Special Interest Classes

Be sure to check out other programs like Adult Programs, Adult Sports, Adult Aquatic Programs and Aquatic Safety Classes.


Jazzercise includes a combination of today's popular music and easy-to-learn dance steps.  This class will strengthen your heart while burning fat. It includes a warm-up, 30 minutes of aerobic exercise, strength training, and a cool down.

Registration: Call instructor Irene Roltsch for fees and registration (916) 683-2479.
Location: Fletcher Farm Community Center, 7245 Fletcher Farm Drive
Days and Time: M - Th 6:00-7:00pm


Zumba fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy to follow moves to create a dynamic fitness program. The goal is simple: to work out, to love working out, and to get hooked. Zumba fanatics achieve longterm benefits while experiencing an exhilarating hour of caloric-burning, body-energizing, awe-inspiring movements meant to engage and captivate! The routines feature interval training sessions where fast and slow rhythms and resistance training are combined to tone and sculpt your body while burning fat. Add some Latin flavor and international zest into the mix and you’ve got Zumba! Don’t forget to bring a sweat towel, comfortable clothing, athletic shoes and water.

Day Time Fees Instructor Location
M-F 9:00-10:00a $2.50
per class

Rizal Community Center,
7320 Florin Mall Drive

T/W/TH 6:30-7:30p $3.00
per class
Rosalia Castellano

Florin Creek Rec Center,
7460 Persimmon Ave


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Join us for a cardio-intense dance class that uses a variety of music from around the world, creating a captivating class filled with fun moves for each song. Along with working the body, we will also work the mind by learning simple dance routines. No experience necessary.  This class is taught by Geno Torres, 2005 IDC National Jazz Dance Gold Champion (Senior Group Division).

Location: Rizal P. Community Center, 7320 Florin Mall Drive
Fee: $15 per month
Days/Times: Fridays, 10:15a - 11:15a

Adult & Pediatric CPR/AED & First Aid

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This American Red Cross Course teaches lay responders to recognize and care for life-threatening respiratory or cardiac emergencies, and a variety of first aid emergencies. 

Upon successful completion of course requirements, participants will receive the following certifications: "Adult & Pediatric CPR/AED" & "First Aid"

Location: Rizal Community Center, 7320 Florin Mall Drive
Fee: $60

15723  2/23/18  F  9:00am - 3:00pm
15724  2/24/18  Sa  9:00am - 3:00pm

Dance Classes

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Dance classes for youth are offered at Encore!, located on 9154 E. Stockton Blvd. Suite 100, Elk Grove. The following classes are available for children ages 2 years old and up:
• Me & My Shadow (ages 2-3 with a participating adult)
• First Steps in Dance (ages 3-4 without parent participation)
• Ballet & Tap Classes (ages 4.5-5.5)
• Hip Hop (ages 5 & up)

Kid Kicks (4-7 years)

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Fee: $49/month ($38.50 uniform fee payable to the instructor)
This class is taught in a fun and games format. Children will learn the basics of blocking, punching and kicking. Children are taught in a fun positive manner so they can enjoy martial arts while learning valuable life skills. They learn respect for themselves and others and leadership skills. This class helps prepare your child to become successful in anything they wish to do.
Location: Cerezo's Martial Arts, 7217 Florin Mall Drive

Cerezo's Martial Arts (8-13 years)

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Fee: $49/month ($38.50 uniform fee payable to the instructor)
This class is taught in a traditional format, teaching the basics of karate and jiu-jitsu. Children will learn the basics of blocking, punching and kicking with an emphasis on self-defense and bully prevention. Children are taught positive motivation techniques as well as self-motivation, respect for others and leadership skills. Rank advancement is possible in this class.
Location: Cerezo's Martial Arts, 7217 Florin Mall Drive

Introduction to Karate (6-12 years)

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Fee: $36/month
This introduction class covers the basics of Karate. Students are taught thrusting, blocking and kicking techniques. Please note that this is a disciplined class. Students will learn self-defense, mental discipline and physical fitness techniques. Students who complete the Introduction to Karate course are eligible for the Southgate Karate Club.
Location: International Karate Federation, 8946 Vintage Park Drive

Karate Club (6-12 years)

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Fee: $50/month
Training techniques are designed to teach students the sport of Karate and self-protection techniques. The Kotakaha Shito-Ryu Karate style stresses the art as well as the sport. Students must present proof they have completed the Introduction to Karate class. This is a drop-in class; you may participate in a single one hour class per week on any of the days listed below.
Location: International Karate Federation, 8946 Vintage Park Drive

Special Interest Class Interest Positions

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Southgate Recreations & Park District is currently seeking instructors to offer fun and exciting recreational and educational classes to our community. We offer classes for all ages and even activities specifically designed for individuals over the age of 50. The following areas are suggestions for class proposals:
- Arts & Crafts
- Cooking Dance Music Health & Fitness: Gymnasics, Aerobics, Yoga, Dance, etc.
- Nature Activities
- Performing Arts
- Youth Camps
- Dog Obedience
For more information, please contact Rizal Community Center at (916) 395-0601.