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Green Ridge Recreation Center Calendar

  1. Shorin Ryu Karate (Ages 18+)

    June 12, 2019, 6:00 PM - August 28, 2019, 7:30 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Shorin Ryu is one of the major modern Okinawan martial arts and is one of the oldest styles of karate, Okinawa is known as the birthplace of Karate. This traditional martial arts style is heavily focused on areas such as kicks, punches, katas, and weapons. Students will learn the benefits of increased balance, flexibility, fitness level, and focus as well as build confidence. Students will also learn self defense principles that are hidden within the art and unlocked to show the fighting concepts that have been handed down for generations. Michelle Behrns is not only a Shorin-Ryu instructor but also teaches kickboxing, fitness instructor and teaches Tru Self Defense. A Gi is not required but encouraged for easier movement. Twelve week class.

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  2. Swing Roanoke Dance Lessons (Ages 18+)

    July 23, 2019, 7:30 PM - September 3, 2019, 8:45 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 seven 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 45 minutes of instruction followed by practice time. Instruction by Swing Roanoke. June-July will be Swing 201. July-September will be Charleston East Coast Variations.

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  3. Taekwondo Mini-Series (Ages 5+)

    August 3, 2019, 12:30 PM - August 24, 2019, 1:30 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Taekwondo classes at Green Ridge are designed to teach martial arts and fitness in a structured but fun environment. We help kids develop a focused mind, a coordinated body, a courteous nature, and a positive attitude. Kids, teens, and adults alike will improve fitness and coordination while learning self-defense skills that help build confidence and focus. Students can sign up individually or have the whole family try together. This class is an introduction to the basics of taekwondo.

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  4. Aikido (Ages 18+)

    August 5, 2019, 6:30 PM - November 25, 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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  5. Kids Jazz and Modern Fusion Dance (Ages 6-10)

    August 17, 2019, 12:00 PM - August 31, 2019, 1:00 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Get moving and grooving in Gabby’s new dance classes! This class is designed to develop studio jazz and modern dance techniques. Students will engage in improvisation, floor work, across the floor progressions, turns and leaps sequencing, and phrase work. Students will gain confidence in their performance skills, strength, alignment, and overall energy. This class is designed for all levels. Experience in either technique is highly encouraged. The following attire is required for class: form fitting clothes (yoga pants, shorts with spandex underneath only, leggings, racerback t shirt, etc) jazz shoes and/or socks.

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  6. Jazz and Modern Fusion Dance (Ages 11+)

    August 17, 2019, 1:15 PM - August 31, 2019, 2:15 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Get moving and grooving in Gabby’s new dance classes! This class is designed to develop studio jazz and modern dance techniques. Students will engage in improvisation, floor work, across the floor progressions, turns and leaps sequencing, and phrase work. Students will gain confidence in their performance skills, strength, alignment, and overall energy. This class is designed for all levels. Experience in either technique is highly encouraged. The following attire is required for class: form fitting clothes (yoga pants, shorts with spandex underneath only, leggings, racerback t shirt, etc) jazz shoes and/or socks.

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  7. Contemporary Fusion Dance (Ages 16+)

    August 17, 2019, 2:30 PM - August 31, 2019, 3:30 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Want to try something new? Or simply get back into dance? This class is designed to develop modern and contemporary dance techniques. Participants will engage in floor warm up and exercises, across the floor progressions, inversions, and phrase work. Participants will increase their performance skills, strength, alignment, and overall energy. This class is designed for all levels. Experience in modern, lyrical, and or contemporary techniques is highly encouraged. The following attire is required for class: Form fitting attire, socks.

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  8. Jazz Fusion Dance (Ages 18+)

    August 17, 2019, 3:45 PM - August 31, 2019, 4:45 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Work on strengthening your body through dance! The class is designed to develop studio and concert jazz techniques. Participants will engage in strength and conditioning warm up, across the floor progressions, turns and leaps sequencing, and phrase work. Participants will increase their performance skills, strength, alignment, and overall energy. This class is designed for all levels. Experience in jazz technique is highly encouraged. The following attire is required for class: Form fitting attire, jazz shoes and/or socks.

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  9. Latin Fusion Dance (Ages 18+)

    August 17, 2019, 5:00 PM - August 31, 2019, 6:00 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Salsa, Bachata, and Merengue! Participants will engage in a strength and conditioning warm up, in center and across the floor exercises, and phrase work. Participants will increase their performance skills, musicality, strength, alignment, and overall energy. This class is designed for all levels. Experience in any Latin dance technique is highly encouraged. The following attire is required for class: Form fitting attire, heels with straps for phrase work.

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  10. Adult Ballet (Ages 16+)

    August 19, 2019, 7:30 PM - September 30, 2019, 8:30 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    This is a beginning level ballet class comprised of a 30 minute barre featuring exercises to warm-up feet, legs, and arms. This is followed by 30 minutes of center work and traveling combinations to work on balance, coordination, and flexibility. Participants may wear tights, leggings, sweatpants, and either a leotard or sports top. Ballet slippers are recommended. Instructor Beth Brunelle.

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  11. Puppy Kindergarten (Ages 18+)

    August 20, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Green Ridge

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

    August 20, 2019, 7:15 PM - 8:15 PM @ Green Ridge

    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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  13. Loom Knitting Skill Building (Ages 18+)

    August 22, 2019, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    After completing your project in Introduction to Loom Knitting, this class is a comprehensive review of loom knitting and covers four cast-ons, four bind-offs as well as many other "must knows", abbreviations and terms about loom knitting. We will spend time practicing what we learn so you can truly make many beginner projects the FIRST time on your own! Everything is provided that is needed to practice all of the skills. Instructor Tonya Hodges is excited to share her knowledge with you! She has learned by training herself and is willing to share input not found in books to help with barriers that may arise. She has been loom knitting since 2014 and has started her own business, Learn to Loom Knit, as well.

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

    August 24, 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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  15. Indian Tea Time Delights (Ages 18+)

    August 24, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Green Ridge

    Enjoy light fare in the air conditioning on a hot Saturday afternoon! Learn to make Masala Chai, Vegetarian Samosa and Gujiya (a sweet snack made with cream of wheat, flour, milk and nuts). Instructor: Bhawana Scaer.

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  16. Puppy Kindergarten (Ages 18+)

    August 27, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Green Ridge

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

    August 27, 2019, 7:15 PM - 8:15 PM @ Green Ridge

    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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  18. Prestige Preschool Gymnastics Cheer Clinics (Ages 3-4)

    August 28, 2019, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Ready...OK! These basic cheerleading clinics are perfect for the beginner or intermediate cheerleader. We will be learning motions, stunting, dancing, jumps, tumbling, and of course working on brand new cheers! This class is sure to be a confidence booster for all participants and can be used just for fun, or to help prepare for school or recreational cheer squads. Leotard not required-just comfortable clothes and closed-toed athletic shoes. Instruction by Prestige Gymnastics Staff.

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  19. Prestige Preschool Gymnastics Cheer Clinics (Ages 3-4)

    August 28, 2019, 6:15 PM - 7:15 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Ready...OK! These basic cheerleading clinics are perfect for the beginner or intermediate cheerleader. We will be learning motions, stunting, dancing, jumps, tumbling, and of course working on brand new cheers! This class is sure to be a confidence booster for all participants and can be used just for fun, or to help prepare for school or recreational cheer squads. Leotard not required-just comfortable clothes and closed-toed athletic shoes. Instruction by Prestige Gymnastics Staff.

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  20. Sushi Made Simple (Ages 18+)

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

    Create your own Sushi! Learn the tricks to rolling your own Maki, accompanied by an Asian long noodle salad and Vietnamese Shrimp Rolls. This class will have you going home to throw your own sushi party for your family and friends! Chef Dominic made an appearance on the fourth season of Fox Network's Hell's Kitchen. He looks forward to the opportunity to bring his family-friendly attitude, skills and good-natured cooking to you and yours!

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

    August 31, 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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