Sudbury Senior Center

40 Fairbank Road
Sudbury, MA 01776
(978) 443-3055

Three classes are held at the Sudbury Senior Center
Mondays 2:15 – 3:15 – Advanced Traditional T’ai Chi
Tuesdays 1:30 – 2:30 – T’ai Chi for Better Balance
Thursdays 2:30 – 3:30 – Beginners Traditional T’ai Chi

 

Advanced Traditional T’ai Chi – Mondays 2:15 – 3:15

This is a Yang Style Short Form program.

Current Session: The current session ends on June 24th. (No class on 4/15, 5/6 or 5/27.)
Next Session: The next session will begin on July 8th and will run through August 26th. (No class on 7/1.)
Please note that if a class is canceled (for a snowstorm, for instance) the dates listed may be pushed back.
Class Location: Temple Beth El, 105 Hudson Rd, Sudbury, MA (Summer location at the Temple starts June 24th)
To Register: Call the Senior Center at (978) 443-3055 or stop at the front desk.
Residents: Registration will open on June 17th.
Non-residents: Registration will open on June 24th.
Cost: $45 for the 8-week session.
Experience Level: This class is geared towards people who have learned all 3 sections of the form.

About The Class
The Monday class is an “Advanced Class” geared more towards those who have learned all 3 sections of the form, or for those who feel comfortable following along.

In this class we will focus on practicing and refining the movements from all three sections of the form. We may at times also delve more deeply into some of the concepts of T’ai Chi and how these concepts apply to the form and how they can change the way we experience our T’ai Chi.

Please note that this class is open to anyone, however if you are looking to learn the sequence of the form you may find that you are better suited to the Tuesday or Thursday class. (Thursday class will return in the fall.) If you have any questions about which section is the best fit, feel free to contact me.

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Beginner’s Combined T’ai Chi

This is a combined T’ai Chi for Balance and Traditional T’ai Chi class during the summer. In the fall, we will again hold two separate classes.

Current Session: The current session ends on June 21st. 
Next Session: The next session will begin on May 28th and will run through July 23rd. (No Class on 7/2.)
Please note that if a class is canceled (for a snowstorm, for instance) the dates listed may be pushed back.
Class Location: Sudbury Senior Center gym, 40 Fairbank Rd., Sudbury, MA
Please note that at some point around the end of school, our class will move to Temple Beth El, 105 Hudson Rd., Sudbury, MA for the summer.

To Register: Call the Senior Center at (978) 443-3055 or stop at the front desk.
Residents: Registration will open on March 5th.
Non-residents: Registration will open on March 12th.
Cost: $45 for the 8-week session.
Experience Level: This class is open to all levels

About The Class
For the summer, we are combining the T’ai Chi for Better Balance and the Beginners Traditional T’ai Chi classes. This will off us a unique opportunity to bring elements of both styles together and allow class members to explore what others are doing.

These classes tend to be smaller to medium sized, allowing us to adapt the focus of the class according to the needs of the participants during any given class. This class tends to be the “lightest” of all the classes offered, with a very strong focus on balance.

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Beginners Traditional T’ai Chi – Thursdays 2:30 – 3:30

This is a Yang Style Short Form program.

Please note: This class is being combined with the Tuesday 1:30 class for the summer months. The Thursday class will return in the fall.

Please read the Tuesday class information above to find out more.

About The Class
This is a smaller to medium class aimed at introducing new T’ai Chi students to the T’ai Chi form. (The “form” is a sequence of movements assembled together into a routine.) The entire form is made up of 3 sections. For each 8-week session we will focus on one of the sections of the form.

For the class starting in September, we are planning to start right at the beginning of the first section. We will spend the eight weeks of this session learning the first section of the form, starting with basics and gradually progressing, move by move through the section. Each week will include review of the moves learned the previous week and will also include some deeper ideas that will help give the participant a richer experience of T’ai Chi. As some students have already been through the first section class, we will also run through the first section at least once per week when time allows.

In subsequent 8-week sessions, we will plan to rotate through all three sections of the form. Beginners are welcome to start at any point in the form.

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Beginner’s T’ai Chi info

Current Session: The current session ends on March 14th.
Next Session: The next session will begin on March 21st and will run through May 16th. (No class on May 9th.)
Please note that if a class is canceled (for a snowstorm, for instance) the dates listed may be pushed back.
Class Location: Sudbury Senior Center gym, 40 Fairbank Rd., Sudbury, MA
To Register: Call the Senior Center at (978) 443-3055 or stop at the front desk.
Residents: Registration will open on February 28th.
Non-residents: Registration will open on March 7th.
Cost: $45 for the 8-week session.
Experience Level: This class is open to all levels

About The Class
In the T’ai Chi for Better Balance class, we proceed through a series of T’ai Chi movements with the aim of improving our balance. These movements are taken from more traditional styles of T’ai Chi and are modified and simplified. This allows participants to follow along more easily so that we can focus on the aspects of these moves that help with our balance.

While not required, it is helpful to practice these moves between classes. More frequent practice at home will show greater benefits in improving balance.

These classes tend to be smaller to medium sized, allowing us to adapt the focus of the class according to the needs of the participants during any given class. This class tends to be the “lightest” of all the classes offered, with a very strong focus on balance.