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Little Dragons
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.

 

Kinetic Kids Ballet (18 months-3 years)

In this class, we move to the different beats and rhythms that set the foundations for dance. Each class features a yoga focus, cultural songs from countries around the world, as well as basic movement and rhythm games. For class schedule or to register, use our online registration.

Pre/Kinder Ballet & Tap (2-4.5 years)

PolkaDots offers a cohesive curriculum with a focus on the JOY of dance. Students learns the foundations of ballet and tap movements, terms and definitions in a supportive and positive environment. Each session ends with a small themed recital. Participants are encouraged not to wear jeans but to wear comfortable clothing. Ballet slippers and tap shoes are required. For class schedule or to register, use our online registration.

Beginning Ballet & Tap (6-10 years)

PolkaDots offers a cohesive curriculum with a focus on the JOY of dance. Students learns the foundations of ballet and tap movements, terms and definitions in a supportive and positive environment. Each session ends with a small themed recital. Participants are encouraged not to wear jeans but to wear comfortable clothing. Ballet slippers and tap shoes are required. For class schedule or to register, use our online registration.

Cooking Round the World (6-12 years)

Cooking Round the World is the juncture where cultural exploration meets culinary arts! Each class will explore the food and culture of a different country in the kitchen. Children will learn to cook two delicious and authentic recipes, take part in language education, listen to folktales, and play international games. Students come away with respect for difference, a broadened pallet and a desire to become a citizen of the world! Educational! Delicious! Fun! For class schedule or to register, use our online registration.

Karate (7+ years)

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.   We offer the first month free and family discounts, visit www.herculeskaratedojo.com for more information. Sign up today! For class schedule or to register, use our online registration.

Beginning Little Dragons (3.5-7 years)

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. For full class schedule or to register, use our online registration.

Intermediate Little Dragons (4.5-7 years) 

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. Must have instructors permission prior to enrolling. For full class schedule or to register, use our online registration. 

Advanced Little Dragons (4.5-7 years)  

Specifically for our most advanced white with yellow stripe belts, our goal will be to focus on kata movements and refine our karate skills while best preparing each child for their transition to the next level class. Must have instructors permission prior to enrolling. For full class schedule or to register, use our online registration.

Oil Painting (6+ years)

Have fun while learning to draw, paint, design, mix colors, and combine colors, lights, shadows, and composition perspective. Supplies required are:

  • Brushes: Flat, #1, #3, #6,
  • Pallet Knife & Paper Pallet
  • Paper Towels
  • Odorless Turpentine
  • Non-lead Paint Colors: White, Black, Lemon Yellow, Prussian Blue, Alizarin & Crimson

For full class schedule or to register, use our online registration.

Ukulele Music Lessons (7+ years)

The Ukesperiment is a community based Music Program utilizing the widely popular Ukulele. Created to break down the walls of separation within our community, we plan to join together under one roof with one sole purpose: TO CREATE MUSIC TOGETHER! For class dates, call 510-799-8291.

Become an Instructor

If you are interested in teaching a hobby or class and becoming an Instructor with the City of Hercules, please view our Instructor Handbook and the checklist of items you'll need to submit if proposing to teach a class. For questions or to submit a class proposal, contact the Parks & Recreation Department.

Last updated: 11/16/2017 12:57:45 PM