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You may register for Leisure Classes by completing the registration form and faxing us at 734-246-7244.  Be sure to include your credit card number.



Andrea Janssen will be featuring the fun and delicious side of cooking!


Please note:  Each class has a registration fee of $30 and a supply listFor each class listed, email for a supply list or call 586-731-4681.


Gourmet Fancy Apples

Make 5 jumbo apples loaded with caramel, assorted flavors, chocolates and toppings!  See notation for supply list.

CN:  1090             Thur-1wk              Oct 29

$30                         DV Rm.10             7:00-9:30pm


Holiday Sweet Treat Tray

Make an adorable mini yule log tree, candy snowballs, a chocolate marshmallow snowman family, sweet peppermint bark, and chocolate-cherry holiday mice. See notation for supply list.

CN: 1095              Thur-1wk              Nov 12

$30                         DV Rm.10             7:00-9:30pm


Holiday Yummy Appetizers Tray

Create adorable snowy cheese penguins, stuffed cucumber Christmas trees, stained glass bagel wreaths, crunchy pickles in a winter blanket, and a Frosty the snowman Cheese ball centerpiece.  See notation for supply list.

CN: 1096              Thur-1wk              Nov 19

$30                         DV Rm.10             7:00-9:30pm


Holiday Polish Kolachky Cookies

Make and take home dozens of these soft and flaky cream cheese holiday favorites. See notation for supply list.

CN: 1099              Tue-1wk                Nov 24

$30                         ASH Kitchen        6:45-9:15pm


Perfect Pierogies

In this fun class, you will prepare about two dozen delicious pierogies from scratch, with fillings YOU get to choose.  You will never buy store brands again-come join us! See notation for supply list.

CN: 1093              Tue-1wk                Nov 10

$30                         DV Rm.10             7:00-9:30pm


Gourmet Cheese Making

Make three different varieties of delicious ricotta/farmer’s cheese (savory garlic herb, zesty toasted onion, fresh lemon basil) all from scratch! See notation for supply list.

CN: 1116              Mon-1wk              Nov 30

$30                         DV Rm.10             7:00-9:30pm




Beginning Stained Glass

Max 5 students per session.

Create a beautiful large sun catcher; learn to prepare your pattern, select and cut glass- all with the proper tools.  No experience necessary, all tools will be provided.  A $30 supply fee paid to the instructor at the first class session is required. Instructor: Birdwell  Class location: All That Glass, 2035 West Rd., Trenton 48183

CN: 1008              Tue-4wks             Starts Oct 27

$65                                                        6:00-8:00pm

CN:  1112             Thu-4wks              Start Oct 29

$65                                                         6:00-8:00pm


Sketching & Drawing (Beginning & Intermediate)

Work in various art mediums using pencil, charcoal, and inks.  Draw still-life, landscapes, and human figures. Supply list will be provided first night of class.  Instructor: Verona

CN:1005             Tue-8wks              Starts Sept 22

$53                         ASH Rm.12          7:00-9:00pm


Watercolor (for all levels)

Learn fresh, loose techniques.  Complete and finish a full picture each class. Get a supply list at registration.   Instructor is certified through Terry Madden Watercolor Instruction.  Instructor: Quiel

CN: 1006              Thur-10wks          Starts Sept 24

$100          ASH Rm.15         6:00-8:30pm 






We use Windows 7 Pro.

Room 1 uses Microsoft Office 2007.

Room 2 uses  Microsoft Office 2013.


Please do not include book fees with tuition.  Book fees are paid the first night of class.



This class studies the beneficial role technology plays in processing accounting information. Emphasis is placed on hands-on application utilizing popular accounting software. Specific topics studied include setting up company information, maintenance of accounts and records, journalizing and posting transactions, closing the books and creating financial statements, payroll reports, cost accounting, and inventory management.  Service, merchandising, and manufacturing business applications will also be discussed. Prerequisite: at least one Microsoft class. *Book fee $25.  Instructor: Nicholas

CN: 1019              Tue-8wks              Starts Sept 22

$90                         ASH Rm.2            5:30-7:30pm


Computer Fundamentals with Windows7

For students needing beginning computer skills and familiarity with the Windows Operating System.  Instruction  includes  file management process, Internet, email, and configuring your system.  *Book fee: $25.  Instructor: Bentley

CN: 1020              Wed-12wks           Starts Sept 23

$95                         ASH Rm.2            5:30-7:25pm


Senior Citizen (55+)

Intro to Computers with Windows 7

No computer experience necessary. Learn about your computer through hands-on instruction.  Cover basic concepts, mouse practice, and navigating the keyboard. *Book fee: $25 Instructor: Bentley

CN: 1021              Mon/Wed-6wks      Starts Sept 21

$78                         ASH Rm.1            3:15-5:15pm


Senior Citizen (55+) Computer II

Continue your introduction to basic computer usage by learning to browse the Internet, send emails, and configure your Windows Operating System to your personal specifications. *Book fee: $25 Instructor: Bentley

CN: 1022              Mon/Wed-6wks      Starts Nov 9

$78                         ASH Rm.1            3:15-5:15pm


Excel Office 13

Learn the basics of Microsoft Excel:Work with formulas, functions, filters, named ranges, subtotals, pivot tables,  and macros.  You will create basic spreadsheets, charts, graphs, and graphic objects. Prerequisite: Windows File Management Skills.  *Book fee: $25. Instructor: Bentley

CN: 1024              Mon-12wks          Starts Sept 21

$95                         ASH Rm.2            5:30-7:25pm


MS Office Excel 2013 Modules

Learn specific areas of Excel in four-week module sessions.  Take one module or all three!  Prerequisite: Knowledge of Excel and Windows7 file management skills. Handout fee: $5  Instructor: Bentley


CN 1131                Wed-4 wks            Sept 23-Oct 14

Pivot Tables

CN 1132                Wed-4wks             Oct 21-Nov 11


CN1133                 Wed-4 wks            Nov 18-Dec 9

$50 each               ASH Rm.2            7:30-9:15pm


MS-Office Word/PowerPoint 2013

Learn the basics of Word: editing and composing documents, formatting documents, finalizing documents in the first 8 weeks. Be introduced to PowerPoint basics in the remaining 4 weeks. Prerequisite:  Windows 7 file Management Skills. *Book fee: $25. Instructor: Bentley

CN: 1023              Mon-12wks          Starts Sept 21

$95                         ASH Rm.2            7:30-9:25pm





Knitting - Beginning

Knitting is an ancient art that is experiencing a revival.  We will be working from “I Taught Myself Knitting” by Boye (can be purchased at local stores).  You will need a skein of white or cream-colored worsted weight yarn, not a fuzzy soft type. Note: Knitting requires your hands to be held rigidly for extended lengths of time, which may prove to be difficult for some individuals. Instructor: Chester

CN: 1007              Tue-8wks              Starts Sept 22

$39                         ASH Rm.13          6:30-8:30pm


Beginners Crochet

Crochet is back in style and now is the time to learn. Beginners will learn basic stitches and finishing techniques, and how to read patterns.  Bring a skein of light-colored 4 ply worsted weight acrylic yarn and a size “I” or “J” crochet hook.  A book fee of $8 due to instructor on the first night of class.  Instructor: Firosz

CN: 1010              Wed-6wks             Starts Sept 23

$48                         ASH Rm.6            4:30-6:00pm

CN: 1000              Wed-6wks             Starts Sept 23

$48                         ASH Rm.6            6:30-8:00pm


Intermediate Crochet

This is a continuation of beginning crochet.  Using more intricate stitches and focusing on pattern reading.  Bring skein of light colored 4 ply worsted weight acrylic yarn and a size “I” or “J” crochet hook.  Other types of yarn or hook sizes may be needed as we decide what types of stitches to learn. Instructor: Firoz

CN: 1102              Wed-4wks             Starts Nov 4

$32                         ASH Rm.15          6:30-8:30                                             


Beginning Sewing (for the real novice)

Learn how to thread your machine and do a couple of small projects: an apron, pot holders, and a surprise project. Supply list issued first night of class. Instructor:  McDonald

CN: 1012              Wed-10 wks          Starts Sept 23

$85                         ASH Rm.P2          5:30-8:30pm 



Learn the basics of sewing. Choose the right size pattern, suitable fabric and notions; learn to read, lay-out, and cut patterns.  Learn easy construction techniques as you complete a simple dress or blouse. Instructor: Kotronis Max: 8


CN: 1013              Mon-15wks          Starts Sept 14

$125                       ASH Rm.P1          6:00-9:00pm

CN: 1014              Wed-15wks           Starts Sept16

$125                       ASH Rm.P1          5:30-8:30pm


CN: 1015              Fri-15wks              Starts Sept 11

$125                       ASH Rm.P1          9:00am-noon


CN: 1016              Fri-15wks              Starts Sept 11

$125                       ASH Rm.P1          12:30-3:30pm



An introduction to quilting from a basic pattern. Cut, piece, and quilt fabric.  Your quilt can be completed in the 10 weeks of class. Email for supply list ( *Note: basic sewing experience necessary. Max: 8 students per class.  Instructor: Laskowski


CN: 1017              Thur-10wks          Starts Sept 24

$90                         ASH Rm.P1          6:00-9:00pm

CN:  1106             Tue-10wks            Starts Sept 22

$90                         ASH Rm.P1          3:00-6:00pm

CN:  1129             Mon-10wks            Starts Sept 21

$90                         ASH Rm.P2          6:00-9:00pm


CN: 1018              Tue-10wks            Starts Sept 22

$90                         ASH Rm.P1          6:00-9:00pm                                   





Guitar for Adult Beginners Level I

Learn to tune, strum open chords, and how songs are constructed.  Class is designed for immediate success.  No experience necessary. Bring your own guitar and picks.  All other materials provided. Max: 8 students. Instructor:  Stockinger

CN: 1063              Tue-7wks              Starts Sept 22

$87                         ASH Rm.P2          6:00-7:00pm


Guitar Level II

Continue to develop skills with new songs. Learn finger picking styles, lead playing and bar chords, and new strumming techniques. Instructor:  Stockinger

CN: 1064              Tue-7wks              Starts Sept 22

$87                         ASH Rm.P2          7:00-8:00pm


Piano for Adults (Level I)

Learn the basics of playing the piano.  Note reading, chords, and theory will be taught each week, along with a song.  Materials provided.  Max: 8 . Instructor: Stockinger

CN: 1066              Mon-7wks             Starts Sept 21

$87                         ASH Rm.17          6:00-7:00pm


Piano for Adults (Level II)

Continue to develop your skills.  Build on major and minor chords along with reading and understanding theory.  Learn different styles of playing and a new song each week. Max: 8 students. Instructor:  Stockinger

CN: 1067              Mon-7wks             Starts Sept 21

$87                         ASH Rm.17                                                                      7:00-8:00pm 


Adult Singing Lessons

Singing is a great therapeutic cure for whatever ails you!  Learn basic vocal techniques that will enhance the quality of your public speaking abilities. Our Instructor is a music professional with 25+ years experience.  Instructor: Greene

CN: 1068              Mon-6wks             Starts Sept 21

$70                         ASH Rm.16          7:00-8:15pm





German (Beg)                                     Instructor: Kouassi

CN: 1026              Mon-10wks          Starts Sept 21

$65                         ASH Rm.11          6:30-8:30pm


Italian (Beg)                                        Instructor: Franzese

CN:1028               Mon-10wks          Starts Sept 21

$65                         ASH Rm.5            6:30-8:30pm


Spanish (Beg)                                      Instructor: Checkler

CN: 1030              Mon-10wks          Starts Sept 28

$65                         ASH Rm.6            6:30-8:30pm


Spanish (Inter)                                    Instructor: Checkler

CN: 1032              Tues-10wks          Starts Sept 22

$65                         ASH Rm.7            6:30-8:30pm


Spanish (Adv I)                                   Instructor: Checkler

CN: 1033              Thur-10wks          Starts Sept 24

$65                         ASH Rm.7            6:30-8:30pm


Spanish (Adv II)                                  Instructor: Checkler

CN: 1034              Wed-10wks           Starts Sept 23

$65                         ASH Rm.12          6:30-8:30pm





Health Care Provider I

Prepare yourself for an entry-level position with a home health agency, hospital, or community health agency.  Basic nursing care is taught in an academic and clinical environment by health care professionals in affiliation with a local hospital.  Join the fastest growing occupation in Michigan.  A tuition payment plan is available.  For students 18 and older.  YOU MUST REGISTER IN PERSON AT ASHER SCHOOL DURING LISTED REGISTRATION HOURS.

CN: 1122              Tue/Thur-16 wks Sept 15

$295                       HFWyanHosp     5:00-10:00pm


Medical Terminology

As you prepare to enter the healthcare field, you will need to learn its language and become familiar with anatomy and physiology as they relate to health and disease.  This class is a must for many health care and related occupations:  receptionist for a doctor’s or dentist’s office, hospital and medical secretaries, clerks, medical insurance processors, nurse assistants, and many other occupations.  For students 18 and older.  YOU MUST REGISTER IN PERSON AT ASHER SCHOOL DURING LISTED REGISTRATION HOURS.

CN: 1121              Sat-15 wks            Sept 19

$95                         HFWyanHosp     5:00-10:00pm


NEW! Physical Therapy Aide Technician

If you are motivated to start a new career in healthcare, our 6- week Physical Therapy Aide Training Program will prepare you for this high demand occupation.  Learn professional skills, basic knowledge, and most importantly, the “hands-on” skills required for this rewarding and fulfilling career. Max: 8 students   For students 18 and older. 

Instructor:   Dr.  Sudhi Khurana PT, DPT

Class starts Oct 14 for 6 wks.

Class is held at two sites:

*Course work meets at Asher School Rm. 17,  on Wednesdays, 6:00-7:30pm

*Clinical training meets at Wyandotte Physical Therapy Associates Clinic, Woodhaven site, 22357 West Road, Woodhaven, on Fridays, 3:00-5:00pm

CN: 1125              Wed/Fri-6 wks      Starts Oct 14






Buying and Selling on eBay for Beginners

Find out what you need to know! Learn how set up an account, and buy and sell items. We will cover shipping, sending and receiving payments, resolving problems, and how to locate wholesale merchandisers. Discover the secrets of successful eBayer’s. Bring pen/paper for note-taking. Instructor: Janseen

CN: 1076              Tue-1wk                Oct 27

$38                         ASH Rm.P3          6:30-9:30pm


Intro to the iPad and iPod Touch

Explore the basic features of the iPad and iPod Touch. Learn to use the camera, photo and video capabilities, music, eBook reader, how to download and update apps, and more.  The iPad can be your web browser, inbox, or your favorite novel.  Chat face-to-face with friends without leaving home. Bring your own device and iTunes account information.  Instructor: Nicholas

CN: 1072              Tue-1wk                Sept 29

$55                         ASH Rm.P3          7:00-9:00pm


Veterans Aid and Attendance Benefit Information

Are you a senior, wartime veteran or the surviving spouse who needs financial help with assisted living or home healthcare expenses?  Learn the qualifications, eligibility, and how to apply for veterans’ benefits you’re entitled to. You could receive up to $1,788/month. Instructor: Bolan

CN: 1009              Thur-1wk              Oct 15

$15                         ASH Rm.8            6:00-8:00pm


Business Plan for Success

Create your own winning business plan.  In only six weeks you will be able to develop a business plan that will enable you to secure investment, establish credit from suppliers, and increase/develop customer base.  Instructor: Nicholas

CN: 1094              Thur-6wks             Starts Sept 24

$100                       ASH Rm.2            5:30-7:30pm                             


You’re On the Air (How to really make it in voice-over’s!)

In what could be one of the most enlightening 2 hours you’ve ever spent, this class will show you how YOU could actually begin using your speaking voice for commercials, films, and videos!  You will learn a unique ways to cash in on one of the most lucrative full or part-time careers out there!  Instructor: Staff

CN: 1075              Wed-1wk               Oct 14

$55                         ASH Rm.11          6:30-8:30pm


Photography (Begin. 35mm/digital film)

Learn to use your camera in the manual exposure mode (not focus) and the application of shutter speeds, apertures, flash, and composition. Learn through slide programs, workshops, shooting assignments, etc.  Bring camera manual and old photos to critique the first day of class. *Max: 16  *Some shooting workshops may be scheduled outside of listed class day and times (Sat/Sun).  Instructor: Thomas

CN: 1085              Tue-10wks            Starts Sept 22

$70                         ASH Rm.6            6:30-8:30pm

CN: 1086              Wed-10wks          Starts Sept 23

$70                         ASH Rm.13          6:30-8:30pm


Strictly Studio - Photography

Required: Bring your SLR camera. Class will consist of indoor/outdoor shooting sessions. Learn various lighting techniques, how to pose people, and camera techniques that will help you take better photos. *Prerequisite: Beg *Max 10 students.  Instructor: Thomas

CN: 1088              Thur-10wks          Starts Sept 24

$70                         ASH Gym             6:30-8:30pm





Sign Language

With introduction to American Sign Language (ASL), you will learn basic vocabulary, grammar, Yes/No question and why question forms, history, finger spelling, numbers, colors, months, weeks, terminology, food names, family signs, and about deaf culture.  An excellent course if you are working in health care, public safety, service, or education. Pay book fee of $15 at first class.  Instructor: Gibson

CN: 1098              Mon-10wks          Starts Sept 21

$35                         ASH Rm.13          7:00-8:00PM


Meditation for Healthy Living

(Happiness 101)

Change your thoughts-change your life.  Experience the art of living a truly happy/healthy life.  Through just minutes of meditation each day, your relationships can and will improve.  You will become strong, steady and stable in all situations.  Class will consist of discussion and end in a 10-15 minute meditation session.  Bring a notebook. Staff: Fedel

CN: 1073              Tue-6wks              Starts Sept 22

$43                         SH Library            7:00-8:30pm


Historical Background to the Bible

Increase your understanding of the Bible by learning about the geography and history of the ancient world.  What kind of lives did ordinary people lead in Biblical times?  What languages did Jesus and early Christians speak?  Note: This is NOT a Bible study course, but focuses on historical facts and well-established historical interpretation. Instructor: Piegza

Old Testament History

CN: 1082              Mon-8wks             Starts Sept 21

$68                         ASH Rm.12          7:00-8:30pm

New Testament History                   

CN: 1083              Tue-8wks              Starts Sept 22

$68                         ASH Rm.11          7:00-8:30pm


How to Maximize Your  Social Security Benefits

One of the most important, yet confusing and complex financial decisions you will make.  This class can help you understand all the options that exist through real case studies.  Instructor:  Cousino

CN:  1126             Tue-1wk                Nov 17

$15                         ASH Rm.8            6:00-8:00pm


Retirement Planning Today

Retiring soon or currently retired?  Learn how to  determine the amount needed to retire, create goals, convert IRA’s, reduce taxes, and eliminate debt. Instructor:  Cousino/Ed Will

CN:  1127             Tue-2wks              Oct 20 & 27

$49                         ASH Rm.8            6:00-9:00pm


Retirement Income Strategies (Required Minimum Distributions):

Do you have questions about how much you can or should take out yearly from your investments?  Join us for answers to these and other concerns. Instructor:  Cousino/Ed Will

CN:  1001             Tue-1wk                Sept 29

$15                         ASH Rm.8            6:00-8:00pm


Income Tax Reduction Strategies

We will teach you how not to pay more than you should, and to effectively use stock market losses.  Learn to efficiently take money out of your retirement and/or how to convert monies to ROTH IRA’S. Instructor: Cousino

CN:  1011             Tue-1 wk               Oct 13

$15                         ASH Rm.8            6:00-8:00pm


How Will Social Security and Medicare Provide for My Retirement?

Join us for answers to your retirement questions: When should I begin collecting? Can I assume my spouses benefits?  How might government change my benefits?  How does Medicare work (Parts A, B, C, and D)? Instructor:  Cousino/Ed Will

CN:  1002             Thur- 1wk             Sept 24

$15                         ASH Rm.8            6:00-8:00pm





*No classes: Nov 3 & 25, Dec 21-Jan 1

**Please register early, as classes will close when maximums are met.



Ultimate Boot Camp

A fat burning workout combining your favorite calisthenic exercises with extreme cardio moves.  Challenge yourself to achieve a new level of fitness. Bring your hand weights, mat, towel, and water. A fun outlook and athletic shoes with good support are a must! Instructor: Geralyn

CN: 1035              Mon-12wks          Starts Sept 21

$89                         SH Gym                6:10-7:10



Enhance your posture, increase flexibility, extend endurance, and improve balance while firming your core. Pilates will create a lean, sculpted appearance using muscle toning, yoga stretches, and mat workout moves.  An emphasis on the abs, back, hips, and glutes, with alignment work and improvement of the mind-body connection.  Wear comfortable clothing; bring a mat and water. *Light weights optional. Instructor: Geralyn

CN: 1036              Mon-12wks          Starts Sept 21

$89                         SH Gym                7:15-8:15pm


Ultimate Body Makeover

Tired of watching makeover shows and wishing it were you?  We do a combination of aerobic exercise, calisthenics, and strength training that will transition your body.  Bring a mat, hand held weights, water and an athletic shoe with good support! Instructor: Geralyn

CN: 1039              Wed-12wks           Starts Sept 23

$89                         AL Gym                6:10-7:10 pm


Core Training

This workout enhances posture, flexibility, endurance and balance, while toning and firming your (powerhouse) core. Create a lean sculpted appearance with essential core training. Bring your mat, light hand weights, and water.  Instructor: Geralyn

CN: 1040              Wed-12wks           Starts Sept 23

$89                         AL Gym                7:15-8:15pm


Special Offer!

The Elements of Exercise Company (ELE) is offering a one night trial for two classes:

Piloxing, Sept 24

7:10-8:10pm at Gerisch Café

Pound Rock-Out Workout, Sept 23

7:10-8:10pm, Shelters Gym

(See map on page 29 for directions)



Join the latest Hollywood fitness craze sweeping the nation!  PILOXING uniquely mixes Pilates and boxing in a fat torching and muscle sculpting workout.  Come barefoot or in socks with bottom grips.  Purchase weighted Piloxing gloves from instructor. (Pricing first night of class)  Bring a mat.  Instructor: Torres ELE

CN:  1048             Thur-10wks          Starts Oct 1

$70                         GER Cafe             7:10-8:10pm


Pound Rock-Out Workout

Pound is a full-body cardio jam session, combing light resistance with constant, simulated drumming.  This workout fuses cardio, pilates, isometric movements, plyometrics and isometric poses.  Drum your way to a leaner, slimmer physique-all while rocking out to your favorite music! Instructor: Torres ELE

CN:  1108             Wed-10wks           Start Sept 30

$70                         SH Gym                7:10-8:10pm


Zumba & Zumba Core ®

A dance fusion of Latin and international music, the routines feature aerobic/fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms. Zumba® utilizes fitness interval training and resistance training to maximize caloric output, fat burning, and body toning. Finish this class with a 15 minute core workout! Instructor: Torres

CN: 1043              Wed-10wks           Starts Sept 23

$70                         FD Gym                6:15-7:15pm


Zumba® Gold

Gold takes our Zumba® basic program and makes Zumba® accessible to active older or de-conditioned adults, de-conditioned   pregnant women, and those recovering from injuries.  This class is given standing and seated.  Bring a towel and water. Instructor: Torres

CN: 1044              Wed-10wks           Starts Sept 23

$60                         SH Gym                6:10-7:10pm


45+/Workout to Oldies Music

Get a motivating workout to the songs you love to hear....a fun-filled workout without the complicated choreography.  Learn low impact and joint friendly routines to burn the calories and condition your body.  Bring an exercise mat, towel, and water. Instructor: Geralyn

CN: 1041              Tue-12wks            Starts Sept 22

$89                         FD Gym                6:10-7:10pm

NEW Class!  Oldies II

CN: 1042              Tues-12wks          Starts Sept 22

$89                         FD Gym                7:15-8:15pm


Brazilian BUTT Lift

Beautify your booty with this HOT class from Brazil!  A combination of high intensity cardio drills that sculpt and lift those hard to reach areas, strength exercises from a variety of angles that get your gluts in gear, and flexibility exercises for further shaping and toning.  Fun, fast, and effective; your butt will never look better.  Voted “Best Bikini Prep Class” by New York Magazine, 2004. Instructor: Torres

CN: 1046              Mon-10wks          Starts Sept 21

$70                         DV Café/Gym      7:10-8:10pm


Lean and Mean Kettlebell Class

Kettlebells resemble a cannon ball shaped weight with a handle on top.  Target every aspect of fitness: gain tighter legs, glutes, back, arms, and abdominals.  Develop your cardiovascular conditioning and power, as well as stability, flexibility, balance, and agility.  With plyometrics and body weight exercises, you will get lean in no time!  This class is recommended for all fitness levels. *A ketttlebell/mat will be needed:  women 5-10 lb. and men 10-20 lbsInstructor: Torres

CN: 1047              Mon-10wks          Starts Sept 21

$70                         DV Café/Gym      6:10-7:10pm


Tai Chi Chuan-Beginning

Tai Chi Chuan is an ancient Chinese exercise system of moderate weight bearing and cardiovascular intensity. Practiced regularly, Tai Chi will improve flexibility, strength, and fitness.  Added benefits: stress reduction, pain relief, improved immune function, and better balance.  Wear loose, comfortable clothing and flat rubber-soled shoes.  Instructor: Correll

CN: 1050              Wed-10wks           Starts Sept 23

$70                         GR Gym                6:30-8:00pm


Tai Chi Chuan – Intermediate

Prerequisite:  Tai Chi Chuan Beginning.  1st loop will be reviewed.  Attention will be given to correct and refine postures.  Students will begin the 2nd loop.  Instructor: Correll

CN: 1051              Wed-10wks           Starts Sept 23

$70                         GR Gym                8:00-9:00pm


Tai Chi Chuan – Advanced

Prerequisite:  Tai Chi Chuan Beginning & Intermediate or equivalent.  Students must be able to perform 1st loop and be familiar with 1st half of 2nd loop.  Class will concentrate on completion of 2nd & 3rd loops. Instructor: Correll

CN: 1052              Tue-12wks            Starts Sept 22

$85                         GR Gym                7:00-8:30pm



Improve your posture and well-being.  Learn to control your body and mind through yoga postures.  Wear comfortable, stretchable clothing; bare feet preferred. Bring a mat, rug or blanket. Remember to fast/eat lightly 3 hours before class. Instructor: Barnosky


CN: 1053              Tue-10wks            Starts Sept 22

$60                         AL Gym                6:30-7:30pm


CN: 1054              Tues-10wks          Starts Sept 22

 $60                        AL Gym                7:45-8:45pm


Senior Chair Yoga

Take time out to meet new seniors or bring your friends along to have fun and improve your health.  Start with light stretches in a chair for a happy heart and a longer life. Instructor: Watts

CN: 1055              Wed-10wks           Starts Sept 23

$70                         ASH Rm.10          7:00-8:00pm


Senior Chair Yoga /extension

A five-week extension of  Senior Chair Yoga (listed above). Meets Dec 9 & 16 and Jan 6, 13 & 20  Instructor:  Watts

CN:  1078             Wed-5wks             Start Dec 9

$35                         ASH Rm.10          7:00-8:00pm


Shadow Box Cardio Kick

In this non contact fitness class,  focus on a mix of cardio, strength, and flexibility circuits.  These components will help you lose weight, strengthen muscles, and gain confidence while improving oval health.

CN: 1103              Mon-10wks          Starts Sept 21

$70                         ASH Rm.10          6:00-7:00pm


Yoga Pilates

Get off the couch, meet people or bring friends, and tone your body with a fully relaxed and beneficial workout to sculpt the body and lose weight. Instructor: Watts

CN: 1056              Tue-10wks            Starts Sept 22

$70                         DV Cardio Rm.    7:00-8:00pm

CN: 1118              Tue-5 wks             Starts Dec 8

$35                         DV Cardio Rm.    7:00-8:00pm


Beginning-Line Dancing

Kick up your heels with rock/country music. Class is moderately paced so everyone can learn basic steps. Wear shoes that slide (tennis shoes do not let your feet move freely). Instructor: TBD

CN: 1057              Wed-9wks             Starts Sept 23

$58                         GER Cafe             6:10-7:10pm


Plus Line Dance

Learn new dances every week and review your favorites.  The pace is faster than the beginner class; dancers must know the basic steps.  Wear shoes that slide (tennis shoes do not let your feet move freely). Instructor: TBD

CN: 1058              Wed-9wks             Starts Sept 23

$58                         GER Cafe             7:15-8:15pm


Latin /Ballroom Dance:  Beg/Inter

For first-time dancers or seasoned dancers.  Our goal is to give students the necessary skills to dance two or three different dances effectively.  You will acquire the skills to dance in a social setting upon class completion. Instructor: Hammond

CN: 1059              Thur-10 wks         Starts Sept 24

$60 per student       AL Gym                7:15-8:15pm


Ballroom & Latin Dancing - Couples

Enjoy the feeling of dancing with a partner! This course will introduce you to the Salsa, Waltz, Fox Trot, Tango, Rumba, and the Cha-Cha. Partners only, please. For adults 18+.  Instructor: DeLiz

CN: 1060              Wed-10wks           Starts Sept 23

$110 per couple     DV Cafe                6:00-7:00pm

CN: 1037              Wed-10wks           Starts Sept 23

$110 per couple     DV Café                7:10-8:10pm





Little Ninjas Karate (4-5 yrs)

An introductory class specifically designed for children ages 4-5.  Skills taught: focus, memory, teamwork, discipline, self-control, fitness, balance, and coordination.  Wear loose-fitting clothes.  Responsible adult must remain in attendance during class. Instructors: PKSA  

CN: 1062              Thur-6 wks            Starts Sept 24

$38                         GER Cafe             5:30-6:00pm


Kids Power Karate LLC (6-12yrs)

Learn traditional martial arts training emphasizing self-defense, fitness, conflict resolution, teamwork, and anti-kidnapping techniques. We do not promote aggressiveness but teach respect.  Wear loose fitting clothes. Instructors: PKSA

CN: 1061              Thur-6 wks            Starts Sept 24

$48                         GER Gym             6:15-7:00pm


Kids Mobile Fitness-Cross Sports Combination Class

Children  (ages 6-8 yrs) will learn a large range of gymnastics such as forward/backward rolls, cartwheels, handstands, balance beam, bars, jump positions, with and additional segment on nutrition education. Our warm-ups consist of various stretching and toning (animal poses) through yoga and pilates exercise. Instructor: Teets

CN: 1119              Mon-8wks             Starts Oct 26

$64                         FD Gym                6:15-6:50pm


You may register for Leisure Classes by completing the registration form and faxing us at 734-246-7244.  Be sure to include your credit card number.


Guide to class locations: 
AL  Allen Elem.
ASH  Asher Comm. Ed.
DV  Davidson MS
FD  Fordline Elem.
GE  Gerisch MS
GR  Grogan Elem.
NP  North Pointe Elem.
SH  Shelters Elem.


There is a continuous need for enrichment instructors.  We need persons who have a hobby or skill they would like to share with others.

WANTED:  Program Suggestions

We are always looking for new courses, activities, and ways to improve our existing programs.  Your suggestions are most welcome.

Call 734-246-4633 or write:
Director of Community Education
14101 Leroy,
Southgate, MI  48195



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FREE Enrichment Classes for Senior Citizens, 55+ and retired, living in the Southgate Community School District

Enrichment Classes Available

  • Foreign Language

  • Knitting Beg/Adv

  • Sign Language

  • Sketching/Drawing

  • VA Aid/Pension

Classes may be closed due to full enrollment or cancelled without notice.  Student is responsible for any additional cost for books and/or supplies.

Call 734-246-4633  for more details.


  • Open to all Downriver residents
  • Pick-up at Asher School, 14101 Leroy
  • Every other Tuesday
  • Receive a bag of seasonal produce: $10
  • Cheese available at reasonable prices
  • First-time Registration Fee: $1
  • Registration Dates and Times:
    • Sept 15 & 22, 9:00 am to 12:00 noon
  • First Pick Up: Sept 29, 9:00 am to 12:00 noon



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