Cultural Arts/ Leisure Classes

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Arts

   

Young Rembrandts

This curriculum helps children develop drawing skills and abilities that will boost their confidence and encourage them to be creative. Lessons include landscape, still life, cartoons and art history topics. All materials are included. Curriculum meets the California State Standards for Visual Art.

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Mobile Film Making Workshop

The Mobile Film Making Workshop is a four-day workshop that focuses on documenting El Monte through the eyes of its young residents. This workshop will serve as a way of preserving city history. The goal of this workshop is to teach students the basics of narrative film making while empowering them to tell their stories through media. While creative industries are becoming more reflective of the world we live in, there is room to grow, through this introduction to storytelling.

Painting for older Adults

The Painting for Older Adults class offers an individual approach to painting and creative arts. Participants will learn about lines, colors, shapes and forms as well as new techniques in drawing progression.

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Origami

Students will learn the basics of traditional Origami craft, folding paper in geometric shapes including rectangles and triangles. Students will be exposed to the history of origami in the Asian culture and be taught how to make an origami animal step by step.

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Dance    

Hip Hop Dance Classes

This beginning hip hop class is designed to encourage and motivate the new dancer to have fun, build body strength, and have better balance and coordination.

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Prince and Princess Ballet

Attention boys and girls! Learn to build fundamental ballet techniques such as body awareness, flexibility and strength. Participants will develop an awareness of this style of dance and its music.

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Salsa Beginner/ Intermediate

Come and learn this elegant and sensual Latin dance- LA style! You will learn basic moves such as turns, cross body leads, open breaks, etc. You will learn musicality, timing and how to lead and follow. Louie Angon is a professional fitness instructor, choreographer and performer with over 20 years' experience. His unique teaching system makes it easy to learn to dance with grace and style.

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Salsa 4 Kids

The kids salsa class is a great way to introduce your child to the arts while helping them build self-confidence and social skills. Students will learn the basic salsa steps and how to dance with a partner. Students will learn discipline, cooperation, stage direction, and terminology. No dance experience is necessary!

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Salsarcise

Lose weight and get toned through a cardiovascular workout while dancing to the best of Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Cha Cha, Cha, Cumbia and more. Calisthenics is a major part of the program, but each workout can be adjusted for students with low impact needs. Bring weights, a towel, water, tennis shoes, and comfortable workout clothes.

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Educational    

Rumble Tumble Tummy Time

The goal of the Rumble Tumble Tummy Time class is to bring parents and babies together with other families to learn ways to make tummy time fun for babies and easier for parents. Using engaging song and activities, parents will not only enjoy the classes, but will also get lots of ideas for extending the experience at home. Parent Participation Required.

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Tiny Tots

This enrichment program is designed to prepare your child for kindergarten by focusing on introducing shapes, colors, numbers, and the alphabet. It’s a great opportunity for “little ones” to learn to socialize and share with others in a group.

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Sign, Say & Play

Join the Sign, Say & Play class where infants can learn to use simple hand gestures or sign language to communicate their needs. Help bridge the gap of communication for you and your young ones. Using sign allows your child to be expressive even before being able to speak.

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Fitness    

Do Fitness

Join Day One every Tuesday for a free DVD led exercise class ranging from Tai Chi
to Circuit Training.


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Group Fitness & Exercise


This program offers training in a variety of formats, including Aqua Zumba, Pilates and Yoga. This cardiovascular workout is driven by upbeat music with foot stomping movements targeting heart, lungs and lower body toning.

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Gymnastics

Beginners

Children are introduced to acrobatic moves on gym mats, balance beams, spring boards and floor techniques, while simultaneously incorporating all five components of physical fitness.

Intermediate/Advanced

This gymnastics class follows the United States Gymnastics Federation advance level floor level exercises, bars, beam, vault and power incline trampoline while simultaneously incorporating all five components of physical fitness.

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Hatha Yoga

Yoga practice enhances health and well-being. Movements include relaxation while stretching, strengthening by holding weight-bearing poses, breathing awareness and working together in rhythm. It promotes skill building, fitness, strength and relaxation.


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Open Track

Lace up your shoes and get moving! Arroyo High School is opening up their track field for public use on select days.

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Physical Fitness for Older Adults

Designed for older adults, this physical fitness class provides training on maintaining range of motion and coordination, building muscle and increasing flexibility. Class topics include nutrition, effects of aging, safety factors and memory skills.

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Tai Chi

Tai Chi is a great form of low impact exercise that helps improve strength, flexibility and balance. It focuses on slow movement, reduces stress and produces a calm mind while incorporating various breathing techniques.  

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