Recreation Programs

Lansdowne Parks & Recreation, Winter 2022 Program Guide

Unless otherwise noted, all classes held at the Twentieth Century Club, 84 South Lansdowne Avenue. Please contact instructor(s) for registration and/or changes to schedule

  1. Adult Classes
  2. Youth Classes

ZUMBA® BASIC

Meet me on the Zumba Party dance floor. Zumba® is a Latin-inspired dance-fitness PARTY that incorporates Latin 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 moves and more. You will SHAKE, RATTLE AND ROLL. Come ready to party, dance, have fun and enjoy the music. Move your body according to the way the music makes you feel. I have no doubt you will laugh and smile all while having fun and getting fit. Please wear smooth bottom dance sneakers and bring plenty of water.

  • When: Saturdays, 10:30 am - 11:30 am; Ongoing, begins January 7.
  • Fee: First class $10; every class after $7. After 10th class, you earn a free class. Bring a friend, you get $1 off.
  • Instructor: Vonda Pearson, Certified Zumba Instructor 267-902-9887 or vondad1961@gmail.com

INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED LINE DANCE WORKSHOP

We Dancin’ Over Here (WDOH) presents Soul Line Dance with DJ Chris Blues. Come and learn the latest urban, contemporary, dance choreography. This class focuses on the proper footwork combinations, timing and form to move and groove on the most popular dance floors in the Philadelphia area.  Plan to sweat and most of all plan to have fun!  

  • When: Saturdays, February 25 & April 15, Noon to 3:00 pm 
  • Fee: $10
  • Instructor: Ronnie J Williams & Chris Blues, 267-226-0580 (Ronnie) or 267-979-2769 (Chris)

LINE DANCE FELLOWSHIP FOR ALL

Learn several dances with our instructors.  Come fellowship and burn calories at the same time!

  • When: Saturdays, January 14, February 11, March 11, April 8, May 20, Noon – 4:00 pm
  • Fee: $10
  • Instructor: Vonda Pearson, Certified Zumba Instructor, 267-902-9887 or vondad1961@gmail.com

SOUL LINE DANCE (BASIC)

Dancing with a Purpose! This is a beginner’s 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. Please wear comfortable clothing; bring some water and a towel.

  • When: Tuesdays, 7:00 - 8:30 pm; Ongoing, begins January 10
  • Fee: Drop-in $5/class; Please pay instructor directly, cash only. 
  • Instructor: Kathy Ausby 267-251-0028

 DANCEON...Winter Pop-Up Classes

Come 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. Join our group and share in the journey of self-discovery and fun in a non-judgmental environment. Come enjoy the ever-changing playlist and…dance.

  • When: Class Dates to be announced, Winter 2023; Please follow us on Facebook 
  • Fee: $15 per class; Due to a limit on class size, please pre-register with the instructor
  • Facilitator: Melanie Lewis Rosalsky, Wellness Practitioner danceon.ma@gmail.com, (610) 328-9293,  
  • Facebook: DanceOn MovingArts
     

DRAGON SPIRIT ARTS Yogic & Mindful Movement

Our offerings range from Vinyasa Flow Style Yoga to Yin Meditations and Back to Basics with accessibility to all levels, while including the introductory teachings for Brand New Yogis/Beginners. For those with limited movement or pregnant mothers, we offer Mobility Flow classes, plus community outreach practices in Recovery/Trauma Informed Yoga, Tween/Teen Yoga & Baby & Me/Family Yoga. In addition, we offer the Internal/Martial Arts practices of Qigong & Tai Chi, accessible to all bodies, at any age even for those with physical restrictions. 

YOGA FOR BRAND NEW BEGINNERS

Enter this practice with a “beginner’s mind.” This class focuses on the fundamental principles of alignment and breath work in a flow of postures linked together by the breath. The intention is to create a healthy practice to help avoid injury that may be encountered at a more advanced stage by building a solid foundation that will support a sustainable practice in years to come. The flow / Vinyasa aspect of this practice is slow paced, incorporating simple variations. Students will be introduced to yoga postures through step-by-step verbal description and demonstration. Bring your own yoga mat. Props (Blankets, Straps, Blocks, etc.) will be provided. Modified poses & posture flows will be offered as needed (please be sure to give advanced notice prior to attendance if there are any mobility issues, so we can plan accordingly). While this practice is geared toward Beginners, it’s appropriate for all levels of experience.

  • When: Thursdays, 6-7 pm, 10 weeks, January 26-March 16
  • Fee: $140
  •  Instructor: Verita Bonner/Certified Teacher

T’AI CHI & QI GONG FOR EVERYONE

This Mindful Movement Meditation practice cultivates centering the Mind, steadying the Heart and aligning the Body with the Breath. Expect an Internal Arts approach to a practice in balance with the Martial Arts systems from which it originated. The sessions incorporate excerpted movements from various Traditional Chinese Medical Theory & Taoist Qigong (Chi-kung) techniques, as well as T’ai Chi forms. This movement practice is accessible to most everyone, often using the entire space to take movements across the floor space & other times using a small amount of standing space, which allows for modification in seated position if needed (please be sure to give advanced notice prior to attendance if there are any mobility issues, so we can plan accordingly). Appropriate for Experienced Beginners & Intermediate Practitioners.

  • When: Fridays, 11 am- 12pm 10 Weeks, January 27-March 17
  • Fee: $140
  • Instructor: Gabrielle de Burke, Experienced/Certified Teacher

MINDFUL BODY TEEN YOGA

During this series, Teens will be introduced to mindfulness-based exercises and yoga postures that build confidence, enhance awareness and offer techniques for grounding themselves mentally/ emotionally/physically. Visualization, meditation and breath work are used to reduce tension and relieve stress in a way that can be applied to everyday life. Participants will explore the influential and playful connection between mindfulness, meditation, yoga, and writing exercises by journaling. Stress releasing coloring sheets will be used as art therapy to explore feelings, reconcile emotional conflicts, foster self-awareness, manage behavior, reduce anxiety and increase self-esteem. Students will need to bring a pen/journal/colored pencils (or markers). Bring a Yoga Mat to practice with & wear comfortable/loose/stretchy clothing appropriate for moving your body.

  •  When: Thursdays 4:45-5:45 pm; 10 Weeks, January 26-March 16
  •  Fee: $140
  •  Instructor: Gabrielle de Burke, Experienced/Certified Teacher

Registration for Dragon Spirit Arts

To register for classes with Dragon Spirit Arts, please make fee(s) payable to "Dragon Spirit Arts."

For additional information about classes or instructors, please visit www.lansdowneborough.com. Unless otherwise noted, all classes held at the Twentieth Century Club, 84 South Lansdowne Avenue. Classes may be cancelled due to low registration. Please contact Lansdowne Parks & Recreation at 610-284-1493 to confirm attendance in a class.