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Activity Courses


Art

Introducción a la Pintura
Introduction To Painting
An introduction to the various techniques used in painting which focus on two dimensional surfaces. The Classes include lectures on color, shape and texture as well as exercises to develop control in freehand drawing. The completion of projects is requires as there are critiques as well as other students.

Pintura Intermedia
Intermediate Painting
Development of all types of techniques (oil, acrylics, enamel, distemper, mixed media, etc) and styles. The class tries to be a place for formation and development of style and technique for the student.
The instruction is individualized and includes everything from basic preparation of materials to development of color styles according to theories, historical movements, still life, portraits, etc.

Fotografía Intermedia
Intermediate Photography
Auditorio Municipal
C/ Ntra. Señora del Pilar, s/n
28806 Alcalá de Henares (Madrid)
Tlf. 91 884 20 68
fotodetal@terra.es
Prerequisite: Initiation of photography
This course is geared toward further understanding the control of photographic tone. Students will explore techniques of exposition and will perform analysis of area and light in photography. Students will also have the opportunity to experiment with the use of artificial lighting. In the lab students will work with applying chemicals, forcing the film, multi-grade positives and the technique of colour development.

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Dance

Baile Español
Spanish Dance
Academia Sonsoles
C/ Cruz de Guadalajara
Tel: 91- 802 07 48
Escuela De Baile Miguel Reyes
C/ Ximénez de Rada, 2
28801 Alcalá de Henares (Madrid)
Tel: 91 882 06 76

Ballet Clásico Avanzado
Advanced Classical Ballet
Escuela de Danza Pilar Barbacho
C/ Portilla, 49
Tel: 91- 802 07 48

Bailes Marchosos
Salon Dance
Academia Sonsoles
C/ Cruz de Guadalajara
Tel: 91- 802 07 48

Flamenco
Flamenco Dance
Academia Sonsoles
C/ Cruz de Guadalajara
Tel: 91- 802 07 48
Four times a week, this class meets to learn Spain’s iconic dance: Flamenco, Sevillanas. The class consists of other Spanish speakers and it is a class that is not only fun, but cultural. We also learn salsa as well.

Formas De Danzas Especiales (Danza De Teatro Musical/ Danza El Vientre)
Special Dance Forms (Theater musical dance / Belly dancing)
In these dance classes we are practicing and performing many types of dance, two of which include theatre musical dance and belly dancing. In each respective class we have a routine that we build to each week along with the many other exercises we do each week. Both classes require much participation and attendance is mandatory.

Salsa
Salsa
Max Latino Escuela De Baile
C/ Diego Torres, 10
Tel: 91- 881 42 33 / 605 43 17 06
www.maxlatino.es
In this course we are learning and developing our knowledge of salsa dancing. We practice such steps as the ‘70’, the ‘90’, ‘Tell him no’ and others. Each week we build upon what was learned the previous one and also are able to learn the male steps in addition to the female steps. We also learn small routines and charge them quite frequently within our classes. Attendance and participation are mandatory.

Sevillanas
Sevillanas Dance
Max Latino Escuela De Baile
C/ Diego Torres, 10
Tel: 91- 881 42 33 / 605 43 17 06
www.maxlatino.es
Academia Sonsoles
C/ Cruz de Guadalajara
Tel: 91- 802 07 48
Escuela De Baile Azucena Rodríguez
Ronda Fiscal, 3
Tel.: 609 57 54 58
Four times a week, this class meets to learn Spain’s iconic dance: Flamenco, Sevillanas. The class consists of other Spanish speakers and it is a class that is not only fun, but cultural. We also learn salsa as well.

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Music

Guitarra
Guitar Class
(Prof. Isaac Saiz Galdós. Casa de la Juventud)
Avd. Virgen del Val, 2.
28804 Alcalá de Henares.
Tel: 91 889 6612
The Guitar Class consists of studying / reading music as well as playing the instrument.

University Chorale
UAH

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Physical Education

Aerobic
Aerobics
Gimnasio Olimpia
C/ Infantado, 5
28807 Alcalá de Henares (Madrid)
Tel: 91 880 56 07
Cardiovascular Movements.
Muscle toning an stretching.
Dance movements to music.

Aerobic-Aerobox
UAH Campus Universitario
Edificio Basilios

Aikido-Kajukembo
UAH Campus Universitario

Badminton
UAH Campus Universitario

Baloncesto, Fútbol-Sala, Voley Mixto
UAH Campus Universitario

Equitación
UAH Campus Universitario

Escalada
Climbing
UAH Campus Universitario
This class covers both the practice and theory of climbing. Students will learn how to train specifically for climbing and learn basic climbing techniques. Also students will learn the knots, popes, and gear used in climbing. Safety will always be stressed both in climbing and belaying.

Gimnasia de Mantenimiento
UAH Campus Universitario
Edificio Basilios

Gimnasia Postural
UAH Campus Universitario

Musculación
Weight-Lifting
Gimnasio Olimpia
C/ Infantado, 5
28807 Alcalá de Henares (Madrid)
Tel: 91 880 56 07
Introduction to weight training activities through use of resistance exercises, free weights, and mechanical apparatus. Emphasis on various exercises, techniques, safety and physiological benefits of strength, muscle tone, and power.

Padel
UAH Campus Universitario

Pilates
Pilates
Max latino escuela de baile
C/ Diego Torres, 10
Tel: 91- 881 42 33 / 605 43 17 06
www.maxlatino.es
This is an exercise method that focuses on the rhythm of breathing in combination with different movements that are meant to work the abdominal. During the class, we practice various positions and movements that pertain to the method’s focus. The professor leads the entire class in exercising these movements and works with each student individually given the difference in each student’s technique. The movements also change to become more difficult as each student moves on to a higher level.

Taichi, Taichi Defensa Personal, Yoga
UAH Campus Universitario

Thai Boxing
Thai Boxing
In Thai Boxing, like in Kick-Boxing, both arms and legs are used to strike. Using kicks, punches, knees and elbows, the winner of the fight is the fighter who manages to connect the most strikes, and who shows the greater mastery of techniques. Called muay thai en Thailand, it is a popular pastime in the country. Thai Boxing is sometimes known as the art, or science, of the eight limbs. The “limbs” are the arms, the elbows, the legs and the knees. All eight are used to strike the opponent.
The blows are powerful, not because of the strength of the fighter, but because of their technique. Most blows rely on transfer of weight for their effectiveness, either from back to front or in a circular movement.
Unlike international style boxing or kick boxing, when two fighters are in a clinch, the referee will not break them apart. It is here that knees and elbows come into their own. Two other principals also come into play - balance and leverage, as the fighters try to manoeuvre and control their adversary’s position.

Tenis
Tennis
UAH Campus Universitario
Introduction to basic strokes, body mechanics and strategy.

Tiro con Arco
UAH Campus Universitario

Yoga
Yoga
Centro de Yoga y Tai-Chi “OM”
C/ Don Juan Iº, Nº 6
28807 Alcalá de Henares (Madrid)
Tel: 91 675 33 34
Profesora María Cruz Baza (686 133 748)
These classes are personalized and tailored to the abilities of each individual. Respiration techniques, relaxation, stretching, and instruction of the classic yoga positions are the most important aspects of this course. The classes aim at maintaining respiration and strengthening the muscles.