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

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: Res $120 / Non-Res $140

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.

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!
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Adult Classes 2018

  • Spring Session: April 2-May 27

Senior Discount available in most classes for Seniors 65+


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 

Day/Time: Mondays 10:00-10:45am

Location: Main Studio

Instructor: Laura Downey

Fees: RPD Residents $75 / 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.


Gentle Yoga for Seniors

Day/Time: Wednesdays 7:30-9am 

Location: 2nd Floor Studio

Instructor: Carol Stone

Fees: RPD Residents $95 / Non-Residents $110

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

 

Yoga for Every Body

Day/Time: Tuesdays 6:30-8pm 

Location: Main Studio

Instructor: Carol Stone

Fees: RPD Residents $95 / 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. 

 

Mindful Vinyasa Power Yoga

Day/Time: Sundays 11am-12:30pm

                  Mondays 6-7:30pm

Location: Main Studio

Instructor: Jenny Banaszak Louzon

Fee: RPD Resident $95 / Non-RPD Resident $110

All levels are welcome in this 90 minute fast-paced 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 cloths and keep an open mind.

 

Family Fusion Yoga

Day/Time: Saturdays 1-2pm

Location: 2nd Floor Studio

Instructor: Aliza Roth

Fee: RPD Resident $80 / Non-RPD Resident $95

All are welcome in Yoga Fusion, a yoga class for the whole family! The classes will be customized to fit the needs of all students, from little ones/beginners to more advanced yogis. Yoga Fusion will blend physical exercise, breathing techniques and meditation to improve flexibility, decrease stress and increase present-moment awareness. Classes will include sequences for individuals as well as movements/poses for families to try together. BYOM (Bring Your Own Mat)

 

Align Strength and Stretch

Day/Time: Mondays 7:30-8:30pm 

Location: Main Studio

Instructor: Kristin Ross

Fees: RPD Residents $80 / 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! 

 

Couch to 5k

Day/Time: Wednesdays 6-7pm Spring Session Only

LocationOutdoors

Instructor: Jenny Banaszak Louzon

Fee: RPD Resident $80 / 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.

 

Beginner Spanish 

Day/Time: Thursdays 5:30-7:30pm

Location: 2nd Floor Conference Room

Instructor: Fernando Romero

Fees: RPD Residents $110 / Non-Residents $125

This class is for adults that have a sincere interest in learning the Spanish language. Whether it be to engage more successfully in the workplace, connect with your community or simply learn something new- this is an opportunity to learn practical Spanish in an intimate classroom setting. This class is for new speakers with little to no prior knowledge of the language.

 

Ethnorobics with Jutta & the Hi-Dukes

Day/Time: Wednesdays 7:30-8:30pm

Location: Main & 2nd Floor Studio

Instructor: Terran Doehrer & Jutta Distler

Fee: RPD Resident $100 / Non-RPD Resident $115

Dance your way to cardiovascular benefits with Evanston's own exciting world music band. Bring your friends and family to sweat up a storm doing upbeat, fun traditional dances from many cultures.

 

Feldenkrais

Day/Time: Tuesdays 6-7pm

Location: 2nd Floor Studio

Instructor: Dan DeLorenzo

Fees: RPD Residents $80 / 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. 

 

Garden2Table

Dates: March-November

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

Location: Ridgeville Garden & Main Studio

Instructor: Christine Shiel

Fee: (RPD Resident & Non-Resident) $250 + Cost of Bed Rental*

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.

 

Knitting

Day/Time: Wednesdays 6-7pm

Location: 2nd Floor Studio

Instructor: Barb Smith

Fee: RPD Resident $80 / 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

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

Location: Main Studio

Instructor: Mishra Keller

Fees: RPD Residents $80 / 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.

 

West African Dance 

Day/Time: Tuesdays 8-9pm 

Location: Main Studio

Instructor: Amy Osterman

Fees: RPD Residents $80 / 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.

 

Zumba GOLD

Day/Time: Saturdays 9:30-10:30am 

Location: Main Studio

Instructor: Deborah Jimenez

Fees: RPD Residents $80 / 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!

 

Drum Class

Day/Time: Saturdays 11am-12pm

Location: Main Studio

Instructor: Greg Lundberg

Fees: RPD Residents $80 / Non-Residents $95 + Cost of Drum Rental (if needed) $30

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.