Calabasas Academy of Dance offers classes in ballet, pointe, tap , jazz, hip hop, lyrical, contemporary, break dancing and musical theater dance. The training is geared towards both aspiring professionals and students who may choose another career path. Faculty consists of highly trained individuals who have danced professionally in ballet companies, Broadway shows, and TV & film. Located at 4505 Las Virgenes Road, Suite 102, Calabasas. Visit calabasasacademyofdance.com or call 818.880.8152 for more information.
The Community Pool at Samuelson Aquatics Center is the result of a unique collaboration between the University, the Conejo Recreation and Park District and the City of Thousand Oaks. This year-round facility includes a nice shade structure, picnic tables, outdoor showers, classes and more. The seven-lane pool serves as a warm-up pool for CLU athletes during competitions. It is available to the local community, swim clubs and masters swimmers.
Also available for parties of up to 90+ people. Includes shaded picnic area with 1-5 tables, party attendant and lifeguards, flat screen TV use, DVD player, music/iPod adapter, games, refrigerator, toys and floats. Rent the whole pool to yourself or share with the public.
Recreational swim hours vary but the pool is open 7 days per week during the spring/summer. Pool heated up to 82 degrees.
Pool hours and fees are at crpd.org/programs/aquatics/hoursnfees.asp. As of July 2019, $3 admission for ages 2 to 61, $2 for ages 62+, CLU students and veterans (with ID). Open 6 days a week during the winter months (closed Sundays) and 7 days/week during spring/summer months, generally March 1 through Labor Day weekend.
CheerForce is located at a 10,000 sq ft athletic training center located at 671 Cochran Street in Simi Valley. CheerForce offers competitive cheer teams, tumbling classes, introductory cheer classes, cheer camps, birthday parties and private lessons to boys and girls.
For more information, visit www.cheerforce.com or call 805.582.2211.
Heart for Art is a children's art studio geared towards ages 4 to 15. Flexible scheduling, private and semi-private time slots. No monthly tuition or registration fees. Also, artistic birthday parties and specialized workshops and book discussions for teens, adults and seniors. Located off the 101 Freeway at 5200 Kanan Road, Suite 214 in Agoura Hills. Open Monday through Saturday. More information at www.heart4art.me or call 818.203.5031.
Located at 2001 Anchor Court, Unit A, Thousand Oaks, The Hit Factory is a 23,000 sq ft indoor baseball and softball training facility featuring an 80 foot turf diamond, strength-training area, batting cages and bullpens. The facility offers classes, clinics, group and individual training, birthday parties and more. Visit thfbaseball.com or call 805.375.1414 for more information.
The objective at Brazil Skilz Soccer Academy is to bring the techniques and skills of the Brazilian and South American style of training and playing - a system that has produced some of the world's greatest soccer players and teams to America, to help improve the way the game is taught and played in this country.
Brazil Skilz Soccer Academy offers small group instruction for an affordable price. Coach Nando teaches each student proper ball handling skills, dribbling, passing, shooting, defending and the rules of the game. Coach Nando helps each student develop the proper skills so that each student has confidence in his or her abilities, which raises their self confidence and self esteem.
Brazil Skilz also offers birthday parties.
The Kids' Activities section of Conejo Valley Guide has primarily been focused on activities at venues throughout the Conejo Valley and Greater Ventura County over the last 10 years. We are going to take that step further here by compiling a list of local area music, art and acting teachers in the area.
This list will take some time to populate and you can help by submitting to us the following information: Name, what you teach, where you teach, perhaps a brief sentence or two about your background, contact information and website (if applicable).
Music Stores Offering Lessons
Dave Janssen's School of Music in Simi Valley www.davejanssen.com
GoDpsMusic in Newbury Park www.godpsmusic.com
Guitar Center Westlake Village stores.guitarcenter.com/westlake-village-lessons
Guitar Planet in Ventura www.guitarplanet.us
Harmony Music Center in Ventura harmonymusiccenter.com
Henson's Music Center in Camarillo and Oxnard www.hensonsmusic.net
Instrumental Music in Thousand Oaks, Ventura instrumentalmusic.com
Lewis Music Academy in Moorpark lewismusicacademy.com
Musicians Depot in Westlake Village musiciansdepot.com
Nick Rail Music in Agoura Hills www.nickrailmusic.com
Rock City Studios in Camarillo www.rockcitystudios.net
Stadium House of Rock in Agoura Hills www.stadiumhouseofrock.com
Stage 1 Music in Simi Valley stage1music.com
Wally World Music in Thousand Oaks www.musicstorethousandoaks.com
Alisha Marks - Private acting lessons to youth. Specializing in acting for TV, film and commercials. www.facebook.com/pg/themarksmethod 310-663-0725
Kids Acting Out West - Alina Cenal has provided performance art programs for Ventura County youth since 1996. alinacenal.com/kids-acting-out-west-kids-acting-classes-ventura-county-california
YMCA of Southeast Ventura County serves the areas of Agoura, Moorpark, Simi Valley, Newbury Park, Thousand Oaks and Westlake Village. General information at www.triunfoymca.org or call 805.497.3081 x104.
Conejo Valley YMCA is located at 4031 North Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks (805.523.7613). Open 7 days a week. Facility has a 25-yard indoor heated pool) activity room, fitness center, gym, outdoor multi-sport court, frisbee golf/horseshoes, hiking and biking trail, babysitting, swim lessons, etc. www.triunfoymca.org/conejo
Yarrow Family YMCA in Westlake Village opened to the public in late April 2019 at 31105 Thousand Oaks Boulevard, at Westlake Village Community Park. This brand new 60,000 sq ft facility features a fitness center, eight lane indoor lap pool, warm water pool, gym, group exercise classes, and more. The Kids’ Zone is massive. Visit www.yarrowymca.org or call 818.707-9622.
Simi Valley YMCA is at 3200 Cochran Street (805.583.5338). Open 7 days a week. 25 yard swimming pool, fitness center, indoor cycling, child care, camps, classes, sports, etc. www.triunfoymca.org/SimiValley
Simi Valley Aquatics opened the first indoor swim school in Simi Valley in July 2016. The facility offers year-round swim lessons with two 90 degree pools for all ages, baby to adult. Offering group lessons, private lessons, semi-private lessons, "Baby & Me" classes and private parties. Located at 1263 Simi Town Center Way. Visit www.SVaquatics.com or call 805.443.SWIM for more information.
Womack’s Baseball Academy opened at the Simi Valley Town Center in April 2019. This 6,000 square foot indoor facility offers private lessons for pitching, hitting, batting and catching, group classes for strength and conditioning and batting cage rentals.
The facility is also available for birthday parties, with options including yard games, access to arcade room, dodgeball, cage rentals and more.
Located across from Tilly’s at 1555 Simi Town Center Way, #645. More information at www.badirtbags.com or by calling 805.