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Adult Classes

 

General Information | Camps | Adult Classes | Preschool & Youth Classes


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

 

 

Bellydance & Zumba Lite

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
Bellydance class benefits are both mental and physical. It helps to improve your sense of well being, better body image and self esteem. It consists of natural movements that work with the body and not against it. It will tone our body with movements that focus on your abs, hips and arms while improving your flexibility and grace. You do not need any music or dance background to enjoy the benefits of bellydance.

 

Wednesday
January 20 - February 17
5:30-6:30pm
4 classes
Wednesday
March 2 - March 30
5:30-6:30pm
4 classes

Six Week Session Fee: $51 / Resident Discounted Fee: $48
Four Week Session Fee: $43/ Resident Discounted Fee: $40

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 - fifty minute sessions.

 

Wednesday
January 20 - February 17
9:30-10:20am
4 classes
Wednesday
March 2 - March 30
9:30-10:20am
4 classes

Six Week Session Fee: $51 / Resident Discounted Fee: $48
Four Week Session Fee: $43/ Resident Discounted Fee: $40

 

 

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 4 - February 15
6:00-7:00pm
 
Tuesday January 5 - February 9
9:00-10:00am
No class January 18
Wednesday January 6 - February 10
6:00-7:00pm
 
Monday February 22 - March 28
6:00-7:00pm
 
Tuesday February 16 - March 22
9:00-10:00am
 
Wednesday February 17 - March 23
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 7 - February 11
9:00-10:15am
Thursday
February 18 - March 24
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 20 - March 9
6:30-8:30pm

Fee: $88 / Resident Discounted Fee: $80



 

Understanding Social Security

All Classes will be held at the Leawood Community Center
(Lower Level of Leawood City Hall)

Thursdays - 6:00-7:00pm

Ages 55+

This is an educational program for people who are nearing retirement (ages 55 and up) who have questions about social security. During this one hour seminar we will 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!

Class Dates:

January 7
March 3
January 14
March 10
January 21
March 17
January 28
March 24
March 31

Fee: $11 / Resident Discounted Fee: $10

 

 

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). 

 

Beginning Knitting
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

Objectives:
Learn the basics of knitting (cast on, knit stitch, purl stitch, bind off). Complete one/two finished projects of your choosing: wash cloth, soap sack, scarf, blanket and/or prayer shawl).

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

Four 2 hour sessions

Session 1
• Knitting Basics
                • Bind-off
• Cast on                            • Assignment:
• Knit Stitch                           Practice Basic Skills
• Purl Stitch

Session 2
• Review / Questions
         • Assignment:
• Wash Cloth Project-           Complete wash cloth
   Have Samples             

Session 3
• Stitch variations
                • Pick a project:
• YO                                        Cloth, soap sack, scarf,
• K2 Tog                                  blanket, prayer shawl
• Reading a pattern,
   increases and decreases,
   corrections

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

 

Wednesday
January 27 - February 17
6:30-8:30pm

Fee: $44 / Resident Discounted Fee: $40

 

Continue to Knit
This class will build on the basic techniques learned in the Begin to Knit class and will give you the confidence to take on more challenging projects.  You should have attended Begin to Knit or have knowledge of basic knitting skills
(cast on, knit stitch, purl stitch, bind off).

Objectives:
Develop additional techniques using double pointed needles. Learn to read patterns and check gauge. Complete one/two finished projects of your choosing (hats, scarves).

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

Four 2 hour sessions

 

Wednesday
March 2 - 23
6:30-8:30pm
     

Fee: $44 / Resident Discounted Fee: $40

 

 

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