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Tai chi classes are now offered at WEB

Meet Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation instructor Joyce Spreyer. She has been a well-known tai chi instructor at the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center. The parks and recreation department is excited to announce that she will now be offering classes at the West End Building.

Try out the new Cloud Body Moving Meditation class this winter. This innovative energy art combines tai chi movements, deep relaxation and Taoist philosophy to promote a profound sense of peace and well-being. Having Qigong tai chi experience is useful but not required. This class is offered to ages 50 and older from 8:50 to 9:50 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday, Jan. 7 through March 20, at a cost of $55. Spreyer also teaches Tai Chi for Better Balance. This research-based program combines traditional tai chi forms with therapeutic exercises to improve balance and reduce falls. Open to beginning and continuing students, ages 50 and older, 10 to 11 a.m., Tuesday and Thursday, Jan. 7 through March 20, $55.

Tap Dance for Adults. This introductory class covers all the fun and fundamentals of tap technique. Students learn coordination, rhythmic variations and performance skills through a series of tap combinations with instructor and choreographer Sara Martins. Ages 16 and older, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Tuesday and Friday, Jan. 7 through Feb. 14, $111.

Line Dancing Beginning. Have a good time with instructor Holli Wronski. Learn a new dance every week in a comfortable and friendly environment. Dances progress from beginner to intermediate over the course of the session. Receive instruction, CD music and have fun dancing. Ages 14 and older, 6 to 7 p.m., Fridays, Jan. 10 through Feb. 14, $33.

Tiny Boppers. This class is a wonderful foundation for all dance forms, sports and other physical activities. Children move to music that works on motor coordination, rhythm and strength. Ages 3 to 6, 10:45 to 11:30 a.m., Wednesdays, Jan. 8 through Feb. 12, $45.

Mini Ballerinas. This is an introductory dance class with the goal of fostering the love of movement in each participant. Young dancers improve flexibility, coordination and musicality plus build self-confidence in a fun and creative environment. Ages 4 to 7, 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 9 through Feb. 13, $60.

Modern Kids Dance. Try all kinds of dance! Have fun and learn the basics of ballet, jazz, hip-hop and contemporary dance styles as you learn different movement combinations. Ages 8 to 12, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Thursdays, Jan. 9 through Feb. 13, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., $60.

Class registration information

Preregistration is required for nearly all Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation classes and activities. Class information is in the parks and recreation guide available at the West End Building, also online at lakeoswegoparks.org. You can register by Internet, mail (at Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation, West End Building, 4101 Kruse Way, Lake Oswego 97035), drop off materials during business hours at the WEB, fax to 503-697-6579 or phone 503-675-2549. Non-residents generally pay more than fees shown. For more information on classes, visit lakeoswegoparks.org.

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