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Spring 2014 Course Offerings
Please register by filling out the form to the right. Please make checks payable to Monforton School, and bring it with you the first day.

Zumba:    $8/Session     Ongoing Monday/Wednesdays        6:30-7:30 

Zumba incorporates basic Latin dance moves such as salsa, cha cha, rumba, cumbia, samba, mambo and merengue, the form has evolved and now includes moves from country line dancing, disco, hip-hop, swing, etc…. It is a combination of Latin and international dance music combined with aerobic moves, and is changing the way many people view exercise. You spend an hour and you don’t realize that you are exercising. It is a mix of easy to follow dance steps and rhythms that provide a complete workout. It is just fun fun fun, what else can I say?? In fact you don’t need to have a dancing background, and still benefit from Zumba.

Based on interval training, it combines fast high-energy moves and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body. You burn calories without knowing it. Zumba is the perfect solution for controlling stress for all ages. If you hate to exercise but love to dance, Zumba is for you. The fun atmosphere makes you forget you are working out and getting fit. Typically, even those with two left feet have fun as of the 1st song. $8/session

Instructor: Jeanette Morris

Beginning Yoga: $8/session Tuesdays (2/18-3/27) 5:30-6:30

Bring balance to your life and connect with your core! Energize and unwind with a Tuesday evening beginning hatha yoga class. We will focus on opening the hips, shoulders, and heart while bringing balance and strength to your back and core through the use of breath and meditation. Learn tools that you can use daily to bring balance to your life both on and off the mat.


When: 5:30 -6:30 (Please arrive 5-15 minutes early to allow time to set up.)

Bring: A water bottle and a yoga mat.

Instructor: Chellese , RYT

***Pre-registration recommended, but not required***

Fly Tying: $75 total   2/20, 2/27, 3/6, 3/20    6:00-8:00 

Fly tying is a great winter activity.  Replenish fly boxes, learn new patterns, and pick up new tying skills.  Along the way, learn some “bug-ology”; how the flies we tie relate to natural insect fish food.  Fun tying atmosphere for those 16 and older.  Classes start with simple patterns and progress to more advanced techniques. Please bring your own vise and tools.  (Tool sets will be available if you don’t have your own.) $75 for 4 nights.

SHARP: $50, Saturday, March 1

SHARP clinic participants receive effective and realistic training to counter sexual harassment from instructors certified by Warrior Science Group, and international training organization specializing in teaching military, law enforcement, and civilians in tactical and self defense practices.  SHARP is based on Pressure Point Control Tactics (PPCT) which is nationally recognized as one of the most effective foundations for self defense techniques.  This class will be a full day course with the morning session beginning at Monforton School and the Hands on portion of the class in the afternoon at a local Martial Arts studio.  Cost is $50/participant, $40/participant for mothers and daughters.

Essential Oils:  6:30-7:30  Feb 25th and March 4th
Cost $10.00 (all proceeds will go to Monforton School District)

Class # 1:Essential Oil 101

Come learn how to take control of your family’s health care in an effective, safe and natural approach.  Essential oils can be used to calm a mood, as first aid for the skin, a natural immune support supplement, muscle and joint relief, improve respiratory discomfort and digestive support.  This class is designed to help you restore confidence, intuition and peace of mind in the well being of you and your family.  Each participant will make a relaxation blend, immune support blend or first-aid spray for their family.

Class # 2: Essential Oil Wellness and Maintenance

Come learn how to improve and maintain your family’s health and wellness through essential oil use. Together we will create a maintenance plan that will empower you to combat emergencies, deal with illness, fight off winter-blues and create an overall awareness to alternative health.  There will be an opportunity to sample the oils and learn how to use the oils in your own home for every day use.


Sculpture (MUST PRE-REGISTER): 5 sessions - April 8, 10, 15, 17, & 23  from 6 - 8 pm    $185 per student

A five session animal sculpture workshop will be taught by Bozeman artist, Ott Jones.  This comprehensive workshop will cover sculpture in depth from a beginning concept to a finished piece. Various topics will be discussed and explored including inspiration, research, composition, and anatomy. 

This workshop is offered to sculptors of any skill level from beginners to advanced.  Every student will create a miniature maquette in clay and then complete a larger, final clay sculpture. 

Ott Jones, nationally recognized for his wildlife and sporting theme bronzes has been a full-time sculptor for over twenty seven years.  He has taught over 25 sculpture workshops in many of the Gallatin Valley schools and his annual studio workshop.  Locally his public pieces include the fly fisherman and Lab at the Bozeman/Yellowstone Airport, mountain man, Jim Bridger at the Bozeman Chamber of Commerce and Chief Morning Star at Morning Star School.

Western Dance: $130/$70  Thursdays 2/20, 2/27, 3/6, 3/20, 3/27 from 6:15 - 7:30

Couples Dance Bootcamp - learn 3 different dance styles!  The perfect intro course to get you out dancing! Swing and ballroom styles.everyone who signs up free admission to a special bootcamp alumni dance party this spring.

Minimum participants:  14
Maximum participants:  30  (depending on size of your space) 

couples rate - $130 
Singles rate - $70

INSANITY: $8/Class  Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30   **Cancelled** 

Tuesdays 6:30pm -7:30pm 

Parents, teachers, friends and neighbors, what is your fitness state of mind this 2014?  Beginning January 14th come down to Monforton School and take the INSANITY Challenge! 

About INSANITY:  INSANITY Certified Instructor led workout is a live cardio-based, total-body conditioning program. Instructors are trained to help participants master and modify traditional athletic movements making it suitable for a variety of fitness levels.  We encourage participants with ANY level of fitness ranging from beginning to advance to participate. The level of intensity is yours to make based on your own skill level. So don't just peek in, come in!  No equipment needed. 

The Insanity workout uses the concept of MAX Interval Training.  Unlike traditional, interval training workouts that feature short bursts of maximum intensity with longer periods of moderate activity or rest, INSANITY flips that formula upside-down.  Max Interval Training uses longer periods of high intensity exercise with short periods of rest.  This unique program combines cardio and plyometric drills with nonstop intervals of cardio-strength and power moves that will condition and push your fitness to the next level.

Instructor: Toby Morrison

Bring: Waterbottel, small towel and yoga mat (optional)

**Pre-registration recommended but not required

Tai Chi: Tuesdays 2/18, 2/25, 3/4, 3/18, 3/25   6:00-6:45  $8/session (8 person minimum)  **Cancelled**

Sifu Dorothy, of the Yang Family tradition of Tai Chi, offers Tai Chi For Beginners,
a gentle, relaxing form of exercise to bring Chi, or energy to your joints, to remove
inflammation, to cleanse organs, and bring peace of mind and energy to the body.
All levels welcome.

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