Leisure and Recreation Education
The “Leisure and Recreation Department” (LRED) offers a variety of non-credit recreation classes for Georgetown University students. Courses include a range of introductory and intermediate instruction in recreation skills and activities that promote and maintain a healthy and more active lifestyle.
Class listings and schedules are maintained by the University Registrar and may change or fluctuate with each academic year. For more information on current class listings, please review the list below.
Spring 2023 Class Offerings
Please note that all LRED classes scheduled during the Spring 2023 semester will be subject to change based on local and university health guidance, as well as low registration numbers. Questions? Email Susan Sell-Haynes.
TR | 2:05 – 2:55 p.m. | CRN 40613
This course is an introduction to the basic principles of ballet. Concentration is placed on learning basic barre and center work. Technique classes are offered twice a week. No background in dance is required to register!
MW | 2 -2:50 p.m. | CRN 40615
This course is an introduction to the basic principles and history of modern dance. Students participate in dance technique classes twice a week. Every class includes a warm-up period and short routines. No background in dance is required.
TR | 1 – 1:50 p.m. | CRN 40614
This course is an introduction to the basic principles and history of jazz dance. Students participate in dance technique classes twice a week. Every class includes a warm-up period and short routines. No background in dance is required. This course will take place in Studio A at Yates Field House.
T/TH | 10 – 11 a.m. | CRN 42220
In this 10 week class you will learn and master a basic Hatha Yoga routine as well as the five principles of Yoga for physical, mental, and emotional well-being. No background in yoga is required. This course will take place in Studio A at Yates Field House.
MW | 11:05 – 11:55 a.m. | CRN 40611
This course includes instruction from basic skill levels through intermediate levels of play. Students will be introduced to the rules of Racquetball and will be challenged to improve level of play and overall fitness. Racquets will be provided for students for class sessions. This course will be held on the Racquetball Courts located in Yates Field House.
MW | 10 – 10:50 a.m. | CRN 40612
This course includes instruction from basic skill levels through intermediate levels of play. Students will be introduced to the rules of Squash and will be challenged to improve level of play and overall fitness. Racquets will be provided for students for class sessions.
MW | 11 – 11:50 am | CRN 40607
TR | 11 – 11:50 a.m. | CRN 40608
This class is intended for students who are new to tennis or have taken some basic lessons. Each class will focus on the development of excellent tennis technique. Classes will include several drills intended to develop proper tennis form.
MW | 12:05 – 12:55 p.m. | CRN 40609
TR | 12:05 – 12:55 p.m. | CRN 40610
This class is intended for students with basic skills and some tennis experience. The class reinforces the proper techniques for ground strokes, serve and volley. Students will perform several drills intended to improve shot making and court positioning. The course will also cover strategic concepts for singles and doubles tennis.
TR | 10 – 10:50 a.m. | CRN 40606
This course is designed for students who wish to overcome their fear of the water and learn basic swim skills. Students will learn and practice key elements of the crawl stroke and back float and stroke. Student should provide their own swim goggles.
Swimming for Fitness
MW | 1 – 1:50 p.m. | CRN 42117
This course is designed to help intermediate to advanced students improve all aspects of their stroke, as well as improve cardiovascular endurance. Class design provides for constant swimming in the format of a workout (e.g. warm-up, cardio, and cool down). Technique work on all strokes will be done. Attention will also be given to starts and flip turns. Students should be capable of swimming multiple lengths of each stroke without stopping. Swim suit and goggles are required equipment.
Sport Specific Training
TR | 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. | CRN 43631
In this course, we will focus on improving cardiovascular fitness level, agility, and flexibility through sports-specific conditioning and agility drills. Students will explore a variety of sports to include: basketball, volleyball, soccer, and football. Whether you practice these sports regularly or have never participated in organized sports before, this course is open to all students who want to connect with their inner athlete. Meeting location will be either Basketball Court 1 inside Yates Field House or Kehoe Field per the schedule outlined in the syllabus.