Adult Programs

Family One Polite Dog Manners
This will be a beginners level class for dogs 5 months and older and for their guardians who want to coach their dog manners and learn more about canine behavior. “One Dog at a Time” offers positive training for the family dog. We will provide your dogs with guidance and understanding all while teaching the ropes to polite behavior. One Dog at a Time will provide you and your family the tools and management skills all while providing enrichment for your best friend. Skills: Paying attention, sit, down, stay, polite greetings, coming when called and loose leash walking are some of the behaviors taught. A weekly training topic will provide you with information to better understand and keep your dog happy and safe.

Dog Obedience Classes
Dog Manners                   410101-DM

FEE:                    $100/Session
MEETS:              Tuesdays 7:45-8:45 p.m.
LOCATION:         Academy Cafeteria
DATES:               September 10-October 15 

Focus on Focus with your Best Friend
For dogs over a year old that have had basic training. Does your dog get Distracted, Excited and uncontrollable? This class teaches self-control techniques to help calm your dog around distractions. Guardians will benefit by learning better communication methods and skills to help your dog succeed in everyday life. Learn focus exercises and 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. 

Dog Obedience Classes
Dog Focus                       410101-DF

FEE:                    $100/Session
MEETS:               Fridays 1:00-2:00 p.m. 
LOCATION:         Academy Cafeteria
DATES:               September 13-October 18 

Out and About with your Best Friend
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. In this class we will meet in a variety of dog friendly environments.  Meeting in different settings will teach your dog that they can do their sits, downs and walk politely anywhere. My hope is to build your confidence and your dogs confidence in you.

Dog Obedience Classes
Out and About                     410101-OA

FEE:                     $100/Session
MEETS:               Saturdays 9:00-10:00 a.m. 
LOCATION:          Academy Cafeteria
DATES:                September 14-October 26
                             No Class 9/21/19
INSTRUCTOR:     Beth Vincent, ABCDT

Doggy Paddle 
Bring your dog and join us for the first annual “Doggy Paddle” on Tuesday, September 3rd at Addison Pool (rain date Wednesday, September 4th). 2 swim waves will be held, 4:30-5:30 p.m. and 5:45-6:45 p.m. Cost is $10/dog (per wave). Dogs must be licensed and up to date on all shots. No aggressive dogs please. Dogs must remain off-leash in the swim area and humans are not allowed in the pool. Tennis balls will be provided. Please do not bring your own dogs toys. In addition to the swim, take time to visit some vendors for both dogs and humans! To inquire about becoming a vendor or for more information about the event, visit

Square Dances
All square dancers welcome! Dance level is MS+. Held October-June one Saturday of each month. For information, call (860)742-2898.

Square Dance Lessons
Sponsored by the Glastonbury Square Dance Club, lessons are held at Buttonball School, Wednesdays, 7:00-9:00 p.m. beginning October 9. For information, call (860)742-2898.

Glastonbury Chorus
The Glastonbury Chorus is a 4-part, adult vocal ensemble that serves the greater Glastonbury community with song. Our mission is to bring people together who love to sing all types of music for the purpose of providing concerts in town. The chorus performs a Winter and Spring concert annually, and at various community venues and events throughout the year. Rehearsals are every Wednesday 7-9pm in the Smith Middle School chorus room beginning September 18, 2019 in preparation for the holiday concert in early December. No auditions, no experience required. Contact our new members chair Judy Stearns at (860)633-0406 or by email at or visit for more information.  

Open Volleyball
Enjoy a friendly pick up volleyball game with men and women of various skills.  An adult program for ages 18 and over, must be out of high school.  Recreational style play that is enjoyable for everyone.  

FEE:                   $40/Yearly Pass (Resident)
                           $80/Yearly Pass (Non-Resident)
                           $4/Daily Admission (Residents)
                           $8/Daily Admission (Non-Residents)
MEETS:             Monday: 7:30-9:30 p.m.
                          Tuesday: 7:30-9:30 p.m.
LOCATION:       Smith Middle School Auxiliary Gym 
DATES:             Monday: October 21-June 1
                          Tuesday: October 15-April 28

Over 30 Free Play Basketball
Glastonbury residents and non-residents ages 30 and up. Compete with others in your age group. Passes can be purchased at Parks and Recreation and at Open Gym. 

FEE:                   $40/Yearly Pass (Resident)
                           $60/Yearly Pass (Non-Resident)
                           $4/Daily Admission (Residents)
                           $8/Daily Admission (Non-Residents)
MEETS:              Tuesday: 7:30-9:30 p.m.
LOCATION:         Smith Middle School Gym 
DATES:               October 15-April 28

Open Gym
Get out of the work week rut with some exercise! Activities include basketball and volleyball. Adult program for ages 18 and over and out of high school.

FEE:                  $40/Yearly Pass
                          $4/Daily Admission
MEETS:             Monday 7:30-9:30 p.m.
                          Saturday 2:00-6:00 p.m.
                          Sunday 1:00-5:00 p.m.
LOCATION:       Saturday & Sunday @ GHS
                          Monday @ Smith Middle School
DATES:             Monday October 21-June 1
                          Saturday & Sunday
                          November 2-April 26

Men’s Basketball League
For information on specific eligibility requirements, contact Parks and Recreation. New teams are taken on a first-come, first-serve basis. Games played at the Glastonbury High School gym Sunday evenings, November-March. If you are interested in putting a team in the league, please e-mail Liz Gambacorta at by October 1st. Team registration fees and Non-Resident fees are based on the number of teams in the league.

Fall Adult Tennis
(Ages 17 and Up)
Lessons are broken into four groups allowing instructors to place more emphasis on specific skills within groups. 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 the basics of forehand and backhand groundstrokes and hit at least 3 times from the center service line. Level 3 is for those who understand the basics of rallying, hit forehand and backhand groundstrokes at least 3 times from the baseline with both, perform the basics of a serve and know how to keep score. Level 4 is for those who consistently rally forehand and backhand 4-6 times from the baseline, serve, hit overhead and approach shots, and understand the rules of the game and proper tennis etiquette. 

Fall Adult Tennis Lessons
Levels 1-4                     222281-AA
Students will be divided according to skill.

FEE:                  $42/Session
MEETS:             Saturday 11:00 a.m.-11:55 a.m.
LOCATION:       GHS Tennis Courts
DATES:             September 14-October 19
                          No Class 10/12