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  1. Never Stop Moving (Ages 55+)

    February 25, 2019, 8:55 AM - April 19, 2019, 9:55 AM @ Brambleton Center

    Begin your morning with this low impact fitness class, designed to blend standing and seated exercises to improve endurance, strength and balance. The class will increase heart rate through gentle exercises and will end with seated poses to improve flexibility and posture. Enjoy fun music and good company in this class created for active adults. Eight week class. Instructor: Jane Powell.

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  2. Fully Fit (Ages 18+)

    February 25, 2019, 10:00 AM - April 17, 2019, 11:00 AM @ Brambleton Center

    This universally friendly, full body workout is designed to build a strong, lean body through a low impact fitness routine. Start with a variety of cardio moves that can be intensified for the most fit, or toned down for beginners, within each and every movement. The class combines resistance toning and stretching for a well-rounded workout geared specifically for those looking to tone and strengthen. One class fits all! A perfect workout compliment to more gentle classes. 8 week program. Instructor: Erin Lewis.

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  3. Jazzercise Dance Mixx (Ages 18+)

    February 25, 2019, 5:30 PM - April 29, 2019, 6:30 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Jazzercise's high-intensity dance workout mixes modern moves with strength training. Set to Top 40 music, Dance Mixx targets the three major muscle groups for a full body workout. Ten week program. Instructor: Suzanne Miller.

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  4. Jazzercise Strength 60 (Ages 18+)

    February 27, 2019, 6:30 PM - May 1, 2019, 7:30 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Jazzercise's class that aims to sculpt lean muscle through weight and resistance training for a tight, toned physique in 60-minutes. This class with transform your body! Instructor: Suzanne Miller.

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  5. Body Enrichment (Ages 30+)

    March 4, 2019, 10:15 AM - April 26, 2019, 11:15 AM @ Brambleton Center

    Exercise at a pace you can handle! Starting in a seated position, Body Enrichment is designed for women and men who want to increase their energy and improve balance and coordination. This all-around fitness class is for the student who wants to get involved in a program that is fun, successful and results oriented. 8 week program. Instructor: Sarah Linkous, RYT-200.

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  6. Fundamental Pilates (Ages 18+)

    March 5, 2019, 5:30 PM - May 9, 2019, 6:30 PM @ Brambleton Center

    A system of body weight exercises that strengthens and stretches the body and improves tone and posture. This class focuses on breathing and flexibility, concentrating on precision movements which flow to create a balanced body that feels and looks good. Ten week program. Instructor: Patricia Placona.

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  7. Low Impact Aerobics (Ages 18+)

    March 5, 2019, 5:30 PM - May 9, 2019, 6:30 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Improve your stamina and cardiovascular health while strengthening and toning your upper and lower body muscles! Low impact aerobics is great for all fitness levels. Ten week program. Instructor: Patricia Stratton

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  8. Resolution Ride (Ages 18+)

    March 5, 2019, 5:45 PM - April 9, 2019, 6:45 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Pedal your way into winter at the Brambleton Center! Bring your fitness goals, hop on a bike and make a move towards better health. This specially designed class will provide benchmarks and target heart rate, RPM and energy output goals for each ride. Work alongside an energetic instructor and fellow cyclists in a fun cardio class that pairs your bike with a fitness system to track your statistics with each pedal you push. You can even have statistics sent to your phone, so that you can track your progress from the first class to the last class. Come in with fitness goals and leave with results! You never have to arrive early – bikes are selected and guaranteed for the entirety of the class. 6 week course. Instructor: Beth Hoel.

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  9. Power Basics (Ages 18+)

    March 5, 2019, 6:00 PM - April 9, 2019, 6:45 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Power yoga is an active style of yoga, designed to elevate heart rate with calorie-burning poses and create heat in the body. This class will cover the basics of power yoga, creating a foundation for the beginning power yoga student. This style of yoga aims to increase endurance and stamina, and places a special emphasis on core strengthening, making it a great compliment to your current workout or gentle yoga practice. Beginners welcome! Six week class. Instructor: Abby Reed.

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  10. Easy Ride for 55 Spin Class (Ages 18+)

    March 6, 2019, 10:30 AM - April 10, 2019, 11:15 AM @ Brambleton Center

    Take a stroll down memory lane on our stationary bikes while listening to upbeat classics! This low impact, gentle cycle class is geared towards the beginner and is a great workout. Designed to be easy on the joints, grab a seat and get ready for a fun, unique, simple spin class! 6 class course. Instructor: Jane Powell.

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  11. Resolution Ride (Ages 18+)

    March 7, 2019, 5:45 PM - April 11, 2019, 6:45 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Pedal your way into winter at the Brambleton Center! Bring your fitness goals, hop on a bike and make a move towards better health. This specially designed class will provide benchmarks and target heart rate, RPM and energy output goals for each ride. Work alongside an energetic instructor and fellow cyclists in a fun cardio class that pairs your bike with a fitness system to track your statistics with each pedal you push. You can even have statistics sent to your phone, so that you can track your progress from the first class to the last class. Come in with fitness goals and leave with results! You never have to arrive early – bikes are selected and guaranteed for the entirety of the class. 6 week course. Instructor: Beth Hoel.

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  12. Egypitan Style Belly Dancing for Beginners (Ages 18+)

    March 12, 2019, 7:00 PM - April 16, 2019, 8:00 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Egyptian style of belly dance involves every part of the body, targeting major muscles groups and working them in isolation or in opposition to other muscles. Major components of this type of dance include circular movements of the arms, hands, head, upper torso and hips. This class is a fun and effective way to exercise, relax and enjoy as an entertaining hobby. Six week program. Instructor: Elizabeth Watson.

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  13. Chair Assisted Yoga (Ages 18+)

    March 13, 2019, 5:30 PM - May 1, 2019, 6:30 PM @ Brambleton Center

    If you've wanted to try yoga, but feel you can't get up and down easily, this class is for you! Improve balance, posture, coordination and memory, improve muscle tone, reduce stress and learn relaxation techniques. No need to get on the floor, no experience necessary. Instructor: Patricia Placona, a 200-e RYT, Restorative Yoga Certified Instructor.

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  14. Yoga (Ages 18+)

    March 14, 2019, 6:00 PM - May 30, 2019, 7:00 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Take time each week to release tension from the day and relax your mind, body, and spirit. Focus your energy on the link between breathing and movement as well as on poses that strengthen you from the inside out. Increase flexibility, endurance, and build heat all in a comfortable and encouraging environment. Appropriate for beginners as well as those with an ongoing practice. 12 week course. Instructor: Trudi Mardian

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  15. Yoga (Ages 18+)

    March 14, 2019, 7:05 PM - May 30, 2019, 8:05 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Take time each week to release tension from the day and relax your mind, body, and spirit. Focus your energy on the link between breathing and movement as well as on poses that strengthen you from the inside out. Increase flexibility, endurance, and build heat all in a comfortable and encouraging environment. Appropriate for beginners as well as those with an ongoing practice. 12 week course. Instructor: Trudi Mardian

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  16. T'ai Chi-10 Form (Ages 18+)

    March 19, 2019, 10:00 AM - April 23, 2019, 11:00 AM @ Brambleton Center

    Originally developed as a Martial Art for self defense, T'ai Chi is a non-competitive, self-paced system of gentle physical exercise and dynamic stretching. It is sometimes described as 'Meditation in Motion' because it promotes serenity through gentle movements; connecting the mind, body and spirit through a sequence of blissful postures. The class consists of slow intentional movements, incorporating breathing and mindful imagery. Its goals are to relax, strengthen, connect the physical body and mind, enhance the natural flow of Chi (life force), and improve one's health. The Mayo Clinic has reported that the practice of T'ai Chi may reduce anxiety and depression, improve balance, flexibility and muscle strength as well as improve sleep quality. Eight week program.

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  17. T'ai Chi-10 Form (Ages 18+)

    March 20, 2019, 5:30 PM - April 24, 2019, 6:30 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Originally developed as a Martial Art for self defense, T’ai Chi is a non-competitive, self-paced system of gentle physical exercise and dynamic stretching. It is sometimes described as ‘Meditation in Motion’ because it promotes serentity through gentle movement; connecting the mind, body, and spirit through as sequence of blissful postures. The class consists of slow intentional movements, incorporating breathing and mindful imagery. Its goal is to relax, strengthen, connect the physical body and mind, enhance the natural flow of Chi (life force), and improve one’s health. Eight week program at the Brambleton Center. Instructor: Denis Spencer

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  18. Pilates & Barre (Ages 18+)

    March 21, 2019, 12:00 PM - May 7, 2019, 1:00 PM @ Brambleton Center

    This low impact, effective program firms, lengthens, and shapes muscles to their optimal form! We start with warm-up exercises and stretches based in Pilates, then we use light hand weights for toning the upper body, followed by highly effective deep tissue concentrated exercises to work the thighs and seat. We will finish with abdominal- targeting mat work. You will feel new strength, increased flexibility, and more graceful. 6 week program. Instructor: Heather Richardson.

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  19. Jazzercise Dance Mixx (Ages 18+)

    March 22, 2019, 5:30 PM - May 24, 2019, 6:30 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Jazzercise's high-intensity dance workout mixes modern moves with strength training. Set to Top 40 music, Dance Mixx targets the three major muscle groups for a full body workout. Ten week program. Instructor: Suzanne Miller.

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  20. Nia (Ages 50+)

    March 25, 2019, 5:30 PM - May 20, 2019, 6:30 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Try one of the most innovative and safe cardiovascular programs around. It let’s you bop to the beat without jarring your joints and is a great workout for men and women of all ages and fitness levels. It will pump your heart, lubricate your joints, release tension and enhance your balance. Nia uses gentle yet powerful movements that blend dance with martial arts, yoga and other techniques. Eight class program. Instructor: Laura Pole.

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  21. Watercolor (Ages 18+)

    March 26, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Enjoy a simplified step-by-step process while you learn to express yourself through watercolors. This class for the beginning student includes techniques such as wet paint on dry paper, wet into wet, lost edges, color glazing, color mixing, palette layout and different brush techniques. Sound composition in both still lives and landscapes will also be covered. Supply list is given at time of registration. First sheet of paper included in cost! Six week program. Instructor: Michael Farrar.

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  22. Drawing (Ages 18+)

    March 26, 2019, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Drawing is an essential first step in laying the base for painting in any media. Shapes, shading, lighting, picture composition, contour drawing, gesture drawing and one and two point perspectives will be covered in this six week program. First sheet of paper included in cost! Supply list given at time of registration. Six week class. Instructor: Michael Farrar.

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  23. Oil Painting (Ages 18+)

    March 26, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Have a passion for painting? This course will cover surface preparation, palette layout, materials handling, color and shading techniques. Great for beginners, those who have painted with acrylics, or those who want to brush up on their skills. First canvas included in cost! Supply list given at time of registration. Six week program. Instructor: Michael Farrar.

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  24. Pottery-Tuesday (Ages 18+)

    March 26, 2019, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Brambleton Center

    The Brambleton Center offers a well equipped studio to create original works of clay in both wheel and freeform. Equipment includes 13 electric wheels, a slab roller, and an assortment of tools and accessories for shaping and sculpting the clay. A variety of glazes are mixed in the studio offering about 23 colors. Class fee also includes utilizing the studio on your own during select times when classes aren't in session and the firing of pieces made during the 10 week term. Clay must be purchased through Brambleton Center at $25/25 pounds. Saturday will be an open workshop opportunity for those currently registered in a Pottery class. All pottery classes are ten week programs.

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  25. Acrylics (Ages 18+)

    March 27, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Working in acrylics allows for maximum flexibility in color, ideas and techniques. This medium can be used like watercolor or oils. Acrylic paint drys quickly and when dry is permanent. Learn techniques through demonstration and classroom practice using glazes, knife work, texture, composition tips as well as many other methods. Working in acrylics are stress free because of the flexibility allowing for your work to evolve and advance! This class will be intriguing and fun for artists at all skill levels. First canvas is included in cost! Supply list is given at the time of registration. Six week program. Instructor: Michael Farrar.

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  26. Collage (Ages 18+)

    March 27, 2019, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Collage: is like a mixed media work where you may have some painting mixed with photos, and maybe pieces of wallpaper or lace, or whatever you would like to use. You can make scenes, animals, interiors, abstracts, seascapes, or maybe the things that live under the sea! You are only limited by your materials- the more the better! The great thing about collage is you can change your mind and move things around before you glue them down! Come and have fun. Supply list given at time of registration. Six week program. Instructor: Michael Farrar.

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  27. Abstraction (Ages 18+)

    March 27, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Brambleton Center

    If you want to have some fun, stretch your creativity or if you are just wanting to try something different this class is for you. Abstract painting made easy. This class will match your creativity with your choice of media. Learn why artists enjoy working in this format. Learn how you can change a simple barn and sky painting into an exciting and interesting work of art. Using class demonstrations, individual exercises and practice examples you will be successful. Come and enjoy the challenge of thinking outside of the representational box! This class is for artists of all skill levels. First canvas is included in cost! Supply list is given at the time of registration. Six week program. Instructor: Michael Farrar.

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  28. Intro to Indoor Cycling (Ages 18+)

    March 27, 2019, 6:00 PM - 6:45 PM @ Brambleton Center

    When you think of indoor cycling, do you think, “They go too fast,” “I can’t keep up,” “Cycling is uncomfortable,” or “It’s too intense for me?” Have you wanted to try but have been too intimidated? If so, try our introduction to cycling class, where you cycle at your own pace! This workshop is specifically designed for the beginner and the first portion of the class learning bike set-up, cycle terminology and how to ride comfortably. You'll end the workshop feeling more confident about indoor cycling and will have completed a great workout. Instructor: Lori Fadorick

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  29. Pottery-Wednesday (Ages 18+)

    March 27, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Brambleton Center

    The Brambleton Center offers a well equipped studio to create original works of clay in both wheel and freeform. Equipment includes 13 electric wheels, a slab roller, and an assortment of tools and accessories for shaping and sculpting the clay. A variety of glazes are mixed in the studio offering about 23 colors. Class fee also includes utilizing the studio on your own during select times when classes aren't in session and the firing of pieces made during the 10 week term. Clay must be purchased through Brambleton Center at $25/25 pounds. Saturday will be an open workshop opportunity for those currently registered in a Pottery class. All pottery classes are ten week programs.

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  30. Ceramics (Ages 18+)

    March 28, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Awaken your passion and creativity. Whether you are a beginner or have experience with ceramics, this class is for you. Come learn the skills that make your pieces unique. The class fee includes assistance of certified instructor, Jo Robertson, and firing of your ceramic pieces. Purchase your greenware from the Brambleton Center or an outside source.

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  31. Pottery-Thursday (Ages 18+)

    March 28, 2019, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Bramableton Center

    The Brambleton Center offers a well equipped studio to create original works of clay in both wheel and freeform. Equipment includes 13 electric wheels, a slab roller, and an assortment of tools and accessories for shaping and sculpting the clay. A variety of glazes are mixed in the studio offering about 23 colors. Class fee also includes utilizing the studio on your own during select times when classes aren't in session and the firing of pieces made during the 10 week term. Clay must be purchased through Brambleton Center at $25/25 pounds. Saturday will be an open workshop opportunity for those currently registered in a Pottery class. All pottery classes are ten week programs.

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  32. Absolute Beginners Pottery (Ages 16+)

    March 28, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Our beginners course is great for anyone who wants to dive right into clay. Experienced instructors will guide you through the process of creating pottery on and off the potter's wheel. You will also learn basic methods for finishing and glazing your pieces. Class fee includes studio time during select times when classes aren't in session and the firing of pieces made during the eight week term. Clay must be purchased through Brambleton Center at $25/25 pounds. Instructor: Carlos Dowling.

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  33. Next Step Pottery (Ages18+)

    March 28, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Come dive right in to the clay with us as you use your skills learned in the absolute beginner’s pottery course. You will continue your basic methods for finishing and glazing your pieces. Class fee includes studio time during select times when classes aren't in session and the firing of pieces made during the ten week term. Clay must be purchased through Brambleton Center at $25/25 pounds. Prerequisite: Absolute Beginners Pottery. Instructor: Carlos Dowling.

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  34. Dancing Toes (Ages 16+)

    March 28, 2019, 6:45 PM - May 16, 2019, 7:45 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Get your toes tapping to some good old classics! This introductory class lets you work on basic tap skills, across–the-floor, combos, and a dance routine. Absolute beginners are welcome. Remember once a dancer always a dancer. Tap shoes required. Instructor: Patty Stratton. Now an eight week program.

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  35. Intermediate Obedience & Problem Solving (Ages 18+)

    March 30, 2019, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ Brambleton Center

    Step up your training! This six week intermediate course emphasizes the essential obedience commands needed for your dog to be a well-mannered companion. You will learn how to communicate clearly with your dog through the use of positive reinforcement. We also cover proper diet, leadership, exercise, confidence-building exercises and more. Verbal commands and hand signals include Sit, Down, Touch, Distance Stay, Look with Distractions, Leave it, Come, Heel, Place, Release, Tricks, and Agility. (Pre-requisite: Dogs must have graduated from Beginner Obedience.) Instruction provided by High Hopes Dog Training.

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  36. Beginner Obedience & Good Manners (Ages 18+)

    March 30, 2019, 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM @ Brambleton Center

    Want a dog who listens better? In this basic training course, dog parents will learn how to best communicate with their dogs in order to teach them good manners. Positive reinforcement training methods are used to teach the following behaviors: touch, look, sit, down, stand, come, settle, wait, take it, loose-leash walking, plus more. Other topics include parent separation, agility exercises, impulse control, and canine communication. Dogs must complete either Puppy Kindergarten or be at least 6 months old. Six week course taught by High Hopes Dog Training.

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Green Ridge Recreation Center Calendar

  1. Aikido (Ages 18+)

    February 4, 2019, 6:30 PM - April 8, 2019, 8:30 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    A Japanese martial art teaching self defense using efficient body movements, not strength, to redirect the force of an attack and diffusing it. Increase awareness, flexibility, and balance. Train your body and mind with movement, breathing, and meditative exercise helping you learn principles that are practical for self defense as well as daily life.

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  2. Level 1 Swimming Lessons (Ages 6-12)

    March 12, 2019, 5:00 PM - May 7, 2019, 5:40 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Let's have fun learning to swim! This is a class for the older beginning swimmer to become comfortable and confident in the water. They will gain basic aquatic skills including; beginning swimming strokes, breath control, floating, and kicking - all of which will help to keep them safe. Games and activities will help teach them to enjoy and become adjusted to the water. In addition, they will participate in a safety lesson each lesson that will encourage them to be safe around all aquatic environments. The goal is a positive attitude towards swimming and water safety.

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  3. Level 3 and Level 4 Swimming Lessons (Ages 6-12)

    March 12, 2019, 5:00 PM - May 7, 2019, 5:40 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Now you're really a swimmer! Swimmers in this class are very confident and comfortable in the water. All strokes are introduced and by the time they have completed both levels, they will be able to swim at least 25 yards of all six strokes. When a participant passes Level 3 they will have achieved basic water competency skills according to the new American Red Cross standards. Safety lessons become more in depth and cover more topics.

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  4. Tiny Bubbles (Ages 18-36 months)

    March 12, 2019, 5:00 PM - May 7, 2019, 5:30 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Join your child as they discover the world of water. With your help, toddlers will experiment with arm and leg action, floating and going under water. Lots of repetition will help them become very comfortable and confident in the water. This is a fun and engaging class which will keep your child wanting to come back even as they are learning about safety and swimming skills. Parental participation is required.

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  5. Baby Drops (Ages 6-18 months)

    March 12, 2019, 5:40 PM - May 7, 2019, 6:10 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    No need to wait! Start the process of introducing your baby to the water sooner rather than later. This parent and child class will start building your baby's confidence and swimming readiness. What a fun opportunity for you and your child to explore the water and become adjusted together. Parents will learn basic water skills to keep their children safe and help them to love the water. Safety information and teaching techniques will be provided to parents. Parental participation is required.

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  6. Big Waves (Ages 4-5)

    March 12, 2019, 5:50 PM - May 7, 2019, 6:30 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Celebrate your child's independence in the water. This is the first class that we offer that have children in the water without a caregiver. Your child may be a beginner or already comfortable in the water. Regardless, they will learn to float, kick and become proficient with arm strokes. Rolling over and treading water will be introduced. Submerging is a big part of this class since swimming requires being able to put your face in the water! If they are more advanced they will be expected to swim more independently and with less support from the instructor.

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  7. Level 2 Swimming Lessons (Ages 6-12)

    March 12, 2019, 5:50 PM - May 7, 2019, 6:30 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Our swimmers continue to build on the basic skills learned in Level 1 in the Level 2 class. The student will become more confident and be able to swim short distances by themselves. Students in this class should be very comfortable going under the water. Emphasis in this class is on learning to float without support, alternating arms and leg actions on front and back along with rotary breathing. Safety lessons are ever present in order to ensure our participant's safety around all water environments. Fun is not forgotten either!

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  8. Begin to Swim (Ages 13+)

    March 12, 2019, 6:00 PM - May 7, 2019, 6:45 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    It's never too late to learn how to swim! Our swim instructors will provide an introductory water program designed for anyone 13 years and up that may be fearful about participation in water activities or need assistance developing their basic swimming skills. This is a comfortable, non-threatening environment and we have very patient instructors who want to help participants conquer their fear of the water and learn to swim.

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  9. Little Splashes (Ages 3-4)

    March 12, 2019, 6:20 PM - May 7, 2019, 6:50 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Come enjoy swimming with your child as they acquire basic aquatic skills that will encourage their love of the water. This class is the foundation of swimming skills for years to come. While parental participation is required in this class, there will be some time of independent swimming. This time will help your child separate from you and help to discover if they are ready to go to the next level without you. Parents will still be provided with water safety information to keep your entire family safe around aquatic environments.

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  10. Swing Roanoke Dance Lessons - West Coast Swing (Ages 18+)

    March 12, 2019, 7:00 PM - April 16, 2019, 8:30 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Want a new way to have fun and exercise? Swing Roanoke will be teaching classes to keep your feet moving! Each six week series of classes will cover various swing dances like East Coast Swing, 20's or 30's Charleston, Lindy Hop, and others. No partner is required and those with two left feet are welcome! No matter how many times you have come before-classes will have fresh material to learn in each series! Classes include one hour of instruction followed by practice time. Instruction by Swing Roanoke. March-April will be West Coast Swing. April-May will be 8-Count Swing/Lindy.

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  11. Baby Drops (Ages 6-18 months)

    March 16, 2019, 9:10 AM - May 11, 2019, 9:40 AM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    No need to wait! Start the process of introducing your baby to the water sooner rather than later. This parent and child class will start building your baby's confidence and swimming readiness. What a fun opportunity for you and your child to explore the water and become adjusted together. Parents will learn basic water skills to keep their children safe and help them to love the water. Safety information and teaching techniques will be provided to parents. Parental participation is required.

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  12. Big Waves (Ages 4-5)

    March 16, 2019, 9:10 AM - May 11, 2019, 9:50 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Celebrate your child's independence in the water. This is the first class that we offer that have children in the water without a caregiver. Your child may be a beginner or already comfortable in the water. Regardless, they will learn to float, kick and become proficient with arm strokes. Rolling over and treading water will be introduced. Submerging is a big part of this class since swimming requires being able to put your face in the water! If they are more advanced they will be expected to swim more independently and with less support from the instructor.

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  13. Level 1 Swimming Lessons (Ages 6-12)

    March 16, 2019, 9:10 AM - May 11, 2019, 9:40 AM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Let's have fun learning to swim! This is a class for the older beginning swimmer to become comfortable and confident in the water. They will gain basic aquatic skills including; beginning swimming strokes, breath control, floating, and kicking - all of which will help to keep them safe. Games and activities will help teach them to enjoy and become adjusted to the water. In addition, they will participate in a safety lesson each lesson that will encourage them to be safe around all aquatic environments. The goal is a positive attitude towards swimming and water safety.

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  14. Tiny Bubbles (Ages 18-36 months)

    March 16, 2019, 9:50 AM - May 11, 2019, 10:20 AM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Join your child as they discover the world of water. With your help, toddlers will experiment with arm and leg action, floating and going under water. Lots of repetition will help them become very comfortable and confident in the water. This is a fun and engaging class which will keep your child wanting to come back even as they are learning about safety and swimming skills. Parental participation is required.

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  15. Level 2 Swimming Lessons (Ages 6-12)

    March 16, 2019, 10:00 AM - May 11, 2019, 10:40 AM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Our swimmers continue to build on the basic skills learned in Level 1 in the Level 2 class. The student will become more confident and be able to swim short distances by themselves. Students in this class should be very comfortable going under the water. Emphasis in this class is on learning to float without support, alternating arms and leg actions on front and back along with rotary breathing. Safety lessons are ever present in order to ensure our participant's safety around all water environments. Fun is not forgotten either!

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  16. Level 3 and Level 4 Swimming Lessons (Ages 6-12)

    March 16, 2019, 10:00 AM - May 11, 2019, 10:40 AM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Now you're really a swimmer! Swimmers in this class are very confident and comfortable in the water. All strokes are introduced and by the time they have completed both levels, they will be able to swim at least 25 yards of all six strokes. When a participant passes Level 3 they will have achieved basic water competency skills according to the new American Red Cross standards. Safety lessons become more in depth and cover more topics.

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  17. Little Splashes (Ages 3-4)

    March 16, 2019, 10:30 AM - May 11, 2019, 11:00 AM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Come enjoy swimming with your child as they acquire basic aquatic skills that will encourage their love of the water. This class is the foundation of swimming skills for years to come. While parental participation is required in this class, there will be some time of independent swimming. This time will help your child separate from you and help to discover if they are ready to go to the next level without you. Parents will still be provided with water safety information to keep your entire family safe around aquatic environments.

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  18. Begin to Swim (Ages 13+)

    March 16, 2019, 10:45 AM - May 11, 2019, 11:30 AM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    It's never too late to learn how to swim! Our swim instructors will provide an introductory water program designed for anyone 13 years and up that may be fearful about participation in water activities or need assistance developing their basic swimming skills. This is a comfortable, non-threatening environment and we have very patient instructors who want to help participants conquer their fear of the water and learn to swim.

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  19. Taekwondo (Ages 5-11)

    March 20, 2019, 5:00 PM - May 8, 2019, 6:00 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Taekwondo is a martial art and sport originating in Korea. It is practiced in nearly every part of the world, by approximately 70 million people, and has been an official Olympic sport since 2000. Students will learn the benefits of self-defense, confidence, leadership and cooperation. Wednesday 5pm classes are for 5-11 year olds, Wednesday 6pm classes are for 12 years through adult and Saturday mornings are for all ages (5 years through adult) and are a great option for families that want to participate together. Fee is per person. Instructors Cameron and Sarah Starnes have years of experience and are 2nd degree blackbelts. No uniform required-wear comfortable clothes. In addition to martial arts instruction, emphasized will be the five tenets of taekwondo: courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self control, and indomitable spirit.

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  20. Taekwondo (Ages 12+)

    March 20, 2019, 6:15 PM - May 8, 2019, 7:15 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Taekwondo is a martial art and sport originating in Korea. It is practiced in nearly every part of the world, by approximately 70 million people, and has been an official Olympic sport since 2000. Students will learn the benefits of self-defense, confidence, leadership and cooperation. Wednesday 5pm classes are for 5-11 year olds, Wednesday 6pm classes are for 12 years through adult and Saturday mornings are for all ages (5 years through adult) and are a great option for families that want to participate together. Fee is per person. Instructors Cameron and Sarah Starnes have years of experience and are 2nd degree blackbelts. No uniform required-wear comfortable clothes. In addition to martial arts instruction, emphasized will be the five tenets of taekwondo: courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self control, and indomitable spirit.

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  21. Kinderdance (Ages 3-5)

    March 23, 2019, 9:00 AM - April 13, 2019, 10:00 AM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Your child will learn developmentally appropriate basics of ballet, tap, acrobatics, and creative movement, while learning numbers, colors, shapes, words and songs. Parents will be contacted after enrollment regarding shoes and dress for classes. There is an annual sign-up fee for Kinderdance of $15 to be paid each year upon starting classes. Please choose the fee with $15 added to it to pay your sign-up fee. Instruction provided by Kinderdance staff.

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  22. Taekwondo (Ages 5+)

    March 23, 2019, 9:30 AM - May 11, 2019, 10:30 AM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Taekwondo is a martial art and sport originating in Korea. It is practiced in nearly every part of the world, by approximately 70 million people, and has been an official Olympic sport since 2000. Students will learn the benefits of self-defense, confidence, leadership and cooperation. Wednesday 5pm classes are for 5-11 year olds, Wednesday 6pm classes are for 12 years through adult and Saturday mornings are for all ages (5 years through adult) and are a great option for families that want to participate together. Fee is per person. Instructors Cameron and Sarah Starnes have years of experience and are 2nd degree blackbelts. No uniform required-wear comfortable clothes. In addition to martial arts instruction, emphasized will be the five tenets of taekwondo: courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self control, and indomitable spirit.

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  23. Kinder Tots (Age 2)

    March 23, 2019, 10:10 AM - April 13, 2019, 10:40 AM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Two year old children are engaged in a dance and movement program developmentally designed. During class they enjoy movement creativity, dance exploration, physical development and body awareness while learning numbers, colors, shapes and songs. Parents will be contacted after enrollment regarding shoes and dress for classes. There is an annual sign-up fee for Kinderdance of $15 to be paid each year upon starting classes Please choose the fee with $15 added to it to pay your sign-up fee. Your Kinderdance teacher will bring information about how to purchase dancewear on the first day of classes. Instruction provided by Kinderdance staff.

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  24. Kinderdance (Ages 3-5)

    March 23, 2019, 10:50 AM - April 13, 2019, 11:50 AM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Your child will learn developmentally appropriate basics of ballet, tap, acrobatics, and creative movement, while learning numbers, colors, shapes, words and songs. Parents will be contacted after enrollment regarding shoes and dress for classes. There is an annual sign-up fee for Kinderdance of $15 to be paid each year upon starting classes. Please choose the fee with $15 added to it to pay your sign-up fee. Instruction provided by Kinderdance staff.

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  25. Puppy Kindergarten (Ages 18+)

    March 26, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    The single most important (and fun) thing you can do for your puppy? Puppy Kindergarten!! For puppies between 10-24 weeks old, socialization with other puppies and people is crucial in order to help them become social, well-balanced dogs. While making lots of friends during off-leash playtime, your puppy will gain confidence by participating in activities and learning basic commands. Discussions for puppy parents include puppy development, house-training, destructive chewing, and play-biting. Six week course taught by High Hopes Dog Training.

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  26. Beginner Obedience & Good Manners (Ages 18+)

    March 26, 2019, 7:15 PM - 8:15 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Want a dog who listens better? In this basic training course, dog parents will learn how to best communicate with their dogs in order to teach them good manners. Positive reinforcement training methods are used to teach the following behaviors: touch, look, sit, down, stand, come, settle, wait, take it, loose-leash walking, plus more. Other topics include parent separation, agility exercises, impulse control, and canine communication. Dogs must complete either Puppy Kindergarten or be at least 6 months old. Six week course taught by High Hopes Dog Training.

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  27. Yogilates (Ages 18+)

    March 27, 2019, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ Brambleton Center

    A mix of elements from yoga and pilates is used to create a workout that relieves stress, helps to gain coordination and balance, lose weight, and relax all at the same time. Taught by Patricia Placona, a RYT-200 certified instructor. Ten week program, twice a week for the morning session.

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  28. Chair Assisted Yoga (Ages 18+)

    March 28, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Brambleton Center

    If you've wanted to try yoga, but feel you can't get up and down easily, this class is for you! Improve balance, posture, coordination and memory, improve muscle tone, reduce stress and learn relaxation techniques. No need to get on the floor, no experience necessary. Instructor: Patricia Placona, a 200-e RYT, Restorative Yoga Certified Instructor.

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  29. Green Ridge Chorale (Ages 18+)

    March 28, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Green Ridge

    Green Ridge is pleased to offer a new opportunity for those who like to sing. Join us in the Spring for our first Green Ridge Chorale, a choir for individuals interested in singing with a group. No singing experience required! We will learn simple music reading, tips for singing with a group, and cover basic healthy voice use and maintenance principles. Instructor Lauren Lawson is a classically trained soprano who practices as a speech-language pathologist in the Roanoke Valley.

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  30. Paint Pouring I for Beginners (Ages 18+)

    March 28, 2019, 6:15 PM - 8:45 PM @ Green Ridge

    The newest trend in home painting, where science meets art, is highly addictive! Google it, then save time and money (and mess) by learning with us. All supplies are provided, including a drying box to transport wet paint safely home as well as gloves and disposable apron, but please wear old clothes and shoes. Bring snacks/drinks if desired or dinner if coming from work. Lisa Hoyt is the instructor.

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  31. Canine Good Citizen Certification Course (Ages 18+)

    March 28, 2019, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Green Ridge

    Don't we all want our dogs to be Canine Good Citizens? Well, we can help make that happen! During this six week course, we focus on the ten skills needed by all well-mannered dogs as outlined in the American Kennel Club's Canine Good Citizen Program. The CGC Program is designed to reward dogs who have good manners at home and in the community while stressing responsible pet ownership. The CGC test is administered on the last day of class, and all dogs who pass will receive a certificate from the AKC. Instruction provided by High Hopes Dog Training.(Pre-requisite: Dogs must have graduated from Intermediate Obedience or have had private lessons with High Hopes.)

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  32. Tai Chi - 24 Form (ages 18+)

    March 29, 2019, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM @ Brambleton Center

    An internal martial art that emphasizes breathing and gentle continuous movements to help reduce stress and build strength. Also known for improving balance and joint health by slow, mindful, low-impact movements. Classes will focus on standing meditation, gentle flowing movements (Qigong), balance work, and learning the 24 Form. No extra equipment is needed and all postures and exercises will be done standing. Ten week program Instructor: Robyn Amstutz.

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  33. Rice Three Ways (Ages 18+)

    March 29, 2019, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Green Ridge

    Rice can be fixed in ways that can make an entire meal. Use a common kitchen staple to create a yummy meal! This evening menu includes Vegetarian Biryani (basmati rice cooked with seasonal veggies and nuts), Poha (a snack made with flattened rice, peanuts and coconut) and Kheer (rice pudding). Instructor: Bhawana Scaer.

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  34. Intermediate Obedience & Problem Solving (Ages 18+)

    March 30, 2019, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ Brambleton Center

    Step up your training! This six week intermediate course emphasizes the essential obedience commands needed for your dog to be a well-mannered companion. You will learn how to communicate clearly with your dog through the use of positive reinforcement. We also cover proper diet, leadership, exercise, confidence-building exercises and more. Verbal commands and hand signals include Sit, Down, Touch, Distance Stay, Look with Distractions, Leave it, Come, Heel, Place, Release, Tricks, and Agility. (Pre-requisite: Dogs must have graduated from Beginner Obedience.) Instruction provided by High Hopes Dog Training.

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  35. Beginner Obedience & Good Manners (Ages 18+)

    March 30, 2019, 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM @ Brambleton Center

    Want a dog who listens better? In this basic training course, dog parents will learn how to best communicate with their dogs in order to teach them good manners. Positive reinforcement training methods are used to teach the following behaviors: touch, look, sit, down, stand, come, settle, wait, take it, loose-leash walking, plus more. Other topics include parent separation, agility exercises, impulse control, and canine communication. Dogs must complete either Puppy Kindergarten or be at least 6 months old. Six week course taught by High Hopes Dog Training.

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  36. Puppy Kindergarten (Ages 18+)

    March 30, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Brambleton Center

    The single most important (and fun) thing you can do for your puppy? Puppy Kindergarten!! For puppies between 10-24 weeks old, socialization with other puppies and people is crucial in order to help them become social, well-balanced dogs. While making lots of friends during off-leash playtime, your puppy will gain confidence by participating in activities and learning basic commands. Discussions for puppy parents include puppy development, house-training, destructive chewing, and play-biting. Six week course taught by High Hopes Dog Training.

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