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DANCE STUDIO SALSALINA: Location: 266 Pine St., Burlington. Info: Victoria, 598-1077, Salsa classes, nightclub-style, on-one and on-two, group and private, four levels. Beginner walk-in classes, Wednesdays, 7:15 p.m. Argentine Tango class and social, Fridays, 7:30 p.m., walk-ins welcome. No dance experience, partner or preregistration required, just the desire to have fun! Drop in any time and prepare for an enjoyable workout! HARMONY IN MOVEMENT: Classes return in Jan.: Check the website & sign up. Cost: $15/class (better rates w/ studio class card). Location: Burlington Dances, Chace Mill, top fl oor, 1 Mill St., suite 372, Burlington. Info: Burlington Dances, Lucille Dyer, 863-3369, Info@BurlingtonDances. com, Lucille Dyer teaches of mastery of movement: Pilates, Delsarte, Laban, Bartenieff and ballet for balance and harmony in the mind, heart and body. Learn about meaning and self-expression. Classes serve as an incubator to inspire the process of self-development, ethical awareness and humanitarianism inherent in this kind of practice. LEARN TO SWING DANCE: Cost: $60/6-week series ($50 for students/seniors). Location: Champlain Club, 20 Crowley St., Burlington. Info:, 860-7501. Great fun, exercise and socializing, with fabulous music. Learn in a welcoming and lighthearted environment. Classes start every six weeks: Tuesdays for beginners; Wednesdays for upper levels. Instructors: Shirley McAdam and Chris Nickl. LEARN TO DANCE W/ A PARTNER!: Cost: $50/4week class. Location: ° e Champlain Club, 20 Crowley St., Burlington, St. Albans, Colchester. Info:

First Step Dance, 598-6757, kevin@fi, Come alone, or come with friends, but come out and learn to dance! Beginning classes repeat each month, but intermediate classes vary from month to month. As with all of our programs, everyone is encouraged to attend, and no partner is necessary. ˜ ree locations to choose from!

drumming TAIKO, DJEMBE, CONGAS & BATA!: Location: Burlington Taiko Space, 208 Flynn Ave., suite 3-G, Burlington. Contemporary Dance & Fitness Studio, 18 Langdon St., Montpelier. AllTogetherNow, 170 Cherry Tree Hill Rd., E. Montpelier. Info: Stuart Paton, 9994255, Burlington! Beginners Taiko starts Tuesday, January 10, March 13, April 24; kids, 4:30 p.m., $60/6 weeks; adults, 5:30 p.m., $72/6 weeks. Advanced classes start Monday, January 19, March 12, April 23, 5:30 and 7 p.m. Women’s Haitian Drumming starts Friday, January 13, February 3, March 9, 5 p.m., $45/3 weeks. Morning Taiko starts Saturday, January 7, February 4, 9-10:45 a.m., $45/3 weeks. Cuban Bata and house-call classes by request. Montpelier ˜ ursdays! Voudou drums start January 12, February 1, March 22, 1:30-2:30 p.m., $45/3 weeks. East Montpelier ˜ ursdays! Djembe starts January 12, March 22, 5:30 p.m., $45/3 weeks. Cuban congas start February 2, April 19 $45/3 weeks. Taiko starts January 12, March 22, 7 p.m., $45/3 weeks.

exercise FREE NEW YEAR’S EVE PILATES!: Free Pilates Circut Training classes Dec. 31 at 8:30, 9:45 & 11 a.m. Only 6 spaces per class; sign up by noon, Dec. 30, to reserve your place. Location: Burlington

Dances Studio, upstairs in the Chace Mill, 1 Mill St., suite 372, Burlington. Info: Burlington Dances, Lucille Dyer, 863-3369, Lucille@, Every body loves Pilates! Take class the way Joe Pilates taught for great posture, a positive mood and a clear head. Learn Mat, Cadillac, Reformer and standing weight-bearing and coordination exercises essential for body, mind and heart! Feel the feeling, see the difference and derive pleasure from healthy movement!

feldenkrais FELDENKRAIS: Tue., 6:30 p.m. Starting Jan. 3. Wed., 9:30 a.m. Starting Jan. 4. Location: Ten Stones Common House, Charlotte. Info: 735-3770. First class is free! New classes are starting in 2012! ˜ e FeldenkraisMethod, a form of somatic education, will help you to overcome aches and pains, reduce muscle tension, and increase your self-knowledge, fl exibility and awareness of your body. Anyone, young or old, physically challenged or physically fi t, can benefi t from the FeldenkraisMethod. For more information about Feldenkrais (including testimonials) and complete class schedule and weekend workshops 2012, please visit

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WINTER CLASSES ENROLLING NOW!: Location: Flynn Center, Burlington. Acting, Singing, Dance, Standup Comedy, Jazz Music, Parent/ Child Music Making, and more! Children, Teens, & Adults all welcome, scholarships available as needed. AUDITION/APPLY FOR PERFORMANCE GROUPS AT THE FLYNN!: Location: Flynn Center, Burlington. Show Choirs will be fi lling open spaces in January for grades 4-6 and 7-12 and adults. Jazz Music Combos will be holding placement sessions

for grades 5-12 & adults on January 10. Dance exhibition “Open Marley Nights” is accepting applications for dancers who want to share works-in-progress.

gardening MASTER GARDENER 2011 COURSE: Feb. 7-May 1, 6:15-9 p.m., Weekly on Tue. Cost: $385/incl. Sustainable Gardening book. Late fee after Jan. 20. Noncredit course. Location: Various locations, Bennington, Brattleboro, Johnson, Lyndon, Montpelier, Middlebury, Newport, Randolph Ctr., Rutland, Springfi eld, St. Albans, Waterbury, White River Jct. Info: 656-9562, master., uvm. edu/mastergardener. Learn the keys to a healthy and sustainable home landscape as University of Vermont faculty and experts focus on gardening in Vermont. ˜ is noncredit course covers a wide variety of horticultural topics: fruit and vegetable production, fl ower gardening, botany basics, plant pests, soil fertility, disease management, healthy lawns, invasive plant control, introduction to home landscaping, and more! STONE WALL WORKSHOP: 1-day workshops run Jan. through Mar. 2012. Cost: $100/1-day workshop. Location: Red Wagon Plants, 2408 Shelburne Falls Rd., Hinesburg. Info: Queen City Soil & Stone, Charley MacMartin, 318-2411,, Our introductory workshops for homeowners and tradespeople promote the beauty and integrity of stone. ˜ e one-day workshop focuses on the basic techniques for creating dry-laid stone walls. Workshops are held in warm greenhouses in Hinesburg. ˜ e workshops are hands on, working with stone native to Vermont.

healing THE PRESENCE PROCESS BY MICHAEL BROWN: Jan. 17-Mar. 13, 12 p.m., Weekly on Tue. Location: Cfe at Gardener’s Supply Co., Williston. Info: Kraye, 9171217, krayegrymonnt@mac. com, thepresenceportal. com. A healing journey into present moment awareness.

herbs WISDOM OF THE HERBS SCHOOL: Winter Ecology Walks w/ George will be announced on our Facebook page or join our email list or call us. Wisdom of the Herbs 2012: Apr. 21-22, May 19-20, Jun. 16-17, Jul. 14-15, Aug. 11-12, Sep. 8-9, Oct. 6-7 & Nov. 3-4, 2012. Wild Edibles Intensive 2012: Spring/Summer Term: May 27, Jun. 24 & Jul. 22, 2012 & Summer/Fall Term: Aug. 19, Sep. 16 & Oct. 14, 2012. VSAC nondegree grants avail. to qualifying applicants. Location: Wisdom of the Herbs School, Woodbury. Info: 456-8122, annie@ wisdomoftheherbsschool. com, Earth skills for changing times. Experiential programs embracing local wild edible and medicinal plants, food as fi rst medicine, sustainable living skills, and the inner journey. Annie McCleary, director, and George Lisi, naturalist.

language ANNOUNCING SPANISH CLASSES: Beginning week of Jan. 9 for 10 weeks. Cost: $175/10 1-hr. classes. Location: Spanish in Waterbury Center, Waterbury Ctr. Info: Spanish in Waterbury Center, 5851025, spanishparavos@, Spanish classes starting in January. Learn from a native speaker via small classes, individual instruction or student tutoring. You’ll always be participating and speaking. Lesson packages for travelers; get ready for your winter trip south. Lessons for children; they love it! See our website or contact us for details.

martial arts AIKIDO: Join now & receive a 3-mo. membership for $190. Special rate incl. free uniform ($50 value) & unlimited classes 7 days/ wk. Location: Aikido of Champlain Valley, 257 Pine St. (across from Conant Metal & Light), Burlington. Info: 951-8900, Aikido is a dynamic Japanese martial art that promotes physical and mental harmony through the use of breathing exercises, aerobic conditioning, circular movements, and pinning and throwing techniques. We also teach sword/staff arts and knife defense. ˜ e

Samurai Youth Program provides scholarships for children and teenagers, ages 7-17. We also offer classes for children ages 5-6. Classes are taught by Benjamin Pincus Sensei, Vermont’s only fully certifi ed (Shidoin) Aikido teacher. AIKIDO: Location: Vermont Aikido, 274 N. Winooski Ave. (2nd fl oor), Burlington. Info: Vermont Aikido, 862-9785, Special holiday opportunity through January 31st! Get 2-for-1 membership for up to three months. Offer also good for children’s classes, January Intro, and winter LGBTQ Intro. Aikido trains body and spirit, promoting physical fl exibility with fl owing movement, martial awareness with compassionate connection, respect for others and confi dence in oneself. MARTIAL WAY SELFDEFENSE CENTER: Please visit website for schedule. Location: Martial Way Self Defense Center, 3 locations, Colchester, Milton, St. Albans. Info: 893-8893, Beginners will fi nd a comfortable and welcoming environment, a courteous staff, and a nontraditional approach that values the beginning student as the most important member of the school. Experienced martial artists will be impressed by our instructors’ knowledge and humility, our realistic approach, and our straightforward and fair tuition and billing policies. We are dedicated to helping every member achieve his or her highest potential in the martial arts. Kempo, Jiu-Jitsu, MMA, Wing Chun, Arnis, ˜ inksafe Self-Defense. VERMONT BRAZILIAN JIUJITSU: Mon.-Fri., 6-9 p.m., & Sat., 10 a.m. 1st class is free. Location: Vermont Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, 55 Leroy Rd., Williston. Info: 6604072,, Classes for men, women and children. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu enhances strength, fl exibility, balance, coordination and cardiorespiratory fi tness. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training builds and helps to instill courage and self-confi dence. We offer a legitimate Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu martial arts program in a friendly, safe and positive environment. Accept no imitations. Learn from one of the world’s best, Julio “Foca” Fernandez, CBJJ and IBJJF certifi ed 6th Degree Black Belt, Brazilian

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