The Levine Jewish Community Center’s Adult Programs are open to adults 18 and older. Our goal is to enable our members to grow and develop as individuals while making friends and building community. While addressing the needs of adults in different life stages and diverse relationships, the Levine JCC promotes intellectual enrichment, creative expression, personal growth, social connections and the development of new skills. We also provide opportunities to contribute to our community through active volunteerism.
Adult Enrichment Classes
Rock Steady Boxing
In this program, exercises are largely adapted from boxing drills. Boxers condition for optimal agility, speed, muscular endurance, accuracy, hand-eye coordination, footwork and overall strength to defend against and overcome opponents. In Rock Steady Boxing, Parkinson’s disease is the opponent. Exercises vary in purpose and form but share one common trait: they are rigorous and intended to extend the perceived capabilities of the participant. Assessment required. Click here for more information.
Canine Good Citizen: Prepares dogs for the Canine Good Citizen Test. For more information on the AKC CGC program. Click here for more information.
Puppy Training: Puppies learn sit, down, coming when called, and playing nicely with others, all in an atmosphere of fun and mutual respect. Exercise, house training and socialization also addressed.Click here for more information.
Tai Chi/Qigong: Improve your strength, balance and flexibility through this gentle form of fitness. (Adults 50+) Click here for more information.
Open Games: All levels are invited to play with this open, welcoming group. (Adults 50+)
Adult Enrichment Events
JCHATS featuring author Avi Jorisch (FREE)
Wednesday, May 22 | 7:00 - 9:30pm
JAuthor Avi Jorisch profiles 15 wondrous Israeli innovations that are changing the lives of billions of people around the globe. Jorisch will explain the Israeli revolutionaries that helped solve some of the world’s biggest problems and why this movement is a shining light in the face of darkness. This is a free event - but registration is required. An $18 donation includes a free signed book! To register, call 704.366.5007
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The Power of Aging Lecture Series: Free
Imagine a uniquely individualized journey in which you can discover and uncover the basic physical, emotional, cultural, and social needs which the aging experience challenges you with on a daily basis. Life can be exciting, purposeful and meaningful! Click here for more information
NEW! JMEMORY Cafe: Free
JMEMORY Cafe serves individuals with mild to moderate dementia along with their family caregivers. Socialize, meet new friends, engage in activities together and just have fun.Meets twice every month. Click here for more information
Bellydance Level 1-4: Ages 14+
Beginner through advances class emphasizes technique and choreography. Soft shoes, comfortable dance-wear and exercise mats needed.
Israeli Dance: Ages 18+ (younger students admitted with permission of instructor)
Dance the traditional favorites, as well as the latest hits from Israel. No partner needed. All levels welcome.
Ceramics: We have wonderful things happening in our ceramic studio. Consider an evening or daytime class..there are several to choose from for all skill levels. With any class registration, you will have access to free studio time! We are pleased to offer acrylic and oil painting classes this year. With our dedicated instructors, you can begin here or hone in on skills you are looking to enhance. They will adapt to your needs. Please view program guide for dates and pricing.
Private Music Lessons
Music and children are a natural blend. We offer developmentally appropriate music programs for little ones. Stop in to observe all the ways in which music enhances their world! The fun never stops when you are catching the rhythm, singing out loud and playing your favorite song! Private Music Lesson Information & Pricing
The Language Academy of the Carolina, Inc
Over 50 different classes across 7 levels. 2 hour classes meet once a week for 8 weeks. Classes are small (3-10 adults) and focus on conversational development. For registration and a complete schedule of classes, please visit: carolinalanguage.com.
Water Aerobics: All water aerobics classes are held in the headed indoor pool. All classes are included in your LJCC membership. Learn more.
Sports & Fitness
Tennis: If you new to tennis or have been playing for years, we've got a great program just for you. We offer adult beginner/intermediate classes, J Crush Cardio, Men's & Ladies Drill, Queen City ladies team, Tennis Blast and private lessons. Learn more.
Group Exercise Classes: Over 80 classes per week - included in your LJCC membership. Learn more.
Personal Training: Offering private, semi-private and group training sessions. Learn more.
Pilates: Improve your posture and balance, gain greater flexibility and range of motion and increase self confidence in your physical strength and appearance. Learn more.
JForce: Challenge yourself to 30-minute high intensity workouts. Learn more.
Adult Leagues: Throughout the year the LJCC offers Adult Basketball and Softball leagues. In addition, the LJCC offers private basketball lessons, drop in adult basketball, volleyball and table tennis. Learn more. (online registration not available)
Pickle Ball: An excellent workout. Played indoor with a paddle, tennis net and whiffle ball. (Adults 50+) Click here for the Pickle Ball schedule
Adult Fencing Class: Students will be introduced to learning the skills of attacking and defending with either the foil, epee or sabre. Fencers develop good coordination, balance and flexibility which makes this training an ideal means of keeping fit for all ages and abilities. Click here to enroll.
Massage Services: The LJCC offers professional massage services. Choose from therapeutic, deep tissue, aromatherapy, hot stones, hot wraps, and more. Learn more. (online registration not available)
10 Minute Seated Massage: Take a few minutes to relieve those aches and pains. See program guide for dates.
LJCC Cares: The Levine JCC wants to engage its members in a variety of social action programs within the community. Under the banner of LJCC Cares, we will bring opportunities for families, seniors, adults and teens to perform Tikkun Olam (repairing the world) andGemilut Hasadim (acts of loving kindness) by serving the greater Charlotte community in ways that connect us with others and are motivated by the pressing issues of the day. Learn more.