Classes & Programs

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Self Defense Workshop

September 30th | 10 a.m. - Noon

In this Self Defense Workshop participants will learn basic principles to take control of their lives and safety by learning mental and physical preparedness. Instruction is conducted in a friendly, self- paced learning environment. Unusual physical ability and flexibility are not required for this program. This workshop is recommended for anyone who is eager to learn ways to protect themselves.

Students should dress in comfortable, loose-fitting clothing and be prepared to take an active role in class. 

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For more information, call 526-7393.

Cane Creek Recreation Center | $20

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Fall Craft and Card Workshop

September 26th | 5 p.m.

In this class you will make 3 Fall Greeting Cards using cardstock, stamps, and die-cutting. You will also get to make a fun Place Card that can be used at your fall gatherings! The Place Card is designed so that you can remove the name and add another name over and over. You will be using Alcohol-Ink Blends to color your turkey. This sits as a triangle when in place but can be flattened for storage. All the items were designed and created just for this class!

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For more information, call 526-7393.

Cane Creek Recreation Center | $22

Fall Craft and Card 2023

Holiday Craft and Card Workshop

November 4th | 9:30 a.m.

In this class you will get to make "A Bag, A Tag, A Box and 2 Greeting Cards!" The box is one that we will repurpose and cover with 2 different printed Christmas papers. The bag matches, using some of the same paper. The tag is a fun, medium-sized tag to make. You can also use this as a card front, if you prefer. The 2 Greeting Cards will be fun to make, using the embossing folder on one of them. All of the items were designed and created for this class!

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For more information, call 526-7393.

Cane Creek Recreation Center | $22

Holiday Card and Craft 2023

Belly Dancing Workshop

Tuesdays | 5:15 - 6:15 p.m.

October 3 - November 14

Saturdays | 9:30 - 10:45 a.m.

October 7th - November 18th

Explore the gentle and fun art of belly dance. This dance is traditionally learned from grandmothers and aunties, sister, and cousins, so you know it's full of love and joy. Come get your shimmy on, dance with a beautiful veil, and learn how to play finger cymbals. Wear stretchy, comfortable clothes. Everything else will be provided. No experience necessary!

 We are offering this 7-week workshops at two different times. Join us for either the sessions on Tuesdays from 5:15a.m. - 6:15p.m. or the sessions on Saturdays from 9:30a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Register Here for Oct. 3 - Nov. 14

Register Here for Oct. 7 - Nov. 18

For more information, call 526-7393.

Cane Creek Recreation Center | $60

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Fall Belly Dance and Cardio

Saturdays | 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

October 7 - November 18

Give yourself a weekly hour of gentle nurturing with breathing and stretching exercises, Qi Gung (ancient Chinese energy practices), stability ball work, low-impact cardiovascular exercise (with fabulous music), finishing up with gentle and refreshingly simple belly dance moves!

This class brings energy, color, and delight to mind and body!

(Supportive shoes appropriate, especially for cardio portion of class)

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For more information, call 526-7393.

Cane Creek Recreation Center | $60

Belly Dance Class

Cane Creek (re)Boot Camp

Tuesdays and Thursdays | 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

August 22 - October 26

Are you ready to make a change?! (re)boot, Boot Camp is a three-month program will take you out of your comfort zone and push you to be your best! (re)Boot Camp will utilize a variety of Cane Creek Park’s natural elements to incorporate body weight exercises, cardio and strength training. It will provide workouts that are designed to push participants harder than they would push themselves and to always keep their body guessing. Each participant will be completing a pre- and post-assessment to track their progress. They will also receive a 14-class bonus pass to use on classes of their choice along with a (re)Boot Camp completion hoodie. 

*Classes will meet at the Cane Creek Rec Center and take place outdoors at the Cane Creek Park. 

For more information, call 526-7393.

Cane Creek Recreation Center | $99

reBoot Camp Fall 2023



Join Tennessee Tech University's Dr. Mohan Rao for our next free meditation workshop August 19th, 11:30-12:30 p.m., at Cane Creek Recreation Center, 180 CC Camp Road. Meditation is a great way to charge yourself with fresh positive energy, lightness and peace. Just drop in; no registration or experience required. To learn more, call 526-7393. 

Cane Creek Recreation Center | Free

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Ongoing Classes

Tai Chi

Tuesdays | 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

September 26 - October 17

October 24 - November 14

November 21 - December 12

Tai Chi, often described as "meditation in motion," coordinates deliberate physical movements with breathing to achieve inner calm and peace. This low-impact exercise puts minimal stress on muscles and joints and offers many potential benefits for all ages. All experience levels are welcome to sign up for a six-week session with instructors Nikki Desch or Teddy Spivey.

Cane Creek Recreation Center | $32 per four-week session

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Tai Chi at Cane Creek Recreation Center

Children's Karate

Mondays | 4 - 4:45 p.m.

September 18 - October 23

October 30 - November 20

Tuesdays | 4 - 4:45 p.m.

October 17 - November 7

November 14 - December 5

This karate class, for ages 6-12, is a great way to get in shape, boost self-confidence and learn to defend yourself. Mu-Gen, our style of karate, means “no limits.” Mu-Gen is a hybrid system based primarily on Japanese, Okinawan and Korean karate but also incorporates elements from Chinese, Thai and Philippine martial arts. Students will learn simple, effective self-defense techniques that allow them to take advantage of their personal strengths. Students will need to purchase their own karate uniform in either white or black. Instructors are Nikki Desch and Teddy Spivey.

Cane Creek Recreation Center $25 per four-week session

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Childrens Karate at Cane Creek Recreation Center



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 | $32 per four-week session

Kickboxing at Cane Creek Recreation Center

Chair Yoga 

Mondays and Wednesdays | 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

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 | $3 drop-in

chair yoga

Fitness Classes

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

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Monthly Schedule and Class Descriptions


School of Dance

August - May

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.

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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 | $5 drop-in

Traditional Dance

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

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.