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Work Off that winter layering and get ready for summer through a membership to Montgomery County Recreation classes and programs, indoor and outdoor pools, fitness rooms, open gyms and more..

Bike Rodeo at Damascus Community Recreation Center (April 4)

If your family loves to ride bikes, this is a perfect event for you! Join us for an afternoon of bike safety, obstacle course, bike helmet fittings, bike maintenance and so much more! Children ages 3-12 will love the course and little ones ages 3-5 can join in with their big wheels! For more information call 240.777.6930.

April 4 from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. at Damascus Community Recreation Center

Here’s an activity that will get you out of the house, socializing, get your feet moving, and can bring you closer to someone you love. Ballroom dancing is great for anyone heading to a wedding.

Adult Ballroom I for Couples – Beginner (8 sessions, $75)

Participants ages 16 & up will learn the basics of Ballroom Dancing including proper dance position, how to lead and follow, and three of the following possible dance patterns: Waltz, Foxtrot, Rumba, Cha Cha and Swing. Registration is per student and you must have a partner registered in the class to attend.

377189 starting 3/31 at Bauer Drive Community Recreation Center from 7:15 – 8:15 p.m.

377191 starting 3/31 at Bethesda Elementary School from 7 – 8 p.m.

377190 starting 3/31 at Wheaton Community Recreation Center from 7 – 8 p.m.

377192 starting 4/4 at Olney Elementary School from 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.

 

 

Adult Ballroom II for Couples – Intermediate (8 sessions, $75)

Prerequisite: Beginner ballroom course. Participants ages 16 and up will briefly review Ballroom I dances, practice additional variations of these dances including Tango and Merengue with an emphasis on proper dance position and execution to perfect each move. Registration fee is per student and you must have a partner registered in the class to attend.

377195 starting 3/31 at Bauer Drive Community Recreation Center from 8:15 – 9:15 p.m.

377196 starting 3/31 at Bethesda Elementary School from 8 – 9 p.m.

377193 starting 3/31 at Wheaton Community Recreation Center from 8 – 9 p.m.

377194 starting 4/4 at Olney Elementary School from 8:30 – 9:30 p.m.

 

Juniors Ballroom (8 sessions, $75)

Kids ages 8-12 will learn the basics of 5 popular social, ballroom dances: Merengue, Foxtrot, Rumba, Tango, Waltz, and Swing. In addition, we will discuss social etiquette, manners and practice ballroom dance technique. This is a structured, yet fun environment designed to engage kids. Questions? Call Avant Garde (301)881-1436.

377286 starting 4/2 at Avant Garde Ballroom Dance Center from 5:15 – 6 p.m.

 

Teens Ballroom (8 sessions, $75

Teens ages 13-17 will learn the basics of ballroom social dances. These can be awkward years and this class will help teens develop better body coordination, enhance social skills, and build confidence through ballroom dance movements. For more information call Avant Garde 301.881.1436.

377287 starting 4/2 at Avant Garde Ballroom Dance Center from 5:15 – 6 p.m.

Instrumental Music for Everyone

Learning a musical instrument can benefit adults as well as children. Instruments and music require us to use our brains in a way that strengthens our ability to memorize, count, follow a rhythm, and much more. For children, learning an instrument can help improve math and study skills.

Beginning Guitar (8 sessions, $144)

Participants ages 13 and up will learn by referencing popular songs including well-known rock songs. This class uses open and power chords, chord boxes and tablature to teach the basics of guitar. The instructor has a new learn-to-play book that is included with the course fee. Bring a fully strung guitar (preferably acoustic), electronic tuner (required), and a pencil. Please call Brian Gross at 301.320.6999 with any questions.

377235 starting 4/1 at Bauer Drive Community Recreation Center from 8 – 9 p.m.

 

Beginning Guitar for Kids (8 sessions, $144)

Kids ages 9-12 will learn to play the guitar the same way as the adult class – through using well-known songs, and using open and power chords, chord boxes and tablature. The instructor has a new learn-to-play book that is included with the course fee. Bring a fully strung guitar (preferably acoustic), electronic tuner (required), and a pencil. Please call Brian Gross at 301.320.6999 with any questions.

377236 starting 4/1 at Bauer Drive Community Recreation Center from 7 – 8 p.m.

 

Group Piano Popular Favorites ($8 sessions, $120)

Adults ages 18 and up will love this fun and exciting approach to music and piano! No need to be able to read music, you’ll absorb that as you begin to play easy popular songs. You will be amazed by how much you can learn and retain in this relaxed and enjoyable environment. Participants should have a piano or keyboard available to them for practice.

377231 starting 4/1 at Holiday Park Senior Center from 12:15 – 1:05 p.m.

 

Exploring Music and Piano for Kids Level 1A (8 sessions, $200; 9 sessions, $225)

Kids ages 5-10 will benefit musically from this progressive program. Participants should plan to continue throughout the fall, winter and spring sessions in order to obtain optimum benefits. This course covers all the elements of Exploring Music and Piano classes with additional emphasis on expressive technique. Digital pianos are provided for participants use. Adult participation is required and children should have access to a piano for practice outside of class. A $15 material fee due to instructor at the first class.

377245 (8 sessions) starting 3/31 at Golden School of Music from 5:45 – 6:45 p.m.

37724 (9 sessions) starting 4/5 at Golden School of Music from Noon – 1 p.m.

 

Exploring Music and Piano Prep for Tots  (7, 8 and 9 session options)

Youngsters ages 3-5 will discover their love of music and explore their talents through musical aspects and concepts. This class covers rhythm, singing, ear training, movement, motor coordination and motor skills. Children play more complex percussion and melodic instruments as class progresses. Full parent participation and attention is required.  A $15 material fee due to instructor at the first class.

7 sessions, $134

376741 starting 3/31 at Golden School of Music from 12:45 – 1:45 p.m.

8 sessions, $153

376743 starting 4/5 at Golden School of Music from 11 a.m. 1 Noon

9 sessions, $172

376742 starting 4/3 at Golden School of Music from 5 – 6 p.m.

 

Montgomery County Recreation

http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/rec/

240.777.6840

4010 Randolph Rd,   Silver Spring, MD 20902

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Elizabeth Ortega-Lohmeyer

About Elizabeth Ortega-Lohmeyer

Multimedia Bilingual Rec Specialist at Montgomery County Recreation, loves videos, flowers and dogs. Winner of the “Poder Con Ganas” award from the Hispanic Democratic Club of Montgomery County .

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