Get Active Short Courses

The ANU Sport Short Courses provide the ANU community with a chance to be involved in or host a wellbeing course over several weeks. The purpose of the Short Courses is to provide non-traditional and innovative programs that allow participants to stay fit and healthy whilst learning something new.

See further information below on how to participate or deliver a Short Course!

Participating in a Short Course

Individuals can register to participate in Short Courses via the following links:

Dancing Through the Ages

 

The 10-week Dancing Through the Ages course, delivered by Earthly Delights Historic Dance Academy, is ANU Sport's longest running dance class and the best fun you will have in your week!

Keep fit and make friends while learning dances from the Renaissance and Baroque eras, through to the time of Jane Austen, Dickens and beyond. Learn dances in all sorts of formations, rhythms and styles, exploring 500 years of romance and passion!

No partner, previous dance experience or special clothes necessary. The teacher caters for all levels and makes joining in easy!

When

Classes will run from 2:30pm - 5:30pm each Saturday, starting on the 27th of February 2021, running for 10 weeks.

Where

ANU Sport Studio 1 - located upstairs at the southern end of the David Cocking Sports Centre (Building 19), North Road Acton.

Who

Anyone!

Cost

$120.00 for ANU Students.

$160.00 for General Admission.

How to register?

Registrations are taken online via Eventbrite. Click here to register for the program. Payments must be made online at the time of registration.

 

Self Defense

 

The basis of self-defence lies in learning to hit an assailant with power and precision, and to stop them from hitting or holding you. In this 4-week introductory course you'll be guided through this process by Chris Bishop, a former security professional who has trained Australians for operational roles in more than 30 countries, including Peacekeeping and Peace-monitoring deployments in 5 was zones!

When

Classes will run from 5:00pm - 6:00pm each Wednesday, starting on the 24th of February 2021, running for 4 weeks.

Where

ANU Sport Dojo - located upstairs at the southern end of the David Cocking Sports Centre (Building 19), North Road Acton.

Who

Anyone!

Cost

$60.00 for ANU Students.

$80.00 for General Admission.

How to register?

Registrations are taken online via Eventbrite. Click here to register for the program. Payments must be made online at the time of registration.

 

Swing Dance

 

Learn to Swing Dance in just 4 weeks!  This course is ideal for people wanting to start dancing and don’t know where to begin. The short course will teach you some introductory moves and techniques that will allow you to build your confidence and provide the foundations to start taking weekly classes if you're keen. It will also provide the basis for you to take your dancing to the social floor.

Please bring along comfortable shoes (most Swing Dancers don’t wear heels), water bottle, snacks, deodorant, spare t-shirt, small towel, band aids – swing dancing is exercise, and you may well break a sweat, so be prepared.

Got a friend you've been trying to coax along to weekly lessons? This is the perfect chance for them to try pressure-free, and in no time we'll have them hooked on this wonderful world of Swing Dancing that we all love. Partners are not required. We rotate partners throughout the workshop which is a great way to meet new people, all sharing the same fun learning experience.

When

Classes will run from 1:30pm - 2:30pm each Thursday, starting on the 4th of March 2021, running for 4 weeks.

Where

ANU Sport Studio 1 - located upstairs at the southern end of the David Cocking Sports Centre (Building 19), North Road Acton.

Who

Anyone!

Cost

$40.00 for ANU Students.

$60.00 for General Admission.

How to register?

Registrations are taken online via Eventbrite. Please click here to register for the program. Payments must be made online at the time of registration.

 

Introduction to Fencing

 

This 8-week course is designed to introduce you to the sport of Fencing, including opportunities to try all three weapons. The course focuses on basic techniques mainly using the foil, with an introduction to the other two weapons and bouting in the last week of the course.

Please wear sports shoes, and long pants that are easy to move in (e.g. track pants, but not jeans). Bring a protective glove (e.g. gardening glove) if you have one. All other gear will be provided.

When

Classes will run from 7:15pm - 8:30pm or 8:30pm to 9:45pm each Tuesday, starting on the 23rd of February 2021, running for 8 weeks.

Where

ANU Sport New Hall - located at the northern end of the David Cocking Sports Centre (Building 19), North Road Acton.

Who

Anyone!

Cost

$80.00 for ANU Students.

$100.00 for General Admission.

How to register?

Registrations are taken online via the ANU Fencing club email. Click anufencingclubatgmail [dot] com (here) to register for the program. Payments must be made to the club at the time of registration.

 

Introduction to Judo

 

The 5-week beginners’ course will teach the basic principles of Judo and enable you to practice various techniques with confidence. You will learn how to fall without injury, improve your balance and coordination and be able to utilize an opponent's strengths and aggression to your advantage.

The basic techniques of Judo are divided into throwing and grappling techniques. The aim is to throw your opponent to the mat with a throwing technique, and when not in a standing position to apply grappling techniques which include immobilizations, strangles and arm locks. In classes you’ll see how effective Judo techniques are as you develop skills during freestyle practice. Participants are taught how to safeguard themselves from injury and techniques are practiced in a controlled and friendly environment.

When

Classes will run from 8:00pm - 9:00pm each Thursday, starting on the 25th of February 2021, running for 5 weeks.
*there will be a free Come and Try session 8-9pm on Thursday 18 February 2021!

Where

ANU Sport Dojo - located upstairs at the southern end of the David Cocking Sports Centre (Building 19), North Road Acton.

Who

Anyone!

Cost

$60.00 for ANU Students.

$75.00 for ANU Sport Members.

$90.00 for General Admission.

How to register?

Registrations are taken online via the ANU Judo club website. Click here to register for the program. Payments must be made online at the time of registration.

 

Introduction to Jujutsu

 

The ANU Jujutsu Club (ANUJJC) Short Course is a great way to be introduced to and learn traditional Japanese Jujutsu. This martial art originated during Japan’s feudal era and its purpose was to defend against armed and unarmed opponents. No previous martial arts experience is necessary. The training is not directed towards competition, instead you will work together in a cooperative environment to learn and improve your abilities.

Traditional Jujutsu is the foundation for most modern unarmed Japanese martial arts and is suitable for men and women. It does not depend on strength and speed, but instead relies on good technique and an understanding of human biomechanics.

The ANUJJC is a member of the International Jujutsu Institute (IJJI) and has been affiliated with the ANU since 1976.

When

Classes will run from 7:30pm - 8:30pm each Monday and Wednesday, starting on the 22nd of February 2021, running for 4 weeks.

Where

ANU Sport Dojo - located upstairs at the southern end of the David Cocking Sports Centre (Building 19), North Road Acton.

Who

Anyone!

Cost

$70.00 for ANU Students.

$90.00 for General Admission.

How to register?

Registrations are taken online via the ANU Jujutsu club website. Click here to register for the program. Payments must be made online at the time of registration.

 

Introduction to Kendo

 

The ANU Kendo club's Introduction to Kendo program provides foundational training and understanding of Kendo.

Over the 9-week course, participants will be instructed in a group setting by experienced instructors on the basic principles and techniques of Kendo, care and use of equipment such as the Shinai (bamboo sword) and the Bogu (protective gear) and Dojo etiquette.

The program is aimed at complete beginners so no experience with Kendo or any other martial art is required. As Kendo is a physical activity, participants are assumed to be of average health and fitness.

When

Classes will run from 7:30pm - 9:00pm each Tuesday, starting on the 23rd of February 2021, running for 9 weeks.

Where

ANU Sport Studio 1 - located upstairs at the southern end of the David Cocking Sports Centre (Building 19), North Road Acton.

Who

Anyone!

Cost

$80.00 for ANU Students.

$130.00 for ANU Sport Members.

$150.00 for General Admission.

How to register?

Registrations are taken online via Eventbrite. Click here to register for the program. Payments must be made online at the time of registration.

 


Delivering a Short Course

Short Courses can be run by ANU clubs or commercial businesses. ANU Sport offers two program structures in which clubs or businesses can deliver their program.

Option 1: Managed by the club/business

The club/business is responsible for the organisation, promotion, management of ticket sales, facility hire and delivery of the course. The club/business pays ANU Sport an administration fee for promotional assistance. 

Option 2: Managed by ANU Sport

ANU Sport administers the course and pays a facilitator fee to the club/business that covers their instructor costs. ANU Sport is responsible for all administration and operational costs of the course and will retain all income from ticket sales. The club/business is responsible for the delivery of the course.

For more information on how to run or be involved in a short course please fill in the request form below or email Sport Officer - Student Engagement Programs, Britt Tully (britt [dot] tullyatanu-sport [dot] com [dot] au).

Request Form

If you are wanting to organise or get involved in a program for 2021, please don’t hesitate to get in touch and we can do our best to accommodate.