Parks & Rec classes

Preregistration is required for all classes at the Douglas County Parks & Recreation Department, 1327 Waterloo Lane in Gardnerville. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. excluding holidays. Information, or 782-9828.

Dog Obedience

Need help in establishing good conduct and curbing bad habits in your dog? Then this class is for you. Instructor Guy Yeaman uses a light-handed approach to help you teach your dog to obey the commands heal, sit, stand, stay and recall. Each dog must be at least 4 months old and have a choke chain and a fabric or leather lead. Class will be held on Wednesday Feb. 27 through April 16 at the Douglas County Fairgrounds building. Cost is $75.

Ballroom Dance

Learn and practice the fundamentals of the fox trot, swing, waltz and many other Latin dances. This class is designed to provide dancers with confidence and knowledge for the dance floor. Class will be held on Fridays from 7 Ð 8 p.m. for Ballroom Dancing 1 and from 8-9 p.m. for Ballroom Dance 2. Class is held at the Dance Workshop located at 1697 County Road in Minden. Cost is $75 per couple and preregistration is required.



This class will explore both the mental and physical aspects of preventing attacks and the responses to an attack. Topics will include fear management, defense against bigger, stronger attackers, using awareness and prevention skills, protecting your family during crisis. Class is open to ages 13 and older, 16 and younger must be accompanied by a parent. Class will be held at the High Desert Martial Arts/Sierra Dojo located at 1438 S. Industrial Way in Gardnerville. Cost is $20.

Martial Arts Expo

This event is a fundraiser for the charities of Douglas County. All schools and styles are welcome. Martial arts competitions for ages 7 to adults, plus demonstrations by area master instructor. Expo will be held on Sunday, March 9 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Douglas County Fairgrounds building. Cost is $15 at the door.


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