Try something new or hone a skill with our Recreation classes.
Hip Hop, Ballet, Jazz, Aikido, Tennis and much more. Our special interest classes are geared towards participants who want to try something new, explore a specific activity, and learn and develop skills while having a blast.
Fall Dance Sampler Pass
Try all of our classes on a drop-in basis from Sept. 8 - 18 for only $25! Purchase your pass at the Ian Stewart Complex or McKinnon Gym.
Recreation Programs and Classes:
A fusion of traditional and classical indian dances with the influence from Jazz, hip-hop, and modern dance. Timing, rhythm, energy and sharp controlled expressive movements are the important elements for this style Registration Details
Take it back a decade or two to relive iconic dance choreography!
One day, special interest dance workshops:
Bollywood (October 4th) - Registration Details
West African Dance (October 18th) - Registration Details
Explore the allure of Middle Eastern dance. Begin with the basics of technique then gain an understanding of Middle Eastern rhythm's approach to improvisation, as well as folkloric and regioal dance traditions. Intermediate dancers can perfect moves and learn advanced techniques. Registration Details
Express the emotion of music through lines that are traditional and based in technique. Registration Details
Express your inner weirdness! Communicate original choreography using structured techniques drawn from classical modern and lyrical dance disciplines.
If you're a beginner or still working on your groove, join Level I.
For expereinced dancers.
Explore the World of Music through Hip Hop. A comibination of street style dance with a touch of stomp, funk and pop. If you are a beginner or still working on your groove, join level 1. Registration Details
For experienced dancers. Registration Details
Hip Hop Mixer
Explore Hip Hop in a whole new light with a variety of House, Old Skool, Diva and Contemporary styles. Enjoy unique engaging routines suitable for all levels.
"If you have to ask what jazz is, you'll never know." - Louis Armstrong. Step into the dance studio and show us what the movement of Jazz is to you.
If you're a beginner or still working on your groove, join Level 1. Registration Details
For experienced dancers. Registration Details
Pussy Cat Dolls
Want to dance like the dolls? This clas is a mixture of Hip Hop and Street Jazz with provocative, fun & girlie choreography. Learn how to "shake what your mama gave you" in a comfortable setting. Registration Details
This unique dance form is rooted in African-American and Irish folkdance. Use your feet like drums to coordinate rhythmic patterns through a series of tap combinations. Registration Details
An expressive fitness experience with the high-energy dance moves of West Africa. Intense cardio, body toning and flexibility set to African Rhythms and brought to you by Wontanara Drum and Dance. Registration Details
Aikido - Beginner
Aikido is a Japanese martial art that focuses on neutralizing rather than 'winning' the conflict. It evolved in the traditions of the samurai arts and focuses on perfecting the spirit. This class is for beginners with no Aikido experience required. Join this welcoming Aikido group. No equipment required.Registration Details
Aikido - Intermediate - Advanced
Aikido is a Japanese martial art that focuses on neutralizing rather than 'winning' the conflict. It evolved in the traditions of the samurai arts and focuses on perfecting the spirit. This class is for intermediate to advanced Aikido participants.Registration Details
Capoeira is a dynamic art form created by the African Slaves and influenced by the indigenous peoples of Brazil combining aspects of martial arts, music, acrobatics and dance. You will love the athleticism and motion of this discipline. Axe Capoeira opened Canada's first academy of Capoeira, and today the Group continues to rise as one of the leading Capoeira organizations in the world with enrolment of well over 20,000 students. Your instructors have decades of martial arts experience and are very knowledgeable. Come experience Brazilian culture at its very best and try Capoeira with us. This class is for participants of all levels and abilities. Registration Details
Karate for kids
Karate is fun for kids! And it is a great way to develop motor skills, physical activity, discipline and respect. Ages 5 to 15. Put your kids in this karate class and take your own karate class together with your kids. Great family activity!Registration Details
A grappling art and system of self-defense; this cornerstone of mixed martial arts training was originally designed to allow a smaller person to defend against a larger, stronger attacker in a realistic manner. Experience an exhilarating workout in a completely recreational and highly social setting. Registration Details
Kendo is a Japanese martial art based on the use of the samurai sword. Beginners are welcome to this welcoming and inclusive group. Beginner Shinai's (kendo swords) are available. The primary purposes of kendo is to develop awareness, centeredness, wholeheartedness, endurance, concentration, respect for others, and self-confidence. Kendo was first introduced to Victoria in 1986 by Davis sensei and practices have been held continuously at the University of Victoria since then. This Kendo group is the only active Kendo activity on Vancouver Island.Registration Details
Kendo For Kids
A great way for your child to learn about focus and respect, all while staying active and having fun! Designed for children aged 6 to 15. Registration Details
Kendo is a Japanese martial art based on the use of the samurai sword. The primary purposes of kendo are to develop awareness, centeredness, wholeheartedness, endurance, concentration, respect for others, and self-confidence. Kendo was first introduced to Victoria in 1986 by Davis sensei and practices have been held continuously at the University of Victoria since then. This Kendo group is the only active Kendo activity on Vancouver Island.Registration Details
Shotokan Karate - Beginners
Shotokan karate-do is a traditional form of unarmed combat that was popularized in Japan in the early 1900's, and is one of the most widely practiced styles of traditional karate in the world today. This class follows traditional karate training methods, incorporating kihon (basics), kata (forms), and kumite (sparring). Training is conducted in a safe and positive environment, and participants are encouraged to improve their own physical fitness and mental character. This class is for beginners so come out to this welcoming environment. You will participate alongside other levels or karate participants.Registration Details
Shotokan Karate - Intermediate - Advanced
Shotokan karate-do is a traditional form of unarmed combat that was popularized in Japan in the early 1900's, and is one of the most widely practiced styles of traditional karate in the world today. This class follows traditional karate training methods, incorporating kihon (basics), kata (forms), and kumite (sparring). Training is conducted in a safe and positive environment, and participants are encouraged to improve their own physical fitness and mental character. This class is for intermediate to advanced karate enthusiasts, but you will participate alongside other levels or karate participants.Registration Details
Students will be introduced to the Olympic sport of Taekwondo; a Korean martial art. Particular emphasis will be placed self-defense, kicks and forms, which are preset patterns of movements designed to simulate the use of offensive and defensive techniques. This program will teach discipline, self-defense, respect and build fitness in a fun and welcoming environment. All levels are welcome. Registration Details
Womens Fitness Kickboxing
Enjoy the fitness benefits of kickboxing without the sparring, or competition. Improve your strength, endurance and coordination in this dynamic class! Learn the correct biomechanics of punching and kicking with emphasis on partnered drills to develop the practical application of your skills. Pads and targets are also used to provide resistance, relieve stress and teach your body how to effectively transfer force to a target. Registration Details
Womens Self Defence
Ladies, this is a great way to feel safer and boost your confidence. Learn basic options on how to defend from strikes, grabs and holds from both standing positions and on the ground. Train your awareness and basic self defence skills through partnered drills in a safe, fun and friendly class. Registration Details
Squash Level 1
Learn the fundamentals of squash. These sessions introduce the rules, forehand/backhand drive, service and return, volley and basic strategies. Squash glasses, racquets and balls supplied. Registration Details
Squash Game Play
Take your game to the next level!! Sharpen your squash skills with this program designed to improve your drops, drives, court awareness and game strategy. Squash goggles and racquets are supplied; players are encouraged to bring their own equipment. Registration Details
Tennis - Level 1
This is a great opportunity to learn how to play. Learn the skills necessary to rally and keep score. Registration Details
Tennis - Level 2
This class is for participants who have completed a beginner or level 1 program, or have played a little and want to continue developing their stroke, technique and serve. Registration Details
Tennis – Level 3.0 & Up
This new class is perfect for those participants who have completed the level 2 program, and want to enhance their all around tennis skills, including ground stokes, serving, and volleying. Both singles and doubles play tactics will be introduced. Registration Details