Health and Wellness

Registration Begins Tuesday, September 7 at 8:00 a.m.

Programs are filled on a first-pay, first-served basis, preregistration by the published deadline is required. Payment can be made by credit or debit card by phone or by check or cash in person. Online Registration also available. All classes are subject to 6.5% sales tax. Please call the Aberdeen Recreation and Cultural Center for more information at 626-7081.

ART BREAK - GUIDED OPEN STUDIO
Take an Art Break! Come to the ARCC for weekly gatherings to wind down through art. Try out art journaling, coloring, creative drawing from pattern recognition, zentangle art, and creative writing. Bring your own projects from home to work in a relaxing, stress free atmosphere. Some supplies will be provided, or you can bring your own! Ages 18+
Dates: Thursdays, September 23 - December 16
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Fee: $10.00 (One installment + tax for the Fall/Winter season)

WOMEN, FOOD, AND HORMONES
This 5-week class is based upon the book Women, Food and Hormones written by Dr. Sara Gottfried. The book lays out a health plan that integrates an evidenced based approach to the ketogenic diet for women that has been proven to help women lose weight, sleep better and have more energy. Ages 40-90.
Activity #317300
Dates: Tuesdays, November 2 - 30
Time: 4:15 - 5:15 p.m.
Instructor: Janene Papendick
Fee: $35.00 plus supplies
Preregister by: October 27
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/16

UNLOCK THE POWER OF THE EARTH TO SUPPORT MENTAL HEALTH: UTILIZING ESSENTIAL OILS  Cancelled due to Instructor schedule Conflict
Learn scientific and practical approaches to mental health and emotional processing with the use of aromatherapy, sensory integration techniques and multi-use of essential oils. With Registered Clinical Master Aroma Therapist, Yoga Therapist and PhD Functional Nutritionist, Ruth Gough. Discover: 1.) Where the body’s main neural processing centers are located, and how essential oils can support and magnify their function and capacity. 2.) Simple, effective sensory methods for immediate and lasting shifts in mood. 3.) Essential oils’ capability to lift, cleanse, ground and calm the body’s nervous system and sensory pathways. 4.) How different plant families – and their volatile chemical compounds – impact emotional states at the cellular level. Supply fee will include all materials to create three custom essential oil synergies to promote: “Liquid Calm,” “Liquid Joy,” and “Gut Love” and will include access to a recording of the class, all class slides, digital recipe sheet, and technique e-book. Ages 16 and up.
Activity #310010
Date: Tuesday, October 5
Time: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Instructor: Ruth Gough
Fee: $10.00 plus $25.00 supply fee (Payable to Instructor)
Preregister by: September 30
Min/Max Enrollment: 10/20

UNLOCKING THE POWER OF YOUR MIND FOR OPTIMAL BRAIN HEALTH 
This class will focus on mindfulness techniques to take back control and claim your joy, with Registered Clinical Master Aroma Therapist, Yoga Therapist and PhD Functional Nutritionist, Ruth Gough. Whether you want to be able to have more connection, focus or relief from stress, mindfulness techniques can help unlock the pathways to lasting optimal brain health. Supply fee will include mindfulness resourcing, a custom synergy perfect for your unique body chemistry, access to a recording of the class, digital recipe sheet, and technique e-book. Ages 16 and up.
Activity #310015
Date: Tuesday, October 12
Time: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Instructor: Ruth Gough
Fee: $10.00 plus $25.00 supply fee (Payable to Instructor)
Preregister by: October 7
Min/Max Enrollment: 10/20

FEELING YOUNGER, LONGER MIND BODY AND SPIRIT
Chair Yoga class, with Registered Clinical Master Aroma Therapist, Yoga Therapist and PhD Functional Nutritionist, Ruth Gough. This is a perfect practice for anyone, anywhere. In this session, we build upon the breath, build some hear, and build flexibility in body and mind! Class participants will also be able to discover and make their own custom synergy perfect to use during this chair yoga practice and beyond. Supply fee will include all materials, a custom synergy perfect for your unique body chemistry and includes access to a recording of the class to use and share, digital chair yoga guide and technique e-book. Ages 16 and up.
Activity #332400
Date: Tuesday, October 19
Time: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Instructor: Ruth Gough
Fee: $10.00 plus $25.00 supply fee (Payable to Instructor)
Preregister by: October 14
Min/Max Enrollment: 10/20

NEW! FIGHT BACK SELF-DEFENSE
This 6-week class will focus on practical hands-on applications for real-life situations. Participants will gain self-confidence as they begin to recognize and put to use basic survival instincts and natural reactions in potentially threatening situations. Participants should wear clothes suitable for low impact exercise. Ages 12 and up.
Activity #338500
Dates: Saturdays, October 9 – November 13
Time: 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Instructor: Mark Hamson
Fee: $60.00
Preregister by: October 5
Min/Max Enrollment: 8/20

SOCIAL DANCE

COUNTRY TWO STEP
The two-step is a basic dance move done by singles, partners and groups. This class will cover the
basic two step as adapted to Country Music. Instruction will focus on the basic moves, footwork and
turns. Get off your chair and onto the dance floor! Ages 15 and up.
Activity #359507
Dates: Mondays, November 1 - 22
Time: 7:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Instructor: Ray Payer and Karen Lane
Fee: $30.00 per person
Preregister by: October 27
Min/Max Enrollment: 6/12

BASICS OF PARTNER DANCING
A simple introduction to the world of social dancing, while learning the basics to the two step, waltz,
fox-trot and swing. Emphasis will be on basic moves, footwork, lead follow techniques, connection,
and several popular moves. An easy and fun experience! Couples or singles welcome.
Ages 15 and up.
Activity #359004
Dates: Tuesdays, November 2 - 23
Time: 7:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Instructor: John Kersten & Robyn Ewalt
Fee: $25.00 per person
Preregister by: October 28
Min/Max Enrollment: 14/40

SWING/JITTERBUG WORKSHOP
A one-day workshop to make everyone feel comfortable and confident on the dance floor - that
is perfect for upcoming weddings and holiday parties. Emphasis will be on basic footwork, lead
follow techniques and several popular moves. An EASY and FUN one-day experience!
Ages 15 and up.
Activity #359114
Date: Saturday, November 20
Time: 10:00 a.m. - Noon & 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Instructor: John Kersten & Robyn Ewalt
Fee: $20.00 per person
Preregister by: November 17
Min/Max Enrollment: 14/40

ABERDEEN SENIOR LINE DANCERS
Line dancing is an excellent way to keep physically fit, build agility and exercise the memory. The Aberdeen Senior Line Dancers meet Tuesdays and Thursdays at the ARCC at 1:00 p.m. for line dance fun and socialization. An Aberdeen Senior Center Membership is required to participate. For more information, please call the Aberdeen Senior Center at 626-3330.

DANCE & FITNESS CLASSES

PIYO© LIVE
PiYo is athletic training that is influenced by Pilates and Yoga. Use your own body weight as resistance and combine the stretch of yoga with the core strengthening of Pilates to streamline and define your muscles, while building strength and flexibility in your athletic ability. High intensity, yet low impact, this workout is ideal for anyone looking to add variety to their routine, gain strength and mobility at the same time, or begin implementing a core strengthening program. This is a class that combines energy, movement and flow into yoga and Pilates!
Activity #358060
Session A: Thursdays, October 7 - November 4
Session B: Thursdays, November 11 - December 16 (No Class November 25)
Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Instructor: Robyn Ewalt
Fee: $35.00 per session
PreRegister by: 3 days before class starts.

ADULT HIP HOP
Get groovy and learn how to let loose in this growing, fast-paced genre. Become more comfortable and confident by moving your body with some sweet moves and good tunes in a relaxed and stress free environment! Grades 9 and up.
Activity #356060
Dates: Tuesdays, November 2 - December 7
Time: 7:30 - 8:15 p.m.
Fee: $30.00
Instructor: Terrina Barnes

BEGINNING BALLET
Ballet is a beautiful, graceful dance that leaves your body feeling stretched and strong. Students with little or no experience are welcome in this class, tights and leotards are optional! Grades 9 and up.
Activity #351060
Dates: Tuesdays, September 21 - October 26
Time: 7:30 - 8:15 p.m.
Fee: $30.00
Instructor: Kris Orr


  1. Aberdeen Recreation & Cultural Center


    Physical Address
    225 3rd Avenue SE
    Aberdeen, SD 57401

    Phone: 605-626-7081
    Fax: 605-626-7989


How to Register:


  • In Person: ARCC 225 3rd Ave SE
  • Over the Phone: (605)626-7081