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; $28/month (if the month has 5 weeks, it will be $35)

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; $28/month (if the month has 5 weeks, it will be $35)

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

Girls Scouts

Girls Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character, learn different skills. These girls will make the world a better place. For additional information please contact 800-284-4475 x2222.
Daisies: Grades K-1; 1st and 2nd Fri.; 6-7 pm; Free
Brownies: Grades 2-3; 3rd Fri.; 7:30-8:45 pm; Free
Juniors: Grades 4-5; 4th Fri.; 7:30-8:45 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

Knitting Angels

Knitting Angels are ladies who knit beanies, blankets and scarves for needy and deserving groups. Each month the ladies share their hard work with premature babies, cancer patients and others who may need some extra warmth in their life. If you would like to enjoy friendly conversation and do something great for others, this is a great place to start. If you don’t know how, no problem; The Knitting Angels can teach you. Some knitting supplies are provided.
All ages; Thurs.; 11:15 am-12:15 pm; Free

Let’s Play Chess

Chess Mates would like to invite anyone who would like to learn, improve or just play a game of chess. Chess develops logical thinking, promotes imagination, increases problem solving thinking. Chess is a game for all ages. Class requirement: students must provide their own tournament size regulation chess set.
4+; Sat.; 2:30-4:30 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

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 Modeling Academy

V’z Modeling Academy will teach the fundamentals of modeling with a twist. The twist is that there is a model in all of us. V’z Modeling Academy offers everyone the opportunity to experience the excitement of being in a fashion show. You can participate whether you want to pursue modeling as a career or just want to enjoy it as a hobby. In addition, there will be service projects to help our community.
All ages; 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; Tuesday - Thursday.; 3-5 pm; Sat.; 10 am-noon; Sunday 2-4 pm; Free

Youth Open Wrestling

Youth can come in and work on their techniques with a qualified coach. Youth 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; Fri.; 3-5 pm; Free

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   


Back –To-School Teen Explosion Conference

Getting ready for school before it starts can help ease the TRANSITION without taking away SUMMER FUN! The Back-to-School Teen Explosion Conference© will be held on Sat., July 29 at Cliffdale Recreation Center. The conference is filled with a day of excitement to include academic success sessions, health and physical fitness activities and a Career and Community Vending Expo. Middle and high school students participate in sessions related to school success, college preparation, career readiness, communication skills and workforce development. The Back-to-School Teen Explosion Conference is the PREMIER end of summer event that encourages teenagers to plan for a successful school year and apply themselves at the highest level upon going back to school.

Fall Festival

Come on out and bring your families to enjoy Cliffdale and EE Miller’s Fall Festival. There will be free games, music, arts and crafts and activities. We will have inflatables, popcorn, and other concessions. Vendors will have items available for purchase.  Festival will be hosted at Cliffdale Recreation Center.
All ages; Sat., Nov. 18; 10 am-2 pm; Free

Fall Festival Vendors

Vendors must preregister for a table.  Festival will be hosted at Cliffdale Recreation Center. $10/table