Adult Programs

The Kittery Community Center would like to announce that we are now taking registrations for the following adult activities. All registrations must be done at the Community Center-120 Rogers Rd., or online using the button below. We no longer accept phone registrations.

Drop-ins Available — Did you know that many of our fitness classes offer a drop-in rate?  It’s best to call in advance to make sure that the session is running for the class you want to try out!

ADULT TRIPS

All trips leave and return to the KCC. Enjoy a day out and leave the driving to us! Don’t miss out on these great outings!

Mohegan Sun Casino – Uncasville, CT

Hit the slots with us or just go for the shopping, food, and entertainment. Either way, you’ll be sure to have a good time and hopefully hit the jackpot with our trip to Mohegan. Enjoy the ride to and from on a coach bus with bathrooms and televisions. Everyone will receive a $15 Food Ticket and $15 Free Bet Slip. Please register by December 21st.

Thursday, January 17

Leave KCC at 7:30am and return at 5:00pm

$35/coach bus transportation

ADULT Meals & Social events

BINGO!

We play once a month with a theme for the day. Prizes are awarded to the winners! Lunch menu available at Front Desk. Cost: $6.50 with lunch or $2.25 without lunch. Please register at least one week ahead if you are having lunch so we may prepare the proper amount of food.

Who: Adults

When: 3rd Friday of Month, 11:00am-1:00pm

Sept 21 – Fall Fest, Oct 19 – Halloween, Nov 16 – Harvest, Dec 21 – Christmas, Jan 18 – Winter Fest

 

 

Veteran’s Harvest Luncheon

Join us for a special Harvest Luncheon Celebration!  A turkey dinner with all the fixings!  This year, we will be saying thank you to our veterans by providing this meal for free to all who served!                      

Please pre-register by calling 207-439-3800.

Cost: Veterans – FREE / All others – $8

When: Thursday, November 8 – 11:30am

ADULT CLASSES

ZENTANGLE MEDITATIVE DRAWING

Zentangle is a meditative process of creating art, wherein simple shapes and lines combine to make beautiful and interesting artworks. If you can draw a line and a circle (perfectly or not), you can Zentangle. The focus of Zentangle is on the process of creation rather than the end result. It is both fun and stress-relieving. Zentangle embraces beauty and accepts imperfections. This absorbing art form can be enjoyed anywhere and everywhere.

Instructor: Joyce Amend

Who: Adults

When: Monthly, Every 2nd Thursday, 1:30-3:00 pm, Sept 13, Oct 11, Nov 8, Dec 13, Jan 10, Feb 14

Cost: Resident/Nonresident $10, plus a one-time optional material fee of $10 paid directly to instructor

GRATITUDE IS THE ATTITUDE CARD WORKSHOPS

These workshops will be a fun and creative place for students/participants to let their imagination run free. The initial goal is to explain the theme, paint a visual picture and allow them to bring what they see to life. We will be able to make a variety of beautifully designed cards that can be mailed to friends and family.The student will walk away with the skills and ability to create designs in the future.

Instructor: Courtney Daniel

Who: 18+

When: Wednesdays 6:00 – 8:00pm,
Oct 3 – Halloween, Nov 7 – Holiday Theme, Jan 23 – Surprise Theme

Who: Parent & Child

When: Saturdays, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Oct 20 – Halloween, Nov 17 – Holiday Theme, Jan 26 – Surprise Theme

Cost: Resident/Nonresident $25/class

FREE FITNESS ROOM ORIENTATION

Want to join the fitness room but don’t know where to start? If an introduction to the machines is what you need, join us for an hour-long orientation on our equipment with one of our personal trainers.

Instructor: Sara Bigelson

Who: 16+

When: Wednesdays 1:00 – 2:00pm,
Oct 10, Nov 28, Dec 12, Jan 16,
Saturdays: 1:00 – 2:00pm, Dec 15, Jan 19

Cost: Free – Must pre-register though

LIGHTS! CAMERA! LEARNING?

Ever wanted to give film a try, but you don’t want to make a big commitment? Join us for four weeks (8 classes) and learn the process that block busters, indie, and student films use. Whether it is to create your first film, or produce better home video… regardless of skill level and ability, this program is meant to train and prepare with the knowledge and skills for the industry.

Garret Pray owns and operates his own film company and has acted, executive produced, written and directed various films. He is a graduate of Emerson College with a degree in Film Production.

Instructor: Garret Pray

Who: 16+

When: Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:00 – 8:00pm Oct 23 – Nov 15, Jan 15 – Feb 7

Cost: Resident $50/Nonresident $55

TAI CHI

Join us for this Tai Chi class put on by Michael Johns, who has been teaching for over 30 years. You will learn and practice the Yang style of Tai Chi and the 24 short form movements. The Yang style is the most popular and it consists of slow continuous, soft and circular movements in a flowing form. Tai Chi helps with muscle strength, flexibility, balance, and reduces stress and anxiety. This class is open to all ages and abilities.

Instructor: Michael Johns

Who: 18+ 

When: Mondays 6:00 – 7:00pm,
Sept 17 – Nov 5, Jan 7 – Mar 4 (no class 2/18)

Cost: Resident $70/Nonresident $75

TAI CHI Section II

Tai Chi Section II Class with Michael Johns

Join us for Section II (intermediate) Tai Chi Class taught by Michael Johns, who has been teaching for over 30 years. You will learn and practice the Yang style of Tai Chi Section II which consists of movements 21 through 57 of the 108 movements of the long form.

This class is open to anyone who finished the basic Tai Chi Class at KCC or that have previous experience with the Yang Style of Tai Chi.

Join Michael Johns for Section II (intermediate) Tai Chi Class. Michael Johns has been teaching for over 30 years. You will learn and practice the Yang style of Tai Chi which consists of movements 21 though 57 of the 108 movements of the long form.

This class is open to anyone who finished basic Tai Chi Class at KCC or that have previous experience with the Yang Style of Tai Chi.

Instructor: Michael Johns

Who: 18+ 

When: Thursdays 6:00 – 7:00pm,
Jan 10 – Mar 7

Cost: Resident $70/Nonresident $75

EAST/WEST FUSION

This class is an exploration of Tai Chi, Yoga and Pilates — 3 disciplines that complement and enhance each other in the connection of breath, body, mind and spirit. We will move through balance and grace, strengthening and lengthening, breath, concentration and mindfulness. We will focus on core and posture. Please do not eat a heavy meal before class. Please bring a mat. This class will be done barefoot.

Instructor: Sara Bigelson

Who: 18+

When: Tuesdays 11:00am – 12:00pm, Sept 18–0ct 23, Nov 6–Dec 18 (no class 11/20), Jan 15–Feb 19

Cost: Resident $52/Nonresident $57

BEGINNER TAP DANCE

Come and explore this great American Dance with its rich rhythms and unique styles. Anyone can be a hoofer if the desire to tap their toe is there. Lew-Ann offers a basic introduction to all who gotta dance. So get out your tap shoes and let’s dance! Drop in fee $15/class.

Instructor: Lew-Ann Leen

Who: 13+

When: Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30pm,
Sept 18 – Nov 6

Cost: Resident $82/Nonresident $87

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, 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 and flexibility. We will restore and increase our 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: 55+

When: Tuesdays 10:00 – 11:00 am Sept 18-Oct 23, Nov 6-Dec 18 (no class 11/20), Jan 15-Feb 19 

*NEW TIME* Tuesdays, 12:30-1:30pm, Jan 15-Feb 19

Fridays, 10:15-11:15am Sept 21-Oct 26, Nov 9-Dec 21 (no class 11/23), Jan 18-Feb 22

Cost: Resident $52 /Nonresident $57

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

When: Fridays 10:00 – 11:30 am thru Sept 14
Fridays 1:00pm – 2:30pm starting Sept 21

Cost: $5/class

KARATE

Join 8th 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. Classes are continued all year. Family discounts are offered. A uniform is required and can be purchased through the instructor.

Instructor: Shihan Greg Lazarus

Who: Ages 8-13

When: Mondays & Thursdays, 6:45 – 7:45pm Sept – Nov, Dec – Feb, Mar – May

Cost: Residents – $200/one and $165/ea add’l family member, Nonresident – $205/one and $170/ea add’l family member

INTERMEDIATE TAP DANCE

Come and explore this great American Dance with its rich rhythms and unique styles. Lew-Ann offers a basic introduction to all who gotta dance. So get out your tap shoes and let’s dance! Drop in fee $15/class.

Instructor: Lew-Ann Leen

Who: 13+

When: Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30pm,
Sept 18 – Nov 6

Cost: Resident $82/Nonresident $87

MORNING SCRUNCH

Morning Scrunch is suitable for all ages & fitness levels. The class is welcoming and easy to follow for novice exercisers and challenging for those who already train. Scrunch uses dumbbells, tubes and small weighted balls to build and/or improve your current strength level. This 60-minute workout will not only strengthen your entire body but will change the shape of your body by creating more lean muscle mass and reducing body fat. There is also an additional focus on functional core work, stretching and flexibility. Come challenge yourself, strengthen and shape your body and have fun while doing it! Come prepared to work and please bring an exercise mat, water and two pairs of dumbbells to class; applicable to your current fitness level. Ex: 3 lbs. & 5 lbs./ 5 lbs. & 8 lbs./ 8 lbs. & 10 lbs. There are also weights to share. Instructor provides other workout props. You will get a great workout as well as work out with a supportive group and knowledgeable instructor! Drop in fee $13/class.

Instructor: Andy Ferragamo

Who: 16+

When: Wednesdays & Fridays, 9:00 – 10:00am Sept 19 – Dec 7 (no class 11/23)

Cost: Resident $150/Nonresident $155

BEND, BREATHE & STRETCH

YOGA – BREATHE & STRETCH is 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. No experience is necessary.

Yoga (35 minutes) is for people of all ages. It is never too late—or too early to start. The class includes a vast repertoire of postures and their variations to satisfy a wide range of students and varying abilities. Your practice helps combat stress, improves your balance and body awareness. You will learn healthy breathing techniques and generally improve, enhance or maintain your health and fitness level.

Stretching/flexibility & balance (25 minutes) are very important components of any fitness regime; for general fitness or for better sports performance and injury prevention. Stretching relaxes your muscles and increases blood flow and nutrients to your cartilage and muscles. Other benefits of stretching include: improvements in posture, athletic performance, and energy level, reduction in soreness and cholesterol levels, while encouraging an optimistic outlook. The more one works on flexibility and balance the less likely you are to fall and there will be a noted improvement in your posture.

This will not be a boring, “Am I done yet??” class. We will use straps, yoga blocks and other props that will assist and enhance your workout………and STILL have FUN!! Imagine!! Please bring a yoga mat and water to class. If you have your own blocks or straps bring them along with anything else that assist you in your practice.

Instructor: Andy Ferragamo

Who: 18+

When: Wednesday & Fridays, 10:00-11:00am
Sept 19 – Dec 7 (no class 11/23)

Cost: Resident $150/ Nonresident $155

BALL BODY WORKOUT

Ball Body Workout is a perfect workout that improves agility, balance, strength, coordination and cardiovascular health. The workout burns fat and increases lean muscle. Ball Body is challenging, doable, joint friendly and FUN for all levels of fitness. It is divided into four segments: warm up, strength and cardio, core and final stretches. The warm up – includes patterns that bring awareness to posture and breathing and warms and prepares the muscles as you are acclimated to ball. The strength & cardio component alternates short cardio drills on the ball with muscle challenging exercises to work all the major muscles of the body. The core segment focuses on core strengthening designed to improve range of motion, stability, coordination and balance; resulting in a stronger core, improved posture and better body alignment. A final stretch brings the body back into balance and relaxation with a series of stretches for all the muscle groups you have just worked. Please bring an exercise mat and ball to class.

Instructor: Andy Ferragamo

Who: 18+

When: Thursdays, 9:00-10:00am Sept 20 – Dec 6 (no class 11/22)

Cost: Resident $150/Nonresident $155

YOGA CLASSES with niki

Join Niki for a yoga class that is appropriate for all levels. This class is a fusion of gentle movement, mindful breathing, meditation and relaxation. Explore poses and stretches to feel good in your body and improve range of motion. Learn breathing and meditation techniques to improve mental focus and self awareness. In addition to a yoga mat, a blanket or towel is recommended. Drop in fee $13/class.

Instructor: Niki Floros

Who: 16+

When: Wednesdays 9:00-10:00am,
Sept 19 – Oct 24, Nov 7 – Dec 12

Cost: Resident $52/Nonresident $57

Beginner TEEN ADULT BALLET

This class will introduce the foundations of ballet, including floor stretching, barre work, and center work. The focus will be on strengthening leg and arm muscles, improve posture and flexibility and strengthening the core, all while enjoying the art of dance. Stay in shape by dancing! No prior dance experience necessary. No drop ins.

Instructor: Susan Duffy

Who: 13+

When: Feb 19 – Mar 26, Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30pm

Cost: Residents $62/Nonresident $67

intermediate TEEN ADULT BALLET

This class will continue the foundations of ballet, including floor stretching, barre work, and center work. The focus will be on strengthening leg and arm muscles, improve posture and flexibility and strengthening the core, all while enjoying the art of dance. Stay in shape by dancing! Please bring a yoga mat for the floor stretching. Student should either have taken the beginner class or have at least 1 year prior experience.

Instructor: Susan Duffy

Who: 13+

When: Tuesdays, 6:30-8:00pm
Jan 8 – Mar 26
Saturdays 10:00 – 11:30am,
Jan 5 – Mar 23

Cost: Residents $125/Nonresident $130