Carmichael Recreation and Park District offers a wide variety of classes built to cater to the needs of the community. From dog obedience, to pottery, fitness and line dancing, there is something for everyone! Check out our current class offerings below.

Leisure Enrichment Classes
Health & Fitness Classes

Leisure Enrichment

Beginning Sign Language
Fee: $40 (R)/ $44 (NR)
Time: 6PM-7:30PM
Mondays: 3/20-4/24 or 6/19-7/31* 6 weeks
*No class 4/17 (make up class is scheduled for 4/19), 7/3
Location: Carmichael Park, Veterans Hall in March/ April
La Sierra Community Center, Room 800 in June/July

Students learn basic, common etiquette signs and everyday signs to communicate with the deaf and hard of hearing. Upon completion, students will have basic skills and can take future classes.

 

First Aid & Adult, Child & Infant CPR
Fee: $55 (R)/$61 (NR) + $25 lab fee payable to instructor at class
Time: 8:30AM – 5:30PM
Saturdays: 3/25, 4/8, 5/6, 5/20, 6/10, 7/22, 8/19 or 9/9
Location: Carmichael Park, Veterans Hall

This 8-hour class is a basic training course in emergency care for infants and children. There are also adult essential skills included along with AED training. This class meets State EMSA and Pediatric CPR and First Aid Child Care Provider Requirements. Certifications are good for two years.

 

Introduction To Guitar
Fee: $150 (R)/$165 (NR) 12 weeks; $10 materials fee due at first class
Time: 6PM-7PM
Wednesdays: 4/12-6/28
Location: La Sierra Community Center, Room 800

This 12-week introductory class will teach students tuning, playing position, musical symbols, notes in first position, rhythms through eighth notes, chords, reading, scales, finger-picking, strumming and simple repertoire. The class is accompanied with a Hal Leonard Guitar Method Book 1, which comes with a CD including 47 full band tracks for demonstration or play along. Students must have a guitar (nylon string acoustic guitars are recommended to facilitate the fingerpicking lessons). The Sacramento Guitar Society will offer a loaner guitar, with a refundable security deposit of $100.

Adult Pottery
Fee: $82 (R)/$90 (NR) + $25 materials fee payable to instructor at first class
Time: 12:30PM-3:30PM
Tuesdays or Wednesdays:  4/25-5/16, 4/26-5/17, 6/6-6/27, 7/5-7/26, 7/25-8/15 or 8/9-8/30
Location: Fair Oaks Clubhouse, 7997 California Avenue Fair Oaks, CA

Come have fun playing in the mud! Experience one of the most ancient and relaxing art forms while learning different techniques and creating your own work of art. Hand building and wheel throwing will be offered. The emphasis of the class is placed on fun and exploring your creative side. All levels are welcome.

Mosaic Design
Fee: $82 (R)/$90 (NR) $35 materials fee due at first class
Time: 1PM-4PM
Fridays: 7/7-7/28
Location: Fair Oaks Clubhouse, 7997 California Avenue Fair Oaks, CA

Have you ever seen wonderful hand-made glass or tile mosaic and wanted to try your hand at making one yourself? In this class you will learn the basics to create your own mosaic masterpiece. Have fun and bring home a one-of-a-kind mosaic design!

Adult Pottery Studio
Fee: $72 (R)/$79 (NR) $25 materials fee due at first class
Time: 12:30PM-5PM
Tuesdays & Wednesdays: March-August
Location: Fair Oaks Arts & Craft Building, 7997 California Avenue Fair Oaks, CA

This open studio time is for students who have previously taken adult pottery class with Michelle. Studio is open registration and participants can sign up at any time by purchasing a punch card. One class equals 2 hours of in studio time; punch cards are good for four classes and expire 60 days from date of purchase.

Mandalas for Meditation
Fee: $25 (R)/$27 (NR) $10 materials fee due at first class
Time: 1:30PM-4:30PM
Fridays: 4/7 or 6/30
Location: Fair Oaks Arts & Craft Building, 7997 California Avenue Fair Oaks, CA

Discover the meditative process of making your own mandala! Creating mandalas help relieve stress by calming the mind and inspiring a sense of mental and spiritual well being. Step-by-Step instruction will guide you through the process of creating your own meaningful design. Tap into your creative self and bring some inner peace to your life!

Health & Fitness

 

Hoop Dance Happiness
Fee: Pre- register and save: $23 (R)/ $25 (NR) for 4 classes;
$32 (R)/ $35 (NR) for 6 classes, Drop-in $13 (R)/ $15 (NR)
Time: 6PM-7PM
Wednesdays: 3/29, 4/5, 4/19, 5/3, 5/17, 5/31, 6/7, 6/21, 7/5, 7/19, 8/2, 8/16, 8/30
Location: La Sierra Community Center, Sierra Rooms

Sweat, smile, move and groove in the modern evolution of the beloved children’s toy-the hula hoop! Learn how to get a great full-body toning and cardiovascular workout with a smile on your face. We bring handmade hoops for all ages and abilities to enjoy in each class. We will work on a variety of drills and skills to challenge every level of hoop, from beginner to advance.

Beginning Tap for Adults
Fee: $32 (R)/ $35 (NR)
Time: 10:30AM
Mondays: 4/3-4/24, 5/1-5/22, 6/5-6/26, 7/10-7/31, 8/7-8/28
Location: La Sierra Community Center, Sierra Rooms

This new class targeted for seniors, is the perfect introduction to beginners level tap dance choreography. This hour long class will consist of learning the basic steps of tap dance, including ball change, toe-heel combinations, flap ball change, shuffle ball change, buffalo and three point turns. Tap shoes required by week 2 of class.

Cardio Dance
Fee: $35 (R)/$38 (NR), 5 class punch card; $60 (R)/$66 (NR), 10 class punch card; Drop-in $10 (R)/$11 (NR)
Punch cards expire 120 days from purchase.
Time: 6:30PM-7:20PM
Thursdays: Weekly*
Location: Carmichael Park, Clubhouse; Every third Thursday in the Veterans Hall

Song to song exercise that features multiple styles of music and dance, designed to give you a cardio interval workout, this 50 minute format allows for maximum fun and maximum calorie burn! Participants should wear comfortable clothing.

Mixed Level Yoga
Fee: $30 (R)/$33 (NR), 5 class punch card; $50 (R)/$55 (NR) 10 class punch card; Drop-in $10 (R)/$11 (NR)
Punch cards expire 90 days from purchase.
Time: 5:15PM-6:15PM
Wednesdays & Fridays: Monthly
*No class on 7/4

Based on the Hatha style, this workout blends balance, strength, flexibility and power in a fitness format appropriate for beginner and intermediate yogis. Recommended equipment includes: loose clothing, water, mat and towel.

Strength and Cardio Interval Training
Fee: $30 (R)/$33 (NR), 5 class punch card; $50 (R)/$55 (NR) 10 class punch card; Drop-in $10 (R)/$11 (NR)
Punch cards expire 90 days from purchase.
Time: 5:15PM-6:15PM
Tuesdays & Thursdays: Monthly
*No class on 7/4

This workout includes a combination of strength, cardio, agility, yoga and other training exercises and is appropriate for beginner and intermediate participants. Recommended equipment includes: tennis shoes, water, mat and towel.

Sunrise Blend
Fee: $30 (R)/$33 (NR), 5 class punch card; $50 (R)/$55 (NR) 10 class punch card; Drop-in $10 (R)/$11 (NR)
Punch cards expire 90 days from purchase.
Time: 6AM-7AM
Thursdays: Monthly
*No class on 7/4
Location: Carmichael Park, Veterans Hall

Jump start your metabolism during this early AM session that blends the best elements of the evening yoga and strength/cardio classes. Recommended equipment includes: tennis shoes, water, mat and towel.

Jazz Dance
Fee: $35 (R), $39 (NR) 6 weeks
Time: 7PM-8PM
Mondays: 4/3-5/15*, 5/22-7/10*, 7/17-8/21
*no class 4/17, 5/29, 7/3
Location: Carmichael Park Clubhouse

This is a great class for seniors and moms who want to get into shape. After a mixed level warm up, you will learn a new routine with a different style of dance, every two weeks, all while having fun and feeling great!

Beginning Adult Tennis Lessons
Fee: $65 (R)/$71 (NR)
Time: 7:30PM-8:30PM
Tuesdays & Thursdays: 4/4-4/27, 5/2-5/25, 5/30-6/22, 6/27-7/20* or 7/25-8/17
*No class on 7/4
Location: Carmichael Park, Tennis Courts 1 & 2

This introductory class will cover all strokes, drills, scoring and adaptive games. Please Note: Bring one can of USTA approved tennis balls to class.

Intermediate Adult Tennis Lessons
Fee: $65 (R)/$71 (NR)
Time: 8:30PM-9:30PM
Tuesdays & Thursdays: 4/4-4/27, 5/2-5/25, 5/30-6/22, 6/27-7/20* or 7/25-8/17
*No class on 7/4
Location: Carmichael Park, Tennis Courts 1 & 2

Designed for the player with experience, this class begins with partner warm-up, drills and games to follow. Shot selection and stroke critique will be analyzed. Please Note: Bring one can of USTA approved tennis balls to class.

Tai Chi & Chi Gong
Fee: $45 (R)/$49 (NR); Drop-In $10 (R)/$11 (NR)
Time: 9AM-10AM
Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays*: Classes are held monthly
*No classes on 4/19, 4/20, 5/29, 7/3, 9/14 or 9/15
Location: Carmichael Park, Veterans Hall

This class is for all adult ages and includes Chi Gong stretching, limbering and breathing exercises as well as a Tai Chi form based on “Yang Tai Chi” style movements. This class may help reduce risks of falling, improve balance and enhance overall health and mental well-being.