Among the more than 230 classes offered this semester at SAS, the first forty-five courses will be starting next week. Kicking off the semester are classes in foreign languages, arts and crafts, cooking, dance, fitness, golf, music, and games, with many other subjects beginning later in the month.
French, Spanish, Italian, and ESL classes for different levels of ability are generally in sets of ten classes for $210, meeting either at the teacher’s home or the Scarsdale Public Library.
Many drawing and painting courses begin next week as well. Returning favorites such as watercolor, painting with water soluble oils, pastels, and drawing complement the new classes entitled Adventures in Art: All Mediums and Drawing and Painting Open Studio. Depending on the course, classes meet at either the Girl Scout House or Temple Israel Center, for eight to ten weeks, at a cost of $180 to $275.
The first of SAS’s cooking courses, Farm to Table Cooking, will meet on September 12, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and include a trip to the White Plains farmers’ market under the guidance of instructor Heather Solomon. Tuition is $125.
Belly dancing with Shayna Renzin and zumba classes with YeYe Valerio or Martha Ocequera resume for six sessions each. Tuition for any of the dance courses is $105 and classes meet at either Andrea’s Dance Studio, the Greenville Community Church, or Westchester Reform Temple.
Don’t miss your chance to catch the beginning of the fall fitness line-up. SAS offers eight different yoga classes for beginners to advanced students, including courses specific to hatha and vinyasa practices, with both day and evening meeting times available. Also returning are courses in body sculpting, boot camp, mat pilates, qigong, tai chi, and the ever-popular Walk Live Workout. New to SAS is a chair-based body sculpting class, a course on the Alexander technique, and a power pilates fitness course.
Golf at the Westchester Golf Range with instructor Adrian Ponce will meet on Tuesday evenings for six sessions starting September 11, 2012. Tuition is $175.
Joy of Singing and Song begins on Thursday, September 13, 2012, and meets for six sessions from 4 to 6 p.m. at Hitchcock Presbyterian Church. Led by Shirley Love, an operatic mezzo-soprano featured with the Metropolitan Opera Company, this course welcomes all abilities and levels of experience. Musical selections range from pop to Broadway to classical in this non-threatening choral instruction for $200.
Sylwia McNamara, ACBL accredited bridge teacher, ACBL certified director, and an accomplished tournament player, is the instructor for all bridge classes — for the novice to the advanced player. She will focus on the rules of the game, different aspects of bidding, and analyzing your hand for trick-taking potential in both suit and no-trump contracts. For the early birds who filled Alice Levinson’s canasta class, the series starts on Thursday, September 13, 2012. Optimistic students may add their name to the wait list or, better yet, secure a slot now in Alice Levinson’s mah jongg series later in the semester. Both the bridge and canasta courses meet in the daytime at Westchester Reform Temple and run in sets of five to six classes with tuition in the $125 to $150 range.
SAS Catalogs were mailed in early August and are also available at the Village Hall and the Scarsdale Public Library. To register for courses, visit the SAS website at www.ScarsdaleAdultSchool.org . Call (914) 723-2325 with questions.