Community classes are six to twelve weeks in duration and are taught by certified professionals, and are open to everyone, regardless of membership status. Classes are available in the areas of aquatics, dance, exercise, martial arts, and sports.

Fall 2016 Session 1 classes run September 6 to October 16 and Session 2 classes run October 25 - December 8. Classes on November 24 are cancelled.

Registration Dates

Fall 2016 - Session 1: August 29 - September 12
Free Week*: September 6 - 12

Fall 2016 - Session 2: October 17 - 30
Free Week*: October 24 - 30

*The first meeting of each class is free and open to all; no pre-registration is required for this trial class. Free week is not available for Youth Aquatics programming.

Note: Cost: UM Student Member/Non-Student Member/Non-Member

Adult Aquatics

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.
Instructor: TBD | Room: Indoor Pool | Day: Monday & Wednesday | Time: 7 - 8 pm | Cost: $89/$115/$145

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.
Instructor: TBD | Room: Indoor Pool | Day: Monday & Wednesday | Time: 8 - 9 pm | Cost: $89/$115/$145

Master Swim Drills
A structured swim workout for the swimmer who wants to build endurance and improve skills. The workouts vary each class consisting of sprints, distance swimming, and stroke drills. The instructor will adapt the workout to your goals, while providing a fun, yet challenging group swimming workout.  This class is perfect for those that want to cross-train for fitness, improve their swimming ability, or train for a triathlon or other swimming competition. Swimmers should be able to swim multiple laps without stopping and be comfortable swimming a minimum of 1 mile per class
Instructor: Aprile | Room: Indoor Pool | Day: Tuesday & Thursday* | Time: 7 - 8:30 pm | Cost: $89/$115/$145

Water Exercise Class
Enjoy a low-impact 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.
Instructor: Barbara | Room: Indoor Pool | Day: Monday & Wednesday | Time: 4 - 5 pm | Cost: $45/$55/$65
Instructor: Jamie | Room: Indoor Pool | Day: Tuesday & Thursday* | Time: 10:15 - 11:15 am | Cost: $45/$55/$65

* No class on November 24

Youth Aquatics

Level 1 - Guppies
Preschool age children 3-6 years old who have never taken a swim class and do not swim at all.  They are brand new to the pool.  Course will cover the basic safety topics and assist children in gaining confidence with their swimming abilities.  The course will include working on being in the water, breathing, front crawl, and floating.
Instructor: John/Aprile | Room: Indoor Pool | Day: Tuesday & Thursday* | Time: 4 - 4:30 pm | Cost: $165
Instructor: Aprile | Room: Indoor Pool | Day: Sunday* | Time: 11 - 11:30 am | Cost: $165 (12-week class)

Level 2 - Minnows
Preschool age children 3-6 years old with previous swimming experience with shallow water.  They are comfortable with the basics of front crawl and floating and will begin to work on stroke technique and refinement of swimming skills.
Instructor: John/Aprile | Room: Indoor Pool | Day: Tuesday & Thursday* | Time: 4:30 - 5 pm | Cost: $165
Instructor: Aprile | Room: Indoor Pool | Day: Sunday* | Time: 11:30 am - 12 pm | Cost: $165 (12-week class)

Level 3 - Trouts
Children ages 5-8 who can complete at least on length of the pool without assistance.  They must know free style stroke along with basic knowledge of the others.
Instructor: John/Aprile | Room: Indoor Pool | Day: Tuesday & Thursday* | Time: 5 - 5:30 pm | Cost: $165
Instructor: Aprile | Room: Indoor Pool | Day: Sunday* | Time: 12 - 12:30 pm | Cost: $165 (12-week class)

Level 4 - Marlins
Children ages 6-10 who feel comfortable in the water and must be able to swim two lengths of the pool.  They should know at least two strokes.  This course will work on breathing, freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly.
Instructor: John/Aprile | Room: Indoor Pool | Day: Tuesday & Thursday* | Time: 5:30 - 6:15 pm | Cost: $165
Instructor: Aprile | Room: Indoor Pool | Day: Sunday | Time: 12:30 - 1:15 pm | Cost: $165 (12-week class)

Level 5 - Dolphins
Children ages 6-10 who can swim well on their own.  Children should be comfortable with each stroke and able to swim multiple laps in the large area of the pool.  These more advanced swimmers will focus on refining their basic strokes and technique.
Instructor: Aprile | Room: Indoor Pool | Day: Sunday | Time: 1:15 - 2 pm | Cost: $165 (12-week class)

Level 6 - Sharks
Ages 11-14.  This is an advanced level course where students will refine all of the strokes and technique.
Instructor: Aprile | Room: Indoor Pool | Day: Sunday | Time: 2 - 2:45 pm | Cost: $165 (12-week class)

* No class on November 24

Dance

Beginner LA-Style Salsa
LA-Style Salsa is a nationally and globally recognized style of salsa; wherever you travel, people who dance salsa will most often know how to dance this style. LA-style salsa is danced in a “line like” motion and is danced with one partner, this differs from LA-Style Salsa is unique in that it is inspired by many kinds of dance including Latin Hustle, Swing, Argentine Tango, and Latin Ballroom. In this class you will learn the basics and fundamentals of LA-Style salsa that will get you on the dance floor in Miami and abroad!
Instructor: John | Room: Multipurpose C | Day: Monday & Wednesday | Time: 6:15 - 7:45 pm | Cost: $150/$199/$299

Belly Dance Basics
New to Belly Dance? Start here! This class lays the foundation for every style of Belly Dance. Everyone can take it. You don’t need experience. You don’t need to be a dancer. All of the basic movements of Belly Dance will be broken down step-by-step in a fun, supportive environment. Shimmies, hip drops, snake arms, beautiful veil work - Prepare to get hooked!
Instructor: Caitlin | Room: Multipurpose C | Day: Saturday** | Time: 1 - 2 pm | Cost: $50/$70/$100 (12-week class)

Belly Dance Beats
Set to fun, high-energy music, this class will feature technique drills that culminate in an easy-to-remember choreography to help students keep practicing throughout the week! The goal is provide tools for growth in your dancing while having fun along the way! Prerequistite: Bellydance Basics or can be taken in conjunction with Belly Dance Basics
Instructor: Caitlin | Room: Multipurpose C | Day: Saturday** | Time: 12 - 1 pm | Cost: $50/$70/$100 (12-week class)

Advanced Tribal Belly Dance
Although it sounds ancient, Tribal is the newest style of Belly Dance. An eclectic style, drawing on influences from the Middle East, Spanish Flamenco, Indian Dance, and Western Theatrics, this class will challenge students’ technique and push them to find new ways of expressing themselves through dance in a warm, supportive environment. Prerequisite: Belly Dance Basics or Instructor Approval
Instructor: Caitlin | Room: Multipurpose C | Day: Saturday** | Time: 10 - 11 am | Cost: $50/$70/$100 (12-week class)

Advanced Oriental Belly Dance
This class delves deeper into the art and history of Belly Dance. We will explore new rhythms, folkloric styles, and advance our technique to better interpret more challenging Middle Eastern songs. Get ready to push your dancing to the next level while exploring other cultures through music and movement. Prerequisite: Belly Dance Basics or Instructor Approval
Instructor: Caitlin | Room: Multipurpose C | Day: Saturday** | Time: 11 am - 12 pm | Cost: $50/$70/$100 (12-week class)

* No class on November 24
** No class on November 26

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.
Instructor: Silvia | Room: Multipurpose C | Day: Sunday | Time: 4 - 5 pm | Cost: $35/$45/$59

Shotokan Karate Techniques
Build a solid Karate foundation through basic Karate principles and techniques in this class taught by senior instructors of Saito Sensei’s Shotokan Karate.  Classes will integrate Saito Sensei’s philosophy of strength and agility with focuses on cardio and strength training exercises.  Classes will be a one hour workout rooted in tradition, hard work, and vision that aspires to be among the best.
Instructor: Rotating | Room: Multipurpose C | Day: Tuesday & Thursday* | Time: 7 - 8 pm | Cost: $75/$95/$125

Capoeira
Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art of self-defense that blends elements of ritualistic fighting music, cunning attacks and defense, dance , floor music and stunning acrobatics. It is an excellent, full-body workout that is fun and challenging.
Instructor: Carlos | Room: Multipurpose C | Day: Sunday | Time: 5:30 - 7 pm | Cost: $59/$79/$99

* No class on November 24

Tennis

Beginner 1
No previous tennis experience. Includes basic instruction in ground strokes, serves and return of serve, volley and rules, scoring and playing procedures.
Instructor: Leo | Room: Tennis Courts | Day: Thursday* | Time: 6 - 7 pm | Cost: $55/$75/$89
Instructor: Kristina | Room: Tennis Courts | Day: Sunday | Time: 9 - 10 am | Cost: $55/$75/$89

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.
Instructor: Kristina | Room: Tennis Courts | Day: Sunday | Time: 10 - 11 am | Cost: $55/$75/$89

Intermediate
Players must be able to rally and know the basic serve, return-of-serve and volley.  Includes instruction in ground stroke placement, how to approach the net, lobs, overheads and volley drills and strategy tactics. 3-3.5 on USTA rating scale.
Instructor: Leo | Room: Tennis Courts | Day: Thursday* | Time: 7 - 8 pm | Cost: $55/$75/$89
Instructor: Kristina | Room: Tennis Courts | Day: Sunday | Time: 11 am - 12 pm | Cost: $55/$75/$89

Advanced
Players must be able to rally and know the basic serve, return-of-serve and volley.  Includes instruction in ground stroke placement, how to approach the net, lobs, overheads and volley drills and strategy tactics. 3.5-4.5 on USTA rating scale.
Instructor: Leo | Room: Tennis Courts | Day: Thursday* | Time: 8 - 9:30 pm | Cost: $70/$90/$108
Instructor: Kristina | Room: Tennis Courts | Day: Sunday | Time: 12 - 1:30 pm | Cost: $70/$90/$108

* No class on November 24

Registration Information
  • Pre-registration is required for class participation and is on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Except for youth classes with indicated age ranges, all patrons must be at least 13 to register for a community class.
  • To participate in a community class, you may register online or in person in the Sales Office Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. during the registration sign-up period. Participants who fail to register during this window of time will have to wait until the next round of course offerings later in the semester.
  • For additional information, call the Sales Office at 305-284-5433.
Class Policies

Please read the following policies carefully before registering for a community class.

  • Only persons registered in a course section may enter those class sessions.
  • Non-members may only access the Herbert Wellness Center for the purposes of attending their class sessions. Non-members who wish to participate in an instructional program class must sign a waiver form at the Wellness Suite during registration.
  • If a section does not reach the minimum enrollment, it will be canceled and the fees will be refunded to those who were registered.
  • No refunds will be given except in the case of a canceled section. Transfers, credits, or exchanges will not be given.
  • Instructors will review what is needed (i.e. clothing, shoes, mat, racquet, etc.) at the first class session.