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Lysander Parks and Recreation programs

Swim lesson

Lysander Parks and Recreation will offer an eight-week swim lesson session for 5-year-olds and older from Sept. 18 to Dec. 11 at Baker High School pool. Swimmers must be at least 44" in height, and pre-testing will be held Sept. 18 to make sure your child is in the right level.

Celtic dance

A 12-week introduction to folk dance styles in Ireland with an emphasis on proper alignment, music sensitivity and a repertoire of traditional routines, will be offered Wednesday evenings from Sept. 22 to Dec. 15. Featuring lots of jigs, reels, slip jigs and ceilis, this class is for both boys and girls 7 years old and up.

Beginner karate

Karate-do literally means "the way of the empty hand." It is a martial art form that promotes both physical and mental well-being through hard work, ritual and self-discipline. Its purpose is one of self defense; not aggression. This five-week course will consist of one-hour classes of calisthenics, stretching, basic karate kicks, punches and blocks, simple self-defense techniques and the first requirement San Dan Uke (3 level blocks). Traditional Okinawa Goju Ryu will be taught, and all students with Goju Ryu experience are welcome. Instructor will be Barb Cruz from Karate Dojo. The course will be held Monday from Sept. 20 to Oct. 25 (no class Oct. 11) for ages 6 and up.

East Coast swing dance classes

Swing dates back to 1927 - its' music descended from jazz music, and its style varies from country to country. It is a livelier version of the familiar fox-trot rhythm. Swing's bouncy dance steps have also been known as the jitterbug, jive, boogie, rock and roll, and lindy. Collectively, they are known as swing. Join us to learn this fun and lively dance step. Bring a partner or come alone and be partnered up for this four-week fun class held from 8 to 9 p.m. Tuesday nights from Sept. 28 to Oct. 26.

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