Introduction to Tai Chi

CLASS ID: 1Y907
Date/Time: Wednesday, January 23, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

CLASS ID: 2Y902
Date/Time: Tuesday, February 26, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Aimee Van Ostrand
Learn about this beautiful and healthy art form during a free class. Just dress comfortably so you can move, no special outfits required! Aimee will let you know about the health benefits and give you a brief history before she guides you through the Yang Style short form.

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Tai Chi

CLASS ID: 12Y901
Date/Time: 5 Thursdays, December 13 – January 24, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM  *date change
*No Class December 27 & January 3

CLASS ID: 1Y906
Date/Time: 6 Thursdays, January 31 – March 7, 3:30 PM – 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 wellbeing. 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. Sign up for a month at a time, or drop in when you can and pay $15 Member/$19 Non-Member per week.

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Ballet Barre Level 1 and 2 (Seniors Welcome)

BALLET BARRE LEVEL 1
CLASS ID: 1Y903
Date/Time: 11 Tuesdays, January 8 – March 26, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
*No Class March 5

BALLET BARRE LEVEL 2
CLASS ID: 1Y904
Date/Time: 11 Thursdays, January 10-March 28, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
*No Class March 7

Jan Chamberlin
Ballet dancers begin their day at the barre, and so should you! Using a barre for support we will learn traditional ballet exercises that will increase strength and endurance while also improving balance and coordination. Simple choreography will be taught so each student will feel the joy of dancing and be encouraged to express themselves creatively through the movements. Level 1, perfect for beginners and those wanting to dance at a slower pace, will spend the entire class at the barre. Level 2 is more advanced and will finish each class in the centre dancing without the aid of the barre. Whichever class you attend be prepared to feel lighter, stronger and more graceful when leaving. Whether you want to try ballet for the first time, return to class after years off, learn proper technique to apply to your Pilates barre class, or work on balance, this is the class for you!

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Beginning Tap

CLASS ID: 1Y905
Date/Time: 11 Thursdays, January 10 – March 28, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
*No Class March 7

Jan Chamberlin
Stomp your feet, kick up your heels and make some noise! Join us in Beginning Tap as we learn to shuffle, brush, dig and other standing and traveling steps. Simple dance combinations will be taught and reviewed each week. Tap dance encourages the development of rhythm, style, balance and coordination. Tap shoes strongly recommended, although any hard soled shoe may be worn.

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Minneapolis Guitar Quartet

CLASS ID: 5Y101
Date/Time: Thursday, May 16, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Minneapolis Guitar Quartet
The Minneapolis Guitar Quartet returns to the White Bear Center for the Arts with special guest Linda Chatterton on flute. The program will include music of J.S. Bach, Leo Brouwer, Astor Piazzolla and Maja Radovanlija.

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Adult Continuing Ballet

CLASS ID: 1Y902
Date/Time: 11 Mondays, January 7 – March 25, 7:15 PM – 8:15 PM
*No Class March 4

Jan Chamberlin
Join ballet and enjoy the physical and esthetic benefits of dance. Through a barre, centre work, 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 for those who never stopped.

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

CLASS ID: 9Y03
Date/Time: Tuesday, March 12, 7:30 PM

Discover dance’s power to bring people together and connect us all by our common humanity, when Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returns to Northrop! A vital American cultural ambassador to the world, this beloved company celebrates the uniqueness of the African-American cultural experience, pushing dance into fascinating new territory, yet honoring tradition with the signature classic, Alvin Ailey’s inspiring Revelations, a masterpiece of hope and redemption. Registrations must be completed by February 12.

There are a limited number of parking passes available which will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis for $10. Please inquire at registration if you are interested in purchasing a parking pass.

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Custom Labyrinth Event

CLASS ID: 9X06
Date/Time: Call WBCA to schedule

Mary Silvaroli Daul
Looking for a unique way to honor and celebrate a significant life milestone for yourself or someone special? Consider the labyrinth! This is a great opportunity to gather a small group of friends for time that is both restful and rejuvenating. Mary will help you create a memorable event that combines fun and friendship, centered on the path of the labyrinth. Call WBCA to make arrangements.

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