Activities

All Meetings held in the HCYA Hall adhere to COVID safe practices

Below is a list of all the activities that run on a regular basis through the Hallam Community and Youth Association.

Childrens Gym, Fun, Fitness & Cheer Leading

Childrens Gym, Fun, Fitness & Cheer Leading

Monday Afternoon & Evening

3:45pm to 4:30pm - Gym, Fun & Fitness (Rec - Y1)
4:30pm to 5:15pm - Gym, Fun & Fitness (Y2 - Y3)
5:15pm to 6:00pm - Cheer Leading (Y3 - Y4)
6:00pm to 6:45pm - Gym, Fun & Fitness (Y4 - Y6)
6:45pm to 7:30pm - Cheer Leading (Y5 - Y6)

www.heightsdancesheffield.com

New exciting classes including kid’s fitness to music, kid’s fitness play & games. Also our new Hallam Cheer Leaders. Everyone is welcome, come along and give it a try.

For further details please phone 07714 025122 or email at heights4dance@yahoo.co.uk

Pilates

Pilates

Tuesday, 9:20am & 10:30am
Thursday, 9.20am

(Term time only)

Why not come and join one of the Pilates classes which run on Tuesday's at 9:20am & 10:30am with Tracey & Thursday's at 9:20am with Louise. The classes run in term time only and bookings are taken for the half term. Pilates will help you improve your posture, increase core stability and strengthen your back.

If you are interested give Tracey a call for more information and to arrange a booking. The classes are very popular so please check availability.

For further details please contact Tracey Wilson on 0775 9274165 or email at TJWpilates@gmail.com

Gardening

Gardening

2021 marks the 30th year of our existence, and we would hope to be able to have some sort of recognition of this by the time of our anniversary in the summer. Meanwhile we will continue with what became a favourite pastime in 2020, gardening in isolation or with family members.

The gardening section continues to own its collection of equipment. It costs £10 to buy into the equipment, and there has been a subscription of £2 per year thereafter. Over the years the most borrowed machine has been the shredder, the current one being our fifth. We also have a scarifier, hedge trimmers, lawn vacuum and ratchet branch loppers.

For further details please contact Trish Hill on 0114 2305872 or email friends@hcya.org.uk

Badminton

Badminton

Weekly Tuesday - 7:45pm to 9:15pm

We play Badminton on Tuesday evenings in Tapton School Sports Hall. We have the use of four courts and emphasis is on friendly games with a competitive edge. All abilities are welcome. Come along for a free session if you are interested. We play on most Tuesdays with a two-month summer break.

For further details please contact Andrew Coomer on 0114 2307302 or email friends@hcya.org.uk

Bridge

Bridge

Weekly Wednesday - 7:00pm to 10:30pm

We'd love to see you on a Wednesday evening. Be bold. Don't say to yourself "I don't think I'll be good enough". We can accommodate you and don't demand that you be an expert. More important that you want to have fun. We don't stand on ceremony. We are a friendly bunch. You don't even need a partner, we would provide one, should you come alone.

So, please just come along. We meet each Wednesday evening and settle down to play from 7:25pm. Over the course of the evening we aim to play some 24 or 25 exciting hands of duplicate Bridge. We charge everyone £1.50 "table" money each evening to cover our outgoings (these include tea, coffee and biscuits).

For further details please contact Peter Pond on 0114 2660941 or email friends@hcya.org.uk

Indoor Bowling

Indoor Bowling

We adhere to COVID safe practices and meetings are held only when COVID restrictions allow.

Weekly Friday - 7:00pm to 9:30pm

This is a very social occasion. It is very much for pleasure, relaxation and fun (with the emphasis on fun). Our sessions are held in the main hall of Hallam Community Center.We play throughout the winter months from mid September until approximately mid April. We play on large indoor mats stretching the full length of the hall and woods of various sizes and weights are provided.

Don't worry if you've never played before because that's how many of the present players started. If you are interested and would like to know more please contact us for details.

For further details please contact Stuart Wilson on 0114 4383127 or email friends@hcya.org.uk

Rambling (Sunday)

Rambling (Sunday)

Second Sunday of each month

10:00am during the summer
10:30am during the winter

We walk on the second Sunday of the month and cover a distance of around 8 miles. We take a packed lunch and also have a short coffee break in the morning. Walks are led by volunteers from the group.

For further details please contact Carol on 0114 2630184 or email friends@hcya.org.uk

Rambling (Friday)

Rambling (Friday)

Last Friday of the month

2:00pm during the summer
1:00pm during the winter

You can also join our group for a monthly Friday walk. Walks take place on the last Friday of the month and normally cover a distance around 6 miles.

For further details please contact friends@hcya.org.uk

Yoga

Yoga

Weekly Tuesday - 8:00pm to 9:30pm

Yoga is a way of developing awareness of our bodies, how we use them and how we might be abusing them. Our aim is to have a healthy body and a relaxed mind and free ourselves from the unwanted stresses and tensions of everyday life. We do this by improving breathing techniques and gentle stretching exercises, followed by postures (asanas) and finish with a short period of relaxation.

Wear loose clothing, such as leggings and a t-shirt and bring a yoga mat or exercise mat, along with a blanket for knee support and warmth in relaxation. All ages and mixed abilities are welcome, and we adhere to COVID19 safety measures. If you’d like more information or wish to book a place, please contact Pam, who is a fully qualified British Wheel of Yoga teacher with many years’ experience.

For further details please contact Pam Mathieson on 0114 2682709 or email friends@hcya.org.uk

Yoga for the young at heart

Yoga for the young at heart

Thursday - 10.30am to 12:00pm

This class is intended especially for the "young at heart" although it is open to anyone and no experience of yoga is necessary. As long as you can get down to the floor and up again you are fit enough! The aim is to undo all the stiffness and the stresses that have accumulated in our bodies over the years to improve strength and suppleness.

We start with lots of gentle warm up stretches and exercises to improve the breathing. This is followed by stronger stretches that you can do at your own level, and its always fine to miss something out! We end with a period of relaxation. Classes are small to allow for individual attention and cost £7 a session.

I am a British Wheel teacher with 20 years experience especially of teaching older students or those with health problems. You are welcome to come to just one class to try it when I can provide a mat, otherwise students will need to bring their own. Please wear loose clothing and bring something warm to wear/or to cover yourself for the relaxation.

For further details please contact Claire on 07775 584364 or email at clairefinka@waitrose.com.

The Walkie Talkies

The Walkie Talkies

When Government restrictions allow we will resume walking every Thursday

Weekly Thursday - 10:30am

We walk every Thursday morning starting at 10:30am alternating between shorter (3-5 miles) and longer (6-8 miles). Meeting venues are arranged in advance and posted on our website - www.hcya.org.uk/walkie-talkies. All walks are led by walking members, volunteering to lead on an occasional basis with help and support from others.

If you would like to try this fun and beneficial form of exercise then some suitable hiking footwear, outerwear, a packed lunch and your enthusiasm are all that are required. Although we like to think of these outings as healthy we also consider it to be a social event and an optional visit to a local hostelry is usually arranged to restore our drained energy.

For further details please contact Pat Wilkins on 0114 2304416 or email friends@hcya.org.uk

Hallam Art Group

Hallam Art Group Exhibition

Meetings are held adhering to COVID safe practices

Weekly Thursday - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Hallam Art Group is one of the larger groups within HCYA with a membership of up to 70 who give support to each other and to the Group as a whole, both in the day to day running and with our exhibitions. We meet to paint weekly on Thursday evenings, 7.30pm to 9.30pm in the main room of the Hallam Community Hall. We do not provide lessons at our meetings, just the space and informal atmosphere to grow in our artistic enjoyment.

During the year we have a programme of interesting and informative activities: workshops, demonstrations, life drawing, occasional portrait and still life sessions and sketching outings. We have an excellent library of art books and DVDs to borrow and hold regular DVD presentations, in a separate room, allowing for appreciation and discussion afterwards. The Hallam Art Group is a friendly, supportive group where help and advice is readily available from our more experienced members.

We hold two exhibitions during the year in the HCYA Hall, and in the Botanical Gardens. We also have the opportunity to display members artwork at various other venues. Should there be a full membership at the time you contact us your name will be put on the waiting list and as vacancies arise priority is given to people living in the Hallam area.

More information about the group can be found at our website website - www.hallamartgroup.wordpress.com

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For further details please contact Caroline Egglestone (Membership) at rodney.egglestone@btinternet.com.

Hallam Wine and Beer Guild

Hallam Wine and Beer Guild

Fortnightly Thursday - 8:00pm

Tastings are either presented by Guild members or by an outside speaker from one of several wine merchants who are invited so we can sample and enjoy wines recommended by them from vineyards around the world.

Each year we have a few themed evenings where we enjoy a meal prepared by members with appropriate accompanying wines and we also have both a Summer and Winter BBQ. Our wine tasting sessions are held in the Community Hall on alternate Thursdays beginning at 8:00pm.

Several events take place away from the hall during the year, for example a meal at a local restaurant, a trip to a brewery or even a night at the dogs! An early autumn holiday, usually abroad, is arranged each year and at Christmas we hold both a party in the Hall and a 'black tie' dinner dance at a local venue.

We are a very sociable group and as our membership is currently full, we operate a waiting list. If you are interested in joining us your name can be added to the list.

For further details please contact hwg@saundersofsheffield.co.uk

T'ai Chi

T'ai Chi

Weekly Wednesday - 8:00pm to 9:00pm

T'ai Chi is a gentle form of exercise suitable for young and old, whatever your fitness level. Its gentle, slow, movements help to exercise all parts of the body, improving balance and mobility and relieving stress. In our small, friendly group we learn Tai Chi movements as well as breathing and stretching to promote well-being in a COVID safe environment. No previous experience of Tai Chi is necessary - we welcome anyone who would like to give it a try.

We meet on Wednesdays from 8:00pm to 9:30pm. Please wear light clothing and footwear.

For further details please contact Gill Riley on 0114 2305148 or email friends@hcya.org.uk

Westside Wine Club

Westside Wine Club

We adhere to COVID safe practices and meetings are held only when COVID restrictions allow.

Monthly, on the 3rd Friday of the month

Independent of the Thursday Wine and Beer Guild, Westside Wine Club is well-established and meets in the Community Hall at 7.45 pm on the third Friday of the month.

Our programme incorporates social events in the summer and winter. We are an informal sociable group with the aim of cultivating a good fellowship amongst our members and enjoy tasting both "affordable " wines as well as having the opportunity of sampling a selection of more expensive ones. Due to space restrictions our membership level is set at around 50 but we do have a waiting list at the present time (April 2019). Those on the waiting list are invited as guests whenever possible.

Our objectives are to participate in wine tastings and samplings in order to learn more about the different types of vines grown around the world and the variety of tastes that expert blending creates. We hold a varied programme of events with presentations from professional wine experts as well as presentations from within our membership.

For further details please contact Christine Bowman (Chairman) at christine.bowman007@gmail.com or Pauline Young (Secretary) at slayleigh@talktalk.net.

The Hallam Choral Society

The Hallam Choral Society

Weekly Monday - 7:45pm

The Hallam Choral Society is an established choir striving towards excellence in performance. Our membership is diverse and currently at over sixty singers, who come from across the city and beyond to perform around four public concerts a year with an eclectic mix of music.

The Hallam Choral Society is proud to be associated with Classical Sheffield; an established organisation aiming to bring all of Sheffield's amazing wealth of musical groups together into a mutually beneficial community. Please take a minute to visit them after you've had a look around our website - www.hallamchoralsociety.co.uk.

For further details please contact Sue Mills (Membership Secretary) on 07834 734445 or email hallamchoralsociety@gmail.com

Heights Zumba Class

Heights Zumba Class

Weekley Tuesday - 7:00pm to 7:45pm
and Friday - 2:00pm to 2:45pm

www.heightsdancesheffield.com

Zumba sessions are 45 minutes long and are taught by our licensed instructor (Zumba Fitness). The exercises include music with fast and slow rhythms, as well as resistance training. The music comes from many Latin American dance styles. The classes are targeted at different levels for both age and exertion. Because Zumba offers different options it is safe for all ages.

Classes are specifically aimed, to help build strength, improve motion and posture and socialize. A typical Zumba session burns between 500 and 1000 calories.

For further details please contact Heights Ballet School on 07714 025122 or email at heights4dance@yahoo.co.uk .

Heights Ballet School

Heights Ballet School

Monday Afternoon & Evening

www.heightsdancesheffield.com

Ballet & Theatre School. Ballet, tap modern, theatre, street dance and contemporary.

For further details please contact Heights Ballet School on 07714 025122 or email at heights4dance@yahoo.co.uk .