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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
Email: vflores@ci.hercules.ca.us  

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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 our Independent Contracted 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 Vanessa Flores, Recreation Leader III, at (510) 799-8291 or via e-mail at vflores@ci.hercules.ca.us.

Building Public Speaking Confidence (Ages 6-9)
Taught using the fun concepts of (don't) show and tell, storytelling, reciting poems, pretend games, this is an excellent class to start developing confidence in young students in a fun way. Participants begin to understand the concepts and importance of maintaining eye contact, good posture, volume and expressions. Classes begin September 25 and will be held on Mondays from 4:30-5:30pm.
For full class schedule or to register, use our online registration.


Debates and Public Speaking (Ages 10-14)
Students in this program learn how to manage public speaking anxiety, present themselves with confidence, bring emotions, and connect with the audience fluently. In the debate portion, students learn how to make strong arguments by providing reasoning and evidence, creating a foundation of critical thinking and essentials of debating. Classes begin September 25 and will be held on Mondays from 5:30-6:30pm. For full class schedule or to register, use our online registration.

Personal Finance (Ages 10-16)
Middle school is an excellent time to start learning about money management. The goal of these classes is to build financially responsible and smart youth. Classes begin September 25 and will be held on Mondays from 6:30-7:30pm. For full class schedule or to register, use our online registration.

Oil Painting (Ages 6+)
Have fun while learning to draw, paint, design, mix colors, and combine colors, lights, shadows, and composition perspective. Classes are held on Tuesdays from 3:30-5:00pm. For full class schedule or to register, 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!
For class schedule or to register, use our online registration.

Beginning Little Dragons (Ages 3.5-7)
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. Classes are held on Mondays from 5:00-5:30pm. For full class schedule or to register, use our online registration.

Intermediate Little Dragons (Ages 4.5-7)
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. Classes are held on Mondays from 5:45-6:15pm. For full class schedule or to register, use our online registration. 

Advanced Little Dragons (Ages 4.5-7)  
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. Classes are held on Mondays from 5:45-6:30pm. For full class schedule or to register, use our online registration.

Cooking Round the World (Ages 6-12) 
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! Classes begin September 14 and are held on Thursdays from 4:00-6:00pm at the Hercules Community Center Kitchen. For class schedule or to register, use our online registration.

Ukulele Music Lessons (Ages 7+)
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! Classes will be held on Mondays from 4:00-5:00pm at the Hercules Community Center. For class dates, call (510) 799-8291. For class schedule or to register, use our online registration.


 

Last updated: 8/3/2017 4:15:14 PM