Adult Programs

The El Dorado Hills Community Services District offers a variety of adult classes year round. To register, please call 916-933-6624, visit our office at 1021 Harvard Way in El Dorado Hills or register online. If you're 50 years and older, also check out our Senior Programs. (Ya we know that's young!) 

Introduction to Guitar  

Ages 12+
Instructor:  Lew Johnson

Class instruction in playing guitar using Step One: Teach yourself Guitar (Hal Leonard). Learn chords, strums, picks, and songs.  No experience necessary.  Bring a guitar and a copy of the book. 
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Let's Uke!

Ages 12+
Instructor:  Lew Johnson

Class instruction in playing ukulele using Mel Bay's Easy Ukulele Method Book 1 by Mary Lou Dempler.  Strum along to traditional songs.  No experience necessary.  Bring a ukulele (no baritones) and a copy of teh book.  No Class 4/17
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Ultimate Chocolate Truffles
Ages 12 & Up  • $40/1 class
Saturday, 9/22 • 10am-12:15pm 
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Make elegant, dome-shaped truffles with a variety of luscious fillings including: white, milk and dark chocolate. Learn how to flavor basic ganaches (fillings) liqueurs and oils. Make and take a dozen truffles in a gift box, plus receive recipes, notes, tips, and truffle molds. Supply fee of $15 payable to Instructor. Instructor: Karen Moore 

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 NEW! The Nurtured Heart Approach

Ages 18+
Instructor:  Sandra Morin

Are you dealing with a difficult or challenging child?  One who is defiant, oppositional and displays bad behaviors.  In this class you will learn how to build a healthy relationship that celebrates the intensity of your child.  You will be given the tools to create inner wealth in your children which helps them transform their bad behaviors from negative and destructive to positive and successful.  
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Dance



Country Line Dancing
$44/4 classes Tuesday evenings

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Tina Goins 
Line dance classes are now being offered for beginners and intermediate dancers!  Beginning dancers will work at a slower pace with emphasis on individual steps, weight shifting and short patterns.  In the intermediate class we will learn more complex dances and experiment with newer, less traditional line dances.  Come join us.  You'll make new friends and have a great time.  No partner required. 

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New!  Adult Tap  - Ages18+
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Adult tap is a fun class where combinations are put to a variety of music styles, showcasing tradtitional Broadway Tap and the latest Tap Jam and Stomp techniques perfect for beginners and those returning to dance! 
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Adult Fitness

 

Tai Chi in the Morning
Ages 18 & Up  • $49/8 classes
Wednesdays & Fridays • 8am-9am 
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Commonly known as "mediation in motion", Guang Ping Tai Chi is a gentle form of slow exercise movements for health and relaxation. Daily practice of Tai Chi can help reduce high blood pressure, strengthen internal organs, improve coordination, and offers numerous health benefits. No class 1/21,2/18   Instructor : Sifu Sada Hatanaka & Sifu Shoko Takegoshi.

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Evening Tai Chi

Ages 18 & Up  • $49/8 classes
Mondays & Wednesdays •  7:30-8:30pm

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Commonly known as "mediation in motion", Guang Ping Tai Chi is a gentle form of slow exercise movements for health and relaxation. Daily practice of Tai Chi can help reduce high blood pressure, strengthen internal organs, improve coordination, and offers numerous health benefits. No class 1/21, 2/18
Instructors: Sifu Ken Stark & Matt Peterson
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Hatha Yoga Stretch/Deep Relaxation
Ages 18 & Up  • $40/4 classes or $70/8classes
Mondays  •  9:30-11am

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Sessions include 1.5 hours of continuous flow level-one yoga postures, deep stretching, balance and a variety of yoga breathing techniques. Class concludes with 5-10 minutes of deep relaxation. This program contains no inverted postures. Knowledge of Yoga and a good physical condition is very helpful. Yoga Blocks and a Strap are provided; please bring a mat and towel. Contact Bill at 916-276-7087 with questions. No class  Instructor: Bill Scrivani, YA Certified
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Yoga for Healthy Living (YHL)
Ages 21 & Up  • $40/4 classes or $70/8classes
Wednesdays  •  10-11am

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FIRST CLASS FREE for newcomers! Enjoy this gentle but effective flow-style, breath-centered class filled with others who never thought they could do yoga. Beginners welcome - many modifications are given. Comfy clothing/No fragrances please. Class card admits you to attend any AM YHL class. Contact Donna at 916-712-9642 with questions or if you need a loaner mat. Visit www.yogapeace.net for teacher bio and yoga style information.
Instructor: Donna Rixmann, M.A. AVI Certified Yoga Therapist, ERYT 500

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Yin Yoga
Yin Yoga works to promote connective tissue flexibility in areas often perceived as nonmalleable, especially the hips, pelvis, and lower spine.  This relaxing yoga will leave you refreshed.
Age 55+

Location: SNAP Fitness, 2222 Franciso Dr. EDH
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El Dorado Dream Catchers

Ages 12-45  • $127
A Theater Program for Adults with Special Needs!
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Join us in exploring the wonderful world of theater.  This program has been developed to assist those with special needs in learning how to focus, speech, reading skills, following directions, using their voice along with being physically creative with their movements, stage presence.  They learn to work with others in a group setting and gain an incredible confidence in themselves.  In the long run you will see a transformation of your child at home and in the community.

Jonathan Reis, who is a Recreation Therapist and a professional actor, has been working with the speical needs population for over 10 years.  He started this theatre program for those with special needs up in Washington, with great success.  There the group put on musicals such as Beauty and the Beast, Peter Pan and Mary Poppins.  He is anxious to bring this wonderful program to our community.  This fall we will be working on a Holiday performance and possibly on Disney piece with the performance in early December.  Instructors will assess kids if needed.

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Special Interest

 

Chess Club

Every Thursday • 2-4pm
Oak Knoll Club House 3371 Alyssum Circle, EDH
If you already play chess, join us and be part of our new Chess Club which will meet bi-monthly. We will exchange playing ideas, recreate famous games and compete with other participants. All ages are welcome and invited to join. Sorry, this is not for brand new beginners, as no lessons will be offered. Bring your own chess board. Call the Senior Center at 916-358-3575 to let us know you are coming.  Wil Brunet, former ranked player.


The Treatise Memoir Group
Ages 50 & Up  • $25/4 meetings
Senior Center

Tuesday, September 11, October 16, November 6, December 11
1:00pm to 4:00pm
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We each have a unique and interesting life! This class will teach you to capture your memories in writing whether you intend to publish or not. Participation is required as we gently hone your skills into stories that will leave a memorable footprint for future generations. Instructor: Geri Haskins
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CPR/First Aid


rescue institute

Adult/Child CPR & AED 
Saturday, 10am-12:30pm

Fee: $55
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Learn the AHA’s one-person technique for adult and child CPR and AED use. 
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Adult/Child/Infant CPR & AED
 
Saturday, 10am-1pm 
Fee: $60

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Learn the AHA’s one-person technique for adult, child, infant CPR and AED use. 
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Adult/Child/Infant CPR, AED & First Aid
 
Saturday, 8am-1pm 
Fee: $70

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Learn AHA's adult, child & infant CPR, AED use and basic first aid administration. The CA EMSA and Community Care Licensing do not approve this class for daycare/preschool industry licensing. 
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First Aid Only     - ages 18+
Saturday, 8-10am
Fee: $40

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Learn American Heart Association's basic first aid administration for medical, injury & environmental emergencies. The CA EMSA and Community Care Licensing do not approve this class for daycare/preschool industry licensing. 
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Basic Life Support CPR & AED    - ages 12+
Saturday, 8-12:30pm
Fee: $65

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Class is intended for present and future EMS, Medical, Dental & Allied Health professionals taking this course for the first time.

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Basic Life Support CPR Skills Session   - ages 18+
Saturday, 1 - 2pm 
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Fee: $40
Prerequisite: Separate purchase and completion of the Online AHA org Basic Life Support CPR/AED course.  Bring the completion certificate to class.
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Pediatric CPR & First Aid   - ages 18+
 Saturday, 8 - 5pm 
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Fee: $75
Infant, Child & Adult CPR and First aid. This class is EMSA approved for daycare/preschool providers. We are required to affix their approved stickers to your card at a cost of $6, payable at class. $15 Materials fee paid in class. Cash only.

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