Community Education

Community Education Programs

Our Community Education Classes are typically run out of Union Street Center.  Any other class sites will be indicated in the course descriptions listed below.  We would love to hear your ideas about classes that you would like to take or teach.  Give us a call at 517-663-8169!

 

We are currently accepting class proposals for our Community Education Program!  This is a great opportunity to share your skills with others.  Print and mail a copy of the Course Proposal Form to the attention of Melisa Chick at 501 Union Street or e-mail a completed form to [email protected]

Fall 2022/2023 Course Information

Print a Registration Form or use our online registration

***Note:  Classes are canceled on district snow days unless your instructor contacts you!*** 

ZUMBA and strength training combo (AGES 13 & UP)
The Zumba program fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy to follow moves to create a one-of-a-kind fitness program that will blow you away! The routines feature interval training sessions where fast and slow rhythms and resistance training are combined to tone and sculpt your body while burning fat. This class is for all ages and fitness levels. An optional 20 minute strength training class follows the Zumba class. You will need to supply your own free weight. Instructor Denise Perkins.
 
Dates: Mondays and Thursdays (Year Round)
Time: 5:30pm to 6:30 pm (Zumba)
6:30pm - 6:50pm (Strength Training $2)
Place: Union Street Center - Gym
Cost: $5 drop-in fee (Zumba) $2 (Strength Training)
 
 
YOGA SUNDAYS (Returning February 5th)
Once monthly yoga workshops, the first Sunday of every month, join yoga teacher Julie Kirkpatrick, an advanced certified Jivamukti Yoga teacher, in a focussed 2 hr.workshop zeroing in on a particular aspect of yoga poses (asanas) with a sprinkling of yoga philosophy (how the physical movements have a broader meaning).  Each class will have appropriate warm ups, then delve into the topic and leave you with simple take home routines to practice. These workshops are open to all levels of practitioners.  If possible please bring your own yoga mat, blocks, strap, and blanket. 
 
Dates and themes:
February 5th - TBD
March 5th - TBD
April 2nd - TBD
May 7th - TBD
June4th - TBD
 
Time:1-3 pm on Sundays listed above
Cost: $12 per class
 
 
KEEP TALKING: AN INTRODUCTION TO PROFESSIONAL VOICE OVER
If you’ve ever wondered how to begin in voice over part time, full time, or for supplemental or retirement income, this workshop is a great, upbeat, and most importantly, realistic first step. Our easy-to-access remote learning system will take you behind the scenes at Voice Coaches main studios, where we regularly produce voice over content for clients including Netflix, Discovery, HGTV, Disney, Lifetime, Nickelodeon, and many more. From audio books, training material, animation, and commercials to socially relevant content, television, and much, much more: today’s voice over field has become a great way to leverage your individual voice qualities and communication skill in a whole new way.
 
This class also includes an opportunity to receive a brief one-on-one voice range and quality assessment with our instructor. 
 

We sincerely hope you’ll join our community of enthusiastic learners! This class is fun, realistic, and a great first step for anyone interested in voice over.  For more information and full class description, please visit: https://gettingpaidtotalk.com/liveweb

Date: Monday, May 8, 2023
Time:  6:30 - 9:00 pm
Location:  Live web meeting
Cost:  $25
 
 

CARDIO DRUMMING 

Connect with your true rhythm in life by combining drumming, music, rhythm and movement! This complete cardio workout is sure to make you sweat!  First class is free to try!

 

Dates: Mondays & Thursdays (Year Round)

Time: 6:00 - 7:00 pm

Place: Greyhound Central Elementary - Gym

Cost: (Drop-in) $2.00 to rent a kit or $20 to purchase kit (class is free if you bring your own equipment)

 

SANCHIN-RYU'S KARATE FOR KIDS - (Grades K-8) 

This program combines two crucial courses into one - Sanchin-Ryu Karate & Self-Defense and Project Secure Child (child safety). This class is taught by Certified Sanchin-Ryu Instructor, Sensei Philip Benedict, 4th Degree Black Belt.

 

Dates: Wednesdays (Fall Session 2 November 9th - January 18th)

Time:  6:00 pm to 6:45 pm

Place:  Union Street Center (Gym)

Cost:  $30/student (8 week session)

 

SANCHIN-RYU'S KARATE FOR FAMILIES 

Set in a fun, non-competitive and informative atmosphere, this program is designed to empower today's adults with knowledge that can save your life! Students will learn a broad range of techniques including individual strikes, advanced combinations and more. This class is taught by Certified Sanchin-Ryu Instructor, Sensei Philip Benedict, 4th Degree Black Belt.

 

Dates:  Wednesdays (Fall Session 2 November 9th - January 18th)

Time:  7:00 - 7:45 PM

Place:  Union Street Center (Gym)

Cost:  $60/family (8 week session)

 

SANCHIN-RYU'S KARATE FOR ADULTS 

A parent and child program for ages four (4) and up. This program combines two crucial courses into one - Sanchin-Ryu Karate & Self-Defense and Project Secure Child (child safety). This class is taught by Certified Sanchin-Ryu Instructor, Sensei Philip Benedict, 4th Degree Black Belt.

 

Dates:  Wednesdays (Fall Session 2 November 9th - January 18th)

Time: 7:45 - 8:45 pm

Place:  Union Street Center (Gym)

Cost: $30/student (8 week session)

 

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