Community Education

Last Updated: 9/12/2022 3:25 PM

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Audubon Community Education is an organization dedicated to providing a wide variety of learning experiences for all age groups. KEYS (Keep Elementary Youth Safe), Audubon Adult Evening School, After School Enrichment, Chess Club, elementary sports feeder programs such as Basketball and Wrestling, and Theater Club are just some of the activities offered to the residents of our community.

 

IN CASE OF BAD WEATHER: If Audubon Public Schools are closed, we are closed. If the weather turns bad during the day & you are unsure if your class is meeting, you can call the office @ 856-547-7695 EXT. 4186 after 4:00pm and please listen to voice message or go to the district website. YOU WILL NOT BE CALLED INDIVIDUALLY

Administrative Assistant/Community Education Director

Michele Marchiano

mmarchiano@audubonschools.org

p (856)547-7695 x4186

f (856)546-8550

 

Mail your Registrations Early!

Please do not come to AHS to drop off registration. There is no parking and you will not be permitted in the building for the safety of our students. No walk-ins on first night of class. Please mail registrations to:

Audubon Community Education

350 Edgewood Ave

Audubon, NJ 08106

to register for class. Don't risk a class being cancelled or full by waiting until the last minute.

 

Have an idea for a new class?

We're always happy to hear from you with new class ideas, whether it's something you'd like us to offer or something you would like us to teach, please email mmarchaino@audubonschools.org

 

 

 

Course Offerings


WEDNESDAY 7-9:00pm

STARTS SEP 28

FEE: $85.00

AHS B103

Do you have a story to tell but don’t know where to start? Have you tried to start writing your story but find yourself hitting a wall? Do you want to challenge yourself to write things with a different perspective? If you find yourself saying yes to any of the above questions, then I would suggest you join this group today. Seriously, don’t wait, and also as an added bonus sometimes there is candy in class. Whether new to this class or a previous student, this class will strengthen your writing by emphasizing the basics of creative writing: plot, character, structure, style, voice, & point of view. Through lecture, discussions, in-class writing exercises & critiquing of your work, we will focus on every part of your story from beginning to end & every word in between in a supportive & friendly atmosphere. Former students welcome!

No Class on Nov 2, 2022

8 WEEKS

INSTRUCTOR: Chad Meadows, MFA Creative Writing

WEDNESDAY 7-8:30pm

STARTS SEP 28

FEE: $95.00

AHS A101

If you’re a novice Guitar player then this class is for you!! You will be introduced to basic guitar and strumming techniques. This class is structured so that you will be able to play recognizable melodies from the very beginning. We will explore various music styles – including folk, pop, classical & rock! You will also be exposed and learn finger picking, this technique is used in Classical & Flamenco guitar. You will learn to play single note melodies by means of tablature, (tablature is a method of notating music that empowers beginner guitarists to learn songs quickly and easily), sometimes referred to as “TAB”. Guitar tabs show you what notes to play, how long to play them, and what techniques to use. You will not be bogged down with theory & reading musical notation or unnecessary technical exercises in this class.

8 WEEKS

INSTRUCTOR: James Schneider

 

Learn to Dance!

DANCE TIME PRODUCTIONS

Courses Are 4 WEEKS or 8 WEEKS As indicated

SESSION I

TUESDAY 7-8:00pm

STARTS OCT 4

FEE: $80.00

AHS CAFETERIA

Join in the fun of “Soul Line Dancing”. Something for everyone! Learn line dances that you can enjoy at any party, from the Big Band Era through the millennium. Some favorites are the Cupid Shuffle, Wobble, Electric Slide, Cha Cha Slide & more. Step it up with some Country Line dancing – it’s fun &
easy to learn (Tush Push, Trashy Women, 16-Step, El Paso, & more).

8 WEEKS

TUESDAY 8:05-9:05pm

STARTS OCT 4

FEE: $80.00

AHS CAFETERIA

Country Western dancing is fun and easy to learn. Instructions will include the country line dances that never go out of style like Tush Push, Flying 8’s, and Trashy Women plus new dances like Toes, Eye Candy, and Da Donky Tonk. There will also be group dances for everyone. Come out and learn the country standards that never go out of style and also the new dances that have stomped onto the dance floor.

8 WEEKS

WEDNESDAY 7-8:00pm

STARTS OCT 5

FEE: $80.00

AHS CAFETERIA

Is there a wedding in your future? We’ll help you to be comfortable on the dance floor! We start with the basic techniques of dancing. Dance rhythms will include the famous Swing/Jitterbug & Fox Trot and Latin steps. Also included will be the popular line dances. Feel free to come alone, with a friend, or bring your whole wedding party. Come and dance the night away!

8 WEEKS

WEDNESDAY 8-9:00pm

STARTS OCT 5

FEE: $40.00

AHS CAFETERIA

This course is a concentration on just two popular rhythms – Salsa & Merengue. Dances will include beginner to advance moves. Come and join us in the fun of dancing. Partners are not required – however partners will not be supplied either.

4 WEEKS

SESSION II

WEDNESDAY 8-9:00pm

STARTS NOV 2

FEE: $40.00

AHS CAFETERIA

Whether called the Lindy, Boogie Woogie or Swing, the Jitterbug is a classic American dance. Jitterbug is danced to Big Band, Rock ’n Roll & Country music. Learn timing, basic movements, turns & more. Partners not required.

4 WEEKS

 

FITNESS & SPORTS

GOLF

Taught by Bob Cardea, Head Coach of The Rutgers Univ. Coaching Staff and the 2019 NEAC Coach of the year!

CLASSES START SATURDAY SEP 17

SATURDAY 10:45-11:45am

7 WEEKS

FEE: $135.00

LOCATION: Big Swing Golf Center – 312 Salina Road, Sewell NJ 08080

A beautiful time of the year to learn the basics! The Rutgers Coaching staff is prepared to share the latest thinking on fundamentals of the golf swing, the psychological inner game, etiquette, how & where to practice, a list of playing partners & more. Clubs are supplied, if needed, & all the balls you can hit. Teacher/pupil ratio max 8-1. Learning environment is friendly.

SATURDAY 12 noon-1:00pm

7 WEEKS

FEE: $135.00

Big Swing Golf Club as above

Need a Fall tune-up? If you’ve struggled all season & desperately need a pro to look at your swing, this class is for you. Our PGA/USGTF staff will address your swing mechanics to include, but not limit to, the driver, fairway woods, long irons, bunker shots & the short game. A state-of-the-art facility will encourage you to hit every club in the bag.

SATURDAY 9:30-10:30

7 WEEKS

FEE: $135.00

This course is designed to introduce younger enthusiasts to the exciting sport of golf. Students will learn the rules of golf, course etiquette, proper grip and swing. They will be taught how to chip, putt, pitch and learn and how to use irons and woods properly. Equipment will be provided if needed however if you have your own Clubs, please bring them. All sessions are held in a relaxed, fun environment so that you can progress at your own speed.

SATURDAY 2-3:00pm

5 WEEKS

FEE: $100.00

Big Swing Golf Club as above

Nearly 70% of the shots you hit are less than 150 yds., so sharpen your short game & reduce your scores! Our Rutgers University Golf Team Coaching
Staff will show you how. Rutgers Univ. has won back-to-back NEAC Conference Championships, & is the first team in school history to qualify for 2 straight NCAA National Championship Finals!

5 WEEKS

Liberty Bell Farm

Available from SEP 26 - NOV 19

FEE: $175.00

Introduction to basic horseback riding & safe horse handling procedures for Adults and Children. You will learn to ride as well as hands-on brushing, saddling, bridling, & care of horse & tack. Long pants, riding boots or sturdy work type shoes with a heel are a must. Helmets provided by the farm, located at 117 Dutch Row Rd., Elmer, NJ 08318. Indoor arena is used for inclement weather. Call 609-202-7888 to arrange lessons.

(5) 1-HOUR SESSIONS

INSTRUCTOR: Denise Kaelin Bell

 

Available from OCT 1 - NOV 26

FEE: $70.00

This is your chance to enjoy all that Royal Fitness has to offer! You can enjoy their heated salt water pool & hot tub, or work on your strength training or workout on their cardio equipment. You will also be eligible to participate in any of their group exercise classes that are available. You can view the Royal Fitness class schedule at royalfit.com, or call 856-547-3326 for more info. You will have 10 visits available to try different classes, workout or enjoy our pool at your leisure between the dates provided above.

THE FOLLOWING ARE A FEW OF THEIR OTHER CLASSES AVAILABLE WITH THE ROYAL FITNESS EXPERIENCE IF YOU REGISTER:

SEATED CHAIR CLASSES... The seated chair classes are designed to improve strength, flexibility, mobility & more. These fun motivating classes are perfect for all fitness levels. Light hand weights are needed and will be used. View our class schedule at royalfit.com, or call 856-547-3326 for more info.

CYCLING... Fun cardiovascular workout on stationary bikes with motivating music led by certified cycling instructors. View our class schedule at royalfit.com, or call 856.547.3326 for more info.

POOL AND HOT TUB...Their heated Salt Water Pool is ideal for lap swimming and their Aqua classes are also available, or you could just enjoy their oversized hot tub!

10 VISITS

ROYAL FITNESS, 50 E. Gloucester Pk., Barrington

 

TENNIS

TAUGHT BY MITCH WINKLER

ALL CLASSES ARE HELD AT WEDGEWOOD SWIM CLUB, 635 Centre St., Haddonfield.

ALL CLASSES START SEP 24

SATURDAY 8:00-9:00am

 

FEE: $60.00

This program is designed for "first time" players thru those with less than TWO seasons of playing. Stroke production, practice & basic game positioning will be the focus. Tennis rackets required.

5 WEEKS

SATURDAY 9:00-10:00am

 

FEE: $60.00

Players that have at least TWO SEASONS of play and a basic understanding of mechanics will benefit from this accelerated program. Stroke refinement, shot making and sequence drills will form the foundation. Tennis rackets required.

5 WEEKS

SATURDAY 10:00-10:45am

 

FEE: $60.00

This program is designed to teach children the fundamental skills used in tennis. Both ground strokes & volleys will be covered. Junior rackets are required.

5 WEEKS

SATURDAY 10:45-11:30am

 

FEE: $60.00

This program will focus on introducing the forehand, backhand, volley & serve & using these strokes in point play. Junior rackets are required.

5 WEEKS

 

Tone and Shape with a Professional Trainer!

Eileen McClernan, Instructor

MON AND/OR WED 6:45-7:30

STARTS SEP 26 OR SEP 28

FEE: TWO DAYS $65.00

ONE DAY $35.00

MAS ALL PURP RM

Circuit training is a form of full body training that involves rotating through a set number of exercises with little or no rest in between. Circuits can be time based with each exercise done for 30-60 seconds, or rep-based, the goal is to complete a certain number of reps (usually up to 20) before moving to another exercise. It’s a quick effective workout. No two classes will look the same. If you want to improve muscular endurance, increase strength, improve heart health, aid in losing weight and improve your overall mood, then try Circuit Training. This class is perfect for all levels of fitness! Hand weights are required (recommendation is 3lbs for beginners) also please bring a mat/towel for the floor exercises. Sneakers are a must.

8 WEEKS

INSTRUCTOR: Eileen McClernan, Certified Personal Trainer

THURS 6:30-7:30pm

STARTS OCT 6

FEE: $55.00

MAS ALL PURP RM

Want to move your body? Try this dance-inspired workout! Listen to Latin musical rhythms & move to create a fun & exciting workout. Routines feature fast & slow rhythms & resistance training to tone & sculpt your body while burning fat. Come & Dance the hour away with us!
(NO CLASS ON NOV. 10 OR NOV. 24)

8 WEEKS

INSTRUCTOR: Lauren Vencius

 

Stress Management & Wellness

All classes taught by KATHLEEN MARIE WHITE, NJ Licensed Body Work Therapist, AOBTA & ABMP-Certified Practitioner, Certified Yoga Instructor & Owner of HANDS OF WHITE HEALING CENTER. Kathleen has been studying and teaching Yoga & Shiatsu for 25 years.

TUESDAY 6:30-8:00pm

WEDNESDAY 6:30-8:00pm

STARTS OCT 4 OR OCT 5

FEE: $75.00

HAS GYM

Create a more balanced & stress-free life. Reduce stress through stretching exercise & mental concentration. You will learn the basic Yoga postures. Get in touch with your intuition & positive energy through various relaxation techniques. Set long-range goals for a balanced, abundant life. Wear comfortable clothing & bring exercise mat or layered cloth. Please choose Tues or Wed. If you have never taken yoga, it is recommended you take the Wed. class.

8 WEEKS

For our more experienced students: Yoga can be gentle; or very vigorous. It strengthens the body & mind while it creates flexibility & a peaceful attitude…

MONDAY 6:30-8:00pm

STARTS OCT 3

FEE: $75.00

HAS GYM

If you’ve taken Beginner Yoga & have an understanding of the postures & breathing, this class is for you. We’ll work on holding the postures for a longer period of time & work toward developing more strength & flexibility through the 8-week series.

8 WEEKS

THURSDAY 6:30-8:00pm

STARTS OCT 13

FEE: $60.00

MAS KEYS/MUSIC RM.

Come learn to move through seated and standing Yoga poses. This class is designed to increase flexibility, balance, and a range of movements. We will finish with restorative breathing exercises and final relaxation to promote reduced stress and better mental
clarity. This class is for all ages and pregnant women as well. NO CLASS ON NOV 10 OR NOV 24

6 WEEKS

THURSDAY 6:30-8:00pm

STARTS DEC 1

FEE: $35.00

AHS B103

Learn the art of Meditation. The practice of meditation has a cumulative effect & benefits can be felt almost immediately, including a sense of detachment from the pressures of life, lasting peace of mind, increased concentration & awareness, & a strengthening of intuition. We will use visualization techniques, sounds, breathing & gentle stretching. Classes are led by an experienced mediator & teacher who will gently guide you & answer your questions. Classes will appeal to both beginners & experienced students. Wear loose cotton clothing & don’t eat for at least 2 hours before class. Bring a blanket or pillow.

2 WEEKS

 

ONE DAY or NIGHT CLASSES

SUNDAY 10:00-11:30am

RAIN OR SHINE

OCT 2

FEE: $20.00

SADDLERS WOODS, LOCATED AT 250 MACARTHUR BLVD., HADDON TWP. NJ
Discover a local treasure on a guided walk of Saddler’s Woods where naturalists will discuss the history, ecology and conservation of this urban forest. While exploring the trails participants will have the opportunity to learn basic principles of species identification with a focus on trees. We’ll also keep a lookout for fungi that begin to make an appearance during cooler weather in the autumn. Meet at the Saddlers’ Woods sign on MacArthur Blvd. (CLASS SIZE LIMITED TO 20)

1 HIKE

INSTRUCTOR: Saddlers Woods Staff

 

FINANCIAL SOLUTIONS

LAURENT W. METZLER, J.D., RFC®

WEDNESDAY 7-9pm

SEP 28

FEE: $20.00

AHS B107

Come & learn how to improve your earnings record, apply for benefits at the optimal time, coordinate spousal benefits, minimize income taxes & coordinate benefits with your other retirement plans. We will also address how a divorce or the death of a spouse will affect your entitlement & the amount of your social security benefits.

WEDNESDAY 7-9:30pm

OCT 5

FEE: $20.00

AHS B107

Learn the truth about beating the high cost of your child’s education. Discover almost unheard-of strategies a few families are using to save thousands of dollars, inside tips & techniques others do not know about. Learn to avoid costly mistakes & get the most money possible. Topics include: how to… double or even triple your eligibility for financial aid; find scholarships, grants & low-interest loans most other parents don’t know about; why the average time it takes a student to complete his or her under-graduate degree program is now 5.8 years & steps you can take to prevent this problem; the best time to start the college planning process (hint: not senior year); how proper use of the tax code can reduce education costs; & why over 90% of parents fill out the financial aid forms incorrectly.

TUESDAY 7-9:30pm

OCT 11

FEE: $20.00

AHS B107

Did you know… the Federal & New Jersey “taxable estate” includes the value of your residence, vacation & investment properties, jointly titled assets, individually owned assets, all life insurance proceeds, as well as the value of all your retirement plans & annuities? Learn how to plan & protect your estate & your children’s legacy from unnecessary taxation, the negative impact of extended estate administration, & the “spend down” of your assets on long-term nursing home care. Wills, trusts, power of attorney & “Living Wills” will also be discussed as they relate to the foregoing. You’ve worked hard all your life to create an estate – take the time to learn how to protect it!

WEDNESDAY 6:30-8:00pm

ONLINE

DEC 7

FEE: $25.00

LIVE WEB-BASED WORKSHOP AND Q&A

CLASS SIZE IS LIMITED SO REGISTER EARLY:

PRECLASS LOGIN ACCESS 10 MINUTES

If you’ve ever wondered how to begin in voice over part time, full time, or for supplemental or retirement income, this workshop is a great, upbeat, and most importantly, realistic first step. Our easy-to-access remote learning system will take you behind the scenes at Voice Coaches main studios, where we regularly produce voice over content for clients including Netflix, Discovery, HGTV, Disney, Lifetime, Nickelodeon, and many more. From audio books, training material, animation, and commercials to socially relevant content, television, and much, much more: today’s voice over field has become a great way to leverage your individual voice qualities and communication skills in a whole new way. This class also includes an opportunity to receive a brief one-on-one voice range and quality assessment with our instructor. We sincerely hope you’ll join our community of enthusiastic learners! This class is fun, realistic, and a great first step for anyone interested in voice over. More information to follow after registration.

Please note: Internet Access is required.

Devices Supported:

Most Apple & Android Smart Phones

Most Tablets Most Computers

 

INSTRUCTOR: CREATIVE VOICE DEVELOPMENT GROUP

 

1 SESSION

 

About The Instructor:

For more than 30 years, our team at Voice Coaches has provided voice over production, recording, and communication coaching to clients across the US and abroad. In addition to being active in numerous industry organizations, we provide internships to college students in recording, production, and entertainment business. Voice Coaches is proud to be a 16-year, A+ Member of The Better Business Bureau.

MONDAY 7-8:15pm

OCT 3

FEE: $20.00

AHS B103

First time homebuyer? Buying again but feeling out of the loop? Come for a market update and a step to step guide that will take you from getting prepared and prequalified all the way to the closing table, with a new set of keys in your hands. Don’t miss out!

1 WEEK

INSTRUCTOR: Ashley McGuire –The McGuire Team, Buyer specialist, Coldwell Banker Realty, Haddonfield, NJ Nick Mink – VP of Mortgage Lending, Guaranteed Rate

TUESDAY 7-8:15PM

SEP 27

FEE: $20.00

AHS B103

Getting ready to sell your home? Come for a step-by-step guide for selling successfully! Get a market update and learn how to sell for more!

1 WEEK

McGuire Team, Buyer specialist, Coldwell Banker Realty, Haddonfield, NJ Nick Mink – VP of Mortgage Lending, Guaranteed Rate