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Youth Programs

Driver’s Education: Offered by the 802 Driving School. The eight-week program will be taught by Joe Barch, who has over 15 years of experience teaching in the public schools. Limited spots available. Tuesdays & Thursdays, Sept. 20–Nov.11, 5:30–7:30 p.m. at Charlotte Central School. Registration fee: $690.

Teen Beginners Series: Bring a friend and join this awesome yoga practice designed especially for you as a teen. Explore the magic of yoga, breath and relaxation while developing skills to clarify your mind for greater listening and focus. Build strength from the inside out and learn how to ignite your unique and joyful spirit! Wednesdays, 4–5 p.m., Sept. 21–Oct. 26. Yoga Roots. Register by September 16. Cost: $75.

Afterschool Horseback Riding Lessons: Steeple Ridge Farm will be hosting weekly horseback riding lessons afterschool! Ashley Meacham enjoys working with her students and bringing in a young, positive atmosphere and making sure her students feel comfortable and confident. Students will learn the basic care of the horse, including grooming, bathing, feeding and upkeep. Students will also learn the nutrition side and anatomy side of the horse and the certain tack we use on our horses. This program will be offered to grades 1 through 12. Tuesdays 2:15–5:30 p.m. & Thursdays 3:15–5:30 p.m. Session 1: Oct. 18–Nov. 17; Session 2: Nov. 29–Jan. 5 (no lessons 12/26-12/30); Session 3: Jan. 10–Feb. 9. Fee: $500 ($100 per week). Location: Steeple Ridge Farm.

Creative Dance Class: Contemporary dance combines music, choreography and improvisation in a fun and active art form. In this all-levels class, students will warm up their bodies safely, practice interesting footwork and floorwork, and learn improvisational structures that draw on their own creativity and movement knowledge. Thursdays after school. Session 2: Oct. 20–Nov. 17. Grades K-3: 3–4 p.m., Grades 4–8: 4–5 p.m. at CCS. Fee: $55 ($11 per class).

Mini Creative Dance Class: In this class young movers will use imaginative movement games and dance exercises to develop coordination, strength and grace as they learn to work within a group. Stories, props and songs will keep energetic kids engaged and focused while learning fun choreography. For ages 3–4. Tuesday mornings. Session 1: Sept. 13– Oct. 11. Session 2: Oct. 18–Nov. 15.  9:30–10:15 a.m. at CCS. Fee: $55 ($11 per class).

Beginner Guitar: Join entertainer extraordinaire Corey Gottfried in learning the basics of playing guitar. These intensive group lessons will cover basic chords, strumming and some fingerpicking to get you started on exploring the versatility of this popular stringed instrument. Participants will need their own guitars for this course and to rehearse between sessions; acoustic or electric guitars welcome (no amp needed)! For ages 7–12. Oct. 10, 17 and 31, 3–4 p.m. at CCS. Fee: $36.

Adult Programs

Big Little Yoga: Yoga for caregiver and baby (6 weeks–early walkers). In this yoga class for baby and caregiver we’ll strengthen the bond between you and your baby through yoga asana, baby massage and pranayama (breathwork). The postures will be adapted for your specific body and needs, as well as for your child’s. While the class will have a calm and playful energy, all forms of expression are welcomed (crying, feeding, diapering) and part of the shared experience. Tuesday mornings 8:15 to 9:30 a.m., starting Sept. 13, at CCS. Cost: $11 per class.

Prenatal Flow and Glow. A special six-week prenatal yoga series at Yoga Roots. A sweet, dedicated time to connect with yourself, your baby and with other pregnant moms. During the six weeks you will develop strength, endurance, flexibility, relaxation and breath awareness—all key elements of a healthy, positive, mindful pregnancy and birth. Appropriate for the brand new beginner to advanced yogi. Sundays, 3–4 p.m., Sept. 25–Oct. 30. Cost: $96.

Full and partial scholarships are available for all youth recreation activities. You can find additional information on all of our programs as well as registration forms on our town website at charlottevt.org under the “Recreation” tab, or contact Nicole Conley by email Recreation@townofcharlotte.com or by phone 425-6129 ext. 204.

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