Classes & Programs

Classes

Tai Chi

Tuesdays, May 14-June 18 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Cane Creek Recreation Center | $30

Thursdays, May 16-June 20 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Cane Creek Recreation Center | $30

Want to reduce stress? Consider Tai Chi. This ancient 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. Teddy Spivey will be the Instructor. 

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Middle Eastern Belly Dance: Intermediate

Saturdays, March 23-May 4 (no class April 13) | 10:30-11:45 a.m. | Cane Creek Recreation Center | $30

Explore the gentle and fun art of belly dance. This dance is traditionally learned from grandmothers, aunties, sisters and cousins, so it's full of love and joy. Dance with a veil and learn to play finger cymbals. Wear stretchy, comfortable clothes. Instructor Travis Jarrell has 40 years of experience. Her classes have attracted a wide range of students, including non-dancers, body therapists, pregnant mothers, athletes, singers, mountain climbers, grandmas and aspiring performers.

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Beginner Photography

Tuesdays, May 14-June 18 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Cane Creek Recreation Center | $65 | Register by May 7

This is a class for beginning digital photography students. It covers camera operation, principles of image capture, composition, subject matter, areas of artistic expression and organization of images and applications such as email, print and storage. All types of digital cameras are welcome including smartphones, electronic tablets, iPods and point-and-shoot cameras. Instructor Ron Baker is a professional photographer.

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Intermediate Photography

Thursdays, May 16-June 20 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Cane Creek Recreation Center | $65 | Register by May 9

This course is for people who have a basic understanding of photography and want to advance themselves to a more in-depth understanding of digital SLR camera operation. Learn to take control of your camera and equipment. Develop your skills and enhance photographs through image manipulation. A digital SLR camera is required. Instructor Ron Baker is a professional photographer.

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Ballroom Dance Bootcamp

Saturday, May 25 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Cane Creek Recreation Center | $10/person or $15/couple | Register by May 20

This workshop introduces the basics of ballroom dancing, including dance hold, steps, leading and following, timing, and technique. Participants will learn easy dance moves for any social occasion. Instructor Piper Landis is a professional ballroom dancer with more than 20 years of teaching experience. She specializes in ballroom, Latin, swing and wedding dances. 

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Wedding Dance Bootcamp

Saturday, June 1 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Cane Creek Recreation Center | $10 | Register by May 27

This workshop will focus on traditional father/bride and mother/groom wedding dances. Participants will learn basic dance steps, lead and follow technique, and dance floor etiquette to feel confident and poised for that special day. Instructor Piper Landis is a professional ballroom dancer with more than 20 years of teaching experience. She specializes in ballroom, Latin, swing and wedding dances. 

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Chair Yoga

Mondays and Wednesdays | 11 a.m.-noon | Cane Creek Recreation Center | $2

This full-body stretch class 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 will be used.

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Questions about classes and programs? Email Mildred Garrett, Programmer, or call 931-520-5286.

Fitness

Daily | Cane Creek Recreation Center | $3

Take fitness classes for $3 per visit, with no membership fee or contract. Offerings include Zumba, Dance2Fit, yoga, cardio sculpt, strength training, step aerobics, cycling and much more. See monthly schedule and class descriptions.

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

Fitness Class

Cane Creek Boot Camp

Mondays and Thursdays, May 6-June 27 (no class May 27) | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Cane Creek Park (weather permitting) | $75

Mondays and Thursdays, July 1-August 29 (no class July 4) | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Cane Creek Park (weather permitting) | $75

Do you like being outdoors? Do you like for your workout to push you to your personal best? Cane Creek Boot Camp is the workout that gets you outdoors and takes your fitness to the next level. You don't have to be in the best shape of your life to attend. Boot Camp is designed to meet you at your level and help you excel from there. Preregistering for this session not only saves you money but offers you 32 total classes and a prize upon completion. Certified fitness instructor Darla Richardson will take a fun and fresh approach to fitness.

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Dance

School of Dance

August-May | Cane Creek Recreation Center

The 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 areas of classical ballet, modern dance, jazz and hip hop. Tuition is based on 33 instructional weeks, August through May. Learn more at School of Dance.

Questions about School of Dance? Email Chad McDonald, Cultural Arts Superintendent, or call 931-520-5296.

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Traditional Dance

First and third Friday each month | 6:30 to 8 p.m. | Cane Creek Recreation Center | $1

The Cookeville Traditional Dance class meets on the first and third Friday evening of each month. The class focuses on English Country and American Contra dancing, while adding in some traditional dances from other countries as well, such as Scotland. Neither experience nor a partner is required. Fun for the whole family. For more information, email Mev McCurdy.

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