Cliffdale Recreation Center

6404 Cliffdale Road, (910) 433-1127
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 1-9 pm, Sat. 9 am-5 pm, Sun. 2-5 pm



An Educated Beauty

An Educated Beauty is dedicated to support young girls as they transition into womanhood. We help improve leadership skills, self-confidence, academic performance and career preparation.
10-18 yrs; 1st and 4th Fri.; 6:30-7:30 pm; Free

Belly Dancing

Start off on the right foot! Let our instructor guide you through the fundamental movements, combinations and music appreciation in the Beginners class. Those comfortable with the basics can explore a variety of choreographies in the Intermediate class while improving retention coordination and technique. Experience the camaraderie of troupe dancing in the Advance class where emphasis is placed on performance skills and the dynamic elements of group dances.
13+; Thurs.; Intermediate 6-7 pm; Beginners 7-8 pm; Advanced 8-9 pm; $30/month

Champions in Motion (Cheer)

This class teaches the basic requirements for middle school cheerleading tryouts. Operated by Champions In Motion. Classes are paid monthly. For more information call 910-769-3408, or
4-14 yrs; Mon.; 5:45-8:45 pm; $32/month (if the month has 5 weeks, it will be $40)

Champions in Motion (Karate)

This class not only teaches self-defense but self-discipline as well. Operated by Champions In Motion, it also promotes physical exercise and coordination. Classes are paid monthly. For more information call 910-769-3408, or
4-14 yrs; Wed. and Fri.; 6-8:30 pm; $32/month (if the month has 5 weeks, it will be $40)

Champions in Motion (Tumbling)

This class teaches tumbling skills and techniques. Operated by Champions In Motion, it also promotes physical exercise and coordination. Classes are paid monthly. For more information call 910-769-3408, or 
4-14 yrs; Mon.; 6:30-7:15 pm; $32/month (if the month has 5 weeks, it will be $40)

Cliffdale Senior Club

Come and celebrate birthdays once a month. Bring a potluck dish and socialize with new friends.
55+; 4th Thurs.; 11:15 am; Free

Creative Hands Academy

Want to learn drawing and painting techniques? Learn to draw volume and perspective. Painting with acrylic on frame; techniques with pastels, still life subjects, landscape, human figure and for smaller painting techniques with hands, brushes, mops, brushes, sponges and many ideas for fun while painting.
6-12 yrs; Mon. and Wed.; 6-8 pm; $30/month

Family Gym Time

Enjoy some gym time as a family. This time has been designated to give families time together.  Child/Children must be accompanied by parent/guardian.
13 under yrs; Fri.; 3-5 pm; Free

Glee Creative Arts Academy…!!!

Singing is the most perfect form of expression to our Glee Club! If you are interested in singing, dancing and performing to your favorite songs, the FCPR Glee club is for you!
All Ages; 4th Sat.; 2:30-4:30 pm; $25

Key to Success, Reading Enhancement Program

Reading is a noun that means: The activity of knowledge and pleasure from written or printed material. Parents and community, let’s work together to help our teachers to help our children succeed. Students can receive assistance in math and/or reading.
All ages; Mon. and Wed.; 4-6 pm; Sat.; 11 am-1 pm; Free

Lreez Decadent Desserts

Come find your creative side with LREEZ Decadent Desserts. This class offers baking classes for our Lil Chefs. Beginners course includes all materials. Students will learn about the baking process and how to be creative with decorating. Upon completion, students will enjoy the fruits of labor. Registration deadline is one week prior to class. Only 10 participants per class.
8-12 yrs; Tues.; Feb. 9, March 9, April 13, May 11, June 8; 6-8 pm; $12/person

Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) Matters

Ferguson Education and Consultant Services (FECS) is primarily seeking to engage high school junior and senior students who may be college bound and/or pursuing careers in STEM fields. This service has designed a student workshop series focused on tools of knowledge that assist in retaining higher education (college/university) STEM majors. FECS’s second focus is to prepare students for application submission to nationally compete for paid summer federal agency internships to include: The U.S. Marshals, NASA, FBI, CIA, NIH, DEA, ORAU and Homeland Security. Materials needed: high school student ID and laptop.
15-18 yrs; Tues.; Feb. 13, 27 and March 13, 27; 6-8 pm; Free

Senior Aerobics

Meet new friends, socialize, have fun and get fit. Join this group of active seniors and work out to a low impact aerobics routine designed specifically for seniors.
55+; Tues., Wed. and Thurs.; 10:15-11:15 am; Free

Senior Chair Aerobics

This is a unique program for seniors and individuals who have trouble standing on their own or have difficulty balancing. Chair aerobics is a gentle way to participate in exercise to improve strength training, muscle and bone strength, balance, flexibility and circulation.
55+; Wed.; 11:15 am-12:15 pm; Free

Senior Geek Squad

Partnering with the library we are able to provide a technology class for our seniors. They will go over typical issues that affect seniors. Grouped in with this class they will also be providing a genealogy course to show different ways you can trace your ancestry.
55+; 2nd Thurs.; 10:30-11:30 am and 11:30 am-12:30 pm; Free

Senior Line Dancing

All you have to do is jump in line and follow along. Seniors, if you’re looking for fun and a way to burn some energy, or just want to get involved, the line dancing class is just what you need to keep the body moving.
55+; Tues.; 11:15 am-12:15 pm; Free
55+; Wed.; Beginners 11:15 am-12:15 pm; Free

Teen Connections

Making Proud Choices! is a FREE month-long peer health education program for teens that gives them the skills & knowledge to make healthy decisions. Making Proud Choices provides a fun, safe environment for teens to learn important life skills, like healthy relationships and STD prevention.
14-19 yrs; Wed.; Feb. 21, 28 and March 7, 14, 21; 6-8 pm; Free

Uplifting Society

Uplifting Society is dedicated to providing opportunities and support for today’s youth and families. This helps promote them within the community and personal empowerment in order to enhance the quality of their lives.
10-18 yrs; 1st, 2nd and 4th Mon.; 6-9 pm; Free

V’z Learning & Training Academy (VLTA)

The mission of VLTA is to create future leaders. VLTA will offer instructional classes that develop youths by using creative workshops to increase self-confidence, public speaking skills, interviewing skills, personal appearance, how to answer pageant questions, leadership skills, etiquette, creative thinking and life skills that foster community involvement. It will also give them responsibility and respect for themselves and others.
6-17 yrs; Thurs.; 6:30-7:30 pm; $25/month

Whitted Taekwondo

Children, adults, and seniors can build confidence and self-esteem in this officially sanctioned club of USA Taekwondo and affiliate of the US Olympic Committee. Students will learn the five tenets of taekwondo; integrity, courtesy, self-esteem, perseverance, and indomitable spirit.
5+; Tues. and Thurs.; 6:30-8:30 pm; Sat.; 1-3 pm; $50/month; special discount rate for additional family members.

Youth Open Gym

Youth can enjoy a pickup game or just shoot around for fun. Free play permission form must be completed by a parent/guardian and remain on file. A photo of each participant will be acquired by staff for identification purposes.
17 under yrs; Tues.-Thurs.; 3-5 pm; Sat.; 10 am-noon*; Sun.; 2-4 pm; Free
*There will be no open gym on Saturdays during the months of Jan.- March due to athletic games.

Yvette’s Dance Academy

Yvette’s Dance Academy is a structured dance studio program based out of the recreation centers. The mission of YDA is to offer high quality dance instruction at an affordable price. YDA offers recreation and competitive level dance classes and dance teams. All dancers have the option to participate in two dance recitals a year and tryout for either a recreational dance team or competitive dance team (1 year dance experience required). Placement classes are required in order to take Intermediate and Advanced Classes.
3-6 yrs; Tues.; 6-7 pm; Ballet/Tap/Hip Hop; $30/month
7+; Tues.; 7-8 pm; Ballet/Tap/Tumbling; $30/month
7+; Tues.; 8-9 pm; Hip Hop/Jazz 1; $30/month
3+; Tues.; 7:30-8:30 pm; Beginning Tumbling; $30/month
7+; Tues.; 6:30-7:30 pm; Advance Tumbling; $30/month
7+; Tues.; 5:30-6:30 pm; Intermediate Tumbling; $30/month


Zumba is a Latin style aerobics class that is exhilarating, effective, easy to follow, Latin-inspired, calorie burning dance fitness party that is moving millions of people to lose weight fast while having fun. This group occasionally has glow parties.
18+; Tues. and Wed.; 7:30-8:30 pm; $35/month

Zumba Gold

It is Exhilarating! Zumba Gold lets you move to the beat at your own speed. These classes provide modified low impact moves for older adults.
55+; Tues.; 9-10 am; $10/month or $3/class   


3rd Annual Father/Daughter Dance

Our Father/Daughter dance is a special event that shapes the special bond of a father and daughter relationship. This is also a time for a daughter to celebrate Father’s Day. This will be a fun time to enjoy quality time and dancing. There will be refreshments and a DJ. Young ladies may also be accompanied by an older brother, uncle, grandfather or any father figure that is important or has influenced their life.  Attire will be Sunday best. Space is limited be sure to buy your ticket early. Tickets will be on sale May 14–June 12.
All ages; Fri., June 15; 6:30-8:30 pm; $15/couple; each additional daughter will be $5