Through the Glendale Sports Center, thousands of youth are cultivating the values, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health and educational achievement. Throughout the year we offer a variety of programs for youth and teens, including:
Art Classes (Ages 14 - Adult)
Develop your artistic side with the help of a pair of art courses offered by the Glendale Sports Center.
The Creative Mixed Media course guides students through the process of a variety of visual mediums, including painting, drawing, cutting and pasting, mixed media, and more.
In the Acrylic Painting course, students will explore one method, in depth. Students will hone their skills in representational and abstract styles and have a chance to practice painting still life, interpret prints and master paintings, landscape, portraits, and more.
Intended for beginner through intermediate skill levels, the courses welcome those 14 years of age or older.
Whether your child prefers traditional ballet or contemporary dance moves, Glendale Sports Center has dance classes that will get them moving.
Dance Jam focuses on modern choreography, with a handful of old-school moves for fun. By the end of the course, students will be able to perform a complete dance routine. Dance Jam offers classes for ages 6-12.
Classical Ballet is offered for a more traditional dance experience, where dancers can begin to learn the fundamentals. This class for ages 3-6 teaches the timeless art through the use of stories and imagery.
Martial Arts (Ages 4 - 12)
Our youth Tae Kwon Do program is perfect for children from ages 4 through 12. It features 12 important life-skills taught in an age-specific curriculum that is fun and engaging.
Each week your child will build their confidence learning life skills such as focus, teamwork, respect, and discipline. They’ll gain valuable awareness of their body through coordination, control, and fitness. You will feel confident knowing they can safely act when they practice what to do when faced with a bully or stranger.
Our new Karate program is geared to participants 12 years and older and is a highly respected traditional martial art. Participants will improve their mental clarity, strength, speed, stamina, breath control and posture amongst many other benefits while learning this fighting art.
Music Production (Ages 12 - Adult)
Bring out your inner DJ in our new Music Production class for ages 12+. Participants will progress through lessons teaching time and rhythm, use of DJ turntables, and an MIDI keyboard. Participants will be able to produce a song throughout the 8 week session, collaborating with other artists in the class. At the end of the class, each participant will be able to burn their song to a CD and take it home.
Learn to play a variety of instruments through music lessons offered by the Glendale Sports Center.
Introduction to Drumming courses expose youth to numerous percussion instruments, including steel drums and hand drums, and many rich, musical traditions such as Caribbean, African, and other world music.
We also offer private and semi-private lessons for youth and adults alike. Whether you have the basics down and want to learn intermediate skills, such as note reading, or have never picked up an instrument we can cater your lesson to your skill level. We offer private lessons in guitar, drumming, and piano/keyboard.
R.A.D. Self Defense
The Rape Aggression Defense System is a program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques for women, seniors and kids. The R.A.D. System is a comprehensive course that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and risk avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training. R.A.D. is not a martial arts program.
Our courses are taught by nationally certified R.A.D. instructors and provide each student with a workbook/reference manual. This manual outlines the entire Physical Defense Program for reference and continuous personal growth, and is the key to our free lifetime return and practice policy. Our Senior, Women and Kids classes are starting soon.