Escape Alive classes return for third year


WATERBURY — Jane Do No More, Inc. announced the return of its Escape Alive-Survival Skills calls for women.

The program teaches women the physical skills, techniques and strategies they need to both identify and escape danger, including domestic violence and sexual assault. Classes are taught by professional self-defense instructors and East Coast Training Systems owners Drew and Daniele Serrano.

The first class will be held on March 8 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the University of Connecticut, Waterbury. Classes will be offered throughout March and April at other Waterbury locations, and in Southbury, Middlebury, Naugatuck and Litchfield. Each three-hour session includes both lecture and physical training components; no experience is necessary. Classes are open to women ages 15 and older; participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at the time of entry. Girls 12 and under are welcome in the organizations’ special mother-daughter sessions.

To see our full schedule of classes and locations or to enroll online, visit For questions or to register over the phone, call Daniele Serrano at (203) 768.2866 or e-mail

A portion of each enrollment fee helps fund Jane Doe No More programs and services.

Jane Doe No More works to improve the way society responds to victims of sexual assault. For more information, visit