Personal Enrichment Course Offerings - Spring 2013
Due to popular request, the music for Foxtrot will once again fill Laird Hall this semester. Whether you danced with us in the fall or not, please join us for this session. Nancy will review the basics then teach us the fancier steps as we twirl around the floor to the crooning of Frank and Dean. If you need to learn one ballroom dance, the American Smooth Foxtrot is it. Its versatility and rhythmic variations can be adapted to meet your needs on the dance floor.
Wednesdays 2/6 - 3/27, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Class limit: 12 couples Fee: $108
Life DrawingLunchtime Yoga
This continues to be one of our most popular classes for artists and artist-wannabes. It is a fantastic opportunity to work with a live model each week, at your own pace, in an actual art studio. There is no instruction. Easels and boards are provided.
Lortz Hall, Room 300
Mondays 2/4 – 3/25, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Class limit: 12 Fee: $90
Do you find that a mid-day peace-filled hour could only help your stressed-filled life? Simply sign up for this class! Relieve tension and stress, bring flexibility, strength, focus, and balance into your life during this time. You will feel refreshed, renewed, and ready to take on the rest of your day. All levels are welcome. Bring a mat, bottled water and dress comfortably.
Patterson Board Room, Laird Hall
Mondays 2/4 - 3/25, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Class limit: 12 Fee: $50
Qigong ~ What?
So you've been thinking about Tai Chi. Try Qigong (pronounced chi gong) instead. The ancient Chinese have a saying, "Gold has a price but qi is priceless." Qigong was developed to cultivate qi in order to nourish and enhance life. This ancient excerise balances the body and mind together in a relaxed manner to promote health and well-being. From Qigong, we learn greater relaxation, balance, sense of empowerment as well as self-healing. This form of Qigong has 18 movements that are gentle and simple, making it suitable for people of any age and stage of fitness.
Patterson Board Room in Laird Hall
Tuesdays 2/12 - 3/19, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Class limit: 20 Fee: $30
Whether you are planning a trip to a Spanish-speaking country, need to know some Spanish for work, or want to learn for learning's sake, this class is for you. The instructor is a native of Lima, Peru and has been teaching Spanish at Wilson for over 14 years. Graciela will teach you the correct pronunciation, grammar, spelling, and usage of this Romance language. Book included.
Mondays 2/4 – 3/25, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Class limit: 15 Fee: $132
What will you be doing with your belly this February? How about shimmies and stretches? Belly dancing is for all women, regardless of age or body type. It is a fun and exciting way to gain self-confidence, strengthen your core, express yourself as well as enjoy yourself with women who think the way you do! Each class includes a warm-up, isolations, drills, shimmies and a cool-down stretch ~ all in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. Wear comfortable clothing such as a fitted t-shirt and exercise pants.
Thursdays 2/21 - 4/18 (no class 3/21), 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Class limit: 20 Fee: $40
What could be more fun than participating in a Latin-inspired, calorie-buring dance party-exercise program? Nothing! Zumba is it! Latin music is motivating which adds to the popularity of this program. This semester's class will be calorie-buring, but not as hectic. Toning will be incorporated in the movements thus making it a little slower-paced. Sandy will combine dance steps, unique moves and comfortable combinations. The hour will go by quickly as you tone, dance, become healthier and happier.
Mondays 2/4 - 4/1 (No Class 3/18),
Class limit: 24 Fee: $40
Color in the Garden
There might be snow on the ground, but the gardening catalogs are arriving. With Jill's help, you can make productive use of those catalogs as now is the time to plan your garden with beautiful color. Learn how to create the look and feel you want to achieve in your garden by understanding the basic tools: color, shape and texture. Get a head start on your spring planning and planting with a landscape designer.
Saturday March 2, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Class limit: 20 Fee: $18
Excel-ing on the Computer
Microsoft excel can be daunting but after this class you will be excel-ing! The instructor, a high school computer teacher, will have you proficient in identifying parts of the screen, adding data, templates, formatting information, writing simple formulas, working with multiple spreadsheets, printing options, as well as adding charts and art. This is the class to join to upgrade your skills both professionally and personally.
Tuesdays 2/12 - 3/05, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Class limit: 15 Fee: $60
Museum Musing & Art Assessing
Why do people visit museums and art galleries? What are in those places and why? Learn about the fascinating world of art from one who loves and knows it. Over the course of three evenings, discussion will happen on both museum and art appreciation/eperience as the instructor believes that all persons can appreciate art for art's sake. The goal of this class is to equip the learner with the skills necessary to experience fully cultural institutions here and abroad.
Thursdays 4/4 - 4/18, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Class limit: 15 Fee: $30