Bain Center to sponsor dance lessons next month

August 27, 2006

Carol Jorgensen of Two Left Feet Dance will teach Latin and ballroom dances that can be done solo in a six-session program at the Bain Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way.

Classes will be held at 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays, starting Sept. 13. Participants should wear leather or smooth-soled shoes; sneakers are not allowed.

Registration is due by Sept. 8. Information or to register: 410-313-7213.

Belly-dancing taught at Wilde Lake center

Mia Naja al Sephira offers belly-dancing lessons at Slayton House in Wilde Lake Village Center. The next session of classes runs from Sept. 12 through Oct. 24. The cost is $50.

Classes for beginners ages 14 and older will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays; for advanced beginners and intermediates, from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.. Students are welcome to drop in for $15 a class. Columbia residents receive a 10 percent discount.

Registration is required in advance. Information: 410-730- 3987.

Around town

King Kong -- Slayton House Theatre in the Wilde Lake Village Center will begin its new season of Marvelous Movies and More with the 1933 film King Kong, starring Fay Wray, at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8. Film critic Mike Giuliano will lead a short discussion after the film. Dessert and coffee will be provided. The cost is $7; $6 for senior citizens and students. Seating is limited. 410-730-3987.

Fencing lessons -- Fencing classes for children ages 7 and older and adults will be offered in the fall at Slayton House on Wilde Lake Village Green. Classes, which start the week of Sept. 9, are available for beginner, intermediate and advanced fencers. The cost is $75 for nine to 10 classes. Equipment will be provided but each student must purchase personal protection. Registration is required. Columbia lien payers can request a 10 percent discount. 410-730-3987.

Performing arts -- Judy Templeton and Shari Grue of the Imagine Foundation will present performing-arts classes for all ages at Slayton House starting Sept. 11. Classes in musical theater will be offered for children in kindergarten through 10th grade. "Acting For Television" will be offered for youths in sixth grade and above. "Musical Theatrix for Adults" will also be offered. "Razz-A-MaTap" dancing classes will be taught by Templeton; "Ray-Dance" will be taught by Ray Hatch. Information: 410-772-9448.

Play groups -- Town Center Community Association is accepting registration for its fall session of Parents & Tots Play Groups, which begin the week of Sept. 12. A group for children ages 24 months to 4 years old meets Tuesdays; children 6 months to 24 months meet Wednesdays; and children 6 months to 4 years old meet Thursdays. The 10-week groups meet from 10 a.m. to noon at Historic Oakland, 5430 Vantage Point Road. The cost is $25 per child for Columbia residents; $27.50 for nonresidents. Siblings can enroll at half-price. Early registration is recommended. 410-730-4744.

Draw and paint -- Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks will sponsor "You Can Draw and Paint" classes for ages 55 and older from 9:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Tuesdays starting Sept. 19 at Cedar Lane Recreation Center and from 1:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Thursday starting Sept. 21 at the Bain Center. Take watercolors, acrylics, oils, pastels or whatever materials are on hand. The instructor will provide direction for beginners and experienced painters. Materials to be purchased will be discussed at the first class. Early registration is recommended. The cost is $60 to $66. 410-313-7279.

Kids cook -- Wilde Lake Community Association will offer classes by First Course: The Educaterers at Slayton House. "Culinary Kids" will be a chance for children ages 4 to 10 to decorate cookies with Halloween and Thanksgiving themes. The class will be held from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 18. The cost is $20, including food and the use of equipment, with a 10 percent discount for Columbia lien payers. November and December classes are to be announced. Early registration is recommended. 410-730-3987.

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