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Move Your Hips and Bring Out your Inner Picasso

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In Guiones, beach activities might be affected by rain. However, if you are looking to have fun indoors, you could move your hips to Latin rhythms and bring out your inner artists with painting classes.

With the goal of getting even the most stiff people to dance, Nathan Miller, who is originally from the United States and has lived in Nosara for two years, realized that he could give merengue, bachata and salsa classes in his house and enjoy music at the same time.

“I had some friends who, whenever they went to the Tropicana,  wanted to be able to dance, so it occurred to me that I could give classes. I really like to dance. Now I also have a teacher from Nosara who helps us with the most difficult rhythms, such as salsa,” explained Miller.

Miller has been giving classes for three months. About ten people have been participating so far, the majority of which are foreigners. However, Willy Porras is now in charge of the lessons since, according to Miller, Porras has 18 years of experience as a dance instructor.

“In my classes I have people who have never danced and also people that do have experience, and together we are improving,” said Porras.

In addition to dancing, Miller will also be giving painting classes in his house. The 33-year-old American is a graphic designer by trade. While living in Costa Rica, he planned to enjoy art more and to be in touch with nature.

The first workshop is scheduled for the week of September 8 and will be a still life class, which is a technique based on drawing lifeless objects and putting together artistic compositions using them.

In addition, during the week of September 22, Miller will give a life drawing workshop, in which participants will learn to draw human figures. Miller explained that his classes are just as much for people who know nothing about painting as those looking to improve their technique.

Those interested in the dance or painting classes can call 8587-2268 or visit Miller’s house does not have a sign, but it is located at the left entrance next to the former hostel and now pool bar Solo Bueno.

Course Schedule Cost
Dance Fridays from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. $10 (¢5.400)
Pintura Still Life September 8, 10 and 12 from 9 a.m. to12 p.m. $85 (¢45.900)
Pintura Life Drawing September 22, 24 and 26 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. $100 (¢54.000)

Art classes do not include materials. Students without materials will be able to pay $50 for everything they will need.