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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!

 

Save the Date:

Registration opens on March 15 for Spring-Summer Classes;
Non-Resident registration opens on March 22.

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

Class Spotlights

For a complete list of offerings visit ActiveNet.

Tots

T-Ball

This co-ed league allows girls and boys to have fun while learning the basic fundamentals of baseball. Emphasis will be on fun, batting, running bases, and catching. No experience is necessary as all skill levels are welcome. Participants must bring their own baseball glove. Games will be played at Ed Wilhelm Field. Games are played on Saturday mornings at either 9 or 10:30 a.m. Volunteer coaches are a key element of this program’s success; inquire at 301-891-7284

T-Ball – Costs & Schedule

Ed Wilhelm Field
Behind Piney Branch Elementary School
7510 Maple Avenue
5-7 years
6 Week Season
Saturdays
June 10 – August 5
9:00 AM or 10:30 AM  Start Time
Resident: $50.00 / Non-resident: $60.00

Youth

On Stage: Scene Study

This is an in-depth acting class comprised of scene work as well as acting warm-ups & theater games. It focuses on Stanislavsky-based acting techniques (objectives/obstacles/tactics, subtext, script scoring, etc) used to build a character and create a believable scene. Students will pair up work on a scene throughout class which will culminate in a performance. Material is provided or students may bring their own scenes to be approved. Provided materials include scenes from Lillian Hellman, Neil Simon, Carson McCullers, Shakespeare. As well as material from hit plays, television series and films such as; Peter & the Starcatchers, The Diary of Anne Frank, Bridge to Terabithia, Antigone and more!

On Stage: Scene Study  – Costs & Schedule

Takoma Park Community Center
Auditorium
7500 Maple Avenue
11 – 14 years
8 Week Session
Mondays
3:30 – 5:00 PM
Resident: $165.00 / Non-Resident: $185.00

Teens

Counselor in Training (CIT)

Sign up for a three day training to become a Certified CIT. Prior to volunteering for summer camp, each teen will be required to attend training hosted by the Takoma Park Recreation Department. During their training, teens will have the opportunity to develop leadership skills while becoming First Aid/CPR certified. During the summer camp sessions, the CIT will support all planned program activities on site as well as any regularly scheduled off site activities such as swimming and field trips. This volunteer opportunity, to work with Camp, involves working directly with children by helping them to enjoy and feel successful in each activity. The Recreation Department will only approve summer student service learning hours (SSL hours) to those who participate in the CIT program.  Training dates (must attend all trainings):

Counselor in Training (CIT) – Costs & Schedule

Takoma Park Community Center
7500 Maple Avenue
Hydrangea Room
14 – 16 years
Camp Training: Tuesday, May 2 & Thursday, May 4
4:00  – 6:00 PM
CPR Training: Saturday, May 6
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Resident: $25 / Non-Resident: $35

 

 

 

Adults

Go-Go Fitness -New Time-

Go-Go Fitness is a comprehensive 60 minute high cardio, dance fitness workout that incorporates various dance styles, toning moves as well as the classic call and response of a live Go-Go music workout set Drop-in.

Go-Go Fitness – Costs & Schedule

Takoma Park Recreation Center
Gymnasium
7315 New Hampshire Avenue
16 years and older
Ongoing
Saturdays,
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Drop-in: $5

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
7500 Maple Avenue
Dance Studio
55 years and older
Mondays and Thursdays
Session 1: April 3 – June 29
Session 2: July 3 – August 31
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Tuesdays and Thursdays
Session 1: April 4 – June 30
Session 2: July 7 – August 29
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
FREE

55+ Trips

Check out our new camp for 55+

Pets

Puppy Kindergarten

If you have a puppy, you need Puppy Kindergarten! Early puppy training and socialization has been shown to help prevent behavior problems later on. Each class will include supervised off leash play, where you will learn about dog body language and appropriate play.  Most of all, we’ll have fun! No pinch, prong, choke, or electronic collars in the classroom.

Instructor: Joyce Loebig

Puppy Kindergarten – Cost & Schedule

Heffner Park Community Center
42 Oswego Avenue
Puppies 8 weeks – 5 months
Tuesdays
6:45 – 7:45 PM
Session 1 ( 6 Week Session): April 4 -May 16
Resident: $145 / Non-resident: $165
Session 2 (5 Week Session): May 30 – June 27
Session 3 (5 Week Session): July 18 – August 15
Resident: $125 / Non-Resident: $145

Register Online for Classes

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

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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