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: 9/11-10/16*, 10/23-11/27, 1/8-2/14*, 2/26-4/2; 6 weeks
*No class 10/9; makeup 10/11, No class 2/12; makeup 2/14
Location: Carmichael Park, Veterans Hall: North Room

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: 9/9, 9/23, 10/21, 11/4, 11/18, 12/9*, 1/6, 1/27, 2/17, 3/10 & 3/17
*Class on 12/9 takes place in the Clubhouse
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-Part 1
Fee: $115 (R)/$126 (NR)6 weeks; $10 materials fee due at first class
Ages: 12 & up
Time: 12PM-12:45PM
Sundays: 9/10-10/15, 10/29-12/10*, 1/7-2/11, & 3/4-4/8
*No class 11/26
Location: La Sierra Community Center, Sierra Rooms

This 6-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.

Introduction To Guitar-Part 2
Fee: $115 (R)/$126 (NR)6 weeks; $10 materials fee due at first class
Ages: 12 & up
Time: 1PM-1:45PM
Sundays: 9/10-10/15, 10/29-12/10*, 1/7-2/11, & 3/4-4/8
*No class 11/26
Location: La Sierra Community Center, Sierra Rooms

This 6-week course is a continuation of the “Introduction to Guitar Part 1” class, focused on teaching students tuning, playing position, musical symbols, notes in first position, rhythms through eight 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.

Health & Fitness

Hoop Dance Happiness
Fee:   Drop-in $13 (R)/ $15 (NR)
Time: 6PM-7PM
Mondays: 9/18, 10/2, 10/16, 11/6, 11/20, 12/18, 2/5, 3/5 & 3/19
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
Fee: $25 (R)/ $27 (NR) 4 weeks; $20 (R) /$22 (NR) 3 weeks
Time: 10:30AM
Mondays: 9/11-9/25, 10/2-10/23*, 11/6-11/27, 12/4-12/18, 1/8-1/29*, 2/5-2/26* & 3/5-3/26
No class 10/9, 1/15, 2/12, 2/19 * February makeup date TBD
Location: La Sierra Community Center, Sierra Rooms

This class  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*
*No class on 11/23
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 11/23-11/24, 12/25-12/29, 1/1-1/5

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 11/23-11/24, 12/25-12/29, 1/1-1/5

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 11/23-11/24, 12/25-12/29, 1/1-1/5
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: 9/11-10/23*, 10/30-12/4, 12/11-2/5*, 2/26-4/2*
*No class on 10/9, 12/25, 1/1, 1/15, 2/12 & 2/19
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: $85 (R)/$93 (NR)
Time: 7:30PM-8:30PM
Tuesdays & Thursdays: 8/22-9/14, 9/26-10/19, 10/24-11/16, 11/28-12/21, 1/2-1/25, 2/6-3/1 & 3/6-3/29
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: $85 (R)/$93 (NR)
Time: 8:30PM-9:30PM
Tuesdays & Thursdays: 8/22-9/14, 9/26-10/19, 10/24-11/16, 11/28-12/21, 1/2-1/25, 2/6-3/1 & 3/6-3/29
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: $60 (R)/$66 (NR); Drop-In $10 (R)/$11 (NR)
Time: 9AM-10AM
Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays*: Classes are held weekly
*No classes on 9/4, 10/9, 11/23, 12/25, 1/1, 1/15, 2/12 & 2/19
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.