Participants in last year’s line dance class at Cheatham Street Warehouse.
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New in-person, online courses available from LifeLongLearning
LifeLongLearning San Marcos and Cheatham Street Warehouse have partnered to present line dancing lessons with instructor Billy Grimsley on March 21 and 28 from 5 - 6 p.m.
Classes will take place in the historic Cheatham Street Warehouse, and instructor Billy Grimsley promises to ease participants into the process, so even if you don’t have any experience with dancing, this will be a good place to start. Grimsley is a licensed member of Broadcast Music Inc./American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. This license allows Grimsley to play musical works in venues such as Cheatham Street.
“He is a joyous, knowledgeable and enthusiastic instructor,” Marianne Reese, coordinator of LifeLongLearning, said. “We will gently learn the repeating sequence of steps to several dances, and have a good old time doing so. You’ll love being in his ‘country world.”
Classes are $5 a session. In addition to the face-to-face line dancing classes, LifeLongLearning also offers a virtual tour at the Houston Printing Museum titled “Explore Shakespeare Through Printing Histo- ry.” This class will take place Monday, March 27 from 10 to 11 a.m. via Zoom. This tour will delve into the life and times of one of the world’s most renowned playwrights while exploring the history of printing, from the invention of Gutenberg’s Press in the 1400s to the printing of Shakespeare’s plays in the 1600s. This tour includes a study of an original copy of Shakespeare’s Second Folio, an exploration of the anatomy of playbooks and a discussion on the importance of the printed word for preserving literature throughout history.
Register for this online tour no later than March 22 by emailing lifelonglearningsm@ gmail.com. The fee for this course is $5.
As another in-person offering for those interested in improving their Spanish, LifeLong-Learning presents Survival Spanish I, a class for those who want to broaden their understanding of the Spanish language.
“While no previous knowledge of Spanish is required for the class,” Reese said, “Those who speak Spanish will find opportunities to improve and expand their Spanish.”
The class will focus on relevant vocabulary, the simplest verb construction, five essential “irregular” verbs and a few short phrases, everything a person needs for a solid foundation in Spanish.
This class meets in person at the San Marcos Activity Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays March 28 and 30 and April 4, 6, 11, 13, 18 and 20 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. The fee for this course is $40. Call the San Marcos Activity Center at 512-393-8280 to register.