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Zumba® Fitness

Zumba® is a Latin-inspired, high-energy fitness program that uses music and choreographed steps to form a fitness party atmosphere. You'll get an awesome aerobic workout while toning muscles and losing weight. While many of the types of dance and music featured in the program are Latin American inspired, classes can also contain everything from jazz to African beats to country to hip-hop and pop. Beginners and all levels of exercise experience are welcome. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a water bottle and towel.

Instructor Cheryl Powell has been teaching Zumba® and other dance classes for VSU for over 7 years.

7 Tues     Aug 22 - Oct 3     6 - 7 PM     $89

VSU Employees must register through the Employee Development website.

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Ballroom Dance - Waltz & Swing

Dancing is fun AND great exercise! Learn the basics of Waltz and Swing so you will be ready to hit the dance floor at your next wedding or other social gathering. Practice posture, leading, following, and basic dance patterns for these two popular dances. No sneakers, flip-flops or open-backed sandals. Leather-soled shoes recommended.

Instructor Janice Blanchard is a life-long dancer/instructor and enjoys sharing her love of dance with people of all ages.

6 Thurs     Sept 14 - Oct 19     6:30 - 7:45 PM     $99

Bring a friend discount! Couples or any pair of friends registering and paying together receive $15 off the second person. Call 229-245-6484 for details.

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Let's Talk Wine: Intro to Wine Tasting

Do you become intimidated when people start talking about wine? You don't have to be! We'll help you uncork the mystery of wine-speak. Learn about grape varieties, blends, food pairings and more as you practice proper wine-tasting techniques as you sample red and white wines.
Instructor John Magnasco has attended numerous wine institutes and programs in the U.S. and Europe and enjoys sharing his expertise and love of wine.

Wed     Oct 18 6 - 8:30 PM     $35 per person     $59 per couple or pairs of friends

Registering as a couple? Upon registering, please call us with the name, address, and contact information of the second person.

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Watercolor Landscapes

Dip into watercolors in this fun introductory class. Learn to paint using techniques based on qualities of color, brush stroke, and texture to capture the emotions behind the landscape. Bring a color photograph of a landscape that you took or found online. Be sure it is large and detailed enough to work from. You'll create several paintings from this photo. Your first small landscape will provide practice in mixing colors and several painting techniques such as how to create textures. Each landscape you create will be unique and reveal the personality behind the memory of the moment in the photograph. The list of supplies is available for printing.

Instructor Hunter Pope is a senior at VSU, double-majoring in art and psychology. Upon graduating, Hunter plans to continue her education to earn a master's degree in art therapy. Hunter has taught classes for both children and adults in our Continuing Education programs.

6 Mon     Sept 18 - Oct 30 (No class Oct 9)     6 - 8 PM     $109 (supplies not included)

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Drawing Fundamentals

Do you think that people either CAN or CAN'T draw? Are you in the CAN'T group? Drawing is a learned skill and YOU can do it! Your instructor will guide you step-by-step through a variety of exercises to build your drawing skills so you can create enjoyable and memorable drawings. Practice techniques and receive critiques to improve your skills. List of supplies coming soon.

Instructor David Rodgers holds master's degrees in interior design and fine arts.

5 Tues     Oct 17 - Nov 14     6 - 8 PM     $109 (supplies not included)

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There's an Oil for That!

Curious about essential oils? Learn what they are and explore the differences between single oils and oil blends. Find out about the benefits they may provide* and how to apply them. Samples and handouts are included.

Instructor Kate Smith enjoys sharing her knowledge of essential oils.

*The FDA has not established guidelines for the medical or pharmacological efficacy of essential oils.

Wed     Sept 27     6 - 8 PM     $35

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There's a Blended Oil for That!

Gain the knowledge needed to safely create essential blends for your family and yourself. Take an in-depth look into safety, blending guidelines, and information on how to use essential oil blends for body, mind, and spirit.*

Instructor Kate Smith enjoys sharing her knowledge of essential oils.

*The FDA has not established guidelines for the medical or pharmacological efficacy of essential oils.

Wed     Oct 11     6 - 8 PM     $42

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