Continuing Education

Personal Enrichment

COMPUTER SKILLS

For Beginners

PC Tour: Boot Camp - Get De-Briefed!

Receive an overview and learn the major PC applications, including Windows, Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint, and the Internet. Each week — another session of training!

Windows Explorer: Find Files & Folders

Learn to organize, copy, move, delete and retrieve information (documents, data, music, pictures) stored on your hard drive.

Windows Efficiency: Become a Pro!

Learn to navigate and customize the windows desktop. Install and remove programs and devices (printers, cameras, etc.) and organize and retrieve information (documents, data, music, pictures). Discover shortcut keys and techniques to streamline your workflow and arrange and organize files. Prerequisite: Windows class CPX-272 (above).

Microsoft Word for Windows

Learn menu commands; edit and copy; formatting, fonts and attributes, paragraph alignment, bullets, numbering.

For Advanced Beginners

Microsoft Excel

Create, edit, save, print worksheets; construct formulas, columns, rows; format text and cells; learn copying; introduction to charts.

Microsoft PowerPoint

Need to make an impressive presentation in front of a group? Step-by-step instructions to create, edit, print and file slides, outlines, speaker’s notes, and handouts.

Microsoft Project Pro

Ideal course for the Project Manager or a project team to track and manage a project! Learn to balance the project’s scope, cost, time and resources efficiently. Create schedules, using Gantt Charts, Calendar Views, Resource Sheets, creating and customizing reports, work breakdown structures and milestones.

THE APPLE ECOSYSTEM : Introduction to the Modern & Beautiful

This is the ideal course to transition from the PC to the MAC, or to introduce you to this new operating environment. Learn how to integrate all of your iOS-devices seamlessly, including the iPod, iPhone, iPad, and iMac. This course will cover all the components, basic functionality, and best practices to navigate and gain expertise within this exciting, trendy, and evolving platform. Learn creative and professional applications, including multi-media i-Life (i-Movie & GarageBand), and the business of using i-Work (Pages=MS Word, Keynote=MS Powerpoint, Numbers=MS Excel), and other essential “apps” as a fresh alternative to Microsoft (MS). Learn how to easily sync all your valuable data and work via the i-Cloud, to ensure that you are always i-Ready!

Photography & Adobe Media

ADOBE

Adobe Photoshop Foundations

Whether you are a complete novice to digital imaging, a graphics designer, or a photographer who just wants to take good-looking images and make them look great, this course is designed to give you a foundation to make the most out of your digital images!

From restoring old faded photographs to their former glory, to letting your imagination run free and create completely new digital compositions. Learn how to make the best of your photographs and digital images with this project-orientated course. You will have hands-on experience learning a wide array of techniques for modifying and sweetening your images using the industry standard graphics program: Adobe Photoshop. Learn the basics everyone who works with digital images needs to know, as well as a wide array of advanced techniques.

Creating Videos for Social Media

Start your own video blog for YouTube® or other social media outlets! Want to start a web video series, but don’t know where to get started? Or do you take videos and want to refine them to show friends and family online, but don’t know how? Then this class is for you!

Learn the steps to start your own video blog: attain basic skills of properly shooting video and polishing it with video editing software, what makes successful videos, and how to prep for YouTube® and other social media platforms.

Note: Access to a mini camcorder, webcam, or other video recorder required. Basic to Intermediate knowledge of Photoshop or other image editing software is suggested but not required.

PICTURE THIS: Digital Photography

Picture This: The Art of Digital Photography

Explore the basic principles of becoming proficient with your digital camera (whether you have an advance digital “dSLR” or a casual compact camera) and the art of photography. Learn how to utilize manual camera operation to produce expert photographs, professional image enhancement through Adobe Photoshop.

Topics include: exposure, composition, portrait & landscape techniques, design in photography, retouching techniques and equipment. Weekly assignments, walking tours, digital darkroom lab sessions, photo demonstrations and group critiques are integral course components.

Picture This: Darkroom & Beyond

Explore advanced techniques of digital photography by utilizing the digital darkroom. Learn about contemporary styles and techniques in photography, including lighting for portrait, professional digital workflows, multiple exposures and HDR, shooting to edit and learning to see creatively. Weekly assignments to be given, as well as hands-on shooting field trips.

Learn professional post-production with Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom and Apple Aperture, used by multi-media professionals for print/graphic design and photography. Discover the basic and most useful techniques for all styles of photography, with special focus on photo enhancement, photo workflow, best practices and creating a personal style.

Topics include: preparing photos for optimal print quality, retouching photos, understanding layers and filters, selecting/extracting images, manipulating images, layer masking and blending, fix troublesome exposure, optimize your workflow and advance color correction and grading.

Culture

Books

Books & Brunch

This semester, read and discuss six (6) selections of contemporary and classical literature. Gather in a diverse group setting and participate in an informal but challenging discussion of books and the reading experience. Learn what authors do to capture a reader's interest and to keep a reader reading. Join in and talk about how authors create characters, develop plot and theme. Feel free to share your feelings and insights during these two-hour discussions.

The first book we will read this semester is Paula McLain's Paris Wife. Please read this selection PRIOR to the 1st class meeting. The list of the additional books will be provided on the first day of class.

We will read and discuss one book every two weeks. A film of one of the books will be shown. Suggestions of good books to read will be made throughout the semester. For each selection, supporting resource material will be given out by the facilitator.

By the Book

This semester, read and discuss four (4) selections of contemporary and classical literature. Gather in a diverse group setting and participate in an informal but challenging discussion of books and the reading experience. Learn what authors do to capture a reader's interest and to keep a reader reading. Join in and talk about how authors create characters, develop plot and theme. Feel free to share your feelings and insights during these one-hour discussions.

The first book we will read this semester is Paula McLain's Paris Wife. Please read this selection PRIOR to the 1st class meeting. A list of the additional books will be provided on the first evening of class.

We will read and discuss one book each month. Suggestions of good books to read will be made throughout the semester. For each selection, supporting resource material will be disseminated.

The Twilight Zone

Step into the world of Rod Serling and his dimension of sound, sight and mind. Participants will explore the world of The Twilight Zone through plot analysis, complex characters and understanding the significance of how this remarkable show has had an impact on our world today. Each class will include a screening and discussion of episodes followed by a Q & A.

History Seminar

History

HISTORY SEMINAR SERIES

The 1950s: American Culture in Mid-Century

The 1950s were a turning point in the cultural history of America. These cultural changes in America led to a worldwide cultural revolution. Rock & Roll, Space Exploration, Television, Consumerism, Cars and Highways, the Rise of the Suburbs, and Vacation Travel are just some of the topics which will be covered in this fun and informative class.

Suggested Readings: Crabgrass Frontier: The Suburbanization of the United States by Kenneth T. Jackson; Fifties Style Then and Now by Richard Horn; Populuxe by Thomas Hine; California Design, 1930-1965: Living in a Modern Way by Wendy Kaplan, Editor, and; Holy Land: A Suburban Memoir by D. J. Waldie.

Churchill and Leadership

One of the greatest leaders of the twentieth century, Winston Churchill, through words and deeds, led the Anglo-American world in its darkest time. Facing first Fascism and later Communism, Churchill proved that the values and courage of free people will be victorious over totalitarian states.

Suggested Readings: Churchill by Paul Johnson; Winston’s War: Churchill 1940-1945 by Sir Max Hastings; Churchill: The Power of Words by Martin Gilbert, and; Churchill Style: The Art of Being Winston Churchill by Barry Singer.

Vicksburg-Gettysburg 1863: Two Battles that Saved the Union

During the first three days of July 1863, two battles, one in the West and one in the East, saved Lincoln and the Union. Three great generals: Lee, Grant, and Meade, led their armies in these great struggles. As part of the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War… you will not want to miss this exciting and interesting class!

Suggested Readings: Vicksburg, 1863 by Winston Groom; Gettysburg National Park Service Guidebook, and; The Civil War: A Visual History published by The Smithsonian Institute.

Fine Arts

Art

Three Day Gallery & Museum Tour

Join Judith for a personal tour of Manhattan galleries on 57th Street and major NYC museums. Explore and learn about modern and masters’ art. The locations will be selected as exhibits are announced. Participants will be given the locations at the time of registration.

Antique Furniture Restoration Workshop

Restoring old furniture is environmentally helpful. Learn about antique furniture and the proper processes to condition, repair and restore a piece of old furniture. Bring a small piece of furniture to class to evaluate condition and age, through hands on training of the current standards for restoring your piece.

Astonishing Watercolors

Learn to create the most astonishing watercolors using techniques ranging from dry-brush, wet-into-wet and wet-into-dry, lifting, pouring, texturing, glazing, and more!

Impressionism: An Introduction

Take a journey with the French Impressionists, focusing on Monet, among others, in the late half 19th century. Explore their lifestyles, personalities, and techniques and how this Impressionist Movement crossed the Atlantic and developed within colonies of artists, such as Mary Cassatt, who put an American slant on this style.

Engaging activities include: creating timelines; viewing videos, art pieces, photographs; analyzing and charting artistic styles, and; identifying research resources to enjoy the world of art. Participants will be invited to meet at museums to explore the original works.

Languages

Chinese(Mandarin)

BEGINNER

French

BEGINNER

Italian for Travel:Buon Viaggio!

Whether you’re planning a trip to Italy now or in the future, knowing the language is your passport to having a smooth trip and connecting with the locals. Learn to introduce yourself in Italian, ask directions, order a meal, make hotel and travel reservations, get around town, shop, and enjoy the nightlife. Required textbook: Berlitz - 5 Minute Italian for Travel. Please bring this textbook with you to the first class session.

Spanish

BEGINNER

Purchase textbook at the QCC Bookstore before class.

Music

Singing Cabaret Style Workshop!

Learn the fundamentals of cabaret, including choosing the appropriate musical material, song interpretation, microphone technique, connecting with an audience, overcoming stage fright and stage presence. Accompaniment provided with the use of pre-recorded tracks. Participants should have a song prepared to sing on the first day of class with a karaoke accompaniment. A Cabaret performance, open to friends and family, will culminate on the last workshop date.

Lifestyle

Introduction to Self Advocacy

Explore the world of Self Advocacy. Participants will enhance skills and learn about resources for the individual with a developmental disability, including how to: start up a self-advocacy group, speak up for their rights; advocate for others, and; how to teach the community about the rights of people with disabilities. This course is open to all.

Protect Your Assets 2013

Learn about long term care and Medicare eligibility rules. Review of the current estate tax laws and discussion of strategies to transfer assets to the next generation while maintaining control.

Auto Insurance/Point Reduction

Completion of this certified course for eligibility of a 10% reduction in NYS auto liability and collision insurance rates each year for 3 years, and a reduction of 4 points in penalties (if any) on driver’s license. Bring photocopy of driver’s license to class.

Basic Rider Motorcycle Course

This Basic Rider Course (BRC) was developed by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) as a complete riding program for the beginner rider.

Learn about the different types of motorcycles and how they operate, what to wear for comfort and protection, how to develop a riding strategy for dealing with traffic and road hazards, and the effect of alcohol and other drugs on your ability to ride safely. The BRC’s riding exercises cover straight-line riding, shifting, braking, cornering and swerving techniques and motorcycle dynamics.

Trama’s Auto School Inc. provides motorcycles, helmets, eye protection and course materials. You need to provide your own riding gear: sturdy, low-heeled over-the-ankle footwear, jacket, long pants, full-fingered gloves, and, if necessary, raingear.

Prerequisite: You must be at least 16 years of age to participate. Participants under the age of 18 will be required to have their parent or guardian’s notarized signature on their application. The ability to ride a bicycle is a requirement for admission to the BRC.

Wellness

Meditation: Discover the Peace & Harmony

Use meditation in daily life to help manage stress and assist self-healing and personal growth. Experience relaxation, mindfulness, focusing and visualizations, and the use of breath, sound and other methods to integrate body, mind and spirit. For the novice and experienced.

Mindfulness: A Pathway to Stress Reduction, Self-Compassion, and a Sense of Well-Being

Mindfulness is moment-to-moment awareness. It is knowing what you are experiencing while you are experiencing it. Exciting new evidence suggests that mindfulness helps to lower anxiety, alter your response to chronic pain, and alleviate relapse into addiction and decrease susceptibility to depression.

Learn how mindfulness is an antidote to stress in our daily lives, navigating “mind traps”, and the eight attitudes of mindfulness (including self-compassion, self-reliance, letting be, having a sense of equanimity or balance, acknowledging what is here now).

FENG SHUI Your Life!

Discover how the foundational principles of the Chinese art of placement can dramatically improve your life. Learn how to enhance your home and workplace to benefit and support changes in your health, wealth, career and relationships. We will use the 'bagua' energetic life map to shift your emotional and spiritual well being. Feng Shui meditation will also be taught to remove negative influences and build up your inner ch'i. As part of this mini workshop, we will view a movie of a Feng Shui consultation, to look at the spatial and aesthetic design of a room from this new perspective.

Please bring a new, unused Chinese or American red envelope (easily obtained at Kinko's or Staples) with $1 inside to present to the instructor at the first session as a part of the time-honored tradition of Feng Shui.

History Seminar

Mindful Movement: Body & Soul

Tai Chi: Basic

Treasure your life and do some proper exercise to keep you healthier and happier. Please bring towel & bottle of water to every class.

ZUMBA® Fitness

Designed for everyone, every shape and age. Move to upbeat music & dance to create a dynamic, exciting & effective fitness system.

Qi-Gong: Mindful Movement

Worker (LCSW), Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT), Board Certified Diplomate, Holistic Integrative Psychotherapist, professionally certified QiGong teacher, developed Harmonic Focus, incorporating QiGong/Meditation and other stress management modalities.

QiGong incorporates gentle movement, breath practice, self applied massage, and relaxation with meditation and visualization to facilitate and enhance the flow of qi energy and optimize your self healing abilities for relaxation and tranquility, enhanced flexibility, confidence, strength, improved range of motion, concentration and awareness, increased vitality and the activation of your own internal self healing medicine within you. Customized easy-to-learn practices provided for your needs which can be performed sitting, standing, lying down or in a wheelchair

Yoga

Stretch away stress with postures that strengthen all major muscle groups and have a therapeutic effect on glands and organs.

Pilates

Joseph Pilates called it “contrology”: core strengthening and conditioning, incorporating fundamentals of breathing, centering, concentration, control, isolation into a routine of precise movements. Strengthen the four layers of abdominal muscles and the pelvic floor, lengthen muscles of the lower back and hip, upper body exercises and stretching.

Dance

Belly Dancing

Join Shoshana…come and tone your body, especially your abs, while learning the ancient art form of Middle-Eastern dance. This is an ideal course to strengthen your body and increase self esteem. Appropriate for every age since it is a low-impact form of exercise. Wear loose comfortable clothing.

Latin Dance

Latin dancing — emphasis on salsa & mambo, cha cha & bachata, Tito Puente, merengue, Marc Anthony — is caliente (hot). Learn basic rhythms and steps. Discover the secrets behind authentic “Cuban motion” and have fun doing mambo “shines”.

Tap Dancing for Beginners

Participants must purchase and bring their own tap or jazz shoes (respectively) to class. Join the latest craze to get in shape by taking a tap class! This course is focused toward those with no to little previous tap dance training. Learn basic steps and concepts for ease of tapping. The basic steps and rhythms will be put together into simple combinations and routines. Speed, memory and more intricate steps and rhythms will be explored toward the latter part of the course. The tap style offered most closely matches the classic Broadway Tap moves of 42nd Street and those featured in Fred Astaire movies.

Jazz for Beginners

Jazz has become one of the most popular dance styles in recent years. It is fun and energetic! Attain the fundamentals of jazz dancing, and how to put all the elements and moves together to create different combinations and routines each week. Learn basic jazz dance techniques and movements covering jazz of the 1920's through today's hip-hop style. Participants should wear comfortable, workout clothing.

Ballroom Dance

The ideal course in the art of Ballroom, Latin, and Hustle Dancing! Learn to dance for a lifetime with the proper techniques to become a good social dancer.

SALSA: Basic Beginner Dancing

In a fun and supportive environment, learn how to Salsa and gain the confidence to dance Salsa at any public venue. Focus on the rhythm of the music and how it relates to steps. First learn to "open floor shines" – a technique used to teach the basic steps, and then do partner work. A quick review of the material taught will be reinforced and then build on those steps to progress. No partner required. Please come with comfortable closed soft-soled shoes.

Tennis

Tennis

Tennis for New Players

Learn the basic strokes, advanced strategy, court etiquette and competitive match play!

Tennis for Beginners / Intermediate

Basic strokes, court strategy, etiquette, rules and scoring of single and double games.

Family Fun Tennis

This exciting tennis course is being offered for both parents and their kids! Learn all the basic strokes, including the forehand, backhand, volley and serve, and have fun playing tennis together! Parents and their child(ren) will compete against one another, doing drills and playing lead-up tennis games. Discussion of rules and scoring with matches to be played. Who will win: the Moms and Dads, or their Superstar Children? Only one way to find out… sign up early and let the Games Begin! Limited enrollment. Parent & Child(ren) must register and pay individually. Limited Enrollment

Swimming

Community Swimming

Supervised recreational swimming program.

Swimming Instruction

Aqua Aerobics

Improve posture, muscle tone and coordination while increasing strength, flexibility and endurance — without stress! For swimmers & non-swimmers at all levels.

Aqua ZUMBA®

Combine Zumba® and aqua fitness foundations for a safe, challenging, water-based workout that's cardio-conditioning, body toning, and exhilarating beyond belief! Participants should bring bathing suit, water, towel, and water shoes.

Lifeguard Training with Red Cross Certification

Successful completion of this course will enable participants to obtain certification. CPR for the Professional Rescuer and First Aid are included.

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Studio & Fine Arts

Drawing & Painting

Judith Zeichner, BA Fine Arts; working artist

Fundamentals of drawing, perspective, drawing aids, composition, light/shade and the figure. Work from still-life objects and professional model. Bring all-purpose drawing pad (14" x 17" or larger), and several drawing pencils (2B to 9B). Supplementary materials discussed. Model fee approximately $20 per student collected in class.

Color Pencils for Beginners

Judith Zeichner, BA Fine Arts; working artist

Fundamentals of drawing, perspective, drawing aids, composition, light/shade and the figure. Work from still-life objects and professional model. Bring all-purpose drawing pad (14" x 17" or larger), and several drawing pencils (2B to 9B). Supplementary materials discussed. Model fee approximately $20 per student collected in class.

Astonishing Watercolors

Katalin Papp, see credentials above

Learn to create the most astonishing watercolors using techniques ranging from dry-brush, wet-into-wet and wet-into-dry, lifting, pouring, texturing, glazing, and more!

Clay (Ceramic) Sculpture

Katalin Papp

Learn techniques of clay sculpture making, using coil, slab, pinch, armature, carving, shaping, modeling, and smoke firing.

Decorative Faux Painting

Alan Klockler, mixed media artist

Learn techniques for creating beautiful walls with sponging, rag rolling, faux brick and stone, stripes and/or marbeling faux finishes. All are created with household and/or craft paint and tools from hardware or craft stores. Learn hands-on processes and secrets to cre-ate lovely faux finishes.

Three Day Gallery & Museum Tour

Judith Zeichner, BA Fine Arts, shows her art at the Noho Gallery. Her paintings may also be viewed @ www.judithzeichner.com

Join Judith for a personal tour of Manhattan galleries on 57th Street and major NYC museums. Explore and learn about modern and masters' art. The locations will be selected as exhibits are announced. Participants will be given the locations at the time of registration.

History Seminar Series

Gerald Matacotta, MA, history instructor

RMS Titanic: A Modern Legend

There is no other ship which holds more end-less fascination than the Titanic. This year – 2012, marks the 100th anniversary since the sinking of man's greatest ocean liner; a time before World War I when the onset of the industrial age coupled with the nascent ease and luxury of global crossings seemed to be "unlimited" in overcoming nature and human design. We will examine all aspects of this tragic event: an end of innocence for mankind.

Suggested Readings: The Vertigo Years: Europe, 1900-1914 by Philipp Blom; Titanic: Destination Disaster – The Legends and the Reality by John P. Eaton and Charles A. Haas; A Night to Remember by Walter Lord, and; Building the Titanic: The Creation of History's Most Famous Ocean Liner by Rod Green.

Staging Culture

Steven Apostolo, BA, Media Studies; BA, Drama & Theater, and Drummer & Percussionist

Great Directors in Film

Step into the world of great directors and the wonderful films they have brought to the big screen. Participants will explore the journey of various directors and their impact on the industry, as a director, producer, screenwriter and actor. Each class will include a topic discussion and a film screening followed by a Q & A.

The Music Industry

What does the word "music" mean to you? What song identifies you as an individual? How has technology affected the way we listen to music today? Participants will explore an overview of the music industry and the music of our past and present. Our approach will cover music not only through the world of bands, musicians and artists, but looking at the music industry behind the scenes and what it has become. Each class will include listening to musical examples, screening film clips and discussing the difference between genres and styles.

Introduction to Acting

Acting for beginners in theatre or film with no previous training or experience necessary. Participants will be introduced to all aspects of acting including theatre games, improvisations, monologues, character study, scene analysis, script interpretation and different methods including the physical and emotional work.

Culture

Literature: Novels in Film

Evonne Fitzgerald, MFA

Have you ever wondered how books are made into films? What are the differences between literary and film genre? Examine this transfor-mation by reading novels and then viewing the film. Discuss the impact of how each form was developed and the influences based on the cultural & historical events of the time. Understand literary and cinematic elements of novels and films. Prerequisite: Please begin to read the first book Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier (1940 film by Alfred Hitchcock).

Other Books: The Women in White by Wilkie Collins (1948 film by Peter Godfrey), A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith (1945 film by Elia Kazan), and; The Bostonians by Henry James (1984 film by James Ivory).

Hitchcock's Women

Evonne Fitgerald, MFA

Explore the important Hitchcock films, start-ing with his work in England in the silent era, when his fascination with "cool blonde" heroines began, and trace the development of women in his films through his late Hollywood masterpieces. Does Hitchcock portray these women sympathetically, acknowledging their place and the role of men in the patriarchal system that governs our social interaction? View how Hitchcock dramatized issues of gender and sexuality that still resonate in our world today.

History Seminar

Cooking

Summer Sensations: Cooking – Hot Fun & Cool Food!

Chrissa Schmerler, BA, owner of C-cups baked goods, private caterer

Limited Enrollment. Registrants will be requested to pay instructor material fee for ingredients and food items directly at 1st class meeting of each module.

Tuition: PsX-312 mt register for all three (3) modules @ $145 plus $50 materials fee payable to instructor at 1st class meeting
MT-A: module 1: $55 plus $20 materials fee payable to instructor at 1st class meeting
MT-B: module 2: $55 plus $10 materials fee payable to instructor at 1st class meeting
MT-C: module 3: $55 plus $20 materials fee payable to instructor at 1st class meeting

A Taste of Homemade: Pies, Chocolates, Cookies and Candies

Learn how to make that awesome pie, including crust and homemade fillings for your sum-mer sunny mornings or leisurely kick-back evenings. Chocolate lollipops, little candies, and dipped fruit can be terrific summer treats or your just desserts for you, your friends and family, and guests alike! Bring your own dessert molds to class!

Fresh, Fast & Healthy: Home Grown & Farmer's Markets

Learn to buy local and fresh fruit and vegetable ingredients from farmer's markets. Explore the simplicity of growing a home garden and its benefits. Includes a "jarring" demonstra-tion of these produce and how to preserve them. Bring your own mason jars to class!

Grilling & Barbecuing: Foods of the Mediterranean & Middle East

Learn about various meat cuts and marinating them. This menu is known to be the healthi-est diet in the world given extensive use of olive oils, fresh regional ingredients, and ease of cooking, storing, and re-using (not known as leftovers to this culture!). Make kofte (meatballs), spinach pies (borek with philo dough or puff pastry), pogaca (mini stuffed breads), roasted eggplant for baba ganoush, and easy authentic hummus (chickpeas). Bring your appetite to class!

Lifestyle & Driving

Auto Insurance/Point Reduction

Bell Auto School

Completion of this certified course for eligi-bility of a 10% reduction in auto liability and collision insurance rates each year for 3 years, and a reduction of 4 points in penalties (if any) on driver's license. bring photocopy of driver's license to class.

Basic Rider Motorcycle Course

Developed by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation. Learn about the types of motorcycles and how they operate, clothing for comfort and protec-tion, how to develop a riding strategy for deal-ing with traffic and road hazards, and the effect of alcohol and other drugs on your ability to ride safely. Riding exercises cover straight-line riding, shifting, braking, cornering and swerving techniques and motorcycle dynamics.

Trama's Auto School Inc. provides motor-cycles, helmets, eye protection and course materials. You need to provide your own riding gear: sturdy, low-heeled over-the-ankle foot-wear, jacket, long pants, full-fingered gloves, and, if necessary, raingear.

Prerequisite: You must be at least 16 years of age to participate. Participants under the age of 18 will be required to have their parent or guardian's notarized signature on their application. The ability to ride a bicycle is a requirement for admission to this program.

Schedule: Sat & Sun class & riding at 7:45am-5/6pm, June through August. For further program details, schedule and to register, please contact tramas directly 718.847.2015.

Mindful Movement: Body & Soul

Meditation: Discover the Peace & harmony

Michele Mason, BA, holistic stress management consultant

Use meditation in daily life to help manage stress and assist self-healing and personal growth. Experience relaxation, mindfulness, focusing and visualizations, and the use of breath, sound and other methods to inte-grate body, mind and spirit. For the novice and experienced.

Tai Chi: Basic

Wenmey Ting, QCC staff

Treasure your life and do some proper exercise to keep you healthier and happier. Please bring towel & bottle of water to every class.

Hatha Yoga

Susan B. Mandiberg, Esq., Reiki Master, and; Helen Robinson, MA, 500-hour RYT

Stretch away stress with postures that strengthen all major muscle groups and have a therapeutic effect on glands and organs.

Pilates

Susan Mitrani, Certified Power Pilates instructor, member of Pilates Method Alliance.

Joseph Pilates called it "contrology": core strengthening and conditioning, incorporat-ing fundamentals of breathing, centering, concentration, control, isolation into a rou-tine of precise movements. Strengthen the four layers of abdominal muscles and the pel-vic floor, lengthen muscles of the lower back and hip, upper body exercises and stretching.

Zumba® Fitness

Amy Bienkowski, MS, Licensed to teach Zumba® Fitness, Aqua Zumba® , ZumbAtomic®, and Zumba® Toning, CPR/AED Certified

If you have ever seen a Zumba® class in action, you know it is not your typical workout. Zumba® classes infuse exotic rhythms set to high energy Latin and international beats. Without even realizing it, you are getting a total body workout. Routines are modified to fit any fitness level. Ditch the workout and join the party...Zumba® style!

Dance

Bollywood Dance fever!

Lisa Ali Chetram, award-winning teacher, cho-reographer and performing artist

Inspired by wildly popular Indian Bollywood movies, this exciting dance is packed with funky moves and stylish maneuvers, and guarantees a great full body workout. Get ready for an imaginative and artistic con-coction of technique, energy, emotion and fabulous fun!

Belly Dancing

Gwen Garson-Vigil, LMT (Licensed Massage Therapist), over 25 years in various dance venues

Join Shoshana…come and tone your body, especially your abs, while learning the ancient art form of Middle-Eastern dance. This is an ideal course to strengthen your body and increase self esteem. Appropriate for every age since it is a low-impact form of exercise. Wear loose comfortable clothing.

Latin Dance

Naomi Penner, dance teacher & club organizer

Latin dancing — emphasis on salsa & mambo, cha cha & bachata, Tito Puente, merengue, Marc Anthony — is caliente (hot). Learn basic rhythms and steps. Discover the secrets behind authentic "Cuban motion" and have fun doing mambo "shines"

Tap Dancing for Beginners

Naomi Penner, dance teacher & club organizer

Participants must purchase and bring their own tap shoes to first class. Join the latest craze to get in shape by taking a tap class! This course is focused toward those with no to little previous tap dance training. Learn basic steps and concepts for ease of tapping. The basic steps and rhythms will be put together into simple combinations and routines. Speed, memory and more intricate steps and rhythms will be explored toward the latter part of the course. The tap style offered most closely matches the classic Broadway Tap moves of 42nd Street and those featured in Fred Astaire movies.

Jazz for Beginners

Debra I. Agin-Shine, see credentials above.

Jazz has become one of the most popular dance styles in recent years. It is fun and energetic! Attain the fundamentals of jazz dancing, and how to put all the elements and moves together to create different combinations and routines each week. Learn basic jazz dance techniques and movements covering jazz of the 1920's through today's hip-hop style. Participants should wear comfortable, workout clothing. All participants must wear jazz shoes which should be purchased on their own prior to the first class meeting.

Recreation & Sports

Only tennis shoes with white soles permitted. Students must supply rackets & balls. In case of rain, instruction takes place indoors.

Tennis for Beginners

Ronald A. Fusco, EdD, QCC Prof, HPE&D

Basic strokes, court strategy, etiquette, rules and scoring of single and double games. Participants evaluated for placement at first class meeting. Click for Brochure

Family Fun Tennis

Helene Hamilton, BS, tennis coach, Physical Education instructor

This exciting tennis course is being offered for both parents and their kids! Learn all the basic strokes, including the forehand, backhand, volley and serve, and have fun playing tennis together! Parents and their child(ren) will compete against one another, doing drills and playing lead-up tennis games. Discussion of rules and scoring with matches to be played. Who will win: the Moms and Dads, or their Superstar Children? Only one way to find out… sign up early and let the Games Begin! Limited enrollment. Parent & Child(ren) must register and pay individually.

Tennis for New Players

Small groups with Limited Enrollment Steven Apostolo, BA, professional tennis instructor, Borough Director of Queens for City Parks Foundation, Director of Tennis for East Williston Creative Arts Program, Selected as Tennis instructor for NIKE & REEBOK clinics in Central Park with pros such as Andy Roddick, Tomas Berdych, Steffi Graf, Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal, Member of the USTA and ball-person for the U.S. Open Tennis Championship in Flushing Meadows for the past ten years

Mature Adults (ages 50+)
Learn the basic strokes, advanced strategy, court etiquette and competitive match play! PEX-278 4 sessions / $55 SA Sat, 9-10am, June 9-30
Young Adults (ages 18+) Learn the basics and fundamentals of tennis. Learn the rules of the game and instruction of forehand, backhand, volley, serve, strategy and match play.

Swimming

Community Swimming A supervised recreational swimming program. Adults must register and accompany child(ren) under 18 years of age for safety.

Refund Policy: after first week, No Refunds will be granted. Original Confirmation Letter must be returned to the Continuing Education office for refund to be considered. Note: No make-up dates for unanticipated facilities and/or weather condition closings

Afternoons, Evenings, Weekends Monday thru Thursday: 6-7:45pm Wednesday: 1-2:45pm Friday: 6-8:45pm Saturday & Sunday: 1-3:45pm Registration Invoice for Community Swim (PEX-287) required for entrance to pool. Pool hours are subject to change to meet class scheduling requirements, life guard availability, and pool maintenance requirements.

Swimming Instruction

Joshua Bernstein, MS, Aqua Therapy License

Beginner
PEX-246 10 sessions
M Mon, 9-9:45pm, June 4-August 6
PEX-246 10 sessions
ZP Sun, noon-1pm, June 3-August 5
Intermediate
PEX-247 10 sessions
T Tues, 9-9:45pm, June 5-August 7

Aqua Aerobics

Joshua Bernstein, MS, Aqua Therapy License; Vijay Mistry, BA

Improve posture, muscle tone and coordination while increasing strength, flexibility and endurance — without stress! For swimmers & non-swimmers at all levels.

Aqua ZUMBA ®

Amy Bienkowski, MS, licensed to teach Zumba® Fitness, Aqua Zumba®, Zumbatomic®, and Zumba® Toning, CPR/AED certified

The Aqua Zumba® pool party gives a new meaning to the idea of an invigorating workout. Splashing, stretching, laughing, hooting and hollering are often heard during an Aqua Zumba class. By combining Zumba® and aqua fitness foundations, Aqua Zumba® provides a safe, challenging, water-based workout that's cardio-conditioning, body toning, and most of all, exhilarating beyond belief! Let's take the party to the pool! Participants should bring bathing suit, water, towel, and water shoes. Limited enrollment.



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