Programs

Programs

Hillcrest runs a variety of programs for toddlers, children, adults and seniors. Facilities are open to the public and are also available to rent for parties. Download our program guide for a complete list of all our programs available this season.

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(0–5 yrs) Preschool
(06–12 yrs) Children
(12–18 yrs) Youth
(19+ yrs) Adults
(65+ yrs) Seniors
Summer Camps
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Zumba Fitness

ZUMBA is a fusion of Latin and International music – dance themes that create a dynamic effective fitness system. Routines feature aerobic/fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms. Zumba utilizes the principles of fitness interval training and resistance training to maximize caloric output, fat burning and total body toning. Drop-in $10.48 + tax, if space permits. No class Aug 4.
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Sportball Outdoor Soccer

Sportball coaches develop competence and confidence on the field in Sportball soccer classes. Children are taught the fundamental skills necessary to excel in soccer. These include throw-ins, dribbling, trapping, passing, goalie skills and more. Classes are dedicated to skills development and putting those skills to work in an exciting, non-competitive game. For safety reasons, parents are required to remain at the field during classes. Camps are held outdoor; on the field behind the preschool room and community centre
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Line Dance Intermediate / Advanced

Learn intermediate and advanced line dances choreographed to a variety of music styles from pop, country, cha-cha, latin, waltz, soul and R & B. Must have previous line dance experience and be prepared for a fast paced class.
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Tai Chi Healthy Morning

Come join us for healthy morning exercise. Tai Chi, a moving meditation, is a soft martial art enhancing balance, coordination, and concentration. The slow and graceful movements of Tai Chi promote correct posture, good alignment, deep breathing, and the flow of ‘Qi’ in the body. This class is taught in Chinese but all are welcome to participate. No class August 5.
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Sportball Indoor Summer Floor Hockey Camp

The ball drops here! Sportball Floor Hockey camps introduce fundamental concepts of gameplay and teaches the basic skills required to faceoff with confidence in a supportive, non-competitive environment. Coaches zero in on skills like passing, shooting, basic positioning, stick handling, and goal tending in fun, exciting skill-focused play.
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Bricks4Kidz Planes, Trains & Automobiles

Explore the fascinating history of transport. Learn about the pioneers of transportation and how human strength, imagination, and innovation took some wheels to revolutionize the world. All campers go home with a customized Minifigure. Children will be given a break time for an optional snack from home.
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Train and Play Volleyball Camp

Each session will include coaching and drills targeted to skill progression for passing, setting,serving, hitting, and blocking. Intersquad game play will be part of each session for the participants throughout the week. Offered in partnership with Volleyball BC.
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Fitness Forge Boot Camp

Get your heart rate up while challenging yourself with a variety of functional exercises that will work all major muscle groups and burn crazy calories. Classes will include cardiovascular training, endurance games, resistance training, intervals and circuits. This whole body workout will leave you feeling energized and successful. We promote goal setting to keep you accountable and provide coaching and support to help get you the results you need! FREE first class for new clients. For more classes and to find out more visit www.forgevancouver.com. No class Apr 19.
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Contemporary Dance Level 1

Contemporary dance class for those that have no or little previous dance experience. Class consists of 75 minutes of progressive technique training and 45 minutes of improvisation and performance preparation. Register to participate in our performances throughout the year. Class is accompanied by a live musician. For more info, visit polymerdance.com.
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Byte Camp Build An App

Learn how to design, code, test and deploy you very own app! Use the GPS, accelerometer or anything else you can think of to build your app from scratch. This is a coding camp, so be prepared to challenge yourself and learn some new skills. Each day a new project is introduced and students are taken through the steps of understanding and working with the new code ideas. Students will get to work on their own project ideas on the final two days. They may use their own mobile devices to develop and test on, or use ours. No previous...
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Karaoke Drop-In

Come with your friends or meet new ones and sing some songs together. Please bring your own music (CD). All languages are welcome. Drop in’s only.
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Hillcrest Youth Council/Special Events

Want to give back and make a difference? Are you wanting to help us with special events in the Riley Park/Hillcrest community? We will be preparing for Halloween Haunted House and Breakfast with Santa events this season. We are also looking for event day helpers. Let the Community Youth Worker know if you can help! We will be providing training throughout the season. Stay tuned!
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Little Dragons Learn Mandarin

This class is for BEGINNER students. Learn Mandarin through stories, games, songs and crafts! Students will learn Mandarin step-by-step with a focus on speaking and understanding the language. The resources used for this class are the leading Mandarin learning materials in the United States designed to motivate students to start speaking Mandarin. For more information please visit www.pearlmandarin.com or email info@pearlmandarin.com.
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Explorers Preteen Summer Camp

Join us this Summer for an action-packed week of fun and games, arts and crafts, backing and outings to local parks and areas. Each day will be filled with fun and new activities to keep your preteens engaged and active during this time out of school. This Preteen camp will also focus on fun and build leadership skills. Please pack snacks, lunch, water and sunscreen for your child each day and dress appropriately for the weather. For the safety of your child, Parental Consent Forms must be completed and received at the centre prior or on the day of your...
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Karate – Uechi-Ryu

This class instructs students in Uechi-ryu; a traditional Okinawa Karate style. Classes consist of junbi-undo (stretching & calisthenics), hojo-undo (basic blocks, punches & kicks), kata (solo forms) and kumite (pre-arranged and free sparring), and is open to everyone 15 years and older. Annual registration with Karate BC is required. No class Aug 4
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Mini Hip Hop Summer Camp

Move and groove to your favourite tunes. Learn the basics of hip hop in this high energy camp.Leave everyday feeling energized, confident and excited about dance! Campers will perform for family and friends on the last day. Visit performingstars.ca for more information.
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Kids Yoga

This yoga for children is based on subtle science of body, mind and soul. Children will learn discipline, develop increased concentration and focus, create their own formula to channelize their energy in positive thinking and right direction. They will learn meditation, breathing techniques, body posture, visualization and mind-body coordination through varieties of authentic yoga feats. No drop-in participation and no registration after second class.
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Fun Fitness

A gentle but invigorating workout that is ideal for seniors, people rehabililtating from injury or those new to fitness. * Note: it is recommended that individuals starting a new fitness program consult with their physician. Admissions are by drop in fee or 10 strip tickets; no registration
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Freestyle (Inclusive Youth)

Try something new! Make new friends! A new, fully inclusive youth-driven program for those 13-18 with varying disabilities. Adventures may include sports, baking, swimming, skating and more depending on what the youth suggest! Freestyle is for 13-18 year old youth with mild to moderate developmental disabilities and who are able to work independently in a group setting. Please note if you are new to the program your youth will be asked to come in for an intake interview before the program starts. Please e-mail matthew.charan@vancouver.ca for more information.
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Sportball Outdoor T-Ball

Big League Fun! Sportball T-Ball introduces fundamental concepts of gameplay and teaches the basic skills required to play ball with confidence in a supportive, non-competitive environment. Coaches zero in on skills like throwing, catching, batting form, running bases and fielding in fun, exciting, skill-focused play. Parents must provide their child with their own baseball glove. Camps are held outdoor; on the field behind the preschool room and community centre.
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Piano private lessons

Musical Expressions takes on a creative and intuitive approach to music learning. With goals and learning styles varying from student to student, we help you first determine what you want to achieve, so we can make it our goal to get your there! From the basic beginners to preparing exams, all students will be encouraged to tap into their creative sides and be taught to express themselves through improvisation. Each class session is 30 minutes long. If you’re learning at a grade 5 level or above, please book two half hour sessions to ensure enough time for the lesson. All...
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Fit4Two® Prenatal Barre

Designed specifically for pregnant women, Fit 4 Two® Prenatal Barre focuses on strength, posture, core and flexibility. Inspired by a blend of ballet barre work, strength training, Pilates and yoga, barre style classes use the barre and a variety of equipment. Drop-in $17.14 + tax; if space permits. No class Aug 5.
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Explorers Before Care

Children taking part in our Explorers Camp can be dropped off at 8:30am and our trained daycamp leaders will start the fun early. We will join the rest of the campers when the sleepy heads start at 9:30am. Space is limited so please register early! The Community Centre at Hillcrest cannot be responsible for children who are dropped off early but not registered.
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Dance-A-Story Summer Camp

Dance your way to the ballet! In this fun filled dance camp children will discover the magic behind classic story ballets through story time, arts & crafts, music, and dancing. All children must be able to participate without an adult present and should bring a small snack and water.
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Preschool Explorers Camp

Preschool Explorers Camp is a licensed preschool camp pack full of fun. Circle time, story time, arts and craft, cooking and outdoor play. Please bring a nut-free snack, cap or wide-brim hat and sun screen.
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Explorers Senior Summer Camp

Join us this Summer for an action-packed week of fun and games, arts and crafts, backing and outings to local parks and areas. Each day will be filled with fun and new activities to keep your children moving and grooving during this time out of school. Please pack snacks, lunch and liquids for your child each day and dress appropriately for the weather. For the safety of your child, Parental Consent Forms must be completed and received at the centre prior or on the day of your child?s first day in camp. Children will not be permitted in the program...
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Active Start: Skills and Drills

During this 30-minute program, children will continue to develop motor skills with strong bodies and muscles in a safe and challenging environment. In this course we continue your children’s Active Start learning. Children that can already walk, run, hop, jump, stop with control and throw a great pass can now learn the basics of playing sports like soccer, basketball and ball hockey. The goal is always to have a great time, burn off some energy and learn a little something at the same time.
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Active Start: Sports Skills

During this 30-minute program, children will develop motor skills and strong bones and muscles in a safe and challenging environment. An active start in physical literacy is crucial for laying the foundation of future success in the development of coordination, confidence, social skills, leadership, and imagination. Children will be introduced to a variety of body movements and games in a fun, dynamic and active setting.
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Outdoor Tennis Beginner

The beginner classes provide a way for adults to learn the basic skills of the game in a welcoming non-competitive environment. Players who have completed the beginner course and feel ready for more advanced coaching can move into the intermediate & advanced programs. Please bring your own racquet and water to the courts. Lessons are held at Queen Elizabeth Tennis Courts, not at Hillcrest Centre.
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Ballroom Dancing Lesson – Cha Cha Cha

Singles and couples welcome. Styling and technique are included. Suitable for beginner and intermediate level students who like to learn a nice routine to dance on the floor. There are new routines incorporating interesting steps for every dance program. Come and share the fun in a relaxing atmosphere.
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Junior Ballet

Introduce your child to the world of ballet. These classes develop coordination, musicality and fluidity of movement while having fun. Increased ballet technique is expected at each progressive level. Appropriate dance shoes and attire please. www.performingstars.ca
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Tennis & Art Summer Camp

Join Hillcrest Centre for a children’s camp filled with the essentials of creative art and self motivating sport. The day is broken down into morning and afternoon events which allow your child to be part of an all-day activity program. The program is based upon physical activity in the morning with the game of tennis and continues with a creative art and games program in the afternoon. Meet at Queen Elizabeth Tennis Courts and pick up at Riley Park. Bring your own racquet. Contact instructor for proper racquet fitting and purchasing options. For more information and to watch our video...
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Red Cross StaySafe!

Do you or your parents want to feel confident knowing you are responsible on your own and have the skills to deal safely with an emergency situation? First Aid. Active role-play! Interactive and fun! Please bring a bag lunch (no nuts please), small blanket or medium sized towel, medium sized doll or stuffed animal, plenty of water and snacks. Course Content – Canadian Red Cross Principals – My Family and Me – My Time: Scheduled and Leisure Activities – Expecting The Unexpected – Healthy Choices – First Aid (Handwashing, Check, Call, Care, Complete Choking – Alone, Anaphylaxis and Use of...
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Explorers Junior Summer Camp

Join us this Summer for an action-packed week of fun and games, arts and crafts, backing and outings to local parks and areas. Each day will be filled with fun and new activities to keep your children moving and grooving during this time out of school. Please pack snacks, lunch and liquids for your child each day and dress appropriately for the weather. For the safety of your child, Parental Consent Forms must be completed and received at the centre prior or on the day of your child?s first day in camp. Children will not be permitted in the program...
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Mathemagician

Challenge those brains with math! You can do many things with math, including fun activities that stimulate the mind.
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Uke & Me

Come join us on a ukulele adventure. Parents with their child will jamming together on the ukulele while singing along to songs. There will be art and musical story telling time with the ukuleles as well. No previous knowledge of the ukulele or skills sets are required. Ukuleles will be provided during class and you are welcome to bring your own instead. Drop-in $11; if space permits. No class April 20, May 18, June 1 and 8. Make-up session on June 29.