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Class schedules subject to change.

Classes offered in-person may be rescheduled, canceled or transitioned to an online format based on COVID-19 guidelines. Students are required to follow COVID-19 guidelines for classroom participation, which may include, but is not limited to, use of masks and social distancing requirements. For the latest requirements, review STLCC’s COVID-19 Information page.

Unless otherwise specified in the course description, registration for online classes closes three business days prior to the class start date.

Stand-Up Paddleboarding: Introduction

Stand-up paddleboarding is a rapidly growing sport that is suitable for almost anyone! Have fun and soak up the benefits of a great exercise while learning how to SUP! Learn proper paddling instruction and get a brief introduction before hitting the water. Once on the water, receive continuous instruction as you practice and get comfortable on your board. Dress appropriately for outdoor water activity. Fee includes all equipment.*
PEDU-770 | 2 sessions | $59 AGE 60+ | $59 REG
F01 Sa 10 a.m.-noon
Aug. 21-28 | Simpson Lake

Basketball: Recreational

Tired of riding the pine? Get up and play while having fun and getting exercise. All levels welcome. Bring a white and a dark colored t-shirt to class. Do not wear jewelry.*
PEDU-701 | 9 sessions | $79 AGE 60+ | $79 REG
F01 T 6-7:30 p.m. | Martin West
Aug. 17-Oct. 12 | Affton White-Rodgers Comm Ctr Gym

Volleyball: Recreational

Keep fit, have fun and make friends. Register and come play! All levels welcome.*
PEDU-704 | 10 sessions | $62 AGE 60+ | $99 REG
F01 F 7-8:30 p.m. | Jason Guss
Sept. 10-Nov. 12 | FV-PE Gym

Aquatics

Aquafusion

Use various resistance equipment, such as dumbbells and noodles, during this high energy class to build cardio capacity and strengthen main muscle groups. Increase your strength and endurance, and leave feeling great!*
PEDU-729 | 14 sessions | $82 AGE 60+ | $125 REG
F04 M W 9-10 a.m. | Terri Williams
Aug. 30-Oct. 18 | MC-PE Pool
• NOTE: No class Sept. 6.
F01 M W 9-10 a.m. | Terri Williams
Oct. 25-Dec. 8 | MC-PE Pool

Aquafusion/FABS

Do you want to be more flexible? Do you want tighter abs to help with balance? Do you loathe the thought of pumping iron in a gym but would still like to build muscle and increase strength? Then this FABSulous class is for you! As we age, our bellies tend to get bigger, our balance becomes a bit off kilter, and our muscles start to sag. Using various water equipment, FABS class will tighten your tummy, improve your balance, and build major muscle groups.*
PEDU-729 | 14 sessions | $82 AGE 60+ | $125 REG
F03 T Th 9-10 a.m. | Terri Williams
Aug. 31-Oct. 14 | MC-PE Pool
F02 T Th 9-10 a.m. | Terri Williams
Oct. 26-Dec. 14 | MC-PE Pool
• NOTE: No class Nov. 25.

Games

Beginning Bridge

Learn Standard American (SAYC) bidding, game instruction, defense techniques and general etiquette used during contract bridge.
GAME-701 | 8 sessions | $78.50 AGE 60+ | $109 REG
F01 Tu 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Aaron Krieser
Sept. 28-Nov. 23 | FV-Private Dining Room C
• NOTE: No class Oct. 5.

Chess: Beginning I

Learn the world’s greatest game. Start at square one and go from pawn to tournament-ready chess player! Spark cognitive development, increase memory and develop critical-thinking skills that translate to every part of life. You must create a free account on Lichess.org, share username with instructor prior to first class. Bring a notebook and pen to class.
GAME-720 | 8 sessions | $55.50 AGE 60+ | $79 REG
F01 W 5-6 p.m. | Kyle Weber
Aug. 18-Oct. 6 | Online
F04 W 5-6 p.m. | Kyle Weber
Oct. 13-Dec. 8 | Online
• NOTE: No class Nov. 24.

NEW! Chess: Beginning II

Continue developing your beginning chess skills, increase your awareness and improve your strategy. You must create a free account on Lichess.org and your share username with instructor prior to first class. Bring a notebook and pen to class.
GAME-720 | 8 sessions | $55.50 AGE 60+ | $79 REG
F02 W 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Kyle Weber
Aug. 18-Oct. 6 | Online
F05 W 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Kyle Weber
Oct. 13-Dec. 8 | Online
• NOTE: No class Nov. 24.

Chess Tactics and Strategy: Intermediate and Advanced

Go beyond the opening and dive into tactical motifs and complex checkmate patterns. Analyze high level grandmaster games, middlegame and endgame strategies. This class is for intermediate players who know how to play but have not yet learned the more challenging concepts. Prerequisite: Students at this level can readily implement opening principles and can demonstrate all advanced rules of chess. Students must create a free account on Lichess.org and share username with instructor prior to first class. Please bring a notebook and pen.
GAME-720 | 8 sessions | $55.50 AGE 60+ | $79 REG
F03 Th 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Kyle Weber
Aug. 19-Oct. 7 | Online
F06 Th 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Kyle Weber
Oct. 14-Dec. 9 | Online
• NOTE: No class Nov. 25.

Tennis

National Tennis Rating Program (NTRP)

1.0 - This player is just starting to play tennis.
2.0 - May have had some lessons; needs on-court experience.
2.5 - Can sustain a short rally of slow pace; needs to develop form.
3.0 - Consistent on medium-paced shots; needs work on form and strategy.
3.5 - Consistent with directional control; needs to work on specialty shots.
4.0 - Dependable with directional control and depths has specialty shots. Needs to play more percentage tennis.

Designations used as a tool to assist students when registering for tennis classes:

Beginning I (1.0-2.0): Designed for beginners and those who have limited experience with basic tennis strokes. Proper techniques of all strokes will be covered. Drills will be used and tennis etiquette and rules will be discussed. Players will be grouped according to ability.

Beginning I and II (1.0-2.5): Designed for beginners and those who need to brush up on the basics. Techniques covered are forehand, backhand, serve, volley, basic strategy as well as drill exercises. Players will be grouped according to ability.

Beginning II (2.5): Further emphasized is proper stroke development and footwork through the use of drills. Tennis etiquette and rules will be reviewed. Constancy of stroke production is a major goal.

Intermediate I (3.0-3.5): A refresher on proper stroke execution. Drills are used and emphasis is on improved consistency and directional control. Strategy and some match play are covered.

Intermediate II to Advanced (3.5-4.0): This course includes more advanced drills, work on strategy and match play, with a goal of playing better percentage tennis.

Bring tennis shoes and racket. Tennis balls provided. Facilities may not be air-conditioned. Please dress appropriately. Every effort will be made to schedule a make-up class for outdoor classes missed due to rain-outs. However, no refunds will be given for rained-out classes.

Tennis: Beginning I

See NTRP rating box. Tennis balls provided.*
PEDU-733 | 7 sessions | $75 AGE 60+ | $75 REG
F01 Sa 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Sept. 4-Oct. 16 | Vetta Concord
F02 T 1-2 p.m.
Oct. 26-Dec. 7 | Vetta Concord

Tennis: Beginning II

See NTRP rating box. Tennis balls provided.*
PEDU-734 | 7 sessions | $75 AGE 60+ | $75 REG
F01 Sa 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Sept. 4-Oct. 16 | Vetta Concord
F02 Sa 4-5 p.m.
Oct. 30-Dec. 18 | Vetta Concord
• NOTE: No class Nov. 27.

Tennis: Intermediate I

See NTRP rating box. Tennis balls provided.*
PEDU-735 | 7 sessions | $99 AGE 60+ | $99 REG
F01 Th 2-3:30 p.m.
Sept. 2-Oct. 14 | Vetta Concord
F02 T 2-3:30 p.m.
Oct. 26-Dec. 7 | Vetta Concord
F03 Sa 5-6:30 p.m.
Oct. 30-Dec. 18 | Vetta Concord
• NOTE: No class Nov. 27.

Tennis: Intermediate/Advanced

See NTRP rating box. Tennis balls provided.*
PEDU-736 | 7 sessions | $99 AGE 60+ | $99 REG
F01 T 2-3:30 p.m.
Aug. 31-Oct. 12 | Vetta Concord
F02 Sa 4:30-6 p.m.
Sept. 4-Oct. 16 | Vetta Concord
F03 Th 2-3:30 p.m.
Oct. 28-Dec. 16 | Vetta Concord
• NOTE: No class Nov. 25.
F04 Sa 2:30-4 p.m.
Oct. 30-Dec. 18 | Vetta Concord
• NOTE: No class Nov. 27.

Pickleball

NEW! Pickleball: Beginning

Pickleball is a fast-growing sport for good reason. Easy to learn, easy to play and great exercise for all ages and abilities. Beginners learn pickleball basics, tips, strategies, myths, like-skill grouping, and game play scenarios. All equipment provided. Dress appropriately for outdoor court. The following textbook is not mandatory but essential for reference and more comprehension and understanding: Pickleball: Tips, Strategies, Lessons & Myths, a PPR / IPTPA Certified Instructor and U.S. Open Gold Medal Winner.*
PEDU-740 | 4 sessions | $99 AGE 60+ | $99 REG
F02 Sa 1:30-3 p.m. | Callahan Pickleball Academy
Sept. 11-Oct. 2 | Dwight Davis Tennis Center

Pickleball: Beginning/Intermediate

Pickleball is a fast-growing sport for good reason. Easy to learn, easy to play and great exercise for all ages and abilities. Beginners learn pickleball basics, tips, strategies, myths, like-skill grouping, and game play scenarios. Intermediate players will play at a more advanced level. All equipment provided. Dress appropriately for outdoor court. The following textbook is not mandatory but essential for reference and more comprehension and understanding: Pickleball: Tips, Strategies, Lessons & Myths, a PPR / IPTPA Certified Instructor and U.S. Open Gold Medal Winner.*
PEDU-740 | 4 sessions | $99 AGE 60+ | $99 REG
F01 W 3-4:30 p.m. | Callahan Pickleball Academy
Sept. 8-29 | Dwight Davis Tennis Center

Pickleball: Intermediate

Pickleball is a fast-growing sport for good reason: it’s easy to learn, easy to play and great exercise for all ages and abilities. Expand on pickleball basics, tips, strategies, myths, like-skill grouping, and game play scenarios at a more advanced level. Prerequisite: Pickleball: Beginner or previous pickleball experience. All equipment provided. Dress appropriately for outdoor court. The following textbook is not mandatory but essential for reference and more comprehension and understanding: Pickleball: Tips, Strategies, Lessons & Myths, a PPR / IPTPA Certified Instructor and U.S. Open Gold Medal Winner.*
PEDU-740 | 4 sessions | $99 AGE 60+ | $99 REG
F03 Sa 3-4:30 p.m. | Callahan Pickleball Academy
Sept. 11-Oct. 2 | Dwight Davis Tennis Center

Golf

Golf: Basics and Beyond

Learning to play golf correctly is key to a great game. As a new golfer, get started right track. For more experienced golfers, get back to basics and unlearn any bad habits. Class covers putting, chipping, pitching, rules, etiquette, and full swing with iron and with wood. A great mix for beginners just learning to play and experienced golfers brushing up on skills and rules of play as a refresher. Extra fee for balls.*
PEDU-730 | 5 sessions | $75 AGE 60+ | $75 REG
F05 Sa 10-11:30 a.m.
Sept. 11-Oct. 9 | Eagle Springs Golf Course

Golf: Beginning I

Start from the beginning and learn the basic fundamentals of golf: grip, set up, mini-swing, full swing, putting and chipping. Perfect introductory class for new players and a great way for experienced golfers to sharpen rudimentary golf skills. Extra fee for balls.*
PEDU-730 | 4 sessions | $49 AGE 60+ | $49 REG
F01 T 6-7 p.m.
Sept. 7-28 | Golfport of Maryland Heights

Golf: Beginning I for Women

Start from the beginning and learn the basic fundamentals of golf: grip, set up, mini-swing, full swing, putting and chipping. Perfect introductory class for new players and a great way for experienced golfers to sharpen rudimentary golf skills. Extra fee for balls.*
PEDU-730 | 4 sessions | $49 AGE 60+ | $49 REG
F02 Th 6-7 p.m.
Sept. 9-Sept. 30 | Golfport of Maryland Heights
F04 Sa 10-11 a.m.
Sept. 11-Oct. 2 | Golfport of Maryland Heights

Golf: Beginning II

Review, practice and expand on fundamentals presented in Golf: Beginning I class. With emphasis on correcting individual swing faults, this is the perfect class for beginning golfers with previous instruction. Extra fee for balls.*
PEDU-731 | 4 sessions | $49 AGE 60+ | $49 REG
F01 Th 7-8 p.m.
Sept. 9-30 | Golfport of Maryland Heights
F02 Sa 9-10 a.m.
Sept. 11-Oct. 2 | Golfport of Maryland Heights

Golf: Playing Lesson

Enjoy this unique opportunity to play nine holes of golf with an experienced instructor. If you’re a golfer who has received prior instruction, but have had difficulty taking your game to the next level, this opportunity is for you. Be prepared to pay Eagle Springs approximately $15 to play some holes on the course (includes riding cart).*
PEDU-765 | 1 session | $35 AGE 60+ | $35 REG
F05 T 5-7 p.m.
Aug. 31 | Eagle Springs Golf Course
F06 M 3-5 p.m.
Sept. 13 | Eagle Springs Golf Course

Golf for Seniors

Learn the basic fundamentals of golf: grip, set-up, miniswing, full swing, putting and chipping. Class will move at a slower pace. Extra fee for balls.*
PEDU-765 | 4 sessions | $49 AGE 60+ | $49 REG
F02 T 11 a.m.-noon
Sept. 7-28 | Golfport of Maryland Heights

Golf: The Swing of Things

Get into the swing of things! This fun class is essential for every golfer. Perfecting your swing is not all about hitting the ball; it’s learning and understanding how to use your body motion to create your perfect swing. Extra fee for balls.*
PEDU-765 | 4 sessions | $49 AGE 60+ | $49 REG
F01 T 10-11 a.m.
Sept. 7-28 | Golfport of Maryland Heights

Golf: The FUNdamentals

Acquire an open mind in your golf game through learning the basics, or FUNdamentals. Learn skills required to ensure a sound golf experience and have fun doing so. Extra fee for balls.*
PEDU-730 | 4 sessions | $49 AGE 60+ | $49 REG
F03 Th 5-6 p.m.
Sept. 9-30 | Golfport of Maryland Heights

Golf: Tee for Two

Want to enjoy the game of golf with your significant other? Whether you’ve played for years or have never picked up a club, couples can enjoy time together while learning and improving golf skills. This course is open to all levels of player. Each participant must register.*
PEDU-765 | 4 sessions | $49 AGE 60+ | $49 REG
F03 Th 11 a.m.-noon
Sept. 9-30 | Golfport of Maryland Heights

Golf: Caregiver/Child

Enjoy time with your child (ages 7-15) on the links and learn the basics of golf together! Improve your game and help your child practice golf skills. Registration required for each participant. Extra fee for balls paid by each participant.*
PEDU-765 | 4 sessions | $49 AGE 60+ | $49 REG
F04 Sa 11 a.m.-noon
Sept. 11-Oct. 2 | Golfport of Maryland Heights

 

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