"If bread is the first necessity of life, recreation is a close second." - Edward Bellamy

Adult Classes

 

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We offer a wide variety of classes for all interests. 
Call (913) 663-9154 to register or register online

 

Stress Management T'ai Chi and
Qigong Meditations for Health

18 years and up

Learn T'ai Chi Short Form and Qigong Meditation Relaxation Therapies. Harvard Medical Health Publications called T'ai Chi "medication in motion" because of all the many health issues modern medical research is finding T'ai Chi can benefit.  Learn T'ai Chi and Qigong meditation from #1 best selling T'ai Chi author, Bill Douglas.  Bill is a world renowned expert in this field and has been a T'ai Chi source for Prevention Magazine; The Wall Street Journal; The New York Times' Reader's Digest; and media world wide.

T'ai Chi is proven to help with any anxiety, depression, chronic pain, balance issues, high blood pressure, heart disease, menopause, bone loss and may other common health issues.  It is an easy and relaxed, very low impact, exercise that involves visualization, breathing and gentle movement techniques.  Anyone can do it.  Eight - 1 hour sessions.

Instructor: Bill Douglas

Classes will be held in the Oak Room at the Leawood Community Center
(lower level of City Hall)

 

 
Beginner Classes
 
Thursday
January 8 - February 26
11:00am-12:00pm
Thursday
March 12 - April 30
11:00am-12:00pm
 
Intermediate Class
 
Thursday
January 8 - February 26
11:00am-12:15pm

Beginner Class Fee: $88 / Resident Discounted Fee: $80

Intermediate Class Fee: $98 / Resident Discounted Fee: $90

 

 

Zumba / Belly Dance

18 years and up

All classes are taught by Susie Von Bevern and will be held in the Cedar Room at the Leawood Community Center (lower level of City Hall). 

Bellydance
This class is ideal for anyone interested in learning bellydance for the very first time. This structured and easy to follow class is perfect for students to get to know the basics of belly dance. Particular focus is given to developing correct posture alignment, flexibility, tightening and toning the body through demonstrated dance moves. Bellydance is a great way to have fun, learn something new, and beat the winter blues… all in a relaxed, accepting and supportive environment. This dance can be enjoyed by all ages and body types! 6 - 60 min. classes

 

Wednesday
January 14 - February 18
5:30-6:30pm
Wednesday
March 4 - April 8
5:30-6:30pm
Wednesday
April 22 - May 27
5:30-6:30pm

Fee: $51 / Resident Discounted Fee: $45

 

Zumba Lite
Zumba Lite is a fun-filled dance exercise class designed for the energetic senior. You can have fun while exercising, and be confident that the dance movement will not cause any discomfort or injury. Zumba Lite uses Latin and American Oldies music and is a much gentler version of the regular Zumba. If you are curious about Zumba, give this class a try. 6 - one hour class

 

Wednesday
January 14 - February 18
9:30-10:30am
Wednesday
March 4 - April 8
9:30-10:30am
Wednesday
April 22 - May 27
9:30-10:30am
     

Fee: $51 / Resident Discounted Fee: $45

 

 

Yoga

18 years and up

All classes will be taught by Kay Sipple and will be held in the Oak Room at the Leawood Community Center (lower level of City Hall). 

Yoga
This gentle Hatha Yoga class enhances your body's strength, flexibility and sense of balance. Through yoga poses and breathing you can become calm and relaxed creating an environment for healing in the body, as well as the mind.  Gentle yoga is often helpful for chronic conditions such as arthritis, fibromyalgia and back pain.

Each student will be supported at his or her own level and painful or weak areas of the body will be addressed.  Comfortable clothing is all you need.  Six - 1 hour classes.

 

Monday January 5 - February 16
6:00-7:00pm
No Class Jan. 19
Tuesday January 6 - February 10
9:00-10:00am
 
Wednesday January 7 - February 11
6:00-7:00pm
 
Monday February 23 - March 30
6:00-7:00pm
 
Tuesday February 17 - March 24
9:00-10:00am
 
Wednesday February 18 - March 25
6:00-7:00pm
 

Fee: $51 / Resident Discounted Fee: $45

 

Intermediate Yoga
If you are an experienced yoga student who would like to expand your practice, join us for a more aerobic class of yoga flow. this can help to deepen your understanding of yoga and offers a greater focus on breathing and meditation.  Six - 75 minute classes.

 

Thursday January 8 - February 12
9:00-10:15am
Thursday
February 19 - March 26
9:00-10:15am
Thursday
April 2 - May 7
9:00-10:15am
     
Fee: $51 / Resident Discounted Fee: $45

 

 

Bridge Classes

18 years and up

All classes will be held in the Maple Room at the Leawood Community Center
(lower level of City Hall). 

 

Beginning Bridge
Warren Buffett, Bill Gates and Martina Navratilova exercise their mental muscles by playing bridge. You can too! The basics of bidding will be discussed in the first hour and we will have fun playing the cards during he second hour. Our textbook written by Audrey Grant, will be available from the instructor, Christie Thomas-Collier, for $12.00 on the first evening of class. Eight - 2 hour sessions.

Instructor: Christie Thomas Collier

 

Wednesday
January 7 - February 25
6:30-8:30pm

Fee: $88 / Resident Discounted Fee: $80


Bridge Bidding Review

You have just finished beginning bridge lessons OR are coming back after a break from bridge and you need a little playing experience. This class is designed to reveiw the bidding basics of: no trump, one of a major suit, one of a minor suit and competitive bidding. Four - 2 hour sessions.

Instructor: Christie Thomas-Collier

 

Monday
April 1 - April 22
6:30-8:30pm

Fee: $44 / Resident Discounted Fee: $40


 

Understanding Social Security

Class will be taught by Ashley Matthews and will be held in the Walnut Room at the Leawood Community Center (lower level of City Hall). 

This is an educational program for people who are nearing retirement, ages 55 and up who have questions about social security. During this 1 hour seminar we'll help answer these questions:

• How does Social Security fit into my retirement income plan?
• When should I start taking benefits?
• What about taxes?

And much more!

 

Thursday
January 8
6:00-7:00pm
Thursday
January 15
6:00-7:00pm
Thursday
January 22
6:00-7:00pm
Thursday
January 29
6:00-7:00pm
Thursday
March 5
6:00-7:00pm
Thursday
March 12
6:00-7:00pm
Thursday
March 19
6:00-7:00pm
Thursday
March 26
6:00-7:00pm

Fee: $11 / Resident Discounted Fee: $10

 

 

 New!
Beginning Knitting

Ages 18 years +

Class will be taught by Debra McCandless & Jackye Finnie and will be held in the Walnut Room at the Leawood Community Center (lower level of City Hall). 


If you have never knitted before, these sessions will cover the basic techniques that are easy to learn and will get you started on projects that will lead to hours of rewarding fun. Objective: Learn basics of knitting and complete one/two finished projects


Bring following to lst class:
o One pair of knitting needles—size 8
o One skein/roll of cotton yarn
o Optional - Scissors, stitch markers

Session 1
o Knitting Basics
o Cast on
o Knit stitch
o Pearl stitch
o Bind-off
o Assignment: Practice basic skills


Session 2
o Review/Questions
o Wash cloth project—have samples
o Assignment: Complete wash cloth


Session 3
o Stitch variations
o YO, K2Tog
o Reading a pattern, Increase & decreases, corrections
o Pick a project
o Cloth, soap sack, scarf, blanket, prayer shawl


Session 4
o Helpful tools/hints
o Internet
o Round table
o Knitting circles
o Wrap-up

Four 2 hour sessions

 

Wednesday
January 28 - February 18
6:30-8:30pm
Wednesday
April 15 - May 6
6:30-8:30pm

Fee: $44 / Resident Discounted Fee: $40


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