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Chair Yoga on Thursdays in September at River House

$30

with Rebecca Dawson

Calendar Sep 1, 2022 at 9 am, runs for 5 weeks

Discover a yoga practice that has therapeutic benefits for seniors who may not be able to stand for long periods of time or may be uncomfortable seated on the floor, with a substitute teacher this month thoughtfully selected by River House instructor, Rebecca Dawson.

5-week session will be held on Thursdays, September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 from 9:00 -10:00 at the River House (179 Marine Street, St. Augustine 32084)

Register by August 29 to keep your favorite class from being canceled.

Classes are for ages 18 and up.

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Belly Dance (Level 2) on Thursdays in September at River House

$30

with Gina Marie Newman

Calendar Sep 1, 2022 at 10:45 am, runs for 5 weeks

This class is best suited for students that have taken the Bellydance for Fun and Fitness or have some basic Bellydance or dance training. Gina Marie will teach beginner, easy-to-follow, combinations with the goal of learning Bellydance choreography.

Please wear comfortable yoga or fitness wear that you can move freely in.

Bare foot or dance shoes in the studio is preferred.

Wear a hip scarf or coin belt if you have one.

Gina Marie is Director of Blue Lotus World Dance and is a certified SharQui Belly Dance Fitness Instructor.

5-week session will be held on Thursdays, September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 from 10:45 to 11:45 at the River House (179 Marine Street, St. Augustine 32084)

Register by August 29 to keep your favorite class from being canceled.

Classes are for ages 18 and up.

Belly Dance for Fitness and Fun on Thursdays in September at River House

$30

with Gina Marie Newman

Calendar Sep 1, 2022 at 11:45 am, runs for 5 weeks

This class is suited for all levels and will provide students with a gentle, low impact work-out while learning authentic Arabic dance movements.

Please wear comfortable yoga or fitness wear that you can move freely in.

Bare foot or dance shoes in the studio is preferred.

Wear a hip scarf or coin belt if you have one.

Gina Marie is Director of Blue Lotus World Dance and is a certified SharQui Belly Dance Fitness Instructor.

5-week session will be held on Thursdays, September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 from 11:45 to 12:45 at the River House (179 Marine Street, St. Augustine 32084)

Register by August 29 to keep your favorite class from being canceled.

Classes are for ages 18 and up.

 

Tap Dance for Beginners on Thursdays in September at River House

$30

with Judy Woodruff

Calendar Sep 1, 2022 at 2 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Beginner Tap Dance, with instructor Judy Woodruff, is especially for tap dance novices.  No previous experience is expected!  The class will include the most basic tap fundamentals and simple combination steps at slow speeds and easy rhythms.  Students should be fit enough to be able to stand for the 60 minute class period.

5-week session will be held on Thursdays, September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 from 2:00 to 3:00 at River House (179 Marine St.)

Register by August 29 to keep your favorite class from being canceled.

Classes are for ages 18 and up.

Tai Chi on Tuesdays and Thursdays in September at River House

$45

with Andrew Schirmacher

Calendar Sep 6, 2022 at 11:15 am, runs for 4 weeks

Learn basic Tai Chi moves for stability, coordination and health.

Master Andrew Schirmacher began his studies of Chinese martial arts in 1973. He has studied Tai Chi  Quan, Xing Yi and Kung Fu. He will be teaching classes in Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan and Qi Gong.

Tai Chi practice for health and wellness promotes balance control, flexibility, stress relief and cardiovascular fitness. Tai Chi, with its gentle, graceful pace and low impact movements, can be learned and practiced by virtually anyone.

Requirements for class:

Loose fitting clothes that allow you move freely.

  • Non-marking shoes, preferably sneakers. (Most non-marking shoes will have a white or light-colored sole that will be less likely to leave dark marks. They will also be soft-soled.)
  • Water bottle (optional)
  • Small towel (optional)

4-week session will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, September 6 & 8, 13 & 15, 20 & 22, 27 & 29 from 11:15 to 12:15 at The River House (179 Marine Street, St. Augustine)

Register by August 29 to keep your favorite class from being canceled.

Classes are for ages 18 and up.

Line Dance on Tuesdays in September at River House

$30

with Ramona Walter

Calendar Sep 6, 2022 at 11:30 am, runs for 4 weeks

Come learn the fun dance art of Line Dance with a lively variety of music.

Wear comfortable shoes, preferably with leather bottoms.

Ramona is the former owner of Mona Gail Dance Center. She studied Ballroom dance under Jack Kalan and became a teacher at the age of sixteen. While working with Fred Astaire she became the Tri-State Dance Director. Ramona is a multi National Championship winner. She has experience in choreography and her local students won first place in the "I Love Dance Competition" at World Golf Village in 2020.

4-week session will be held on Tuesdays September 6, 13, 20, 27 from 11:30 to 12:30 at The River House (179 Marine Street, St. Augustine 32084)

Register by August 29 to keep your favorite class from being canceled.

Classes are for ages 18 and up.

Intermediate/Advanced Tap Dance on Wednesdays in September at River House

$35

with Judy Woodruff

Calendar Sep 7, 2022 at 1:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Join us at River House for Intermediate/Advanced Tap Dance with instructor Judy Woodruff. This class will include tap dance technique and steps from the Matanzas Tap repertoire. Previous tap dance experience is expected; students in the class should be sufficiently fit to stand unaided for at least 90 minutes. 

4-week session will be held on Wednesdays, September 7, 14, 21, 28 from 1:30-3:00 pm at River House (179 Marine Street, St. Augustine 32084).

Register by August 29 to keep your favorite classes from being canceled.

Classes are for ages 18 and up.

Tai Chi - COA Center at Flagler Health+ Village at Nocatee Wednesdays

$30

with Dennis Shiels

Calendar Sep 7, 2022 at 1:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Instructor Dennis Shiels will guide you through a series of gentle physical exercises and stretches. Sometimes described as meditation in motion, Tai Chi promotes serenity and connects the mind and body.  This class can be done standing or seated.  Open to all adults age 18 and older.  Cost is $30 for five one hour classes every Wednesday in September at 1:30.  

 





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