Enrichment Classes

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

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 Cummings Lodge and the Civic Auditorium (use the ramp at the Plain Street entrance).  The next session begins Oct. 13. Cost is $70 per couple or $35 per individual. Flyer
Family Ceramics 2


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. Wednesdays in the lower level of the Civic Auditorium (Banquet Room) beginning in the fall. Classes begin Sept. 7 and continue through Oct. 26. Cost is $35 per session (pre-registration required). 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. 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. Flyer

Hip Hop 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 Sept. 7 and continuing through Oct. 26. Cost is $35 per session (pre-registration required). Flyer

Photo on the Go!

Explore, capture, create. Learn how to shoot photos like a professional from self-taught photographer Larry Noel. This fun class will combine two activities into one! Participants will ride their bicycles to different local locations. When arriving at the destination, participants will learn how to capture the perfect photo. Classes will be held on Saturdays, Sept. 10 (10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.), Sept. 17 (10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.) and Sept. 24 (10 a.m.-1 pm). The cost for the three-week class is $30. Pre-registration is required. The starting point each week will be the Park Office. Bring your own camera (any type), bicycle and helmet (recommended). Flyer Required Waiver

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. During the fall session, the class will be going to Kentucky in our parachute activity, discovering just what the naughty rabbit is doing in the garden, playing instruments as we uncover what the green grass grows around, dancing with our ribbon streamers as we sing about how much like the sun we are and 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, Sept. 20-Nov. 22 (no class held Oct. 11 or Nov. 8), from 5:30-6:15 p.m. in the lower level of the Civic Auditorium. 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. The next class begins on Tuesday, Oct. 25, with pre-registration required by Friday, Oct, 14. Cost is $29 plus $75 for supplies and tools (except glass).  Flyer



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 Sept. 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).