Enrichment Classes

Register for classes at the Park Office (250 Pine Lake Ave.) or by phone at 219-326-9600. Visa/MasterCard are accepted.

Aerobic Step
Get ready to break a sweat, strengthen your body and burn calories while having fun! This class brings a cardiovascular workout using upbeat music and an aerobic step. Participants are taught step-by-step movements with fun choreography. Taught by Certified Instructor Becca Masters. Cost is $35 per six week session. Pre-registration is required. Check back for upcoming dates for this fall.

Ballroom Dancing

Includes smooth dances such as Foxtrot and Tango, as well as rhythm dances such as Country Western 2-step, Swing, Salsa, Hustle and Cha Cha. Meet new people, stay active, reduce stress and develop body awareness with this fun class. Go to your next party and actually be able to get up and DANCE! Class held from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Civic Auditorium (use the ramp at the Plain Street entrance). Cost is $70 per couple or $35 per individual. Pre-registration is required. Six-week sessions begin Thursday, October 5.  Please click on the flyer link to see the dates of the individual dances.  Flyer
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If you are staying on top of fitness trends, you know that barre workouts, which are designed to give you a long, lean dancer-like physique, are all the rage! While all barre workouts differ slightly in structure, most combine elements of ballet, Pilates and yoga. Barre exercises rely mainly upon one’s body weight for resistance and the moves challenge your core stability and balance. Taught by Certified Instructor Becca Masters. Cost is $35 per session. Pre-registration is required. Our six-week summer session will be held Wednesday, July 5, through August 9 from 5:15-6:15 p.m. in the lower level of the Civic Auditorium (enter at ramp on Plain Street).  Participants are asked to bring light weights (5 lb. maximum).  Flyer


If you are looking for a fun, creative outlet, try one of our ceramic classes. It provides a great way to get away and meet friends, all while making some unique projects for yourself or gifts for others.  We offer pre-registered specialty classes as well as open classes, held in the Ceramics Room at the Civic Auditorium. The fee of the specialty classes varies per project which includes everything necessary to complete the project. The cost is $5 per class during the open classes plus the cost of greenware.  Watch for a new 2017 Fall and 2018 Winter schedule coming this summer. Also offering group classes for birthday parties, youth groups or other organizations. Contact Recreation Director Pam Carroll at pcarroll@cityoflaporte.com to schedule your group class.  

Music For Me

Music exploration helps children increase their thinking and language skills, control and strengthen their bodies, become aware of where they are in time and space, follow directions and gain confidence and emotional intelligence. Our Spring 2017 classes are filled with songs about this great big world!  Participant's voices will join together as they learn about thunderstorms, listening to sounds, and a little bird.  Your child will sing about a reflective turtle who encourages his friend rabbit to slow down, and your child will need to show the train conductor his/her ticket as he/she boards the train.  Come sing, dance, explore instruments and learn basic music skills! This developmental music class is for children birth through age 5. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to join in the fun. The tuition for the eight-week session is $40. Classes are held on Tuesday evenings. Pre-registration is required. Check back for upcoming fall dates.

Photography Class

Explore, capture, create.  Want to learn the fundamentals of photography? Have questions about your camera? Learn how to shoot photos like a professional from self-taught photographer Larry Noel. The cost for the three-week class is $30. Bring your own camera (any type) and film (if not digital). Pre-registration is required. Check back for upcoming dates.
The art of wheel throwing is both a therapeutic and expressive way to create pottery.  This class focuses solely on techniques in throwing clay forms on a pottery wheel.  During the seven week class, students will learn to apply aesthetics, proper thickness and craftsmanship needed to make functional pottery.  You'll be guided by local artist Alayna Bublitz who has a bachelor's degree in Studio Art with a concentration in ceramics. Learn the process of making, decorating and glazing your work. A class for all skill levels. The fee for the program is $65. We offer an adults class (ages 16 and up) on Monday evenings from 6-8 p.m. and Friday evenings from 3-5 p.m.  A children's class involving both wheel throwing and handbuilding (ages 10-15) will be held on Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:30 p.m. All classes are held in the Ceramics Room (lower level) of the Civic Auditorium. Monday classes begin August 21 with the Thursday and Friday classes beginning on August 31 and September 1.  Pre-registration is required with class size requirements.  

Stained Glass

Learn the art of stained glass, including all of the techniques involved in this beautiful experience. Class sizes are small to ensure individual instruction. The three-week class is held from 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays at Cummings Lodge.  Cost is $29 plus $75 for supplies and tools (except glass). Pre-registration is required. Check back for upcoming fall dates.



Yoga can help soothe the mind and lower stress levels by focusing the mind on the moment and movements rather than on external distractions. Yoga combines flexibility, strength training and balance to create a mind and body activity that’s a perfect addition to any fitness regimen. Certified Instructor Becca Masters holds classes from 8-9 a.m. Mondays and Fridays in the lower level of the Civic Auditorium (Room #3) beginning in the fall. Classes begin September 9 and continue through May 26. Cost is $5 per class (purchase $25 punch card in advance or pay at class). Flyer

Story Steppers

Step your way to fitness, friends and fun! In cooperation with the La Porte County Public Library, join us on a new twist on a book club! We want you to get out and get moving while listening to audiobooks. After walking together at one of the beautiful park trails, share highlights of your audiobook with the other Story Steppers. Playaway audiobooks will be provided or listen on your own device. The Story Steppers will meet every first and third Thursday in June and July beginning at 8 a.m. On June 1 and July 6, Story Steppers will enjoy the spacious beauty of the Kesling Park trail (18th Street parking lot) and on June 15 and July 20 participants will gather for a stroll amongst the matured canopy of trees in Fox Park (Thrills N Spills Skatepark parking lot). Attend all the outings and receive a FREE Story Steppers t-shirt!  Flyer

Yoga on the Beach

All of the benefit of yoga but with the added tranquility of the beach. Join Certified Instructor Becca Masters for classes from 8-9 a.m. Mondays and Fridays at Stone Lake Beach beginning June 12. Cost is $5 per class (purchase $25 punch card in advance or pay at class).