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Ballroom Dance


with Robin Shaw

Calendar Next session starts Sep 19, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Put on your dancing shoes and get ready for some fun! You will learn Waltz, Foxtrot, Rumba, and Swing. Next time you attend a Wedding, anniversary or other social event, you will be ready to dance the night away with confidence. Whether you are a beginner or an intermediate this class is for you! Robin Shaw is certified Fred Astaire Dance Instructor. She has been teaching dance since 2002 at the Portsmouth Ballroom and other adult education programs.

Barre with Amanda


with Amanda Gunter

Calendar Next session starts Sep 24, 2018 at 5:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks
2 additional sessions through Jan 7, 2019

Barre is used as a prop to balance while doing exercises that focus on isometric strength training (holding your body still while you contract a specific set of muscles) combined with high reps of small range-of-motion movements.

BHP: Behavioral Health Professional Certification


with Daniel Sheehan

Calendar Next session starts Oct 6, 2018 at 9 am, runs for 4 weeks

This NEW blended online and in-person certification course teaches individuals how to provide in-home support to children (4 - 21 years of age) with intellectual/developmental delays, Autism, or major mental health diagnosis in their home and community – this class meets the state requirements for certification as a BHP for job placement.  High school diploma or equivalency is required to attend this BHP training.  CPR/First Aid is needed in conjunction with this course for certification.  See CPR dates above.  CPR cost is NOT included in the cost of this course.

Online portion and CPR must be completed before the Face-to-Face portion of the class.       

Online class session start dates:     1) Sept 5          2) Dec 3                                                                                                              

Face-to-face class is Saturday, 9am-4pm, Cost: $159                          Session Dates:                               1) Oct 6       2) Jan 19

Explore a Career in Healthcare Suite (Fall 2018)
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Explore a Career in Healthcare Suite (Fall 2018)


with Online with

Calendar Next session starts Sep 12, 2018 , runs for 20 weeks

If you are considering a career in healthcare, this group of online courses will introduce you to three different opportunities within the industry: Medical Coding, Administrative Medical Assistant, and Medical Transcription. Find out which one is right for you! Cost: $261 for 18 week online course - www.Online with Session Start Dates: February 14, March 14, April 11, May 16, June 13

First Aid CPR AED for Adult/Child/Infant


with Elle Zuckerman

Calendar Next session starts Sep 11, 2018 at 4:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks
5 additional sessions through Feb 5, 2019

American Heart Association Heartsaver® First Aid CPR AED is a classroom, video-based, instructor-led course that teaches students critical skills needed to respond to and manage a first aid, choking or sudden cardiac arrest emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services (EMS) arrive.

Make-and-Take Herbal Teas


with Cindy Simon

Calendar Next session starts Oct 17, 2018 at 3 pm, runs for 1 week

Learn about the ancient and modern day healing and medicinal properties of teas! Teas have been used to assist in treating depression, anxiety, insomnia, arthritis, digestive problems, boost immunity, alleviate headaches and for calming and energizing. Create and make your own teas and take home a sample. Make 3 teas to take home, 1-uplifting, 2-relaxing, 3-healing (for pain and digestive issues). There will be a $3 supply fee paid directly to instructor at class.

Make-and-Take Homemade Peppermint Foot Cream


with Cindy Simon

Calendar Next session starts Sep 26, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Make a moisturizing and healing peppermint foot cream with all natural ingredients and learn about essential oils...and how they can calm, heal, energize, de-stress, help with chronic pain, uplift mood, cleanse, inspire, purify, balance and more. There will be a $3 supply fee paid directly to instructor at class.

Stop the Bleed


with Jason Dotson

Calendar Next session starts Sep 25, 2018 at 7 pm, runs for 1 week
2 additional sessions through Jan 22, 2019

Stop the Bleed is a national awareness campaign and call-to-action that encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives. Bystanders will always be first on the scene, and a person who is bleeding can die from blood loss within minutes, therefore it is important to quickly stop that blood loss. Those nearest to someone with life threatening injuries are best positioned to provide this very important first care. This course, presented by York Ambulance, prepares participants to assist other injured people following a traumatic event

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