Classes

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Swim Classes

This small pool with a beach entry and spray features is ideal for families with young children and adults seeking therapeutic benefits. Admission wristbands must be purchased inside the Recreation Center and is limited to 75 participants at any one time.  Operating hours and fees are subject to change.  For additional outdoor pool information including swim classes, group reservations, season passes, and financial assistance, please call 703.746.5414.  Visit https://www.alexandriava.gov/Aquatics for more information on swim classes.

Individual Swim Lessons

For ages 3 and up. By appointment.  Four 30-minute lessons for $240, or eight 30-minute lessons for $400.  To schedule individual swim lessons, please complete and submit the Individual Swim Lesson Interest Form or for more information, call 703.746.5436.

Alexandria Soccer Association Futsal Clinics

Ages 5-19. Designed to improve each player’s individual technical abilities, decision-making speed and tactical understanding as it relates to the sport of futsal, the skill training program (Nov.-Dec.) will instill confidence and comfort within the game. Clinics are great for players preparing for the ASA Winter Futsal League (Jan.-Feb.) as well as outdoor players seeking supplemental training opportunities.

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Zumba

Ages 16 & up. Ditch the workout and party! Zumba infuses Latin Dances such as salsa, meringue, bachata, samba, reggaeton and even modern day hip hop. This intense workout helps you lose weight while having fun and learning basic Latin moves.

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Karate Gymboree

Ages 3½-5. Here’s what’s happening at the fun house! It’s Sesame Street the martial arts way! With over 100 martial arts related games and learning activities designed to tap into specific mental and physical growth areas, toddlers will play as they grow and learn as they play. Instructor WCRB Karate.

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FXP Hula Hoop Fitness

Ages 16 & up. A unique blend of Pilates, Ballet Barre and Yoga inspired moves — all with a hula hoop! The flow of sequences tones, sculpts and stretches the body through impressive High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) moves that anyone can do. You’ll be sweating and smiling in this calorieburning, fat reducing full body workout! Just bring water and a yoga mat. Instructor Marilyn Myers.

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Super Fat Burning Kickboxing Workout

Ages 16 & up. Safely burn calories at a rapid pace with the Fighting Fit Super Fat Burning Kickboxing Workout. This is not your average kickboxing workout! Instructor WCRB Karate.

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Pilates

Ages 16 & up. Create long, lean muscles with a blend of strength and flexibility training that improves posture and reduces stress.

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Capoeira Angola Brazilian Martial Arts

Ages 16 & up. Participants will be introduced to the martial arts and ritual combat dance know as Capoeira, one of the primary expressions of an African, specifically Kongo-Angolan, continuum in Brazil. Min 4/Max 12.

Ages 18 & up. Box your way through a great workout! This fun and effective form of cross-training incorporates a combination of boxing movements and aerobics while improving rhythm and coordination! Focus on upper body conditioning; cardiovascular fitness; and toning your arms, chest and abs.

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Fitness For Life

Ages 18 & up. Embark on a wellness path and set goals toward a healthier, more balanced lifestyle. Learn about nutrition, weight management, health issues and making the necessary changes for a healthier you! Exercises contribute to muscle toning and cardiovascular health and are designed to help posture, joint health and circulation for long-term health.

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Functional Fitness For Older Adults 55+

Ages 55 & up. Improve your independence and meet your functional goals. Help improve upper and lower body strength, balance, flexibility and coordination. Safe and effective physical activity improves your physical health and enhances psychological well-being. Instructor Fitness for Older Adults.

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Zumba Gold® 55+

Ages 55 & up. A combination of music, dancing, movement and exercise create a fun and energetic class you’re sure to love. Based on the same dance moves used in the original Zumba class, Zumba Gold is less intense, with dance routines designed for beginners and older adults using modified movements.

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JumpFit

Ages 18 & up. Busy schedule? Make the most of your time with this high energy, cardiovascular workout. Jumping rope firms the lower body and strengthens the core while burning calories.

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Mom/Dad Me Tumbling

Ages 2½-4 with adult. Forward rolls, handstands and bridges are the fundamentals introduced in a fun, playful setting. This class will include a group warm-up and individual drills with parent participation.

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Basic Tumbling

Ages 5-8. Beginner tumblers will start learning basic techniques, such as forward rolls, backward rolls, handstands and bridges. A fun warm-up exercise will help athletes attain these skills. Instructor TSP Team.

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Tumbling I

Ages 6-11. Cartwheels, bridge kick-overs and round-offs will be covered for intermediate tumblers. A fun warm-up exercise will help athletes attain these skills. Prerequisite: completion of Basic Tumbling and demonstration of skills. Instructor TSP Team.

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Tumbling II

Ages 6-12. Back-walkovers, round-offs, back handsprings, front-walkovers, and round-off back handsprings are just a few of the skills that athletes will try. A fun warm-up exercise will help athletes attain these skills. Prerequisite: Completion of Tumbling I and demonstration of skills. Instructor TSP Team.

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Acrobatics I

Ages 5-7. Learn basic acrobatics including cartwheels, rounds-offs, back bends, hand stands, headstands, front/back walkovers, forward/backward rolls. Learn to execute flexibility, strength and balance while improving physical coordination and mental concentration. Instructor Megan Lively.

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Acrobatics II

Ages 6-10. Learn leaps, front/back walkovers, valdez, partnering techniques and combination routines. Execute flexibility, strength and balance while improving physical coordination and mental concentration. Prerequisite: completion of Acrobatics I or prior equivalent training. Instructor Megan Lively.

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Acrobatics III Intermediate

Ages 8-14. Refine leaps, jumps, hand-stands, and valdez. Learn front/ back walkovers, front/back handsprings and aerials. Partnering techniques and combination routines while advancing flexibility, strength, balance, physical coordination and mental concentration. Prerequisite: completion of Acrobatics II or equivalent training. Instructor Megan Lively.

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Fencing for Youth

Ages 10-15. Learn the basic principles including footwork, strategy and technique. Foils, masks and jackets provided (no rental fee). Please wear comfortable, athletic clothing. Court shoes or cross trainers recommended. $10 non-competitive U.S. Fencing membership required (details at first class session). Instructor Olde Town Fencing Club.

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Fencing for Teens/Adults

Ages 16 & up. Learn the principles of foot-work, strategy and technique. Foils, masks and jackets provided (no rental fee). Please wear comfortable, athletic clothing. Court shoes or cross trainers recommended. $10 noncompetitive U.S. Fencing membership required (details at first class session). Instructor Olde Town Fencing Club.

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Cheerleading Fundamentals

Ages 6-13. Learn moves, jumps, and the conditioning your body needs to become a GREAT cheerleader! This class is for participants that are considering becoming a cheerleader or just for fun. Join the fun for practice workouts, increase your skills and prepare yourself. Participants will learn cheer motions, basic stunts, and choreography. Wear shorts and tennis shoes.

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Horsing Around

Ages 5-12. Halter, lead, and ride horses! Plus, learn about environmental activities as an added bonus! The Stables at Meadowwood engage youth in horse-related activities in a safe environment.

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Babysitter Training

Ages 11-15. Receive certification from the American Red Cross and grow your babysitting business. Learn to: respond with first aid; conduct rescue breathing; make good decisions under pressure; communicate well with parents; recognize safety and hygiene issues; manage young children; feed, diaper and care for infants; and start your own business.

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Sci-Art

Ages 3-5. Explore the wonderful connections between science and art with fun, hands-on experiences! Is there really a difference between art and science? We’ll explore that question together and create the answer with our minds and hands. Instructor Steam America.

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PhysioFit Kids

Ages 6-12. Jump into the awesome world of anatomy and physiology! With plenty of arts and crafts projects, super cool science experiments, and tons of moving and grooving fitness improving activities, our formula of fun and learning will explore the systems of our bodies and how to keep them healthy. We help kids discover where they fit in because at PhysioFit Kids…WE ARE SCIENCE!

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Tiny Dancers

Ages 3-5. Designed as an introduction to ballet for girls and boys, this curriculum incorporates classical ballet technique, exquisite, custom-made costumes and creative story-dance interpretations. In-class performance on last day. Girls should wear leotards, tights and ballet slippers. Boys should wear a tee shirt, sweat pants and ballet shoes. Instructor Tiny Dancers.

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Ballet with Tiny Dancers

Ages 6-8. Become a ballerina! This traditional ballet class includes using the barre, center of the floor, across the floor work and fun. Girls should wear leotards, tights and ballet slippers of any color. Boys should wear a tee shirt, sweat pants and ballet shoes of any color.

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Pre-Ballet & Movement I

Ages 3-5. Do you have an aspiring ballerina? Explore creative movement while learning the five ballet positions and the disciplines of dance. Children have fun and learn physical and mental coordination. Instructor Megan Lively.

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Pre-Ballet & Movement II

Ages 3-5. Already have a little ballerina? By reintroducing the five positions, dancers will learn small routines and basic technique while exploring creative movement, having fun and improving physical coordination and mental concentration. Prerequisite: completion of Pre-Ballet & Movement I or equivalent training. Instructor Megan Lively.

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Ballet I

Ages 5-7. Learn the basic ballet techniques, including adagio, basic routines, barre and center floor. Your child will learn the disciplines of dance while having fun and promoting physical coordination and mental concentration. Instructor Megan Lively.

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Ballet II

Ages 7-11. Focus on barre, center floor, across the floor, stretching, adagio and routines with an introduction to leaps, turns and jumps. Your child will learn the disciplines of dance while having fun and promoting physical and mental concentration, balance and strength. Prerequisite: completion of Ballet I or equivalent training. Instructor Megan Lively.

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Ballet III

Ages 7-13. Focus on barre, center floor, across the floor, and stretching, as well as adagio, and routines/combinations. This class will introduce intermediate leaps, turns and jumps. Students will learn the disciplines of dance while having fun and promoting physical and mental concentration, balance and strength. Prerequisite: completion of Ballet II or previous training in ballet.

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Salsa Dance

Ages 18 & up. Learn the basics of Salsa dancing through a series of classes targeted for the beginner student and progressing to intermediate and advanced levels. The goal of this class will be to teach the student to reach a level where they will be comfortable with dancing Latin music in any social setting. Min 10/Max 20.

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Little Hands Music

Ages 0-7. Shake, rattle and roll with bells, sticks, drums, and more! Move with scarves, parachute, and hoops to fully experience the joy of movement and music of this session’s theme. All classes are taught by experienced music educators and trained music therapists. Register at littlehands.com or call 703.631.2046. Min 6/Max 12.

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Abrakadoodle Twoosy Doodlers

Ages 20 mos.- 3 years with adult. Little fingers will experiment with painting, gluing, sticking, printing and creating while developing fine motor, language and self-help skills. This is a fun “I can do it” class. Each session has new activities, and moms and helpers get to play too. Instructor Abrakadoodle. Min 4/Max 12.

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Abrakadoodle Mini Doodlers

Ages 3-6. Develop creativity through carefully designed lessons that ignite imagination and develop skills. Using real artists’ materials including watercolors, tempera paints, oil pastels, creative tools and more, children create masterpieces that are truly unique. All materials are included. Instructor Abrakadoodle.

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