Adult Programs are offered year-round for a variety of interests and skill levels! Learn something new, meet wellness goals, spend time with friends, or meet new ones. Scroll below to explore martial arts, fitness, trips, art, and more! You can also explore our Adult Athletics, Open Pickleball, and Indoor Walking offerings.

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Teen/Adult S.A.M.A. Karate of DeKalb

(Ages 14+)

Learn discipline, focus, self-confidence, coordination, fitness, self-defense, and more through the study of karate. Classes are taught by Sensei Shannon Marbutt and his assistants. Belt, tests, uniforms, and other equipment are available at reasonable fees payable to the instructor. Voted "The Best" Martial Arts programs in DeKalb County's Finest, as part of the 2021 Daily Chronicle Reader's Choice Awards.

Tuesdays and Thursdays

Session 1: January 10 - February 2
Session 2: February 14 - March 9
Session 3: March 21 - April 20, No class 03/28/23 & 03/30/23

7:30-8:30 pm
Haish Gymnasium, Large Gym
$48 R/ $60 NR

NEW! Tiny Dragons & Heroes

(Ages 3-4; Children must be potty trained)

This new program incorporates children's karate with support of a parent or adult in a fun, playful environment. This class will help establish basic technique, improve confidence, and help build habits while strengthening the bond between child and adult. At least one adult is required per family registration.

Tuesdays and Thursdays

Session 1: January 10 - February 2
Session 2: February 14 - March 9
Session 3: March 21 - April 20, No class 03/28/23 & 03/30/23

5:00-5:30 pm
Haish Gymnasium, Small Gym

Child and 1 Adult: $56 R/ $70 NR
Additional Child or Adult: $25 R/ $31 NR


NEW! Fairy Garden Workshop

(Ages 18 +)

Everyone needs a little whimsy in their life. Let our instructor walk you through the creation of an adorable fairy garden! Fairy gardening is a fun hobby that you can enjoy year round. This workshop will set you up with a winter fairy garden that you can customize throughout the changing seasons.

Monday, February 6

6:00-7:30 pm

Sports & Recreation Center, Art Room
$32 R/ $39 NR

NEW! Basic Knitting for Adults

(Ages 17+)

Learn how to knit in this class for beginners. We will cover basic skills like casting on, types of stitches, and how to combine them. Participants will leave this class with a finished project of your choice. No prior experience necessary. Simply come, learn, and have fun! Light snacks will be provided.

Wednesdays, January 11 - February 1

5:30-7:30 pm
Sports & Recreation Center
$39 R/ $49 NR

NEW! Intermediate Knitting for Adults

(Ages 17 +)

If you're looking to take your knitting to the next level, this class is for you! Learn to use patterns and diverse stitches to apply them to a project. Minimum prerequisite is knowledge of how to cast on and the ability to do a knit stitch.

Wednesdays, February 8 - March 1

5:30-7:30 pm
Sports & Recreation Center
$39 R/ $49 NR


NEW! Personalized Soy Candle Workshop

(Ages 18+)

This Valentine's Day season, team up with the owner of MXVII Candle Co. to create your own personalized 10oz soy candle. Follow the step-by-step process to blend your own signature scent into a unique seasonal jar.

Friday, February 10
5:00-7:30 pm
Haish Gymnasium, Large Gym
$49 R/ $61 NR

NEW! Yin-Style Yoga

(Ages 16+)

Join us for an all-levels, yin-style yoga class that explores the fundamentals of yin yoga poses, breathing techniques, and mindfulness meditations. This class will focus on helping you slow down, lower stress levels, build flexibility, and strengthen your joints. This is a welcoming space for all body types. Yin poses are best done seated or resting on our mats so we can hold poses for longer and relax muscles and connective tissues. Modifications are given as needed. Be sure to bring a yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing. A yoga block and strap is encouraged but not required.

Thursdays

Session 1: January 5 - 26
Session 2: February 2 - 23
Session 3: March 2 - 23

5:30-6:30 pm
Sports and Recreation Center, Fitness Room
$38 R/ $48 NR per session


NEW! Private Pickleball Lessons

Schedule either a private or semi-private lesson with Brad Benson, our certified pickleball instructor through the Professional Pickleball Registry (PPR). Sessions are one hour long and prices are per person. Please contact Athletic Coordinator, Jeff Myles, at jmyles@dekalbparkdistrict.com or (779) 777-7264.

Based on Availability
TBD
Sports and Recreation Center

1 Lesson- $40

3 Lessons- $110

NEW! Pickleball League

Round robin 6-week formatted leagues with up to 16-players per league. Allocated 90 minutes to play 6 games, each with a different and against a different pair of opponents. Subs are emailed as a group on an as needed basis.

Friday Night League Schedule

Pickleball League Rules

Pickleball League Standings

Competitive League

Tuesdays

Session 1: February 21 - March 28
Session 2: April 11 - May 16

Beginner's League

Fridays

Session 1: January 6 - February 10
Session 2: February 24 - March 31
Session 3: April 14 - May 19

6:00-8:00 pm
Sports and Recreation Center
$40 per person, per session

NEW! Line Dancing Parties

(Ages 16+)

Party down with the theme of the day while line dancing!

Sundays

Session 1: January 22- Beach Vibes
Session 2: February 26- Love Vibes
Session 3: March 19- Lucky Vibes

Beginners: 1:00-3:00 pm Come learn the basic steps along with various dances!
Experienced: 4:00-6:00 pm Come and show off the steps you know and review various dances.

Sports and Recreation Center, Studio
$12 R/ $14 NR per session

NEW! Line Dancing Classes

(Ages 16+)

Line dancing has become a favorite activity worldwide and is a great low-impact way to meet others and keep fit. Using a variety of music styles, beginners can learn the basics and progress to become more experienced dancers.

Tuesdays

Session 1: January 10- 31
Session 2: February 7- 28
Session 3: March 7- 28

6:30 - 8:00 pm
Sports and Recreation Center, Fitness Room
$30 R/ $38 NR per session