Instructional Classes

All instructional classes meet at Rosenwald  community center, unless stated otherwise.  Preregistration required for all classes.

Instructor/ Volunteer Application


Parks and Recreation will be transitioning to an online registration system for all of the programs we offer. Beginning May 1, you may begin to see a links to register or view a catalog. The first time you register in this new system you will be required to set up an account. 
You will be able to sign into your account using your email address and a password or by using your existing Facebook or Google account. It is fast and easy.

The account will allow you to store your information as well as that of your other family members. This will allow you to easily sign up anyone in your family for the programs they desire with a click of a button. You will also be able to go into your account and verify the classes and times you selected and get instant access to your receipts. If you have any questions about the process please feel free to call us. We can help walk you through it. 
Fit for Life
yoga park
  • Wednesdays,  beginning May 10
  • 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
  • Serenity Garden, Ridgeview Park
  • $20 / month
Register by clicking the green 'Register' button at the top of the page. 
Stretch and Tone
Though geared toward seniors, anyone can benefit from this morning exercise program which provides a good opportunity for toning up problem areas as well as a chance to meet new friends.  Rubber bands and mats are furnished for your convenience. Instructor: Ann Hutchens
  • Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
  • 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
  • $15.00/month
Register by clicking the green 'Register' button at the top of the page. 

NRA Home Firearm Safety/Can You Survive 3 Seconds?

This course for safe gun handling is conducted in the classroom only. Students are taught NRA's three rules for safe gun handling, primary causes of firearms accidents, firearm parts, how to load & unload certain action types, ammunition components, cleaning, care, safe storage of firearms and ammunition and the benefits of becoming an active participant in the shooting sports. Students will receive the NRA Home Firearm Safety handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, Basic Firearm Training Program brochure, Course Completion Certificate. Safety comes before all else. This class will meet requirements for the Virginia Concealed Carry Permit. *Only individuals 21 and older can apply for the concealed Carry Permit.

Fit For Life

There's no better time than the present to GET FIT FOR LIFE! This class can help you on your way by burning fat and relieving stress, while doing hi / low impact aerobics to up-beat music. Instructor: Penny Gilbert

  • Mondays & Wednesdays
  • 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • $20 / month
Register by clicking the green 'Register' button at the top of the page. 

Stress Reduction Meditation and Yoga

(ages 12 – 90)
Start your day with fresh air and a walk in the park!  Then join a relaxing class of gentle yoga, stretching, movement and breathing meditations to music.  Relax and energize for the entire day.  Easy, fun, and just right for both beginners and advanced.  Be active and feel good all summer!
Facilitated by Prem Geet with 25 years of experience in relaxation techniques, yoga, meditation movement, deep breathing forms and transformational group processes.


Tai Chi for Beginners

The study of the Yang style 6-form, the beginning set in the study of Yang Tai Chi. It is designed to increase energy and encourage focused concentration, leading to a sense of calm and well-being. Instructor: Linda Smoke, Certified Instructor in Tai Chi for Diabetes and Tai Chi for Arthritis
  • Thursdays
  • 9:00 a.m.- 9:45 a.m.
  • at Waynesboro Public Library
  • $29.00/ month 
Register by clicking the green 'Register' button at the top of the page. 
Jim Wood, instructor
  • Saturday, June 10
  • 12:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.
  • $80 / person
Register by clicking on the green 'Register' button at the top on the page.

Pickles and Jams

The Pickles & Jams will be a Water based Canning Class.  We plan to make one batch of pickles and one batch of Seedless Raspberry Jam.

Jams should be mostly fruit – not sugar, so we will use Pomona’s Pectin to process these in a water bath method. Summer gardens usually include a patch of cucumbers.  If you have a green thumb then you may have a surplus.  Why not make these into Pickles. Dill, Sweet & Sour or Bread and Butter.  We will show you how. Each participant will get to take home a jar of each...pickles and jam.

  • Saturday, June 17
  • 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
  • $30 / person
Register by clicking on the green 'Register' button at the top on the page.

Artisan Bread Baking

Artisan Bread making at home has never been easier. Let instructor Sharon Munyak, owner of the family owned and operated Hobby Hill Farm in Powhatan, show you how to make artisan breads using a pizza stone, dutch oven and baking sheets. Each participant will receive a bread making vessel and two bread making kits of flour, salt, and yeast ($10 value included in the registration fee) that will make the best bread you have ever tasted. Discover the secrets of the trade and make preservative free bread for your family. This dough can be made in advance and will store up to 10 days. And, it literally takes under 10 minutes to prepare!
Artisan bread quick version

  • Saturday, June 17
  • 10:30-12:30pm
  • $37 / person
Register by clicking on the green 'Register' button at the top on the page.

Ballroom Dance Classes

 These classes will give you confidence, grace, and lots of enjoyment as you head out to the dance floor.  Learn (or brush up on) popular dances such as: the Foxtrot, Swing, Waltz, Cha-Cha and the Rumba.  Experienced instructor, Donald Dollins, will be offering two different level classes… one for beginners and another for intermediate dancers.   These are ongoing classes, and will continue as long as there is interest. For additional information, contact Mr. Dollins at (540) 337-3173.

  • Wednesday evenings
  • 6:30 p.m.
  • Westwood Elementary School
  • $12.50/ lesson
Register directly with Mr. Dollins by calling 540-337-3173