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We provide fun, educational, and dynamic informal classes including photography, dancing, art, fitness and more! Try a variety of classes with us without an intimidating time commitment.

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Take advantage of LinkedIn’s powerful networking tools and resources to grow your professional career or business in this new class.

•Learn how to setup and optimize your profile.
•Learn how LinkedIn differs from other social media platforms.
•Discover how to grow your network & connections.
•Learn how to generate leads and even market your products & programs.
•Explore leveraging groups to build your brand and expertise, and much more!

Since 1995, instructor Fran Harris has helped entrepreneurs, organizations and companies perform at peak levels. Her fun, interactive classes are great for new business owners or established business who need to step into new markets. Register on our website for this June 30 class.

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The most prolific authors writing romance and mystery turn out between four and five novels a year. The average is about one book every 10 weeks. Join this 10-week intensive workshop to test the waters and find out what it takes for you to kick start your stalled novel. This workshop is a place for practical learning using a studio technique. You provide pages from your novel for other aspiring authors to read and also read for them. Then, in partnership with a classmate, discuss the draft pages providing each other useful feedback. 

A writer’s workshop is several things at once: a support group, a place to be mentored and a place to work with kindhearted peers who serve as informal coaches. Instruction will focus on commercial genre fiction, plot, characters, conflict, scene structure and story arc in addition to giving feedback with kindness to fellow authors. Class starts Sunday, June 29 - sign up now!

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Throwback Thursday to 1910. Here University of Texas students in the geology lab housed in the Old Main building.
Image: Briscoe Center for American History, di_08191

Love this TBT!

utaustin:

Throwback Thursday to 1910. Here University of Texas students in the geology lab housed in the Old Main building.



Image: Briscoe Center for American History, di_08191

Source: utaustin

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Susannah and Vanessa started their company, Create a Gogo, to help you explore the source of your inspiration, find your voice and help you get your work out to the world. They have two more classes coming up this summer, Creativity for Everybody and Yoga for Creativity. In their classes, they will “share [their] enthusiasm for self-expression and self-trust and help people learn how to free their voices and discover their muses”. After taking one of their classes, their students leave with increased confidence and a stronger connection to their own sources of inspiration. Read more about Susannah and Vanessa in the following instructor highlight.

Informal Classes: What can students expect out of your class?

Create-A-Gogo: Students can expect to have fun, boost their own creativity, find new ways of solving problems and approaching situations. They will feel liberated to say yes to their own ideas and imagination in a supportive environment. Students will leave with increased confidence and a stronger connection to their own sources of inspiration.

IC: What are you most excited about sharing with your students?

C-A-G: We are excited to share our enthusiasm for self-expression and self-trust. We love helping people learn how to free their voices and discover their muse with simple tools, creativity exercises and relaxation techniques. We enjoy sharing feedback about where students’ gifts lie and how to expand the good in their work.

IC: Can you tell us a little bit about your background?

C-A-G: Susannah Raulino has 25 years of experience practicing and teaching yoga and meditation. She has been writing since 1989 and teaching creative writing since 2007. She wrote the book It Writes Itself: A travel guide to writing fiction. Vanessa Shields has a degree in education, and is an award winning dancer and dance instructor. She created the Adhri Technique, an emotional release technique for increasing freedom and joy in creativity, performance and life. She is currently working on a novel series and performing songs and sketches with Susannah in Snap Snap Nation. 

IC: What do you as the instructor learn from working with your students?

C-A-G: Every student learns differently, which teaches us new ways to adapt our techniques and approaches to work for a variety of learning styles.

IC: Any thing else you’d like to share?

C-A-G: We love to share in the creativity of our students. Hearing their words and seeing the excitement in their faces as they discover their own abilities is the best part of each class.

Learn Cheerobics with UT Informal Classes!  The next session, held at Dance Austin Studio, starts on 6/23 - register on our website!

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Dance off the calories in our upcoming class, Dance AusTONE Fit. Raise your heartrate with some of Dance Austin Studio’s signature cardio routines, plus sculpt and tone your body with 20 minutes of fun exercise. The exhilarating music will inspire you to move in this fun class, available for participants 16-years and up. Class takes place at Dance Austin Studio on Burnet Road and 183. Register on our website.

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Learn helpful techniques to significantly reduce your nerves, eliminate the visible signs of nervousness and bolster your self-confidence when speaking in front of others in Speaking Without Fear. Instructor Tonja O’Neill suffered through a fear of public speaking for many years before learning to overcome it.  She now thoroughly enjoys public speaking and will share her secrets with you. Class starts June 18. Register online.

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Facebook is more than a way to catch up with old classmates! Learn how to use this powerful social media site to grow your brand, build your business or even fund raise for your favorite charity with input and tips from professional marketer Fran Harris. Discuss the mistakes most people make on Facebook and learn how to avoid them, plus explore the best ways to turn fans into customers! This one-day class is on June 16 - register on our website.

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Learn how to be your own travel agent in our upcoming class, The Basics of Travel Planning. Discover everything you need to consider while in the planning stages, from transportation to finances and more, including one of the instructor’s favorite sanity-saving travel tips, creating a travel hub. Join seasoned overseas traveler Joy Owen on June 14. Bring your questions and get them answered in this helpful class. Register on our website.

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We are very excited to have a flower arranging class coming up in June! Learn the simple mechanics of designing fresh flowers and make an arrangement of your very own to take home. Class takes place on June 14 - register on our website.