Tennis is a game you can play your entire life, and the folks at Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation have organized tennis camps so kids can get started at an early age. Plus, they know the kids will have fun improving their strokes, learning strategy and increasing their speed and efficiency with games and drills.
These camps are for ages 7 through 18 and all levels. Players will be grouped with others of similar age and ability.
Racqueteers Camp — Runs 9 a.m.-noon, Monday-Friday, Aug. 12-16, Indoor Tennis Center, $225.
Racqueteers Camp — Runs 12:30 - 4 p.m., Monday-Thursday, Aug. 12-15, Indoor Tennis Center, $210.
Or sign up for a music camp
Just Sing Camp — Learn how to use your voice and sing popular songs. Work on ways to project, keep pitch, and connect with music. Sing alone or in a group and find the joy in singing the songs you love. For ages 8-12, 1-4 p.m., Monday-Friday, Aug. 19-23, Christ Church Parish (CCP), $147.
Try it out for free
NEW! Tai Chi-Shibashi Qigong — This try-it-out class will introduce you to the ancient healing practice of qigong, a Chinese moving meditation through an 18-movement form. The shibashi form is founded on basic tai chi posture positions. The simple and flowing movements coordinate with the breath to quiet the mind, relieve stress and enhance energy. All movements are performed in a relaxed upright posture. The try-it-out class will be held at the Adult Community Center, but the actual class will be held in Millennium Plaza Park. Come meet the instructor, Judith Devine, and try something new. For ages 18+. Select from one of the following dates, Aug. 19, 22, 26 & 29, noon to 1 p.m. at the ACC.
NEW! Strength and Balance — The try-it-out class provides you with a sample of what this new class will offer. Increase balance, bone density, promote wellness, lean muscle and overall strength through specifically formatted exercises. Join us for the try-it-out class and meet the instructor, Jacquelyn Rodgers. For ages 18+, 2-3 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 21, ACC.
NEW! Intro to Fly Tying — Join instructor Bill Brauner, experienced in tying flies for over 58 years, and learn the history of fly tying. This try-it-out class will provide you with an introduction to the art associated with fly tying, and then join us by registering for the course of three instructional workshops. For ages 18+, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 19, ACC.
Dance your way into fall
Ballroom Dance I — Learn the sensuous Latin rumba and the boisterous East Coast swing. Students are ready for the dance floor after learning the basics and beyond in these two ballroom rhythms. Price is per person. For ages 16+, 7-8 p.m., Thursdays, Sept. 5-Oct. 24, CCP, $64.
Ballroom Dance II — Take the basic steps you learned in the beginning class and add some flair. Build a series of routines in all styles of dance you have learned through the beginning classes. Price is per person. For ages 16+, 8-9 p.m., Thursdays, Sept. 5-Oct. 24, CCP, $64.
Line Dance for Adults — A fun, easy hour of learning basic patterns, steps and dances. Bring your friends and meet others who enjoy moving to the beat. No partner needed. For ages 18+, 7-8 p.m., Mondays, Sept. 9-Oct. 21, CCP, $36.
Beginning Tap for Adults — A beginning tap class that focuses on rhythm and technique. A great way to explore dance and keep yourself healthy and active. For ages 18+, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Wednesdays, Sept. 18-Oct. 23, ACC, $56.
Class information is in the Parks & Recreation Activities Guide and online at loparks.org. You may register by internet, mail, drop-off during business hours at Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation, at the Public Golf Course, 17525 Stafford Road, Lake Oswego 97035; or fax 503-697-6579; phone 503-675-2549. Non-residents generally pay more than fees shown. Scholarships are also available for Lake Oswego residents.
Judy Nelson is a registrar for Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation.
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