Classes

Wisconsin Tai Chi Academy currently offers Beginner and Intermediate classes at five locations. Students will have a ‘main’ location where they mostly attend, however are able to attend at multiple locations if they wish. Locations, dates, times, and fee information is provided below.

Term fees include:

  • student handbook (issued with first full term payment)
  • full membership, including member-only website access and future updates to the student handbook
LocationAddressClassesTimeNext Term Starts
CedarburgFaith Lutheran Church
N35W6621 Wilson St
Cedarburg, WI

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Beginner10:00am – 11:00amTuesday October 4, 2022
BrookfieldSharon Lynn Wilson Center
for the Arts
3270 Mitchell Park Drive
Brookfield, WI

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Beginner
Intermediate
6:00pm – 7:00pm
7:00pm – 8:00pm
Tuesday October 4, 2022
Brookfield
Momentum Movement Clinic
285 N Janecek Road, Suite C
Brookfield, WI

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Beginner10:00am – 11:00amThursday October 6, 2022
Glendale
Nicolet High School
6701 N Jean Nicolet Road
Glendale, WI

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Beginner6:00pm – 7:00pmThursday October 6, 2022
EvansvillePorter Town Hall
8809 N Wilder Road
Evansville, WI

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Beginner
Intermediate
9:00am – 10:00am
10:00am – 11:30am
Saturday October 8, 2022

Tai Chi Beginner Classes

Beijing 24 Forms

The Beijing 24 Forms is an internationally standardized Tai Chi set based on the Yang style and widely practiced throughout the world. It is a perfect introduction to fundamental concepts and movements for those just starting their Tai Chi journey. Those more experienced have the opportunity to refine and go deeper into their technique. Students will also learn the Lotus Qigong set.

Terms run for 10 weeks and there are 4 terms per year.

Completion of Bejing 24 Forms is a prerequisite to commencing Intermediate Classes.

Tai Chi Intermediate Classes

Yang 40 Forms

Prerequisite: Completion of Beijing 24 Forms

The Yang 40 Forms (sometimes referred to as the Yang Short Form or Yang Competition 40 Forms) is part of the Yang family of Taijiquan sets. It is a competition set. Students will also learn the Ba Duan Jin Qigong set.

Terms run for 10 weeks at all locations except Evansville – terms at Evansville run every second week for 5 weeks however classes are longer. There are 4 terms per year.

Fee Structure

Class TypeSingle Class/termMultiple Classes/term
Beginners – Evansville$100/85a.$210/180a.
Beginners – All Other Locations$125/110a.$210/180a.
Intermediate – Evansville$90/75a.$165 – $210b./$140 – $180a. + b.
Intermediate – All Other Locations$125/110a.$210/180a.

Notes on Fees

The first listed fee is the regular fee. The following discounts may be applied:
a. retiree/student (to undergraduate)/social security beneficiary (eg: disbility) – requires proof of status (eg: valid ID, correspondence confirming status, etc.) presented in person at first class. Student will be liable for full fee if proof of status cannot be provided.
b. Multiple Classes at Evansville – fee is dependent on whether you are attending all classes at Evansville (ie: Beginners and Intermediate) or across multiple locations. Please see/contact the Instructor to confirm your price.

Please note: commitment is important. Please carefully consider your ability to attend the duration of a term prior to making your payment. Term fees represent a discount to students who are committing to their Tai Chi. Term fees are for the duration of the term, not for 10 (or equivalent) classes. Missed classes are non-transferable and no refunds will be considered.

Why are Evansville’s fees different? Evansville classes are run differently to classes at other locations. Beginner’s classes run 10 classes/term however not all classes are attended by the Instructor, and Intermediate classes are run every other Saturday for 5 classes/term, however classes are longer.

Payment Options

Preferred payment methods are listed in the following order:
1. Check made payable to ‘Ray Gates’
2. Zelle or Venmo using phone number (details provided on request)
3. Bank transfer (details provided upon request)
4. Cash
5. Credit card – note: a 3% surcharge to cover processing fees will be included

Credit card payments are handled through our secure Square site which also features Afterpay – the ability to split your payment into 4 installments to make payments easier. Afterpay may include its own fees or charges seperate from your term fee for using this service, and students using this service are advised to be sure they understand all the terms and conditions of Afterpay’s service prior to establishing a payment agreement with them. Payments using Afterpay can only be made through our secure Square site.