The Menomonie Area Homeschool Group

About: The Menomonie Area Homeschool Group is a community of families with diverse backgrounds and ideas that share a passion for home learning. We meet to create a dynamic and supportive learning environment for our children and families.

Parents, kids, or people from the community teach the classes offered, which usually change month to month. The day includes two morning classes (10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.), lunch (12:00-1:00 p.m.), play time, and clean up. Outside of the regular Thursday schedule, there may also be other activities throughout the year.

When: We meet every Thursday, October through May (except holidays), for cooperative classes and socializing. Late summer through September we're busy preparing for our annual theatrical production.

Contact: Visit us on a Thursday during classes to see if we're a good fit for your family. If we are full you can be added to our waiting list. For more information, email or call Melissa (410-804-4881).

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Instructor: Xanthi Gerasimo has over 20 years of experience in martial arts and holds a 5th-degree black belt in Yamamizu-Ryu, as well as black belts in Ninjutsu and Tai Chi. She has been teaching in the area for over 12 years. Learn martial arts in an environment where an emphasis is placed on self-defense, respect, tradition, and self-improvement, not sport and competition. Build confidence while learning teamwork and humility.

When: Monday beginner class: 5:00-5:45 p.m. advanced class: 5:45-7:30 p.m.

Wednesday & Thursday 4:00-4:45 p.m.


For further information contact Xanthi Gerasimo: or (715) 768-5295

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Improvisational Dance

We are Totally Hip, a circle of women who enjoy dance collaboration and celebrating life through movement. We occasionally perform our creations around the Chippewa Valley. Feel free to drop in if you are interested in joining us.


Wednesdays: 5:30-7:00 p.m.


$5 to help cover rental fees


Dress in comfortable, loose clothing and bring a water bottle


Call or text Charese Moore at 715-308-5969.

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Instructor: Andrea Gerasimo

Andrea teaches yoga in a vinyasa (flow) style — a dynamic moving meditation that employs breath as the foundation and focus. Students benefit from increased strength, balance and tone, as well as improved concentration, stress relief and heightened self-awareness. Andrea's yoga training includes a certification from Kripalu Center in Massachusetts — the largest yoga center in the nation — and a training certification in Feng Shui with Carole Hyder in Minneapolis, Minnesota.


Tuesdays: 10:00-11:15 a.m. and 5:30-6:45 p.m.

Thursdays: 5:30-6:45 p.m.


$12 drop-in or $10/class when you purchase an 8-punch card for $80. Please note that punch cards are used for individual classes.


We have yoga mats and equipment that new students can borrow. Wear comfortable, stretchy clothes. Layers are good.


Andrea Gerasimo at 715-231-9000 or To learn more about Andrea, as well as yoga retreats, go to


Facilitator: Jessica Fischer

A combination of moving meditation, soul-stirring music, self-expression and sweat. Dance for 45 minutes straight in a free-form style that makes room for every person to respond to the music in their own way…yoga, walking meditation, vocalizing, internal exploration, playful partnering; everyone making room for everyone else.

The playlist starts and ends in a meditative state. There are often a couple of earthy songs in the mix to ground us with drums or nature-inspired lyrics, and the middle songs are chaotic and driving. I’ve experienced our dances as movement through emotional responses to music that help loosen up places where we might be stuck…all within a supportive community & open to all genders. Invite friends. The more energy we create together, the more powerful our dance can be!


Sporadic Sundays: 3:00-4:00 p.m.


$7 suggested donation helps pay for the music and time to build our playlists, but please don't let money keep you from coming. We want you on the dance floor!


Bring a full water bottle and wear clothing that allows you to move freely and layer as needed.


Jessica Fischer at 612-810-6855 or To see our playlists go to To stay up to date on notices about our gatherings, visit