Community education classes scheduled

BOWLING GREEN, O.—Cold temperatures and wintry conditions are no reason to stay inside until spring. Now is the perfect time to get out and attend a community education program offered by Continuing & Extended Education at Bowling Green State University.

There is something for everyone in community education—from art classes to karate to ballroom dancing.

Several stained glass classes are being offered this spring, including a stained glass panels class in which students will learn to cut, foil and solder a window panel. No experience is necessary for these classes.

Children ages 3-19 can develop their creative abilities and artistic skills in the Saturday Art Program. The classes are broken down by age group with each class focusing on different techniques and processes. Parents and friends can view students' finished projects at an art show on April 26.

Other classes for children include gymnastics, cheerleading, dance and karate.

The dance classes are new this year, and include an exploratory class for children ages 3-5 years old who are ready to dance on their own, a hip hop and jazz class for children ages 6-10, and a street-style hip hop class for children ages 11-15.

The children's karate classes provide individualized attention and instruction that is specific to each student's ability. Classes include beginning, intermediate and advanced levels and are for children ages 8 and older.

Karate classes for adults are available at the beginner, intermediate and advanced levels.

There are also two beginner-level ballroom dancing classes. American Rhythm Dances covers the cha-cha, rumba and swing, while American Smooth Dances covers the waltz, foxtrot and tango. Partners are preferred for ballroom dance participants, but are not required.

For more details about the community education classes, visit pace.bgsu.edu or call 419-372-8181 or 1-877-650-8165.

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(Posted January 02, 2008 )