Surry CC offering classes for music fans in January

Staff Report

DOBSON — Whether a person is more interested in making music or simply dancing to it, Surry Community College is offering several classes involving music in January.

Line Dance class will be held each Thursday, Jan. 4-25 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at The Pilot Center, 612 E. Main St., Pilot Mountain. There’s no need to feel left out at weddings and other parties when you can easily learn all the latest line dances in this fun, four-week course with Instructor Pat Adkins. Advanced registration and payment of $35 are required.

Shag Dance lessons will be offered on Thursdays, Jan. 4-25 from 7:45 to 9:15 p.m. at The Pilot Center, 612 E. Main St., Pilot Mountain. With several venues in the area for outdoor concerts and shagging, people won’t regret learning the quintessential summer dance of the Carolinas in this engaging course. The class is suitable for those of all levels. Partners are encouraged, but not required. Advanced registration and payment of $35 are required.

A String Band class will be held on Tuesdays, Jan. 23 through March 13 from 4 to 6 p.m. at The Elkin Center, 1461 N. Bridge St., Elkin. Students will receive basic instruction in guitar, mandolin and bass in an open jam setting. No playing experience is necessary. Instruction will focus on basic chords and strumming patterns. Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to back up fiddle tunes and vocal songs. Students need to bring a working instrument, preferably with new strings, picks, and a tuner. Advanced registration and payment of $80 are required.

Beginner Mandolin lessons will be offered on Tuesdays, Jan. 23 through March 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. at The Elkin Center, 1461 N. Bridge St., Elkin. Students will learn the basic mandolin chords and strumming patterns as well as how to play lead melodies by ear. By the end of the course, each student should have the skills to play basic Old Time, Celtic and, Bluegrass tunes and continue playing on their own with others in a jam setting. Students will need their own working mandolins, picks and tuners. Advanced registration and payment of $80 are required.

For more information, or to register for any of these classes, call 336-386-3618. Keep up with all the Personal Enrichment classes at SCC by following on Facebook @surrypersonalenrichment.

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