Enrichment Classes

Register for classes at the Park Office (250 Pine Lake Avenue) 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. Six-week session begins April 3. Cost is $70 per couple. Flyer
Family Ceramics 2
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. Class meets from 9:30 a.m.-noon, 1-3:30 p.m. and 6:30-9 p.m. Tuesdays at the Civic Auditorium. Cost is $5 per class or save by paying for entire session in advance. Also offering group classes for birthday parties, youth groups or other organizations. Flyer
Creative Movement
For preschoolers ages 2 and older, this class is a fun way for children to explore movement through music, develop physical skills, channel energy and communicate feelings. It provides children with opportunities for non-competitive success and creative experiences. Through movement, children learn about their bodies, the space around them and each other. Class held from 4:30-5:15 p.m. Wednesdays or 9-10 a.m. Saturdays at the Civic Auditorium. Check back for dates on the next planned session. Cost is $45 for the first child, $35 for addition child from same household. Flyer
Learn the fundamentals of photography and how to get the most out of your camera. Learn in a fascinating and fun way to become informed and inspired. For both digital and film cameras (must provide own camera and film). Class held from 6-7:30 Wednesdays at Park Office. Five-week session begins April 16. Cost is $30. 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. Class held from 6-9 p.m. Mondays at Cummings Lodge. Three-week session begins April 14. Cost is $29 plus $70 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. Class held from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays and from 10-11 a.m. Saturdays at Civic Auditorium. Cost is $5 per class (purchase $25 punch card in advance or pay at class). Flyer

Beginner Core Strength Hatha Yoga class will be taught at a slower pace, giving time for questions and gentle adjustments. The class will promote proper anatomical alignment and movements and poses that start from the Core Muscle Meridian, from which Core Strength derives, for maximum benefits from each pose. Class held from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Mondays at Civic Auditorium. Cost is $5 per class (purchase $25 punch card in advance or pay at class). Flyer

Special Events

Cabin Fever Scrapbook Sessions
We are offering three all-day scrapbooking sessions on Saturdays: Winter Blues on Jan. 11, Super Bowl on Feb. 1 and Irish Luck on March 8. Each session runs from 8 a.m.-10 p.m. on the lower level of the Civic Auditorium.

These are bare bones scrapbooking sessions, with no demos or frills. Bring all of your supplies, pictures and tools. Outlets are available, with plenty of table space to work. Bring your own drinks, lunch and snacks. Evening meal provided for $5 extra. During the Feb. 1 session, an all-day ceramics will be offered in the Ceramics Room (same price and time; fee does not include greenware).

The cost is $20 per session or $50 for three sessions. All fund collected support La Porte Park and Recreation Department Ceramics program. Pre-registration required at the Park Office (250 Pine Lake Avenue) or Civic Auditorium Office (1001 Ridge Street). Flyer

Easter Plate Class
Our Ceramics staff is offering a special Easter Plate class, allowing participants to personalize their own 9-inch plate. The class takes place Tuesday, March 11, from either 1-3 p.m. or 6-8 p.m. in the Ceramics Room on the lower level of the Civic Auditorium. The cost is $10 (includes plate, paints, brushes and instruction) and space is limited. Pre-registration required by March 5 at the Park Office (250 Pine Lake Avenue) or Civic Auditorium (1001 Ridge Street). For more information or to register with credit card by phone, call (219) 362-2325 or (219) 326-9600.