Personal Enrichment

The Office of Continuing Education offers a variety of courses for adults to broaden their horizons. 

Adult Yoga

Instructor:  Mary Chapman

Enjoy an hour of slow movement designed to gently stretch and strengthen muscles, while relaxing mind and spirit.  Soothe and reduce the stiffness and stress of daily life with basic yoga poses and breathing techniques.  This non-competitive class is designed for everybody, regardless of fitness level.  Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat.

Dates: Mondays, February 9, 2015 – May 4, 2015

Ages:  Adults and High School Students

Fee:  $75

Time:  6-7 p.m. -- THIS CLASS IS FULL

NEW: 7:15-8:15 p.m. 

Location:  UW-Rock County, Hyatt Smith Hall, HS120

To Register: Call (608) 758-6565 ext. 360 or register online.

A Night on 52nd Street

Instructor: Bryson Mortensen

Travel back to a time when 52nd Street in New York City was the place to go for a night of dancing in the 1940s.The UW-Rock County Jazz Singers present a night of classic music, dinner and dancing as the perfect pre-Valentine’s date night. Come at 6 o’clock for some swing dancing lessons and practice time with local teachers. Then let the Jazz Singers entertain you while you enjoy a romantic dinner, followed by an evening of live music and dancing. Tickets are $35 with a portion going to support the Jazz Singers’ tours.

Ages: Adults

Fee: $35

Date: Friday, February 13, 2015

Time: 6-9:30 p.m.

Location: UW-Rock County, Hyatt Smith Hall Commons

To Register: Call (608) 758-6565 ext. 360 or register online.

Beginning Stained Glass

Instructor: Richard Snyder

Learn the basic techniques of stained glass work sufficient to complete a project from start to finish. Techniques include using copper foil for stained glass construction; glass cutting and grinding; learning the proper use of tools; pattern tracing and transfer onto the glass; choosing glass colors and textures for design; and lastly, soldering and assembly of pieces into a completed project.

Ages: Adults

Fee: $75

Dates: Session 1: Tuesdays: February 17, 24 & March 3, 10, 2015

Session 2: Tuesdays: March 31 & April 7, 14, 21, 2015

Time: 6-9 p.m.

Location: UW-Rock County, Wells Cultural Center Art Studio (WCC123/124)

To Register: Call (608) 758-6565 ext. 360 or register online.

Train Dirty Fitness HIIT IT 

Instructor: Sarah Hanson

This 30-minute, high-intensity interval training (HIIT) class features functional cardio conditioning and total body strength work that has a level for beginners, intermediate and advanced participants.

Ages: Adults

Fee: $5 per class (not required to attend every class)

Dates: Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays: February 23-May 13, 2015

Time: Mondays: 3:30-4 p.m.; Wednesdays: 5-5:30 p.m.; Thursdays: 7-7:30 p.m.

Location: UW-Rock County Frank Holt Gymnasium

To Register: Call (608) 758-6565 ext. 360 or register online.

Train Dirty Fitness Boot Camp

Instructor: Sarah Hanson

Train Dirty Fitness Boot Camp is a 60-minute workout for all levels and abilities. Experience this total body workout that utilizes resistance training and cardio conditioning to help you attain and maintain the physique you have always wanted. Plus, it is FUN, doable and extremely effective.

Ages: Adults

Fee: $5 per class (not required to attend every class)

Dates: Mondays, Wednesdays: February 23-May 13, 2015

Time: Mondays: 7-8 p.m.; Wednesdays: 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Location: UW-Rock County Frank Holt Gymnasium

To Register: Call (608) 758-6565 ext. 360 or register online.

Chicago Gold Coast & Old Town Food and Cultural Walking Tour

Join us for a guided Gold Coast and Old Town Food Tour. Between tastings, you will experience the life of a Chicagoan as you stroll the bustling tree-lined streets of Chicago’s celebrated Near North neighborhoods of the Gold Coast and Old Town. The local guides will share their knowledge and recommendations of architectural gems, beautiful gardens, historic mansions, back-door venues, hidden parks and exciting local attractions and restaurants. Visit seven Chicago food tasting locations, including these one-of-a-kind ethnic eateries: Chicago’s first sushi and sake café; an authentic Polish bakery; The Fudge Pot; The Spice House; Old Town Oil; TeaGschwendner; La Fournette; and Chicago’s top-rated, Chicago-style, deep-dish pizzeria. Wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes as the tour is 3.25 hours and covers 1.3 miles. Tour takes place rain or shine.

Ages: Adults

Fee: $80 (includes motor coach transportation, guided tour and mouth-watering food samplings enough for a hearty lunch.) The fee is non-refundable.

Date: May 8, 2015

Time: Departs from UW-Rock County at 9:30 a.m. and returns by 6 p.m.

Location: UW-Rock County & Chicago, IL

To Register: Call (608) 758-6565 ext. 360 or register online.