Last spring, SCAE opened up its new Community Art Center, Arts Afire. This fall, they are embarked on a new mission to provide ever more new and exciting exercise classes to the Sanford Springvale communities. Welcome Punk Rope and Non - Impact Aerobics … NIA for short.
NIA is a barefoot movement classes which was born from the insight that people can learn to move naturally, and get fit without pain. NIA is known for unique music that uses 52 basic moves that borrow from dance and the martial arts. Three specific intensity levels will be offered. SCAE NIA’s class will be taught by Erin Curren, PhD., a certified NIA instructor. She brings an extensive teaching background in NIA instruction to SCAE.
If jumping rope reminds you of your childhood, then Punk Rope caries that experience to a whole new level for adults. It is a PE class set to rock music where students do a variety of activities including jump rope, conditioning drills, lunges, squats, and even sprints … all to hard driving rock music. “It’s like recess crossed with boot camp,” says Tim Haft, Punk Rope’s founder. The class is being taught by Leah Lehman a Punk Rope officially certified instructor.
SCAE is still offering its regular menu of health driven classes including Zumba, several types of yoga, Tai chi, men’s basketball, and step aerobics. It still provides morning, afternoon, and evening classes.
SCAE is offering over 75 community education classes this fall and approximately 25% of the classes are new. SCAE’s Director Allen Lampert, “SCAE is committed to providing outstanding and innovative classes. We have high hopes for our new classes and believe we can continue to grow our program to meet the needs of Sanford and Springvale,”
Posted by Sue Colley on August 15, 2013 | Read more in: News
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Posted by Sue Colley on June 6, 2013
Marie Robinson has attended SCAE intermittently since 1996! Her self-motivation is evident and inspiring. Perseverance is what finally allowed her to achieve her goal of obtaining a Sanford High School diploma.
Marie has put in more work, time and effort, and has made more progress than most high school students who graduate from Sanford High School every year. Marie Robinson, at age 70, has overcome learning disabilities and many health difficulties, the magnitude of which would lead most people to completely give up on their education.
Since beginning adult education in 1996, this remarkable student has had to take time off periodically for health reasons, including breast cancer, two mastectomies, congestive heart failure, diabetes, and kidney disease. We call her the "come back kid" because she has always come back to health, and back to classes at SCAE.
Marie is a lifelong resident of Sanford, Maine. She worked as a nurse's aide and raised two children and three stepchildren. Although she loved school, Marie was unable to graduate from Sanford High School as a teenager because of her family situation. She was in foster care and her learning disabilities were not recognized, much less addressed, at that time in the 1950's and 1960's. When Marie came to Sanford Community Adult Education, she knew she had a lot to learn. She never tried to take the easy route and she never complained.
Marie has always been supportive of other students at the school, demonstrating her kindness by bringing snacks for everyone to class. Her teachers absolutely love her, and she always made positive contributions to the classes she attended. Most people could never overcome the obstacles that Marie has overcome, returned to school repeatedly to make progress, and eventually to get her high school diploma.
She is a role model to others. As she has said, "If I can do it, you can do it!" True that!!
Pictured above are Marie Robinson, SHS Graduate and Superintendent David Theoharides presenting her Sanford High School diploma.
Posted by Sue Colley on June 6, 2013