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To qualify for the Resident discount, you must live within the district boundaries.

Scholarship Information

To request financial assistance for Ridgeville programs, you can let us know when registering online or fill out a form in our office at 908 Seward St. Click here to download a form. 

Would you like to make a contribution towards the Ridgeville Foundation scholarship fund? Click HERE to help more youth and adults particpate in classes and camps at Ridgeville Park!
2018 Sampler Card

The 10-Class Sampler Card is an EXCELLENT option for those want to take advantage of what RPD has to offer, but whose busy schedules keep them from committing to a full class session. The Sampler Card is valid for one FULL YEAR from the purchase date and lets you try out as many different classes as you'd like! 

Fee: $120 ($25 discount for Seniors 60+)

Register online or in-person for your sampler card. Then, visit the office at 908 Seward St. to pick up your card and start enjoying your favorite classes! Questions? Email programs@ridgeville.org.

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Adult Classes 2018

  • Fall I Session: August 12 - October 6
  • Fall I Half-Session: September 9 - October 6
  • Fall II Session: October 14 - December 15
  • Winter Session: January 20 - March 16

 

To register for classes online, select the proper link below: 

Or Click Here to Download Registration Form if you wish to mail-in your registration with cash/check. You can also register in-person Monday-Friday, from 9am-5pm. 

 

Adult Tap 

Sessions: Fall I, Fall II & Winter

Day/Time: Monday 10–10:45am

Instructor: Laura Downey

Fees: RPD Residents: $80 / Non-Residents: $90

Looking for a way to work up a little sweat while having fun? Try adult tap! Basic tap steps will be taught to upbeat music while developing coordination, balance and articulation of the feet. Bring a friend, suggest your favorite songs and get ready for fun! No experience is necessary but the class will be adapted to the level and interests of the participants. 

 

ADULT BALLET

Sessions: Fall I, Fall II & Winter 

Day/Time: Monday 6:30-7:30pm

Instructor: Stephanie Kilper

Fee: RPD Residents $85 / Non-Residents $95

The Adult Ballet class will introduce basic ballet technique and vocabulary. This class will utilize both barre and center combination work to promote muscle strength and flexibility while increasing ballet knowledge and ability. Emphasis will be on working at a pace that meets that needs of all class members and having fun! Ballet shoes recommended but not required and are not provided by the park district. 

 

Power Flow Yoga

Sessions: Fall I & Fall II

Day/Time: Monday 6:30-7:30pm

Instructor: Aliza Roth

Fees: RPD Residents: $85 / Non-Residents: $95

All levels are welcome in this fastpaced Power Vinyasa. Vinyasa means “to flow”, so you will be moving a lot during class and not holding poses for very long. Classes are tailored to work with the energy in class that day. You will be challenged, energized, and hopefully have some fun! Wear comfortable clothes and keep an open mind. 

 

Align Strength and Stretch

Sessions: Fall I, Fall II & Winter

Day/Time: Monday 7:30-8:30pm

Instructor(s): Aliza Roth & Kristin Ross

Fees: RPD Residents: $85 / Non-Residents: $95

Looking for a workout that helps to support good posture? This class will focus on strengthening muscles that are essential to stabilizing our bodies as well as stretching muscles that are often tightened by our lifestyle habits. In addition, we will do exercises to improve body spatial awareness and balance. Exercises will be modifiable for all levels. Join us for an hour and leave feeling a little taller! 

 

Feldenkrais

Sessions: Fall II, Winter

Day/Time: Tuesdays 6-7pm

Instructor: Dan DeLorenzo

Fees: RPD Residents $85 / Non-Residents $95

Using gentle controlled movements, Feldenkrais® allows individuals to become aware of their unique patterns of movement, which can help them develop more efficient actions. This class is ideal for individuals looking to reduce stress and balance the overall tone of their nervous system. Additionally, Feldenkrais® has proved to reduce workplace injuries that occur from repetitive motion, such as tendonitis and carpel tunnel syndrome. 

 

Yoga for Every Body

Sessions: Fall I, Fall II, Winter

Day/Time: Tuesday 6:30-8pm 

Instructor: Carol Stone

Fees: RPD Residents $100 / Non-Residents $110

Yoga empowers, renews, and connects the body, mind and spirit. In a safe nurturing atmosphere, all participants will be encouraged to embrace their own experience as they improve their strength, awareness, and alignment. The class will include asana practice, some discussion, and deep resting. All ages, back¬grounds, and experience levels are welcome. 

 

Guitar Class for Beginners

Sessions: Fall I, Fall II, Winter 

Day/Time: Tuesdays 7-8pm

Instructor: Al Tauber

Fees: RPD Residents $85 / Non-Residents $95

This is a beginners’ class appropriate for all ages (10+), so no experience needed! Students will need to bring a working guitar, a lined notebook, a folder with pockets and a pencil. If students have a portable music stand, they are encouraged to bring it. Students will develop the ability to play simple chords and song structures. If students desire to sing and play they will be encouraged to do so. As students gain the ability to play together, the class will work on a set of songs with students taking different parts and roles.

 

West African Dance Class

Sessions: Fall I, Fall II, Winter

Day/Time: Tuesdays 8-9pm 

Instructor: Amy Osterman

Fees: RPD Residents $85 / Non-Residents $95

In this African dance class, we will focus on dances and rhythms from Guinea, West Africa. The music is played by an ensemble of drummers. African dance is great exercise in disguise! You will get a fantastic workout while having fun. West African melodies are richly polyrhythmic and dynamic. The music and dance are intertwined. Your instructors Amy Osterman break down the dance steps in a simple format for you to enjoy! Class is geared towards beginner/intermediate levels, but all levels welcome.

 

Gentle Yoga for Seniors

Sessions: Fall I, Fall II & Winter

Day/Time: Wednesday 7:30-9am

Instructor: Carol Stone

Fees: RPD Residents: $100 / Non-Residents: $110 ($25 Senior Discount Age 60+)

Senior yoga is for individuals who are extremely active and need to maintain their strength and flexibility, and for those with limited mobility who are in need of enhancing their strength and flexibility to improve their movement capabilities. With attention to proper alignment and injury prevention, Carol’s classes provide nurturing and clear instruction.

 

Knitting

Sessions: Fall I, Fall II, Winter 

Day/Time: Wednesdays 6-7pm

Instructor: Barb Smith

Fee: RPD Resident $85 / Non-RPD Resident $95

Come learn the basics of knitting at Ridgeville Park! Never picked up knitting needles before? No problem! In this beginner class, you will learn how to choose yarns and patterns, how to cast on, the knit stitch and the purl stitch, how to bind off and how to make a simple hat or scarf. A whole new world of yarn awaits! We supply the yarn, but you’ll need to bring your own needles.

 

POUND

Sessions: Fall I, Fall II, Winter

Day/Time: Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30pm

Instructor: Mishra Keller

Fees: RPD Residents $85 / Non-Residents $95

This incredible workout class was recently featured on the NBC show, This is Us. Created by two female drummers, the POUND workout fuses cardio interval training with drumming to provide a challenging, heart-pumping workout! If you've dreamed of a workout that makes you feel like a rockstar, this is it! Watch THIS to see what POUND is all about! Then go ahead and register because you definitely won't want to miss this class.

 

PAINT BY NUMBER

Sessions: Fall I, Fall II & Winter CLOSED for Fall II 

Day/Time: Thursday 6-7pm

Instructor: Jacy Herman

Fee: RPD Residents $85 Non-Residents $95

Come unleash your inner artist! With step-by-step suggestions from the instructor on subject matter, material and technique, artists will be guided in creating an art piece each week. Some materials will be provided, but students are welcome to BYO.

 

Zumba GOLD

Sessions: Fall I, Fall II, Winter

Day/Time: Saturdays 10-11am

Instructor: Deborah Jimenez

Fees: RPD Residents $85 / Non-Residents $95

The workout that feels like a party! Zumba® mixes high-intensity and low intensity moves with international and mainstream music to deliver a total workout. Come join us for what is often called “exercise in disguise” and let the soaring rhythms move you! Zumba Gold is a class that recreates the original moves of a Zumba class at a lower intensity. You'll find this class ideal for people new to Zumba, active older adults, pregnant women and newbies in their fitness journey. Join the party and leave feeling great!This class is a hybrid of Zumba and Zumba GOLD. Instructor Debbie will teach you how to make adjustments to traditional Zumba moves so that you can enjoy and get the workout that's right for you!

 

Couch to 5k

Session: Fall I

Day/Time: Saturday 10-11am

Instructor: Jenny Banaszak Louzon

Fee: RPD Resident $85 / Non-RPD Resident $95

If you have ever wanted to run or walk a 5k, this class for you! This is an 8-week running or walking experience where you will learn good habits and go for a timed walk, run/walk or run every week and build up to a 5k distance. This is open to everyone, but has a beginner focus, and there will not be any set paces. The focus will be on getting comfortable running or walking, and there is a run/walk interval option. The run/walk interval where you will run for a set time then walk. We will warm up, run or walk as a group, stretch and talk about forming good running habits.

 

West African Drum Class

Sessions: Fall II, Winter

Day/Time: Saturday 11am-12pm

Instructor: Greg Lundberg

Fees: RPD Residents $85 / Non-Residents $95 ($5 cash per class for drum rental if needed) 

During this 8-week series of classes, students will gain an understanding of 2-3 specific rhythms from Guinea, West Africa that include drum handing and bell patterns of both the Djembe (West African hand drum) and the Doundouns (West African base drums played with drum sticks). Students will walk away feeling a strong sense of accomplishment from this class as the instructor Greg Lundberg will eloquently communicate the knowledge to his students. Class is geared toward beginning to beginning-intermediate levels. All levels are welcome. If you have your own Djembe &/or Doundouns please bring them to class.

 

JUTTA & THE HI-DUKES™ ETHNOROBICS™

Sessions: Fall I, Fall II & Winter

Day/Time: Wednesday 7:30-8:30pm (families & individuals)

Instructor: Terran Doehrer and Jutta Distler

Fee: RPD Resident $90 / Non-Resident $100

Dance your way to cardiovascular benefits by boogie-ing to live, exciting world music by Evanston’s own Jutta & the Hi-Dukes™. Bring your friends and family to sweat up a storm doing upbeat, fun traditional dances from many cultures. Recommended for kids 8+. 


 

Garden2Table

Dates: 2019 TBD

Day/Time: 1st & 3rd Thursdays of each month (18 classes total), 6-8pm

Instructor: TBD

Fee: TBD

Ridgeville Park’s Garden2Table is back! This new and improved program allows you to plant and grow your own garden with the help of a Master Gardener. Each gardener has their own bed to plant what they will, with the benefit of a bi-monthly, 2-hour class (18 classes total) to learn about growing seeds, planting, harvesting, cooking with fresh produce, etc.! This community-style garden class is appropriate for gardeners of any level and will teach you all you need to know about creating your own beautiful, productive garden.

*Beds in the Ridgeville Garden can only be rented as part of the G2T program, they are not available on an individual rental basis. Rental price per bed is determined by size, and program participants will be able to select their desired bed size on the registration. Garden space is limited, and registration for this program is open on a first come, first serve basis 

 

COMMUNITY CHOIR

Sessions: Fall II & Winter

Day/Time: Sunday 4:30-6pm

Instructor: Rebecca Toon

Fee: RPD Residents $100 / Non-Residents $110

Welcome to the Restorative Arts Collective’s Community Choir! This is a place for all singers to come together and enjoy group singing. Music will be drawn from traditional, contemporary and popular sources. This truly is a community choir, open to all voices!

 

RECOVERING OUR STORIES

Sessions: Fall I, Fall II & Winter 

Day/Time: Thursday 2-3pm

Instructor: Saralina Kamholtz

Fee: RPD Residents $85 Non-Residents $95

Stories live in all sorts of places, waiting to be discovered. Whether you are at a beginning, an end, or stuck somewhere in the middle, this is a chance to get your stories on the page and be energized by the elements of your own life. 

 

FRIDAY MORNING FREE DANCE & WRITING

Sessions: Fall I, Fall II & Winter 

Day/Time: Friday 10-11am

Instructor: Saralina Kamholtz

Fee: RPD Residents $85 Non-Residents $95

This class is designed to give you restorative time for yourself through movement, music, and writing. At the end of the week, as your weekend begins, give yourself time to release the mental clutter, relax into the music and settle onto the page. With guided free dance and open prompts, use your Friday morning to recharge.