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 February 22 through April 5 (no class March 1). 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 February 23, 2017. Cost is $70 per couple or $35 per individual. Flyer
Family Ceramics 2

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, February 19 - March 26 and Wednesday, February 22 - April 5  (no class March 1). 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. 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. 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. 
2017 Winter/Spring 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). 
     

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 Winter 2017 classes will get your child moving to the music as they march like dinosaurs, play ball on a parachute, and rock a bear to sleep.  They are going to use their imaginations and discover what they see in the jungle while  keeping a steady beat on instruments, explore Jazz as they sing about their friend Eliza Jane, and much, much more!  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
 

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).