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Hands-on skills from the past! The more our world is driven by technology, the more kids need the physical engagement of pre-industrial arts. Wake up your motor skills and your imagination as you find community and meaning in these small-group workshops. Try out something new that just might give you a springboard to a lifetime's engagement!

All our programs are designed to let young people enjoy each other's company, connect socially around shared curiosity, and gain a unique perspective on their individual strengths and personalities. For more information about SHAK's whole roster of learning and performing programs, both in-person and online, visit our Enroll page and join our mailing list

Introduction to Classical Fencing

Late-winter term: Five Thursdays, March 2, 16, 23, 30, and April 6, 5pm-6pm

Spring term: Four Thursdays, May 11, 18, 25, and June 1, 5pm-6pm

Phinney Neighborhood Center, Room 5 upstairs in the BLUE building 

This class is designed for: Kids 9-13. 

Guest appearances by historical fencing instructor Cecil Longino, Maître d'Armes of the Salle Saint-Georges, have been a favorite part of many SHAK camps for more than a decade. Now you can go deeper with a special class devoted entirely to this art form. En garde... Appel... Fence!

This class is appropriate for both continuing fencing students and newcomers. We will focus on 18th-century French fencing with foils, including both the thrill of action and the dignity of etiquette and posture that are encoded in this noble art. Students will discover how fencing puts geometry and time into motion, making it a close cousin of music and dance.

Please wear comfortable clothes appropriate for athletic activity. All other equipment will be provided by the instructor. Masks are welcome though not required at this time.

New students please click HERE for the registration form.

(If you've taken an in-person class with SHAK within the last year and your contact info hasn't changed, you are welcome to skip the form; just email Shula and submit your payment.)

Sliding-fee scale for this class

All of SHAK's programs operate on a sliding-fee basis. We know that everyone benefits when our classes are accessible, diverse, and welcoming!

Above median income/assets: We suggest $120-180 per 4- or 5-class series, which covers about 75-90% of the cost per student

Near median income/assets: We suggest $60-120 per 4- or 5-class series, which covers about 50% of the cost per student

Significantly below median income/assets in your region: Pay what you can; no one turned away for lack of funds. 

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