Aquatics: Adult

Adult Beginner Swim Lessons
This is for those water lovers who may have taught themselves how to swim or have never had the chance to swim. The focus is on the front crawl but will depend on the individuals in the class. Drills are used to enhance body position in the water and to swim more effectively.

Adult Int/Adv Swim Lessons
Intermediate: You have mastered the front crawl and maybe even the backstroke and want to refine them and learn another stroke or two.
Advanced: You are able to swim two to three strokes proficiently and want to learn the rest of the strokes and flip turns.
You will leave this course knowing more drills, with a better stroke and the ability to swim for exercise.

Master Swim Drills
A structured swim workout for the swimmer who wants to build endurance and improve skills. This program is open to all swimmers that would like to focus on the technique and quality of their swimming. Instructors will be able to aide and design programs to fit the individual needs and goals of each swimmer.

Water Exercise Class
Workout in the water without feeling stress on your joints. This class offers an overall fitness workout that challenges you aerobically and uses the water as resistance for strengthening and toning. Excellent for those with bone or joint problems.

Aquatics: Youth

Preschool Non-swimmers
3 -5 years old who require aide while swimming. These beginning level swimmers will cover the basic safety topics while pursuing confidence in their swimming abilities. This course will include work on breathing, front crawl, swimming on their back, and floating.

Preschool Swimmers
3 -5 years old who are comfortable in the water and are able to swim on their own. Children will work on front crawl, breathing, swimming on their back (elementary backstroke and flutter kicks), floating, and safety skills.

Marlins
6-12 years old who feel comfortable in the water and have had prior swim instruction. These swimmers should be able to swim on their own and with instruction will work on distance, breathing, freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly.

Dolphins
6-12 years old who have had prior swim instruction and can swim well on their own. These more advanced swimmers will focus on refining the basic strokes and emphasize more technique in their swimming capabilities.

Dance

Rueda/Casino Style Salsa: Beginner
This Salsa group dance class features Rueda/Casino style Salsa.  This course is designed for the beginner. 
NO PRIOR DANCING EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED.  You do not need a partner to join.

LA Style Salsa: Multi-Level
This Salsa group dance class features LA style Salsa. The LA style is different from Rueda in that it involves 1 on 1 partner dancing instead of a large group circle. Learn how to be a show stopper! This course is designed for multiple levels. NO PRIOR DANCING EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED. You do not need a partner to join.

Belly Dance 101
Express your feminine side while getting a work out! Learn some new moves while peeking into an ancient art form… welcome to Belly dance! Belly dance provides a great, low-impact cardiovascular workout that strengthens more than just the core. In Belly dance 101 students will be introduced to the wide range of foundation movements; from the smooth and snaky to pops and locks. Emphasis will be placed on proper posture, execution of muscle isolations, and having fun! Basic Zill (finger cymbal) and veil work will also be introduced in this course. Belly dance 101 is designed for the participants who is completely new to Belly dance.

Belly Dance Intermediate/Advanced
This course is a multi-level class that takes the foundation from Belly dance 101 and builds on it! Participants will learn combinations and be introduced to layering and traveling with movements. Beyond technique, participants will learn to play different zill rhythms and dance with props. The course will also touch on different performance and cultural components of the art form. Participants may enroll in intermediate/advanced belly dance after completing Belly dance 101 or with permission from the instructor. Email c.booth1@umiami.edu with any inquiries about enrollment.

Exercise

Reformer Pilates
Joseph Pilates created equipment to both support and challenge the body’s core musculature. The spring resistance on the Reformer equipment assists by strengthening and stretching weak areas of your body, while encouraging the development of core strength and proper joint alignment. Reformer classes follow a general sequence of exercises guided by an instructor. These flowing movements linked together through mindful breathing challenge your balance, coordination, and abdominals.

 

Martial Arts

Tai Chi
Learn the martial art from China that has been practiced for centuries and is famous worldwide for its profound benefits in physical and mental health and longevity. The Taiji principles and theory that will be covered over the course include breathing methods, still standing meditation and stationary postures to build strength, endurance, improve balance and stimulate Chi circulation. Tai Chi also includes movement to loosen all major joints of the body for healing and to prevent joint problems.

Sports

Tennis Lessons: Beginner 1
No previous tennis experience. Includes basic instruction in groundstrokes, serves and return of serve, volley and rules, scoring and playing procedures.

Tennis Lessons: Beginner 2
Previous tennis experience or lessons. Players must know rules, scoring and playing procedures. Emphasis is on refining the strokes, making corrections and improvements where necessary and beginning singles and doubles tactics. (1-2.5 on USTA rating scale)

Tennis Lessons: Intermediate
Players must be able to rally and know the basic serve, return-of-serve and volley. Includes instruction in groundstroke placement, how to approach the net, lobs, overheads and volley drills and strategy tactics. (3-3.5 on USTA rating scale)

Tennis Lessons: Advanced
Players must be able to rally and know the basic serve, return-of-serve and volley. Includes instruction in groundstroke placement, how to approach the net, lobs, overheads and volley drills and strategy tactics. (3-3.5 on USTA rating scale)

One-time Class Offerings

Cooking Classes
Emergency Care Classes (CPR, AED, First Aid, Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers)
Meditation