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Rec Notes -- Feb. 22, 2013

Youth Baseball League registration at the Rec center approaching Saturday deadline

Posted: February 21, 2013 5:09 p.m.
Updated: February 22, 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 Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday Feb. 23, 9 a.m. to noon
Wildwood Park, today, 5:30  to 7 p.m., Saturday Feb. 23, 9 a.m. to noon
Bethune at the Elementary Gym, today, 6 to 7 p.m., and Saturday, 10 to 11 a.m.

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. 

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.

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.

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

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.
Pre-registration is required at the Recreation Department office with a minimum of six enrolled in the session. Call 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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