Berlin 1870 Town Hall

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Japanese Class
September - June
Thursday 3:00pm - 6:00pm
The Japanese class is open to children 3 - 9.  Class admission requires children to have fluent spoken Japanese and listening with some writing. Three and four years old specially requires that Japanese be their first language.  Ideally, children have one of the parents being native Japanese so they learn Japanese naturally in their daily life.  The teacher follows the Japanese elementary school  curriculum.  Contact Akemi Yamada at akmy9@hotmail.com if you have additional questions or would like to have your child take an entry test.

Beginner Line Dancing

Monday 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Drop-In Fee: $10

Contact: Linda Gordon at 508-944-8031 or necountrydancers.com

Intended for those with little or no dance experience, this class focuses on teaching the basics.  You will learn the steps to execute simple, beginner-level dance steps and begin to memorize patterns. The focus is on fun with slow, patient instruction. New classes begin in June, September, January, and March.


Improver Line Dancing

Wednesday 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Drop-In Fee: $10
Contact: Linda Gordon at 508-944-8031 or necountrydancers.com

For dancers with at least a year of line dancing experience, this class introduces more complex steps and patterns. The pace is faster and there are fewer reviews with more dancing and less teaching. Reviews of previously taught dances are done by request. A new dance is taught or reviewed at 6:15pm each week.


Classic Country Partner Dancing

Friday 5:00pm - 6:30pm 

Drop-In Fee:  $8

Contact: Linda Gordon at 508-944-8031 or necountrydancers.com

For partner dancers who already know beginner-level pattern partner dances, especially older, classic dances like El Paso, Blue Rose, Shadow, and Wichita Waltz. No new dances are taught in this class, but simple reviews of previously taught dances may be done by request.  This is a chance to dance what you know and get some exercise.  


Intermediate/Advanced Line Dancing

Friday 6:30pm - 8:30pm 

Sunday 3:00pm - 5:00pm 

Drop-In Fee:  $10

Contact: Linda Gordon at 508-944-8031 or necountrydancers.com

For dancers who enjoy a real challenge, this class introduces the most complex steps, patterns and rhythms. The pace is usually fast, and the dance patterns are typically much longer. This class includes review of recently taught dances which have not been done for a long time. A new dance is taught or reviewed at 6:45pm each week.  Bring your requests!


Beginner Partner Dance Class

Sunday 6:00pm - 6:45pm 

Drop-In Fee:  $10

Contact: Linda Gordon at 508-944-8031 or necountrydancers.com

For partner dancers who already know beginner-level pattern partner dances, especially older, classic dances like El Paso, Blue Rose, Shadow, and Wichita Waltz. The steps and patterns are simple, and the dances are typically short. A new dance is taught or reviewed each week at 6:15pm. Reviews of previously taught dances are done by request. Introduction to this class is held twice a year beginning in September and February.


Open Partner Dance Class

Sunday 6:45pm - 7:30pm

Drop-In Fee:  $8
Contact: Linda Gordon at 508-944-8031 or necountrydancers.com

An opportunity to practice what you already know or what you have learned during previous classes. Requests are honored as much as possible, and dancing is targeted to all levels.


Structural Yoga
Tuesday 10:00am - 11:15am
Fee: Donation
Contact: Paula Lebau at 508-393-5581 or patricialebau@gmail.com
A gentle practice with some moderate spice. Stretch the front body and strengthen the back. Undo sitting.


Gentle Yoga 
Wednesday 10:00am - 11:00am beginning in September
Drop-In Fee: $15 / $10 for seniors ($100 for 10-week session, $90 for seniors)
Contact: Lisa Mair at 508-735-9751 or lisamair31@yahoo.com
A gentle, meditative practice that focuses on postures that increase flexibility and release stress.  
Vinyasa Yoga 
Friday 9:00am - 10:15am beginning in September
Drop-In Fee: $15 / $10 for seniors ($100 for 10-week session, $90 for seniors)
Contact: Lisa Mair at 508-735-9751 or  lisamair31@yahoo.com
Class begins with a brief centering, breath awareness, and gentle warm-ups. The heart of the class includes invigorating flowing sequences of traditional Hatha yoga postures. Posture modifications are offered based on individual needs. 

Mat Pilates

Tuesday 7:00pm - 8:00pm 
Drop-In Fee: $15
Contact: Sabrina Tavalone at 978-337-8580 or stavalone@comcast.net 
The secret to a strong, sexy body is a strong core. It is essential to all movement, and this class requires just a thick yoga or Pilates mat, water, and a yoga strap if you have one.  We work the body through a very effective series of core exercises designed by Joseph Pilates which are executed both standing and on the mat. We work every muscle and lengthen every part of the body to create a toned, balanced, and strong physique.  We also stress the effectiveness of connecting your breath to the movement for the most effective workout for both your mind and body. No previous experience necessary.  

Cardio Fusion

September - June 
Monday 8:30am - 9:30am
Drop-In Fee: $15
Contact: Sabrina Tavalone at 978-337-8580 or stavalone@comcast.net 
Get ready to take your fitness to the next level with this high-energy class that blends plyometric cardio circuits, free-weights, and core-sculpting moves. Circuit training is the most effective way to get into shape fast! Get ready to blast fat and increase your overall body tone to create the body you always wanted. Each week the routine changes to keep your muscles in a state of confusion.  Bring a mat, a pair of 5 lb dumbbells, water and get ready to rock your way to your best body ever!