Arts and Enrichment
Some of the exciting programs we offer throughout the year include pottery, kids clay, oil painting, acrylics, adult Spanish classes and ballroom dancing for couples.
This is the original four-count swing dance. This class will teach the basic steps, including lots of turns and twirls.
Country and Western Hoedown Dance Parties
Join a proper hoedown and dance the night away with lively country western dance moves. Need to review a dance? Dancers will review, practice and learn fun party dance moves each session.
Country and Western Two-Step
This original country western dance is the most versatile on the floor. Dancers will learn basic steps to dominate the dance floor and step the night away.
Country and Western Three Dance Jam
Dancers will learn the basics and the turns and twirls for Two-Step, Country Swing and Waltz! Get jammin’ no matter what the band plays!
Line Dance Booty Bash
Great exercise and good for coordination and balance. This class is a super fun way to slim down for the summer. Count your steps - dancers average 2,000 per class. We will learn the most popular line dances for parties and more.
Millennium Cowboy Cha Cha
Cowboy Cha Cha is not just for country dancers anymore. It’s the prettiest dance to come along. It can be done solo or with a partner – we will learn both ways.
It’s sweetheart night. Don’t just rock back and forth during those slow songs. Learn romantic steps, turns and patterns that will make dancing to ballads and slow songs the highlight of the night.
Red Hot Sizzlin’ Salsa
This red-hot social-style salsa is fun and easy to learn. With lots of great moves, learn Latin rhythms so you can dance and move to any Latin song. Come join us for fun learning the basic steps of salsa to the great sound of Latin music.
Prices are per couple. Please contact Katie Hetsko at email@example.com, or call 720-733-3589-1036 with questions.
Adult Line Dance Aerobics
These dance class routines will combine the elements of cardio, balance, flexibility and boosted energy while you learn many dance moves and line dances.
Day / time: Mondays, 7-8 p.m.
Location: Rec Center
Beginning through advanced – all levels welcome! Learn wheel throwing and hand building in a comfortable, fun environment. Bring your own tools, or purchase tools and clay at the Front Desk.
Creative Kid’s Clay
Youth & Adult Fencing
Discover the Exciting Sport of Olympic Fencing! Fencing is a centuries old art and is gaining in popularity each year. Fencing is a mental & physical sport that builds your agility, strength and stamina. It also teaches focus, strategic thinking and problem solving. Our class foster competition, confidence, respect and self-discipline in a safe and fun environment. This is a great sport for parents and children!
This six-week program includes an introduction to the history of fencing, weapons, target areas and fencing technique. The use of equipment is included in the class fee.
Adult Spanish Classes (Level 1)
This introductory, fast-paced Spanish class focuses on vocabulary, pronunciation and communication basics. A bilingual workbook fee of $120 is payable to the instructor on the first day of class. This class is provided by Spanish Enrichment Inc.
Location: Recreation Center
Practical Spanish for Adults (Level 2)
This intermediate, fast-paced Spanish class focuses on vocabulary, pronunciation and accentuation, as well as introduction to conjugation of the verbs in present, past and future tenses. The bilingual workbook from Practical Spanish for Adults Level 1 will be used.
Location: Recreation Center
Classes start in April.
Spanish Enrichment Journey for Children
A Spanish speaking teacher will coach your child in everyday vocabulary, pronunciation of the alphabet and vowels, interactive exercises, games, songs and phrase of the week. This is a great way for your child to use basic Spanish with friends and family members. There is a materials fee of $10, payable to the instructor during the first class
Location: Rec Center
Spanish for Children
A Spanish-speaking teacher will coach your child in everyday vocabulary, pronunciation of the alphabet and vowels, interactive exercises, games, songs and a phrase of the week. This is a great way for your child to use basic Spanish with friends and family members. Materials will be $10, payable to the instructor in the first class.
Classes start in April.
Bob Ross Oil Painting
No prior painting experience is necessary, and you will leave the class with a completed painting on a 16-by-20-inch canvas. A $5 materials fee must be paid to the instructor. Please bring a roll of paper towels. A 30-minute lunch break will be given.
Family Style Acrylic Paint Class
Discover your artistic side as a family while you each create a 12X16 acrylic painting on canvas, finished and ready to take home for display! Each registration fee covers the cost of one adult and one child. No pressure, just relaxing good times while you paint and create with your child!
Day / time: Saturdays, 9:45-11:45 a.m.
Location: Rec Center Studio
Imagine! Weekly Drawing Class
Students “power up” their creative energy at KidzArt! Students are exposed to a variety of artistic styles, cultural interpretations and materials. Students will complete an original drawing and color it using different mediums each class time (all materials included). “If you can dream you can draw!”
Day / time: Thursdays, 4:45-6 p.m.
Painting & Pictionary Youth Paint Night
Kids enjoy a Friday night of acrylic painting on a 12x16 canvas with friends. This class will include step by step instruction for a new painting each month. At this two hour class kids are guaranteed to have a blast and feel a sense of accomplishment when they complete and take home their work of art. Friends will enjoy a showing off their completed work at a mini art presentation followed by a few rounds of the fun filled game "Pictionary" when their works of art are complete.
Day / time: Fridays, 5-7 p.m.
These classes, provided by Dance Exploration, are non-competitive dance classes for beginning to intermediate level dancers. Classes begin at ages 18 months and expand to age 10.
Children learn a ballet routine as well as a tap routine. Routines are based on the child’s ability and talent and designed to encourage artistic and technical growth. Children get to share their dances with parents at select parent observation days throughout the session.
The most important concept in our cheerleading class will be working as a team! Dancers will learn how to move in unison and create fun formations and pictures as a unit. Students will be taught the importance of working together towards a common goal and how to overcome differences. Cheerleading classes also include the Family Engagement Program to keep parents informed about what their children are learning in class!
Creative Dance classes are designed as an interactive play-time to introduce dance and movement to preschool aged children. Each month, a new theme is introduced to keep the class fun and exciting. Parents are able to observe what their child has learned with several free observations and community performances throughout the session!
Each week we explore a new aspect of the Hip Hop dance style whether it be a genre such as break dance vs tutting or Hip Hop terminology such as coffee grinder vs isolations. By exploring a new concept each week, we follow the guidelines of the ‘Dance to Discover!’™ Method, to keep class interesting and exciting and ensure children are learning as much as possible. Hip Hop classes include the Dance Exploration, LLC Family Engagement Program to continue the study of hip hop at home with fun games and activities the whole family can enjoy!
Mommy, Teddy Bear and Me
These classes provide children with an introduction to structured dance and movement. Parents or caregivers will help their child learn at their own pace and enjoy stretching, making noise, dancing and blowing bubbles. Recommended attire includes anything that the child and parent can move in and ballet slippers, socks or bare feet.
Pre-Ballet classes follow a themed class structure, similar to Creative Dance, but places larger focus on beginning ballet movements as well as a greater emphasis on technique. Students will learn the five positions of the arms and feet, basic body positions, introductory ballet movements as well as ballet terminology. Props such as teddy bears, magic wands, hula hoops and scarves are used to make class fun, and to help children learn by association. All Pre-Ballet students are taught choreography to teach memorization, spatial awareness and self-worth! Routines are based on the child’s ability and talent and designed to encourage artistic and technical growth.
In these magical Dance Exploration classes, dancers will meet their favorite princesses while learning and mastering different dance moves, interacting with the characters during story time, completing obstacle courses and even getting autographs! Dancers will get to move to their favorite songs and have adventures, just like their favorite princesses!
Teddy Bear Hip Hop
Teddy Bear Hip Hop Dance™ is an introduction to the urban street styles of dancing known commonly as Hip Hop. What makes the class unique is in the execution of the deliverance of dance steps. Each move will be taught using a stuffed animal, like a teddy bear, or similar prop to easily teach break dance moves and other hip-hop genres. As classes progress dancers will be asked to perform dance moves that replicate a real life creature or event. The skills and movements taught will be age appropriate and test motor development as well as spatial awareness all part of the ‘Dance to Move!’™ Method. Each Teddy Bear Hip Hop Dance™ class will learn a combo or dance routine to be performed at the graduation.
For information on dance classes offered at the Recreation Center, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.