Class Offerings and Locations

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PE Selections Second Quarter 2021

October 25 – December 10

Aqua Fitness – Samuelson Muir Pool A combination of water running and deep water aerobic movements for a no-impact, aerobic workout. You do not need to be a strong swimmer to participate. Students have the option of using an aqua belt to assist with buoyancy.

Ballet I (DANC 104) ’62 Center In this class, students learn the fundamentals of ballet technique, in a manner both safe and challenging. This is an absolute beginning course: EVERYONE is welcome! In barre work and center/traveling exercises, the class will begin to develop a working understanding of basic positions of the arms and legs; individual steps such as turns and jumps; and simple combinations. Through repetition and logical progression artistry, musicality, strength and coordination will develop and grow. FULL SEMESTER

Ballet III (DANC 304) ’62 Center Designed for dancers who have achieved intermediate/advanced level of ballet technique. Class includes barre work, center and traveling exercises that incorporate adage, pirouettes,petit and grand allegro. Proper alignment and rigorous but safe application of technique are expected. Students are encouraged to work safely and correctly within their individual abilities so that artistry, musicality and the dynamics in ballet are explored. Ballet courses may be repeated for credit and may be taken for either PE credit or partial academic credit FULL SEMESTER – 2 PE credits

Basketball – Chandler Gymnasium This class will focus on the skill, strategy, and competition of the sport of basketball.

Boot Camp- Lasell Gymnasium A high-intensity circuit-training style workout including cardio, strengthening and plyometrics.

Gravel and Mountain Biking This is a pilot class aimed at getting students outside on gravel/mountain bikes to explore the beautiful gravel roads and the fun mountain bike trails of Northern Berkshire county and Southern Vermont. Students signing up should feel comfortable biking on varied and hilly terrain. During a typical class we will ride for a total 1.5 to 2 hours (with several short breaks). Students ideally should have access to a geared bike in good working condition, with tires capable of handling gravel roads and beginner mountain bike trails. Students will also need a bike helmet. Reach out to Marc Mandel at [email protected] with questions.

Hike with Dogs This class will weave together team bonding activities, walks around nearby trails and fields, and playtime with a golden retriever! There may be weekly guest dogs, so a comfort level with dogs of all sizes is highly required.

Hiking: Come explore some of the best hikes in the Northern Berkshires. We will summit mountains, explore brooks, learn about hike preparation, navigation/map interpretation and seek out some of the best natural spots in Williamstown.

Indoor Climbing: Field House This class will take place at WOC’s very own climbing wall in the Towne Field house! You’ll be learning a variety of climbing techniques from bouldering to top rope climbs. We teach all the climbing basics, use of gear, climbing knots and how to belay, you’ll soon be on your way challenging yourself to new heights!

Indoor Soccer- Lasell Gymnasium Played on a hard court surface and played with a smaller ball with less bounce than a regular soccer ball. Shin guards and indoor shoes (no black soled shoes) are required.

Kettlebell Circuit ClassChandler Gynmasium will introduce the basic movements for training with a kettlebell. The fundamental movements will build on each other and progress to circuits and interval training sessions. These sessions will combine strength and cardiovascular training.

Learn to Skate- Lansing Chapman Rink Ever wanted to skate on an outdoor rink, but did not know how? Know how to stand on a pair of skates, but want to learn how to stride, stop and crossover? Then beginner skating is the class for you. Learn the basics of moving forward, backward, stopping and crossovers. Owning skates is not required they can be borrowed from the PE department- helmets are also available

Modern Dance I’62 Center This beginner studio course is designed for students with little or no experience in modern dance techniques. Students will develop an understanding of basic principles through a progression of floor work, standing work, and traveling movement. Skills that will be acquired include strength, coordination, musicality, body alignment, and spatial awareness needed for movers. FULL SEMESTER – 2 PE credits

Modern Dance II-  ’62 Center This studio course is designed for students with some experience in modern dance techniques or training in a related discipline. Students will continue to develop their practice, build strength, body alignment, and artistry with a focus on individual progress. Classes will include floor work, standing work and traveling movement, building the skills needed for longer combinations. FULL SEMESTER – 2 PE credits

Muscle Fitness- Upper Lasell Fitness Center a group exercise class focusing on use of cardiovascular equipment and pin loaded weight machines in the fitness center. Students will work with instructor to develop a fitness plan that best suits their current fitness level and future goals.

Rucking- meet outside Tasha Yoga Rucking is walking with weight.  Rucking is a fantastic means of exercise that stands apart from both walking and running. It can have comparable aerobic benefits to that of running. Yet is significantly less impactful on the body.  Rucking also promotes greater strength gains and core activation than either walking or running.  Classes will consist of weighted walks of 2-4 miles.  Individualized carrying weight of 0-30lbs will be used throughout the course.

Spinning- Lasell Gymnasium high intensity bike training class. Students are guided through workout phases including warm-up, steady up-tempo cadences, sprints, climbs, and cool-down.

Swim for Fitness- Samuelson Muir Pool This class is designed to use lap swimming as a cardiovascular workout. Feedback is provided to improve strokes, but this is not a learn-to-swim class. Different workouts are provided each session, and participants will swim anywhere from 1 mile to more than 11⁄2 miles per class.

Weight Training- offers instruction and practice in proper techniques of the development of muscular strength, endurance.

Wellness- Baseketball offices above Pappa Charlies Designed to help students adopt and maintain the behaviors associated with an active and healthy lifestyle. Students will learn through lectures, discussions and physical activity labs.

WOC sampler: Experience a range of outings with what the WOC has to offer during the 1st quarter. Each class will be a different activity, weather pending – hiking, climbing, canoeing, outdoor games and more!!

Yoga- Greylock Studio Open-level class in which we will learn the core yoga asanas (poses), work towards dynamic flow sequences, and explore some pranayama and meditation. Renew your energy, bring strength and flexibility to your body, and let go of stress as you explore the benefits of yoga.

Contact Carolyn Miles with any questions regarding the PE requirements.