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Rec notes -- Nov. 25, 2011

Youth basketball sign-up still accepted at KCRD

Posted: November 23, 2011 3:47 p.m.
Updated: November 25, 2011 5:00 a.m.

Final registration for the youth basketball program will be accepted at the Kershaw County Recreation Department.

The program is for ages 5 to 18. Age cutoff date is Sept. 1, 2012. The registration fee is $32.

Call the Rec Department for more information.

Easy steps with Shag

Learn to shag for the holiday parties at the last class of the year.

Join Patty and Larry Blackmon for their Tuesday night classes Nov. 22-Dec. 13 to learn this special dance. It’s easy to learn for all ages and participants will have fun putting those dance steps into play.

All levels of instruction are offered; handouts are available upon request for practice between classes or for refreshers rejoining the class.

Classes will be conducted Tuesdays from 7 to 8 p.m. for beginners and from 8 to 9 p.m. for intermediates upstairs at the old armory. The cost is $40 per person for four weeks. The class will be held only when minimum pre-registration is met.

Volleyball clinic

Want to learn the sport of volleyball? Give it a spin with the KC Recreation Instructional Volleyball League for girls ages 8 and older.

Players will learn basic volleyball skills and be introduced to rules and game play scenarios.

The registration fee is $32, and registration will be held through Dec. 6 at the Rec Department. The first practice will begin at 3:45 p.m. Dec. 7 at Rhame Arena.

Tonetics

Want to get in shape without all the running, jumping and bouncing? Try Tonetics -- a deep-muscle exercise class involving walking, stretching, bar usage and more.

The purpose is to tone and lose inches, while working all major muscle groups to achieve an all-over muscle fitness.

The class meets from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Recreation Department building. The five-week course is offered at a cost of $20.

The instructor is Pam Boheler. Pre-registration is required; call the Rec Department office for more information.

Ballroom dance

The Swing takes center stage this month with ballroom dancing classes offered by the Kershaw County Recreation Department.

The class, for youth and adults, meets from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursdays at the Old Armory on DeKalb Street. Wrapping up the year in December will be the Cha-Cha.

The cost is $10 per person and $15 per couple for the four-week session. Instructors are Al and Kay Roberson. Pre-registration is required; call the Rec Department office for more information.

Gymnastics

Gymnastics classes are offered by the Kershaw County Recreation Department and Wateree Gymnastics of Camden.

Classes are divided by age and offered each Wednesday. Topics include gym safety, mounts and dismounts, over, under and through, cartwheels, nutrition, strength, balance and coordination and working as a team.

The cost for the classes, held at the Recreation Department building, is $25 per month. Pre-registration is required; call the Rec Department office for more information.

Low-impact aerobics

Low-impact aerobics is a great way to get the benefits of an aerobic workout without the strain and stress associated with other exercises, and classes are offered by the Kershaw County Recreation Department.

Low-impact aerobics involves large, controlled movements and large muscle groups, and always leaves at least one foot on the ground.

The class will be offered at 6 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays at the Recreation Department small room; parking and the entrance is at the rear of the building. The registration fee is $30 per month. The instructor is Gwen Bowers. The class will be offered when minimum registration is met.

Zumba

For anyone who hates to exercise, Zumba will feel more like a Salsa party than a workout. Zumba has a fast, energetic workout that is fun and addictive. You get lost in the music and dance and don’t realize you’re getting such a great workout!  This is a great remedy for anyone looking for a fat-burning pick-me-up with a positive energy blast that will leave you feeling happy and energized. 

Zumba is not difficult and anyone can, and should, experience it. It’s a Latin-inspired cardio dance fitness class that incorporates many different dance styles and international music rhythms to provide one amazing high calorie burn workout. No dance skills are required to participate in the class. Our classes are created to apply for all fitness levels, whether you are just starting out in finding a healthier life-style or you are already extremely active.

Zumba targets the glutes, legs, arms and abs, all while burning calories through an interval workout of fast and slow movements.

The class will be offered on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Class fees are $5 for one class (walk-in); $20 once a week; and $30 twice a week.

The class is instructed by Jennifer Craft. Pre-registration is required at the Recreation Department office with a minimum of six enrolled in the session. Call 425-6010 for more information.

Tai Chi

Tai Chi is a physical exercise and martial art that has been practiced in China for thousands of years.

The free-flowing relaxation exercise consists of a special arrangement of movements known as the form. The form is many separate movements strung together to produce one continuous sequence lasting for several minutes. Within the form, there are five fundamental principles -- relaxation, Yin/Yang, turn waist, keep body upright and beautiful lady hands.

Combining the forms and principles of Tai Chi will help create overall good health. The word TAI means “great,” while CHI is translated as “vital energy or powerful life force.”

Relax and enjoy good health with the six-week course at the Old Armory. Classes will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. Mondays. The cost is $25 per person. Instructor is Taylor Chestnut.

Call the Rec Department office for more information.

Senior fitness class

A group exercise class for ages 55 and older provides a fun variety of exercises to improve strength, flexibility, posture and balance, using a chair and a floor mat (optional).

All participants must be ambulatory and able to follow verbal cues in order to safely and effectively perform the exercises. Instructor is Annette Wertz.

The class meets from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Mondays at the Rec Department building.

The cost is $8 per month, and pre-registration is required.

Line dance steps

The chance to learn the Electric Slide and other popular steps is here.

Line dance is a great stress reducer and emotional release as well as good exercise, providing much the same benefits as low-impact aerobics. Increase energy, improve strength and muscle tone. Age is no factor. And you can build your stamina while having fun. Come with a friend or spouse or come alone; you don’t need a partner for line dance.

Classes for beginners are from 6 to 7 p.m. Mondays. Intermediate classes are from 7 to 8 p.m. Mondays. The classes are held at the Recreation Department building.

A beginner intermediate class is held at 9:30 a.m. each Monday and Thursday at the Rec Department building.

The cost is $15 a month or $4 per class. Instructor for line dance is Ann Segars, licensed by BMI-ASCAP, National Teachers of Line Dance. Pre-registration is required; call the Rec Department office for more information.

Tae-Kwon-Do

Get a good workout while learning self defense methods with beginning Tae-Kwon-Do classes.

The classes are conducted each Saturday from 9 to 10 a.m. for ages 6 to adults at the old armory. Children will learn self-confidence and self-discipline and adults will master self-defense while getting the ultimate workout. Instructor is Marvin Nelson of the Tae-Kwon-Do Academy in Lugoff.

The fee per month is $20 a month. Classes are held at the Old Armory. Pre-registration is required; call the Rec Department office for more information.

 (For further information, call the Recreation Department at 425-6009 or 425-6010 or visit www.kershaw.sc.gov and click on departments and services.)

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