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Half Price Membership for 2021 (Membership ends Dec 31, 2021): $17.50


If you have trouble registering or run into issues while registering, please call the Center at (206) 365-1536.

Zoom and In-person Classes offered through Shoreline Lake Forest Park Senior Center

October 2021 Classes

Line Dancing

Instructor: Denise Hunsaker
Different levels of line dancing available.

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

Note: No previous dance experience required.

This class is particularly designed to meet the needs of 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.  Come learn to dance while giving your brain and body a great workout!

Classes will be held on: Thursday from 1:00 pm to 2:15 pm
Members Pay $24 Non-members Pay $32 for the month

Class Size Limit: 25

COVID Protocol: Proof of Vaccination & Masks Required

Class starts from Thursday, October 7

Beginner Line Dance: Level 2 – Option A (Spartan Center Dance Room)

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. This is a great way to exercise both your body your brain while having fun and being social.

Classes will be held on: Thursday from 2:30 pm to 3:45 pm
Members Pay $24 Non-members Pay $32 for the month

Class Size Limit: 25

COVID Protocol: Proof of Vaccination & Masks Required

Class starts from Thursday, October 7

Beginner Line Dance: Level 2 – Option B (Spartan Center Gymnastic Room)

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. This is a great way to exercise both your body your brain while having fun and being social.

Classes will be held on: Tuesday from 11:45 am to 12:45 pm
Members Pay $24 Non-members Pay $32 for the month

Class Size Limit: 15

COVID Protocol: Proof of Vaccination & Masks Required

Class starts from Tuesday, October 5

Advance Beginner Line Dance: Level 3 – Option A (Spartan Center Dance Room)

Note: You must know and be able to execute the steps and combinations of both the New Beginner and Beginner Classes to move up to this level.
It is highly recommended that you have danced at the beginner level for a minimum of 6 months to 1 year before moving to Level 3.

For those who have a solid mastery of line dance and are ready to try new steps & combinations.  Both the teaching pace and challenge of choreography increases, but so does the fun!  At this level we add new rhythms as well and also use repetition to reinforce learning.

Classes will be held on: Tuesday from 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Members Pay $24 Non-members Pay $32 for the month

Class Size Limit: 25

COVID Protocol: Proof of Vaccination & Masks Required

Class starts from Tuesday, October 5

Advance Beginner Line Dance: Level 3 – Option B (Spartan Center Gymnastics Room)

Note: You must know and be able to execute the steps and combinations of both the New Beginner and Beginner Classes to move up to this level.
It is highly recommended that you have danced at the beginner level for a minimum of 6 months to 1 year before moving to Level 3.

For those who have a solid mastery of line dance and are ready to try new steps & combinations.  Both the teaching pace and challenge of choreography increases, but so does the fun!  At this level we add new rhythms as well and also use repetition to reinforce learning.

Classes will be held on: Thursday from 11:45 am to 12:45 pm
Members Pay $24 Non-members Pay $32 for the month

Class Size Limit: 15

COVID Protocol: Proof of Vaccination & Masks Required

Class starts from Thursday, October 7

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

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

At the Intermediate 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.  We will learn new and often innovative step combinations as designated by the choreography chosen, which will usually cover a range of music and dance style and genre. The teaching pace is set by the level of the choreography we attempt.  Intermediate students should be more independent dancers and have a mastery of a broad range of steps and step combinations.

Classes will be held on: Tuesday from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Members Pay $24 Non-members Pay $32 for the month

Class Size Limit: 25

COVID Protocol: Proof of Vaccination & Masks Required

Class starts from Tuesday, October 5


AGING WELL (ZOOM; Virtual)

Instructor: Toshiko Aramaki                                                                                                                                                                After a long period of “Staying Home”, muscles may have gotten weak, so this course works to re-establish strength with active movement. We focus 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 $36 Non-members Pay $72 for the month

Class starts from Friday, October 1 | Please register by Friday, September 24         


ENHANCE®FITNESS (Multipurpose Room; In-person)

Instructor: CeCe Ryan
Join our Enhance®Fitness classes, an evidence-based group exercise and fall prevention program. Designed in collaboration with University of Washington Health Promotion Research Center it helps students of all levels of fitness. The goals are to 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 $36 Non-members Pay $72 for the month

Class starts from Friday, October 1 | Please register by Friday, September 24  


CLOGGING (Multipurpose Room; In-person)

Instructor: Maureen Pettit                                                                                                                                                           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, easy going class with instructor “cueing” steps and dances.  Clogging is very much a “family” activity so we encourage family participation of all ages.

Intermediate Clogging 1 & 2:

Students learn harder steps and dance to higher level choreographed dances. This class focuses on more challenging steps and choreographed dance routines.                                                                                                                                       

Classes will be held on: Tuesday from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Members Pay $20 Non-members Pay $28 for the month

Class starts from Tuesday, October 5 | Please register by Tuesday, September 28         

Beginners Clogging:


Learn basic steps used in all levels of clogging, along with easy dances.

Classes will be held on: Tuesday from 2:15 pm to 3:00 pm  
  Members Pay $20 Non-members Pay $28 for the month

Class starts from Tuesday, October 5 | Please register by Tuesday, September 28         


GENTLE CHAIR YOGA (Exercise Room; In-person)

Instructor: Heidi L. Mair, AWC, E-RYT

Class begins and ends seated in chairs with a portion of practice spent standing, focused on balance and building strength.

Classes will be held on: Wednesday from  11:00 am to 12:00 pm  
Members Pay $24 Non-members Pay $32 for the month

Class starts from Wednesday, October 8 | Please register by Wednesday, September 29  

GENTLE MAT YOGA (Wellness Studio; In-person)

Instructor: Heidi L. Mair, AWC, E-RYT

Calm your mind, stretch and strengthen your body and improve your balance with a Gentle Yoga class designed for students 50 and older. Gentle Yoga offers a nurturing, accessible and inclusive setting to explore Yoga, regardless of age or physical activity level. The August session is 3 classes.

Classes will be held on: Wednesday from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Member pay $24 and Non-members pay $32 for the month

Class starts from Wednesday, October 8 | Please register by Wednesday, September 29  


KEEP YOUR BALANCE – KEEP MOVING (Wellness Studio; In-person

Instructor: Toshiko Aramaki                                                                                                                                                                This is NOT a traditional exercise class but is made up of 50% discussion on Fall Strategies and 50% balance exercises. It is an ENTRY level course which guides you in developing  an exercise routine. This is a 10-week course.  Leave name/number at front desk & the instructor will contact you.  

Classes will be held on: Wednesday  from  1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
      FREE for both MembersNon-members

Class starts from Wednesday, October 6 | Please register by Wednesday, September 29         


YANG STYLE TAI CHI (Exercise Room; In-person)

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  1:00 pm to 2:00 pm  
Members Pay $24 Non-members Pay $32 for the month

Class starts from Thursday, October 7 | Please register by Thursday, September 30  

BEGINNERS YANG STYLE TAI CHI AND CHAIR TAI CHI (Exercise Room; In-person)

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  2:00 pm to 3:00 pm  
Members Pay $24 Non-members Pay $32 for the month

Class starts from Thursday, October 7 | Please register by Thursday, September 30  


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.

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