Recreation Classes

Karate Class Participants Jabbing
Tap Dance Participants Performing
Cooking class participants making wraps
Fitness Class Participants Stretching
Capoeira Participants doing a Back Hand Stand
Group of Capoeira Participants
Boogie Bounce Kids Participants Bouncing
Capoeira participants kicking
Ballet Showcase Participants Performing
Ballet Showcase Dancers

Are you interested in crafts, dance or martial arts? We have weekly classes and drop-in programs to benefit your lifestyle. From preschool to high school adults to seniors, we offer services to all age groups and ability levels to help you explore your creative and athletic side. To register for classes, click here

Interested in becoming an instructor? Click here to view our instructor packet. 

  1. Recreation Office

    Phone: (510) 215-3080

 


Adult Ballet 
Each class will feature Ballet basics on barre portion, followed by a selected combination of European folk dance, Chinese folk dance, and/or other dance techniques.

Instructor  George Shi
Ages  30+ years
Location San Pablo Community Center
Day/Time Tuesdays 7:00pm-8:30pm
Saturdays 8:30am-10:00am
Please Note: No Class 3/14, 3/17, 3/21, 3/24 and 4/4

Aztec Dance Class 
Come and partake in the symbolism of Aztec Dance while setting foot into a culturally rich, magical world. While we try to have class every Wednesday, this class is taught by members of the community that are donating their time and last minute cancellations may occur. 

Instructors  Irma Tellez & Alvaro Pineda
Ages  All ages welcome
Location  Davis Park Multipurpose Room
 Day/Time  Wednesdays 6:30pm-9:00pm

Ballet Class
The basic steps of ballet are woven into magical stories using mime, tambourines, star wands, scarves and many different music pieces to train their listening skills. This class will teach arm coordination and balance movements while they participate in creative dance and imagination mime stories. Please note: Instructor has gear available for purchase. 

 Beginning Ballet
 Instructor Mary Lyons 
 Ages 3.5-5 years 
 Location Thursdays: San Pablo Community Center
Saturdays: Davis Park Multipurpose
 Day/Time Thursdays: 5:30pm -6:00pm
Saturdays: 10:00am-10:30am

 Ballet I
 Instructor Mary Lyons 
 Ages 5-7 years 
 Location Thursdays: San Pablo Community Center
Saturdays: Davis Park Multipurpose
 Day/Time Thursdays: 6:15pm-6:45pm
Saturdays: 11:30am-12:00pm

Ballet II
 Instructor Mary Lyons 
 Ages 8-14 years 
 Location Thursdays: San Pablo Community Center
Saturdays: Davis Park Multipurpose
 Day/Time Thursdays: 7:00pm-7:30pm
Saturdays: 12:15pm-12:45pm

Capoeira Class
Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian martial arts that combines dance, music, and acrobatics. In class, students work their flexibility, reflexes, agility, rhythm basic acrobatic skill, and bolster their self-confidence. Portuguese language and Brazilian culture is also a big part of the classes. Capoeira is for everyone!  Please note: Instructor has gear available for purchase. 

 Instructor Jadson Cacador
 Ages 5-13 years 
 Location San Pablo Community Center
 Day/Time Saturdays: 11:00am-12:00pm

Chinese Folk Dance
Come and join this class to exercise and stay in good health! Learn the Chinese culture and folk dance. Participants are encouraged to bring a yoga mat class. 

 Instructor Julia Zhang
 Ages 18+ years
 Location San Pablo Community Center
 Day/Time Thursdays: 7:00pm-8:30pm

Cooking Matters

Learn how to prepare fast, delicious and healthy meals on a budget! Come join us for 6 FREE cooking classes! Join us for cooking classes that teach families how to cook healthy meals. Each participant cooks and eats a healthy meal each class and receives a free bag of fresh produce. Please note: one adult per household must be registered and present. 

Ages 6+ years 
Location San Pablo Community Center
Class Day/Time Saturdays: 10:00am-12:30pm
Session 2 Dates January 18-February 22
Session 3 Dates  March 14-April 25

CPR & First Aid
This First Aid course is designed to provide rescuers the fundamental skills to recognize and treat medical emergencies. 

 Ages 15+ years
Location San Pablo Library Community Room
Class 1 Date March 7, 2020 
Class 2 Date May 16, 2020
Day Saturday
Time 10:00am-2:00pm

Friday Food Frenzy
Come and enjoy this class which will allow your child to enjoy the FUN of FOOD! Register for the full month and every Friday you will find that each class will have a different project which may include cooking, baking or even building holiday houses! This class will allow for your child to learn how to have fun with food and the opportunity to enjoy it at the end of the class. 

 Ages 3-11 years
 Location Activity Room 2 in the San Pablo Community Center
Day Fridays
Session 1   6:15pm-7:15pm
Session 2  7:30pm-8:30pm

Group Fitness Program
This program is a full functional, resistance, cardio band high intensity interval training. Not only are participants losing weight but also hardening their muscles, strength, and determination will be involved. Modifications will be applied, all fitness levels are welcome!

Instructor Yannet Torres
Ages 13+ years
Location Church Lane Senior Center
Day/Time Monday-Thursday 7:30pm-8:30pm
 Please note: No Class 2/17

Hatha Yoga
Hatha yoga is a slow and safe alignment based physical exercise that develops a balance of strength and flexibility in your body and mind to release any tension and improving your posture. 

 Instructor Hiromi Jones
 Ages All ages welcome
 Location San Pablo Library Community Room (Fridays)
 Day/Time Fridays 9:30am-10:45am

Karate Class
Students learn practical self-defense through the Okinawa style of Uechi Ryu while improving control of their bodies, thought, and emotions. Please note: Instructor has gear/equipment available for purchase.  

Karate Beginner Class
 Instructor Mehran Shakar
 Ages 4-7 years
 Location San Pablo Community Center
 Day/Time Mondays & Wednesdays 5:30pm-6:15pm
Please Note: No Class 2/17

 Karate Advanced Class
 Instructor Mehran Shakar
 Ages 8-14 years
 Location San Pablo Community Center
 Day/Time Mondays & Wednesdays 6:30pm-7:15pm
Please Note: No Class 2/17


Tap Class
This class is an introduction to the basic steps and rhythms of tap dance using age appropriate music and songs. This helps enhance their listening and translation skills and the ability to move at speed safely. Please note: Instructor has gear available for purchase. 

Instructor Mary Lyons
Beginning Ages 5-8 years
Level I Ages 9-14 years 
Location Davis Park Multipurpose 
Day/Time Saturdays 10:45am-11:15am


Zumba
Are you ready to party yourself into shape? That's exactly what the Zumba® program is all about. It's an exhilarating, effective, easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired, calorie-burning dance fitness party that's moving millions of people toward joy and health. 

Instructor Yannet Torres
Ages 11+ years
Location Church Lane Senior Center
Day/Time Monday-Thursday 6:15pm-7:15pm
Please note: No class on 2/17

Zumba Gold
Active older adults who are looking for a modified Zumba class that recreated the original moves you love at a lower intensity. The design of the class introduces easy-to-follow Zumba choreography that focuses on balance, range of motion and coordination.

Instructor Yannet Torres
Ages 18+ years
Location San Pablo Community Center
Day/Time Mondays & Wednesdays  10:30am-11:30am
Please note: Drop Ins only for the months of January  
Please note: No class on 2/17


 Beginning Ballet
 Instructor Mary Lyons 
 Ages 3.5-5 years 
 Location Thursdays: San Pablo Community Center
Saturdays: Davis Park Multipurpose
 Time Thursdays: 5:30-6:00 pm
Saturdays: 10:00-10:30 am

 Ages 3-11 years
 Location Activity Room 2 in the San Pablo Community Center
Day Fridays
Session 1   6:15pm-7:15pm
Session 2  7:30pm-8:30pm