Classes

NEW CLASSES ARE HERE – Many to choose from! 

We’ve got virtual classes, outdoor, indoor, adapted, beginner, intermediate, daytime and evening classes. Scroll down for ALL the options!

This class is for you if:

  • You want to get better at moving around on various surfaces and in various environments, both inside and outside: Carpets, grass, and snowy walkways; among crowds, at theaters, and in your living room!

  • You want to challenge yourself in a safe environment to reduce your risk of falls and increase your balance and stability.
  • You are able to participate in medium-difficult activity without major health symptoms (like chest pain, shortness of breath, or dizziness).

  • You can hear and see well enough to participate in a group class.

  • You are interested in having fun!

 

We have classes that fit different abilities. Ask which class is best for you.

Ballroom Basics for Balance™ (BB4B) – This is our original, core curriculum!  A mix of levels from beginner to experienced. You move independently, with or without the help of a device like a cane or walker. You may want a spotter every once in a while, or you may not need one at all.

BB4B: Inclusive – These classes are tailored to specific groups or specific locations, such as assisted living, adults with developmental disabilitiess, or all-seated experiences!

BB4B: Next Steps – If you feel you are an experienced mover or have taken a few of our classes before, this one is for you!

In Person

Middleton, WI

WEDNESDAYS – 2:30-3:30p

03 April – 22 May 2024 (8 weeks) – 2-Step, American Tango, Line-Dance

Location: Middleton Senior Center

7448 Hubbard Ave.

Sponsored by the Middleton Senior Center.

8-week class: $48

Seated options in each class.

To register contact the Middleton Senior Center at 608-831-2373.

VIRTUAL AND INCLUSIVE!

FRIDAYS – 9:30a – 10:45a (Zoom)

26 January – 17 May 2024 (skip 29 March) – 16 weeks!

Bachata, Samba, Irish Dance & More!

Sponsored by the Madison Senior Center.

Our class is a welcoming Friday morning community that you can join from anywhere via Zoom. We have seated and standing variations, so you can dance as you recover from an injury or manage a chronic illness. Each week we explore a balance tip like mindful movement, safe ways to get up and down from the floor, or winter safety along with dancing!  Please check with your doctor or physical therapist to see if a balance class would be right for you. Beginners and continuing students welcome.

Location: Zoom.

$115 for this 16 -week class.

Register HERE.

Financial assistance may be available through the Madison Senior Center.

Questions? Contact your instructors:

Atala – atalanicole [at] gmail.com or 608-770-8763

Krista – kabultmannspiro [at] gmail.com or 608-335-9252

In Person

Madison, WI

FRIDAYS – 10:00 – 11:30am

01 March – 03 May 2024 (**skip 12 & 26 April and **22 March will be 11 – 12:30)

Latin, Smooth & Line Dances… and more!

LocationMadison Central Library (201 W. Mifflin St.)

Sponsored by Madison Senior Center.

$65 – for this 8 -week class

Financial assistance available.  Follow directions when registering.

TO REGISTER complete this form or contact Susan Frikken, instructor, at 608-692-8794.

Deadline: Friday 23 February

This class has a cap. We will keep a waitlist.

In Person and INCLUSIVE

Madison, WI

Dates TBA

Location and Sponsored by: Renaissance Senior Living of Hilldale

Details to come!

In Person

Monona, WI

FRIDAYS – 12:30 – 2:00p

12 April – 24 May 2024

Enjoy Foxtrot, East Coast Swing, and Rumba!

Location: Monona Senior Center 

1011 Nichols Rd, Monona, WI

Sponsored by the Monona Senior Center 

$40 for this 7-week class. Financial Assistance available. Please ask when registering.

To REGISTER: Contact the Monona Senior Center – 608-222-3415.

In Person

Fitchburg, WI

THURSDAYS – 6:00 – 7:15p

25 April – 27 June 2024

Location: Fitchburg Senior Center

5510 Lacy Rd., Fitchburg, WI  53711

Sponsored by the Fitchburg Senior Center

$60 for this 10-week class.

Register HERE or contact the Fitchburg Senior Center. Payment due within one week of start of class.

In Person - OUTDOORS

Madison, WI

“NEXT STEPS”

THURSDAYS – 9:30am – 10:45am

13 June – 15 August 2024

Location: Yahara Place Park, 2025 Yahara Place, Madison, WI

Sponsored by Madison Senior Center.

This class is for people who are independent in mobility and want to improve balance or who are looking for a little challenge!

$65 – for this class. Pay for 8, get up to 10 classes; two inclement weather days worked in.

Financial assistance available.  Follow directions when registering.

TO REGISTER complete this form or contact Susan Frikken, instructor, at 608-692-8794.

Deadline: Thursday 06 June.

VIRTUAL AND INCLUSIVE!

FRIDAYS – 9:30a – 10:45a (Zoom)

21 June – 09 August 2024 – 8 weeks

Waltz, Line Dances, Rumba and Swing!

Sponsored by the Madison Senior Center.

Our class is a welcoming Friday morning community that you can join from anywhere via Zoom. We have seated and standing variations, so you can dance as you recover from an injury or manage a chronic illness. Each week we explore a balance tip like mindful movement, safe ways to get up and down from the floor, or winter safety along with dancing!  Please check with your doctor or physical therapist to see if a balance class would be right for you. Beginners and continuing students welcome.

Location: Zoom.

$58 for this 8 -week class.

Register HERE.

Financial assistance may be available through the Madison Senior Center.

Questions? Contact your instructors:

Atala – atalanicole [at] gmail.com or 608-770-8763

Krista – kabultmannspiro [at] gmail.com or 608-335-9252

In Person

Madison, WI

FRIDAYS – 9:00 – 10:00am

September – November 2024 

Final details coming SOON!

Sponsored by  Madison School & Community Recreation (MSCR)

Location: MSCR East, 4620 Cottage Grove Road, Madison, WI 53716

Registration details on the way!

VIRTUAL

Madison, WI

TUESDAYS – 2:30 – 3:45pm central standard time

20 August – 19 November 2024 (skip: 15 Oct, 5 Nov)

Location: Via Zoom 

Sponsored by Madison Senior Center.

This class is for people who are independent in mobility and want to improve balance or who are looking for a little challenge!

$90 – for this 12-week class.

Financial assistance may be available.  Follow directions when registering. 

TO REGISTER complete this form or contact Susan Frikken, instructor, at 608-692-8794.

Deadline: Tuesday 13 August

In Person

Madison, WI

FRIDAYS – 10:00 – 11:30am

13 September – 06 December 2024 

Location (THIS IS A CHANGE):Madison Senior Center.(330 W. Mifflin St.)

Sponsored by Madison Senior Center.

$TBA. Class will be 8 – 11 weeks.

Financial assistance available.  Follow directions when registering.

TO REGISTER complete this form or contact Susan Frikken, instructor, at 608-692-8794.

Deadline: Friday 06 September.

This class has a cap. We will keep a waitlist.

Would you like to attend a class in YOUR AREA?

We are looking for people to TEACH! Check out the “Teach a Class” page for details, including the next training!


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