Don’t Let Kids Have All the Fun: Adults Need Classes Too!

Seems like all the kids out there are in soccer, swimming, ballet, and art. Why should kids have all the fun? There are plenty of ways for adults to join a team or take a class to get active.

Dance

Of course, you can take adult ballroom dancing with your partner, but you can also take a class solo! No apologies allowed for missing a step—just get out there and give it a try. Many studios offer a trial class or period before you commit. Try:

Haven Dance Academy in Lynnwood

American Dance Institute locations in Seattle or Shoreline 

Tacoma City Ballet 

The Ballet Studio in Spokane 

Studio Pulse in Anchorage 

Juneau Dance 

 

Curling

Learn to throw stones at the house. You’ll also get a chance to practice sweeping. These terms will all make sense after your first lesson. Try:

Curling Seattle

Anchorage Curling Club

 

Ice-skating

Your triple axle might not be show worthy—yet! Give it a few lessons and see what you can do. Try:

Sno-King Ice Arena in Kirkland offers lessons for adults.

The Menard Sports Center in Wasilla, Alaska 

Eagles Ice Arena in Spokane 

 

Circus arts

Fly through the air with the greatest of ease. If flying through the air isn’t your thing, you can always try Cyr Wheel, trampoline, or even pole dancing at Emerald City Trapeze 

Try acrobatics and circus arts at Sanca in Seattle.

Spokane has options for circus arts, including fire eating.

Cirque Boreal in Eagle River, Alaska will get you ready to fly.

Check out student showcases, if you want a glimpse of the action before you sign up yourself.

 

Roller derby

Roller derby is looking for some fresh meat. If you’re it, learn the basics of roller derby.

In the Seattle area, train at Potential Fresh Meat.

Or Jet City Roller Derby 

For the rules, check out Women’s Flat Track Derby Association.

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Candace Nelson

In the mountains or water debate, Candace Nelson chooses water every time. She is a Master of Science in Nutrition student and loves taking any fitness class that makes her forget she's working out. Read more at candacenelson.net