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Recreational Activities

The Community Services Recreation Division offers a wonderful and exciting variety of recreational programs and activities for all ages. We are dedicated to offering affordable, high-quality recreation programming and facilities to the community of Stockton.  

Program Registration Form

Become an Instructor

Do you have a special skill or talent you can share with your community? We are recruiting for new instructors to offer a variety of activities for the community.  If you are interested in potentially teaching a class for us, please see the following information: Contract Instructor Handbook and Class Application.

List of Programs and Activities

Arts and Crafts, Skill Building
Painting
Instructor: Kathy Dinubilo
Ages: 8 and up
Cost: $15 per class

Day of Week: 1st Thursday of the month
Location: Arnold Rue Community Center
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Day of Week: 2nd Thursday of the month
Location: Van Buskirk Community Center
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Day of Week: 3rd Thursday of the month
Location: Seifert Community Center
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Day of Week: 4th Thursday of the month
Location: Stribley Community Center
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Sewing
Sewing- Basic skills and pattern reading
Instructor: Kathy Dinubilo Ages: 8 and up
Cost: $20 per class

Day of Week: 1st Tuesday of the month
Location: Arnold Rue Community Center
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Day of Week: 2nd Tuesday of the month
Location: Van Buskirk Community Center
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Day of Week: 3rd Tuesday of the month
Location: Seifert Community Center
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Day of Week: 4th Tuesday of the month
Location: Stribley Community Center
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Sign up prior to class for an instructor to adequately prepare a space and supplies. Stop by or call the center you are interested in attending.
Drone Soccer
An aviation class for youth that provides a fantastic opportunity to introduce students to aviation, instill a passion for flying, have fun learning with friends, and impart essential life skills.

Instructor:  Trust Me Aviation
Ages:  12-18
Cost:  $25
Location:  Stribley Community Center

Next Session:
Day:   Saturdays July 13 - August 17 (6 weeks)
Time of Class:  9:00 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Upcoming Session Dates:
September 7 - October 12
November 2 - December 14
Young Bakers Academy
Learn about measuring, the science behind mixing ingredients, budgeting, and packaging your finished product. Participants will bake cookies, cakes, brownies, and have a baking challenge on our final day. Each baker will bring home their delicious treats after each class.

Instructor:  Esperanza
Location:  Arnold Rue Community Center
Cost:  $159 + $30 material fee paid to instructor
Day:  Tuesdays (4 weeks)
Time:  5:45 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.
Ages:  6-14
You & Me Cookie Monster Workshop
You and your child will make and bake a dozen cookies each week. Wear your apron and play clothes as this is a hands-on class. Your child will break eggs, learn to pour, knead, and make their own dough from scratch.

Instructor:  Esperanza
Location:  Arnold Rue Community Center
Cost:  $129 + $25 material fee paid to instructor
Day:  Wednesdays (4 weeks)
Time:  5:45 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.
Ages:  2.5 - 5
Ballet
Pre-Ballet
Try out the fundamentals of ballet. Focus on proper body alignment, basic steps, techniques, and musicality. Students also learn life skills such as discipline, teamwork, and creativity while having fun.

Location: Arnold Rue Community Center
Instructor: Yameci Dance Company - Kayla Bornea
Ages: 3 - 7 years old (boys and girls)
Cost: $50 per month
Time of Class: Thursdays, 4:30 p.m. -5:30 p.m.

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Classical Beginning I - Youth
Ballet - Classical Beginning 1 Youth
Enjoy the Joy, freedom and power of Ballet. Focus on stretch, strengthen and proper body alignment, basic positions, technique, center and across the floor combinations. Students also learn life skills such as discipline, camaraderie, and discover the joy of performance. No prior experience is needed

Location: Arnold Rue Community Center
Instructor: Ronna Roberts
Ages: 7 - 10 years old (boys and girls)
Cost: $56 per month
Time of Class: Tuesdays, 5:00 p.m. -6:00 p.m.
Intermediate/Advanced
Enjoy the Joy, freedom and power of Ballet. Focus on stretch, strengthen and proper body alignment, basic positions, barre technique, center and across the floor technique, choreography and aesthetics. Students also learn life skills such as discipline and camaraderie, and discover the joy of performance. Prior experience is required or permission of the instructor. 

Location: Arnold Rue Community Center
Instructor: Ronna Roberts
Ages: 11 - adult years old (boys and girls)
Cost: $84 per month/ $24 drop in fee per class
Time of Class: Tuesdays, 6:00 p.m. -7:30 p.m.
Classical Beginning  2 - Youth
Enjoy the Joy, freedom and power of Ballet. Focus on stretch, strengthen and proper body alignment, basic positions, barre technique, center and across the floor technique, choreography and aesthetics. Students also learn life skills such as discipline and camaraderie, and discover the joy of performance. Prior experience is required or permission of the instructor. 

Location: Arnold Rue Community Center
Instructor: Ronna Roberts
Ages: 8 - 11 years old (boys and girls)
Cost: $56 per month/ $16 drop in fee per class
Time of Class: Wednesdays, 4:00 p.m. -5:00 p.m.
Classical Beginning Youth & Teen
Enjoy the Joy, freedom and power of Ballet. Focus on stretch, strengthen and proper body alignment, basic positions, barre technique, center and across the floor technique, choreography and aesthetics. Students also learn life skills such as discipline and camaraderie, and discover the joy of performance. Prior experience is required or permission of the instructor. 

Location: Arnold Rue Community Center
Instructor: Ronna Roberts
Ages: 9 - 14 years old (boys and girls)
Cost: $56 per month/ $16 drop in fee per class
Time of Class: Wednesdays, 5:00 p.m. -6:00 p.m.
Classical Intermediate/Advanced
Experience the joy, freedom and power of Ballet. Focus on stretch, strengthen and proper body alignment, basic positions, barre technique, center and across the floor technique, choreography and aesthetics. Students also learn life skills such as discipline and camaraderie, and discover the joy of performance. Prior experience is required or permission of the instructor. 

Location: Arnold Rue Community Center
Instructor: Ronna Roberts
Ages: 11 - adult years old (boys and girls)
Cost: $84 per month/ $24 drop in fee per class
Time of Class: Wednesdays, 6:00 p.m. -7:30 p.m.
Character Dance
Experience the joy and freedom of staged Character and Ethnic Dance. Focus on stretch, strengthen, proper body alignment, basic positions, barre, center and across the floor technique, dance aesthetics and choreography. Students also learn skills such as balance discipline, coordination camaraderie, and discover the joy of performance. No prior experience is needed.

Location: Oak Park Senior Center
Instructor: Ronna Roberts
Ages: 11 - Adult years old (boys and girls)
Cost: $56 per month
Time of Class: Mondays, 5:00 p.m. -6:00 p.m.
Classical Beginning Teen & Adult
Experience the joy and freedom of coordinated dance. Focus on stretch, strengthen and proper body alignment, basic positions, barre technique, center and across the floor combinations. Students develop skills such as discipline, camaraderie, and discover the joy of performance. No prior experience is needed. 

Location: Oak Park Senior Center
Instructor: Ronna Roberts
Ages: 11 - Adult years old (boys and girls)
Cost: $84 per month/ $24 drop in fee per class
Time of Class: Mondays, 6:00 p.m. -7:30 p.m.
Belly Dancing
Beginner Class
Learn the traditional art of belly dance (Raks Sharki). This class will concentrate on the 5 sections of a belly dance routine, as well as the history of the dance. Class includes warm-up; basic technique; choreographed routines; combinations; finger cymbals; and cool down. Great exercise for the body and soul.

Instructor: Teressa "Asia" Killeen
Location: Oak Park Senior Center

Beginner Class
Ages: 15+
Cost: $28 per month; $10 drop-in fee
Time of Class: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Day of Week: Thursdays
Company Class
Learn the traditional art of belly dance (Raks Sharki). This class will concentrate on the 5 sections of a belly dance routine, as well as the history of the dance. Class includes warm-up; basic technique; choreographed routines; combinations; finger cymbals; and cool down. Great exercise for the body and soul.

Instructor: Teressa "Asia" Killeen
Location: Oak Park Senior Center

Company Class
Ages: 15+
Cost: $35 per month; $10 drop-in fee
Time of Class: 7:15 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Day of Week: Thursdays
Dance Classes
Beginning Hip Hop
A high-energy class teaching the latest in street dancing, breaking, popping, and locking. Classes encourage students to bring their individual styles and personality to the movements.

Location: Arnold Rue Community Center
Instructor: Yameci Dance Company - Kayla Bornea
Age: 6-12 years old (boys and girls)
Cost: $50
Time of Class: Thursdays, 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.


Fitness
Fitness Classes
Tai Chi
Learn this ancient Chinese martial art that combines slow-moving and graceful exercises, soft circular motions to harmonize mind and body, and mental focus, while stretching muscles and joints. Great for maintaining a healthy body and mind.

Instructor: Bing Hui
Locations: Oak Park Senior Center and Arnold Rue Community Center
Ages: 18+
Cost: $12 per month

Oak Park Senior Center  Times and Days: 8:15 a.m. - 9:15 a.m., Tuesday and Friday 
Arnold Rue Community Center  Times and Days: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Tuesday and Friday 
Membership Fitness
Access our fitness rooms and designated time slots for basketball, futsal, badminton, pickleball, table tennis, and volleyball. Schedules vary by location.

Adult Membership
Ages: 18-49 years of age
Cost: $11.50 per month
Locations:  Arnold Rue Community Center, Seifert Community Center, Stribley Community Center, and Van Buskirk Community Center

Senior Membership 
Senior Membership Registration Form
Over 50 and Fabulous
Cost:  $27.75 yearly (July1 - June 30)
Memberships can be purchased at any City Community Center. Senior programming takes place at Arnold Rue Community Center, Oak Park Senior Center, Stribley Community Center, and Van Buskirk Community Center.

Become a part of our vibrant active aging community by purchasing a yearly (July 1 to June 30) Senior Membership. The membership fee covers almost all senior activities that take place during each center's senior program. Program activities vary by location. Some activities, such as Luncheon and Bingo, Tea Dance, and instructional classes (Tai Chi, Partner Social Dance, Senior Tap Dance) are available at an additional fee.

Each center has the following types of programming:

Fitness room with exercise equipment; card and board games (pinochle, bridge, mahjong, etc.); exercise activities (aerobics, dance, etc.); arts and craft activities (painting, knitting, crochet, etc.); special monthly events.

Free Haircuts for Seniors (Must be a member)
Oak Park Center First and Third Mondays of the month Appointment required.
Between 9:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Sly Fox Presents Trips (You do not have to be a member to participate)
Contact Sly Fox representative at Oak Park Center for information Tuesdays 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Wednesdays & Thursdays 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Senior Bingo
Oak Park Center 3rd Friday of the month, 1 p.m.- 4 p.m.
$3.00 ticket must be purchased the Wednesday prior to bingo. 
Food Programs
Brown Bag Programs
Brown Bag Programs for Ages 60+ Free Bag of Food:

Ages 60+ receive one free bag of food per person, while supplies last. Must be registered for this program.
Congregate Meal Programs
Congregate Meal Program for Ages 60+. Lunch program through San Joaquin County HSA

Ages 60+. Must be registered for this program.  Suggested donations are accepted for meals.
Farmers Market
Farmer's Market for Ages 18+ (except at Oak Park- 50+) Free Bag of Produce

Line Dance for Fitness
Soul Line Dancing
Learn a variety of soul line dance steps set to upbeat, soul music.  A fun way to get your move on and is perfect for all levels of dance and ages.

Instructors: Tuesdays - Tanya Gippson;
                    Thursdays - Tonya Starr Dooley

Location: Stribley Community Center

Ages: All Ages
Cost: Free
Day & Time of Class: Tuesdays 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Thursdays 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Soul Moves Dance Fit

Soul Moves Dance Fit is a dynamic workout for men and women. It is a sweet blend of dance and muscle strengthening for functional, full body conditioning that's fun and effective. Infusing various dance styles with innovative exercises set to a wide range of music genres. Soul Moves Dance Fit tones, sculpts, and build strength. Vibe to R&B, Salsa, Hip Hop, Gospel, and Afrobeat and move your body in new ways to increase your vitality.  Be empowered with Soul Moves Dance Fit. No equipment required. Optional: Wearable wrist and ankle bands.

Instructor:  Janeen Johnson, Certified Dance Fitness Instructor
Cost:  $40 (4 classes); $12 drop in fee
Ages: 50+
Day & Time of Class:  Mondays  6:30p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Social Dance
Social Partner Dance
Social Partner Dance is partner dancing that is informal, relaxed, and danced for the enjoyment of the participants. This is a great activity for socialization, recreational fun, and improvements to your health.

Instructor: Tony Magdaleno
Location: Oak Park Senior Center
Location: Arnold Rue Community Center
Technique Class
Instructor: Tony Magdaleno
Location: Arnold Rue Community Center

Technique Class
This class will focus on learning the techniques of each dance style.

Ages: 50+
Cost: $24-$40 depending on the number of weeks; $10 drop-in fee
Time of Class: 11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Day of Week: Thursdays
Lesson Class
Instructor: Tony Magdaleno
Location: Arnold Rue Community Center
Lesson Class
This class will bring couples together in a larger space to enjoy dancing with their partners.

Ages: 50+
Cost: $9-$15 depending on the number of weeks; $5 drop-in fee
Time of Class: 12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Day of Week: Thursdays
Practice Dance
Instructor: Tony Magdaleno
Location: Oak Park Senior Center

Practice Dance
This is an evening dance to show off your moves and practice what you are learning in class.

Ages: 50+
Cost: $5/ $3 if registered for a lesson or technique class during that month
Time of Class: 6:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Day of Week: 4th Tuesday of the month
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