Welcome

We have a few computer classes still available for registration,

plus we have drop-in table tennis, basketball and pickleball going until Dec 16th.

Click here to view the Fall Program Guide

You’ll be able to pick up our Winter Program Guide from the Centre on December 9th.

You can view our program offerings below.

Registration for our winter session classes will open on December 19.

Register Online, By Phone, or In Person! Click here to Register Online.

WINTER SESSION SCHEDULE – January – March 2023

ADULT PROGRAMS

Workshops

Garden Design for Pollinators

Learn about native pollinators, their importance to ecosystems and the issues they are facing. Find out how these bees and butterflies and birds like to live and what they like to eat with practical information on creating a garden in the Victoria region that will be a pollinator paradise. And if the flowers are blooming, we will learn how to identify some of the common pollinators in your garden and take a stroll to see who’s buzzing around

Instructor: Emony Nicholls

4137   Sun   Mar-12 10:00-12:00pm  1/$25

 

Yoga

You can drop-in to all yoga classes for $14.  Please call ahead to ensure the class is running.  Equipment Provided.

Gentle Hatha Yoga Class

This class focuses on slow gentle movement which is supported with the awareness of breath in order to cultivate harmony and balance of body and mind.  A great program for those new to yoga,  or for experienced practitioners seeking a slower pace, or are 50 plus.

Instructor: Donna Williams CYA-E-RYT 550hr

4073   Mon   Jan-16 – Mar-13   10:15-11:30am   8/$96

No Class Feb 20

Uplifting Yoga

Join for a creative yoga practice designed to uplift your mind, body and spirit. Discover body awareness though a seamless vinyasa flow of breath connected movement. Leave feeling inspired and refreshed. All levels.

Instructor: Jaela Shockey E-RYT 500 Yoga Alliance Certified

4074   Mon   Jan-9 – Mar-6   6:45-7:45pm   8/$96

No Class Feb 20

Yoga for Wellness

This yoga class is designed to allow you to relax, restore and receive. Hip openers, heart openers, breath fusion and inspired movement.  A gentle, creative, and fluid exploration of breath and body awareness — with the opportunity to let go of thought patterns that hold you back. Gentle flow & long holds. All levels.

Instructor: Jaela Shockey E-RYT 500 Yoga Alliance Certified

4075   Thurs   Jan-12 – Mar-2   8:00-9:00pm   8/$96

 

Fitness

You can drop-in to all fitness classes for $14.  Please call ahead to ensure the class is running

Stretch Class (13+)

This stretch class will provide mobility and lengthening of muscles. We will target different muscle groups each week beginning with an overall body warm-up and concluding with breathing exercises. Modifications will be provided for those with injury or mobility issues. Commitment to the duration of sessions and home practice will produce noticeable success. Please bring a blanket and 2 large towels.

Instructor: Mokie Burnham

4134   Tues   Jan-17 – Mar-7   5:00-5:50pm   8/$64

Zumba – Evening Zumba with Jason

Great for everybody! Each Zumba class is designed to bring people together to sweat it out. We take the “work” out of workout by mixing low intensity and high intensity moves for an interval style, calorie burning dance fitness party! Once the Latin rhythms take you over you’ll see why Zumba fitness classes are often called fitness in disguise.

Instructor: Jason Gilbert

4076   Mon   Jan-9 – Mar-13   5:30-6:30pm   9/$90

No Class Feb 20

Morning Zumba with Annie

Zumba Fitness is a group-exercise program that lets you dance to beautiful music around the world while getting a great workout in. It is so much fun! Zumba Fitness is an interval workout between high-and-low intensity that targets core, arms, back, legs and glutes. You don’t need any dance background whatsoever — just simply join us and let’s have some fun!

Instructor: Annie Kung

4136    Thurs  Jan-12 – Mar-16    9:00-10:00am  10/$100

 

Dance

Beginner Ballroom – Waltz and Foxtrot – partner required

Learn the basics of two popular romantic and smooth dances – the Waltz and the Foxtrot in this 5-week series. Partner required. John has been teaching dance in Victoria for over 35 years and his classes are always fun, entertaining and educational.

Instructor: John de Pfyffer

4079   Fri   Jan-13 – Feb-10   5:00-6:00pm   5/$62.50

Beginner East Coast Swing (Jive) – partner required

This lively, fun, popular and very useful swing dance is danced by people of all ages to swing, country, jive and rock and roll music. John has been teaching dance in Victoria for over 35 years and his classes are always fun, entertaining and educational.

Instructor: John de Pfyffer

4080 Fri   Jan-13 – Feb-10   6:00-7:00pm   5/$62.50

Level 2 Ballroom – Waltz and Foxtrot – partner required

Improve on the basics of the Waltz and the Foxtrot and learn to move comfortably around the dance floor in this 5-week series. Partner required. John has been teaching dance in Victoria for over 35 years and his classes are always fun, entertaining and educational.

Instructor: John de Pfyffer

4081   Fri   Feb-17 – Mar-17   5:00-6:00pm   5/$62.50

Level 2 East Coast Swing (Jive) – partner required

Add some playful moves to your basics in this fun 5-week series. John has been teaching dance in Victoria for over 35 years and his classes are always fun, entertaining and educational.

Instructor: John de Pfyffer

4082   Fri   Feb-17 – Mar-17   6:00-7:00pm   5/$62.50

 

Music

Piano for Adults (Semi-Private)

Come and have fun! Choose private lessons or learn with a friend! If you have had the goal to learn the piano now is an excellent time to start.  Classes are geared to the individual.  Students progress at their own rate.  Students will learn to read music notes and play chords. You do not need a piano at home to participate (a keyboard may be rented from PJ Music Studios 2502139343)

Instructor: Sandra Grant

4119 Sun   Jan-15 – Mar-12   10:30-11:00am   9/$189 + $10 material fees

4120 Tues   Jan-17 – Mar-14   5:00-5:30pm   9/$189 + $10 material fees

Guitar – Beginner (16+)

Learn to play simple arrangements of popular songs through the reading of music and basic classical techniques.  Music book is an additional $10 payable to the instructor at first class. Please bring your own guitar.

Instructor: Alberto Ubach

4067   Mon   Jan-9 – Mar-6   5:00-5:45pm   8/$75

No Class Feb 20

Guitar – Intermediate (16+)

Learn to play simple arrangements of popular songs through the reading of music (standard music notation and TAB), and basic classical guitar techniques. Music book is an additional $10 payable to the instructor at first class. Please bring your own guitar.

Instructor: Alberto Ubach

4068   Mon   Jan-9 – Mar-6   6:00-6:45pm   8/$75

No Class Feb 20

Adult Ukulele (16+)

An introductory class for ukulele, or brush up on your uke chops! Appreciate the language of music on four strings. Learn chords, rhythms and melodies (and sing-a-long!) with community music instructor (and island ukulele festival host!) Nick Stecz. Must bring your own ukulele.

Instructor: Nick Stecz

4090   Tues   Jan-17 – Mar-7   1:00-2:00pm   8/$100

 

Languages

The English Corner – Conversation Drop-in (18+)

Join us in a fun and informal English conversation group for adults. Each week in English Corner a small group

meets to discuss a meaningful topic with the help of a trained volunteer. Newcomers can practice speaking

English and make new friends along with deciding on the group’s own activities e.g. social gatherings and

community projects. More information can be found at: EnglishCorner.ca This is a FREE, drop-in program! Come

sign-in at the front desk!

Instructor: Carol Smith

4069 Tues   Jan-10 – Mar-14   11:00am-12:30pm   Free

Spanish for Beginners

Learn basic vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation, as well as idioms and expressions , with a native Spanish speaker.  We will also cover culture and traditions in a fun , relaxed atmosphere.

Instructor: Pilar Rodriguez

4092 Tues   Jan-17 – Mar-14   7:00-8:15pm   9/130.50

Spanish Continuing

Instruction will be provided by a native Spanish speaker, and focus on expanding your vocabulary, improving grammar, pronunciation, reading and writing skills.  We will also cover culture and traditions in a fun , relaxed atmosphere.

Instructor: Pilar Rodriguez

4093   Mon   Jan-16 – Mar-6   7:00-8:15pm   7/$101.50

No Class Feb 20

 

Creative Arts

Collage

Create expressive, decorative compositions with images from art books, magazines, or your own family photos. We will work with colours, patterns and  dramatic black and white. No experience required

Instructor: Alain Costaz

4065 Mon   Jan-9 – Feb-6   6:30-8:30pm   5/$60

Colour Pencil Drawing from Collage

Using collage techniques, make representational and abstract images as sources to draw from. Learn about building compositions, drawing in grey scale and colour, and how to draw with colour pencils. No experience required.

Instructor: Alain Costaz

4066   Mon   Feb-13 – Mar-13   6:30-8:30pm   4/$48

No Class Feb 20

 

Computer Courses

All computer courses are taught by David Basset of CompuDave Services—40 years experience. Mac and Windows users welcome. Windows computer supplied for course. Please bring applicable Mac’s, iPads, iPhones, iPods, and Android.  Every class is for technology users of ALL LEVELS!

Intro to Mac

An introduction to a safe and easy-to-use computer technology with the features that Learn email, internet access, CD burning, photo and music, etc.

4104 Tues   Jan-31     6:00-9:00pm   1/$88

Intro to iPad

Demonstrate; transferring songs to your iPad from Internet or CD, sync with your Mac or PC, playback options, basic operation.

4097 Thurs   Jan-26   6:00-7:30pm   1/$44

4098   Tues   Mar-7     6:00-7:30pm   1/$44

iPad/iPhone/Android for Travelers

Discover great travelling, translating, touring, GPS, mapping apps for the iPad/iPhone/Android. Interested in house-swapping, bed and breakfasts, maps, sites, rental cars, restaurants, youth hostels, cruises and tours?

4101 Tues   Feb-7    6:00-7:30pm   1/$44

4102 Thurs   Mar-9    6:00-7:30pm   1/$44

Social Media & File Sharing

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, iCloud/Cloud, Dropbox, etc.

4118 Thurs   Feb-16     7:30-9:00pm   1/$44

Photos for Windows

How to find, manipulate, email, archive (Store), share, print and organize photos on Windows

4117 Tues   Jan-24    7:30-9:00pm   1/$44

Photos for Mac

How to scan, organize, edit, email with different sizes, create cards, slideshows, books, calendars

4116 Thurs   Feb-2    7:30-9:00pm   1/$44

iPad/iPhone Photos, Music and Podcasts

How to take and organize photos. How to transfer photos to and from iPad/iPhone. Photo apps that are practical. How to transfer songs to your iPad/iPhone from Internet or CD, sync with your Mac or PC, playback options.

4114 Tues   Feb-7   7:30-9:00pm   1/$44

4099 Thurs   Mar-9    7:30-9:00pm   1/$44

Android (Samsung, LG, etc.)

Intro to your Android tablet (e.g. Samsung) or Android smart phone (e.g. Samsung. LG) are discussed.

4094 Thurs   Feb-16    6:00–7:30pm   1/$44

Intro to Windows

Learn computer terms, basic word-processing and email.

4105 Tues   Mar-14    6:00-9:00pm   1/$88

Intro to Siri

How to use voice for your Mac, your iPhone, your iPad, your Apple Air Pods, your Apple TV, your Home Pod, your CarPlay, etc. Learn dictation rules, how to email, message (text), play music, make a phone call, launch apps, navigate with Maps (GPS), make appointments on Calendar, translate to different languages, find gas stations, places to eat…all with voice. Great for mobile, and visually challenged people.

4113 Tues   Feb-14   7:30-9:00pm   1/$44

iCloud for Mac/ Windows/iPad/iPhone

iCloud helps you access your files across iPhone, iPad, iPod, Mac and the web. Learn great ways to share files with friends and family, and get peace of mind with backups and automatic syncing. Covers iCloud Photo Sharing, My Photo Stream, iTunes Match

4110 Thurs   Feb-9    7:30-9:00pm   1/$44

Apple Music/iTunes

Learn how to organize/add music, create playlists, listen to radio.

4095 Thurs   Feb-9    6:00-7:30pm   1/$44

Intro to iPhone

Learn how to transfer address books, calendars, photos, & music (iTunes). How to do texting, browsing the Internet, emailing, apps, changing the setup.

4111 Thurs   Jan-26    7:30-9:00pm   1/$44

4112   Tues   Mar-7   7:30-9:00pm   1/$44

Apple TV/Netflix

Learn to connect your iPad/iPhone/Mac/PC to your TV wirelessly. Netflix, Airplay and other featured explained. Setup requirements

4096 Tues   Feb-14    6:00-7:30pm   1/$44

Mac File Management

Organize your files and folders. Learn backups and how to create shortcuts or aliases, rename and delete files, and what different file types there are.

4102 Thurs   Feb-2    6:00-7:30pm   1/$44

Windows File Management

Organize your files and folders. Learn backups and how to create shortcuts, rename and delete files, and what different file types there are.

4103 Tues   Jan-24    6:00-7:30pm   1/$44

MS Excel (PC & Mac)

This standard spreadsheet will help get yourself back into the workforce, keeping track of your own investments and business bookkeeping.

4106 T/Th   Jan-17 – Jan-19   6:00-9:00pm   2/$176

4107 T/Th   Feb-28 – Mar-2   6:00-9:00pm   2/$176

MS Word (PC & Mac)

This standard word processor will help get yourself back into the workforce or just upgrade your professional skills.

4108   T/Th   Jan-10 – Jan-12   6:00-9:00pm   2/$176

4109   T/Th   Feb-21 – Feb-23   6:00-9:00pm   2/$176


CHILD & YOUTH PROGRAMS

EARLY CHILDHOOD

Curious Cove Kids

Your little one can join us two to three times a week for story time, arts and crafts, nature experiences, gym time and many other fun activities where they can practice their independence while making new friends. Register in person or by phone.

Instructor: Erica Kelm

4036 M/W/F   Sep-7 – Jun-28  9:00-11:30am  $165/month

4043   T/Th   Sep-8 – Jun-29   9:00-11:30am   $120/month

Musical Kinder Gym (5 years & Under) with Drop-in

Join Nick for a musical and exciting morning of exploring with ride on toys, balls, slides, mats and a bouncy castle! Have a great circle time filled with rhythm and fun! Max of 3 children per caregiver. Caregiver participation is required.  Children 1 year and under are free if accompanying another registered child. We encourage families to register for the class to ensure it runs.  Drop-in cost: $8.00 per child

Instructor: Nick Stecz

4088 Tues   Jan-10 – Mar-7   10:30-11:30am   9/$54

Little Drummers

Introduce the power of rhythm to your littles through drumming and music! Using buckets, shakers, percussion, circle time, and drumming obstacle course, families can enjoy 45mins of endless energy and musical fun! An adult is required to attend the class along with the child.

Instructor: Nick Stecz

4087   Thurs   Jan-12 – Mar-9   10:30-11:30   9/$108

PJ’s Piano for preschoolers 4-5yrs (Group)

A creative class for parent and child.  Children will learn to find notes and play a song by the end of the course.  They will also be taught to read music, play by the ear and compose their own songs.

Instructor: Sandra Grant

4126 Sun   Jan-15 – Mar-12   9:00-9:30am   9/$149 + $10 material fees

4127 Sun   Jan-15 – Mar-12   11:30am-12:00pm   9/$149 + $10 material fees

4128 Tues   Jan-17 – Mar-14   3:00-3:30pm   9/$149 + $10 material fees

4129 Tues   Jan-17 – Mar-14   5:30-6:00pm   9/$149 + $10 material fees

YOUTH

PJ’s Piano for kids 6-10yrs (Group)

A creative fun approach to learning about music and the keyboard while developing good technique, rhythm and basic note reading and composing skills.  Each class is tailored to the needs of different age groups.  You do not need a piano at home to participate (a keyboard may be rented from PJ Music Studios 2502139343).

Instructor: Sandra Grant

4121 Sun   Jan-15 – Mar-12   9:30-10:00am   9/$149 + $10 material fees

4122 Tues   Jan-17 – Mar-14   3:30-4:00pm   9/$149 + $10 material fees

4123 Tues   Jan-17 – Mar-14   4:30-5:00pm   9/$149 + $10 material fees

PJ’s Piano for kids 6-10yrs (Semi-private)

A creative fun approach to learning about music and the keyboard while developing good technique, rhythm and basic note reading and composing skills.  Each class is tailored to the needs of different age groups.  You do not need a piano at home to participate (a keyboard may be rented from PJ Music Studios 2502139343).

Instructor: Sandra Grant

4124 Sun   Jan-15 – Mar-12   10:00-10:30am   9/$189 + $10 material fees

4125 Tues   Jan-17 – Mar-14   4:00-4:30pm   9/$189 + $10 material fees

After School Band Class  (Grade 2 -Grade 5)

Calling all kiddos interested in music! Learn to play your favourite songs on the ukulele, drums, etc. in a fun and friendly environment. Form a band, design your own album art, and sing to your hearts content. Join Nick and friends after school to gain tons of music skills including chords. Ukuleles and drums are provided. Must bring own guitar/keyboards.

Instructor: Nick Stecz

4089 Wed   Jan-11 – Mar-8   2:45-3:45pm   9/$99

Guitar For Kids (8-13)

Guitar instruction in a fun class setting. No prior knowledge or experience in music is required. Learn basic chords, tuning methods, single string playing, reading, and finger strengthening exercises that will give kids the tools to play simple songs.  Music book is an additional $15 payable at class. Must bring own Guitar.

Instructor: Alberto Ubach

4070   Mon   Jan-9 – Mar-6   4:00-4:45pm   8/$75

No Class Feb 20

Afterschool Drawing class with Jessie (Grades 1-5)

Afterschool Drawing techniques and fun activities, learn about different shading techniques using ink pens and charcoal, draw Still Life and experiment using white pencil on black paper and more!

Instructor: Jessie Beauvilliers

4077 Tues   Jan-10 – Jan-31   2:45-3:45pm   4/$110

4078   Tues   Feb-21 – Mar-7   2:45-3:45pm   3/$75

Creative Dance for Kids! (6-10 yrs)

Drop your child off at a high energy rhythm and dance with MoonDanceArts.  Movements are influenced by Jazz, African, Indian and Latin rhythms. Dancers will also explore percussion, song, and role play while experimenting with their own movements.  Everyone is welcome!

Instructor: Nikko Snow

4091 Thurs   Jan-12 – Mar-2   2:45-3:30 pm   8/$80

Youth Sport Conditioning (Grades 4/5)

Join level 3 sport conditioning coach Mokie Burnham for multi sport conditioning for grade 4/5.The focus is fun, agility, strength, balance and speed. We will work with medicine balls, agility ladders, cone drills and  body weight exercises. This type of training will complement any sport your child is involved in and more importantly will contribute to overall general health and wellbeing.

4135   Fri    Jan-20 – Mar 10   2:45-3:30pm   8/$64

Kids Karate Junior Youth (6-12yrs)

Wado style training and instruction. A challenging and fun program that emphasizes physical fitness, self-confidence, discipline and self-defense skills.  This class is for beginners or kids with not much karate experience.

Instructor: Wado Canada

4071 T/Th   Jan-10 – Mar-16   5:15-6:00pm   20/$120

Kids Karate Senior Youth (8-15yrs)

Wado style training and instruction. A challenging and fun program that emphasizes physical fitness, self-confidence, discipline and self-defense skills. This class is for youth who have some experience in a Martial Arts or have spent more than 6 months in the Wado Canada program.

Instructor: Wado Canada

4072  T/Th   Jan-10 – Mar-16   6:00-6:50pm   20/$120

 


REGISTRATION POLICIES

Please note some programs may be cancelled due to low registration, or dates may change from when the guide was printed.

General Registration Information

  • Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis and requires immediate payment.
  • Minimum numbers – if a program does not meet minimum registrant numbers to fairly pay the instructor for their time, we will email or call registrants two business days prior to class start and offer a full refund or account credit.

Payment

  • We accept cash, cheque, debit, Visa, or Mastercard.
  • All fees must be paid in full at the time of registration.
  • Registrants eligible for L.I.F.E. subsidy must be authorized through Crystal Pool prior to registration.
  • All programs for ages 16+ are charged 5% GST on top of listed price.
  • Online registration has a non-refundable processing fee

Refunds

  • Refunds will only be issued for withdraw requests made three business days in advance of the class start.
  • If after attending the first class you decide a program is not right for you, we are happy to issue a pro-rated refund. This request must be made at least a day prior to the start of the second class.
  • Refunds will generally not be issued for withdrawal after the second class. Special circumstances may be considered and may require a note from a medical professional.

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