When the (BAS) began back in 1942, it was considered a small World War II-era night school and over time, it flourished into a vital resource for the communities of Bronxville and beyond, offering a wide variety of cultural, academic and recreational programs to the community.
Many of the BAS’ extended programs begin in early September, so it’s time to peruse that catalog you received in the mail or check it out online at www.bronxvilleadultschool.org.
Fitness classes are very popular at the Adult School, including long-time favorites yoga and Pilates instructor Mary Beltran, who has been teaching at the BAS for 18 of those 70 years according to a press release by the school.
Even more recent hits such as Zumba, Weight-Training and Interval Training have become very popular and if you want to try something fun and new, Belly Dancing promises to get your hips moving and your arms toned.
Perhaps you’re itching to explore your creative side. Arts and crafts classes provide a myriad of different options for doing just that.
Brand new this year, Woodworking will allow you to experience this creative and practical art form in a class geared to all skill levels.
One of the new favorites from last year, Ceramics, returns as well and you can also discover the joy of sculpting and molding clay.
And of course, Stained Glass, Watercolors, Portrait Drawing and Oil Painting are back to intrigue the artist in you.
Renowned bridge instructor and tournament winner Sylwia McNamara will be teaching daytime bridge again and students just seem to love her dedication, clear method of instruction, uncanny memory for cards and sense of fun, all of which will be available at levels from beyond beginner to advanced.
If you’ve never played bridge but want to join the crowd, Beginner Bridge will be available in the evenings to whet your appetite for this great game.
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Thinking about a trip to France, Italy or Spain? Are you an armchair traveler who likes to explore vicariously? The BAS’ language classes in French, Italian and Spanish will open up the world for you.
All these, plus classes in Cooking, Business and Finance, Personal Development and much more, are scheduled weekdays, weeknights and weekends at the Bronxville Adult School.
You can register online at bronxvilleadultschool.org or you can call the BAS office at (914) 793-4435, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. to register or if you have any additional questions about the various programs offered.