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ANN ARBOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS • COMMUNITY EDUCATION & RECREATION • WINTER 2011

Catalog of Classes & Workshops

Adults • Youth • Preschool • Families

JUST FOR KIDS! High Tech Treasure Hunts, Page 48 Trampoline and Space Ball, Page 52

Page 4 & 5

NEW 32 Online Classes Page 6–15

NEW 17 Fitness, Sports, Health & Wellness classes Pages 45–53

Youth After School Page 58

NEW Register by phone

Register online at www.aareced.com WINTER 2011 REC & ED

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Get Out and Take a REC & ED Class!

Have Fun this Winter Class fees are now the same for residents and non-residents! We are always looking for ways to make your REC & ED experience better and easier.  This winter we would like to welcome non-residents of the AAPS district to participate at the same low fee as residents.  This will help us successfully operate a larger variety of classes.   Take as many classes as you like at one of the locations that is convenient to you.

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Or Stay Indoors and take a NEW online REC & ED class Get skills for the 21st century. Demonstrate your knowledge.  Boost your productivity and your organization’s bottom line.  Online learning is easy. It’s fun! Our online certificates and courses are provided by quality colleges and associations with expert instructors. Participate anytime day or evening, from any computer. See pages 4-5.

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Cover photo: The Jacobs, a REC & ED family! The REC & ED office is located in Pioneer High School. Look for the bright blue sign on the side of the building. There are also yard signs at the entrance off Stadium and S. Seventh. Our address is 1515 S. Seventh St., Ann Arbor, MI 48103. ISSUE NO. 29 WINTER 2011 The Ann Arbor Public Schools Community Education and Recreation Catalog is published 4 times a year in Ann Arbor, MI. Our mission is to enhance the quality of life for our community through education and recreation.

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REC & ED OFFICE LOCATION & HOURS 1515 S. Seventh St. Ann Arbor, MI 48103 734- 994-2300 www.aareced.com Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Closed during Winter Break 12/18 – 1/2 Open during Mid Winter Break 2/21-2/25

Robert Allen, Interim Superintendent, Ann Arbor Public Schools Sara Aeschbach, Director, Community Education & Recreation


Contents Winter 2011 Classes, Workshops & Activities

January – March Adult Classes

Preschool

REC & ED Online Classes

First Steps Washtenaw..........................39-40 Art...................................................................... 41 Dance..........................................................41-42 Language........................................................ 42 Sports................................................................ 43

Adaptive Recreational Scuba..................... 14 Swimming......................................................... 38 Cooking Cooperatively................................. 38 Dinner & A Movie........................................... 38 Strike Force Bowling...................................... 38

Swimming (Parent/Child).......................... 55

Registration

NEW! Over 25 online courses...................4-5

Health & Wellness Health & Wellness..........................................6-8 Fitness............................................................. 9-11 Yoga...............................................................11-12

Instructional Sports Martial Arts....................................................... 13 Swimming......................................................... 13 Water Polo......................................................... 14 Scuba & Snorkeling........................................ 14 Tennis.................................................................. 15

Arts Couples Dance..........................................16-17 Dance........................................................... 17-18 Art..................................................................19-22 Ceramics & Jewelry........................................ 20 Jewelry & Glass..........................................19-20 Woodworking.................................................. 22 Sewing................................................................ 22 Handicrafts....................................................... 22 Drama & Literary Arts..............................23-24 Music.............................................................24-25

Life Enrichment Computers/ Digital Technology..........26-27 Digital Cameras/Photography................... 26 Cooking ......................................................28-31 Finance & Income.....................................32-33 Home & Garden.............................................. 34 Creature Conservancy.................................. 34 Languages, ESL.........................................35-36 Games................................................................. 36 Personal Enrichment..................................... 37 Dog Training & Agility................................... 37

Birth - Age 6

Youth Classes

Adapted Rec

The Arts

NEW! 5 Ways to Register............................ 58 REC & ED Policies.......................................... 59 Winter Registration Forms..................60-61 Class Locations & Map..........................62-63

Art...................................................................... 45 Dance................................................................ 46 Music................................................................. 47

REC&ED Resources

Grades K-12

NEW! Sewing................................................. 47

Enrichment Mid-Winter & Spring Break Camps......... 44 LEGO................................................................. 48 NEW! Geocache............................................ 48 Chess................................................................. 49 Language........................................................ 50 Study Skills...................................................... 51

Adult Team Sports Sign Up....................... 12 REC & ED Birthday Parties.......................... 42 Tuition Preschool.......................................... 43 School Age Child Care................................ 44 Girls on the Run............................................. 53

Learn how to get your laugh on with comedian actor Russell Rabb, page 23

Instructional Sports & Fitness Mid-Winter & Spring Break Camps......... 44 NEW! Trampoline and Space Ball........... 52 Baton Twirling................................................ 52 Yoga................................................................... 52 After School Sports...................................... 53 Gymnastics..................................................... 54 Martial Arts..................................................... 54 Swim...........................................................55-56 Water Polo....................................................... 57 Tennis................................................................ 57 Youth Team Sports Info..............Back cover

After school classes are on pages 45-53

"Top-notch instructor! Supportive, nurturing environment.”    Tara Habeck WINTER 2011 REC & ED

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NEW! REC & ED Online Certificates and Courses About Online Learning Online learning is a fun, enjoyable and very productive way to learn. Millions of people are learning online each year. You will engage with and get to know with the instructor and other participants. You may make friends.  It’s easy. It’s fun. 

How the Course Works It is easy to participate in your online course. After you register, you will be given a web address to use to get into your online classroom.  You will have a password and use your email address and password to gain access.

Participate When You Want

Participants can participate as little or as much as you want. You can participate any time of day or evening. The online classroom is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There are no live real-time requirements or meetings. To get a certificate, enroll in the certificate section which automatically enrolls you in the courses required to complete the certificate or you enroll in each course individually. Sorry, no discounts accepted at this time. Spring classes will be available online soon.

Social Media Social Media for Business Certificate

Get in on this exciting and growing way to communicate, market and serve your customers and clients. Includes exam, certificate and three courses. ID# 2901.601 2/7 – 4/29 FEE: $495

Introduction to Social Media

Learn what social media are and their role in your business and personal life.  Find out the top sites and how businesses are using the sites for communication, customer retention, branding, marketing, market research, needs assessment and serving customers and clients.  Let your instructor guide your exploration of Facebook and YouTube.  ID# 2901.602 2/7 – 3/4 FEE: $195

Marketing Using Social Media

Develop a two-way communication and marketing strategy for your organization using social media. Let your instructor guide you in exploring major social media, including Twitter, LinkedIn, and blogging. ID# 2901.603 3/7 – 4/1 FEE: $195

Integrating Social Media in Your Organization

Learn how to create your own private social media using Ning, work socially using Google Docs and calendars, and move your web site to an interactive Web 2.0 site. ID# 2901.604 4/4 – 4/29 FEE: $195

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Complete course descriptions are online at www.aareced.com/reced.onlineclasses

eMarketing eMarketing Essentials Credential

Get a fundamental yet advanced introduction to eMarketing, including improving email promotions and your web site traffic. ID# 2902.601 2/7 – 4/29 FEE: $495

Improving Email Promotion

Discover when to email, what to email, and testing email copy. Learn how to improve your email promotion and responses. ID# 2902.602 2/7 – 3/4 FEE: $195

Boosting Your Website Traffic

Acquire the basic skills to boost your web site traffic, and how to redesign your web site copy to increase your visitors and results. ID#2902.603 3/7 – 4/1 FEE: $195

Online Advertising

Get the keys to making online advertising work for you and your organization. Learn how you can target local audiences.    ID# 2902.604 4/4 – 4/29 FEE: $195

Online Teaching Certificate in Online Teaching

Discover how to plan, develop and teach an online course. Engage in online discussion with other teachers. Three one-week courses includes books and Online certificate. ID# 2904.601 Certificate 2/7 – 4/29 FEE: $495

Become a Certified Online Instructor (COI)

This program will give you the fundamentals of teaching online, and the most advanced tips and techniques in the business. ID# 2904.602 Certificate 2/7 – 4/29 FEE: $795

Designing Online Instruction

Learn about the online instructional environment, envisioning your online course, developing a web course, phases of design and development, design guidelines, and more. ID# 2904.603 2/7 – 2/11 FEE: $195

Building Online Learning Communities

Find out the importance of an online learning community. Learn about dialogue as inquiry, negotiating discussion guidelines, and intergroup and other forms of collaboration. ID# 2904.604 3/14 – 3/18 FEE: $195

Advanced Teaching Online

Experience one of the most advanced online classrooms for teachers. Engage in online discussion with other teachers. ID# 2904.605 4/18 – 4/22 FEE: $195


Management Managing Teleworkers Certificate

Telecommuters boost your organization’s profitability, productivity, financial stability, competitiveness and efficiency. Includes exam, certificate and both courses. ID# 2906.601 2/7 – 4/1 FEE: $395

Keys to Telework Success

Discover the keys to making telework a success for you and your organization. ID# 2906.602 2/7 – 3/4 FEE: $245

Supervision of Teleworkers

Understanding the essentials of supervision is criticial for both teleworkers and supervisors, management and organizational leaders. Tour a model virtual office. Then take away the core management practices to supervise teleworkers. ID# 2906.603 3/7 – 4/1 FEE: $245

Complete course descriptions are online at www.aareced.com/reced.onlineclasses Questions? Call 734-994-2300, ext. 53219

Generational Communication Generational Communication Certificate

One-month course includes study guide, exam, and certificate. ID# 2908.601 2/7 – 4/1 FEE: $295

Working with Baby Boomers ID#2908.602

2/7 – 3/4

FEE: $175

Working with Gen X and Gen Y ID# 2908.603

3/7 – 4/1

FEE: $175

Individual Online Classes Supervisory & Leadership Certificate

Learn about effective delegation, performance management, and writing performance reviews, and strategies for improving your overall effectiveness as a leader. Two-month program. ID# 2905.601 2/7 – 4/1 FEE: $395

Digital Brochures

Find out how you can use this low-cost new eMarketing tool to support and enhance your current marketing efforts. ID# 2911.601 3/7 – 4/1 FEE: $195

Entrepreneur Boot Camp

Green Buildings Green Buildings and Preparing for the LEED Green Associate Exam

LEED is an internationally recognized green building certification system. This is a two-month program. ID# 2909.601 1/31 – 3/27 FEE: $695

This course provides insight into the characteristics, knowledge and skills needed to become a successful entrepreneur. ID# 2912.601 2/7 – 3/4 FEE: $195

Extraordinary Customer Service

Learn how to translate your good service intentions into a workable plan and gain knowledge of ways to consistently deliver great service. The payoff is enormous. ID# 2913.601 2/7 – 3/4 FEE: $145

Green Workplace

Business Research Business Research Certificate

Get the skills needed to effectively communicate research results to a specific audience for maximum impact. Includes certificate for successful completion of all 3 classes. ID# 2903.601 2/7 – 4/29 FEE: $495

Introduction to Business Research: 2/7 – 3/4 Business Statistics: 3/7 – 4/1 Qualitative Business Research: 4/4 – 4/2

Virtual Planning Virtual Meeting Planner Certificate

Becoming a Certified Virtual Meeting Planner (CVP). Includes three one-month courses, exam, book, and certificate. ID# 2907.601 2/7 – 4/29 FEE: $795

Virtual Meeting Technology: 2/7 – 3/4 Keys to Effective Design of Virtual Meetings: 3/7 – 4/1 Managing Virtual Meetings: 4/4 – 4/29

A greener workplace can provide substantial benefits to your organization’s triple bottom line – people, planet and profits. Discover the keys to making green workplaces a success for you and your organization. ID# 2914.601 2/7 – 3/4 FEE: $195

Mentoring and Coaching in the Workplace

Develop skills in the development, implementation, and support of coaching and mentoring programs in your workplace. Two onemonth courses. ID# 2915.601 2/7 – 6/3 FEE: $295

Practical Math for the Workplace

For anyone interested in acquiring the skills needed to understand and perform common business activities such as payroll, banking, invoicing, and purchasing. ID# 2916.601 2/7 – 3/4 FEE: $145

Your Company, Your Employees & The Law

This course will provide a roadmap for effectively handing employee-related problems and workplace compliance issues that affect employers of all sizes and work industries. One-month course. ID# 2917.601 3/7 – 4/1 FEE: $395

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3 Steps to a Healthy Start for the New Year 1. Eat Healthier Our cooking classes offer a delicious hands-on experience from heart healthy recipes to vegetarian wonders and cuisines around the world. Whether you choose Green Smoothies, Francesca’s Rustic Italiana or Just Like Mom Made, we have something you’ll enjoy. Pages 28-31

2. Get Moving Find an enjoyable form of physical activity and schedule it into your day. Choose from over 16 high energy classes including cardio boot camp, spinning, dance workouts, water aerobics, and Zumba. If you are looking for mind-body conditioning we offer Pilates, Power Yoga Pilates and Yoga. Or work out one-on-one with your own personal trainer. Fitness & Yoga. Pages 9-12 Also see Martial Arts, Scuba and Snorkeling, Swimming and Tennis, Pages 13-15. Don’t forget to dance! Pages 16-18

3. Reduce Stress Try not to obsess over things you have no control over, and learn how to manage and reduce stress. We offer three weightloss classes, secrets to stress management, meditation and energy harmony workshops. Health & Wellness, pages 6-8

Yoga Pilates Instructor Victoria Cendrowski, M.Ed. has over 35 years of experience teaching fitness.

Health & Wellness

Register online at www.aareced.com

Questions? Call 734-994-2300, ext. 53203

Heal Your Digestive System Gary Merel, M.S.L.Ac. offers these popular one-day classes in holistic health

You’ve heard the expression, “You are what you eat.” Sixty percent of your body’s immune system lives in your digestive tract. Problems like inflammatory bowel disease, allergies, eczema, Crohns disease, sinus and asthma are directly influenced by a compromised digestive system. Explore basic holistic strategies for healing your digestive and immune system. 1 class. ID# 1832.601 FEE: $19

Balance Your Hormones, Balance Your Life Estrogen, progesterone, testosterone and thyroid. Four powerful hormones that have a wide ranging effect on reproduction, menopause, blood pressure, weight loss, healthy sexual function, bone loss and many other essential functions of life. Explore ways to safely balance these hormones using holistic, sustainable and natural methods. 1 class. ID# 1833.601 FEE: $19

1/26 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Wednesday Pioneer, Room D212

2/16 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Wednesday Pioneer, Room D212

Weight Loss Toolbox Are you challenged with weight issues? Take a holistic approach to weight loss. Exercise, hormones, thyroid health and lifestyle all contribute to a healthy body weight. Discover how to stop sugar cravings, improve food absorption, the influence of hormones on weight loss, and the difference between good fats and bad fats. 1 class. ID# 1828.601 FEE: $19

3/16 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Wednesday Pioneer, Room D212

"So much information! The handouts were great and the information was very useful." C. Moleen 6 REC & ED WINTER 2011


Health & Wellness Celebrate Valentine’s Day

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Questions? Call 734-994-2300, ext. 53203

Meditation Classes from Deep Springs

Intro to Insight Meditation

NEW!

Insight Meditation and mindfulness are simple and direct practices of moment-to-moment awareness of mind/body processes. Cultivate your ability to be present in each moment, develop a deepened understanding, and increase your skill to act with wisdom and compassion. Instructors: Lou Weir and Jim Whiteside. 5 weeks. ID# 1815.601 FEE: $49

1/18 – 2/15 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Tuesday Slauson, Media Center

Beginning Insight Meditation Through Insight Meditation you can learn to calm your mind and improve your focus. As you develop this skill new insights may arise, that may change your life. Instructor: Mary Grannon. 6 weeks.

Couples Massage Sign up with a friend or partner for a massage workshop that’s both relaxing and energizing. Learn to give and receive a therapeutic massage using techniques from an experienced massage therapist. Wear comfortable clothing and bring 2 pillows and a blanket. Fee enrolls 2 people. Instructor: Jim McGinity, Certified Massage Therapist. 1 class. ID# 1880.601 FEE: $59

2/12 Saturday 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM Scarlett, Media Ctr

ID# 1816.601 FEE: $59

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Expand your knowledge of several types of alternative therapies that are available today. Explore the supportive information documenting each one and understand when they would be best used. Instructor: Mark Rojek. 2 classes. ID# 1840.601 FEE: $29

1/20 – 1/27 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Thursday Pioneer, Room D213

Power Up Your Immune System

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Winter is known as the “Cold and Flu Season.” Learn how you can dramatically improve your body’s ability to protect you during exposure to pathogens. Discover how stress reduction, exercise and nutritional strategies can boost your immune system. Instructor: Mark Rojek. 1 class. ID# 1842.601 FEE: $19

2/10 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Thursday Pioneer, Room D213

Not So Secret, Secrets to Weight Loss

NEW!

Weight management is a constant struggle for many people. Understand how and why people gain weight; and the difficulties of taking it off. Take a unique look at the physiology of weight loss and welldocumented strategies for losing weight and keeping it off. Many of these strategies are not very well understood or known within the weight-loss community. Discover information that will give you the best chances of losing weight. Instructor: Mark Rojek. 1 class. ID# 1844.601 FEE: $19

DAYTIME CLASS

3/22 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Tuesday Pioneer, Room D213

Tuesday Deep Spring Center

Continuing Insight Meditation Are you curious about what comes next? Would encouragement and support help you maintain a regular practice? Explore teachings and share ideas that support sitting and mindfulness practice. Instructor: Peg Tappe. 6 weeks. ID# 1816.602 FEE: $59

ABCs of Alternative Medicine

1/25 – 3/1 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM

1/27 – 3/3 Thursday 9:15 AM – 11:00 AM Deep Spring Center

Six Months to Live

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Discover how you can befriend your fears of death and live with greater joy and presence in your life. Explore a variety of approaches to examine your fears of death. Includes powerful practices that provide insight and healing. Specially designed field visits are planned. Instructors: Mary Grannon and David Lawson. 5 classes in 10 weeks. ID# 1812.601 1/22 – 3/26 Saturday FEE: $49 10:00 AM – 12 Noon Deep Spring Center

Anger & Meditation Workshop

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Anger is a natural human emotion. Life events such as parking or speeding tickets, getting cut off on the highway, disagreements with family members – ensure that you can’t navigate this world without feeling it. Investigate how skillfully working with anger can be an opportunity to deepen your meditation practice further. This workshop is open to students who are already meditating regularly. Instructors: Erica Dutton and Lisa Zucker. 2 classes in one weekend. ID# 1811.601 2/19: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Saturday FEE: $49 2/20: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Sunday Deep Spring Center

 “ This was a great experience. The instructors were able to incorporate our dilemmas in life into our meditations.”  M. Thomas WINTER REC & ED 2011 WINTER REC &2011 ED 7


Tai Chi Chuan with Master Young

Tai Chi Meets Feldenkrais

Yang style Tai Chi is taught as a vehicle to motivate you to integrate your mind, body, and spirit in a way that improves your overall health and interactive quality with the world around you. Through movement, meditation, and breathwork you learn to cultivate energy as you work through the poses of Tai Chi. Instructor: Wasentha Young. 10 weeks. ID# 1821.601 1/24 – 3/28 Monday: Beginning FEE: $119 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Peaceful Dragon

See how these two practices can work together to help you rediscover your natural body alignment. Learn ingenious ways to undo those habitual tension patterns that pull your skeleton out of balance making you feel uncomfortable. Taught by husband and wife team Joseph Wang (Tai Chi) and Joanna Myers (Feldenkrais). Bring a mat or large blanket and two towels for floor exercises. Students must be able to get down to and up from the floor without assistance. 8 weeks. No class 2/22, 3/8.

ID# 1823.601 FEE: $119

1/26 – 3/30 Wed.: Continuing 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM Peaceful Dragon

Energy Harmony

2/27 12 Noon – 4:00 PM

Sunday Peaceful Dragon

Secrets to Stress Management

NEW!

At the root of many of the leading causes of ill-health and disease is STRESS. Our modern culture continues to be a source of many different forms of stress. Successful management of daily stress is the key to surviving and thriving in our ever-demanding world. This class offers healthy, simple and effective alternative solutions to stress management. Learn invaluable information that can be implemented into your demanding lifestyle. Instructor: Richard Omel, D.C. 1 class. ID# 1835.601 FEE: $19

1/25 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Health By Design

Tuesday Pioneer, Room D212

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Discover simple solutions to improving your health and well-being on a daily basis. Learn the four basic components of wellness. Understanding the definition of “true” health is the first step on your journey to achieving a higher level of personal wellness and performance throughout your daily activities. Start where you are and take small steps to initiate momentum towards a healthier lifestyle. Remember it’s a journey, not an end. Instructor: Richard Omel, D.C. 1 class. ID# 1834.601 FEE: $19

1/25 – 3/29 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Tuesday Preschool Gym

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Master Wasentha Young will share strategies for reducing the impact of stress in this half-day retreat. Work on the three distinct aspects that stress effects -- body, mind and energy. You will explore 14 basic Chi Kung (energy work) stretches that systematically loosen joints and large muscle groups; be guided through sitting and standing meditation exercises; learn self-applied acu-points that release muscle tension for the neck, shoulders, lower back and knees; and conclude with an introduction to two distinct styles of mindful moving meditations. By the end of the retreat you will be pleasantly relaxed and energized. Comfortable clothing is recommended. 1 class. ID# 1825.601 FEE: $59

ID# 1831.601 FEE: $119

2/9 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Sitting Consciously

Wednesday Pioneer, Room D212

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We spend 50% of a day sitting at work, in our cars, while at home, and during leisure-time activities. Sitting the way we do in our modern world has created a population of sedentary people with poor movement and postural habits. These deficient and toxic habits have led to growing numbers of disabling musculoskeletal and related conditions. Redefine your sitting experience. Learn to sit consciously using this three phase program. Improve your overall health and physical performance, increase your work productivity, and prevent potential injuries and disabilities. Instructor: Richard Omel, D.C. 1 class. ID# 1836.601 3/8 Tuesday FEE: $19 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Pioneer, Room D212

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Fundamentals of Meditation

NEW!

Find the right meditation practice for you. Receive an overview of the theory and practice of meditation. Each weekly session will introduce a new meditation technique through demonstrations, videos, articles, discussion, and practice. Leave the course conversant in several techniques that are fundamental to a successful meditation practice. Instructor: Cristo Bowers. 8 weeks. No class 2/24. ID# 1809.601 FEE: $89

1/27 – 3/24 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Thursday CAB, room D

Power of Meditation Discover how you can become aware of and transcend subconscious conditioning. Through weekly, structured meditations, you learn to differentiate and isolate the subconscious motivations that determine and control your behavior at both a psychological and emotional level. Build concentration skills and experience the release this powerful technique can bring you. Instructor: Cristo L. Bowers. 8 weeks. No class 2/24.  ID# 1839.601 FEE: $89

1/27 – 3/24 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Thursday A2 Open Music

Lose it Fast, Lose it Forever™ Do you dream about changing your life? Carmen and Steve lost 130 lbs of fat in 6 months and gained renewed confidence. Chris and Ellen lost 80 pounds in 6 months and gained boundless energy. Frank and Keith each lost 40lbs in 10 weeks. By applying the principles taught by Biggest Loser Contestant Pete Thomas, you can lose weight and gain so much more. You are personally taught by Pete as he guides you through his life-changing weight loss course. Classes are seminar style and focus on Mastering Your Mind, Managing Your Mouth and Multiplying Your Muscle. Additional support systems are available to you online and outside of class to ensure your success. (For details go to: www.loseitfastloseitforever.com) Materials fee of $25 due to instructor at first class. 10 weeks. ID# 1853.601 FEE: $195

1/31 – 4/4 12 Noon – 1:00 PM

ID# 1853.602 FEE: $195

1/31 – 4/4 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Monday REC & ED, Conf. Room Monday A2 Preschool, Fam. Rm. DAYTIME CLASS


Fitness

Register at www.aareced.com

734-994-2300, ext. 53149 or 53233

FITNESS MULTI-CLASS DISCOUNT! Enroll in 2 fitness classes, save $5. Enroll in 3 or more fitness classes, save $10. (Spinning and Power Kick excluded) Fitness classes are for grade 10-adult, men and women. It is recommended that you have a physical examination by a physician before beginning an exercise program if you are over 35, pregnant or if you haven’t been physically active for the past several months. All instructors are certified fitness instructors. No classes 2/21-2/26. FITNESS CLASS LEVELS

1 = Beginning 2 = Advanced Beg. 3 = Intermediate 4 = Intermediate Adv. 5 = Advanced

Level 1-3. Explore soulful movement through this mind body form of fitness done barefoot to music. NIA fits all body types and works for all ages. It's great for cardiovascular conditioning and overall agility. Please bring a water bottle. Instructor: Teresa Myers. 9 weeks. 1/24 – 3/28 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Monday Community, Gym

Cardio Dance and Pilates Level 1-4. Work toward your lifetime fitness goals while experiencing the joy of music, dance and camaraderie. You'll get a combination of low impact aerobics for cardiovascular work and Pilates for strength and flexibility. Please bring your own mat and water bottle. Instructors: Jenine "Chip" Grover, M.Ed, over 20 years experience (601 & 602), Joy Morris (603 & 604). 9 weeks. ID# 3108.601 FEE: $69

1/25 – 3/29 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Tuesday Eberwhite, Gym

ID# 3108.602 FEE: $69

1/27 – 3/31 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Thursday Eberwhite, Gym

ID# 3108.603 FEE: $69

1/24 – 3/28 6:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Monday Thurston, Gym

ID# 3108.604 FEE: $69

1/26 – 3/30 6:15 PM – 7:15 PM

Wednesday Thurston, Gym

Cardio Interval Mix Level 1-4. Do you like to have fun while working out? You will get a great workout in a motivating group atmosphere. Cardio Kickboxing moves are mixed with interval training and light weight training. Please bring your own mat, water bottle and light hand weights. Instructor: Amy Leighton. 9 weeks. ID# 3102.601 FEE: $69

1/24 – 3/28 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Monday Scarlett, Cafeteria

ID# 3102.602 FEE: $69

1/26 – 3/30 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Wednesday Scarlett, Cafeteria

DAYTIME CLASS

Level 2-5. Join us for a fun and invigorating total body workout. You'll sweat to original world-beat music while combining dance moves from around the world, including West African dance. You will practice other exercises to tone, strengthen, stretch and release. Everyone welcome. Please bring water bottle, mat and light hand weights. Instructor: Sandy Pierani. 9 weeks. ID# 3105.601 FEE: $69

1/26 – 3/30 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Wednesday Bryant, Gym

Cardio Boot Camp

Level 3-5. Experience a high intensity, military style workout with movements from kickboxing, dance and more. You’ll challenge your strength, speed and stamina with interval training techniques. Please bring your own mat, water bottle and light hand weights. Instructor: Donna Kujat, CPT, over 20 years of experience. 9 weeks. ID# 3106.601 FEE: $69

1/25 – 3/29 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Tuesday AA Open- Mack, Gym

ID# 3106.602 FEE: $69

1/27 – 3/31 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Thursday AA Open- Mack, Gym

Pilates Matwork

NIA Fitness

ID# 3114.601 FEE: $69

World Dance Workout 

Are you looking for a mind-body workout that will strengthen, lengthen, stretch and tone your body? Improve your muscular endurance and flexibility with an emphasis on core body mat work. Please bring your own mat and water bottle. Instructor: Stephanie Riegle. 9 weeks. ID# 3112.601 1/24 – 3/28 Monday: Level 3-5 FEE: $69 6:05 PM – 7:05 PM Bach, Gym ID# 3112.602 FEE: $69

Monday: Level 1-3 Bach, Gym

1/24 – 3/28 7:15 PM – 8:15 PM

Yoga Pilates Level 2-5. Looking for an intense mind body practice done to music that will challenge your whole body while calming your mind? This is it! Weight training through the use of your own body weight will increase your lean body mass while improving your strength, flexibility, balance and posture. Prior yoga or Pilates experience is recommended. Practiced barefoot. Please bring your own mat and water bottle. Instructor: Victoria Cendrowski, M.Ed, over 35 years experience. 9 weeks. ID# 3110.601 1/24 – 3/28 Monday FEE: $89 9:15 AM – 10:30 AM CAB, Dance Studio ID# 3110.602 FEE: $89

1/26 – 3/30 9:15 AM – 10:30 AM

Wednesday: Flow Style CAB, Dance Studio

ID# 3110.603 FEE: $89

1/28 – 4/1 9:15 AM – 10:30 AM

Friday CAB, Dance Studio

Victoria Cendrowski  has been teaching many forms of dance, fitness and yoga since 1971 and  has been the Fitness Supervisor for Rec & Ed since 1990.  Her professional career includes Dance Program Director, K-12 Physical Education Teacher, Wellness Trainer and producer of her own Yoga Pilates videos. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance from Eastern Michigan University, along with a Teacher’s certification. Victoria earned her Master of Education in Science of Human Movement with an emphasis in Personal Training from Wayne State University. WINTER 2011 REC & ED

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Power Yoga Pilates

Nordic Walking Workshop

Level 2-5. Get a well balanced workout for your whole body while keeping your mind focused with this invigorating mind-body practice done to music. Flowing poses improve cardio, strength, flexibility, balance and posture. Any yoga or Pilates experience is recommended. Bring a yoga sticky mat and water bottle. Practiced barefoot. Instructor: Chelsea Cendrowski. 9 weeks.

Level 1-5. This activity is based on cross-country skiing, but without snow. Learn and experience proper technique while engaging both upper and lower body muscles. Stretching techniques are also taught. This is very effective for burning calories and building cardiovascular fitness for all ages and levels of ability. Bring your own water bottle. Training poles are provided by the instructor or bring your own. Instructor: Inge Gaiser.

ID# 3130.601 FEE: $89

1/25 – 3/29 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

Tuesday Community, Gym

ID# 3130.602 FEE: $89

1/27 – 3/31 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

Thursday Community, Gym

Circuit & Pilates Level 2-5. Get 2 workouts in 1. Timed circuits using machines and free weights for cardio and strength followed by a Pilates-based workout focusing on core muscle strength and flexibility. Please bring a Pilates mat, water bottle, and wear fitness shoes. Instructor: Cheryl Gulbranson, CPT, over 25 years experience. 9 weeks. ID# 3116.601 FEE: $89

1/24 – 3/28 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM

Monday Community, Weight Room

Circuit & Yoga Level 2-5. Get 2 workouts in 1. Timed circuits using machines and free weights for cardio and strength, followed by a power yoga workout to enhance cardio, strength and flexibility. Please bring a yoga mat, water bottle and fitness shoes. Instructor: Cheryl Gulbranson, CPT, over 25 years of experience. 9 weeks.

ID# 3126.601 FEE: $89

1/26 – 3/30 5:45 PM – 7:00 PM

ID# 3126.602 FEE: $89

1/29 – 4/2 Saturday 8:00 AM – 9:15 AM Huron, Weight Room

Wednesday Community, Weight Room

Weight Training Level 1-5. You’ll tone up, trim down and build strength when you learn the basic weight training principles. Flexibility and core body work done in each class. Instructor: Cheryl Gulbranson, CPT, over 25 years of experience. 9 weeks.

ID# 3103.601 FEE: $25

2/12 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Saturday Skyline, Indoor Track

Deep Water Aerobics                                                                   Level 1-4. Aerobic and deep water conditioning are emphasized along with stretching and strengthening. Various flotation devices (water noodles) provided or bring your own. Must be comfortable in deep water. Instructors: Debra Ladd (601), Amy Grover (602, 603). 8 weeks. ID# 3122.601 FEE: $59 

1/27 – 3/24                   Thursday 7:10 PM – 8:10 PM         Clague, Pool

ID# 3122.602 FEE: $59 

1/25 – 3/22                   Tuesday 7:05 PM – 8:05 PM        Scarlett, Pool

ID# 3122.603 FEE: $59 

1/27 – 3/24                  Thursday 7:05 PM – 8:05 PM Scarlett, Pool

Water Aerobics                        Level 1-4. You'll experience the fun of a water exercise program including low-impact aerobic conditioning, stretching and strengthening. Everyone is welcome. Participants need to be able to enter and exit the pool without assistance (for swimmers and non-swimmers). Instructors: Debra Ladd (601), Donna Kujat (602, 605), Amy Grover (603, 604).  8 weeks. ID# 3120.601 FEE:  $59

1/27 – 3/24 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Thursday Clague, Pool

ID# 3120.602 FEE:  $59          

1/26 – 3/23 6:05 PM – 7:05 PM

Wednesday Forsythe, Pool

ID# 3120.603 FEE:  $59

1/25 – 3/22 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Tuesday Scarlett, Pool

ID# 3124.601 FEE: $69

1/25 – 3/29 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Tuesday Skyline, Weight Room

ID# 3120.604 FEE:  $59         

1/27 – 3/24 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Thursday Scarlett, Pool

ID# 3124.602 FEE: $69

1/27 – 3/31 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Thursday Skyline, Weight Room

ID# 3120.605 FEE:  $59

1/22 – 3/19 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Saturday Scarlett, Pool

ID# 3124.603 FEE: $69

1/29 – 4/2 9:20 AM – 10:20 AM

Saturday Huron, Weight Room

Personal Training Level 1-4. Do you want personal attention to help you meet your fitness goals? Whether you need to lose weight, train for an athletic event or just get into better shape, this is for you! Private, semi-private and small group (3-4 people) sessions are available. Classes meet at Community High School weight room. Certified Personal Trainer: Mark A. Harris, CPT. 3 classes. Mondays. FEE: $149. CLASS ID#

TIME

DATES

3123.601

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

1/31 – 2/14

3123.602

5:05 PM – 6:05 PM

1/31 – 2/14

3123.603

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

3/7 – 3/21

3123.604

5:05 PM – 6:05 PM

3/7 – 3/21

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Zumba Level 1-4. Ditch the workout, join the party! If you like Latin dance and international zest, you'll love Zumba! Interval and resistance training are combined to give you a great cardiovascular workout. Wear fitness shoes and bring a water bottle. Instructors: Sandy Pierani (601),Tanya Smith (602), Doris Farrugia (603). 8-9 weeks. ID# 3140.601 FEE: $69

1/24 – 3/28 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM 

Monday Bryant, Gym

ID# 3140.602 FEE: $65

1/26 – 3/23 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM 

Wednesday    Wines, Gym

ID# 3140.603 FEE: $69

1/29 – 4/2 Saturday 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM  Scarlett, Cafeteria

More Fitness classes on page 11. DAYTIME CLASS


Power Kick

Spinning®

NEW!

Level 1-5. Are you looking for a total body workout that totally kicks butt? How about a way to increase your stamina, flexibility, and strength while listening to your favorite dance music? You'll use basic kickboxing, martial arts and self-defense moves with professional heavy bags to get a great fat-burning, muscle toning workout done to music. Please bring water. Kick-boxing gloves are recommended to protect knuckles. Instructors: Jibril Naeem. 9 weeks. This class is not eligible for the multi-class discount. ID# 3113.601 FEE: $79

1/20 – 3/17 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Thursday Balance Point Fitness

See page 13 for adult Martial Arts classes, and Sanchin Ryu Karate for families! Youth Martial Arts classes are on page54.

Yoga

Register at www.aareced.com Call 734-994-2300, ext. 53233

Yoga classes are for adult men and women. It helps you become more aware of your body’s posture, alignment and patterns of movement. It makes the body more flexible and helps you relax even in the midst of a stress stricken environment. This is one of the foremost reasons why people want to start Practice Yoga to feel fitter, and be more energetic, happier and peaceful. It is recommended that you have permission from your physician to do yoga, if you are pregnant or have potential health conditions, as a precaution to starting an exercise regimen.

ID# 3115.601 FEE: $75

1/22 – 3/19 Saturday: Level 1-3 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM Bodies in Balance Studio

ID# 3115.602 FEE: $75

1/24 – 3/21 7:00 PM – 7:45 PM

Monday: Level 1-5 Bodies in Balance Studio

ID# 3115.603 FEE: $75

1/25 – 3/22 6:15 AM – 7:00 AM

Tuesday: Level 1-5 Bodies in Balance Studio

ID# 3115.604 FEE: $75

1/25 – 3/22 Tuesday: Level 1-5 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM Bodies in Balance Studio

ID# 3115.605 FEE: $75

1/27 – 3/24 6:15 AM – 7:00 AM

Thursday: Level 1-5 Bodies in Balance Studio

Better Back Yoga Soothe tension throughout your body and strengthen and maintain the health of your spine and back muscles using classic yoga postures and technique. You will learn yoga techniques that will help increase flexibility in tight and restricted muscles and joints that inhibit the use of the spine and back. Please bring a yoga mat. Teacher: Sondra O’Donnell ERYT 500, Sun Moon Yoga Director. 11 weeks. ID# 3710.601 FEE: $135

1/17 – 3/28 7:45 PM – 9:00 PM

Monday Sun Moon Yoga Studio

Yoga For Strength

Iyengar Yoga Experience invigorating yoga postures using the methods of BKS Iyengar to strengthen the body, create a feeling of well-being, reduce stress, and release tension through physical activity and meditation. To participate in this class you need to be able to get down to and up from the floor. Wear comfortable clothing and removable footwear (yoga is practiced with bare feet). The use of yoga props (provided or bring your own) and individualized teaching are emphasized so students of varying experience, ages, flexibility and strength can participate together. Instructor: David Rosenberg, certified Iyengar Yoga with over 16 years experience. 9 weeks. No class 2/21 – 2/26. ID# 3706.601 FEE: $105

1/20 – 3/24 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

ID# 3706.602 FEE: $105

1/22 – 3/26 Saturday 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Stone School, Commons

Thursday Stone School, Commons

Basic Yoga Re-balance your body and increase your energy through basic yoga. You will use standing and seated poses, along with breath work to release tension from the body and mind. Basic Yoga is recommended for everybody. Please bring a yoga mat. Teacher: Sondra O’Donnell ERYT 500, Sun Moon Yoga Director. 11 weeks. ID# 3708.601 FEE: $135

Ages 13 and up. Level 1-5. If you can sit on a bicycle, you can do this. Spinning® is a cardiovascular workout on specially designed stationary bikes. A certified instructor uses music, imagery, and goal setting to simulate a ride on the open road and guides you through changing terrain. All levels welcome. Instructors: Elmo Morales (601), Carolyn Gersh (602), Lisa Steele (603, 605), Susan Morales (604). 8 weeks. This class is not eligible for the multi-class discount.

1/18 – 3/29 9:30 AM – 10:45 AM

Tuesday Sun Moon Yoga Studio

Do you want a lively, invigorating yoga practice that builds strength while increasing flexibility and releasing tension then this is for you. This well-rounded Vinyasa style yoga promotes strength, flexibility and clarity of mind. Focusing on breath and movement through postures fills you with energy and helps you mentally to feel totally alive. Please bring a yoga mat.Teacher: Sondra O’Donnell ERYT 500, Sun Moon Yoga Director. 11 weeks. ID# 3712.601 FEE: $135

Vinyasa Flow

1/17 – 3/28 6:15 PM – 7:30 PM

Monday Sun Moon Yoga Studio

NEW!

This flowing form of Hatha Yoga is the most popular yoga in the U.S.!  Vinyasa Flow is a gentle yoga for all levels, perfect for beginners.   It integrates the mind, body and breath into one practice.  You move through fluid transitional movements, using synchronized breathing, to connect the sustained postures to create heat.  This is a challenging and empowering yoga that emphasizes breath connection, core strength and body awareness. Please bring a yoga mat.  Teacher: Lauren Gunzel.  8 weeks.   ID# 3715.601 FEE: $65

1/18 – 3/15 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Tuesday Lakewood, Gym

More Yoga classes on page 12. WINTER 2011 REC & ED

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Yoga

Register online at www.aareced.com

Questions? Call 734-994-2300, ext. 53233

MULTI-CLASS DISCOUNT! Enroll in 2 classes taught by Ita Reyes CYI, save $19. Enroll in 3 classes, save $38. Ita Yoga Studio is located inside Plymouth Road Mall.

Gentle Yoga

NEW!

Gentle Yoga is a great way to learn the poses and increase flexibility at a calmer pace. You’ll focus on relaxation, breathing exercises (pranayama) and gentle poses (asanas) to return flexibility to your body. Whether you are brand new to yoga or looking for a more gentle approach, you will experience the benefits of this class. Please bring a yoga mat. Teacher: Ita Reyes, CYI. 8 weeks. ID# 3714.601 FEE: $99

1/18 – 3/8 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Tuesday Ita Yoga Studio

ID# 3714.602 FEE: $99

1/19 – 3/9 9:30 AM –10:30 AM

Wednesday Ita Yoga Studio

I have been practicing Yoga for 8 years. It is through my personal practice and the many benefits I have gained from it, that I felt a great need to pass it forward. I became a teacher to place myself in the position to help others. To give back some of the wonderful gifts I have received. My teaching style is very open. I accept each student as an individual and encourage them to find their own expression of each pose. Every day our minds and bodies are in a different place. First we need to accept that place, then we are able to begin our practice and learn from the challenges presented to us. If we learn from them, we can then apply that lesson to our behavior outside of our practice. Yoga is meant to make us stronger both mentally and physically, so that we can live out our stories starting from the best possible place.

Yoga Flow & Restore Yoga Flow

NEW!

Yoga Flow is a wonderful way to let go of stress and relax. Yoga Flow sequences encourage your body to heat up, increase your heart rate and help your mind connect to the breath and movement of the poses. Any previous yoga experience is recommended in this moderate to intermediate level class. Please bring a yoga mat. Teacher: Ita Reyes CYI. 8 weeks. ID# 3702.601 FEE: $99

1/18 – 3/8 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

ID# 3702.602 FEE: $99

1/20 – 3/10 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

NEW!

Are you looking for a slower paced approach to Yoga Flow? Whether you are brand new to yoga or looking for a more gentle approach, you will experience the benefits of this class. You will learn to let go of unnecessary thoughts while focusing on the breath and the movement of yoga. This is followed with a series of deeper stretches and tension releasing poses. A perfect choice if you’re looking for a gentle practice at a relaxing pace. Please bring a yoga mat. Teacher: Ita Reyes, CYI. 8 weeks.

Tuesday ItaYoga Studio

ID# 3704.601 FEE: $99

1/22 – 3/12 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Saturday Ita Yoga Studio

Thursday Ita Yoga Studio

ID# 3704.602 FEE: $99

1/23 – 3/13 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Sunday Ita Yoga Studio

Don't miss out on the fun of your favorite sport!   SOFTBALL • KICKBALL • BASEBALL It’s easy to sign up now to be on our team sports mailing list. Call Sean Williams at 734-994-2300, ext. 53214 or email williams@aaps.k12.mi.us • Information is mailed at the end of January 2011 • Registration begins in March 2011 12 REC & ED WINTER 2011


Martial Arts

Register online at www.aareced.com

Questions? Call 734-994-2300, ext. 53233

Sanchin Ryu Karate for Families and Individuals NEW!

LEVELS

&E

EC

R

LEVEL

DAY

TIME

DATES

LOCATION

FEE

3318.601

Parent/Child

Tuesday

6:00 PM – 6:45 PM

1/18 – 3/29

Forsythe, Gym Annex

$79

3318.602

Family

Tuesday

7:30 PM – 8:15 PM

1/18 – 3/29

Forsythe, Gym Annex

$79

3318.603

Individual

Tuesday

8:15 PM – 9:00 PM

1/18 – 3/29

Forsythe, Gym Annex

$45

Aikido

FUN!

CLASS ID #

Y

FAMIL PARENT/CHILD: Ages 3-Kindergarten, Families: 1st grade and up, fee is per family of 2 or more. Individual: Grade 9 and D up.    This program is set in a non-competitive and informative atmosphere that allows parents and children to learn together.  Through Sanchin Ryu Karate, you will build self-confidence, understand stress management and increase composure and selfdefense awareness. You will learn to use your whole body, so size is not important. Physical techniques are taught with drills and exercises for a positive self-defense education.  INDIVIDUAL  GRADE 9-UP. Training is designed to empower today’s adults with knowledge that can save your life.  You will learn a broad range of techniques, strikes, how to get out of grabs and more!  Both courses can be repeated to increase your knowledge and technique. Instruction by certified Sanchin-Ryu instructors, who hold a rank of at least 1st Degree Black Belt with bi-monthly certification. Classes meet in the Gym Annex. 10 weeks. No class 2/22.

Ages 14-Adult. Learn to fly -- and land without getting hurt! Aikido is a form of Japanese Budo based on the philosophy and martial arts of the Japanese Samurai. Aikido, the way of harmony, involves redirecting an attack using throws and pins in a fun, noncompetitive atmosphere. BEGINNING Basic throws, pins and break falls are introduced. CONTINUING You continue to work on beginning skills and add  more advanced break falls and weapons techniques. Loose workout clothing is recommended. Instructor: Wade Davis, Aikido Yoshokai Assoc. of North America. 10 weeks. No class 2/21, 2/24. CLASS ID #

LEVEL

DAY

TIME

DATES

LOCATION

FEE

3310.601

Beginning

Monday

7:00 PM – 7:45 PM

1/17 – 3/28

Scarlett, Upper Gym

$85

3310.602

Beginning

Thursday

7:00 PM – 7:45 PM

1/20 – 3/31

Scarlett, Upper Gym

$85

3310.603

Continuing

Monday

7:00 PM – 8:15 PM

1/17 – 3/28

Scarlett, Upper Gym

$109

3310.604

Continuing

Thursday

7:00 PM – 8:15 PM

1/20 – 3/31

Scarlett, Upper Gym

$109

Swimming

Register online at www.aareced.com

Questions? Call 734-994-2300, ext. 53232 Email: recedswim@aaps.k12.mi.us

Instructional Swim

Grades 6-Adult. Skill Levels: BEGINNER: Work on the basics of swimming. ADVANCED BEGINNER: Prerequisites: Swim comfortably on your back and 10 yards on your front using basic arm stroke. The goal of this class is to get comfortable in deep water. INTERMEDIATE Prerequisite: Comfortable in deep water. You continue to improve your strokes and learn basic swim workouts. ADVANCED Prerequisites: Swim 50 yards of front stroke, back stroke, and breast stroke, as well as tread water. Coach will tailor workouts to meet your specific needs. Perfect for tri-athletes or those looking for fitness swimming. 8 weeks. No class 2/23. ID# 3520.601 1/19 – 3/16 Wednesday: Beginner FEE: $85 7:00 PM – 7:45 PM Slauson, Pool ID# 3520.602 1/19 – 3/16 Wednesday: Adv. Begin. FEE: $85 7:50 PM – 8:35 PM Slauson, Pool ID# 3520.603 FEE: $85 ID# 3520.604 FEE: $85

1/19 – 3/16 7:50 PM – 8:35 PM 1/19 – 3/16 7:00 PM – 7:45 PM

Wednesday: Intermed. Slauson, Pool Wednesday: Advanced Slauson, Pool

Family and Youth Swim is on pages 55-56.

Open Therapeutic Swim

Grades 10-Adult. High Point pool is a therapeutic pool (water temperature between 88 – 96 degrees) that is beneficial if you have any type of arthritis or other physical ailment/impairment. Kick boards and noodles will be available; you can also bring your own equipment. The pool space will be kept open, no lane lines. Registrations are not accepted on site. 8 weeks. No class 2/25. ID# 3530.601 1/21 – 3/18 Friday FEE: $39 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM High Point, Pool

Private and Semi-Private Swim Lessons

Private and semi-private (2 or 3 people) lessons are $100 for four 30-minute private sessions or $80 per participant for four 30-minute semi-private sessions. Various pools, times, and instructors are available. Call the REC & ED Swim program phone line, 734-994-2300 ext. 53232, for more information and to schedule convenient times. Due to the large volume of calls we receive, you may need to leave a message and your call will be returned as quickly as possible.

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Water Polo

Register online at www.aareced.com

Questions? Call 734-994-2300, ext. 53233

Water Polo

Water Polo: High School Girls

High School, Collegiate & Masters Water Polo. You will improve your game through scrimmages and individual skill development, plus get swim conditioning. This is a great opportunity to continue playing the game you love. Head Coaches: Evan Koorhan and Justin Thoresen, Huron Water Polo. 8 weeks. No 2/23.

Grades 9-12. You will improve you game through swim and dry land conditioning and scrimmages. This is a great opportunity for beginners and for returning players. Head Coaches: Evan Koorhan and Justin Thoresen, Huron Water Polo. 8 weeks. No class 2/22- 2/24.

ID# 3496.601 FEE: $49

1/19 – 3/16 8:30 PM – 10:00 PM

Wednesday Huron, Pool

ID# 3498.601 FEE: $79

1/18 – 3/17 8:30 PM – 10:00 PM

Tues/Wed/Thurs Huron, Pool

See youth Water Polo on page 57.

Scuba & Snorkeling Huron Scuba, Snorkel & Adventure Travel For information and registration 734-994-3483. www.huronscuba.com

National Geographic™ or PADI Open Water Diver Programs

Ages 10 & Up. Beginners enjoy an adventure in scuba diving, with three evenings of pool diving and games and three shorter evenings of classroom discussions. Weekend and private course scheduling is available. Certification dives can be completed locally or during one of our adventure travel group trips around the world. 1-3 weeks.

Introductory Scuba Diving Evening - Taste Test for Scuba

Ages 8 & Up. Huron Scuba’s teachers invite you to attend an exciting evening of scuba diving in a local pool. No prior experience or certification is necessary. This opportunity for family fun is a great way to spend an evening together and provides an excellent head start towards becoming a certified scuba diver. You bring smiles and swimsuits, Huron Scuba will provide the rest. May be combined with a pool birthday party or school event.

Huron Scuba's S3 Program - Secrets to Successful Snorkeling

Ages 6 & Up. This is an entertaining and informative program where you will learn and apply personal water sport safety techniques and snorkeling skills. Designed to be fun for beginners as well as informative for experienced snorkelers. Upon completion you are ready for snorkeling around the world with added confidence and success. Private classes are available. May be combined with a pool birthday party. 1-2 weeks.

Adaptive Scuba

Recreational Scuba Diving for Individuals w/Challenges. Ages 10 & Up. This adventure in scuba diving takes people with physical or mental challenges anywhere from a Discover Scuba experience up to a full certification for scuba diving. Your adventure could include certification as diver with PADI and/or Handicapped Scuba Association. As the name says, we can adapt to almost anything! This exciting opportunity will open up a whole new weightless world of recreational activities and opportunities that you can enjoy with family and friends. Each course will be built to your needs.

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Divers Incorporated For information and registration 734-971-7770. www.diversinc.com

PADI eLearning National Geographic Open Water Diver Course

Ages 13 & Up. You start online at www.diversinc.com and continue learning to scuba dive in the pool. This course can be completed in as little as 3 days and you work at your own pace. This all-inclusive course takes you from start to finish and starts, on average, every two weeks regardless of the number of participants.

PADI National Geographic Diver Course

Ages 10 & Up. The most complete way to leam to scuba dive the PADI National Geographic Way. You join an elite group of explorers, adventurers and conservationists. This all-inclusive course takes you from start to finish and starts, on average, every 3 weeks regardless of the number of participants.

PADI Snorkeling Course

Ages 8 & Up. Get more out of your snorkeling experience on your next travel adventure! The PADI snorkeling course is an easy way for you to get a private session with a certified PADI Instructor. Offered almost every week. 1 evening session.

PADI Discover Scuba Diving Experience

Ages 8 & Up. You and your friends can try scuba for only $25 and we give you a coupon good for $50 towards the price of the full scuba course just for participating. Program includes a lecture, video presentation, equipment fitting and pool session where you leam to breathe underwater. Offered monthly. Space is limited.


Vanda Shadigian PTR Certified Tennis Instructor and Tennis Supervisor between 2 players

Tennis

Register at www.aareced.com Call 734-994-2300, ext. 53243 Email: shadigiv@aaps.k12.mi.us

Instructional Classes at Chippewa Clubs See Level descriptions for correct class placement. 7 weeks. No class 2/23, 3/2. ID# 3602.651 1/26 – 3/23 Wednesday: Advanced Beginner FEE: $125 12 Noon – 1:30 PM Chippewa, Court ID# 3602.652 FEE: $125

Adult Tennis Levels Please read the player level descriptions below carefully to place yourself in the correct class. Registered participants may check out a loaner tennis racquet from the REC &ED office one week prior to the start of class. Varsity Tennis Center classes participants must wear tennis court shoes with non-marking soles. For all classes, no running shoes, please. REC & ED teams follow the USTA Code of Conduct

Clinics at Varsity Tennis Center are taught by our Head Tennis Professional, Fode Camara. See course descriptions above. Players must wear tennis court shoes with non-marking soles.

Cardio Tennis

ADVANCED BEGINNER Can briefly rally the ball with forehand and backhand, can serve over net; will review and improve groundstrokes, volleys, serve, footwork and learn overheads and approach shots.

WOMEN'S CLINIC (Advanced Beginner/Intermediate, NTRP 3.0) For advanced beginner to intermediate players. Continue developing your game through instructional drilling, coaching, live ball feeding games and doubles match play. Great for NTRP 3.0 league players! Instructor’s permission required. PLAYERS CLINIC I (Intermediate-Coed, NTRP 3.0-3.5) For developing intermediate players with NTRP level 3.03.5. Classes include speciality drills, play-based games, and match play. Instructor's permission required. PLAYERS CLINIC II (Intermediate/Advanced-Coed, NTRP 3.5-4.0) For intermediate to advanced players with NTRP level 3.5 and up. Classes include speciality drills, play-based games, and match play. Instructor's permission required.

CLASS ID#

DAY

TIME

DATES

WKS

FEE

3606.611

Tuesday

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

1/11 – 2/15

6

$85

3606.612

Thursday

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

1/13 – 2/17

6

$85

3606.621

Tuesday

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

3/1 – 3/29

5

$69

3606.622

Thursday

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

3/3 – 3/31

5

$69

3606.651

Sunday

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

2/20 – 3/27

6

$99

3606.652

Sunday

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

2/20 – 3/27

6

$99

Clinics

ADVANCED Can consistently rally the ball deep, hit with direction and spin, have dependable shots, serve with control; advanced practice drills, games, strategy, tactics and match play. CARDIO TENNIS (Advanced Beginner to Advanced, NTRP 2.5 – 5.0) Improve your fitness and footwork moving and grooving on court while hitting hundreds of tennis balls! This intense, fun, fast-paced aerobic tennis workout is for players at the advanced beginner level and higher(no beginners please). Not recommended for players with beginner fitness levels or mobility limitations. Check out www.cardiotennis.com for more information.

Wednesday: Intermediate Chippewa, Court

Clinics at Varsity Tennis Center

BEGINNER Little or no experience; will learn basic stroke mechanics of forehand, backhand, volley, serve; footwork, rules, and scoring.

INTERMEDIATE Can rally from the baseline fairly consistently, feels comfortable at net hitting volleys and overheads, serves consistently; will work on perfecting all strokes, improving confidence, consistency, strategy and tactics.

1/26 – 3/23 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

CLASS ID#

SESSION I

DAY

TIME

DATES

WKS

FEE

3602.611

Women’s Clinic (NTRP 3.0)

Monday

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

1/10 – 2/14

5

$99

3602.613

Women’s Clinic (NTRP 3.0)

Wednesday

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

1/12 – 2/16

6

$115

3604.611

Players Clinic I (NTRP 3.0-3.5)

Tuesday

10:00 AM – 12 Noon

1/11 – 2/15

6

$135

3604.612

Players Clinic II (NTRP 3.5 - 4.0)

Thursday

10:00 AM – 12 Noon

1/13 – 2/17

6

$135

CLASS ID#

SESSION II

DAY

TIME

DATES

WKS

FEE

3602.621

Women’s Clinic (NTRP 3.0-3.0)

Monday

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

2/28 – 3/28

5

$99

3602.623

Women’s Clinic (NTRP 3.0-3.0)

Wednesday

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

3/2 – 3/30

5

$99

3604.621

Players Clinic I (NTRP 3.0-3.5)

Tuesday

10:00 AM – 12 Noon

3/1 – 3/29

5

$115

3604.622

Players Clinic II (NTRP 3.5 - 4.0)

Thursday

10:00 AM – 12 Noon

3/3 – 3/31

5

$115

See youth Tennis on page 57 DAYTIME CLASS

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Couples Dance

Students (16 & older) are welcome to enroll in Register at www.aareced.com Couples Dance classes. The fee is per individual. Call 734-994-2300, ext. 53228

American Social Ballroom Classes with Sue Bareis Sue Bareis has over 26 years of experience teaching dance for REC & ED. Partner required. Fee is per individual. 4-9 weeks. SLOW DANCE You will learn the Night Club Two Step. It is simple, attractive, and romantic and may be used in a variety of settings such as night clubs, weddings, and holiday parties. You will dance to soft contemporary rock music. CHA CHA The Cha Cha, which has a repetitive foot rhythm, is an exciting syncopated Latin dance which originated in the 1950s and derives its personality from two major dance sources: Mambo and Swing. WALTZ American Style Waltz is a beautiful and classic slow dance and is done to ¾ timing. SWING/FOXTROT Sign up for this combo class to learn both of these popular dances. East Coast Swing consists of a rock step and is a rotational dance which does not travel. Foxtrot is done to 4/4 timing and is a smooth dance traveling around the dance floor. INTERMEDIATE Polish up your style and technique of ballroom dance. Dancers may learn new steps of the prerequisite dances or new dances may be introduced. Prerequisite Must know the basics of Cha Cha, Foxtrot, Waltz and Swing. ADVANCED You focus on more challenging dance steps for all types of ballroom dances. Prerequisite Ability to dance continuity Foxtrot and Waltz. CLASS ID#

DANCE

DAY

TIME

DATES

FEES

LOCATION

2262.601

Slow Dance

Monday

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

1/24 – 3/28

$75

Forsythe, Cafeteria

2262.602

Cha Cha

Monday

7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

1/24 – 2/14

$35

Forsythe, Cafeteria

2262.603

Waltz

Monday

7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

2/28 – 3/21

$35

Forsythe, Cafeteria

2262.604

Swing/Foxtrot

Wednesday

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

1/26 – 3/30

$75

Clagu, Upper Gym

2262.605

Intermediate

Wednesday

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

1/26 – 3/30

$75

Clague, Upper Gym

2262.606

Advanced

Wednesday

8:00 PM – 9:00 PM

1/26 – 3/30

$75

Clague, Upper Gym

Classes with Dorian Deaver Join Dorian Deaver, member of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing, to learn the international styles of Ballroom and Latin dances in a supportive and patient atmosphere. LEVEL I Dorian teaches you a few dances which may include Foxtrot, Tango, Waltz, Cha Cha, Rumba, or others not listed. Dances differ each term. No experience necessary. LEVEL II is for those who are comfortable with dances taught in Level I and would like to continue learning new dance patterns. One dance is selected and focused on for the entire session. 8 weeks. No class 2/27. Fee is per individual. CLASS ID#

DANCE

DAY

TIME

DATES

LOCATION

FEE

2284.601

Level I: Singles

Sunday

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

1/23 – 3/20

CAB, Room D

$65

2284.602

Level I: Partner Required

Sunday

5:05 PM – 6:05 PM

1/23 – 3/20

CAB, Room D

$65

2284.603 Level II: Partner Required

Sunday

6:10 PM – 7:10 PM

1/23 – 3/20

CAB, Room D

$65

Wedding Dance Prepare for that special day! Learn steps that can be used in your bridal dance, at the reception, and at other social gatherings. Foxtrot, Rumba, and Swing are a few of the dances taught. This class is fun for the entire bridal party and friends. Partner Required. Fee is per individual. Instructor: Dorian Deaver, Member of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing. 8 weeks. No class 2/27. ID# 2266.601 FEE: $65

1/23 – 3/20 7:15 PM – 8:15 PM

Sunday CAB, Room D

Ballroom Hustle Ballroom Hustle is a fun dance that can be danced in a variety of social settings. Steps are rhythmic and can be danced to fast and slow music. You and your partner will look great doing this dance on the dance floor. Partner required. Fee is per individual. Instructor: Dorian Deaver, member of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing. 8 weeks. No class 2/26. ID#2267.601 FEE: $65

1/22 – 3/19 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Saturday Dorian’s Studio

Also see Rhumba Formation for Ladies class on page 18. 16 REC & ED WINTER 2011

Wedding Dance with Dorian Deaver will get you and your spouse to be ready for the big Day. You will truly shine when you take your first dance.


Classes with Louise Tamres Instructor Louise Tamres has been teaching dance for 18 years. Partner required. Fee: $75 is per individual. Location: Forsythe Cafeteria. 9 weeks. No class 2/8, 2/10, 2/22, 2/24. SOCIAL DANCE 101 A few easy dance steps are all you need to get on the dance floor. Louise gently introduces you to the basics of Ballroom, Latin, Swing, Tango, Waltz, Night Club, Slow Dancing, and Disco in just 9 lessons. SWING is a versatile dance that can be danced to a wide variety of music: Big Band, Motown, Oldies and Rock 'n Roll-all the way to today's top music hits. Learn this fun and simple dance so that you can bop and boogie away at the next party! The simple East Coast Swing is the style taught in this class. SALSA can be hot, and this dance is hot! You start with simple forward and back steps that are danced to energetic Latin music. Then you learn the turns and arm styling that give you the overall look and feel of Latin dancing. WEST COAST SWING is a smooth style of Swing that is both bluesy and funky. It allows for improvisation and is danced to many music styles. CLASS ID#

DANCE

DAY

TIME

DATES

2274.601

Swing

Tuesday

8:30 PM – 9:25 PM

1/18 – 3/29

2274.602

Social Dance 101

Tuesday

7:30 PM – 8:25 PM

1/18 – 3/29

2274.603

Salsa

Thursday

7:00 PM – 7:55 PM

1/20 – 3/31

2274.604

West Coast Swing

Thursday

8:00 PM – 8:55 PM

1/20 – 3/31

Roaring ‘20s: Turn Back the Clock

NEW!

Return to the exciting Ragtime and Jazz Age dance eras. Learn the hottest dances of the 1920s and 1930s: the Peabody, One Step, Blues, Charleston, Maxixe, and Grizzly Bear. Bring out your inner Rudolph Valentino as you vamp to a sultry Tango (red rose in the teeth not included). No prior dance experience necessary. Partner required. Instructor: Louise Tamres. 9 weeks. No class 2/8, 2/24.  ID# 2258.601 FEE: $75

1/18 – 3/29 6:30 PM – 7:25PM

Tuesday Forsythe, Cafeteria

More Dance

Break Dance Break a sweat dancing to the latest beats! Local and popular dancer Maurice Archer brings his energy to REC & ED to teach you break dance moves in a friendly and fun environment.  Improve  kinetics, increase flexibility, and develop coordination through the rhythmic self expression of  America's premier dance form. 9 weeks. No class 2/24.

Ballet Grade 7-Adult. The timeless movements of ballet can be yours! Each class includes working at the barre, center work, and basic choreography. The curriculum is based on the Cecchetti method, which is a progressive approach in learning ballet. LEVEL II class is for you if you have had two years of previous ballet or with instructor recommendation. POINTE PRACTICE class includes barre warm-ups and center floor practice. CECCHETTI PRACTICE is for levels 1-3. Pointe shoes required for Pointe classes only. Instructor: Dianna Edmonson. 9-10 weeks. No class 2/21-2/26. ID# 2298.601 FEE: $85

1/22 – 3/26 Saturday: Cecchetti 2:20 PM – 3:20 PM Practice CAB, Room D

ID# 2298.602 FEE: $85

1/22 – 3/26 Saturday: Pointe Practice 3:25 PM – 4:25 PM CAB, Room D

ID# 2298.603 FEE: $85

1/24 – 3/28 5:20 PM – 6:15 PM

Monday: Level I CAB, Room D

ID# 2298.604 FEE: $89

1/27 – 4/7 6:35 PM – 7:35 PM

Thursday: Level II CAB, Room D

DAYTIME CLASS

“Louise was such an excellent instructor! My fiancée’ had so much fun taking her class and left feeling confident dancing in front of our wedding guests.” A Class Participant.

ID# 2276.601 FEE: $85

1/27 – 3/31 7:15 PM – 8:15 PM

Thursday Stone School, Gym

Hip Hop Grades 8-Adult. Don’t be shy! Come move to the groove and dance to the latest hip-hop and pop beats. Learn challenging choreography filled with style and energy. Get a great workout and learn one of today’s most popular forms of dance. COMPANY Instructor recommendation is required. Artistic Director: Gina Danene Thompson. 9 weeks. No class 2/21, 2/22. ID# 2288.601 FEE: $85 ID # 2288.602 FEE: $85

1/25 – 3/29 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM 1/24 – 3/28 7:05 PM – 8:05 PM

Tuesday: Hip Hop CAB, Room D Monday: Company CAB, Room D

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More Dance

BollyFit Fitness that’s fun!

Line Dance What are you waiting for? Come out and dance like no one is watching! This dance class is for everyone at any level. You learn line dances and move to a variety of popular music from Toby Keith and Elvis to the Pussycat Dolls and Gwen Stefani. Line dancing provides a fun way to workout and is great exercise. Instructor: Earleen Wolford. 9 weeks. No class 2/21. ID# 2234.601 FEE $85

1/24 – 3/28 Monday 7:15 PM – 8:15 PM Scarlett, Cafeteria

“Great fun & exercise too.” A Class Participant

Jazz Dance for the Beginner Are you intimidated by the fast pace of most dance classes? In this class for the novice, instructor Nina Lavi offers easier, slower- paced lessons. You warm-up with stretches, then learn new basic jumps, runs, and turns. Each week you will add on a new combination, so that by the end you will be able to perform a complete choreographed dance. Instructor: Nina Lavi. 9 weeks. 2/24. ID# 2125.601 FEE: $85

1/27 – 3/31 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Thursday Community, Gym

Irish Dance Grades 8-Adult. Top o’ the mornin’ to you! Since the mid 1990’s, Irish dance has grown in popularity, largely due to the worldwide success of Riverdance and Lord of the Dance. Level I Focus is on both the technical and performance aspects of Irish dance. You learn soft shoe jigs and reels, as well as one or two choreographed routines to be performed at the end of the class. Level II You will focus on hard shoe and soft shoe dances. More advanced reel and jig steps will be taught and you work on complex movements such as rocks and butterflies. Prerequisite: Students should be proficient in the fundamentals of Irish dance. See receipt for shoe recommendation. Instructor: Anna Zielinski is a dancer for the Liem Irish Dance Group, University of Michigan. 9 weeks. No class 2/22, 2/25. ID# 2202.601 FEE: $85

1/28 – 4/1 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Friday: Level I CAB, Room D

ID# 2202.602 FEE: $85

1/25 – 3/29 8:45 PM – 9:45 PM

Tuesday: Level II CAB, Room D

Jazz Fusion In this popular class, artistic director Gina Thompson brings her unique style and choreography to teach you the latest moves in dance. Classic techniques in jazz, funk, and hip hop are taught. A high energy warmup featuring strengthening, core work, and yoga stretches offers you a great workout. 9 weeks. No class 2/22. ID# 2282.601 FEE: $85

1/25 – 3/29 7:35 PM – 8:35 PM

Tuesday CAB, Room D

See more dance fitness classes on pages 9-11: Cardio Dance Pilates, World Dance Workout, NIA Fitness and Zumba! 18 REC & ED WINTER 2011

Do you dream of an energizing fitness class that’s a spa experience not an exercise to be dreaded? Bolly Fit is the fitness through dance sensation that is dazzling Michigan. BollyFit combines artistic elements of Bollywood, classical, and Bhangra styles in a dynamic dance experience. It  brings together beginner dancers and grandmothers who haven’t danced in years. You will experience increased athleticism and aliveness!  No dance experience necessary, come sweat gracefully! Instructor Anuja Rajendra is Creator, CEO and Artistic Director of BollyFit. 9 weeks. No class 2/22.  ID# 2193.601 FEE: $99

1/25 – 3/29 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Tuesday CAB, Room D

Belly Dance Belly Dance, known as a Near Eastern dance or “Dance Orientale,” is a beautiful and expressive art form and great exercise. It is enjoyed by people of every age and body type. BEGINNER I Learn basic movements, step combinations and a simple choreography with emphasis on posture and safe body mechanics. BEGINNER II You expand and perfect the basic movements learned in Beginning I with emphasis on technique. Instructor: Mary Weed (601, 602 ); Nancy Goings (603, 604) 9 weeks. No class 2/21, 2/23, 2/24. ID# 2294.601 FEE: $85

1/24 – 3/28 Monday: Beginner I 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM CAB, Room D

ID# 2294.602 FEE: $85

1/24 – 3/28 12:45 PM – 1:45 PM

Monday: Beginner II CAB, Room D

ID# 2294.603 FEE: $85

1/26 – 3/30 8:05 PM – 9:05 PM

Wednesday: Beginner I CAB, Room D

ID# 2294.604 FEE: $85

1/27 – 3/31 7:45 PM – 8:45 PM

Thursday: Beginner II CAB, Room D

Rumba Formation for Ladies Popular ballroom instructor Dorian Deaver teaches you Rumba formations in which you dance in various configurations such as circles and lines. This synchronized choreography is learned as a group and is similar to a line-style dance. You will develop grace and create beautiful movements with this Latin style dance. No experience required. 9 weeks. No class 2/23. ID# 2203.601 FEE: $85

1/26 – 3/30 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Wednesday Dorian’s Dance Studio

Tap Many adults find that tap dancing helps to enhance their memory and mind/body connection. In Level I you are introduced to basic tap steps and a variety of combinations danced to a wide selection of music. In Level II you further develop your tap skills, while dancing to a variety of music styles. LEVEL II is for you if you have mastered the basics and would like to learn more. Tap shoes required. Instructor: Yung-Lien Chang. 9 weeks. No class 2/23. ID# 2268.601 FEE: $79

1/26 – 3/30 6:00 PM – 6:55 PM

Wednesday: Tap I CAB, Room B

ID# 2268.602 FEE: $79

1/26 – 3/30 7:00 PM – 7:55 PM

Wednesday: Tap II CAB, Room B

“Mrs. Chang’s enthusiasm gave me hope – very inspiring. “ Miss At’Sea DAYTIME CLASS


Art Classes Stained Glass

Would you like to make a stained glass panel for your home? You are introduced to the copper foil technique of stained glass and learn basic steps to create your own work of art. During the first class, build a sun catcher and over the following weeks, a stained glass panel. No prior experience necessary. Materials and tools will be provided. No scholarships or discounts accepted for this class, with the exception of BOE’s. Instructor: Connie Carello. 4 weeks.

Register online at www.aareced.com

Questions? Call 734-994-2300, ext. 53228

Students (15 & older) are welcome to enroll in Adult Art classes

Meet the Teacher!

“Jennifer is an inspiring teacher. She has a knack for recognizing and drawing out the artist in each of her students.” Kelly Laleski

Jennifer Wolf adheres to the adage paint what you know. “Regardless of what inspires a person to create a work of art, the inspiration needs to come from a very personal level, if one is to sustain an interest in the artistic process.”    Jennifer is a “process person” energized by artistic experimentation and the challenges of translating ideas to canvas or paper.  She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Eastern Michigan University, with majors in painting and print making, and a minor in art history.

Acrylic Painting Continuing

Watercolor: Beginning

ID# 2180.601 FEE: $189

3/8 – 3/29 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Tuesday Pioneer, Room E 101

Acrylic Painting Beginning Enter the creative world of acrylic painting. Acrylics are extremely versatile, fast-drying paints. Instructor Jennifer Wolf teaches you color theory, color mixing, and painting techniques using acrylic paints. Materials list given at first class. Bring a notebook and pencil. 10 weeks. No class 2/25. ID# 2188.601 FEE: $135

1/21 – 4/1 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Friday: Beginning CAB, Room B

Enhance your painting skills! Learn additional concepts for acrylic painting: mixing colors, composition, and canvas preparation. Prerequisite: Must have knowledge of color mixing, layering, and the color wheel and be comfortable working independently in a group setting. See Mary’s website at treetownmurals.com. 9 weeks. No class 2/21. ID# 2188.602 FEE: $155

1/24 – 3/28 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Monday: Continuing CAB, Room B

Creative Drawing with Colored Pencil Join Barbara Goodsitt, professional illustrator and member of the Colored Pencil Society of America, as she shows you how to create stunning paintings from the point of a pencil. You learn basic techniques and explore the creative possibilities of colored pencils when blended with mixed media. Colored pencil can be combined with watercolors, acrylics, pastels, and colored inks on various surfaces. Have fun with this versatile medium. The instructor will give demonstrations and individual support to students of every skill level. See Barbara’s website at www.barbaragoodsitt.com. 6 weeks. No class 2/22. ID# 2118.601 FEE: $79

1/25 – 3/8 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Tuesday CAB, Room B

Learn to Draw BEGINNING AND CONTINUING Instructor Crystal Westfield, Pioneer High School art teacher, gently introduces you to basic drawing techniques. You will explore line, shape, tone, texture, perspective, and composition. Some lessons from "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain" are incorporated. All skill levels are welcome. Continuing students work on how to draw light, shadows, and texture in portraits, interiors, and landscapes. 8 weeks. No class 2/21, 2/28. ID# 2186.601 FEE: $105

1/24 – 3/28 6:00 PM – 8:00PM

Monday Pioneer, Room E105

Explore a variety of techniques using this dynamic medium. Challenge your mind while developing a solid foundation in watercolor painting. In each class the instructor introduces a new watercolor technique and basic design concepts such as color integration, tonal contrast and composition. See receipt for supply list. Instructor: Jennifer Wolf. 10 weeks. No class 2/24. ID# 2182.601 FEE: $129

1/20 – 3/31 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Thursday CAB, Room B

Watercolor: Continuing Join other watercolor students as you work on independent projects in a supportive, encouraging environment. Instructor offers guidance as needed, including technical help, problem solving, and goal setting. Classes include short demonstrations of various techniques. Participants must have completed one semester of beginning instruction or equivalent. Instructor: Jennifer Wolf. 10 weeks. No class 2/24. ID# 2182.601 FEE: $129

1/20 – 3/31 12:15 PM – 2:15 PM

Thursday CAB, Room B

Oil Pastel You can achieve beautiful effects with oil pastel by mixing, blending, and layering colors. Learn how to apply these methods to painting landscapes, animals, and portraits. Materials cost of $15 will be payable to instructor at class. Instructor: Andrea Inostroza, www.andreainostroza.com 8 weeks. No class 2/24, 3/17. ID# 2152.601 FEE: $105

1/27 – 3/31 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Thursday Pioneer, Room E105

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Art Classes

Register online at www.aareced.com

Questions? Call 734-994-2300, ext. 53228

Students (15 & older) are welcome to enroll in Adult Art classes

Discover Silk Painting The brilliance of French dye colors shimmering over the surface of silk is a wonder to behold.  Experience the full range of this medium, utilize the flow of color to create beautiful, watercolorlike patterns, and gain confidence with color. Take home a scarf or two and a store of hand-painted fabric for fine art, wearables, or home décor.   No drawing or painting experience is needed.  Wear old clothes and bring a hair dryer. A $30 materials fee is payable to instructor at first class. Instructor: Nancy Mckay. 3 weeks. ID# 2171.601 FEE: $65

3/17 – 3/31 Thursday 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Pattengill, Cafetorium

Sumptuous Silk Scarves Witness the magic of fine French dyes flowing over the surface of silk. Learn fun and easy ways to create 3 stunning scarves. Pattern them with Shibori (Japanese tie dye), Shaving Cream, and a few other surprise ingredients. Your friends will marvel at your artistic ability. Wear old clothes. A $20 materials fee is payable to instructor at first class. Fee includes 3 oblong scarves. Bring a can of shaving cream. Instructor: Nancy Mckay is a wellknown local artist with a strong knowledge in silk painting and Textile Art. 3 weeks. ID# 2171.602 FEE: $65

3/1 – 3/15 Tuesday 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Pattengill, Cafetorium

“This was a great addition to the offerings. Once could take the class several times and keep learning new things.” Peg Tappe

Jewelry & Metal Working Jewelry Designer and Metalsmith Idelle Hammond Sass will teach you to make jewelry that is polished,  riveted or  textured by etching and roller printing. You will be introduced to jewelry tools such as the flex shaft, disc cutters, a hydraulic press, torches and hammers. Using brass, copper and silver, you will design and make several pieces including a formed cuff bracelet in copper.  Continuing students will be introduced to new techniques such as sweat soldering and stone setting. Bring a notebook and pencil to class and some graphic images you can use to photocopy onto metal. Students can drop in for up to two hours of open studio time per week during scheduled times or by prior arrangement. Fee includes a $15 materials kit. Additional materials will be available for purchase. See instructor’s website at www.idellehammond-sass.com. Sorry, studio is not wheelchair accessible. No scholarships or discounts accepted for this class, with the exception of BOE’s. 8 weeks. No class 2/23, 2/24 ID# 2166.601 FEE: $279

1/26 – 3/23 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Wednesday Idelle’s Studio

ID# 2166.602 FEE: $279

1/27 – 3/24 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Thursday Idelle’s Studio

“At the end of this class, I have multiple pieces that I can wear. It is so fun telling people that I made it!” Rondi Russell 20 REC & ED WINTER 2011

Ceramics class projects

Ceramics Grade 7-Adult. Learn classical techniques of tile making, slab construction, sculpture, press molding, wheel throwing, coiling, extrusions, and glazes. Rec & Ed furnishes all tools and equipment. You will receive individual instruction and work in a comfortable and supportive ceramics studio. Students may create 5-6 medium to large pieces. Beginning and continuing students welcome in any class. Open studio on Fridays 7:00 PM-9:00 PM is available for any currently enrolled student to finish projects started in class. Scholarship recipients pay $55 (adult); $50 (youth); Seniors and 50% scholarship recipients pay $163. Instructor: William Schultz. 11 weeks. ID#2198.601 FEE: $275

1/16 – 3/27 12 Noon – 3:00 PM

Sunday CAB, Room A

ID# 2198.602 FEE: $275

1/20 – 3/31 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Thursday CAB, Room A

ID # 2198.603 FEE: $275

1/21 – 4/1 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Friday CAB, Room A

See “Exploring Clay Together” on page 45 Ceramics for grades K-6 and their grown-up!

Introduction to Furnace Glass Blowing Get a real taste of what it’s like to study furnace glass working in this introductory class designed exclusively for REC & ED participants. Using a steel rod, you learn to draw molten glass from a furnace, add color and manipulate the shape to form beautiful paperweights, drawer pulls, bottle stoppers and small vessels. You can expect to make 2 to 8 pieces per week depending on complexity. Instructor Annette Baron has 20 years of experience creating glass art. No scholarships or discounts accepted for this class, with the exception of BOE’s. 4 weeks. ID# 2138.601 FEE: $299

1/22 – 2/12 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Saturday Baron Glassworks

ID# 2138.602 FEE: $299

3/5 – 3/26 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Saturday Baron Glassworks


Art with Susan Wright Register online at www.aareced.com

Questions? Call 734-994-2300, ext. 53228

Girls Nite Out Join the fun and laughter in this congenial group setting and create unique works of art. Try something different each week! Explore finger painting, beading, Dipsy Doodles, block printing, mosaic, dye transfer on fabric and more. New projects are introduced each term. Scholarship recipients pay $39. Senior discount and 50% scholarship recipients pay $82. Instructor: Susan C. Wright. 10 weeks. No class 2/23. ID# 2128.601 FEE: $129

1/19 – 3/30 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Wednesday Wright Studio

“ I really appreciate Susan’s wealth of knowledge and her variety of ideas for projects.” Dana Randall

Yarn Play: Knit or Crochet Do you need a refresher for turning yarn into a functional object or do you want to learn the basic techniques? Learn how to knit or crochet, read a pattern, expand your stitch repertoire, practice increase and decrease methods, or simply get the instruction that will assist you with your chosen project. The instructor's extensive reference library and collection of current publications will be available for you and provide inspiration for the project of your choice. Work at your own pace. See receipt for list of materials. Instructor: Susan C. Wright. 10 weeks. No class 2/22, 2/24, ID# 2161.601 FEE: $119

1/18 – 3/29 6:30PM – 8:30PM

ID# 2161.602 FEE: $119

1/20 – 3/31 Thursday 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM Wright Studio

Tuesday Wright Studio

Mosaic Mania Immerse yourself in the artist’s studio where “tons” of colorful ceramic, glass, and granite fragments await your hand to transform them into a mirror, wall hanging or flowerpot. You work with ceramic tiles, marble, granite, pottery, dishes and glass, embedding the tesserae directly into mortar, then grouting to fill in the gaps. All tools, materials and supplies ($50 value) plus 4 hours open studio time included. Scholarship recipients pay $60. Senior discount and 50% scholarship recipients pay $137. Instructor: Susan C. Wright. 10 weeks. No class 2/21, 2/24. ID#2132.601 FEE: $219

1/24 – 3/28 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Monday Wright Studio

ID#2132.602 FEE: $219

1/27 – 3/31 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Thursday Wright Studio

Meet the Teacher! Susan Wright actively weaves, crochets, knits and needle felts. She is constantly working on ways to combine all of these passions. She has enjoyed the process of translating almost 30 years of studio knowledge into projects for students in all age ranges She is an official “townie” – born and raised in Ann Arbor. Except for her college years at MSU, Susan has lived here her entire life.

THANK YOU BURNS PARK PLAYERS for Making a Difference in our Community! REC & ED appreciates the Burns Park Players for their generous contribution to the REC & ED Scholarship Fund. Their support provides scholarships for low income children to participate in REC & ED Performing Arts classes. If you would like to contribute to the Scholarship Fund, check the box to donate $1 on the registration form. A single $1 donation helps income-challenged participants receive a discount on their REC & ED classes. With your support, we also offer full scholarships for teens, school-age youth and preschoolers. Call 734-994-2300, ext 0.

DAYTIME CLASS

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Handicrafts

Woodworking

734-994-2300, ext. 53228

Scrap Booking

Woodworking 101 Have you always wanted to try working with wood but were intimidated by the power tools you have to use? This class is an introduction to woodworking and the safe use of various power tools used in the creation of wood projects. Start with a simple tool box and move on to a small table. All the tools and safety goggles will be provided. Students should bring wood remnants to the first class. Instructor: Mark Williams. 8 weeks. No class 2/22. ID# 1711.601 FEE: $149

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1/26 – 3/23 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Woodworking by Hand

Do you have shoeboxes full of photographs stored away?  You can use these photographs to create beautiful scrapbooks for generations to come to enjoy. You learn the basics of page layout, design, journaling, color theory, products, tools and terminology. See receipt for supply list. Instructor: Emily Melcher. 6 weeks. No class 2/22. ID# 2168.601 FEE: $75

1/25 – 3/8 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Tuesday Pioneer, Room E105

Wednesday Tappan, Room 191

NEW!

Imagine woodworking without the noise and intimidation of power tools. Create a decorative box using dovetail joints. Learn traditional layout techniques employing gauges and dividers. Finish your box with a traditional milk paint and wax for a beautiful heirloom piece. Use the tools provided or bring your own. Materials fee of $25 due to instructor at first class. Instructor: Jamey Armine, member of SE Michigan Woodworkers Club. 6 weeks. No class 2/22. ID# 1709.601 FEE: $79

2/1 – 3/15 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Tuesday Tappan, Room 191

Woodworking Open Lab Would you like additional time in the lab? Experienced students are encouraged to enroll in this class for supervised access to the woodworking lab. You will work independently on a project of your choice. Bring all of your own materials to class. A working knowledge of power tools is expected and Woodworking 101 is recommended for those new to the woodshop. Supervisor: Joe Kyle, experienced woodcrafter. 10 weeks. No class 2/24. ID# 1713.601 FEE: $95

1/20 – 3/31 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Sewing

Thursday Tappan, Room 191

www.aareced.com

734-994-2300, ext. 53203

“The instructor has a great way of breaking instructions down so we can understand them.”     B. Neering

Sew it Up! Beginners gain basic sewing skills, and continuing students are welcome to enroll and build on their basic skills. Create simple projects and learn to read patterns. Sewing machines provided. You provide the fabric, scissors, pins and pattern. Instructor: Anne Reinstein, owner of All Sewn Up! 8 weeks. No class 4/5. ID# 1749.601 FEE: $149

3/1 – 4/26 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Tuesday Tappan, Room 374

See page 47 for youth Sewing for grades 6-8.

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Basket Weaving

NEW!

Weaving baskets can be a relaxing and a satisfying hobby. Take time to relax on your Saturday afternoon and join Susan Ball as she teaches you to weave different styles of baskets using round and flat reeds. Choose from a variety of colors to decorate your baskets. Enjoy looking at samples of baskets and plan to make 4-6 baskets. Wear old clothes. $40 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the first class. See receipt for additional supply list. 8 weeks. ID# 2160.601 FEE: $79

2/5 – 3/26 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Saturday CAB, Room B

Springtime Fairy Home

NEW! Ages 10 - Adult. Create an inviting home and garden for the wee folk (fairies, elves, etc.) Beginning with a wood base approximately 14”x6”, construct a house using bark, moss and twigs. Create a spring “garden” around the house with flowers, paths, birdbaths and outdoor furniture made from stones, nuts, pods, shells and flowers. You are invited to bring small stones, beads, shells etc. from your own collection. Bring your imagination! Handouts are provided with ideas and instructions for additional fairy furnishings. Materials fee of $12 due to instructors for each house built. For children registering with an adult, the fee is $10 after the adult pays the full fee. Instructors: Merrill Crockett and Rita Herman. 1 class. ID# 1712.601 FEE: $25

3/5 9:30 AM – 12 Noon

Saturday Old Friend Farm


Drama

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Stand-Up Comedy This is by far one of the most exciting classes REC & ED has to offer this season! Unique individuals with a good sense of humor, an itch in their funny bone, an open mind and a desire to learn the art of stand-up comedy will appreciate this new class. Student yucksters will learn how to write jokes, where to find material, stage presence, and get inside tips, valuable techniques and endless tricks of the trade. No experience necessary to join this class of wild n’ crazies. You will walk away from this experience ready to step on any comedy stage or at least be the funniest person at the water cooler. Taught by seasoned professional stand-up comedian and actor Russell Rabb. CONTINUING class is for those who want to learn more techniques from this fabulous instructor. 8 weeks. No class 2/21. ID# 2314.601 FEE: $139

1/24 – 3/21 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Monday Beginning REC & ED, Conference

ID# 2314.602 FEE: $149

1/24 – 3/21 7:35 PM – 9:35 PM

Monday: Continuing REC & ED, Conference

Movie Night: We’ll Always Have Bogart

1/27 – 3/10 7:00 PM – 10:30 PM

NEW!

Thursday Pioneer, Room D203

Mad about movies? Do you enjoy analyzing and discussing movies? See a film (foreign, indie, mainstream) each week as a group, then adjourn for a low-key, friendly discussion. Information on the films will be provided. Class fee includes cost of tickets. Scholarship recipients pay $36. Seniors and 50% scholarships pay $58. Instructor: Mark Ziemba. 5 weeks. No class 3/22, 3/23, 4/5, 4/6. 1/18 – 2/15 Tuesday 1/19 – 2/16 Wednesday 7:00 PM – 10:30 PM Michigan Theater

ID# 2308.603 ID# 2308.604 FEE: $85

3/1 – 4/12 3/2 – 4/13 7:00 PM – 10:30 PM

Tuesday Wednesday Michigan Theater

Cinema Club Matinee Are you a daytime movie-goer?   Would you like to attend less crowded daytime showings of films?  Enroll in this class and join us at Quality 16. After the movie, the class as a group will go Coffee House Creamery for a structured discussion complete with background info on the film.  Join with a friend or come to meet new ones!  ESL students are welcome ! Fee includes admission to the movie only. Scholarship recipients pay $40. Seniors and 50% scholarship recipients pay $62.  Instructors: Anne Rhoades, Mark Ziemba, Andy Jentzen. 5 weeks. ID# 2308.605 FEE: $89 DAYTIME CLASS

1/28 – 3/4 Friday 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM Quality 16 Movie Theater

Your Life As Story Your written story validates and celebrates who you are. Discover where to begin, what to write about, and when to include dialogue. Explore if, when and how to publish your life story. This is a wonderful class whether you have never written or are looking for a creative boost. Instructor: Pat Kuessner, teacher, writer, editor, publisher. 4 weeks. ID# 1708.601 FEE: $79

1/26 – 2/16 Wednesday 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM CAB, Room B

Writing About People

NEW!

Whether you write about glamorous celebrities, individuals who’ve survived heart-wrenching traumas, or  an Employee-of–the-Month, we are fascinated by other people’s stories. Discover how to write personality profiles for publication, your company’s website, or a family memoir. Expect to complete a short profile to be discussed in class.  Improve your skills for interviewing others and receive help with editing. Instructor: Eve Silberman, profiles editor for the Ann Arbor Observer. 2 weeks.  ID# 1783.601 FEE: $39

Cinema Club

ID# 2308.601 ID# 2308.602 FEE: $85

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“Pat takes a personal interest in each of her students.” L. Authement

Are you a fan of Humphrey Bogart? Known for “The Maltese Falcon” and “Casablanca,” this unique actor left a legacy of varied roles. From desperate Duke Mantee ( “Petrified Forest,” 1936 ) to marble-clutching Capt. Queeg ( “Caine Mutiny,” 1954 )his portrayals of men in crisis are naturalistic and dramatic. You will view a film each session and look behind the screen to examine the talented actor who became the beloved “Bogey.” Background information will be provided. Instructor: Anne Rhoades. 6 weeks. No class 2/24. ID# 2315.601 FEE: $79

Literary Arts

3/3 – 3/10 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Thursday Pioneer, Room D213

Creative Writing Workshop Every person is a writer with a story to tell through prose, poetry, or creative fiction. You are invited to use your imagination, perception, and experience to write without fear. Share your unique voice with other like-minded writers to generate new ideas or support your work in progress. Inspiration is contagious! Instructor: Susan Ashmore. 8 weeks. No class 2/21. ID# 1726.601 FEE: $99

1/24 – 3/21 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Monday REC & ED, Lounge

Writing From Your Dreams Translate your dreams into poetry, stories, and plays. Using exercises to spark creativity and in-class writing exercises, you will utilize the dreaming mind’s ability to make unexpected creative connections. Discover ways you can create a dream-like state even when awake. Sharing of writing and ideas is encouraged. Instructor: Irena Nagler, Hopwood Award winner. 6 weeks. No class 2/23 ID# 1710.601 FEE: $75

2/2 – 3/16 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Wednesday Northside Comm. Ctr

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Literary Arts Publish Locally, Get Read Globally

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Questions? Call 734-994-2300, ext. 53203

NEW!

Do you have a story, poem, or book sitting in your drawer or in the back of your mind? Learn local options for publishing online and on paper. Explore the best fit for your creative piece, and how to most effectively submit your work to local editors. If you have something already written, please bring it for discussion. Instructor Debbie Eisenberg Merion, M.S.W., is an award-winning author, writing consultant and college English instructor. 1 class. ID# 1705.601 FEE: $35

3/26 10:30 AM – 12 Noon

Music

Saturday REC & ED Conference

The Art of Writing Short Stories Strengthen your writing skills by focusing on the central elements of fiction. Examine the traditional rules and learn how to break these rules successfully. Play with language, experiment with style, discuss the challenges of writing and write, write, write. Writers will have the opportunity to receive feedback from the instructor and fellow classmates. All levels of experience welcome. Instructor: Alexander Weinstein, M.F.A. 8 weeks. ID# 1729.601 FEE: $115

1/23 – 3/13 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Sunday CAB, Room B

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Fundamentals of Singing

Adventures in Great Music

Are you a singer who would like to improve your voice? Do you run out of breath, strain on high notes, or feel you don’t have enough control? Breath, resonance, pitch, and diction will be studied and applied to a variety of musical genres to help you meet your individual vocal goals in a small-group, supportive atmosphere. The advanced class is performance oriented. Singers prepare a song to perform for the class each week for critique. Materials fee of $15 due to instructor at first class. Instructor Kelly Close, MA, VMTR, has over 25 years experience performing and teaching a wide variety of genres. 8 weeks. No class 2/22.

Expand your appreciation of music from classical composers to contemporary forms including jazz and blues. Music Educator. Warren McArthur will guide you through the use of visual and audio recordings to a deeper understanding of music. Watch concerts and personal interviews from unique viewpoints such as backstage and the orchestra pit. This course is designed for both thenovice and serious listener. Instructor: Warren McArthur, MA. 4 weeks. No class 2/23.

ID# 1740.601 1/25 – 3/22 FEE: $129 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Tuesday: Beginning A2Open @ Mack, Music Room

ID# 1740.602 1/25 – 3/22 FEE: $129 7:40 PM – 9:10 PM

Tuesday: Advanced A2Open @ Mack, Music Room

“This class was an enjoyable experience, with lots of good examples, and excellent exercises to work on at home.”    B. Soner

Civic Chorus - Spring Ann Arbor Civic Chorus is an opportunity for adult singers with some previous choral experience to perform a wide variety of choral literature. Light classical pieces, standards, and selections from the Broadway stage are performed. If new to the chorus email lindajones4@mac. com. Spring Concert-5/1. Scholarship recipients pay $30. Musical Director: Linda Jones. 14 weeks. ID# 2501.601 1/24 – 4/25 FEE: $109 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Monday Slauson, Choral Room

ID# 1735.601 FEE: $59

3/2 – 3/23 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Wednesday Pioneer, Room D205

"This was a great class. I enjoyed the visual as well as auditory music scenes."    V. Gaynor

MusIQ Club: Beginning Piano Grades 9 – Adult. Discover a fun, new, innovative approach to learning to play piano! Try this individualized instruction in a group setting using computer technology connected to electronic piano keyboards. You progress from level to level at your own pace, learning to play the piano with both hands, read music, improvise and compose. An experienced music teacher will guide you through the training in a small group class. This class is fun, self-paced, and open to students with little or no musical background. Instructor: Warren McArthur, M.A. 7 weeks. No class 2/22. ID# 1736.601 FEE: $195

1/25 – 3/15 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Tuesday Bach, Media Center

More Music classes on page 25. Youth Music classes are on page 47.

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DAYTIME CLASS


Music

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Beginning Guitar Grades 6-Adult. This popular group class returns! Want to play the guitar? No previous musical experience required. Learn chords, charts, tablature and strumming patterns. You will leave this class knowing a few chords and able to play a few songs. Bring your guitar to the first class. Guitar rental is available. Instructor: Alex Johnson. 4 weeks. ID# 1754.601 ID# 1754.602 FEE: $79

CLASSES AT ANN ARBOR MUSIC CENTER

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2:00 PM – 2:50 PM Grades 6 – 12 3:00 PM – 3:50 PM Grades 9-Adult 1/22 – 2/12 Saturday Ann Arbor Music Center

Electric Blues Jam

NEW!

Intensive blues study for anyone with basic skills (or greater) on guitar, bass, keyboards, drums, harmonica or saxophone. Students discover the fundamentals, origins and many variations of the blues. Each class will have time devoted to guided listening, videos of live performances and of course playing. The main goal is to form a band, learn and rehearse a set of classic blues tunes and prepare for performance. Instructor: Dave Sharp. 4 weeks. ID# 1752.601 ID# 1752.602 FEE: $119

1/24 – 2/14 Monday 3/7 – 3/28 Monday 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM Ann Arbor Music Center

Learn to Play, In Just One Day Joe Zsigray Workshops

MULTI-CLASS DISCOUNT! Enroll in both classes taught by instructor Michael Glenn, and save $5 off each class!

Learn to play an instrument in one easy lesson. No prior musical training is required. Understand how to read chord charts, transpose music, and play several songs. Instruments are supplied and you take them home with you to keep practicing and enjoying the music you make. The instructor is an experienced music educator. Instructor: Joe Zsigray. 1 class. ID# 1745.601 FEE: $85

2/5: Mountain Dulcimer 9:00 AM – 12 Noon

Instant Piano Grades 9 - Adult. In just 3 hours you can learn to play the piano! You quickly learn chords, so after just one session you will know enough to play several simple pop tunes. Take home a practice CD and workbook so you can continue to perfect the technique at home. If you can find middle C on the piano keyboard, you are ready to take this class. Materials fee of $29 will be collected in class by the instructor for workbook and practice DVD. Instructor: Michael Glenn, Just Once Classes. 1 class. Saturday REC & ED, Conference

ID# 1750.601 2/19 Saturday FEE: $35 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM REC & ED, Conference

Scholarship recipients pay $53, Seniors (65+) pay $66. ID# 1746.601 FEE: $45

2/5: Harmonica 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Saturday REC & ED, Conference

Scholarship recipients pay $33, Seniors (65+) pay $38. ID# 1747.601 FEE: $75

2/5: Ukulele 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Saturday REC & ED, Conference

Scholarship recipients pay $47, Seniors (65+) pay $60.

Instant Piano: Play by Ear Grades 9 - Adult. Learn one of music’s deepest mysteries: how to play songs without relying on sheet music. Discover a very practical presentation of music theory that includes predicting chord progressions, learning from recordings, and transposing-all expressed in everyday language. Open to anyone who has a basic understanding of chords on any instrument. Materials fee of $29 will be collected in class by the instructor for workbook and practice DVD. Instructor: Michael Glenn, Just Once Classes. 1 class. ID# 1750.602 2/19 Saturday FEE: $35 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM REC & ED, Conference

DAYTIME CLASS

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Computers Private Computer Lessons with Patricia Na Patricia Na is available for private computer lessons in the following areas. Get 1-1 training in your home, on your own computer. Use the ID# below to register for the desired training. The instructor will call to set up your training time. Sorry, no discounts accepted.

Windows Basics I – Meet the Mouse

ID# 1203.601 FEE: $145 (3 hours instruction) ID# 1299.601 FEE: $49 (additional hours)

Windows Basics II – Building Skills

ID# 1204.601 FEE: $145 (3 hours instruction) ID# 1299.601 FEE: $49 (additional hours)

MS Word

ID# 1206.601 FEE: $145 (3 hours instruction) ID# 1299.601 FEE: $49 (additional hours)

MS Excel

ID# 1211.601 FEE: $145 (3 hours instruction) ID# 1299.601 FEE: $49 (additional hours)

MS PowerPoint

ID# 1213.601 FEE: $145 (3 hours instruction) ID# 1299.601 FEE: $49 (additional hours)

Digital Cameras Register online at www.aareced.com

Questions? Call 734-994-2300, ext. 53203

Intro to Digital Cameras Are you new to digital cameras? Wonder what all the buttons do on your camera? Review your digital camera and all the controls you can manipulate. Learn how to take, review, and delete photographs. Topics discussed: automatic settings, white balance, histogram, exposure, memory, printing and saving pictures, and simple editing on the computer. Bring your camera, manual, and charged batteries. Instructor: Troy Wollenslegel, professional photographer. 3 weeks. ID# 1253.601 FEE: $69

Are you feeling “technologically challenged?” Ready to catch up with your grandkids? Discover Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Skype, Google, sharing photos, instant messaging, text messaging, Smart phones, MP3 players, and iPods. They are not just for kids anymore! Instructor: Patricia Na. 2 classes. ID# 1215.601 FEE: $45

2/2 – 2/9 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Wednesday WISD

Thursday Pioneer, Room D212

"Troy was able to touch on all aspects of a variety of digital cameras as well as general photographic concepts."   J. Meredith

Digital Camera: SLR Digital cameras have changed the way photographers create images. This course reviews the basics of your digital SLR camera and expands on manual settings for the camera. Discuss manual settings, white balance, exposure, flash & lighting, aperture, depth of field, and shutter speed. Discover the best practices when using your camera, camera accessories, photography techniques and digital editing. Bring your camera, manual, and charged batteries. Instructor: Troy Wollenslegel, professional photographer. 4 weeks. ID# 1254.601 FEE: $79

Technology Update for Non-Techies

2/3 – 2/17 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

2/28 – 3/21 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Monday Pioneer, Room D212

Photos: From Camera to Computer They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Using the free program Picasa, get hands-on experience organizing photos. Learn to adjust color and brightness, crop, rotate, remove red eye and work with special effects. Explore options for printing and sharing your photos, and discuss some of the latest photo products available online. Bring your digital camera and connecting cords. Instructor: Patricia Na. 3 weeks. ID# 1222.601 FEE: $59

3/2 – 3/16 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Wednesday WISD, Computer Lab

Fundamentals of Photography  "The instructor was very patient and took the time to answer individual questions."    J. Hope

Whether you use a digital or film camera your pictures can benefit from learning the basic fundamentals of photography. You are introduced to elements of composition, technical skills, film processing, digital image processing, and common accessories. Expect hands-on experience with the lecturer and introduction to critiquing prints. Bring your camera to class. Instructor: Matt Eddy. 6 weeks. No class 2/23. ID# 1716.601 FEE: $95

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2/2 – 3/16 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Wednesday Pioneer, Room E105


Computers

Private Mac Lessons with Jim Monkiewicz

Register online at www.aareced.com

Questions? Call 734-994-2300, ext. 53203

Facebook: Get Connected

NEW!

Want to get on Facebook but don’t know where to start?  Wondering what all the buzz is about?  Find out how to create an account, set up your profile, and find your friends.  Then learn about the features of Facebook that allow you to keep in touch with friends, join groups that share your interests, promote your business and play games.  We will discuss photos, networks, groups, causes, privacy settings and more.  Prerequisites:  Ability to use the Internet and e-mail unassisted. Instructor: Patricia Na. 3 weeks. ID# 1235.601 FEE: $59

2/28 – 3/14 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Monday WISD, Computer Lab

Take Control of Electronic Clutter NEW!

Private Lessons for Mac

Are you overwhelmed by email? Having trouble finding electronic files when you need them? Are your digital photos in disarray? Discover techniques and tips you can implement on a daily basis to keep your files organized and available. Instructor: Carolyn Anderson Fermann, owner of Simply Organized Life. 1 class. ID# 1607.601 FEE: $25

2/25 10:00 AM – 12 Noon

Need more help with Mac applications like iPhoto, iMovie, Pages, Keynote, and more? Jim Monkiewicz can teach you everything you need to know about Macs in your own home, on your own computer. Lessons start at $145 for a 3 hour block. Jim will call you after you register to set up a meeting time that fits your schedule. Sorry no discounts accepted. Friday REC & ED, Conference

ID# 1233.601 ID# 1233.602

FEE: $145 (3 hours instruction) FEE: $49 (additional hours)

You can make a difference in someone’s life... with a scholarship fund donation of $1 or more. THE REC & ED SCHOLARSHIP FUND helps incomechallenged participants receive a discount on their REC & ED classes. It also allows us to offer full scholarships for our teens, school age youth and preschoolers. There is a box on the Registration Form (pages 60-61) to donate $1 along with your class fees. Or you can give the joy of life-long learning with a REC & ED GIFT CERTIFICATE that allows recipients to sign up for any activity we offer. They can be purchased at the REC & ED office, 1515 S. Seventh St., Ann Arbor, MI, 48103. For more information call 734-994-2300, ext. 53223.

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Cooking for Your Health

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At St. Joe’s, you do the cooking! – All hands-on classes are taught by registered dieticians at the Saint Joseph Mercy Health System- Ellen Thompson Women’s Health Center

Register for 4 or more qualifying cooking classes and save $5 off each class. Scholarship recipients pay $20 Seniors (65 +) pay $30

Fantastic Fish 1

When Two’s a Crowd

Selecting and cooking fish can be easy! Fish are rich in heart healthy omega-3 fatty acids, too! Discover a variety of techniques for preparing delicious fish: Crisp Crusted Catfish, Fisherman's Stew, Poached Salmon with White Wine and Dill, Shrimp Salad with Spinach, and Herbed Halibut Fillets. This class is a great choice for people with high blood pressure or high cholesterol. 1 class.

Eating for one doesn’t have to be a boxed dinner heated in the microwave. Learn about food selection, shopping tips, and how to manage recipes to fit the single life. Recipes include Black Bean Croquettes with Fresh Salsa, Spaghetti Primavera with Shrimp, Creamy Chicken Dijon and Fruit Parfait. 1 class.

ID# 1659.601 FEE: $45

1/27 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Thursday WHC Kitchen

Vegetarian Wonders of the World A well-balanced vegetarian diet includes a variety of whole grains, vegetables, legumes, fruits and nuts and has many health benefits. Prepare delicious meat-free dishes from around the world! Tabbouleh, Tuscan White Bean Soup, Rigatoni with Roasted Asparagus, Black Bean and Vegetable Burritos, Curried Chickpeas and Kale and Date Nut Bars. 1 class. ID# 1657.601 FEE: $45

2/3 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Feed Your Heart

ID# 1658.601 FEE: $45

3/17 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Thursday WHC Kitchen

Around the World in Healthy Ways - Thai Eat healthy with ethnic flair! Discover how to cook healthy versions of famous Thai dishes. You cook and eat a meal that includes Thai Noodle Soup, Shrimp Pad Thai, Curried Coconut Chicken and a Tropical Coconut and Lime Shake. 1 class. ID# 1654.601 FEE: $45

3/31 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Thursday WHC Kitchen

Thursday WHC Kitchen

NEW!

Low Fat and Loving It! Celebrate American Hearth Month by giving yourself the gift of great food. Make healthy, flavorful, and fast meals. Recipes include Asian Coleslaw, Beef Teriyaki, Portobello Mushroom Pasta, Sesame Kale and Baked Apples. 1 class. ID# 1666.601 FEE: $45

2/17 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Thursday WHC Kitchen

Fantastic Fish 2 If you enjoyed Fantastic Fish 1, you must take this class! Eating more fish will lower your cholesterol and blood pressure and make your heart healthy. Recipes include Pecan Encrusted Salmon, Oven Fried Fish, Fruitta d’Mare Pasta, Orange Roughy Under Citrus Sauce and more! 1 class. ID# 1652.601 FEE: $45

3/3 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Thursday WHC Kitchen

"Everything we made was heart healthy and it all looked so wonderful and smelled so good." Carol Mohrlock 28 REC & ED WINTER 2011


Jyothi ’s India "I finally learned how to make my favorite Indian dish!" F. Dorr

HANDS-ON This famous baked meat and rice dish was originally brought to India by Muslim travelers and merchants. Raita is a classic Indian sauce made from yogurt and flavored with spices. It provides a perfect cooling condiment to eat with the Beef Biriyani. Mango Lassi, a yogurt drink popular all over southern Asia, is the perfect way to end this meal and clear your palate. Enjoy a traditional Indian eating experience and learn how to make this authentic meal in your own home. 1 class. 2/3 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Thursday Big George’s Kitchen

Southern Indian Chicken Stew

NEW!

HANDS-ON Each region of India has its own unique culture and cuisine. Chicken Stew served with Appam is a popular breakfast fare in Kerala. The simple, aromatic, hearty stew is easy to make with chicken and potato cubes slowly simmered in a subtly spiced coconut milk base. Enjoy the hands-on fun of creating your own Appam, a lacey rice pancake perfect for sopping up the stew. 1 class. ID# 1670.601 FEE: $39

2/17 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Thursday Big George’s Kitchen

Kadhai Paneer & Mattar Pulao

NEW!

VEGETARIAN Paneer, a semi soft cheese, makes a high-protein, low-fat curry when flavored with ginger-garlic paste and a blend of mild Indian spices. Kadhai Paneer is popular in the Punjabi region where most of the people follow a vegetarian diet. Jyothi pairs it with a green pea and rice dish called Muttar Pulao. Discover a delicious, satisfying meal that is easy to make and authentically India. 1 class. ID# 1665.601 FEE: $39

3/10 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Thursday Whole Food Kitchen

Poori & Chole HANDS-ON/VEGETARIAN Chole is a popular curry from the Punjabi region in northern India, made from garbanzo beans in a spicy gravy. Poori is a deep-fried bread often served at festive occasions. The cooking process makes the unleavened bread puff up like a balloon. Enjoy making your own Poori and learn how easy it is to make authentic tasting Chole at home. 1 class. ID# 1673.601 FEE: $39

Cooking with Bill Chili Fest

NEW!

Chili, named after the pungent pod of any of several species of Capsicum peppers, is a winter favorite. You are introduced to a number of variations on this popular meal: Basic Beef Chili, White Chili with Chicken, and a Vegetarian Chili. 1 class. ID# 1651.601 FEE: $39

1/27 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Thursday Big George’s Kitchen

Crepes Are Great!

Beef Biriyani

ID# 1678.601 FEE: $39

Register for 4 or more qualifying cooking classes and save $5 off each class. Scholarship recipients pay $20 . Seniors (65 +) pay $30

3/24 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

HANDS-ON Join in the fun of this interactive class where you learn to make savory and sweet crepes. Bill guides you through the process of making crepes using four distinct batters. Enjoy a traditional French Crepe with Ham, Walnuts and Swiss Cheese, Buckwheat Crepes with Mushrooms and Asparagus, Corn Crepes with Spinach and Chicken, and finish with the classic Crepes Suzette for dessert. 1 class. ID# 1633.601 FEE: $39

2/9 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Just Like Mom Made

Wednesday Big George’s Kitchen

NEW!

Classic dinner dishes from the past have timeless appeal. Discover how to make old favorites: Beef Pot Roast, Spaghetti and Meatballs, Blue Ribbon Meatloaf, and Chicken and Dumplings. Cherry Pie à la Mode wraps up this evening of traditional favorites. 1 class. ID# 1692.601 FEE: $39

2/24 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Thursday Whole Foods Kitchen

French Bistro You’ll say, “Ooh la la” when you taste these French classics. Discover how to create a delicious bistro-style meal using cooking techniques from French master chefs. Enjoy French Onion Soup, Caesar Salad, Steak au Poivre, Bistro-style French Fries, and Crème Caramel. 1 class. ID# 1655.601 FEE: $39

3/16 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Wednesday Big George’s Kitchen

“Bill Loomis is an awesome teacher. He did an outstanding job getting us to interact and feel comfortable. I like the hands-on opportunity to make the crepes.” M. Olson

Thursday Big George’s Kitchen

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Canning 101

NEW!

HANDS-ON Winter is a great time to learn how to preserve food. Discover how you can make your own condiments such as Sage Wine Mustard and Singapore Dipping Sauce. Find out how to can in jars using safe, USDA approved, boiling water bath canning methods. Participants will make and take home their own jars of condiments. Scholarship recipients pay $20. Seniors (65+) pay $30. Instructor: Cynthia Hodges. 1 class. ID# 1695.601 FEE: $39

2/12 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Cooking With Pressure

Cynthia is a mechanical engineer and brings science into her cooking classes.

ID# 1693.601 FEE: $39

HANDS-ON If you love coffee you shouldn’t miss this opportunity! Explore authentic European methods for making espresso drinks from an experienced barista teaching in her own coffee shop. Have fun in this hands-on workshop and discover how to taste the difference! You will learn everything there is to know about good coffee from the bean to the cup. Scholarship recipients pay $15. Seniors (65+) pay $25. Instructor: Natalie Park, owner of Coffee House Creamery. 1 class.

Tea Basics

1/30 3/13 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Sunday Sunday Coffee House Creamery

3/5 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Saturday Big George’s Kitchen

Spanish Paella and Tapas

NEW!

Food is more than a form of sustenance in Spain, it is literally a way of life. Friendships are formed and families unite over the dinner table. Learn how to create an authentic Paella, the saffron infused rice dish with meat, seafood and vegetables. Discover why Tapas bars are so popular as you create and sample several small tastes of Spanish food. Scholarship recipients pay $20. Seniors (65+) pay $30. Instructor: Mark Rojek. 1 class. ID# 1660.601 FEE: $39

1/29 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Saturday Whole Foods Kitchen

Mediterranean Diet Made Easy

NEW!

HANDS-ON Black tea, green tea, white tea, herbal, rooibos, oolong... what is the difference? Sample them all and discover the unique characteristics of each one. Learn how to store and brew tea properly so they always taste perfect! Discuss tea selections and food pairings. You will make delicious tea-infused desserts to round out your fabulous tea-filled afternoon. Scholarship recipients pay $15. Seniors (65+) pay $25. Instructor: Natalie Park, owner Coffee House Creamery. 1 class. ID# 1669.601 2/6 FEE: $35 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

NEW!

Modern pressure cookers are easy and safe to use. They are more energy efficient because foods cook over 70% faster, and retain more nutrients. Learn the basics of how a pressure cooker works and how to transform recipes into pressure cooker friendly recipes. Watch as the instructor demonstrates recipes for Beef Monterey (Mexican) and Risotto Made the Easy Way and enjoy tasting the outcome. Bring your own pressure cooker if you have one and have questions. Scholarship recipients pay $20. Seniors (65+) pay $30. Instructor: Cynthia Hodges. 1 class.

Coffee: Bean to Cup

ID# 1668.601 ID# 1668.602 FEE: $35

Saturday Huron, Room 6219

NEW!

The health benefits of the Mediterranean Diet are well documented. The many culinary practices of the countries surrounding the Mediterranean Sea influence the dishes demonstrated in this class. Discover the health benefits and learn to prepare simple, healthy foods from many traditions. Scholarship recipients pay $20. Seniors (65+) pay $30. Instructor: Mark Rojek. 1 class. ID# 1653.601 2/19 Saturday FEE: $39 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM Whole Foods Kitchen

Sunday Coffee House Creamery

Coffe House Creamery owners Natalie and Talus Park

Green Smoothies

NEW!

Leafy greens are highly nutritious and add many health benefits to your diet. Discover the Green Smoothie Revolution, an easy and delicious way to protect your body from cancer, heart disease, and much more. All you need is a blender, greens, fruit, and a knowledgeable guide to develop your own healthy recipes. Mix up and share a variety of recipes. Leave the class with recipes and the know-how to try Green Smoothies in your own kitchen. Scholarship recipients pay $15. Seniors (65+) pay $25. Instructor: Amanda Klain. 1 class. ID# 1679.601 FEE: $35

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DAYTIME CLASS

3/22 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Tuesday Whole Foods Kitchen


Cooking with Francesca

www.aareced.com

734-994-2300, ext. 53203

Register for 4 or more qualifying cooking classes and save $5 off each class. Scholarship recipients pay $20. Seniors (65 +) pay $30

Raised in Naples, Italy, Francesca Giarraffa started cooking with her aunt and mother at a young age. She enjoys sharing traditional recipes made from fresh ingredients and cooked to perfection.

Rustic Italiana From the Italian countryside comes a satisfying meal your family will really enjoy. Potato Gatto, a baked pie with cured meats, and cheese, Spinach Frittata, the Italian version of a spinach omelet with prosciutto and cheese, and a Sicilian Orange Salad that features arugula and pomegranates. 1 class. ID# 1675.601 FEE: $39

2/22 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Genovese from Naples

Tuesday Big George’s Kitchen

NEW!

The mystery of this dish, found mainly in the Naples area, is that it has no tomatoes! Pork and veal are simmered together with onions, herbs, and vegetables in white wine. The Genovese sauce will be served over pasta. You will also enjoy sautéed Wild Mushrooms and an Apricot and Hazelnut Torte. 1 class.

Italian Style Ribs & Kraut

NEW!

“Manifico!” is what you will say after tasting Francesca’s Italian Style Baby Back Ribs baked with sauerkraut. This hearty meal is perfect to serve in the winter. Enjoy it with Rosemary Potatoes, Acorn Squash and ice cream. 1 class. ID# 1677.601 FEE: $39

1/20 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Northern Italian: Risotto

Thursday Big George’s Kitchen NEW!

Making a good risotto takes a certain amount of concentration because it is very sensitive to timing. Rarely will a risotto served in a restaurant display that rich texture and just-right doneness that a good home made one will. Francesca will teach you how to make the perfect risotto. Enjoy Risotto with Italian Sausage, Radicchio Baked with Sweet Olives, in a wine sauce, and Zuccotto, a sponge cake shaped like a dome and filled with chocolate cream. 1 class. ID# 1671.601 FEE: $39

2/7 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Great Italian Sauces

Monday Whole Foods Kitchen

NEW!

2/15 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Tuesday Whole Foods Kitchen

3/1 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Tuesday Whole Foods Kitchen

Vegetarian Lasagna with Artichoke Hearts Lasagna, like everything else in Italy, varies considerably from region to region. Francesca presents this vegetarian version made with sautéed artichoke hearts, cheese, and a tomato basil sauce. You’ll also enjoy a Peperonata served on bruschetta and an Italian twist on Baked Apples, which are filled with amaretti cookies, brown sugar, and cognac. 1 class. ID# 1630.601 FEE: $39

3/14 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Monday Whole Foods Kitchen

Spring Lamb The hilly countryside in southern Italy is perfect for grazing sheep. Dishes with lamb are very popular during the spring. This classic Roman version features chunks of Lamb Baked in a Red Wine Tomato Sauce, served with Potatoes Roasted in Rosemary and Garlic. Join Francesca in the kitchen to learn how to make Casatiello, a savory bread baked with herbs and cheeses. 1 class. ID# 1674.601 FEE: $39

Behind every great pasta dish is a great sauce. Correctly saucing your pasta is the difference between cooking authentic Italian and just preparing ingredients. Francesca will share three authentic Italian sauces paired with the perfect pasta: Ragu Modenese, Salsa a Funghi in a white cream sauce, and a real Marinara Sauce from Naples made with Mussels. 1 class. ID# 1663.601 FEE: $39

ID# 1672.601 FEE: $39

3/28 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Monday Big George’s Kitchen

"Francesca's use of fresh ingredients and fresh ideas is always an inspiration to try new things!"   V. Cameron WINTER 2011 REC & ED

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Finance & Income

FINANCE & INCOME CLASSES: Register your partner for $10 more.

MEET THE TEACHER

Register online at www.aareced.com

Instructor Robert Laura, retirementproject.org

Questions? Call 734-994-2300, ext. 53203 NEW!

Road Map to Retirement Develop a road map for retirement! Know when you can retire, how much you need to save and how much you need to earn on your investments. Discover how to create income that will achieve and maintain your desired lifestyle in retirement and last for the rest of your life. Instructor: Michael Rautiola or Adam Finch Certified Financial Planner. 2 classes. ID# 1928.601 FEE: $29

1/24 – 1/31 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Monday Pioneer, Room D213

Guaranteed Income, Guaranteed Returns Even in difficult financial times, there are ways to create guaranteed returns without exposure to the stock market. If your appetite for risk has decreased along with your account balance, there are attractive alternatives of which you may not be aware. Decrease your risk, and increase your account value and your peace of mind. Instructor: Barbara Tucker, Insight Financial Group. 1 class. ID# 1929.601 FEE: $25

2/15 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Tuesday Pioneer, D213

Women’s Guide to Investing Most women will be making their own financial decisions at some point in their lives – often under urgent circumstances such as death, disability, or divorce. Learn to apply the basics of good money management for the current market climate and for your long-term financial security. Get valuable information straight, without confusing industry jargon. Instructor: Barbara Tucker, Insight Financial Group. 1 class. ID# 1927.601 FEE: $25

THANKS!

RAC

3/8 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Tuesday Pioneer, D213

Fixed Income Investing Not all “safe and guaranteed” investments are built the same. Don’t invest in another CD, bond, bond fund, or annuity until you attend this class. Discover what you need to know, ask and do before investing. Learn the best strategies and techniques for conservative investors living on a fixed income. Attendees receive a FREE copy of 5 Secrets to Higher CD Rates. Instructor: Robert Laura. 1 class. ID# 1933.601 FEE: $25

Naked Retirement

RAC Members Shannon Kos, Chair Tom George, Vice-Chair Tim Berla, PAC Liaison Annie-Norah Beveridge Sheila Calhoun

Rick Dekeon Joe Erhardt Colleen Greene Arjun Kalra Joanne Kimata Betty Wier

For comments, suggestions, concerns, etc., contact RAC via email at rec_advisory@aaps.k12.mi.us or mail to RAC, REC&ED, 1515 S. Seventh St., Ann Arbor, MI 48103

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Tuesday Pioneer, Room D212

NEW!

Strip It Down to the Core – Retirement planning can no longer focus exclusively on the financial aspects. It must include mental, social and health planning, as well. Create a one-page Naked Retirement plan. Identify a “retirement curious” list and answer the three most powerful questions that will change your retirement forever. The first 10 people to register receive a FREE copy of the book, Naked Retirement. 1 class. ID# 1934.601 FEE: $25

2/8 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Tuesday Pioneer, Room D213

Estate Planning Basics Probate, health care and estate tax laws have recently changed! Prevent your assets from going through probate. Protect them from estate and capital gains taxes. Retain control of your affairs and learn how to protect yourself against the cost of long term care. Attorneys from Estate Planning Services, P.C., will teach you about medical and financial powers of attorney, wills, and living trusts. Receive a free personal affairs organizer. 1 class. ID# 1915.601 FEE: $25

The Recreational Advisory Commission (RAC) is a citizen’s advisory group that helps REC & ED deliver the best programs possible for our residents.

2/1 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

1/27 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Thursday Pioneer, Room D212

Protect Your Assets The average cost of nursing home care in Michigan is $6,191 per month. Neither health insurance nor Medicare pay for such care. Learn how you can avoid losing your life savings to long-term care costs. Instructor: Attorneys from Estate Planning Services, P.C., members of the Elder Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. 1 class. ID# 1916.601 FEE: $25

3/22 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Tuesday Pioneer, Room D212

Social Security Disability Need advice on how to apply for Social Security Disability? Should you apply on your own or select a representative? Gain insight and discover helpful hints to improve your chances of success. There will be an opportunity for you to ask individual questions. Instructor: Lou Weir, attorney has represented claimants for over 15 years. 1 class. ID# 1903.601 FEE: $25

3/1 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Tuesday Pioneer, Room D212


How to Buy a Home Buying your first home is a major investment and an exciting time. Receive a broad overview of all aspects involved in purchasing a home. Determine your price range. Review conventional and alternate financing, working with realtors, negotiating sales agreements and logistics of actual purchase. Instructor: Maria Gilbert, Charles Reinhart Co. 2 classes. ID# 1922.601 FEE: $29

2/8 – 2/15 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Tuesday Pioneer, Room D212

Insight to Mortgage Financing Gain the knowledge and tools you need to negotiate the best rates and closing costs for your next mortgage. Explore a number of different loan programs, including how to pay off your loan faster and pay less interest. Discover how bank owned and foreclosure properties work. Mortgage financing manual is included for free. Instructor: Mike Hyman, vice president, Goldstar Mortgage. 2 classes. ID# 1921.601 FEE: $29

3/16 – 3/23 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Wednesday Pioneer, Room D213

Getting Paid to Talk Have you ever been told that you have a great voice? Explore the field of voice-over work for television, film, radio, audio books, documentaries and the Internet in your area. Learn how to prepare a great demo, and discover what it takes to be successful in this exciting field. Class participants will even have a chance to record a commercial script under the direction of the Voicecoaches.com producer! Instructor: Voice Coach Staff. 1 class. ID# 1971.601 FEE: $29

3/14 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Monday REC&ED, Conference

Work @ Home Jobs for REAL People Don’t be scammed by dead end emails promising you jobs! Get the REAL story on work at home employment. Discover the types of jobs available and the skills required. Learn about taxes and how to identify scams. The instructor shares with you a wealth of information, resources, and current list of legitimate companies to get you started. $15 materials fee payable to instructor at class for textbook. Instructor: T. Carter. 1 class. ID# 1994.601 FEE: $25

1/29 10:00 AM – 12 Noon

Saturday REC & ED, Conference

Selling on eBay Listing items on eBay is easy - but mistakes made by beginners can be costly. Learn to avoid the pitfalls. A $14 materials fee will be collected the first night of class for the student guide handbook. Instructor: Bruce Koldys, Certified eBay Specialist. 2 classes. This class is not held in a computer lab. ID# 1913.601 FEE: $49

MULTI-CLASS DISCOUNT! Enroll in both classes taught by instructor Ronda L. Ackerson, and save $5 off each class!

Mystery Shopping 101 Get paid to shop, dine and travel. Mystery Shopping is perfect for anyone who would like to supplement their current income and have fun doing it. Understand what mystery shopping merchandising, auditing and exit interviews are and what skills are required to become a shopper. Discover leads for assignments and how to get started. Instructor: Ronda L. Ackerson. 1 class. ID# 1676.601 FEE: $29

Wednesday Pioneer, Room D207

Mystery Shopping: Advanced Are you an experienced mystery shopper who wants to be even more successful? Discover Internet sites that show you where to find more companies to which you can apply. Get all your mystery shopping questions answered by an experienced, successful shopper. Beginners should take Mystery Shopping 101 first. You must have some Internet experience and some mystery shopping knowledge to take this class. Taught in a computer lab. Instructor: Ronda L. Ackerson. 1 class. ID# 1676.602 FEE: $29

2/16 7:40 PM – 9:00 PM

Wednesday Pioneer, Room D210

"Excellent handouts. The class was well organized and very informative." S. Sanders

Can you teach a class in one of these areas? Wellness, Enrichment, Language Call 994-2300, ext. 53203 Aquatics, Fitness, Sports, Tennis Call 994-2300, ext. 53233 Dancing, Art, Drawing Call 994-2300, ext. 53228 Youth Enrichment and Family Classes Call 994-2300, ext. 53248

3/5 – 3/12 Saturday 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM REC&ED, Conference

“Bruce's explanations are very clear and easy to understand. The materials he gave out will be a great resource."   E. Marshall

2/16 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Call REC&ED for Income Earning Opportunities

DAYTIME CLASS

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Home & Garden

Questions? Call 734-994-2300, ext. 53203

Paint Like a Pro

Are you planning to do some landscaping this spring? Discover why native plants are so important for a healthy ecosystem to thrive. Learn simple, economical ways to bring native plants into your yard. Remember, a healthy human community ultimately depends on a healthy ecosystem. Expand your knowledge about the native plant movement that is sweeping the nation and yes, the 1,000+ reasons to go native will be revealed! Instructor: Amanda Klain. 1 class. ID# 1611.601 FEE: $25

2/2 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Wednesday Pioneer, Room D212

Bicycle Maintenance 101 HANDS-ON Spring is almost here. Dust off your bike and get it tuned up to keep it rolling smoothly. Understand how to adjust and maintain your bike in this fun hands-on workshop. Learn how to diagnose problems, fix a flat tire, adjust brakes and gears and true a wheel. Bring your bike to work on, and any tools you may have. Instructor Clark McCall has over 40 years experience fixing bikes. 3 weeks. ID# 1641.601 FEE: $49

3/9 – 3/23 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Wednesday Slauson, Rec Room

HANDS-ON Painting is the most common home improvement project. Receive hands on experience as you discover the right way to use the tools of the trade. A painting contractor with over 20 years of experience will teach you how to repair walls, caulk, tape, and choose the correct materials and tools. Save money by doing it yourself and take pride in completing a professional job. Students will paint a room in this hands on class. Instructor: Gene Firn, DIY Painting Instructors Network. 4 weeks. ID# 1643.601 FEE: $79

1/24 – 2/14 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Faux Like a Pro

NEW!

HANDS-ON Get ready for your springtime home decorating! Learn the basic techniques of faux finishes including sponge painting, rag rolling, stippling, color washes, dragging, and more. Discover the special tools and materials needed and how to work with them. Learn how to select complementary colors for your project and receive hands-on experience applying your new-found knowledge to a room. Instructor: Gene Fim, DIY Painting Instructors Network. 4 weeks. ID# 1642.601 FEE: $79

3/7 – 3/28 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

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Animal Adventure

FAMIL

FUN!

Questions? Call 734-994-2300, ext. 53248

Monday TBA

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The Creature Conservancy Register online at www.aareced.com

Monday TBA

&E

NEW!

EC

1,000+ Reasons to Go Native!

Register online at www.aareced.com

Would you like to touch a Two-Toed Sloth, hear a Kookaburra laugh or see a Kangaroo hop?   Participants in the parent/child programs will be introduced to 15 fascinating animals; 25 animals will be encountered in the adult/teen class. Each of the 5 classes will focus on animals from a different continent: North America, South America, Africa, Australia, and Eurasia.  This is a rare opportunity to learn about wild animals in a very interactive environment. Discussion for the parent/child class will be age appropriate for children.  Discussion in the adult/teen program will include more detail about the biology of each animal, their status in the wild, and the reasons that these animals end up at the Creature Conservancy. Instructor Steve Marsh has been doing educational programs for 27 years. He began this non-profit to rescue and rehabilitate animals and educate the public. Read more about the Creature Conservancy class at thecreatureconservancy.org.  Sorry, the classroom is not handicapped accessible. Location: The Creature Conservancy, 4920 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd., Ann Arbor. 5 weeks. No class 2/19 - 2/26. CLASS ID#

LEVEL

DAY

TIME

DATE

FEE

1350.601

Parent/Child*

Saturday

10:00 AM – 10:45 AM

1/29 – 3/12

$45

Additional Child

Saturday

10:00 AM – 10:45 AM

1/29 – 3/12

$25

Parent/Child**

Saturday

11:00 AM – 11:45 AM

1/29 – 3/12

$45

Additional Child

Saturday

11:00 AM – 11:45 AM

1/29 – 3/12

$25

Adult or Teen***

Wednesday

6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

1/26 – 3/2

$95

1350.602 1350.603

*Parent/Child Program (#1350.601) Your child should be in grades K-2.  Fee is for one adult and one child. **Parent/Child Program (#1350.602) Your child should be in grades 3-5.  Fee is for one adult and one child. ***Adult/Teen Program (#1350.603) Students 13 years and older may enroll.

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DAYTIME CLASS


Languages

Register online at www.aareced.com

Questions? Call 734-994-2300, ext. 53203

Study a language for travel, business, or social situations. Develop and improve your vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, and conversational skills. All textbooks are available at Ulrich’s Bookstore (549 E. University, Ann Arbor, www.ulrichs.com) unless the instructor provides a text for sale in class. No class 2/21-2/25, 3/17.

American Sign Language Instructor: Brooke Germansky, MS American School for Deaf. Text: Learning American Sign Language Levels I & II. ID# 1542.601 FEE: $119

LEVEL 1 1/25 – 3/22 7:30 PM – 9:05 PM

Tuesday Pioneer, Room D 205

ID# 1542.602 FEE: $119

LEVEL 2 1/25 – 3/22 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Tuesday Pioneer, Room D 205

Chinese - Mandarin LEVEL 1 1/24 – 3/21 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Monday Pioneer, Room D205

French Instructor: Marian Laughlin. Text: 30 Days to Great French (Level 1 & 2 only). ID# 1512.601 FEE: $119

LEVEL 1 1/24 – 3/21 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Monday Pioneer, Room D207

ID# 1512.602 LEVEL 2 1/25 – 3/22 FEE: $119 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Tuesday Pioneer, Room D207

ID# 1512.603 LEVEL 3 1/25 – 3/22 FEE: $119 7:35 PM – 9:05 PM

Tuesday Pioneer, Room D207

German Instructor: Kathleen Keller Text: Barron’s Learn German the Fast & Fun Way, 3rd Edition. ID# 1525.601 LEVEL 1 1/25 – 3/22 FEE: $119 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Tuesday Pioneer, Room D111

ID# 1525.602 LEVEL 2 1/27 – 3/31 FEE: $119 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Thursday Pioneer, Room D207

ID# 1525.603 LEVEL 3 1/27 – 3/31 FEE: $119 7:35 PM – 9:05 PM

Thursday Pioneer, Room D207

Japanese Instructor: Kiyoe Ise, native speaker. Text: Japanese for Busy People Revised Edition. ID# 1514.601 LEVEL 1 1/24 – 3/21 Monday ID# 1514.602 LEVEL 2 1/25 – 3/22 Tuesday FEE: $119 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Pioneer, Room D113 NEW!

PRIVATE JAPANESE LESSONS AVAILABLE FOR ADVANCED LEVELS

ID# 1514.603 ID# 1514.604

Italian Instructor: Heidi Benson. Text: 30 Days to Great Italian. ID# 1516.601 ID# 1516.602 FEE: $119

LEVEL 1 1/27 – 3/31 LEVEL 2 1/25 – 3/22 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Thursday Tuesday Pioneer, Room D115

Survival Spanish Have fun learning Spanish through conversation and listening. No textbook, no grammar, no conjugating verbs and no writing. Instructor: Susan L. Ball. 6 classes in 3 weeks. ID# 1520.601 FEE: $79

1/24 – 2/9 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Monday/Wednesday Pioneer, Room D115

Spanish Ages 18-Adult. Instructor: Clara I. Gonzalez. Text: Level 1 & 2: La Cartilla - $15 available from instructor in class.

Instructor: Alice Chang, native speaker. Text: $10 available from instructor in class ID# 1504.601 FEE: $119

Teens (Grades 9-12) are welcome to enroll unless otherwise stated.

ID# 1509.601 FEE: $119

LEVEL 1 1/24 – 3/21 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Monday CAB, Room B

ID# 1509.602 FEE: $119

LEVEL 2 1/26 – 3/23 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Wednesday CAB, Room B

ID# 1510.601 FEE: $119

LEVEL 1 1/24 – 3/21 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Monday Pioneer, Room D211

ID# 1510.602 FEE: $119

LEVEL 2 1/25 – 3/22 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Tuesday Pioneer, Room D211

Spanish Review & Conversation Ages 18-Adult. Concentrate on speaking and listening skills, including vocabulary and idiomatic expressions. This class is a good bridge between Level 2 & Level 3. ID# 1508.601 FEE: $119

1/26 – 3/23 10:45 AM – 12:15 PM

Wednesday CAB, Room B

ID# 1508.602 FEE: $119

1/26 – 3/23 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Wednesday Pioneer, Room D211

La Tertulia Ages 18-Adult. Read and discuss literature in Spanish. Prerequisite: Level 3 or teacher permission. Book: TBA. Instructor: Clara I. Gonzalez. ID# 1511.601 FEE: $119

1/27 – 3/31 7:15 PM – 8:45 PM

Thursday Pioneer, Room D211

"Clara taught to a variety of different levels at once. The workbook was excellent."    C. Goodman

PRIVATE: 4 hr. minimum FEE: $179 PRIVATE: additional hour FEE: $45 each

Sorry, no discounts accepted for private lessons.

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ESL

Students receive a certificate at the end of the class

Writing Skills Focus on writing natural-sounding sentences that are grammatically correct. Students must have an intermediate ESL ability. Instructor: Stephanie Wichmann, M.A. 8 weeks. No class 2/23. ID# 1536.601 FEE: $119

1/26 – 3/23 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Wednesday Pioneer, Room D111

Register online at www.aareced.com

Questions? Call 734-994-2300, ext. 53203

Reading Skills

NEW!

Reading is the key to improve all of your English language skills. Increase your vocabulary and improve your grammar as you develop your reading skills. Prerequisite: Intermediate level of English. Text: TBA in class. Instructor: Stephanie Wichmann, MA. 8 weeks. No class 2/23. ID# 1532.601 FEE: $119

1/26 – 3/23 7:35 PM – 9:05 PM

Wednesday Pioneer, Room D111

English Grammar Improve your English grammar. Designed for adults with intermediate skills, who wish to improve their English through speaking, reading, writing, and listening comprehension. Text: Practice Makes Perfect: Intermediate English Grammar for ESL Learners by Torres-Garzerth Robin. Instructor: Stephanie Wichmann, M.A. 8 weeks. No class 2/21. ID# 1533.601 FEE: $119

1/24 – 3/21 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Monday Pioneer, Room D111

American English Pronunciation

4 Skills

Beginning through intermediate level students improve their English through speaking, reading, writing, and listening comprehension. Text: TBA in class. Instructor: Stephanie Wichmann, MA. 8 weeks. No class 2/22, 2/24. ID# 1538.601

1/25 – 3/22

Tuesday: Beginning

ID# 1538.602 FEE: $119

1/27 – 3/24 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Thursday: Intermediate CAB, Room C

Work on your American English pronunciation to improve your spoken communication in daily-life situations. This new skill will build your confidence in the workplace, social situations and on the telephone. Sounds, rhythm, and intonation of spoken English are practiced. Students must have intermediate English speaking skills. Instructor: Stephanie Wichmann, MA. 8 weeks. No class 2/21. ID# 1535.601 FEE: $119

1/24 – 3/21 7:35 PM – 9:05 PM

Games

Monday Pioneer, Room D111

Questions? Call 734-994-2300, ext. 53203

Bridge 2

NEW!

Grades 10 – Adult. Chess is a game of strategy that sharpens your mind and concentration. Schools are introducing chess to students as young as 5.  When parents and grandparents also play, this makes for a great family activity.  $13 materials fee due to instructor at first class. Instructor: All the Kings Men. 6 weeks. No class 2/24. 2/3 – 3/17 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Chess: Strategies

Thursday REC & ED Lounge

NEW!

Grades 10 – Adult. Students already familiar with the basic game of chess delve deeper into specific openings, tactics, short- and longrange strategies, and endgames.  Use of the chess clock will also be introduced. $10 materials fee due to instructor at first class. Instructor: All the Kings Men. 6 weeks. No class 2/24. ID# 1638.601 FEE: $95

 "The atmosphere was comfortable to learn. The teacher was patient to explain things and respond to our questions."   E. Rumman

Register online at www.aareced.com

Chess for Beginners

ID# 1637.601 FEE: $95

NEW!

2/3 – 3/17 7:35 PM – 9:05 PM

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Thursday REC & ED Lounge

Bridge is a game of skill, communication and infinite possibilities. This class is a continuation of Level 1 and is suitable for more experienced players wishing to improve their skills. Emphasis is on the play of the hand. Knowledge of basic bidding and rules is necessary. Teaching materials developed by American Contract Bridge League. Text: Play of the Hand in the 21st Century by Audrey Grant, 3rd Edition. Instructor: Ray Gentz. 10 weeks. No class 2/22. ID# 1634.601 FEE: $109

1/18 – 3/29 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Tuesday REC & ED Lounge

Mah-Jongg Grades 10-Adult. This game is so much fun, it is addictive! Discover a simplified version of this ancient Chinese game that resembles gin rummy but uses colorful tiles instead of cards. The game requires skill, strategy, and calculations. Instructor: Stuart Baggaley. 4 weeks. ID# 1625.601 FEE: $49

3/3 – 3/24 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Thursday REC & ED, Conference


Personal Enrichment Enroll in all 3 classes taught by instructor Jennifer Bailey, and save $5 off each class! NEW!

Do you feel you’ve been promoted beyond your abilities, you’re not as smart or skilled as people think, you’re in over your head, or your strengths have been overestimated and your weaknesses under estimated? Imposter Syndrome is that nagging sense that the truth will be discovered and everyone will realize you’ve been faking it. Learn to recognize the three tell-tale signs. Discover how to overcome the paralyzing behaviors of procrastination and perfectionism that often accompany it. Take home practical strategies for bridging the disconnect between self-appraisal and external reality. Instructor: Jennifer Bailey, life coach and speaker. 1 class. ID# 1682.601 FEE: $29

2/10 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Thursday Pioneer, Room D213

Reinventions: What’s Your Next Chapter? Do you find yourself at crossroads in your life? Maybe it is time to take a fresh look at your life and contemplate how you might want to spend the next chapter of your life. You probably constructed the foundation of your adult life when you were a teenager. You made decisions about who and what you wanted to be without the depth of life experience you now possess. Seize this opportunity to reassess who you are. Don't miss this inspiring, thought-provoking program. Instructor: Jennifer Bailey, life coach and speaker. 1 class. ID# 1696.601 FEE: $29

2/28 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Monday Pioneer, Room D213

You might be a perfectionist if you obsess over the smallest detail. There is a point at which it takes more and more energy to achieve smaller and smaller gains. When additional effort starts resulting in a negligible improvement it might be time to realize that most of the time, "good enough" will do just fine. Discover the cure for perfectionism and develop an understanding of this critical life skill. Instructor: Jennifer Bailey, life coach and speaker. 1 class. 3/15 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Improvisation is not only for comedians and actors. This skill is used in music, teaching, business presentations and more. Experience a variety of improvisational games and exercises in a supportive atmosphere that are designed to encourage creativity and innovation. Hone your skill and just have fun! Instructor: Mike Fedel, MA. 6 weeks. No class 2/23. ID# 1631.601 2/2 – 3/16 FEE: $79 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Wednesday A2 Open@Mack, Music Room

Dog Training Dog Training Fundamentals Whether your dog is 10 weeks old or 10 years old, a well-trained dog makes a pleasant companion. In this unique class, both puppies and adult dogs learn obedience through positive reinforcement clicker training methods. All dogs must be comfortable around strange dogs and people. There will be off leash playtime for puppies at the end of each class. See receipt for more information. Instructor: Michelle McCarthy, K9 Home Schooling. 6 weeks. No class 2/23. ID#1601.601 ID#1601.602 FEE: $125

6:15 PM – 7:15 PM 7:30P M – 8:30 PM 1/26 – 3/9

Wednesday Wednesday Abbot, Gym

Dog Training Do’s & Don’ts – FREE

The Cure for Perfectionism

ID# 1649.601 FEE: $29

Questions? Call 734-994-2300, ext. 53203

Improvisation for Non-Actors

MULTI-CLASS DISCOUNT!

The Imposter Syndrome

Register online at www.aareced.com

Tuesday Pioneer, Room D212

Don’t miss this opportunity to experience a free lecture on dog obedience offered by nationally recognized Certified Dog Behavior Consultant and Trainer, Michelle Mc Carthy. Discover proven methods to deal with issues such as separation anxiety, aggression, resource guarding, and more. Discuss the importance of proper socialization and daily exercise routines. How do you determine when to consult a behavior specialist and when to consult your veterinarian? Humans only – NO DOGS. Instructor: Michelle McCarthy, K9 Home Schooling. 1 class. ID#1603.601 FEE: FREE

2/5 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Saturday Westarbor Animal Hospital

Dog Agility Training Keys to Successful Dating & Marriage

NEW!

Are you single (or single again) and suddenly find yourself navigating the scary game of dating? Understand the key elements of mate selection. Discover how your habits and attitudes may undermine relationships. Determine what you really want in a relationship. Instructor: Marcea Carter. 1 class. ID# 1656.601 FEE: $29

1/29 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Saturday REC & ED, Conference DAYTIME CLASS

Have some fun and enhance your relationship with your dog. Experience an introduction to the performance and handling of all equipment and obstacles used in dog agility. Safety of dog and handler and a positive reinforcement environment are maintained. Class work will be appropriate to the experience level of each participant. Dogs will remain on leash in this class. Dogs must be at least 3 months old, socialized with other dogs, and have all veterinary recommended vaccinations to attend. Please state breed, age, and name of dog at time of registration. Instructor: Debbie Harrison, Agility Synergy, LLC. 6 weeks. ID#1612.601 FEE: $85

1/20 – 2/24 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Thursday Copper Leaf Crossing

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Adapted Recreation Register online at www.aareced.com

Adapted Group Swim Sessions

Questions? Call 734-994-2300, ext. 53203 or 53232 NEW!

NEWLY DESIGNED STRUCTURE! Ages 4-Adult. CREATED FOR PEOPLE WITH MENTAL OR PHYSICAL CHALLENGES. These classes are designed to be taken with a parent or caregiver in the water with the student. The instructor will provide the parents and caregivers with tips and techniques to further their student’s swim skills. Parents and caregivers will then have the opportunity to implement these with their student while the instructor remains available for continued assistance, if necessary. In order for parents or caregivers to use the deep end of the pool with their student, a deep end test must first be passed. Parents and caregivers are also responsible for the personal care of their participant in the locker room (toiletry, changing clothes, showering, etc). Please only sign up for these classes if you are not able to take part in our other water activities. 8 weeks. No class 2/21 or 2/25. ADAPTED LEVEL 1 The goal is to provide a less restrictive environment for mobility and muscle movement. The student will focus on walking in the water, stretching exercises, and balance. ADAPTED LEVEL 2 The goal is to provide basic aquatic skills to increase the student’s comfort and independence while swimming. The student will focus on bubble blowing and breath control, floating, and the basics of arm and leg movements on the student’s front and back. ADAPTED LEVEL 3 The goal is to provide more advanced aquatic skills to students who are already able to swim independently. The student will focus on stroke refinement and increased endurance for freestyle and backstroke. ID# 3510.601 1/21 – 3/18: Level 1 Friday FEE: $69 5:30 PM – 6:00 PM High Point, Pool ID# 3510.602 1/21 – 3/18: Level 3 Friday FEE: $69 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM High Point, Pool ID# 3510.603 1/24 – 3/21: Level 2 Monday FEE: $69 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM High Point, Pool

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These classes are for adults and children with mental or physical challenges.

Cooking Cooperatively

Grades 11-Adult. Increase your independence! Learn basic kitchen safety and measuring techniques while creating simple meals. Food safety and cleanliness will be emphasized. A wonderful opportunity for those in independent living situations. Enjoy eating the meal you learn to cook each week. At the end of the session take home a booklet of the recipes used. Scholarship recipients pay $45. 8 weeks. Instructor: Nan Nelson. No class 2/23. ID# 6102.601 1/26 – 3/23 Wednesday FEE: $95 6:00 PM – 8:15 PM High Point, YA Kitchen

Dinner & A Movie

Grades 11-Adult. Enjoy movies? Like to eat? Join us for a fun evening where you make simple meals and watch a new flick each week. Classic movies to new releases are shown. Afterwards, you become the critic during the “Thumbs Up or Down” discussion! Scholarship recipients pay $45. Instructors: Marie Tisdale and Joan Clauss. 8 weeks. No class 2/24. ID# 6118.601 1/27– 3/24 Thursday FEE: $125 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM High Point, YA Kitchen

Strike Force Bowling Grades 11 - Adult. Bowling is a great way to meet friends and get exercise. Fee includes up to two games per week and an official Strike Force t-shirt. Staff and volunteers will assist you in ball selection and having a good time. Receive a trophy or medal presented at the last class party. Scholarship recipients pay $53 if you have your own bowling shoes, $65 if you rent shoes. Indicate your t-shirt size when you register. Instructors: Tom Ellison and Nan Nelson. 12 weeks. No class 4/4. ID# 6112.601 1/17 – 4/11 Monday: Rent shoes FEE: $139 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM Colonial Lanes ID# 6112.602 FEE: $129

1/17 – 4/11 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Monday: Have shoes Colonial Lanes


First Steps Washtenaw Did you know a child’s brain is 85% developed in the first 5 years of life? Every experience helps develop this foundation. First Steps is based on Parents as Teachers and is open to all families with children from birth until kindergarten. Our mission is to provide the information, support and encouragement parents need to help their children develop optimally during the crucial early years of life.

Looking for a Language class for your preschooler? See page 42 for Preschool Spanish.

First Steps is more than classes! Family Membership Includes: FUN AND EXCITING CLASSES to help children socialize with others. The fee includes one adult/child class per week, per family. Additional classes may be added for $79 for the 11-week session. Check out our evening and Saturday classes! PARENT EDUCATORS who provide an introductory visit for all new families, are available to share age-appropriate child development and parenting information and address your parenting concerns. SCREENINGS for your child using the Ages & Stages Questionnaire. This tool helps you observe your child’s developing skills. NEWSLETTERS are found on our website. You will find news about First Steps and helpful parenting tips for you! RESOURCE NETWORK that links your family to other community services and supports.

The fee for all these supports (including classes) is just $123 for our 11-week Winter Session. Partial and full scholarships are available through AAPS REC & ED. Go to www.reced.aaps.k12.mi.us/reced.home/scholarships to download application directions and form.

3 STEPS TO TO ENROLL 1. Attend an orientation (listed below) 2. Fill out paperwork and choose a class at the orientation 3. Pay your fee for Winter 2011

Attend the First Steps Orientation & Registration Learn about our program and class sites followed by a question and answer session. You can register at the orientation, which takes about an hour. Check out more details online at www.aaps.k12.mi.us/firststeps.home/joining. If you are a continuing First Steps family, check with Sherri for your registration procedures.

WINTER Classes

January 3 – March 26 No classes 2/21-26

Winter Orientation Date Saturday, January 8 at 10:00 AM Orientation Location The AAPS Preschool & Family Center 2775 Boardwalk Dr. (N. of Eisenhower Parkway) Families living outside the Ann Arbor School District are welcome to participate although they are not eligible for our scholarship program.

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First Steps Classes for Babies, Preschoolers... & their Parents!

Baby & Me Together Time

6 weeks–crawling. 1 hour class. Learning begins at birth. Discover ways to interact with your baby through music, movement and games. Class includes discussing practical developmental information. It’s a great way to meet other families and connect with your baby.

Babies and Tots

NEW!

5–18 months. 1 hour class. This evening class is especially for working families. It features gross motor play, circletime and weekly discussions about parenting. Each week you and your child will enjoy different play equipment that encourages all areas of development. Babies will love to bounce and sway, while toddlers march and move to our songs.

Curious WiggleWorms

Crawling-walking. 1 hour class. Encourage your child's natural curiosity and practice emerging skills together with fun-filled explorations of tunnels, puppets, songs, musical activities and more. Also, participate in discussions covering a variety of helpful topics.

Family Fun!

Birth–5 years. 1½ hour class. Looking for something relaxing to do in the evening or on Saturday? Try this new twist on an ExZone class, offering multi-age fun for the whole family. Lots of different activities offered each week: art projects, easel painting, playdough, puzzles and games where children can decide what to do. We always end with a circletime filled with movement, music and stories.

Fun-at-One

Walking-24 months. 1 hour class. There will be new experiences with gross motor skills using simple apparatus and group activities. Join us for freeplay with large motor equipment followed by appealing teacher-directed activities using songs, movement and books.

Movement and More

24–36 months. 1 hour class. Build on skills learned in Fun-at-One with additional songs, imaginative play and lots of movement and musical activities. Freeplay on exciting gym equipment and fun with parachutes, windwands, balls and puppets.

Ready, Set, Go

2½--5 years. 1 hour class. Ready to do a group art activity? RSG offers more new musical and movement activities along with pretend play, art projects and a story time. Listening skills and body awareness grow as you help your child create roles and explore our room.

Kids-in-Motion

2–5 years. 1 hour class. A combination of free choice and teachercreated activities are offered in this class. Children work on motor skills, including jumping and climbing, and utilize a variety of wonderful gym equipment. There is a different focus each week and activities are repeated as we add new ones. Be prepared to MOVE! Siblings are welcome.

Exploring Science & Nature

3–5 years. 1 hour class. Children discover the natural world through themed free play, stories, songs and activities. Each week is different, covering everything from dinosaurs and archaeology to insects and backyard animals. Create a nature notebook to take home! A $7 materials fee, collected at the first class, helps provide high quality materials.

Exploration Zone

1½ hour class. A wide variety of activities to explore: art projects, dramatic play, puzzles, blocks, climbing and social skills. A simple snack is offered and it ends with a circletime of songs, fingerplays and a story. Wonderful practice for preschool. Morning classes have birth-3 year olds, afternoons are for 3 to 5 year olds. Siblings are always welcome!

First Steps to Reading

2½-5 years. 1 hour class. Children, with an adult, learn pre-literacy skills through hands-on projects, stories, group activities and more. Families may take part one time only as the class is repeated every session. First Steps to Reading is held at Bryant Elementary School and is funded by a grant from Target stores.

Movers & Shakers Birth-5 years. 1 hour class. Using movement and music, this musical class encourages you and your child(ren) to get moving together. We begin with 45 minutes of comfortable teacher-led activities and end with 15 minutes of freeplay. While this class is great for siblings, it also works for 1 child. Be prepared for lots of action while you help your child practice listening, following directions and taking turns during this fun-filled class. New Saturday section!

Sing Along with Lisa

1-5 years. 45 min. class. Think circletime on a fabulous scale! We’ll read books, sing songs, move, dance, rhyme and have a wonderful time. Class begins and ends with familiar songs and finger plays. The middle will be filled with stories and songs on a new theme each week and live guitar playing. If you love circletime, this class is for you!

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1/24 – 3/28 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM Additional Child $65 ($82)

ID# 2109.601 FEE: $85

1/24 – 3/28 10:45 AM – 11:30 AM

Monday CAB, Room B

“My son was excited to go to painting class every week.” Sandra Kotsis

Make and Shake

Ages 3-5. Children’s creativity shines in this class! Your child makes new and unique art projects each term. This class is an independent experience. Instructor: Debbie Walters. 9 weeks. No class 2/22. ID# 2107.601 1/25 – 3/29 Tuesday FEE: $85 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM CAB, Room B

“My daughter loved this class. She is so proud of everything she makes.” Dina Heller

Fairytale Kingdom

Ages 3-5. It’s a little art, a little dance, and a lot of fun! Activities in this 1 ½ hour combination class will help your child develop fine and gross motor skills. Class begins in our art room with your child creating a variety of fun props and musical instruments. Next, your child moves to our dance room to participate in creative movement activities using the student-made props. This class is an independent experience. Instructors: Susan Wright and Kelly Hunter-Bryner (601); Debbie Walters and Kelly Hunter-Bryner (602). 8 weeks. No class 2/24, 2/26..

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Ages 3-5. Give your child the experience of listening to traditional fairytales. Stephanie Carlson brings each story to life with songs, movement, and hands-on activities. Your child explores a different fairytale each week.  Tales such as The Three Bears, Three Little Pigs, and The Little Red Hen help build your child’s vocabulary, comprehension, sequencing, and story recall.  Be prepared to hear your child retell these fun stories! 9 weeks. No class 2/25. 1/28 – 4/1 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

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Tuesday CAB, Room B

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ID# 2210.601 FEE: $99

1/22 – 3/19 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Saturday CAB, Room B

ID# 2210.602 FEE: $99

1/27 – 3/24 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Thursday CAB, Room B

Dance

See page 42 for more Preschool Dance classes

PreBallet

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ID# 2151.601 FEE: $85

Art & Dance!

Creative Me

ID# 2105.601 FEE: $89

Ages 3-5. Does your child love to play with paint? Leave the clean-up to us, and you too will love to see your child painting. Mixing colors, various painting techniques and fun unique projects are the focus of this class. Your child’s creativity and imagination flow as they create their own works of art. This class is an independent experience. Instructor: Debbie Walters. 9 weeks. No class 2/21.

Monday CAB, Room B

“This is our third session thus far and we still continue to enjoy it.” Sunho Bee

Questions? Call 734-994-2300, ext. 53228

Painter’s Palette

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Ages 2-4 & Adult. Creating together can be fun in this delightful art class! Children and parent/caregiver work together to complete a variety of unique and creative art projects using a wide selection of materials such as paints, glue, glitter, and beads. Projects are age appropriate and help in the development of fine motor skills for your child. Each term new projects are introduced. Instructors: Susan Wright (601); Debbie Walters (602). 9 weeks. No class 2/21, 2/26. ID# 2103.601 1/22 – 3/26 Saturday FEE: $85 11:15 AM – 12 Noon CAB, Room B Additional Child $65 ($82) ID# 2103.602 FEE: $85

Register online at www.aareced.com

Ages 4-5. Learning ballet helps children develop balance, coordination, and stamina. In this traditional-style class created for the older preschooler, students begin to develop basic ballet skills and utilize them in a choreographed routine. Students perfect their movements through repetition, which prepares them to progress to the next level. Instructor: Dianna Edmonson. 9 weeks. No class 2/22, 2/24, 2/26.

ID# 2212.601 FEE: $75

1/22 – 3/26 12:30 PM – 1:15 PM

Saturday CAB, Room D

ID# 2212.602 FEE: $75

1/25 – 3/29 5:30 PM – 6:15 PM

Tuesday CAB, Room D

ID# 2212.603 FEE: $75

1/27 – 3/31 3:45 PM – 4:30 PM

Thursday CAB, Room D

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Preschool Dance Creative Dancer Ages 3–5. This is a great class for boys and girls where your little ones move to the rhythm of the music. Your child discovers a new way to dance through role playing and free movement exercises. A variety of props and popular children’s music makes this class extra special. This class is an independent experience. Instructors: Stephanie Carlson (601); Kelly Hunter-Bryner (602). 5-9 weeks. No class 2/26.

ID# 2217.602 FEE: $75

1/22 – 3/26 Saturday 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM CAB, Room D 1/27 – 3/31 Thursday 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM CAB, Room D

Hello Toes Ballet Age 3. Does your child pretend to be a ballerina? Then he or she will love this introduction to the graceful movements of ballet! Children explore the basic movements of dance designed to teach balance and coordination. Hops, skips, and gallops are introduced in across the floor exercises. Students perform a routine at the last class. This class is an independent experience and a structured introduction to ballet class. Instructor: Dianna Edmonson. 9 weeks. No class 2/21, 2/22, 2/26.

ID# 2213.601 FEE: $75

1/22 – 3/26 11:40 AM – 12:25 PM

Saturday CAB, Room D

ID# 2213.602 FEE: $75

1/24 – 3/28 4:30 PM – 5:15 PM

Monday CAB, Room D

ID# 2213.603 FEE: $75

1/25 – 3/39 4:30 PM – 5:15 PM

Tuesday CAB, Room D

ID# 2219.601 FEE: $65

Wednesday: Ages 4-6 CAB, Room D

1/26 – 3/30 5:15 PM – 5:55 PM

Preschool Language Register online at www.aareced.com

Questions? Call 734-994-2300, ext. 53248

Preschool & Kindergarten Spanish Ages 3 ½ -6. Young children love to learn Spanish while playing, singing, and moving their bodies. They enjoy jumping while counting numbers, playing “follow the leader” and creating simple craft projects. Toys, colorful flashcards and lots of music are part of this fun and interactive class. Scholarship recipients pay $10. Instructor: Language Adventure staff. 8 weeks. No class 2/21, 3/7. ID# 1407.601 FEE: $85

1/24 – 3/28 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM

Monday Eberwhite, Room 116

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Ages 2-4 & Adult. You and your child explore a variety of creative movement activities designed to develop gross and fine motor skills! Children are encouraged to use their imagination as they move to the rhythm and beat of fun, popular children’s music. New musical games and movements are introduced each week that will have your child looking forward to the next week. Lots of amazing props and parachute time add to your child’s enjoyment. Instructors: Stephanie Carlson (601); Kelly Hunter-Bryner (602, 603). 5-9 weeks. No class 2/24-26. 1/22 – 3/26 9:15 AM – 10:00 AM Additional Child: $55

Saturday CAB, Room B

1/27 – 3/31 9:15 AM – 10:00 AM Additional Child: $55

Thursday CAB, Room D

ID# 2209.603 1/28 – 4/1 FEE: $75 9:15 AM – 10:00 AM Additional Child: $55

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Ages 3–5. Creating sounds with their feet delights children! Your child will enjoy making tap sounds while being introduced to basic tap. Tap steps are combined in a routine to demonstrate to parents/caregivers at the last class. This class is an independent experience. Tap shoes required. Instructors: Annie Pilbeam. 9 weeks. No class 2/23.

ID#2209.601 FEE: $75 ID# 2209.602 FEE: $75

Questions? Call 734-994-2300, ext. 53228

Tiny Tappers

“We love creative dancer. Gives my daughter a sense of confidence and identity.” A class Participant.

ID# 2217.601 FEE: $75

Register online at www.aareced.com

Celebrate with REC & ED! We offer themed parties to fit your child’s interest: • Pirates • Princess • Fairies • Webkinz • Dance • Art .....and more!

Call 734-994-2300, ext. 53228 to arrange your child’s birthday party!


Preschool Sports

Register online at www.aareced.com

Questions? Call 734-994-2300, ext. 53233

Little Ninjas Karate                        Ages 4-K. Focus, memory, teamwork, discipline, self-control, fitness, balance, and coordination are the focus of this introductory karate class. This is taught through exciting and fun games and activities. Wear loose comfortable clothing. Instructor: Professional Karate Schools of America instructors. 7 weeks. No class 2/25, 2/26. CLASS ID#

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3313.601

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5:30 PM – 6:00 PM

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PKSA, Dojang

$29

3313.602

Saturday

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM

1/29 – 3/19

PKSA, Dojang

$29

Preschool Soccer Ages 3-5, must be 3 by start of class. A great preschool starter soccer program. Come and learn the very basics of soccer using FUNdamental games and exercises.  Players will develop motor skills, balance and movement in a soccer environment. Please wear appropriate shoes (no sandals) and bring a ball (Size 3). Instructors: British Elite Soccer Training staff. 5 weeks. CLASS ID#

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3407.601

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6:00 PM – 6:45 PM

1/18 – 2 /15

Scarlett, Upper Gym

$69

3407.602

Friday

6:00 PM – 6:45 PM

1/21 – 2/18

Logan, Gym

$69

3407.603

Saturday

9:00 AM – 9:45 AM

1/22 – 2/19

Scarlett, Upper Gym

$69

3407.604

Tuesday

6:00 PM – 6:45 PM

3/1 – 3/29

Scarlett, Upper Gym

$69

3407.605

Friday

6:00 PM – 6:45 PM

3/4 – 4/1

Clague, Upper Gym

$69

3407.606

Saturday

9:00 AM – 9:45 AM

3/5 – 4/2

Scarlett, Upper Gym

$69

See page 13 for adult Martial Arts classes, and Sanchin Ryu Karate for families! Youth Martial Arts classes are on page54.

Looking for a Science class to take with your preschooler? See page 40 for Exploring Science & Nature with First Steps Washtenaw.

“America’s future walks through the doors of our schools each day.” – Mary Jean LeTendre, U.S. Educator and government official

Ann Arbor Public Schools Tuition Pre-School Ann Arbor Public Schools is pleased to offer an early childhood education program open to 4 year olds in the district. The programs are available at Thurston Elementary, 2300 Prairie, and Allen Elementary, 2650 Towner. To download our brochure and application form, go to preschool.a2schools.org. WINTER 2011 REC & ED

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MidWinter Break Camps Spring Break Camps Register online at www.aareced.com Questions? Call 734-994-2300, ext. 53233 or 53248

Hoops Basketball Camp

Kicks Soccer Camp

Grades 3-6.  You will have fun running drills that improve the skill of individual players in the areas of dribbling, passing, shooting, defense, and teamwork. Sportsmanship and confidence also emphasized! Campers will be separated into 2-3 groups based on skill levels. Coaches: One On One Basketball Staff. 1week.

Grades 3-6.   You’ll work on ball control, passing, shooting, as well as defensive and offensive strategies. Participate in scrimmages all while working on teamwork. Campers will be separated into 2-3 groups based on skill levels. Coaches: One On One Sports Staff. 1week.

ID# 3402.621 FEE: $125

9:00 AM – 12 Noon 2/21 – 2/25

Monday-Friday Clague, Gym

ID# 3401.621 FEE: $125

9:00 AM – 12 Noon 4/4 – 4/8

Monday-Friday Tappan, Field/Gym

Little Hoopers Basketball Camp

Little Kickers Soccer Camp

Grades K-2.  This camp is designed for young children as an introduction to basic basketball skills. Activities help develop motor skills and physical fitness for the beginner. Coaches: One On One Basketball Staff. 1week.

Grades K-2.  Beginners will love this fun introduction to basic soccer. Activities help develop motor skills and physical fitness. Coaches: One On One Sports Staff. 1week.

ID# 3402.622 FEE: $99

9:00 AM – 11:00 AM 2/21 – 2/25

Monday-Friday Clague, Gym

ID# 3401.622 FEE: $99

9:00 AM – 11:00 AM 4/4 – 4/8

Monday-Friday Tappan, Field/Gym

MidWinter Break Camps Spring Break Camps Spring Fling

Recycle into Art: Monsters Grades K-5. A long forgotten trunk was recently opened and the amazing surprise inside provided the inspiration for this camp. Thousands of colorful eyes staring out of the darkness. Using fabric, paper, dowels, glue, buttons, beads, paper mache, wire, ribbon, ephemera and, of course, the EYES, we will bend, fold, cut, staple, color and paint the materials into every variety of monster we can possibly imagine. These 2-D and 3-D projects may include drawings, collage, sculpture or mobiles. They may turn out to be small, large, sweet, funny or scary. Campers really need to bring a BIG IMAGINATION to this camp. Campers provide own lunch, snacks and beverage. Fearless Leader and Keeper of the Eyes: Susan C. Wright and camp staff. 1 week. ID# 2129.601 FEE: $209

2/21 – 2/25 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM

ID# 2129.611 FEE: $69

2/21 – 2/25 Extended Care Monday-Friday 7:45-9:30am/3:30-5:45pm CAB, Room B

Monday-Friday CAB, Room B

Grades K-5. Time to be thinking about nature, getting outside, daffodils and short sleeves! Windmills are a sure way to usher in the Spring! We will make a forest of them, large and small, in a rainbow of colors. To start your garden off, campers will create Seed Pockets, which are handmade paper with flower and herb seeds embedded in them. We will also fashion paper mache bowls with bunny ears and braid colorful rainbow streamers to brighten your early Spring garden. An innovative twist on the traditional sun catcher will be a welcome addition to your home. All projects will be fun, creative and centered around using a wide variety of materials and techniques. Campers provide own lunch, snacks and beverage. Garden Goddess: Susan C. Wright and camp staff. 1week. ID# 2129.701 FEE: $209

4/4 – 4/8 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM

ID# 2129.711 FEE: $69

4/4 – 4/8 Extended Care Monday-Friday 7:45-9:30am/3:30-5:45pm CAB, Room B

Enroll Your Kids in REC & ED School Age Child Care Fun , Affordable Care that Meets the Needs of Active Kids... and their Parents!

3 Easy Ways to Register Your Family 1. Download forms online at www.aareced.com/childcare 2. Pick up a registration packet at your child’s school office 3. Stop by the REC & ED Child Care Office and register at 1515 S. Seventh St, Ann Arbor, MI The quality care you are looking for is available right at your child’s own school. We provide academic, creative, social and physical enrichment activities that enhance the before and after school hours. For more information call 734-994-2300. 44 REC & ED WINTER 2011

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ID# 2111.601 FEE: $85

1/24– 3/28: Gr. 2-6 5:45 PM – 6:30 PM

Monday: Cartooning I CAB, Room C

ID# 2111.602 FEE: $89

1/24– 3/28: Gr. 3-6 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM

Monday: Cartooning II CAB, Room C

Drawing and Painting: Middle & High School Artist Andrea Inostroza will help you develop your artistic and creative ability. The options are endless as students can choose to draw and/ or paint using mediums such as charcoals, pastels, or watercolors. Students receive individual support in a group setting and are helped to complete projects while exploring the basics of drawing and painting. 9 weeks. No class 2/21. ID# 2149.601 FEE: $89

1/24 – 3/28 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

ID#2153.601 FEE: $85

1/26 – 3/30 6:00 PM – 6:45 PM

Wednesday CAB, Room B

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CARTOONING I Does your child enjoy drawing cartoons and reading comics? This is a wonderful opportunity to create a cast of imaginary characters and unique stories. Instructor David Cowan teaches students how to create memorable protagonists, dynamic frame compositions, and exciting plot lines while having extreme fun in a sharing, interactive environment. CARTOONING II is an advanced class in which students will work on publishing their comics. Instructor recommendation required to enroll. Materials fee of $15 is payable to instructor at first class. 9 weeks. No class 2/21.

Grades K-3. Everyone is an artist in this class where your child creates a variety of art each week. Your child is introduced to the fundamental techniques of drawing and painting and experiments with a variety of paints, such as watercolor, tempera, and pastels. Your young artist also creates amazing 3D art projects. Instructor: Andrea Inostroza. 9 weeks. No class 2/23.

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Cartooning and Comic Strips

NEW!

Grades K-6 & Adult. Fee is per pair. Your child and you explore joint and individual projects. Parents and children learn classical techniques of tile making, slab construction, sculpture, press molding, coiling, and glazes. Fee includes glazing and firing of 3-6 medium to large pieces. Fee includes material costs. Scholarship recipients pay $50 per child. Scholarship 50% recipients pay $132 per child. Instructor: William Schultz. 11 weeks.

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Kids and Art

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Art

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ID # 2199.601 FEE: $215

1/16 – 3/27 10:00 AM – 12 Noon

Additional Child Fee $175 ($187)

ID# 2199.602 FEE: $215

1/20 – 3/31 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Additional Child Fee $175 ($187)

Sunday CAB, Room A Thursday CAB, Room A

Monday CAB, Room A

After School Art Artful Explorers: Clay & Much More

Cartooning and Comic Strips

Grades 2-6. Explore the world of art! Your child has fun creating all new projects in painting, drawing mixed media, and clay. Class begins at 4:00. Supervision is provided from 3:45-4:00 for Lakewood students. Students may choose to bring a snack. Instructor: Michelle Kaucheck. Materials fee of $10 is payable to instructor at first class. Fee includes supplies. 7 weeks. No class 2/1, 2/22, 3/1.

Grades 3-5. Does you child enjoy drawing cartoons and reading comics? This is a wonderful opportunity to create a cast of imaginary characters and unique stories. Instructor David Cowan teaches students how to create memorable protagonists, dynamic frame compositions, and exciting plot lines while having extreme fun in a sharing, interactive environment. Materials fee of $15 is payable to instructor at first class. 8 weeks. No class 2/21, 3/7.

ID# 2113.601 FEE: $89

1/25 – 3/29 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Tuesday Lakewood, Room 108

Drawing and Painting

ID# 2111.603 FEE: $79

1/24 – 3/28 3:50 PM – 4:50 PM

Monday Pattengill, Art Room

Learn the basics of drawing and painting. Experiment with a variety of paints such as watercolor, tempera, and pastels. Instructors: Jill Howlett (605); Andrea Inostroza (602,603, 604, 606). 8-9 weeks. No class 2/21-2/25, 3/7. CLASS ID#

LOCATION

GRADE

DAY

TIME

DATES

WEEKS

FEE

2153.602

Bryant, Art Room

K-2

Monday

3:50 PM – 4:50 PM

1/24 – 3/28

8

$79

2153.603

Abbot, Art Room

1-5

Tuesday

3:50 PM – 4:50 PM

1/25 – 3/29

9

$89

2153.604

Bach, Art Room

1-5

Wednesday

3:50 PM – 4:50 PM

1/26 – 3/30

9

$89

2153.605

Angel, Art Room

1-5

Thursday

3:50 PM – 4:50 PM

1/27 – 3/31

9

$89

2153.606

Logan, Art Room

1-5

Friday

3:50 PM – 4:50 PM

1/28 – 4/1

9

$89

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Dance

Dance Pop

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Ballet Ballet is the backbone to all dance. Your child explores the fundamentals of ballet in this traditional-style class. Correct body placement and center and across the floor work build a graceful and poised dancer. Students work toward a routine that will be demonstrated at the last class. Cecchetti Examination gives students have the opportunity to train with the instructor to test before the Cecchetti Council of America and receive certificate upon passing. Several sessions are required before taking exam. Instructor: Dianna Edmonson. 9 weeks. No class 2/24, 2/26. ID# 2223.601 FEE: $79

1/22 – 3/26 1:20 PM – 2:15 PM

Saturday: Gr K-3 CAB, Room: D

ID# 2223.602 FEE: $79

1/27 – 3/31 4:35 PM – 5:30 PM

Thursday: Gr K-3 CAB, Room D

ID# 2223.603 1/27 – 3/31: Gr K-6 FEE: $79 5:35 PM – 6:30 PM

Thursday: Cecchetti Examination Class CAB, Room D

Break Dance

Grades 1-5. Popular Break Dance instructor Maurice Archer is fun, enthusiastic, and energetic! He will teach your child America’s most popular dance. Your child learns break dance moves in a safe, friendly, and fun atmosphere.  Don’t miss out on this exciting class.  8-9 weeks. No class, 2/4, 2/22-2/26, 3/7. 1/24 – 3/28 3:50 PM – 4:35 PM

Monday Allen, Gym

ID# 2253.604 FEE: $75

1/26 – 3/30 3:50 PM – 4:35 PM

Wednesday Burns Park, Gym

ID# 2253.605 FEE: $65

1/28 – 4/1 3:50 PM – 4:35 PM

Friday Eberwhite, Gym

Hip Hop with Gina Grades 4-7. Artistic director Gina DaneneThompson brings her extensive training and unique individual style to teaching routines filled with style and energy. This exciting dance program features Hip Hop and Jazz moves and includes warm up, learning combinations, and fun challenging routines. Your child will enjoy a wide range of appropriate music from popular old school funk and jazz to popular, current R&B and hip hop. Class culminates with a performance for parents/caregivers. 9 weeks. No class 2/21. ID# 2231.601 FEE: $75

1/24 – 3/28 6:20 PM – 7:05 PM

Monday CAB, Room D

Irish Dance Grades 3-7. Irish Dance is a popular traditional folk dance that has become a dance for all ages and cultures. Your child learns the basics of Irish dance softshoe, jigs and reels, plus a simple choreographed routine. Instructor: Anna Zielinski. 9 weeks. No class 2/25.

After School Dance

ID# 2253.602 FEE: $65

Grades K-3. Dance class is a great way for your child to develop flexibility, endurance, and self-confidence. This class was created for fans of the latest dance music. Nina Lavi teaches your child the latest dance moves and jazz steps. Each week your child learns to combine movements into a choreographed routine that will be performed for parents at the last class. 9 weeks. No class 2/27. ID# 2218.601 1/23 – 3/27 Sunday FEE: $75 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM CAB, Room D

ID# 2216.601 FEE: $75

1/28 – 4/1 6:00 PM – 6:45 PM

Friday CAB, Room D

Break Dance Grades 1-5. Popular Break Dance instructor Maurice Archer is fun, enthusiastic, and energetic. He will teach your child America’s most popular dance. Your child learns break dance moves in a safe, friendly, and fun atmosphere. Don’t miss out on this exciting class. 9 weeks. No class 2/27. ID# 2253.601 FEE: $75

1/23 – 3/27 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM

Sunday CAB, Room D

Dance Pop

Dance class is a great way for your child to develop flexibility, endurance, and self-confidence. This class was created for fans of the latest dance music. Our dance instructors teach your child the latest dance moves and jazz steps. Each week your child learns to combine movements into a choreographed routine that will be performed for parents at the last class. Instructors: Amy Thurlow (601, 605, 606, 608, 611); Gina Thompson (603, 609); Vikki Moss ( 605, 607, 610). 8-9 weeks. No class 3/7, 2/21-2/25. CLASS ID#

LOCATION

DATES

GR.

DAY

2218.602

Pattengill, Gym

1/24 – 3/28

3-5

Monday

3:50 PM – 4:50 PM

$75

2218.603

King, MPR

1/24 – 3/28

2-5

Monday

3:50 PM – 4:35 PM

$65

2218.604

Logan, Gym

1/24 – 3/28

1-4

Monday

3:50 PM – 4:35 PM

$65

2218.605

Bach, Gym

1/25 – 3/29

1-4

Tuesday

3:50 PM – 4:50 PM

$85

2218.606

Dicken, Gym

1/26 – 3/30

1-4

Wednesday 3:50 PM – 4:50 PM

$85

2218.607

Thurston, Gym

1/26 – 3/30

1-4

Wednesday 3:50 PM – 4:35PM

$75

2218.608

Bryant, Gym

1/27 – 3/31

K-2

Thursday

3:50 PM – 4:50 PM

$85

2218.609

Wines, Gym

1/27 – 3/3

2-5

Thursday

3:50 PM – 4:35 PM

$75

2218.610

Abbot, Gym

1/28 – 4/1

1-4

Friday

3:50 PM – 4:35 PM

$75

2218.611

Angell, Gym

1/28 – 4/1

1-4

Friday

3:50 PM – 4:50 PM

$85

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“Natalie had so much fun. She wants to do it again.” Margie Henderson


Youth Music Intro to Jazz

1/25 – 2/15 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Little Bands Keyboard Lab

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MusIQ Club: Children’s Music Journey

NEW!

Grades 6-9. Here’s an opportunity for music students to prepare for their middle school or high school Jazz Band. Ann Arbor Jazz legend, Dave Sharp will lead a group of students to discover the basics of jazz through playing as a group. Study recordings of the great jazz artists. The Jazz Band classes will be 90 minutes and meet weekly. Students must be able to read music for their instrument. The following instruments are welcome - Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, Flute, Clarinet, Guitar, Bass, Keyboard/Piano, Drums. Instructor: Dave Sharp. ID# 1751.601 FEE: $119

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Grades K-5. Interactive animated computer software with electronic piano keyboards are used to teach students with little or no piano playing experience. Students progress from level to level at their own pace learning to play piano with both hands, read music, improvise and compose. They learn concepts of Rhythm, Ear Training, and the Musical Alphabet. The emphasis is always on having fun, no matter what the student’s abilities or musical background. Instructor: MusIQ Club staff. 7 weeks. No class 2/22.

Tuesday Ann Arbor Music Center

NEW!

ID# 1312.601 FEE: $169

1/25 – 3/15 3:50 PM – 4:50 PM

Tuesday Bach, Media Center

ID# 1312.602 FEE: $169

1/25 – 3/15 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Tuesday Bach, Media Center

Grades K-5. This fun and exciting class is a great introduction to basic piano skills. Students learn piano keyboard, music theory, and composition with popular and curriculum songs utilizing the Little Bands Schools unique method of teaching. A performance at the end of the semester will give students a chance to demonstrate the skills and songs they learned. Instructor: Little Bands School staff. 10 weeks. CLASS ID#

GR.

LOCATION

DAY

TIME

DATES

FEE

NO CLASS

1312.603

K-2

Angell, Art Room

Wednesday

3:50 PM – 4:50 PM

1/26 – 4/20

$239

2/16, 2/23, 4/6

1312.613

3-5

Angell, Art Room

Wednesday

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

1/26 – 4/20

$239

2/16, 2/23 4/6

1312.604

K-2

Eberwhite, Room 202

Tuesday

3:50 PM – 4:50 PM

1/25 – 4/12

$239

2/22, 4/5

1312.614

3-5

Eberwhite, Room 202

Tuesday

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

1/25 – 4/12

$239

2/22, 4/5

1312.605

K-2

Haisley, Media Center

Friday

3:50 PM – 4:50 PM

1/28 – 4/15

$239

2/25, 4/8

1312.615

3-5

Haisley, Media Center

Friday

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

1/28 – 4/15

$239

2/25, 4/8

1312.606

K-2

Lakewood, Media Center

Monday

3:50 PM – 4:50 PM

1/24 – 4/18

$239

2/21, 3/7, 4/4

1312.616

3-5

Lakewood, Media Center

Monday

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

1/24 – 4/18

$239

2/21, 3/7, 4/4

1312.617

3-5

Pattengill, Media Center

Thursday

3:50 PM – 4:50 PM

1/27 – 4/14

$239

2/24, 4/7

More music classes for youth are on page 25 including Beginning Guitar, Instant Piano, Instant Piano: Play by Ear

Youth Enrichment

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Sewing for Teens

NEW!

Grades 6-8. Thanks to the popularity of reality shows like "Project Runway," sewing has become popular again. Beginners gain basic sewing skills, and continuing students are welcome to enroll and build on their basic skills. Create simple projects and learn to read patterns. Sewing machines provided. You provide the fabric and notions. See your receipt for a list of materials to bring to the first class. Instructor: Anne Reinstein, owner of All Sewn Up! 8 weeks. No class 4/5. ID# 1748.601 FEE: $149

3/1 – 4/26 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Tuesday Tappan, Room 374

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Youth Science GPS Geocache

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NEW!

Grades 3-5. Join the fun of high tech treasure hunting!  Learn how to use a GPS (Global Position System) to find your way, track your route and follow clues to discover hidden containers called geocaches. Geocaching (pronounced geo-cashing) is a worldwide game of hiding and seeking treasure. A geocacher can place a geocache in the world, pinpoint its location using GPS technology and then share the geocache’s existence and location online. Anyone with a GPS device can then try to locate the geocache. Students also create “Discover Treks” that can be viewed on Google Earth and hide their cache near the school for others to find. Instructor: Leslie Science & Nature Center. 8 weeks. CLASS ID#

LOCATION

DAY

TIME

DATES

FEE

NO CLASS

1315.601

King, Room 114

Thursday

3:50 PM – 4:50 PM

1/27 – 3/24

$125

2/24

1315.602

Lawton, Room 114

Monday

3:50 PM – 4:50 PM

1/24 – 3/28

$125

2/21, 3/7

1315.603

Wines, Room 100

Wednesday 3:50 PM – 4:50 PM

1/26 – 3/30

$125

2/16, 2/23

See Animal Adventures on page 34 for a parent/child science class

Youth Lego Classes LEGO Classes

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Call 734-994-2300, ext. 53248

FEE: $125

Think outside the box! Challenge your minds! Be prepared for the world of technology! 7 weeks. Instructor: Brain Monkeys staff GUIDED BUILDING: THINKING OUTSIDE THE BRICK, Grades K-2. Students get a new building challenge each week. In each challenge there are specific parameters such as height, weight, design and/or task. These challenges stretch and push young minds towards developing their higher level thinking skills. Welcome to the world of thinking outside the brick with LEGO. WEDO ROBOTICS Grades K-2. Young students develop their higher level thinking skills playing with an easy-to-use LEGO set featuring working motors and sensors. Students explore a series of cross-curricular, theme-based activities that helps them acquire skills in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, as well as language and literacy. CLASS ID#

LOCATION

TOPIC

DAY

TIME

DATES

NO CLASS

1313.601

Bryant, Art Room

Guided Building

Thursday

3:50 PM – 4:50 PM

1/27 - 3/17

2/24

1313.602

Dicken, Room 112

WeDo Robotics

Friday

3:50 PM – 4:50 PM

1/28 – 3/18

2/25

ROBOTICS WITH LEGO MINDSTORMS Grades 3-5. Using the LEGO Mindstorms NXT robot kits, students will become familiar with the fundamentals of computer programming. Then with drag and drop computer language, students program their robots to follow multi-step programs. Integrating “vision”, touch and sound sensors along with individualized challenges teaches students to think outside the box, challenges their minds and prepares them for the world of technology. SUMO BATTLE BOTS Grades 3-5. Students use the Mindstorms NXT computer controlled robots to design and build their own Sumo Battle Bots. In the ultimate test of the arena, Robots battle in a 4 ft. diameter ring until one is pushed out of the ring. Students are introduced to "outcomes driven" design. Both mechanical (speed vs. power) and software (smart vs. simple) innovations are tested and refined. JUNKBOTS, BUGBOTS AND BOTS ON WHEELS Grades 3-5. Whether it is a lucky ladybug, scary spider or creepy, crawly cockroach these bugs make great inspiration for designing robots!  Students learn how computer parts (LEDs, resistors, capacitors, integrated circuits, motors, gears and sensors) are assembled. First they take recycled computers apart with "finesse not force” and then use the salvaged parts to build their own robots. Robots can be light controlled, feeler controlled or crazy uncontrollable.  Best of all, you get to take your bug-bots home with you! CLASS ID#

LOCATION

TOPIC

DAY

TIME

DATES

NO CLASS

1313.605

Pattengil, Cafetorium

Robotics with LEGO Mindstorms

Tuesday

3:50 PM – 4:50 PM

1/25 – 3/15

2/22

1313.606

Wines, Room 100

Sumo Battle Robots

Tuesday

3:50 PM – 4:50 PM

1/25 – 3/15

2/22

1313.607

Scarlett,Room 144

Junkbots, Bugbots and Bots on Wheels

Saturday

10:45 AM – 11:45 AM

1/29 – 3/19

2/26

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Youth Chess Youth Chess with Mr. Garrison Mr. Garrison has been teaching chess to children since 1996.  His teams, King, Logan and Clague won state championship titles in 2009  and 2010.  (King has won the K-3 state team championship two years in a row and the K-5 team championship three years in a row). He is ranked #1 out of more than 20,000 players at www.littlegolem.net. He is also the #1 ranked player in the world at the strategy game “Breakthrough”. 6-7 weeks. No class 2/21-2/25. BEGINNING LEVEL 1 Grades K-6. Students should be familiar with how the six different pieces move, otherwise, no experience is necessary. Students will learn opening strategies and important ending techniques and introduced to the basic tactics (fork, pin, discovery). BEGINNING LEVEL 2 Grades K-8. Students learn how to attack the king, how to use combinations, defensive ideas and more tactics and endings. Students are introduced to chess clocks and scorekeeping.

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BEGINNING/INTERMEDIATE Grades K-8. For students with no or some experience in chess. Students are introduced to the basic history of chess, opening principles, tactics, basic endgame techniques, and tournament preparedness. INTERMEDIATE Grades K-9. For students who are familiar with forks, pins, discovery and understand checkmate. Students are prepared for tournament play and learn some of the finer points of chess. INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED Grades K-9. For students who are familiar with forks, pins, discovery and understand checkmate. Players review Grandmaster chess games and work on tactics and endings. ADVANCED Grades K-9. This class is for truly advanced players. Students should have a USCF rating of 100 times their age. Students will learn how to analyze games and the finer points of chess opening theory. Students will learn how to study chess for self-improvement. BUGHOUSE CHESS Grades K-9. Bughouse chess is a very popular variation. Two players are partners and play against two other players on two boards. When pieces are captured, they go to the partner. This class will have several tournaments and some strategies will also be discussed. Other chess variations will also be practiced, such as Giveaway chess and Breakthrough. This class is open to all levels, but players should know how to play chess.

CLASS ID#

CLASS LEVEL

DAY

TIME

DATES

LOCATION

WKS

FEE

1317.601

Intermediate/Advanced

Tuesday

7:45 AM – 8:45 AM

2/8 – 3/29

King, MPR

7

$95

1317.602

Beginning Level 2

Tuesday

5:30 PM – 6:45 PM

2/8 – 3/29

Logan, Art Room

7

$95

1317.603

Advanced

Tuesday

7:00 PM – 8:15 PM

2/8 – 3/29

Logan, Art Room

7

$95

1317.604

Beg/Intermed

Wednesday

7:45 AM – 8:45 AM

2/9 – 3/30

Wines, Media Center

7

$95

1317.605

Beginning Level 1

Wednesday

5:15 PM – 6:30 PM

2/9 – 3/30

King, Media Center

6

$82

1319.601

Bughouse Chess

Wednesday

6:45 PM – 8:00 PM

2/9 – 3/30

King, Media Center

6

$82

1317.606

Intermediate

Thursday

5:30 PM – 6:45 PM

2/10 – 3/31

Logan, Art Room

7

$95

1317.607

Intermediate/Advanced

Thursday

7:15 PM – 8:30 PM

2/10 – 3/31

Northside, Media Center

7

$95

1317.608

Beg/Intermed

Friday

7:45 AM – 8:45 AM

2/11 – 4/1

Thurston, Media Center

7

$95

New students are required to purchase a "Chess Tactics Workbook" on the first day of class for $14 (except for Bughouse).

After School Youth Chess with All The King’s Men Grades K-5. FEE: $95 TIME: 3:50 PM – 4:50 PM BEGINNING/INTERMEDIATEChess rules and basic tactics are reviewed. Students then delve deeper into more advanced tactics, short and long range strategies, and preparation for tournament play. INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED Experienced students explore tactical play, short and long-term planning, mating patterns, and game analysis. Students learn tournament play using USCF rules. 8 weeks. No class 2/16-25, 3/7, 4/4-8 CLASS ID#

LEVEL

DAY

DATES

LOCATION

1321.601

Beg/Inter.

Thur.

2/17 – 4/21

Angell, Media Ctr.

1321.602

Inter./Adv

Fri.

2/18 – 4/22

Angell, Art Room

1321.603

Beg/Inter.

Tues.

2/15 – 4/19

Burns Park ,Auditorium

1321.604

Beg/Inter.

Wed.

3/2 – 4/27

*Bryant, Media Ctr.

1321.605

Beg/Inter.

Thur.

2/17 – 4/21

Dicken, Media Ctr.

1321.606

Inter./Adv

Wed.

3/2 – 4/27

Dicken, Room 112

1321.607

Beg/Inter.

Mon.

2/14 – 4/25

Haisley, MPR

1321.608

Beg/Inter.

Fri.

2/18 – 4/22

Lawton, Media Ctr.

*Bryant class is for Grades K-2. Students are required to purchase a workbook ($14) on the1st day of class.

Brain Games: Games that   CHALLENGE & DEVELOP your Brain! Grades K-5. Join us for a great opportunity to stimulate critical thinking and deductive reasoning! Students gain confidence through their achievements playing games like Shut The Box, Chinese Checkers, Connect 4, Level Up, Fox & Hunters, Kings, Concentration, Mancala, Dominoes, and Hangman. ID# 1320.601 1/25 – 3/22 FEE: $95 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Tuesday AA Open, Cafeteria

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Youth Language

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Questions? Call 734-994-2300, ext. 53248

Spanish, French and Japanese NEW AND RETURNING STUDENTS ARE WELCOME! Grades K-5. Students learn useful Spanish, French, or Japanese words and phrases and enjoy practicing conversation. This fun and interactive class includes games, songs and celebration of holidays. Each student receives a workbook according to his/her language level. Scholarship recipients pay $25. Instructor: Language Adventure staff. 10 weeks. CLASS ID#

LOCATION

LANGUAGE

DAY

DATES

TIME

FEE

NO CLASS

1401.601

Allen, Room 109

Spanish

Wednesday

1/26 – 4/20

3:50 PM – 4:50 PM

$125

2/16, 2/23, 4/6

1401.602

Bach, Media Center

Spanish

Thursday

1/27 – 4/14

3:50 PM – 4:50 PM

$125

2/24, 4/7

1401.603

*Bryant, MPR

Spanish

Tuesday

1/25 – 4/12

3:50 PM – 4:50 PM

$125

2/22, 4/5

1401.604

Haisley, Multipurpose Rm.

Spanish

Thursday

1/27 – 4/14

3:50 PM – 4:50 PM

$125

2/24, 4/7

1401.605

Lawton, Media Center

Spanish

Tuesday

1/25 – 4/12

3:50 PM – 4:50 PM

$125

2/22, 4/5

1401.606

Northside, Art Room

Spanish

Thursday

2/3 – 4/21

3:50 PM – 4:50 PM

$125

2/24, 4/7

1401.607

Thurston, Activity Room

Spanish

Monday

1/24 – 4/18

3:50 PM – 4:50 PM

$125

2/21, 3/7, 4/4

1403.601

King, Room 114

French

Monday

1/24 – 4/18

**4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

$125

2/21, 3/7, 4/4

1403.602

Wines, Media Center

French

Thursday

1/27 – 4/14

**4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

$125

2/24, 4/7

1402.601

King, Media Center

Japanese

Friday

1/28 – 4/15

**4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

$125

2/25, 4/8

*Bryant is for grades K-2.**Supervision starts at 3:45pm.

Chinese Language Grades K-5. Students learn Chinese language and culture through games, songs, rhymes, character writing and daily conversation based on a highly interactive curriculum. From greetings to school life, time, weather, hobbies transportation and travel, students will head off on an awesome Chinese language learning journey. Continuing students will further develop their language and communication skills with new materials. Instructor: Alice Chang. Supervision starts at 3:45pm. 10 weeks. CLASS ID#

LOCATION

DAY

DATES

TIME

FEE

NO CLASS

1408.601

Northside, Art Room

Tuesday

2/1 – 4/19

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

$125

2/16, 2/22, 4/5

1408.602

Pattengill, Auditorium

Wednesday

1/26 – 4/20

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

$125

2/16, 2/23, 4/6

Adults can have fun learning a new language this winter, too! See Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Italian and Spanish classes on page 35. English as a Second Language classes are on page 36.

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Youth Study Skills

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Finding the College that Fits

ACT Preparation Workshop

Parents & Students (grades 9-12) together. Parents and students are faced with a myriad of choices about college. Let John help you and your student find and identify the resources in your family's search for the right college. Discussion will include what your student needs and wants from school, location, admissions possibilities and finances. This class is intended for parents and students to attend together. Instructor: John B. Boshoven, M.A., M.S.W. 1 class.

Grades 10-12. Enrolling in the ACT Preparation Workshop helps you prepare to successfully take the test. This workshop is for students taking the ACT during the remainder of the calendar year. The best method for scoring well on the ACT and replacing anxiety with confidence is to be knowledgeable and well prepared. Information and strategies for each section of the test are included. Bring a CALCULATOR and a WATCH WITH A SECOND HAND. A manual is provided for each participant as part of the fee. Scholarship recipients pay $20. Instructor: Great Lakes Educational Group Staff. 1 class.

ID# 1337.601 FEE: $29

2/9 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Wednesday Community, Room 213

Paying for the College that Fits Parents & Students (grades 9-12) together. Find out where money for college comes from and how to get your fair share. Families will learn about sources of aid, the FAFSA, the College Scholarship Search Profile (CSS), and scholarship searches. Instructor provides resources to help find financial assistance for college. Instructor: John B. Boshoven, M.A., M.S.W. 1 class. ID# 1341.601 FEE: $29

2/16 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

2011 SAT Test Dates January 22 • March 12 May 7 • June 4

Wednesday Community, Room 213

2011 ACT Test Dates February 12 April 9 • June 11

ID# 1329.601 FEE: $79

2/5 Saturday 9:00 AM – 12 Noon Tappan, Media Center

ID# 1329.602 FEE: $79

3/26 Saturday 9:00 AM – 12 Noon Tappan, Media Center

SAT/ACT Essay Workshop Grades 10-12. Learn how to organize and write a persuasive essay within the allotted time. The scorer’s rubric will be analyzed so you will understand exactly what is expected within your essay. You will practice writing an essay and receive instructor feedback about ways to improve your writing for the test. Scholarship recipients pay $20. Instructor: Great Lakes Educational Group Staff. 1 class. ID# 1335.601 FEE: $75

1/29 9:00 AM – 12 Noon

Saturday Tappan, Media Center

Meet the Teacher DEBBIE EISENBERG MERION, M.S.W, is the owner of Essay Coaching (essaycoaching.com), which has helped hundreds of students write winning college application essays through individual coaching sessions and workshops for students, parents, and educators.  She wrote College Admissions: From Chaos to Control,  A Guide for Students and Families for Solving the College Admissions Puzzle with co-authors John Boshoven, M.S.W, and Geri Markel, Ph.D. in 2008.  Debbie’s students have been admitted to Harvard, Yale, Columbia and other prominent universities. Her techniques combine experience in counseling, teaching college English, and 30 years of professional writing.

The Art of Writing a Winning College Application Essay Parents and Students, grades 9-12. College admissions officers spend minutes reading an essay, so how can yours be as impressive as Mt. Everest—strong and memorable—and not an anonymous anthill? Learn what admissions officers are looking for, how to bring out your unique writing voice, and engaging ways to emphasize your strengths without bragging. Discuss and take home samples of winning essays. Come to class with a notebook and optional essay drafts for feedback. Expect to leave class energized, with a jumpstart on your essay. Instructor: Debbie Eisenberg Merion, M.S.W, owner of Essay Coaching (essaycoaching.com). 1 class. ID# 1339.601 FEE: $29

3/23 Wednesday 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Community, Room 213

Debbie also teaches writing for adults. See page 24.

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Youth Instructional Sports Register online at www.aareced.com Questions? Call 734-994-2300, ext. 53233 or 53248

NEW!

Trampoline and Space Ball

Source: Ann Arbor Chronicle

Girls and Boys, grades 3-8. Do you love to jump on a trampoline and want to learn tricks? Come to experience the joy of jumping, while learning the proper safety and skill progressions of trampoline. Progress at your own rate. Enjoy time playing Space Ball (a combination of jumping on a trampoline and shooting). Safety and fun are emphasized. All levels welcome. Instructor: Don Botsford, coach of local, state and world champions. 8 weeks. No class 2/21 – 2/24. Class held at Gymkhana (Botsford Recreational Preserve), 3015 Miller, Ann Arbor.

Two Chronicle volunteers try their hand at spaceball. Don Botsford is in the foreground. (Photo by Amy Whitesall)

Baton Performance Clinics

CLASS ID#

LOCATION

DAY

3408.601

Gymkhana

Monday

3408.602

Gymkhana

Tuesday

3408.603

Gymkhana

3408.604

Gymkhana

TIME

DATES

FEE

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

1/24 – 3/21

$69

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

1/25 – 3/22

$69

Wednesday

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

1/26 – 3/23

$69

Thursday

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

1/27 – 3/24

$69

Baton Twirling

NEW!

Many students have expressed an interest in competition; these clinics are especially for you! You will learn new moves and routines that can be used for competition. Each clinic will include instruction on tricks and routines not covered in your class. CLINIC 1 Modeling, Best Appearing, and Fancy Strutting. CLINIC 2 Solo Twirling. PRACTICE CONTEST Prerequisite: you must sign up for at least one clinic to attend. Clinics are offered for anyone with twirling experience. Current or experienced twirlers only. Instructor: Jenney Gordon, owner Jenney Lynn’s Baton Twirling Academy. 1 class. ID# 3430.610 FEE: $25

2/19 Saturday: Clinic 1 10:00 AM – 12 Noon Clague, Upper Gym

ID# 3430.611 FEE: $25

3/5 Saturday: Clinic 2 10:00 AM – 12 Noon Clague, Upper Gym

ID# 3430.612 FEE: $25

3/12 Saturday: Practice Contest 10:00 AM – 12 Noon Clague, Upper Gym

Girls and Boys. Grades K-8. New or experienced twirlers. Do you want to learn a new way to express your school spirit? Individual and group routines with marching and twirling are taught. Perform for family and friends! You will have the opportunity to participate in an annual recital/awards presentation and parades (not included with the class). If you need a baton, batons are measured the first day and a $27 fee paid to the coach. Instructor: Jenney Gordon, owner Jenney Lynn's Baton Twirling Academy. 6 weeks. No class 2/22, 2/24. ID# 3430.601 FEE: $49

2/15 – 3/29 3:50 PM – 4:50 PM

Tuesday: Gr. 3-8 Pattengill, Gym

ID# 3430.602 FEE: $49

2/17 – 3/31 3:50 PM – 4:50 PM

Thursday: Gr. K-5 Burns Park, Gym

ID# 3430.603 FEE: $49

2/17 – 3/31 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Thursday: Gr. K-8 Bach, Gym

Kids Yoga Yoga provides a positive channel to excessive energy and emotional overload. Using fun yoga postures, music and sound therapy, children develop flexibility and strength. Mats provided or bring your own. No class 2/16, 2/21-25, 3/7, 4/8. CLASS ID#

GR.

LOCATION

DAY

3705.601

K-5

Ann Arbor Open, Auditorium

Wednesday

3705.602

K-2

Bryant, Gym

Friday

3705.603

K-5

Burns Park, Music Room

3705.604

K-5

3705.605

K-5

3705.606 3705.607

DATES

INSTRUCTOR

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

1/26 – 3/30

3:50 PM – 4:50 PM

1/21 – 4/22

Thursday

3:50 PM – 4:50 PM

Lawton, Auditorium

Thursday

Northside, Gym

Tuesday

3-5

Pattengill, MPR

K-5

Pittsfield, Music Room

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TIME

WKS

FEE

Lauren Gunzel

8

$49

Nydia Quiroga

12

$75

1/20 – 4/21

Nydia Quiroga

12

$75

3:50 PM - 4:50 PM

1/27 – 3/24

Lauren Gunzel

8

$49

3:50 PM – 4:50 PM

1/25 – 3/22

Lauren Gunzel

8

$49

Friday

3:50 PM – 4:50 PM

1/28 – 3/25

Lauren Gunzel

8

$49

Monday

3:50 PM – 4:50 PM

1/24 – 3/28

Lauren Gunzel

8

$49


Afterschool Instructional Sports Classes meet from 3:50 PM – 4:50 PM

After School Hoops – Basketball

FEE: $79

Grades 1-5. Do you love to play Basketball? Want to be a better Basketball player? Then join the coaches from One on One Basketball as they run practice drills in the proper technique of passing, dribbling, shooting and defensive skills. Offensive and defense strategies, teamwork skills, and scrimmages are also covered. All levels welcome. New players will learn fundamentals and skills. Continuing players will increase skills and work on game play. Time: 3:50 PM - 4:50 PM. 8 weeks. No classes 2/16, 2/21-2/25, 3/7.

Register online at www.aareced.com

Questions? Call 734-994-2300, ext. 53233 or 53248

After School Kicks – Soccer

FEE: $79

Grades K-5. Do you love to play Soccer? Do you want to learn new skills or improve the ones you have? You’ll run practice drills in the proper techniques of ball control, shooting, passing while playing skill games, learning teamwork (sportsmanship), and most importantly having fun! No matter your skill level, One on One Soccer Coaches adjust their lesson plans to fit each child! Time: 3:50 PM - 4:50 PM. 8 weeks. No classes 2/16, 2/21-2/25.

CLASS ID#

LOCATION

DAY

DATES

3402.601

Abbot

Thursday

1/20 – 3/17

3402.602

Allen

Tuesday

1/18 – 3/15

3402.603

Angell

Monday

1/24 – 3/28

CLASS ID#

LOCATION

DAY

DATES

3402.604

Burns Park

Monday

1/24 – 3/28

3401.601

Allen

Thursday

1/20 – 3/17

3402.605

Dicken

Thursday

1/20 – 3/17

3401.602

Bach

Friday

1/21 – 3/18

3402.606

Eberwhite

Thursday

1/20 – 3/17

3401.603

Bryant

Tuesday

1/18 – 3/15

3402.607

Haisley

Monday

1/24 – 3/28

3401.604

Logan

Wednesday

1/19 – 3/23

3402.608

Lakewood

Friday

1/21 – 3/18

3401.605

Thurston

Thursday

1/20 – 3/17

3402.609

Lawton

Wednesday

1/19 – 3/23

3402.610

Northside

Thursday

1/20 – 3/17

3402.611

Pattengill

Wednesday

1/19 – 3/23

3402.612

Pittsfield

Tuesday

1/18 – 3/15

Wines

Friday

1/21 – 3/18

3402.613

After School Volleyball

FEE: $79

Grades 1-5. Do you want to learn how to play volleyball? Do you want to improve your skills? Then join the coaches from One on One as they run practice drills in the proper techniques: setting, passing, hitting, and defensive and offensive strategies. Join us for a pressure-free environment focusing on teamwork and fun! All levels welcome. Time: 3:50 PM - 4:50 PM. Instructors: One On One Sports staff. 8 weeks. No class 2/16, 2/21-25, 3/7. CLASS ID#

LOCATION

DAY

DATES

3405.601

Eberwhite

Monday

1/24 – 3/28

3405.602

Haisley

Wednesday

1/19 – 3/23

3405.603

Lakewood

Wednesday

1/19 – 3/23

3405.604

Pittsfield

Friday

1/21 – 3/18

After School Gym Tennis

FEE: $75

Grades 2-5. For new and inexperienced players, this introduction to tennis uses a fun “game-based” approach. You will start playing the first day while learning the fundamentals in an exciting way. Portable nets and foam balls are used. Bring your own racquet, or some will be provided at class. Time: 3:50 PM - 4:50 PM. 6 weeks. No class 2/16, 2/24, 2/25. CLASS ID#

LOCATION

DAY

DATES

3601.651

Abbot

Wednesday

2/2 – 3/23

3601.652

Lawton

Friday

2/4 – 3/18

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Youth Gymnastics

Register at www.aareced.com Call 734-994-2300, ext. 53233

Gymnastics

FEE: $75 Boys and Girls, ages 4-Kindergarten (must be 4 by start of class) and Grades 1-5. Gymnastics incorporates strength, flexibility, speed, balance, coordination, discipline and selfesteem into a fun skill building activity. All classes include a combination of floor exercises, vaulting, balance beam, uneven bars and wedge mat. Your child will progress at his/her own rate. AGE 4-K Your child will practice skills appropriate for age and experience level. LEVEL I (Grades 1-5) No experience necessary. LEVEL II (Grades 1-5) Prerequisite: Perform a Cartwheel. LEVEL III (Grades 1-5) Prerequisite: Perform a Back Walkover. Parent/Guardian is asked to attend the first class and a group "recital" at the last class. Instructors: Tumble Tot Gymnastics staff. 9 weeks. No class 2/22, 2/26. CLASS ID#

LEVEL

DAY

TIME

DATES

LOCATION

3201.601

Ages 4-K

Tuesday

5:45 PM – 6:30 PM

1/18 – 3/22

Clague, Upper Gym

3201.602

Lev II and III

Tuesday

6:35 PM – 7:35 PM

1/18 – 3/22

Clague, Upper Gym

3201.603

Ages 4-K

Saturday

10:00 AM – 10:45 AM

1/22 – 3/26

Scarlett, Upper Gym

3201.604

Level I

Saturday

10:50 AM – 11:50 AM

1/22 – 3/26

Scarlett, Upper Gym

3201.605

Level I and II

Saturday

1:10 PM – 2:10 PM

1/22 – 3/26

Scarlett ,Upper Gym

3201.606

Level II and III

Saturday

12 Noon – 1:00 PM

1/22 – 3/26

Scarlett, Upper Gym

“Very impressed with how class is run, how active they are during class, how organized the class is and how much fun they have.” k Gracie’s Dad

Youth Martial Arts Aikido

Sanchin-Ryu’s Karate & Self-Defense Grades K-8. Get two crucial courses in one: Sanchin-Ryu Karate & SelfDefense and Project: Secure Child (child safety). Children will be trained with proven, age-appropriate techniques that are necessary for kids to protect themselves from attackers. Class is set in a fun, yet structured environment. Children will achieve great self-confidence and leadership skills through the physical techniques, mental strategies, drills and exercises. Children focus on healthy attitudes rather than perfection! An ongoing course, you work at your own pace. Instruction is by certified Sanchin- Ryu instructors, who hold a ranking of at least 1st Degree Black Belt. 10 weeks. No class 2/22. 1/18 – 3/29 6:45 PM – 7:30 PM

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Call 734-994-2300, ext. 53233

Kids Power Karate                                

Grades 1-8. Learn to fly–and land without getting hurt! Aikido is a form of Japanese Budo based on the philosophy and martial arts of the Japanese Samurai. Aikido, the way of harmony, involves redirecting an attack by using throws and pins in a fun, noncompetitive atmosphere. You will learn to fall safely, plus thowing and locking techniques. You’ll practice movements that improve flexibility, focus and self-control. Instructor: Wade Davis, Aikido Yoshokai Assoc. of North America. 10 weeks. No class 2/21. ID# 3311.601 1/17 – 3/28 Monday FEE: $75 6:00 PM – 6:45 PM Scarlett, Upper Gym

ID# 3319.601 FEE: $39

Register at www.aareced.com

Tuesday Forsythe, Gym Annex

Grades 1-6. This traditional training emphasizes self-defense, physical fitness, conflict resolution, team work and anti-kidnapping techniques. Designed for children to learn prevention first, along with respecting themselves and others. Wear loose comfortable clothing. Instructor: Professional Karate Schools of America. 7 weeks. No class 2/25, 2/26. ID# 3312.601 1/28 – 3/18 Friday FEE: $35 6:05 PM – 6:50 PM PKSA Dojang ID# 3312.602 FEE: $35

1/29 – 3/19 3:05 PM – 3:50 PM

Saturday PKSA Dojang


Youth Swim Pre-K Swim

Register online at www.aareced.com

Questions? Call 734-994-2300, ext. 53232 Email: recedswim@aaps.k12.mi.us

NEW!

Ages 3-4 years only. This class is designed for young children who are already comfortable in the water without a parent. The goal of this class is to increase the child’s enjoyment of the water and prepare them for our Learn To Swim levels. The students will focus on learning to blow bubbles, splashing, and other basic movements, through the use of songs and games. This is an independent experience. 8 weeks. No class 2/21. ID# 3501.613 FEE: $59

1/24 – 3/21 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Parent/Child Classes

Due to the popularity of this program and the small class size, classes fill quickly. Please list several alternative time choices on your registration, if possible. For more information on our Aquatics Program visit our newly updated website at www.aareced.com.

Monday High Point, Pool

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LEVEL

LOCATION

DAY

TIME

DATES

FEE

3506.603

Infant/Tot

Tappan

Saturday

9:20 AM – 9:55 AM

1/22 – 3/19

$59

3506.601

Infant/Tot

Tappan

Saturday

10:00 AM – 10:35 AM

1/22 – 3/19

$59

3501.601

Infant/Tot

Clague

Monday

6:40 PM – 7:15 PM

1/24 – 3/21

$59

3506.604

Preschool

Tappan

Tuesday

5:30 PM – 6:05 PM

1/18 – 3/22

$59

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must enroll. Enjoy time in the water with your child. You might practice some newly learned skills or just have fun. An adult must accompany each child in water. Please Note: If your child is not 100% toilet-trained, he or she will need to wear a swim diaper. 8 weeks. No class 2/25.

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Fee per person in the water; each swimmer

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Family Open Swim

Private and Semi-private Swim Lessons Classes are $120 for four 30-minute private sessions or $80 per participant for four 30-minute semi-private sessions. Various pools, times, and instructors are available. Call the REC&ED Swim program, 734-994-2300 ext. 53232, for more information and to schedule convenient times. Due to the large volume of calls we receive, you may need to leave a message and your call will be returned as quickly as possible.

POOL WATER DEPTHS:

CLASS ID#

LOCATION

DAY

TIME

DATES

FEE

3501.609

Tappan

Friday

6:10 PM – 7:00 PM

1/21 – 3/18

$19

3501.610

Tappan

Friday

7:10 PM – 8:00 PM

1/21 – 3/18

$19

Tappan Pool: 3’ to 9’ Clague Pool: 3’6” to 10’ Scarlett Pool: 3’6” to 10’ High Point Pool: 2’10” to 6’

Diving Classes Students need to be able to swim one full length of the pool and tread water for one minute in the deep end to take either of these classes. A test of these skills will be given on the first day. If this test is not passed, a refund credit for the class will placed on your account. BEGINNING DIVING You will focus on diving fundamentals and will be introduced to diving from the edge of the pool, working up to an approach off the board. Stretches and dry-land exercises will be practiced as well. No prior diving experience necessary. 8 weeks. ADVANCED BEGINNING DIVING You will continue to work on diving skills. Dives taught will include a front pike, a front tuck, and a back dive off the board. Comfort with a front approach necessary. Stretches and dry-land exercises will be practiced as well. 8 weeks. No class 2/26. CLASS ID#

DIVING LEVEL

LOCATION

DAY

TIME

DATES

3501.611

Beginning

Skyline

Saturday

12 Noon – 12:45 PM 1/22 – 3/19

$85

3501.612

Adv. Beginning Skyline

Saturday

12:45 PM – 1:30 PM

$85

1/22 – 3/19

FEE

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Youth Swim Due to the popularity of this program and the small class size, classes fill quickly. Please list several alternative time choices on your registration, if possible. Classes are for children 6 months and older. If your child is 7 years or older, please have your child use the same-sex locker room. 8 weeks.

Learn to Swim Levels Please read the swim level descriptions below carefully for correct class placement. Participants MUST have the required skill to participate in the selected class. Note that we can no longer transfer participants to lower level classes. If you have questions regarding swim levels please call 734-994-2300 ext. 53232.

Tappan

Saturday 1/22 – 3/19 No class 2/26.

FEE: $59

CLASS ID#

LEVEL

TIME

3516.601

Level 1

11:20 AM – 11:55 AM

3516.602

Level 1

12:40 PM – 1:15 PM

3526.601

Level 2

10:40 AM – 11:15 AM

3526.602

Level 2

12 Noon – 12:35 PM

3526.603

Level 2

1:20 PM – 1:55 PM

3536.601

Level 3

11:20 AM – 11:55 AM

3536.602

Level 3

12:40 PM – 1:15 PM

3536.603

Level 3

1:20 PM – 1:55 PM

3546.601

Level 4

12 Noon – 12:35 PM

3556.601

Level 5

10:40 AM – 11:15 AM

3566.601

Level 6

10:00 AM – 10:35 AM

Clague

Monday 1/24 – 3/21 No class 2/21.

FEE: $59

LEVEL 1 Age: 4-6 Requirement: must be comfortable in water without a parent Goal: to become comfortable with head or face in water.

CLASS ID#

LEVEL

TIME

3521.601

Level 2

6:00 PM – 6:35 PM

LEVEL 1.5 Age: 7-10 Requirement must be comfortable in water without a parent Goal: to become comfortable with head or face in water and take 1-2 independent strokes.

3531.601

Level 3

6:00 PM – 6:35 PM

3541.601

Level 4

6:40 PM – 7:15 PM

3511.601

Level 1.5

7:20 PM – 7:55 PM

3551.601

Level 5

7:20 PM – 7:55 PM

LEVEL 2 Age: 4+ Requirement must be comfortable with head or face in water and have overcome their fear of water. Goal: to front and back float independently and take 1-2 strokes by themselves. LEVEL 3 Age: 5+ Requirement: must be able to front and back float independently and take 1-2 strokes by themselves. Goal: to swim independently half the width of the pool (5yds) using both front and back stroke and begin to breathe to the side.

Scarlett

Wednesday 1/19 – 3/16 No class 2/23. FEE: $59

CLASS ID#

LEVEL

TIME

LEVEL 4 Age: 6+ Requirement: must be able to swim independently half the width of the pool (5yds) while using side breathing. Goal: to swim independently the full width of the pool using both front and back stroke with good side breathing.

3515.606

Level 1

5:55 PM - 6:30 PM

3525.606

Level 2

5:15 PM – 5:50 PM

3525.616

Level 2

6:35 PM – 7:15 PM

LEVEL 5 Age: 7+ Requirement must be able to swim independently the full width of the pool with proper front and backstroke technique. Goal: to swim independently the full width of the pool using breaststroke, backstroke, and front stroke with proper side breathing.

3535.606

Level 3

5:55 PM – 6:30 PM

3545.606

Level 4

5:15 PM – 5:50 PM

3555.606

Level 5

7:15 PM – 7:50 PM

LEVEL 6 Age: 7+ Requirement must be able to swim independently the full width of the pool with proper technique, and be comfortable swimming in the deep end. Goal: to swim independently half the length of the pool (15 yds) using front and back stroke, as well as breaststroke, and butterfly full width of the pool.

3565.606

Level 6

7:15 PM – 7:50 PM

3585.606

Level 8

6:35 PM – 7:10 PM

LEVEL 7 Age: 8+ Requirement must be able to swim half the length of the pool using 3 major strokes, and butterfly width of the pool Goal: to be able to swim the full length of the pool (25 yds) using front and back crawl as well as breaststroke, and butterfly half the length of the pool. LEVEL 8 Age: 8+ Requirement must be able to swim the full length of the pool using 3 major strokes, and butterfly half the length of the pool Goal: to be able to swim 2 lengths of the pool (50 yds) using front and back crawl as well as breaststroke, and butterfly 1 full length of the pool, while demonstrating good technique. LEVEL 9 Age: 9+ Requirement must be able to swim 2 full lengths (50 yds) of 3 major strokes, and 1 full length of butterfly with good technique, and have endurance to swim continuously for 1 hour. Goal: to increase endurance (4 full lengths of all 4 major strokes) and learn proper technique for starts and turns.

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Tappan

Tuesday & Thursday First Session 1/18-2/10. 8 classes. Fee: $59 Second Session 3/8-3/29. 7 classes. Fee: $55

1ST SESSION

2ND SESSION

LEVEL

TIME

3516.605

3516.615

Level 1

6:50 PM – 7:25 PM

3526.605

3526.615

Level 2

6:10 PM - 6:45 PM

3536.605

3536.615

Level 3

6:50 PM - 7:25 PM

3546.605

3546.615

Level 4

6:10 PM - 6:45 PM

3576.605

3576.615

Level 7

5:30 PM – 6:05 PM

Competitive Swim – Session 1 Fee: $75 3596.605

3596.615

Level 9

Session 2 Fee: $69 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM


Youth Water Polo

Register online at www.aareced.com

Questions? Call 734-994-2300, ext. 53232 Email: recedswim@aaps.k12.mi.us

Water Polo: Youth Boys and Girls, grades 5-8. Beginning to advanced players welcome. You’ll have a great time learning or improving your water polo game through instruction on individual skills, team fundamentals and scrimmaging. Head Coaches: Evan Koohan and Justin Thoresen, Huron Water Polo. 8 weeks. No class 2/22.

ID# 3597.601 FEE: $39

1/18 – 3/15 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Tuesday Huron, Pool

See Water Polo for High School and Masters on page 14.

Youth Tennis

Register online at www.aareced.com

Questions? Call 734-994-2300, ext. 53243 Email: shadigiv@aaps.k12.mi.us

Youth Tennis

Classes include instruction, drills, fun games, fitness, agility and team building exercises. Please read the player level descriptions and age levels below carefully for correct class placement. Registered participants ages 8+ may check out a free loaner tennis racquet from the office one week prior to the start of class.

PLAYER LEVEL DESCRIPTIONS MIGHTY MITE (Ages 5-7) Learn basic stroke fundamentals and improve hand-eye coordination in a fun games-based approach to tennis. “Short” racquets provided by instructors on-court. Instructors incorporate new USTA QuickStart curriculum. BEGINNER (Ages 8-10 and 11-15) (Offered in Spring, Summer, Fall) Little or no experience; will learn basic stroke mechanics of forehand, backhand, volley, serve, as well as scoring and basic rules.

BEGINNER II (Ages 8-15) (Offered in Summer, Fall) Beginner class or equivalent; will continue to refine strokes and build confidence, agility and consistency. ADVANCED BEGINNER (Ages 9-15) Prerequisite: Beginner or equivalent - can rally the ball using both forehand and backhand from mid to backcourt, hit volleys and serve (inconsistently); will review and improve all strokes, learn more about rules by playing interactive live ball games. INTERMEDIATE (Ages 9-15) Prerequisite: Advanced Beginner - can rally from the baseline fairly consistently, feels comfortable at net hitting volleys and overheads, serves fairly consistently from baseline; will work on perfecting all strokes, confidence and consistency, begin match play, and strategy.

Instructional Classes at UM Varsity Center Participants must wear athletic shoes with non-marking soles. 6 weeks. CLASS ID#

LEVEL

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3603.611

Mighty Mite

Sunday

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM 2/20 – 3/27

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UM Varsity $85

LOCATION

FEE

3601.611

Adv Beginner Sunday

4:30 PM – 5:45 PM 2/20 – 3/27

UM Varsity $99

3601.612

Intermediate Sunday

5:45 PM – 7:00 PM 2/20 – 3/27

UM Varsity $99

After School Gym Tennis classes are on page 53. WINTER 2011 REC & ED

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5 Easy Ways to Register for Winter!

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ONLINE

BY MAIL

Starting NOW at www.aareced.com First Time? Set up your online account and registration is easy!

Processing begins Jan. 3 Mail your form to REC & ED 1515 S. Seventh St. Ann Arbor, MI 48103

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BY PHONE

BY FAX

IN PERSON

Starting January 3 Call 734-994-2300, ext. 53275 Pay by credit card

Starting January 3 Fax your form to to 734-994-1454 Monday-Friday 8 AM-5 PM

Starting January 3 Monday-Friday 8 AM-5 PM or use the 24 hour Drop Box in our Lobby

For information call 734-994-2300 Registration forms are on pages 60-61 1. Register Online

First Time Online Registration All first time online adult customers must set up an online account in order to register for classes. • Set up your account at www.aareced.com Complete directions are available online. • Online registration is not available for participants who wish to use scholarship or senior discounts.

Online Account Benefits Whether or not you use online registration, setting up your online account allows you to: • See your schedule of REC & ED activities • View transactions regarding classes • Check your account balance • Change your personal information • Print your class receipt at any time

NEW!

2. Mail Your Registration Mail your completed registration form and payment to REC & ED, 1515 S. Seventh, Ann Arbor, MI 48103

3. Phone in Your Registration • During busy registration times or outside of work hours, you will be asked to leave a message with your registration information. • Credit card payment required • Phone in registration is only for classes and activities listed in this catalog • Sorry, no scholarship discounts can be accepted by phone at this time • After January 10, you may enroll in swim classes by calling ext. 53232, subject to availability

4. Fax Your Registration When paying by credit card, you can fax your completed registration form to 734-994-1454 Monday through Friday between 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Click on the “Register Online” logo

5. Drop Off Your Registration

Browse through all the classes or go directly to an activity and register. • We accept VISA, MasterCard, and American Express credit cards.

Bring your completed registration form and payment to our office and drop it in the secure 24-hour payment drop box located inside the lobby of the REC & ED office located at 1515 S. Seventh, (in the E Wing of Pioneer High School, enter off Seventh Street). The light will come on when the lobby door is opened.

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REC & ED Classes & Camps Policies & Information WEATHER & FACILITY CANCELLATIONS

REC & ED activities may be cancelled when the Civil Preparedness office issues a severe weather or tornado WARNING. When a school is closed due to power loss or other facility problems, the REC & ED activities in that school are cancelled. Dial 734-994-2300 followed by the appropriate extension. Department-wide, ext. 53114

Fitness, ext. 53132

Instructional /Sports Camps, ext. 53119

Tennis, ext. 53117

Swimming, ext. 53116

Team Sports, ext. 53115

Art/Dance/Drama, ext. 53128

SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

REC & ED is proud to offer scholarships. For more information call 994-2300 ext. 53223 or check our website: www.aareced.com. • Fee waivers (scholarships) are available to permanent residents of the Ann Arbor Public School District in need of financial asistance. Scholarship applicants should submit a completed application with residency and income verification at least two weeks before any program registration period. • Each family member may take 1 class or activity each fall, winter and spring term and 2 classes/activities each summer term. • All adults 18 years and older who are scholarship recipients are required to pay a minimum co-pay of $5 for each class plus any materials fee. • Scholarship may not apply to co-sponsored classes, material/ supply charges, field trips or tickets to performances. • A limited number of scholarship registrations can be accepted in some classes. • Each person is required to notify our department, three days before the first class meeting, if a class must be dropped. Failure to notify or attend classes may result in revoking future use of the scholarship program unless good cause is shown. • You can make a donation to our scholarship fund by checking the box in the payment section on the registration form. • Scholarships discount registrations must be mailed or dropped off.

SENIOR ADULT DISCOUNTS

• Residents of the Ann Arbor Public School District age 65 and older are eligible for a 50% discount on one class per term. • Date of birth must be provided on the registration form. • The discount does not apply to co-sponsored classes, material and supplies charges, field trips or tickets to performances. • Online registration is not available for Senior discounts.

ALLERGIES

REC & ED Staff will follow the Ann Arbor Public Schools’ No Nut Snack and Nutrition policy. If you receive a message or see a sign indicat-

ing that a building, or area in a building, is nut or dairy-free, please be respectful of that rule. If your child has any allergies or medical conditions of which we should be aware, please indicate on the registration form. If your child has an allergy action plan, please let us know at least two weeks in advance of your child’s participation in the camp. Call 734-994-2300 ext. 53219.

CANCELLATION/CREDIT POLICY

Please let us know as soon as possible if you do not plan to participate in a class or activity so we can contact someone on the wait list. You’re entitled to a credit on your REC & ED account if: • You let us know at least three business days prior to the first day of the class or activity and • You submit your request in writing by e-mail to: refunds@aaps.k12.mi.us or by mail to: REC & ED Refund Request 1515 S. Seventh St., Ann Arbor, MI 48103 Cancellation requests received less than three days prior to the first day of class will only be approved for extraordinary circumstances and will be charged a $10 cancellation fee. Refunds will be paid in full when classes are cancelled by REC & ED. If a class or activity is cancelled due to weather, mechanical failure, or other unexpected problems, an effort will be made to schedule a make-up session. If it is not possible to provide a make-up time, no partial refunds will be given. There is no refund, credit or reduction of fees for classes missed by a student. CAMP CANCELLATIONS Written requests for full credits for camp cancellations must be received 15 days before the start of camp. Requests received less than 15 days before the start of camp will be proportionately reduced. A $25 administrative fee will be charged for each refund request. Full camp cancellation/credit policy can be found online at aareced.com under “camps”.

WAIT LIST POLICY

Participants who register after a class or camp has reached its maximum enrollment will be placed on a wait list for that class. • A wait list confirmation will be mailed. • You will be contacted when an opening is available. • Please do not attend the class for which you are wait listed until you are notified by our office. If an opening does not occur, payment made with an individual check will be returned to the payer. Payment made with a single check for multiple registrations will be credited to the payor’s account. This credit may be used for future registrations or will be refunded upon receipt of a written request. Credit cards are not charged for classes that are wait listed.

CLASS TRANSFERS

Transfers within a program area (example, swim class–to–swim class) are subject to class availability, and must be requested before the second scheduled class.

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT

Everyone is welcome to enroll in all of the classes offered in this catalog. If you need special accommodations to participate, we will be happy to work with you. We also offer classes that are specifically designed for adults and teens with mental or physical challenges.  Please call at least two weeks in advance if you are requesting special accommodations, whether you enroll online or by mail. For more information call 734-994-2300, ext. 53219.

REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT • • •

Make your check or money order payable to Ann Arbor Public Schools (AAPS). If you wish to pay in cash, bring it to the office during office hours (see page 2). We accept VISA, MasterCard, and American Express credit cards. Please complete that section on the registration form. Scholarships discounts can not be processed through online at this time WINTER 2011 REC & ED

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WINTER 2011 REGISTRATION FORM

Office Use

PLEASE PRINT AND FILL OUT COMPLETELY. USE SEPARATE FORM FOR EACH PAYOR

______ of _______

Residency: Is your primary residence within the Ann Arbor Public School District? Yes q No q Do you have a current REC & ED scholarship? Yes q No q Pending q ID#________________ Change in address or phone for registrant since last registration? Yes q No q Change in address or phone for payor since last registration? Yes q No q

CLASS CLASS & & CAMP CAMP SELECTIONS SELECTIONS CLASS/CAMP ID#

#2 #1 PARTICIPANT PARTICIPANT INFORMATION INFORMATION

CLASS/CAMP TITLE

Batch # _________ Trans # _________

Office Use

FEE FIRST NAME _______________________________________________

q CK q CA LAST NAME ________________________________________________

q CC q CR

ADDRESS_______________________________CITY ________________ # _____________ ST ______ ZIP ______________ PHONE __________________________ BIRTHDATE_______________ GENDER: M q F q GRADE ___________ SCHOOL CHILD WILL ATTEND IN FALL 10 ______________________________ REQUIRED INFORMATION: FOR YOUTH ENROLLING IN CLASS OR CAMP

Total $__________ Disc. ___________

EMERGENCY CONTACT NAME _________________________________________________________________ PHONE: (__________) __________________________________ DOES YOUR CHILD HAVE ANY ALLERGIES OR MEDICAL CONDITIONS? q NO q YES (EXPLAIN) _____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________ DATE ___________________________ SIGNATURE ______________________________________________

CLASS & CAMP SELECTIONS CLASS/CAMP ID#

#2 PARTICIPANT INFORMATION

CLASS/CAMP TITLE

Office Use

FEE FIRST NAME _______________________________________________ LAST NAME ________________________________________________

q CK q CA q CC q CR

ADDRESS_______________________________CITY ________________

# _____________

ST ______ ZIP ______________ PHONE __________________________

Total $__________

BIRTHDATE_______________ GENDER: M q F q GRADE ___________

Disc. ___________

SCHOOL CHILD WILL ATTEND IN FALL 10 ______________________________ REQUIRED INFORMATION: FOR YOUTH ENROLLING IN CLASS OR CAMP

Payor Name

(Person paying for classes(es) activities

EMERGENCY CONTACT NAME _________________________________________________________________ PHONE: (__________) __________________________________ DOES YOUR CHILD HAVE ANY ALLERGIES OR MEDICAL CONDITIONS? q NO q YES (EXPLAIN) _____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________ DATE ___________________________ SIGNATURE ______________________________________________

FIRST NAME _____________________________________ LAST NAME____________________________________________________

Please complete entire section

2

Include payment: Credit from REC & ED account:

ADDRESS _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ STREET

CITY

ST

ZIP

HOME PHONE (_______) ________________________________ WORK PHONE (_________)__________________________________ EMAIL ____________________________________________________________ BIRTHDATE________________ GENDER: M q F q

PAYMENT METHOD:

Credit cards

1

Make check payable to: AAPS (ANN ARBOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS) Do not send cash

$ ___________________

q CHECK q CREDIT CARD q SCHOLARSHIP # __________________ q CREDIT ON REC & ED ACCOUNT

Name _________________________________________________________________________________________ Print your name exactly as it appears on the credit card q VISA q Mastercard q AM EXPRESS

Total Fee (Required) $ ________________________________________

Sorry we cannot accept debit cards at this time Card # _____________________________________________ Exp. Date _____________ CVV# ________________ 3-DIGIT SECURITY CODE

SIGNATURE (REQUIRED) __________________________________________________________________________ I agree to pay above total amount according to the card issuers agreement and the REC & ED Refund/Credit policy as listed in this catalog.

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q $1 donation to the REC & ED Scholarship Fund Amount Paid: $_______________

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Mail entire form to: REC & ED WINTER 2011 1515 S. Seventh St. Ann Arbor, MI 48103


WINTER 2011 REGISTRATION FORM

Office Use

PLEASE PRINT AND FILL OUT COMPLETELY. USE SEPARATE FORM FOR EACH PAYOR

______ of _______

Residency: Is your primary residence within the Ann Arbor Public School District? Yes q No q Do you have a current REC & ED scholarship? Yes q No q Pending q ID#________________ Change in address or phone for registrant since last registration? Yes q No q Change in address or phone for payor since last registration? Yes q No q

CLASS CLASS & & CAMP CAMP SELECTIONS SELECTIONS CLASS/CAMP ID#

#2 #1 PARTICIPANT PARTICIPANT INFORMATION INFORMATION

CLASS/CAMP TITLE

Batch # _________ Trans # _________

Office Use

FEE FIRST NAME _______________________________________________ LAST NAME ________________________________________________

q CK q CA q CC q CR

ADDRESS_______________________________CITY ________________ # _____________ ST ______ ZIP ______________ PHONE __________________________ BIRTHDATE_______________ GENDER: M q F q GRADE ___________ SCHOOL CHILD WILL ATTEND IN FALL 10 ______________________________

REQUIRED INFORMATION: FOR YOUTH ENROLLING IN CLASS OR CAMP

Total $__________ Disc. ___________

EMERGENCY CONTACT NAME _________________________________________________________________ PHONE: (__________) __________________________________ DOES YOUR CHILD HAVE ANY ALLERGIES OR MEDICAL CONDITIONS? q NO q YES (EXPLAIN) _____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________ DATE ___________________________ SIGNATURE ______________________________________________

CLASS & CAMP SELECTIONS CLASS/CAMP ID#

#2 PARTICIPANT INFORMATION

CLASS/CAMP TITLE

Office Use

FEE FIRST NAME _______________________________________________ LAST NAME ________________________________________________

q CK q CA q CC q CR

ADDRESS_______________________________CITY ________________

# _____________

ST ______ ZIP ______________ PHONE __________________________

Total $__________

BIRTHDATE_______________ GENDER: M q F q GRADE ___________

Disc. ___________

SCHOOL CHILD WILL ATTEND IN FALL 10 ______________________________ REQUIRED INFORMATION: FOR YOUTH ENROLLING IN CLASS OR CAMP

EMERGENCY CONTACT NAME _________________________________________________________________ PHONE: (__________) __________________________________ DOES YOUR CHILD HAVE ANY ALLERGIES OR MEDICAL CONDITIONS? q NO q YES (EXPLAIN) _____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________ DATE ___________________________ SIGNATURE ______________________________________________

Payor Name

(Person paying for classes(es) activities

FIRST NAME _____________________________________ LAST NAME____________________________________________________

Please complete entire section

Make check payable to: AAPS (ANN ARBOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS) Do not send cash

2

Include payment: Credit from REC & ED account:

ADDRESS _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ STREET

CITY

ST

ZIP

HOME PHONE (_______) ________________________________ WORK PHONE (_________)__________________________________ EMAIL ____________________________________________________________ BIRTHDATE________________ GENDER: M q F q

PAYMENT METHOD:

Credit cards

1

$ ___________________

q CHECK q CREDIT CARD q SCHOLARSHIP # __________________ q CREDIT ON REC & ED ACCOUNT

Name _________________________________________________________________________________________ Print your name exactly as it appears on the credit card q VISA q Mastercard q AM EXPRESS

q $1 donation to the REC & ED Scholarship Fund Amount Paid: $_______________

Total Fee (Required) $ ________________________________________

Sorry we cannot accept debit cards at this time Card # _____________________________________________ Exp. Date _____________ CVV# ________________ 3-DIGIT SECURITY CODE

SIGNATURE (REQUIRED) __________________________________________________________________________

3

Mail entire form to: REC & ED WINTER 2011 1515 S. Seventh St. Ann Arbor, MI 48103

I agree to pay above total amount according to the card issuers agreement and the REC & ED Refund/Credit policy as listed in this catalog.

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REC & ED Class Map Key Use the letters above and the numbers along the right side of the map to find the locations.

REC & ED Locations REC & ED Office/Conference Room, Classrooms and Lounge 1515 S. Seventh, E Wing, Pioneer Ann Arbor Preschool & Family Center 2775 Boardwalk CAB- Eberbach Cultural Arts Building 1220 S. Forest St, at corner of Wells Street High Point 1735 S. Wagner Road WISD-Washtenaw Intermediate School District 1819 S. Wagner Road

Elementary Schools

Abbot 2670 Sequoia Parkway Allen 2560 Towner Boulevard Angell 1608 S. University Bach 600 W. Jefferson Bryant 2150 Santa Rosa Drive Burns Park 1414 Wells Street Carpenter 4250 Central Boulevard Dicken 2135 Runnymede Eberwhite 800 Soule Haisley 825 Duncan King 3800 Waldenwood Drive Lakewood 344 Gralake Lawton 2250 S. Seventh Logan 2685 Traver Ann Arbor Open @ Mack 920 Miller Mitchell 3550 Pittsview Northside 912 Barton Drive Pattengill 2100 Crestland Drive Pittsfield 2543 Pittsfield Boulevard Thurston 2300 Prairie Wines 1701 Newport Road

Middle Schools Clague Forsythe Scarlett Slauson Tappan

High Schools Community Huron Pioneer Roberto Clemente Skyline Stone School

2616 Nixon Road 1655 Newport Road 3300 Lorraine 1019 W. Washington 2251 E. Stadium Blvd.

401 N. Division 2727 Fuller Road 601 W. Stadium Blvd. 4377 Textile Road 2552 N. Maple Road 2800 Stone School Road

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Other REC & ED Class Sites (E-7) (G-9)

(G-7) (A-7) (A-8)

(B-4) (I-9) (H-6) (F-5) (I-10) (H-7) (N-9) (C-7) (E-6) (C-4) (M-5) (B-5) (D-8) (J-2) (F-4) (K-10) (H-3) (I-8) (L-9) (K-2) (D-3)

(K-2) (E-3) (K-10) (D-5) (I-7)

(F-5) (K-5) (E-7) (N-12) (B-3) (I-9)

A. Balance Point Fitness 3770 Plaza Dr. B. Big George’s Home Appliance Mart 2019 W. Stadium Boulevard C. Bodies in Balance 211 E. Ann Street D. Colonial Lanes Bowling 1950 S. Industrial Highway E. Quality 16 Movie Theatre 3696 Jackson Road F. Harmony Yoga 1955 Pailine, Suite 100B G. Ita Yoga Studio 2745 Plymouth Road H. Frame Factory 3540 W. Washtenaw Avenue I Northside Community Center 809 Taylor J. Peaceful Dragon School 1945 Pauline, Suite B K. Sun Moon Yoga Studio 404 W. Huron L. Idelle’s Studio 2370 East Stadium Blvd, #730 M. Coffee House Creamery 3790 Jackson Road N. Whole Foods Market 3135 Washtenaw Avenue 0. Westarbor Animal Hospital 6011 Jackson Road P. Wright’s Studio 1386 Coler R. Matthaei Botanical Gardens 1800 N. Dixboro Rd S. Nichols Arboretum 1610 Washington Heights T. PKSA Dojang 683 Airport Blvd., Suite N U. Copper Leaf Crossing/Creature Conservancy 4940 Ann Arbor Saline Rd. V. Gymkhana 3015 Miller Ave. (Botsford Recreational Preserve) X. WHC: Ellen Thompson Women’s Health Center 5420 Elliott Dr., campus St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Z. University of Michigan Varsity Tennis Center 2250 S. State Street OTHER LOCATIONS (NOT ON MAP) Baron Glassworks, 838 Railroad Street The Chippewa Club, 2525 Golfside Road Old Friends Farm,

(E-11) (C-6) (E-5) (H-8) (A-4) (C-7) (K-3) (L-8) (H-4) (C-7) (E-6) (I-8) (A-4) (K-8) (A-4) ( H-8 ) (O-4) (H-5) (F-11) (A-12) (B-3) (O-8) (G-9)


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ANN ARBOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS Community Education and Recreation 1515 S. Seventh St • Ann Arbor, MI 48103

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! Get on the mailing list now for the REC & ED Youth Team Sports your kids want to play this year! Our teams are well-coached by fair and enthusiastic volunteers who strive to give all of the participants a well-rounded and enjoyable team-building and learning experience.

If you would like to be added to our mailing list for any of the following sports for boys and girls, complete this form and mail or fax it to REC & ED Youth Sports. If your child participated in a youth sport last season, you are automatically on the mailing list for that sport.

1.

YOUTH #1 NAME _________________________________________________________ ADDRESS________________________________________________________________ CITY_______________________________________ ZIP __________________________ PHONE __________________________________________________________________

Check all sports that apply:

BIRTHDATE__________________________ GRADE __________

GENDER: M q F q

EMAIL ___________________________________________________________________

c Winter Youth Futsal - Boys & Girls, grades 1-5 c Winter Youth Basketball - Boys & Girls, grades 4-8 c Winter High School Basketball - Boys & Girls, grades 9-12 c Spring Youth Flag Football - Boys & Girls, grades 3-8 c Spring Youth Field Hockey - Boys & Girls, grades 3-8 c Spring Youth Soccer - Boys & Girls, grades K-8 c Summer Baseball - Boys & Girls, grades 1-8

2.

YOUTH #2 NAME _________________________________________________________ ADDRESS________________________________________________________________ CITY_______________________________________ ZIP __________________________

c Summer Softball - Girls, grades 1-8

PHONE __________________________________________________________________

c Summer High School Volleyball - Girls, grades 9-12

BIRTHDATE__________________________ GRADE __________

c Fall Youth Volleyball - Boys & Girls, grades 4-9

EMAIL ___________________________________________________________________

GENDER: M q F q

c Fall Youth Field Hockey - Boys & Girls, grades 3-6 c Fall Youth Lacrosse - Boys & Girls, grades 3-9 c Fall Youth Soccer - Boys & Girls, grades K-8 c Fall Youth Basketball - Boys & Girls, grades 2-4

MAIL TO: REC & ED Youth Sports 1515 S. Seventh St. 64 REC & ED WINTER 2011 Ann Arbor, MI 48103

FAX TO: 734-994-1454

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YOUTH #3 NAME _________________________________________________________ ADDRESS________________________________________________________________ CITY_______________________________________ ZIP __________________________ PHONE __________________________________________________________________ BIRTHDATE__________________________ GRADE __________

GENDER: M q F q

EMAIL ___________________________________________________________________


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