Adult Programs

ADULT CLASSES

Due to COVID-19, full session registration & payment in advance is required for all classes. All classes will follow CDC guidelines for COVID-19 prevention. 

intuitive meditation

Have you always wanted to explore meditation, knowing the benefits for your body and mind, however dread the thought of having to sit in stillness, cross-legged and empty minded? If so, join us while we explore the intuitive approach of meditation, with Anja. We will be guided through a meditation style that offers many different doorways to relaxation. Take this opportunity to find deep rest and release your tension. When the weather allows we will enjoy nature and meditate in Rogers Park. Please bring something to lay or sit on, bug spray and cushions or blankets to get comfortable.

Instructor: Anja Schneider
Who: 16+
When: Mondays, July 12-Aug 16, 6:00-7:00pm
Cost: $60/Resident, $65/Non-resident, No drop ins.

screenwriting

Have an idea for your own film but need some help writing it and formatting it like a proper screenplay? Join filmmaker, screenwriter, and media coach Mark J. Parker and bring your vision to life via text. From the logline and summary to the first scene of the script, writers will strengthen not only their idea and their formatting, but their ability to write dialogue, descriptions, and conflict. All participants should have a film idea that they are comfortable describing and should be prepared for some brainstorming and writing both in class and at home between sessions. No actual filming will take place in this workshop. Both beginners and experienced writers are welcome. Bringing personal laptops or tablets with keyboards to class is recommended.

Instructor: Mark Parker
ADULTS
Who: 18+
When: Mondays, July 19 & 26, 2 classes | 5:30-6:45pm
Cost: Resident $60 Nonresident $65
TEENS
Who: Grades 8-12
When: Mondays, July 5 & 12, 2 classes | 5:30-6:45pm
Cost: Resident $50, Nonresident $55

acting and improv on camera

Join acting coach, casting director, and filmmaker Mark J. Parker for a fun and informative class about acting for the camera. The techniques taught in this workshop will be different from stage acting, as actors will try to ground their acting in natural, truthful performances like you see in films and television series. Students will work on improv, acting exercises, and age-appropriate scenes from film and TV, plus they will work on hitting their mark within the camera frame and understanding camera angles. Scenes will need to be memorized for Week 2 and actors will be recorded on camera so they can watch and keep their videos. Both beginners and experienced actors are welcome.

Instructor: Mark Parker
ADULTS
Who: 18+
When: Mondays, Aug 23 & 30, 2 classes | 5:30-6:45pm
Cost: Resident $60, Nonresident $65
TEENS
Who: Grades 8-12
When: Mondays, Aug 2 & 9, 2 classes | 5:30-6:45pm
Cost: Resident $50, Nonresident $55

EVERYBODY CAN DO YOGA

If you sit at a desk all day, if you are rehabilitating from injuries, if you have issues getting up from the floor and down to the floor, if you have arthritic joints/limited joint mobility or if you would just like a yoga class where you know you are not going to jump from one pose to another…then this is the class for you! This form of yoga uses a chair as a prop. We will practice either sitting in a chair or standing and using the chair for support. We will experience increased strength, flexibility and balance. We will breathe and relax. We will not be wearing shoes in class. Please do not eat a heavy meal for at least an hour before class. 

Instructor: Sara Bigelson
Who: Ages 55+
When: Thursday, July 8 – Aug 12, 9:45am-10:45am
Cost: Resident $52/Nonresident $57, No drop ins.

LINE DANCING

Learn all types of line dancing for beginners to intermediates, waltzes, cha-chas, rhumbas, polkas, etc. This is such a fun class that has choreographed dances that are taught step by step in segments without music and then music is added later. Line dancing is a great way to stay healthy and is great exercise! No experience is necessary and no partner needed! 

Instructor: Sara Bigelson
Who: Adults
Where: KCC Gymnasium
When: Fridays, 11:00am-12:30pm, July 9-Aug 13
Cost: $40/Resident, $45/Non-resident, No drop ins.

long and strong

A 60-minute full body workout utilizing body weight, light weights, yoga mats and blocks, and our own mind-body awareness. Balance, posture, strength, flexibility and mindfulness will all be addressed. Becky Kollmorgen is a physical therapist, yoga instructor, and certified group fitness instructor. She brings years of teaching experience to the class. Please bring a yoga mat, block & preferred free weights. 

Instructor: Becky Kollmorgen
Location: Studio 1
Who: Adults
When: Tuesdays, 8:30-9:30am, June 29-Aug 10, 7 classes
Cost: $70/resident, $75/nonresident, No drop ins

Zentangle meditative drawing

Join in the Zentangle fun…for anyone and everyone! Welcome to those with previous Zentangle experience, or anyone who wants to try it for the first time! No drawing experience required. Relaxing and fun! Beautiful pen and ink projects each month. Bring your kits – first-timers may borrow materials to “try out” Zentangle. Kits for future classes will be available for an additional $10 fee paid directly to the instructor for future classes. 

Instructor: Joyce Amend, MA, CZT
Location: Function Room
Who: Adults, No drawing experience required.
When: Friday, June 18, July 16, 10:30am-12:00pm
Cost: Resident/Nonresident $10 per class, No drop ins

Mandala Dot Painting

Beautiful Dot Mandalas are meditative symbols created by painting intricate patterns of dots using special dotting tools and acrylic paints. In addition to the class fee, this class requires a one-time purchase of a kit consisting of special dotting tools, palette tray, rubber gloves, share of paints, item to paint, and
more for a $15 fee paid directly to the instructor. A separate $2 material fee (paid to instructor) may also be requested, depending on project. 

Instructor: Joyce Amend, MA
Location: Function Room
Who: Adults, No artistic experience required.
When: Thursday, May 27, June 24, July 22, 10:30am-12:00pm
Cost: Resident/Nonresident $10 per class (plus one-time $15 kit), No drop ins

Yogilates on the ball

This class incorporates movements, postures and positions performed to increase strength – especially core strength, flexibility and balance of the entire body.  We will learn core exercises and stabilizing techniques to improve posture and increase ease of movement and balance.  This class is appropriate for most fitness levels and is done without shoes.  Please bring a mat & a stability ball.

Instructor: Sara Bigelson
Where: Studio 1
Who: Adults
When: Thursdays, 11:00am-12:00pm, July 8-Aug 12
Cost: Resident $52 / Nonresident $57, No drop ins

Bend, Breathe, & Stretch

An hour class that incorporates 35 minutes of yoga postures (asanas) followed by 25 minutes of full body stretching, flexibility and balance movements. This class is designed for all ages and is of benefit to deconditioned participants as well as to athletes. It can be a class to get you back in contact with your body or alleviate soreness and tightness from your athletic/sports pursuits or routine activities.

Instructor: Andy Ferragamo
Location: Studio 1
Who: Adults
When: June 29-Aug 17, 8 classes
Cost: Resident $68, Nonresident $73, No drop ins

karate

Join 9th Degree Black Belt and Head Instructor of the NE Okinawan Karate Dojo, Greg Lazarus for our new Karate Program! He welcomes students (8 years of age and older) that come to him with the desire to learn the true essence of Matsumura Seito Karate-do. Shihan Lazarus has been training students since 1980. Our classes stress Traditional Protocol, Self-Discipline and Quality Authentic Training and Techniques. Family discounts are offered. A uniform is required and can be purchased through the instructor. No drop ins. Masks required.

Where: KCC Gymnasium
Who: Ages 8 – 13
When: Mondays & Thursdays, 5:30-6:15pm, June 10 – August 30
Who: Ages 14-65
When: Mondays & Thursdays, 6:45 – 8:00pm, June 10 – August 30 
Cost: Residents – $200/one and $165/ea add’l family member | Nonresidents – $205/one and $170/ea add’l family member