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Rec Notes -- Aug. 24, 2012

Join shag lessons for a “night at the beach”

Posted: August 23, 2012 5:31 p.m.
Updated: August 24, 2012 5:00 a.m.


Join Patty and Larry Blackmon and Barbara Wilkes at their weekly “night at the beach” and 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 begin Sept. 6, with beginners at 7 p.m. and intermediate at 8 p.m. The cost is $40 per person for four weeks; pre-registration is required.

Dance classes

Tap, Jazz, Ballet and Baton classes are now being offered at the Kershaw County Recreation Department for ages 2 and up.  

Kim Forrest is the instructor bringing over 34 years of experience in the dancing field. 

Classes are on Tuesdays or  Wednesdays.  Fees are $40.00 per month  for the 45 minute class, $42.00 per month for the 1 hour class and $44.00 per month for the 1 hr. 15 min. class.  

Classes are taught in combination. Pre-registration is required, call Kim Forrest at 427-2566 for information

Kim’s Dance Dynamic Classes

Coming soon to the Kershaw County Recreation Department, these classes instructed by Kim Forrest will include baton, jazz, tap and ballet for ages 2 and up.

Classes will be held Tuesdays and Wednesdays when minimum registration is met.

Fees are $40 for 45 minute classes, $42 for 1 hour classes, and $44 for 1 hour and 15 minute classes.

Pre-registration is required; call instructor Kim Forrest at 427-2566.

Senior fitness

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.

Water aerobics class

A water aerobics class will runs Monday through Thursday from 7:55 to 8:55 a.m.

The cost is $15 per week or $45 per month and classes will not be pro-rated daily.

Register at the Rec Department office Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 425-6009 for more information.

Computer talk

The Computer Users group meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month in the Camden First Baptist Church East Building, and anyone interested is welcome to attend. A different topic of discussion is featured each month.

Call Doyle Allen at 432-5625 or the Rec Department for more information.

Square dance lessons

Every Thursday night, the Camden Hi-Steppers Square Dance Club meets at the Woodward Park rec building from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. for some high-stepping fun. Walk-ins are welcome to drop by and take advantage of an invitation for a free short lesson.

Square dancing exercises the body and the mind, say instructors Frank and Mary Ann Trapp. There are no age, race or faith limitations. There are a wide variety of people found at the Camden Hi-Steppers’ club dances.

For information on square dancing, contact Frank or Mary Ann Trapp at 432-5902.


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

The classes are held each Monday from 6 to 7 p.m. for ages 5 and older at the old armory upstairs. Children will learn self-confidence and self-discipline and adults will master self-defense while getting the ultimate workout. Leading the class will be an instructor from the West Wateree Tae Kwon Do Center.

The fee per month is $30 a month. Pre-registration is required; 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.


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.


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.

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


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