Adult Personal Enrichment

Here are some of the courses offered this spring:

 Fit and Fabulous at Fondy 


Dancing at the U! 

Join us for one or all of these classes and you’ll be dancing like the stars in no time!

Tuesdays: The Great Gatsby Gala

You have been invited to Jay Gatsby’s gala at his estate on West Egg.  Your gown or tuxedo is ready.  You are all set to go.  But wait: what do they dance at these fancy events? The waltz, the fox-trot, and that new dance that everyone is talking about: the tango!  Come learn these dances so that you, too, can float over the dancefloor at your next sophisticated social event!

Tuesday nights, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Three lessons: May 26, June 2, June 9
University Center Commons: UW-Fond du Lac
Cost: $35

Wednesdays: Swinging at the Savoy

Do you need a jolt of energy in the middle of the week?  Then take the “A” train to Harlem and the Savoy Ballroom, where they are doing those new, invigorating dances: the Charleston and the Lindy-hop!  It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing . . . so Hey! Hey! Learn these dances and you, too, will the “the bee’s knees” on the dancefloor! 

Wednesday nights, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Three lessons: May 27, June 3, June 10
University Center Commons:  UW-Fond du Lac
Cost: $35 

Thursdays: Dancing with the Mambo Kings at the Palladium Ballroom

Please welcome from Havana, Cuba, the Mambo Kings, whose hot Caribbean sounds will have you dancing the Mambo, Cha-Cha, and Merengue!  These energetic and fun (yet easy-to-learn) dances will keep you dancing by the pool (or at your local festival) all summer long! 

Thursday nights, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Three lessons: May 28, June 4, June 11
University Center Commons:  UW-Fond du Lac
Cost: $35

StrongWomen, Strong Bones™ Strength Training  

Instructor: Heather Holland, certified Strong Women, Strong Bones™ trainer

Want to get fit? Join this safe, effective, evidence-based strength training program designed by Dr. Miriam Nelson of Tufts University. It helps middle-aged and older women build muscle, strengthen bones, prevent frailty, improve balance and increase overall physical and mental health. Booster Pack option included for returning students that are ready.

Bring: comfortable clothes, gym or tennis shoes, floor mat or towel, water bottle, ankle weights (adjustable up to 10 pounds each, 20 pounds total), hand weights (a pair each weight level) 3 pounds and 5 pounds. Space is limited.

Paperwork: Participants are required to obtain and sign proper paperwork before the first class. Contact Gloria Kelroy (see below)

Mon. and Wed., September 14 - November 18 ,  9:00 – 10:00am at UW-Fond du Lac

Tues. and Thurs., September 15 - November 19, 9:00 – 10:00 am at Founders Hall

Fee: $45

Offered in partnership with FDL County UW-Extension     

Register:  contact Contact Gloria Kelroy (920) 929-3173 or and

Required Forms: 

Coming Soon!

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Hatha yoga is the most widely practiced form of yoga in America. It is the branch of yoga which concentrates on physical health and mental well-being. Hatha yoga uses bodily postures (asanas), breathing techniques (pranayama), and meditation (dyana) with the goal of bringing about a sound, healthy body and a clear, peaceful mind. There are nearly 200 hatha yoga postures, with hundreds of variations, which work to make the spine supple and to promote circulation in all the organs, glands, and tissues. Hatha yoga postures also stretch and align the body, promoting balance and flexibility.

Mondays and Wednesdays, September 21 - November 25, 11am-12:15pm

Location: UW-FDL Physical Education Building, Gym

Instructor: Lora Vahlsing

Fee: $99

Punch Card Option: Not sure about a 10 week commitment? Want tons of flexibility? Get a punch card! Purchase a punch card and be on your way to the new fit and fabulous U!

Punch Card Fee: $65 for 10 sessions



Stained Glass

Dates: TBD, 6:30 to 8:00 pm

Location: Art Building, Room A-124

Instructor: Charles Wydeven

You can make beautiful stained glass windows and sun catchers using a simple stained glass procedure known as lamination. All you have to do is cut, grind, and laminate stained glass pieces onto a clear glass paine. After the glue dries tile grout is added to fill the gaps between the stained glass pieces. The stained glass windows can be framed with silicone adhesive. Bring an old (or new) picture frame with glass in it. The glass will be used for lamination and will be framed after completion. Come to class with some ideas so that you can start your project on the first day.

Fee: $74.00 includes materials ($69 if you register online)


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Social Security and Retirement Planning 101:

All NEW three night course! Optimize your Social Security benefits and plan for a successful retirement.
Break down the major financial roadblocks many are facing today. Learn how to prepare, plan and protect your money today, tomorrow and far into the future. Through examples, engaging exercises and case studies, this course will help position yourself for a brighter financial future!

  • Invest For Your Future: Define, Access and Evaluate Your Income.
  • Optimize Your Social Security Benefits: Maximize Your Withdrawals and Avoid Social Security Issues.
  • Income & Estate Planning: Receive Funds From Your Retirement, Manage Your Estate Distribution and Protect Your Wealth.
  • Additional Benefit: Discuss What You Learn In This Course and Apply It To Your Personal Financial Situation.


Social Security & Retirement Planning 101:


Thursdays: October 22nd - November 5th, 2015

6:00 to 9:00 PM

Class 1: October 22 

Class 2: October 29

Class 3: November 5 


Tuesdays: November 3rd - November 17th, 2015

6:00 to 9:00 PM

Class 1: November 3

Class 2: November 10

Class 3: November 17

Instructors: Bonita L. Graff, CPA, CDFA Brenda L. Rolli, AAMS® Cassandra N.F. Dorn, CFP® of  Provident Financial Consultants, LLC

Are you looking for a comprehensive course designed to help you understand the basics of Social Security optimization and retirement planning? Retirement Planning 101 is your solution. Participating in this straight forward, non-commercial seminar will:

  • Provide you with the information you need to assess the costs associated with retirement
  • Assist you in determining your sources of income and improve your investment potential
  • Reduce your financial risk, and help preserve your estate for your heirs
  • Learn how Social Security continues to play a critical role in any retirement plan
  • Identify key factors to consider prior to applying for Social Security benefits
  • Assess the pros and cons of taking benefits prior to full retirement

Fee: $69 and includes instruction for up to two individuals in the same household and one course manual. Extra course manual is $25. NOTE: When registering enter the second attendee's name in the COMMENTS section.


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Canvas & Corks

Canvas & Corks is a great way to enjoy a fun, relaxing, and social evening. A little paint, a little wine, and a TON of fun! We'll guide you step-by-step in creating your own masterpiece; absolutely no experience is necessary.  So, whether you are a talented artist or just hoping to discover your creative side, you will be amazed with your very own work of ART! Our experienced instructor and a glass of wine for inspiration are just what you need for a night of fun with friends. Get your da Vinci ON and be Inspired at the U! Supplies and wine included. 

Tuesdays, 6:30pm-8:30pm

Sept. 29, Jennifer Loomers "27 Birds"
Oct. 27, Cammie Walters  “Fall Trees”
Nov. 24, Vincent van Gogh's "Sunflowers"
Dec. 8  Richard Klingbiel's "Oh Christmas Tree"

Fee $35 
Registration opening soon



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Credit Outreach

Also check out these non-credit options on the Credit Outreach page

  • Special Topics in Biology: Florida Keys
  • From Gatsby to L.A. Cool: Ballroom Dancing and American Literature
  • Yoga I
  • Judo
  • Special Topics in Biology: Environmental Courses 

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