Online Classes

ONLINE CLASSES

Register for online classes today at www.danville.ca.gov/recguide or call (925) 314-3430 for registration assistance.  Here are the offerings for January-February 2021:

Mat Pilates

Activity #26381 Jan. 5 - Jan. 26
Activity #26382 Feb. 2 - Feb. 23
$36R $43N
Tuesday, 8:30am – 9:30am

This class works towards toning, flexibility, better posture, efficient movement and mind & body connection. We will work from the deepest layers of muscle which stabilize and support ideal posture and alignment. Bring mat, small pilates ball and resistant strap. 

Jacki Sorensen’s Beginning Aerobic Dancing

Activity #26449 Jan. 5 - Jan. 28
Activity #26450 Feb. 2 - Feb. 25
$64R $77N
Tuesday, 11:15am - 12:15pm
Thursday, 11:15am – 12:15pm

FOR NEW STUDENTS: Jacki Sorensen’s Aerobic Dancing is a dance fitness class that provides a total body workout that includes strength, flexibility and endurance in a safely choreographed format that combines cha-cha, waltz, samba and swing steps. This class is suitable for active seniors. Wear supportive athletic shoes and bring a floor mat. Hand held 2-4 pound weights are recommended but not required. This class meets twice a week.

Yoga (55Y & Up)

Activity #26366
$88R $106N
Monday, 10:00am – 11:15am
Dec. 7, 2020 - Feb. 22, 2020  No class on Dec. 21, Dec. 28, Jan. 18, Feb. 15

Basic foundations of yoga poses, breathing and meditation are taught in a modified style. These techniques promote flexibility, strength, endurance, mobile stability, bone and heart enhancement. It ultimately brings calmness to the mind, and full body relaxation. Yoga mat required. Wear stretchable clothing.

Sketching (55Y & Up)

Activity #26376 Jan. 8 - Jan. 29
Activity #26377 Feb. 5 - Feb. 26
$60R $72N
Friday, 3:00pm – 4:30pm

Learn how to draw basic objects and correct proportions, understand perspective and contrast. Students will learn how to shade and learn a variety of sketching techniques. You don't need to have sketching pencils you can use a school pencil and a blank paper! All levels are welcome!

Qigong-Shibashi for Seniors

Activity #26560
$20R $24N
Tuesday, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Jan. 5 - Mar. 30 

Qigong (Chi Kung) is an ancient Chinese mild exercise system practiced for health maintenance, healing and increasing vitality. Qigong is an integration of physical postures, breathing techniques, and focused intentions. The gentle movements reduce stress, build stamina, increase vitality and enhance the immune system. Shibashi is an 18 movement form of flowing qigong that is easy to learn and practice.

Senior Stretch & Light Fitness (Arthritis Friendly)

Activity #26455 Jan. 8 - Jan. 29
$32R $38N
Friday, 9:00am - 9:45am

Activity #26456 Feb. 5 - Feb.26
$32R $38N
Friday, 9:00am - 9:45am

This active aging exercise class is designed to help seniors and individuals suffering from arthritis to maintain their cardiovascular health, strength and flexibility. The main purpose is to be able to enjoy activities of everyday life without pain or injury. Whether you're a veteran gym member or a newcomer, we welcome you to come enjoy the benefits of light functional movement in a group. Arthritis condition not required. An exercise mat is helpful for class.

Welcome to Medicare

Activity #26489 Jan. 20
Activity #26490 Feb. 17
Free
Wednesday, 1pm - 2pm

A workshop for those new to Medicare. You will learn about Parts A, B, C, D and the benefits they offer. Learn ways to supplement Medicare using a Medigap or Medicare Advantage Plan and how to select a Part D Prescription Drug Plan. Extensive materials provided. Registration required. Please sign up for only one session.

Senior Technology Workshops
Activity #26461 Jan. 4 - Jan. 29
Activity #26462 Feb. 1 - Feb. 26
$33R $39N
Mon. 2pm - 3pm
Wed. 10:30am - 11:30am
Fri. 9:30am - 10:30am

AnewVista Community Services will provide a robust monthly calendar of online technology courses with appointments for one-on-one tech help. Courses will take place on Mondays at 2:00pm, Wednesdays at 10:30am and Fridays at 9:30am. Subject matter varies. Topics include: cyber security, the cloud, social media, bitcoin, the Googleverse, home security cameras, podcasts, online calendars and many more. Register monthly to access the calendar of offerings and access the one-on-one individualized help.

STEM Club

Activity #26368 Jan. 26
Activity #26369 Feb. 23
Free
Tues. 2:30pm - 4:00pm

Come join us one Tuesday afternoon a month when we get together via Zoom to dig into topics from the worlds of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). Presentations have covered diverse topics such as Tunnel Engineering, Jet Engines, Cardiac Function and Climate Change. Participants are invited to present and lead discussion on topics of special interest or experience for them. Registration encouraged. Free.

Ukulele Beginner's Class

Activity #26436
$90R $108N
Wed. 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Jan. 6 - Feb. 3

This class will teach adult beginners the basic chords needed to play hundreds of songs. No prior experience is necessary.  Ukulele required.

brain longevity therapy & stress reduction

Activity #26518 Jan. 6 - Jan. 27
Activity #25619 Feb. 3 - Feb 24
$44R $55N
Wed. 9:00am - 9:45am

During this class, you will learn the practice of Kirtan Kriya, a several thousand-year-old practice, to possibly build, repair and utilize short-term and long-term memory. Many people recovering from brain trauma or living with short-term and long-term memory issues have had success in applying this 12-minute daily meditation and exercise. Learn breathing techniques for stress reduction; and chakra alignment to energize the physical body while calming the mind.

You're not alone - peer support group

Activity #26440 Feb. 1 - Feb. 15
$15R $18N
Mon. 1:00pm - 2:30pm on the 1st & 3rd week of the month

This will be a commitment of 1 month of 2 classes. A continuation of issues of aging, finding purpose and coping with transitions. This will be a facilitated group led by a peer. Hearing each other's voices helps us to feel more connected and not as isolated. Participants are encouraged to listen to one another with an open heart. Tools for coping will be offered. Confidentiality will be stressed as well

Senior zoom room

Let’s catch up! Join the Senior Zoom Room on February 10 at 2:00pm and catch up with Senior Center Staff, discuss how you’ve been and chat with some familiar faces. Pre-register to receive the Zoom link.

Zumba gold

Activity #26772 Feb. 3 - Feb. 24
$32R $38N
Wed. 10:00am - 11:00am

Zumba Gold is a low impact, dance-inspired class that uses easy-to-follow choreography to focus on balance, range of motion, and coordination. Come ready to have fun and leave feeling strong and empowered! Classes offered via Zoom.

free Zumba gold demo

Activity #26779 Jan. 20
Free
Wed. 10:00am

Is Zumba taught virtually called Zoomba? Meet Heidi Amstrup to try out her virtual Zumba Gold class before she begins teaching virtually in February!  Pre-register to
receive the Zoom link.