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Winter 2017

Program Guide

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Tai Chi consists of slow, relaxed movements that connect one with the rhythm of nature and promote the healing process. Reduce daily stress and fatigue; improve posture, tone muscles and increase flexibility and balance. Golden Breath American Tai Chi™ is a series of choreographed Tai Chi movements developed by SiBok Robert Kassof and has been taught widely, including people with disabilities, medical conditions, and in some medical settings. The movements can easily be adapted to be taught in a chair and thus more easily accessible to those individuals who have decreased endurance or difficulty standing. Golden Breath American Tai Chi™ was designed to be practiced by all individuals regardless of physical limitations. Please wear flat soled shoes and comfortable clothes.

When: Tuesdays, 7:00-8:00 pm; 8 weeks, Jan. 10 – Feb. 28
Fee: $70; Drop-in $10/class
Instructor: Tim Brown, 610-368-9690 or


Dancing with a Purpose! This is a beginners line dance exercise class. Line dancing provides low impact exercise, great fun and energy, and is a way to eliminate stress, meet new people and express yourself.

When: Second and Fourth Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30 pm; Jan. 10, 24; Feb. 14, 28; March 14, 28; April 11, 25
Fee: $10 for two consecutive sessions; Drop-in $7/class
Instructor: Kathy Ausby
Contact: 267-251-0028


Explore and connect with the joy of your body moving! No dance experience or skill needed; no steps or routines to follow – just let your body lead you. ome join our group and share in the journey of self discovery and fun. Face the ever changing playlist and……dance.

When: Mondays, 7:15-8:30 pm; 10 Weeks, Jan. 9 – March 13. You may start at any time.
Fee: First timers $10; $15 each class thereafter No pre-registration needed
Instructor: Melanie Lewis Rosalsky, Wellness Practitioner, or 610-328-9293


Zumba® is a Latin-inspired dance-fitness program that incorporatesLatin and International world music and dance movements. It combines fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body, DO YOU AND DANCE AT YOUR OWN PACE. Dances include Salsa, Merengue, Reggaeton, Belly Dancing, African Dancing, Cumbia, Samba, aerobic steps and more. Most dances concentrate on core and hip movements. Come ready to dance, have fun and enjoy the music. You will probably move parts of your body that you didn’t know exist. If you have them, please wear smooth bottom dance sneakers and bring plenty of water.

When: Saturdays, 10:30-11:30 am; Ongoing, begins Jan. 7
Fee: $7 per class
Instructor: Vonda Pearson, Certified Zumba Instructor, 267-902-9887 or Please call instructor for changes to schedule.


Yoga & Mindful Movement

First Week Of All Dragon Spirit Arts Classes are FREE (New Students Only)

SAVE $10 when you sign up for more than one!

Register for more than one class series with Gabrielle/ Dragon Spirit
Arts™ and receive an additional $10 discount off the total fee


Instructor: Gabrielle de Burke, Experienced/Certified Teacher

These classes bring together the Martial art movements of Vinyasa Flow Yoga with the Internal art meditation practices of Qi-gong. This fusion-style practice is rooted in traditional disciplines, exploring breath-work exercises, self- massage techniques, various sequences of still poses & rhythmic posture flows. Emphasis is placed on synchronized breathing and energizing sequences of flowing movement to cultivate the vital energy that aligns mind, body & spirit!

Wear comfortable/stretchy clothing. Bring your own yoga mat. Props (Blankets, Straps, Blocks, etc.) will be provided. Modified poses & posture flows will be offered as needed.

Appropriate for adults w/ limited mobility & active seniors seeking a chair/standing practice
When: Thursdays, 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm; 10 Weeks, Jan. 12 – March 30
Fee: $120; Drop-in $15/class


Radiant Lotus Women’s Qi-gong is an Internal Art program, specifically designed to empower women practitioners in self-health care. Classes consist of movement, alignment techniques, and breath exercises that have the capacity to help practitioners realize healing potential and to reach optimal levels of health. The fundamental elements of the practice consist of techniques based on the teachings of Tibetan, Chinese and Western Masters. The essential difference between RLWQ and other styles of Qi-gong is that it’s practiced & taught by women for women. Please wear “inside only” shoes with flat soles and loose clothing.
Appropriate for women; mature adolescents to senior students of all levels.

When: Tuesdays, 6:00 – 7:00 pm; 10 weeks, Jan. 10 – March 28
Fee: $130; Drop-in $15/class
Instructor: Gabrielle de Burke, Experienced/Certified Teacher


T’ai Chi Chuan is a moving meditation that sets into motion the internal energy traveling through the body known as “Chi.” As a healing element this flow of “Chi” energy increases circulation, calms the mind, relaxes the muscles and heals nervous, organic and skeletal problems. This class introduces & drills the basic alignment, postures/ movement combinations of the Yang style 37 short-form (based on the 108 long-form). We will practice breathing & moving meditation techniques to promote the flow of “Chi” energy through the body, plus partner exercises known as “push hands” (Tui Shou) to develop a deeper awareness summarized by the words “relax” & “sink.”
Appropriate for all levels of experience.

When: Mondays, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm 10 Weeks, Jan. 9 – March 27
Fee: $125; Drop-in $15/class
Instructor: Gabrielle de Burke, Experienced/Certified Teacher

To register for any classes with Gabrielle:

Please make fee(s) payable to “Dragon Spirit Arts.”
For more info on classes with Gabrielle, contact: or 215-914-5614


Improve Your Life…
Improve Your Home…
Plant a Tree!

This spring, the Lansdowne Shade Tree Commission is offering FREE STREET TREES to Borough residents.

For more information please contact Mary Lou Jennings, Commission President, at 610-622-0162.

Park permits are required for groups of 20 or more,
or to reserve use of the pavilion at Hoffman Park.

Organized teams must request a park permit
for use of playing fields or courts.

For more information or to reserve a date or field,
please contact the Parks and Recreation office:



Learn to play and enjoy the old fashioned game of marbles! Improve concentration and introduce problemsolving skills to your kids. Participants will be eligible to compete in a local tournament. Come learn from the 2015 National Girls’ Champion!

Ages: 7 to 14
When: Mondays, 5:00 – 6:30 pm; Ten Weeks. Contact instructor for start date
Fee: $15
Instructor: Elaine Simkovich
Contact: 610-931-1791
Location: Lansdowne Presbyterian Church, 140 North Lansdowne Avenue

are you interested in


Please submit a class proposal along with your qualifications to::

Lansdowne Parks & Recreation
84 S. Lansdowne Avenue
Lansdowne, PA 19050


Summer 2017


There may be snow on the ground, but we are looking forward to our Summer 2017 Movie Series at Hoffman Park. Each year we choose three movies based on recommendations from the community and the Board. This year, we’re soliciting your help online. Check out our survey (links can be found through our Facebook page) and let us know what movies you’d like to see this summer. While we try to accommodate movies for all age groups, sometimes our titles are a little more mature. We suggest that you be familiar with the movies we are showing before bringing small children to any of our screenings. Hope to see you in May at Hoffman Park!

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