Classes & Programs


Tai Chi

Tuesdays, June 30-Aug. 4 | 5:15-6:15 p.m. | Cane Creek Recreation Center | $30

Thursdays, July 2-Aug. 6 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Cane Creek Recreation Center | $30

Tuesdays, Aug. 11-Sept. 15 | 5:15-6:15 p.m. | Cane Creek Recreation Center | $30

Thursdays, Aug. 13-Sept. 17 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Cane Creek Recreation Center | $30

Want to reduce stress? Consider Tai Chi. This ancient Chinese martial art promotes serenity through gentle, flowing, low-impact movements. Tai Chi is often described as "meditation in motion." In addition to stress reduction, it is used to help with other health conditions. It puts minimal stress on muscles and joints, making it ideal for all ages and fitness levels. Award-winning martial artist Nikki Desch is the Instructor. All experience levels are welcome to sign up for one or both of these six-week sessions.


Video: Tai Chi

tai chi

Watermelon Crawl Virtual 5K 

Aug. 3 | $15

A Virtual 5K is a race you accomplish in your own time, your own location and at your own pace. During this time of social distancing, it is not practical for a large number of participants to get together to run a race. This event allows people to still participate in a race as a whole but in their own location. This event will be on National Watermelon Day. Participants will receive an event-themed medal and a printable bib to wear during the race. For ages 12 and up. For details, call 526-7393.


Watermelon Crawl 5K

Chair Yoga 

Mondays and Wednesdays | 11 a.m.-noon | Cane Creek Recreation Center | $2

This full-body stretch class, led by Patty Partington, is great for people with chronic pain and physical challenges. Movements flow smoothly to increase flexibility, decrease muscle tension, develop core strength and improve muscular balance. Chairs, straps and blocks are used. Preregister by calling 931-526-7393. Classes are temporarily limited to nine participants. 

Video: Chair Yoga

chair yoga

Questions about classes and programs? Email Sally Herren, Recreation Programmer, or call 931-520-5286.


Group Fitness Classes

Cane Creek Recreation Center | $3 per visit

No membership fee or contract required. See monthly schedule and class descriptions.

Questions about fitness classes? Email Jen Webb, Special Programs Coordinator, or call 931-526-7393.

Fitness Class


School of Dance

August-May | Cane Creek Recreation Center

The Leisure Services School of Dance offers Dance for Young Children (ages 3 through first grade) and technique classes for ages 7 through adult in the areas of classical ballet, modern dance, jazz and hip hop. Tuition is based on 33 instructional weeks, August through May. Learn more at School of Dance.

Questions about School of Dance? Email Chad McDonald, Cultural Arts Superintendent, or call 931-520-5296.

school of dance students perform

Traditional Dance

First and third Friday each month | 6:30 to 8 p.m. | Cane Creek Recreation Center | $1

The Cookeville Traditional Dance class meets on the first and third Friday evening of each month. The class focuses on English Country and American Contra dancing, while adding in some traditional dances from other countries as well, such as Scotland. Neither experience nor a partner is required. Fun for the whole family. For more information, email Mev McCurdy.

NOTE: Please call 931-526-7393 to make sure class is meeting.

Traditional Dance