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Recreation Zone
by Patty Sullivan
Recreation Program Coordinator
Boulder City Parks & Recreation Department

Expand Your Horizons

With each six-month brochure cycle comes a bit of anticipation. So, what’s new on the horizon in addition to our continuous programs? I am happy to announce that instructor Shannon Pinkard, who teaches our

wildly popular Zumba class, now offered six times per week, is expanding her class offerings based on a lifetime of gymnastics and dance.

Shannon Pinkard grew up in Hawaii dedicating most of her time to gymnastics and dance. She trained in many styles and now brings her talents and expertise to Boulder City in the form of three new classes: Hula, Creative Movement and Mommy-Daddy-Me gymnastics where parents and children ages 18 months to 3 years old engage in a lively environment of tumbling fun.

The Creative Movement class is separated into two age groups, 3 – 5 year olds and 6 – 11 year olds. In this class, kids will enjoy moving to music in a way that is both dance and exercise. Picture a group of youngsters with colorful parachutes moving to music in dance and song, large plumes of fabric chasing them about the room. Shannon has a knack for making kids feel good about themselves by praising their efforts and creativity, then rewarding them by incorporating their “moves” into instruction for the class. Everyone in the class contributes to the outcome of the group’s success. Hula is open to children 5 years old through adult. This is a perfect style of dance for parents to engage with their children in a learning environment that is based deep in Hawaiian culture. Hula is a more structured class as it is a language, as well as a dance form. Get your dancing shoes on, or come barefoot for Shannon’s great dance and exercise classes.

For those of you who are interested in Zumba and find it hard to get to class and have proper supervision of your children, a new class called Creative Kids Klub is offered at the same time as the evening and Saturday daytime Zumba class. Children will have the opportunity to participate in games, crafts, story time and more, all just steps away from the Zumba Class.

For more information, please call 293-9256.

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