructor will do 30 minutes of Regular Zumba class and 30 minutes of other combined Zumba program such as: Zumba Toning, Zumba Sentao, Zumba Gold among others. Each week the choreos progress and the body is challenged progressively to a higher level. Come have a blast and get fit with Zumba Life!

These class sessions welcome students of all fitness levels.

No prior Zumba experience is needed and it can also be alternated with other Zumba classes.

6 Wed., July 1 - August 5
6:00 - 7:00 pm
Room: 1117 (Dance Studio)

Register by June 8: $60
Register after June 8: $65

 

 

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Natalia Córdoba-Velásquez has been teaching Zumba in its different formats for 6 years but has been dancing to Zumba rhythms since her childhood. She loves to teach, deepen her understanding of the Zumba world, and help her students feel more confident.

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Acoustic Rhythm Guitar-Level 1

Learn to play the acoustic guitar in a supportive group environment—no musical experience required!

We’ll learn basic chords, how to strum, and even do some melody-picking, using easy-to-learn folk songs from the American roots music tradition. The concepts and techniques taught will provide the musical foundation needed to play songs by ear and with other people.

Students must bring their own acoustic guitar to class. Written materials and audio CD will be provided.


5 Thu., July 23 - August 20
7:45 - 8:45 pm
Room: 321

Register by June 8: $85
Register after June 8: $98

 

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Luke Abbott - See bio below
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Acoustic Rhythm Guitar-Level 2

This class goes a bit deeper than Level 1, for folks who already know basic open chords (G, D, C, A, F) and can strum simple songs up to speed. We’ll work on playing melodies by ear, fancier strumming, bass runs, using the capo, and more. The folk/country/bluegrass repertoire and style taught will provide a solid foundation for playing alone and with others.

Students must bring their own acoustic guitar to class.

5 Thu., July 23 - August 20
7:45 - 8:45 pm
Room: 321

Register by June 8: $85
Register after June 8: $98

 

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Luke Abbott has been teaching and performing guitar (and other instruments) for over ten years. His family’s ToneWay Music Method has helped thousands of people all over the world to play music fluently.

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Healthy Harmonica

 

Breathing is our foundation when playing the harmonica. We will take the simplest of pop, folk, and blues melodies and invigorate them with simple, but powerful, techniques to make any song deeply expressive. No previous ability to read or play music--only a desire to have fun and feel more alive!

Students will need a “C” major diatonic harmonica. Instructor will have them available in class for $12 if you don’t have one.”

Wed., July 29
6 - 7:30 pm
Room 514
Register by June 8: $30
Register after June 8: $35
plus $15 for course materials payable to instructor at class

 

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Dave Broida - see bio below

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Beginning Blues Harmonica

Beginning Blues Harmonica will get you jammin' the blues immediately! Emphasis in this class will be on playing and having fun as you are introduced to many of the tricks and techniques to make the harmonica cry, laugh, wail and scream. No previous musical experience or harmonica training is required--only a love of the blues and the desire to play the harmonica!

Students will need a "C" major diatonic harmonica. Instructor will have them available in class for $12 if you don't have one.

Wed., July 29
7:45 - 9:30 pm
Room 514
Register by June 8: $45
Register after June 8: $52
plus $15 for course materials payable to instructor at class

 

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Dave Broida has been teaching and performing for 20 years. He plays professionally throughout northern California and teaches throughout the state.


 

 

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