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Rec Notes - Jan. 30, 2015

Registration open for technical soccer camp

Posted: January 29, 2015 3:00 p.m.
Updated: January 30, 2015 1:00 a.m.

Registration is open for the Kershaw County Recreation Department’s Technical Soccer Camp. Participants will receive academy-level training and learn how to play soccer the “right way.” The technical soccer methods and techniques will create a fun, yet challenging environment providing the foundations to play at the next level.

An experienced staff will guide participants through the curriculum and provide a safe atmosphere to learn how to be creative while developing the skills needed to enjoy and be more successful within the game.

The eight-week program of starts Tuesday and is for ages 7-8 (by Sept. 1. 2015).

Three sessions a week follows a curriculum of development. Tuesday, 5:45-7:15 p.m.; Thursdays 5:45-7:15 p.m.; Sunday games, 3-5 p.m. The cost is $75 and includes two shirts.

Director of Coaching Alan Riches and his staff will conduct sessions once a week and will guide participants through the sessions to develop focused skills to enhance their game.

For information and to register, contact Amy Peebles at 425-6009

Spring Baseball and Fast Pitch

Spring Baseball and Fast Pitch registration continues through February 13 for boys ages 4 - 19 and girls ages 4 - 18 (by May 1, 2015). The registration fee is $40 per participant. Registration can be done online at or at the recreation office during regular office hours.


The KCRD will host an instructional volleyball league. The league is for beginners and is open for girls ages 8 and up.

The registration fee is $40 and includes a shirt.

For more information contact the recreation department at 425-6009


For anyone who hates to exercise, Zumba will feel more like a Salsa party than a workout.

Classes at the Bethune Recreation Building will be held Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 6 to 7 p.m. Licensed Zumba instructor Annie Gonzalez will lead the class. Classes are $25 for 5 classes and one class for free.

Zumba classes in Camden will be held Monday and Thursday from 6 to 7 p.m. The class instructor is Brandy Mangum. The class will be meeting at the small room at the recreation building.

The cost is $30 for twice a week for the month and $20 for once a week for the month. Call 425-6009 for more information.

Registration is required at the recreation department office. Call 425-6009 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.

Call the recreation department office for more information.

Line dance classes

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. Participants can build their stamina while having fun. “Come with a friend or spouse or come alone; you don’t need a partner for line dance,” organizers said.

Beginner classes are on Mondays, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. and 6 to 7 p.m. Beginner intermediate classes are on Mondays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. All classes are held in the big room at the recreation department building. Cost is $4 per person per class.

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.”

Classes will be from 7 to 8 p.m. The session is $25 for six weeks. Preregistration is required,

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. For more information, contact the recreation department.

There is also a fitness class in Bethune at the recreation center on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 am to 11:30 am. Another class is held at the Kershaw County Recreation Department on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.


(Call the Recreation Department at 425-6009 or visit Make sure to like the Facebook page, Kershaw County Parks & Recreation and follow us on Twitter, @KCParksRecDept for the latest information on youth sports, adult classes and summer activities.)


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