Recreational Activities

The Recreation Division is proud to offer a wide variety of Recreation Classes for all ages and interests. From preschool age activities to arts, dance, and music, to sports, health, wellness--there's something for everyone! Classes are generally offered quarterly each season and some classes meet continuously each month.  Feel free to explore a selection of our class offerings: Adult Sports, Adult Art and Dance, Youth Sports, Youth Art and Dance, and Pre-School Classes.

 

 

Online

Step 1.Create an Account

Use our Online Registration Portal.

Step 2.Find the Class that Fits You. 

We offer classes for Children, Teens, Adults, and Seniors.

Step 3.Process Payment

You can add any number of activities to your cart and pay for everything at once. 

Step 4.Enjoy the Class!

Once your payment is processed, you are automatically enrolled and can show up for the first session.  

In Person

Step 1.Finds the Class that Interests You. 

All classes, times, and information can be found in our brochure. 

Step 2.Visit our Registration Office

The address is 4117 Overland Avenue

The hours of operation for the Registration Office are:

Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday - Sunday, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Please note the office is closed on all City holidays. 

Step 3.Our Friendly Staff will Help You.

The Registration Staff will gladly answer any questions and enroll you in your classes.   

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Adult Sports

ARISE Self Defense- Pre-Teen to Adult

Monthly
$25.00 (Resident)
$36.00 (Non-resident) 

Self-Defense techniques for ages 13 to Adult. Build awareness, mental and physical confidence, concentration, and strength. Fight against and run away from attackers, bullies, and strangers. For course dates and times check out our Culver City Living Brochure or visit us at ActiveNet and enter the name of the course in the search bar. 

 

Instructor: Andy Pancho, ARISE Staff

Skills learned:

  • block
  • elbow
  • hammer fist
  • kick
  • knee
  • palm strike
  • punch

 

And learn how to escape from:

  • arm grabs
  • bearhugs
  • chokeholds
  • hair grabs
  • ground defense

 

 


Cardio Tennis

5 weeks Sessions
$156.00 (Resident)
$167.00 (Non-resident)

Cardio Tennis is a fun group activity and is a great way to get in shape and enjoy the game of tennis. Cardio Tennis is offered for adults from beginning to advanced levels. Class offered in 5-week cycle. For course dates and times check out our Culver City Living Brochure or visit us at ActiveNet and enter the name of the course in the search bar. 

 

Instructor: Ted Salter- Certified Teaching Pro through the Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) 

Iaido- Way of the Japanese Sword

Quarterly
$151.00 (Resident)
$162.00 (Non-resident)

Iaido is the ancient Japanese art of drawing the sword and cutting in a single movement offered quarterly. Originally created for the physical and mental discipline of the Samurai warrior, today this martial art joins together various defensive and offensive sword movements, along with related weapons training, in order to develop a calm mind, better concentration, and physical coordination.  For course dates and times check out our Culver City Living Brochure or visit us at ActiveNet and enter the name of the course in the search bar. 

 

Instructor: Masakazu Tazaki 7th Degree Black Belt

Intro to Fencing

Quarterly
$78.00 (Resident)
$87.00(Non-resident)

Fencing helps develop balance, agility, reflexes, and leg strength. Course is for fencers of all level. Students are grouped on their current level of fencing, as determined by the instructors. Instruction will begin with the foil and advanced students may also choose Epee or Saber. All equipment is supplied for beginners. For course dates and times check out our Culver City Living Brochure or visit us at ActiveNet and enter the name of the course in the search bar. 

Instructor: Coaches from Salle D'Armes Couturier

Kanani's Golden Tiger Kung Fu (Fu Jow Pai, Tiger Claw System)

$155.00 (Resident)
$166.00 (Non-resident)

The Class entails real urban self defense for kids and adults. This style of kung Fu is based on the movements and demeanor of an attacking tiger and includes: Empty hand forms, weapon forms, empty hand against weapon. Standard curriculum unchanged since 1968 promotes fitness, weight control, cardio, stamina, strength, patience, discipline and stress reduction! Our certified ranking system is recognized worldwide.

Note: Must meet instructor approval. Class meets twice a week. Must wear face mask/Shield, light comfortable black pants, Kung fu or flat bottom (No Heels) shoes.
 
Instructor: Sifu Behnam Kanani, 4th Generation Instructor
 
Material Fees:
  • $25 (KGTKF T-shirt)
  • $24.50 (one time fee for belt upon ranking)
  • $30.00 (ranking test and certification fee)

Let's Get Fit- For Seniors (50+)

5 Classes- $35 (Resident) $46 (Non-resident)
Monthly- $52 (Resident) $63 (Non-resident)
Season Pass- $140 (Resident) $151 (Non-resident)

Let’s get fit!  is a Low-Impact exercise class that allows you to strength train and stretch your body with easy, unique dance movements. Each session is 1 hour long, and if you want to workout more, we offer an additional conditioning chair-workout for 25-30 minutes after the first session.  Would you like to start a healthy routine and make new friends?  We are a very cheerful group and waiting for you to join! For course dates and times check out our Culver City Living Brochure or visit us at ActiveNet and enter the name of the course in the search bar. 

 

Instructor: Akiko Miyoshi 

Yoga from the Inside Out

6 Week Session- $87.00 (Resident) $98.00 (Non-resident)
Quarterly- $150 (Resident) $155 (Non-resident)

Yoga provides simple tools to build strength, flexibility, and balance in body, mind, and spirit.  Stop striving, find ease within difficult poses and emotions, and calm your mind with this gentle practice.  Breathe and move more freely; experience deep rest and renewal in a friendly, inclusive environment, whatever your skill level.  For course dates and times check out our Culver City Living Brochure or visit us at ActiveNet and enter the name of the course in the search bar. 

 

Instructor: Tara Kamath

 

 

Adult Art and Dance 

Adult Ceramics

10 Weeks
$140 (Resident)
$151 (Non-resident) for 

A unique experience to learn basic hand building and wheel work in a multi-level shared environment, beginner to advanced.  Projects range from simple plates, mugs and bowls to complex projects designed by students. For course dates and times check out our Culver City Living Brochure or visit us at ActiveNet and enter the name of the course in the search bar. 

Instructor: Barbara Lamb  

 

 

Intergenerational Programming

ARISE Self-Defense

Dads and Daughters

Monthly
Resident: $21                       
Non-resident: $32

Dads & Daughters to learn self-defense techniques together. Learn how to escape from arm grabs, bearhugs, chokeholds, hair grabs, headlocks, and ground defense. Fight against and run away from attackers and strangers. Build coordination, knowledge, mental and physical confidence. For course dates and times check out our Culver City Living Brochure or visit us at ActiveNet and enter the name of the course in the search bar. 

 

Instructor: Andy Pancho, ARISE Staff

Moms and Daughters

Monthly
Resident: $21                       
Non-resident: $32

Moms & Daughters to learn self-defense together. How to protect each other and escape from arm grabs, bearhugs, chokeholds, hair grabs, headlocks, and ground defense. Fight against and run away from attackers and strangers. Build coordination, knowledge, mental and physical confidence, and strength. 

Instructor: Andy Pancho, ARISE Staff

Moms and Sons

Monthly
Resident: $21                       
Non-resident: $32

Moms & Sons to learn self-defense techniques together. How to escape from arm grabs, bearhugs, chokeholds, hair grabs, headlocks, and ground defense. Fight against and run away from attackers and strangers. Build coordination, knowledge, mental and physical confidence.   

Instructor: Andy Pancho, ARISE Staff

 

 

Golden Tiger Kung Fu, Fu Jai Pow

Beginner

Monthly: $146 (Resident) or $157 (Non-resident)
Season Pass: $437 (Resident) or $448 (Non-resident)

The Class entails real urban self defense for kids and adults. This style of kung Fu is based on the movements and demeanor of an attacking tiger and includes: Empty hand forms, weapon forms, empty hand against weapon. Standard curriculum unchanged since 1968 promotes fitness, weight control, cardio, stamina, strength, patience, discipline and stress reduction! Our certified ranking system is recognized worldwide. For course dates and times check out our Culver City Living Brochure or visit us at ActiveNet and enter the name of the course in the search bar. 

 

Instructor: Sifu Behnam Kanani, 4th Generation Instructor

 

Intermediate

Monthly: $163 (Resident) or $174 (Non-resident)
Season Pass: $520 (Resident) or $531 (Non-resident)

Real and effective self-defense for kids and adults. This style of kung fu is based on the movements and demeanor of an attacking tiger and includes empty hand forms, weapon forms, and empty hand against weapon forms. The official curriculum promotes fitness, weight control, cardio, stamina, strength, patience, discipline and stress reduction! Our certified ranking system is recognized worldwide.

Instructor: Behnam Kanani

 

 

 

Youth Sports

ARISE Self Defense Classes

Girls

$21 (Resident)
$32 (Non-resident) Monthly 

Self-Defense techniques for Girls 5 to 8. Learn how to block, elbow, hammer fist, kick, knee, palm strike, and punch. Escape from arm grabs, bearhugs, chokeholds, headlocks, and hair grabs. Fight against and protect yourself from attackers and bullies. Build awareness, coordination, mental and physical confidence, and strength. Practice being loud and vocal. For course dates and times check out our Culver City Living Brochure or visit us at ActiveNet and enter the name of the course in the search bar. 

 

Instructor: Andy Pancho, Various Women Instructors  


 

Kanani's Golden Tiger Kung Fu (Fu Jow Pai, Tiger Claw System) - Kids

$135 (Resident)
$146 (Non-resident) 

The Class entails real urban self defense for kids and adults. This style of kung Fu is based on the movements and demeanor of an attacking tiger and includes: Empty hand forms, weapon forms, empty hand against weapon. Standard curriculum unchanged since 1968 promotes fitness, weight control, cardio, stamina, strength, patience, discipline and stress reduction! Our certified ranking system is recognized worldwide. For course dates and times check out our Culver City Living Brochure or visit us at ActiveNet and enter the name of the course in the search bar. 

 

Instructor: Sifu Behnam Kanani, 4th Generation Instructor

 

Pintsize Soccer and Pintsize Tee Ball Classes

Soccer

6 Weeks
$123 (Resident)
$134 (Non-resident)

This class is designed as an introduction to soccer and prepares children for organized sports league play in a FUN, positive environment. Children will learn and practice a variety of soccer skills such as dribbling, kicking and passing, trapping, throwing, and agility. They will also learn how to work within a team, the basic rules of the game and much more. For course dates and times check out our Culver City Living Brochure or visit us at ActiveNet and enter the name of the course in the search bar. 

 

Instructor: Pintsize Sports Instructors

Tee-Ball

$123 (Resident)
$134 (Non-resident) for 6 Weeks

This class is designed as an introduction to Tee Ball and prepares children for organized sports league play in a FUN, positive environment. Children will learn and practice a variety of baseball skills such as throw, catching, hitting with a bat, running bases, agility skills. They will also learn how to work within a team, the basic rules of the game and much more. P

Instructor: Pintsize Sports Instructors

 

 

 

The Skateside Beginner and Intermediate Classes

Beginner

Monthly
$269 Resident
$280 Non-resident

The quickest and safest way for beginners to learn how to ride a skateboard. Learn skateboard safety, balance, pushing, turning, and cool tricks. Great for friends and siblings! This is a monthly class that meets 4 times per month on the days and times listed below. Skatepark is reserved for enrolled students during program time. For course dates and times check out our Culver City Living Brochure or visit us at ActiveNet and enter the name of the course in the search bar. 

 

Instructor: The Skateside Staff

Intermediate

Monthly
$269 Resident
$280 Non-resident

Take your skills to the next level and learn advanced tricks like how to drop in, how to ollie, and more. Students should be able to navigate the skatepark comfortably and do basic beginner tricks. Great for friends and siblings! This is a monthly class that meets 4 times per month on the days and times listed below. Skatepark is reserved for enrolled students during program time. 

Instructor: The Skateside Staff

 

 

Tennis for Kids (Fox Hills)

$156 (Resident)
$167 (Non-resident) for 6 Weeks

Tennis for Kid's Recreational Pathway classes are designed to introduce beginning student to the game of tennis with a variety of fun drills and games. Our teaching approach is built around the proven success of the USTA 10 and Under Program. This approach makes it easier for beginning players to learn the game and to enhance their enjoyment of tennis. Beginner and Intermediate classes offered. For course dates and times check out our Culver City Living Brochure or visit us at ActiveNet and enter the name of the course in the search bar. 

Instructor: Ted Salter- Certified Teaching Pro through the Professional Tennis Registry (PTR)

 

  

Youth Art and Dance 

Tiny Tots Ballet and Tap

$120 (Resident)
$131 (Non-resident)

Dance like no one is watching! This class will lead your dancer through two timeless dance forms. Young student will develop beauty and grace through their Ballet class and a strong sense of rhythm through Tap. For course dates and times check out our Culver City Living Brochure or visit us at ActiveNet and enter the name of the course in the search bar. 

 

Note: Please wear tights, leotard, ballet slippers and hair up. Tap Shoes are not required but strongly recommended. $5 material fee (costume rental)

 

 

Pre-School Classes

1st Class Prep

1st Class Pre-K’s program is designed to provide children 2 ½ - 6 with a loving, safe, diverse and stimulating environment where everyone feels relaxed and ready to learn through play. Class time and special activities are planned according to themes designed to meet the individual needs of children during this active time of growth and development. Our zoophonics curriculum encourages an enthusiastic and receptive attitude toward school, with an emphasis on Kinder. Activities which include an introduction to Spanish, letter and sound recognition, shape and number recognition, cooking, math, reading and art, are centered around seasonal themes. Students must be potty trained. Please provide a healthy lunch. A morning and afternoon snack will be provided. Students must be signed up for Mini Day or Part Day to enroll in morning care or afternoon care. Please provide a healthy lunch. For course fees, dates and times check out our Culver City Living Brochure or visit us at ActiveNet and enter the name of the course in the search bar. 

Instructor: Mari Davis and Michaela Davis

RES/ NON-RES DAYS TIME
$550/ $566 M/W/F 9 AM- 1 PM
$650/ $666 M-F 9 AM- 1 PM
$750/ $766 M-F 9 AM- 3 PM
$750/ $766 M-F 7:30 AM- 1 PM
$850/ $866 M-F 7:30 AM- 3 PM
$1250/ $1266 M-F 7:30 AM- 6 PM

 

Beyond en Español

At Beyond en Español, we help your child begin the journey of acquiring a second language at an early age! Our hands-on immersion program is taught by trained native speakers with college degrees in Child Development and Education from the U.S. and Mexico. The Spanish language is introduced through multi-sensory activities that stimulate children’s natural curiosity and creativity and with the goal to foster life-long learning, the development of motor skills, self-expression, and socialization. Class meets continuously within the CCUSD schedule. Please pack a healthy lunch.  
Class meets: M - TH from 9 AM - 2 PM and F from 9 AM - 12:30 PM.
Afternoon care is available: M - F from 2 PM - 4 PM and F from 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM for an additional fee.  

For course fees, dates and times check out our Culver City Living Brochure or visit us at ActiveNet and enter the name of the course in the search bar.

Instructor: Elvia Wulf and Vera Chang-Garcia

Kids Time

This program provides a nurturing environment for kids. Children will participate in creative art, music, movement and play activities designed to develop motor skills, self- awareness and independence in an environment that is full of fun. Children will be introduced to their ABC’s, phonics, reading and numbers along with simple math concepts through play and hands on activities. This program is ideal for learning and preparing for kindergarten. Please pack a healthy snack.
Course Meets:  M-F 9 AM - 12:30 PM. For ages 3-5.  

For course fees, dates and times check out our Culver City Living Brochure or visit us at ActiveNet and enter the name of the course in the search bar. 

Instructor: Poonam Sharma

 

 

 

Learn N' Play the Bilingual Way

This program is designed to stimulate early education in a bilingual (English and Spanish) environment. Promoting social, intellectual, physical and emotional development as the children “Learn and Play”. They will participate in a day filled with multi-sensory activities, lessons, arts & crafts, recognizing the alphabets, letter sounds, numbers, shapes, colors and songs. Children will also be introduced to simple science experiments, music and movement. This class will prepare your child for Kindergarten.  Please pack a healthy snack and lunch. Course meets continuously within the CCUSD school calendar. Children must be fully potty trained, able to stay by themselves and follow directions. For more info or questions, please email at learnnplaybilingualway@gmail.com.

Course Meets:  M - F 9 AM - 1 PM.  For ages 3 - 5.  

For course fees, dates and times check out our Culver City Living Brochure or visit us at ActiveNet and enter the name of the course in the search bar. 

Instructor: Angie Cady