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!

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

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.

Class Spotlights

For a complete list of offerings visit ActiveNet.


Spanish for Tots

This class is a mix of high-energy games, projects, music, movement, treasure hunts, and other fun activities. Children will learn the Spanish vocabulary needed to express themselves and their needs through complete language immersion. There will be a $10.00 materials fee due to the instructor on the first day of the class.

Instructor: Maria Rhoe.

Spanish for Tots – Costs & Schedule

Takoma Park Community Center
Azalea Room
7500 Maple Avenue
3 – 6 years
6 Week Sessions
November 13 – December 8
10:00 – 11:00 AM
Resident: $85.00 / Non-resident: $95.00



Taekwondo is composed of three parts as shown in the English spelling, though it is one word in Korean. “Tae” means “foot,” “leg,” or “to step on”; “Kwon” means “fist,” or ‘’fight’’; and “Do” means the “way” or “discipline.” It can mean the way or discipline of foot and fist. Martial arts are studied for combat skills, cultivation (meditation), mental discipline, character development, and building self-confidence. There is a one-time, non-refundable fee paid to the instructor at the first class for a uniform ($40.00 children, $50.00 for adult).

Instructor: Felix Lindeire.

Taekwondo – Costs & Schedule

Takoma Park Community Center
Dance Studio
7500 Maple Avenue
5 years and older
12 Week Session
Mondays, September 14 – November 30
6:00 – 7:00 PM
Resident: $145.00 / Non-resident: $165.00


Modeling School

Discover your potential for a modeling career or hobby.  Learn runway secrets and develop poise and gracefulness to distinguish your style. This class will help talent prepare for pageantry and the modeling industry with the same techniques used by today’s top models and industry pros.

Instructor: Charminque Vogue

Modeling School – Costs & Schedule

Takoma Park Community Center
Dance Studio
7500 Maple Avenue
13 – 17 years
8 Week Session
Wednesdays, January 20 – March 9, 2016
4:00  – 5:00 PM
Resident: FREE / Non-resident: $10


Sadcie: Caribbean Fitness

Want to experience a workout while learning dance moves and choreography, which you can use where ever you go? Do you love soca, dancehall, reggae, kaiso, and other musical genres of the West Indies? Do you want to learn more about the Caribbean culture? Then come to a SADCIE (S-ah-d-see) class where you’ll experience the music and movement of the Caribbean Diaspora. You’ll be sure to get the party started with Sadcie in your back pocket. So why be fit when you can FETE (party)? Because Sadcie is not fitness, it’s REAL FETENESS!

Instructor: Dennis A. Wilson.

Sadcie: Caribbean Fitness – Costs & Schedule

Takoma Park Recreation Center
7315 New Hampshire Avenue
16 years and older
4 Week Sessions
Wednesdays and Saturdays
Session 3: November 4 – December 5
Session 4: December 9 – December 30
Wednesdays, 6:00 – 6:55 PM
Saturdays, 9:15 – 10:15 AM
$40.00 / Drop-in: $10.00

55 & Over

Winter Festival of Lights Trip

Bring a little twinkle to your holidays at the 29th Annual Winter Festival of Lights in Upper Marlboro, MD. This spectacular holiday drive through evening event features more than one million twinkling lights and is sure to leave you dazzled in amazement. Dress for comfort and the weather. Rain or Shine -Snow date: 12/15/15. Registration is required and will open Tuesday, December 1 at 8:30 AM both in person and online.

55+ Trip – Costs & Schedule

Takoma Park Community Center
7500 Maple Avenue
55 years and older
1 Day
Wednesday, December 9
5:00 – 8:00 PM


Doggie Tricks and Games

Want to show off for the relatives or post cute online videos of your dog? Join us for Tricks and Games, a great way to train with your dog and have fun at the same time. We’ll cover tricks such as shake, crawling, spin in a circle, putting toys away, and pushing objects. You an work at you and your dog’s pace, and decide which tricks you want to teach. Dogs should have some basic training on manners. Dogs should be friendly toward dogs and people and current on vaccinations. No pinch, prong, choke, or electronic collars in the classroom, please.

Instructor: Joyce Loebig

Doggie Tricks and Games – Cost & Schedule

Heffner Park Community Center
42 Oswego Avenue
Dogs 6 months and older
6 Week Sessions
October 28 – December 9
8:00 – 9:00 PM
Resident: $145 / Non-resident: $165

Bad Weather?

Bad weather? Call the The Recreation Department’s inclement weather line to check for weather closure information.

301-891-7101 ext. 5605

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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

City Guide

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