Classes & Programs

Tai Chi

Tuesdays, Jan. 5-Feb. 9 | 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Thursdays, Jan. 7-Feb. 11 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Fridays, Jan. 8-Feb. 12  | 10-11 a.m.

Want to reduce stress? Consider Tai Chi. This ancient Chinese martial art promotes serenity through gentle, flowing, low-impact movements. Tai Chi is often described as "meditation in motion." In addition to stress reduction, it is used to help with other health conditions. It puts minimal stress on muscles and joints, making it ideal for all ages and fitness levels. Award-winning martial artist Nikki Desch is the Instructor. All experience levels are welcome to sign up for one or all of these six-week sessions.

Cane Creek Recreation Center | $30


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Introduction to Yoga

Saturdays, Jan. 23-Feb. 27 | 10-10:45 a.m.

This six-week class will provide all the information you need to begin a yoga practice. Instructor Wanda Lemmons will guide participants through basic poses, correct alignment and proper breath. It is her desire to share the ancient system of self-care with all who wish to improve their health and life.

Cane Creek Recreation Center

$35 registered or $8 drop-in


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Wednesdays, Feb. 10-March 17 | 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Thai Boxing or Muay Thai is one of the martial arts of Thailand. It is known as the art of eight limbs. Students will learn numerous basic Muay Thai techniques in a friendly, self-paced environment with instructor Nikki Desch.

Cane Creek Recreation Center | $30



Chair Yoga 

Mondays and Wednesdays | 11 a.m.-noon

This full-body stretch class, led by Patty Partington, is great for people with chronic pain and physical challenges. Movements flow smoothly to increase flexibility, decrease muscle tension, develop core strength and improve muscular balance. Chairs, straps and blocks are used. 

Cane Creek Recreation Center | $2 drop-in

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Fitness Classes

Cookeville Leisure Services offers a variety of group fitness classes. Drop in for $3 per class (unless otherwise posted).

Cane Creek Recreation Center

Monthly Schedule and Class Descriptions


School of Dance


The Cookeville Leisure Services School of Dance offers dance for young children (ages 3 through first grade) and technique classes for ages 7 through adult in the classic disciplines of ballet, jazz and modern dance. Tuition is based on 33 instructional weeks.

Cane Creek Recreation Center

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School of Dance students dance at their spring recital at CPAC.

Social Line Dancing

Mondays | 12:30-3:30 p.m.

If you enjoy line dancing, come join the fun. Everyone is welcome. No experience necessary.

Cane Creek Recreation Center

$3 drop-in

Traditional Dance

1st and 3rd Friday | 6:30-8 p.m.

UPDATE: This class is not meeting until further notice. Call 931-526-7393 for details.

Cookeville Traditional Dance meets on the first and third Friday each month. This class focuses on English Country and American Contra dancing, while adding in some traditional dances from other countries, such as Scotland. No experience or partner required. Fun for the whole family with instructor Mev McCurdy.

Cane Creek Recreation Center

$1 drop-in

Questions about classes and programs? Email Sally Herren, Recreation Programmer, or call 931-520-5286.

Questions about fitness classes? Email Jen Webb, Special Programs Coordinator, or call 931-526-7393.

Questions about dance classes? Email Chad McDonald, Cultural Arts Superintendent, or call 931-520-5296.