Line Dancing

For all Line Dancing registration, please walk-in or call the center at (206)365-1536.

(Due to popular demand and participants’ requests, the fee structure has been changed from monthly to quarterly)

Winter Session runs from January 10 to March 16

LINE DANCING CLASS #1A

New Beginner Line Dance: Level 1 (Spartan Center Dance Room)

Instructor: Sarah Diener

This class is for both brand-new dancers and those who are looking for a review of basic line dance steps and            combinations. We will cover both the language and movements that are unique to line dancing, equipping students to be able to know the names of basic steps/patterns and how to do them. The teaching pace will be slow and repetitive to allow new dancers the opportunity to gain confidence as well as ability on the dance floor. We will use a variety of music, in a relaxed, social atmosphere.    Note:  No previous dance experience required.    

Classes will be held on: Tuesdays, from 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Session dates: 1/10 THRU 3/14
Members Pay $80 Non-members Pay $100
for the Winter quarter

LINE DANCING CLASS #1B

New Beginner Line Dance: Level 1 (Spartan Center Dance Room)

Instructor: Denise Hunsaker

This class is for both brand-new dancers and those who are looking for a review of basic line dance steps and            combinations. We will cover both the language and movements that are unique to line dancing, equipping students to be able to know the names of basic steps/patterns and how to do them. The teaching pace will be slow and repetitive to allow new dancers the opportunity to gain confidence as well as ability on the dance floor. We will use a variety of music, in a relaxed, social atmosphere.    Note:  No previous dance experience required.    

Classes will be held on: Thursdays, from 1:00 pm to 2:15 pm
Session dates: 1/12 THRU 3/16
Members Pay $80 Non-members Pay $100
for the Winter quarter

LINE DANCING CLASS #2A

Beginner Line Dance: Level 2 (Spartan Center Dance Room)

Instructor: Sarah Diener

Note: You must know and be able to execute the basic steps of the new beginner level to move on to the Beginner Level.

For those who have been introduced to and have some experience with line dancing, and are ready to add on to their basic step and step combination skill set. Each quarter we will add new steps and dances so that you can continue to learn and develop as a line dancer. The teaching pace is a bit faster and the choreography a bit more challenging than the New Beginner Level, but is also repetitive to reinforce muscle memory.  We will cover a variety of dance styles & rhythms to music from different genres.

Note: You must know and be able to execute the basic steps of the new beginner level to move on to the Beginner Level.

Classes will be held on: Tuesdays, from 11:45 am to 12:45 pm
Session dates: 1/10 THRU 3/14
Members Pay $80 Non-members Pay $100
for the Winter quarter

LINE DANCING CLASS #2B

Beginner Line Dance: Level 2 (Spartan Center Dance Room)

Instructor: Denise Hunsaker

Note: You must know and be able to execute the basic steps of the new beginner level to move on to the Beginner Level.

For those who have been introduced to and have some experience with line dancing, and are ready to add on to their basic step and step combination skill set. Each quarter we will add new steps and dances so that you can continue to learn and develop as a line dancer. The teaching pace is a bit faster and the choreography a bit more challenging than the New Beginner Level, but is also repetitive to reinforce muscle memory.  We will cover a variety of dance styles & rhythms to music from different genres.

Note: You must know and be able to execute the basic steps of the new beginner level to move on to the Beginner Level.

Classes will be held on: Thursdays, from 2:30 pm to 3:45 pm
Session dates: 1/12 THRU 3/16
Members Pay $80 Non-members Pay $100
for the Winter quarter

LINE DANCING CLASS #3

Improver: Level 3 (Spartan Center Dance Room)

Instructor: Denise Hunsaker

This class is designed for those who have danced at the Beginner Level for a minimum of a year and who know the names of and how to do the steps/patterns in the New Beginner & Beginner levels. The teaching pace is faster than the first 2 levels and is also repetitive in order to learn the dances and the step combinations. More challenging choreography will be added at this level along with some fun new steps.  

Note: You must know and be able to execute the basic steps and combinations of both the new beginner and beginner level classes to move on to this level.

Classes will be held on: Tuesdays, from 2:45 pm – 4:00 pm
Session dates: 1/10 THRU 3/14
Members Pay $80 Non-members Pay $100 for the Winter quarter

LINE DANCING CLASS #4A

Intermediate Line Dance: Level 4 (Spartan Center Dance Room)

Instructor: Denise Hunsaker

This is the most difficult level of Line Dance Classes offered and is only for those who have danced at the Advanced Beginner Level for a minimum of a year and know all the steps/patterns of the first 3 levels of line dance.  At this level, the choreography takes a definite leap up in difficulty, length, rhythm and step combinations.  The fun of this class is the challenge of the choreography and rhythms we get to try. Intermediate dancers should be more independent, being able to dance some on their own without looking at others and/or the Instructor all the time. Intermediate students are expected to be more  independent dancers and have a mastery of a broad range of steps and step combinations.

Note: This class is designed for those who have danced at the advanced beginner level for at least a year & who know the names of and how to do the steps/patterns of the previous levels.

Classes will be held on: Tuesday, from 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Session dates: 1/10 THRU 3/14
Members Pay $ 80Non-members Pay $100 for the Winter quarter

LINE DANCING CLASS #4B

Intermediate Line Dance: Level 4 (Spartan Center Dance Room)

Instructor: Denise Hunsaker

This is the most difficult level of Line Dance Classes offered and is only for those who have danced at the Advanced Beginner Level for a minimum of a year and know all the steps/patterns of the first 3 levels of line dance.  At this level, the choreography takes a definite leap up in difficulty, length, rhythm and step combinations.  The fun of this class is the challenge of the choreography and rhythms we get to try. Intermediate dancers should be more independent, being able to dance some on their own without looking at others and/or the Instructor all the time. Intermediate students are expected to be more  independent dancers and have a mastery of a broad range of steps and step combinations.

Note: This class is designed for those who have danced at the advanced beginner level for at least a year & who know the names of and how to do the steps/patterns of the previous levels.

Classes will be held on: Thursday, from 11:45am – 12:45pm
Session dates: 1/12 THRU 3/16
Members Pay $80 Non-members Pay $100 for the Winter quarter


AGING WELL

Instructor: Toshiko Aramaki                                                                                                                                                                This course works to re-establish strength with active movement. The focus is on strengthening upper and lower body muscles, bone health, balance, agility and reaction time. All these are very important for fall prevention. You will also learn many strategies to prevent falls in this class.  We use a sturdy chair, cushion or pillow and Thera Band (optional/not provided).

Classes will be held on:  Monday & Wednesday  from  11:30 am to 12:30 pm & Friday from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
       Members Pay $66 Non-members Pay $110

Class starts from Friday, February 1 | Please register by January 25
In Person Is Full at this time; registration here is for Zoom.   
NO class on Monday, February 20

KEEP YOUR BALANCE – KEEP MOVING

Instructor: Toshiko Aramaki                                                                                                                                                                This is NOT a traditional exercise class. It is an ENTRY level course made up of 50% discussion on Fall Strategies and 50% balance exercises. This is a 10-week course which guides you in developing an exercise routine for first time students only — NO return students will be enrolled in the class.

  Wednesday  from  1:30 pm to 2:30 pm 
       FREE!
Next class starts from February 18 – March 22 2023
To get your name on our waitlist leave your name and number at front desk & the instructor will contact you.

Call the Senior Center at (206) 365-1536


Toshiko’s Exercise for Cancer Survivors

Instructor: Toshiko Aramaki                                                                                                                                                                This class is designed for cancer survivors.

Participants are people who have completed their cancer treatment, have never taken an exercise class before, and have a hard time starting exercise. This class will change your idea of exercise and show you what to do and what to avoid to help you become more active each day.

Toshiko is a certified Cancer Exercise Trainer from ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine). She has been teaching exercise to cancer survivors for almost 14 years.

Classes held on: Monday from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm & Wednesday from 10:00 am to 11:00 am
       Cost: FREE Location: on Zoom only

Before you sign up for the class, you need to speak with Toshiko. Please call the Center at 206-365-1536 to leave your name and phone number. Toshiko will call you to discuss the class.

In order to participate in this class, you need to:

  • be familiar with Zoom
  • get a medical release from your doctor
  • sign a liability release from Shoreline Lake Forest Park Senior Center
  • send all these forms by mail or email to a specific address

Call us and plan to join Moving Through Cancer in February!

This class is sponsored by: SHORELINE LAKE FOREST PARK SENIOR CENTER, BALLARD NW SENIOR CENTER, SENIOR CENTER of WEST SEATTLE

Class starts from February 1 | Registration is ongoing. 
Call the Senior Center at (206) 365-1536
NO class on Monday, February 20


ENHANCE®FITNESS

Instructor: CeCe Ryan          

Enhance Fitness is a fun, evidence-based group exercise and fall prevention program. Join us as we become more active, energized, and empowered to sustain independent lives.

No charge for eligible Kaiser  Permanente members. Regular attendance is expected for best results.

Classes will be held on:  Monday, Wednesday & Friday from 10:00 am to 11:00 am
       Members Pay $66 & Non-members Pay $110 for December

Kaiser Permanente members: FREE

Class starts from February 1 | Please register by January 25
To register call the Senior Center at (206) 365-1536

NO class on Monday, February 20


GET FIT~STAY FIT

Substitute Instructor: CeCe Ryan

This class is a gentle exercise program, performed either seated or standing. Improve your physical conditioning, range-of-motion, strength and endurance and decrease your risk of injuries. Especially benefits chronic illnesses, degenerative conditions and improves overall wellness. (Wheelchairs & walkers can be accommodated)


Classes will be held on:  Tuesday & Thursday from 10:00 am to 11:00 am
       Members Pay $48 & Non-members Pay $80 for October

Class starts from February 2 | Please register by January 26      


Zumba Fitness

Instructor: Cindy House                                                                                                                                                         

Zumba is a fitness program that involves cardio and Latin-inspired dance. All are welcome, regardless of experience. Come join the fun! Zumba targets many different muscle groups at once for total body toning. Boosts your heart health. You not only get aerobic benefits( it really gets your heart rate up), you also get anaerobic benefits – the kind that help you maintain a good cardiovascular respiratory system. Helps you de-stress. New participants welcome anytime!

Wednesday from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Members: $5 per session
Non-members: $7 per session


CLOGGING

Instructor: Maureen Pettit                                                                                                                                                         

Clogging Registration for Winter quarter is open. You may call the Center at 206-365-1536 to be placed on the registration for Winter quarter. Winter quarter is January 9 – March 27.

Originating in Europe, clogging in the USA started in the Appalachians.  It is a rhythmic, grounded style of dance, great exercise for all ages, & danced to a wide variety of music. 

Clogging is a fun, easygoing class with instructor “cueing” steps and dances. Clogging is very much a “multigenerational” activity. We encourage family participation of all ages.
         

  • INTRODUCTION TO CLOGGING (Spartan Center Gymnastic Room): Monday, from 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    Members Pay $84 & Non-members Pay $108 for Winter Quarter.
    Class Start: February 9
    Registration Deadline:
    February 6
  • EASY INTERMEDIATE CLOGGING (Spartan Center Gymnastic Room): Monday, from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Members Pay $84 & Non-members Pay $108 for Winter Quarter.
    Class Start: February 9
    Registration Deadline: February 6

INTRODUCTION TO YOGA, GENTLE CHAIR & MAT YOGA

Instructor: Heidi L. Mair, AWC, E-RYT
Calm your mind, stretch and strengthen your body, and improve your balance with a Yoga class designed for students 50 and older. Each class includes breath awareness, mindful meditation, and a sequence of poses to work each part of your body. Heidi Mair is a certified Wellness Counselor and Yoga Teacher with over 1700 hours of teaching experience. Heidi specializes in Yoga for active older adults. Find out more about Yoga and healthy aging at Heidi’s website     https://heidilynneyogaandwellness.wordpress.com/

INTRODUCTION TO YOGA

Do you want to calm your mind, build stamina and improve balance – at your own pace? Then look no further! Begin your Yoga journey here. This one-hour class will prepare you for either Gentle Mat or Gentle Chair Yoga. You will learn the fundamental principles of Yoga and tools to increase flexibility and strength, release tension, and develop concentration and body awareness. There will be time for questions. 
Wear comfortable clothes and shoes and bring water. All new yoga students are required to attend this class.


Classes will be held on: 1st Tuesday of the month, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
FREE for MembersNon-members
Call the Senior Center at (206) 365-1536
      

GENTLE CHAIR YOGA

This class designed for students 50 and older. Each class includes breath awareness, mindful meditation and a     sequence of poses to work each part of your body. Class begins and ends in a chair with a portion of class spent standing focused on balance and building strength. For students with previous Yoga experience or upon completion of Introduction to Yoga. 

Class Size Limit: 15

Now available – TWO CLASS OPTIONS

Monday Class

Monday from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Class starts from: February 6; Register by January 30
Members: $24
Non-members: $30

NO class on Monday, February 20

Wednesday Class

Wednesday from  11:00 am to 12:00 pm  
Class starts from: February 1; Register by January 25
Members: $32
Non-members: $40

GENTLE MAT YOGA

This class designed for students 50 and older. Each class includes breath awareness, mindful meditation and a      sequence of poses to work each part of your body. Students must be able to be able to get up and down from the mat. For students with previous Yoga experience or upon completion of Introduction to Yoga.  

Class Size Limit: 12

Classes will be held on: Wednesday from 9:30 am to 10:30 am
Members Pay $32 & Non-members Pay $40

Class starts from Wednesday, February 1 | Please register by January 25


VETERANS YOGA PROJECT

Instructor: Caleb Lay

For Veterans of all ages, First Responders, their families and friends. Join our certified yoga instructor, Caleb Lay for chair and standing poses to improve breathing, flexibility, balance and mood. Postures can be adapted to your abilities or limitations. Wear comfortable, non-restrictive clothing.  All ages welcome.

Class will be held on: Thursday, from 9:30 am to 10:30 am
FREE for MembersNon-members


CLIMATE SUPPORT YOGA

Instructor: Crystal Connelly & Caleb Lay

Offering a new type of yoga that highlights a philosophy to share with community, instructors Crystal Connelly & Caleb Lay will lead this class in shared intention, meditation, mindfulness practice and gentle movement exploring climate change topics through the lens of yoga.  Disaster and Emergency preparedness and tools are also shared. All Ages welcome.

Class will be held on: February 12 from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
FREE for Members & Non-members

https://www.climatesupportyoga.com/  


Fly Tying Class

The Olympic Fly Fishers of Edmonds will have a Fly Tying Class that will provide detail instruction on the fundamentals and some advanced techniques of fly tying. So, if you are a beginner, someone who wants to enhance his/her techniques, or someone who just enjoys fly tying comradery, this class is for you.

Olympic Fly Fishers of Edmonds have expert fly tying instructors and assistants with years of tying experience. All equipment and materials will be provided (you are welcome to bring your own equipment). Yes, you will be able to take the equipment home and tie flies between the classes!

After the class participants will go home with:

· 10 or more flies

· Complete fly recipes and references for all flies tied

· Some new friends

· A lifetime hobby

This class will be taught by John Wendt, who has been teaching Fly Tying for about seven years.  The Olympic Fly Fishers of Edmonds will be assisting.  John uses a variety of instructional tools, including videos, books, handouts, and even incorporates entomology (the study of insects).  6 classes total.

            Day: Monday                                                               Cost: $40

            Time: 6:00 pm            

           Location: Craft Room                                     

                        Class start date: January 23, 2023

CLASS IS FULL!


Understanding our Universe Series

Understanding our Universe Series with Bob Dulude. This four session
class will explore and discuss the fundamental concepts by which our universe behaves—how it
works and why. Attendees can expect to understand at a basic level the concepts of relativity,
black holes, the Big Bang, multiple universes, quarks, and other fundamental particles of matter. Background in
science or math is not required. The book The Grand Design by Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow is
recommended.

Day: Tuesday Cost: FREE

Time: 10:00 am                                                            Location: Conference Room         

                        Class start date: January 10 – January 31, 2023

Call the reception desk at 206-365-1536 to register!


TECHNOLOGY CLASSES

Instructor: Nick Della Giustina     
             “Nick has been working in the computer industry for the past two decades. He recently graduated from the University of Washington and enjoys assisting people with technology-based issues. Nick is excited to be instructing members of the Senior Center in the uses of today’s technology!”

Participants determine the class content. Love your iPhone/iPad but is it driving you crazy? Bring your phone/iPad, fully charged with a list of the features you want to use on your device and any questions you have about particular phone functions. Registration by phone only.

Smartphone:
Potential topics: connecting to cellular networks or Wi-Fi, how to: make calls, browse the web, take pictures, play music and send and receive emails and text messages. Creating an Apple ID, Configure privacy & Security settings, Learning to use the tips, control center configuration, switching data, using Siri and Airdrop.

Classes will be held on: Thursday from  11:00 am to 12:00 pm  
Members Pay $28 & Non-members Pay $40
Class starts Thursday, February 2   

Registration for this class can be done at the Front Desk.
To register, walk-in or call the Center at (206) 365-1536. Call from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm on Monday to Thursday
and from 9:00 am to noon on Friday. Thank You!

Tablet:
Learn the basics of using your iPad; update your apps, navigating the device, discovering settings and how to customize and organize your iPad. Potential topics we will cover includes set-up, syncing to iTunes, email, downloading aps, calendar use, and more!

Classes will be held on: Thursday from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm  
Members Pay $28 & Non-members Pay $40 for per class
Class starts Thursday, February 2   

Registration for this class can be done at the Front Desk.
To register, walk-in or call the Center at (206) 365-1536. Call from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm on Monday to Thursday and from 9:00 am to noon on Friday. Thank You!


BEGINNERS STYLE TAI CHI

Instructor: Mary Newbill                   

Tai Chi is a low-impact balance exercise that can reduce falls and prevent bone fractures in seniors.  Come learn the beginning basics with Mary.

Classes will be held on: Thursday from  1:00 pm to 2:00 pm  
Members Pay $32 & Non-members Pay $40

Class starts Thursday, February 2

YANG STYLE TAI CHI

Instructor: Mary Newbill                   

Qi Gong warm-ups with meditative movement and Cheng Man-Ching Yang’s style for continuing students. In China Tai Chi is practiced for health, sport and recreation.   

Classes will be held on: Thursday from  2:00 pm to 3:00 pm  
Members Pay $32 & Non-members Pay $40

Class starts Thursday, February 2   


HULA

Instructor: Kathy DeAguiar and Gloria Kawabori

Our Kapuna Hula group is starting up again this summer. Learn the gracefully beautiful dance form of hula.  Hula is a visual dance form using hand motions to represent the words in a song or chant.
Call 206-365-1536 for registration.

Classes will be held on: Mondays from 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Members Pay $3/class & Non-members Pay $5/class

Class Starts February 1 | Registration is Ongoing
Call the Senior Center at (206) 365-1536
NO class on Monday, February 20


THE ART CLUB (all mediums except oil)

Bring your acrylics, pastels, almost any art medium and join us for awesome creative fun!  Together we’ll enjoy the   process of creating our own projects.

Call 206-365-1536 for registration. You may pay at the center’s reception desk on the day of participation  Please arrive 15 minutes prior to start time to pay.      

Classes will be held on: Thursdays from 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Members Pay $4/class & Non-members Pay $6/class

Class Starts February 2 | Registration is Ongoing
Call the Senior Center at (206) 365-1536


BASIC KNITTING CLUB

Instructor: Donna Ault
Whether you want to learn a new craft or gain tips on a knitting project you are working on, this group of friendly crafters will assist you. Should you prefer to crochet, no problem: they are  happy to help you complete your       project.  Men & women alike enjoy this class. Come and join the fun!  

Call 206-365-1536 for registration. Please pay the instructor in class on the day of participation

Classes will be held on: Mondays from 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Members Pay $3/class & Non-members Pay $6/class

Class Starts February 6 | Registration is Ongoing
Call the Senior Center at (206) 365-1536
NO class on Monday, February 20


DRIFTWOOD SCULPTURE

Instructor: Dana Theodsorsen
Learn to transform rough wood into a beautiful sculpture. Instructor has basic tools available for $15

Call 206-365-1536 for registration. Please pay the instructor in class on the day of participation

Classes will be held on: Tuesdays from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Members Pay $6/class & Non-members Pay $8/class

Class Starts February 7 | Registration is Ongoing
Call the Senior Center at (206) 365-1536


CONVERSATIONAL ESL

Facilitators: Tessa & Doug Machle
If you are a non-native English speaker and would like to improve your conversation and pronunciation skills, this is the class for you. Participants will enjoy improving their conversational abilities as we talk about a variety of topics. 

Call 206-365-1536 for registration.

Classes will be held on: Tuesdays from 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Members Pay Free & Non-members Pay Free

Class Starts February 7 | Registration Ongoing

BEGINNING ESL READING CLASS

Facilitators: Cathy Costa & Jane Sitko
This class will practice the English sound system for pronunciation, words and  reading with grammar and vocabulary. It will also focus on simple sentence structure. 

Call 206-365-1536 to register.

Classes will be held on: Tuesdays & Thursdays from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Members Pay Free & Non-members Pay Free

Class Starts February 2 | Registration Ongoing


DUPLICATE BRIDGE

Facilitators: Claudia Olney
This is a friendly, non-sanctioned game in which identical deals are played in order to compare individual scores. Come join the fun.  You need to bring a partner in order to play  If you don’t have a partner call an we will wait list you and try to find a partner. Registration is required and there is a limited number of spaces available.                                                

Call 206-365-1536 to register.

Classes will be held on: Wednesdays from 11:30 am to3:30 pm
Members Pay $3 & Non-members Pay $5

Class Starts February 1 | Registration Ongoing


PINOCHLE

Facilitators: Karen Napora & Donna Turner
This fun game is a trick-takingAce-Ten card game for four players (per table) played with a 48-card deck. New players always welcome. Registration is required and there is a limited number of spaces available. You may pay at the center’s reception desk on the day of participation   Please arrive 15 minutes prior to starttime to pay.

                                       Call 206-365-1536 to register.

Classes will be held on: Thursdays from 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Members Pay $3 & Non-members Pay $5

Class Starts February 2 | Registration Ongoing


QUILTING & SEWING

All levels of quilters welcome; work on your own project or group project.  Be prepared to learn, laugh and acquire some new friends.  

Call 206-365-1536 to register. You may pay at the center’s reception desk on the day of participation   Please arrive 15 minutes prior to start time to pay.

Classes will be held on: Tuesdays from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Members Pay $3 & Non-members Pay $5

Class Starts February 7 | Registration Ongoing
Call the Senior Center at (206) 365-1536


Age Reversing Essentrics®

Instructor: Natalia von Somoff

As seen on PBS, this “Aging Backwards” class restores movement in your joints and liberates your spine, shoulders, and hips. Essentrics dynamically stretches and strengthens every muscle in the body, rebalancing the body in continuous rotational movements. Gentle movements will increase full-body mobility and strength, relieve chronic aches and pains, and improve your balance, posture and overall health.  Essentrics draws on the flowing movements of Tai Chi that create health and balance, the strengthening theories behind ballet that create long, lean, flexible muscles and the healing principles of physiotherapy that create a pain free body. Bring a yoga mat, towel, and strap.


Classes will be held on:  Saturday from 10:00 am to 11:00 am
       Members Pay $15 & Non-members Pay $18

Saturday Class

Saturday from 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Class starts from: February 4
Members: $15
Non-members: $18


Policies: Please register a week before the first day of class. You can register online through our website or call the Center at (206) 365-1536 if you need help with registration.

All classes, activities and events arranged at this Senior Center are for the convenience and pleasure of the participants who desire to attend. The Senior Center does not assume any responsibility for the well being or safety of the participants or their property in any matters pertaining to said activities and events. Members and their guests participate at their own risk and should not expect or hold the Senior Center responsible in any way. The Senior Center offers a variety of classes, but does not endorse any speakers. The presenters have been asked not to solicit or call any clients and to give information ONLY.

We suggest you listen to a variety of presenters before you make any kind of decision. Presentations are meant as an educational opportunity and no marketing is allowed.