Join us at Jefferson Community College to learn Foxtrot, Swing & Cha-Cha-Cha! Each style of ballroom dance will receive two weeks of attention. No dance experience is necessary. Singles are welcome, adults only.
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This dance is frequently referred to as Triple Step Swing due to the rhythm of the basic triple step. This dance consists of six and eight count patterns, which require a rock step back by both the man and woman to begin. It is a circular dance that is danced with a bounce and is very grounded and not high in the legs. This bounce requires the dancer to stay very smooth and not jump around much. East Coast Swing is the base for all swing dances. This workshop will be held in the newly air conditioned student lounge at JCC. No dance experience is necessary. Singles are welcome.
The 2016 Election will be the focus of this year’s session of Great Decisions. Each session will provide participants an oppourunity to analyze aspects of the election through the lens of contemporary political science. In 6 sessions, participants will examine: Political party origins and platforms over time, campaigning and the media, financing elections, the political party platforms in 2016, voting, and the global perspective of the US election.
Learn important information about permit requirements and your legal responsibilities in owning a handgun from a National Rifle Association Certified instructor! Topics to be covered are related to New York State Penal Law, General Safety Topics, and Firearms Proficiency using Jefferson’s Advanced Interactive Systems (AIS) Firearms Simulator. Jefferson Community College Policy prohibits all weapons on campus. Registration is required. Walk-ins are unacceptable. Please bring photo identification to training.
Examine significant events of Fort drum and the 10th Mountain Division. The instructor will guide you through the historic influence the United States Military has had on the North Country, dating back to the early 1800s and the history of today’s most significant contributor to that history, the 10th Mountain Division.
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. People over the age of 60 please call the Advising Center to register 315-786-2271. All others contact Continuing Education.
Enjoy the quiet relaxing atmosphere of JCC’s McGrann Fitness center! JCC offers state of the art fitness equipment, with personal attention. Participants are welcome to sign up each semester.
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.
Put your creativity to the test using our laptops and software. We’ll learn the basics of Photoshop and have fun doing it.
Now is the time to learn about computers. This workshop is for people who have little to no experience working or using computers. We’ll start with learning the basics and take it as far as we can go! You’ll be amazed at how much you’ll learn in such a short amount of time.
Bring your digital camera and USB cord to this workshop to learn about the basics of digital photography. Learn to take indoor and outdoor photos, upload and edit your photos to print or share on social media. This is a class for beginners or those with a bit more experience.
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, the components of a picture, hard and soft lines, basic shading, blending and layering, as well as smudging. Bring pencils and sketchbook to this workshop.
Isn’t it time you learned how to use Excel more fully? Learn Microsoft Excel in a condensed format. You will learn the basics of Excel including creating worksheets, entering text and numbers in cells, using the Ribbon, and a few basic formulas.