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Absolute Beginner Line Dance

Line dancing is a very popular form of dance in which everyone can participate.This class is taught at the absolute beginner level for those who have had no previous dance experience. The routines will contain a short sequence of easy steps with moderately paced 4-4 and 3-4 rhythms. Choreography will include basic 16 to 32 count routines and will give a basic understanding of how to dance different steps to different music. Those absolutely new to line dance should be able to perform a basic routine without stress or panic! (1 session)

Instructor: Gloria Andersen retired from a retail banking career in 2003 to the Northwoods of Upper Michigan. Upon visiting Sun City West in 2008, she and her husband purchased a home thereby becoming “Snow Birds”. The following year, Gloria joined the SCW Line Dance Club and her inner dancer was immediately released. For the love of dance she has attended many classes and workshops in the area as well as participating in several national workshops; she won second place at an amateur choreography competition in 2016. Since 2011, Gloria has voluntarily taught a summer session of dance for Land O'Lakes Artistry (LOLA), a not for profit community organization in Land O'Lakes, Wisconsin. Her hope is to share her passion for dance and to instill the same desire in her students.



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ABLD
PORA Adult Learning
Conference 1
Andersen 5/8 - 5/8 Tu 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM $10.00

Beginning Tap Dance
An introductory workshop for fun exercise and rhythmic dance.  Taught to different styles of Jazz, Swing, Dixieland, Ragtime and Contemporary Music.

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BTD
PORA Adult Learning
Conference 1
TBD 5/25 - 6/29 Fr 09:00 AM - 10:30 AM $0.00

Broadcast Recording Production Class
Surprise your grandchildren or loved ones with a 10 minute audio production with yous as the DJ and your selected background music!  Having fun with Audacity! Hands on learning, create a rough production and polish your "Surprise" finished production.

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Bring your PC and creative juices.  May want to bring a headset and microphone.

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BRPC
PORA Adult Learning
Camino 1
Anderson 5/1 - 5/10 Tu Th 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM $10.00

Cardmaking: Celebrate Birthdays

This class is designed for students who have completed the Beginning Cardmaking Class or have previous card making experience. Students will complete 3 Birthday cards. Instructor will provide card kits which include all cardstock and associated printed papers to complete the cards including the envelopes. Students should bring their basic tool kit which should include adhesive, foam tape or dots, sticky strip, a small (5inch) scissors, tweezers. There will be a materials fee of $8 collected by the instructor at the beginning of the class. (1 session)

Instructor: Char Stiehl has been a papercrafter for over 15 years.  Her love affair with papercrafting began in California where she took scrapbooking classes from a co-worker.  Char and her husband moved to Sun City West in 2004.  Char's love of papercrafting really bloomed when she retired in 2005 and began her cardmaking adventure.  Since 2010 she has been a Stampin' Up demonstrator teaching cardmaking to anyone who will sit down with her for an hour or so.

 



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For adhesive the instructor recommends Elmer's Craft Bond Dot Runner (blue case) available at Michaels in the Scrapbooking Sections or Tomboy Dot Runner (pink case) available at Michaels, Joanns, Etc. or Hobby Lobby.

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CCB
PORA Adult Learning
Camino 1
Stiehl 4/24 - 4/24 Tu 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM $10.00

Funeral Planning - Embalming, Cremation, Donating Body to Science?

Funeral Planning for those who don't plan to die. Regardless of medical advancements we still have a 100% mortality rate. What you need to know before you go. Traditional burial? Cremation? Body Donation? A space and opportunity to openly discuss end of life issues that you have always wondered about. Our funeral plans are often left in the hands of our spouse or children. Death does not have to throw the family into total chaos and turmoil. Organizing and planning for end of life can reduce stress, minimize family conflict, save money and create a meaningful, memorable goodbye. (1 session)

Instructor: Sandra Forsey helps get end-of-life and funeral planning conversations started with a light touch on a serious subject. She is able to instill comfort into a setting and brings to light a dark subject. Sandra is licensed in the funeral industry and considered an excellent source when it comes to helping a person give the type of good bye that they desire their friends and loved ones to receive. She is a Cemetery and Advance Planning Consultant at Camino del Sol Funeral Home in Sun City West.



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FPECD
PORA Adult Learning
Camino 2
Forsey 5/8 - 5/8 Tu 09:00 AM - 10:30 AM $10.00

Selecting and Using a Handgun for Self-Defense and/or Target Shooting

In this class, we have a "hands-on" examination of many popular models and styles of handguns, both revolvers and semi-automatics, to help you make informed decisions on what might be best for YOU if you are thinking of making a handgun purchase. This is a great way to fine tune your choices before you venture out to the store to make a purchase. You will learn what might work for you, and as important, what might not work for you.  We will review basic safety issues, and the fundamentals for proper safe handling and shooting, including loading and unloading, grip, stance, aiming, trigger control etc., all done in a safe controlled environment. Next comes the fun part! Using some of the models you have examined, we will load them with laser cartridges. This is a non firing (i.e. no bullet) 100% safe round of ammunition that "shoots" a laser pulse at electronic targets. By doing this you will quickly learn how to safely use the controls of several handguns, and can shoot them in a virtual real-world setting. Since you are "shooting" real handguns, the experience is the same as would be at live-fire range, except there is no noise or recoil to distract you from learning. Again, being that there is no projectile...no bullet...this is a 100% SAFE activity. (1 session)

Instructor: Paul Horvick is a permanent resident of Sun City West. He is a retired attorney and long time NRA Training Counselor and Pistol Instructor.



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SNUH
PORA Adult Learning
Conference 1
Horvick 5/18 - 5/18 Fr 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM $15.00
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SNUH
PORA Adult Learning
Conference 1
Horvick 7/26 - 7/26 Th 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM $15.00