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Tai Chi on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Nov./Dec. at River House

$4950

with Andrew Schirmacher

Calendar Nov 1, 2022 at 11:15 am

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)

Classes will be held on both Tuesdays and Thursdays November 1, 3, 10, 15, 17, 22, 29, and December 6, 8, 13, 15 from 11:15 to 12:15 at The River House (179 Marine Street, St. Augustine)

No class on November 8, 24, and December 1.

Classes are for ages 18 and up.

Will run

Line Dance on Tuesdays in Nov./Dec. at River House

$27

with Ramona Walter

Calendar Nov 1, 2022 at 11:30 am, runs for 6 weeks

Come learn the fun dance art of Line Dance with a lively variety of music including Pop, Country, and Latin.

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.

Classes will be held on Tuesdays, November 1, 15, 22, 29, and December 6, 13 from 11:30 to 12:30 at The River House (179 Marine Street, St. Augustine 32084)

No class on November 8.

Classes are for ages 18 and up.

Will run

Chair Yoga on Wednesdays in Nov./Dec. at River House

$27

with Rebecca Dawson

Calendar Nov 2, 2022 at 10:30 am, runs for 6 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 River House instructor, Rebecca Dawson.

Rebecca Dawson is a 500 ERYT Experienced Yoga Teacher and Yoga Therapist who has been teaching yoga for 20 plus years. She received her Yoga Therapist license in 2014 after studying with International Yoga Therapist, Gary Krafstow. She enjoys bringing yoga and meditation to her students so that they may benefit from the combined benefits of the body, mind, spirit connection.

Classes will be held on Wednesdays, November 2, 9, 16, 23, and December 7, 14 from 10:30 - 11:30 at The River House (179 Marine St.  St. Augustine 32084)

No class on November 30.

Classes are for ages 18 and up.

Full Course

Intermediate/Advanced Tap Dance on Wednesdays in Nov./Dec. at River House

$4725

with Judy Woodruff

Calendar Nov 2, 2022 at 1:30 pm, runs for 7 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. 

Class will be held in Nov./Dec. on Wednesdays, November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and December 7, 14  from 1:30-3:00 pm at River House (179 Marine Street, St. Augustine 32084).

Classes are for ages 18 and up.

Will run

Chair Yoga on Thursdays in Nov./Dec. at River House

$2250

with Rebecca Dawson

Calendar Nov 3, 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.

Classes will be held on Thursdays, November 3, 10, 17 and December 8, 15 from 9:00 - 10:00 at the River House (179 Marine Street, St. Augustine 32084)

No class on November 24 and December 1.

Classes are for ages 18 and up.

Will run

Belly Dance (Level 2) on Thursdays in Nov./Dec. at River House

$27

with Gina Marie Newman

Calendar Nov 3, 2022 at 10:45 am, runs for 6 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.

Classes will be held on Thursdays, November 3, 10, 17 and December 1, 8, 15  from 10:45 to 11:45 at the River House (179 Marine Street, St. Augustine 32084)

No class on November 24.

Classes are for ages 18 and up.

Will run

Belly Dance for Fitness and Fun on Thursdays in Nov./Dec. at River House

$27

with Gina Marie Newman

Calendar Nov 3, 2022 at 11:45 am, runs for 6 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.

Classes will be held on Thursdays, November 3, 10, 17, and December 1, 8, 15 from 11:45 to 12:45 at the River House (179 Marine Street, St. Augustine 32084)

No class on November 24.

Classes are for ages 18 and up.

 

Will run

Tap Dance for Beginners on Thursdays in Nov./Dec. at River House

$27

with Judy Woodruff

Calendar Nov 3, 2022 at 2 pm, runs for 6 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.

Class will be held on Thursdays, November 3, 10, 17, December 1, 8, 15 from 2:00-3:00 at River House (179 Marine St.)

No class on November 24.

Classes are for ages 18 and up.

Will run





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