Classes & Programs
Tuesdays, Aug. 6-Sept. 10 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Cane Creek Recreation Center | $30
Thursdays, Aug. 15-Sept. 19 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Cane Creek Recreation Center | $30
Want to reduce stress? Consider Tai Chi. This ancient 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.
Scenic Outdoor Photography
Thursdays, Sept. 12-Oct. 3 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Cane Creek Recreation Center | $65 | Register by Sept. 5
This course is for those who have a basic understanding of camera operations who would like to improve their ability to capture a scene, landscape, event or people. The first class will discuss composition, lighting and gear. The next three weeks will be completely hands-on, taking you to three different locations with instructor and professional photographer Ron Baker guiding the way. All types of digital cameras are welcome, including smartphones, tablets and point-and-shoot cameras.
Saturdays, Sept. 21, 28, Oct. 5, 12 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Cane Creek Recreation Center | $40 per couple | Register by Sept. 16
This workshop will introduce the basics of the following dances:
* Wedding: Instructions will focus on traditional father/bride and mother/groom wedding dances.
* Salsa: Learn basic dance steps, movement, music timing and more.
* Swing: This is a lively style of social dancing, which includes the jitterbug with popular dance steps, turns and more.
* Ballroom: This is a formal social dance for couples that includes dance hold, steps, leads and following, timing and technique.
Instructor Piper Landis is a professional ballroom dancer who has more than 20 years of teaching experience. She specializes in ballroom, Latin, swing and wedding dances.
Middle Eastern Belly Dance
Saturdays, Sept. 28-Dec. 7 (no class Nov. 30) | 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. | Cane Creek Recreation Center | $50 | Register by Sept. 23
Explore the gentle and fun art of belly dance in this beginner level class. 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 is provided. No experience is necessary. Instructor Travis Jarrell has 40 years of experience teaching, and her classes and workshops have attracted a wide range of students, including non-dancers, body therapists, pregnant mothers, athletes, singers, mountain climbers, grandmothers and aspiring performers.
Saturdays, Sept. 28-Dec. 7 (no class Nov. 30) | 10-11:15 a.m. | Cane Creek Recreation Center | $50 | Register by Sept. 23
Expand on basic moves learned in a beginning level belly dance class with instructor Travis Jarrell. Students should have some experience and know basic moves.
Mondays and Wednesdays | 11 a.m.-noon | Cane Creek Recreation Center | $2
This full-body stretch class 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 will be used. Class is taught by Rayma Ewing.
Daily | Cane Creek Recreation Center | $3
Take fitness classes for $3 per visit, with no membership fee or contract. Offerings include Zumba, Dance2Fit, yoga, cardio sculpt, strength training, step aerobics, cycling and much more. See monthly schedule and class descriptions.
Questions about fitness classes? Email Jen Webb, Special Programs Coordinator, or call 931-526-7393.
Cane Creek Boot Camp
Do you like being outdoors? Do you like for your workout to push you to your personal best? Cane Creek Boot Camp is the workout that gets you outdoors and takes your fitness to the next level. You don't have to be in the best shape of your life to attend. Boot Camp is designed to meet you at your level and help you excel from there. Preregistering for this session not only saves you money but offers you 32 total classes and a prize upon completion. Certified fitness instructor Darla Richardson will take a fun and fresh approach to fitness.
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.
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.