Recreation Classes

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Hip-Hop Performance
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1 Kids Cooking Class 1 Summer 2018
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Are you interested in crafts, dance or martial arts? We have weekly classes and drop-in programs to benefit your lifestyle. From preschool to high school, adults to seniors, we offer services to all age groups and ability levels to help you explore your creative and athletic side. To register for classes listed below click here

 


Adult Ballet
Instructor: George Shi
Ages: 30+ years
​Location: San Pablo Community Center
​Time: Tuesdays 7-8:30 pm/ Saturdays 8:30-10am

Each class will feature Ballet basics on barre portion, followed by a selected combination of European folk dance, Chinese folk dance, and/or other dance techniques.
 
Aztec Dance Class
Beginning
Instructor: Irma Tellez & Alvaro Pineda
Ages: All ages welcome
​Location: Davis Park Multipurpose Room
​Time: Wednesdays 6:30-7:30 pm

Intermediate
Instructor:Irma Tellez & Alvaro Pineda
Ages: All ages welcome
​Location: Davis Park Multipurpose Room
​Time: Wednesdays 7:30-9 pm

Come and partake in the symbolism of Aztec Dance while setting foot into a culturally rich, magical world. While we try to have class every Wednesday, this class is taught by members of the community that are donating their time and last minute cancellations may occur. 

Ballet Class
Beginning
Instructor:Mary Lyons
Ages: 3.5-5 years
​Location: SPCC (Thurs)/ Davis Park Multipurpose (Sa)
​Time: Thursdays 5:30-6 pm/ Saturdays 10-10:30 am

 Ballet I
Instructor:Mary Lyons
Ages: 5-7 years
​Location: SPCC (Thurs)/ Davis Park Multipurpose (Sa)
​Time: Thursdays 6:15-6:45 pm/ Saturdays 11:30-12 pm

 Ballet II
Instructor:Mary Lyons
Ages: 8-14 years
​Location: SPCC (Thurs)/ Davis Park Multipurpose (Sa)
​Time: Thursdays 7-7:30 pm/ Saturdays 12:15-12:45 pm
 
The basic steps of ballet are woven into magical stories using mime, tambourines, star wands, scarves and many different music pieces to train their listening skills. This class will teach arm coordination and balance movements while they participate in creative dance and imagination mime stories.
Please note: Instructor has gear available for purchase.
  
Capoeira Class
Kids
Instructor: Jadson Cacador
Ages: 5+ years
​Location: San Pablo Community Center
​Time:  Saturdays 11 am- 12 pm/ Tuesdays 6-7 pm
Teen/ Adult
Instructor:Jadson Cacador
Ages: 14+ years 
​Location: San Pablo Community Center
​Time: Tuesdays 7-8 pm

Capoeira is a Brazilian martial arts of African origin that incorporates acrobatics, dance, and music. Capoeira activates the minds and bodies of its practitioners. Students attain a sense of rhythm and coordination as well as strength and flexibility through the dynamic movements and music. 
Please note: Instructor has gear available for purchase.

Chinese Folk Dance 
Instructor: Julia Zhang
Ages: 18+ years
​Location: San Pablo Community Center
​Time: Thursdays 7-8:30 pm

Come and join this class and learn about the Chinese culture and folk dance. Chinese Folk Dance is an excellent way to exercise and stay in good health.    
 

Gardening Workshop

Put your green thumb to work by joining the gardening club as they plant, harvest, and upkeep San Pablo's Community Garden at Wanlass Park (intersection of Rivers & 21st Street) and at Davis Park (1667 Folsom Avenue). Participants will not only learn how to grow plants, but can also take home fresh produce (when available).

Prep Your Garden for Fall
Instructor: Lori Caldwell
Ages: 18+ years
​Location: Davis Park
Date: August 11
​Time: Saturday 10 am-12 pm

One of the many benefits of our climate is being able to garden year round!! Fall/Winter is still a great time to garden. This class will go over some great techniques on how to transition to your Fall garden: cool weather edible crops, starting seeds, crop rotation, sheet mulching and planting natives.

Perennial Edible Gardening
Instructor: Lori Caldwell
Ages: 18+ years
​Location: Davis Park
Date: Saturday, September 29

​Time: Saturday 10 am-12 pm

Perennials are the perfect foundation for your edible or permaculture gardens.  Learn the many benefits of perennials and how to add them to your landscape.  Topics will include:  perennial types, when and how to plant, propagation and maintenance.

Worms:  The Hardest Working Pet You Will Ever Have
Instructor: Lori Caldwell
Ages: 18+ years
​Location: Wanlass Park
Date: Saturday, October 6 

​Time: Saturday 10 am-12 pm

Do you have a lot of food scraps?  Live in an apartment?  Worm composting is for you!  This workshop will teach you the benefits and uses of worm compost. We will learn to setup a bin, harvesting and best uses for this garden fertilizer.


Propagating Plants
Instructor: Lori Caldwell
Ages: 18+ years
​Location: Davis Park
Date: Saturday, November 3
 
​Time: Saturday 10 am-12 pm

Hey gardeners!!!  Come and learn how easy it is to start plants for your garden. We will discuss propagation by cuttings, division, seed and how to re-grow veggies and fruits!!


Building Healthy Soil Workshop
Instructor: Lori Caldwell
Ages: 18+ years
​Location: Wanlass Park
Date: Saturday, December 1
​Time: Saturday 10 am-12 pm

Healthy soil is THE foundation for any garden!!  The benefits of adding organic material to your soil are many!!!  Come and learn the techniques on how to build up your soil in a sustainable way.

Hatha Yoga
Instructor: Hiromi Jones
Ages: All ages welcome
​Location: San Pablo Community Center
​Time: Fridays 9:30-10:45 am/ Mondays 6-7:15 pm

Hatha yoga is slow, safe, alignment based physical exercise, developing a balance of strength and flexibility in your body and mind, to release any tension, and improving your posture.
 
Karate Class
Beginner Class
Instructor: Mehran Shakar
Ages: 4-7 years
Location: San Pablo Community Center
​Time: Monday/ Wednesdays 5:30-6:15 pm

Advance Class
Instructor: Mehram Shakar
Ages: 8-14 years
​Location: San Pablo Community Center
​Time: Monday/Wednesdays 6:30-7:15 pm

Students learn practical self-defense through the Okinawa style of Uechi Ryu while improving control of their bodies, thought, and emotions.
Please note: Instructor has gear/equipment available for purchase.
   
Tap Class
Beginning & Level I
Instructor: Mary Lyons
Ages:
Beginning Ages: 5-8 years 
Level I ages: 9-14 years
​Location: Davis Park Multipurpose 
​Time: Saturdays 10:45-11:15 am

This class in an introduction to the basic steps and rhythms of tap dance using age appropriate music and songs. This helps enhance their listening and translation skills and the ability to move at speed safely.
Please note: Instructor has gear available for purchase.
 
Zumba
Kids
Instructor: Yannet Torres
Ages: 5-10 years
​Location: San Pablo Community Center
​Time: Fridays 5-5:45 pm

Are you ready to party yourself into shape? That's exactly what the Zumba program is all about. It's an exhilarating, effective, easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired, calorie burning dance fitness-party that's moving millions of people toward joy and health.

Zumba Gold
Instructor: Yannet Torres
Ages: All ages welcome
​Location: San Pablo Community Center
​Time: Mon, Wed, & Thurs 10:30-11:30 am

Active older adults who are looking for a modified Zumba class that recreates the original moves you love at a lower-intensity. The design of the class introduces easy-to-follow Zumba choreography that focuses on balance, range of motion and coordination.