NEW AT HIAWATHA! Dance fitness for teens/adults, tumbling for toddlers/preschoolers

ORIGINAL REPORT, 10:03 PM MONDAY: West Seattle’s historic Hiawatha Community Center wants you to know about new classes:

That’s Darja, who’s teaching a new COMMIT Dance Fitness class for ages 16 and up on Tuesday evenings – an 8-week class starting tomorrow night; call Hiawatha tomorrow to sign up, 206-684-7441. And in a couple weeks, Hiawatha’s Andrea Sisco tells us, they start tumbling classes for toddlers and preschoolers:

Tumbling (Ages 2-3) – Tuesdays, 10:00-10:45 am (Session 1: 4/2-5/7, Session 2: 5/14-6/18)

Tumbling (Ages 4-5) – Tuesdays, 11:00-10:45 am (Session 1: 4/2-5/7, Session 2: 5/14-6/18)

Let’s tumble! Come join our experience and encouraging teachers and learn how to roll, tumble, balance, and explore movement. Your child will improve their self-confidence, body awareness, and learn a few gymnastics skills while having fun in a safe, positive environment.

You can sign up online by going here.

TUESDAY UPDATE: As per comment discussion and our subsequent followup with the center, the dance-fitness class was canceled after the information was sent to us with a request for publication, but we weren’t notified about the subsequent cancellation. The kids’ tumbling classes, though, are on.

10 Replies to "NEW AT HIAWATHA! Dance fitness for teens/adults, tumbling for toddlers/preschoolers"

  • Junctioneer March 19, 2019 (10:08 am)

    I think some of the information may be incorrect. The only class on the parks page to sign up for COMMIT was a Saturday class that was cancelled.

    • WSB March 19, 2019 (10:43 am)

      This two-part announcement was sent to us directly by Andrea with a request that we publicize it. And she specifically said call the center. That’s why I included the number. Did you call?

      • Sarah March 19, 2019 (11:09 am)

        This class was cancelled due to low enrollment.  It’s too bad publicity was so late.  :(

        • WSB March 19, 2019 (11:41 am)

          I’m checking with the center.

          • WSB March 19, 2019 (4:06 pm)

            Sorry to say, they’ve confirmed it was canceled. The information came to us with absolutely no indication it was in danger of cancellation, nor even a hint that was a possibility, so I apologize. The toddler classes, however, are still on, though earlier registration probably better than later!

          • MercyMoi March 19, 2019 (5:54 pm)

            That’s a bummer, I was planning to go! They obviously didn’t know the power of WSB getting word out…

          • WSB March 19, 2019 (6:08 pm)

            They sent it last week but without an indication that it was a last-ditch “get the word out and maybe we can save this” situation, or else we might have prioritized differently – I always have a long list of things that would normally be calendar entries but are potential main-page mentions by request or because they’re unusual or …. Anyway, I’ve provided that feedback and am also very appreciative of them and everyone who shares info with us. I hadn’t heard of COMMIT before but looks like a lot of fun so maybe they’ll try again! – TR

          • Becky March 20, 2019 (9:26 pm)

            Hey everyone!!!Darja is an amazing instructor!! And too bad that it didn’t work out with the Hiawatha and their ways but if anyone is interested, she will be teaching regular classes at the West Seattle Health Club on Thursdays at 645pm- starting April 4 !!!! Her classes are bomb!

    • Frank March 20, 2019 (1:08 pm)

      I wish the Hiawatha center would do a better job of advertising in a timely manner…

  • M March 20, 2019 (9:30 am)

    Part of the reason this may have been cancelled is how totally confusing the sign up process is. I went to sign on and tried to navigate the brochure with no success. Hey City teams. It’s 2019, relying on a PDF, a confusing one at that, is no way to inform the public. Hope they reconsider bringing this class back. 

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