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Adult Education

Music and Arts

MUSIC AND ARTS

  • History of Jazz
  • Line Dancing
  • Photography

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Music and Arts

HISTORY OF JAZZ

Jazz spans a period of over 100 years and encompasses a range of music from ragtime to the present day.  This course will explore the history of jazz and will provide an insightful overview of the different eras of jazz.  Each class session will examine a different jazz style period including Early Jazz/New Orleans, Swing/Big Band, Bop, Cool Jazz, Hard Bop, Free Jazz and more. 

This course will be led by jazz legend and Gary native, Mr. Billy Foster.  Mr. Foster is a respected pianist, composer, educator, producer and host of the "Billy Foster Jazz Zone."   As an active professional musician for the past 35 years, Mr. Foster has performed across the U.S. with others, as well as with his own groups.  He has written and produced recordings with both “Billy Foster And Audio” and the “Billy Foster Trio.”  He is a featured soloist on two of guitarist Henry Johnson’s CDs on MCA Records.

Fee:   $165
Dates:  March 2 - April 13, 2016 (class will not meet on March 16, 2016)
Day:  Wednesday evenings
Times:  5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Details: The duration of the course will be a total of 12 hours.  Classes will be held on the campus of IU Northwest on Wednesday evenings from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.  The course will begin on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 and will meet for a total of six (6) sessions.  *Please note that class will not meet on Wednesday, March 16, 2016.

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LINE DANCING

This fun, interactive and engaging class enhances growth and personal enrichment and develops stronger bodies.  Line Dancing combines exercise and dance and teaches the students to keep their choreography in sync. The dances will be demonstrated by the instructor and taught until everyone learns the correct steps.  Then, as a whole, the class will execute the moves to the music.  Participants will have fun, socialize, and enjoy one another – all while getting a great workout!  

Fee:   $165
Dates:  March 5 - April 30, 2016 (class will not meet on March 19, 2016)
Day:  Saturday mornings
Times:  11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Details:  The duration of the class will be a total of 16 hours.  Classes will be held on the campus of IU Northwest on Saturday mornings from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  The class will begin on Saturday, March 5 and will meet for a total of eight (8) sessions.  *Please note that class will not meet on Saturday, March 19, 2016.

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PHOTOGRAPHY

This course will combine the “how to” and the “history” of great photography.  Participants will learn the basics of how to effectively use the camera, adjust camera settings, upload and post digital photos to the Internet and more.  The class will also incorporate a mixture of discussion, project work, and case studies of specific documentary photographers or collections.  These case studies will be the basis of class discussions on methodologies, ethics, and techniques of documentary photography.

Fee: $165
Dates:  April 2 – May 7, 2016
Day: Saturday mornings
Times: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Details: The duration of the course will be a total of 12 hours.  Classes will be held on the campus of IU Northwest on Saturday mornings from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.  The class will begin on Saturday, April 2 and will meet for six (6) class sessions.

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