Learn Waltz, Mambo and Rumba! No dance experience is necessary. Singles are welcome, adults only.
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Enrich your life through our personal enrichment workshops! Talented members of our community are sharing their knowledge with you through Jefferson Express. Whether you would like to broaden your knowledge of Northern New York Wines, learn how to better use your digital camera through an Indoor Photography or Sports and Action Digital Photography workshop, or take a workshop to help you Find True Happiness, we have something for you.
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Ever been told you have a great voice? From audio books and cartoons to documentaries, commercials, and more, this class will introduce you to the growing field of voice over. We’ll discuss industry pros and cons and play samples from working voice professionals. In addition, you’ll have an opportunity to record a short professional script under the direction of our teacher. This class is lots of fun, realistic, and a great first step for anyone interested in the voice over field.
The Jazz Rock Ensemble is the College's popular music instrumental ensemble. This course requires instrumentalists to rehearse and perform music literature from popular music, including such various genres as the blues and jazz to musical theater and rock music. Participants must supply their own musical instrument. There is no audition for the music ensemble, although a selection process may be necessary to achieve balance in the group. People over the age of 60 please call Liberal Arts to register 315-786-2414.
All ages of musicians are welcome to join the JCC Orchestra and JCC Wind Ensemble. There is no audition for either music ensemble, although a selection process may be necessary to achieve balance in some sections. String players with any experience are especially welcome in the JCC Orchestra. The musical repertoire will include all genres--from classical to pop music. An orchestra/wind ensemble concert will be played to the public. People over the age of 60 please call Liberal Arts to register 315-786-2414. All others contact Continuing Education.
“Marhaban becoom fee dars al Arabia”, translation: Welcome all of you in Arabic class! Are you interested in learning more about Arab culture including language, culture, tradition, and history? The Arabic language dominates an immense geographic area, stretching all the way from Middle East to South Africa. Course materials have been selected to expose students to Arabic culture and language. This class starts at the very beginning level. You will learn the alphabet with rules for vowels and script formation. The instructor’s method enables you to recognize the structure of Arabic, so that you can use your innate ability to learn a foreign language as well as utilize your own style of learning.
Participants can bring their digital cameras to this workshop to learn about the cameras dials and how to best use those to your advantage; also, taught basic photo editing and uploading. This is a beginner class.
Mambo is a fast and spicy dance characterized by strong Cuban motion, staccato movement and expression of rhythm through the body. Adults only. Must have some dance experience to keep up with the pacing of this workshop.
Learn how to knit from a certified knitting instructor. Materials needed: $10 Boye Beginners Knitting Kit plus yarn.
Beginners will have fun at this learn how to crochet workshop. Materials needed: $10 Boye Beginners Crochet Kit plus yarn.
Join us for a wine and food pairing that will showcase the red and white varietals of wine that our state is proud of! You will leave with an appreciation and understanding of how to evaluate wines by sight, aroma, and taste characteristics.
Join us for a wine and food pairing that will showcase the red and white varietals of wine that our region is proud of! Light foods will be served.
Enroll in this basic class and learn the fundamentals of sketching and basic drawing techniques in a fun, laid back format! The topics covered will include using a grid, the components of a picture, hard and soft lines, basic shading, blending and layering, as well as smudging.
JCC offers state of the art fitness equipment, with personal attention to individual’s needs and fitness goals. Participants will receive orientation on fitness equipment, optional physical fitness testing, a body composition test and written exercise program upon request. Participants are welcome to sign up each semester. The workshop activity will take place in the JCC McGrann Fitness Center. Call 786-2338 or 786-2232 for an orientation appt.
Tired of blurry photos of your kid playing sports? Learn how to use the dials on your DSLR camera to take the best possible sports and action photographs. NOTE: Please bring your digital camera to this workshop. It’s necessary to have working knowledge of your digital camera.
If you attend this workshop, we promise you will learn something about grapes you probably were not aware of! Each country we visit, you will learn about the unique grape varieties used to make the red and white wines you taste and develop an appreciation for wine around the world! Light foods will be served.
There are currently no off-campus workshops scheduled