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Medical Questions:

We expect students to have consulted with their doctor before starting any new exercise program.


Ballroom Dance and West Coast Swing Dance


Ballroom Dance & West Coast Swing Beginner - Part 1
A fun, no stress way to learn ballroom dancing and Salsa. Students will learn 3 or 4 basic steps for Swing, Foxtrot, Waltz, Cha Cha, Rumba.West Coast Swing is a contemporary-style of Swing, very different from traditional “swing.” It is by far, the fastest growing social dance for its versatility, and the variety of music you can dance to. No partner required. Two left feet welcome. Wear your party shoes with leather or suede soled shoes. Instructor Natalie Mazzola is a former amateur 10 dance champion, and a teacher for over 20 years at the Vitti’s School of Dance in Danbury, CT. She loves to have fun, and her no stress attitude toward dance is clear as her students always leave with a smile!

7 Sessions $70 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $53) per person
Wed., 9/26; 10/3, 10, 17, 24; 11/7 & 14 from 7:25 to 8:10 p.m.; East Ridge Middle School


Ballroom Dance & West Coast Swing Beginner / Brush Up - Continued
A fun class for people who took the part 1 and/or part 2 class last session or have basic knowledge of dances taught in Beginner 1 and are comfortable dancing at social events. Learn and review the basics for ballroom and West Coast Swing, and the teacher moves you forward based on your ability. This course will add some figures to the dances taught in Beginner 1. No partner required. Two left feet welcome. Wear leather or suede soled party shoes. A great time is to be had by all. Instructor Natalie Mazzola is a former amateur 10 dance champion, and a teacher for over 20 years at the Vitti’s School of Dance in Danbury, CT. She loves to have fun, and her no stress attitude toward dance is clear as her students always leave with a smile!

7 Sessions $70 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $53) per person
Wed., 9/26; 10/3, 10, 17, 24; 11/7 & 14 from 8:15 to 9 p.m.
; East Ridge Middle School


Line Dance

Line Dance for Fun and Exercise: Beginners
The ideal workout. Burn fat and calories while you’re having fun. Do you know your right from your left, can you count to 8? - Then you can line dance! We’ll start with the basics and build from there. If you’ve been to this course before, come on back, we have new dances lined up for this course. Please bring a water bottle and wear leather or suede soled shoes to class. The instructors, Steve Parker and Ellen Russow have been Line dancing for over 20 years and teaching for nearly 10 years.

5 Sessions $ 62 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $47)
Wed., 11/14, 28; 12/5, 12 & 19
from 7 to 8 p.m.; Farmingville School

5 Sessions $ 62 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $47)
Wed., 1/9, 16, 23, 30 & 2/6 from 7 to 8 p.m.; Farmingville School


Zumba®

Zumba® with Motoko Kuroda
Have fun, burn calories, and tone your muscles. Get cardio exercise, muscle training, and total body conditioning, while having fun dancing. No dance or Zumba experience is needed. Easy to follow choreography and great music make you forget you are exercising. We dance to Latin rhythms like Salsa, Merengue, and Chacha, as well as oldies from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s, and current hit songs. Zumba® Toning exercise with Toning Sticks (provided) is incorporated into the session to boost muscle sculpting. Barre moves (using chairs) are also added for extra fun during Wednesday’s class. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes with good support. Bring a water bottle and towel. You’ll feel you’ve never sweated so much. Instructor Motoko Kuroda is a certified Zumba®, Zumba Gold®, and Zumba Toning® instructor with an M.A. in Fitness Management who has been teaching Zumba®, Zumba Toning®, and other cardio and toning courses for many years. Make up date, if needed, is 12/17 & 19.

Mondays:

8 Sessions $ 96 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 72)
Mon., 10/15, 22, 29; 11/5, 19, 26; 12/3 & 10 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.; East Ridge Middle School

Wednesdays:

8 Sessions $ 96 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 72
Wed., 10/10, 17, 24; 11/7, 14, 28; 12/5 & 12 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.; Veterans Park School


Barre

Total Barre with Frances Goulart
Why do celebrities and A-listers swear by TOTAL BARRE? It’s an invigorating core workout that will sculpt your arms, tighten your booty and strengthen and lengthen your legs. A combination of pilates, ballet and strength training done to upbeat cardio music. Work at your own level! Bring a mat and light hand weights. Taught by Frances Goulart.

7 Sessions $ 84 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 63)
Thur., 11/29; 12/6, 13, 20; 1/10, 17 & 24 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.; Venus Building




Medical Questions:

We expect students to have consulted with their doctor before starting any new exercise program.