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Belly Dance Basics
(Adults and Youth 16+)

Please join instructor Gwendolyn as we explore the beautiful and graceful movements of belly dancing in a fun, social environment. Our main focus is to teach basic belly dance movements and foundations, through gentle repetition, and will also include an introduction of basic belly dance rhythms and props. Students will learn a general history of the dance as it travels from its roots in the Middle East to its current resurgence in the West. Each class will consist of a gentle warm-up, review of proper dance posture, break down of basic movements and cool-down. This class is for those with little or no previous belly dance experience or those looking for a fun, new way to add a little exercise to their life. Please wear comfortable loose clothing you can move around in. Min 5 / Max 15.

Instructor Gwen Sipes has 10+ years experience belly dancing -
practicing, performing and taking lessons and workshops from a wide
variety of well known and respected teachers from around the world.
Gwendolyn has performed throughout the West Coast with live musicians and DJs at concerts, festivals, restaurants, competitions and haflas (belly dance recitals). As a belly dance teacher she has continued on to share her passion for belly dance, providing beginner’s classes for adults and children.

Belly Dance Basics Level I:
Dates: Tue, Jul 22 - Aug 26
Time: 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Location: SWPRD Rec Center Room 125
Contact: Gwen Sipes: or (541) 430-5282
Fee: $72

Belly Dance Basics Level II:
Dates: Jul 1 - Aug 5
Time: 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: SWPRD Rec Center Room 125
Contact: Gwen Sipes: or (541) 430-5282
Fee: $72


Digital SLR Photography
(Adults and Youth Ages 16+)

This course will cover aspects of SLR photography to enable you to move beyond the “point-and-shoot” button, and utilize the camera’s controls for advanced creative photography. Sessions will focus on technical and creative details, including exposure, shutter speed, depth of field, flash, portraits, action photography and raw processing. Each session will include a didactic presentation and group critique of the student’s assigned “homework”. The first session will discuss techniques and settings for photographing fireworks. Max 12.
Required Supplies: Digital SLR or mirrorless interchangeable lens camera (MILC).

Location: SWPRD Building, 5475 Maxwelton Rd, Langley, Room 111 Instructor: David Welton is well known in our area for his outstanding documentary photography. He’s is a lifelong photographer/artist with images exhibited at Brooks Institute of Photography, U.W., U.O., Santa Barbara Arts Council, and the Edmonds Arts Festival. He is the staff photographer for Whidbey Life Magazine, and previously for the South Whidbey Record. Info: or (360)579-1030.

Dates/Time: Thu, Jul 3—31 | 5:30pm—6:30pm
Fee: $120




5475 Maxwelton Road
Langley, WA 98260
Phone, 360.221.5484
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