Health and Wellness

Registration Begins Tuesday, September 7 at 8:00 a.m.

Programs are filled on a first-pay, first-served basis, preregistration by the published deadline is required. Payment can be made by credit or debit card by phone or by check or cash in person. Online Registration also available. All classes are subject to 6.5% sales tax. Please call the Aberdeen Recreation and Cultural Center for more information at 626-7081.

Take an Art Break! Come to the ARCC for weekly gatherings to wind down through art. Try out art journaling, coloring, creative drawing from pattern recognition, zentangle art, and creative writing. Bring your own projects from home to work in a relaxing, stress free atmosphere. Some supplies will be provided, or you can bring your own! Ages 18 and up.
Dates: Thursdays, January 13 - April 28
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

On each Thursday of the month, space will be set aside to come in and work on your own projects in an open studio setting with other artists. All supplies are to be provided by participants; however, some equipment such as paper cutters, scissors and other items may be used upon permission. Participants must check in with the front desk on studio location each week. Participants must schedule an orientation time prior to the first time working in the studio.
Dates: Thursdays, January 13 - April 28
Time: 12:00 (Noon) - 5:00 p.m.
Fee: No Charge

This 5-week class is based upon the book Women, Food and Hormones written by Dr. Sara Gottfried. The book lays out a health plan that integrates an evidenced based approach to the ketogenic diet for women that has been proven to help women lose weight, sleep better and have more energy. Ages 40-90.
Activity #117300
Dates: Tuesdays, January 11 - February 8
Time: 4:15 - 5:15 p.m.
Instructor: Janene Papendick
Fee: $35.00 plus supplies
Preregister by: January 6
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/16

This 6-week class will focus on practical hands-on applications for real-life situations. Participants will gain self-confidence as they begin to recognize and put to use basic survival instincts and natural reactions in potentially threatening situations. Participants should wear clothes suitable for low impact exercise. Ages 12 and up.
Activity #138500
Session A: Wednesdays, February 16 - March 23
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Session B: Saturdays, March 5 - April 9
Time: 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Instructor: Mark Hamson
Fee: $60.00
Preregister: 3 days before session begins
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/15

Come join John for a mini workshop on his 5 different camping trips. He will cover his research and use of different bikes, bag systems, camping equipment and route planning. Ages 16 and up.
Activity #130800
Date: Saturday, April 2
Time: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Instructor: John Kersten
Fee: $10.00
Preregister by: March 30
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/10


The two-step is a basic dance move done by singles, partners and groups. This class will cover the basic two step as adapted to Country Music. Instruction will focus on the basic moves, footwork and turns. Get off your chair and onto the dance floor! Ages 15 and up.
Activity #159507
Dates: Mondays, March 7 - 28
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.    
Instructor: Ray Payer & Karen Lane
Fee: $30.00 per person
Preregister by: March 2
Min/Max Enrollment: 6/12

Line dancing is an excellent way to keep physically fit, build agility and exercise the memory. The Aberdeen Senior Line Dancers meet Tuesdays and Thursdays at the ARCC at 1:00 p.m. for line dance fun and socialization. An Aberdeen Senior Center Membership is required to participate. For more information, please call the Aberdeen Senior Center at 626-3330.


PiYo is athletic training that is influenced by Pilates and Yoga. Use your own body weight as resistance and combine the stretch of yoga with the core strengthening of Pilates to streamline and define your muscles, while building strength and flexibility in your athletic ability. High intensity, yet low impact, this workout is ideal for anyone looking to add variety to their routine, gain strength and mobility at the same time, or begin implementing a core strengthening program. This is a class that combines energy, movement and flow into yoga and Pilates!
Activity #158060
Session A: Thursdays, January 6- February 3
Session B: Thursdays, February 10- March 10
Session C: Thursdays, March 24 – April 21
Time: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.    
Instructor: Robyn Ewalt
Fee: $35.00 per session
Preregister: 3 days before session begins

Ballet is a beautiful, graceful dance that leaves your body feeling stretched and strong. Students of any age and experience are welcome in this class, tights and leotards are optional!
Grades 9 and up.
Activity #151060
Dates: Tuesdays, February 1 - March 8
Time: 7:30 – 8:15 p.m.
Fee: $30.00
Instructor: Kris Orr

  1. Aberdeen Recreation & Cultural Center

    Physical Address
    225 3rd Avenue SE
    Aberdeen, SD 57401

    Phone: 605-626-7081
    Fax: 605-626-7989

How to Register:

  • In Person: ARCC 225 3rd Ave SE
  • Over the Phone: (605)626-7081