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Name and contact information of instructor: Linda Earl 403 289-6266
Course description: playing crib for fun
No instructor. We learn from each other. Some knowledge of cribbage.
No equipment is required. The equipment belongs to the club.
Casual environment. Partner is not required. This club is available for drop-in.
The Confederation Park55+ Activity Centre's book club is a book discussion group. A friendly forum where readers come together and talk about books and their reading experience. Becoming a book club member is exciting: finally you are able to talk about the books you read with other people.
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Course description: (Varies depending on what we are working toward)
Within a supportive group setting, this class offers an opportunity to explore the ways in which emotional blocks create blocks in the singing voice. This includes a focus on self, on breath, exploring where the voice is being held in the body, connecting more fully with our bodies as instruments, and addressing performance anxiety. No previous singing experience is necessary. Please wear comfortable clothing.
Diploma in Music
Diploma in Recreation Therapy
Certificate in “Training in the Art of Loving”
Certificate in “Shalom Retreat Leadership Training”
Breathwork Facilitator in Training
Core Energetics Practitioner in training
35 years of experience in music with seniors in various capacities
12 years of experience working as a Designated Lay Minister in the United Church
What equipment is required by the student to bring to class?
Something to drink
What equipment will the instructor provide the students?
What clothing is required?
Comfortable clothing for movement
What level of competency should the student be at to attend this course?
A willingness to explore the possibilities within a supportive group setting.
People who would like to sing and have been “told not to” are welcome.
Is this course available for drop-ins?
Because a certain level of vulnerability is required to sing, participants are welcome to drop in for a maximum of three classes before making a commitment to be in the class.
Is there anything else you would like the students to know about your class?
This is an experiential class.
To sing is to risk. To sing is to allow oneself to be vulnerable. Therefore, it is essential that a warm, safe and supportive container be created in which to learn and explore. This is the responsibility of each person in the class.
As in any group, issues do and will come up that need to be addressed:
Each participant is considered an equal and essential member of the class. Each is encouraged not to compare themselves to others, but to embrace where they currently are, set goals and with support, work toward those goals.
There is no tolerance for bullying or gossip. When concerns arise, participants are to come directly to the instructor who will:
Ask each participant to explore how their own behavior may impact the other, to be willing to listen to the other, and to take responsibility for their part.
Ask the participants to work out issues face to face with each other in a respectful manner.
Provide support/mediate conversations when required.
Instructor: Gina Komanac
Chair yoga is a general term for practices that modify yoga poses so that they can be done while seated in a chair. These modifications make yoga accessible to people who cannot stand or lack the mobility to move easily from standing to seated to supine positions. Many of the basic body mechanics of the individual postures are retained, no matter the stance of the practitioner. Great fun for all!
We are not a group that performs musical selections. In fact, we actually build our concerts and we begin the process by choosing a story that will serve as the foundation.
Over the next months, our director researches and writes the story while weaving in songs and photographs that will support the telling. Members of the group are invited to participate in the building by sharing ideas, exploring song arrangements, and creating/engaging in choreography that will also support the telling.
A few more months are spent putting on the finishing touches and when all is built and ready, we invite the larger community to come and experience the story.
Working toward our next performance, in this session we will continue to build a simulated live radio broadcast called “Alberta Afternoon.” This show will include song, dance, commercials and skits. Reading music, dance, acting and/or previous experience is not required - only a willingness to explore the possibilities!
About the Instructor, Allison Demeter:
Binder, pencil, and eraser. Props may be required depending on what we are working on.
Comfortable clothing for classes, specifics related to performances will be determined.
A willingness to explore the possibilities.
Because a certain level of commitment is required to perform, participants are welcome to drop in for a maximum of three classes before making a commitment to be in the class.
We are not a choir and we do not use sheet music. Practice is required.
We lean more to the musical theatre genre and our performances take several sessions to come to completion.
To sing is to risk. To sing is to allow oneself to be vulnerable. Therefore, it is essential that a warm, safe and supportive container be created in which to learn and grow. This is the responsibility of each person in the class.
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CONFEDERATION PARK SENIORS CHORUS
Mission Statement: Creating music in a fun, creative, safe and encouraging environment where all are welcome. Come sing with us.
2019 REGISTRATION NOTICE
The Confederation Park Seniors Chorus “Chorus” is a group that meets every Tuesday from 12:30 – 3:00pm. We are a community of singers, led by Karen Nell-Bennett, that enjoy familiar tunes as well as learning new songs. The Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 sessions culminate with several performances at various local Seniors lodges.
The Fall 2019 registration commences on Tuesday September 10, 2019 at the Confederation Park Seniors Centre “Centre”.
NOTE: A membership in the Centre is required to register for the Chorus.
Drop in Bridge
There is no instructor with this club. We learn from each other in this casual and friendly environment. Basic level of knowledge and willingness to learn. No partner is required.
Feel great and live better. Never a dull moment in this creative non-competitive fitness class. Using hand weights, resistance bands, balls. You will improve bone and muscle, strength, balance, flexibility, heart and brain health.
Instructor: Pat Harding
Four extra weeks to this class can be purchased to end on December 5
For those who have little or no dance experience. Students start at “Step One” and build according to the ability of the class. No set limits to how much can be accomplished by the class and there is no “Push” to move up to a harder class until ready. The instructor covers all the basic dance moves at a slow and steady pace.
Instructor: Joyce Reddy has 60 years of teaching, C.D.T.A., R.A.D., I.S.T.D., B.A.T.D., I.D.M.A.
Student should have low heel shoes.
Dance steps and notes.
The class starts at the basic and this can be repeated as many times as you wish. No prior tap experience needed.
It is fun. You will be pleased at how much you can accomplish. Each class is an advancement.
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Do you have a passion for writing? Do you want to take your writing to the next level? A writing club is a great way to grow your writing skills. Work with other writers who are interested in cultivating the same craft and who share similar interests. It is both fun and incredibly rewarding.
The woodcarving group is looking for new members. Come on out at 9:00 AM on September 5th, 12th or 19th to observe or try it for yourself. There is no instructor, but we share ideas and techniques. The group will lend you some tools to try out during the introduction, but each participant must have their own tools after that. As a minimum, a carving knife, gouge, sandpaper are needed, or if using power tools a Dremel and burrs. Wear work clothes and have a good apron to catch the shavings and dust. Participants, both men and women, range from beginner and up. A fee is charged for the wood rough cut. Due to space, the group is limited to about 12.If you decide to join the group, you must be a member of Confederation Park 55+ Activity Centre and there will be a quarterly fee to Confederation Park for the wood carving session.
What does the instructor bring to the course?
No instructor – self-directed
Small hand tools, carving knife, gouge, sandpaper, power tools (Dremel)
Not applicable. No instructor. Self-directed.
Work clothes and apron.
From beginner and up.
Is a partner required?
No, but drop in, observe, ask questions, you may find a hobby you enjoy.
Fee charged for wood rough cut.
Pickleball is a paddle sport that combines the elements of badminton, tennis and table tennis. Pickleball is now split into two sessions. Please make sure you are signing up for the right time slot.
There is no instructor. Equipment is provided. We learn from each other while having lots of fun!
Instructor: Jenny Cools, has been teaching papertole for 30 years at various centers.
Course description: Three (3) dimensional pictures – using cutting, gluing, shaping and colouring techniques. Very satisfying and beautiful.
Your project, pictures to work on, cutting board, craft utility knife, glue (we have some supplies in class)
Students have to bring their own equipment. Instructor provides no equipment.
Be sure to wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty.
Beginners are most welcome.
Not available for drop-ins. Projects should be done in class.
Come in a visit – you will see projects in various stages – most welcome to come in anytime.
Bridge Bid and Play
Bridge is the greatest card game. It is a life long friend and enables you to make lifelong friends. Learn the four phases of playing bridge - dealing, bidding for tricks, playing the hand and scoring.
Perfectly Imperfects: Working toward our performances of "Alberta Afternoon" in April, this session we will be dedicated to rehearsing and placing the final touches on our simulated live radio broadcast. Because we have already been working on this show for a year, new participants are welcome but must be willing to do the necessary practice to be fully prepared for the performance dates on April 4th and 5th.
10 Monday classes 11:00 to 12:30 (photocopy fee applies) Jan 6 to March 30 (no classes on January 13, February 17 or March 16)
2 Friday classes 11:00 to 12:30 March 20 & 27
Course description: This course will include a review of basic chords in the main ukulele keys and useful strumming patterns to accompany singing. Other topics covered will include: 1) Finger Picking for song accompaniment, 2) Playing by Ear, 3) The Nashville Numbering System, 4) The Calypso Rhythm, and 5) Other topics on the whims of the instructor - too fierce to mention in print! Alumni are always welcome to register.
Prerequisite: a previous intermediate level course
Note: Instruction is for the small size ukulele – soprano, concert or tenor.
Prerequisite required: an introductory course or equivalent
Instructor Barry Luft has decades of playing and teaching of acoustic instruments.
This ukulele course will be a direct follow up from the introductory level class and will include a healthy review of basics and lots of strumming and singing. New keys and chords will be explored in order to add color to your playing. Alumni are always welcome to register in order to brush up skills and to keep their playing going.
Prerequisite: an introductory course
A ukulele – soprano, concert or tenor, electronic tuner, loose-leaf 3-ring binder, pen or pencil.
Photocopied handouts. A recorded CD of songs and techniques for students for “listening and learning.”
A prerequisite is required – an introductory course or equivalent (a simple strum and a handful of cords).
Is this course available for drop-ins? No.
Lots of learning and fun!
Class focuses on exercises that increase strength, balance, agility and postural awareness thus reducing the risk of falls. Participants must be ambulatory.
Instructor Lois Hinz
Sturdy footwear that covers the toes and heels. Water bottle is optional.
Bands, balls and hand weights
Loose comfortable clothing
Class is suited for those that use canes, walkers but participants have to get to the class
Participants should inform instructor of any medical or chronic conditions they have.
A gentle yoga practice meant to limber all joints and glands in the body. Working with the breath to discover strength, expansion and space within while cultivating peaceful pleasant state of mind.
Please bring a yoga mat to class. There will be foam blocks and straps (props) provided as needed. Wear comfortable clothing that allows for movement. Any and all abilities and bodies are welcome. Each class is taught to accommodate all abilities. Drop-is are welcome provided there is room after the registered students.
A gentle yoga practice meant to limber all joints and glands in the body. Working with the breath to discover strength, expansion and space within while cultivating a peaceful pleasant state of mind.
Please bring a yoga mat to class. There will be foam blocks and straps (props) provided as needed. Remember to wear comfortable clothing that allows for movement. Any and all abilities and bodies are welcome. Each class is taught to accommodate all abilities.
Regarding drop ins - only if there is room after the registered students.
There are many levels of ability among the members of this class – members from raw beginners to those who have painted for more years than they care to remember. Most of the time, the same subjects (flowers, scenes, etc.) are taught to all levels, but the pace varies for each level. More time is spent with basic brush strokes, mixing of and loading of paints for the beginners and a greater variety of styles for the most advanced members.
Instructor: Glenda Lenz
Please Note: There is $5 kiln fee paid Separately
No partner required.
Best social, mental and physical activity.
For those who have had dance (tap) for a couple of years. We now speed up our work and add to our knowledge of tap: working on traditional tap combinations, rhythm work and co-ordination.
Instructor, Joyce Reddy, has been teaching for 60 years, started in United Kingdom as student teacher in a stage school at 15, specializing in beginner older students.
Notes on tap when needed.
Should have danced at a starter level for a couple of years.
Yes – for those with some past dance experience - Should have danced at a starter level for a couple of years.
Think of Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly! The class progresses each week moving to a higher level as soon as the class is ready. The class is based on traditional dance techniques and explores various tap styles from Vaudeville to modern day.
Beginner Line Dance, no partner required. You will experience a variety of dance and music. Having fun and meeting new people very important.
Instructor: Gwen Newll
Dancing 19 years, Ballroom Level 1 Instructor
Teaching since 2006. Alberta Amateur Line Dance Champion 3 years
Calgary Amateur Line Dance Champion 3 years
7 Gold Metals – Dance and choreography – Worlds Line Dance Events
A positive attitude and a smile.
Stop sheets and video links along with playlist for the following week.
Comfortable, indoor shoes that turn easily on a floor. No runners.
Little or no dance experience is required.
Beginners should never attend on a drop-in basis.
Be patient, come often, ask questions, learn dance floor etiquette and dance terminology.
Join the Men's Group every second Wednesday.
Check in for the fall project!
For those who have little or no tap. Students start at “Step One” and build according to the ability of the class. No set limits to how much can be accomplished by the class and there is no “Push” to move up to a harder class until ready. The instructor covers all the basic tap moves at a slow and steady pace.
Student should have low heel tap shoes.
Tap steps and notes.
It is fun. You will be pleased at how much you can accomplish. Each class is an advancement
Line Dance Mid Level 3 and 4 - no partner required. You will experience a variety of dance and music. Having fun and meeting new people very important.
Dance experience is required. If you are not sure please feel free to check with the instructor.
Please check with the instructor.
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Based on a traditional ballet class not an exercise class but major work on core balance coordination, poise, strength using real ballet steps. Participants should have some prior ballet. NOTE: there is a class for NEW BALLET dancers with no experience.
Instructor: Joyce Reddy has 60 years of teaching experience, C.D.T.A., R.A.D., I.S.T.D., B.A.T.D., I.D.M.A.
Music and notes
Participants should have some prior ballet if not join the “NEW” Class that is on Thursday.
If the participant has had some ballet if not they are welcome to “drop-in” to the “NEW” class.
James Hill Ukulele
This class will follow James Hill's sequential approach to developing music literacy. Our instructor is currently working on her level 3 certification in the JHUI (James Hill Ukulele Initiative) program, is an avid player, singer and loves to make music with others. Students will be required to purchase the level one (green book, C tuning) of the Ukulele in the Classroom series. Our instructor has some books available, or students can purchase online or at a local music store. Of course students are required to have a C tuned ukulele, preferable with a low G string. Students can start this class as beginners, however most students come with some prior ukulele instruction or knowledge of chords. The level of instruction will be dependent on the sill level of the class in general.
Based on the C.D.T.A. jazz syllabus, has core, strength, co-ordination and cardio content. All using real jazz steps in a dance format.
Instructor Joyce Reddy, has been teaching for 60 years which started in the United Kingdom as student teacher in a stage school at 15 specializing in beginner older students.
Exercise clothes, light soft runners or jazz shoes.
Notes on dance as needed.
No previous dance needed but is useful.
You can expect the same kind of moves you see in musical productions. You will learn the basic technique which will show both ballet and jazz positions. It is a great work out. The class progresses each week so dance ability improves each week. Work to your own level.
Bridge Beginners – this course is open to beginners who have never played and/or those with a basic understanding of Bridge.
Instructor: Rae Haaland - Life Master – an ACBL designation in bridge. 20 years of instruction.
Nothing. Students may want to purchase an “Introduction to Bridge” $7.50 from the instructor.
Instructor will bring all other materials. Playing cards, weekly photocopies handouts.
Students with a basic understanding of Bridge.
There is homework.
Continuing on From Beginner and improves classes, we progress to more complex steps and patterns danced to a mix of music styles!
Instructor: Susan Chalier brings 20 + years of line dancing. Attended domestic and international line dance workshops where classes are taught by the world's best choreographers and instructors.
What to wear - comfortable smooth soled shoes. No flip flops or backless sandals. Please bring a water bottle and wear comfortable clothes.
What experience should a student have? You should have previous dance experience and have mastered a comprehensive range of step patterns & movements.
According to research one of the best means of avoiding Alzheimer's & Dementia is to dance. Other benefits are exercise, confidence & Ffriendship.
Zumba Gold is a low impact dance fitness class. It is a follow the leader aerobics that explores not only Latin music but all kinds of music. The moves are easy to follow and fun! This class is great for those who love music and dance.
Instructor, Paula Bickford has been dancing for 40 years, teaching dance and fitness for 18 years. Paula has been certified in Zumba since 2009.
None. Comfy clothes and running shoes.
Participants should have good stability and movement abilities.
A gentle yoga practice meant to limber all joints and glands in the body. Working with the breath to discover strength, expansion and space within while cultivating a peaceful pleasant state of mind.
With training in the Himalayan tradition of raja yoga, Mellisa is a Certified Yoga Therapist (RYT500) who is passionate about guiding others inward to discover their own capacity to heal, expand and grow into their purpose.
A yoga mat.
There will be foam blocks and straps (props) provided as needed.
Comfortable clothing that allows for movement.
Any and all abilities and bodies are welcome. Each class is taught to accommodate all abilities.
Yes, if there is room after the registered students.
This class is a great way to keep the body and mind active, healthy and limber.
Please Note: There is $5 kiln fee that has to be paid separately.
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Scottish Country of country dance, itself a form of social dance involving groups of couples of dancers tracing progressive patterns. A dance consists of a sequence of figures. These dances are set to musical forms (Jigs, Reels and Strathspey Reels) which come from the Gaelic tradition of Highland Scotland, as do the Steps used in performing the dances.
Soft soled shoes.
Best social, physical and mental done under Health Strategy plan from studies done by BBC.
A great way to exercise and have fun at the same time.
Instructor: Angella Grell
Alesha Buczny, B.F.A.
In the level two Watercolour Class we are going to practice techniques we learned in the Beginners class and applying them into many of our pieces. We will touch base on Color Theory, Complementary, Secondary, Analogues Triadic as well as warm and cool colors. We will learn how to take am image from a magazine or photograph and break it down so its easier to draw. We will also touch base on Composition and why placement it is important and go into further detail with Foreground, Middle Ground and Background.
No supplies provided.
Watercolour Level 2 Material List
WaterColour Paint Colors
· Lemon Yellow (Light Bright Yellow)
· Cadmium Yellow ( Medium Yellow)
· Cadmium Red (Orange Red)
· Alizarin Crimson Red (Deep Dark Red)
· Sap Green (light green)
· Viridian Green (Darker Green)
· Cobalt Blue or Cerulean Blue (Light Blue)
· Ultramarine (Darker Blue)
· Prussian Blue or Indigo (Dark Navy Blue)
· Ochre (Deep mustard)
· Raw Sienna (light brown)
· Burnt Umber (Dark Brown)
· Paynes Grey/Black
· White (is not necessary)
· Small Detail/Liner (nice point)
· Round #6 and/or#8 (nice point)
· Flat (“1/2- 1”)
Canson 140 lb cold press 9x12
· Paint Tray
· Glass/plastic water jar
· Green Painters tape
· Birch Board (12x16 inches)
· Paper Towel/Napkins/Old Cloth
· Black Gel Pen/Sharpie (Extra fine tip)
Health and Wellness with Chen Tai Chi and Qigong.
27 years in Tai Chi, Qigong, Aikido (martial arts)
Loose gym wear
Beginners and continuing
Chen Tai Chi has more complex moves and more subtle methods. Emphasis on deeper mindful training to coordinate mind and body. Health and Wellness with Tai Chi and Qigong.
Students should have completed at least two terms of beginner Tai Chi.
Join Alesha Buczny, B.F.A. as we learn how to paint in watercolours. Learn about this wonderful medium as Alesha takes you step by step through 8 classes.
This is a non-structured group, not a class, as we do not have an instructor. Each participant works on his/her own project. We break for coffee at midpoint of the session. (1-3pm)
This course/class does not have an instructor. The students are self-directed.
Each person brings their own supplies for their particular project.
There are beginners as well as experienced hobby artists. A desire to work on their art is the only requirement.
The fees are $20.00 per session. The sessions are Sept – Dec; Jan – March, April – June.
The summer session is from July - August - membership only required for summer session only.
In the past 2 summers, we have been allowed to continue meeting in July and August for no fees.
Oil Pastel and Soft Pastel Beginners Glass
Most of these projects will take 1-2 classes to complete.
Class #1 – Techniques/Materials
Ø Going over the materials ( Oil and Soft Pastels) and what they are used for and how to use them. Starting with making marks with the pastel tip and side. Learning how to blend and create soft and strong lines. Using pressure to create different gradations of light to dark.
Ø A quick sketch of mountains, trees and sky using the tip and side of the pastel. ( Both oil and soft Pastels)
Ø Tree branch using 4 colors: light green, dark green, brown and black. (Both oil and Soft Pastel)
Class #2 – Blending Colors, Contour Lines & Light Logic.
Ø Creating a ball, with 1 color and adding shadow and highlights by using black and white pastels.
Ø Create an orange by blending 3 colors yellow, orange and red and adding shadow and highlights.
Ø Next project we will be making a pear with numerous colors and lots of blending. Talking about contrasting colors.
Class # 3 – Soft Pastel Blending.
Ø Creating a brightly colored sky and learning how to blend the Soft Pastels. Adding landscape Silloutets.
Class # 4 – Blending Scales/ Different Paper
Ø Water and Sky Blending Scales, keeping track of the colors you used with a dark to light scale.
Ø Using different grained paper for different outcomes with pastels. For this project we will use a fine grain like basic drawing paper, medium grain which is your basic pastel paper and a rough grain which could be watercolour paper or even sandpaper. Tape all 3 papers together and create a landscape piece on it (same pressure, colors and tones and shades).
Class #5 – Landscape of Trees on Black Paper using warm and cool colors.
Ø This is a step by step piece working from the background forward.
Class #6 – Tipsy Tea Cups on Black Paper.
Ø Lots of bright colors, blending and making sure our light logic come into paly with our highlight’s and shadow.
Class #7 – Harmony of the Paper.
Ø Using colored toned pastel paper and 2 pastel colors, one color for the light tones and one color for the darker tones. While keeping the color of the paper as your medium tone.
Class #8 – Landscape with Contrasting Colors.
Ø Using only 2 colors to create light, medium and dark tones. Using the 2 colors blended to create another color. (EX: Yellow and Blue, together they will create a green.) Applying dark over light and light over dark.
Class # 9 – Chicken.
Ø Talk about Warm Colors, test out blending a few Warm colors.
Ø Using a cool toned paper with Warm pastel colors for the chicken. Adding small cool colored details on chicken.
Class #10 – Fixatives.
Ø Using trying to achieve bright vibrant colors, you need to use a fixative, so your colors don’t become to muddy. The fixative help you achieve, bight colors layers. It pulls out the bright pastel pigments.
***IF we complete all projects, new ones will be provided***
Mixed Media Materials
Surfaces: Thin Canvas, anything can be covered as long as you prime it (Gesso) if needed.
Papers: Newsprint, scrapbooking paper, tissue paper, tea bags, fancy napkins, old books, old sheet music, magazines, sewing patterns, maps, wallpaper….anything with a print or pattern on it.
Mediums: Acrylic Paint, Watercolour Paint, Oil and Soft Pastels, Pencil Crayons, Felt Markers, charcoal, ink pens….anything that will create a mark.
Stamping: Stencils, saran wrap, tin foil, bubble wrap, rubber stamps or scrapbooking stamps, canning lids, rubber balls, bottle and milk caps…Anything that can pick up paint and make a stamp or mark.
Textures: Gesso, yarn, eggshells (Washed and Dried), masking tape, thread, cheese cloth, toothpicks, steel wool, tinfoil, salt, beads, fabric, burlap…anything tactile.
Applications:Brushes, old credit cards (Starbucks cards), fingers, sponges, spatulas, stamps…anything you can apply a wet medium on to and paint with.
Organic Items: eggshells, leaves, branches, moss, rocks, wheat, dried flower roots, wood, dried flowers….
Come and join us for a fun and exciting morning of painting. Carol Marasco our instructor will provide detail instructions on how to create a fun and one of a kind painting. Kindly note supplies are not included. Class descriptions are pending.
Supplies required are as follows:paint, canvas, aprons, tablecloth, water cups, brushes, pallet (or styrofoam plate) and paper towels
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DRAMA CLUB: Old People Behaving Badly
Ever want to perform in front of an audience but were nervous about trying? This is the club for you! Using your strengths, be it singing, telling jokes, playing music or speaking - come out and have fun.