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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) 799-8290
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 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. 

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)301-5724 

DAYS: TIMES: FEES: location:
M-Th  7PM-8PM   Drop In: $20 / Monthly: $45

 Teen Center

Saturday 8:30am-9:30am Drop In: $20 / Monthly: $45

 Teen Center

Sunday 9am-10am Drop In: $20 / 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 6:30pm-7:30pm

 Senior Center

Zumba Mondays 7:30pm-8:30pm Senior Center
Zumba Gold Toning Wednesdays 9:30am-10:30am Senior Center
Aqua Zumba Wednesdays 7:15pm-8:15pm Swim Center
Zumba Sentao/Toning Fridays 5:45pm-6:30pm Senior Center
Bombay Jam/Fierce Funk Fridays 6:30pm-7:30pm Senior Center
Zumba Fridays 7:30pm-8:30pm Senior Center
Zumba Toning Sundays 9am-10am Senior Center
Aqua Zumba Gold (Starts in June) Sundays 11am-12pm Swim Center

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

*No Aqua Zumba Class meetings on 06/10 & 07/22


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

5/16/15, 6/13/15, 7/11/15, 8/8/15, 9/5/15, 10/10/15, & 11/14/15

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.  

Engineering FUN Camp (Ages 7-12)
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 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. To sign up use our online registration.  

Lego Robotics (Ages 7-13)
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 computer, 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.To sign up use our online registration. 

Imagination Flix Camp (Ages 7-13)
Take your characters underwater, to a volcano or even to outer space! In this exciting stop-motion animation camp, there are not limits to where your imagination can take you. You'll brainstorm, create your very own clay characters (that you keep), choose the backgrounds, film your movies using a green screen, and add voice-overs, while working in age-appropriate groups. *Flix downloadable within a month after camp ends. To sign up use our online registration. 

Minecraft Flix Camp (Ages 7-13)
You love Minecraft! Let your imagination be your guide as you turn the popular video game into an exciting Minecraft world made out of paper. Using stop-motion animation you will bring Steve, creepers, animals, and more to life. Students will write, storyboard, shoot and add voice-over in age-appropriate groups. *Flix downloadable within a month after the camp ends. To sign up use our online registration. 

Mine, Craft, Build Camp (Ages 5-12)
Bring Minecraft to life using LEGO! Resourcefulness, creativity, and cooperation come together in this unique building adventure game; roll the dice to mine for resources, and use these resources to build special items to help in our adventures! Build a Zoo, create a Medieval Castle, and design a Tree House Village. This LEGO experience is an original game designed by Play-Well instructors inspired by the popular games, Minecraft. Students will have a blast, even without any prior experience with Minecraft or LEGO. To sign up use our online registration. 

Chima Engineering Camp (Ages 5-6)
Choose a tribe and grab the CHI in Chima Engineering! Race your Speedorz to earn the Golden Orb, build the CHI temple with moving a waterfall, and swoop your way to victory with Eris's Eagle Intercepter. Explore the fantasy world of Chima with the guidance of an experienced Play-Well instructor. This is an ideal way to prepare young engineers for the challenging experience of Chima Master Engineering using LEGO. To sign up use our online registration. 

Circus Circus Camp (Ages 6-11)  
Circus Circus Camp offers children the opportunity to learn a wide range of circus skills with an emphasis on juggling, uni-cycling, stilt walking, rolla bolla, hooping, and acrobatics. Students will also be introduced to theatrical expression, clowning, and creative movement. This is a great introductory circus skills experience for young people new to circus. To sign up use our online registration. 

Eric Carle Drawing Camp (Ages 4-6)
Come explore the world of Eric Carle as we will read different Eric Carle books and then experience a lesson with drawing incorporating one aspect of the book that we read together. Our creativity and imagination will play together as we create wonderful drawings of creatures like a caterpillar, a ladybug, and a crab. *There is a $10 lab fee paid at the first class meeting. To sign up use our online registration. 

Animal Drawing Camp (Ages 5-10)
In this class 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 lab fee paid at the first class meeting. To sign up use our online registration. 

Under the Sea Drawing (Ages 5-8)
Under the sea makes us think of mermaids, fish, shipwrecks, and even sharks! All of these will inspire our work as we draw many animal and human characters found under the sea. *There is a $10 lab fee paid at the first class meeting. To sign up use our online registration. 

Public Speaking Camp (Ages 6-8) 
This camp teaches first through third grade students the beginning building blocks of public speaking. Starting with being ready, practiced and focused, they'll learn the importance of body language and varying the tempo and tone of their voice. They'll also learn the value of good openings and closes. Within the fun milieu of show and tell, storytelling and poetry recitals, the goal is for your child to start developing more confidence and skills in expressing themselves to a group. To sign up use our online registration. 

Speech Writing Camp (Ages 6-8)
This level 2 class teaches young students how to write a good speech in six easy steps. They learn the importance of writing like they talk, making it personal and creating interesting openings and memorable finishes, and with topics like my favorite animal, and encouraging them to use props, stories, jokes, pictures, will make learning easy and fun! Each student will also learn how to better structure their thoughts and express themselves with confidence, excellent preparation for our advanced courses  and their regular curriculum. To sign up use our online registration. 

Debate Camp Level 1 (Ages 10-14)
This camp is a combo course of Public Speaking with Confidence and Essentials of Debating. It is an excellent course to take, as it not only focuses on teaching delivery and presentation skills but also provides foundation of critical thinking and essentials of debating. Students learn how to manage public speaking anxiety, present themselves with confidence, and connect with their audience through effective body language. The participants debate on a variety of their age appropriate topics in various formats. To sign up use our online registration.  

Debate Camp Level 2 (Ages 10-14)
This camp is a combo course of Advanced Public Speaking, Speech Writing, and Debates. It is an excellent course to take, as it prepares students on both aspects of public speaking and debates: Writing effective speeches and presenting them persuasively. Students study how to write speeches on different kinds of topics and for different occasions. In debates, they use tools like flow, practice note taking. This course introduces various formats of debate popular high school. The participants debate on a variety of their age appropriate topics in various formats. To sign up use our online registration. 

Inventor's Academy (Ages 6-11)
Inventing means curiosity, practicality, necessity, cooperating and dreaming! Join us as we take students on a historical journey with hands-on approach learning about some of the world's greatest investors from Leonardo da Vinci to Orville to Thomas Edison to the Wright Brothers. We challenge our class to use their imaginations and creativity to survive on a deserted island by designing devices to capture food and water, by building bridges, shelter and even a boat to make it off the island. We will put out heads together to imagine the future in space focusing on creating inventions to protect space ships from damaging space rays and designing a safety capsules for playloads returning from space. These are only a few examples, come discover and create! *There is a $15 lab fee paid at the first class meeting. To sign up use our online registration.  

3, 2, 1 .. Lift Off! (Ages 6-11) 
Sign up for Mad Science Flight Academy and explore the fundamentals of flight. Learn characteristics of the planets and discover the wonders of the Milky Way. See how air and wind affects kites, hot air balloons and parachutes. Discover the fundamentals of rocketry, the stages of rocket flight and experiment with huge water rocket launches. We each build our own Mad Science Skylazer rocket, a rubber band-powered airplane, a kite, a boomerang, a mini flying disc, and more. To sign up use our online registration. 

Future Geniuses (Ages 4-6)  
Inspire young minds with the hands-on science program! Tailored to pre-school and kindergarteners, this camp will use the scientific method to uncover the mysteries of motion and energy. We will experiment with everything from color, structures, and music to space. Each day includes a related take home project young geniuses will enjoy beyond class time. Come have fun in this interactive and engaging camp. To sign up use our online registration. 

Last updated: 5/20/2015 11:49:45 AM