Classes & Programs
Belly Dance Workshop
Tuesdays | 4:00 p.m.- 5:15 p.m.
June 14,21,28; July 5,12,19
Explore the gentle and fun art of belly dance. This dance is traditionally learned from grandmothers and aunties, sisters, and cousins, so you know it’s full of love and joy. Come get your shimmy on, dance with a beautiful veil and learn how to play finger cymbals. Wear stretchy, comfortable clothes. Everything else will be provided. No experience necessary!
Instructor Bio: Travis Jarrell has 40 years’ experience teaching various types of dance all around the world. Her classes and workshops have attracted a wide range of students.
Christmas in July Craft Workshop
Saturday, July 23 | 10 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Believe it or not, it is time to start crafting for the Holidays! At this Workshop, we will be creating some beautiful bows using a variety of materials, designing some unique gift tags and constructing two special Holiday cards. Connie Cinder, Craft Instructor and Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, will be teaching this workshop. All supplies will be furnished, so bring a friend and come enjoy some pre-holiday crafting! Light refreshments will be served. You can even wear something festive for the occasion! Make it fun and be merry!
Register by July 18. For more information, call 931-526-7393.
Cane Creek Recreation Center | $30
Cane Creek (re)Boot Camp
Tuesdays & Thursdays | 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Are you ready to make a change? Our three-month (re)boot camp will take you out of your comfort zone and push you to be your best. This program utilizes a variety of Cane Creek Park’s natural elements to incorporate body weight exercises, cardio and strength training. Workouts are designed to push participants harder than they would push themselves and to always keep their bodies guessing. Each participant will be completing a pre- and post-assessment to track their progress. They will also receive a 14-class bonus pass to use on classes of their choice along with a Boot Camp completion hoodie. Instructors Jen Webb, Cara Sheets and Sally Herren are full-time staff at Cane Creek Recreation Center. All three teach fitness classes and specialize in strength training and cardio conditioning. Classes will meet at Cane Creek Recreation Center and take place outdoors at Cane Creek Park. Space limited.
Tuesdays | 5:30-6:30 p.m.
June 21-July 12, July 19- Aug. 9, Aug. 16-Sept. 6, Sept. 13- Oct. 4, Oct. 11-Nov. 1, Nov. 8- Nov. 29
Thursdays | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
June 23- July 14, July 21- Aug. 11, Aug. 18- Sept. 8, Sept. 15- Oct. 6, Oct. 13- Nov. 3, Nov. 10- Dec. 8
Tai Chi, often described as "meditation in motion," coordinates deliberate physical movements with breathing to achieve inner calm and peace. This low-impact exercise puts minimal stress on muscles and joints and offers many potential benefits for all ages. All experience levels are welcome to sign up for a six-week session with instructors Nikki Desch or Teddy Spivey.
Cane Creek Recreation Center | $32 per four-week session
Mondays | 4-4:45 p.m.
June 13- July 11 (No class July 4th), July 18- Aug. 8, Aug. 15- Sept. 12
Tuesdays | 4-4:45 p.m.
July 5-July 26, Aug. 2- Aug. 23, Aug. 30- Sept. 20
This karate class, for ages 6-12, is a great way to get in shape, boost self-confidence and learn to defend yourself. Mu-Gen, our style of karate, means “no limits.” Mu-Gen is a hybrid system based primarily on Japanese, Okinawan and Korean karate but also incorporates elements from Chinese, Thai and Philippine martial arts. Students will learn simple, effective self-defense techniques that allow them to take advantage of their personal strengths. Students will need to purchase their own karate uniform in either white or black. Instructors are Nikki Desch and Teddy Spivey.
Cane Creek Recreation Center | $25 per four-week session
Wednesdays| 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Thai Boxing or Muay Thai is one of the martial arts of Thailand. It is known as the art of eight limbs. Students will learn numerous basic Muay Thai techniques in a friendly, self-paced environment with instructor Nikki Desch.
Cane Creek Recreation Center | $32 per four-week session
July 9, August 6, September 10 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Join us for our free monthly meditation class! Kundalini meditation is the process of cleansing the subconscious mind of impurities. It acts as an energy shower that washes away negativity, stress, anxiety and tiredness accumulated during the day. It charges you with fresh positive energy, lightness and peace. With body and mind totally together, you slip out of their hold and become a witness to both. This watching from the outside is what brings peace, silence and bliss. The meditation is done with its specific OSHO Kundalini meditation music, having four stages: shaking, dancing, listening and silent sitting. Everyone is welcome. No experience necessary. Instructor Dr. Mohan Rao, who was born in India, is a professor and chair of mechanical engineering at Tennessee Tech University. No registration necessary. Just drop in.
Cane Creek Recreation Center | Free
Mondays and Wednesdays | 11 a.m.-noon
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.
Cane Creek Recreation Center | $2 drop-in
Cookeville Leisure Services offers a variety of group fitness classes. Drop in for $3 per class (unless otherwise posted).
School of Dance
The Cookeville 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 classic disciplines of ballet, jazz and modern dance. Tuition is based on 33 instructional weeks.
Cane Creek Recreation Center
Social Line Dancing
Mondays | 12:30-3:30 p.m.
If you enjoy line dancing, come join the fun. Everyone is welcome. No experience necessary.
Cane Creek Recreation Center | $5 drop-in
1st and 3rd Friday | 6:30-8 p.m.
Cookeville Traditional Dance meets on the first and third Friday each month. This class focuses on English Country and American Contra dancing, while adding in some traditional dances from other countries, such as Scotland. No experience or partner required. Fun for the whole family with instructor Mev McCurdy.
Cane Creek Recreation Center | $1 drop-in
Questions about classes and programs? Email Sally Herren, Recreation Programmer, or call 931-520-5286.
Questions about fitness classes? Email Jen Webb, Special Programs Coordinator, or call 931-526-7393.
Questions about dance classes? Email Chad McDonald, Cultural Arts Superintendent, or call 931-520-5296.