Update Oct 29 2014:
Donna is proud to announce new programs - Updated Dec 9
NEW Program - Starting Jan 2012...
Women's combo fitness class, click
here to learn more.
NEW Program - Mom & Baby
Mom & Baby Fit: Mondays 11:00, and Mom & Baby Salsa Wed 11:00,
Mom & Baby Salsa:
With your baby safely snuggled in a carrier, you will move and groove to
lively Latin rhythms! Basic Salsa steps and moves that will strengthen and
tone muscles and burn calories, to help you get back your pre-baby figure!
Program runs at the Nepean Sportplex, 1701 Woodroffe Avenue - see below
for more information and to register.
Mom & baby salsa class, spring 2011, last class, Monday June 13,
Pre and Post Natal / Parent and Me / Mom and Baby Salsa
With your baby safely snuggled in a carrier, move and groove to lively Latin
rhythms! Basic Salsa steps and moves that strengthen and tone muscles and
burn calories, to get back your pre-baby figure!
To register call / visit - Nepean Sportsplex 613-580-2828
Mon 11 am-noon --> Sep 20-Dec 13 $81 450506 // Jan
3-Mar 7 $60 75 460561
Wed 11 am-noon --> Sep 22-Dec 8 $81 457626 // Jan
5-Mar 9 $67 50 460570
UPDATED: Starting in April 2011 / June 2011 - Family
Not just hooping around the waist or for
kids anymore!! On and off the body, you will be moving in ways you never
imagined! Great for full body work out that is so much fun you would never
believe you're exercising! Embrace your inner child!
Hoop Dancing is a great cardiovascular workout that builds muscle tone and
has you feeling good at the same time! Have fun, work up a sweat, shape your
core, and feel sexy! The custom hoops used are not kids hula hoops;
they are 4 feet in diameter and a little heavier, allowing them to rotate
more slowly around your body. This means that even if you think you can't
hoop, with one of these hoops you can regardless of age, size, or sense of
rhythm. Before you know it, you'll be keeping the momentum going while learning
tricks. The whole class is set to upbeat music and no experience is necessary.
Hoops are provided or are available to purchase. Please wear non-slippery
yoga clothes. Age 13 and over.
Location change to:
Carlingwood YMCA: 200 lockhart 613-729-7131 web site
Child Expressions: wed 4:15 - 5:15: Kids can learn different tricks and express
themselves freely through hooping, dance, rope jumping and arts &
Instructor: Donna Labonte first love of dance began as a child taking
lessons in tap baton & jazz at Dovercourt community centre and realized
then that she loved dancing and performing. Since then she has continued
to pursue her passion and performs and teaches a number of dance styles.
All 10 evaluations by my students indicated "Exceeded Expectations". PERFECT
ATTENDANCE for 6 out of 8 classes for "Salsa Fit".
See what students had to say..:
"The teacher was great!! A very pleasant atmosphere."
"How has this course benefited you?" "Definitely!" It was fun
& now I know some good moves."
"It gave me the incentive to join other fitness classes. It increased
my cardio-- I LOVED IT!"
"Help me to practice what I like that is dancing"
"Interact with the group, the fun, the exercises"
"Learned new salsa moves got me moving"
"I enjoyed learning the various dance steps and the other members
of the class were a pleasure to be around."
"Exercises, fun, learned how to dance and laughed, the repetition
"I had a good time. learned something & had a workout .. constant
movement encouragement and agility increase"
"Got me some physical activity, learned how to dance."
Program - "Child Expressions"
Kids of all ages can have fun experimenting in Hoop Dance with different
on and off body tricks in hooping! A variety of childrens games followed
by arts and crafts, wednesdays 3:15 Carlingwood YMCA 613-729-7131, 200 Lockhart
Ave behind Carlingwood mall.
Program - "Jump Rope Club"
Kids who love to jump rope can learn amazing new tricks and have a show at
the end of the session. Learn skills such as double dutch, singel rope, plus
free style. In partnership with Bill Chong's Sport Programs. Ages 7- 12 yrs
old. See below for locations.
LOCATIONS / Addresses / Contact information for
|Walter Baker Sports Centre
613-580-2424 ext. 41208
6-12 yrs Mon 6-7 pm
Sep 15-Nov 24 $67.75 357559
Jan 12-Mar 30 $67.75 358807
|Dovercourt Recreation Center
411 Dovercourt Avenue
(613) 798-8950 / FAX - (613) 798-1279
|CITY OF OTTAWA
Girls and Sports
Girls n' Women and Sport 613-580-2854
Girls Skipping Club!
Girls who love to skip can learn amazing new tricks and have a show at the
end of the session!
J. A. Dulude Arena - 6-12 yrs Fri 6-7 pm
Oct 1-Nov 26 $65.50 369600 // Jan 7-Mar 4 $65.50 369607
City of Ottawa Youth Sports Programs Link
(Program Listed @ Page 20 PDF / Page 47 Document)
Donna taught at Stats Can Fitness Centre for 2 consecutive years freestyle
salsa-cha cha-rumba classes, and is now a casual instructor for special