In a world that’s growing ever more connected through smart phones and the internet, speaking a second language is becoming less of a luxury and more of a necessity. Get your feet wet with Speed Spanish, offered by the Tower Street School Community Center. This six-week class starts January 18 and brings you up to speed on Spanish vocabulary, conversation and syntax. Then, book that trip to Spain you’ve been dreaming of – or, at least, head to a Mexican restaurant to flex your newly developed bilingual muscles.
Always dreamed of swinging your partner around the dance floor? Make it a reality with Moveable Feet. The dance program, led by Deborah Nash, holds classes in all disciplines of ballroom dancing throughout the area (lessons take place in Narragansett, Exeter, North Kingstown, South Kingstown and Westerly). In January, learn Absolute Beginner Swing with a four-week course in swing dance basics. The classes are held in Narragansett, starting on January 8. No partner necessary, but you’ll have more fun if you bring a friend.
Through Soulistic Arts, South County holistic practitioner Lisa Medley teaches people how to live more fulfilled, connected lives. Part of this fulfillment comes, undoubtedly, from removing the embarrassment of being a terrible dancer who gets dragged onto the dance floor against his will. Her How to Survive on the Dance Floor classes teach the chronically unrhythmic how to dance in a way that isn’t completely mortifying. Not confident enough in your skills to join a class of bad dancers? Have her come to you for a House Dance Party, where you can learn a few new moves with a group of friends in your own home.