Winter Semester 2014

Physical Education Activity Classes

Alpine Ski, beginning:  This class is for beginners to learn downhill skiing.  Class will meet at the E-Room, backside of Hathorne Hall to pick up equipment.  Class fee:  $25.  Transportation & equipment are provided.  Wednesdays  4:15-7 pm, taught by Conor Hampson

Badminton/Pickleball: Class will split time between playing badminton and pickleball.  Pickleball is similar to tennis and played with a wooden paddle and a wiffle ball.  Equipment is provided. Tues/Thurs 9:30-10:30 am in Gray Cage, taught by Coach Jim Murphy.

Ballroom Dance Class: The Beginning Class is offered for students interested in learning all social dances:  waltz, foxtrot, polka, swing/jitterbug and tango, etc.  Prepare for the President’s Gala in March by learning the steps now!  This class leads to The Ballroom Dance Team who compete in ballroom dance intercollegiate competitions.  Mondays  7-8:30 pm in PE Room, Merrill Gym.  Taught by the Ballroom Dance Team members. 

Beach Volleyball:  ok, so Alumni Gym is not exactly the beach, but learn to the play the doubles game indoor so you can excel when summer rolls around! Class will meet 2x week.  Mon/Wed10-10:50 am, Alumni Gym, taught by Coach Margo Linton.

Bollywood Dance Class: Bollywood dance is termed for the type of dance and singing used in many Indian films and musicals.  It includes various dance types such as Bhangra, classical, folk and jazz.  Check it out on YouTube:  www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jUBEBbhowE.  Wednesdays  7-8:30 pm, PE Room 91, Merrill Gym.

Boot Camp: is a class geared for the student who wants to be physically challenged!  Emphasis will be on high intensity strength & conditioning with a focus on flexibility, core strength, cardiovascular fitness and total body development.  Sign up for the NEW Bates Boot Camp class and get in the best shape of your life!  Mondays/Wednesdays  4:30-5:30 pm in PE Room, Merrill Gym.  Taught by Mike Milliken.

Bowling: 10 pin bowling at Spare Time Recreation in Lewiston,  Transportation is provided. Class fee: $70.  Tuesdays  11am – 1 pm at Spare Time Recreation, Lewiston.  Taught by Coach George Purgavie.

Contra Dancing:  get an aerobic workout learning a selection of fun & easy contra dances (New England’s indigenous folk dance) to hot fiddle tunes played live by local musicians. For a peek at some contra dancing in action, see www.youtu.be/cS3Yqhc7Hw4. Tuesdays 4:30-6:00pm in Skelton Lounge. Taught by Cindy Larock

Experience Yoga:  Students will have the opportunity to experience 3 different styles of yoga through 5 classes offered each week of Winter Semester.  To earn PE credit during the 10 week PE semester, the student will need to attend any 2 Yoga classes each week of the 10 week PE semester.  The student is responsible for signing in for attendance at each class.  Students may borrow one of the 20 yoga mats but because the class attendance generally exceeds the number of mats available, it is recommended to purchase your own mat (Bates Bookstore).  Students must wear comfortable clothes and are encouraged to bring a towel.  See list of classes below.

Indoor Field Hockey: indoor field hockey is a fun and exciting game, that is modified from 11v11 traditional field hockey. This course will cover the fundamentals of indoor field hockey 5v5 game play and the most current rule modifications to the game. We will follow indoor field hockey rules, so indoor sticks and gloves are highly recommended but not required. Outdoor sticks will be allowed. To purchase an indoor stick contact Dani Ryder at dryder@bates.edu.Tuesdays/Thursdays 8:00am-9:15am, Gray Cage. Taught by Dani Ryder.

Indoor Climbing: learn the basic techniques of indoor climbing. No equipment is required.  Mondays 7:30-9:00pm, Merrill Fieldhouse, taught by Charlie Grant

Indoor Soccer:  develop your soccer skills and learn strategies for competing in soccer, especially the indoor game.  Tues/Thur 6:30-7:30 am in The Gray Cage.  Taught by Coach Kelsy Ross.

Ice Skating, Beginner: learn bacis techniques of skating on ice with either figure or hockey skates. Must provide your own skates. Monday/Wednesday 9:30-10:30am or Tuesday/Thursday 9:30-10:30am. Taught by Hanna Chipman and Sarah Holmes.

Learn to Swim: students who do not know how to swim will be taught the basic strokes and learn to be comfortable in the water.  Mon/Wed 12-12:55 am, Tarbell Pool in Merrill Gym.  Taught by Lyndsay Wallace.  

Nordic Ski:  learn the techniques of cross country skiing!  Class will meet at the Outing Club’s Equipment Room, backside of Hathorne Hall to pick up equipment.  Transportation & equipment provided.  Class Fee:  $25.   Mondays  1:15-4 pm, taught by Nick Michaud

Racquetball: 2 classes will be offered to teach fundamental strokes and game strategies of the singles and doubles games.  Equipment is provided. Tues/Thurs 11-11:55 am, by Coach Daryl Weiss;  Tues/Thurs 2:30-3:30 pm, by guest instructor Dan Dube.  Merrill Gym Racquet Courts.

RAD Self Defense for Women:  this class has been developed by police officers and will be taught by Bates Security Officer Paul Menice.  Specific defensive tactics and strategies will be taught for various situations, with women having the opportunity to physically defend themselves from attacks.  Wednesdays  11 am – 12:30 pm, PE Room in Merrill Gym, taught by Paul Menice.

Slackline Class: Slackline is an up and coming sport which improves balance, strength and concentration.We will set up multiple lines in the Gray Cage and practice walking, jumping and other tricks. Highlines and longlines will be available to more advanced slackers. Sundays 7:00-8:30pm in the Gray Cage, taught by Toby Myers

Snowboard, beginning: learn the techniques of snowboarding at Lost Valley.  Class will meet at the Bates Outing Club E-Room, backside of Hathorne Hall.  Equipment and transportation is provided.  Class fee:  $25.  Tuesdays 4:15-6:45 pm, taught by Allie Balter.  

Snowshoe, beginning: Not a skier?  Want to exercise and enjoy being outdoors in the snow?  Try snowshoeing!  Class will meet at the Bates Outing Club E-Room, backside of Hathorne Hall.  Equipment and transportation is provided.  Class fee:  $25.   Thursdays  Noon-2:30 pm, taught by Coach Peter Steenstra.  

Strength Training, Co-ed:   Two classes will be held for students to learn proper techniques for lifting using all equipment in the Davis Fitness Center, located in Underhill Arena.  Specialized programs will be designed for each participant.  Mon/Wed  10-10:55 am taught by Coach Chris Kemp.  Tues/Thurs  10-10:50 am taught by Coach Duncan Averill. 

Telemark Ski: students will learn to ski downhill on special skiis similar to cross country skis.  Transportation and equipment will be provided.  Class will meet at the Bates Outing Club E-Room, backside of Hathorne Hall to pickup equipment and meet the van.  Class fee:  $25.  Mondays,  4:30-7:15 pm  Outing Club E-Room, Hathorne Hall.  Taught by Will Bronson. 

Tennis Serving & Conditioning: this is a high intensity class focusing on overall tennis conditioning including:  endurance, footwork, plyometrics and serving biomechznics.  Meets twice a week for 2 hours until February Break.  Mon/Wed  6:30-8:30 pm in Merrill Tennis Courts.  Taught by coaches Paul Gastonguay & Sam Woods.  

Wallyball: 4 vs. 4 volleyball played in a racquetball court.  Learn the techniques and strategies before the IM league begins!  No equipment is required.  Mon/Wed  9:30-10:30 am, Racquet Courts, Merrill Gym.  Taught by Coach Brett Allen. 

Zumba: a fitness class that combines Latin rhythms with cardiovascular exercise to create an aerobic routine that is fun and easy to follow.  The name Zumba is derived from a Colombian word meaning to move fast and have fun.  Inspired by latin dance music, Zumba uses a variety of styles in its routines, including salsa, meringue, cumbia, regaeton, hip-hop, pop, and dancehall.  Music selections include both fast and slow rhythms to help tone and sculpt the body.  Mon/Wed  5:45-6:45 pm taught by Rachel Neckes.  PE Room 91, Merrill Gym.


EXPERIENCE YOGA!  – Yoga classes

Beginning Vinyasa:  this class is for yogis who are new to practicing. The instructor will teach alignment for basic poses, simple breath-work (pranayama) and the vinyasa transition.  Although this class is geared towards beginners, all levels are welcome.

Vinyasa Flow:  this class is geared towards intermediate/more experienced yogis, who are looking to advance their practice with an energetic flow.  A working knowledge of basic asanas is helpful b but not necessary. While this class will focus on moving into more challenging postures, all levels are welcome, and students are encouraged to modify asanas as needed.

NOTE:

  • PE class registration begins at Noon on Tuesday, January 7, 2014.
  • Go to Garnet Gateway to register for classes online.
  • PE classes begin the week of January 13
  • Classes that meet on Monday will NOT meet January 20 for MLK Jr. Day.