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  1. Jazzersculpt

    March 22, 2017, 6:30 PM - May 24, 2017, 7:30 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Experience the Jazzercise version of toning and strengthening, focusing on endurance and flexibility. You will use hand weights and do some mat work to get yourself in shape! Ten week program.

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  2. Total Body Workout

    March 27, 2017, 5:30 PM - May 15, 2017, 6:30 PM @ Brambleton Center

    STABLE AND STRONG! Increase your energy level. Improve your cardio fitness. Lose body fat. Strengthen, sculpt and tone your muscles. Eight week program.

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  3. Fundamental Pilates

    March 28, 2017, 5:30 PM - June 1, 2017, 6:30 PM @ Brambleton Center

    A system of body weight exercises that strengthens and stretches the body and improves tone and posture. This class focuses on breathing and flexibility, concentrating on precision movements which flow to create a balanced body that feels and looks good. Ten week program.

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  4. Fundamental Pilates

    March 28, 2017, 5:30 PM - June 1, 2017, 6:30 PM @ Brambleton Center

    A system of body weight exercises that strengthens and stretches the body and improves tone and posture. This class focuses on breathing and flexibility, concentrating on precision movements which flow to create a balanced body that feels and looks good. Ten week program.

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  5. Low Impact Aerobics (Ages 18+)

    March 28, 2017, 5:30 PM - June 1, 2017, 6:30 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Improve your stamina and cardiovascular health while strengthening and toning your upper and lower body muscles! Low impact aerobics is great for all fitness levels. Fees for sessions already in progress will be prorated. Ten week program.

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  6. Ceramics (18+, Th)

    March 30, 2017 - May 18, 2017, All Day @ Brambleton Center

    Awaken your passion and creativity. Whether you are a beginner or have experiece with ceramics, this class is for you. Come learn the skills that make your pieces unique. The class fee includes assistance of certified instructor, Jo Robertson, and firing of your ceramic pieces. Purchase your greenware from the Brambleton Center or an outside source.

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  7. Ceramics

    March 30, 2017, 10:00 AM - May 18, 2017, 12:00 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Awaken your passion and creativity. Whether you are a beginner or have experience with ceramics, this class is for you. Come learn the skills that make your pieces unique.The class fee includes assistance of certified instructor, Jo Robertson, and firing of your ceramic pieces. Purchase your greenware from the Brambleton Center or an outside source.

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  8. Dance For Your Life (Ages 18+)

    March 30, 2017, 11:00 AM - May 18, 2017, 12:00 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Come move to your favorite hits of the 50's, 60's, 70's while burning calories, improving muscle tone, strengthening, building endurance and working on balance in this low impact cardio class. This fun class is great for all fitness levels, no dance experience required!

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  9. Family Pottery (7+)

    April 2, 2017 - June 11, 2017, All Day @ Brambleton Center

    INTRODUCING-The Family Pottery class. Many parents are as interested in pottery as their children. In this class, work side by side with your child, learning how to hand build with clay and work on the potter's wheel. The fee includes one bag of clay, glazes and the use of tools. An adult must register with a child. $95 per person $190 for both. Eight weeks. Instructor: Rebecca McKeever.

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  10. Kids Pottery (Ages 7-17)

    April 2, 2017, 1:30 PM - June 11, 2017, 4:00 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Let your child experience the excitement of working in clay as Professional Potter, Rebecca McKeever, brings out their creative side. The student will learn to design pieces out of slabs of clay along with learning coiling and pinch techniques. For students with the physical ability to do wheel work, the lessons will be centering, pulling and shaping clay. The fee includes one bag of clay, glazes and the use of tools. Eight week course.

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  11. Pottery (18+, M Night)

    April 3, 2017 - June 12, 2017, All Day @ Brambleton Center

    The Brambleton Center offers a well equipped studio to create original works of clay in both wheel and freeform. Equipment includes 13 electric wheels, a slab roller, and an assortment of tools and accessories for shaping and sculpting the clay. A variety of glazes are mixed in the studio offering about 23 colors. Class fee also includes utilizing the studio on your own during select times when classes aren't in session and the firing of pieces made during the 10 week term. Clay must be purchased through Brambleton Center at $25/25 pounds. Saturday will be an open workshop opportunity for those currently registered in a Pottery class. All pottery classes are ten week programs.

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  12. Pottery (18+. M Aft.)

    April 3, 2017 - June 12, 2017, All Day @ Brambleton Center

    The Brambleton Center offers a well equipped studio to create original works of clay in both wheel and freeform. Equipment includes 13 electric wheels, a slab roller, and an assortment of tools and accessories for shaping and sculpting the clay. A variety of glazes are mixed in the studio offering about 23 colors. Class fee also includes utilizing the studio on your own during select times when classes aren't in session and the firing of pieces made during the 10 week term. Clay must be purchased through Brambleton Center at $25/25 pounds. Saturday will be an open workshop opportunity for those currently registered in a Pottery class. All pottery classes are ten week programs.

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  13. Pottery (18+, Tu)

    April 4, 2017 - June 6, 2017, All Day @ Brambleton Center

    he Brambleton Center offers a well equipped studio to create original works of clay in both wheel and freeform. Equipment includes 13 electric wheels, a slab roller, and an assortment of tools and accessories for shaping and sculpting the clay. A variety of glazes are mixed in the studio offering about 23 colors. Class fee also includes utilizing the studio on your own during select times when classes aren't in session and the firing of pieces made during the 10 week term. Clay must be purchased through Brambleton Center at $25/25 pounds. Saturday will be an open workshop opportunity for those currently registered in a Pottery class. All pottery classes are ten week programs.

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  14. Handbuilding in Clay (18+)

    April 5, 2017 - June 7, 2017, All Day @ Brambleton Center

    Pottery can be created without the use of a potter's wheel. You can create beautiful pots and clay forms by hand using simple tools, slabs of clay, or just by using your hands and fingers. In this class you will explore many techniques for handbuilt pottery. Ten week program.

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  15. Pottery (18+, W)

    April 5, 2017 - June 7, 2017, All Day @ Brambleton Center

    The Brambleton Center offers a well equipped studio to create original works of clay in both wheel and freeform. Equipment includes 13 electric wheels, a slab roller, and an assortment of tools and accessories for shaping and sculpting the clay. A variety of glazes are mixed in the studio offering about 23 colors. Class fee also includes utilizing the studio on your own during select times when classes aren't in session and the firing of pieces made during the 10 week term. Clay must be purchased through Brambleton Center at $25/25 pounds. Saturday will be an open workshop opportunity for those currently registered in a Pottery class. All pottery classes are ten week programs.

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  16. Absolute Beginners Pottery (18+)

    April 6, 2017 - June 8, 2017, All Day @ Brambleton Center

    Come dive right in to the clay with us as you use your skills learned in the absolute beginner’s pottery course. You will continue your basic methods for finishing and glazing your pieces. Class fee includes studio time during select times when classes aren't in session and the firing of pieces made during the ten week term. Clay must be purchased through Brambleton Center at $25/25 pounds. Prerequisite: Absolute Beginners Pottery Instructor: Carlos Dowling.

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  17. Kid's Art (Ages 6-9)

    April 10, 2017, 6:00 PM - May 22, 2017, 7:30 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Open up the world of art for your child. This class will visit a variety of subject matter and art materials. The techniques included are drawing, painting, collage and mixed media. Fee includes all supplies. Six week class.

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  18. T'ai Chi (Ages 18+)

    April 11, 2017, 9:30 AM - May 16, 2017, 10:30 AM @ Brambleton Center

    Originally developed as a Martial Art for self defense, T'ai Chi is a non-competitive, self-paced system of gentle physical exercise and dynamic stretching. It is sometimes described as 'Meditation in Motion' because it promotes serenity through gentle movements; connecting the mind, body and spirit through a sequence of blissful postures. The class consists of slow intentional movements, incorporating breathing and mindful imagery. Its goals are to relax, strengthen, connect the physical body and mind, enhance the natural flow of Chi (life force), and improve one's health. The Mayo Clinic has reported that the practice of T'ai Chi may reduce anxiety and depression, improve balance, flexibility and muscle strength as well as improve sleep quality. Six week program.

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  19. Rhythm Riders

    April 11, 2017, 5:45 PM - May 18, 2017, 6:45 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Ride to the rhythm of the music for a healthier body, mind and spirit! Come to class tired and leave energized! You will be riding to Rock n Roll, Blues, Pop and Contemporary music, for the best cardio workout you can achieve! Your instructor is fun, energetic and ready to help guide you to your next fitness level. All fitness levels are welcome; beginners are encouraged to start here. Experienced cyclist are encouraged to come inside out of the elements for a premium cardio workout. Rhythm Riders will be training with intervals, hill rides, mountain climbs, flat sprints, attack sprints, and other challenging exercises. Please bring your own water and towel for class. 6 week course.

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  20. T'ai Chi (Ages 18+)

    April 12, 2017, 5:30 PM - May 17, 2017, 6:30 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Originally developed as a Martial Art for self defense, T’ai Chi is a non-competitive, self-paced system of gentle physical exercise and dynamic stretching. It is sometimes described as ‘Meditation in Motion’ because it promotes serenity through gentle movement; connecting the mind, body, and spirit through as sequence of blissful postures. The class consists of slow intentional movements, incorporating breathing and mindful imagery. Its goal is to relax, strengthen, connect the physical body and mind, enhance the natural flow of Chi (life force), and improve one’s health. Six week program at the Brambleton Center.

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  21. Yoga (Ages 18+)

    April 13, 2017, 6:00 PM - June 29, 2017, 7:00 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Experience the link between mindful body movement and breath all the while building heat, endurance, flexibility, and strength in a supportive environment. Instructors often build the class around sun salutations and weave together poses which can inspire physical, energetic, mental, intuitive, and pure bliss states of consciousness. Appropriate for beginners as well as those with an ongoing practice. 4, 10 and 12 week course options.

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  22. Gentle, Flowing, Restorative Yoga (Ages 18+)

    April 13, 2017, 7:05 PM - June 29, 2017, 8:05 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Are you interested in learning about Yoga but don’t know where to begin? This class combines a variety of forms including Osteo, Restorative, and Hatha Yoga to allow your body to stretch with a flowing movement and ease. This is an excellent class for those starting out in Yoga or for those who enjoy a slower, gentler, stretch. Ten week program.

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  23. Nia (Ages 18+)

    April 17, 2017, 5:30 PM - May 22, 2017, 6:30 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Try one of the most innovative and safe cardiovascular programs around. It let’s you bop to the beat without jarring your joints and is a great workout for men and women of all ages and fitness levels. It will pump your heart, lubricate your joints, release tension and enhance your balance. Nia uses gentle yet powerful movements that blend dance with martial arts, yoga and other techniques. Six class program.

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  24. Yoga (Ages 18+)

    April 17, 2017, 6:00 PM - July 10, 2017, 7:00 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Experience the link between mindful body movement and breath all the while building heat, endurance, flexibility, and strength in a supportive environment. Instructors often build the class around sun salutations and weave together poses which can inspire physical, energetic, mental, intuitive, and pure bliss states of consciousness. Appropriate for beginners as well as those with an ongoing practice. 4, 10 and 12 week course options.

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  25. Yoga (Ages 18+)

    April 17, 2017, 7:05 PM - July 10, 2017, 8:05 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Experience the link between mindful body movement and breath all the while building heat, endurance, flexibility, and strength in a supportive environment. Instructors often build the class around sun salutations and weave together poses which can inspire physical, energetic, mental, intuitive, and pure bliss states of consciousness. Appropriate for beginners as well as those with an ongoing practice. 4, 10 and 12 week course options.

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  26. Simple Mindfulness Yoga (Ages 18+)

    April 18, 2017, 9:30 AM - June 27, 2017, 10:30 AM @ Brambleton Center

    Simple and gentle yoga poses to help you unwind, relieve stress, feel great, and become more aware of your body, mind and breath. Increase flexibility, balance and focus. Enjoy stretching, strengthening, breathing, meditation and deep relaxation. Quiet the mind, renew the spirit and infuse your day and evening with peace and joy! This class is perfect for both new and continuing students.

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  27. Simple Mindfulness Yoga (Ages 18+)

    April 18, 2017, 10:45 AM - June 27, 2017, 11:45 AM @ Brambleton Center

    Simple and gentle yoga poses to help you unwind, relieve stress, feel great, and become more aware of your body, mind and breath. Increase flexibility, balance and focus. Enjoy stretching, strengthening, breathing, meditation and deep relaxation. Quiet the mind, renew the spirit and infuse your day and evening with peace and joy! This class is perfect for both new and continuing students.

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  28. Power Basics (Ages 18+)

    April 18, 2017, 6:00 PM - May 23, 2017, 6:45 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Power yoga is an active style of yoga, designed to elevate heart rate with calorie-burning poses and create heat in the body. This class will cover the basics of power yoga, creating a foundation for the beginning power yoga student. This style of yoga aims to increase endurance and stamina, and places a special emphasis on core strengthening, making it a great compliment to your current workout or gentle yoga practice. Beginners welcome! Six week class.

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  29. Egyptian Style Belly Dancing for Beginners (Ages 15+)

    April 18, 2017, 7:00 PM - May 23, 2017, 8:00 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Egyptian style of belly dance involves every part of the body, targeting major muscles groups and working them in isolation or in opposition to other muscles. Major components of this type of dance include circular movements of the arms, hands, head, upper torso and hips. This class is a fun and effective way to exercise, relax and enjoy as an entertaining hobby. Six week program.

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  30. Swing Roanoke Dance Lessons (Ages 18+)

    April 18, 2017, 7:00 PM - May 23, 2017, 8:30 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Want a new way to have fun and exercise? Swing Roanoke will be teaching classes to keep your feet moving all winter long! Each six week series of classes will cover various swing dances like East Coast Swing, 20's or 30's Charleston, Lindy Hop, and others. No partner is required and those with two left feet are welcome! No matter how many times you have come before-classes will have fresh material to learn in each series! Classes include one hour of instruction followed by practice time. Instruction by Swing Roanoke. April/May's class will be 3-Count Hustle. May/June's will be Swing 101.

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  31. Simple Mindfulness Yoga (Ages 18+)

    April 19, 2017, 4:30 PM - June 28, 2017, 5:30 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Simple and gentle yoga poses to help you unwind, relieve stress, feel great, and become more aware of your body, mind and breath. Increase flexibility, balance and focus. Enjoy stretching, strengthening, breathing, meditation and deep relaxation. Quiet the mind, renew the spirit and infuse your day and evening with peace and joy! This class is perfect for both new and continuing students.

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  32. Cycle for Beginners (Ages 18+)

    April 19, 2017, 5:45 PM - May 17, 2017, 6:45 PM @ Brambleton Center

    When you think of indoor cycling, do you think, “They go too fast”; “I can’t keep up”; “Cycling is uncomfortable!”; “It’s too intense for me”? Have you wanted to try but have been too intimidated? If so, try our Cycle for Beginners class where you cycle at your own pace! This class is specifically designed for the beginner and will spend half the class during the first week learning bike set-up, cycle terminology and how to ride comfortably. You'll end the 5 weeks feeling more confident about indoor cycling and will have gotten a great workout.

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  33. Energizing Yoga Flow (Ages 18+)

    April 19, 2017, 5:45 PM - June 28, 2017, 6:45 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Elevate your energy level and feel invigorated in this yoga flow-style class. This class will lengthen muscles, provide overall toning and increase heart rate, as you move from one yoga asana (pose) to another. This class includes physical poses and breathing techniques. Additionally, this class will increase focus, flexibility and will incorporate a brief meditation and a deep relaxation at the end of class. Your body and mind will feel refreshed, renewed and restored. Ten week program.

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  34. Simple Mindfulness Yoga (Ages 18+)

    April 20, 2017, 9:30 AM - June 29, 2017, 10:30 AM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Simple and gentle yoga poses to help you unwind, relieve stress, feel great, and become more aware of your body, mind and breath. Increase flexibility, balance and focus. Enjoy stretching, strengthening, breathing, meditation and deep relaxation. Quiet the mind, renew the spirit and infuse your day and evening with peace and joy! This class is perfect for both new and continuing students.

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  35. Simple Mindfulness Yoga (Ages 18+)

    April 20, 2017, 10:45 AM - June 29, 2017, 11:45 AM @ Brambleton Center

    Simple and gentle yoga poses to help you unwind, relieve stress, feel great, and become more aware of your body, mind and breath. Increase flexibility, balance and focus. Enjoy stretching, strengthening, breathing, meditation and deep relaxation. Quiet the mind, renew the spirit and infuse your day and evening with peace and joy! This class is perfect for both new and continuing students.

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  36. Practical Yoga for Men (Ages 18+)

    April 20, 2017, 5:00 PM - May 25, 2017, 5:45 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Compliment your current workout or sport with this specially designed yoga class for men. Poses will focus on muscles to increase mobility in the hamstrings, shoulders, hips, lower back and more. Feel energized, stretched and toned after this 45 minute practice. This is a class for all skill levels, beginners welcome. Six week course.

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  37. Jazzercise (Ages 18+)

    April 21, 2017, 5:30 PM - May 23, 2017, 6:30 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Jazzercise is a pulse-pounding, beat-pumping fitness program that gets you results fast. It's a calorie-torching, hip swiveling, Shakir'd-be-proud dance party with a hot playlist to distract you from the burn. These sessions are not prorated. Ten week program.

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  38. Refresher Weekend Yoga (Ages 18+)

    April 22, 2017, 9:30 AM - July 1, 2017, 10:30 AM @ Brambleton Center

    Start your weekend with Saturday morning yoga feeling renewed, restored, and refreshed! Gentle and easy yoga stretches perfect for the first time yoga student, beginner, and continuing student. Enhance health, well being, and awareness of body, mind, and breath. Increase flexibility, calm the mind, and experience a welcomed sense of peace and joy! Ten week program.

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  39. Intermediate Obedience (Ages 18+)

    April 22, 2017, 10:45 AM - May 27, 2017, 11:45 AM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Step up your training! This six week intermediate course emphasizes the essential obedience commands needed for your dog to be a well-mannered companion. You will learn how to communicate clearly with your dog through the use of positive reinforcement. We also cover proper diet, leadership, exercise, confidence-building exercises and more. Verbal commands and hand signals include Sit, Down, Touch, Distance Stay, Look with Distractions, Leave it, Come, Heel, Place, Release, Tricks, and Agility. (Pre-requisite: Dogs must have graduated from Beginner Obedience.) Instruction provided by High Hopes Dog Training.

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  40. Beginner Obedience (Ages 18+)

    April 22, 2017, 12:00 PM - May 27, 2017, 1:00 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Sit, Down, Off and Drop It are just a few of the commands your dog will master.This six week beginner course is designed for any dogs over 6 months old. Your dog will socialize on-leash with other dogs. Exercises include Sit, Down, Off, Touch, Look, Take it, Drop it, Come, Settle, Wait, Stand, Loose Leash Walking, Parent Separation, Tricks, Agility and more. Discussion topics include Canine Personality Test, reading dogs' body cues, getting your dog to focus on you around distractions, impulse control, use of no-pull harnesses, and reinforcing good manners. (No pre-requisite.) Instructor: High Hopes Dog Training.

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  41. Puppy Kindergarten (Ages 18+)

    April 22, 2017, 1:15 PM - May 27, 2017, 2:15 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Does your puppy need some direction? Cute and adorable as they are-they just sometimes have difficulty listening and bad habits continue! This six week course is designed for puppies aged 10-24 weeks old. Your puppy will socialize off-leash with other puppies and people. Exercises include Name Recognition, Touch, Sit, Drop It, Down, Off, Gotcha, Come, Agility, and Pass the Puppy. Discussion topics include puppy development, house-training, chewing, grooming, play-biting, reading puppies' body language, building confidence, and extensive socialization outside of the class. Instructor: High Hopes Dog Training.

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  42. Archery Clinic (Ages 8-14)

    April 23, 2017, 2:00 PM - May 21, 2017, 4:00 PM @ Cave Spring Middle School

    The Level I archery program is designed to open the world of archery to children in a safe and fun environment. The classes core content includes archery history, safety, technique, equipment, mental concentration, and self-improvement. All instructors are certified by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF) and have undergone a certification program referred to as BAI, 'Basic Archery Instructor.' The program is the perfect opportunity to open the world of archery to children. Please note that this program will focus on the skills of archery, not hunting.

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  43. Volleyball Clinic (Ages 9-13)

    April 23, 2017, 4:00 PM - June 4, 2017, 5:30 PM @ Cave Spring Middle School

    Have a child who is interested in playing volleyball yet have no idea where to begin? If so, this clinic is perfect for them. Each participant will be schooled on the basics of volleyball including passing, serving, setting, spiking, digging, blocking and court positioning from high school coaches. The clinic is designed specifically to give beginner or intermediate level players the skills needed to try out for middle school and junior varsity volleyball.

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  44. Kinder Dance (Ages 3-5)

    April 24, 2017, 9:00 AM - May 15, 2017, 10:00 AM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Your child will learn developmentally appropriate basics of ballet, tap, acrobatics, and creative movement, while learning numbers, colors, shapes, words and songs. Parents will be contacted after enrollment regarding shoes and dress for classes. There is an annual administration fee for Kinderdance of $15 for new participants. If you have not had a class in the past year with Kinderdance, please choose the fee with $15 added to it. Instruction provided by Kinderdance staff.

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  45. Volleyball Clinic (Ages 9-13)

    April 24, 2017, 5:30 PM - June 5, 2017, 7:00 PM @ Cave Spring Middle School

    Have a child who is interested in playing volleyball yet have no idea where to begin? If so, this clinic is perfect for them. Each participant will be schooled on the basics of volleyball including passing, serving, setting, spiking, digging, blocking and court positioning from high school coaches. The clinic is designed specifically to give beginner or intermediate level players the skills needed to try out for middle school and junior varsity volleyball.

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  46. Quick Start Tennis Lessons (Ages 4-7)

    April 24, 2017, 6:00 PM - May 15, 2017, 7:00 PM @ Darrell Shell Park

    QuickStart Tennis is a new format to help children seven and under learn and play the game of tennis. To make it easier for them, we have changed including the court, racquet and net size as well as updated the scoring format. Registration fee includes all equipment needed including age appropriate rackets which must be returned.

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  47. Ukulele For Kids (Ages 7-11)

    April 24, 2017, 6:00 PM - June 19, 2017, 7:00 PM @ Brambleton Center

    The ukulele is a perfect introduction to stringed instruments and music in general. Bring ukulele to class. For kids age 7-11. Eight week program.

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  48. Aikido (Ages 18+)

    April 24, 2017, 6:30 PM - August 21, 2017, 8:30 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    A Japanese martial art teaching self defense using efficient body movements, not strength, to redirect the force of an attack and diffusing it. Increase awareness, flexibility, and balance. Train your body and mind with movement, breathing, and meditative exercise helping you learn principals that are practical for self defense as well as daily life.

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  49. Tennis Lessons (Ages 11-15)

    April 24, 2017, 7:00 PM - May 15, 2017, 8:00 PM @ Darrell Shell Park

    Roanoke County is pleased to offer a fun and exciting series of tennis lessons for beginner level tween players with little or no tennis experience. This program is a wonderful opportunity to get your teen off the couch and interested in a healthy lifetime sport!! Registration fee includes instruction from current and former college coaches and players on the basics of the tennis stroke, court positioning and scoring system. Registration is limited to allow for adequate court time and personalized instruction for all participants.

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  50. Harmony Band (Ages 12+)

    April 24, 2017, 7:05 PM - June 19, 2017, 8:20 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Instructional band with a focus on vocal harmony. Also open to instrumentalists (guitar, keyboard, ukulele, mandolin, bass) with two months of previous lessons. Eight week program.

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  51. Acrylics (18+)

    April 25, 2017 - May 30, 2017, All Day @ Brambleton Center

    Working in acrylics allows for maximum flexibility in color, ideas and techniques. This medium can be used like watercolor or oils. Acrylic paint drys quickly and when dry is permanent. Learn techniques through demonstration and classroom practice using glazes, knife work, texture, composition tips as well as many other methods. Working in acrylics are stress free because of the flexibility allowing for your work to evolve and advance! This class will be intriguing and fun for artists at all skill levels. First canvas is included in cost! *Note: supply list will now be given at the first class, not prior to class. Basic art supplies will be supplied during the first class.* Six program class. Instructor: Michael Farrar.

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  52. Portraits in Oil (18+)

    April 25, 2017 - May 30, 2017, All Day @ Brambleton Center

    Learn how to acquire a likeness of yourself or a loved one in Oils. Bring a photograph (5x7 or 8x10) in size that has a simple background , so that you can learn to study the structure of the face and head. Discover how to find the correct proportions using warm and cool colors and correct values to flesh out your portrait. First canvas is included in cost! *Note: supply list will now be given at the first class, not prior to class. Basic art supplies will be supplied during the first class.* Six program class. Instructor: Michael Farrar.

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  53. Kinder Tots (Age 2)

    April 25, 2017, 9:00 AM - May 16, 2017, 9:30 AM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Two year old children are engaged in a dance and movement program developmentally designed. During class they enjoy movement creativity, dance exploration, physical development and body awareness while learning numbers, colors, shapes and songs. Parents will be contacted after enrollment regarding shoes and dress for classes. There is an annual administration fee for Kinderdance of $15 for new participants. If you have not had a class in the past year with Kinderdance, please choose the fee with $15 added to it. Instruction provided by Kinderdance staff.

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  54. Spanish for Beginners (Ages 18+)

    April 25, 2017, 10:30 AM - June 6, 2017, 11:45 AM @ Brambleton Center

    Did you know that Spanish is the second most common language in the United States? If you took Spanish in school and want to brush up on your skills or you just want to learn a second language, this class is for you. This class will focus on vocabulary, introductory words and phrases at the Brambleton Center. Eight week program.

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  55. Level 2 Swimming Lessons (Ages 5-12)

    April 25, 2017, 5:00 PM - May 18, 2017, 5:40 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Our swimmers continue to build on the basic skills learned in Level 1 in the Level 2 class. The student will become more confident and be able to swim short distances by themselves. Students in this class should be very comfortable going under the water. Emphasis in this class is on learning to float without support, alternating arms and leg actions on front and back along with rotary breathing. Safety lessons are ever present in order to ensure our participant's safety around all water environments. Fun is not forgotten either!

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  56. Level 3 Swimming Lessons (Ages 5-12)

    April 25, 2017, 5:00 PM - May 18, 2017, 5:40 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Now you're really a swimmer! Swimmers in this class are very confident and comfortable in the water. Dolphin kick and breast stroke are introduced but there is a lot of emphasis on rotary breathing and being able to swim the distance of our lap lane without stopping. By the time a participant passes this level they will have achieved basic water competency skills according to the new American Red Cross standards. Safety lessons become more in depth and cover more topics.

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  57. Level 4 Swimming Lessons (Ages 5-12)

    April 25, 2017, 5:00 PM - May 18, 2017, 5:40 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Participants in this class will focus on developing all the strokes. Upon completion of this class participants will have been introduced to butterfly, sidestroke, breaststroke and turns on the wall. There will be a focus on swimming the length of the pool and improving rotary breathing skills in order that efficiency is improved. This class is appropriate for the young or new swim team member that wants to continue to improve. Don't worry... safety lessons continue.

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  58. Tidal Waves (Ages 4-5)

    April 25, 2017, 5:00 PM - May 18, 2017, 5:40 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Jump in, float, and swim! Children will continue to build upon the skills introduced in Big Ripples and become more proficient in their swimming abilities. Children in Tidal Waves should be comfortable with their face in the water and be independent. This class is designed for a 4-5 year old who is confident in the water and not a beginner. They will learn arm strokes and kicking with freestyle and back stroke and be introduced to rotary breathing. To pass this class a child must be able to float on their back and stomach independently. Water safety is highly emphasized in this class and discussed at every opportunity. Children will move directly to Level 2 after completion of this course.

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  59. Tiny Bubbles (Ages 18-36 months)

    April 25, 2017, 5:00 PM - May 18, 2017, 5:30 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Join your child as they discover the world of water. With your help, toddlers will experiment with arm and leg action, floating and going under water. Lots of repetition will help them become very comfortable and confident in the water. This is a fun and engaging class which will keep your child wanting to come back even as they are learning about safety and swimming skills. Parental participation is required.

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  60. Baby Drops (Ages 6-18 months)

    April 25, 2017, 5:40 PM - May 18, 2017, 6:10 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    No need to wait! Start the process of introducing your baby to the water sooner rather than later. This parent and child class will start building your baby's confidence and swimming readiness. What a fun opportunity for you and your child to explore the water and become adjusted together. Parents will learn basic water skills to keep their children safe and help them to love the water. Safety information and teaching techniques will be provided to parents. Parental participation is required.

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  61. Big Ripples (Ages 4-5)

    April 25, 2017, 5:50 PM - May 18, 2017, 6:30 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Celebrate your child's independence in the water. This is the first class that children participate in the lesson without a caregiver. They must be comfortable separating from their parents and be able to follow safety rules. Children are encouraged to develop arm strokes, kicking, floating, and submerging independently. Safety lessons will be more in depth. It is geared towards beginner swimmers in the 4-5 age range.

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  62. Level 1 Swimming Lessons (Ages 5-12)

    April 25, 2017, 5:50 PM - May 18, 2017, 6:30 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Let's have fun learning to swim! This is a class for the older beginning swimmer to become comfortable and confident in the water. They will gain basic aquatic skills including; beginning swimming strokes, breath control, floating, and kicking - all of which will help to keep them safe. Games and activities will help teach them to enjoy and become adjusted to the water. In addition, they will participate in a safety lesson each lesson that will encourage them to be safe around all aquatic environments. The goal is a positive attitude towards swimming and water safety.

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  63. Adult Beginner Swim Lessons (Ages 16+)

    April 25, 2017, 6:00 PM - May 18, 2017, 6:45 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    It's never too late to learn how to swim! Our swim instructors will provide an introductory water program designed for adults or teens that may be fearful about participation in water activities or need assistance developing their basic swimming skills. This is a comfortable, non-threatening environment and with very patient instructors who want to help participants conquer their fear of the water and learn to swim.

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  64. Adult Stroke Refinement (Ages 16+)

    April 25, 2017, 6:00 PM - May 18, 2017, 6:45 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Jump in and take this opportunity to increase your swimming efficiency and gain confidence. This is a class intended for those who would like assistance with improving their stroke technique, breathing pattern, and endurance. We welcome those who are looking to improve their basic strokes, become a fitness swimmer or train for a triathlon.

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  65. Tennis Lessons (Ages 8-12)

    April 25, 2017, 6:00 PM - May 4, 2017, 7:00 PM @ Garst Mill Park

    Roanoke County is pleased to offer a fun and exciting series of tennis lessons for beginner level junior players with little or no tennis experience. This program is perfect for improving childrens coordination, agility, and fitness. Registration fee includes instruction from current and former college coaches and players on the basics of the tennis stroke, court positioning and scoring system. Registration is limited to allow for adequate court time and personalized instruction for all participants. In the event of inclement weather, instructor will contact all registered participants with make up dates.

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  66. Volleyball Clinic (Ages 9-13)

    April 25, 2017, 6:00 PM - May 30, 2017, 7:30 PM @ Glenvar Middle School

    Have a child who is interested in playing volleyball yet have no idea where to begin? If so, this clinic is perfect for them. Each participant will be schooled on the basics of volleyball including passing, serving, setting, spiking, digging, blocking and court positioning from high school coaches. The clinic is designed specifically to give beginner or intermediate level players the skills needed to try out for middle school and junior varsity volleyball.

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  67. Little Splashes (Ages 3-4)

    April 25, 2017, 6:20 PM - May 18, 2017, 6:50 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Come enjoy swimming with your child as they acquire basic aquatic skills that willl encourage their love of the water. This class is the foundation of swimming skills for years to come. While parental participation is required in this class, there will be some time of independent swimming. This time will help your child separate from you and help to discover if they are ready to go to the next level without you. Parents will still be provided with water safety information to keep your entire family safe around aquatic environments.

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  68. Tennis Lessons (Ages 16+)

    April 25, 2017, 7:00 PM - May 4, 2017, 8:00 PM @ Garst Mill Park

    Roanoke County is pleased to offer a fun and exciting series of tennis lessons for beginner level adult players with little or no tennis experience. This program is perfect for improving your coordination, agility, and fitness. Registration fee includes instruction from current and former college coaches and players on the basics of the tennis stroke, court positioning and scoring system. Registration is limited to allow for adequate court time and personalized instruction for all participants. In the event of inclement weather, instructor will contact all registered participants with make up dates.

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  69. Drawing (18+)

    April 26, 2017 - May 31, 2017, All Day @ Brambleton Center

    Drawing is an essential first step in laying the base for painting in any media. Shapes, shading, lighting, picture composition, contour drawing, gesture drawing and one and two point perspectives will be covered in this six week program. First canvas is included in cost! *Note: supply list will now be given at the first class, not prior to class. Basic art supplies will be supplied during the first class.* Instructor: Michael Farrar.

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  70. Oil Painting (18+)

    April 26, 2017 - May 31, 2017, All Day @ Brambleton Center

    Have a passion for painting? This course will cover surface preparation, palette layout, materials handling, color and shading techniques. Great for beginners, those who have painted with acrylics, or those who want to brush up on their skills. Six week program. First canvas is included in cost! *Note: supply list will now be given at the first class, not prior to class. Basic art supplies will be supplied during the first class.* Instructor: Michael Farrar.

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  71. Watercolor (18+)

    April 26, 2017 - May 31, 2017, All Day @ Brambleton Center

    Enjoy a simplified step-by-step process while you learn to express yourself through watercolors. This class for the beginning student includes techniques such as wet paint on dry paper, wet into wet, lost edges, color glazing, color mixing, palette layout and different brush techniques. Sound composition in both still lifes and landscapes will also be covered. *Note: supply list will now be given at the first class, not prior to class. Basic watercolor paints will be supplied during the first class. Must bring own watercolor paper.* Instructor: Michael Farrar.

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  72. Kids Yoga (Ages 3-5)

    April 26, 2017, 5:30 PM - May 17, 2017, 6:00 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Kids Yoga is a class where children participate in fun fitness, playful movements with strength and flexibility, as well as relaxation benefits with breathing techniques all done to child friendly music. Parents will be contacted after enrollment regarding shoes and dress for classes. There is an annual administration fee for Kinderdance of $15 for new participants. If you have not had a class in the past year with Kinderdance, please choose the fee with $15 added to it. Instruction provided by Kinderdance staff.

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  73. Intermediate Spanish (Ages 18+)

    April 26, 2017, 5:45 PM - June 7, 2017, 6:45 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Already know some basic spanish but want to take your language skills to the next level? This class is for you. Brush up on your conversational skills and reinforce what you have already learned. Class is 8 weeks.

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  74. Cane Self Defense (Ages 18+)

    April 27, 2017, 9:00 AM - June 1, 2017, 10:00 AM @ Brambleton Center

    This class will teach anyone the benefits of the cane and how to use the cane for stretching, strength, and developing better balance. The class will also demonstrate that the cane is more than a crutch, and it is in fact a source of confidence. Knowing how to use the cane will give an advantage to those who carry a cane, either due to age or disability. Master Ramsey is a certified 5th degree black belt in karate and has been teaching martial arts for over forty years and is currently a member in the American Cane Masters System.

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  75. Kinder Tots (Age 2)

    April 27, 2017, 9:00 AM - May 18, 2017, 9:30 AM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Two year old children are engaged in a dance and movement program developmentally designed. During class they enjoy movement creativity, dance exploration, physical development and body awareness while learning numbers, colors, shapes and songs. Parents will be contacted after enrollment regarding shoes and dress for classes. There is an annual administration fee for Kinderdance of $15 for new participants. If you have not had a class in the past year with Kinderdance, please choose the fee with $15 added to it. Instruction provided by Kinderdance staff.

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  76. Guitar for Absolute Beginners (Ages 12+)

    April 27, 2017, 5:45 PM - June 8, 2017, 7:00 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Learn to tune, play chords, read tablature and perform easy melodies like Amazing Grace. Bring your own guitar to class. For ages 12 and up.

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  77. Guided Autobiography (18+, Th)

    April 27, 2017, 6:00 PM - May 18, 2017, 8:00 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Do you have a story to tell? Do you want to record your memories as a legacy for your family? This Guided Autobiography course is a fun and inspiring way to do it. Each participant will create a 'life portfolio' of memoirs, written with guided suggestions in a friendly, supportive environment. Collections can be illustrated with photos, recipes and other memorabilia. Bring writing materials (laptops allowed). Four week program. Instructor: Karen Adams.

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  78. Aikido (Ages 18+)

    April 27, 2017, 6:45 PM - August 17, 2017, 8:45 PM @ Brambleton Center

    A Japanese martial art teaching self defense using efficient body movements, not strength, to redirect the force of an attack and diffusing it. Increase awareness, flexibility, and balance. Train your body and mind with movement, breathing, and meditative exercise helping you learn principals that are practical for self defense as well as daily life.

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  79. Blues Band (Ages 18+)

    April 27, 2017, 7:05 PM - June 8, 2017, 8:20 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Instructional band for guitar, harmonica (key of C), keyboard, ukulele and bass students with two months of previous lessons. Perform real blues songs. Bring instrument to class. Eight week program.

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  80. Volleyball Clinic (Ages 9-13)

    April 28, 2017, 5:30 PM - June 2, 2017, 7:00 PM @ Glenvar Middle School

    Have a child who is interested in playing volleyball yet have no idea where to begin? If so, this clinic is perfect for them. Each participant will be schooled on the basics of volleyball including passing, serving, setting, spiking, digging, blocking and court positioning from high school coaches. The clinic is designed specifically to give beginner or intermediate level players the skills needed to try out for middle school and junior varsity volleyball.

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  81. Kinder Dance

    April 29, 2017, 9:00 AM - May 20, 2017, 10:00 AM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Your child will learn developmentally appropriate basics of ballet, tap, acrobatics, and creative movement, while learning numbers, colors, shapes, words and songs. Parents will be contacted after enrollment regarding shoes and dress for classes. There is an annual administration fee for Kinderdance of $15 for new participants. If you have not had a class in the past year with Kinderdance, please choose the fee with $15 added to it. Instruction provided by Kinderdance staff.

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  82. Aikido (Ages 18+)

    April 29, 2017, 9:30 AM - August 19, 2017, 11:30 AM @ Brambleton Center

    A Japanese martial art teaching self defense using efficient body movements, not strength, to redirect the force of an attack and diffusing it. Increase awareness, flexibility, and balance. Train your body and mind with movement, breathing, and meditative exercise helping you learn principals that are practical for self defense as well as daily life.

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