Instructional Programs

current classes

Instructional Programs offers a wide variety of recreation classes that are fun for all ages.  Classes are open to ages 10 months and up!  For a listing of our current classes, (with descriptions, dates, locations, and fees) view our Seasonal Instructional Program Guide. You can also view, search and register for classes by utilizing our online ActiveNet program. For more information, call 757-926-1400.

  • Art
  • Computer
  • Cooking
  • Dance
  • Fabric and Thread
  • Health and Fitness
  • Gymnastics
  • Martial Arts
  • Music
  • Personal Development
  • Sports

Active lifestyles (50+)

The Active Lifestyles Program offers special events, trips, lecture series, classes and daily activities at six different Senior/Community Centers designed for ages 50+.  For more information, click here

Competitive Teams

We sponsor several competitive teams including:

The Flipateers

A competitive gymnastics group comprised of the Flipateers Girls Team, Boys Team, and Superkids team. They compete throughout the state and perform at local events. Tryouts are held each year in the summer. For more information, call 757-926-1400.

City Arts Dance Company

A group of dancers ages 6 – 15. They compete and perform in regional competitions throughout the state. Teams include: Senior, Junior Mini and Pre-Team. Tryouts are held each year in the summer. For more information, call 757-926-1400.

How To Register

1. Register in-person: Stop by any of our community centers and register at the front desk. Our friendly facility attendants are always willing to assist with the process. We accept credit cards, checks and money orders.

2. Register by phone: Call 926-1400 or any of our other community centers to register with a credit card.

3. Register Online: Online registration can be done from the comfort of your home and paid for with a credit card. Please understand there is a convenience fee for this option which is non-refundable. For information on how to register online, please visit ActiveNet registration information.

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Instructional Program Facilities

Denbigh Community Center

Calendar Denbigh Community Center Activities Calendar Rentals Facility Reservation Guide Amenities 52,800 sq ft multi-purpose facility Double gymnasium surrounded by an indoor walking track 7


Instructional Programs Office

700 Town Center Drive
Newport News, VA 23606

(757) 926-1400

Inclement Weather Policy

During inclement weather, Instructional Programs will be closed if the City of Newport News is closed. If the City opens on a delay, classes and programs held before facilities open will be rescheduled. Classes and programs scheduled once facilities are open will run a scheduled. In the event Newport News Public Schools dismiss/close early, Instructional Programs classes will operate until facilities close. Classes and programs scheduled to run after facilities close will be rescheduled. During class sessions, participants may call the Instructional Programs notification service at 757-926-7277 or the main office at 757-926-1400 for program schedules and details.