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Adult Classes

Leawood Parks & Recreation offers a variety of classes for all ages and interests.  Register online at https://webtrac.leawood.org or call (913) 663-9154 for more information.

Bellydance & Zumba
LaBlast
Yoga
T'ai Chi Qigong Meditations

Bridge

 

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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
August 10 - September 14
5:30-6:30pm
Wednesday
October 5 - November 16
5:30-6:30pm
Wednesday
November 30 - January 4
5:30-6:30pm
Wednesday
January 18 - February 22
5:30-6:30pm

No Class Wednesday, October 26

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
August 10 - September 14
9:30-10:20am
Wednesday
October 5 - November 16
9:30-10:20am
Wednesday
November 30 - January 4
9:30-10:20am
Wednesday
January 18 - February 22
9:30-10:20am

No Class Wednesday, October 26

Six Week Session Fee: $51 / Resident Discounted Fee: $45


 

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LaBlast

Ages 10 years and up

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

LaBlast SILK and LaBlast SHAPE +  LINE DANCING!

LaBlast SILK is lower impact and slower pace but still burns calories.  Regardless of age, gender & physical condition, it's one of the most accessible entry formats into LaBlast brands.

LaBlast SHAPE is a full interval workout dance, which utilizes high intensity intervals of dances followed by slower or recovery patterns that elevate your heart rate and burn fat.

NO PARTNER REQUIRED, NO DANCE EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!

Learn the basic steps of Tango, Rumba, Fox Trot, East / West Coast Swing, Viennese Waltz, Lindy Hop, Paso Doble, Cha-Cha, Salsa, Samba, Hustle, Jive, Disco, etc. and the new LaBlast Line Dancing!

Come and join us and have fun! Open for men too! And you can apply what you learn to a partnered dance in the ballroom.  LaBlast is founded by Emmy nominated choreographer, World Dance Champion & fan favorite "Dancing With The Starts" professional dancer, Louis Van Amstel.  LaBlast is based on all the dances you see on "Dancing With The Starts" except you don't need a partner!

Dancing helps boost memory, reduces stress, diminishes depression, increases strength, helps your coordination / flexibility and strengthens your heart! Organize your group and let Gigi know the best time to do a class!

 

Monday August 15 - September 26
9:30-10:30am
6 weeks
Thursday August 18 - September 22
5:20-6:20pm
6 weeks

No Class Monday, September 5

Fee: $71 / Leawood Resident Discounted Fee: $67

 

Monday October 17 - November 14
9:30-10:30am
5 weeks
Thursday October 20 - November 17
5:20-6:20pm
5 weeks
Monday November 21 - December 1
9:30-10:30am
5 weeks
Thursday December 1 - December 29
5:20-6:20pm
5 weeks

Fee: $59 / Leawood Resident Discounted Fee: $55

 

 

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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 September 12 - October 17
6:00-7:00pm
Tuesday September 6 - October 11
9:00-10:00am
Wednesday September 7 - October 12
6:00-7:00pm
Monday October 24 - November 28
6:00-7:00pm
Tuesday October 18 - November 22
9:00-10:00am
Wednesday October 19 - November 23
6:00-7:00pm
Monday January 9 - February 20
6:00-7:00pm
Tuesday January 10 - February 14
9:00-10:00am
Wednesday January 11 - February 15
6:00-7:00pm

No Class November 24, January 16

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
September 8 - October 13
9:00-10:15am
Thursday
October 20 - December 19
9:00-10:15am
Thursday
January 12 - February 16
9:00-10:15am
Thursday
February 23 - March 30
9:00-10:15am

Fee: $51 / Resident Discounted Fee: $45

 

 

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T'ai Chi Qigong Meditations

18 years and up

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

Learn Tai Chi Short Form and Qigong Meditation Relaxation Therapies.  Harvard Medical Health Publications called Tai Chi "medication in motion" because of all the many health issues modern medical research is finding Tai Chi can benefit.  Learn Tai Chi and Qigong meditation from #1 best selling Tai Chi author, Bill Douglas.  Bill is a world renowned in this field, and has been a Tai Chi source for Prevention Magazine; The Wall Street Journal; The New York Times; Reader's Digest and media worldwide.

Tai Chi is proven to help with anxiety, depression, chronic pain, balance issues, high blood pressure, heart disease, menopause, bone loss and many 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.  Six or eight - 1 hour classes.

Thursday • 6:30-7:30-pm

 

November 3 - December 15 6 weeks
January 5 - February 23 8 weeks

No Class November 24

6 week class Fee: $81 / Leawood Resident Discounted Fee: $71.50
8 week class Fee: $108 / Leawood Resident Discounted Fee: $98

 

Stress-Management Tai Chi Meditation with Best-Selling Author Bill Douglas

FREE 1.5 hour introduction will give you tools you can use right away to manage stress and increase health and performance, and give an overview of the evening class's teachings.  Anyone can do this Tai Chi Meditation workshop and benefit from it.  Harvard Health Publications worte that the moving meditation of Tai Chi, should more aptly be called "medication" in motion, because of all the myriad health issues it can prevent or even help treat.

Thursday, October 27 6:00-7:30pm


Call 913.663.9154 to reserve your spot today.

 

 

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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). 

 

Advanced Bridge - Conventions
Come review some old conventions 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

 

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

 

Bridge Bidding Review
You have just finished beginning bridge lessons OR you are coming back after a break from birdge 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, one of a minor suit and competitive bidding.  Four- 2 hour sessions.

Instructor: Christie Thomas-Collier

 

Wednesday
October 26 - November 16
6;30-8:30pm

Fee: $44 / Leawood Resident Discounted Fee: $40

 

Bridge Workshops
Discussion of various bridge topics and play example hands.  Enroll in on or all six classes.  One - 2 hour session.

Instructor: Christie Thomas-Collier

Wednesday, 6:30-8:30pm

 

January 18
Opening Leads
January 25
Defensive Signals
February 1
Play of the Hand
February 8
Weak Two Bids
February 15
Care and Feeding of Partner
February 22
Introduction to Duplicate Bridge

 

Fee: $11 / Resident Discounted Fee: $10

 

 

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