Harvey Milk Rec Arts Center

Harvey Milk Arts Center

Overlooking beautiful Duboce Park, the Harvey Milk Center for the Recreational Arts is as unique as the Civil Rights leader it was named for. Originally dedicated to the Performing Arts, the building, commonly called “Drama, Dance & Music”, was headquarters for the Performing Arts Division of the Recreation and Park Department since its construction in 1954. Duboce Park itself, has been a location for arts programming since the early 1920′s when the women volunteers of the San Francisco Urban Story League performed puppet shows and storytelling in the park for children.

The 23,125 sq ft center reopened to the public after an impressive $12 million renovation to the 55 year old building. Dedicated now to the Visual as well as the Performing Arts, the Harvey Milk Arts Center has quickly become the City’s newest Digital Destination with state-of-the-art technological facilities including brand new Sound Recording Studio & Digital Labs.

Located in the southwestern side of Duboce Park, the Harvey Milk Recreational Arts Building is also home to the Recreation & Park Department’s exceptional San Francisco Photo Center – the oldest (and one of the largest) public darkrooms for traditional black & white process printing still in existence in the United States. The building also features a multitude of arts & recreational programming in our expansive Ballroom, Dance Studio, Art Studios, multiple Exhibition Galleries and Scott Street Labyrinth.

Part of a quartet of Arts Centers, under the Cultural Arts Division, the building was officially re-dedicated in 1979 to Harvey Milk as t ribute to the slain City Supervisor after his assassination in 1978. The building’s recent redesign plays homage to the storied history of the recreational center & Harvey Milk, himself, in the form of a San Francisco Arts Commission suite of permanent art installations conceived of by artists Michael Davis and Susan Schwartzenberg. One of those pieces, “The American Dream: A Tribute to Harvey Milk” memorializes Milk’s words, “The American Dream starts with the neighborhoods…” fittingly upon the building’s Eastside.

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Join us for free arts and craft activities and live music! We will be hosting a Art & Music Donation Drive!  Requested donations: Art supplies, craft supplies, fabric, framed artwork, frames, sewing/knitting supplies, sculptures, musical instruments, sheet music, tapes, records, CDs, electronic instruments, stereos, record players, recording devices, and other audio … Continue reading

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Monday

Operating Hours: 9am to 6pm

Activity Start Time End Time Course Location Age Group Class Type Start Date End Date Description
Dance – Adult 9:15 am 10:15 am Take the L.I.D. O.F.F. Ballroom Dance & Theater 03/17 05/05

These classes are fun and fast-paced. Get ready for a fun dance workout while learning a new style of dance.

Tired of the same old boring workout routine? Then you need Take the LID OFF! This Low Impact Dance Oriented Fitness Fun class combines aerobics and simple dance movements to help you get healthy and feel great.

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Tot Space 10:45 am 12:00 pm Roly-Polys: Tumbling Tots - Ages 1 - 3 Ballroom Early Child Recreation 03/17 05/05

Fun and exciting classes guaranteed to encourage your tot to move, groove and learn. Adult participation is required.

Kids will enjoy a play space filled with music, balls, manipulatives, hula-hoops, tunnels, scooters, trikes and big wheels. Part open playtime, part structured tumbling class, this program gives toddlers an opportunity to engage in developing motor skills with the use of different apparatus, free play and exploration. No class 3/31.

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Dance – Youth, Tweens & Teens 4:00 pm 5:30 pm HMCA Hip Hop Dance Crew Ballroom Dance & Theater 03/17 05/05

Learn some new moves and share your talents with the rest of the class.

** REGISTRATION FOR THIS PROGRAM IS THROUGH THE PROGRAM COORDINATOR ONLY. STUDENTS ARE ACCEPTED INTO THE PROGRAM AFTER AN AUDITION**

The Dance and Theater Wing of The Cultural Arts Department is pleased to announce the newest addition to Harvey Milk Center for the Arts– the HMCA Hip Hop Dance Crew! This talented group of Hip Hop Dancers is selected BY AUDITION ONLY and will meet weekly to develop Hip Hop routines in preparation for live performances. This is a mini-company and meeting times are structured like a rehearsal. If you are serious about Hip Hop and interested in advancing to the next level and performing, please join us at the audition. A final performance will take place the last week of class.

Auditions will take place at Harvey Milk Center for the Arts, 50 Scott Street, on Friday, March 14, 2014 from 5-6:30pm. For more information please call Clove Galilee at415-624-7921. Good attendance and participation is required.

No class on 3/31.

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Tuesday

Operating Hours: 9am to 9pm

Activity Start Time End Time Course Location Age Group Class Type Start Date End Date Description
Dance Conditioning – Adult 9:30 am 10:30 am Ballroom Exercise & Fitness 03/18 05/06

A full body workout with focus on a unique and balanced selection of exercise sequences designed to shape and tone the entire body. This class will help you achieve and sustain a healthy body whether you are an expert or just starting out.

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Wiggle Worms 10:00 am 10:45 am Dance Studio Dance & Theater 03/18 05/06

In this class we will explore the different ways we move our bodies through space. Children learn basic motor skills and coordination while exploring space, time (rhythm), body orientation and gravity. Learn to hop, skip and gallop! Creative expression and improvisation is an intricate part of this class as the children enjoy what they have learned and how they can use it.

No class 4/1.

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Little People’s Art Studio 10:00 am 10:45 am Ages 30 Months - 4 Yrs Costume Work Area Arts & Crafts 03/18 05/06

No class on 4/1.

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Yoga – Adult 1:30 pm 2:30 pm Healing Yoga - Beginning Ballroom Exercise & Fitness 03/18 05/15

Yoga is an ancient practice used for developing strength and balance between mind and body. These classes will build your knowledge and skill in addition to teaching fundamental poses which will increase your flexibility, enhance muscle tone, and improve coordination. Please bring your own mat. Drop-ins welcome at Eureka Valley, Richmond, and Upper Noe Recreation Centers for a charge of $10/class. *All courses are taught by certified instructors.*

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Music Lessons – Youth 4:00 pm 5:00 pm Ukulele - Beginning Lessons Community Room Music & Creative Writing 04/08 05/06

This is a volunteer led program. Ukuleles are available for use during class, however, if you have your own, please bring it.

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Textiles – Adult 6:30 pm 8:30 pm Knitting 101 Community Room Arts & Crafts 03/18 05/06

Students will learn the basic skills that comprise the art of knitting. The projects designed for this class will each be based on a specific skill building naturally so that you will learn to knit for life! Start out making hats, scarves and fingerless gloves, and advance to making your own blankets, shawls, and YES even sweaters from a master knitwear designer. This class will teach you everything you need to know to begin your knitted life. Explore your creativity and master this timeless practice!

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Textiles – Adult 6:30 pm 8:30 pm Intermediate Sewing Costume Work Area Arts & Crafts 03/18 05/06

This class is for intermediates and anyone who wants to polish their sewing skills!

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Digital Arts & New Media – Adult 6:30 pm 8:30 pm Ableton 101: Audio Production using Ableton Live Conference Room Digital & Visual Arts 03/18 05/06

Students will learn how to record, mix, create and compose music using Ableton Live Suite 8 software: basic Ableton usage, MIDI and audio best practices, keyboard commands, synthesis techniques, effects and routing, sampling, extended techniques for audio and video, integrating control surfaces, live performance and DJ mix optimization.

All experience levels are welcome, this is a great class for beginners but experienced Ableton users will learn new tricks and refine their abilities. Bringing in your own laptop is not required but is recommended.

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Wednesday

Operating Hours: 9am to 9pm

Activity Start Time End Time Course Location Age Group Class Type Start Date End Date Description
Digital Arts & New Media – Adult 9:30 am 12:30 pm Digi-U Costume Work Area Digital & Visual Arts 03/19 05/07

Digi-U is a digital storytelling class developed specifically for a group of young adults with developmental disabilities who are students at Thurgood Marshall Academic High School. The class is designed to give students an opportunity to explore different computer and internet software while developing new skills using digital equipment such as laptops and digital video cameras. Students will be able to use sound, image and video to create projects that use storytelling, such as personal narrative and fiction, to create self-expressive digital art. Each project will then be uploaded onto the internet via a class blog. Students can then show their friends and family what they have been creating using any computer that has internet access. No class on 4/2.

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Dance – Adult 9:30 am 10:30 am Take the L.I.D. O.F.F. Ballroom Dance & Theater 03/19 05/07

These classes are fun and fast-paced. Get ready for a fun dance workout while learning a new style of dance.

Tired of the same old boring workout routine? Then you need Take the LID OFF! This Low Impact Dance Oriented Fitness Fun class combines aerobics and simple dance movements to help you get healthy and feel great.

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Dance – Adult 10:45 am 12:15 pm International Folk Dancing Ballroom Dance & Theater 03/19 05/14

These classes are fun and fast-paced. Get ready for a fun dance workout while learning a new style of dance.

Come learn Folk Dances from around the world. Circles, lines, sets, couples, trios – and more! No partner necessary. Beginners Welcome. Fun, exercise for all ages. Helps maintain balance and brain health. Seniors encouraged. Our dance circle is part of the Folk Dance Federation of California (North) and will open the door for a sociable leisure activity for now and into the future. Contact: Ann Colichidas 415 902-7690 acolichidas@gmail.com.

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Young People’s Teen Musical Theater Company 12:00 pm 7:00 pm Ballroom Dance & Theater 03/01 05/09

Pre-professional program for teens 13-19. Training in vocal, drama, dance, performance skills and theatre tech. Enrollment is by audition only. Previous experience is not required but recommended. For more information contact director@yptmtc.org or 415-554-9523. These programs are sponsored by the RPD Scholarship Fund to benefit SF residents.

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Theater & Performing Arts – Youth, Tweens & Teens 3:30 pm 4:30 pm So You Think You Can Act Dance Studio Dance & Theater 03/19 05/07

Students are taught the fundamentals of acting and storytelling through fun theater games and a collaborative group project. After learning the fundamentals of acting and how to perform in front of others, the students will embark on a group project in which a classic story is brought to life and presented at the end of the session. This fun, energetic class gives students the chance to work together and learn the importance of ensemble cooperation and collaboration. A supportive ensemble and encouraging environment will allow even the shyest of students to shine in this introductory class.

No class 4/2

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Digital Arts & New Media – Youth, Tweens & Teens 3:00 pm 5:00 pm Digital Sound Arts Community Room Digital & Visual Arts 03/19 05/07

This class is designed as an introduction to exploring music and sound on many different levels. We will learn some of the basic ideas behind the sounds that we hear everyday, and will guide students through the origins of Jazz, Funk, Soul, Reggae, and Hip Hop music by illustrating examples and identifying forms and styles of music from different regions. The course will also examine hands on applications on how music is arranged, created and recorded. This course will breakdown basic signal flow and recording techniques taking the students through the basic setup of experimenting and capturing sounds, to then be able to record, edit, and manipulate their own material. This course is part of the McKinley After School program but open to all. No class on 4/2.

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Art – Youth, Tweens & Teens 3:00 pm 5:00 pm Tween Fashion Star Costume Work Area Arts & Crafts 03/19 04/30

Unleash your inner fashion designer by learning to build with yarn, print, embellish, draft basic patterns, sketch, style and accessorize. You will learn innovative techniques from two master textile artists and fashion insiders. Class attendance is imperative to each student’s participation in a final fashion show to showcase their couture and personal style. This course is part of the McKinley After School program but is open to all. No class on 4/2.

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Theater & Performing Arts – Youth, Tweens & Teens 5:00 pm 7:00 pm HMCA Junior Acting Troupe Lobby Dance & Theater 03/19 05/07

**REGISTRATION FOR THIS PROGRAM IS THROUGH THE PROGRAM COORDINATOR ONLY. STUDENTS MUST BE ACCEPTED INTO THE PROGRAM AFTER AN AUDITION. The Harvey Milk Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the newest addition to the Theater and Dance Department, the HMCA Junior Acting Troupe! This talented group of young performers is selected by audition only and will meet weekly to develop their ensemble skills and activate their theatrical imaginations. The troupe will be exploring the dynamic world of melodrama, a larger than life style of performance with heinous villains, damsels in distress, and heroes who save the day! A final performance will take place during the last week of class with all the elements of a finished production. PLEASE NOTE: Auditions for this program will be on 1/14/14 from 5-7pm. If you are interested in joining the Troupe, please contact Clove Galilee at 415-624-7921. Good attendance and participation is required.

No class 4/2

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Textiles – Adult 6:30 pm 8:30 pm Knitting 102 Community Room Arts & Crafts 03/19 05/07

Are you ready to take your knitting to the next level? Are you a scarf and blanket expert now, and ready for a new challenge? Intermediate knitting is the class for you, think of this as Knitting 102. The projects in this session will build on what you already know, and introduce you to new techniques such as fair isle (stranded color work), intarsia (picture knitting), lace knitting, tailoring and much more! Patterns and instruction brought to you by a San Francisco based knitwear designer!! The unique projects designed specifically for this class will help you build and practice skills gradually. Master new techniques and create your own wearable art! *Materials will be available for demonstration, but students will need to supplement these with their own yarn and needles. *This is an intermediate class for those students who have knit before, for new knitters we encourage you to enroll in Knitting 101.

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Textiles – Adult 6:30 pm 8:30 pm Introduction to Sewing Costume Work Area Arts & Crafts 03/19 05/07

This class is for beginners and anyone who wants to polish their sewing skills!

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Digital Arts & New Media – Adult 6:30 pm 8:30 pm Introduction to DSLR Video and Editing Conference Room Digital & Visual Arts 03/19 05/07

Learn the basic essentials of DSLR video production and editing with Adobe Premiere CC, the industry standard software. We will cover filming, video settings, lighting, editing in Adobe Premiere, lens choice, mic placement, adding audio, and more. There is access in-class to computers with Adobe Premiere, and some audio equipment. Participants are required to have a DSLR camera with video capabilities and a portable hard drive. Purchasing a memory card made for video, a tripod, and your own copy of Premiere is recommended.

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Thursday

Operating Hours: 9am to 9pm

Activity Start Time End Time Course Location Age Group Class Type Start Date End Date Description
Dance Conditioning – Adult 9:30 am 10:30 am Ballroom Exercise & Fitness 03/20 05/08

A full body workout with focus on a unique and balanced selection of exercise sequences designed to shape and tone the entire body. This class will help you achieve and sustain a healthy body whether you are an expert or just starting out.

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Dance – Busy Bees for Tots 10:00 am 11:00 am Dance Studio Dance & Theater 03/20 05/08

This dance class is designed to develop children’s motor skills, body awareness, verbal/social abilities, and basic understanding of rhythm and dance. Students are taught movements such as turning, hopping, rolling, galloping, and skipping. Additionally, students will begin learning basic ballet, modern jazz, and Afro-Haitian dance movements and placement. Students will learn while playing games, using their imagination, interacting with their peers, and participating in group circle/sharing time. This class is designed to develop the student’s strength and flexibility overall as well as dance skills. Attendance on first day of class is mandatory. Class is barefoot. Appropriate dance attire. No loose clothing. Parents may watch from outside dance studio.

No class 4/3

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Dance – Busy Bees for Tots 11:00 am 12:00 pm Dance Studio Dance & Theater 03/20 05/08

This dance class is designed to develop children’s motor skills, body awareness, verbal/social abilities, and basic understanding of rhythm and dance. Students are taught movements such as turning, hopping, rolling, galloping, and skipping. Additionally, students will begin learning basic ballet, modern jazz, and Afro-Haitian dance movements and placement. Students will learn while playing games, using their imagination, interacting with their peers, and participating in group circle/sharing time. This class is designed to develop the student’s strength and flexibility overall as well as dance skills. Attendance on first day of class is mandatory. Class is barefoot. Appropriate dance attire. No loose clothing. Parents may watch from outside dance studio.

No class 4/3

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Dance – Adult 11:00 am 1:00 pm Chinese Folk Dance Ballroom Dance & Theater 03/20 05/15

These classes are fun and fast-paced. Get ready for a fun dance workout while learning a new style of dance.

Learn the fundamentals for Chinese folk dance including native dances and international folk dances. Lessons will focus on learning basic steps while improving balance and strength. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing.

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Yoga – Adult 1:30 pm 2:30 pm Healing Yoga - Beginning Ballroom Exercise & Fitness 03/18 05/15

Yoga is an ancient practice used for developing strength and balance between mind and body. These classes will build your knowledge and skill in addition to teaching fundamental poses which will increase your flexibility, enhance muscle tone, and improve coordination. Please bring your own mat. Drop-ins welcome at Eureka Valley, Richmond, and Upper Noe Recreation Centers for a charge of $10/class. *All courses are taught by certified instructors.*

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Textiles – Youth 4:00 pm 5:00 pm Kids Knit & Crochet! Community Room Arts & Crafts 03/20 05/08

From patterns to needlepoint, learn various sewing techniques and participate in artistic projects.

Finally! A knitting and crochet class specially for kids. Students will learn techniques like knitting, finger knitting and crochet to increase dexterity, concentration and creativity. Your hands + yarn = infinite possibilities. All materials are provided. No class on 4/3.

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Music Lessons – Youth 4:00 pm 5:00 pm Violin - Beginning Lessons Dance Studio Music & Creative Writing 04/10 05/08

Violins are available for use during class, however, if you have your own, please bring it.

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Dance – Youth, Tweens & Teens 5:00 pm 6:30 pm HMCA Junior Dance Company Ballroom Dance & Theater 03/20 05/08

Learn some new moves and share your talents with the rest of the class.

** REGISTRATION FOR THIS PROGRAM IS THROUGH THE PROGRAM COORDINATOR ONLY. STUDENTS ARE ACCEPTED INTO THE PROGRAM AFTER AN AUDITION**

The Dance and Theater Wing of The Cultural Arts Department is pleased to announce the newest addition to Harvey Milk Center for the Arts: the HMCA Junior Dance Company! This talented group of young modern dancers is selected BY AUDITION ONLY and will meet weekly for Company Technique Class and Rehearsal. The emphasis of the company is to learn choreography based in Dunham Technique, a modern/jazz style of dance that blends African and Caribbean movement. A final performance will take place the last week of class. Good attendance and participation required. All rehearsals and auditions will be barefoot with appropriate dance attire.

Audition date: Wednesday, March 19th, 2014, 5:30-7pm at Harvey Milk Center for the Arts, 50 Scott Street. For more information please call Clove Galilee at: 415-624-7921.

No class on 4/3.

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Textiles – Adult 6:30 pm 8:30 pm Introduction to Sewing Costume Work Area Arts & Crafts 03/20 05/08

This class is for beginners and anyone who wants to polish their sewing skills!

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Digital Arts & New Media – Adult 6:30 pm 8:30 pm Electronic Music Lab: Advanced Ableton and Studio Techniques Conference Room Digital & Visual Arts 03/20 05/08

This class is designed for students age 15 and up, who already have some experience with electronic music production. We will be using Ableton Live software, and integrating it with controllers and external hardware synthesizers, effects and drum machines. The goal of the class is to get students hands on experience using a variety of tools, and to get them making tracks with their own vision and creativity. The class limited to 5 students maximum (due to space); and is taught in the new Recording Studio at the Harvey Milk Center for the Arts. This class is perfect for those who have already taken our Ableton 101 or equivalent course; as it will advance the foundations established there into the next level of music composition.

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Dance – Adult 7:45 pm 9:15 pm Ballroom Dance - Beginning Ballroom Dance & Theater 03/20 05/08

These classes are fun and fast-paced. Get ready for a fun dance workout while learning a new style of dance.

There is no better time to start ballroom dancing- here’s your chance! Whether it is to brush up on your skills for that upcoming event (class reunion, formal party, or wedding), to get in shape, or to train your brain- whatever the reason there is one thing for sure- you will meet nice people, get some exercise, and have fun! Join us to learn some popular ballroom dances such as the Waltz, Chacha, and the East Coast Swing. No partner needed (we will rotate frequently)- just bring your dancing shoes and a smile!

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Friday

Operating Hours: 9am to 6pm

Activity Start Time End Time Course Location Age Group Class Type Start Date End Date Description
Tot Space 10:00 am 11:30 am Roly-Polys: Tumbling Tots - Ages 1 - 3 Ballroom Early Child Recreation 03/21 05/09

Fun and exciting classes guaranteed to encourage your tot to move, groove and learn. Adult participation is required.

Kids will enjoy a play space filled with music, balls, manipulatives, hula-hoops, tunnels, scooters, trikes and big wheels. Part open playtime, part structured tumbling class, this program gives toddlers an opportunity to engage in developing motor skills with the use of different apparatus, free play and exploration.

No class 4/4

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Art – Adult 10:00 am 12:00 pm CAT Ceramics Costume Work Area Arts & Crafts 03/21 05/09

Learn new skills and create exciting projects through a variety of programs that provide instruction in various art forms.

Express Yourself! Make creations with clay in this fun, introductory class. This class was designed for members of the CAT program who are adults with developmental disabilities but all are welcome to join in this class! No experience necessary. This class is a collaboration between the SFRPD, the SFUSD & the CAT (Community Access Training) program. No class on 4/4.

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Young People’s Teen Musical Theater Company 12:00 pm 7:00 pm Ballroom Dance & Theater 03/01 05/09

Pre-professional program for teens 13-19. Training in vocal, drama, dance, performance skills and theatre tech. Enrollment is by audition only. Previous experience is not required but recommended. For more information contact director@yptmtc.org or 415-554-9523. These programs are sponsored by the RPD Scholarship Fund to benefit SF residents.

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After School – McKinley ASEP 3:00 pm 3:50 pm Hip Hop 1 Dance Studio After School Programs 03/21 05/09

No class on 4/4.

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After School – McKinley ASEP 3:00 pm 3:50 pm Digital Sound Arts 1 Community Room After School Programs 03/21 05/09

No class on 4/4.

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After School – McKinley ASEP 3:00 pm 5:00 pm Claymation Costume Work Area After School Programs 03/21 05/09

No class on 4/4.

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After School – McKinley ASEP 4:10 pm 5:00 pm Hip Hop 2 Dance Studio After School Programs 03/21 05/09

No class on 4/4.

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After School – McKinley ASEP 4:10 pm 5:00 pm Digital Sound Arts 2 Community Room After School Programs 03/21 05/09

No class on 4/4.

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Saturday

Operating Hours: 9am to 5pm

Activity Start Time End Time Course Location Age Group Class Type Start Date End Date Description
Textiles – Sewing Together 10:30 am 11:30 am Ages 4 - 7 Costume Work Area Early Child Recreation 03/29 05/10

Explore color, texture, pattern and basic sewing skills together with your young one. Children and parent will work together to complete a project each week. Both kids and adults will enjoy this hands-on class. Using basic sewing stitches and kid-safe sewing tools, children will be introduced to the fun and creative world of textiles. All materials are provided. Adult participation required. This class has been split into two mini sessions with new projects each session. Classes can be taken independently or sequentially.

No class on 4/5 & 4/19.

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Dance – Busy Bees for Tots 10:00 am 11:00 am Dance Studio Dance & Theater 03/22 05/10

This dance class is designed to develop children’s motor skills, body awareness, verbal/social abilities, and basic understanding of rhythm and dance. Students are taught movements such as turning, hopping, rolling, galloping, and skipping. Additionally, students will begin learning basic ballet, modern jazz, and Afro-Haitian dance movements and placement. Students will learn while playing games, using their imagination, interacting with their peers, and participating in group circle/sharing time. This class is designed to develop the student’s strength and flexibility overall as well as dance skills. Attendance on first day of class is mandatory. Class is barefoot. Appropriate dance attire. No loose clothing. Parents may watch from outside dance studio.

No class on 4/5 & 4/19

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Dance – Youth, Tweens & Teens 11:00 am 11:55 am Monkey Motion-- Dance Basics 1 Dance Studio Dance & Theater 03/22 05/10

Learn some new moves and share your talents with the rest of the class.

In this class children will be taught beginning ballet, jazz, modern, and Afro-Haitian movement. The emphasis of this class is learning the Dunham Technique — a modern / jazz style of dance that is a blend of African and Caribbean movement. This class will also focus on developing the students strength and flexibility. Students will learn about different dance and music styles of the Americas, such as Salsa, Afro-Haitian, Reggae, Funk, and Hip-hop. This class is perfect for first time students that are new to dance, as well as students that are more experienced dancers. Attendance at first class is mandatory. Barefoot class. Appropriate dance attire- no baggy or loose clothing. Parents may watch from outside dance studio.

No class 4/5 & 4/19

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Dance – Youth, Tweens & Teens 11:30 am 1:00 pm Saturday Morning Fever: Intro to Roller Disco for Kids Community Room Dance & Theater 03/22 05/10

Learn some new moves and share your talents with the rest of the class.

Learn how to roller-skate in style with this introductory class. This course offers three weeks of roller-skating basics and four weeks of roller dance instruction. Learn how to skate forward, backwards, stops, safety falls, shuffles, line dances and dance routines. Popular disco dance routines will be explored. No roller-skate experience required. We’ll show you how to get rolling! Please bring your own roller skates (safety equipment required)

Students must provide own head gear, knee pads, elbow pads and wrist guards.

No class 4/5/ & 4/19

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Young People’s Teen Musical Theater Company 12:00 pm 7:00 pm Ballroom Dance & Theater 03/01 05/09

Pre-professional program for teens 13-19. Training in vocal, drama, dance, performance skills and theatre tech. Enrollment is by audition only. Previous experience is not required but recommended. For more information contact director@yptmtc.org or 415-554-9523. These programs are sponsored by the RPD Scholarship Fund to benefit SF residents.

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Textiles – Sewing Together 12:00 pm 1:00 pm Ages 4 - 7 Costume Work Area Early Child Recreation 03/29 05/10

Explore color, texture, pattern and basic sewing skills together with your young one. Children and parent will work together to complete a project each week. Both kids and adults will enjoy this hands-on class. Using basic sewing stitches and kid-safe sewing tools, children will be introduced to the fun and creative world of textiles. All materials are provided. Adult participation required. This class has been split into two mini sessions with new projects each session. Classes can be taken independently or sequentially.

No class on 4/5 & 4/19.

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Dance – Youth, Tweens & Teens 12:00 pm 1:00 pm Graceful Gazelles-- Dance Basics 2 Dance Studio Dance & Theater 03/22 05/10

Learn some new moves and share your talents with the rest of the class.

In this class children will be taught beginning ballet, jazz, modern, and Afro-Haitian movement. The emphasis of this class is learning the Dunham Technique — a modern / jazz style of dance that is a blend of African and Caribbean movement. This class will also focus on developing the students strength and flexibility. Students will learn about different dance and music styles of the Americas, such as Salsa, Afro-Haitian, Reggae, Funk, and Hip-hop. This class is perfect for first time students that are new to dance, as well as students that are more experienced dancers. Attendance at first class is mandatory. Barefoot class. Appropriate dance attire- no baggy or loose clothing. Parents may watch from outside dance studio.

No class 4/5 7 4/19

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Sunday

Operating Hours: Closed

There are no Classes at this time

About the Facility: Harvey Milk Center for the Recreational Arts has a brand new Sound Recording Studio & Digital Labs with public darkrooms for traditional black & white process printing still in existence in the United States. The building also features multiple Exhibition Galleries and Scott Street Labyrinth.

Harvey Milk is located next to Duboce Park which features baby swings, play structures for kids and a sand play area. There is also a basketball court. The large grass field is a mecca for local dogs.

Renting the Facility: The Ballroom, Dance Studio, Art Studios, is available for rental through our permits and reservations office. You can contact them by calling 415-831-6800.

Directions: The recreation center is located at 50 Scott St between Lloyd St & Waller St.

Bus Routes:  Muni Metro N Judah to Duboce Park. You can also take J-Church or 22-Fillmore to Church and Duboce Streets and walk two blocks west on Duboce.

 

For More Information:

Email: brando.rogers@sfgov.org

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