Adult Personal Enrichment

Our Personal Enrichment courses offer learning opportunities for the pure pleasure of learning.

 Fit and Fabulous at Fondy 


Want to learn more about Judo from a Olympic Silver Medalist?  In this class students will learn the basic
skills and terminology of Judo. The basic goal of Judo is to take an opponent
down by using their energy against them and emphasizing defensive skills.

Fall 2016: TBA
Instructor: Lynn Roethke, Olympic Silver Medalist
Tuition: $139
Location: CLub Olympia-101 Camelot Dr. #5, Fond du Lac, WI

Required Form:

After registering, please print and complete the Health Waiver and mail to:
UW-FDL Continuing Education
400 University Drive
Fond du Lac, WI 54935


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Ballroom Dance

Here is your chance to have a good time while learning a skill that you will be able to use at summer festivals, weddings, social events, and business functions for the rest of your life. Learn the basic patterns and stylistics for the Merengue, Salsa, Waltz, Fox-Trot, Tango, Swing, Rumba, and the Cha-Cha.
Feb. 8-April 20
9:30-10:45 a.m

Salsa & Merengue: Feb. 8, 10, 15, 17: $39
Waltz & Fox Trot: Feb. 22, 24: $19
Tango: Feb. 29, Mar. 2: $19
Swing: Mar. 14, 16, 28, 30: $39
Rumba & Cha-Cha: April 4, 6, 11, 13: $39

Semi-formal Dance: April 20, 9:30-10:45 a.m.
Dance is free for anyone who takes ballroom dance class with us this semester

Required Form:
After registering, please print and complete the Health Waiver and mail to: UW-FDL Continuing Education 400 University Drive Fond du Lac, WI 54935

Fall Dates TBD. 

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Dancing at the U!

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

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 dance floor at your next sophisticated social event!

Tuesday nights, 7-8:30 p.m.
Three lessons: May 31, June 7, 14
University Center Commons, UW-Fond du Lac
Cost: $35

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 dance floor!  

Wednesday nights, 7-8:30 p.m.
Three lessons: June 1, 8, 15
University Center Commons, UW-Fond du Lac
Cost: $35


Dancing 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, 7-8:30 p.m.
Three lessons: June 2, 9, 16
University Center Commons, UW-Fond du Lac
Cost: $35


Required Form: After registering, please print and complete the Health Waiver and mail to: UW-FDL Continuing Education 400 University Drive Fond du Lac, WI 54935

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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., Jan. 25 - April 6,  9:00 – 10:00am at UW-Fond du Lac
Tues. and Thurs., Jan. 26 - April 7, 9:00 – 10:00 am at Founders Hall
Fee: $45
Offered in partnership with FDL County UW-Extension     

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

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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.  Space does fill quickly so register early!  If you want to be placed on the wait list you must provide your phone number when registering.

Dates: Tuesdays, 6:30pm-8:30pm

Session1: Feb. 9, Vincent Van Gogh "Cherry Blossoms"
Session 2: March 22, Cammie Walters  “Tulips”
Session 3: April 19, Claude Monet "Water Lillies"

Instructor: Cammie Walters
Tuition/Session: $35  


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Culture Connections

 Discovering Italia 

This course will explore a sampling of Italian art, culture, language and cuisine. Learn about the distinctive culture of Italy’s many regions while learning simple Italian sentences and vocabulary. Includes an authentic Italian dinner...Molto Buono! 

Dates: Tuesdays, Feb. 16 - March 15 
Time: 6:30–8:00 p.m.
Location: UW-FDL
Instructor: Lea Ciccheillo
Tuition: $99  


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Discovering France

This course will explore a sampling of French art, culture, language and cuisine. Learn about the distinctive culture of France’s regions while learning simple French sentences and vocabulary. Includes an authentic French dinner...Très délicieux!

Dates: Tuesdays, March 29 - April 26
Time: 6:30–8:00 p.m.
Location: UW-FDL
Lea Ciccheillo
Tuition: $99


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Stained Glass

You can make beautiful stained glass windows and sun catchers using this simple stained glass procedure known as lamination. No previous experience is necessary. 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.

Dates: Fall Dates TBD
Instructor: Charles Wydeven


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Financial Education

Social Security and Retirement Planning 101:

Invest in your future, optimize Social Security benefits and create income and estate plans - all in one convenient course! This in-depth, comprehensive 3-session course breaks down the major financial roadblocks that many are facing today. Through examples, exercises and case studies, this course will help position you 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: March 3rd - March 17th, 2016

6:00 to 8:30 PM

Class 1: March 3 

Class 2: March 10

Class 3: March 17 


Tuesdays: April 5th - April 19th, 2016

6:00 to 8:30 PM

Class 1: April 5

Class 2: April 12

Class 3: April 19

Instructors: Bonita L. Graff, CPA, CDFA Brenda L. Rolli, AAMS® Cassandra N.F. Dorn, CFP® of  Provident Financial Consultants, LLC
Tuition: $69 and includes instruction for up to two individuals in the same household and one course manual. NOTE: When registering please include the second attendee's name, if applicable.


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Family Wealth Preservation

This comprehensive seminar will shed light on the importance of core estate planning documents, including: wills, trusts, powers of attorney and health care directives.  You will learn the differences between wills and trusts, and why you would choose one or the other for your estate plan.  Attendees will also learn some of the basics rules of current gift and estate tax laws.  This course is taught by Attorney Rich Behrendt, Director of Estate Planning at Annex Wealth Management.    

Date: Wed. April 6
Session 1: 1:00pm-2:30pm
Session 2: 6:00pm-7:30pm
Tuition/Session: $15
Instructor: Richard Behrendt, J.D., Director of Estate Planning Services at Annex Wealth Management


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Credit Outreach

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

  • Special Topics in Biology: Florida Keys
  • Yoga I
  • Judo
  • Ballroom Dance
  • Special Topics in Biology: Environmental Courses 

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