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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!
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Introduction to Classical Fencing
Four Thursdays, Oct 20 - Nov 10, 5pm-6pm
Maple Leaf Lutheran Church, 10005 32nd Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125 (downstairs entrance on 100th)
Concluding demonstration (optional): Sunday Nov 13, 3:30pm on First Hill, Seattle
This class is 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 fencing — plus the opportunity to participate in a concluding demonstration. En garde... Appel... Fence!
This class 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 but not required; the room is spacious, with open windows for ventilation.
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 in your region: We suggest $125-175. This fee covers about 75-90% of the actual cost of the program.
Near median income/assets in your region: We suggest $85-120. This fee covers about 50% of the actual cost of the program.
Significantly below median income/assets in your region: Pay what you can, no one turned away for lack of funds.
Note for returning participants: If you have participated in an in-person SHAK class within the last twelve months and you think we have your info already, you may skip this form and register by simply sending your payment.
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