Get Active Short Courses

Check out the Short Courses we have on offer: below you will find details regarding pricing and timelines for a number of courses, from Dancing to Self Defence!

Dancing through the Ages

Swing Dancing

Women's Self Defence

General Intro to the Gym

Introduction to Powerlifting

Introduction to Judo

Introduction to Taekwon-do

Introduction to Kendo

Introduction to Fencing 


Dancing through the Ages

Explore 500 years of dance, experience the romance of a themed ball and meet new people whilst staying active! No costume, partner or experience is required! You will receive expert and friendly instruction through John and Aylwen’s Dance Academy, Earthly Delights. 

Learn dances from the Renaissance and Baroque eras through to the time of Jane Austen, Dickens and beyond—everything from galliards to galops, pavanes to polkas, minuets to mazurkas, country dances to waltzes.

Tutor Dr John Gardiner-Garden is the director of the Earthly Delights Historic Dance Academy with over 30 years’ experience. Aylwen Gardiner-Garden has over 16 years’ experience with Earthly Delights Historic Dance Academy as a dress historian, milliner, historical dancer and events manager.

Who: all participants welcome, regardless of age, gender, or experience!

Where: ANU Sport Fitness Centre, Studio 1.

Cost: ANU Student $120, General $160.

When:

  Semester 1, 2019
  Saturdays, 3:00 - 5:30pm
Week 1 02/03/19
Week 2 09/03/19
Week 3 16/03/19
Week 4 23/03/19
Week 5 30/03/19
Week 6 06/04/19
Break (no classes) 13/04/19 - 20/04/10
Week 7 27/04/19
Week 8 04/05/19
Week 9 11/05/19
Week 10 18/05/19

Sign-up: https://dancingthroughtheages.eventbrite.com.au

More information: Contact John or Aylwen on (02) 62811098, or visit https://www.facebook.com/EDHDA or john@earthlydelights.com.au.


Swing Dancing

Over the 5 week course, we will introduce you to a variety of dances and rhythms of swing, always teaching the basics from scratch in the first 10 minutes to ensure everyone is on the same page. You will learn a variety of Lindy Hop and Charlston steps. Our teaching style will allow you to progress comfortably and consistently while trying different styles and shapes. Jump on in and get dancing within the first hour! Wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes!

Who: All participants are welcome, regardless of age, gender, or experience!

Where: ANU Sport Fitness Centre, Studio 1.

Cost: $60 for ANU Students, $70 for general participants.

When:

  Semester 1, 2019
  Tuesdays, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Week 1 05/03/19
Week 2 12/03/19
Week 3 19/03/19
Week 4 26/03/19
Week 5 02/04/19

Sign up: https://swingdancinganusport.eventbrite.com.au

More info: https://savoydance.com.au/faqs/


Women's Self Defence

Jasiri Australia's self defence programs are built for the modern-day woman. We teach techniques which centre on de-escalation that allow you to leverage the power of both your body and voice so you can own your presence and feel safe. Being the only empowerment self defence program in Australia, we're unlike other self-defence and martial arts courses as we provide psychological awareness and verbal skills alongside physical training.

The course is split into 2 components, self defence and facilitation; to build confidence, safety awareness and vital leadership skills.

Who: Female-identifying participants of any age or experience level.

Where: ANU Sport Dojo (*Week 2 will be held in the North Oval Pavilion).

Cost: ANU Student: $130, ANU Fitness Centre Member: $155, General Admission: $180, Mother & Daughter (aged 16-18): $340.

When:

  Semester 1, 2019
  Saturdays, 3:30 - 5:30pm
Free "Safety Day" (3x 20 minute classes) 21/02/19
Week 1 02/03/19
Week 2* 09/03/19*
Week 3 16/03/19
Week 4 23/03/19
Week 5 30/03/19
Week 6 06/04/19
Week 7 13/04/19
Break (no class) 20/04/10
Week 8 27/04/19
Week 9 04/05/19
Week 10 11/05/19

(*Week 2 will be held in the North Oval Pavilion)

Sign-up: https://womensselfdefenceanusport.eventbrite.com.au

More information: Selma.Richter@anu-sport.com.au


 

General Intro to the Gym

Learn your way around the gym, including how to use cardio and strength equipment, basic body-weight and tactical exercises, and more! Our trainers will guide you through a structured program to assist you in achieving your goals, what ever they are!

Who: All participants are welcome, regardless of age, gender, or experience!

Where: ANU Sport Fitness Centre, Level 3.

Cost: ANU Student or Fitness Centre member: $50, General Public: $100.

When:

  Semester 1, 2019
  Tuesdays, 4:00 - 5:15pm
Come and Try Day  28/02/19
Week 1 05/03/19
Week 2 12/03/19
Week 3 19/03/19
Week 4 26/03/19
Week 5 02/04/19

Sign-up: https://generalintrotothegym.eventbrite.com.au

More information: Selma.Richter@anu-sport.com.au


Introduction to Powerlifting

This 5 week course is designed to teach you to the basics of powerlifting. This program is suitable for complete novices, even those who have never stepped inside a gym or touched a barbell before! During the 5 week program you will learn how to perform the 3 lifts of powerlifting: squat, bench press, and deadlift. Not only will you learn how to perform these lifts, but you will also learn how to correctly and safely spot someone performing a lift.

Who: all participants welcome, regardless of age, gender, or experience!

Where: ANU Sport Level 3.

Cost: ANU Student & Fitness Centre members: $30, General Public: $70.

When

  Semester 1, 2019  
  Thursdays, 4:00-5:15pm  
Week 1 02/05/19  
Week 2 09/05/19  
Week 3 16/05/19  
Week 4 23/05/19  
Week 5 30/05/19  

Sign-up: https://introtopowerliftinganusport.eventbrite.com.au

More information: Selma.Richter@anu-sport.com.au


Introduction to Judo

This course will give participants an appreciation of the techniques and skills of Judo, as well provide the chance to gain skills and improve their fitness! The classes will  be practical rather than theoretical: attendees will learn how to break-fall, throwing and grappling techniques, and more. The beginners’ courses will cover many aspects of Judo but emphasis will be placed on gaining practical Judo skills rather than trying to cram a lot of techniques into a short course. Revision of techniques will occur in all classes to ensure you master the basics. You can read more about the course here

Who: all participants welcome, regardless of age, gender, or experience!

Where: ANU Sport Dojo.

Cost: ANU Student: $50, ANU Sport Club Members and Gym Members: $65, General Public: $80.

When: Select one block (Block 1 or Block 2) of five classes below.

  Semester 1, 2019 Semester 1, 2019
  Block 1
Thursdays, 8:00 - 9:00pm
Block 2
Thursdays, 8:00 - 9:00pm
Come and Try Day 28/02/19 N/A
Week 1 07/03/19 02/05/19
Week 2 14/03/19 09/05/19
Week 3 21/03/19 16/05/19
Week 4 28/03/19 23/05/19
Week 5 04/04/19 30/05/19

Sign-up: https://introtojudo.eventbrite.com.au

More information: Selma.Richter@anu-sport.com.au or the ANU Judo Club.


Introduction to Taekwon-do

If you are new to Taekwon-do then we have just the thing for you! This course introduces you to Taekwon-do by teaching basic techniques (punches, kicks and blocks), mitt and bag work, patterns, partner training, sparring and practical self-defence. It is the perfect opportunity to try out Taekwon-do without locking yourself in to any long-term membership fees.

Who: All participants are welcome, regardless of age, gender, or experience!

Where: ANU Sport Dojo.

Cost: ANU Student: $50, General Public: $80.

When

  Semester 1, 2019  
  Block 1
Tuesdays, 6:00 - 7:00pm
 
Week 1 05/03/19  
Week 2 12/03/19  
Week 3 19/03/19  
Week 4 26/03/19  
Week 5 02/04/19  

Sign-up: Please sign up on Precision Taekwon-do's website.

More information: Please contact Precision Taekwon-do.


Introduction to Kendo

The beginners course aims to introduce the basic principles and techniques of kendo, care and use of equipment such as shinai (sword) and bogu (armour), and dojo etiquette. The club provides all equipment, and students are requested to wear loose, comfortable clothing or martial arts gear (no watches or jewellery please). At the conclusion of the course, students integrate with general senior training, engage in jigeiko (free sparring), and are encouraged to work towards the first Kendo grading, 6 kyu.

The course runs for 10 sessions, from 7.30-9.00pm on Tuesdays at ANU Sport in Building 19&19a, extending to two hours towards the end of the course as beginners are integrated with senior members during regular training sessions.

Who: All participants are welcome, regardless of age, gender, or experience!

Where: ANU Sport Fitness Centre, Studio 1.

Cost: ANU Student: $120, ANU Sport Club Members and Gym Members: $155, General Public: $180.

When:

  Semester 1, 2019
  Tuesdays, 7:30-9:00pm
Week 1 05/03/19
Week 2 12/03/19*
Week 3 19/03/19
Week 4 26/03/19
Week 5 02/04/19
Break (no classes) 09/04/19 &  16/04/19
Week 6 23/04/19
Week 7 30/04/19
Week 8 07/05/19
Week 9 14/05/19
Week 10 21/05/19

Sign-up: https://introtokendo.eventbrite.com.au

More information: Selma.Richter@anu-sport.com.au or the ANU Kendo Club.


Introduction to Fencing 

This is an eight-week course designed to introduce you to the sport of fencing, including opportunities to try all three weapons. The course focuses on basic technique mainly using the foil, with an introduction to the other two weapons and bouting in the last weeks of the course. 

Two sessions will be run each Tuesday evening - you will need to select one time slot to attend for the duration of the course. 

Who: All participants are welcome, regardless of age, gender, or experience!

Where: ANU Sport Fitness Centre, Studio 1

Cost: $90

When:

  Semester 1, 2019
  Tuesdays, 7:15-8:30pm OR 8:30-9:45pm
Week 1 26/02/19
Week 2 05/03/19
Week 3 12/03/19
Week 4 19/03/19
Week 5 26/03/19
Week 6 02/04/19
Break (no classes) 09/04/19 &  16/04/19
Week 7 23/04/19
Week 8 30/05/19

Sign-up: Please sign up here.

More information: ANU Fencing Club.