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Parkour – an exciting and challenging experience of sweat, discipline, determination, and fun!
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Parkour is an active, dynamic class that incorporates fitness, parkour, acrobatics, and anatomy into an exciting and challenging experience of sweat, discipline, determination, and fun.
Parkour is a movement discipline that develops coordination, strength, and confidence by locomotion through challenging environments and obstacles. Students will run, jump, vault, climb, swing, balance, leap, roll, tumble, and move in every quadrupedal manner imaginable. Parkour is problem-solving while in motion. Muscles will ache to overcome challenges, yet the pounding heart will deliver more oxygen-and-nutrient-rich blood to the brain than to any working muscle groups; the exhilaration floods the brain with endorphins and serotonin to optimize learning, problem-solving, and creativity. Parkour encourages students to examine their limits- both perceived and achieved limits- and to assess and understand risk. club will include cardiovascular, strength, and agility training as well as parkour classes and (skeletal and muscular) anatomy lessons taught by an experienced, professional instructor. Parkour teaches students that motion can change emotion; that tenacity yields growth; and that self-awareness enables self-confidence.
Please Note: We are concerned about your student’s safety. All instructors are first aid/CPR certified, and the lead instructor has received special concussion protocol training. We ask that parents and students read and understand a concussion information sheet prior to start of class.
Day of Week: Thursdays
Time: 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Dates of Classes: 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/30, 12/7, 12/14 – 10 Classes
Body, Heart, and Mind Academy
The Body+Heart+Mind Academy is anchored in the holistic enrichment of children through movement and performing arts curriculum. Children will:
Engage their bodies to grow coordination, strength, agility, flexibility and endurance through challenging obstacle courses, choreography, yoga, creative movement, and conditioning.
Engage their minds to solve challenging problems, analyze, and learn the pedagogy behind their enrichment subject.
Engage their hearts by expanding empathy, learning coping mechanisms by finding success on the other side of failure, and by having conversations that foster a greater multicultural understanding.
MATTHEW LANG, FOUNDER: A native to the Seattle area, Matthew began early with movement competing in gymnastics for 10 years and then moved on to study Musical Theatre at Point Park University’s Conservatory. He has now been an educator teaching movement and performance in the Puget Sound Region for 15 years. Matthew is active in the community operating through the lens of race and social justice equity with the goal of centering the needs of marginalized and vulnerable communities.