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Junior High Jamz will entertain sixth- through eighth-graders from 8 to 11 p.m. Jan. 17 at Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center, 1300 Wilson St. The event includes a live DJ, pool tables, air hockey, foosball, basketball and more. Admission is $4, and student IDs are required for entry. For more information, call 940-349-8575.

Kids Rock Friday Night, a monthly party for kids in grades 1-5, will be from 7 to 10:30 p.m. Jan. 17 at the Denton Civic Center, 321 E. McKinney St. The “New Year Confetti Party” will feature games, sports, dancing and more. Cost is $10 per child. For more information, call 940-349-8575.

Youngsters ages 3 to 12 can study ballet, tap, jazz and hip-hop dance at Denton’s three recreation centers. Costs vary. For more information, visit or call 940-349-7275.

Dogs can learn basic obedience with their owners ages 12 and older in a class from 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 21 to Feb. 25, at Denia Recreation Center, 1001 Parvin St. Dogs will learn basic commands. Dogs must be at least 9 weeks old and must be current on their shots. Bring shot records to the first class. Cost is $80 per dog. Register by Jan. 14 at or by calling 940-349-7175.

Children as young as 4 can take Young Rembrandts art classes starting Jan. 27 at North Lakes Recreation Center, 2001 W. Windsor Drive. Ages 4-6 can study drawing from 4 to 4:45 p.m. Mondays. Ages 6 1/2 to 13 can practice cartooning from 5 to 6 p.m. Mondays. Cost is $65 per child. Register by Jan. 24 at or by calling 940-349-7275.

Children ages 3-4 can register for the spring Blastball league. Coed teams will learn the basics of softball. Games begin March 22, and registration ends Feb. 25. Teams fill up quickly, so register early. Cost is $50 per player. Register online, or for more information, call 940-349-7275.

Registration is open for the girls volleyball league, for ages 7-14, and for the girls softball league, for ages 5 to 14. Spring volleyball games start on March 7-8, and spring softball games start the week of April 7. Athletes must present their birth certificate one week before volleyball games begin. Softball league includes eight games, with practices and most games on weekdays. Team costs vary. To register, visit . For more information, call 940-349-7275.

Kids ages 4-11 can participate in the coed indoor soccer league. Games start Feb. 1, and practice starts the last week of January. Games are held at McMath Middle School, 1900 Jason Drive. Teams are divided by age, and age divisions will not be combined. Practice schedules will be announced after divisions are established. Cost is $70 per player. Register online at , or call 940-349-7275.

Ages 5-12 can play on NFL Flag Football Leagues. The league includes eight games and practices. Games start Feb. 15 at the Denia Recreation Center soccer field, 1001 Parvin St. Cost is $75 per player. Register by Jan. 21 at . For more information, call 940-349-7275.

Adult sport league registration is open for spring play. Leagues include volleyball, basketball, kickball, flag football and softball, and players can register individually or with a team. Team fees vary. Visit or call 940-349-7275.

Ages 13 to adult can take a women’s self-defense class starting Jan. 27 at North Lakes Recreation Center, 2001 W. Windsor Drive. The class meets weekly and focuses on various kicking tactics, locks, chokes and restraints. Cost is $45 per person. To register, visit . For more information, call 940-349-7275.

The next adult social dance will be from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Friday at the Denton Senior Center, 509 N. Bell Ave. Oldies singer Tommy Chandler will perform. Complimentary refreshments will be available. Admission is $6 per person.

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