Classes & Programs

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April 1, April 15 | 11:30a.m.- 12:30p.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

meditation workshop

Belly Dancing Workshop

Tuesdays | 5:15-6:30p.m.

February 28- April 4 

Explore the gentle and fun art of belly dance. This dance is traditionally learned from grandmothers and aunties, sister, and cousins, so you know it's full of love and joy. Come get your shimmy on, dance with a beautiful vail and learn how to play finger cymbals. Wear stretchy, comfortable clothes. Everything else will be provided. No experience necessary! Join us for the six-week session on Tuesday's starting January 10- February 21 (skipping Jan. 31) 5:15-6:30p.m. at Cane Creek Recreation Center. For more information, call 526-7393.

Cane Creek Recreation Center | $50

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Ongoing Classes

Tai Chi

Tuesdays | 5:30-6:30 p.m.

 March 7- March 28

Thursdays | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

March 9- March 30 

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


Tai Chi at Cane Creek Recreation Center

Children's Karate

Mondays | 4-4:45 p.m.

March 20- April 10

Tuesdays | 4-4:45 p.m.

 March 7- April 4

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


Childrens Karate at Cane Creek Recreation Center


Wednesdays| 5:30-6:30 p.m.

March 9- March 29

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


Kickboxing at Cane Creek Recreation Center

Chair Yoga 

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

chair yoga

Fitness Classes

Cookeville Leisure Services offers a variety of group fitness classes. Drop in for $3 per class (unless otherwise posted).

Cane Creek Recreation Center

Monthly Schedule and Class Descriptions


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.

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School of Dance students dance at their spring recital at CPAC.

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

Traditional Dance

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.