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Baseball, softball sign-up accepted

Posted: February 1, 2012 5:47 p.m.
Updated: February 3, 2012 5:00 a.m.

Registration is underway for youth baseball and girls slow pitch and fast pitch.

The leagues are as follows:

Youth baseball

T-Ball – ages 4-5.

Pre-Training (Coaches Pitch) – age 6.

Training League (Coaches Pitch) – ages 7-8.

Instructional (Pitching Machine) – ages 9-10.

Dixie Youth – ages 11-12.

Dixie Boys -- ages 13-14.

Dixie Majors – ages 15-19.

Girls Slow Pitch

Small Fry (Coaches Pitch) – ages 7-9.

Mite Girls – ages 10-12.

Midget Girls – ages 13-18.

Girls Fast Pitch

12 and Under  Fastpitch – ages 10-12.

13 and up Fastpitch – ages 13-18.

Children must be 4 years old by May 1, 2012, to participate in baseball. Girls must be 7 years old by May 1, 2012, to play softball. Girls must be 10 by Jan. 1, 2012, to play fast pitch.

Registration will be held at the Rec Department Jan. 30-Feb. 24 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 18 and 25.

Additional registration sites are as follows:

• Wildwood Park in Lugoff – Feb. 20-24 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and Feb. 25 from 9 a.m. to noon.

• North Central High School gym – Jan. 30-Feb. 2 and Feb. 6 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and Feb. 4 from 9 to 11 a.m.

• Mt. Pisgah at Mt. Pisgah Elementary School Library – Jan. 31 and Feb. 1, 3, 7 and 10 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and Feb. 11 from 9 to 11 a.m.

• Bethune at Bethune Elementary gym – Feb. 14, 15, 17, 20 and 22 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and Feb. 25 from 9 to 11 a.m.

The registration fee is $32. Call the Rec Department office for more information.

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 $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.

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 for more information.

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.

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 Melia Campolong.

The class meets from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at the Rec Department building.

The cost is $20 per month, and pre-registration is required.

Ballroom dance

The next session of ballroom dancing classes offered by the Kershaw County Recreation Department will begin March 1.

The class, for youth and adults, meets from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursdays at the Old Armory on DeKalb Street.

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.

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.

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

 

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