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Preschool & Children’s Programs


Baby Sign Language

Program Description

Babies understand and can communicate long before they are able to speak. Research shows that babies who learn Sign Language learn quicker and talk earlier. Using songs and games learn how to teach your baby basic American Sign Language (ASL) so they can better convey their wants and needs and relieve unnecessary frustration. The instructor will teach you the signs and songs so you can practice at home.  Babies can sleep during class or you can bring some toys.  Newborn-24 months. During COVID-19, please bring your own mat or blanket to sit on. You will be emailed the curriculum prior to the first class. Only one parent or caregiver may accompany child.

Program Details

Instructor: Sheri Kauhausen

Tue Nov 10-Dec 8 11:45am-12:30pm

287851 $66/5 sess

Bidwell Room
West End Community Centre


Ballet / Jazz Fusion (4-7yrs)

Program Description

In this class children will learn the fundamentals of both ballet and jazz dance while developing their own creative expression.  The dancer’s mobility, balance, and coordination will be improved in this fun and welcoming program.  Children must be able to participate without a parent in the room. For more info:  www.kirbysnelldance.com

Program Details

Instructor: Endorphin Rush Dance

Sat Oct 31-Dec 19 1:00-1:45pm

288556 $80/8 sess

Denman Room
West End Community Centre


Creative Ballet (3-5yrs)

Program Description

Young ballerinas explore the fun and beauty of ballet while learning the basic techniques. They will love playing with their creative expression in this fun class. Children must be able to participate without a parent in the room. More information www.KirbySnellDance.com

Program Details

Instructor: Endorphin Rush Dance

Sat Oct 31-Dec 19 10:00-10:45am

288553 $80/8 sess

Sat Oct 31-Dec 19 11:00-11:45am

288554 $80/8 sess

Denman Room
West End Community Centre


Guitar / Recorder / Ukulele  (8 years+)

Program Description

Private 30 minute lessons to work at your own level and pace in any of this instruments. The classes are focused on technique, repertoire, basic theory and practicing skills. Participants must provide their own instrument, and a digital tuner (for string instruments). A nylon string guitar is recommended for beginners. Books will be available at the first class for $15 and up, depending on the instrument, style and level. No Class Nov 11Students: Please bring:? – A pencil to take notes? – Digital Tuner? – Foot stool for guitar? – Guitar

Program Details

Instructor: Rene Hugo-Sanchez

Wed Oct 28-Dec 16 4:15-7:00pm

Various $145/7 sess

English Bay Room
West End Community Centre


Hip Hop (4-7yrs)

Program Description

This Non-stop action-packed class introduces hip hop, basic break dancing and dance games which will excite kids and have them grooving to the beats. Children must be able to participate without a parent in the room. For more info www.KirbySnellDance.com

Program Details

Instructor: Endorphin Rush Dance

Sat Oct 31-Dec 19 12:00-12:45pm

288555 $80/8 sess

Denman Room
West End Community Centre


Hip Hop (6-8 yrs)

Program Description

Lace up your sneakers and dance! Learn the fundamentals of hip hop, including street dance and grooving, while connecting to the beat of the music. We’ll cover both the latest and classic styles, through choreography and games. All levels of experience are welcome.   

Program Details

Instructor: Yasmine Shemesh

Thu Nov 5-Dec 17 4:00-5:00pm

289268 $62/7 sess

Dance Studio
West End Community Centre


Private Piano – Emily

Program Description

Private Piano with Emily: Proper piano technique, note and sight reading skills are emphasized to ensure a solid foundation. Lessons are 30 minutes long. These private lessons can be taught in either English or Cantonese. Each student’s level will be assessed in the first lesson; student with previous piano experience please bring your past piano books for assessment. Please not that piano books are not included in enrollment fee and will be assigned after assessment.

Program Details

Instructor: Emily Leung

Mon Oct 26-Nov 30 3:30-7:45pm

Various $135/6 sess

Stanley Court Room
West End Community Centre


Piano Lessons – Mary

Program Description

This course will provide you with a good start in understanding piano basics or expand on your previous knowledge. 30-minute or 1-hour individual lessons are available to adults & children. Bring your own filled water bottle. No class Nov 11, 2020.

Program Details

Instructor: Mary Friesen

Wed Oct 28-Dec 16 12:30-7:00pm

289269 $151/7 sess

Stanley Court Room
West End Community Centre


Sportball Multisport (3.5 – 5 yrs)

Program Description

Sportball Multi-Sport skills development programs introduce preschool and primary school children to the concepts and skills involved in a variety of different ball sports in Sportball methodology. Classes are conducted once a week in one-hour sessions, using developmentally appropriate methods to introduce, practice and refine gross motor skills. The programs reinforce the benefits of teamwork and skills development rather than the importance of winning, enabling children to gain the confidence and develop the social skills necessary to succeed in sport and life.  Sorry, no drop-ins. In order to limit equipment sharing in programs, each child will be provided with a Sportball equipment pack on the first day of programming. This pack must be brought to class each week. The equipment is included in the registration fee and is yours to keep once the program is done.  

Program Details

Instructor: Sportball Vancouver

Mon Nov 2-Dec 14 3:30-4:30pm

289048 $139/7 sess

Auditorium
West End Community Centre


Sportball Multisport (5 – 8 years old)

Program Description

Sportball Multi-Sport skills development programs introduce preschool and primary school children to the concepts and skills involved in a variety of different ball sports in Sportball methodology. Classes are conducted once a week in one-hour sessions, using developmentally appropriate methods to introduce, practice and refine gross motor skills. The programs reinforce the benefits of teamwork and skills development rather than the importance of winning, enabling children to gain the confidence and develop the social skills necessary to succeed in sport and life.  Sorry, no drop-ins. In order to limit equipment sharing in programs, each child will be provided with a Sportball equipment pack on the first day of programming. This pack must be brought to class each week. The equipment is included in the registration fee and is yours to keep once the program is done.

Program Details

Instructor: Sportball Vancouver

Mon Nov 2-Dec 14 4:45-5:45pm

289049 $139/7 sess

Auditorium
West End Community Centre


Zumba Kids SR (7-12 yrs)

Program Description

Kids explore a fun fusion of world and latin styles of dance with a hip hop edge in this high, fun, dance-fitness program. Styles include Cumbia, Merengue, Bollywood, Salsa, and more. No experience required. More info at: www.kirbysnelldance.com

Program Details

Instructor: Endorphin Rush Dance

Fri Sep 25-Nov 274:30pm-5:30pm

282841 $120/10 sess

Auditorium
West End Community Centre


Youth Programs


Preteen After School Program

Program Description

Hang out in the Youth Lounge while playing video games, competing against each other in foosball, and enjoying other planned activities. Pre-registration and a Pre-Teen Programs waiver form is required. A calendar of activities will be available at the Front Office a week before the program begins.

Program Details

Instructor: Youth Leader

Wed Sep 23-Dec 23:30pm-5:30pm

282849 Free/11 sess

Auditorium
West End Community Centre


Pre-teen Night at West End CC

Program Description

At this FREE drop-in program, youth (ages 9-12 years) are welcome to drop-in and enjoy the scheduled events. Activities are subject to change. Due to staffing ratios and room capacities, a maximum of 20 youth are welcome to come, on a first come, first serve basis.

Program Details

Instructor: TBA Instructor

Fri Sep 25-Dec 46:00pm-9:00pm

282851 Free/11 sess

Auditorium
West End Community Centre


Watercolour for Youth (8-15yrs)

Program Description

Explore the world of watercolour painting. This program is for children who want to learn how to use water, paper, colour and brushes to create an endless variety of tones in their paintings.   Mohammad has over 30 years’ experience in drawing and painting at his own Atashzad Academy of Art. Visit www.atashzad.com. Supplies are not included. Supply list available upon registration.

Program Details

Instructor: Mohammad Atashzad

Thu Oct 1-Dec 33:30pm-5:00pm

282836 $149/10 sess

Bidwell Room
West End Community Centre


Adult & Older Adult Programs


Aikido: Exploring Traditional Weapons

Program Description

This class will focus on the use of the jo (staff) and bokken (wooden sword) as taught within the aikido curriculum. The focus on these weapons helps students develop better timing, spacing and correct body structure which are essential components of the hand to hand techniques of the martial art. This class is open to beginners and advance students as well. Taught by Grant Babin Sensei, 4th Dan, Aikikai, Canadian Aikido Association.

Program Details

Instructor: Tony Hind

Sat Oct 31-Dec 19 2:30-4:00pm

289468 $80/8 sess

Auditorium
West End Community Centre


Bellydance – Multi-level

Program Description

This multi-level class will get everyone moving to the sensuous melodies and dynamic rhythms of the Middle East. Participants can work at their own level. For beginners it will be an introduction to the art of belly dance, trying out moves and familiarising with the music. For intermediate and advanced it is an opportunity to get moving again, reconnecting with muscle and audio memory and with students from past classes.  Class begins with a slow stretch warm up followed by slow graceful moves. We finish with 30-40 min. of fast dance. There is plenty of room in the gym to stay well distanced. Light weight, easy breathing masks are optional. The instructor suggests participants give it a try. Wear exercise clothes, dance slippers (or bare feet) and bring a scarf or shawl to tie around the hips. No Drop-ins. 

Program Details

Instructor: Gail (Rahma) Haddad

Tue Oct 27-Dec 15 6:00-7:30pm

287738 $104/8 sess

Dance Studio
West End Community Centre


Spanish – Beginner I

Program Description

Think of the richness that learning Spanish will add to your life! The course emphasis will be on interaction to quickly develop speaking and comprehension skills. By providing the basic tools to communicate effectively, this approach will introduce you to language structures and expressions and will open doors to new experiences. Bring your own filled water bottle.

Program Details

Instructor: Karen Mitchell

Mon Oct 26-Dec 14 6:15-7:45pm

289111 $96/8 sess

Denman Room
West End Community Centre


Group Fitness – Adapted Fitness

Program Description

Exercises are modified for those with mobility, coordination, strength and flexibility limitations. Doctor or Physio referral is recommended. Bring your own filled water bottle and yoga/fitness mat.

Program Details

Instructor: Susan Ingraham

Fri Oct 30-Nov 20 11:00-12:00pm

289464 $25/4 sess

Fri Nov 27-Dec 18 11:00-12:00pm

289465 $25/4 sess

Auditorium
West End Community Centre


Group Fitness – FAB 20 Fusion

Program Description

The first 20 minutes is a standing full body workout (using 1lb. optional weights), fusing into a 20 minute pilates mat class and finishing in a 20 minute yoga class.  Please bring your own mat and the optional1lb. weights. Bring your own filled water bottle.

Program Details

Instructor: Fran Hinton

Thu Oct 29-Nov 19 5:45-6:45pm

289336 $25/4 sess

Thu Nov 26-Dec 17 5:45-6:45pm

289350 $25/4 sess

Auditorium
West End Community Centre


Group Fitness – JustYOGA

Program Description

Hatha yoga is the physical branch of yoga and incorporates many styles. This class will explore the various styles, all of which unite the mind, body and spirit using movement to strengthen, stretch and calm the whole body, finishing with a meditative savasana.

Program Details

Instructor: Fran Hinton

Mon Oct 26-Nov 16 6:30-7:30pm

289083 $25/4 sess

Mon Nov 23-Dec 14 6:30-7:30pm

289293 $25/4 sess

Auditorium
West End Community Centre


Group Fitness – Light Fit

Program Description

A 60-minute low-impact workout including cardio, strength, balance and flexibility.  

Program Details

Instructor: Susan Ingraham

Thu Oct 29-Nov 19 10:45-11:45am

289307 $25/4 sess

Thu Nov 26-Dec 17 10:45-11:45am

289311 $25/4 sess

Auditorium
West End Community Centre


Group Fitness – Total Chisel

Program Description

Total Chisel workout to improve muscular strength – core stability and flexibility using dumbbells, resistance and body weight training.  Bring your own filled water bottle and fitness/yoga mat.  

Program Details

Instructor: Lynn Whittingham

Sat Oct 31-Nov 21 9:15-10:15am

289466 $25/4 sess

Sat Nov 28-Dec 19 9:15-10:15am

289467 $25/4 sess

Dance Studio
West End Community Centre


Zumba Gold

Program Description

ZUMBA® Gold is a low-impact dance-fitness class for beginners and seniors that uses the zesty Latin music with easy to follow moves to create a dynamic and fun fitness class. ZUMBA® Gold classes strives to improve our balance, strength, flexibility and most importantly, the heart. www.zumbavancouver.ca.  Bring your own filled water bottle. No class Nov 11, 2020.

Program Details

Instructor: Zumba Vancouver

Wed Oct 28-Nov 25 10:30-11:30am

289131 $35/4 sess

Wed Dec 2-Dec 16 10:30-11:30am

289155 $26/3 sess

Auditorium
West End Community Centre


Arthritis Fit

Program Description

This exercise class will provide people with arthritis the benefits of improved joint mobility, flexibility and muscle endurance.  The class will be located at the West End Community Centre. No equipment except for chairs will be provided. Bring your own filled water bottle and Therabands. No class Oct 12/20.

Program Details

Instructor: Keno Kinoshita

Mon Sep 21-Dec 141:30pm-2:30pm

282831 $83/12 sess

Auditorium
West End Community Centre


Chair Yoga

Program Description

Chair Yoga is a unique class that modifies yoga postures through the creative use of a chair. Our class is open to all ages and stages of yoga and movement ability. A Chair Yoga practice is helpful to learn for many reasons, including for when you’re stuck at the office, on vacation (airplane/road trip sequence) or, if you could use a little extra support during standing and balance poses. Chair Yoga welcomes you, whatever level you are at. You are welcome to bring your own yoga block or strap. The class will be located at the West End Community Centre.  No equipment will be provided except for chairs. Bring your own filled water bottle. You are welcome to bring your own yoga blocks and straps. No class Nov 11/20.

Program Details

Instructor: Irene Lugsdin

Wed Sep 23-Dec 212:00pm-1:00pm

282694 $47/10 sess

Auditorium
West End Community Centre


Group Fitness – Older Adult

Program Description

Safe, enjoyable and effective exercises designed for the active senior; 90 minutes. This is a preregistration program. No equipment except for chairs will be provided. Bring your own filled water bottle and Therabands. No class Oct 12/20.

Program Details

Instructor: Keno Kinoshita

Mon Sep 21-Dec 149:30am-11:00am

282853 $75/12 sess

Auditorium
West End Community Centre


Therapeutic Strength Training

Program Description

Train to improve function in daily activities, rehabilitate and prevent future injuries. Small class sizes will ensure you get individual attention and ongoing feedback. Participants must fill out a ParQ form prior to attending the first class and it must be brought to the instructor directly. No equipment except for chairs will be provided. Bring your own filled water bottle and Therabands. No class Oct 12.

Program Details

Instructor: Keno Kinoshita

Mon Sep 21-Dec 14 11:30am-12:30pm
Fri Oct 2-Nov 6 & Nov 13-Dec 18

282847 $128/12 sess

Auditorium
West End Community Centre