Key Programs

The purpose of the Class Programs Division is to provide energetic, fun, interesting and challenging classes to residents of all ages in San Juan Capistrano, while collaborating with local businesses and community entrepreneurs to share their expertise. The goal of this Division is to deliver affordable classes that are of interest to a diverse array of people and to generate revenue for both the City and contracted instructors. Below you will find a brief description of the current classes being offered. View the flyer (PDF) for current classes.

Kindergarten Readiness: (Age: 3.5 - 7 years old)

  • Children must be potty trained.

Kindergarten Readiness believes in the development of the whole child while providing a safe and fun learning environment. We believe that play is the primary vehicle through which children learn. We offer children a variety of experiences designed to give them opportunities for self-discovery, exploration and the freedom to create. Our teacher's primary role is to facilitate the child's physical, emotional, social, creative, and intellectual growth. We believe in building relationships and fully understand and support each and every learner and their family. Through trust, respect and daily communication we work together to build a sense of community and the foundation your child needs to move forward as an independent, confident, and critical thinker.

Beginner Ballet Folklorico (Age: 5 - 9 years)

Come and learn different folklorico dances of Mexico. Students are not required to have any formal instruction. Girls should wear comfortable clothes, folklorico dance shoes, pin up their hair and bring practice skirts to class. Boys need to wear folklorico dance boots. There may be opportunities to perform.

Intermediate Ballet Folklorico (Age: 7 - 18 years)

Come and learn the different folklorico dances of Mexico while building confidence and self-esteem. There are opportunities to perform at various City and community events. All costumes are provided. Girls need to wear comfortable clothes, folklorico dance shoes, have hair pinned up and bring practice skirts to class. Boys need to wear folklorico dance boots.

Adult Ballet Folklorico

Come and learn different folklorico dances of Mexico. There are opportunities to perform at various city and community events. Ladies need to wear comfortable clothes, folklorico dance shoes, and have hair pinned up and bring practice skirts to class. Men need to wear folklorico dance boots.

Pickleball Beginners Class (Age: 50+ years and older)

Learn the fastest growing sport in North America. This fun and fitness class will prepare you for the skills needed to play this fun and social game. Equipment will be provided.

Pickleball Advanced Beginners Class (Age: 50+ years and older)

This class is for players that are experienced and play at least three days a week. This is a high energy workout that focuses on fast ball rallies and advanced strategies.

Athletic Programs

The purpose of the Athletic Programs Division is to collaborate with youth / adult sport organizations to provide to San Juan Capistrano youth / adults a prototype of:

  • Self-discipline
  • Self-motivation
  • Commitment
  • Excellence
  • Loyalty
  • Cooperation
  • Other desirable traits

that are gleaned from participating in sporting activities. The Athletic Programs Division provides income to the City; and delivers a large population of sport participants to patronize San Juan Capistrano businesses, restaurants and hotels.

Youth Programs

This Division incorporates two programs for young children to teens - The Boys and Girls Clubs of Capistrano Valley and the Youth Advisory Board. The City contracts with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Capistrano Valley to maintain a quality-based after-school program for the children of San Juan Capistrano under the attentive safeguard of the Community Services Department and the Parks, Recreation, Senior and Youth Services Commission. The Youth Advisory Board enables San Juan Capistrano teens to participate in local government, learn City structure, and be the voice of the needs and interests within their youth-oriented collective.