C'mon & Dance-Adult Fitness
(Beginning & Intermediate)
September 1, 8, 15, 22, 2017 Fridays, 4 Sessions
September 29, October 6, 13, 20, 2017 Fridays, 4 Sessions
November 3, 10, 17, Dec. 1, 2017, Friday, 4 Sessions
December 8, 15, 22, 29, 2017, Friday, 4 Sessions
10:30 am - 12:45 pm
Instructor: Mary Gucciardo & Venae Ellis
Class Fee: $40 non-member
$36 *BRMAA Member*
Come enjoy music and dancing while improving your general state of fitness. If you always wanted to learn tap, this class is for you. Expect an invigorating aerobic workout, while toning leg muscles, core and improving balance. Steps are basic enough for everyone to enjoy. It is a great class to meet new friends and have a fun time. The class requires tap shoes, exercise mat and water. Optional dumbbell weights for toning 1-5 lbs. can be used. This class runs from 10:30 am-11:10 am. Stay for the next class of Cardio-Dance Fitness which features dance routines choreographed using a variety of music genres. Celebrating music from all over the world and keep your body moving and grooving! This class runs from 11:15 am-11:55 am. Aerobic sneakers are suitable for the class. The final class, Tone and Stretch, tones up your muscle and focuses on core strength. It is a non-aerobics class that uses handheld dumbbells merging with a dance inspired workout by ballet, yoga and Pilates. Expect exercises to tone the upper body, lower body and core. This class runs from 12:00 pm-12:45 pm. The class requires an exercise mat and water. Each class is designed to increase aerobic power, make you sweat and burn calories while having fun.
Class Fee pays for all three classes.
Register for the Class Below
Call (706) 632-2144 for questions regarding this course and registration. Payment is required to register for BRMAA courses. You may pay via PayPal above, over the phone, or visit The Art Center located at 420 West Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513 to pay in person. The Programming Coordinator is in the office from 10 am - 6pm on Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS
Venae Ellis, Instructor
Starting dance classes at the age of 6 years old, Venae developed a deep love of the performing arts and began teaching dance classes in high school and danced with a professional dance troupe to help pay for college. Venae retired from her position as Senior Vice President with AIG Corporation and her work as a busy Management Consultant to pursue her love of dance fitness opening Kharisma Dance Studio in 2014. Her studio provided a variety of dance classes specifically for adults including ballroom, tap, jazz, line dance, and Zumba. Venae also expresses her creativity and deep love of the performing arts as a lead vocalist in the Jazz band, Kharisma Jazzmatic Funk, she started with her husband. Kharisma Jazzmatic Funk Band performs nationally and recently released their first CD, "Eye Candy"
Current Active Certifications:
Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) Group Fitness Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) Sunrise Yoga Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFFA) Yo-Chi SilverSneakers Classic SilverSneakers Yoga Zumba Fitness CPR – AED- First Aid.
Mary Gucciardo, Instructor
Mary Gucciardo, Certified Group Fitness Instructor Mary’s growth into dance-inspired fitness began as an adult student of jazz, tap, and ballet. Her training and interests in the fitness industry are in the areas of Body Sculpting, Pilates, Barre, and Aerobic Conditioning. Mary strives to design invigorating fitness programming for her students using an artistic approach along with science that includes: anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, and education.
Current Active Fitness Certifications: Gold Standard American Council on Exercise Group Fitness Instructor (ACE) International Ballet Barre Fitness Association (IBBFA) Zumba Fitness CPR-AED.