Music and Dance

 

The Magic of Ballroom Dance: Fall Sampler

Instructor, Mike Mattek
This beginner class introduces you to the magic and joy that is ballroom dancing! Instructor Mike Mattek will be teaching dances that are fun and easy to learn so you can start dancing right away: the Tango, Salsa, and Swing.  As is our new tradition, on the last night of the series, we will have a special two-hour review and practice party as a special bonus for the students, so plan to get dressed up and "go out on the town"! Note: For those who took the Wedding Sampler in the Spring, this class will add new dances and patterns to what you learned; for those who were not in the Wedding Sampler, this class is a great way to learn the basics of ballroom dancing.  Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes.  Students are responsible for finding their own partner; please register individually.
Class meets every Friday, Sept 19 – Oct 10, 7:00pm-8:00pm, $60/person
Save! Register before 9/5 for $50/person!
 

The following Music courses are open to all students by audition.

Mus 070 Orchestra - Windy Hill Strings

Instructor, Craig Hurst
Class meets every Monday, Sept 8-Dec 15, 7:00pm-9:00pm, $15 Before registering, please contact Craig Hurst at craig.hurst@uwc.edu.

 

Mus 071 – Band

Instructor, Craig Hurst
Class meets every Friday, Sept 5-Dec 19, 11:00am-12:50pm, $15 Before registering, please contact Craig Hurst at craig.hurst@uwc.edu.

 

Mus 072 – Chorus

Instructor, Nancy Van Brunt
Class meets MWF, Sept 3-Dec 19, 10:00am-10:50am, $15 Before registering, please contact Nancy Van Brunt at nancy.vanbrunt@uwc.edu.

 

Handbell Choir

Instructor, Nancy Van Brunt
Class meets every Monday, Sept 8-December 15, 6:00pm-8:00pm, $15
*Registration cut-off August 15th
Before registering, please contact Nancy Van Brunt at nancy.vanbrunt@uwc.edu.
 

Music Made Easy – Online class!

If you enjoy music and would like to know more about what makes it work, this is the course for you. You'll gain a complete understanding of rhythm, melody, and harmony, and you'll be able to recognize pitches on the musical staff and on the keyboard.
Each lesson will build on previous lessons, while also introducing new musical concepts. Your course begins with an introduction to rhythm and the various aspects of rhythm; including beat, meter, note, and rest values. Average hours, 24, 6 week course.
 

Introduction to Guitar – Online class!

Learn to play guitar, and become the musician you've always wanted to be! In these fun and informative lessons, you'll build basic guitar skills step-by-step with the help of hands-on exercises, audio and video recordings, and detailed illustrations.
First, you'll get to know all the parts of your guitar, from frets to strings, and learn how to tune your instrument. After that, you'll explore the fundamentals of music notation and find out how to produce clear, beautiful notes and chords. You'll also discover how to control your rhythm, tempo, and volume, and how to express yourself artistically. The classical guitar skills you'll master in this course will allow you to play any style of music, from hard rock to country-and-western. Average hours 24, 6 week course.