Groups and Activities
Belconnen Community Service activities are an affordable and accessible way for people to pursue their interests, get connected with their local community, and stay active. Programs include visual arts groups, music classes, and fitness activities. There’s something to suit everybody, from very young children through to seniors, and activities are suitable for people with all skills levels and abilities.
The Belconnen Community Centre is also used by a wide range of community groups and organisations. For a more information about what’s on at the Community Centre this quarter, please visit our events page.
Activities for Parents and Children
Tiny Tumblers is an Educational Gym Play program for children aged 2-4 years old. The class allows children to challenge themselves and explore their physical abilities in a safe environment, developing their confidence and coordination.
Four public sessions of the class run each week:
The cost is $12 for a casual visit or $100 for a 10 class pass. The class passes offer flexible attendance, and do not need to be used as consecutive sessions. You may also use your Tiny Tumblers Pass to attend Superhero Dance classes on Thursdays, see below for more information. Please contact Katie to register your interest of for more information about the Tiny Tumblers Program.
Mothers’ Voice is a free singing and music group for mothers accompanied by babies and pre-school aged children. Mothers’ Voice provides a safe, facilitated space for mothers to sing together and to develop musical skills and social connections. While children are welcome to participate in the singing there is no pressure for them to do so.
FREE. No enrolment necessary. Enquiries: 62640200
The difference between Mothers’ Voice and other music groups that cater for young children is that the focus is on engaging mothers rather than children. The songs in the Mothers’ Voice repertoire are a mixture of children’s songs and songs for adults including pop and folk and bluerass. There are toys and instruments children can play with. Mothers’ Voice has been running in the Belconnen Library Community room since 2011. During this time some of the mothers have also learned to play ukulele. Here’s what some participants had to say:”My daughter feels very comfortable when we are participating. We go to lot of other activities but she is the most relaxed here. English is not our first language but she is a great listener and she knows already most of the words of a lot of songs””Very relaxed and good for all our emotional well-being””This group saves my sanity 🙂 it sets the tone for the rest of the week and is fabulous for the kids”
Superhero Dance is an dance and movement class for children aged 3-4 years old. The class is a fun way for young children to enjoy the benefits of dance. Favourite superheros and characters will be incorporated into dance movements, providing a playful way for children to experience imaginative dance. Superhero and Character costumes are optional, but very welcome.
Belconnen Community Centre Sports Hall
The cost is $12 for a casual visit or $100 for a 10 class pass. The class passes offer flexible attendance, and do not need to be used as consecutive sessions. You may use your Tiny Tumblers Pass to attend Superhero Dance classes. Please contact Katie to register your interest of for more information about the Superhero Dance Program.
Art, Music and Recreation Activities
These affordable fee paying programs are offered to the general public at Belconnen Community Centre. BCS’s Open Art, Bungee and Bridges Programs offer additional art, music and recreational programs for people living with disability and mental illness.
Social Arts Groups
Belconnen Community Centre Social Arts Groups are a great way to spend some time with your creative self, learn new skills (or show off your existing ones), and connect with others. Visual and creative arts are a wonderful way to keep your mind active and engaged, express yourself, and explore new perspectives. These social groups are open to the whole community, and are particularly tailored for senior or mature aged people. Group activities are suitable for people of all skill levels, and light refreshments are provided.
Knit, Nibbles and Natter – Mondays 1:00-3:00pm
Do you love to pass the time with wool and yarn? Dust off the needles for a relaxing crafternoon with this friendly social group. Bring a project you’re working on, or start something new. Knit, Nibbles and Natter is a great way to keep your hands busy while chatting with new friends. Materials and refreshments provided.
Fitness and Recreational Sports Program
Gym Programs – Belconnen Community Centre offers a range of fitness programs in our well-equipped gym. These programs are faciliated by experienced fitness instructors, and are suitable for all levels. Our Fitness Programs are particularly suited to senior and mature aged participants, and are a great way to keep active, no matter your level of fitness.
A fantastic all around fitness class that will improve your strength and cardiovascular fitness. Challenge yourself to become a stronger and fitter you.
A falls prevention and health promotion program. Sessions include exercises to encourage free and easy daily movement, and information on nutrition & lifestyle. This class involves stretching the tight muscles and strengthening the weak muscles posture and core muscles are worked while seated, standing, and lying down.
Improve your fitness and functional strength for your daily activities. This class combines machine exercises with basic free weight exercises. Exercises are simple and tailored to all levels.
A class intended for the more mature person. Improve strength, balance and coordination to help improve your everyday activities. This class involves using fit bands, swiss balls and light hand weights, and aerobics.
For those wanting to achieve a better quality of life, long into their senior years. This class is a fixed choreographed weights class and is aimed at toning the muscles, strengthening the bones, increasing the body’s metabolism and burning unwanted fat.
interval training and low impact boxing.
10 classes – $100/$80 conc.
20 classes – $190/$150 conc.
30 classes – $270/$210 conc.
Badminton is a great way to keep your mind and body sharp, and Belconnen Community Centre offers a Social Group suitable for players of all levels, and a Beginners Group for those who are new to the sport.
Come and enjoy a session of social badminton. It’s a chance to have a challenging or relaxed game while improving your technique and making friends. Suitable for all levels.