Classes

Green Valley Recreation offers several special interest classes including painting, ceramics, clay and sculpture, lapidary, German, jewelry making and several types of dance classes. There are also several classes that run year-round, including aqua fitness, medium impact aerobics, Spanish and more.

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2018 Fall Catalog [PDF]
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2018 Cover
2019 Winter Catalog [PDF]
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2019 Winter Cover

 

Class Updates

On this page, you can find updates and information regarding classes—classes that have been added since the catalog has been released or classes that have had date, time, or location changes. Check back weekly for new updates.

 

Winter Class Updates

The Winter Course Catalog is available in centers now! You can also view it online at the homepage of www.gvrec.org. You are welcome to register online or we can assist you in person at East Center Las Campanas, Canoa Hills, or Santa Rita Springs.

Gourd Art Fundamentals Not appearing in the catalog
Learn to clean and decorate gourds with paint, dye and decorative materials such as leather, feathers and botanicals. SUPPLY LIST and cleaning instructions given at registration. Gourd must be cleaned prior to the first class. Estimated supply cost: $25 +. Instructor: Diane West
CR# DATES DAY TIME LOCATION FEE
43137 3/6-3/27 Wed 1-4pm CV-REC $60

EZ Does it Yoga Not appearing in the catalog
Marti’s classes have filled up, so she has added an additional class. If you always wanted to try yoga but don’t feel you are flexible, this is the class for you. Great, gentle class for people of all shapes and sizes. Perfect for anyone who wants to take it a little slower. We work on basic poses to stretch and strengthen all major muscles and joints, as well as develop greater relaxation in the pose. Breathing flexibility practice is also stressed. Required props: please bring yoga mat, yoga strap, yoga blocks, and 2 Mexican blankets or beach towels. Instructor has props for sale. Discounted fees for multiple weekly classes with this instructor, please see staff. Course unavailable for online registration. Drop-in fee $13. Please review the Drop-in Policy. 1/30 class held in the IRONWOOD ROOM. Instructor: Marti DeLong
CR# DATES DAY TIME LOCATION FEE
43128 1/16-1/30 Wed 9:30-10:45am LC-CTWD $30

World National Parks Updated Description
We apologize for the confusion, the incorrect course description was included in the Winter Course Catalog. Please see the correct description below.
After the creation of Yellowstone National Park—the first in the world—most countries recognized the importance of setting aside key natural areas for protection in perpetuity. In this dazzling slide show Naturalist and Wildlife Biologist Vincent Pinto will take you through a visual journey of diverse national parks in: Japan, Italy, France, and the Dominican Republic. There you’ll marvel at scenic and dramatic landscapes, including unique wildlife and flora. *Optional, instructor led, 3-day field trip to Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, January 25 – 27, 2019. Trip fee is payable directly to the Instructor. Instructor: Vincent Pinto
CR# DATES DAY TIME LOCATION FEE
42169 1/29 Tues 2-4pm LC-IRWD $20 LC-IRWD

Pickleball 201 Not appearing in the catalog
This course is designed for beginner/intermediate players. The major emphasis is developing the third shot with a strong focus on the soft game, especially the third shot drop. Additional skills include the dink, drive, and lob. Students will learn the proper footwork to defend the lob and move on the court. Team positioning and strategies will be applied including proper position for serving and receiving. Instructor: Carol Hammerle
CR# DATES DAY TIME LOCATION FEE
43088 4/3-17 Wed 3-5pm CR-PICK $25

Pine Needle and Clay Not appearing in the catalog
Prerequisite: Must be a member of the GVR Clay Studio. Learn the basics of pine needle art to enhance your clay vase creation, thrown or hand built. The class will cover hole placement, design, and various pine needle stitch patterns. Instructor will provide all supplies for a $10 materials fee collected at first class. 3/19 class in the Sculpture Room. Instructor: Russ Nichols
CR# DATES DAY TIME LOCATION FEE
40400 3/5-26 Tu 12:30-4pm SRS-FSTA $50

Yoga for Beginners Updated start date
Valerie will be starting her class 1 week earlier than originally anticipated! We hope to see you there beginning Monday, 2/4!
This class is designed for students without previous knowledge or practice of yoga. It is also good for experienced students who enjoy a slow pace with attention to detail in yoga poses. We practice in a slow and methodical way so students can learn the basic elements of how to practice yoga and feel the effects on the body, enabling you to take your practice to the next level, or to continue with this easeful yet challenging course. Emphasis is on breath and physical alignment. Your own yoga mat is required. Additional props to bring: firm blanket or large towel, 2 yoga blocks, and an 8′ yoga strap (or luggage strap or old necktie) Drop-in fee $12; please review the Drop-in Policy. Instructor: Valerie Davenport
CR# DATES DAY TIME LOCATION FEE
41091 2/4-25 M 1:30-2:45pm LC-CTWD $40

Free CardioSculpt Class
Come join Jane in GVR’s newest fitness class, CardioSculpt class! As an introduction, your first class is free!
As an active adult, would you enjoy a total body workout to supplement all your other GVR activates? If so, look no further!! Cardio Sculpt combines all elements of fitness-cardio, muscle conditioning, balance, and flexibility, with a serious dose of FUN! Upbeat music drives the low-intensity, high energy, easy to follow choreographed routines, toning exercises, and stretching. Join me to burn some serious calories while smiling the whole time! We work it all so… Please bring a mat, weights, resistance bands, water and towel to class. Drop-in fee $9. Instructor: Jane Hathaway
CR# DATES DAY TIME LOCATION FEE
42251 2/4-25 M 11am-12pm CV-REC $24

Free Nightclub Dancing Class
As a thank you to GVR members, Cindy will be offering one free Nightclub Line Dancing class! Must pre-register! Come join Cindy in the fun and learn the Electric Slide and Cupid Shuffle. Singles and couples are invited to come and learn these easy line dances. Instructor: Cindy Feist
CR# DATES DAY TIME LOCATION
43022 2/23 Sa 12:30-1pm CH-PVR

Course Catalogs are published three times a year and are available in April for Summer, late-August for the Fall Session, and late-November for the Winter Session. Registration dates are listed in each catalog.

To receive a catalog in the mail, send a 8½ x 11 self addressed stamped envelope (include FIVE (5), $0.49 cent stamps) to:

Green Valley Recreation
Attn: Class Catalog
PO Box 586
Green Valley, AZ 85622-0586

Please specify on the bottom left of the envelope: “Summer”, “Fall” or “Winter” so your receive the catalog for the appropriate session.

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