Spring 2013 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 Monday/Wednesdays (ongoing) 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
Tai Chi is a slow-motion, moving meditative exercise for relaxation, health and self-defense. Originally from China, Tai Chi has gained enormous popularity in America and throughout the rest of the world for its health benefits. Dorothy teaches the Yang-Style Tai Chi Chu'an, developed and handed down from the Yang Family. She has the honor of being 7th in teacher in the Yang Chen Fu teaching lineage. Sifu Dorothy also teaches a 2nd form - The Tai Chi for Enlightenment form, a transmission of the great Enlightened Tao masters. You may experience their spiritual presence by doing the Tai Chi for Enlightenment form for 15 minutes. The Tao masters are led by the Grandmaster of all Tai Chi masters, the Taoist sage Chang San Feng. About 800 years ago Chang San Feng was the founder of the original Tai Chi Chuan 13 movement form for self-defense. It was a gentle form focused on the yielding principles of the Tao, so monks could defend themselves from bandits without falling into aggressive killing techniques that would spoil their spiritual path. But few are aware that Grandmaster Chang San Feng created a second short form that applied tai chi for enlightenment rather than self-defense. It also has 13 movements: 12 movements of Earth and one movement of Heaven that is done 50 times, ten times in each of the five directions. It was secretly practiced by a lineage of Taoist masters for the last 800 years.
Yoga with Weights: $8/session Tuesdays in April 6:15-7:30
Dance Fit: $8/Session Mondays in April 5:30-6:30
Define your body!! Define your mind! Spring into a Tuesday evening Yoga with Weights class. We will use weights to enhance poses and movements and to build strength. We will use the breath to guide us and move us. A choreographed evening filled with asana with use of weights, simple meditation techniques to complement your own life off that mat, and music to get your movement flowing. At the end of the session, you will receive a manual of poses that you can do at your home to continue on your own!
When: 6:30 -7:30 ( Please arrive 5-10 minutes prior to set up).
Bring: Your own 2-3 # weights (recommended), water bottle, yoga mat and towel.
Instructor: Shannon , RYT
Dance-fit is an hour long dance workout that incorporates elements form many different dance styles and rhythms. I choreograph a brand new dance routine for every class and teach it to you step by step. The music is mixed together so that it never stops, and WE never stop! The way it works is the first 30 minutes are dedicated to learning the routine: I'll give you the first couple of moves and start adding one move at a time, as soon as you are ready to, until we have a full routine. The second half of the class is dedicated to repeating the routine over and over, so we can work on making it look and feel great, while burning lots of calories and achieving a new fitness level! One of the most important things you need to know about this class is that no previous knowledge, experience or skill is needed. People who lack dance experience, coordination or flexibility, will gain all that in very little time, and discover all the amazing benefits of dance; people who are already dancers will get to improve their movement, agility and fitness.
Everyone will be thoroughly entertained and leave dripping sweat, however, they can choose how hard to work or take it slow. Depending on the routine, dance-fit might target different sets of muscles each class, and overall give you a very FUN, effective and complete exercise. Dance-fit is for ANYONE that has an interest in any kind of dancing, and will improve EVERYBODY'S dance ability.
Comparative Religion: Free! Tuesdays 4/2-4/23 7:00 PM
Seniors and Scams: Free! Tuesday 4/16 6:00-8:00 PM
The presentation gives information on how scams work, the most popular ones being used, how to recognize a scam, how to protect yourself from a scam, and what to do after you’ve been scammed.
The best way to combat this is to inform people so they don’t become victims.
Fly Tying: $75 Thursdays 4/11-4/25 & Tuesday 4/30 6:00-8:00 pm