Instructional Programs provides the UIC community with a way to broaden their horizons in a casual and comfortable environment for a reasonable cost. Choose from a variety of activities taught by qualified instructors who are patient and fun.
Instructional Programs are voluntary and open primarily to the UIC community, including students, faculty, staff, and members of the recreational facilities. General public are allowed to participate in programs held in the Student Recreation Facility, but will have to pay the non-member price.
*People under the age of 18 cannot participate in any Instructional Programs.
Register online. We have a Computer kiosk available at the Student Recreation Facility at 737 S. Halsted and the Sport & Fitness Center at 828 S. Wolcott. Phone registrations are not accepted
Classes not meeting the minimum requirement of participants will be cancelled at that time. Refunds will be issued ONLY for classes cancelled due to low registration or a doctor documented illness or condition. Please bring your receipt to the first session as proof of payment. Late registration will not be accepted.
Link to Online Registration
Online Registration Instructions
Drop In Schedule
Summer 2013 Fitness Brochure
No refunds will be given for Instructional Program classes except for a doctor documented illness or injury.
Get ready to feel the burn. Focusing on balance, fleibility and muscle control. Half the class is spent at the barrw warming up with footwork and specific movements that help to fluidly strech your muscles. Then students complete an adagio, jumps and progressions across the floor.
Learn to dance like the stars! This class is an introduction to a variety of Ballroom dance styles. We'll cover the basics of the Foxtrot, Cha-Cha, Tango, Triple Swing, Waltz, and Rumba. No dance partner needed.
Enjoy the freedom of moving your whole body! Modern dance engages the whole self in movement, its technique developed by focusing on utilizing the full range of motion of all the major joints and muscle groups, rather than a strict, image-based regiment of steps. Wear comfortable clothes that allow for movement and flexibility and bare feet. Open to all levels.
This class is for people who are new to social dance and experienced dancers who want to practice fundamental skills. Participants will learn the basics of Salsa, Rumba, Cha Cha, and Merengue. No dance partner needed.
Sick of standing on the sidelines at every wedding you attend? Whether you are preparing for your own wedding or just want to
brush up your dancing skills, this class will get you in good form to dance to a variety of music!
Sports & Recreation
Learn to play tennis in this friendly, social setting. No participants under 17 years old will be admitted. All classes are held at the Student Recreation Fitness Tennis outdoor courts (737 S. Halsted). Choose from the following:
PLAYING GROUP – Play a full hour of tennis with others at levels comparable to you. Participants must be proficient in all strokes and rules of tennis. This class requires the participant to have the ability to run and endure one hour of physical activity.
ADVANCED LESSONS – Participants with some tennis experience, who are proficient in all strokes, this class will expand on techniques to make your game sharper. Prerequisite: Beginner Lessons
BEGINNER / INTERMEDIATE LESSONS – For participants with little to no tennis experience, this class will teach effective technique for all strokes and racquet handling.
INTRO TO RACQUETBALL – This 4-week course is an introduction to basic
skills and knowledge necessary to play racquetball at the beginning level.
INTRO to ROCK CLIMBING
At the Student Recreation Facility climbing wall, participants will learn the fundamentals of climbing, including tie-in and belaying techniques. Certification may be granted upon instructor’s discretion. All equipment will be provided.
Real combat techniques for handling real life violent physical assault. CAI Ju-Jutsu is based upon Miyama Ryu Ju-Jutsu and ParaCombatives Ju-Jutsu. No prior experience necessary. Text and gi required.
Ongoing training for those who have completed Beginner Ju-Jutsu. This course will cover material half-way to black belt. Text and gi required
TAE KWON DO
This Korean Martial Art is a combination of combat technique, self-defense, and sport. Training generally includes a system of kicks, blocks, punches, open-handed strikes and may include various take-downs or sweeps, throws, and joint locks. Open to various levels of Tae Kwon Do. Uniforms are optional.
WOMEN’S SELF DEFENSE
State of the art techniques for escaping and evading the attacks most frequently perpetrated against women. This course is for women ONLY. No prior experience needed.