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click here to view 2010 - Conversational Italian I details

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In this class you will learn the basics of Italian conversation including how to read in Italian and basic grammar. You are going to learn the Italian language from an Italian born teacher with a lot of experience.

click here to view 2031 - Italian History from Before Rome to the Unification details

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In the first presentation, you are going to experience the amazing building of ancient Rome and the rise and fall of the Roman Empire. The dark age of medieval time, the rise of the Papal State and the splendor of the renaissance. After talks about the many wars, we will end with the Unification of Italy in 1861.

click here to view 2068 - The Trump Tax Code and Your Retirement details

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This course covers key retirement planning topics that have been affected by the recent tax law changes and the steps you need to take to protect your retirement.

click here to view 2085 - Passport to Retirement details

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Invest a few hours of your time and prepare for one of the biggest transitions in life: RETIREMENT! Workers’ confidence in being able to afford a comfortable retirement is near an all-time low and economic conditions have forced many people to delay their planned retirement dates. The sooner you become educated about retirement planning, the more prepared you will be to make informed financial decisions and build the wealth you will need. This course is designed to help you: gain a clear picture of the retirement you want; set realistic goals and objectives; calculate how much you will need to save; invest for the future; overcome roadblocks that impede progress; help protect your wealth and assets; and much more. This comprehensive course on preparing for a comfortable retirement will be taught by Ryan Malloch. Every course participant will receive a valuable workbook and the opportunity for a no-obligation, one-on-one consultation with the instructor after the course.

click here to view 2103 - Color Pencil - Giraffe details

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Learn the basics of color pencil in this two-session class. Students will learn the basics of colored pencil as they create a beginner level giraffe in class. The project is taught step-by-step. Projections equipment is used so everyone can see well. Supplies are provided. A material fee of $5 is payable to the instructor.

click here to view 2120 - Acrylic Paint 'n Party - Holiday Light details

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It’s Party Time! We are going to Paint ‘n Party from 6:30-9:00 pm. Everything will be provided for you – painting supplies and snacks! All you need to bring is a non-alcoholic beverage of your choice. Feel free to bring a snack to share. You will paint a lovely holiday lamp post all decorated for Christmas on an 11x14 wrapped canvas. The lamp even has a subtle shimmer for the holidays. Instructor, Donna Roskamp, will teach the project step-by-step as you complete the painting in class. All materials are provided for the $15.00 supply fee payable to the instructor.

click here to view 2127 - Learn to Draw Series II details

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Take your drawing skills to the next level in the Level II class. Whether you took Learn to Draw I or are self taught, this class will teach you what you need to make your drawing better. Students will learn to use basic shapes, contrast for depth and dimension, use more advanced tools and more. All the supplies are provided for you. There is a $5.00 material fee payable to the instructor.

click here to view 2134 - Acrylic - Daisy details

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It's Party Time! We are going to Paint 'N Party from 6:30 to 9:00 pm. Everything will be provided for you. Painting supplies and snacks will be provided. There will be door prizes too! All you need to bring is a non-alcoholic beverage of your choice. Feel free to bring a snack to share. The painting will be a simple daisy that says so much. Instructor, Donna Roskamp, will teach the project step-by-step as you complete the painting in class. All materials are provided for the $15.00 supply fee payable to the instructor.

click here to view 2187 - Self-Care Intensive details

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This is your time to embrace self-care. In this two hour class, we will look at effective ways to add wellness back into your schedule. This class is perfect for helping you to develop a healthy and long-lasting routine to stress reduction, wellness and a healthy mindset. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat.

click here to view 2188 - Saying No and Feeling Great...The Healing Power of Healthy Assertiveness details

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If you ever have a hard time saying no, this class is for you. Make it a priority to come to this one day intensive training where we will explore how saying no in your life can lead to saying yes to your wellness. We will look at healthy confrontation, how to manage your stress level and the balancing act of prioritizing what is best for you.

click here to view 2189 - Support, Stress Reduce and Stretch details

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Let's make time to destress. Take a day to embrace overall wellness in a supportive and healthy environment. We will look at the mind body connection, breathing techniques, coping skills and more. Bring a bottle of water and a yoga mat.

click here to view 2302 - Introduction to Computers details

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The perfect class for beginners! This is a great starting place to learn the basics of computers. Learn how to access email, download photos, save photos, attach photos and navigate the internet.

click here to view 2310 - Microsoft Word details

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This class is for the extreme beginner to Microsoft Word. In this class, you will learn how to create and save documents. You will learn the very basics of Word and some of the initial applications. The class will go at a slow pace so even if you have no prior knowledge of Word, you will learn and not feel intimidated.

click here to view 2311 - Microsoft Excel details

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This class is for the extreme beginner to Microsoft Excel. In this class, you will learn how to create a spreadsheet, format cells and copy and paste cells. You will learn the very basics of Excel and some of the initial applications. The class will go at a slow pace so even if you have no prior knowledge of Excel, you will learn and not feel intimidated.

click here to view 2337 - Microsoft Word - Intermediate details

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This class is perfect for the person who has a good grasp of Microsoft Word. You will learn how to use many of the more advanced functions as well as going into depth with some of the basic functions. This class will discuss formatting and inserting pictures and text boxes. Also, if there is something specific you want to learn, bring those questions too!

click here to view 2338 - Microsoft Excel - Intermediate details

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This class is perfect for the person who has used or is using Microsoft Excel. You will learn how to use many of the more advanced functions as well as going into depth with some of the basic functions. The class will discuss formulas and how to create them and creating worksheets and copying from one worksheet to another. Also, if there is something specific you want to learn, bring those questions too!

click here to view 2540 - Cardio Kickboxing Plus details

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The Lim Twins are back! This class is a great workout for anyone interested in improving their fitness and stamina. This class is flexible and adaptive so that it serves the needs of all participants – it will get beginners into shape, it will challenge advanced athletes, and all genders are welcome! A combination of punches, kicks, and additional weight training with hand weights is incorporated to strengthen and tone. Get serious about your workout, but have fun and reduce stress, too! Equipment (provided by student): hand weights and mat (to use for the toning portion). Please don’t wait to register! Drop-In rate of $10 per class once minimum number is reached.

click here to view 2559 - Intro to Japanese Taiko Drumming I details

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Have fun learning Japanese Taiko Drumming. This 4-week course will give a solid foundation to the novice Taiko player by introducing basic forms, techniques and rhythms. Drums will be provided and material fee of $10 covers sticks. The class will be led by staff from Novi’s own Great Lakes Taiko Center. No drumming or musical background is necessary to start enjoying this class right away. Children ages 12 and up can sign up with a parent.

click here to view 2573 - Intro to Japanese Taiko Drumming II details

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A continuation of Intro to Japanese Taiko Drumming I. This class will continue to build and refine foundation forms, rhythms and techniques for Taiko drumming as you begin to learn music and songs to be played in a Taiko ensemble. Material fee of $10 payable to instructor.

click here to view 45 Min Zumba details

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Back by popular demand, we brought back our 45 minute Zumba class! Don’t worry; two left feet are able to dance in our Zumba classes! Shake the weight off and jump-start your body into a happier YOU! This high/low impact class has something to offer all fitness levels. 45 minutes of fitness fun!

click here to view 5 Strategies to Lower Your Cost of College details

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When it comes to paying for college, don’t be fooled by the high cost scholarship search services or high cost insurance products pretending to be 529 plans. This class will show you 5 FREE strategies to position your student to get into the schools they want at the lowest price possible.

click here to view Adult Brazilian Jiu Jitsu details

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People train in the art of BJJ for a wide range of reasons. Some are hoping to stay in shape, others want to learn real world self-defense, and some want to compete at the highest levels. At Gracie Barra Novi, we are helping them all make their goals a reality. Our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program includes classes for all experience levels, helping you train with comfort and confidence. You will burn fat and build lean muscle tone, develop well-rounded athleticism and improve you speed and agility. Get one month of unlimited classes for $69. Visit us at www.gbnovi.com to check out our current class schedule and get more information.

click here to view Adult Chess details

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Chess Scholars Club adult chess programs are designed for a wide range of players, from teenagers to seniors and from absolute beginner level through an intermediate level ready for tournament play. Our chess coaches will be covering such topics and how the pieces move, the concepts of check and checkmate, the relative value of the pieces, an introduction to strategy and tactics and basic endgames. Each class will begin with an instructional period and then we will play in-class games. There will be a social, fun tournament every session.

click here to view Adult, Child, Infant CPR/AED/First Aid Certificate details

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Be prepared when seconds count! You might save a life, but only if you know how. Learn from the American Red Cross programs that set the national standard to respond effectively to adult, child and infant cardiac and choking emergencies, sudden illness, bleeding and other life threatening conditions. You will learn the proper use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and your vital role in the chain of survival. Each student will have the use of their own mannequin to practice and demonstrate skills. Adult CPR w/AED, Infant and Child CPR and First Aid certification cards will be issued upon successful completion of all course requirements (valid for 2 years). Please note that you must arrive on time to be certified, so please arrive early. Training that saves lives since 1999. To learn more about Live Safe Academy, LLC and this class please visit www.livesafeacademy.com/CPR

click here to view Advanced Foreign Accent Modification for Individuals Using English as a Second Language details

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This class is a continuation of our first accent modification class. This class will continue focusing on additional sounds, developing your existing vocabulary, practicing pronunciation, as well as gaining confidence in speaking English. Lessons will also focus around a particular topic. You will also work in small groups or pairs to practice pronunciation. A $10 material fee is payable to the instructor at the first class.

click here to view All Level Boot Camp details

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Any fitness level can do this class! By the end of the session, your stamina, strength, and confidence will go up a notch or two; we deliver serious results! This class is designed for fast and serious weight loss with quick body toning. This is a realistic program of exercise aimed at achieving individual physical fitness goals, cardiovascular endurance, muscle strength, excess body fat loss and personal appearance, without the yelling in your face approach! Equipment (provided by student): Hand weights, mat, jump rope.

click here to view Discover Alaska by Land and Sea details

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Want to see Alaska? Are you unsure what to see and do? We will travel on a journey to the vast, wild and beautiful Alaska! Come join us to learn the must-see sights. See the glacier clad fjords, pristine marine habitat and friendly ports. Travel to Skagway aboard a historic narrow gauge railway and cruise the inside passage to Glacier Bay. With native culture, gold rush history and frontier charm, Alaska is the place to visit. This class will help you learn the best way to make the most of your trip!

click here to view Discover River Cruising details

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The rivers of the world are fast becoming hotspots for travelers. European river cruising has boomed in the last decade, and cruise lines are expanding to more exotic destinations. Get the scoop and find out why river cruising is becoming so popular. Learn about the different destinations, river cruise companies, the best time to travel, what to expect on board and what to consider when adding a river cruise to your travel plans. Join us for an informative and fun evening.

click here to view ESL - Beginner Grammar and Conversation details

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  • $185

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New and returning students welcome! This class is open to people beginning their study of English. We will focus on emergent English grammar and speaking skills. We will have fun learning life skills through video, class conversation, writing practice and group games! There is no test required at registration.

click here to view ESL - Intermediate/Advanced Reading and Discussion details

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  • $185

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New and returning students welcome! Students will study and read literature and current events news stories with a focus on advanced grammar and speaking skills. This class is designed for students who are comfortable with basic English conversation, but are interested in improving their accent and comprehension (listening and reading). There is no test required at registration.

click here to view First Time Homebuyer Seminar details

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Are you thinking about buying your first home but are not sure where to start? Are you concerned about making the right choices? Join our expert coaches at our First Time Homebuyer Class to learn about the steps required to easily manage the home buying process. We help you to: Understand the ins and outs of homeownership. Is it right for you? Assess your readiness to buy a home. How much can you afford? Learn how to qualify for a mortgage and about loan products for first-time homebuyers. How much does it really cost? Understand the workings and responsibilities of credit. How does it affect your purchase? Learn how to select and work with a Realtor. How to shop for the home you want. Understand the legal aspects of buying a home from the Offer, to the Purchase Agreement, to the Closing. Find out about financial assistance available including first-time homebuyer mortgage products, down payment and closing cost support and mortgage buy-down programs.

click here to view Glass Etching details

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Learn to create beautifully etched glassware quickly and easily using this special chemical etching process. The instructor will walk you through the process while teaching you everything you need to know to create more beautiful glassware and gifts at home. Students will complete a beautiful glass project in class! There is a $5.00 supply fee payable to the instructor.

click here to view Indian Cooking - Bombay Chaats details

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Have you ever experienced flavor explosion? Come and learn these mouthwatering dishes straight from the streets of Bombay. Experience the tsunami of Umami where you will taste sweet, salt, tangy and spicy, all at the same time! These dishes will be your next party’s tasty appetizers. Material fee of $5 payable to instructor at class.

click here to view Interval Training details

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  • $35

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Fitness Motivators’ original and most popular class since 1989, now offered in your community! Interval training can be a very effective way for you to lose weight faster and make workouts more enjoyable. Benefits include: more calories burned in a shorter amount of time, improved coordination and improved ability of the body to use fat as fuel! A VERY motivating class and you go at our own pace because this class (as well as all of our classes) is geared for ALL fitness levels! PLEASE NOTE: Equipment (provided by student): heavy and light hand weights and mat. Please register early to avoid cancellation due to low enrollment. For more information: www.fitnessmotivators.com.

click here to view Introduction to Mindfulness details

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More and more schools, businesses, and even athletes are using mindfulness to help manage stress and improve performance and general well-being. But maybe you’re wondering what exactly is mindfulness and how can it help improve your life? Carol Lafferty is a certified mindfulness instructor who is currently teaching mindfulness to staff and students in the Novi Community School District and in other schools in the Detroit area. In this session, you will learn what mindfulness is, the necessary components of an effective mindfulness practice, and simple breathing techniques to get you started on the road to a more peaceful, less stressful life.

click here to view Learning Golf's True Fundamentals details

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Learn how to become a consistent, powerful and accurate ball striker. In this class, you will learn all of golf’s hidden secrets and mysteries – the same fundamentals that made Ben Hogan, Tiger Woods and Curtis Strange so great! This is an exclusive golf-learning event you won’t want to miss. All levels are invited from beginner to the high-level players. Students can bring a 7 iron, driver and putter. Instructor will also have clubs available to use.

click here to view Maximizing Your Retirement Income and Social Security details

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You worked hard and saved diligently for retirement. Now comes the fun part: getting to enjoy the retirement you've been envisioning along the way. But before you do that, you need to have a strategy to generate income that can last your entire lifetime. This course will help you: develop a plan to maximize your income in retirement; understand social security and the impacts of your decision of when to collect; understand how to invest properly to maximize growth and minimize risk; get organized to simplify your financial life and maximize your savings.

click here to view Mom 2 Mom Sale details

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Mom 2 Mom Sale presented by Novi Child Care and Preschool. Extra space is provided for seller with large ticket items at no extra charge.

click here to view Muay Thai Kickboxing details

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People of all shapes, sizes and skill levels come to us at Gracie Barra Novi and we are proud to work with them all. Our Muay Thai Kickboxing classes are introducing some energy back into your workout routine and helping you have fun getting fit like never before. Whether you’re a complete beginner or an experienced athlete, we will help you combine fast-paced striking, heavy bag workouts and heart-racing cardio exercises to help you get the most out of every single session. Our Kickboxing classes in Novi can help you learn effective self-defense skills for any situation, burn fat and develop lean muscle tone, improve you situational awareness and reaction times and boost your cardiovascular endurance. Get one month of unlimited classes for $69. Visit us at www.gbnovi.com to check out our current class schedule and get more information.

click here to view New to Digital SLR Photography details

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You got a wonderful holiday gift, a new Digital SLR Camera. It has all these symbols and menus and controls - where do you even begin? Well come spend three evenings with Greg Ockerman, a Certified Professional Photographer and instructor, and he will do his very best to help you understand and use your new camera for great personal photographs. All you need is your camera, the camera's manual, and a desire to take better pictures. This is a Hands On type of class.

click here to view Out of the Ordinary Into the Extraordinary/Psychic Fun Night details

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Robert and Pamela will present a variety of fun predictive techniques: a Tibetan Oracle, an Ancient Indian Oracle, Astro Dice, Tarot Cards, Palmistry and Astrology. Each participant will receive a personal mini reading with their choice of technique.

click here to view Pallet Painting details

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Looking for an evening of fun? Come create a unique, handmade wood sign. Select a design from over 700 options, or customize your own! Registration will close one week before class. You will register for the class through Novi Community Ed and then go onto the Pallets By Design website to pick and pay for your design. You will select all of your paint colors at the party. An instructor will teach you how to make the perfect masterpiece! Check us out at palletsbydesign.net!

click here to view Pick-A-Project Class details

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Bring your own project and work on it during class! Instructor Susan Duda will be on hand to help you with any questions that you may have. Sewing machine experience is required; sewing machines are provided.

click here to view Pound Express details

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  • $30

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Pound Fit is the world’s first cardio jam session inspired by the infectious, energizing and sweat-dripping fun of playing the drums. All fitness levels welcomed! Let’s have fun. Using Ripstix, which are lightly weighted drumsticks engineered specifically for exercising, instead of listening to music, you become the music in this exhilarating full-body workout. Please bring a mat and water bottle.

click here to view Savvy Social Security Planning details

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What Baby Boomers need to know to maximize retirement income! This presentation describes Social Security claiming strategies, including how married couples can enhance lifetime spousal and survivor benefits, as well as “file and suspend”, “do over”, and “start, stop and restart” strategies. We will cover the pros and cons of when and how to collect Social Security benefits, strategies to help you maximize benefits and challenges that Social Security faces and what you can expect. Course includes a Savvy Social Security Reference Guide. Spouse or financial partners attend free with a paid registration.

click here to view Self-Defense for Women details

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Can you defend yourself against a violent attack? You don't have to spend years training in an expensive program. Learn valuable, life saving skills from programs designed to increase your safety after only one class! Learning is best accomplished by "doing." Our hands-on course teaches time-tested, relevant and realistic skills that are easy to learn and retain under stress. You will be coached according to your own rate of progression. No previous training required.

click here to view Transitioning to Senior Living Workshop for Seniors and Families details

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Mindful Home Transitions, LLC is a senior-based business dedicated to assisting seniors and their families with the physical and emotional demands of moving. We will take you through the ten steps to determining if it is time to make a move. This class will describe what the indicators are, and the many different senior living options that are available. We will discuss financial expectations, safety, medical needs, organizing their household, downsizing, moving, staying in their home or moving in with family members. This workshop will provide you with the tools that you will need to have peace of mind.

click here to view Understanding Reverse Mortgage details

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Understanding the Reverse Mortgage, How to Use it Well, or Not at All. Get the facts about this highly misunderstood mortgage for seniors. Learn the pros and cons about reverse mortgages and the various ways senior home owners are using this product to improve their lives. Learn what a reverse mortgage is and when it's the right time to consider one. Homeowners nearing the age of 62 or older are encouraged to attend, as are those with parents who fit that description. Topics include: • What a reverse mortgage is and when it can be useful • How a reverse mortgage works • When a reverse mortgage is not the best option • Process of getting a reverse • Impact on Heirs and Estates • Types of reverse mortgages and their pricing • Common myths and misunderstandings of a reverse mortgage • Questions and answers

click here to view Voice Overs . . . Now is Your Time! details

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YOU'VE HEARD WILL KAMP ON TV! Now hear Will LIVE as he illustrates how YOU could actually begin using your speaking voice for commercials, films and videos! Most people go about it the wrong way. Will is going to show you a unique, outside of the box way to cash in on one of the most lucrative full or part-time careers out there. This is a business you can handle on your own terms, on your own turf, in your own time and with practically no overhead. And NOW is the best time to make this happen as new companies are looking for new voices like never before. This exciting class could be the game changer you've been looking for. Will Kamp, a successful voice artist and actor, and comedy improv performer, has done voice work ranging from Honda radio commercials and on-camera work for nationally recognized TV stations to having been nominated “Best Comedic Actor”!

click here to view Wedding Workshop - First Dance Made Easy details

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Let’s turn that high school rock and sway into something fabulous! Whether you are the Bride and Groom, the parents of the special couple or a guest at the wedding, this one evening crash course will prepare you for a magical evening on the dance floor. Learn to dip, twirl and dance an easy to follow combination of beautiful moves, while creating picture perfect moment to cherish forever. If you have your First Dance song picked out, please email the song name to upbeatdance@hotmail.com. The price is per couple.

click here to view WERQ details

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WERQ (pronounced WORK) is a pre-choreographed fiercely fun dance fitness workout based on pop and hip hop music. The warmup previews the dance steps used in class and the WERQ cool down includes balance and yoga-inspired poses.

click here to view Yoga Flow details

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Join for a fun and strengthening yoga practice! We will link breath with mindful movement: holding postures and flowing. We will explore a mix of balance, strength and stretching. We will also engage in a grounding and restorative stretching sequence. This practice will leave you feeling open, relaxed and refreshed. This practice is suitable for beginning and intermediate students. Please bring a yoga mat.

click here to view Yoga for Every-Body details

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  • $72

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A more gentle approach to the practice of Yoga; focusing on breath and postures; includes a short meditation. For beginner students, or for those who wish a more gentle practice.

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