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The Village Club is a private city club which offers fine dining, cultural, educational, social and philanthropic opportunities. Individuals are sponsored for membership based on letters of recommendation and endorsement from current members. For more information, please contact our Membership & Communications Administrator, Kim Soncrainte at (248) 644-3450 or [email protected].

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Come and see why The Village Club was voted the best Suburban Detroit Private Club five years in a row by the readers of Hour Detroit magazine!

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Formed in 1956, the Village Club has occupied its current location at 190 East Long Lake Road (just east of Woodward Ave.) in Bloomfield Hills since 1962. If you have ever been to a wedding or other event at The Village Club, you know that our clubhouse is tastefully decorated and our award-winning Executive Chef provides an outstanding array of fabulous dishes for your dining pleasure. What you may not know is that The Village Club also offers:

Reciprocity

Members have reciprocity with 32 clubs all over the United States, as well as four clubs in England and France. The Village Club is a proud member of International  Associate Clubs (IAC) which entitles our members to reciprocity at over 250 additional Clubs Worldwide. 

Membership Fees

Please click here for membership fee information. For more information, please contact our Membership & Communications Administrator,
Kim Soncrainte at (248) 644-3450 or [email protected].

Classes and Individual programs

Exciting classes and lectures with prominent speakers are offered year-round at the Club. Diverse subject areas such as art, literature, history and world affairs, gardening, decorating, finance, exercise, bridge, Mah Jongg are just some of the topics offered by the Club. We encourage non-members to take one of our classes. Many members first came to know and appreciate The Village Club by taking a class or attending a lecture.

Social Events

Theme parties, road rallies, fashion show luncheons, holiday festivities, family nights, jazz nights, and elegant balls are all part of the social life at The Village Club. Special events are also scheduled throughout the year, including day trips, overnight and extended travel, duplicate and contract bridge, theater excursions, etc.

Clubs within the Club

Members with similar interests plan activities and gatherings. We have bridge leagues, a Mah Jongg group, a euchre club, a bourbon club, a culinary club, an adventure club, a ladies & men's book club, and a men’s luncheon group.

Philanthropy

All members of The Village Club are automatically members of The Village Club Foundation, which offers financial support in the form of grants, to qualified non-profit organizations throughout the tri-county area.

Committees

There are more than 25 committees at the Club to get involved with if you are interested. Our Club is governed by our members for our members.

Social

Social

Form friendships in a vibrant, accomplished, supportive community as you enjoy a full calendar of social and dining events, wellness offerings, travel, and adventure opportunities.

Education

Education

Registration and Classes Catalogue

Introduction

INVITATION TO CLASSES AT THE VILLAGE CLUB

We look forward to welcoming you to winter/spring classes at The Village Club.

Put on your Oscar best and join us on Saturday, March 9, for The Village Club’s Oscar Night Preview Party. As a follow-up to the tequila tasting, a special wine-tasting event is scheduled for Tuesday, March 28.

Winter/Spring classes range from the History of the Cass Corridor and the Great Depression in Michigan to an Evening with Edward R. Murrow and Alistair Cooke and The Edsel: Why It was Necessary and Why It Failed. There’s also Hidden History of Women in Cryptography, Tony Bennett and his collaborators and much more.

Art historian Wendy Evans takes us to art museums “just a drive away” in Chicago, Cleveland and Toledo. And, a watercolor art class is being offered on Saturday mornings in February and March.

Returning by popular demand are Mah Jongg, Genealogy 101 and a hands-on cooking demonstration where each of us will have an opportunity to create our mixed berry tart with Bavarian crème topping. Those who enjoy literature will be delighted with the books chosen for The Readers and Speed Dating with Books. Knitting, bridge workshops, yoga and mat Pilates fitness classes continue to be popular, catering to multiple skill levels.

As a reminder, business casual attire is appropriate, as is tasteful denim.
Winter/Spring 2024 classes offer you opportunities to pause, learn, listen, and share with friends. We look forward to seeing you!

Classes Catalogue

Classic Catalogue


Click here to view the 2024 Winter/Spring Classes Catalogue.

Registration Information

Click here for the Registration Form.

Class Registration

Online: Members only (sign onto your private TVC site.)

Phone:
(248) 644-3450

Email:
[email protected]

Mail:
190 E. Long Lake Road, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304

In Person:
See Club receptionist

Payment

Members:

Members and their spouses will be billed on their monthly statements after the class has begun.

Nonmembers:

The rate for nonmembers is noted in the class catalogue, and full payment is due at the time of registration in the form of a check payable to The Village Club.

Materials Fee:

If a materials fee is charged, it is to be paid directly to the instructor in cash at the first session.

Cancelation

A full refund will be issued for any class canceled by The Village Club. Registrants will be notified by phone or email if a class is canceled.

Withdrawing From a Class

A request to withdraw from a class must be received in the office at least two days before the start of the class to receive a full refund. Refunds cannot be given after that time as instructors have been retained and other registrants have committed to the class.

General Information

Additional classes may be offered after the publication of this catalogue. They will be announced in our weekly eblast, on our website and app.

Wellness Classes

COST: $12 Members $18 Nonmembers per class. (Nonmembers may drop off a check/cash at the reception desk before class.)
 

COMBINATION YOGA/MAT PILATES:

Mondays 10:00-11:00 a.m. with Kathy Forgrave (Zoom and In-Person-Cottage)
Wednesdays 10:00-11:00 a.m. with Kathy Forgrave (Zoom only)

YOGA BLEND:

Wednesday Evenings 6:00-7:00 p.m. with Caryn Ciagne (In person only-Cottage)

LABLAST DANCE (FITNESS):

Fridays 12:30-1:15 p.m. with Donna Tomassi (In person only-Cottage)


CLASS DESCRIPTIONS:

Note that group instruction can be modified so that each participant, regardless of experience or current fitness level, can comfortably challenge themselves.

Combination Yoga/Mat Pilates:

This is a hybrid class that blends Pilates with yoga stretching, strength training, balance work, breath work, and relaxation to tone and strengthen the entire body, but especially the upper arms, abdomen, hips, and legs. The class is offered with many modifications so that each participant, regardless of experience or current fitness level, can comfortably challenge herself. A certified yoga therapist and highly experienced Pilates instructor, Kathy Forgrave welcomes all and is adept at providing group instruction that meets individual needs.

Yoga Blend:

We’re pleased to offer a one-hour Yoga Blend class on Wednesday evenings. The class will be a blend of Hatha, Ashtanga, and Restorative yoga practices led by Caryn Ciagne, a veteran Detroit area yoga instructor. In the Cottage, in person only.

LaBlast Dance Fitness:

LaBlast is based on the basic patterns of Ballroom Dancing! It’s done partner-free and covers every style of dancing - waltz, tango, foxtrot, swing dances, and more. Come join the group for an energetic workout. In the Cottage, in person only.

INSTRUCTOR SPOTLIGHT:

Forgrave, Kathy: Kathy has an extensive background in applied Yoga therapy in the clinical setting since 2005. Kathy received her Namaste RYT 200 Yoga Teacher Training in 2001 and Reiki Master Certification in 2009. Currently, she is the Lead Teacher at The Beaumont School of Yoga Therapy for Level 1-RYT 200 Teacher Training.

Ciagne, Caryn: Caryn has taught all forms of yoga for several years and is certified. She teaches students of all levels from novices to experienced yogis and is regularly on the fitness schedules at Beverly Hills Club and the Birmingham Athletic Club.

Tomassi, Donna: Donna has been an Ace-certified Group Fitness Professional since 2007. Donna is a Michigan Master Trainer for LaBlast Fitness format created by Louis Van Amstel from Dancing with the Stars.