City of Wilton Manors Announces New Creative and Dance Class Offerings

Wilton Manors, FL (February 15, 2017) – The City of Wilton Manors’ Leisure Services Department has expanded its class offerings even further! Four new classes have been added to the roster: Imagination Mornings for children ages 18 months to 4 years old; Elements N’ Motion, a Chicago-Style Stepping class for adults of all ages; Adult Creative Coloring Club; and Beginner Crochet for ages 14 and older.

 

During Imagination Mornings, children are encouraged to explore and further develop their imaginations with their parents through storytelling, arts and crafts and music. This serves as a motivational experience for children, and they develop problem solving abilities, group cooperation and motor skills.

 

“We are excited to be adding these classes to our already diverse roster,” said Scott Holloway, program and facilities supervisor at the Wilton Manors Leisure Services Department. “We wanted to offer a fun and engaging activity for both parent and child while also providing social activities for adults.”

 

Imagination Mornings will be held on Thursdays from 10 a.m.-10:45 a.m. at Richardson Historic Park (1937 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors). The cost is $20 per month and pre-registration is required as class space is limited to 12 participants. Parents must also be present.

 

In addition to Imagination Mornings, Elements N’ Motion, a Chicago-Style Stepping dance class has also been introduced. Chicago-Style Stepping is an urban dance that originated in the Windy City and continues to evolve from its roots in swing dance. The class will be taught by Maurice “Smoke” Dixon, who has more than 13 years of dance instruction.

 

“Maurice Dixon has won first place in a variety of national dance competitions, and we are thrilled that he wants to share his talents with us right here in Wilton Manors,” Holloway said.

 

Elements N’ Motion begins Wednesday, February 8, 2017 and continues every Wednesday thereafter from 7:30 p.m.-9 p.m. The first class is free; each class thereafter is $10. Classes will be held at Island City Park Preserve (823 NE 28th St., Wilton Manors).

 

Island City’s Adult Creative Coloring Club encourages Wilton Manors residents to visualize outside the lines and aims to provide a relaxing and stress-free experience. In Beginner Crochet, students will learn basic stitches and color changes as well as pattern reading.

 

The Adult Creative Coloring Club will be held Tuesdays from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Hagen Park Community Center (2020 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors).  The cost is free for Wilton Manors residents and $2 for non-residents. Crayons and colored pencils will be provided, and you can either bring your own coloring book or purchase one there for $5.

 

Beginner Crochet will begin Thursday, March 2, 2017 and continues every Thursday thereafter from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The cost is $50 per student (per five-week session) and includes practice yearn and hooks. Classes will be held at Hagen Park (2020 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors).

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