Tai Chi

Date/Time: 8 Thursdays: October 5 – November 30, 3:30-4:30 PM

Aimee Van Ostrand
Tai Chi is practiced by millions of people in the parks and squares of China. The practice of Tai Chi is a series of silent, fluid seamless slow-motion movements and studies show regular practice supports good health and longevity.  It improves circulation, balance, mental focus and sense of well-being. It is low impact and can easily be modified to be practiced by those with mobility issues. Aimee Van Ostrand is a Licensed Acupuncturist and owner of Healing Within Acupuncture. No experience or equipment is necessary. Wear comfortable clothing.

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Ballet Barre for All (Seniors Welcome)

Date/Time:  6 Thursdays: September 7 – October 26, 9:30AM – 10:30AM

Date/Time:  7 Thursdays: November 2 – December 21, 9:30AM – 10:30AM

Jan Chamberlin
This class is designed to allow anyone the chance to experience the benefits and joy of ballet. Most of class we will be at the barre performing basic exercises meant to increase strength, endurance, coordination, flexibility, and balance. For the last few minutes of class we will move to the centre and work on simple ballet combinations. Whether you want to try ballet for the first time, return to class after many years off, learn proper technique to apply at your Pilates Barre class, or want to exercise and need something to hold onto for balance or arm support; this is the class for you! Jan has developed multiple classes to meet the needs for older adults and personally manages lymphedema through regular ballet classes.

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Adult Continuing Ballet

Date/Time:  14 Mondays: September 11 – December 18, 7:15PM – 8:15PM

Jan Chamberlin
Join ballet and enjoy the physical and esthetic benefits of dance. Through a barre, centre work, and turning and jumping combinations, this class will provide opportunities for exercise, stretching, and toning the body. This is a wonderful class for those who danced when they were younger and those who never stopped.

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Community Concert with Thursday Musical

Thursday Musical Musicians
Thursday Musical, one of the oldest arts organizations in the country, was founded in 1892 by group of 12 women from Minneapolis. Currently, Thursday Musical supports three distinctive recital series featuring a wealth of classical solo and chamber ensemble repertoire: the Thursday Morning Artist Series, Home Programs, and Community Concerts. Performers will be Marion Judish (violin) and Jenya Trubnikava (piano); Helen and Paul Baumgartner (piano duo).

Date/Time: Saturday, October 28, 4:00PM – 5:00PM
Tuition: FREE with registration
Age/Level: All Ages, All Levels

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New York City Ballet MOVES

Date/Time: Saturday, October 28, 7:30PM – 9:00PM

Northrop Presents
Join a group from WBCA to see the New York City Ballet at Northrop for a reduced rate! Meet at Northrop or notify WBCA if you are interested in setting up a carpool. It’s a rare treat when New York City Ballet dancers take the Northrop stage. This stunning repertory program includes ballets by four exceptional choreographers. Jerome Robbins, one of New York City Ballet’s founding choreographers, visits three couples, each at different points in their romantic relationships, in his enduring classic In the Night. Justin Peck’s first ballet for NYCB, In Creases, showcases his keen wit and musicality. Christopher Wheeldon’s After the Rain pas de deux is an achingly beautiful expression of tenderness and longing.
Please register by September 27 for the discounted tickets.

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CLASS ID: 7R25 This class has been cancelled.
Date/Time: Saturday, October 28, 10:00AM – 11:30AM

Erika Arndt
Abiyoyo is a troublesome giant who creates problems for the village until a boy and his father devise a plan to get rid of him. We’ll hear Pete Seeger tell the tale, then we’ll make three things from the story: an Abiyoyo yarn doll, a magic wand, and a homemade ukulele. Your child will want to sing, dance, and retell this story over and over again!

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