Recreational Activities

Currently, due to COVID-19 restrictions, Recreation classes are being offered in VERY limited quantity.  Please check back at a later date for information on upcoming classes.

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 Portal via the Active Network

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 in the Active Network 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.   

By Phone

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

Our Phone Number is (310) 253-6650

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.   

Additional news and PRCS Department staff contact information may be found on the PRCS Department homepageEmail the PRCS Department or call us at (310) 253-6650Get the latest updates about the City of Culver City’s response to COVID-19.

Adult Sports

Tennis for Adults at Veterans Park (Not currently offered due to COVID-19 Restrictions)

$60.00 (Resident)
$71.00 (Non-resident)

Group tennis instruction for the beginning to advanced student:

Tennis 1: Introduction of strokes, forehand/backhand rules, court positioning and terminology.

Tennis 1+: Had Tennis I. Development of control in fore-hand/backhand, service and volley. 

Tennis 2: Further improvement of strokes. Volleying skills developed. Introduction to elementary doubles strategy.

Instructor: Mike Lanahan-member of U.S. Pro Tennis Association; Former USTA Nat'l Jr. Coach; Coached 6 U.S. National Jr. Champs

Note: Participants must furnish racquet and 2 unopened can of USTA approved tennis balls.

Cardio Tennis (Not currently offered due to COVID-19 Restrictions)

$120.00 (Resident)
$131.00 (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.

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

Adult Private Tennis Lessons at Fox Hills Park (Not currently offered due to COVID-19 Restrictions)

$50.00 (Resident)
$51.00 (Non-resident)

One 1-hour lesson.  Adult lessons can be scheduled with coach on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. 

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

T'ai Chi Ch'uan (Not currently offered due to COVID-19 Restrictions)

$102.00 (Resident)
$113.00 (Non-resident)

Tai Chi and Chi Kung are forms of an ancient Chinese exercise. The movements help to develop and circulate the "Chi" or life force energy of the body for radiant health. This graceful and powerful exercise helps bring about balance, strength, focus, relief from stress, and a sense of well-being.  Offered Quarterly (12 Classes)

Notes: What to wear: Comfortable clothing, flat shoes but not sneakers. A non-sticky sole is best.

Instructor: Jennifer Hill 

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. Testing fees apply for all belt progressions. Uniform: Fu Jow Pai T-Shirt, Traditional Kung Fu Pants.
 
 Instructor: Sifu Behnam Kanani, 4th Generation Instructor

ATHENA Self Defense- Women

$50.00 (Resident)
$61.00 (Non-resident)

Self-Defense techniques for Women and girls to help avoid and escape from attackers and bullies. Learn how to block, elbow, ground defense, kick, knee and punch. Escape arm-grabs, bearhugs, chokeholds, headlocks, hair grabs, and pinned on the ground. Build mental and physical confidence and strength. Protect yourself, family, and friends.

Instructor: Andy Pancho, Various Women Instructors 

Iaido- Way of the Japanese Sword (Not currently offered due to COVID-19 Restrictions)

Monthly- $50.00 (Resident); $61.00 (Non-resident)
Quarterly- $145.00 (Resident); $156.00 (Non-resident)

Iaido is the ancient Japanese art of drawing the sword and cutting in a single movement. 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.

Notes: Must meet instructor approval. Testing fee apply for all belt progression. 

Instructor: Masakazu Tazaki 7th Degree Black Belt

Intro to Fencing (Not currently offered due to COVID-19 Restrictions)

$75.00 (Resident)
$86.00(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. 

Notes: Group instruction is done during the first hour and the remaining time is for drills and practice. USA Fencing Assoc. annual membership ($10) required (application form given at 1st meeting)Material Fee$20 material fee for equipment.

Instructor: Coaches from Salle D'Armes Couturier

Yoga from the Inside Out (Not currently offered due to COVID-19 Restrictions)

6 Weeks- $84.00 (Resident) $95.00 (Non-resident)
Quarterly- $144 (Resident) $155 (Non-resident)

This all-levels class helps you improve physical strength, stamina, balance, and flexibility, as you relax and de-stress. Learn to deeply rest, be happier and more effective, by paying attention to the wisdom of your body and breath. Simple breathing practices foster improved concentration, a sense of calm, better sleep, and overall health.

Notes: Bring a yoga mat, yoga blanket or beach towel, and 2 yoga blocks to class.

Instructor: Tara Kamath

Rays of Yoga (Not currently offered due to COVID-19 Restrictions)

6 Weeks- $84.00 (Resident) $95.00 (Non-resident)
Quarterly- $144 (Resident) $155 (Non-resident)

This is a fun, gentle and energizing Yoga class that will leave you feeling relaxed, peaceful, focused and invigorated. You may be in good shape or even recovering from an injury, young or old, this yoga class can be a great way to meet your needs. Yoga poses are meant to be tailored to the individual depending on their strength and flexibility. This style of Yoga provides dynamic movements that stretch, strengthen and balance the body. Breath awareness & various directed breathing techniques are taught throughout the class. 
Notes: Please bring a yoga mat, block and strap to class. 
 
Instructor: Denise Hughes has been teaching yoga for 22 years. 

Let's Get Fit- For Seniors (50+) (Currently offered only online)

Monthly- $45.00 (Resident) $56.00 (Non-resident)
5 Classes- $35.00 (Resident) $46.00 (Non-resident)
Season Pass (only available in September)- $135.00 (Resident) $146 (Non-resident)

Let's get fit! is a dance exercise class that allows you to strength train and stretch your body with easy, unique movements. The each session is an hour long class, but if you would like to exercise longer, we offer an additional 20-25 minutes of class time on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Join us now to do low-impact exercises with a friendly and fun class.
Notes: Wear walking shoes and comfortable cloth. Bring a pair of 1-3lbs hand held weights and bottled water. 

 

Instructor: Akiko Miyoshi 

Adult Art and Dance 

Adult Ceramics (Not currently offered due to COVID-19 Restrictions)

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

A class with hand building and various types of projects. Emphasis will be on moving from bowls toward more complex forms. Such as, lidded ware, teapots and casserole dishes. Various surface designs are encouraged, from texture to engobes with scraffito and feather stripping. Projects are designed to fit each student's needs. Both beginner and advanced are welcomed.

Instructor: Barbara Lamb 

Note: A Materials fee of $25 covers clay, glazes, insurance, and necessary tools to share. A unique experience to learn basic hand building & wheel work in multi-level shared environment- beginner to advanced.  Projects range from simple plates, mugs, and bowls to complex projects designed by students.  Wear old clothes you do not mind getting clay on.  

Pottery - Ceramics - Wheel Throwing (Basic) (Not currently offered due to COVID-19 Restrictions)

$155 (Resident)
$166 (Non-resident) for 10 Weeks

Classes are designed to provide guidance and encourage the exploration of creating ceramic art using the potter's wheel. Lessons are designed to walk through the fundamental steps to create both functional and artistic projects. Each week builds on the previous week work. Individuals will create multiple pieces and learn various techniques using wheel, as well as glazing and decorating styles. This basic class is for beginners and those who are looking to brush upon their throwing process.

Instructor: Jeffery Greathouse

Note: $20 Material fee is due the first day of class to cover glazes, tools and first 25 lbs. bag of clay. Class includes a horse-hair firing project, that is done on the Saturday following the final class.

Pottery - Ceramics - Wheel Throwing (Advanced) (Not currently offered due to COVID-19 Restrictions)

$155 (Resident)
$166 (Non-resident) for 10 Weeks

Classes are designed to provide guidance and encourage the exploration of creating ceramic art using the potter's wheel. Lessons are designed to walk through the fundamental steps to create both functional and artistic projects. Each week builds on the previous week work. Individuals will create multiple pieces and learn various techniques using wheel, as well as glazing and decorating styles. This Advance class explores more intricate techniques in throwing and decorating.

Instructor: Jeffery Greathouse

Note: $20 Material fee is due the first day of class to cover glazes, tools and first 25 lbs. bag of clay. Class includes a horse-hair firing project, that is done on the Saturday following the final class.

Youth Sports

Pintsize Soccer

$108 (Resident)
$119 (Non-resident) for 6 Weeks

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. Parents are encouraged to participate and must stay for the duration of the class.

Note: Wear comfortable clothes/shoes with close toe. All equipment is supplied. Care taker must stay during class

DAY TIME AGE NOTES
Saturday 9:15 AM - 10:00 AM 4-6 yrs Caregiver participation is recommended
Saturday 11:15 AM - 11:45 AM 2-4 yrs Caregiver participation is required

Pintsize Tee Ball (Not currently offered due to COVID-19 Restrictions)

$108 (Resident)
$119 (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 tee ball skills such as; throwing, catching, batting, running bases and agility. They will also learn how to work within a team, the basic rules of the game and much more. Parents are encouraged to participate and must stay for the duration of the class. Ages 3-5.  

Note: Wear comfortable clothes/shoes with close toe. All equipment is supplied. Care taker must stay during class.

YSE Basketball Clinic (Not currently offered due to COVID-19 Restrictions)

$45 (Resident)
$56 (Non-resident) for 6 Weeks

The YSE Basketball Clinic focuses on building basketball foundations and skills through a variety of drills, exercises, and game time. Ages 5-17.

Note: Must wear tennis shoes and basketball shorts. Participants should bring water. Times will be determined based on athlete's age.

Professor Egghead Detectives (Not currently offered due to COVID-19 Restrictions)

$144 (Resident)
$155 (Non-resident) for 8 Weeks. $25 Lab Fee.  

Something mysterious is happening at the Academy! Cookies have been snatched, trophies have been taken, a mascot is missing, a notebook has vanished into thin air, and most importantly - Professor Egghead's prized portrait has been STOLEN! Come join the Egghead Detective Squad this session as we dust for prints, decode messages, analyze DNA, and use real forensic science techniques to crack the cases. The best part? Eggheads take everything home at the end of each class! All Eggheads will also get their Detective ID card, authorizing them to use real science to solve mysteries. At the end of the session, every Egghead will get their official Egghead Detective Degree proving they're ready and licensed to solve any mystery... using science of course.

Tennis for Kids (Fox Hills)

$120 (Resident)
$131 (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.

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

Youth Private Tennis Lessons: Fox Hills Park $40 (Resident), $51 (Non-resident). One 1 hr lesson.  Youth lessons can be scheduled with the coach on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. 

Tennis for Children at Veterans Park (Not currently offered due to COVID-19 Restrictions)

$40 (Resident) and $51 (Non-resident) for 4 Weeks
$50 (resident) and $61 (Non-resident) for 6 Weeks

Group tennis instruction for the beginning to advanced students:
Tennis 1: Intro to strokes, rules, court positioning & terminology.
Tennis 2: Stroke development. Singles & doubles strategy.
Tennis 3: Round robin & match play for players with forehand, backhand, volley & service skills Doubles court positioning.

Instructor: Mike Lanahan- Member of U.S. Pro Tennis Association; Former USTA Nat'l Jr. Coach; Coached 6 U.S. Nat'l Jr. Champs

Note: Participants must furnish racquet & 2 unopened cans of USTA Approved tennis balls. Private Lessons available upon request. 

ATHENA Self Defense Classes

Mommy & Me

$50 (Resident)
$61 (Non-resident) Monthly
 

Self-Defense Techniques for Mothers and Toddlers to fight back from attackers & Kidnappers .Learn how to elbow Kick Knee and Punch . Escape Arm-Grabs Bear-hugs Chokeholds Headlocks and pinned to the ground . Build mental and physical strength. Protect yourself and your family and friends

Note: Wear comfortable clothes.  Meets twice a week.  


Cardio Martial Arts

$50 (Resident)
$61 (Non-resident) Monthly 

Aerobics and cardio exercise that incorporates self-defense movements. Build endurance and stamina to help run away from future attackers and bullies.

Note: Wear comfortable clothes.  Meets twice a week.  


Youth

$50 (Resident)
$61 (Non-resident) Monthly 

Self-Defense techniques for girls to help avoid and escape from attackers and bullies. Learn how to block, elbow, ground defense, kick, knee and punch. Escape arm-grabs, bearhugs, chokeholds, headlocks, hair grabs, and pinned on the ground. Build mental and physical confidence and strength. Protect yourself, family, and friends.

Note: Basic beginner technique. Wear comfortable clothes.  Meets twice a week.  


Teens

$50 (Resident)
$61 (Non-resident) Monthly 

Self-Defense techniques for Women and girls to help avoid and escape from attackers and bullies. Learn how to block, elbow, ground defense, kick, knee and punch. Escape arm-grabs, bearhugs, chokeholds, headlocks, hair grabs, and pinned on the ground. Build mental and physical confidence and strength. Protect yourself, family, and friends.

Note: Beginner-Advanced technique. Wear comfortable clothes.  Meets twice a week.   

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.

Instructor: Sifu Behnam Kanani, 4th Generation Instructor

Note: Must wear light comfortable black pants, Kung fu or flat bottom (No Heels) shoes. Material Fee: $25 material fee for KGTKF T-shirt

Youth Art and Dance 

Children's Beginning Piano (Not currently offered due to COVID-19 Restrictions)

$135 (Resident)
$146 (Non-resident) for 10 Weeks

A solid foundation in the fundamentals of playing piano is offered by a teacher with many happy years of working with children of all ages. Students must bring their own keyboard to class. Meets Saturday from 90 AM - 10 AM. 

Instructor: Jennifer Macchiarello 

Note: A Materials fee of $20 is due on the 1st day of class.

Children's Continuing Piano (Not currently offered due to COVID-19 Restrictions)

$135 (Resident)
$146 (Non-resident) for 10 Weeks

A solid foundation in the fundamentals of playing piano is offered by a teacher with many happy years of working with children of all ages. Students must bring their own keyboard to class. Meets various times.

Instructor: Jennifer Macchiarello 

Note: A Materials fee of $20 is due on the 1st day of class.

Dee-Lightful's Musical Theatre Workshop

$595 (Resident)
$606 (Non-resident)

dee-Lightful Productions Spring Workshop selection is still TBD, being considered from the following: Will y Wonka, FAME, Madagascar, or one of The Magic tree House shows! Saturdays, 2-5pm (everyone), 12;30-2pm (specific scenes), Fridays 4:00-6:30pm (specific scenes)

Note: Mandatory Orientation for kids and parents with Instructors: Dolores Aguanno, Allegra Williams-Stirrat. Material Fee: $375 due at Orientation(includes script/music, performance DVD, show license, other production costs)

Tiny Tots Ballet and Tap (Not currently offered due to COVID-19 Restrictions)

$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.

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

Broadway Gymnastics (Not currently offered due to COVID-19 Restrictions)

Broadway Baby Gym Play (30 Minutes)

$95 (Resident)
$106 (Non-resident)

Designed to introduce your child, 12-17 months, to Broadway Gymnastic School. The 30 minute classes will focus on developing coordination and motor skills while exploring our fun gymnastics environment. Each week will have a designated theme such as climbing, balancing, or rolling.

Note: The class requires one adult per child. Classes meet once per week at a day and time to be scheduled with Broadway Gymnastics School.


Broadway Tumbling Toddler (45 Minutes)

$125 (Resident)
$136 (Non-resident)

Dynamic gymnastic in a fun and motivating environment. Classes work on motor skills, strength, flexibility, coordination, and balance. equipment used includes mats, trampoline, low balance beam, low parallel bars, and more.

Note: The class requires one adult per child. Classes meet once per week at a day and time to be scheduled with Broadway Gymnastics School.


Broadway Bounders (45 Minutes)

$125 (Resident)
$136 (Non-resident)

Gymnastics classes start with a warm-up and teach basic gymnastic skills and progressions for rolls, handstands and cartwheels. Students learn through the use of skills courses and training on a variety of Olympic apparatus including bars, vault, floor exercise, beam, rings, trampoline and much more!

Note: The class requires one adult per child. Classes meet once per week at a day and time to be scheduled with Broadway Gymnastics School.

Pre-School Classes

1st Class Prep

Class Pre-K 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. Please provide a healthy lunch.

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

Note: Monthly $25 Material fee and Registration fees are due 20th of each month. Students must be potty trained. 

 

Learn N' Play the Bilingual Way (Not currently offered due to COVID-19 Restrictions)

$630 Resident 
$641 Non-resident 

Children will "Learn and Play" in a bilingual setting. Children will participate in a day filled with multi-sensory activities and lessons, arts and crafts, recognize the alphabets, letter sounds, numbers, shapes, colors and songs. Children will also be introduced to simple science experiments, cooking, music and movement.

Instructions will be given in English and Spanish. This class will prepare your child for kindergarten. Please pack a healthy snack and lunch. Meets M-F 9 AM - 1 PM.  For ages 3 1/2- 4.  

Notes: A two-time $130 materials fee payable in September and in February. Class meets continuously within the CCUSD schedule. Children MUST be potty trained. SPACE IS LIMITED.

Kids Time (Not currently offered due to COVID-19 Restrictions)

$375 Resident 
$386 Non-resident 

Children will participate in art, music, movement, and play activities designed to develop self-awareness, and independence in an environment that is full of fun. Children will be introduced to their ABC?s and numbers along with simple math concepts. Upon completion of this class children will recognize alphabets, numbers, sounds of letters, associating words, shapes and many old & new songs & rhymes. They will start writing the alphabets, numbers and simple words. This class is ideal for learning and preparing for Kindergarten. Please pack a healthy snack. Meets M-F 9 AM - 12:30 PM. For ages 3-5.  

Notes: Must wear tennis shoe and light comfortable clothes. Class will follow CCUSD schedule. $50 material fee twice a year in September and February.

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. Instructor: Elvia Wulf and Vera Chang-Garcia

Location: Culver West-Alexander Park

Note(s): A two-time $400 material fee is payable in September and in February. Participants that have not paid by the 5th of each month will be dropped from class. Child must be potty trained.

Date Day Time Age
Monthly M-F 9 AM- 2 PM 31/2 - 4
After School Care M-F 2 PM- 4 PM 3 1/2 - 4