The recreation department's fall yoga season will begin the week of Oct. 2. Certified yoga instructor Connie McKnight has designed the classes with all ages in mind. Any village resident is invited to join. The description of classes is listed below:
YogaDoesit 1 (for relaxation and good health)
In this "gentle yoga" class, explore and discover how simple yoga postures and breath work helo to relieve stress, tension and improve flexibility and straighten muscles. Since yoga has been found to benefit everyone including seniors, those with back problems, headaches, sleeping problems and other medical challenges, all are welcome. Bring a sticky mat, wear comfortable clothes and come to relax and even have some fun. Other props will be suggested at the first class. This class was formerly Yoga Over 50.
YogaDoesit 2 (for relaxation and fitness)
In YogaDoesit 2, explore and discover the many benefits of yoga. Yoga postures and breath work will help to relive stress and tension as well as straighten muscles and improve flexibility. This class will include more challenging postures than YogaDoesit 1. Bring a sticky mat and wear comfortable clothes. Other props will be suggested at the first class.
The course schedule is as follows:
Mondays at 10:30 a.m. All level Yoga
Mondays at 7:45 p.m. YogaDoesit 2 (for relaxation and fitness)
Thursdays at 11:30 a.m. YogaDoesit 1 (for relaxation and good health)
Each 10-week course will cost $50 and each class is 55 minutes long. All classes are held in Cluett Hall at St. Paul's. To register, visit the recreation office in village hall.
Aerobic classes are held in St. Paul's Cluett Hall according to the following schedule:
Mondays at 8:15 a.m. taught by Pat Kennedy
Wednesdays at 8:15 a.m. taught by Pat Kennedy
Thursdays at 8:15 a.m. taught by Pat Kennedy
Thursdays at 7 p.m. taught by Joy Cody
Sunday at 6:45 p.m. taught by Joy Cody
Instructors are up to date on the latest moves to keep you interested while exercising. Pay and Joy have years of experience and can show the individual how to modify the exercises to their levels. To attend a single class, show on the given day and pay $4. To attend regularly, 20 class passes can be purchased for $60, a savings of $1 per class. For further information, visit the Cluett Hall or call Grace at 742-4905 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
The recreation department's adult dance classes are open to any resident of Garden City. The list of classes is as follows:
Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. stretch and tone to music
Wednesdays at 9:45 a.m. adult ballet
Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. stretch and tone to music
Saturdays at 11 a.m. jazz for adults
Each class will be held for 15 weeks at a cost of $120. Classes run for 55 minutes. To register for any of these classes, visit the recreation office at village hall.
A junior paddle clinic will be offered at Community Park beginning Friday, Oct. 13. The clinic will be offered to Garden City residents in Grades 6-8 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. and residents in Grades 9 and above from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The program will be run under the direction of Susan Tarzian. The cost of this program is $100 and will run for five weeks. Pizza included. For more information and an application, contact the recreation office at 465-4075 or stop in the recreation office in village hall.
A paddle clinic for adult residents of Garden City will be offered at Community Park Wednesday, Oct. 4. It will run under the direction of Susan Tarzian and Performance Paddle Camp. The Performance Paddle Camp staff consists of nine-time national women's champion Gerri Viant, Mike Gillespie and Jay Fraser. All are certified paddle professionals and tennis instructors. There will be three sessions offered as follows: 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., noon to 3 p.m. and 7 to 10 p.m.
Cost of the clinic is $135 per person. Groups of four are encouraged and suggested. There will be no more than four people per court and no fewer than three with one pro. Please contact Sue Tarzian at 741-2906 for more information.
The recreation department's Dance Conservatory Program is pleased to announce the start of registration for its upcoming 2006-07 season. Director Felicia Lovaglio, along with her instructional staff, Kate DeAngelo, Kerry-Jeanne Griffin, Jenna Loepki, Mary Searson and Amanda Simolari, are excited to start off another fantastic year. The Dance Conservatory offers classes to Garden City residents ages 3.5-adult, which are non-performance based, as well as giving the students ages 8 and up the opportunity to join the recreation department's Dance Company, which has separate rehearsals leading to a spring performance.
The schedule and fees for this year's youth classes are as follows. All classes are 55 minutes long unless otherwise noted:
Mondays-26 weeks beginning Sept. 25 at a cost of $208
1:30 ballet/jazz for Pre-K Code BJM
4:30 ballet/tap for Grades 2-3 Code BTM
5:30 hip hop/jazz for Grades 4-5 Code HHJM2
6:30 hip hop/jazz for Grade 6 and up Code HHJM3
Tuesdays-26 weeks beginning Sept. 26 at a cost of $208
10:30 ballet/tap for Pre-K Code BTT
1:30 creative movement for Pre-K Code CMT
3:30 Irish Step for Grades K-1 Code IST1
4:30 Irish Step for Grades 2-3 Code IST2
5:30 ballet/tap for Grade 6 and up Code BT
Wednesdays-26 weeks beginning Sept. 27 at a cost of $208
10:30 ballet/jazz for Pre-K Code BJW
1:30 creative movement for Pre-K Code CMW
3:30 Irish Step for Grade 4 and up Code ISW
5:30 hip hop/jazz for Grades 4-5 Code HHJW1
Thursdays-26 weeks beginning Sept. 28 at a cost of $208
10:30 creative movement for Pre-K Code CMTH
1:30 ballet/jazz for Pre-K Code BJTH1
4:30 ballet/tap for Pre-K Code BTTH
5:30 ballet for Grades 4-5 Code BTH
Fridays-26 weeks beginning Sept. 29 at a cost of $208
2:30 ballet/tap for Pre-K Code BTF2
4:30 hip hop/jazz for Grades 2-3 Code HHJF1
5:30 hip hop/jazz for Grade 6 and up Code HHJF2
Saturdays-25 weeks beginning Sept. 30
11 a.m. jazz for ages 15-adult Code JS Cost $200
2 p.m. hip hop combo for Grade 6 and up Code HHJS Cost $300 (90 minutes)
3:30 p.m. lyrical modern for Grade 6 and up Code MS Cost $200
Please make selections carefully as fees are not returnable. To register by mail (walk-in registrations are also now being accepted): pick up an application at the recreation office in village hall. You can also make your own by listing your child's name, address, phone number, birth date, grade he/she entered this September and the session and classes for which he/she is registering. Make sure to put down second choices as the classes fill up quickly. Mail all information with full payment to the Garden City Recreation Department at 351-Stewart Avenue. Make checks payable to the "Inc. Village of Garden City."
The recreation department is also proud to offer an Over 35 Adult Hockey Pick Up Game Program this fall for residents of the village. All games are played on Sunday evenings at 7 p.m. at Garden City Community Park roller hockey rinks. This six-week program begins Sunday, Sept. 24. The cost to join the program is $25. To register, visit the recreation office at Village Hall. Feel free to email Andrew at email@example.com with any questions.