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

Scholarship Information

You can request financial assistance for Ridgeville programs by indicating your need when registering online, or you may fill out a form in our office at 908 Seward St. Click here to download 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!
Ten-Class Sampler Cards

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: $125 ($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

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Youth Classes 2019

  • Spring Session: March 31 - May 25


To register for classes online, select the appropriate 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. 


For Kids Age 18-36 months & Caregivers

Sessions: Spring FULL

Day/Time: Monday 9:30-10am

Instructor: Laura Downey

Fee: RPD Residents $65 / Non-Residents $75

Not quite old enough for Fairy Ballet or quite ready for a drop off class? Try Fairy Ballet with Me! This class is a first creative movement and ballet class for young children and a caregiver. Developmentally appropriate creative movement focused on gross motor skill development, imagination and story exploration will get your child moving through the space, becoming aware of his or her body, exploring creative impulses, and preparing for ballet basics. Caregivers are expected to stay and participate in class as a support to their child though caregiver movement through space is not a requirement. This class will culminate with a studio performance for family and friends. 


Boys Bop

For Kids Age 2-5

Sessions: Spring

Day/Time: Monday 11-11:30am

Instructor: Laura Downey

Fee: RPD Resident $65 / Non-Resident $75

Finally - a boys' only class! Toddler boys will explore and develop their mastery of movement. Basic locomotor and foundational movement skills including safely falling and getting up, jumping, acceleration/deceleration,balance and use of personal/shared space will be explored using creative play, creative movement and tumbling activities based on developmental movement principles. The goal of the class is to help boys embrace moving however they like to move safely and with consideration of others while gaining mastery of their bodies. Parents may be in the room for the first few classes but will be asked to transition out of the room. *Children must be potty-trained to participate. 

Youth Tap

For Kids Age 3-8

Sessions: Spring

Day/Time: Monday 4-4:45pm (age 4-6) New Winter Time!

Instructor: Stephanie Kilper

Fee: RPD Resident $70 / Non-Resident $80

Intro to Tap sizzles with fun and energy! We will learn basic tap steps and terminology. This class with get your child moving through space and beginning to explore rhythm and coordination. *Children must be potty-trained to participate. 


Fairy Ballet 

For Kids Age 2-4

Sessions: Spring

Day/Time: Monday 3:30-4pm (age 3-4) 

                Wednesday 9:30-10am (age 2-3) FULL

              Wednesday 10:30-11am (age 2-3)

                  Thursday 4-4:30pm (age 3-4)

Instructor: Laura Downey (Wed/Thurs)

                  Stephanie Kilper (Mon)

Fee: RPD Resident $65 / Non-Resident $75

Fairy Ballet combines basic ballet technique with creative movement, imagination, and story exploration. This class will get your child moving through the space, feeling comfortable with his or her body, exploring creative impulses, and learning ballet preparation basics. This class will culminate with a studio performance for family and friends. *Children must be potty-trained to participate. 


Little Taps

For Kids Age 3-5

Sessions: Spring

Day/Time: Wednesday 10-10:30am

Instructor: Laura Downey

Fee: RPD Residents $65 / Non-Residents $75

Does your child love to dance and express LOUDLY or with rhythm? Little Taps is the perfect class! Children will learn tap fundamentals while exploring creative movement, expression and rhythm games. Tap shoes are not required and are not provided through the part district. Children must be potty trained to participate. This class will culminate with a studio performance for family and friends. 


Intro to Ballet  

For Kids Age 5-6

Sessions: Spring

Day/Time: Wednesday 4:00-4:45pm FULL

                 Thursday 4:30-5:15pm 

Instructor: Laura Downey

Fee: RPD Resident $70 / Non-Resident $80

Basic ballet movement, technique and vocabulary are explored in this class through creative movement, stories and dance games. Participants will learn basic ballet positions, fundamental movement, coordination and begin working at the ballet barre. This class will culminate with a studio performance for family and friends. Ballet shoes are not required though recommended. Dress up slippers are not permitted.


Ballet I

For Kids Age 7-10

Session: Spring

Day/Time: Wednesday 4:30-5:15pm

Instructor: Laura Downey

Fee: RPD Resident $70 /  Non-Resident $80

This class will explore the foundations of ballet technique for both boys and girls. Participants will build their strength and flexibility, develop their coordination, and learn the basic positions associated with successful ballet execution. This class will culminate with a studio performance at the end of the session. Ballet slippers, leotards and tights are required.


Stories in Action! at Oakton Elementary School

For Kids Grade K-5

Spring Session: April 10-May 29

Day/Time: Wednesday 3:40-4:40pm

Instructor: Jacy Herman

Fee: RPD Residents $75/session

Special new class offering for our friends at Oakton Elementary! Your kid’s favorite half-day workshop, Stories in Action!, is now a weekly class they can take after school. Students use their imaginations to develop characters and scenes, write their scripts, then help each other tell their stories! This class combines literacy learning, imagination exploration and teamwork. Class does not meet on School Improvement Days (half-days).


Intro to Sewing

For Kids Age 7-10

Session: Spring CANCELED

Day/Time: Saturday 12:30-1:30pm

Instructor: Courtney Lyons

Fee: RPD Residents $75 / Non-Residents $85

Join us to learn machine sewing and hand sewing in a fun and relaxed class. Students will complete several projects throughout the session while learning new skills and gaining creative confidence. All materials are provided. No experience necessary, all levels welcome