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Upcoming Workshops

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Balance and Bones

Mondays, 1:30-2:30pm

$55 monthly beginning Sept 11

Ages 55+

 

Join us for a fantastic hour of movement, comradery, and rejuvenation. In this class we will
blend the best of Pilates, dance, and somatic movement practices to create a holistic and
enjoyable workout that targets essential aspects of senior fitness. Our experienced instructor
will guide you through a series of exercises and movements that are gentle on your joints yet
effective in enhancing bone density, muscle strength, and overall body stability. This class is
open to all seniors who wish to prioritize their health and well-being. Whether you're new to fitness or an experienced mover, our instructor will provide modifications and progressions to suit your individual needs and fitness level.

We prefer cash or check to avoid costly credit card fees.

You may also pay via the button below or by debit/credit card in our main office.

About the Instructor

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Mikum’s studies as a dancer began at age 2 and have continued throughout her life. She graduated with a Diploma in Contemporary Dance from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and continued her dance studies at Florida State University. During her studies she has had the opportunity to dance under the direction of ballet legends Suzanne Farrell and Melissa Hayden. She performed for two years with the Corazon Dancers and then with Waterside Theatre. Unfortunately, her career was cut short due to injuries which redirected her passion to teaching. This led Mikum to London where she completed her Masters in Dance Science from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, and inspired her to complete her Pilates teacher certifications. She teaches dancers of all ages in ballet, tap, jazz, and contemporary dance. Alongside her dance career Mikum has taught Pilates and bespoke fitness classes for the last 15 years. She believes in a passion for movement at any age and focuses on a fun, holistic, and integrative approach to movement. In her free time, you can find her chasing her little one around Asheville and loving all the wonderful outdoor activities in Western NC.

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Introduction to

Knitting

 

Saturdays, October 7-November 11

10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 11/4, 11/11

2-4pm

Ages 15+

$135 (includes materials for 3 complete projects and 2 sets of needles to keep)

Participants will learn the basic skills of knitting, which include how to cast on, knit, purl, bind off, increase, decrease and knit in the round. You will learn how different fiber contents (wool, cotton, silk, etc.) contribute to a finished product. You will also discuss color theory and how to select and combine colors in a project. Projects will include a headband or fingerless mitts, an infinity scarf, and a beanie style hat (with a pom pom).

We prefer cash or check to avoid costly credit card fees.

You may also pay via the button below or by debit/credit card in our main office.

About the Instructor

Laura has been a fiber artist for nearly 20 years. Her knitting passions include lace, brioche, and color work, as well as repurposing or making yarn from fabric or existing garments. A very patient and compassionate teacher, she loves to see students progress in their skills, gain confidence, and begin to show creativity through the accessible and highly portable art form that is knitting. She currently teaches knitting and crochet at ABTech.

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Make Your Own

Cemeterrarium

 

Monday, October 16th • 5:30-6:30pm

Ages 10+

$40 per person (supplies included)

Trick or treat-yo-self to a hauntingly adorable class! Lori Cozzi will lead students in creating a Halloween-themed terrarium, complete with spooky accessories and a living (and hard to kill) plant! All supplies included for an evening of skele-fun!

Minimum age of 10. Children under 10 may create a cemeterrarium with an adult.

We prefer cash or check to avoid costly credit card fees.

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Dark Arts:

Making Collographs

 

Saturday, October 21st • 10am-1pm

Ages 18+

$50 per person (supplies included)

Participants will use mixed media to create a surface that can be used for both printing and an

independent work of art. Create an esoteric printing plate with textures, and imagery. Students will use colors and styles that suit their personal aesthetic.

We prefer cash or check to avoid costly credit card fees.

You may also pay via the button below or by debit/credit card in our main office.

About the Instructor

Stephanie Woody-Groshelle is a life long visual artist and educator. She specializes in drawing, painting and printmaking. She graduated from University of Leeds in England with a masters in painting, and Lindenwood University with a masters in art history and visual culture. Stephanie enjoys a creating works in her studio, and facilitating a space for people to enjoy a shared experience in creating artworks.

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Thriller Spiller:

Classic Choreography with Claire

 

Friday, October 27th • 6-8pm

Ages 21+

$25 per person (drinks included)

Grab some friends and prepare to get spooky. In this two-hour workshop, you will learn choreography from Michael Jackson’s Creepy Classic “Thriller” and sip on a Spooky Halloween-themed cocktail (or mocktail if you’d rather). No dance experience is necessary, but costumes are encouraged!

We prefer cash or check to avoid costly credit card fees.

You may also pay via the button below or by debit/credit card in our main office.

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RIP Yoga

Led by Michelle Migyanka

 

Sunday, October 22nd • 4-5:30pm

$15 per person

Ages 16+

R- Realign and restore strength

I- Improve flexibility

P- Preserve balance 

 

This workshop is a gentle flow of yoga that helps to restore your strength, improve your flexibility, and preserve your balance. Restores well-being as our bodies age. Workshop is beneficial for anyone whether you are new to yoga or have practiced yoga. Please bring a yoga mat and blanket and any other props you may need.  Blocks and straps will be provided.

We prefer cash or check to avoid costly credit card fees.

You may also pay via the button below or by debit/credit card in our main office.

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Intro to Ballroom

 

Wednesdays, November 1st - December 13

11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/29, 12/6, 12/13

6-7pm

$100 per person

Ages 16+

Explore the world of Latin and Ballroom dancing with such styles as swing, salsa, foxtrot, rumba, merengue, and more.  You and a partner will learn the basics of social dancing and be prepared for your next wedding or event.  No more chair dancing for you!

We prefer cash or check to avoid costly credit card fees.

You may also pay via the button below or by debit/credit card in our main office.

About the Instructor

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Originally from San Bernardino, California Justin began dancing at the age of 7. He grew up competing on the east coast and west coast winning national awards along the way. After high school he was a professional dancer for the cruise line industry for 6 years; working for Holland America, Norwegian, and Royal Caribbean. During that time he was dance captain and company manager of up to 16 cast members. Justin performed in shows featuring themes from Las Vegas to Broadway where he traveled the globe. On land, Justin has worked for Arthur Murray International teaching and competing in the genre of ballroom, he was trained by world winning international Latin and Smooth champions. Justin is certified in tap and jazz through Dance Masters of America. He has choreographed high school and community theatre, judged show choir and dance competitions and most recently he is working with Hickory Community Theatre last season. Justin is currently a doctor of physical therapy and is working towards blending the art and science of human movement.

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