Archery at American Indian Center

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Have you had dreams of nocking an arrow, confidently drawing it back, and letting it fly true to the bullseye?

At the American Indian Center you will learn, step-by-step, the basics to becoming a champion with a bow. Class will begin with the ten-step form of shooting techniques using a hands-on archery demonstration. Next, under instruction from the pros, you will be fit with your own recurve bow equipped with arrows, finger tabs and everything else necessary to start sending arrows down the 18 meter competition range.

Parents, if you're interested in introducing your kids to archery, you'll be happy to know AIC has a Junior Olympic Archery Development program!

Getting There: About a 10 minute walk from both the Brown Line (Montrose) and Red Line (Wilson) and there is metered street parking all around the AIC. The venue is a bit off the main streets so usually not too hard to find a spot. However, if driving, we recommend allowing 5-10 minutes to find a spot and get to the 3rd floor range.

Prerequisites

Ages 8 - 108

Location
American Indian Center
Chicago, IL, 60642
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Student Reviews

5 | 83 reviews
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    James P.
    Archery at American Indian Center

    We arrived at the archery place and it was very chill. The coaches are super relaxed and don't try to act like they are "know it all" pros.
    We had a group of 10 and had 2 people share each station. You each shoot 3 arrows and then switch out with the person you are sharing the station with. After 6 shots, you collect the arrows and do it again.
    Very basic intro. Here's how to shoot, go shoot.
    Compared to previous dabble classes, this one didn't go into much depth about the sport and did not explain scoring etc.

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    Geralyn G.
    Archery at American Indian Center

    I had nine of my friends join me for this first time adventure channeling our inner Katnises (Katni?) The teachers were both great and super helpful for the one-on-one trainings. A couple of my arrows went over the target but all-in-all a super fun activity!

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    Riesa L.
    Archery at American Indian Center

    Good value. Teacher, Michael, was very kind and gave individualized instruction. Everyone in our group improved quickly.

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    Alexandria F.
    Archery at American Indian Center

    We had an amazing time! Space was great, instructor was super helpful, and the experience was fun! Highly recommend for the price and trying something new!

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    Catherine S.
    Archery at American Indian Center

    So much fun! I took an out of town friend, and we really enjoyed the hour. Lots of time to practice and see improvement. I think everyone would like to give this a go!

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    Nicole T.
    Archery at American Indian Center

    Great time! Definitely got to learn the basics and the teacher was very friendly

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    Julie Z.
    Archery at American Indian Center

    What a wonderful experience! Michael's instructions were clear and concise. He was patient with all of us and expressed confidence that we'd all be able to shoot an arrow. In no time at all, we were hitting the targets. I'd definitely do it again.

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    Brian W.
    Archery at American Indian Center

    I really enjoyed this class! 5 of my buddies and I signed up just to try something different. We learned proper technique, the verb form of archery (we proposed archering, our teacher said "I just say I'm going to shoot some arrows"), and had some fun competitions toward the end. One hour is not nearly enough, so we will definitely be back for our 2nd class where they teach more advanced techniques. After you complete 4 classes, you "graduate."

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    Heather T.
    Archery at American Indian Center

    Class size and instruction was great. My daughter enjoyed the class and we will sign up for an additional class.

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    Julia I.
    Archery at American Indian Center

    This class was super fun! I've never shot a bow and arrow before - I feel like I learned a new skill! The instructor did a great job teaching first-timers and correcting our form. Very safe too! Highly recommended.

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    Sheridan M.
    Archery at American Indian Center

    A fun experience to learn proper technique and get practice time! The building seems sketch since it appears to be under construction so wear an extra layer since it was a little cold.

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    Marta B.
    Archery at American Indian Center

    I had always wanted to try archery and this class made it possible. The class was a lot of fun and I learned and improved a lot by the end of the class.
    Can't wait to go back for more!

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    Jessica H.
    Archery at American Indian Center

    This class was simple but a very fun way to start out. The teacher was extremely patient, provided helpful feedback and attended to each individual students needs. I would definitely return for another class!

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    Sharon L.
    Archery at American Indian Center

    Very low key yet informative and fun.

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    Megan W.
    Archery at American Indian Center

    This was so fun - the class size was perfect, everyone got a chance to shoot continuously without needing to take turns. The location is a bit out of the way to get to, but worth the trip.

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    Tina M.
    Archery at American Indian Center

    I didn't expect much from this class but it was so much fun! The instructor was great and the space was comfortable. I want to return for another class

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    Jeanette G.
    Archery at American Indian Center

    Small, intimate class. Fun instructor with cool challenges and tips.

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    Nicole B.
    Archery at American Indian Center

    The class was fun & interactive. I really enjoyed the competition after we learned basic skills. Michael was a patient teacher.

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    Sarah B.
    Archery at American Indian Center

    Great class. Introductory basics in archery. We had a great time!

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    Kendra B.
    Archery at American Indian Center

    This was a great first experience to archery! The environment was relaxed and the instructor took time to provide feedback and suggestions for each individual. They added a few "competitions" during the course which were fun as well. Would definitely recommend!

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    Rachel B.
    Archery at American Indian Center

    Michael was a wonderful instructor and made class very fun! It was great as a date night with my boyfriend - it was just the two of us in class!

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    Saagar P.
    Archery at American Indian Center

    My wife and I really enjoyed our Archery Lesson at the American Indian Center. Our instructor, Michael, was very professional but kept the atmosphere light so we were really able to have a good time. The hour flew by and we are already making plans to go again soon.

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    Lee J.
    Archery at American Indian Center

    Fun to try! Teacher was patient and communicative. Added a few fun games at the end to keep it interesting. Recommend!

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    Tayfun I.
    Archery at American Indian Center

    it was fun and a great learning experience.

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    Lizzie J.
    Archery at American Indian Center

    Fun experience; very casual - some instruction but not too much.

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    Mary W.
    Archery at American Indian Center

    This was a terrific activity for me and my husband. The instruction was just right. The instructors provided us with the basics and allowed us to start right away, while providing individual instruction as necessary or requested. The length of the session is perfect - one hour. There were no more than 6 students at any one time. I highly recommend this class for everyone!!

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    Christine S.
    Archery at American Indian Center

    Such a fun class! It felt like Robin Hood and The Hunger games all mixed into one night!
    Michael was an awesome teacher/coach - lots of fun, helped a bunch, and gave tips if he saw you struggling. I'd totally come back to do this class again. In fact, I had a bunch of friends who saw pictures I posted, ask about doing the class.

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    Michelle R.
    Archery at American Indian Center

    Michael is a helpful and patient instructor. The class was small, which allowed for one-on-one guidance. There was a lot of time to practice and try to refine your technique. This class makes archery very approachable for adult beginners. It's a fun class for a date night or night out with friends! Highly recommended!

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    Rachel M.
    Archery at American Indian Center

    This was such a fun class! Took this with two other friends and we had a blast! Would most definitely recommend and do again!

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    Linda P.
    Archery at American Indian Center

    Enjoyable experience!

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    Latasha T.
    Archery at American Indian Center

    I'm in love with this class! It is a great class for those, Luke new, who want to experience something out of the ordinary. The instructors are easy going and fun and correct you to Mahe you're shot better. I've done this class 3 times and will do it again soon!

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    Tammy C.
    Archery at American Indian Center

    This class was a great way to breakup a mundane weekend day! Very laid back & fun!

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    Caitlin J.
    Archery at American Indian Center

    My husband and I had a great time! The teacher was great, offering the right amount of instruction and encouragement and allowing us to try different distances. Overall great experience!

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    Elizabeth B.
    Archery at American Indian Center

    The instructors were very helpful and never made me feel bad about my abilities. Very informative and fun! You get to shoot earlier and more than I expected. Will go again!

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    Michele T.
    Archery at American Indian Center

    Large class of 10 people (most are beginners like me). Not my first time shooting archery, but it's been quite a long time. Good equipment available, and good instruction (1 on 1 for each person at the start of class) by the teachers. The full class and space arrangement meant 2 people shared each target, and each shooter was lined up fairly close to one another. But, with safety whistles in place, the close confines weren't an issue. Unfortunately targets are reused from class to class, so the targets weren't in the best condition.

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    Jacob Sunmin K.
    Archery at American Indian Center

    Very Positive Experience - Recommend to All!!!

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    Erin M.
    Archery at American Indian Center

    So much fun. I am interested in going back and learning more. Instructors were friendly enthusiastic and very patient!!

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    Clare F.
    Archery at American Indian Center

    This was a lot of fun! I scheduled the class as a date night activity with my partner. We definitely would love to do it again! The instructors were helpful and knowledgeable, and I would highly recommend this class.

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    O M.
    Archery at American Indian Center

    Al is a fantastic instructor. Great environment and nice people. Overall great experience, if you are into archery, definitely check out.

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    Wendy G.
    Archery at American Indian Center

    This was fun and perfect for a beginner. Instructor was helpful and accommodating to my unique physical needs. Definitely worth checking out!

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    Savannah W.
    Archery at American Indian Center

    The class was great! Not long enough! So much fun! Instructors were great, equipment top well maintained and the facility was easy to find. I plan to continue going to open range to practice my new skills.

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    Jay S.
    Archery at American Indian Center

    Fun and seriously addicting Dabble class.

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    Sarah R.
    Archery at American Indian Center

    Great class. I had never handled a bow before and felt like I learned a lot! Would definitely recommend it. I actually took my friend who was visiting from out of town, and she loved it as well. It was the highlight of her trip.

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    Megan T.
    Archery at American Indian Center

    We had SO much fun on a Friday night learning with the folks at the American Indian Center. I was amazed to see my skills in archery and learned a lot about how to use my body strength in ways I didn't even know existed. I would absolutely go back for another session!

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    Abhi K.
    Archery at American Indian Center

    Really enjoyed my time with the instructors and Archery. They were there to help you all the time and it was FUN!

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    Jeremy I.
    Archery at American Indian Center

    Take this class! This was SO much fun. I learned to do something I've been meaning to do for a long time! Al, the instructor did an amazing job of teaching us the techniques. I even heard he'll be doing a Meditative Archery class. Doesn't that sound awesome?!

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    Jay S.
    Archery at American Indian Center

    So much fun. Super fun and hands-on class. Love Al's laid back and patient teaching style. The balloon, card and grouping challenges made it even more fun and addictive.

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    Steph B.
    Archery at American Indian Center

    I had a blast at this class! I'm interested in learning more about archery. I took the class because it's something I've always wanted to try and I may have a new hobby!

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    Joanna O.
    Archery at American Indian Center

    Small class, super fun and great instructor. Going back next week for more practice.

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    Katlin S.
    Archery at American Indian Center

    My boyfriend and I signed up for this class and we had so much fun! We arrived early and the instructor, Michael, was kind enough to get us started with the basics. The pacing was really great and I feel like I left having a good beginner's grasp of archery.

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    Sandra S.
    Archery at American Indian Center

    Fun

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    Chi C.
    Archery at American Indian Center

    I absolutely loved this class! The instructors were great and I had a blast. I will definitely be taking this again with more friends!

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    Kelly B.
    Archery at American Indian Center

    Such a great experience! Loved every minute. Al was a great instructor, and made the class very entertaining. We had so much time to learn how to correctly hold the bow and aim the arrows. Definitely going back with our friends!

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    Danielle C.
    Archery at American Indian Center

    It was a lot of fun!

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    Jonquil B.
    Archery at American Indian Center

    Great class and teachers!

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    Jen C.
    Archery at American Indian Center

    What a great class! Not too crowded, plenty of one-on-one time, and I learned a lot. Thank you for offering this!

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    Amanda M.
    Archery at American Indian Center

    I wasn't sure what to expect. The staff and teacher were very friendly and informative. I had a great time and look forward to going back!

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    Favian R.
    Archery at American Indian Center

    Awesome class and awesome teachers! You're missing out on a huge Chicago gem, if you pass this up!

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    Cortney P.
    Archery at American Indian Center

    This was a fun and laid-back class. I feel like I got a decent beginner's handle on form and shooting. I'm pretty clumsy and non-athletic, and the instructors were very kind and patient with me when I took a little longer to figure things out. The hour flew by with lots of practice and games, and I'm excited to take more archery classes here in the future.

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    Karen W.
    Archery at American Indian Center

    It was easy and the instructors were gentle and helpful. My son loved it so much he now has a membership in USA Archery.

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    Susan H.
    Archery at American Indian Center

    What fun . . . I especially liked that we shot at balloons to end the class. For some reason, hearing the pop of a balloon gave you a real feeling of satisfaction! I want to go back again and learn more.

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    Felicia K.
    Archery at American Indian Center

    I have always wanted to take an archery class. My daughter and I had a great time and learned a lot during the one hour class. We plan to go back.

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    Elizabeth G.
    Archery at American Indian Center

    This class was so much fun! I went by myself, had no experience in archery and wasn't uncomfortable at all. The class size is small so everyone gets individual attention and they really focus on form. Lots of shooting time and the class flies by. Definitely planning on coming back, and dragging friends along.

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    Sara O.
    Archery at American Indian Center

    So much fun! When I got there I wondered how I could possibly do this for an hour but the time flew by and I was sad to leave. The guys there were super nice and they make it a good time.

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    Jenna C.
    Archery at American Indian Center

    Really great class! Would love to do it again.

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    Joe H.
    Archery at American Indian Center

    My fiancee and I just wanted to get out of the house for an hour on a Wednesday and so I signed us up for archery. Weird, but it sounded like it might be fun.

    We got there and headed to the third floor to meet Al and his teaching partner who took just the right amount of time to show us how to hold the bow and shoot safely with the rules. There's not too much of the preamble and you get to shooting fairly quickly. I know we both felt safe and had a great time.

    I will absolutely take this class again.

    Additionally, the American Indian Center is also very cool with lots of neat bits about Native American history, and I want to go back to spend time putzing around the museum itself.

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    Jody W.
    Archery at American Indian Center

    Terrific. I'd go back

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    Megan Y.
    Archery at American Indian Center

    It was SO MUCH FUN!! I wish I could take lessons regularly!!!!

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    La Tosha J.
    Archery at American Indian Center

    Al is very friendly and patient. He was very patient and gave me great tips to help me improve my aim. I had a ton of fun and can't wait to go back. I highly recommend that you take this class because it is incredibly relaxing and a great workout.

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    Tiffany J.
    Archery at American Indian Center

    This class was the best, this was our first time and I walked out feeling like a pro. Al was a great teacher very patient & extremely friendly. We are definitely going back :)

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    John Michael K.
    Archery at American Indian Center

    This was such an amazing class!

    This was my first time ever holding a bow and arrow; AL was great at explaining proper form and helping me maintain it throughout the class. He took time to explain to me about the different types of bows and let me try several of them so I could experience the different between each one and above all he was extremely encouraging, even when the arrow missed the target completely.

    I would highly recommend this to anyone.

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    Maria A.
    Archery at American Indian Center

    What an AWESOME class!!! I highly recommend it. No prior experience necessary. Great upper body workout. Al and Michael are AMAZING. I've already signed up for more sessions.

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{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/images/fallback/default_user_photo.png","reviewer_name":"Lee J.","created_at":"2 months","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eArchery at American Indian Center\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"Fun to try! Teacher was patient and communicative. Added a few fun games at the end to keep it interesting. Recommend!","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/images/fallback/default_user_photo.png","reviewer_name":"Tayfun I.","created_at":"2 months","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eArchery at American Indian Center\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"it was fun and a great learning experience. ","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/images/fallback/default_user_photo.png","reviewer_name":"Lizzie J.","created_at":"3 months","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eArchery at American Indian Center\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"Fun experience; very casual - some instruction but not too much.","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/images/fallback/default_user_photo.png","reviewer_name":"Mary W.","created_at":"3 months","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eArchery at American Indian Center\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"This was a terrific activity for me and my husband. The instruction was just right. The instructors provided us with the basics and allowed us to start right away, while providing individual instruction as necessary or requested. The length of the session is perfect - one hour. There were no more than 6 students at any one time. I highly recommend this class for everyone!!","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/images/fallback/default_user_photo.png","reviewer_name":"Christine S.","created_at":"3 months","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eArchery at American Indian Center\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"Such a fun class! It felt like Robin Hood and The Hunger games all mixed into one night! \r\nMichael was an awesome teacher/coach - lots of fun, helped a bunch, and gave tips if he saw you struggling. I'd totally come back to do this class again. In fact, I had a bunch of friends who saw pictures I posted, ask about doing the class. \r\n","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/images/fallback/default_user_photo.png","reviewer_name":"Michelle R.","created_at":"3 months","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eArchery at American Indian Center\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"Michael is a helpful and patient instructor. The class was small, which allowed for one-on-one guidance. There was a lot of time to practice and try to refine your technique. This class makes archery very approachable for adult beginners. It's a fun class for a date night or night out with friends! Highly recommended!","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/images/fallback/default_user_photo.png","reviewer_name":"Rachel M.","created_at":"3 months","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eArchery at American Indian Center\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"This was such a fun class! Took this with two other friends and we had a blast! Would most definitely recommend and do again!","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/images/fallback/default_user_photo.png","reviewer_name":"Linda P.","created_at":"3 months","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eArchery at American Indian Center\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"Enjoyable experience!","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/images/fallback/default_user_photo.png","reviewer_name":"Latasha T.","created_at":"4 months","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eArchery at American Indian Center\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"I'm in love with this class! It is a great class for those, Luke new, who want to experience something out of the ordinary. The instructors are easy going and fun and correct you to Mahe you're shot better. I've done this class 3 times and will do it again soon! ","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/images/fallback/default_user_photo.png","reviewer_name":"Tammy C.","created_at":"4 months","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eArchery at American Indian Center\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"This class was a great way to breakup a mundane weekend day! Very laid back \u0026 fun!","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/images/fallback/default_user_photo.png","reviewer_name":"Caitlin J.","created_at":"4 months","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eArchery at American Indian Center\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"My husband and I had a great time! The teacher was great, offering the right amount of instruction and encouragement and allowing us to try different distances. Overall great experience!","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"https://dabbledoneright-production.s3.amazonaws.com/production/uploads/user/photo/451928/thumb_13173792_10154010547211265_2488207324070197519_n.jpg","reviewer_name":"Elizabeth B.","created_at":"4 months","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eArchery at American Indian Center\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"The instructors were very helpful and never made me feel bad about my abilities. Very informative and fun! You get to shoot earlier and more than I expected. Will go again!","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/images/fallback/default_user_photo.png","reviewer_name":"Michele T.","created_at":"4 months","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eArchery at American Indian Center\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"Large class of 10 people (most are beginners like me). Not my first time shooting archery, but it's been quite a long time. Good equipment available, and good instruction (1 on 1 for each person at the start of class) by the teachers. The full class and space arrangement meant 2 people shared each target, and each shooter was lined up fairly close to one another. But, with safety whistles in place, the close confines weren't an issue. Unfortunately targets are reused from class to class, so the targets weren't in the best condition.","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/images/fallback/default_user_photo.png","reviewer_name":"Jacob Sunmin K.","created_at":"4 months","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eArchery at American Indian Center\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"Very Positive Experience - Recommend to All!!!","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/images/fallback/default_user_photo.png","reviewer_name":"Erin M.","created_at":"4 months","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eArchery at American Indian Center\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"So much fun. I am interested in going back and learning more. Instructors were friendly enthusiastic and very patient!!","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/images/fallback/default_user_photo.png","reviewer_name":"Clare F.","created_at":"5 months","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eArchery at American Indian Center\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"This was a lot of fun! I scheduled the class as a date night activity with my partner. We definitely would love to do it again! The instructors were helpful and knowledgeable, and I would highly recommend this class.","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/images/fallback/default_user_photo.png","reviewer_name":"O M.","created_at":"5 months","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eArchery at American Indian Center\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"Al is a fantastic instructor. Great environment and nice people. Overall great experience, if you are into archery, definitely check out.","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/images/fallback/default_user_photo.png","reviewer_name":"Wendy G.","created_at":"5 months","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eArchery at American Indian Center\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"This was fun and perfect for a beginner. Instructor was helpful and accommodating to my unique physical needs. Definitely worth checking out!","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/images/fallback/default_user_photo.png","reviewer_name":"Savannah W.","created_at":"5 months","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eArchery at American Indian Center\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"The class was great! Not long enough! So much fun! Instructors were great, equipment top well maintained and the facility was easy to find. I plan to continue going to open range to practice my new skills.","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"https://dabbledoneright-production.s3.amazonaws.com/production/uploads/user/photo/185871/thumb_dabble_logo_large.jpg","reviewer_name":"Jay S.","created_at":"6 months","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eArchery at American Indian Center\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"Fun and seriously addicting Dabble class.","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"https://dabbledoneright-production.s3.amazonaws.com/production/uploads/user/photo/456629/thumb_me.jpg","reviewer_name":"Sarah R.","created_at":"6 months","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eArchery at American Indian Center\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"Great class. I had never handled a bow before and felt like I learned a lot! Would definitely recommend it. I actually took my friend who was visiting from out of town, and she loved it as well. It was the highlight of her trip.","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/images/fallback/default_user_photo.png","reviewer_name":"Megan T.","created_at":"6 months","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eArchery at American Indian Center\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"We had SO much fun on a Friday night learning with the folks at the American Indian Center. I was amazed to see my skills in archery and learned a lot about how to use my body strength in ways I didn't even know existed. I would absolutely go back for another session!","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/images/fallback/default_user_photo.png","reviewer_name":"Abhi K.","created_at":"6 months","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eArchery at American Indian Center\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"Really enjoyed my time with the instructors and Archery. They were there to help you all the time and it was FUN!","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"https://dabbledoneright-production.s3.amazonaws.com/production/uploads/user/photo/381381/thumb_medium_square_12440524_10153763687501280_6236829082730642308_o.jpg","reviewer_name":"Jeremy I.","created_at":"7 months","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eArchery at American Indian Center\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"Take this class! This was SO much fun. I learned to do something I've been meaning to do for a long time! Al, the instructor did an amazing job of teaching us the techniques. I even heard he'll be doing a Meditative Archery class. Doesn't that sound awesome?! ","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"https://dabbledoneright-production.s3.amazonaws.com/production/uploads/user/photo/185871/thumb_dabble_logo_large.jpg","reviewer_name":"Jay S.","created_at":"7 months","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eArchery at American Indian Center\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"So much fun. Super fun and hands-on class. Love Al's laid back and patient teaching style. The balloon, card and grouping challenges made it even more fun and addictive.","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/images/fallback/default_user_photo.png","reviewer_name":"Steph B.","created_at":"7 months","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eArchery at American Indian Center\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"I had a blast at this class! I'm interested in learning more about archery. I took the class because it's something I've always wanted to try and I may have a new hobby!","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/images/fallback/default_user_photo.png","reviewer_name":"Joanna O.","created_at":"7 months","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eArchery at American Indian Center\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"Small class, super fun and great instructor. Going back next week for more practice. ","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/images/fallback/default_user_photo.png","reviewer_name":"Katlin S.","created_at":"7 months","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eArchery at American Indian Center\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"My boyfriend and I signed up for this class and we had so much fun! We arrived early and the instructor, Michael, was kind enough to get us started with the basics. The pacing was really great and I feel like I left having a good beginner's grasp of archery.","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/images/fallback/default_user_photo.png","reviewer_name":"Sandra S.","created_at":"8 months","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eArchery at American Indian Center\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"Fun","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"https://dabbledoneright-production.s3.amazonaws.com/production/uploads/user/photo/190291/thumb_Leslie_B_W_torch.jpg","reviewer_name":"Chi C.","created_at":"8 months","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eArchery at American Indian Center\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"I absolutely loved this class! The instructors were great and I had a blast. I will definitely be taking this again with more friends!","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/images/fallback/default_user_photo.png","reviewer_name":"Kelly B.","created_at":"8 months","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eArchery at American Indian Center\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"Such a great experience! Loved every minute. Al was a great instructor, and made the class very entertaining. We had so much time to learn how to correctly hold the bow and aim the arrows. Definitely going back with our friends!","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/images/fallback/default_user_photo.png","reviewer_name":"Danielle C.","created_at":"8 months","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eArchery at American Indian Center\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"It was a lot of fun!","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/images/fallback/default_user_photo.png","reviewer_name":"Jonquil B.","created_at":"9 months","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eArchery at American Indian Center\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"Great class and teachers!","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/images/fallback/default_user_photo.png","reviewer_name":"Jen C.","created_at":"9 months","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eArchery at American Indian Center\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"What a great class! Not too crowded, plenty of one-on-one time, and I learned a lot. Thank you for offering this!","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/images/fallback/default_user_photo.png","reviewer_name":"Amanda M.","created_at":"9 months","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eArchery at American Indian Center\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"I wasn't sure what to expect. The staff and teacher were very friendly and informative. I had a great time and look forward to going back!","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"https://dabbledoneright-production.s3.amazonaws.com/production/uploads/user/photo/183021/thumb_11e52ad.jpg","reviewer_name":"Favian R.","created_at":"9 months","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eArchery at American Indian Center\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"Awesome class and awesome teachers! You're missing out on a huge Chicago gem, if you pass this up!","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"https://dabbledoneright-production.s3.amazonaws.com/production/uploads/user/photo/447004/thumb_2013-06-05_23.45.39.jpg","reviewer_name":"Cortney P.","created_at":"9 months","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eArchery at American Indian Center\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"This was a fun and laid-back class. I feel like I got a decent beginner's handle on form and shooting. I'm pretty clumsy and non-athletic, and the instructors were very kind and patient with me when I took a little longer to figure things out. The hour flew by with lots of practice and games, and I'm excited to take more archery classes here in the future.","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/images/fallback/default_user_photo.png","reviewer_name":"Karen W.","created_at":"9 months","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eArchery at American Indian Center\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":" It was easy and the instructors were gentle and helpful. My son loved it so much he now has a membership in USA Archery.","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/images/fallback/default_user_photo.png","reviewer_name":"Susan H.","created_at":"9 months","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eArchery at American Indian Center\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"What fun . . . I especially liked that we shot at balloons to end the class. For some reason, hearing the pop of a balloon gave you a real feeling of satisfaction! I want to go back again and learn more.","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/images/fallback/default_user_photo.png","reviewer_name":"Felicia K.","created_at":"9 months","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eArchery at American Indian Center\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"I have always wanted to take an archery class. My daughter and I had a great time and learned a lot during the one hour class. We plan to go back.","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/images/fallback/default_user_photo.png","reviewer_name":"Elizabeth G.","created_at":"9 months","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eArchery at American Indian Center\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"This class was so much fun! I went by myself, had no experience in archery and wasn't uncomfortable at all. The class size is small so everyone gets individual attention and they really focus on form. Lots of shooting time and the class flies by. Definitely planning on coming back, and dragging friends along.","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/images/fallback/default_user_photo.png","reviewer_name":"Sara O.","created_at":"9 months","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eArchery at American Indian Center\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"So much fun! When I got there I wondered how I could possibly do this for an hour but the time flew by and I was sad to leave. The guys there were super nice and they make it a good time. ","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/images/fallback/default_user_photo.png","reviewer_name":"Jenna C.","created_at":"9 months","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eArchery at American Indian Center\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"Really great class! Would love to do it again.","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/images/fallback/default_user_photo.png","reviewer_name":"Joe H.","created_at":"9 months","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eArchery at American Indian Center\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"My fiancee and I just wanted to get out of the house for an hour on a Wednesday and so I signed us up for archery. Weird, but it sounded like it might be fun.\r\n\r\nWe got there and headed to the third floor to meet Al and his teaching partner who took just the right amount of time to show us how to hold the bow and shoot safely with the rules. There's not too much of the preamble and you get to shooting fairly quickly. I know we both felt safe and had a great time.\r\n\r\nI will absolutely take this class again.\r\n\r\nAdditionally, the American Indian Center is also very cool with lots of neat bits about Native American history, and I want to go back to spend time putzing around the museum itself.","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/images/fallback/default_user_photo.png","reviewer_name":"Jody W.","created_at":"10 months","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eArchery at American Indian Center\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"Terrific. I'd go back","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/images/fallback/default_user_photo.png","reviewer_name":"Megan Y.","created_at":"10 months","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eArchery at American Indian Center\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"It was SO MUCH FUN!! I wish I could take lessons regularly!!!! ","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"https://dabbledoneright-production.s3.amazonaws.com/production/uploads/user/photo/127391/thumb_Rose.jpg","reviewer_name":"La Tosha J.","created_at":"10 months","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eArchery at American Indian Center\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"Al is very friendly and patient. He was very patient and gave me great tips to help me improve my aim. I had a ton of fun and can't wait to go back. I highly recommend that you take this class because it is incredibly relaxing and a great workout.","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/images/fallback/default_user_photo.png","reviewer_name":"Tiffany J.","created_at":"10 months","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eArchery at American Indian Center\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"This class was the best, this was our first time and I walked out feeling like a pro. Al was a great teacher very patient \u0026 extremely friendly. We are definitely going back :)","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"https://dabbledoneright-production.s3.amazonaws.com/production/uploads/user/photo/298821/thumb_JMK_May_2016.jpg","reviewer_name":"John Michael K.","created_at":"10 months","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eArchery at American Indian Center\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"This was such an amazing class!\r\n \r\nThis was my first time ever holding a bow and arrow; AL was great at explaining proper form and helping me maintain it throughout the class. He took time to explain to me about the different types of bows and let me try several of them so I could experience the different between each one and above all he was extremely encouraging, even when the arrow missed the target completely.\r\n\r\nI would highly recommend this to anyone.\r\n","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/images/fallback/default_user_photo.png","reviewer_name":"Maria A.","created_at":"10 months","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eArchery at American Indian Center\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"What an AWESOME class!!! I highly recommend it. No prior experience necessary. Great upper body workout. Al and Michael are AMAZING. I've already signed up for more sessions. ","teacher_response":null}

Al Eastman

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Al Eastman is Sicangu Lakota and a Certified Instructor with Archery Resources Education (AER) Level II and USA Archery. Previous coaching experience with World Sport Chicago and the Chicago Archery Center. Workshops on flintknapping and arrow making.

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