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Madison area fitness events December 2009

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Tuesday, December 1, 2009, 12:00 – 12:45 pm
Stretch and Strengthening Classes
Tuesdays December 1 – 22, $30 for 4-week session
Dance on Air
2960 Triverton Pike Drive
Fitchburg, WI 53711
Email
Phone: 608-277-7515
Website
Now you can have a strong and lean body like a dancer! This class incorporates a variety of mat exercises and floor exercises for strengthening and stretching your muscles. This is a great class for dancers and non-dancers to increase their flexibility and strength!

Thursday, December 3, 2009 5:30 pm-6:30 pm
Yoga Introductory Classes – free
Peoples United Methodist Church
103 N. Alpine Parkway
Oregon, WI 53575
Contact Rebecca Otte rotte@wisconsinumc.org 608-835-3755 x33
Yoga practice can increase flexibility, strength, and alignment of mind and body. Jane Banning will teach this free, GENTLE introduction to Hatha Yoga. RSVP appreciated but not required. Drop in on one class or attend all of them.

Thursday, December 3, 2009, 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Beginning Waltz
Thursdays December 3 – 17, $26 for 3-week session
Dance on Air
2960 Triverton Pike Drive
Fitchburg, WI 53711
Email
Phone: 608-277-7515
Website
Don't slide on the ice, but glide your way into the winter with the beautiful Waltz! The Slow Waltz is a romantic elegant dance done in 3/4 time and is easy to learn. This gorgeous swaying dance is the perfect dance for beginners!

Thursday, December 3, 2009, 8:00 – 9:00 pm
Salsa Combo Lessons - $12/class or $40/four classes (paid in advance)
Cardinal Bar
418 E. Wilson St.
Madison, WI USA 53703
Email
Website
Salsa Combo Lessons (Beginner & Intermediate) Salsa Classes return to the Cardinal Bar! Come check out the new dance floor and join Dando Mambo Dance Company for weekly lessons on Thursday and Saturday Nights! Beginners welcome and no partner necessary!

Saturday, December 5, 2009, 8:00 – 9:00 pm
Salsa Combo Lessons - $12/class or $40/four classes (paid in advance)
Cardinal Bar
418 E. Wilson St.
Madison, WI USA 53703
Email
Website
Salsa Combo Lessons (Beginner & Intermediate) Salsa Classes return to the Cardinal Bar! Come check out the new dance floor and join Dando Mambo Dance Company for weekly lessons on Thursday and Saturday Nights! Beginners welcome and no partner necessary!

Sunday, December 6, 2009, 10:00 am
Dickens of a Run & Walk 5K run/walk and 2K run/walk - $18
Evergreen State Bank parking lot across from the Yahara River Grocery Cooperative
229 East Main Street
Stoughton, WI
Website
A jolly jog or jaunt (5K run and 2K walk) through the streets of historic Stoughton during its lovely Victorian Holiday Weekend. Whether you're running or walking the course, be sure to dress in your best holiday costume. Race day registration is available, and will be available from 9:00 to 9:30 a.m.

Sunday, December 6, 2009, 10:00 – 11:00 am
Zumba
Sundays December 6 – January 21, $50/person or $80/pair for full session of classes
DAC Gym
7106 South Avenue
Middleton, WI 53562
Sheryl Hursh
Email
Phone: 608-836-8689
Websites: http://sherylsdancefitness.blogspot.com or http://www. middletonrec.org

Sunday, December 6, 2009, 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Hula Hooping on Sunday Nights - $5.00
Center for Conscious Living
Corner of E. Washington and Paterson
Madison, WI 53703
Danielle Lee
Email
Phone: 262-483-4009
Website
Continue your hooping practice this winter with Madison's casual hoop group, Madtown Hoopdown! Spacious wooden floors with high ceilings, a killer sound system, and lights that move with the music. All ages, all experience levels welcome. The cost will be a $5 donation for two hours of hooping, but no one will be turned away for financial reasons. Come ready to hoop, and please bring extra hoops to share.

Sunday, December 6, 2009, 5:00 – 6:00 pm
Beginning Foxtrot
Sundays December 6 – 20, $26 for 3-week session
Dance on Air
2960 Triverton Pike Drive
Fitchburg, WI 53711
Email
Phone: 608-277-7515
Website
Charm your way across the dance floor with this smooth dance! The Foxtrot is still one of the most popular social dances in the world today and is commonly played at weddings and other social occasions. It is one of the easiest dances to learn because it is most like walking, and the combination of quick and slow steps permits more flexibility and variety. This is a practical dance for everyone!

Sunday, December 6, 2009, 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Latin Technique (American Style)
Sundays December 6 and 13, $20 for 2-week session
Dance on Air
2960 Triverton Pike Drive
Fitchburg, WI 53711
Email
Phone: 608-277-7515
Website
Have you always wanted sexy Latin hip action? This class will focus on the fundamental technique of Cuban Hip Motion in the Latin (American Rhythm) style dances.

Monday, December 7, 2009, 5:45 – 6:45 pm
Adult Beginning Ballet
Mondays December 7 - 21, $25 for 3-week session
Dance on Air
2960 Triverton Pike Drive
Fitchburg, WI 53711
Email
Phone: 608-277-7515
Website
Ever want to learn ballet but didn't have the chance? Now's your chance! This class is a perfect class for the beginner and you'll enjoy learning this graceful formal dance from a fun and friendly teacher. Whether you want to try something new, work on your dance technique or have fun, this class is open for anyone new to ballet or who's at the basic level.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009, 4:00 – 5:30 pm
Dance Dance Revolution
Madison Public Library, Sequoya Branch
4240 Tokay Blvd.
Madison, WI USA 53711
Phone: 266-6385
Website
All levels welcome. Ages 7 & up. Please wear socks. Call 266-6385 or register online two weeks in advance.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009, 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Beginning Swing
Tuesdays December 8 - 22, $30 for 3-week session
Dance on Air
2960 Triverton Pike Drive
Fitchburg, WI 53711
Email
Phone: 608-277-7515
Website
The perfect fit for beginners and anyone seeking a 'refresher' on the basics of Swing. This class will cover the basic rhythm and figures for the Jitterbug Swing (Single-Step Swing), the most common swing dance in a relaxed and fun environment. No matter what your prior experience, this class will have you moving with style and confidence.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009, 7:30 – 8:30 pm
East Coast Swing Variations
Tuesdays December 8 - 22, $30 for 3-week session
Dance on Air
2960 Triverton Pike Drive
Fitchburg, WI 53711
Email
Phone: 608-277-7515
Website
This is the class you must take! Even more stunning patterns! If you know the basic triple-step swing, then you'll love this class!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009, 12:30 – 1:15 pm
Beginner’s Latin Workout
Wednesdays December 9 & 16, $15 for 2-week session
Dance on Air
2960 Triverton Pike Drive
Fitchburg, WI 53711
Email
Phone: 608-277-7515
Website
The Beginner's Latin Workout is a great way to get introduced to Latin dances while getting a great workout. We'll start with the Cuban Hip Motion and keep moving with the Merengue, Salsa, Cha Cha and Samba!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009, 5:45 – 6:45 pm
Nightclub Two-Step Variations
Wednesdays December 9 & 16, $20 for 2-week session
Dance on Air
2960 Triverton Pike Drive
Fitchburg, WI 53711
Email
Phone: 608-277-7515
Website
Looking for some new slick moves to add to your repertoire? This class will show you a few eye-catching patterns in the Nightclub Two-Step so you can impress your dance partner and your friends!

Thursday, December 10, 2009 5:30 pm-6:30 pm
Yoga Introductory Classes – free
Peoples United Methodist Church
103 N. Alpine Parkway
Oregon, WI 53575
Contact Rebecca Otte rotte@wisconsinumc.org 608-835-3755 x33
Yoga practice can increase flexibility, strength, and alignment of mind and body. Jane Banning will teach this free, GENTLE introduction to Hatha Yoga. RSVP appreciated but not required. Drop in on one class or attend all of them.

Thursday, December 10, 2009, 8:00 – 9:00 pm
Salsa Combo Lessons - $12/class or $40/four classes (paid in advance)
Cardinal Bar
418 E. Wilson St.
Madison, WI USA 53703
Email
Website
Salsa Combo Lessons (Beginner & Intermediate) Salsa Classes return to the Cardinal Bar! Come check out the new dance floor and join Dando Mambo Dance Company for weekly lessons on Thursday and Saturday Nights! Beginners welcome and no partner necessary!

Saturday, December 12, 2009, 10:30 am
2009 Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis
Vilas Park Shelter
Madison, WI
Website
Jingle Bell Run/Walk® is a fun and festive way to kick off your holidays by helping others! Wear a holiday themed costume. Tie jingle bells to your shoelaces. Run a 5 or 10K route, or walk a 5K route and celebrate the season by giving. Race Day Registration 8:00 - 10:00 AM

Saturday, December 12, 2009, 8:00 – 9:00 pm
Salsa Combo Lessons - $12/class or $40/four classes (paid in advance)
Cardinal Bar
418 E. Wilson St.
Madison, WI USA 53703
Email
Website
Salsa Combo Lessons (Beginner & Intermediate) Salsa Classes return to the Cardinal Bar! Come check out the new dance floor and join Dando Mambo Dance Company for weekly lessons on Thursday and Saturday Nights! Beginners welcome and no partner necessary!

Sunday, December 13, 2009, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
The Madison Laughter Club - Free
East Madison Police Department Community Room
809 S. Thompson Drive
Madison, WI 53716
Phone:  608-575-1975
Email

Sunday, December 13, 2009, 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Hula Hooping on Sunday Nights - $5.00
Center for Conscious Living
Corner of E. Washington and Paterson
Madison, WI 53703
Danielle Lee
Email
Phone: 262-483-4009
Website
Continue your hooping practice this winter with Madison's casual hoop group, Madtown Hoopdown! Spacious wooden floors with high ceilings, a killer sound system, and lights that move with the music. All ages, all experience levels welcome. The cost will be a $5 donation for two hours of hooping, but no one will be turned away for financial reasons. Come ready to hoop, and please bring extra hoops to share.

Thursday, December 17, 2009 5:30 pm-6:30 pm
Yoga Introductory Classes – free
Peoples United Methodist Church
103 N. Alpine Parkway
Oregon, WI 53575
Contact Rebecca Otte rotte@wisconsinumc.org 608-835-3755 x33
Yoga practice can increase flexibility, strength, and alignment of mind and body. Jane Banning will teach this free, GENTLE introduction to Hatha Yoga. RSVP appreciated but not required. Drop in on one class or attend all of them.

Thursday, December 17, 2009, 8:00 – 9:00 pm
Salsa Combo Lessons - $12/class or $40/four classes (paid in advance)
Cardinal Bar
418 E. Wilson St.
Madison, WI USA 53703
Email
Website
Salsa Combo Lessons (Beginner & Intermediate) Salsa Classes return to the Cardinal Bar! Come check out the new dance floor and join Dando Mambo Dance Company for weekly lessons on Thursday and Saturday Nights! Beginners welcome and no partner necessary!

Friday, December 18, 2009, 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Waltz - Free
Dance on Air
2960 Triverton Pike Drive
Fitchburg, WI 53711
Email
Phone: 608-277-7515
Website

Friday, December 18, 2009, Waves starting between 5:30 pm and 7:30 pm
Pinnacle Indoor Triathlon #2 - $20 (add $5 if registering on race day)
Pinnacle Health and Fitness
5973 Executive Dr.
Fitchburg, WIPhone
Participants must e-mail ryan@racedayeventsllc.com to schedule a wave start time between 5:30pm and 7:30pm
The Pinnacle Indoor Triathlon is a perfect event for beginners to pros. It is the perfect off season training event that includes: 10 min. Swim - 20 min. Bike - 10 min. Run

Saturday, December 19, 2009, 1:00 pm
Hash House Harriers Finnish Five miler - $5
Nau-ti-gal Restaurant
5360 Westport Road (Hwy M & 113, near Skipper Bud's & Mariner's Inn)
Madison, WI
Phone: 608-835-7209
Email
Website
5 Mile Road Race celebrating the declaration of independence in 1917 by Finland, the nation that produced Paavo Nurmi and all those great Heikki & Eino jokes. Registration starts at 12-noon.

Sunday, December 20, 2009, 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Hula Hooping on Sunday Nights - $5.00
Center for Conscious Living
Corner of E. Washington and Paterson
Madison, WI 53703
Danielle Lee
Email
Phone: 262-483-4009
Website
Continue your hooping practice this winter with Madison's casual hoop group, Madtown Hoopdown! Spacious wooden floors with high ceilings, a killer sound system, and lights that move with the music. All ages, all experience levels welcome. The cost will be a $5 donation for two hours of hooping, but no one will be turned away for financial reasons. Come ready to hoop, and please bring extra hoops to share.

Sunday, December 20, 2009, 7:00 – 8:00 pm
International Waltz Bronze Technique
Sundays December 20, January 3 & 10, $30 for 3-week session
Dance on Air
2960 Triverton Pike Drive
Fitchburg, WI 53711
Email
Phone: 608-277-7515
Website
Solidify your dance knowledge and skills of the Bronze Waltz figures with this short class series which will cover the styling and technique that make the moves work and even more enjoyable!

Monday, December 21, 2009, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Viennese Waltz Variations Workshop - $15.00
Dance on Air
2960 Triverton Pike Drive
Fitchburg, WI 53711
Email
Phone: 608-277-7515
Website
Be "swept away" at this great Viennese Waltz Workshop! Learn a lady's turn and other exciting variations for you to add to your repertoire. (This class is intended for those who know at least the basic Viennese Waltz patterns.)

Sunday, December 27, 2009, 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Hula Hooping on Sunday Nights - $5.00
Center for Conscious Living
Corner of E. Washington and Paterson
Madison, WI 53703
Danielle Lee
Email
Phone: 262-483-4009
Website
Continue your hooping practice this winter with Madison's casual hoop group, Madtown Hoopdown! Spacious wooden floors with high ceilings, a killer sound system, and lights that move with the music. All ages, all experience levels welcome. The cost will be a $5 donation for two hours of hooping, but no one will be turned away for financial reasons. Come ready to hoop, and please bring extra hoops to share.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009, 4:30 – 5:30 pm
Zumba - $8.00
Dance on Air
2960 Triverton Pike Drive
Fitchburg, WI 53711
Email
Phone: 608-277-7515
Website
ZUMBA is a fusion of Latin and International music/dance themes that create a dynamic and fun way to workout, combining high energy and motivating music with unique moves and combinations for both the body and the mind!

Thursday, December 31, 2009
New Year's Eve Ski Party
Cascade Mountain
Portage, WI
Website
Ski until midnight at Cascade Mountain! Free fireworks at 10pm.

Thursday, December 31, 2009, 4:30 – 5:30 pm
Zumba - $8.00
Dance on Air
2960 Triverton Pike Drive
Fitchburg, WI 53711
Email
Phone: 608-277-7515
Website
ZUMBA is a fusion of Latin and International music/dance themes that create a dynamic and fun way to workout, combining high energy.

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Comments

  • whiteshoulder 5 years ago

    This sounds like a great way to have fun with your partner or friends, get out and exercise without a routine. Building muscles and tone to them and not feeling like you put a lot of effort into it. With so many places ready to entertain and teach you in this area. It is wonderful that the area is trying to do something fun and benefit their residents in a healthy manner too.

  • rakhib 5 years ago

    Wow,gr8 idea and also fun.Routine exercises are boring...

  • Roberta Baxter Eugene, OR. Dogs Examiner 4 years ago

    Fun idea and written so well.TX I thoroughly enjoyed the messages.