Detailed Course Listings for September 2017 Semester

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Standard meeting times are listed below; a few classes meet for longer special times
Period 1 Period 2 Lunch Period 3 Period 4
8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. 10:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. 2:45 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Basket Weaving Made Simple—Beginners
       Monday 1:00 to 4:00

This class will explore the different techniques used in creating baskets. Reed will typically be used, but we will also include seagrass, grapevine and other natural materials. There will be hands on experience weaving baskets with the student determining the style, shape and size. A $30 non-refundable supply fee will be collected at registration. New material will be covered each semester. Classes meet for 4 weeks, September 11, 18, 25, and October 2nd at ADSO.

Carol Dickson has been weaving baskets since 1984 while living in NC. Weaving became a passion that has continued throughout the years and now, since moving to Santa Rosa Beach, FL, in 2001, she has taken the opportunity to teach and share her knowledge of weaving. She also paints and teaches watercolor, locally.

Beads N Beyond
       Wednesday 1:00 to 4:15

This class will be a 4 week session for those who have bead weaving experience and want to learn new stitches or better their skills. Classes will meet October 11, 18, 25, and November 1 at Beads n Beyond Boutique, 106 Beal Pkwy SW. Materials fee is a non-refundable $50.

Kathy Warner has been beading for many years, but more recently with the new beads the last 6 years. She has owned her own bead store for 2 years and has been teaching technique classes. She says it has been a lot of fun getting to meet new people who have the same passion for making beautiful and unique pieces of jewelry and other gift items.

Beginner Sign Language
       Tuesday (Period 2)

This class is for hearing people who want to learn to sign. Learning objectives will include: numbers, alphabet, and building a vocabulary for those who desire to learn to communicate in basic signs.

Rachel Godwin has 21 years’ experience as a Sign Language Instructor for Community Education night classes.

Beginning Beading
       Wednesday 1:00 to 4:15

This class will be a 4 week session for beginners who have not beaded before or struggled in previous classes but want to try something new. We will be using beads and patterns that are easy to read and follow but beautiful for wearing. Materials fee of $50. Classes will meet Sept. 13, 20, 27, and Oct. 4 at Beads n Beyond Boutique, 106 Beal Pkwy SW.

Kathy Warner: See bio in: Beads N Beyond

Bird Watching for Casual Observers
       Wednesday (Periods 1 and 2)

Each week we will visit areas within the local communities looking for birds. First meeting will be at Joe and Eddie’s Restaurant at 400 Eglin Pkwy in FWB at 8:30 a.m. on September 13 to set up future meetings.

Fred Doyle is a retired military officer, retired Okaloosa County teacher, and an avid bird watcher.

Black History
       Friday (Period 3)

This class, better known as African American History, will introduce participants to little known and unknown historical facts about select African and African American individuals making a positive impact on the life, culture, history, and progress of American society from early times to the present. The instructor will teach from a book she authored entitled: The African American Quiz Book for All Americans: A Wealth of Knowledge About History & Culture Past & Present.

Dr. Karyn Combs is a retired educator, having served Okaloosa Country for over 30 years, and veteran who served in the US Air Force reserve for 24 years. In 2008, she served as Equal Opportunity Director for over 10,000 AF personnel in Iraq. She is a community activist and has been keynote speaker at colleges, universities, military bases, and many community organizations in Okaloosa and Escambia Counties.

CLL: Help Us Continue to Flourish
       Friday (Period 2)

This course is free; it doesn’t count against the “4 for $50.” To continue to flourish, the CLL continually needs new volunteers to replace those who can no longer help us. We think that more people would volunteer if they knew about the volunteer opportunities for our many “behind the scenes” tasks. Recruiting teachers, choosing courses, preparing the catalog, and registering for classes are just a few. “One of the great ironies of life is this: He or she who serves almost always benefits more than he or she who is served.” (From an article, “5 Surprising Benefits of Volunteering,” Forbes magazine, March 19, 2015 issue.)

Dr. Hal Pruett, who has a PhD in physics from the University of California at Santa Barbara, has led numerous CLL courses since 1995. He will coordinate this class and discuss his areas of responsibility. Other volunteers will present and discuss the rewarding CLL tasks to which they now contribute their time and efforts.

Creative Writing: Memoir and Life Writing -- Cancelled  
       Tuesday (Period 2)

Have you longed to turn experiences into episodes? Start life writing! Learn how to go from just sharing “facts” of your life to articulating meaning. We will take a look at genre first, with classic and contemporary authors of memoir, and then we’ll develop a few skills to develop our own life writing. Class includes a voluntary “workshop” experience.

Diana Jernigan teaches composition at the University of West Florida and runs Destin Writing Service. After five years at Northwest Florida State College, her love of creative writing propelled her back to graduate school where she is studying for a Master of Arts in English with an emphasis in creative writing.

Dances from around the World
       Wednesday (Period 2)

Travel-Dancing around the World! Students will learn basic steps and discover a world right at your dancing feet. You will actively engage as you are taught and inspired about dances and cultures from around the world. The course provides a brief history of the dance being taught and easy to follow choreography. Props are encouraged, such as veils, handkerchiefs, comfy pants, and skirts. Class meets at Pasarda Hall.

Elizabeth Brannon grew up dancing in her native country of Peru in South America. She believes that learning never ends. That is why learning and teaching about different cultures through music and dances are her lifelong hobbies and passion. Class meets at Pasarda Hall.

Dynamics of the Threat by ISIS to Europe and U.S.
       Thursday (Periods 3 and 4)

Since the Arab Spring in 2011, conflicts have erupted in the Middle East, notably the Syrian civil war. Beginning in 2015, ISIS expanded its operations beyond Syria and Iraq. Global terror cells have carried out ISIS inspired attacks. Over a three month period in 2017, the United Kingdom experienced three major terrorist attacks: Westminster, Manchester, and London Bridge. This course will examine the current threat posed by ISIS and the impact of the recent developments upon the international community and U.S. national security. This is a 4 week course that meets Thursdays on Sept. 14, 21, 28, and Oct 5.

Dr. Marie Hallion is an Adjunct Professor at the Graduate School and the School of Undergraduate Studies of the Univ. of Maryland Univ. College (UMUC). She specializes in organizational theory and behavior, global terrorism, and homeland security. Awards she has received include the UMUC Teaching Excellence Award, the Graduate School Commitment to Excellence Award and the Professional Achievement Award.

Encaustics Plus
       Monday 1:00 to 4:00

Learn to paint with wax! It’s fun and each week you will go home with several art masterpieces on various formats! This is a 4-week course consisting of double sessions on September 11, 18, 25, and October 9 (No class October 2) at HH Arts. A $35 non-refundable supply fee is payable at registration.

Helen Harris has been doing some form of art most of her life and fell in love with encaustics about 8 years ago. She loves sharing this free and easy art form.

Essential Oils for Everyday Living
       Monday (Period 1)

Beginners welcomed! Come learn what essential oils are and how they can benefit your daily life. We will be making and taking things to use in cooking, cleaning, aromatherapy, health, beauty, pets, emotions, and detoxing. There is a non-refundable $30 materials fee collected at registration.

Lura Struzinski is an Essential Oil educator, Licensed Esthetician, and a Yoga Instructor. She is passionate about educating the community on how essential oils and supplements can benefit their daily life.

Exercising for Flexibility and Balance
       Friday (Period 3)

Flexibility and balance are two on going challenges for older adults. This class concentrates on stretching routines to improve flexibility, and on balancing techniques. Students proceed at their individual paces and are encouraged to practice outside of class.

Jean Lee-Jackson, a Registered Physical Therapist, is now a consultant who specializes in home health care. From years of experience, she sees the detrimental effects from a lack of exercise.

EZ Line Dance
       Monday 10:45 to 12:00

Introduction to basic line dances. Learn the dances done at family gatherings and more and we will exercise your brain and heart at the same time. Easy line dances will be taught for the first part of the class. The last 20 minutes will be beginner dances, which are a little more difficult. Even if you don’t get them at first, keep trying, a challenge is good for your brain. You will love the music and at the end of class we’ll play the music for the dances taught. This should be fun for all. The class meets in Pasarda Hall, 17 Industrial Street, FWB.

Bunny Klein was a teacher in Okaloosa County for 35 years. She taught line dance to her students and they loved it. She started taking line dance classes in 2010 and would like to share what she has learned with others. She is a retired physical education teacher who was an instructor of deep water jogging at the YMCA for many years. She teaches a similar course for the CLL.

Family History on the Internet
       Friday (Period 2)

Similar to the FBI, this class will help you to “get your man” (or ancestor) most every time! Your “dragnet” involves extracting data from the Internet. We will show you how! This course’s prerequisite: Access to the Internet and computer literacy.

Margaret Harris is a native of Northwest Florida. She is on the staff of the FWB Family History Center and a board member of the Genealogical Society of Okaloosa County. Jon Sheperd is an avid genealogist who, in his former life, was in the United States Air Force.

Foundations of the Constitution
       Tuesday (Period 2)

This course explores the foundational principles of the Constitution by studying the intentions of the men who framed it. Using the Constitution, The Federalist Papers, and other writings, you will develop a clearer understanding of how the Constitution protects our liberties. The class will answer questions such as; what are ‘executive orders,’ what is the ‘rule of law,’ is the Supreme Court too powerful, what restrictions are on the President’ s executive power, is the electoral college outdated, and many more. A $3 fee will be collected in class for materials.

Paul Wendel Brock has a B.A. in History; an M.A. in Educational Leadership. He taught Advanced Placement (college level) History at Ft. Walton Beach High School and retired after 30 years.

French Revolution and Napoleon
       Thursday (Period 1)

From the daring thinkers of the Enlightenment to the legions who clashed at Waterloo, this time period is filled with men and women who changed history.

Dan Robison has a Ph.D. in Modern European history from Auburn University and has retired from teaching for Troy University.

Fundamentals of Investing
       Thursday (Period 4)

This class will equip investors with information on why investing is important, information on specific investment types, specifics of investment planning, and macro-economic discussion on interest rates, inflation, currencies, and more.

Nicholas Barlotta is a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor and Financial Consultant with Barlotta Cauley Wealth Management Group of Benjamin F. Edwards Co.

Games Galore
       Tuesday (Period 3)

Want to expand your social skills while having fun? This class will give you an opportunity to do that by learning new board and card games. Try your hand at Booray or Wizard, Qwirkle, or Pinochle along with other familiar and not so familiar games. Class meets at Covenant Community Church.

Karen Lauer is an experienced artist and CLL class leader. She loves to play games and introduced Wizard to the CLL community and camp conferences. Fran Dumas is a retired PE teacher and has years of experience introducing new games in the Okaloosa County school system.

Gardening in the Florida Panhandle
       Monday (Period 2)

Whether you’re interested in edibles, flowering plants, or simply learning how to enjoy your yard more by working less, these classes are for you. Topics will include seasonal suggestions for both beginner and experienced gardeners, based on research-based guidelines from the University of Florida. Learn how to garden more effectively in a Florida-friendly way. The class will have a new and different Master Gardener each week to moderate the class. The location for the class meetings is the Extension Annex at 127 Hollywood Blvd. NW, FWB.

Okaloosa Master Gardeners receive extensive and on-going training from University of Florida staff and horticultural experts. They volunteer to share what they’ve learned under the auspices of the University of Florida and the Okaloosa County Extension Office and Director. Mary Grace Evors is the course coordinator.

Genealogy for Beginners
       Friday (Period 1)

This class is a systematic overview, for the beginner, of how to get started researching one’s family history. It will help you know how, where, and even why to begin compiling your family history. Use of a home computer is desirable but not required. Both instructors enjoy class participation, so sharing your questions, ideas, and products is encouraged.

Hilma Jenus and Thomas Sajwaj are amateur genealogists, having at least 40 years of experience between them in genealogical research.

Genealogy Forum
       Friday (Period 3)

This course provides a forum for the discussion of genealogical topics and especially the development of possible solutions for genealogical brick walls. Topics for the classes will cover the range of genealogical interests and research. The course is open to those experienced as well as those new to genealogy. Participants may present material to the class, if they wish. A formal curriculum is not followed, but discussion and brick wall topics may be proposed by the participants and the moderators.

Thomas Sajwaj and Hilma Jenus are amateur genealogists, having at least 40 years of experience between them in genealogical research.

German for Beginners
       Thursday (Period 2)

This course provides students the ability to perform basic communications in German language. This includes being able to greet people in the German language, shop in a German store, order meals and drinks in a German restaurant, get a room in a German hotel, tell time, count, seek and understand directions, and perform other basic skills in the German language. The course emphasis is on the spoken language, versus reading or writing.

Col. Leo Weeks is a retired Army officer who has dealt with the German language for over 50 yrs. He had a college minor in German. He spoke German daily during three tours of duty in Germany and also during subsequent tours of duty at the American Embassies in Germany, Sweden, and Switzerland. After retiring he taught German to newly arrived American soldiers in Germany.

Golf 101
       Thursday (Period 1)

This course will cover all aspects of golf for the novice, to include etiquette, terminology, grip, what club to use, etc. Class meets at the Shalimar Point Golf Course where a fee of $5 per person per class will be collected.

Floyd Clarkson has been golf-club professional for 20 years and has taught golf professionally for 26+ years.

Guide to Estate Planning for FL Residents
       Thursday (Period 2)

The course provides an overview of estate planning, probate issues, estate taxes, Medicaid planning, asset protection, and guardianship. A non-refundable $15 materials fee is due at registration.

J. Mark Fisher is a 1977 graduate of FWBHS. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance from FSU School of Business in 1981 and his Juris Doctorate from Mississippi College School of Law in 1984. He has been a licensed Florida attorney since 1984 and has concentrated and limited his practice to the field of Estate Planning, Probate, Wills and Trusts, and Trust and Will contests.

iLearn, iUnderstand, iPad
       Monday (Period 2)

Are you ready to learn how to use your iPad effectively? This course will take you from the very basics to making your iPad your own. Individual needs will be addressed to make sure everyone has an opportunity to learn. We will explore the most popular iPad tricks and topics, including how to get the most out of your iPad experience. Students must bring their own iPads to class.

Dolores Noechel is a former Ruckel math teacher, OCSD Instructional Technology and Media Services Specialist, and Assistant Principal at Fort Walton Beach High School.

Introduction to Yoga
       Thursday (Period 3)

The course explores the basics of Yoga through the four movements of the spine: Extension (mild backbends), Flexion (forward folds), Lateral Flexion (side bending), and Rotation (twists). Physical abilities required are moderate. Students should be able to kneel and stand as we work through the poses. Class meets at Dragonfly Yoga Studio.

Jean Williams is a 500-hour certified teacher. She wants to encourage everyone on this journey of self-awareness by introducing the basics of yoga. Hopefully, they too will start seeing and feeling the benefits of yoga.

iPad Tips and Tricks
       Friday 1:00 to 3:00

Confused and sometimes afraid of using your iPad? Come join this interactive class and learn to set up the iPad, use the various Apps, and take advantage of many of its capabilities. We will walk you through properly configuring the iPad, and getting into all those Settings you’ve wondered about but didn’t know how to use. Get questions answered. Get hands-on practice and have fun doing it. Written class notes are provided and follow-up email questions are encouraged. This is a 2-hour, five week course that meets on September 15, 22, 29, and October 13, 20.

Denny and Karen Lauer are a fun team with extensive iPad teaching experience. They have taught numerous CLL and Apple-orientated computer groups on how to use the iPad. One teaches and demonstrates while the other walks around the classroom and helps each student as needed.

Law, Medicine and Society
       Wednesday (Period 2)

Survey of history and ethics of legal and medical professions, and their influences on resolution of important contemporary issues in the United States.

Dr. Art Lester. Oberlin College (1961, B.A.) Chicago Medical School (1965, M.D.) Residency in Ob-Gyn (George Washington 1969-72), FSU College of Law (1989, J.D.), USAF (1967-69) Practice of medicine and practice of law.

Lets Paint!
       Thursday 1:00 to 3:00

Let’s Paint in a congenial, supportive group. No pressure, no must-do’s. We’ll talk about basic concepts: color, composition, and perspective, which are applicable to watercolor, acrylic, oil, pastel, and pencil. We’ll have suggested subjects and examples each week, but students are welcome to bring their own projects. This is 6-week course that meets September 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26, and November 2 at the ADSO. Let’s Paint!

Dan Robison and Donna Brantley are members of the Arts and Design Society of Okaloosa and the Emerald Coast Plein Air Painters.

Modern Western Square Dance
       Thursday (Period 3)

Don’ t let it fool you. Square dancing isn’ t a form of dance for the ‘old folks’ anymore! We dance intricate patterns to modern music. No more ‘boom chuck’ twangy country music. Our caller/instructor is a professional singer who believes in bringing the dance to life with today’ s latest music, from Lady Gaga to Bruno Mars, Classical to Country. And it’ s so easy to learn! Please try to attend all classes because others depend on your participation. Class meets at Pasarda Hall.

Miriam Merriwether fell in love with square dancing in her teens. As an adult, she wanted to share her love of the dance and she honed her calling and teaching skills by attending Callers’ College and seminars. Her belief is that learning to dance should be fun and stress free. She makes every dance a party!

Photography as an Art Form
       Friday (Period 3)

This is an art course. It is a hybrid course for students who are intimately familiar with their cameras. We will be focusing on both art and the photography process. A goal will be for the student to be able to use a camera’s manual controls to manipulate light to create his or her own artistic vision.

Jim Eustace started off as a film photographer winning several awards in both the US and abroad. He is still finding his creative center for art and his digital SLR. The photo classes he has taken seem to focus on the technical aspects of a photo instead of what he finds pleasing to himself. He has winning photograph and multi-media entries at Artel and ADSO.

Pottery Basics
       Monday 1:00 to 4:00

This class will be 4 week, 3-hour-per-session clay workshop: creating a coiled birdhouse. Class will meet September 11, 18, 25, and October 2. There is a $40 supply fee for clay, glazes, and firings. Class meets at ADSO.

Sherry Cooler has been a teacher of ceramics since 1996.

Social Knitting with B
       Thursday (Periods 3 and 4)

Come join us for a fun time of knitting, with help available as needed. Work on your own project, learn a new technique or stitch pattern. Imagine the possibilities! This class will be 4 weeks, meeting for double-sessions on October 12, 19, 26, and November 2 at the ADSO.

Birgit ‘B’ Rose, an avid crafter from a young age, has taught at local area craft and yarn shops, community centers, and churches. She loves all types of fiber arts: knitting, crochet, embroidery, weaving, sewing, and silk painting. She also loves cooking and gardening.

Stock and Bond Workshop
       Thursday (Period 2)

Basics of investing- stocks, bonds, mutual funds, annuities, life insurance, and their place in your portfolio. Topics will include risk management through proper asset allocation, income as well as growth and income strategies for retirees, market trends, and updates.

Matt Ritter has been in the Security Industry for over 15 years with Edward Jones. He currently holds his General Securities Licenses, Series 7 and Series 66. He also holds an Accredited Management Specialist designation.

Tai Chi for Rehabilitation
       Friday (Period 2)

This is a beginner’s class based on Dr. Paul Lam’s video forum. Translation: Tai Chi with training wheels! No prior experience with Tai Chi is needed. We’ll use a step-by-step approach. Result is gentle and fun.

Vickie Shill is a retired librarian and is finally able to check off one of her bucket list items: Tai Chi. Completing her first class in the spring of 2017, she is a newbie to teaching the ancient martial arts form, but she’s eager to share its benefits.

Tap Dancing For Fun
       Monday 8:30 to 9:30

If you love music and love to dance, this is the class for you. Get your tap shoes and get ready for fun! Class meets at Pasarda Hall.

Jackie Youngblood grew up dancing and opened her own dance studio in Georgia while in college. She taught ballet, tap, jazz, acrobatics, aerobics, and disco for ages 3 through adult.

Tap Dancing For Intermediates
       Monday 9:30 to 10:30

For tappers who want to go to the next level with more technique and lots of fun! Class meets at Pasarda Hall.

Jackie Youngblood: See bio in “Tap Dancing for Fun.”

They Were All My Sons
       Friday (Period 3)

This class is a ramble through realistic American Literature. It will explore plays, stories, art, and novels from the Contemporary Era. This will include quotations and ideas that today’s college and high school students may consider ‘classics.’

Pat Moran has been involved with CLL for many years. Her classes have ranged from family history and memoirs to traditional and arcane literature.

Truth(?) About Crime
       Thursday (Period 3)

Do we have a crime problem in America? We will identify and explore some of the myths and misconceptions about crime. How do the police help to perpetuate these myths? Where does the media fit? What really happens when the bad guy goes to court? Does a life sentence really mean life? Which is worse, violent crime or white collar crime? If all goes well, you will leave class more bewildered, bemused, and befuddled than when you started, or not!

Dr. Kathy Johnson received a BS in 1987 and MS in 1989 in Criminal Justice from Illinois State University. Her PhD in Criminology is from Indiana University in Pennsylvania. She is currently a tenured associate professor of Criminal Justice for UWF.

Universe through the Eyes of a Dragonfly
       Friday (Period 2)

Please join Bob and Brenda on their quest to learn the nature and truth of all things. Through an eclectic mix of discussions we will selectively examine a multitude of topics ranging from art, technology, nature, music, and science to the diversity of culture and cultures, and humanity at its best and worst. The sessions are meant to stir the imagination and generate lots of thought.

Bob Kitahara holds a PhD in Artificial Intelligence, an MBA, MSSM, and is half way through a degree in Art. After 28 years in industry he taught for Troy University’s Sorrell College of Business. He has taken pottery and printmaking courses at the Penland School of Crafts in the mountains of North Carolina. Brenda Kitahara spent most of her professional life in the Insurance and Medical Equipment industries. Together they are travelling inquisitively through life.

Water Aerobics and Deep Water Jogging—Thursday
       Thursday 10:00 to 11:00

This class is held on Thursdays. It will include deep- and shallow-water exercises taught at the same time. Students will learn basic exercises and experience the joy of working out in the water. There is no need to know how to swim; you don’t even need to get your hair wet! Sign up for only 1 class, not both the Tuesday and Thursday classes. Class meets at Lefebvre Aquatic Center.

Bunny Klein: See bio in “EZ Line Dancing.”

Water Aerobics and Deep Water Jogging—Tuesday
       Tuesday 10:00 to 11:00

See, ‘Water Aerobics and Deep Water Jogging—Thursday’ for class description.

Bunny Klein: See bio in “EZ Line Dancing.”

Watercolor Painting for All
       Monday 8:30 to 11:30

Step by step instruction on how to paint with watercolor paints. Discussion, demonstrations and hands on painting using many different techniques. Try many types of brushes, different papers and learn how to make corrections. Go home with a finished painting at each class. Class is for the either a first-time or experienced painter. New material will be covered each semester. All materials are supplied for $30 non-refundable fee. Class will meet for 4 weeks, September 11, 18, 25, and October 2 at ADSO.

Carol Dickson: See bio in “Basket Weaving Made Simple-Beginners.”

Windows 10 Basics
       Friday (Period 2)

This class is for those of you who are new to Windows 10 and also for those of you who are considering getting the new operating system. We will cover the Start Menu, System Settings, Universal Apps, Taskbar, Cortana Digital Assistant, Task View (Multiple Desktops), File Explorer, Notification Area, Action Center, Show Desktop, and Snap Assist. You will learn how to navigate around this new system.

Judie Day has been teaching computers at the CLL since 2001 and has been the CLL Computer Club Secretary for the last 16 years. She also serves on the CLL Board of Directors as the Secretary.

Windows 10-Little Known Procedures and Tips
       Friday (Period 3)

Even those familiar with Windows 10 basics may still want to shave off time and effort in navigating the system. Many little known facts, tips, tricks, and procedures have been gathered and will be presented with class participation. Students are encouraged to bring a Windows 10 laptop to class.

Jim Cooper has taught computer classes for CLL for many years. He is also president of the CLL Computer Club.

Wine for Learning and Fun
       Thursday 4:00 to 5:30

This is a fun class designed to broaden your knowledge about wine and food pairings. Themed classes will help you learn about and experience wines from many parts of the world. There will also be a time to socialize and compare notes with fellow students. This is a six week course. A $5 fee for each class day will be collected to cover the cost of the wine and food. Class meets at HH Arts.

Karen and Denny Lauer have attended Wine Tastings in many parts of the world. They have taught wine classes at conferences and held blind wine tastings in their home.

Zumba Gold
       Thursday 11:00 to 11:45

This is a low-impact, easy to follow, Latin-inspired dance fitness class designed for active older adults. Latin and international rhythms such as Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia, Bollywood, and Swing are taught to help improve balance, strength, circulation and flexibility. Class meets at Pasarda Hall.

Jan Comstock is a Certified Zumba, Zumba Gold, Zumba Gold Toning instructor who has been teaching since 2011.

Zumba Gold – Seated fitness class
       Wednesday 9:00 to 10:00

A fitness class for those with limited mobility. The same great music and fun as a regular Zumba class, however, this class is performed while sitting in a chair. Class meets at Moose Lodge located at 215 Green Acres Rd.

Dawn Hamilton has been involved with the Zumba program since 2010. She loved the classes so much that she decided to become an instructor, which she accomplished in 2014. Currently she teaches Zumba Gold at the Niceville Campus of NWFS, co-teaches Zumba Gold with the CLL program, and substitutes for many of the local Zumba instructors.

Zumba Gold with Sundy and Dawn
       Tuesday 9:00 to 9:45

Zumba Gold is a dance/fitness class that is designed for the active older adult or beginner. The intention of the class is to move a little and have a lot of fun! Latin and international rhythms such as Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia, Bollywood, Cha-cha, and Swing are used for a low-impact cardio workout that will help improve balance, circulation, strength, and flexibility. All moves can be modified to suit your needs and abilities. Wear comfortable shoes/clothing and bring water. Class meets at First Baptist Church, FWB.

Sundy Keichel has been teaching fitness classes for over 5 years. She currently teaches Zumba, Zumba Gold, Pilates, and Senior Fitness in FWB. Dawn Hamilton: See bio in ‘Zumba Gold – Seated Fitness Class.’

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