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The City of Hercules offers a wide variety of recreation classes that cater to all ages and help 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.

Contact Us:

Vanessa Flores,
Recreation Leader III
Call: (510) 799-8290

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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 Vanessa Flores, Recreation Leader III at 2001 Refugio Valley Road or via e-mail at

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.

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 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. 

Yoga (Ages 18 & up) 
Stretch and strengthen your body and mind with yoga postures and sequences that help build core strength and muscle tone. Breathing exercises help calm the mind and alleviate stress and anxiety. Learn the benefits of a yoga practice from relieving stress to improving balance and flexibility to achieving inner peace. To sign up use our online registration. 

Jazzercise (Ages 18 & up)
Every Jazzercise group fitness class combines dance-based cardio with strength training and stretching to sculpt, tone and lengthen muscles for a maximum fat burn. Choreographed to today's hottest music, Jazzercise is a fusion of jazz dance, resistance training, Pilates, yoga, and kickboxing. Start dancing yourself fit and change the shape of your body today! For more information, please call (510)619-5884. 

DAYS: TIMES: FEES: location:
M-Th  7PM-8PM   Drop In: $10 / Monthly: $45

 Teen Center

Saturday 8:30am-9:30am Drop In: $10 / Monthly: $45

 Teen Center

Sunday 9am-10am Drop In: $10 / Monthly: $45 Teen Center

Zumba (Ages 8 & up)
Zumba combines high energy and dynamic Latin and world beat rhythms that allow participants to move and dance while getting fit and burning fat. This special Zumba workout party is 1 hour of Zumba that is great for all levels and ages. Make it a friend and family evening of fun. Zumba is food for the body, mind, and spirit. Come and join the workout party!

dance class days  times location:
Zumba Gold Mondays  9:30am-10:30am

 Senior Center

Bombay Jam/Fierce Funk Mondays 6:15pm-7:00pm

 Senior Center

Zumba & Mat Conditioning Mondays     7:00pm-8:00pm Senior Center
Zumba Gold Toning Wednesdays 9:30am-10:30am Senior Center
Zumba (thru March)         Wednesday 6:30pm-7:30pm Ohlone Center
Zumba Gold Fridays     8:00am-9:00am    Senior Center
Zumba Sentao/Toning Fridays 6:15pm-7:00pm Senior Center
Zumba & Mat Conditioning Fridays 7:00pm-8:00pm Senior Center
Zumba Toning Sundays 9am-10am Senior Center

Resident Monthly Pass Non Resident Monthly pass drop in
$50 $55 $10

Math Tutoring (Ages 8-15)
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. 

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 11/14/15, 4/19/16
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.    

Little Masters of Public Speaking (Ages 6-9)  
Students learn how to tell stories and scary stories. Joke telling is an art and so is dialogue delivery. It is ideal and is a fun class for little masters who put up a play at the end! To sign up use our online registration.

Intro to Speech Writing (Ages 6-9)  
Students learn the importance of writing like they talk, making it personal and creating interesting openings and memorable finishes. Encouraging students to use props, stories, jokes and pictures, we make learning all of this easy and fun! They learn how to better structure their thoughts and express them with confidence. To sign up use our online registration.  

Debates & Public Speaking (Ages 9-14)
The aim for this class is to have each participant write a well-structured and engaging speech. The participants debate on a variety of their age appropriate topics in various formats. It improves students’ general knowledge on various current affairs topics as they debate and understand both sides of the topic. To sign up use ouronline registration.

Essentials of Debating (Ages 10-14) 
This course instills critical thinking in students by providing reasoning and evidence. This course also introduces various formats of the debates popular in high school. The participants debate on a variety of their age appropriate topics in various formats. To sign up use our online registration.

Personal Finance (Ages 10-16)The goal of these classes is to build financially responsible and smart youth. There are no courses about financial literacy in our k-12 curriculum. It is a very important skill to have. The financial decisions that we make impact in shaping our lives. This course is ideal to sow seeds early on in raising financially responsible and smart youth. To sign up use our online registration.

Coming Soon!
Pre-Ballet (Ages 3-5) and Beginning Ballet (Ages 5-8)
Learn the joy of dance through ballet! This fun and energetic perspective on the often rigid ballet style is a great beginning for any student curious about dance. Students will learn basic technique, terms, and positions through lively ballet games and repetition.
Last updated: 10/29/2015 8:39:38 AM