Adult Classes for 2019

Beginning sailing

Sailing Basics ("First Sail")

orientation & to prepare for "Beginning Sailing"

Introduction to Sailing - Low-impact, preparatory coaching session, for any sailor who is about to enter ESS Level 1 class. The class sets up a conversation which continues through the entire course of both Level 1 and Level 2 sailing. It's a great way to meet the boats and to get your Edgewood bearings and to become completely tuned in before you start your "Beginning Sailing" (Level 1) a few days later.

"Intro" class meets for one (2-hr) session, scheduled several days ahead of the first meeting of the Level 1 class it's introducing. Class is conducted both on land and in the sailboats. Sailing Notes are provided. No experience needed to take the "Sailing Basics" class.

"Sailing Basics" is REQUIRED for all Level 1 classes, or may be waived by Instructor approval.

SessionDateTime 
bsk.01
Sat, June 19:00 AM–11:00 AM
bsk.02
Thu, June 65:30 PM–7:30 PM
bsk.03
Sat, June 299:00 AM–11:00 AM
bsk.04
Tue, July 25:30 PM–7:30 PM
bsk.05
Thu, August 15:30 PM–7:30 PM

Beginning Sailing

Level 1, sailing the Rhodes 19

Goal: Introduction to sailing. Skills: the basics, including boat handling on all points of sail, knot-tying, attaching sails, steering a course, stopping safely, retrieving a person overboard, tying up to a mooring, safety rules and moving around in the boat. By the end of the course, the student should feel confident and comfortable sailing a small boat in a sheltered area.

This course, which will emphasize personal instruction, is appropriate for adult sailors who are working at either one-sail, or two-sail boat-handling skills. Students move at their own pace through the skills. Instructors work with groups of similar-skill students to maximize individual progress. Additional individual coaching is also available.

PREREQUISITE: "Sailing Basics" orientation is required preparation for this class. "Sailing Basics" is REQUIRED for all Level 1 classes, or may be waived by Instructor approval.  To request approval, please use contact us.

Tuition: $325 per session, EYC adult student membership fee: $5 per day

Session as.11, Jun 8–Jun 28 (Concluded)

Meets 6 times on Sundays, Saturdays from June 8–June 23 at 9:00 AM–12:00 PM
Meets 1 time on Friday, June 28 at 5:30 PM–8:30 PM

Session as.12, Jun 11–Jun 28 (Concluded)

Meets 6 times on Tuesdays, Thursdays from June 11–June 27 at 5:30 PM–8:30 PM
Meets 1 time on Friday, June 28 at 5:30 PM–8:30 PM

Session as.13, Jul 6–Jul 26 (Concluded)

Meets 6 times on Sundays, Saturdays from July 6–July 21 at 9:00 AM–12:00 PM
Meets 1 time on Friday, July 26 at 5:30 PM–8:30 PM

Session as.14, Jul 9–Jul 26 (Concluded)

Meets 6 times on Tuesdays, Thursdays from July 9–July 25 at 5:30 PM–8:30 PM
Meets 1 time on Friday, July 26 at 5:30 PM–8:30 PM

Session as.15, Aug 6–Aug 23 (Concluded)

Meets 6 times on Tuesdays, Thursdays from August 6–August 22 at 5:30 PM–8:30 PM
Meets 1 time on Friday, August 23 at 5:30 PM–8:30 PM

Beginning Sailing "For Women Only"

Level 1, sailing the Rhodes 19

Goal: Introduce sailing to women as a life-long sport. Women lead the class. Women students are encouraged to explore and expand their sailing skills. The course covers the same material as other Level 1 classes, but with an emphasis on introducing students to additional topics that they might not otherwise experience, including singlehanding and an introduction to sailboat racing. 

Skills: Basic sailing fundamentals are taught on shore and practiced on a Rhodes 19, a nineteen-foot keelboat sloop.

PREREQUISITE: "Sailing Basics" orientation is required preparation for this class. "Sailing Basics" is REQUIRED for all Level 1 classes, or may be waived by Instructor approval. To request approval, please use contact us.

Tuition: $325 per session, EYC adult student membership fee: $5 per day

Session aw.01, Jun 11–Jun 28 (Concluded)

Meets 6 times on Tuesdays, Thursdays from June 11–June 27 at 5:30 PM–8:30 PM
Meets 1 time on Friday, June 28 at 5:30 PM–8:30 PM

Harbor Sailing

Level 2 - Sailing with crew, main and jib

Goal: Build from skills acquired in Level 1.
Skills: Acquire the communication, coordination and consistency necessary for sailing amicably with crew. Use both main and jib sails to power the boat. Reading tell-tales. Tiller extension. Heave-to. Wing on Wing sailing. Feathering Up. Boat Balance. Successful mooring landings. Figure Eight and Quickstop maneuvers for retrieving a person overboard. By the end of the course, the student should feel confident and comfortable sailing on supervised courses and short trips around well-serviced areas similar to Narragansett Bay.
(Required Prep: Level 1 or Alumnae Refresher)

Tuition: $325 per session, EYC adult student membership fee: $5 per day

Session as.20, Jun 10–Jun 28 (Concluded) [FULL]

Meets 6 times on Mondays, Wednesdays from June 10–June 26 at 5:30 PM–8:30 PM
Meets 1 time on Friday, June 28 at 5:30 PM–8:30 PM

Session as.22, Jul 9–Jul 26 (Concluded)

Meets 6 times on Tuesdays, Thursdays from July 9–July 25 at 5:30 PM–8:30 PM
Meets 1 time on Friday, July 26 at 5:30 PM–8:30 PM

Session as.24, Aug 6–Aug 23 (Concluded)

Meets 6 times on Tuesdays, Thursdays from August 6–August 22 at 5:30 PM–8:30 PM
Meets 1 time on Friday, August 23 at 5:30 PM–8:30 PM

Intermediate sailing

Alumni Refresher

The class if you think you've forgotten everything!

If you've ever thought "I don't remember anything from last season!" this course is for you, and will get you ready to make the most of the upcoming season!

An early season refresher for returning alums of Edgewood Sailing School who wish to brush up on skills learned in prior seasons before joining in on recreational sailing and taking on new skills. The structure of the class assumes you've sailed with us before. There will be a brief Q&A at the beginning of class. Instructors will be on the water, and will visit each boat while it is under sail, or by radio request to help with specific skills. In addition, instructors will set up suggested challenges for the day, with courses and practice exercises that were part of the Level 1 or 2 curriculum. 

PREREQUISITE:  Returning students (alums) from Level 1-3 or with Instructor's approval.

Session aa.01, Jun 11–Jun 20 (Concluded)

Tuition: $210 per session, EYC adult student membership fee: $5 per day

Meets 4 times on Tuesdays, Thursdays from June 11–June 20 at 5:30 PM–8:30 PM

Racing

One-Design Racing Practice

learn to race

Goal: Gaining experience in tactical sailing in racing situations. Boats sail close together and try to sail fast around courses, using spinnakers when possible. Everyone carries an individual score, earning points toward season-long trophy for the "Small boat Champions" (last awarded in 2008).
Open to "Skippers" with experience; and to "Crew" with Level 1 skills.

Racing is cordial and exciting. You can pick up the rules as you learn by doing. It is okay to join in as your schedule permits. Teams are made up on the dock depending on who shows up. You can give it a try as soon as you've finished Level 1. Participate in a four week series, or aim for the whole season. Participation is encouraged. More boats on the water keeps it interesting for everyone. It is not a requirement that you know how to sail with spinnakers before joining in with the racing, but you may want to plan to take the Spinnakers! class too, to learn how to get better downwind speed from your boat!

Guest R19 boats and crews from outside the Sailing School also participate (registration required).

Tuition/fee per day.
Related course: "Spinnakers!"

Session odr.71, Jul 7 (Concluded)

Racing will be with spinnakers when possible.

Tuition: $30 per session, EYC adult student membership fee: $5 per day

Meets 1 time on Sunday, July 7 at 1:30 PM–4:30 PM

Session odr.72, Jul 14 (Concluded)

Racing will be with spinnakers when possible.

Tuition: $30 per session, EYC adult student membership fee: $5 per day

Meets 1 time on Sunday, July 14 at 1:30 PM–4:30 PM

Session odr.73, Jul 21 (Concluded) [FULL]

Racing will be with spinnakers when possible.

Tuition: $30 per session, EYC adult student membership fee: $5 per day

Meets 1 time on Sunday, July 21 at 1:30 PM–2:30 PM

Session odr.74, Jul 28 (Concluded)

Racing will be with spinnakers when possible.

Tuition: $30 per session, EYC adult student membership fee: $5 per day

Meets 1 time on Sunday, July 28 at 1:30 PM–4:30 PM

Session odr.81, Aug 4 (Concluded)

Racing will be with spinnakers when possible.

Tuition: $30 per session, EYC adult student membership fee: $5 per day

Meets 1 time on Sunday, August 4 at 1:30 PM–4:30 PM

Session odr.82, Aug 11 (Concluded)

Racing will be with spinnakers when possible.

Tuition: $30 per session, EYC adult student membership fee: $5 per day

Meets 1 time on Sunday, August 11 at 1:30 PM–4:30 PM

Session odr.84, Aug 25 (Concluded)

Racing will be with spinnakers when possible.

Tuition: $30 per session, EYC adult student membership fee: $5 per day

Meets 1 time on Sunday, August 25 at 1:30 PM–2:30 PM

Session odr.91, Sep 1 (Concluded)

Labor Day weekend sailing is free!

Tuition: no charge, EYC adult student membership fee: $5 per day

Meets 1 time on Sunday, September 1 at 1:30 PM–4:30 PM

Session odr.92, Sep 8 (Concluded)

Racing will be with spinnakers when possible.

Tuition: $30 per session, EYC adult student membership fee: $5 per day

Meets 1 time on Sunday, September 8 at 1:30 PM–4:30 PM

Session odr.93, Sep 15 (Concluded)

Racing will be with spinnakers when possible.

Tuition: $30 per session, EYC adult student membership fee: $5 per day

During September, depending on the number of registrations, the boat maybe raced “single-handed,” rather than with skipper and crew.

Intermediate Boat-Handling

Level 3 - sailing in "adverse" conditions

Goal: Independent safe sailing in challenging situations with full rig.
Skills: The class focuses on separating out the major parts of the boat (main, jib, rudder, keel) so that skippers understand how each of them works independently of the others, and can get them to work together to solve various problems. Meetings cover slow sailing, sailing backwards, sailing without a main, sailing without a rudder, docking and leaving a dock, heave-to and man overboard. The class increases skipper's confidence at handling the boat in tricky situations.
The class includes participation in "Greenwich Bay Adventure" (rby.13g - September 21-22)
(Required Prep: Level 2 or completing "Beginning Sailing" or instructor approval.)

Session as.32, Sep 7–Sep 22 (In progress)

Tuition: $325 per session, EYC adult student membership fee: $5 per day

Meets 4 times on Sundays, Saturdays from September 7–September 15 at 9:00 AM–12:00 PM
Meets 1 time on Saturday, September 21 at 1:00 PM–6:00 PM
Meets 1 time on Sunday, September 22 at 9:00 AM–2:00 PM

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Recreational sailing

Sailing for Practice and Fun

All levels, all summer!

Goal: Introduction to recreational harbor sailing
Skills: Recreational sailing and practice time, supported and supervised by an on-duty ESS Instructor and VHF radio net. Open to qualified Edgewood Yacht Club Members, and to Sailing School Students.
(Required Prep: Level 1). Tuition fee $30 for the "Fun & Practice" sailing. EYC adult student membership fee $5 per day.

Session re.05, Jun 8 (Concluded)

Tuition: $30 per session, EYC adult student membership fee: $5 per day

Meets 1 time on Saturday, June 8 at 1:30 PM–4:30 PM

Session re.07, Jun 14 (Concluded)

Tuition: $30 per session, EYC adult student membership fee: $5 per day

Meets 1 time on Friday, June 14 at 5:30 PM–8:30 PM

Session re.08, Jun 15 (Concluded)

Tuition: $30 per session, EYC adult student membership fee: $5 per day

Meets 1 time on Saturday, June 15 at 1:30 PM–4:30 PM

Session re.10, Jun 21 (Concluded)

Tuition: $30 per session, EYC adult student membership fee: $5 per day

Meets 1 time on Friday, June 21 at 5:30 PM–8:30 PM

Session re.11, Jun 22 (Concluded)

Tuition: $30 per session, EYC adult student membership fee: $5 per day

Meets 1 time on Saturday, June 22 at 1:30 PM–4:30 PM

Session re.13, Jun 29 (Concluded)

Tuition: $30 per session, EYC adult student membership fee: $5 per day

Meets 1 time on Saturday, June 29 at 1:30 PM–4:30 PM

Session re.17, Jul 6 (Concluded)

Tuition: $30 per session, EYC adult student membership fee: $5 per day

Meets 1 time on Saturday, July 6 at 1:30 PM–4:30 PM

Session re.19, Jul 12 (Concluded)

Tuition: $30 per session, EYC adult student membership fee: $5 per day

Meets 1 time on Friday, July 12 at 5:30 PM–8:30 PM

Session re.22, Jul 19 (Concluded)

Tuition: $30 per session, EYC adult student membership fee: $5 per day

Meets 1 time on Friday, July 19 at 5:30 PM–8:30 PM

Session re.23, Jul 20 (Concluded)

Tuition: $30 per session, EYC adult student membership fee: $5 per day

Meets 1 time on Saturday, July 20 at 1:30 PM–2:30 PM

Session re.24, Jul 20 (Concluded)

Staff sailing

Tuition: no charge, EYC adult student membership fee: $5 per day

Meets 1 time on Saturday, July 20 at 2:00 PM–5:00 PM

Session re.25, Jul 26 (Concluded) [FULL]

Tuition: $30 per session, EYC adult student membership fee: $5 per day

Meets 1 time on Friday, July 26 at 5:30 PM–8:30 PM

Session re.26, Jul 27 (Concluded)

Tuition: $30 per session, EYC adult student membership fee: $5 per day

Meets 1 time on Saturday, July 27 at 1:30 PM–4:30 PM

Session re.28, Aug 2 (Concluded)

Tuition: $30 per session, EYC adult student membership fee: $5 per day

Meets 1 time on Friday, August 2 at 5:30 PM–8:30 PM

Session re.29, Aug 3 (Concluded)

Tuition: $30 per session, EYC adult student membership fee: $5 per day

Meets 1 time on Saturday, August 3 at 1:30 PM–4:30 PM

Session re.31, Aug 9 (Concluded)

Tuition: $30 per session, EYC adult student membership fee: $5 per day

Meets 1 time on Friday, August 9 at 5:30 PM–8:30 PM

Session re.32, Aug 10 (Concluded)

Tuition: $30 per session, EYC adult student membership fee: $5 per day

Meets 1 time on Saturday, August 10 at 1:30 PM–4:30 PM

Session re.34, Aug 16 (Concluded)

Tuition: $30 per session, EYC adult student membership fee: $5 per day

Meets 1 time on Friday, August 16 at 5:30 PM–8:30 PM

Session re.35, Aug 17 (Concluded)

Tuition: $30 per session, EYC adult student membership fee: $5 per day

Meets 1 time on Saturday, August 17 at 1:30 PM–4:30 PM

Session re.36, Aug 18 (Concluded)

Tuition: $30 per session, EYC adult student membership fee: $5 per day

Meets 1 time on Sunday, August 18 at 1:30 PM–2:30 PM

Session re.37, Aug 23 (Concluded)

Tuition: $30 per session, EYC adult student membership fee: $5 per day

Meets 1 time on Friday, August 23 at 5:30 PM–8:30 PM

Session re.38, Aug 24 (Concluded)

Tuition: $30 per session, EYC adult student membership fee: $5 per day

Meets 1 time on Saturday, August 24 at 1:30 PM–4:30 PM

Session re.40, Aug 30 (Concluded)

Labor Day weekend sailing is free!

Tuition: no charge, EYC adult student membership fee: $5 per day

Meets 1 time on Friday, August 30 at 5:30 PM–8:30 PM

Session re.41, Sep 2 (Concluded)

Save $30 - free sailing Labor Day afternoon.
Labor Day weekend sailing is free!
Welcome to September!

Tuition: no charge, EYC adult student membership fee: $5 per day

Meets 1 time on Monday, September 2 at 1:30 PM–4:30 PM

Session re.44, Sep 7 (Concluded) [FULL]

Tuition: $30 per session, EYC adult student membership fee: $5 per day

Meets 1 time on Saturday, September 7 at 1:30 PM–4:30 PM

Session re.45, Sep 8 (Concluded)

Tuition: no charge, EYC adult student membership fee: $5 per day

Meets 1 time on Sunday, September 8 at 1:30 PM–4:30 PM

Session re.47, Sep 14 (Concluded)

Tuition: $30 per session, EYC adult student membership fee: $5 per day

Meets 1 time on Saturday, September 14 at 1:30 PM–4:30 PM

Narragansett Bay Sail

afternoon picnic sail

Goal: Recreational day-sailing
Skills: Day-sailing is introduced, including trip planning and provisioning, then class moves as a fleet on a trip all-day down Narragansett Bay. Lunch on board. Return by early evening. Accompanied by Sailing School instructor safety boat and by a supporting cruising class sailboat to provide amenities.
(Required Prep: Level 1) Tuition fee for the picnic sail: $50/person, plus $5 EYC adult student membership fee.
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Session rby.07, Jul 13 (Concluded)

Short cruise to Bullock's Point

Tuition: $30.00 per session, EYC adult student membership fee: $5 per day

Meets 1 time on Saturday, July 13 at 1:30 PM–4:30 PM

Greenwich Bay Adventure

Goal: Recreational day-sailing in two journeys.
Skills: Day-sailing is introduced, including trip planning and provisioning, then class moves as a fleet on a trip all-day down Narragansett Bay and/or into Greenwich Bay. Lunch on board. Boats will be moored at first destination. Sailors go ashore for supper, and probably home. Sailors will not sleep on the boats. Next day the adventure continues. The same crew or a different crew sail the boats back to Edgewood. Return by mid-afternoon. Accompanied by Sailing School instructors safety boat and by a supporting cruising class sailboat to provide amenities.
(Preparation: Level Two and at least one "Picnic" experience in Narragansett Bay Sail - or equivalent.) Separate tuition and registration for each day of the adventure. Small discount automatically applied to the “homeward-bound” day, when signing up bor both days.
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Session rby13out, Sep 21

Sail in the first day of Greenwich Bay sail adventure to extend our range. Boldly going where no ESS Rhodes has gone before!
Sail out-bound on day one,

Tuition: $45.00 per session, EYC adult student membership fee: $5 per day

$10 discount when you register for Greenwich Bay Adventure, sesssion rby13hom at the same time.

Meets on Saturday September 21.

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Session rby13hom, Sep 22

Sail in the second day of Greenwich Bay sail adventure to extend our range. Boldly going where no ESS Rhodes has gone before!
Sail down on day two - home from Apponaug back to Edgewood,

Tuition: $45.00 per session, EYC adult student membership fee: $5 per day

Meets on Sunday September 22.

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Volunteers

Boat Work

Volunteer teams to maintain the Fleet, including to launch Rhodes 19s, and to haul them out at the end of the season. Open to all.
Goal: Saturday and week-day Fleet Volunteers and Launch/Haul Volunteers: working as a teams to maintain, repair, launch and/or haul out Rhodes 19 hulls and care for rigs and sails. Location: as announced. Skills: handling lines, directing trailer locations, boat clean-up, equipment storage, sharing the work as part of a team. On-water and/or ashore. No heavy-lifting required.
See detail schedule for each activity. Schedule may be dependent on weather, and varies by the season.

Tuition: no charge, :

Session SVol 01, Mar 16–May 25 (Concluded)

Saturdays at Edgewood Sailing School and other locations.

Meets 11 times on Sundays, Saturdays from March 16–May 25 at 9:00 AM–12:00 PM

Session SVol 02, Sep 21–Sep 28

Saturdays at Edgewood Sailing School and other locations (weekly email announces locations, if different from Edgewood Sailing School).

Meets 2 times on Saturdays from September 21–September 28 at 9:00 AM–12:00 PM

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Tutor training & prep

Tutors prepare for the upcoming season with powerboat, safety, sailing and teaching skills. Motorboats available from 4pm. Sailing from 5:30-8:30.

Tuition: no charge, :

Session ttp.01, May 29–Jun 7 (Concluded)

Meets 4 times on Wednesdays, Fridays from May 29–June 7 at 4:00 PM–8:30 PM
Meets 1 time on Sunday, June 2 at 1:00 PM–4:00 PM

Coaching & Small-group Lessons

Individual (private) coaching

All levels

Two-hour Private lessons, coaching one to four people, are available on Sailing School's Rhodes 19, Optimist, c420, Laser or SunFish. Students may be adults or youths. Each student registers individually and receives an individual coaching plan. Practice  time may also be created.

Coaching and instruction are offered according to the skills of the student. Group lessons (for 5 or more students) can also be arranged.

How to register for individual/small-group lessons:

  1. At the bottom of this page, select "pz00".
  2. Click on  "Register for this session".  
  3. Fill in registration form - - please include your first and last name, your preferred email address, and your preferred telephone number, so the Edgewood staff can contact  you.
  4. On the registration form, in the  "COMMENT"  box, please tell us what schedule you'd like to request  – weekday evenings, afternoons, weekend mornings, or on particular dates, etc. Please be as specific as possible about your availability and preference to assist us in scheduling.  If you are not already an Edgewood Sailing School student, please let us hear about your sailing experience (recent or long-time ago) and your thoughts about what you'd like to make as your goals.
  5. Payment: Do not pay at this time.
  6. After registering, please wait for the School staff who will telephone, email, or text you to follow up and set a schedule.

Private coaching is subject to Instructor Approval.  Edgewood staff will contact you to guide and discuss the coaching plan, create a schedule, talk about what you should do to prepare and create an individualized meeting plan according to your availability. The number of coaching hours and practice time will determine costs, which generally run in the range of $75 to $100 per student per day.  When your schedule is set up, you will receive a registration confirmation statement of your account, showing the amount due for each meeting and giving you a link for accessing sailing resouces at the School website. Payment is due at or before the first meeting.

Session pz.MENDO, Jun 22 [FULL]

Individual plan:
Participate in one individual coaching lesson

Tuition: $150.00 per meeting, EYC adult student membership fee: $5 per day

Meets by appointment.

THIS SESSION IS FULL — WAIT LIST ONLY AT THIS TIME

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Session pz.BERM, Jun 24–Sep 8 [FULL]

Individual plan:
Participate in multiple individual lessons,

Tuition: $90.00 per meeting, EYC adult student membership fee: $5 per day

Meets by appointment.

THIS SESSION IS FULL — WAIT LIST ONLY AT THIS TIME

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Session pz.STR, Jul 3 [FULL]

Two-person coaching:
Participate in one individual lesson

Tuition: $90.00 per meeting, EYC adult student membership fee: $5 per day

Meets by appointment.

THIS SESSION IS FULL — WAIT LIST ONLY AT THIS TIME

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Session pz.ADA, Aug 8–Sep 6 [FULL]

Individual plan:
Participate in one individual lesson

Tuition: $90 per meeting, EYC adult student membership fee: $5 per day

Meets by appointment.

THIS SESSION IS FULL — WAIT LIST ONLY AT THIS TIME

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Session pz.MAL, Aug 14 [FULL]

Individual plan:
Participate in one individual lesson

Tuition: $90 per meeting, EYC adult student membership fee: $5 per day

Meets by appointment.

THIS SESSION IS FULL — WAIT LIST ONLY AT THIS TIME

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Session pz.JUDL, Aug 28–Sep 16 [FULL]

Individual plan:
Participate in one individual lesson

Tuition: $90.00 per meeting, EYC adult student membership fee: $5 per day

Meets by appointment.

THIS SESSION IS FULL — WAIT LIST ONLY AT THIS TIME

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Session pz.MATT, Sep 2 [2 spaces left]

Two-person coaching:
Participate in meeting.

Tuition: $79.00 per meeting, EYC adult student membership fee: $5 per day

Meets by appointment.

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Session pz.00, Dec 30

Individual plan:
Participate in one individual lesson

Tuition: $90 per meeting, EYC adult student membership fee: $5 per day

Meets by appointment.

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