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
Winter 2019 registration is now open! Winter registration includes programs taking place January through March and Spring Break Camps taking place April 15-19, 2019. Register online or in-person at the Registration & Reservation Office located at the Lee Center, 1108 Jefferson St.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.