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
Ukrainian Egg Workshops

Leisure Enrichment

Beginning Sign Language
Fee: $40 (R)/ $44 (NR)
Time: 6PM-7:30PM
Mondays: 9/19-10/17, 10/24-12/12* or 1/23-2/27*
Location: Carmichael Park, Veterans Hall: North Room
*No classes on 10/31 or 2/13. Make up classes TBD

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. Make up class will be scheduled and announced.

Dog Obedience
Fee: $100 (R)/$110 (NR)
Time: 9AM-10AM
Saturdays: 10/8-11/19 or 1/7-2/18
Location: Carmichael Park, Veterans Hall Lawn

Does your dog need discipline? Help your pet understand what you want by learning basic commands such as heel, sit, come, down, stay and more! Dogs or puppies must be at least 4 months old and have all their DHLPP and Rabies shots. Please Note: Proof of vaccines must be presented on the first day of class.

Dog Agility Classes
Fee: $100/4 weeks (R)/$110/4 weeks (NR) + $20 materials fee due at first class
Time: Level 1: 10AM-11AM; Level 2: 11:15AM-12:15PM
Sundays: 10/2-10/23, 1/8-1/29, 2/5-2/26 or 3/5-3/26
Location: Carmichael Park, Veterans Hall Lawn

Nicole’s Superdog Training Club offers fun, easy to learn dog agility that challenges your team when ready. Participating in training and sports together is sure to keep you and your dog happy and busy strengthening your relationship. Come learn new skills or freshen up on the already mastered. Superdog teams are always welcome!

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: 10/8, 10/22, 11/12, 12/3, 1/14, 1/28, 2/11, 3/11, 3/25 or 4/8
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.

Adult Pottery
Fee: $82 (R)/$90 (NR) + $25 materials fee payable to instructor at first class
Time: 1:30PM-3:30PM
Tuesdays: 10/25-11/15
Wednesdays: 10/26-11/16
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 payable to instructor at first class
Time: 1PM-4PM
Fridays: 10/14-11/14
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!

Family Pottery
Fee: $82 parent & child (R)/$90 parent & child (NR); $32 additional person +$15 materials fee per person is payable to instructor at first class
Ages: 5-17 with parent
Time: 4:15PM-5:30PM or 6:15PM-7:30PM
Tuesdays: 10/18-11/15
Location: Fair Oaks Clubhouse, 7997 California Avenue Fair Oaks, CA

Enjoy a unique family experience in this one of a kind ceramics class. Create your own masterpieces in a relaxing and encouraging environment. We will learn the three different methods of hand building as well as have a chance to try the potter’s wheel. Bring your imagination – emphasis on fun! Class fee includes parent and child.

Adult Pottery Studio
Fee: $72 (R)/$79 (NR) +$25 materials fee payable to instructor at first class
Time: 12:30PM-6PM
Tuesdays & Wednesdays: September-December
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 expire 60 days from date of purchase.

Mandalas for Meditation
Fee: $25 (R)/$27 (NR) +$10 materials fee payable to instructor at first class
Time: 1PM-4PM
Fridays: 11/18
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!

Beginning Line Dancing
Fee: $40 (R)/$44 (NR)
Time: Level 1-5:15PM-5:45PM, Level 2-5:45PM-6:15PM, Level 3-6:15PM-6:45PM
Thursdays*
Location: Fair Oaks Clubhouse, 7997 California Avenue Fair Oaks, CA
*No classes on 11/10, 11/17, 11/24 & 1/5

This is an ongoing class for those with little to no line dance experience. Steps are tailored for seniors, as necessary. Class is graduated into three levels at thirty minutes each and students choose levels as their ability progresses.

Improver Course – Line Dancing
Fee: $40 (R)/$44 (NR)
Time: 3PM-4:30PM
Thursdays*
Location: Fair Oaks Clubhouse, 7997 California Avenue Fair Oaks, CA
*No classes on 11/10, 11/17, 11/24 & 1/5

Enjoy dancing with your friends and become more confident in your dancing. Dances taught at this level are designed to increase ability and confidence as you progress.

Health & Fitness

ZUMBANEW!
Fee: $35 (R)/$38 (NR), 5 class punch card; $60 (R)/$66 (NR), 10 class punch card; Drop-in $9 (R)/$10 (NR)
Punch cards expire 60 days from purchase.
Time: 6PM on Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9AM on Saturdays*
Location: La Sierra Community Center, Sierra Rooms
*no class on 12/3, 12/24 or 12/31

ZUMBA Fitness is a Latin based dance fitness workout that combines multiple elements of fitness including cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility. This is a 60 minute class and all fitness levels are welcome. For more information, download the class flyer here.

Total Body Circuit NEW!
Fee: $35 (R)/$38 (NR), 5 class punch card; $60 (R)/$66 (NR), 10 class punch card; Drop-in $9 (R)/$10 (NR)
Punch cards expire 60 days from purchase.
Time: 7:15PM on Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10:15AM on Saturdays*
Location: La Sierra Community Center, Sierra Rooms
*no class on 12/3, 12/24 or 12/31

Get your heard rate up while you strengthen your upper body, lower body and abdominals – all without the use of any equipment! This is a 60 minute class and is beginner/intermediate level. For more information, download the class flyer here.

Hula for Fitness
Fee: $35 (R)/$39 (NR)
Time: 6:45PM-7:45PM
Wednesdays: 10/5-10/26, 11/2-11/30, 2/1-2/22 or 3/1-3/22
Location: La Sierra Community Center, Sierra Rooms

Learn to hula and get a good workout at the same time! This cultural dance will help improve posture, coordination and mobility all while strengthening your core muscles. No experience required. Please wear tennis shoes and bring water.

Hoop Dance Happiness
Fee: $16 (R)/$18 (NR) per class, Drop-In $20 (R)/$22 (NR)
Time: 7PM-8:15PM
Saturdays: 11/4, 12/2, 1/6, 2/3 & 3/3
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 hooper, from beginner to advance.

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.

Yoga for Fitness
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
Location: Carmichael Park, Veterans Hall

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

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
Tuesdays & Thursdays: Monthly
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)
Time: 7PM-8PM
Mondays: 10/24-11/28, 12/5-1/30*, 2/6-3/20*
*no class 10/10, 12/26, 1/2, 1/16 & 2/13
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: 10/4-10/27, 11/1-11/28*, 11/29-12/22, 1/3-1/26, 1/31-2/23 or 3/7-3/30
Location: Carmichael Park, Tennis Courts 1 & 2
*No class on 11/24 make up class will be Monday 11/28

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: 10/4-10/27, 11/1-11/28*, 11/29-12/22, 1/3-1/26, 1/31-2/23 or 3/7-3/30
Location: Carmichael Park, Tennis Courts 1 & 2
*No class on 11/24 make up class will be Monday 11/28

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.

Senior 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
*There will be no classes on 11/1-11/18, 11/24, 12/26-12/29, 1/16, 2/20 & 5/29
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.

 

Ukrainian Egg Workshops

Christmas Ornament Egg Decoration
Fee: $25(R)/$28(NR), $6 materials fee payable to instructor
Time: 9:30AM-11:30AM
Saturday, December 3
Location: Carmichael Park, Clubhouse

Make your own Christmas tree ornaments from eggs in the same manner that Ukrainian style Easter eggs are done (wax-resist, batik style). Our accomplished instructor will lead you through the technique to draw seasonal motifs, color and string your eggs, getting them ready to hang on your tree this season! No previous experience is necessary.

Introductory Class
Fee: $25(R)/$28(NR), $6 materials fee payable to instructor
Time: 9:30AM-11:30AM
Saturday, April 1
Location: Carmichael Park, Clubhouse

Learn the ancient art of making Ukrainian Easter Eggs, called “Pysanky” as you practice this wax-resistant technique handed down through generations. This class will briefly cover the history, culture and symbolism of this ancient art while you work on your own eggs. No previous experience is necessary.

Trypillian Egg Decoration
Fee: $25(R)/$28(NR), $6 materials fee payable to instructor
Time: 1PM-3PM
Saturday, April 1
Location: Carmichael Park, Clubhouse

This unique style reminiscent of America’s southwest is inspired by 6000 year old Trypillian culture from Western Ukraine. Students apply layers of wax and dye to create wonderful rhythmic designs on an egg. No previous experience is necessary.