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156 East Avenue • 795-4141
Adult Learning Center
145 Birch St. • 784-2928 x2
B Street Community Center
57 Birch St. • 753-6420
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Lewiston Adult Ed has many courses to choose from, in an array of different topics of interest.

Our online course catalog is updated frequently, and it will show the availability of a course as either or . If a course is listed as full, please contact our registration office as availability may change.


Ballroom I (Tues)

Blanchette, John

Tired of standing there and shuffling your feet when you could be DANCING?  Have a wedding coming up and you want to show off a bit?  Then get ready to move your feet!  Ballroom I gives you an introduction to the 3 most popular ballroom dances: Foxtrot, Rumba and Swing. The course will provide you with a variety of steps to allow you to move comfortably around the room with the correct technique to show you off at your best! No dance experience necessary. Partner required, registration fee is per person.

Tue/Jan 28th
7:00-8:30

6 Weeks
LHS

$57
$0 Lab

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Ballroom I (Thurs)

Blanchette, John

Tired of standing there and shuffling your feet when you could be DANCING?  Have a wedding coming up and you want to show off a bit?  Then get ready to move your feet!  Ballroom I gives you an introduction to the 3 most popular ballroom dances: Foxtrot, Rumba and Swing. The course will provide you with a variety of steps to allow you to move comfortably around the room with the correct technique to show you off at your best! No dance experience necessary. Partner required, registration fee is per person.

Thu/Jan 30th
7:00-8:30

6 Weeks
LHS

$57
$0 Lab

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Ballroom II

Blanchette, John

Building on the techniques taught in Ballroom I, Ballroom II will introduce more advanced patterns in the 3 dances from Ballroom I and may also add other dances such as Waltz, Cha-Cha and Mambo.   Pre-requisite: Ballroom I. Partner required, registration fee is per person. 

Tue/Mar 25th
7:00-8:30

6 Weeks
LHS

$57
$0 Lab

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Beginner/Intermediate Guitar I

Lindsey, MMA, Randy

Dig that old guitar out of the closet or bring your brand new guitar! Beginners will learn about guitar fundamentals, technique, strumming, and chords. If you already play, get ready to expand your knowledge and skills. Learn about theory, finger-picking, and improving your technique. Bring a guitar (preferably with new strings), enthusiasm, and lots of questions. Book fee paid the first night of class: $10.

Tue/Feb 4th
5:30-7:00

6 Weeks
LHS

$47
$5 Lab

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Beginner/Intermediate Guitar II

Lindsey, MMA, Randy

Dig that old guitar out of the closet or bring your brand new guitar! Beginners will learn about guitar fundamentals, technique, strumming, and chords. If you already play, get ready to expand your knowledge and skills. Learn about theory, finger-picking, and improving your technique. Bring a guitar (preferably with new strings), enthusiasm, and lots of questions. Book fee paid the first night of class: $10.

Tue/Mar 25th
5:30-7:00

6 Weeks
LHS

$47
$5 Lab

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Singing/Voice Class I

Lindsey, MMA, Randy

Singing is intensified speech. We convey information, emotion, and magical moments when we sing. Come learn how to project your full power and resonance. We will address vocal concepts such as matching pitch, breathing, singing scales and intervals, projection, and pronunciation. Book fee paid the first night of class: $10.

Tue/Feb 4th
7:00-8:30

6 Weeks
LHS

$47
$0 Lab

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Singing/Voice Class II

Lindsey, MMA, Randy

Singing is intensified speech. We convey information, emotion, and magical moments when we sing. Come learn how to project your full power and resonance. We will address vocal concepts such as matching pitch, breathing, singing scales and intervals, projection, and pronunciation. Book fee paid the first night of class: $10.

Tue/Mar 25th
7:00-8:30

6 Weeks
LHS

$47
$0 Lab

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Songwritng Workshop

Lindsey, James Randall

We all have our own unique ways of describing our perspective of life. Words can be poetic. A poem can become a song. Come explore songwriting/poetry topics such as lyrics, rhythm, song form, and melody. Bring your rough drafts, poems, instrument, ideas, and enthusiasm. A piano will be in the classroom. Book fee paid the day of class: $10.

Sat/Mar 29th
9:00-1:00

1 Week
LHS

$23
$0 Lab

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This year, Lewiston Adult Education will be celebrating 130 years of service to the lifelong learners of Lewiston!

The Adult Education program in Lewiston, or “Evening School” as it was originally called, got its start educating the factory employees who had left school at a young age to work. By the 1870’s-1880’s, there was an increasing need for both the adults who had left school at a young age, as well as the teens who had just started working in the factories, to complete their education. After a few false starts and volunteer-led tutoring programs, the Lewiston School Department elected to open their own Evening School in 1884. Students who had recently left day school to work in factories, as well as older adults, were welcome.

To celebrate the occasion, we thought we would offer a few special classes featuring different aspects of our local history. And to thank our lifelong learners, we'd like to invite any student who purchases a regular class this winter to join any one of our "Local History" courses- with the registration fee on us!

In other words, buy ANY Lewiston Adult Education course this semester, and we will waive the registration fee for a Local History course! You will still need to pre-register for the Local History class, as space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. All registrants will be responsible for any applicable lab fees. To take advantage of this offer, you must make your registration by phone (795-4141), by mail, or in person at 156 East Ave.

Local History classes include:

A Grand Trip Through Lewiston's History

Lewiston-Auburn’s Little Grand Trunk Railroad

Museum L-A Tour

Step Back in Time: Local History and Genealogy

Walking Tour of Lewiston’s Mill District

Many thanks to the Maine Historic Preservation Commission for the use of the stereoview image that appears on our cover, “Downtown Lewiston as seen from atop Mt. David Davis.” Thanks also to the Bates College Muskie Archives for their assistance in researching the Lewiston School Department’s "1884 Annual Report," which details the initial funding of the first formal Evening School sponsored by the Lewiston School Department.

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Interested in High School Diploma or College Prerequisite Classes?
You will need to take a CASAS assessment prior to registration.
Please arrive 10-15 minutes early.
CASAS Testing will be held at Lewiston High School on:
January 7 at 5:00pm
January 9 at 3:00 pm
January 14 at 5:00 pm
January 16 at 3:00 pm
January 21 at 4:00 pm
January 23 at 3:00 pm
Please call to confirm before coming to test.

Find out what people are saying about the College Transitions Program! View the OurMaine feature here:
College Transitions on OurMaine

There are many courses scheduled to begin soon! If you are interested in any of our academic programs, you must contact Elayne Bean, academic advisor, at 795-4141.

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