Arts and Enrichment
The following recreational guidelines are in effect as of June 26, per the variance issued to Douglas County.
The Recreation Center is currently open. New safety precautions are in place, and users are required to reserve a 90-minute time slot online for a specific workout zone. The lap pool and leisure pool are also open by reservation only. Lap lanes are limited to two people per lane. Restrooms and showers are open, and lockers are available on a limited basis.
Make a reservation
In addition, the Rec Center Leisure Pool is also open by reservation. Reservations may be made 48 hours in advance.
Please keep in mind:
- The sauna is NOT available
- Hot tub space is extremely limited - three people per rotation. If tub capacity is reached, participants must rotate out at the end of one bubble cycle
- Limited lockers are available. Showers are also available for swimmers to rinse off
- Please arrive with your swimsuit on, and be prepared to leave the facility in your swimsuit
- Slides are available starting at 9 a.m.
Miller Activity Complex
The Miller Activity Complex is closed.
Outdoor pools and splash pads
Burgess and Butterfield Crossing pools are currently open. Reservations are available online 48-hours in advance.
Make a reservation
Splash pads at PSM and Festival parks are also open. Reservations are not required. Hours for both sites are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.
Please remember to practice social distancing and maintain a distance of at least 6 feet. Additionally, local health officials recommend wearing a face covering while in public. The intent remains to limit interactions to only those within your own household. Good hygiene - like not touching your face, and washing your hands well, and often - also remains important.
Some of the exciting programs we offer throughout the year include pottery, kids clay, oil painting, acrylics, adult Spanish classes and ballroom dancing for couples.
This is the original four-count swing dance. This class will teach the basic steps, including lots of turns and twirls.
Country and Western Hoedown Dance Parties
Join a proper hoedown and dance the night away with lively country western dance moves. Need to review a dance? Dancers will review, practice and learn fun party dance moves each session.
Country and Western Two-Step
This original country western dance is the most versatile on the floor. Dancers will learn basic steps to dominate the dance floor and step the night away.
Country and Western Three Dance Jam
Dancers will learn the basics and the turns and twirls for Two-Step, Country Swing and Waltz! Get jammin’ no matter what the band plays!
Line Dance Booty Bash
Great exercise and good for coordination and balance. This class is a super fun way to slim down for the summer. Count your steps - dancers average 2,000 per class. We will learn the most popular line dances for parties and more.
Millennium Cowboy Cha Cha
Cowboy Cha Cha is not just for country dancers anymore. It’s the prettiest dance to come along. It can be done solo or with a partner – we will learn both ways.
It’s sweetheart night. Don’t just rock back and forth during those slow songs. Learn romantic steps, turns and patterns that will make dancing to ballads and slow songs the highlight of the night.
Red Hot Sizzlin’ Salsa
This red-hot social-style salsa is fun and easy to learn. With lots of great moves, learn Latin rhythms so you can dance and move to any Latin song. Come join us for fun learning the basic steps of salsa to the great sound of Latin music.
Classes are taught on Monday evenings from either 7-8 p.m. or 8-9 p.m.
Prices are per couple. Please contact David Quintana at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 303-660-1036 with questions.
Beginning through advanced – all levels welcome! Learn wheel throwing and hand building in a comfortable, fun environment. Bring your own tools, or purchase tools and clay at the Front Desk.
Creative Kid’s Clay
Clay Kid’s ages 6-12 years will have the opportunity to learn the basics of hand-built pottery, and make functional and sculptural pieces. Tools and clay will be provided. Register for Creative Kid’s Clay.
Youth & Adult Fencing
Discover the Exciting Sport of Olympic Fencing! Fencing is a centuries old art and is gaining in popularity each year. Fencing is a mental & physical sport that builds your agility, strength and stamina. It also teaches you focus, strategic thinking, and problem solving. Our class foster competition, confidence, respect, and self-discipline in a safe and fun environment. This is a great sport for parents and children!
This six-week program includes an introduction to the history of fencing, weapons, target areas and fencing technique. The use of equipment is included in the class fee.
Adult Spanish Classes (Level 1)
This introductory, fast-paced Spanish class focuses on vocabulary, pronunciation and communication basics. A bilingual workbook fee of $18 is payable to the instructor on the first day of class. This class is provided by Spanish Enrichment Inc.
Fee: $68 ($74 nonresident)
Location: Recreation Center
Practical Spanish for Adults (Level 2)
This intermediate, fast-paced Spanish class focuses on vocabulary, pronunciation and accentuation, as well as introduction to conjugation of the verbs in present, past and future tenses. The bilingual workbook from Practical Spanish for Adults Level 1 will be used.
Fee: $68 ($74 nonresident)
Location: Recreation Center
Spanish Enrichment Journey for PreSchoolers and Kindergarteners
The best time to expose your children to a new language is during the early years. These fun and interactive Spanish classes introduce participants to the Spanish language and culture with a native speaking teacher. Materials will be $5, payable to the instructor in the first class.
Fee: $55 ($62 nonresident)
Spanish for Children
A Spanish-speaking teacher will coach your child in everyday vocabulary, pronunciation of the alphabet and vowels, interactive exercises, games, songs and a phrase of the week. This is a great way for your child to use basic Spanish with friends and family members. Materials will be $10, payable to the instructor in the first class.
Fee: $55 ($62 nonresident)
Register for youth Spanish classes (runs concurrently with the school year)
Kid2KidLit: Connecting Children Through Literacy
At Kid2KidLit it is our mission to value authentic opportunities for children to have a voice through writing and publishing. The writing camp is designed for children ages 5–10 year olds. This session will include storytelling, idea generation and guided time to write with coaching support. We look forward to having this time with your young writer.
Location: Recreation Center
Kid2KidLit | Wee Write
Wee Write class provides parents and their 4 year old with an opportunity to work on developing oral and written skills together. Children will leave with one small, published book of their very own.
Bob Ross Oil Painting
No prior painting experience is necessary, and you will leave the class with a completed painting on a 16-by-20-inch canvas. A $5 materials fee must be paid to the instructor. Please bring a roll of paper towels. A 30-minute lunch break will be given.
KidzArt | Art Program for Homeschool Students
In KidzArt, students will build self-confidence, become creative program solvers, exercise their "creative muscles" and learn how to draw. Complete an original project each class. All materials are included. This program is designed for homeschool students.
KidzArt | Canvas & Croissants
Enjoy a fun morning while you each create your own acrylic painting on stretched canvas. Croissants, cookies and drinks will be provided, along with all materials to create two canvas paintings (one for mom or dad and one for your child). No pressure, good times while you eat, drink, and create!
KidzArt | Imagine! Weekly Drawing Classes
Students “power up” their creative energy at KidzArt! Students are exposed to a variety of artistic styles, cultural interpretations and materials. Students will complete an original drawing and color it using different mediums each class time (all materials included). “If you can dream you can draw!”
KidzArt | Squiggles to Grins: Discover! Mommy & Me
With KidzArt, children will create art projects using fun, safe materials and enjoy activities designed to enhance motor skills, shape and color recognition, sorting skills and much more. Participants will enjoy inspiring storytelling, music or poetry themed to the art project in each class.
KidzArt | Youth Pizza and Painting Night
Enjoy a fun Friday night with KidzArt full of painting, pizza and fun with friends. Students will learn new techniques in acrylic painting, all while enjoying pizza with friends! The class fee covers the cost of one 12-by-16 canvas, pizza and beverage.
These classes, provided by Dance Exploration, are non-competitive dance classes for beginning to intermediate level dancers. Classes begin at ages 18 months and expand to age 10.
Children learn a ballet routine as well as a tap routine. Routines are based on the child’s ability and talent and designed to encourage artistic and technical growth. Children get to share their dances with parents at select parent observation days throughout the session.
The most important concept in our cheerleading class will be working as a team! Dancers will learn how to move in unison and create fun formations and pictures as a unit. Students will be taught the importance of working together towards a common goal and how to overcome differences. Cheerleading classes also include the Family Engagement Program to keep parents informed about what their children are learning in class!
Creative Dance classes are designed as an interactive play-time to introduce dance and movement to preschool aged children. Each month, a new theme is introduced to keep the class fun and exciting. Parents are able to observe what their child has learned with several free observations and community performances throughout the session!
Each week we explore a new aspect of the Hip Hop dance style whether it be a genre such as break dance vs tutting or Hip Hop terminology such as coffee grinder vs isolations. By exploring a new concept each week, we follow the guidelines of the ‘Dance to Discover!’™ Method, to keep class interesting and exciting and ensure children are learning as much as possible. Hip Hop classes include the Dance Exploration, LLC Family Engagement Program to continue the study of hip hop at home with fun games and activities the whole family can enjoy!
Mommy, Teddy Bear and Me
These classes provide children with an introduction to structured dance and movement. Parents or caregivers will help their child learn at their own pace and enjoy stretching, making noise, dancing and blowing bubbles. Recommended attire includes anything that the child and parent can move in and ballet slippers, socks or bare feet.
Pre-Ballet classes follow a themed class structure, similar to Creative Dance, but places larger focus on beginning ballet movements as well as a greater emphasis on technique. Students will learn the five positions of the arms and feet, basic body positions, introductory ballet movements as well as ballet terminology. Props such as teddy bears, magic wands, hula hoops and scarves are used to make class fun, and to help children learn by association. All Pre-Ballet students are taught choreography to teach memorization, spatial awareness and self-worth! Routines are based on the child’s ability and talent and designed to encourage artistic and technical growth.
In these magical Dance Exploration classes, dancers will meet their favorite princesses while learning and mastering different dance moves, interacting with the characters during story time, completing obstacle courses and even getting autographs! Dancers will get to move to their favorite songs and have adventures, just like their favorite princesses!
Teddy Bear Hip Hop
Teddy Bear Hip Hop Dance™ is an introduction to the urban street styles of dancing known commonly as Hip Hop. What makes the class unique is in the execution of the deliverance of dance steps. Each move will be taught using a stuffed animal, like a teddy bear, or similar prop to easily teach break dance moves and other hip-hop genres. As classes progress dancers will be asked to perform dance moves that replicate a real life creature or event. The skills and movements taught will be age appropriate and test motor development as well as spatial awareness all part of the ‘Dance to Move!’™ Method. Each Teddy Bear Hip Hop Dance™ class will learn a combo or dance routine to be performed at the graduation.
For information on dance classes offered at the Recreation Center, please contact email@example.com.