Community Education

Last Updated: 2/15/2022 5:19 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.

 

Masks must be in place covering your nose and mouth at all times, unless you are doing physical activity and then it may be removed. Please practice social distancing when possible.

 

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


TUESDAY 7-9:00pm

STARTS MAR 29

FEE: $85.00

AHS B105

Do you have a story to tell but don’t know where to start? Have you started but find yourself hitting a wall? Do you want to challenge yourself to write things in a different way? If this is you, then you need to join WRITE CLUB. 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 & critique 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 April 19, 2022

8 WEEKS

INSTRUCTOR: Chad Meadows, MFA Creative Writing Author of Fluoride: stories

WEDNESDAY 6:30-8:00pm

STARTS MAR 30

FEE: $95.00

AHS A101

Introduces basic guitar techniques to the novice. Learn basic strumming techniques (using chord diagrams), playing single note melodies (by means of tablature, no musical notation), exploring the chord/melody style (a solo guitar style not requiring an accompanist. Again, in tablature, not notation) & finger picking, a technique used in classical & flamenco guitar. Includes various music styles – folk, pop, classical & rock. Structured so that the student plays recognizable melodies from the very beginning & is not bogged down with theory & reading musical notation or unnecessary technical exercises.

No Class on 4/20/22

8 WEEKS

INSTRUCTOR: James Schneider

WEDNESDAY 8:00-9:30pm

STARTS MAR 30

FEE: $95.00

AHS A101

Reading musical notation is featured in this course; initially the reading of single note melodies, & then the reading of chord/melody arrangements will be explored. There will be opportunities for students to play solo selections or duets in this class. Some basic music theory will be discussed throughout the course. Finally, the finger picking technique will be examined in the context of standard musical notation. All techniques present in Guitar I will be further developed in Guitar II.

No Class on 4/20/22

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 MAR 29

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

No class on 4/19/22

TUESDAY 8-9:15

STARTS MAR 29

FEE: $80.00

AHS CAFETERIA

The first step towards good health is to move your body! This is not aerobics, but an introduction to the new dance craze that makes exercising FUN! This is a safe, fun & easy way to get in an exercise program while learning a variety of different dance moves. The movements are simple enough for beginners, older adults & those who have never before taken a dance or exercise class. Each class includes a warm-up, simple dance step instruction, & then applying them to music. Class does not include jumping, running or strenuous movements.

8 WEEKS

No class on 4/19/22

WEDNESDAY 7-8:00pm

STARTS MAR 30

FEE: $80.00

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

No class on 4/20/22

WEDNESDAY 8-9:00pm

STARTS MAR 30

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

No Class on 4/20/22

SESSION II

WEDNESDAY 8-9:00pm

STARTS MAY 4

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

No Class on 4/20/22

 

ONE NIGHT CLASSES/SEMINARS

CANINE COUNSELING CLASSES

Five one-night seminars presented by NAN TOLINO, owner & creator of Peace in the Pack Canine Behavioral Counseling & Peace in the Pack Programs. You can register for one or all of these classes but please specify which class/es by name that you will be registering for.

Nan Tolino is a Resident Canine Behavioral Expert & Consultant/Pet Reporter for top-rated KYW NewsRadio & hosts “Teacher’s Pet”, PetLifeRadio.com. She’s been rescuing & successfully rehabilitating dogs with highly challenging behavioral issues for over 22 years.

INDIVIDUAL CLASSES FOR CANINE ARE *$30.00 EACH* OR IF YOU TAKE ALL 5 CLASSES *FEE IS $125.00*. PLEASE NOTE THE 25% SR. CITIZEN DISCOUNT CANNOT BE APPLIED ON THESE CLASSES OR ANY CLASSES WITH ASTERICKS.

TUESDAY 7-9:00pm

APR 26

FEE: $30.00

AHS B107

Learn the subtleties & complexities of the way that canines communicate every day to us and to each other through physical posturing and movement that greatly affects their daily behavior. Understand how they think, feel and relate. Observe how almost every aspect of a canine’s body language conveys a message. Learn to "speak canine" by observing, understanding & even mimicking certain stances and postures to ultimately communicate with them in a positive way. This can greatly achieve much more positive behavior and avert or recondition negative ones. This course is excellent for veterinarians and vet techs as well as anyone living with or working with a canine. At the end of our course, you are invited to our highly successful and much requested complimentary Pack Walk as we invite our dogs on a separate day to meet at a specified location. This is extremely effective for reactive dogs. This class is for “humans only” – no pets allowed!!

TUESDAY 7-9:00pm

MAY 3

FEE: $30.00

AHS B107

A follow-up on the Body Language seminar as it expands on how canines fully communicate with us & with each other. This gives us full details on how, when & why they use these particular skills & how we can learn to read their signals, as well as relate back to them in ways that they can understand. This will fully accomplish our goal of achieving more appropriate behaviors in our canine companions. This is a “humans only” class – no pets allowed!!

TUESDAY 7-9:00pm

MAY 10

FEE: $30.00

AHS B107

How smart is your best friend? More research is being done to determine the amount of intelligence our dogs truly possess. Learn just how intelligent your dog really is and how utilizing this information can be helpful to determine how to achieve a better bond and connection with your dog, as well as achieving a more positive behavior. Also learn the importance of the emotional and social life of canines and how it greatly affects their interaction with us, each other and their environment. This is a “humans only” class – no pets allowed!!

TUESDAY 7-9:00pm

MAY 17

FEE: $30.00

AHS B107

This class analyzes the many aspects & causes of various types of canine aggressive behavior; how it can be rehabilitated & in many cases even averted. We will look at it from a professional behavioral standpoint as well as from the true canine perspective to help you & your dog remain safe. This is a “humans only” class – no pets allowed!!

TUESDAY 7-9:00pm

MAY 24

FEE: $30.00

AHS B107

Because of our fast paced world, our dogs reflect us and are much more stressed too! This class defines and restructures certain behaviors that are anomalies in the canine world brought on by extreme stress, fear, trauma, anxiety, confusion and overexcitement. Rehabilitation is essential for focus and a return to a normal life for the canine. This class is useful for anyone living or working with a dog with sever anxiety disorders. We will also cover how nutrition and diet can play a part in your canines rehabilitation. This is a “humans only” class – no pets allowed!!

 

FINANCIAL SOLUTIONS

LAURENT W. METZLER, J.D., RFC®

WEDNESDAY 7-9pm

MAR 30

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

APRIL 6

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.

WEDNESDAY 7-9:30pm

APRIL 13

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

MAY 25

FEE: $30.00

AN INTRODUCTION TO PROFESSIONAL VOICE OVER

ONLINE

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

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.

WEDNESDAY 7:00-8:30pm

EITHER MAR. 30 OR APR 6 (THIS IS A 1 NIGHT CLASS BEING OFFERED ON 2 SEPARATE DATES, PLEASE NOTE WHICH CLASS DATE YOU WILL BE ATTENDING ON YOUR REGISTRATION FORM

FEE: $25.00

AHS C7

This workshop will show you how to infuse essential oils into your everyday lives. Together we will learn how to better your sleep, support your immune system, and ditch and switch the toxins right out of your home. Make a roller of your choice, a room spray, and an all purpose household cleaner to bring home. A supply cost of $30.00 is due, fee payable to instructor in cash on night of class. Please bring exact amount, no change will be available.

1 SESSION

INSTRUCTOR: Carrie Fegley

TUESDAY 7-8:15pm

APR 5

FEE: $15.00

AHS B103

First time homebuyer? Buying again but feeling out of the loop? Come for a market update and a step-by-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

NSTRUCTOR: Ashley McGuire – The McGuire Team, Buyer Specialist, Coldwell Banker Realty, Haddonfield, NJ

Nick Mink – VP of Mortgage Lending, Guaranteed Rate

TUESDAY 7-8:15PM

MAR 29

FEE: $15.00

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

NSTRUCTOR: Ashley McGuire – The McGuire Team, Buyer Specialist, Coldwell Banker Realty, Haddonfield, NJ

Nick Mink – VP of Mortgage Lending, Guaranteed Rate

 

FITNESS & SPORTS

GOLF

Taught by Bob Cardea, Head Coach, & The Rutgers Univ. Coaching Staff

CLASSES START SATURDAY MAR 26

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

CLASSES START MAR 26

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

 

 

Available from APRIL 2 – JUNE 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 856-358-2892 to arrange lessons.

(5) 1-HOUR SESSIONS

INSTRUCTOR: Denise Kaelin Bell

 

Available from FEB 29 – APR 4

FEE: $175.00

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

LOCATION: TBA

YOU WILL BE NOTIFIED OF LOCATION PRIOR TO START OF CLASSES.

ALL CLASSES START MAR 19, 2022 AND THEN WILL MEET 3/26, 4/2, 4/9 & 4/16/22.

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. Although junior rackets are requested, loaner rackets will be available if needed.

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. Although junior rackets are requested, loaner rackets will be available if needed.

5 WEEKS

 

Tone and Shape with a Professional Trainer!

Eileen McClernan, Instructor

MON AND/OR WED 7:15-8:00

STARTS MAR 28 OR MAR 30

FEE: $65.00

ONE DAY $35.00

HAS ALL PURP RM

Circuit training is a form of physical exercise combining strength exercises, or weight training, with endurance exercises, or cardiovascular training. YOU WORK YOUR WHOLE BODY IN 1 SESSION. Helps improve mobility, strength, stamina & (along with a healthy diet) you will lose weight. You do short bursts of resistance exercises using moderate weight & frequent repetitions followed quickly by another burst of exercise. It works because it makes you keep pushing your body. If you’re coming one day only, please specify day. Bring a towel or mat & light hand weights (3-5 lbs.).If attending one day, please make a notation of which day, (No class on Monday 4/18, Wednesday 4/20, or Monday 5/30)

8 WEEKS

MON AND/OR WED 6:15-7:00

STARTS MAR 28 OR MAR 30

FEE: $65.00

ONE DAY $35.00

HAS ALL PURP RM

TABATA is a high intensity interval training (HIIT), but don’t let the words “high intensity” scare you…high intensity does not mean high impact, you will be shown high impact and low impact moves for the same exercise, the choice is up to you. The system is easy to remember: 20 seconds of work, followed by 10 seconds of rest, and repeat. This is one set, we will complete 8 sets for each exercise that we do. The short rest intervals force the body to keep moving before it actually recovers from the previous set and leads to significant aerobic and anaerobic gains. Tabata or High Intensity, not high impact Training is beneficial for your body, but there is a catch YOU HAVE TO PUSH YOURSELF – REALLY PUSH YOURSELF WITH EVERYTHING YOU GOT!!! You will not reap the strength and cardio benefits from leisurely going through the movements. Also another benefit from HIIT training is the almighty “after burn affect,” this means you will keep burning calories hours after your quick workout ends Bring a towel or mat & light hand weights (3-5 lbs.).(If attending one day, please make a notation of which day. (No class on Monday 4/18, Wednesday 4/20, or Monday 5/30)

8 WEEKS

THURS 6:30-7:30pm

STARTS MAR 31

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 4/21/22

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 over 25 years.

TUESDAY 6:30-8:00pm

WEDNESDAY 6:30-8:00pm

STARTS MAR 29 OR MAR 30

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. (No class on Tuesday 4/19, Wednesday 4/20)

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 MAR 28

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.( No Class on 4/18 or 5/30)

8 WEEKS

THURSDAY 6:30-8:00pm

STARTS APR 7

FEE: $50.00

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. NO CLASS APRIL 21, 2022

3 WEEKS