Scarsdale Adult School E-News

January 2024

Fitness Classes for the New Year

New sessions of in person and online Fitness classes begin this week and next. Achieve your New Year's Resolutions to get in shape and stay in shape in our supportive, collegial courses. Newcomers are always welcome.

Jeannine Palermo's popular Fit Blast: Cardio, Strength, and Abs (Course 12277) on Mondays and Total Body Workout with Bands (Course 12282) both offer great ways to get your heart pumping. New sessions of Palermo's Body Sculpting (Thursday mornings in-person: Course 12280, Thursday afternoons online: Course 12283) and the chair-based version, Sit and Be Fit: Chair-Based Body Sculpting (Tuesday afternoons in person: Course 12278, Thursday morning hybrid sessions, in person: (Course 12281) and online: Course 12279) involve exercises that safely increase muscular strength and endurance and will improve flexibility, range of motion, and body tone. All are starting this week.

Heather Buyers is back with her popular low impact aerobic style group exercise with easy-to-follow routines set to music. Online Walk 15® (Course 12295) meets Monday mornings and in-person Walk 15® (Course 12296) meets Tuesday mornings, also both starting this week.

Penny Bowman and Judy Schwartzman will lead more Movement to Music classes, complete with live piano accompaniment. Tuesday morning hybrid sessions meet in-person (Course 12285) or online (Course 12294). Thursday morning sessions meet online only (Course 12293) and Friday morning sessions meet in-person only (Course 12286). All classes resume this week.

Joey Zimet returns for another session of Postural Therapy Movement (Course 12301) on Wednesday mornings starting January 10, 2024. Learn realignment techniques to stand or sit up straight, walk with efficiency and balance, and breathe more naturally.

Louise Fecher's four in-person courses pick up again the following week with Essential Yoga (Course 12297) and Gentle Yoga (Course 12300), both starting Tuesday, January 16, 2024. MELT Method® Hand and Foot Treatment (Course 12298) and MELT Method® for Stability, Mobility, and Performance (Course 12299) both begin Wednesday, January 17, 2024.

Start the new year right -- exercise your fingers on the keyboard and register for a fitness class today!

Winter Registration and Best of Westchester Polls Are Both Open

Courses scheduled to begin in January 2024 and beyond are open for registration and viewable online or in booklet format in our Winter 2024 flipbook!

The annual Best of Westchester balloting is underway. Please vote for Scarsdale Adult School in the Best Adult Classes (Services) category and help us reprise our role as a "Best of Westchester" award-winner.

The electronic ballot is live until 5 pm on Friday, January 10, 2024.

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Classes Starting in the Next Two Weeks

All class listings are for the Eastern Time Zone. Course numbers appear in parentheses.

Week of January 7, 2024


  • Must-See Buildings in the U.S.: Greene & Greene’s Gamble House, Pasadena City Hall, and More in Pasadena, California (12031)
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Arts & Crafts

  • Knitting for All Levels (Tuesday evenings: 12320; Wednesday mornings: 12322)
  • Advanced Beginner Knitting (12321)
  • Watercolor Painting (Tuesday afternoons: 12268; Thursday mornings: 12269; Thursday afternoons: 12324)

Career and Job Search

  • Financial and Career Tips for Young Adults to Move Out and Move On (12406)

Current Events and Politics

  • Let's Talk Current Events: Topics in the News (Wednesday mornings: 12270; Thursday mornings: 12271)

Fitness and Dance

  • Fit Blast: Cardio, Strength, and Abs (12277)
  • Body Sculpting (Thursday mornings in person: 12280; Thursday afternoons online: 12283)
  • Sit and Be Fit: Chair-Based Body Sculpting (Tuesday afternoons online: 12278; Thursday mornings in person: 12281; Thursday mornings online: 12279)
  • Walk 15® (Monday mornings online: 12295; Tuesday mornings in person: 12296)
  • Movement to Music (Tuesday mornings in person: 12285; Tuesday mornings online: 12294; Thursday mornings online: 12293; Friday mornings in person: 12286)
  • Postural Therapy Movement (12301)


  • Advanced Beginner Bridge (Tuesday mornings: 12391; Tuesday evenings: 12392)
  • Intermediate Bridge (12370)
  • Bridge: Supervised Play (Tuesday afternoons: 12393; Wednesday evenings: 12371)
  • Let's Play Mah Jongg: Beginner Series (12289)
  • Let's Play Mah Jongg: Supervised Play (12290)

History and Culture

  • Fashion through the Decades (12415)
  • Gilded Age Fashion (12346)
  • History of and Outlook for Islam (12414)


  • American Sign Language (ASL) (12352)
  • American Sign Language IV (12351)
  • Advanced Beginner Spanish (12394)
  • Intermediate Spanish (12396)
  • Advanced Spanish (12397)
  • Intermediate to Advanced Conversational Spanish (12398)
  • Advanced Conversational Spanish (12426)
  • Advanced Beginner German (12400)
  • Intermediate German (12399)

Literature, Film, and Television

  • William Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying and Intruder in the Dust (12424)


  • Finding Your Voice through Memoir Writing (12387)
  • New Beginnings Writing Workshop (12407)

Walking Tours

  • Walking Tour: Africa & Byzantium at the Met (12419)

Week of January 14, 2024


  • Must-See Buildings in the U.S.: Art Deco in Midtown Manhattan (12032)

Art Appreciation

  • Contemporary Artists of the Post-Pandemic Art Scene: Bernd and Hilla Becher (12332)

Arts & Crafts

  • Introduction to Drawing and Acrylic Painting (12275)
  • Express Yourself Through Collage (12276)
  • Jewelry Making for Beginners (12405)
  • Open Studio Painting for All Levels (12325)
  • Painting with Pastels (12410)
  • Drawing (12411)

Fitness and Dance

  • Essential Yoga (12297)
  • Gentle Yoga (12300)
  • MELT Method® Hand and Foot Treatment (12298)
  • MELT Method® for Stability, Mobility, and Performance (12299)


  • Beginner Canasta (Tuesday evenings: 12327; Thursday afternoons: 12326)
  • Canasta: Supervised Play (12328)

Literature, Film, and Television

  • Survey of Postmodern Literature and Culture (12386)
  • Book Chat with Anna Katsavos: Olga Dies Dreaming (2022) by Xóchitl González (12372)
  • Plays of Eugene O'Neill: Long Day's Journey into Night and The Iceman Cometh (12316)
  • BookTalk with Harriet Sobol: The Bee Sting (2023) by Paul Murray (12380)
  • Deep Connections: Narratives of Friendship (12342)


  • Write Your Story Now (12413)

Walking Tours

  • Walking Tour: Galleries of Chelsea (12315)

Printer-Friendly Interactive Flipbook

Catalog of Winter Classes

All upcoming classes are listed in our Printer-Friendly, Interactive Version of our Winter 2024 Catalog. New classes are added regularly.

Class times are for the Eastern Time Zone. Please check regularly for additional options to keep you engaged and learning, whether from the comforts of home or through our expansive number of in-person options.

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