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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!

6 Sessions $ 73 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 55`) per person
Wed., 2/28; 3/14, 21, 28; 4/4
& 18 from 8:05 to 9:00 p.m.; Veterans Park School NOTE: The make up for the snow day on 3/7 is 4/18

7 Sessions $ 84 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 63) per person
Wed., 5/2, 9, 16, 23, 30; 6/6 & 13
from 8:05 to 9:00 p.m.; East Ridge Middle School NOTE: New start date. DROP 4/25 and ADD 6/13
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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 $ 84 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 63) per person
Wed., 5/2, 9, 16, 23, 30; 6/6
& 13 from 7:05 to 8:00 p.m.; East Ridge Middle School
NOTE: New start date. DROP 4/25 and ADD 6/13.


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., 3/14, 28; 4/4, 18 & 25 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m., Farmingville School Note: new start date due to snow dates in prior session, plus the 3/7 snow date. Add 4/4, 18 and 25.


5 Sessions $ 62 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $47)

Wed., 4/25; 5/2, 9, 16 & 23 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m., Farmingville School NOTE: There is a snow make up on 5/30 for the people who were part of this class in the winter.



Zumba®

Zumba® with Toning with Motoko Kuroda
Join the party! This class fuses Latin and International rhythms with easy to follow dance moves to create a fun and energy filled dance workout. ZUMBA® uses the principles of interval fitness training to maximize caloric output, fat burning and total body toning. Sculpt and tone your body to a variety of styles including Samba, Axé, Salsa, Cumbia, Reggaeton, Flamenco and Belly Dance. No dance experience necessary! Zumba® Toning with small maraca-like Zumba Toning Sticks (1 lb each) is incorporated in the session to boost muscular sculpting and fun. Students should wear comfortable clothing and aerobic style shoes, with good support but little tread on the sole. Bring towel and water bottle. Instructor Motoko Kuroda is a certified Zumba, Zumba Gold, and Zumba Toning instructor with an M.A. in Fitness Management who teaches at several locations in Westchester County.

Mondays:

10 Sessions $ 120 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 90)

Mon., 2/5, 12, 26; 3/5, 12, 19, 26; 4/16, 23 & 30 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. East Ridge Middle School NOTE: 4/30 is the make up date for 4/2.

5 Sessions $ 62 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 47)
Mon., 4/23, 30; 5/7, 14 & 21 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. East Ridge Middle School NOTE: Newcomers start 4/23!! People continuing from winter session pay for 3 weeks - 5/7, 14 & 21 - ($36 and $27) due to the weather make up overlap.

4 Sessions $ 48 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 36)
Mon., 6/4, 11, 18 & 25 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. East Ridge Middle School
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Wednesdays:

10 Sessions $ 120 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 90)
Wed., 2/14, 21, 28; 3/14, 21, 28; 4/4, 18, 25 & 5/2 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.; Veterans Park School
NOTE: New start date is 2/14 due to snow on 2/7, plus the 3/7 snow date. Add 4/25; 5/2 & 9 to schedule.

6 Sessions $ 73 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $55)
Wed., 4/25; 5/2, 9, 16, 23 & 30
from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.; Veterans Park School NOTE: Newcomers start 4/25!! People continuing from winter session pay for 3 weeks - 5/16, 23 & 30 ($36 and $27) due to the weather make up overlap.

3 Sessions $ 36 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 27)
Wed., 6/6, 13 & 20 (6/27 is make up date) from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. East Ridge Middle School

Summer dates may be added - please call (203) 431-2812 or email ridgefieldcontinuingeducation@gmail.com to add your name to the notification list.


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.

6 Sessions $ 73 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 55)
Mon., 4/23, 30; 5/7, 14, 21 & 6/4 from 6 to 7 p.m.; East Ridge Middle School



Chakra Dance


Chakradance™ The Awakening Cycle™ - The Emotional Series
Get fit in a way only YOU can imagine! Burn calories, unwind, and find your inner compass, discovering your body-mind-spirit connection. Through guided imagery, spontaneous movement, and mandala art, each session restores balance to your energy Chakras which regulate your physical organs and emotional attitudes towards safety, sexuality, power, love, communication, intuition and self-realization. The Emotional Series focuses on the lower earth anchored chakras - root, sacral, solar plexus, and heart. Bring a cushion. Instructor Mace operates Lady Chakra Holistic Healing in Bethel, CT. Responding to a calling to promote peace and healing to humanity, she trained passionately becoming a Reiki Master, Chakradance™ Facilitator, Tai Chi Easy™ Practice Leader, and Numerologist.

4 Sessions $ 62 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $47)
Mon., 4/30, 5/7, 5/14 & 5/21 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.; Branchville School Gym



Medical Questions:

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