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! Join Certified Instructor Becca Masters from 6:15-7 p.m. Wednesdays beginning April 12 through May 17. Cost is $35 per six week session.  Pre-registration is required.  Flyer

Ballroom Dancing


Includes smooth dances such as Waltz, Foxtrot and Tango, as well as rhythm dances such as 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).  The next session begins April 13, 2017. Cost is $70 per couple or $35 per individual. Flyer
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Barre


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. Certified Instructor Becca Masters holds classes from 5:15-6 p.m. Sundays and Wednesdays in the lower level of the Civic Auditorium (Banquet Room). Classes begin Sunday, April 2 - May 14 (no class April 16) and Wednesday, April 12 - May 17.  Cost is $35 per session. Pre-registration is required.  Flyer

Ceramics


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.  A six-week class will begin Wednesday April 12.  Class times for the weekly class are 1-3:30 p.m. or 6:30-9 p.m.  The cost is $30 (plus greenware).  Pre-registration is required and may be completed with a Visa/MasterCard and calling 219-326-9600 or with check/cash at the Park and Recreation office.  We also 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. Click on the 'Flyer' link for a list of the upcoming specialty classes along with the fees for the individual classes.  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. 
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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, March 21-May 9, from 5:30-6:15 p.m. in the lower level of the Civic Auditorium. Pre-registration is required.  Flyer

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).  The class will be held April 8th and April 15th (10 a.m.-1 p.m.) and April 22nd (10 a.m. - 2 p.m.) at the Park and Recreation office (250 Pine Lake Avenue).  Flyer
     
Pottery
Wrap your hands around your imagination in our Hand Building Pottery Classes.  During the six-week session you will learn about traditional methods of hand building including pinching, coiling and slap techniques.  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 six-week program is $65.  We offer an adult's class (16 and up) on Monday evenings from 7-9 p.m. and a children's class (10-15) on Friday evenings from 6-8 p.m. in the Ceramics Room (lower level) of the La Porte Civic Auditorium.  Classes begin the week of March 27.  Pre-registration is required. Flyer
 

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).  Check back in the Fall of 2017 for new scheduled classes.

  

Yoga


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

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 Wednesdays at Stone Lake Beach beginning in the summer. Check back for dates for 2017. Cost is $5 per class (purchase $25 punch card in advance or pay at class).