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Instructional Programs

Looking to start a new class or want information on how to become an instructor email or call (863) 291-5656.

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Chain O’ Lakes Complex Programs

Dog Obedience

Dog obedience classes will be offered for dogs of all levels.Sessions are one day a week for eight weeks. Click Here for class schedule!

  • Location: Lions Park Clubhouse
  • Days: Tuesdays
  • Time: 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Ages: Dogs 4 months and older
  • Fee: $50 Resident / $63 Non-resident
    *This class requires pre-registration at the Chain O’ Lakes Complex.

Goju Karate

Goju Karate teaches strong discipline, focus, control, conditioning, and balance, all while learning serious self-defense techniques through conditioned response.

  • Location: Chain O’ Lakes Complex
  • Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Time: 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
  • Age: 5 and older
  • Fee: Resident  $45/month or Non-resident $57/month
    *There is a $50 annual membership fee which includes a uniform.

Tae Kwon Do

Students will be taught the importance of respect, responsibility, self control and good behavior while learning self defense and how to maintain good physical and mental health. Students will learn from a master and become part of an association that is internationally recognized.

  • Location: Chain O’ Lakes Complex
  • Day: Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Time: 6:00 – 6:45 p.m. 7 & Under
    6:45 – 7: 45 p.m. 8 & Older
  • Age: All
  • Fee: Resident $50/month or Non-resident $63/month
    *There is a one time registration fee of $30 which includes a uniform.


An Olympic sport, Judo is practiced by millions of people throughout the world today. Do Judo to excel in competition, to stay in shape, and to develop self-confidence. Most of all, do Judo for the fun of it!

  • Location: Chain O’ Lakes Complex
  • Days: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays
  • Time: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Age: 5 and older
  • Fee: Residents $55/month or Non-Resident $69/month

Belly Dance

The choreography class is for those students who want to add choreography to their repertoire and will be a mixed format fusion class. Instructor permission is required to take the Choreography class.

  • Location: Chain O’ Lakes Complex
  • Day: Mondays
  • Time: 6:00 – 7:00 pm (Tribal) & 7:00 – 8:00 pm (Choreography)
  • Age: 16 and older
  • Fee: Resident $6/class or Non-resident $7/class

Ballroom Dance

Ballroom dance is a set of partner dances, which are enjoyed both socially and competitively around the world. No Partner Needed!

  • Location: Chain O’ Lakes Complex
  • Day: Mondays & Wednesdays
  • Mondays: 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Ballroom & Social Dance
  • Wednesdays: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. West Coast Swing
    7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Ballroom & Latin Dance
  • Ages: All Ages
  • Fee:  Resident  $10/class or Non-Resident $11/class


Join your fellow badminton players for fun matches.

  • Location: Chain O’ Lakes Complex
  • Day: Friday
  • Time: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
  • Ages: All
  • Fee: $5
Chain O’ Lakes Complex
210 Cypress Gardens BlvdWinter Haven, Florida 33880
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Fax: (863) 291-5660


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Recreation Supervisor II