Classes

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Classroom

Martial Arts Classes

[New Schedule Below starts Sept. 1st]

 

Tai Chi Chuan [Ages 14+]  •  Tuesdays 6 pm – 7:30 pm  •  Instructor: Nate Novgrod   •   Cost: $40/month

While Tai Chi is often taught and used for the health benefits alone, it is in fact a martial art. This class explores Tai Chi and its principles as they pertain to its roots in the fighting arts. Still great for your health this class will also work fighting applications to the movements of the Tai Chi form as well as push hands drills. We will work on the 64 Form of Guan Ping Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan as well as the Yang Family Sword Form and the Emperor’s Longfist 36 Forms.

 

Youth Kung Fu [Ages 6 – 13] • Wednesday 5pm – 6pm • Instructor: Nate Novgrod  •  Cost: $35/month

Traditional Kung Fu and Emperor’s Longfist geared towards kids. Learn basic techniques and forms as well as learning discipline and get some exercise at the same time!

 

Long Fist Kung Fu [Ages 14+]  •  Thurs 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm  •  Instructor: Nate Novgrod   •   Cost: $40/month

Long Fist is a generic term for Northern Chinese Martial arts. This class is a combination of Northern Shao Lin Chuan as well as a system called Emperor’s Long Fist. Emperor’s Long Fist is an ancient art started in 960 AD by Emperor Chao Kuan Yin. Chao was a military general who had trained at the famous Shao Lin temple before becoming the emperor. When he was emperor he gathered all the great minds of Chinese martial arts and learned all that he could from them. This system is the result of his life long study of the martial way of life.

***DISCOUNTS OFFERED FOR THOSE ENROLLING IN MULTIPLE MARTIAL ARTS CLASSES!

Dance Classes

aMuse Ballet Class [Ages 10+]aMuse Ballet Class

Saturdays 4pm – 5:15pm

Instructor: Logan Novgrod Cost: $10/class, or $35/ 4 Classes, or $60/ 8 Classes

aMuse Ballet cultivates your inner muse through the practice of traditional Vaganova Ballet techniques. We amuse ourselves as we delight in the fun, challenging, and invigorating flow of ballet movement. This class is tailored to adults and is accessible for all levels of fitness and experience. Most of us are not training to audition for the Russian Ballet, so our atmosphere is not competitive and encourages comradery through the art of dance. This class includes stretching, Vaganova Ballet technique training, combinations, movement across the floor, and a gentle cool down. Strengthen your body and your dance technique with us – it will enhance other aspects of your lives including grace, balance, focus, and performance in other dance forms. I utilize some classical and relaxation music, but also feel-good music that is very danceable such as Jack Johnson, Avett Brothers, Black Keys, Aerosmith, Led Zepplin, and a variety of world music. Although the music is not always traditional, our dance technique training IS.

LimberUp Stretch Class [Ages 10+]

Limber Up Stretch Class Waynesville Wellness

Logan Novgrod

 Fridays 6:30pm -7:30pm

 Instructor: Logan Novgrod Cost: $10/class, or $35/ 4 Classes, or $60/ 8 Classes

LimberUp Class is all about stretching, lengthening, and promoting flexibility and range of motion as we utilize dance stretches and yoga postures. This class is for anyone and everyone looking to promote wellness in their bodies, improve posture, release stress from the work week, and prevent future injuries. Logan utilizes her knowledge of the muscular system from 18+ years of experience in her massage therapy practice, to help people stretch specific muscle groups and increase their awareness of these muscles. This class is for all levels of flexibility. Come with a willingness to relax, release, and Limber Up!

Live Drum & Body Lyrics Belly Dance

Class [Ages 10+] Mondays  6pm – 7:30 pm • Instructors: Logan Novgrod  & Charles Furtado • Cost: $10/class, or $35/ 4 Classes, or $60/ 8 Classes 

Live Drum & Belly Dance

Logan Novgrod & Charles

Live Drum & Body Lyrics Belly Dance Class is focused on cultivating a well rounded dancer by blending the training of music, dance, and fitness. Live music and dance belong together – even in the classroom! Charles Furtado teaches our dancers Middle Eastern rhythms on a variety of different hand drums including the doumbek, frame drum, djembe, and cajone. Logan Novgrod teaches the techniques of traditional, folkloric, and fusion belly dance in a fun, non-competitive atmosphere. Our class includes in depth flexibility training, dance warm-up combinations, introduction to playing Middle Eastern rhythms on the drum, dance choreography to the rhythms that are played, as well as activities that teach dance improvisation. We accept new students – no experience is necessary. However, even experienced dancers will enjoy and benefit from the drumming lessons, dance technique drills, and improvisation training. There are opportunities to perform, but this is not a mandatory part of this class. Introduction to dancing with props such as veils, fans, zills, fan veils, cane, and sword will be provided periodically.