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 The City of Hercules offers a wide variety of recreation classes that cater to all ages and helps to promote a healthy lifestyle. Our classes provide a great opportunity to have fun and exercise while interacting with others in a safe environment. Sign up now to enjoy your own recreation experience.

Location:
2001 Refugio Valley Road

Contact:
For more information please call Andrea Mendez, Recreation Technician at (510) 799-8290 or email at: amendez@ci.hercules.ca.us

Become an Instructor
If you are interested in teaching a hobby or class and becoming an Instructor with the City of Hercules, please view and complete our Instructor Packet and return to Andrea Mendez, Recreation Technician at 2001 Refugio Valley Road or via e-mail at amendez@ci.hercules.ca.us.

Tahitian Dance Class (Ages 2.5-16)
Come join this fun and exciting atmosphere for both kids and adults in learning the basics of Tahitian Dance movements while getting a cardiovascular workout at the same time!
To sign up use our online registration.

Ballet Class (Ages 3.5+)
Lots of imagination is used by design to help socialize students and ease them into pre-school and kindergarten. The basic steps are woven into magical stories using mime, tambourines, star wands, scarves and many different music pieces to train their listening skills, which later augment their math skills. This class will teach arm coordination and balance movements while they participate in creative dance and imaginative mime stories.
To sign up use our online registration.

Tap Class (Ages 3.5+)
Lots of imagination is used by design to help socialize students and ease them into pre-school and kindergarten. The basic steps are woven into magical stories using mime, tambourines, star wands, scarves and many different music pieces to train their listening skills, which later augment their math skills. This class is an introduction to the basic steps and rhythms of tap dance using age appropriate music and songs.
If you are unsure of what to buy for attire, the instructor does have new and/or recycled attire that is available for purchase. You may come to the first class early to purchase attire from the instructor.
To sign up use our online registration.

Zumba Kids Jr. Class (Ages 3-6)
High energy fitness for kids! Zumbatomic classes increase focus and self-confidence, boost metabolism and improve coordination. More than just a great way to stay active and healthy, classes offer a welcoming, fun and upbeat atmosphere for kids!
To sign up use our online registration.

Piano Class (Ages 10+)
Most popular songs use only 3 or 4 simple chords. You can learn to play your favorites on the piano in just a few weeks. Only 6 students per class so you will get the help that you need. No prior experience is required. It is fun and easy! There is an additional $10.00 class fee for the textbook: Alfred's Chord Approach. If you need help getting a keyboard, call the instructor at (925) 676-8558.
To sign up use our online registration.

Guitar (Ages 10+)
Did you know most popular songs consist of only 3 or 4 basic chords? This class will teach you the chord progressions necessary to quickly learn to play your favorite songs. With no more than six students per class, you will get the personal attention you need in this ten week class. The instructor has a masters degree in Music Education and twenty years of teaching experience. Bring your own guitar (any kind).
To sign up use our online registration.

Oil Painting (Ages 5+)
Have fun while learning to draw, paint, design, mix colors, and combine colors, lights, shadows, and composition perspective.
To sign up use our online registration.

Karate (Ages 7+)
Students will learn the basic fighting skills of Karate, self-discipline, self-esteem and confidence in protecting themselves.  We teach each student to know the danger of people and to protect themselves if he or she is in a threatening situation.  Karate will help you develop physical strength, coordination, and mental focus.  Over time your body and mind will become stronger.  Karate is an activity that is fun and for the whole family!  We offer the first month free and family discounts, visit www.herculeskaratedojo.com for more information. Sign up today!
To sign up use our online registration. 

Gymnastics (Ages 2-14)
Students will learn balance, coordination, flexibility, and development in this non-competitive environment. Romper Gym helps 2 to 4 year olds learn and explore. Tumbling is designed for the 4 to 6 year old students to learn basic stretches, rolls, balance, and cartwheels. Novice Gymnastics is designed for children ages 7 and older and focuses on stretching, balance, coordination, and strength. 
To sign up use our online registration. 

Math Tutoring- Basic (Ages 8-18)
Depending on the status of your child and where they are in school they may be tutored on the following areas:
Place Value (numbers through millions), multiplication with three numbers, division with remainders, factors, common factors, common multiples, adding and subtracting time, equivalent fractions and fractions in the lowest terms, algebraic expressions, integers, decimals, fractions, and polynomial operations. All students need to bring a spiral notebook, pencils, and erasers.
To sign up use our online registration. 

Math Tutoring- Geometry/Algebra/Pre-Calculus (Ages 8-18)
Fundamental algebraic laws & operations, absolute value & operations with fractions.  Also covered, algebraic operations, solving linear equations & linear inequalities, graphing quadratic equations,  logarithms & exponentials, angles & trigonometric functions, and trigonometric identities. These classes are designed to assist school-age students in need of a head start in Geometry, Algebra I & II, & Trigonometry.  All students need to bring a spiral notebook, pencils, and erasers.
To sign up use our online registration. 

Public Stargazing (All Ages) - Free
Come explore and learn the night sky through large and small telescopes and binoculars, with assistance from local amateur astronomers. Let us help you use your new scope. We welcome school groups-call or email us two weeks in advance. For others, no registration is required. Please, no smoking, no alcohol, cell phones off, and no flashlights without a red filter. Gazes held weather permitting. For more information, please call (510) 526-5974. On scheduled evenings, call (510) 799-8237 after dark.

Location Foxboro Park (1025 Canterbury Avenue)
Day

September 20, 2014
October 25, 2014
November 22, 2014

Specific Saturdays; call (510) 799-8291 for dates

Time The later of Dusk or 7:30pm
Instructors Dave Harris, Walt Meadows, Timo Kurppa

Little Dragons 1 (Ages 3.5-4.5)
We will introduce the fundamentals through practice, play, games, and songs. Class will focus on providing exercises for the students to hone in on their own body awareness, strength building, individual and group interaction and prepare them for the next level in their karate career.
To sign up use our online registration. 

Little Dragons 2 (Ages 4.5-6)
We will introduce the fundamentals through practice, play, games, and repetition. Class will focus on providing exercises for the students to be perceptive of their body and strength, flexibility and strength training, individual and group interaction and prepare them for the next level in their Karate career.
To sign up use our online registration.  

Lego Robotics (Ages 7.5-13)
This workshop uses robot  building and computer programming to teach science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) concepts within a recreation setting. Through the use of the LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.1 kit, software, and laptop computers, the workshop experience is designed to be hands-on and project based. All equipment and supplies are provided for use. Although some participants may have had experience with general LEGO kits, simple robot building and simple programming assume no prior experience. After introductory training, students will be able to program autonomous robot tasks (challenges) and games. Peter Margolis is a California credentialed middle and high school teacher. Academically, he holds three masters degrees in Recreation Administration, MBA, and education.
To sign up use our online registration. 

Animal Drawing (Ages 5-10)
Kids love to draw animals! In this class taught by Young Rembrandts we will imagine ourselves at the zoo as we learn to draw a variety of different animals. Giraffes, lions, tigers, birds and more will be drawn. Our final day will result in one large scene of the zoo, divided into several habitats and incorporating the many animal friends we have learned to draw. Markers or color pencils will complete both our realistic and graphic style drawings. *There is a $10.00 lab fee paid at the first class
To sign up use our online registration. 

Jr. Under the Sea (Ages 5-8)
In this class taught by Young Rembrandts under the sea makes us think of mermaids, fish, shipwrecks and even sharks! All of these will inspire our work as we draw many animals and human characters found under the sea. Our last day will be exciting as we combine the subject matter we have learned into one larger drawing with a story of its own. Media used will include pencils, color pencils and markers. *There is a $10.00 lab fee paid at the first class.
To sign up use our online registration. 

Mad Science: Secret Agent Camp (Ages 6-11)
The Mad Science Secret Agent Camp is a fun journey into the world of detection, spy science, and forensics. Campers will examine the science behind the spy tools made famous by the world's greatest spies! We will reconstruct activities using scientific methods and use the science of cryptology to send and decode secret messages. Kids will get a chance to see what can't be seen by the naked eye and will follow in Sherlock's steps to learn what tracks can tell us! Join the Mad Science Bureau of Investigations to help foil a burglary using state-of-the art security techniques!
To sign up use our online registration.

Mad Science: My First Lab (Ages 4-6)
Become a junior Mad Scientist! This new camp is a great introduction to science. Preschoolers explore their sense of sight, sound, smell, taste and touch. Children use a magnifying glass to discover the world of creepy crawly creatures. Explore the science of the sea and the fascinating creatures that live there. Campers become paleontologists by searching for fossils and participating in a mini dinosaur dig. Finally, take an exciting mission with Mad Science to explore the planets, moons, and stars. Take-home projects included each day!
To sign up use our online registration.

Lego FUNdamentals (Ages 8-12)
Power up your engineering skills with Play-Well TEKnologies and over 100,000 pieces of LEGO®! Apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture through engineer-designed projects such as arch bridges, skyscrapers, motorized cars, and the Battletrack! Design and build as never before, and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment. An experienced instructor will challenge new and returning students to engineer at the next level.
*This program is now closed, program will resume Summer 2015*

Lego Jedi Engineering (Ages 5-12)
Young Jedi will explore worlds far, far away and engineering principles right in front of them. Defeat the Empire by designing and refining X-Wings, R2-units, and settlements on far-flung edges of the galaxy. Imagination and engineering combine to create motorized and architectural projects such as energy catapults, shield generators and defense turrets. A new offering of original designs for young Jedi ages 5-6 from Play-Well TEKnologies.
To sign up use our online registration.

Lego Pre-Engineering (Ages 5-7)
Let your imagination run wild with over 100,000 pieces of LEGO®! Build engineer-designed projects such as boats, bridges, mazes and motorized cars, and use special pieces to create your own unique design! Explore the endless creative possibilities of the LEGO® building system with the guidance of an experienced Play-Well instructor. This is an ideal way to prepare young builders for the challenge of Engineering Challenge.
To sign up use our online registration.

Incrediflix: Animation Flix Camp (Ages 7-13)
In this fast paced camp, students will create up to 5 stop-motion animated flix! Each day you will use a new style of stop-motion, combining the favorites of past years with some completely new styles, making this camp new each year for everyone to enjoy! It?s the ultimate arts and crafts camp where campers create, direct, and film their movies in age-appropriate groups. *Flix downloadable within a month after camp ends.
To sign up use our online registration.

Incrediflix: Lego Flix Camp (Ages 7-13)
We know you love Legos and we know you can create incredible worlds. Now it is time to bring those worlds to life in Lego animated flix! We provide the Legos, and you provide your imagination. Students will create a Lego set with Lego characters for a movie they storyboard, write, shoot, and voice-over in age appropriate groups. All Flix downloadable within a month after camp ends
To sign up use our online registration.

Last updated: 7/28/2014 11:07:38 AM