Fenix Capoeira classes offer a high-energy workout with many facets, including martial arts, self-expression, acrobatics, self-defence, music (instruments and singing), and Portuguese language. Join our Beginner Capoera class and experience community, culture and individual vitality.
Game to Grow’s tabletop role-playing groups use role-playing games like Dungeons and Dragons to help teens, adolescents, and emerging adults become more confident, creative, and socially capable. Some of our participants are here because of challenges related to autism, anxiety, ADHD, and some just need a little support making friends. For more information, visit www.gametogrow.org.
One Accord Karate teaches Shito-Ryu Karate. Karate training helps in developing self-awareness, and to develop both physical and emotional control. The skills and attitudes you acquire will help you in all facets of life. Karate training is more of a competition with oneself and students learn focus, confidence, and self-control. The environment is ideal for those who love physical activity but shy away from the pressures often associated with team sports. It is a place to build positive relationships, strengthen value systems, and learn important life skills. Register here
GIVE YOURSELF THE GIFT OF MUSIC! Kelli Frances Corrado is a professional songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who has taught music for 10+ years, specializing in helping the beginner start. Register here
Painting with Barbara Fugate
Explore ways to make abstract figure paintings inspired by drawings made from life. Workshops deal with issues of composition, texture, brushwork, line and may include painting, drawing, sculpting, and collage. Previous painting and drawing experience is recommended. Weekend workshops currently available. Register here
Bellydance with Leslie Rosen
Bellydancers are supple, feminine, earthly, mysterious, playful and strong. That dancer is you! Come learn among friends and awaken your inner fire. Build community and self-knowledge while honoring the inner divine feminine. All classes meet Wednesday nights.
Classes are most appropriate for adults looking for aerobically challenging and creative choreography. Classes are fast paced, but simple enough for you to catch on and be up to speed within a few weeks, and students are friendly and supportive in welcoming newcomers to classes. Classes available on Tuesday evenings and Saturday mornings. Register here
West Seattle Jazzercise
Burn up to 600 calories in one fun and powerfully effective 60-minute total body workout. Every Jazzercise group dance fitness class combines dance-based cardio with strength training and stretching to sculpt, tone and lengthen muscles for maximum fat burn. Choreographed to today’s hottest music, Jazzercise is a fusion of jazz dance, aerobic exercise, resistance training, Pilates, yoga, and kickboxing. Start dancing yourself fit and change the shape of your body today! Classes available Saturday mornings. Register here
Vinyasa is where we practice yoga postures and move in and out of them with synchronized breath. This is an energetic practice with a big focus on yoga asana (postures) and pranayama (breathing practice). This class is open to all levels of knowledge and experience.
Our classes are all "pay what you can". This means that you can evaluate for yourself the value, and what you can afford to pay. It is important to us that there is an alternative to the corporate yoga business model, and that we as practitioners can feel secure knowing that we can always practice in our community, regardless of how our bank account fluctuates. Please know that your payments are the lively hood of the community and its ability to sustain and grow. We hope you find this empowering and a way to spend consciously! We ask you pay $5, $10, $15, or $20 per class, depending on what makes you feel good and generous! And no one will ever be turned away for lack of funds. All are welcome. Questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
DogPound Crew Breakdance
This class is open to all youth (6 yrs and up), and is a fun and challenging class for students of varying experience levels. Students will work closely with Dog Pound Crew members Bobby Drake and Sammy to learn and master the art of Breakdance (or “breaking”). Each participant can opt in to the “Student of the Month” system, where instructors will acknowledge the top students each month by entering a local competition alongside them. Students will have opportunities to perform at local events and attend various out-of-class field trips. At the end of each year, students who stay enrolled will also have the opportunity to travel out of state to one of the largest competitions in breakdancing.
For artists, illustrators, and anyone who wants to try their hand at figure drawing. Seattle's longest-running walk-in, gently-instructed Live Model Figure Drawing class is now at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center every Thursday at 5pm.
Jamie Bollenbach presents an open approach to timeless realistic drawing techniques, all held in an atmosphere where you learn and practice at your own pace, with professional level guidance as you need it.
We help artists build a foundation for personal expression and long-term creative development, at an individual pace, and to fit the artist's own goals. Jamie works work with artists at beginning to advanced levels with everything from core observational skills in proportion, light, shadow and perspective to advanced problems of composition, effective illustration and the representation of the figure in contemporary art.
For fine artists, hobbyists, illustrators in training or practicing or the new art students alike, there's nothing else like it in town: professional art guidance, learn at your own pace, low cost, high quality, no commitment.
Seattle area artists who'd like to practice or develop their skills are all welcome at my Wednesday and Thursday classes, held every week, 5PM at the A&C Classroom in the U District, and 5PM Thursday at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center in West Seattle. College programs will often accept hours here for credit towards other academic programs, and the classes are often a good way to meet other artists who work in fine arts and illustration.