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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
PopPilates

 

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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
January 18 - February 22
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
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!

 

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 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
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

 

January 5 - February 23 8 weeks

No Class November 24


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


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). 

 

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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PopPilates

14 years and up

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

PopPilates is a combination of total body Pilates exercises with the attitude of choreographed dance and the energy of music, resulting in an intense workout that is FUN and effective.  You will be challenged to flow from one exercise to the next, developing a rock solid core, while leaving NO muscle untouched.  Every exercise can be modified to fit the needs of class participants.  You leave feeling sweaty, strong and ready to take on MORE.  Please bring your own mat to class.

 

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