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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Personal Enrichment Workshops
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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Join us in this Applied Happiness Course, where together we will embark on an exciting journey to discover how to sustain a feeling of lasting happiness. We will start by exploring the science of happiness and the exciting advances in positive psychology that will help us better understand the mechanics of our happiness.Together we will come to understand that only by establishing the correct and supportive environment can we guarantee our individual and collective well-being. This Happiness Course provides tangible skills that will enable you to live in the moment, whereby empowering you to better cope with challenges and overcome obstacles in a balanced way. Our collective experience will be interactive, where we can taste firsthand the ideal state of happiness. You will receive new tools learned from the most recent and advanced scientific research on how to accomplish the desired effects for long-lasting happiness. Among the most effective tools used are playful connection games, collaborative workshops and lively Q&A’s. Practical assignments will be given for you to work with from session to session, enabling you to measure your progress and learn from the collective experience. This 90 minute, 6 week course on Mondays, is open and recommended for everyone! Sign up today and join the happiness revolution!
Great Decisions is a civic education program devoted to foreign affairs. The Foreign Policy Association has put together an outstanding briefing book that focuses on Defense Technology, Israel and the U.S., Turkey’s challenges, Islamic Wakening, Energy Independence, Food & Climate, China’s Foreign Policy, and the U.S. Trade Policy. Molly Reilly will be your leader in the classroom to guide you through a thought provoking discussion on the events and happenings that have shaped foreign affairs for 2014.
Crocheting is a skill that creates beautiful handcrafted items. Blankets, scarfs, and mittens, are legacy pieces to hand down to future generations. It isn’t as difficult as it looks. Beginners will have fun at this learn how to crochet workshop. Materials needed: $10 Boye Beginners Crochet Kit plus yarn.
Learn how to knit from a certified knitting instructor! Knitting is fun and easy to do. You’ll learn the basic stitches necessary to create beautiful hand-crafted items. Materials needed: $10 Boye Beginners Knitting Kit plus yarn.
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.
This workshops is now a two-day, five hour workshop! 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.
The Hustle is a catchall name for some disco dances which were extremely popular in the 1970's (remember John Travolta and Saturday Night Fever?). Today it mostly refers to the unique partner dance done in ballrooms and nightclubs to disco music. It has some features in common with swing dance. Its basic steps are somewhat similar to the Discofox, which emerged at about the same time and is more familiar in various European countries. In the 1970's there was also a line dance called the Hustle. Modern partner hustle is sometimes referred to as New York Hustle. The class will consist of three weeks of four-count hustle and three weeks of three-count hustle. Experience is necessary. Partners encouraged but not required.
This workshop will cover the basics of marketing and social media marketing for nonprofits. We’ll help you with general strategy and planning, as well as basic marketing techniques and give you some tips for getting the word out about your nonprofit and events. Additionally, as communication patterns have shifted, how your organization uses social media can greatly impact your nonprofit’s reputation and relationships with the community. We’ll walk you through social media setup and integration and sending a consistent message across multiple platforms.
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. You will create a drawing to bring home with you. You may bring an 8 x 10 of what you want to draw, or the instructor will have an option for you in class. This workshop is six hours and you will receive a bit of homework to accomplish in the week between the classes.
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