New Classes for Spring Quarter!
FIGURE SKATING - Inspired by the recent Olympic performances? Now it's your turn to learn the challenging and artistic sport of figure skating. For first time and beginner skaters, students will learn the fundamentals of figure skating including skating forwards and backwards, stopping, and beginner level tricks. Skaters with some basic experience will build upon their foundations by learning intermediate level skills including stroking, two foot spins, and crossovers. The class will provide rental skates and unlimited practice time on public sessions. This is a great opportunity for any level of interest to learn fun new skills in figure skating and to learn about the opportunities the UC San Diego Figure Skating Club has to offer. Class members can potentially compete in future competitions if they choose! Two, four-week sessions available :Sess. 1 April 15-May 6, Sess. 2 May 13-June 3 Both sessions are on Tuesdays from 7-8 p.m. at the San Diego Ice Arena in Mira Mesa.
Fun and Games:
Backyard Games Workshops (April 11 or April 18): Learn the basics of some classic backyard games to challenge your friends and/or family at your next special event. Learn, play and have fun and lots of laughs.
Bookercise — UCSD Book Club (May 28): What better way to crunch the gray matter than reading a book and discussing its sense and essence. So, join us on May 28, from 5–6:30 pm, for the launch of Bookercise, our Rec Class Book Club. The novel to read is Chang-rae Lee, Native Speaker. Bring your thoughts and insights and be prepared for a lively discussion. Cookies will be provided to sweeten the discourse.
DIY Day Spa (April 26): Enjoy a relaxing few hours learning how to use natural ingredients to create products tailored to treat your skin type to a little TLC and an overall luxuriant feeling. Bring a $5 materials fee and a washcloth.
Craft and Design:
Flower Headband Workshop (May 8) : Transform into a 'flower child,' just in time for Sun God with this trendy flower headband. Leave this workshop with your own perfectly crafted hair accessory. Bring $5 for supplies.
City Chicks — An Intro to Raising Backyard Chickens (May 13): Course includes a brief history of chickens and their domes-
tication, chicken breeds, purchasing chicks and chicken supplies in San Diego, how to start a coop and more.
Cinco de Mayo Fiesta (May 5): Join us for a south of the border culinary treat. Assist chef Carmen as she designs and executes an entire Mexican
meal and then sit down and enjoy fruits of your labor. Bring $5 for supplies. Recipes will be distributed.
How not to Suck at Improv (April 7-June 2):A fun, intro to the joys and thrills of improvisation. No prior experience necessary. Improv helps develop creative thinking, teamwork, public speaking and listening skills. Students are introduced to the basics through games and exercises in a
safe, friendly atmosphere.
Beginning Guitar (Tues. 6-7 p.m. April 8-May 27) Get your frets on in this fun and informative class. Unlock the secrets of guitar with an introduction to theory, a good jump on chords and fingering and lots of tune making.
Intro to Slacklining (April 9-May 28): Slacking is the art of balancing on a line that is stretched across two points. This is a fun sport improve balance, works on core strength, concentration, and flexibility.
Learn to Mime (April 7-June 2): Test your physicality and engage your artistic skills in a new way. Through physical movement, you will explore what 'mime' really means. You will learn to play, create, express, and mime.
Partner Acrobatics (April 8- May 27): Combining acrobatics, strength, and flexibility, partner balancing is a great exercise, challenging and fun!