programs & classes
The City of Fort Lauderdale's Parks and Recreation Department is responsible for all matters related to registering students, hiring instructors, maintaining paperwork, and processing payments. In order to register for classes, interested students must first establish a WebTrac account. We would like registration to be easier! But for now, Friends of South Side will help walk you through how to create a WebTrac account below.
The Parks & Recreation produced a guidebook that provides an in-depth look at the variety of programming offered for book kids and adults alike. Click image below to learn more.
youth/teen classes presently in session:
ATHLETES GLOBAL - Dance Explosion
One Stitch at a Time - Beginning Sewing
PEAR - Ready, Steady, Grow
Vinyasa Flow Yoga with Jessica
adult-only classes presently in session:
Waech - Nia The Joy of Movement
Feel free to stop by South Side Cultural Arts Center during open business hours to talk to any one of the Parks and Recreation team members at the front desk. They are there to help you! If you still have questions, concerns, or need help, please do not hesitate to reach out to Friends of South Side - that is why we are here, to help you!
Note: Friends of South Side fought to have class prices be the same for both residents and non-residents of Fort Lauderdale. Friends thought this was essential to create a welcoming atmosphere for all visitors to the Center.
Don't see a class that suits your fancy? Tell us what class you'd take
Anyone interested in registering for a class at South Side Cultural Arts Center must first establish a WebTrac account. This includes participants wanting to register both in-person and online.
CREATE WEBTRAC ACCOUNT
If you have previously enrolled in City of Fort Lauderdale Parks and Recreation classes simply call 954-828-5346 to create your online account username and password.
If you have never taken a Parks and Recreation class in the City of Fort Lauderdale you must complete your application in-person. You can apply at any of the following five locations: Beach Community Center, Holiday Park, Joseph C. Carter Park, Osswald Park, or South Side Cultural Arts Center. You will be asked to complete a form to register your household and show your State of Florida identification card or driver's license.* This whole process takes about 15-minutes to complete. The Parks & Recreation team members can then register you for a class, but you will not be able to register online until you receive your WebTrac username and password. If you have not received your account information after 5 business days, please reach out to team members at South Side Cultural Arts Center for assistance.
You can register for a WebTrac Account and a class in one fell swoop at South Side Cultural Arts Center! Stop by the center during open hours to register in advance, or make sure to arrive at least 15-minutes prior to the start of the class you are hoping to register for. For most classes it is advised that you register in advance so that the teacher can plan accordingly and bring enough supplies for all participants (if applicable).
Everyone taking a class at South Side Cultural Arts Center must have a WebTrac Account. However, classes listed on the WebTrac Online Registration website are not always up-to-date. It is highly recommended that you contact a Parks & Recreation team member to confirm the class before completing registration online.
Please contact a Parks & Recreation team member to find out if a class you are interested in is offered as a
1-time workshop. Some classes (i.e. yoga or dance for fitness) are available for special drop-in rates. The WebTrac Online Registration website does not allow you to choose this as a payment option when checking out. WebTrac Online Registration only includes classes sold in group packages (i.e. by a set # of classes or over a set period of time). However, drop-in classes can be processed on the day-of class by the Parks & Recreation front desk team.This accommodates the commitment-phobe in all of us.
Currently, South Side Cultural Arts Center does not accept cash. CREDIT CARDS ONLY.
*Prices are offered at South Side Cultural Arts Center for a flat rate to both residents and non-residents of Fort Lauderdale. If you would like to provide proof of residency of an address different than that shown on your ID to be eligible for savings at other Parks & Recreation sites, please bring a corresponding utility bill, lease, etc.