In addition to our in-person and virtual Group Ex classes, we offer a variety of other classes for adults at the Dwares JCC.

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Open Art Studio

Bring a project and work alongside other artists. Artists supply their own materials.

Ages 18+
Mondays and Wednesdays, 1:00 – 4:00pm
April 1 - June 10
No class: 4/22, 4/29, 5/27
Additional monthly evening hours:
Tuesday, May 7, 6:00 – 8:00pm
Tuesday, June 18, 6:00 – 8:00pm
No cost to attend.
Click here to sign up.

Dance, Dance Evolution! A Mind/Body Workshop Series

Experience dance in a mind/body workshop series that focuses on significant American choreographers and the dances they created. The workshop includes elements of jazz, modern, and ballet and is designed to be accessible for adults of all ages, physical abilities, and levels of knowledge about dance. You will study dance history while working on musicality, strength, and flexibility. Culture meets fitness in a safe, accepting, and joyful community.

About the instructor: Rachel Balaban has been teaching dance for over 25 years. In 2013, Rachel founded DAPpers (Dance for All People) for people with Parkinson’s disease and other movement challenges as well as undergraduate students, recognizing the power of dance and intergenerational programming. Rachel served as an adjunct lecturer in Brown University’s Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies from 2013-2022. She is committed to helping people access their vitality and health through using their own bodies and to make dance accessible to all populations. Rachel will be joined by members of the Dancing Legacy team who have expertise in different choreographers and styles.

Ages 18+
Thursdays, 4:00 - 5:00pm
April 4 - 25
4 sessions, minimum 8 students/maximum 20
JCC Members: $60 | Non-Members: $80
Registration deadline: 3/28
Click here to sign up.

Juggling for Adults

Join our adult juggling class to improve your dexterity, reflexes, and agility. Through fun and focused practice, you'll enhance neuroplasticity, boosting your brain's flexibility and adaptability. Experience the satisfaction of mastering juggling skills while enjoying the cognitive and physical benefits it brings. Don't miss out on this opportunity to challenge yourself and reap the rewards of a dynamic and engaging activity!

About the instructor: Juggling has been a lifetime hobby for Harry Fish. With over 45 years of experience he still has the drive to challenge himself to learn and teach. Most of that time was spent working with children and teens but with recent juggling studies documenting the benefits to seniors, he thought this would be an opportune time to share juggling with adults.

Ages 18+
Mondays, 11:00am – 12:00pm, Beginner
Fridays, 11:00am – 12:00pm, Intermediate
Ongoing sessions, check with instructor for scheduling
Free for JCC Members 65 years and up!

JCC Members: $5 | Non-Members: $8
Package of 4 classes:
JCC Members: $12 | Non-Members: $18
Email Natalie to sign up

Beginner Clinic Series: Krav Maga Self-Defense with Bart Axelrod, of EP Martial Arts

This 6-week series will go over traditional Krav Maga martial arts training. Krav Maga means “contact combat” in Hebrew. It is a simple, effective reality-based self-defense system that emphasizes instinctive movements, practical techniques, and realistic training scenarios. This beginner series is appropriate for adults and children aged 11+. Fun for you and your family to do together!

Ages: 11+
Thursdays, 6:00 - 7:00pm
April 4 - May 9
6 sessions, minimum enrollment: 3
JCC Members: $95 | Non-Members: $125
Click here to sign up.

Pottery with Sally

For this pottery class you can choose to learn either hand-building clay or throwing it on the wheel to create exciting works. Always wanted to try the potter’s wheel or hand-building? Clay work in all its methods! This 10-week class is for beginner, intermediate, and advanced students.

About the instructor: For more than 50 years, Sally Merino has practiced her art through clay, as a potter. Over the years she taught ceramics to both children and adults, in schools and colleges. She looks forward to sharing her joy and her knowledge in teaching others about this simple yet amazing material from the earth: clay.

This class is at capacity. For information on future pottery classes, please contact Devorah Phillips.

Tai Chi with Al Tringali

This 10-week series is appropriate for all ages and fitness levels. This class will guide you through a series of functional movements designed to improve your balance, coordination, body awareness, breathing, posture, and overall well-being. No experience necessary.

Mondays, 6:00 - 7:00pm
April 1 - June 17
No class 4/22, 5/27
Or Wednesdays, 10:00 - 11:00am
April 3 - June 5
10 sessions
JCC Members: $100 for the full series | $12 per class
Non-members: $125 for the full series | $15 per class
Click here to sign up for the 10-week session, or contact Nikki for drop-ins.

Let's Talk Hebrew!

Join us for Hebrew Conversation and improve your speaking skills. This Spring we will be offering 5 levels of Hebrew Conversation Classes.

* In-person classes will take place at the Dwares JCC, 401 Elmgrove Avenue, Providence.

Mondays (February 19, 26; March 4, 11, 18, 25; April 1, 8)
Tuesdays (February 20, 27; March 5, 12, 19, 26; April 2, 9)
Alef 5:30 - 6:30 PM
All other classes 6:30 - 7:30 PM
In-person and Zoom options
$125 per person (scholarship available)
Plus possible book fee for levels Alef, Bet, and Daled
Click here to sign up.
For more information regarding which level is right for you, contact Toby Liebowitz at

For more information about classes at the Dwares JCC, contact Devorah Phillips.