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Urban Line Dance with Peytrienne PDF Print E-mail
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Urban Line Dance with Peytrienne: For those who love to line dance. We will review and preview dances. Learn basic beginning/intermediate dances. You will dance to a mixture of music and have the opportunity to exercise, socialize and have fun in one setting. Hope to see you there! Peytrienne is a certified line dance instructor. For more information, contact Pey (301-379-5937). Class meets Thursdays, May 1-June 5, 2-3 PM. Fee: $25. Register: Clubhouse II.

 
Zumba Gold with Denny – Wednesday, Fridays or Saturdays PDF Print E-mail
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Zumba Gold with Denny – Wednesday, Fridays or Saturdays: This program was designed for the older active adult, a person who has not been exercising in a long time or individuals who may be limited physically. The biggest difference between Zumba Gold and Zumba Basic is that Zumba Gold is done at a much lower intensity. It is just as much fun just not as fast! Zumba Gold utilizes the same great Latin styles of music and dance that are used in the Zumba basic program. Class meets Wednesdays, May 5-June 25, 10 am; Fridays, May 2-June 27, 1 PM; and/or Saturdays, May 3-June 28, 9 am. Fee: $60, one day per week; $112, two days. Register: Clubhouse II.

 
Stretch, Tone and Strength Training for the Active Adult (9:15 am) PDF Print E-mail
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Stretch, Tone and Strength Training for the Active Adult (9:15 am): Join our fun exercise class utilizing a variety of equipment for the active adult. This dynamic strength training class will develop a body instilled with power and one that can move with ease and confidence. Get stronger, steadier and more balanced as you develop new body awareness, flexibility and control of “usable strength.” Weights, bands and balls are provided and a mat is recommended for some floor work. Modification can be made for the individual exerciser and all are welcome to join in the fun. The instructor is Linda Ginsburg. Class meets Mondays, May 5-June 30 (no class May 26) and/or Thursdays, May 8-June 26, 9:15-10:15 am. Fee: $55, one day per week, $85, two days. Register: Clubhouse I.

 
Bible Study – Apostle Paul PDF Print E-mail
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Bible Study – Apostle Paul: We have just studied heroes of the O.T. as described in Hebrews 11, in order to analyze "why" they are called "heroes." Obviously, as human beings, they were not perfect. Yet, they are noted as The Faithful. We learned in that session that through obedience to God, they learned to trust Him. Trusting God in each situation turned to Faith for the future. In this coming session, we will study the Apostle Paul, one of our great heroes of the N.T. We will follow his life in Scripture: through his letters and travels teaching that the long awaited Savior has come; ending with his imprisonment and death in Rome. We read Scripture and discuss (without argument) what we believe the author/s are trying to convey. This class represents many Christian denominations. If you have questions, call Phyllis (301-598-1106). Class meets Tuesdays, May 20-July 8, 10-11:30 am. Fee: $15. Register: Clubhouse I.

 
Shakespeare’s Shylock: The Evolution of a Character, a CLL Course PDF Print E-mail
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Shakespeare’s Shylock: The Evolution of a Character. Part I: Shylock on the Elizabethan Stage, a CLL Course: This course will examine Shakespeare’s, The Merchant of Venice, focusing on the historical precedents for and the evolution of the character, Shylock. It will be offered in two parts, Part I: Shylock on the Elizabethan Stage, and a second class, Part II: Shylock Re-imagined for the Modern Stage, to be scheduled later this year. Part I, examines questions perennially raised about the fact that Shakespeare, born and bred in an anti-Semitic culture, and writing for an anti-Semitic audience, created a Jewish character of such humane and sympathetic qualities. Still unresolved is the debate on whether Shakespeare himself was sympathetic to this character. Since there is to this date still no consensus on who Shakespeare was, it is impossible to attribute to him specific attitudes or beliefs he may have held personally, beyond what he set down in the texts of his plays. Moreover, all that he wrote was the dialogue he assigned to his characters. Shakespeare left behind no prefaces or program notes, no interviews with the press, articles in periodicals, or letters to friends and associates, all staples of contemporary drama criticism. But in Shakespeare’s case we can address only what he did leave us, the dialogue of his characters, and what has been gleaned from the study of the history of the period.  We will begin with pre-Shakespearean ideas about Jews, the mythologies out of which the character was fashioned, including some famous prototypes such as Marlowe’s Jew of Malta, contemporary dramatic conventions in the stage representation of characters like Shylock. We will consider some of the historical, political and social context in which Shakespeare wrote, focusing on audience expectations. Time permitting, we will survey as well emerging tradition of performance and interpretations from the 17th through the 19th centuries exemplified by great actors of these periods. Instructor Don Eisen is professor emeritus of English and theater. He has taught courses in acting, directing, theater criticism, dramatic literature, theory and play analysis. He has also acted and has directed more than 30 productions. For more details on this and other CLL courses, visit www.cllmd.com. Class meets Thursdays, May 22-June 26, 3-4:30 PM. Fee: $15. Register: Clubhouse I.

 
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