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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 / Brush Up
A fun, no stress way to learn ballroom dancing and Swing. Bring your partner and 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. Prior students welcome back. Two left feet welcome. Wear leather or suede soled party 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!

6 Sessions $ 74 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 59)
Wed., 9/18, 25; 10/2, 16, 23 & 30 from 8 to 9 p.m.; East Ridge Middle School


6 Sessions $ 74 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 59)
Wed., 11/6, 13, 20; 12/4, 11 & 18 from 8 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. $ 50)
Wed.,
9/25; 10/2, 16, 23 & 30 from 7 to 8 p.m.; Farmingville School


5 Sessions $ 62 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 50)
Wed.,
11/13, 20; 12/4, 11 & 18 from 7 to 8 p.m.; Farmingville School



Zumba®

Zumba® Gold and Core Toning with Motoko Kuroda
Have fun, burn calories, and tone your muscles with low impact dance and a wide variety of music. No dance or Zumba experience is needed. Easy to follow choreography and great music make you forget you are exercising. We dance not only to Latin rhythms, but also to a variety of international music, as well as to oldies from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s and Broadway musicals. Toning exercises which target core muscles are incorporated into the session to boost muscle sculpting. We use exercise tools such as small weights, gliders, and drumsticks to add extra fun (all tools are provided). 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 10/30 or 11/5.


Mondays:

5 Sessions $ 62 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 50)
Mon., 9/23; 10/7, 21 & 28 & 11/4 from 6 to 7 p.m.; East Ridge Middle School
NOTE: New Dates. Drop 9/16 and add 11/4.

Wednesdays:

5 Sessions $ 62 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 50)
Wed., 9/18, 25; 10/2, 16 & 23 from 6 to 7 p.m.; East Ridge Middle School on 9/18. Classes on 9/25; 10/2, 16 & 23 at Veterans Park School



Barre-Lates

Barre-Lates
A fusion of Barre work and classical Pilates. Lengthen, tone and condition your core using light weights, bands and balls. All fitness levels welcome. 2 pound weights will be used. Feel free to BYOW (Bring Your Own Weights). Please bring water and a mat. Instructor Patricia Anikewich holds many group exercise certifications and teaches at many Westchester and Connecticut fitness centers. Make up, if needed, is 1/28.

7 Sessions $ 84 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 67)
Tue., 9/24; 10/1, 15, 22, 29; 11/12 & 19 from 6:40 to 7:30 p.m.; Veterans Park School

7 Sessions $ 84 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 67)
Tue., 11/26; 12/3, 10, 17; 1/7, 14 & 21 from 6:40 to 7:30 p.m.; Veterans Park School



Medical Questions:

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