General Robert H. Reed Recreation Center

(843) 918-2380
General Robert H. Reed Recreation Center
(formerly Base Recreation Center)
800 Gabreski Lane

The General Robert H. Reed Recreation Center is a great place for meetings, games, classes, activities and receptions.  The center includes a ballroom, a stage and several meeting rooms.  Billiards and table tennis are available during business hours and are free! 


Monday through Friday...  8:30 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. 
Saturday and Sunday...  By Reservation Only

If you are interested in teaching a class or workshop, or want to lead a group at the Base Recreation Center, call 843-918-2380.  Program suggestions are welcome.

Free Wi-Fi…  Free Wi-Fi services are available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.  Just bring your own laptop, enjoy some coffee, catch up on the world news and surf the web.

Casual Play Game Time (Chess and Checkers)…  Do you like to play strategic games?  Join us for a casual game of chess or checkers at Base Recreation Center from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. every Monday.  It’s free and fun!  Bring a partner and play with deluxe Staunton-style chess pieces.  Free coffee is available.  For details, call 843-918-2380.

Bridge…  Bridge is a trick-taking game using a standard 52-card deck.  It is played by four players in two competing partnerships, with partners sitting opposite each other.  Millions of people play bridge worldwide in clubs, tournaments, online and with friends at home, making it one of the most popular card games, particularly among seniors.  Join us for bridge from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., each Monday.

Canasta…  Canasta is a  cared game of the rummy family of games believed to be a variant of 500 Rum.  Although many variations exist for two, three, five or six players, it is most commonly played by four in two partnerships with two standard decks of cards.  Players attempt to make melds of seven cards of the same rank and "go out" by playing all cards in their hand.  The game is played from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., each Wednesday.

Hand and Foot…  This game is a variation of Canasta.  The Hand and Foot card game is played with four to six standard decks, and was ideally designed for two players, but four to six players can also play in teams of two or three.  Usually, the number of decks is one more than the number of players, but it is not standard.  This game is widely famous in North America.  Each player is dealt two hands; the first set of cards is Hand, while the other set is Foot.  The game will be played each Friday from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Senior Dances…  This popular dance series at the Base Recreation Center Ballroom has become a year-round event.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m.  Tickets are just $7 per person and may be purchased at the door.  All dances are from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.  Please contact Rosalie at 570-881-0244 or rosaliejack1566@gmail.comfor information or to reserve a table.  This dance series is sponsored by the City of Myrtle Beach.

  • Friday, February 23, 2018

  • Saturday, February 24, 2018 (DJ Jack and Rosalie)

  • Saturday, March 3, 2018 (DJ Jack and Rosalie)

  • Friday, March 9, 2018

  • Friday, March 16, 2018 (DJ Jack and Rosalie)

  • Friday, March 23, 2018

  • Saturday, March 24, 2018 (DJ Jack and Rosalie)

Senior Movie Schedule…  Enjoy a free movie for adults and seniors every Friday at 3:00 p.m. at the recreation center, located at 800 Gabreski Lane.  Soft drinks and popcorn are available for $1 each.

  • 3:00 p.m., Friday, February 16, 2018 – Logan Lucky (PG-13), Brian Gleeson

  • 3:00 p.m., Friday, February 23, 2018 – The Grace of Jake (PG-13), Jordin Sparks

  • 3:00 p.m., Friday, March 2, 2018 – Dunkirk (PG-13), Fionn Whitehead

  • 3:00 p.m., Friday, March 9, 2018 – Race to Win (PG), Luck Perry

  • 3:00 p.m., Friday, March 16, 2018 – San Andreas (PG-13),  Dwayne Johnson

  • 3:00 p.m., Friday, March 23, 2018 – Birth of the Dragon (PG-13), Philip Ng/ Xia Yu

  • 3:00 p.m., Friday, March 30, 2018 – Geostorm (PG-13), Ed Harris/ Gerard Butler

  • 3:00 p.m., Friday, April 6, 2018 – Where Hope Grows (PG-13), Danica McKeller/Kerr Smith

  • 3:00 p.m., Friday, April 13, 2018 – The Mummy (PG-13), Tom Cruise

  • 3:00 p.m., Friday, April 20, 2018 – Kidnap (R), Halle Berry

  • 3:00 p.m., Friday, April 27, 2018 – Skiptrace (PG-13), Jackie Chan, Jonny Knoxville

Ballroom Dance Lessons…  Grab a dance partner and get ready to Ballroom dance.  The core elements of ballroom dancing are control and cohesiveness.  You can learn both techniques each Wednesday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Base Recreation Center.  Practice is held from 7:30 to 8:00 p.m.  The cost is $10 per class which includes the practice session.  For more information, call Sandra Lucas-Hyde at 843-602-7197 or visit

Beginner Novice Dance Lessons…  This class requires some dance experience.  With that experience, you can enhance your moves in record time.  You will have the opportunity to combine your experience with various line dance steps.  The class is held at 6:30 p.m., each Tuesday.

Shag Dance Lessons…  Learn the basic steps for South Carolina’s official dance, The Shag.  The Shag is a type of swing dance that developed during the 1930's and 40's combining nimble footwork with upbeat rhythm and blues known as beach music.  You can learn the various Shag steps each Wednesday at the Base Recreation Center.  Sandra Lucas-Hyde teaches a Shag class from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.  Shag practice is held 6:00 to 6:30 p.m.  The cost is $10 per class which includes the practice session.  Call Hyde at 843-602-7197 or visit

Gametime...  Come enjoy free Pinochle, Chess and Checkers...  In addition to Bridge and Hand and Foot, listed above, Pinochle is played Tuesday nights, starting at 6:00 p.m., at the Base Recreation Center.  Or try your hand at Chess and Checkers, Mondays at 6:00 p.m.

Improved Beginners’ Classes…  This class is designed for dancers who have mastered the simple dance moves from the low impact line dance steps.  The class is held at 2:30 p.m., each Wednesday. Each class is $3.  For more information contact Rosalie at or call 570-881-0244.

Intermediate Dance Classes…  This class allows you to show off your moves you learned in Beginners’ and Improved Beginners’ classes.  You will learn how to incorporate various line dance moves and add some additional complex routines.  Each class is $3.  You can pair the Improved Beginners’ and Intermediate Classes for $5.  For more information contact Rosalie at or call 570-881-0244.

Line Dance Class with Sonia…  Learn the latest line dance moves with great music.  This is an intermediate class for experienced dancers are welcome.  Classes are held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., each Thursday.  Each class is $4 for city residents; for non-city residents, the class costs $10 per class.  City of Myrtle Beach residents with swipe card pay $23 monthly.

Line Dance Lessons…  The Base Recreation Center now offers line dancing classes on Mondays.  The beginner’s class starts at 2:30 p.m.  The intermediate class begins at 3:30 p.m.  You can learn all the latest party dances.  Each class is $3 per person or $5 for two classes.  For more information contact Rosalie at or call 570-881-0244.

Low-Impact Line Dance Classes…  The Base Recreation Center offers the new, Low Impact Line Dance Classes on Tuesdays.  The beginners’ class starts at 5:30 p.m.  The intermediate class begins at 6:30 p.m.  Each class is $3 per person.  For more information contact Rosalie at or call 570-881-0244.

Low-Impact Line Dance Classes for seniors…  Seniors can learn the latest line dance routines at the Base Recreation Center.  The class is held each Tuesday at 5:30 and 6:30.  Additionally, a beginner class is held each Wednesday at 2:30 p.m.  The intermediate class begins at 3:30 p.m.  Each class is $3 per person.  For more information contact Rosalie at or call 570-881-0244.

Partners Choreographed Class…  Seniors can learn the latest moves with a dance partner at the Base Recreation Center.  The class is held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., each Wednesday evening.  Each class is $3 per person.  For more information contact Rosalie at or call 570-881-0244.

Open Studio with Jackie Stacharowski…  This “open” class is being held Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  Available options for artwork projects are oil paints, acrylics, watercolors and color pencils.  The cost is $5 per visit for city residents and $10 per visit for non-city residents.

Mahjong...  Looking for a game to exercise your brain?  Mahjong is a tile-based game that originated in China.  Similar to the Western card game rummy, Mahjong is a game of skill, strategy, and calculation and involves a degree of chance.  Mahjong is offered 11:30 a.m., each Tuesday.  Players are responsible for purchasing their own card.  Instructors are available to teach players in advance.

Myrtle Beach Table Tennis…
  If you enjoy the game of table tennis, come join this competitive group!  All are welcome to play.  The group meets from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays, with free lessons offered from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday evenings. 

Quilting…  Learn how to make your very own quilt or show off your skills to others from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Thursdays at Base Recreation Center.  All are welcome to join this fun and exciting group. 

Guitar Lessons…  Base Recreation Center offers lessons with Steve Marino every Wednesday and Thursday and Friday by appointment.  Steve offers quick and easy instructions for the beginner student and theory and technique for the developed guitarist.  Classes are in one hour sessions beginning at 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  Students must have their own guitar and call to schedule a time, with a maximum of four students per time slot.  Fees are $5 a class for residents; $10 a class for non-city residents.

Zumba…  Using Latin and World music, dance your way to a fitter body.  With interval training sessions you tone and sculpt the body while burning fat; great for building a strong core.  No dance experience needed, just bring a smile!  The classes are from 6:15pm to 7:00 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday.