OAKLEY -- Those planning to get rid of the extra jiggle they're acquiring over the holidays can sign up for the city's Zumba classes next month.

Oakley's recreation department will offer the exercise sessions for teens and adults starting Jan. 2.

The six weeks of aerobic classes featuring Latin dance moves will be 6 to 7 p.m. and cost $55 for Oakley residents, $65 for nonresidents.

Also starting in January is a "creative movement" dance class for children that encourages them to improvise moves while they improve motor skills.

Open to youngsters ages 3 to 6, the six-week session will be 3:45 to 4:30 p.m. starting Jan. 9.

Cost is $60 for residents, $70 for nonresidents.

Older children are invited to experiment with their feet in "Urban Jazz Dance," a class that will expose them to ballet as well as lyrical and modern styles along with music ranging from jazz, rhythm and blues and pop to funk.

Open to ages 7 to 13, the 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. class also starts Jan. 9.

Cost is $60 for residents, $70 for non-residents.

To register and for more information, call 925-625-7041 or email tumin@ci.oakley.ca.us.

To register and for more information, call 925-625-7041 or email tumin@ci.oakley.ca.us.

-- Rowena Coetsee