Class: Advanced Tae Kwon Do
My goal is to teach my students to focus and concentrate on the task at hand and Tae Kwon Do is the vehicle that I use. Parents are welcome, and encouraged, to observe the classes to see their child(ren)’s involvement.
Participants should wear loose fitting clothing to class that allows ease of movement.
Instructor: Jim Daley
I am a W.T.F. (World Tae Kwon Do Federation) certified Black Belt. I trained under Grand Master Kee S. Ha of Kee’s Tae Kwon Do for app. 9 years.
I have app. 30 years of teaching experience specializing in children and young adults. I also teach parent /child group classes. I have developed a style of teaching called L.T.L. (listen, think, learn)
I have taught continually since 1992 in community associations throughout Saskatoon and in the Avalon Community Association for the last 5 years. I can honestly say that I have learned and enjoyed my students more than anything else that I have done in life.
Classes: Biggest Loser Boot Camp (BLBC)/Boot Camp
There are 2 components to the Biggest Loser Bootcamp (BLBC) to aid in a healthy lifestyle:
- Participants will be given a nutrition binder that provides information and recipes for healthy eating. This binder will provide guidance at home.
- There will also be 2 exercise sessions per week for the beginner and the more advanced participant. The workouts will be a little less then an hour as to give time for an optional private weigh in. The workouts will show participants various ways to challenge their bodies. Bring workout clothes, gym runners, towel, mat and water bottle.
Learn to respectfully challenge your body with various workout styles and intensity options in this progressive fitness class. Designed for all skill levels, you will experience a combination of heart pumping cardio, strength training, calisthenics, dynamic stretch, and eccentric movements to give a full body workout. You will notice a difference in your endurance, strength, balance, agility and flexibility. You will need workout wear, indoor runners, a mat, water bottle and a small hand towel (optional).
Instructor: Melanie Buchko
I was introduced to the fitness industry at a very early age, watching my mom choreograph her fitness classes and tediously create playlists on her tape deck. I remember finally being old enough to participate in classes and thinking that I wanted to provide movement to others. Now, I instruct my own fitness classes and I am very thankful I do not have to use a tape deck for my playlists. I have been SPRA certified in Group and Aquatic Exercise since 2012 and I have completed a current Standard First Aid and CPR course. I currently teach with Lead Pilates where I utilize my Balanced Body Comprehensive Pilates Instructor certification and I also hold a certification in Balanced Body Bodhi Suspension System. I have enjoyed teaching various classes throughout my 6 years of instruction and look forward to many more years. I believe in the importance of movement for a healthy mind and body.
The participants will be learning breakdance fundamentals (Top rock, Foot work, Freezes, & Power moves)
Parents are advised to search on youtube “Breakdance battle” and have your children watch a couple videos to understand a bit about breakdance. , so
Children are required to know the difference between left foot and right foot prior to the start of class.
Participants need to bring a pair of sneakers, dancing shoes or running shoes! (Do not recommend going bare feet)
Parents are not permitted in the dance studio during classes in order for students to concentrate and make the most use of their time. However, a performance will be done at the end of the session for all parents to video.
Instructor: Bank Preeyapong
My name is Bank Preeyapong, and I am originally from Thailand and moved to Canada in 2011. I started Breaking in 2004 after being inspired by my neighbor and childhood friends. Since I began I have been known for being a well-rounded dancer with excellent top-rock, freezes and power moves. My dedication and unique style allowed me to become part of a famous Breakdance crew in Thailand called “Platinum”.
I have done many shows, music videos, commercials and battles across Thailand. Here in Canada I have been done performances, workshops and held classes at elementary, high schools and other dance studios like Danceink. Recently, I started a new crew with some local Saskatoon Breakdancers called “Concrete Mentality” and run workshops and performances across Saskatchewan.
My hope and dream is that I would be able to reach the youth of Saskatoon through my passion and knowledge for the art of breaking.
2007 East Thailand battle in Rayong 3rd place
2007 Chonburi Battle Forum Plaza 1st place
2008 East Thailand battle in Rayong 1st place
2008 Platinum 1 on 1 battle in Bangkok 1st place
2008 Pataya break contest 1 on 1 battle at Big-C mall 1st place
2009 Pattaya 1 on 1 battle at Big-C mall 1st place
2016 Invited to complete in a top 16 bboys of Central Canada (Freestyle Session Canada)
2007 STS battle in Bangkok 3rd place
2009 Battle of the year Thailand 3rd place
2010 Battle of the year Thailand 2nd place
2012 Regina 4 on 4 battle 2nd place
2014 Saskatoon 2 on 2 battle 1st place
2015 Food truck bboy battle 2nd place
2017 Winner 2 on 2 Battle Edmonton
Class: Crafts for Kids
Using mainly everyday items and some recyclable materials, participants will complete a variety of crafty creations in this fun-filled class. If you joined me in the ACA 2018 winter session, expect to see all new projects, including fall mobiles, paper squishies, Thomatropes, salt dough ornaments, and decoupage luminaries.
Girls and Boys, bring your creative side and be ready to cut, colour, and glue. Each student should bring an apron (things can get messy), a pencil and eraser, a ruler, good cutting scissors, a glue stick, and a shoebox (for carrying supplies and projects in).
Parents, you are welcome to stay and observe, and any willing “extra hands” are greatly appreciated. (Parents of students 6 and under are encouraged to stay.)
Instructor: Sierra Banwarth
Hi everyone! I am a mom of one who enjoys reading, crafting, cooking, and floral design. In my childhood, if I didn’t have my nose in a book, I was likely creating something with my hands. I had a passion for things hand-crafted: sewing, card-making, jewelry design, pressed flower art, collage/decoupage, floral design, painting – I dabbled in it all. Now, as an adult, I enjoy cultivating my daughter’s passion for “arts and crafts”. I find there is something truly wonderful in our children’s artistic creations and I look forward to sharing the joy and satisfaction they get in the production of these treasures.
Class: Hip Hop
The aim of my class is to teach young people how to become a B-boy or a B-girl, together we will explore the dance style and learn about it’s place within Hip-Hop culture. I will teach well-known Breakin’ concepts such as top-rock, down-rock, power-moves, freezes, thread-style footwork, and musicality. Along with teaching my students new moves and techniques, I aim to unearth new found confidence and character within my pupils. It should be said that these teachings are typically understood and received well amongst youth ages 7 and older. At the beginning of class all one needs to have is an open-mind, an ability to focus, indoor sneakers, and some comfortable gear. Lets DANCE!
Instructor: Stefaun Tingley
My name is Stefaun aka B-boy Omegaflow of the Floor Force Crew. I have been a practicing dancer for over 17 years and have taught for over 4 of those years in a variety of settings. My passion for dance has taken me as far as South America to compete. I have also competed in several major Canadian cities and have performed for many audiences throughout the province Saskatchewan. I am very fond of the culture of hip-hop and am eager to share what I know with the next generation.
Classes: Jazz, Tiny Tots Ballet A & B
In each of my classes students will have fun while learning various movements specific to the style of dance. Throughout the session we will put together a short performance which will be shown to parents on the last day of class.
Parents are required to stay outside of the room for the duration of the class. There will be two viewing days where parents are able to come in and watch/video. Students should wear movable clothing, whether that be leggings and a shirt or a bodysuit and a skirt. For footwear they should either wear ballet shoes which can be purchased at for a reasonable price at Once Upon A Child or second hand at Dance Street, or they may have bare feet.
Instructor: Emily Leonard
I am entering my second year of university with the hopes of being accepted into social work. I have danced for 9 years at Studio One and have been teaching for two. I am trained in many styles of dance including ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, hip hop, acro, contemporary, and pointe. My years dancing has given me many opportunities such as performing on telemiracle, competing in Hollywood, Las Vegas and Los Angeles. As well it has provided me with many lifelong skills and friendships.
Our classes are focused on the basic skills of Karate, such as blocking, kicking, striking, self defense and self awareness. The benefits of karate is that it teaches self control, respect, and raises confidence along with the ability to stay more focused on task in karate training and outside of karate training.
To start learning karate show up in something comfortable, if you like a karate uniform we can get you one just ask.
I will give guidelines for grading in person
Instructor: Chad Kereluk
I have been training and studying Shotokan karate since 1990
I received my black belt from Sensei Yutaka Yaguchi 9th degree black belt while training under Sensei David Jones 8th dan at ISKF Calgary, I am currently training and teaching under The Japan Karate Association International of Canada and 8th degree black belt Sensei Jerry Marr.
Classes: KinderGym, Kindersoccer, Tot’s Gym
In this class, toddlers will enjoy moving and shaking, singing and playing and having fun with parachute, bubbles and all other kinds of things that promote activity and social fun! Parents must be in attendance in the gymnasium for this class, participation is encouraged, but not mandatory. Children must wear indoor footwear.
In this class, preschoolers will play various games and sports while having fun building friendships, using their imaginations and working on important social skills such as group involvement, listening and cooperation! Parents may attend the first and last class, however, during the other classes, the instructor asks that they wait in the hallway while their child(ren) are participating in the class. During the last few minutes of class, parent involvement in “parachute & goodbye time” is always welcome and encouraged! Children must wear indoor footwear and comfortable clothing to this class.
Having fun learning soccer skills and getting into the game is the goal for this class. Children should wear indoor running shoes, comfortable clothing and bring a water bottle. Parents are encouraged to wait in the hallway during the class, however, they may attend the first and last class to observe the development of their children(s) skill level.
Instructor: Angela Goldsmith
Angela Goldsmith has been teaching classes for over 20 years. She started out as a Gymboree Play and Music teacher in Calgary back in 1998 and has been teaching and coaching children in a fun, relaxed and loving way ever since. She comes from a philosophy of “everything begins with love and ends with learning”… and it all falls into place.
Besides being a Mom of 5 she also runs a petting farm as a professional clown, LaLa the Cutest Little Clown and LaLa’s Little farm.. and works hard all year round to bring smiles to families and entertain those around her.
Participants will be taught the basics of cooking, how to properly measure ingredients, safely use the stove/oven/knives etc. and have fun while making tasty food. Participants should bring an apron and a water bottle to class. Cell phones are not permitted to be on during class. Recipes for each item made will be provided at the conclusion of the program.
This class is being held at LutherCare Village which is a retirement community. On occasion, some of the residents may wish to observe the class and converse with the participants. This is part of our agreement with the Village and we request that participants are respectful of the residents and their home.
Instructor: Carol Everett (Assistant Jennifer)
Hi our names are Jennifer and carol. Jenn ran a home daycare for 7 years. Her daughter signed up for this class a few years ago and loved it. Carol has been running a daycare for over 10 years and her son took the class as well. We both love working with children and when we heard the community association needed a new teacher, we thought it would be exciting to help other kids learn new things in the kitchen. We have loved teaching this class and have taught it for a couple of years now.
Class: Meredian Yoga/Tai Chi
Our course includes 3 parts：
- Anapanasati Meditation (focus on breathing, good for the overall physical and mental health.)
- Meridian YOGA (Stretch safely and more efficient. dredge the meridians, Every style is good to some internal organs and joints)
- Woo Style TaiChi (Make your energy flow better, improve the energy level of the body)
Practitioners who practice for no less than an hour a day will feel a great improvement in health within a month.
Students will be provided with teaching materials in advance.
Students need to wear flat shoes and loose, sporty clothes.
Instructional videos will be provided for students to practice at home
Instructor: Rongrong Chen
I have been teaching this area for 5 years.
I have been teaching for the ACA since the last session, I have also taught for Eastview and Westview Community Associations.
I have a studio named CHEN’S TAI CHI & WING CHUN.
I like to do TaiChi and play guitar in my spare time.
Class: Spanish for Travellers
The basic for reading and writing
Most common verbs and vocabulary needed to participate in basic conversation while travelling and situations such as meeting people, transportation, entertainment, ordering foods, at the stores, doctor, drug store, to tell the time, months and seasons of the year, days of the week and colors.
Verbs, vocabulary and Spanish pronunciation will be learn by practicing short conversations.
Participants are required to purchase the textbook entitled (can be purchased through the ACA, cost not included in program fee): Learn Spanish. the Fast and Fun Way. Fourth Edition by Gene Hammitt.
Students also need bring to class: a notebook, a pen, and a pencil.
Instructor: Alex Matus
I have been teaching Spanish as a second language for the last ten years
I have a Teaching Second Language Certificates – Levels 1 and 2. University of Calgary Continuing Education
I have been teaching beginners and intermediate Spanish with the ACA for the three years
I have been Spanish instructor at the Spanish School of Saskatoon for the last ten years
I my spare time I like to read, play guitar, and exercise.
Class: Sushi & Japanese Cooking Made Easy
This sushi and easy Japanese cooking class is for anyone who wants to learn how to cook real Japanese dishes and sushi. We will cover two kinds of sushi rolls, one rice bowl and one noodle dish.
I need everyone to bring the following:
-your own sushi mat. It can be purchased around $2 at any Asian grocery store, or even at Superstore.
-Apron if you like to wear one.
-a container to bring home if there are any leftovers
Please contact me in advance if there are any food allergy/sensitivities or if anyone has to eat halal meat etc. so I can purchase the ingredients appropriately.
Instructor: Azusa Fedorchuk
I am from Japan, have been in Canada for over 15 years now.
I have taught how to make sushi to my close friends, but not at a school or any public place. I helped a Japanese restaurant back in the day and learned professional sushi making then.
As a mother of 4 children, cooking Japanese means is a daily event… I do not have a certificate but our healthy children shows I’m making right meals at least 😉
This is my first time teaching for ACA. I do teach Japanese (language) as private lessons.
I like being active, so I go to the gym, swim or run outside when I have time. I love baking as well!