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Rec notes -- Feb. 8, 2013

Youth Baseball League registration at the Rec

Posted: February 7, 2013 2:34 p.m.
Updated: February 8, 2013 5:00 a.m.

The Kershaw County Recreation Department is currently registering for the Youth Baseball Leagues. Boys and girls must be four by May 1, 2013 to play baseball. Girls must be seven by May 1, 2013 to play softball. Girls must be 10 years old by Jan. 1, 2013 to play Fast Pitch. Registration Fee is $32.

Registration dates and locations:

Recreation Dept. Office, now until Feb. 22, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Saturdays Feb. 16 & Feb. 23, 9 a.m. to noon

Wildwood Park, Feb. 18 to 22 Weekdays, 5:30  to 7 p.m., Saturday Feb. 23, 9 a.m. to noon

North Central High School Gym, today, 6 to 7 p.m., Saturday,  Saturday, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Mt. Pisgah at the Elementary School Library, Feb. 12 to 14, weekdays , 6 to 7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 16, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Bethune at the Elementary Gym, Feb. 18 to 22, 6 to 7 p.m., Saturday Feb. 23, 10 to 11 a.m.

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.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 are at 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Mondays. Classes  are at 9:30 a.m. on Thursdays. 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.

Tai Chi

Tai Chi classes have begun. 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 course at the Rec Department building. 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.

Cheernastics

In our Cheernastics class, girls ages five and up will learn tumbling, stunts, jumps, motions, and more! No experience is necessary, and students will be divided by level during class for optimal training. Taught by the professionals of Wateree Gymnastics Center. Fee is $25 for the month.  Please register at the recreation department office.

Low Impact Aerobics

Low-impact aerobics involve large, controlled movements and large muscle groups, and always leave at least one foot on the ground. Classes are Mondays and Thursdays at 6 p.m. at the Recreation Department Old Armory Building upstairs. The registration fee is $30 per month. Those interested can register at the Recreation Department. The instructor will be Gwen Bowers. There must be a minimum of six registered. For more information call 425-6009.

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.

Ballroom dance

Come join ballroom dancing classes offered by the Kershaw County Recreation Department. Classes begin on March 12 and will be Tuesday nights at 7 p.m.  at the Old Armory on DeKalb Street. The cost is $10 per person and $15 per couple for the four-week session. 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. Classes are $5 per drop in class. Call the Recreation Department at 425-6009 for more info.

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.

(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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