Classes & Programs

The Takoma Park Recreation Department wants to help you make the most of your leisure time! We offer a wide variety of programs for every age group from infants to seniors and in-between. Find the perfect class or program in our current City Guide or register online via ActiveNet. Check below for info on featured classes!


Registration will open August 15 at 8:30 am both in person and online for TP residents and August 22 at 8:30 am for non-residents.

Pottery Wheel
Come learn hand building and make bowls, soap dishes and more!

Class Spotlights

For a complete list of offerings visit ActiveNet.


Spanish for Tots

Come learn Spanish in a fun and natural way! Tots will be fully immersed in the Spanish language through fun, energetic, age-appropriate activities while developing their listening-comprehension skills in the target language. Each class has a different theme that teaches key vocabulary and important phrases that are the foundation for building complex grammar structures in the Spanish language. Children participate with a parent or caregiver during each session. A $10 fee is due to Instructor to cover for the cost of materials and supplies. Instructor: Maria Rhoe

Spanish for Tots– Costs & Schedule

Takoma Park Community Center
Azalea Room
7500 Maple Avenue
18 months-3 years
6 Week Session
Saturdays, September 9-October 14
10 – 11 a.m.
Resident: $85 / Non-resident: $95


Step Team

Stepping is a form of dance in which you use your entire body as an instrument to produce rhythms and beats through footsteps, clapping and words or chanting. Presently, stepping is popular among college fraternities and sororities. The goal for the Step Team is to teach a co-ed group the art of stepping. Members will learn self-expression, coordination, self-discipline and teamwork. The team will consist of approximately 10-12 youth between the ages of 6-12 years old. No experience is necessary and we welcome all who are willing to learn.

Step Team– Costs & Schedule

Takoma Park Recreation Center
Front Room
7315 New Hampshire Avenue
6-12 years
Ongoing Tuesdays and Thursdays
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Free with Recreation Center membership


Video Production Class for Teens

Teens in grades 6-12 sign up today to learn the basics of video production in the media lab at the Community Center. Try your hand at creating, filming, editing and more. Instruction will be given by Gandhi Brigade Youth Media.

Video Production– Costs & Schedule

Takoma Park Community Center
Multi Media Lab
7500 Maple Avenue
Grades 6-12
Thursdays, September 14-November 2
3:30  – 5:30 p.m.






Acting Audition Preparation

Would you like to be in a play? Learning to audition is the first step and this class will prepare you with the primary tools you’ll need, including having an effective audition monologue to perform. After selecting a monologue with the instructor, you will learn (through lively theatre exercises) the basic acting techniques that can be applied to your audition piece to heighten its performance. In addition, class will cover the other essential audition tools: pictures, resumes, interviews and techniques for cold readings and scene call backs. The class will culminate with a performance of the monologues in a final public presentation! No materials needed. Instructor: Allen Taylor

Acting Audition Preparation – Costs & Schedule

Takoma Park Community Center
Azalea Room
7500 Maple Avenue
19 and older
10 Week Session
Mondays, September 11-November 20
7 – 9 p.m.
Resident: $120 / Non-resident: $140

55 & Over

Bone Builders

The Bone Builders program, in partnership with Montgomery County, consists of three parts: balance exercises, weight training, and discussion concerning diet, safety and exercise. The program uses trained RSVP volunteers to lead the classes with supervision by a certified trainer. For best health benefits and increase in bone density, participants are encouraged to attend class twice a week. Due to the popularity of the program you can only register for the Mon/Thurs class or the Tues/Friday class.

Bone Builders – Costs & Schedule

Takoma Park Community Center
Dance Studio
7500 Maple Avenue
55 and older
17 Week Sessions
Mondays and Thursdays,
September 7-December 28
10 – 11 a.m.
Tuesdays and Fridays,
September 5-December 29
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.


Puppy Kindergarten

Early puppy socialization and training has been shown to help prevent behavior problems later on. Each class includes supervised, off-leash play for the puppies where you’ll learn dog body language and appropriate play. The class will cover foundation behaviors (sit, down, stay, attention), leash manners, polite greetings, and socialization experiences. Instructor: Joyce Loebig

Puppy Kindergarten – Cost & Schedule

Heffner Park Community Center
42 Oswego Avenue
Dogs 8 weeks – 6 months
4 Week Sessions
Session 1: September 14-October 5
Session 2: October 12-November 2
Session 3: November 9-December 7
6:45 – 7:45pm
Resident: $105 / Non-resident: $125

Register Online for Classes

You can register for camps, classes and request rentals through ActiveNet.

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Register online with Takoma Park's ActiveNet.

Recreation Sections


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Inclement Weather Line

Bad weather? Call the The Recreation Department’s Inclement Weather Line to check for weather closure information.

Call 301-891-7101 ext. 5605 to check for program cancellations due to weather.

Call The Inclement Weather Line