Adult Programs

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Canine Games
A fun way to build the human/canine relationship and to find a new activity for you to enjoy with your dog. You and your dog will be able to try trick training, nose work, rally, obstacle work and learn some dance moves. For dogs over six months old which have basic training skills. 

Dog Obedience Classes
Canine Games             410101-CG

Fee:               $100/Session
Meets:            Wednesdays 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Location:        Academy Cafeteria
Dates:            March 13-April 24 (No Class 4/17)
Instructor:      Deanna Nickels, ABCDT 

Focus on Focus with your Dog
Teaches self-control techniques to calm your dog around distractions. Owners will benefit by learning better communication methods and skills. Learn over twenty focus exercises & management tools that will help your dog with loose leash walking, settling in different environments, greeting people, excessive barking and fearful behaviors. Teach your dog that the job it gets paid for is to pay attention. For dogs over 6 months old that have had basic training.

Dog Obedience Classes
Dog Focus               410101-DF

Fee:              $100/Session
Meets:           Wednesdays 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Location:       Academy Cafeteria
Dates:           March 13-April 24 (No Class 4/17)
Instructor:      Deanna Nickels, ABCDT

Family Dog Manners
Beginning level class for dogs 5 months and older and owners who want to teach their dog manners and learn about canine behavior. Class provides training & management tools to teach your dog their job within your family and enrich your relationship. Paying attention, sit, down, stay, polite greetings, coming when called and loose leash walking are some of the behaviors taught. Weekly training topic provided.   

Dog Obedience Classes
Dog Manners 1           410101-DM
Dog Manners 2           410101-D2

Fee:                $100/Session
Meets:            Mondays 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Location:        Academy Cafeteria
Session 1:      March 11-April 22 (No Class 4/15)
Session 2:      April 29-June 10 (No Class 5/27)
Instructor:       Deanna Nickels, ABCDT

Trick Training & Games
Is your dog using its brains to get in trouble around the house? Teaching tricks is a fun, great mental exercise and a great way to use that extra energy. Learn new tricks and teach games to your dog to improve their behavior and strengthen your relationship. In this class use trick training methods and your imagination to teach your dog things you never thought possible. Also included is agility for fun. For dogs over 6 months old with basic training skills. 

Dog Obedience Classes
Trick Training                410101-TT

Fee:                 $100/Session
Meets:              Mondays 7:45-8:45 p.m.
Location:          Academy Cafeteria
Dates:              March 11-April 22 (No Class 4/15)
Instructor:         Deanna Nickels, ABCDT

Out and About 
For dogs that can do sits, downs, stays and walk politely at home and in the training room, but when you go somewhere new your dog seems to have forgotten everything. Dogs need to repeat the basics in many different situations before they can generalize behaviors they have learned. We’ll meet in a variety of dog friendly environments to teach your dog they can do their sits, downs and walk politely anywhere. 

Dog Obedience Classes
Out and About                     410101-OA

Fee:                $100/Session
Meets:            Wednesdays 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. 
Location:        Academy Cafeteria
Dates:            May 1-June 5
Instructor:      Deanna Nickels, ABCDT

Minnechaug Golf Course
A Town owned, 9 hole golf course located at 16 Fairway Crossing. It’s a family friendly course that offers a challenge for the experienced golfer, but with three par 3 holes, is a great learning environment for those new to the game of golf. The island green featured on the par 3, 126 yard 8th hole is one of the most exciting golf holes in the area. The course offers weekday and weekend leagues for both men and women. The course also offers a variety of clinics, camps and lessons for youth and adults. For more information, contact Minnechaug Golf Course at (860)643-9914. 

Spring Adult Tennis
(Ages 17 and Up)
Lessons are broken into 4 levels allowing instructors to give more emphasis on specific skills. Students must provide their own racquet. Level 1 is for those with little or no tennis experience. Level 2 is for those who can hold a racquet properly, understand basics of forehand and backhand and can hit at least 3 times from the center service line. Level 3 is for those who understand basics of rallying, can hit both forehand and backhand at least 3 times from the baseline, can perform basics of a serve and know how to score. Level 4 is for those who consistently rally forehand and backhand 4-6 times from the baseline, can serve, can hit overhead and approach shots, and understand the rules of the game and proper tennis etiquette. 

Spring Adult Tennis Lessons

Levels 1-4 (11:00 a.m.)        422281-AA
Students will be divided according to skill.

Fee:            $39/Session
Meets:        Saturday 11:00 a.m.-11:55 a.m.
Location:     GHS Tennis Courts
Dates:         April 27-June 1
                   (No Class 5/25)

Open Gym
Get out of the work week rut with invigorating exercise. Pickup Basketball Games are played on 
Mondays, Tuesdays (Over 30 Only) and on the weekends, hoops for shooting around are also available on the weekends. Volleyball games are played Monday & Tuesday evenings with 2 nets are set up for recreational style play that is enjoyable for everyone. Season passes may be purchased at the Parks and Recreation office or at the gym.

Mondays: 7:30-9:30 @ SMS
Tuesdays: 7:30-9:30 @ SMS
Saturdays: 2:00-6:00 @ GHS
Sundays: 1:00-5:00 @ GHS                       

Fee:              $40/Yearly Pass; $80/Nonresident Yearly Pass (Volleyball Only)
                     $60/Nonresident Yearly Pass (Over 30 Basketball Only)
                     $4/Daily Admission 
                     $8/Nonresident Daily Admission (Volleyball & Over 30 Basketball Only)
Dates:          Monday Program ends June 3; Weekend & Tuesday Program ends April 30

Adult Ballet Class - NEW
(Ages 18 and up)
A combination of classical barre, center work and dance combinations across the floor to strengthen and elongate muscles, improve posture, balance and discover movement. Lift, tone, sculpt and strengthen core muscles. Exercises may be done standing at a barre (based on location we may use a chair instead of a barre) or standing free on the floor to enhance balance. Some exercises may be done lying on the floor. You’ll see graceful moves across the floor, small range and large range movements, ab-work, arm work and leg work. This is a dance class.

Adult Dance Classes
Winter: Adult Ballet             307401-AB
Spring: Adult Ballet             407401-AB

Fee:                $69/Winter; $55/Spring
Meets:            Tuesdays  6:45-7:30 p.m.
Location:         Academy Multipurpose Room
Winter:            January 22-March 26 
Spring:            April 23-June 11
Instructor:       Personal Euphoria

Adult Softball Leagues
The Glastonbury Parks & Recreation Department runs Men’s, Women’s and Coed Adult Softball Leagues. Season runs April-August. For information on league format, scheduling, fees and specific eligibility requirements go to New teams are taken on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you are interested in putting a team in the league, please e-mail Liz Gambacorta at by January 31st. 

Glastonbury Chorus
If you like to sing, join the Glastonbury chorus. No auditions required. The chorus is a non-profit organization for men and woman 18 and over that have a love for choral music. Director is Abigail Winkler. Chorus performs a wide variety of audience pleasing music including pop songs, show tunes, folk music and various selections from the classical choral repertoire. Rehearsals are Wednesdays from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Smith Middle  School band room starting January 9th. Visit the website at for more information or contact Judy Stearns at (860)633-0406 or

Come see the Annual Holiday Concert on Sunday, December 15th from 4:00-5:00 p.m. at the Glastonbury High School Auditorium. $8 admission (children under age 7 free). Donation for the Glastonbury Food Bank welcome (no glass containers.) A light reception follows immediately after the concert.