The Associated Students of the University of Washington (ASUW) Experimental College is getting ready for another quarter of classes, and a few of those are in Ballard. Not your average college class, these courses are open to the public and offer everything from dance and cooking classes to “Financial Health 101.”
This quarter, there are three classes offered in Ballard. They are, “Yoga Zone,” “Flamenco Syllabus of the Spanish Dance Society,” and “Conditioning for Dance/Life.”
“Yoga Zone” is a multi-level yoga class on Wednesday nights from 7 to 8:15 p.m. The class runs from April 11 to May 16.
“Flamenco Syllabus of the Spanish Dance Society” is an eight week course in which students, “learn technique and a complete choreography.” There will be Tuesday and Wednesday classes; Tuesday is a beginning/introductory level and Wednesday is for intermediate and up. The classes are 7 to 8:30 p.m. and run April 11 to May 30.
“Conditioning for Dance/Life” is designed to help students, “build a strong core, strengthen & lengthen, improve posture and build up the small muscles that support movement and spare joints. Maria Gitana brings a lifetime of dance experience to an exercise regime designed to balance the mechanics of movement with particular attention to the torso through pilates mat work, physical therapy exercises and work out with foam rollers and exercise bands.” This class is offered Tuesdays from 5 to 6 p.m., from April 11 to May 30.