Winter Semester 2017

Physical Education Activity Classes

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 9:45-10:345am in Gray Cage, taught by Adair Andre.

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. 

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  3:00-4:00pm in Merrill Gym Track .  Taught by Mike Milliken.

Experience Yoga:  Students will have the opportunity to experience  different styles of yoga through 3 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 on Garnet Gateway; Skelton Lounge.

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 and Wednesdays 6:45am-8:00am in the Gray Cage. Taught by Dani Ryder.

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.

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 11:00-12:00pm, Tarbell Pool in Merrill Gym.  Taught by Lyndsay Wallace.  

Racquetball: One classe will be offered to teach fundamental strokes and game strategies of the singles and doubles games.  Equipment is provided.  Tues/Thurs 2:30-3:30 pm, by guest instructor Dan Dube.  Merrill Gym Racquet Courts.

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.     Tuesdays  Noon-2:30 pm, taught by Coach Peter Steenstra.  

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  and Tues/Thur 4:30-5:30pm  PE Room 91, Merrill Gym.


  • PE class registration begins at Noon on Tuesday, January 10, 2017
  • Go to Garnet Gateway to register for classes online.
  • PE classes begin the week of January 16
  • Classes that meet on Monday will NOT meet January 16 for MLK Jr. Day.