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Rec notes -- Aug. 12, 2011

Sign-up for fall rec sports nearing deadline

Posted: August 11, 2011 4:06 p.m.
Updated: August 12, 2011 5:00 a.m.

The registration deadline is approaching for fall recreational sports including football, soccer, baseball, cheerleading and fast pitch softball.

Football is offered for ages 8 to 13, while fall Dixie Youth is aimed at ages 9 to 12. Soccer is open to ages 4 to 14. Cheerleading is open to ages 6 to 13. Fast pitch softball is offered for ages 9 to 12, while fall pitching machine is offered for ages 8 to 10.

The birthday cutoff date for football, cheerleading and soccer is Nov. 30, 2011. For fast pitch, the birthday cutoff is Jan. 1, 2012. The cutoff for pitching machine and Dixie Youth is May 1, 2012.

The registration fee is $25 for football, baseball, soccer and softball and $15 for cheerleading. A birth certificate must be presented at the time of registration for new participants.

Registration will be held at the Rec Department July 25-Aug. 12 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Aug.  13. Additional registration sites are as follows:

• Wildwood Park in Lugoff -- Aug. 8-12 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and Aug. 13 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m..

• North Central High School fitness center -- Aug. 15 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and Aug. 13 from 9 to noon.

For more information, contact the Kershaw County Rec Department.

Revised pool schedule

The Kershaw County Aquatic Center will shift to a part-time schedule beginning Saturday. The hours will be from 1:30 to 6:45 p.m. Saturday and Sunday only through Sept. 4 for season pass-holders.

Water-lovers can still take the plunge for water aerobics, offered from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday beginning Aug. 15. The cost is $15 per week or $45 per month.

Adult lap swim will also be available from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday beginning Aug. 15. The cost is $20 per month for 30 minutes or $35 per month for one hour.

Senior fitness classes

Group exercise classes for ages 55 and older is now offered.

Certified fitness instructor Susan Mullikin will provide 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.

The class schedules are as follows: Mondays, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.; Tuesdays, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.; and Thursdays, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Rec Department building.

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

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.

The cost is $15 a month or $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 $7 for one class (walk-in); $20 per month for one day a week; and $35 per month for two days a week.

The class is instructed by Jennifer Craft. Pre-registration is required at the Recreation Department office with a minimum of 10 enrolled in the session. Call 425-6010 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.

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.

Ballroom dance

Learn to glide across the dance floor with ballroom dancing classes.

The class, for youth and adults, meets from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursdays at the Old Armory on DeKalb Street. August classes will concentrate on the Rumba. In September, the Tango takes center stage, while the Swing will be November’s focus. Wrapping up the year in December will be the Cha-Cha.

The cost is $10 per person and $15 per couple for the four-week session. Instructors will be Al and Kay Roberson. Pre-registration is required; call the Rec Department office for more information.

Tae-Kwon-Do

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

The classes are conducted each Thursday from 6 to 7 p.m. for ages 6 to adults at the old armory. Children will learn self-confidence and self-discipline and adults will master self-defense while getting the ultimate workout. Instructor is Marvin Nelson of the Tae-Kwon-Do Academy in Lugoff.

The fee per month is $20 a month. Classes are held at the Recreation Department building. Pre-registration is required; call the Rec Department office for more information.

 (For further information, call the Recreation Department at 425-6009 or 425-6010 or visit www.kershaw.sc.gov and click on departments and services.)

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