Art Class

This class is open to students of all levels, from beginner to advanced. Instruction will cover multiple medias, including pastels, oils, water and acrylics. Students provide their own materials. This class goes continuously for three 8-week sessions. Participants must register at class. For more information, call the instructor, Waneda Harbuck at (916) 927-2196.

Days: Monday or Wednesday

Mondays 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Spring Session: March 5 – April 23
Summer Session: April 30 – June 18

Wednesdays 9:00am to 12pm
Spring Session: March 7 – April 25
Summer Session: May 2 – June 20

Location: North Highlands Community Center,
6040 Watt Avenue
Fee: $40.00/session
$35.00 for students' age 60+ years


Joanna's Kids R It!

Joanna’s Kids “R” It has been providing quality programs at affordable prices to the residents of the North Highlands Park & Recreation District’s residents for over 30 years.

Programs in ballet, tap, and Jazz dance, as well as in floor exercise gymnastics are provided to students 2yrs to adult. Programs are available to challenge every level of ability in a positive, non-competitive environment. A challenging, standardized curriculum is taught based on the individual abilities of each student, & provides practical experience in both dance & gymnastics, including appropriate terminology.

All students are invited to participate in our annual recital each year as well as other community based performances including the California State Fair. All programs are provided for one hour each week, year round. No clothing requirements or uniforms. Discount rates for multiple enrollments provided.

1 class per month . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $42.00
2 classes/students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $32.00
3 or more students/classes . . . . . . . . . . $27.00
Annual fee for 1 student per year . . . . . . $25.00
Annual fee for 2 student per year . . . . . . $40.00
Annual fee for 3 or more students . . . . . $55.00

Registration: For more information on how to register, please call (916) 331-0554 or visit


Play Pals

Come join us for an exciting interactive toddler story time experience. Each class will feature singing, reading of popular children stories, and other fun activities. Parent participation is required.

Summer Dates: Wednesdays, until May 30
Time: 8:45am to 10:15am
Location: Recreation Center, 6040 Watt Avenue
Fee: Free
Ages: 1 to 4 years old


Joanna's Kids R It!
PRE-SCHOOL DANCE: Ballet, Tap, Jazz

This beginner level pre school dance programs provides little ones with a fun and informative introduction to dance. In addition to learning the basics of ballet and tap, which include the 5 ballet positions, ballet terminology, and fundamentals of tap dancing, such as toe & heel drops, front digs, toe backs, brushes, & shuffles, our preschoolers will enjoy fun activities that teach left from right and some creative movement “play” at the end of each class. Jazz dance is not introduced until the adv beginner level.

Students will learn in a classroom setting, in a positive, & encouraging environment, while receiving age appropriate curriculum, that focuses on the needs, and ability levels of each student. We HIGHLY recommend parents observe class prior to registration to insure that this class is right for their little dancer.

Location: North Highlands Community Center, 6040 Watt Avenue
Days: Thursdays, 10:30am to 11:30am
Classes Start March 1

Registration: For more information on how to register, please call (916) 331-0554 or visit



There are a lot of ways to lose weight. Some are just more fun! Join the dancefitness party that beats a boring old workout any day. The perfect combo of fun and fitness has made Zumba classes a world-wide phenomenon. Come ready to dance like no one is watching and have fun! No prior dance experience necessary.

Days: Monday/Tuesday/Thursday
Time: 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Location: Community Center, 6040 Watt Avenue
Fees: $5.00 per class or $32.00 for an 8 class punch card.

Studio T

At Studio T Urban Dance Academy we believe in the power of DANCE and using the arts to build confidence, bring hope, and open doors of opportunity in the lives of our youth and our families. From dance to practical life workshops, we offer programs to build and empower. Visit us to learn about the BIG things our youth are doing with dance and YOU can get started today.

Days: Fridays
Time: 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: North Highlands Community Center, 6040 Watt Avenue
Contact Info:, (916) 760-7917,

First Aid & CPR

In this course, you will learn how to potentially save a life in an emergency situation, and add a valuable skill to your resume. Through instructor led classroom teaching and skill sessions, you will have the opportunity to practice and demonstrate skill competency required for certification. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive an Adult & Child CPR/First Aid Certification through American Red Cross that is valid for 2 years.

Date: Friday, March 16
Time 5:30pm – 8:00pm
Location: NHRPD Recreation Center
(6040 Watt Ave, North Highlands)
Early Bird Fee: $40.00 (until Monday, March 5)
Regular Fee: $50.00 (starting Tuesday, March 6)

Floor Exercise Gymnastics

FC Joyce Elementary- 6050 Watt Ave
9:30am Pre-Gym – Ages 2-5
10:30am Beg. Elem – Ages 6 & Up
11:30am Advanced Beginners
12:30pm Intermediate/Pre-Team
1:30pm Advanced Intermediate- Exhibition Team


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