Sierra 2 Center Activities

In the 1970s, Curtis Park residents joined together to save Sierra School on 24th Street from demolition. The movement to save the school led to the formation of the Sierra Curtis Neighborhood Association (SCNA). Today SCNA manages the transformed school building, now called the Sierra 2 Center for the Arts and Community, as a dynamic center for cultural and educational activities.

Sierra 2 Center is home to many organizations that have programs available to the public. Below is a list of the ongoing activities that take place at Sierra 2.

Click here for a current schedule of 24th Street Theatre productions.

Link to a heading below:
Special Events
Children
Art
Dance
Fitness
Martial Arts
Music
Yoga
Spiritual Services
Other

Special Events

MELT Method Workshop
Date: July 26, 2014
Time: 9:00 -10:30 a.m.
Location: Room 12
$20 Pre-Payment/$25 at the door
RSVP and Info: meltwithvanessa@gmail.com
Web: www.vanessalight.com
In this 90-minute MELT Introductory Workshop, you will experience immediate changes in how your body looks and feels. Learn simple self-treatments you can do at home to remain active, healthy and pain-free for life. This all levels class will use specialized soft body rollers and small MELT Hand and Foot Balls to relieve aches and pains brought on by aging and active living. Reduce inflammation, ease chronic neck and low back strain, improve alignment, and learn how to keep your whole body working better. MELT Method is a best-selling book and has been featured on the Dr. Oz and Rachael Ray Shows.
Participants must be comfortable enough to get on and off the floor and roller, and must be able to lie on the floor on their backs for short periods of time. If pain or restricted movement makes this too difficult, a private introductory session is recommended.
A yoga mat is recommended. Drink water before class and also bring water. Tools will be supplied for class use and also available for purchase. Space is limited.


Back to top 

Children/Youth

Additional children/youth classes listed under Art, Dance and Martial Arts

Children's Ballroom Dance Lessons
Date: Wednesdays
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Studio 1
Ages: 7-10
Instructor: Naja Davis
Registration page: https://childrensballroomdance.wufoo.com/forms/childrens-ballroom-dance-registration/
Email: Nm_davis84@hotmail.com
Phone: (219) 707-2382

Curtis Park Community Playgroup
Time: Tuesdays, 10 - Noon
Location: Room 9
Ages: Infant - 5 years old
Contact: (916) 452-3005 or childrenscommittee@sierra2.org

Capital City Music Together
Children ages 0-5 enjoy singing, dancing, drumming, playing, giggling fun!
Time: call for schedules
Location: Room 9
Contact: Jennie Ribadeneira
Phone: (916) 990-3222
Email: ccmusictogether@gmail.com
Web: www.capitalcitymusictogether.com

Musical Theater
Time: Saturdays
Ages 6-9: Noon-1:00 p.m., Studio 1
Ages 10-14: 3-4 p.m., Studio 2
Fee: $75 per 6 week session
Registration: www.youngactorsstage.com
This class will incorporate all aspects of performing in musical theater, including voice and acting work, group numbers, solos, movement, and audition technique.

Theater Dance
Time: Saturdays, 2-3 p.m.
All ages
Location: Studio 2
Fee: $75 per 6 week session
Registration: www.youngactorsstage.com
This class will introduce the classic styles of theater dance, while emphasizing the importance of  personality, musicality, and acting performance.  We will begin each class with a technique warm-up combining elements of classic jazz and ballet.  Students will work on flexibility, balance, turns, jumps and choreography. This class is open to dancers of all levels.

Beginning Broadway Tap
Time: call for schedule
All Ages
Location: Studio 3
Fee: $75 per 6 week session
Registration: www.youngactorsstage.com
This beginning level class is Broadway based theatre tap. Every class combines tap technique with Broadway Performance skills. Tap shoes required. 

Back to top

Art

Awaken My Art Collective
Time: Tuesdays, noon-3 p.m.
Location: Room 11
Fee: $30 for four sessions (includes supplies)
Contact: Karen Sharp
Email: karensharp51@gmail.com
Want to bring your inner artist to life in a fun and supportive atmosphere? Awaken My Art Collective teaches an ongoing series of glass mosaics classes. Creating mosaics is a fun way to explore colors and shapes while sharing ideas with one another. All levels of artistic abilities are welcomed, from beginners to experienced artists. Come join the fun!   



Dance

Mindful Bellydance
Tribal fundamentals class for all levels
Time: Thursdays, 7 p.m.
Location: Studio 1
Contact: Sawako Ama
Email: lovebreath@infocircle.net
Web: www.sawakoama.com

Awakening Bellydance
Cardio class to live music for all levels
Time: Every Fourth Saturday, 11 a.m.
Location: Studio 1
Contact: Sawako Ama
Email: lovebreath@infocircle.net
Web: www.sawakoama.com 

Irish American Ceili Dancers
Time: 1st and 3rd Mondays,7-9 p.m.
Location: Studio 1
$5 per class, pay at the class
Contact: Helen Healy
Phone: (916) 444-8051
Description:  There are 3 types of Irish dancing: Step Dancing (a form of competition dancing popularized by River Dance), Ceili dancing (a short repeated pattern with different partners) and Set dancing (a fixed group of 8 dancers, precusor of square dancing).  This class offers lessons in the two forms, Ceili dancing and Set dancing.  The class is energetic and fun; all ages and skill levels welcome.
      
Manasa Tribal Belly Dance
Time: Sundays, 2-3:30 p.m.
(June-September, 3-4:30 p.m.)
Location: Studio 1
Contact: Patrice Norris
Phone: (916) 736-1730

Polynesian Dance
Time: Tuesdays, 6-7:30pm
Location: Studio 2
Contact: Tyra Simoni
Email: alohatyra@aol.com
Dances of Hawaii, New Zealand, Samoa, and Tahiti.

River City Taps
Times: 
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 5-8:30 p.m.
Tuesday/Thursday: 10:00 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m.-1p.m.(Studio 1) & 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.(Studio 3)
Contact: Richard Walters
Web: www.Rivercitytaps.com

Back to top

Fitness

Gokhale Method Foundation
Call for schedule
Instructor: Robyn Penwell, M.S.
Phone: (916) 812-2607
Email: robyn@gokhalemethod.com
Web: GokhaleMethod.com
This course works to restore the spine to its natural shape, relieve back pain, prevent injury, decompress the spinal discs, and improve circulation and nerve function. Learn to walk, sit and even sleep your way to a pain-free back! In May 2013, The Gokhale Method was featured in a New York Times article: Soothing Back Pain by Learning How to Sit Again.

MADE
Motivational Aerobic Dance Exercise
Time: Thursdays, 6pm (Starts August 7)
Location: Studio 1
Fee: Drop-in $5
Fitness Instructor: Kia
Email: keynorrisfitness@gmail.com
Looking for something new? Come shake, tone and burn fat in this high intensity, calorie busting group fitness dance class. Featuring today's hottest Latin inspired, hip-hop and jamming old school music, this class will leave you sweating and wanting more. MADE- is a stress free, worry free, energetic and overall positive environment. Men, women and children of all fitness levels are welcome. So come on out, step outside yourself and take the steps to a healthier you. Dance 'til you drop. All you have to do is move!

Nia
Time: Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Location: Studio 1
Intructor: Kelly Fitzgerald-Holland
Info: www.NiaNow.com
Nia – the original Dance Fitness – is a sensory-based movement practice that draws from martial, dance and healing arts, leading to health, wellness & fitness. It empowers people of all shapes and sizes by connecting the body, mind, emotions and spirit. Classes are taken barefoot to soul-stirring music. It is a vehicle for fitness and personal growth, in which every experience can be adapted to individual needs and abilities. Nia helps students to increase their strength, flexibility, agility, mobility, and stability, and nurtures healing of the body*mind*spirit through somatic exercise and awareness. Kelly Fitzgerald-Holland holds a Black Belt in Nia.

Weight Watchers
Thursdays, 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Saturdays, 9:00 a.m.
Registration begins half hour before each meeting
Location: Room 10
Phone: 800-374-9191
Web: www.weightwatchers.com

Zumba with Annalisa
Time: Tuesdays, 7-8 p.m.
Location: Studio 1
Contact: Annalisa Brown
Phone: (530) 513-0768
Email: annalisa.rene.brown@gmail.com

Zumba
Times: Fridays, 6-7 p.m.
Location: Studio 2
Contact: Abraham Contreras
Email: pakko.zumba@yahoo.com

Eagle Claw Kung Fu Academy of Sacramento
Teens-Adults
Wednesdays, 6-7 p.m.
Saturdays, 12:30-2 p.m.
Location: Studio 2
Phone: (916) 441-7215
Web:www.eagleclawsacramento.com

Sacramento Bushido Kai
Japanese Martial Arts
Ages 4-Adult 
Monday, 6-7 p.m., Studio 2
Wednesday, 6-7 p.m., Studio 1
Contact: Michael Mason
Phone: (916) 616-5452

Sacramento Sword School
Martial Sword Arts of Europe
Time:  Thursdays, 6:15-8:15 p.m.
Location:  Studio 2
Contact:  Maestro Eric Myers
Phone:  (916) 276-2247
Web:  http://sacramentoswordschool.com

Typhoon Philippine School of Martial Arts
Times: Tuesday & Friday, 8:30-9:30 p.m.
Location: Studio 2
Contact: Master Maurice Gatdula and Emilio Labarcon
Phone: (916) 509-6671
Email: thekuntawman@yahoo.com
This class includes Jow Ga Kung Fu and five styles of Phiippine Martial Arts

Unified Chinese Martial Arts
Saturday, 9-10 a.m., Studio 2 
Tuesday, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Studio 2
Thursday, 8:30-9:30 p.m., Studio 2
Friday, 7-9:30 p.m., Studio 3
Contact: Shifu Byron
Email: Lohan36@sbcglobal.net

Back to top

Music

Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI)
Free monthly meetings for writers, artists, & musicians on all levels & from all music genres welcome.
Date: 2nd Wednesdays
Location: Room 12
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Contact: Gabrielle Kennedy
Phone: (916) 476-5073
Website: www.nashvillesongwriters.com
 

Yoga

Art of Living Foundation
Time: Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Location: Room 11
Phone: (916) 601-3101
Yogic breathing and meditation

Iyengar Yoga
Time: Tuesdays, 10-11 a.m.
Location: Studio 1
Contact: Gladys Callander
Phone: (916) 382-9943

River Song Meditation
Location: Room 14
Phone: 212-0062
Description: dharma, yoga, writing.
Web: www.riversongmeditation.com

Sacramento Yoga Center
Location: Room 6
Phone: 996-5645
Description: Students of all levels welcome!  We offer Hatha yoga, meditation, workshops and special events. Qualified instructors. Safe and comfortable environment.
Web: sacramentoyogacenter.com

Back to top

Spiritual Services

Baha'is
Services: Monthly Meetings
Times: call for schedule
Phone: (916) 491-5871
Web: sacamentobahais.org

Believers Fellowship
Services: Sundays,10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Location: Room 10
Contact: Lee Aviles
Phone: (916) 203-6461

Bethlehem Baptist Church
Services: 2nd & 4th Sundays; 12:30-2 p.m.
Location: Room 9
Contact: Pastor Willie Benson
Phone: (916) 688-8818

Know Thyself as Soul
Meditation: 1st Sunday of the month, 1-4 p.m.
Location: Curtis Hall
Web: knowthyselfassoul.org

New Direction Ministries
Services: Sundays, 12:45-2:15 p.m.
Location: Room 11
Contact: Pastor Singleton
Phone: (916) 532-5581

The Vibe Church of Sacramento
Sunday Services: 10-11:30 a.m.
Location: Garden Room
Wednesday Bible Study: 7-8 p.m.
Location: Room 11
Contact: John Macdonell Pastor
Phone: (916) 595-5622
Web: thevibechurch.com

Other

Atheists and Other Freethinkers (AOF)
Dates: Call for schedule
Web: www.aofonline.org
Phone: (916) 447-3589
Email: info@aofonline.org
Description: AOF promotes the civic understanding of atheism and the acceptance of atheists in our community. They use educational programs, projects, and publications, to extend secular perspectives to the public.

Center for Soul Healing
Dates: 2nd Thursday & 4th Tuesday
Location: Room 9
Time: 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Email: info@centerforsoulhealing.com
Web: www.CenterForSoulHealing.com
Description: Soul Power techniques and practices introduced by Master Zhi Gang Sha to help you connect with your soul and develop your soul abilities. Soul Healing techniques are highly effective, yet incredible simple. Many are sacred and secret practices known only to high-level masters for thousands of year. They applied them for self-healing, healing others, opening the spiritual channels, attaining enlightenment and much more.

Italian Cultural Society Language School
Location: Room 13
Phone: 482-5900
Description: Classes for all levels, travelers and children.
Web: Italiancenter.net

Marxist School of Sacramento
Speaker Series: call for schedule
Phone: (916)799-1354
Web: www.marxistschool.org
Email: info@marxistschool.org

Sierra 2 Senior Center
Location: Room 12
Dates: Monday-Friday
Times: 8am-4pm
Phone: 455-6339
Email: seniorcenter@sierra2.org
Description: The Sierra 2 Senior Center is located in Room 12 at Sierra 2. It is open Monday-Friday. Hours vary depending on the scheduled activities. The Senior Center was established in November 2000 and it provides activities, information and fellowship to seniors who live in Curtis Park and the surrounding neighborhoods. For a schedule of current events, click here.


 

Back to top