Westfield Academy and Central School offers Community Education Courses

WESTFIELD – Westfield Academy and Central School is offered the following Community Education Courses for the spring:

Zumba Gold

From 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., March 6, 13, 20, 27 and April 17, 24

Location: Cafeteria Registration Fee: $30

Instructor: Jean Sutton

Zumba Gold is a series of fitness programs specifically designed to take the exciting Latin and International dance rhythms created in the original Zumba and bring them to the beginners of Zumba, active older adults or deconditioned adults, and was created to emphasize the basics. This program is so easy to follow that everyone, at any age can do it. This fun Latin inspired dance program includes merengue, salsa, cha-cha, cumbia, belly dance, flamenco, tango, and rock and roll. The Gold work out is great for the mind, body and soul.

Buying and Selling on eBay

Wednesdays 6:30 to 8 p.m., April 18, 25

Location: Westfield School, Room 118

Registration Fee: $20

Instructor: Beckie Ross

The first night will focus on setting up an eBay account, watching, bidding and buying on eBay. The second night participants will go through listing an item to sell. Class members will discuss possible pitfalls and also the advantages of setting up a PayPal account.

Five-Hour Prelicensing Class

Saturday, April 21, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Location: Room 306

Registration Fee: AAA members $31, non-members $36

Pre-register for this class at or by calling 1-800-836-CLUB. AAA Western and Central New York offers the NYS Department of Motor Vehicles five-hour pre-licensing course. This is the minimal requirement necessary to schedule and take a road test; this course will provide the MV-278 certificate.

Spanish for the Tourist

Tuesdays from: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., March 6, 13, 20 and 27

Location: Room 310

Registration Fee: $20

Instructor: Monica Knoll

This class will focus on speaking in practical situations which will include vocabulary and answering questions that will come up frequently. This class will be most useful for adults because it will be modeled around what comes up in travel situations and when meeting people for the first time.

Six-Hour Defensive Driving Course

June 2, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Location: Room 306

Registration Fee: AAA members $35 and non-members $41.00

Pre-register for this class at or by calling 1-800-836-CLUB. This course provides drivers with tips and techniques on how to be safer drivers by reducing risk. Concepts include: proper management of visibility, time, and space; handling emergencies; driver and passenger safety; and driving behaviors.

Upon completion, licensed drivers can lower portions of their insurance premium by up to 10 percent for 3 years as well as reduce up to 4 points from their driving record for moving violations within the last 18 months.

Introduction to Desk-top Publishing

Thursdays 6:30 to 8 p.m., April 19 and 26

Location: Room 135

Registration Fee: $20

Instructor: Steve Holmberg

In this introduction to desktop publishing class participants will learn the basics of using Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Publisher to create documents, pamphlets and presentations. This will include inserting pictures, clipart, hyperlinks and some other helpful tools to take class members’ creations to the next level.

If classes are canceled due to low enrollment, participants will be notified by phone or email.

If a class is canceled due to illness or weather, participants will receive a phone call, email and it will be on the Dunkirk radio station.