Teens / Pre-Teens

All Charles Houston Recreation Center open activities are free to all students except the pool.

Teen Only Gym and Teen Center: Mon-Fri 9pm – 11pm and Saturday 6 pm – 11 pm

Registration begins on August 17 at 9am for residents and August 19 at 9am for non-residents.  Register for classes at alexandriava.gov/Recreation.

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. Min 8/Max 15. No class 10/8, 11/26. (Registration Code: 222607-01)

Saturdays 11:30am-12:15pm 9/24-12/17 11 classes for $155

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. Min 8/Max 15. No class 10/8, 11/26. (Registration Code: 222608-01)

Saturdays 12:30-1:15pm 9/24-12/17 11 classes for $155

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. Min 5/Max 10. No class 11/23. (Registration Code: 222612-01)

Wednesdays 5:30-6:30pm 9/21-12/14 12 classes for $165

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. Min 5/Max 10. No class 11/23. (Registration Code: 222613-01)

Wednesdays 6:30-7:30pm 9/21-12/14 12 classes for $165

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. Min 5/Max 12. No class 10/1, 11/26. (Registration Code: 222614-01)

Saturdays 2:15-3:15pm 9/24-12/17 11 classes for $145

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. Min 2/Max 15. No class 10/10. (Registration Code: 222601-01)

Mondays 7:15-8:15pm 9/19-11/14 8 classes for $69

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. Min 20/Max 40. (Registration Code: 223608-01)

Saturdays 1-3pm 10/15-10/15 1 class for $25

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.

Register at alexandria-soccer.org.

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. Min 10/Max 13. (Registration Code: 243602-01 and 243602-02)

Tuesdays 3:30-6pm 9/13-10/18 6 classes for $105

Tuesdays 3:30-6pm 10/18-11/22 6 classes for $105

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. Min 4/Max 10. (Registration Code: 243604-01 and 243604-02)

Tuesdays & Thursdays 6-8pm 10/25-11/3 4 classes for $75

Tuesdays & Thursdays 6-8pm 12/6-12/15 4 classes for $75

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! Min 4/Max 15. No class 10/10. (Registration Code: 242606-01)

Mondays 3:45-4:45pm 9/19-12/12 12 classes for $225

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. Min 5/Max 12. No class 10/1, 11/26. (Registration Code: 252610-01)

Saturdays 11am-12pm 9/24-12/17 11 classes for $145

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. Min 5/Max 12. No class 10/1, 11/26. (Registration Code: 252611-01)

Saturdays 12-1pm 9/24-12/17 11 classes for $145

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. Min 5/Max 12. No class 10/1, 11/26. (Registration Code: 252612-01)

Saturdays 1-2pm 9/24-12/17 11 classes for $145