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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
April 20 - May 25
5:30-6:30pm
Wednesday
June 15 - July 20
5:30-6:30pm
Wednesday
August 10 - September 14
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 - fifty minute sessions.

 

Wednesday
April 20 - May 25
9:30-10:20am
Wednesday
June 15 - July 20
9:30-10:20am
Wednesday
August 10 - September 14
9:30-10:20am

Six Week Session 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 April 4 - May 9
6:00-7:00pm
Tuesday March 29 - May 3
9:00-10:00am
Wednesday March 30 - May 4
6:00-7:00pm
Monday May 16 - June 27
6:00-7:00pm
Tuesday May 10 - June 14
9:00-10:00am
Wednesday May 11 - June 15
6:00-7:00pm
Monday July 11 - August 15
6:00-7:00pm
Tuesday June 21 - July 26
9:00-10:00am
Wednesday June 22 - July 27
6:00-7:00pm
Monday August 22 - October 3
6:00-7:00pm
Tuesday August 2 - September 6
9:00-10:00am
Wednesday August 3 - September 7
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
March 31 - May 5
9:00-10:15am
Thursday
May 12 - June 16
9:00-10:15am
Thursday
June 23 - July 28
9:00-10:15am
Thursday
August 4 - September 8
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
August 31 - October 19
6:30-8:30pm

Fee: $88 / Resident Discounted Fee: $80

 

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

Instructor: Christie Thomas Collier

 

Wednesday
April 6 - April 27
6:30-8:30pm

Fee: $44 / Resident Discounted Fee: $40

 

Advanced Bridge - Defensive Bidding
Learn how to interrupt the opponents bids by using preempts: weak 2's, weak 3's and weak 4's, takeout and balancing doubles, cue bids and more.  Dr. Gail Himmelstein makes it fun and easy.  An intermediate class. Four - 2 hour sessions.

Instructor: Dr. Gail Himmelstein

 

Monday
June 27 - July 25
10:00am-12:00pm
No class July 4

Fee: $51 / Resident Discounted Fee: $47

 

Advanced Bridge - Conventions
Come review some old conventins and learn the most useful new ones! Conventions to be taught include Jacoby transfers, take out, negative, and balancing doubles, weak and strong twos and more! Come join the fun with Dr. Gail.  Six - 2 hour sessions.

Instructor: Dr. Gail Himmelstein

 

Monday
August 15 - September 26
10:00am-12:00pm
No class Sept. 5

Fee: $77 / Resident Discounted Fee: $70

 

Advanced Bridge - Defensive Play
Dr. Gail says to love your partner, but you don't have to love your opponents.  Learn how to set your opponents using proper leads, discards and signals.  Designed for advanced beginners.  Six - 2 hour sessions.

Instructor: Dr. Gail Himmelstein

 

Monday
October 17 - November 21
10:00am-12:00pm

Fee: $77 / Resident Discounted Fee: $70

 

Bridge Workshops
Discussion of various bridge topics and play example hands.  Enroll in one session or all seven.  Christie Thomas-Collier, accredited bridge instructor, will lead the workshop sessions.  One - 2 hour session.

Instructor: Christie Thomas Collier

Fee: $11 / Resident Discounted Fee: $10

Wednesday, 6:30-8:30pm

 

Slam Bidding
June 1
Plan the Play of the Hand
June 8
Jacoby Transfer
June 15
Scoring
June 22
Competitive Bidding Overcalls
June 29
Take Out Doubles
July 6
Pre Empts
July 13

 


 

 

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