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Posted on: November 22, 2021

[ARCHIVED] New Programs Just Added for the Winter!


Goochland County Parks and Recreation has added some new additions for the Winter lineup as well as new sessions of old favorites! Santa Calling, Hatha Yoga, Dog Obedience, Ballet, Zumba, Zumba Gold, Karate, Jiujitsu, Strength Training, and more!

Tai Chi for Health

Tai Chi is an effective exercise to improve health and well-being. Join us for a 6-week session to exercise your entire body and strengthen your mind. The central focus of Tai Chi is to enable the qi, a life force, to flow smoothly and powerfully throughout the body benefiting improved health and balance, increased flexibility and strength, and reduced stress. 

Tuesdays and Fridays

November 30-January 21


$60/one day a week

$120/two days a week

GSC Aerobics Studio

Hatha Yoga

Hatha yoga incorporates poses, breathing, and deep relaxation. Participants should bring their own mat. 


December 6-January 10



GSC Aerobics Studio

Zumba Gold

Zumba Gold is a modified form of Zumba for active older adults that recreates the original Zumba moves at a lower intensity. There will be no class on December 28th. 


December 7-January 18



CHS Eagle Theater


Zumba is a dance fitness format that will include pop, hip hop, and international music with dance rhythms that incorporate interval exercises. These dances will help you tone target areas on your body and absolutely increase your confidence as this class is a judgment free zone. This party is for everyone regardless of their fitness level. The goal is to have fun and keep moving! There will be no class on December 27th and 29th.

Mondays and Wednesdays

December 13-January 19



CHS Eagle Theater

Santa Calling 2021

The Goochland County Recreation Advisory Commission is sponsoring a Santa Claus calling program for County children ages 10 and under. Applications will be available during the month of November. Make sure to send your applications early since Santa will only have so much time during his busiest season! Phone calls will be made on Thursday, December 9th, 2020 between the hours of 6:00 - 8:00 PM. **This program is for Goochland Residents only.**

Thursday December 9th


Strength Training

Come work on building your strength! This class is for ages 12+ and is for anyone looking for a way to get into, or returning to, the world of fitness. Choose to take Tuesday/Thursday and/or Saturday.

Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays

January 4-February 26

6:00-7:00pm (Tuesdays/Thursdays)

9:30-10:30am (Saturdays)

$45 (Tuesdays/Thursdays)

$20 (Saturdays)

GSC Dance Studio

CGC/Therapy Dog Prep Class

Students in this class will have had prior basic manners training with their dog. Dogs should know basic skills such as: sit, down, stay/wait, recall. Teams should have a good working/training relationship prior to enrolling in this class. This class will prepare teams who are interested in testing for their AKC Canine Good Citizen and/or Alliance of Therapy Dog certification. Testing may be done at the end of the 6-week session. 


January 4-February 8



CHS Gym Classroom

Beginning Ballet & Creative Movement

Beginning Ballet and Creative Movement teaches young dancers balance, coordination, basic dance technique, and classroom etiquette. Students will work on leaps, turns, flexibility and rhythm, using fun music and games. Dancers should wear a leotard, tights, or dance pants and ballet shoes.


January 6-March 24



CHS Eagle Theater


Students will learn techniques including kicking, punching, blocking, sparring and partner work. Emphasis is on philosophy and discipline of the martial arts to increase students self-confidence and physical condition. This challenging program is for ages 7 through adults and will help participants lead a healthier life. ($25 one time Karate association fee taken at door for first time students.) Choose to take one or two days a week.

Mondays and Thursdays

January 3-March 24


$150/two days a week

$100/one day a week

CHS Multi Use Room and Eagle Theater

Introduction to Brazilian Jiujitsu

This class will introduce you the fundamentals of the fastest growing and most effective martial art, Brazilian Jiujitsu. With a focus on self-defense and practical applications, students will finish this 12-week program with an understanding of the gentle art. Participants need to purchase a Gi and white belt.

Tuesdays and Thursdays

February 1-April 14




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