Music & Dance

BLUES HARMONICA
The harmonica is a versatile instrument that can be heard in music ranging from folk and country to jazz and rock, but the harmonica is truly at home with the blues.  No previous musical experience is necessary. Please bring a ‘C’ harmonica. Instructor: Larry Ayre
#46897 Thursdays, October 11 - November 15, 1:00 - 2:00 pm, Lewis Meeting Room, $75/6

RECORDER
Music makes your brain work better! Try a new instrument, join a small group ensemble, and meet new friends. This is a great way to learn to read music as well as keep your brain and fingers agile. Soprano recorder and book cost will be $30, bought from the instructor at the first lesson. Alto and tenor recorders will be available to try.
Instructor: Debbie Ross
#46793 Wednesdays, September 12 - November 28, 1:00 - 2:00 pm, Lewis Tsolum Building, $144/12

PIANO (BEGINNER)
(55 years & over)
Have you always wanted to play the piano? Music makes your brain work better and here’s your chance to learn your favourite songs. These small group classes study the basics of music, then you choose more! The first book costs $30 and a piano or keyboard is recommended for practicing at home. Instructor: Debbie Ross
#46791 Wednesdays, September 12 - November 28, 2:00 - 3:00 pm, Lewis Tsolum Building, $192/12

PIANO (BEYOND BEGINNER)
(55 years & over)
Are you looking for a way to continue to improve your piano skills? These small group classes are for participants with a little experience that would like to study the basics of music, and then choose more! The first book is $30 and a piano or keyboard is recommended for practicing at home. Instructor: Debbie Ross
#46791 Wednesdays, September 12 - November 28, 3:00 - 4:00 pm, Lewis Tsolum Building, $192/12

BEGINNER BLUES GUITAR
Get happy while strumming the Blues! This course will focus on 12 bar blues songs and cover strumming patterns, turnarounds, blues scales and simple blues licks (phrases). Instructor: Larry Ayre
#46901 Thursdays, October 11 - November 15, 2:15 - 3:15 pm, Lewis Meeting Room, $75/6

START JAMMING WORKSHOP
For guitar and harmonica students who have taken some music courses and want to move on to the next stage of learning to play with others, these jamming workshops are for you! The basics of working in a group will be covered using chord and lyrics sheets of well known songs and the blues. Ukulele, banjo, and bass players are welcome. Harmonica players please bring C, D and A harmonicas. No class November 12. Instructor: Larry Ayre
#46896 Mondays, October 15 - November 26, 6:00 - 7:30 pm, Lewis Salish Building, $90/6

BEGINNERS AFRICAN DRUMMING
Drumming in community is good for your physical and mental health, and a great way to balance the left and right hemispheres of the brain. This class is for those new to drumming or those not ready to move to the beyond beginner level. Please contact instructor if unsure. No class September 20. Instructor: Monica Hofer
Thursdays #46745 September 6 - October 25, $98/7, #46746 November 1 - December 20, $112/8
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm, Lower Native Sons Hall

INTERMEDIATE AFRICAN DRUMMING
Join Monica Hofer, local hand drumming instructor and drum circle facilitator, and get into your weekly ‘groove’! New rhythms taught every week; opportunities to work on djembe as well as bass (dun) drums! Great for the mind, the body and the spirit. This class is intended for those with previous experience. No class October 8 or November 12. Instructor: Monica Hofer
Mondays, #46750 September 10 - October 22, $84/6
#46751 October 29 - December 17, 11:45 am - 12:45 pm, Native Sons Grand Hall, $98/7

BEYOND BEGINNER AFRICAN DRUMMING
If you are looking for a place to enhance your drumming skills, but you aren’t a beginner and not quite ready to leap to intermediate level, this is the class for you! Drumming in community is good for your physical and mental health, and a great way to balance the left and right hemispheres of the brain. This class will cater to returning ‘beyond beginner’ drummers and those students who are ready to move up from beginners level. Please contact instructor if unsure of your level. Instructor: Monica Hofer
Wednesdays, #46748 September 5 - October 24, #46749 October 31 - December 19, 5:30 - 6:30 pm,
Native Sons Grand Hall, $112/8

DRUMS ALIVE - POWER BEATS
Combining dance, aerobic exercise and drumming, Drums Alive is a whole-body/mind workout that can’t be beat! Participants work out to their comfort level, pounding on fitness balls while grooving to great music. Drums Alive is movement therapy with music, sound and dance that is perfect training for the whole body! Have fun getting fit!
Instructor: Monica Hofer
#46753 Wednesdays, September 5 - December 19, 7:00 - 8:00 pm, Native Sons Grand Hall, $112/16

DRUMS ALIVE - GOLDEN BEATS
‘Golden Beats’ is a new Drums Alive offering especially designed for seniors and those recovering from injuries. It is a lighter workout for the entire mind, body and spirit that is modified for those who would like to enjoy a slower pace. No class September 27. Instructor: Monica Hofer
#46752 Thursdays, September 6 - December 20, 10:30 - 11:30 am, Native Sons Grand Hall, $105/15

BEGINNER CHA CHA DANCING
Cha Cha is a popular latin dance due to its playfulness, sensuality and sexiness, and it can be danced to many pop songs as well as Latin rhythms. Come with a partner or on your own. No prior dance experience is necessary. The emphasis will be on having fun. Leon has been teaching Cha Cha in the Vancouver area for 13 years! No class November 13. Instructor: Leon Hawrylenko
#46824 Tuesdays, September 25 - November 20, 7:00 - 8:00 pm, Native Sons Grand Hall, $64/8

ADULT BALLET
Develop strength and flexibility through classical technique in this adult oriented class. Beginners welcome! No experience necessary. Instructor: Jennifer Flint
#46822 Tuesdays, September 18 - December 4, 7:45 - 9:00 pm, #46823 Thursdays, September 20 - December 6,
7:45 - 8:45 pm, Lewis Activity Room, $72/12

SILVER SWANS BALLET
(55 years & over)
Develop strength and flexibility through classical technique in this 55+ class. Beginners welcome! No experience necessary. Class is based on Royal Academy of Dance Graded syllabus. Please wear comfortable and non-restrictive clothing and tie back long hair. Instructor: Jennifer Flint
#46821 Tuesdays, September 18 - December 4, 6:30 - 7:30 pm, Lewis Activity Room, $72/12

LINE DANCING
(55 years & over)
Come and kick up your heels and dance the afternoon away! Line dancing is a great way to keep your brain and your body active!  No partners required! Instructor: Joan Wydenes
#46744 Tuesdays, September 4 - December 18, 1:00 - 2:00 pm, Native Sons Grand Hall, $78/16
#46743 Wednesdays, September 5 - December 19, 1:00 - 2:00 pm, Lewis Activity Room A, $78/16