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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.

  • Contact Us:

    Vanessa Flores,
    Recreation Sr. Clerk
    Call: (510) 799-8291
    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 and complete our Instructor Packet and return to Vanessa Flores, Recreation Sr. Clerk at 2001 Refugio Valley Road or via e-mail at vflores@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.

    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

    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.  

    Emperor's New Clothes Theater Class (Ages 8-12)
    In this workshop, students will learn the basics of acting and improvisational skills while rehearsing scenes for a holiday production of The Velveteen Rabbit.  They will enjoy the hands-on opportunity to apply techniques in voice, movement, character development, and scene work to their performance on stage.  Beginning and experienced actors will be challenged.  The production will be staged during the last class of the session.
    To sign up use our online registration. 

    Confidence with Speech
    This program teaches young students the essentials of building confidence in public speaking. The participants learn how to stand tall and speak confidently in front of a large group. They begin to understand the concepts and importance of body language, bringing variation in speed and tone. The students learn the concept of public speaking using fun concepts like show and tell. storytelling, and poem recitals among others.
    For fees, dates, and to sign up use our online registration.

    Debates Level 1

    These options of classes are ideal for students who want to learn how to speak confidently, persuasively and learn the formats of debating in one course.
    For fees, dates, and to sign up use our online registration.

    Emperor's New Clothes
    In this workshop, students will learn and review the basics of acting and improvisation while rehearsing for a fun spring production of The Emperors New Clothes.  Classes are designed to enhance students? self-confidence, range of self-expression, and ability to collaborate creatively.  Students will enjoy the hands-on opportunity to apply techniques in voice, movement, character development, and scene work to their performance on stage. Beginning and experienced actors will be challenged.  The production will be staged during the last class of the session.
    For fees, dates, and to sign up use our online registration.

     

    Last updated: 2/9/2015 5:35:48 PM