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Classes - ORANGE Clubs - PINK
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.
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!
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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.
No partner required.
Best social, mental and physical activity.
Join the Men's Group every second Wednesday.
Check in for the fall project!
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.
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 that has to be paid separately.
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, the club will create a piece of collective theatre called "Old People Behaving Badly" and perform it in early December at a luncheon at Confederation Park 55+ Activity Centre. Come, have fun and showcase what Old People can do.
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.
Note: Instruction is for the small size varieties of ukulele – soprano, concert or tenor.
Instructor Barry Luft
This class is geared for those with little or no experience on the instrument. You will learn to accompany many familiar songs using chords and rhythm strums plus have fun singing while playing. You will be playing on the first day! If you have a ukulele, bring it to class in good working order along with an electronic clip-on tuner.
What does the instructor bring to the course? (brief biography)
Decades of playing and teaching acoustic instruments.
A ukulele – small size variety of ukulele – soprano, concert or tenor, electronic tuner, a loose-leaf 3-ring binder, pen or pencil. We recommend Long & McQuade for rentals or purchase.
Little or no experience.
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.
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: 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 Louise 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 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.
Health and Wellness with Chen Tai Chi and Qigong.
What does the instructor bring to the course?
27 years in Tai Chi, Qigong, Aikido (martial arts)
Loose gym wear
Beginners and continuing
Please Note: There is $5 kiln fee paid Separately
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
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.
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.
Is a partner required?
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.
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.
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 tap shoes.
Tap 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.
Intermediate I – will cover a variety of dances with a variety of music. It is expected that at this stage that combinations will become less repetitive and more variety would become evident. A bridge not exceeding 16 counts could be included within the dance.
Instructor: Gwen Newell
Comfortable, indoor shoes that turn easily on a floor, no runners.
Prerequisite: Line Dance Beginners
Check with the instructor prior to attending.
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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.
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.