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

2017 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 $100 / Non-Res $110

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

  • Winter Session: January 21-March 17
  • Spring Session: April 2-May 26

Senior Discount available 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.

 

Adult Intro to Modern Dance

CLOSED FOR NOW- Check back in the Spring!

 Day/Time: Saturdays 12-1pm

Location: 2nd Floor Studio

Instructor: Aliza Roth

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

Are you interested in learning a new dance style? Has it been a while since you've taken a dance class? Try Adult Intro to Modern! Students will learn basic principles of Modern dance, learn choreography inspired by pioneers of Modern dance and contemporary artists, and explore the world of movement improvisation. No experience is necessary, but the class will be adapted to the level and interests of the participants. Dancers will wear socks or dance in bare feet.


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 10:30am-12pm

                  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 1-1:45pm

Location: 2nd Floor Studio

Instructor: Aliza Roth

Fee: RPD Resident $75 / Non-RPD Resident $90

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! 

 

Cardio Kickboxing

CLOSED FOR NOW- Check back in the Spring!

 Day/Time: Mondays 11:30am-12:30pm

LocationMain Studio

Instructor: Slavica Kovacevic

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

Cardio Kick/Box is a noncontact, high energy workout which combines martial arts and boxing techniques with fast paced cardio. This invigorating class challenges and engages the beginner and elite athlete alike. Burn calories, build stamina and improve coordination with this super fun and empowering workout! 

 

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 7-9pm

Location: 2nd Floor Studio

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.

 

Intermediate Spanish 

CLOSED FOR NOW- Check back in the Spring!

 Day/Time: Mondays 7-9pm

*Please Note: This class is listed in the Spring/Summer Brochure as a TUESDAY class, it has been moved to MONDAY evenings as not to compete with the fantastic drumming downstairs! 

 Location: 2nd Floor Studio

Instructor: Fernando Romero

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

This class is designed for Spanish students who consider themselves somewhere between new to intermediate speakers. If you've participated in RPD's "beginner" course or you've taken a course or two elsewhere, this is the class for you! The goal is to dive a little deeper and expand your knowledge of the language, so that you feel more confident with your conversational Spanish. 

 

Ethnorobics with Jutta & the Hi-Dukes

Day/Time: Mondays 5:30-6:30pm, Wednesdays 7:30-8:30pm

Location: Main & 2nd Floor Studio

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)

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.


Group Guitar Lessons

Day/Time: Mondays 6:30-7:30pm (age 10+)

                  Saturdays 2-3pm (CLOSED)

Location: 2nd Floor Studio

Instructor: Mike Choby

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

 

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.

 

UPLIFT: Women’s Power Hour

CLOSED FOR NOW- Check back in the Spring!

 Day/Time: Sundays 5-6pm

Location: Main Studio

Instructor: Slavica Kovacevic

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

UPLIFT is a community dedicated to personal empowerment. Its purpose is to bring women of diverse backgrounds and experiences together to connect, share and discuss personal/social issues in a safe, positive and supportive environment. A different topic will be covered each week. 

 

West African Dance & Drum

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.

 

Women’s Self-Defense

CLOSED FOR NOW- Check back in the Spring!

 Day/Time: Wednesdays 7:30-9pm

Location: Main Studio

Instructor: Bill Evans

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

The main objective of this class is to ensure each student has the confidence to be able to defend themselves against a physical attack. Instructor, Bill Evans, creates an environment where students feel comfortable and safe. This instruction is ideal for women of all ages and the exercises fit the needs of persons in low/ moderate condition to excellent physical condition. The class offers hands-on training where a student will learn how to utilize strikes and blows effectively against a threat. A PowerPoint presentation that outlines safety practices for all citizens alike will be included in this instruction.

 

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!