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The Town of Yucca Valley offers a variety of recreational classes to pique the interest of all age groups. Program Registration requirements vary with the activity. To obtain more detailed information, contact the Community Services Department at (760) 369-7211 or download the Activity and Events Guide from this site.

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Ballroom Dance
Dog Obedience
East Coast Swing Dance
CPR
Tai Chi Chuan

Yoga For Self Help


NEW CLASSES !!

Personal Self Defense Class Register Now
Learn the time tested art of the Samuril-tailored to today's environment. Participants will learn a variety of self defense techniques. This 2 1/2 hour, harnd-on lesson includes demonstrations, instruction and lecture. Comfortable clothing is recommended and no jewelry please. Space is limited, early registration is encouraged. Instructor: Norman Rose
Date: Saturday, September 15
Time: 9:00 -11:30am
Cost: $15 (free with student ID)
Ages: 14 and up


Country Line Dancing
Dance to a wide mix of music styles, including country, pop and big band.   Come meet some great people and breathe new life into your soul.  
You never need a partner in Line Dancing classes, but feel free to bring along some friends. You get exercise without realizing you are actually exercising. Studies have shown Line Dancing, to be a great help in areas of memory, balance, cardiovascular and vertigo. And it’s a ton of fun!

If you are looking for Line Dancing in the Morongo Basin, then you definitely want to come to the Yucca Valley Community Center. We have the most experienced line dance instructor in the area!  Instructor Janie Long 760-558-9169

Days: Mondays- 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Located: Yucca Room
Cost: $3 per class/pay at the door / drop–in

Compress for Life - CPR Class for Community, Family and Friends
CPR, or Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation, is an important skill that everyone can learn. You do not need to be a medical professional to know or use CPR. You never know when you may need this skill to save someone you love
or be a hero to a stranger. During this 2 ½ hour class participants will learn Adult, Child & Infant CPR, the Heimlich maneuver, and AED demonstration from certified American CPR Training Instructor, Michael Lang. All class materials will be provided and participants will earn an American CPR Training Certification Card good for 2 years.
Ages: 12 and over
Cost: $25
Dates:
July 21 ~ Saturday 9:30am -12:00pm
August 21 ~ Tuesday 6:00pm -8:30pm
September 22 ~ Saturday 9:30am -12:00pm
October 16 ~ Tuesday 6:00pm -8:30pm

Location: Community Center Cholla Room. Save time register online  Register Now

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Instructor Chris Perry
Ballroom Dancing ~
Save time register online  Register Now
You’ve seen it on “Dancing With the Stars”, now you can experience  Ballroom Dancing yourself. Ballroom dancing is easy to learn and besides being great fun, is also great exercise for people of all ages. It is not necessary to bring a partner. As in all social dance classes, partners are rotated during the class. Dances to be taught include: Cha Cha, Foxtrot, Rumba, Tango and Waltz.
Please do not wear flip-flops or sandals. 
Pre registration required

Time: See below
Day: Wednesdays
Age: 14 and over
Cost: $40 per session must pre register
Location: Community Center Cholla Room

Ballroom Dancing / Spring & Summer
May 9, 16, 23, 30 ~ 7:00pm
July 11, 18, 25, Aug 1 ~ 6:00pm
September 5, 12, 19, 26 ~ 7:00pm

Instructor Chris Perry
East Coast Swing Dance ~Save time register online Click here to Register Now
East Coast Swing Dancing is very easy to learn and besides being great fun, it is also excellent exercise for people of all ages. This retro-style dance can be enjoyed with many kinds of music including Big Band, Rhythm & Blues, 50's Lounge Music, Western Swing, Rockabilly, 50's Rock And Roll and Boogie Woogie.
You do not need to bring a partner. As in all social dance classes, partners will be rotated throughout the lesson. Each student receives a practice CD.
We will also spend a small amount of class time learning the 1930's group Swing dance, THE SHIM SHAM.
Pre registration required

Time: See below
Day: Wednesdays
Age: 14 and over
Cost: $40 per session must pre register
Location: Community Center Cholla Room

East Coast Swing /Spring &  Summer:
May 9, 16, 23, 30 ~ 6:00pm
July 11, 18, 25, Aug 1 ~ 7:00pm
September 5, 12, 19, 26 ~ 6:00pm

Dog Obedience Classes ~Save time register on line Register Now
Day: Thursdays (unless otherwise noted)
Cost: Puppy Class and Basic Obedience: $135 (six weeks)
Location: Yucca Valley Community Center~ Yucca Room
Advanced Obedience $175 (six weeks)

Time: Advanced and Puppy 4:00pm
Basic Obedience 5:30pm
For more information contact instructor Lori Herbel 760- 420-7529
Must pre register

Dog Obedience Class Session Dates
May 3 - June 7  Advanced and Basic Obedience
  June 21 - July 26  Puppy and Basic Obedience
August 9 - September 13 Advanced and Basic Obedience

September 27 - November 1  Puppy and Basic Obedience

Tai Chi Chuan Click here to Register Now
Days: Wednesday
Time: 6:00 p.m.-7:00p.m.
Price: $30 per month
Location: Community Center~ Yucca Room
Classes start the first Wednesday of each month.
The focus of the class is personal health. Internal structural alignment to open meridians and improve energy flow is where the class begins.
The class is structured to accommodate people of almost any shape, size or age. Novice, beginner and advanced students are welcome.

Yoga For Self Help ~ Click here to Register Now
Includes Asanas (stretching poses), Pranayama (breathing exercises), Meditation (for mental wellness), Nutrition (for physical well being) video presentation & discussion to consciousness and to lead a joyful life

Days: Wednesday and Thursday
Time: 5:00 – 6:45 p.m.
Price: $50 per session
Session 1: March 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28
Session 2: April 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26
Session 3: May 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24
Session 4: June 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28
Session 5: July 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26, Aug. 1
Session 6: Aug. 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27
Location: Community Center Joshua Tree Room
For more info contact Barti Vaidya (760) 413-8005
Pre-registration required

Enjoy these Drop-in Classes

No registration needed

Open Studio Art Workshop
Ages 18 & up, $2 per session
(drop-in)
Thursdays, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Bring your own project and supplies
Held at Yucca Valley Community Center (Cholla Room)
  Open Table Tennis
Ages 18 & up, $2 per session
(drop in)
Wednesdays & Fridays
2:00-5:00 p.m.
Held at Yucca Valley Community Center
     
Yucca Valley Party Bridge Club
Ages 18 & over, $2 per session
Fridays, 12:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Call Carol to reserve a spot:
760-228-2714
Held at Yucca Valley Community Center (Joshua Tree Room)
  Thursday Bridge
Ages 18 & over, $2 per session
Thursdays, 12:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Call Ruth to reserve a spot
760-366-8260
Held at Yucca Valley Community Center (Ocotillo Room)
     
Pinochle
Ages: 18 & over
(drop-in)
Fridays, 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
$2 per session
Held at Yucca Valley Community Center (Ocotillo Room)
  Knit & Crochet
Ages 11 & up, $2 per session
(drop-in)
Thursdays, 9:15 a.m.-12:15p.m
All skill levels welcome!
Held at Yucca Valley Community Center (Ocotillo Room)
     

County Line Dancing
Age: 14 and over
Cost: $3 per class / drop in
Day: Mondays (beginning January 8)
Time: 6:00 -8:00 p.m.
Held at Yucca Valley Community Center Yucca Room

 

Woodcarving
Ages 16 & over, $2 per session
(drop-in)
Tuesdays, 9:00 a.m.-12:00p.m.
All skill levels welcome!
Held at Yucca Valley Community Center (Ocotillo Room)

   




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