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Game to Grow’s tabletop role-playing groups use role-playing games like Dungeons and Dragons to help teens, adolescents, and emerging adults become more confident, creative, and socially capable. Some of our participants are here because of challenges related to autism, anxiety, ADHD, and some just need a little support making friends.
For more information, visit www.gametogrow.org.
Facilitators: Adam Davis and Adam Johns
On-going Series (every Tuesday evening)
7:00-7:45 PM Meditation
7:45-8:00 PM Tea and Social Time
8:00-8:30 PM Group Discussion
Sitting meditation begins at 7:00 PM. Please arrive by 6:50 PM if you are interested in receiving meditation instruction.
Group discussion will begin at 8:00. We may have a guest speaker who will discuss a meditation topic and/or lead a group discussion.
Prerequisites: None, open to everyone, and no previous experience with meditation is necessary.
Fenix Capoeira classes offer a high-energy workout with many facets– martial arts, self-expression, acrobatics, self-defense, music, and Portuguese language. Beginners will find themselves quickly getting in shape, and gaining unshakable confidence while continually finding something new to learn and aspire to. Capoeira is a sport for all ages, genders, body types and levels. It is a great opportunity to gain strength and confidence in a supportive community. Student rates available. REGISTER TODAY!
We offer youth scholarships to those who qualify. Email us for info!
Bellydancers are supple, feminine, earthly, mysterious, playful, and strong.
That dancer is you! Come learn among friends and awaken your inner fire.
Build community and self-knowledge while honoring the inner divine feminine.
Bellydance class in West Seattle @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Six week sessions, Wednesday nights
Session begins Sep 19, 2018
Drop-in students are welcome at 6pm and 7pm
6pm – 6:50pm – Toolbox
– Beginning technique
– Intro to history and music
– Building strong basic dance skills
– Basic alignment
– figure 8, circles, spirals and undulations
– Beautiful arms and hands gestures
This class focuses on solid foundation work for new dancers. As with the practice of yoga, experienced dancers can deepen their practice of bellydance by working thoughtfully into the fundamentals as your body and mind open and are prepared to learn more subtle nuances in these powerful foundational moves.
7:00pm – 7:50pm – Bellydance Workout
– Mixed level – EVERYONE IS STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND
– Exercise class will invigorate your body and deepen your capacity and understanding of isolations. Sweating and laughing will be on the agenda. This class is to shake everything loose, lengthen, strengthen and elongate your muscles. You will work hard and you will love it. Challenging yet accessible for all fitness levels and dancers. Promise.
8:00 – 8:50pm – Sacred Geometry
Invitation Only – Students must contact the instructor prior to enrollment
– Continuing Bellydance Class and the home of the performance collective “Sirens of Serpentine”
– Finger cymbals, veil, turn and isolation drills, cheeky combos and choreography
– Performance skills and preparation for “Sirens of Serpentine” performance(s) in June
All performances are 100% optional and open to all members of this class.
Fall: Sep 19, 26 Oct 3, 10, 17, 24
Holiday Series: Nov 7, 14, 28 (No class on Nov 21 – Thanksgiving) Dec 5, 12, 19
$100 for one series (6 classes) / Two series (12 classes) for $125! – Most Students take a technique class & workout
Three Class Series (Available only to Sirens) $175
Drop-ins $20 per class or $30 for two in the same evening
Drop-in’s welcome at 6pm and 7pm
Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
4408 Delridge Way SW
Seattle, WA, 98106
Free parking in the North lot and on Delridge Way SW, along the side of the bldg.
Be sure to tell your friends. The only thing better then taking bellydance classes is taking them with your friends!
Preregistration for all classes and special events including workshops and the Sleepover are non-refundable.
Burn up to 600 calories in one fun and powerfully effective 60-minute total body workout! Every Jazzercise group dance fitness class combines dance-based cardio with strength training and stretching to sculpt, tone and lengthen muscles for maximum fat burn. Choreographed to today’s hottest music, Jazzercise is a fusion of jazz dance, aerobic exercise, resistance training, Pilates, yoga, and kickboxing. Start dancing yourself fit and change the shape of your body today! Classes available Monday and Thursday evenings, and Saturday mornings.
A fun and challenging class for students of all ages and experience levels to participate in. Students will work closely with Dog Pound Crew members Bobby Drake and Sammy to learn and master the art of breakdance (or “breaking”).
The primary mission of this class is to provide an artistic outlet for youth in a safe, welcoming environment. Dog Pound Crew will work with youth to establish and develop skills both on and off the floor, including provide advice for topics such as succeeding in middle/high school, college applications, etc. Youth will have opportunities to perform at local events and attend various out-of-class field trips.
Robert: As most know, (and if you didn’t, now you will), I grew up in the foster care system from ages 7-12 in Sacramento. I moved around a lot, not knowing what stability was. When I finally was released back into the care of my parents I thought I had found a place to call home. Shortly after, my baby sister had passed away. As a result, my brother Steven and I were sent to Seattle to stay with our dad and sister.
By this point I knew I would never experience stability. I lost hope. I didn’t want to meet anyone new in fear of switching schools for a seventh time and starting fresh…again. I skipped classes. I didn’t care about anything to be completely real.
Then in February of 2005 I started taking a breakdance class at Denny Middle school through an organization called ArtsCorp. I would skip school but never miss a breaking class. Time went on and my teacher Jerome noticed me constantly putting my passion into the art. Breaking was all I had. He introduced me to his advanced class at this building here: Youngstown.
Through the Youngstown class I met my crew, worked with amazing people, developed my skill, and as a result have been able to tour, perform, compete, and just dance all across the globe. This year alone I will be making my way to Taiwan, Japan, and Korea to dance – a dream of mine since middle school. Through art and passion, your dreams really can come true.
Dancing even got me interested in school again. Where I was once failing, it pushed me to work my butt off to catch up and be able to graduate UW with two degrees in chemistry and biochemistry.
Sammy and I are continuing the legacy by passing it on to the next generation of students. Every Monday from 3:30-4:30 pm we will be teaching a class of our own at the incredibly historic Movement Studio located inside the building. The class is completely free – we just want to pass on the opportunity for students to find themselves just as we were given. There is also an additional advanced class from 5:30-6:30 pm that costs ~$60/month. The proceeds will go toward an end-of-year field trip to an out-of-state event that Sammy and I will be sponsoring. All ages welcome. Location: 4408 Delridge Way SW, Seattle.
If you’re a teacher, parent, or anyone closely involved in the life of a youth, I urge you to share this class with as many of the other teachers/parents, and especially with the youth. Spread the word – let’s impact the next generation together.
Burn up to 600 calories in one fun and powerfully effective 60-minute total body workout. Every Jazzercise group dance fitness class combines dance-based cardio with strength training and stretching to sculpt, tone and lengthen muscles for maximum fat burn. Choreographed to today’s hottest music, Jazzercise is a fusion of jazz dance, aerobic exercise, resistance training, Pilates, yoga, and kickboxing. Start dancing yourself fit and change the shape of your body today! Classes available Monday and Thursday evenings, and Saturday mornings.
IS IT A ZUMBA CLASS?
No : )
It’s a unique dance fitness program developed and choreographed by Jennifer Cepeda.
This high energy dance class offers intermediate to advanced footwork and arm work with style. It’s an exciting and fast paced fusion of dance genres, styles and music you love!
WHAT KIND OF MUSIC IS PLAYED?
Today’s hits mixed with yesterday’s favorites. Think Beyonce, Bruno, Derulo, Lil’Wayne, Nicki Minaj & Brittany Spears with a retro song thrown in every now and then for fun!
WHAT ARE THE MOVES LIKE?
This format pulls movement from every dance genre and fits the tone of the music. You’ll see common hip hop moves and patterns, mixed with ballet, jazz and club moves. Check us out on our Youtube Channel and see for yourselves!
WHAT TO EXPECT IN CLASS:
The Dance Powered format is typically an hour of dancing with anywhere from 15-17 songs taught within the hour,using simple to intermediate choreography, high in style, keeping dancers engaged and wanting more!
Participants are encouraged to learn at their own pace and comfort level.
There is no pressure to be perfect or expectation to pick-up quickly. We want you to feel thrilled and happy when you leave class!
Lastly, a welcoming and friendly environment is a must. Come as a group or come alone, this is a great environment and community to learn with!
*side effects may include:
sudden boldness on the dance floor, irresistible urge to dance at work, entertaining your friends while likely horrifying your children with your dance demonstrations.
In this beginner class you will experience community, culture, and individual vitality. Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian martial art that combines self-defense, acrobatics, dance, music, community, and culture. The beginner class is open to all fitness levels ages 13 and up. Classes are led by Graduada Água-viva (Jen Hobbs), under the direction of C.M. Fenix.
In learning Capoeira, a student develops skills in self-defense, acrobatics,
fitness, instrument playing, rhythm and singing, language skills, teamwork, and strategy development.
Capoeira instills the values of responsibility, self-confidence all while awakening creativity through the development of self-expression.
Through fun games, drills, and exercises, children learn to “play capoeira” with an understanding of limits and respect for each other. Classes will keep your child physically fit and mentally engaged.
Students will learn the movements of capoeira along with the music
and songs traditionally used in the sport.
Capoeira promotes quick reaction and decision making which translates into enhanced memory retrieval in the classroom; training Capoeira increases memory, balance, mood and behavior, and like any regular physical activity, is the first defense against childhood obesity.
The Instructors and adult role-models in Capoeira teach young people valuable life lessons—confidence, leadership, goal-setting, team-work, expression, cultural and social cooperation, respect and tradition, and habits that can lead to a lifetime of good health and civic involvement.
We offer youth scholarships to those who qualify. Email us at the address listed above!