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Looking for classes for your middle and high school student? Check out the following pages from our Recreation Guide.

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WINTER 2019 PROGRAMS

New! Guided Meditation Class for Teens
Learn the art of mental & physical relaxation, mindful breathing and body awareness. Learn a skill and practice that calms the mind, relaxes and heals the body, cope with pain and day-to-day stress. Get connected with your inner-self, feel more peaceful, relaxed and happy. Release painful emotions and accelerate healing! Attending in-person meditation sessions, you can easily develop the meditation habit and achieve focus, clarity, and other magical results from your practice.  Ages: 10-18

Dougherty Station Community Center

Tue 1/08 - 1/29 5:00-6:00pm Act#1827
Tue 2/05- 2/26 5:00-6:00pm Act#1828

New! Women’s Empowerment & Healthy Boundaries 
It’s the Year of the Woman! Take charge of your life! In this workshop for moms and daughters to take together, develop healthy relationships and set boundaries with peers and strangers. Empower yourself with your voice, body language and intuition to attract only positive people to you. Learn practical skills to project confidence and inner-strength and keep bullies, sexual predators & unwanted people out of your life. Kurukula- Award-Winning Empowerment endorsed by police & counselors has been training women since 2004. Sign up with a friend! There is a material course fee of $55 paid to the instructor on the day of the class.   Moms and daughters attend together.   Ages: 10/up

Central Park Community Center

Sat 12/08         10:00am - 11:00am       Act#1168

Online Driver’s Education 
Ages 15 and Up DMV allows teens to receive their Learner's Permit at age 15 ½ and a license at age 16.  This class is the first, required step that must be completed.  This is an online course with videos, animated driving scenarios and sample test questions.  Learn the rules of the road, major causes of traffic collisions, DMV procedures, etc.  A licensed instructor is available to answer any questions.  Receive DMV-approved certificate of completion.  Sign up any time and move at your own pace.  Ages 15+ 

Registration is ongoing.           Act # 1826

Babysitting for Beginners
Babysitting is not just ‘watching’ children, but being responsible for their safety and well-being. This course will focus on setting up your babysitting business, safety and emergency response, diapering, playtime, bedtime, interacting with parents and more. Please wear comfortable clothing to class. Each child will receive a manual to review with their parents and the class is intended to be a 4 hour course -1 class.  Class will be at the Adams Safety Training Center (Bishop Ranch #11)  Ages: 10-14

Sun 12/9            1:00pm-5:00pm      Act#1630
Sun 3/10 1:00pm-5:00pm    Act#1824


Drawing Lab: Character Design
Do you love to draw characters from your favorite TV shows, movies, cartoons, video games or books? We'll go through step by step instructions using Gesture, Construction, Anatomy and Technique (G.C.A.T.) Explore super heroes, science fiction, fantasy, anime, popular culture and much, much more! This art class will help with basic anatomy drawings such as hands, hairstyles, clothing/ drapery, dynamic posing, etc. We'll cover realistic and cartooning techniques throughout the course. You provide the passion to draw and we'll do the rest. Class is open to all levels. Bring all art supplies from receipt on the first day.  Ages: 12+

Dougherty Station Community Center

Sat 1/19-2/23     11:00am-12:25pm                Act#1999

Teen Anime & Manga Cartooning
Continue your journey into the Japanese art of anime/manga taking your characters and stories to the next level. This class will focus on elements of graphic design, character and creature development, basic anatomy, poses, expressive and gestural drawing through Gesture, Construction, Anatomy & Technique (GCAT) storyboarding, game development and more. This class is for students who are at an intermediate or advanced level with strong drawing and composition skills. Bring all materials from receipt to the first day of class.  Ages: 12+

Central Park Community Center

Tue 1/15-2/19    5:00pm-6:25pm                     Act#2002

 

TEEN SPORTS- TENNIS

Arora High Performance Level 1
Lesson focus on strong competition with an emphasis on repetition and consistency of  all strokes. Players in this class are starting to compete in local USTA entry level tournament. Class placement by instructor approval only.  Ages: 8-17

Dougherty Valley High School

Mon 1/7-1/28                    6:00pm-8:00pm                     Act#2073
Mon 2/11-3/25                  6:00pm-8:00pm                    Act#2074
Fri 1/11-2/1                         6:00pm-8:00pm                    Act#2071
Fri 2/15-3/29                      6:00pm-8:00pm                    Act#2072

Arora High Performance Level 2
Lessons focus on high level competition with a strong emphasis in conditioning. Players in this class are competing in local USTA challenger and open level tournaments or high school tennis. Class placement by instructor approval only.  Ages: 10-17

Athan Downs

Tue 1/08-1/29                    6:00pm-8:00pm                  Act#2075
Tue 2/12-3/26                    6:00pm-8:00pm                  Act#2076
Thu 1/10-1/31                    6:00pm-8:00pm                  Act#2077
Thu 2/14-3/28                    6:00pm-8:00pm                  Act#2078

Arora High Performance Level 3
Drills, point play, and high intensity conditioning is a strong focus of this class. Players in this high level many already be participating in strong high school level competition and a regular schedule of USTA tournaments. Class placement by instructor approval only. Ages: 12-17

Athan Downs

Mon 1/7-1/28                    6:00pm-8:00pm             Act#2083
Mon 2/11-3/25                  6:00pm-8:00pm            Act#2084
Wed 1/9-1/30                    6:00pm-8:00pm            Act#2085
Wed 2/13-3/27                  6:00pm-8:00pm           Act#2086

Arora High Performance Level 4
Players in this class are already competing in USTA Championship level tournaments and/or have already participated in Junior Varsity/Varsity level High School Tennis. Drills, point play, technique advancement, conditioning will all be emphasized. Please note: placement in this class is by instructor approval only. Player that may not fit this level may be moved up or down a level.

This course is for High Performance Level 4. This course was incorrectly labeled High Performance Level 3. Ages: 10-17

Dougherty Valley High School

Tue 1/8-1/29                      6:00pm-8:00pm               Act#2079
Tue 2/12-3/26                    6:00pm-8:00pm              Act#2080
Thu 1/10-1/31                    6:00pm-8:00pm             Act#2081
Thu 2/14-3/28                    6:00pm-8:00pm             Act#2082

Arora High Performance Level 5
National level players welcome! UTR 9 or Higher. Class placement by instructor approval only. Ages: 13-17

Dougherty Valley High School

Wed 1/09-1/30                  6:00pm-8:00pm          Act#2087
Wed 2/13-3/27                  6:00pm-8:00pm          Act#2088

 Arora Tennis Private Lessons

Individual tennis lessons are available for you or your child through Arora Tennis and Fitness. Time, day and location are set up through Arora Tennis prior to booking. For more information email AroraTennis@yahoo.com.

 
TEEN SPORT-  VOLLEYBALL

Club V.I.P. Winter Girls’ Volleyball Team
The purpose of the Club V.I.P. Girls Teams is to give young athletes in the local area the opportunity to learn, play, and enjoy the sport of volleyball. The season will include skills, instructional practices, with developmental team matches during the season. HIGH SCHOOL PLAYERS WILL COACH TEAMS DURING MATCHES. PLAYERS WILL RECEIVE INSTRUCTION BY OUR CLUB COACHES DURING PRACTICE SESSIONS. Uniform Orders and Game Schedule details will be at this site www.clubviprec.com. Ages: 11-14

Iron Horse Gymnasium

Tue 2/5-3/5        7:00pm-9:00pm                      Act#1912

Teen Progressive Volleyball Class
Finally, a volleyball class geared for young athletes interested in learning volleyball skills before they start playing.  The intent of this class is to work with interested players and teach them the fundamental skills used on volleyball teams. They will be taught how to pass, set, serve, and spike in a fun atmosphere.  Our hopes are to establish a great foundation that will excite them to join to Club V.I.P.’s Girls Leagues.           Ages: 12-14

Iron Horse Gymnasium

Tue 1/8-1/29      7:00pm-8:00pm                     Act#2170


TEEN- FENCING

Competitive/Open Fencing
Classes are for students who have completed the Intermediate Fencing Class have mastered basic and intermediate techniques and are ready to learn more complex fencing actions. Classes are open to experienced fencers and by invitation by Instructor Robert Martinez. Classes are geared toward advancing each fencer's skill to compete in local, regional and US Fencing Association Tournaments. All students MUST have full fencing uniform and electric equipment.   Ages: 10-16

Dougherty Station Community Center

Thu 1/10-3/14       5:35pm-7:30pm                   Act#1872 (No Class 1/31, 2/21)

Fencing II- Intermediate
The Intermediate classes are designed for those fencers who have completed the beginning class or are experienced fencers.  The program is designed towards advancing the fencer's skills, considerable electric fencing, advanced footwork, blade work drills and bouting tactics. Fencers will be introduced to individual one on one lesson. Emphasis is on skill development and preparation for competitive fencing.  All Intermediate classes will require purchase of electric and full fencing uniform equipment. Equipment can be purchased from various on-line suppliers or locally in the Bay Area.  Ages: 10-16

Dougherty Station Community Center

Thu 1/10-3/14        4:00pm-5:30pm               Act#1869 (No Class 1/31, 2/21)

Introduction to Foil
This 8-class basic foil fencing course designed to take the beginner the rules and convention of foil fencing. Emphasis on footwork, blade work safety and most importantly FUN!  Each class begins with warm up exercises, footwork drills, followed by blade work practice and ending with supervised bouts between fencers.  The idea is to get the students fencing quickly, exercising physically and participating in a sport that keeps the mind active. Participants need to wear sweat pants and court shoes (NO shorts). No experience necessary. All equipment provided!   Ages: 10-16

Dougherty Station Community Center

Wed 1/9-3/13    4:00pm-5:30pm                       Act#1867  (No Class 1/30, 2/20)

Introduction to Saber Fencing

Students will learn the fast, exciting sport of Saber Fencing.  This 8-class basic Saber fencing course will teach the beginner the rules and convention of Saber fencing. Emphasis on footwork, blade work, safety and most importantly FUN! Each class begins with warm up exercises, footwork drills, followed by blade work practice and ending with supervised bouts between fencers. The idea is to get the students fencing quickly, exercising physically and participating in a sport that keeps the mind active. No experience necessary. All equipment will be provided! Ages: 10-16

Dougherty Station Community Center

Wed 1/9-3/13    5:35pm-7:00pm                     Act#1870 (No Class 1/30, 2/20)

 

TEEN PERFORMING ARTS AND DANCE 

NEW! Electronic Music & DJing
Learn how to create original pieces of music using contemporary electronic music production tools and software while making connections between S.T.E.M and common core academic concepts. Students will create their own electronic music compositions and DJ sets while learning the mathematics of music, physics of sound, and grammar of songwriting. This class offers a unique approach to music education, blending technology, common core, S.T.E.M academics and modern recording techniques that reflects the current state of popular music and culture.

 Central Park Community Center

Wed 1/23 – 3/20         4:50pm – 5:50pm        Act#1876

 NEW! Capoeira Movement & Creativity
Capoeira is a dynamic art form originating in Brazil, combining martial arts, dance, music, gymnastics with chess-like strategy, and cooperative play. Capoeira promotes movement using body actions and acrobatic games that help kids learn about agility, space around them, and each other. Students will also learning songs in Portuguese, developing musical fluency with the instruments while teaching the important of rhythm, cadence and camaraderie. Capoeira classes will help kids learn discipline, self-awareness channel energy, stimulate imagination, and promote creativity. 

 Central Park Community Center

Mon 1/14 – 3/11         5:00pm – 5:45pm        Act#1764

TweenProv
For beginning improvisors or Tweens who want to learn improv games, basic theater techniques and get more comfortable on stage in a fun and supportive environment. You'll learn how to be positive, take risks, and focus on being in the moment. Everyone will learn about timing, building characters, story structure, and more improv games than you can shake a stick at! 

 Dougherty Station Community Center

Mon 1/28 – 3/25         5:00pm – 6:30pm        Act#1781

Teen Improv
This class is for former TweenProv students who want to continue their improv journey. More in depth study of building characters fundamentals of scene work, and beginnings of longform. This is not an improv game workshop. 

Dougherty Station Community Center

Mon 1/28 – 3/25         6:45pm – 8:45pm        Act#1782

 

REGISTRATION

There are four ways to register for classes:

  1. Register online at Civic Rec.
  2. Mail-In in to 12501 Alcosta Blvd, San Ramon, CA 94583
  3. Fax-In in (925) 830-5162
  4. Walk-in and register at the Community Center at Central Park, Alcosta Senior Center, or San Ramon Olympic Pool and Aquatic Center.