Professional magician Gary Kantor now teaches his popular magic class ONLINE. This 45-minute online class teaches children how to perform a number of mind-boggling tricks using everyday household items. Gary will start by explaining the secrets to the tricks, and then both Gary and the children will practice everything in great detail. The children will have a blast as they learn exactly what to say and do when performing in front of an audience. And since this class is online, it can be taken whenever it is convenient for your schedule. And the videos can be watched again and again.  Your entire family can even take this class together! Additionally, be sure to sign up for this class again since new tricks are taught each session.  Class is for ages 5-12 years. (When you register, you will be told the household items that are needed for the class.)

R/NR Fee: $19/$19

Code:
2350

Professional balloon artist Gary Kantor introduces a 45-minute online class that teaches children the techniques needed to take plain balloons and transform them into incredible balloon animals (like dogs, butterflies, fish, etc.). By watching these online videos children will create their own balloon animals, with Gary walking them through each step in the process. And this class isn’t just for the kids; parents will have a blast if they join the experience. Additionally, you can sign up again since each session makes different animals. Ideal class age is 7 and above. (Note: you will need your own balloons and balloon pump. The pump and balloons cost about $13, and when you register you will be given information on places to purchase these.)

R/NR Fee: $19/$19

Code:
2351

Ukulele is fun! It’s easy! Learn all you need to know to play some old favorites and current pop tunes. Private lessons for all levels. Each session includes eight, 30-minute private lessons. Student must supply your own ukulele. Register at any time during the session. A prorated class credit will be charged if the instructor has available time slots open.

R/NR Fee: $160/$180 (8 weeks)

Code: Day: Date(s): Time:
1708

1709

Wed

Wed

5/27-7/15

7/29-9/16

4:00-7:00 pm

4:00-7:00 pm

This class is for everyone, from beginner to advanced, ages 6 years and up. Private acoustic guitar lessons for all levels. Each session includes eight, 30-minute private lessons. Have fun learning to play the world’s most popular instrument. Children will learn the fundamentals of guitar playing, including holding the guitar, pick, and proper fret-hand and finger placement, playing by ear, and playing basic songs. You must provide your own guitar. Students will be asked to purchase a music book from a local or online music store. We ill accept registration at any time during the session if space allows.

R/NR Fee: $160/$180 (8 weeks)

Code: Day: Date(s): Time:
1702

1703

Wed

Wed

5/27-7/15

7/29-9/16

4:00-7:00 pm

4:00-7:00 pm

In our virtual classroom, children will hear a story, create a simple art project, sing, and interact with others. Each week our 45-minute class will be based on a different theme. Once you have registered you will receive the supply list and a classroom link to access the program. For more information, contact Beth Christianson at bchristianson@waucondaparks.com.

Location:         Virtual

R/NR Fee:       $30/$38 (4 weeks)

Limit:               5/8

Code: Day: Date(s): Time:
2201V CANCELLED Wed 6/10 – 7/1 10:00 – 10:45 am

Rock ‘n’ Kids at Home! 
Enroll in this virtual class session to sing, dance, play and learn! Rock ‘n’ Kids provides the Tot Rock and Kid Rock music and creative movement programs for children ages 1-6. Registered participants will receive an email from Rock ‘n’ Kids with that week’s pre-recorded, private 30-minute virtual class, allowing families to participate on their own time. The session’s musical activities will be based on the theme of “My Box of Crayons!” Each class will explore a different color through music and movement, and will include opening songs, weekly theme introduction, DIY instrument and prop ideas, 4-6 additional music activities, and closing songs. Class activities will involve rhythm, fine and gross motor, imaginative play, sensory integration and listening skills. Rock ‘n’ Kids has been enjoying children’s wiggles and giggles for 25 years! You won’t want to miss this chance for safe, musical fun and learning with your child.

Location:         At Home

R/NR Fee:       $58/$69 (8 weeks)

Limit:               5/10

Code: Day: Date(s): Age:
2207V

2208V

Mon

Mon

6/15 – 8/3

6/15 – 8/3

Tot Rock 1-2 yrs

Kid Rock 2-5 yrs

Pottery To Go 8-inch Star Kit (All Ages)

Looking for the perfect homemade decoration for the 4th of July! Look no further; Color Me Mine’s 8-inch Star To Go kit gives you or entire family hours of creativity and fun. Each kit includes the piece of pottery, a set of brushes, and 6 ceramic paint colors of your choice. This is an activity that you can do whenever you want; there is no scheduled time or online login to worry about. Sign up for the June 1 date to have your kit delivered between June 8-11; or, sign up for the June 8 date to have your kit delivered between June 15-20. Please note: You will be responsible for returning your pottery to Color Me Mine (Crystal Lake location) for glazing and firing. For more information, contact Beth Christianson at bchristianson@waucondaparks.com.

Upon completion of your registration, you will receive an email with more information and a survey where you will list your contact information and select your paint colors.

Location:         At Home

R/NR Fee:       $25/$31

Limit:               5/10

Code: Day: Date(s):
2237V

2238V

Mon

Mon

6/1

6/8

Pottery To Go Kit (All Ages)

Let’s get creative and have some family fun at home with Color Me Mine. Your to go kit gives the kids or entire family hours of creativity and fun. Each kit includes one piece of pottery, a set of brushes, and 6 acrylic paint colors to go with your piece (NO firing of your pottery needed). This is an activity that you can do whenever you want; there is no scheduled time or online login to worry about. Sign up for the June 1 date to have your kit delivered between June 8-11; or, sign up for the June 8 date to have your kit delivered between June 15-20. Please note: Color Me Mine is offering for an additional $3 option to use ceramic paint for your pottery piece. You will be responsible for returning your pottery to Color Me Mine (Crystal Lake location) for glazing and firing. For more information, contact Beth Christianson at bchristianson@waucondaparks.com.

Upon completion of your registration, you will receive an email with more information and a survey where you will list your contact information and select your pottery piece(s) and paint colors.

Location:         At Home

R/NR Fee:       $18/$21

Limit:               5/10

Day:    Date(s):           Delivery Date(s):

Mon     6/1                   6/8-6/11

Mon     6/8                   6/15-6/20

Code: Day: Date(s):
2235V

2236V

Mon

Mon

6/1

6/8

Father’s Day Craft Class (3-6 yrs)

Kids, do you want to surprise dad with some great gifts for Father’s Day? Join us for our virtual one-time class to make some “SUPER” presents that dad is sure to love.  When we finish our gifts, we will wrap them and create a one of a kind card for your #1 dad. Once you have registered you will receive a link to access the program and a supply kit for the crafts.

Location:         Virtual

R/NR Fee:       $14/$17

Limit:               4/8

Code: Day: Date(s): Time:
2233V Wed 6/17 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Welcome to Menagerie Dance Program!

Summer Dance VIRTUAL Classes
Session Dates: June 8-August 8 (no classes June 29-July 4)
Location: Community Center
Min/Max: 4/8 (Maximum of 6 where indicated)
Register by: One week prior to class

The Wauconda Park District is committed to providing high-quality dance classes to enhance the overall development of the child. We provide a safe and child-centered environment to encourage our students to explore dance with qualified, nurturing teachers.

We believe that dance training encourages young people to develop a positive self-image as they increase awareness of their physical being. Along with improving coordination skills and developing muscular awareness, dance classes give children the freedom to express themselves through movement.

Code: Day: Time: Age: Class: R/NR Fee:
2400

2401

2402

2403

2404

2405

2406

2407

2408

2409

2410

2411

2412

2413

2414

2415

2416

2417

2418

Mon

Mon

Mon

Mon

Mon

Wed

Wed

Wed

Wed

Wed

Wed

Thu

Thu

Thu

Thu

Thu

Sat

Sat

Sat

3:30-4:15 pm

4:00-5:00 pm

4:15-5:15 pm

5:30-6:15 pm

5:15-6:15pm

4:00-5:00 pm

5:00-6:00 pm

3:30-4:00 pm

4:00-5:00 pm

5:00-6:00 pm

6:00-7:00 pm

4:00-5:00 pm

5:00-6:00 pm

3:15-4:00 pm

4:00-5:00 pm

5:00-6:00 pm

10:30-11:30 pm

11:30 am-12:30 pm

12:30-1:30 pm

3-4 years. (max. 6 per class)

By approval

6-8 years

By approval

6-8 years

9-12 years

7-11 years

2.5-3 years

7-9 years

9-11 years

12+ years

12+ years

13+ years

4-6 years (max. 6 per class)

9-11 years

9-11 years

4-5 years (max. 6 per class)

5-6 years (max. 6 per class)

8-10 years

Creative Dance

Adv. Ballet

Ballet

Pointe

Jazz

Jr. Inversion

Musical Theatre I/II

Intro to Creative Dance

Tap I

Tap II

Teen Tap

Musical Theatre III/IV

Inversion

Pre-Ballet

Ballet

Jazz

Pre-Ballet and Tap

Pre-Ballet and Tap

Lyrical

$60/$72

$80/$100

$64/$80

$60/$72

$64/$80

$64/$80

$64/$80

$56/$70

$64/$80

$64/$80

$64/$80

$64/$80

$64/$80

$60/$72

$64/$80

$64/$80

$64/$80

$64/$80

$64/$80

Come join us for our summer workshop series! Attending summer sessions often gives students a boost in their training, body flexibility and strength, so they feel more confident and accomplish more in their training during the year! Pick one or come to them all! We can’t wait to see you there!

Location: Community Center
R/NR Fee: $25/$32
Min/Max: 5/12
Register by: One week prior to class

Code: Workshop: Day: Date(s): Time:
2432

2433

2434

2435

2436

2437

2438

2439

2440

2441

2442

2443

Jazz (10-12 yrs)

Jazz (13 yrs and up)

Modern (10-12 yrs)

Modern (13 yrs and up)

Tap (10-12 yrs)

Tap (13 yrs and up)

Hip Hop (10-12 yrs)

Hip Hop (13 yrs and up)

Lyrical (10-12 yrs)

Lyrical (13 yrs and up)

Musical Theatre (10-12 yrs)

Musical Theatre (13 yrs and up)

Tue

Tue

Tue

Tue

Tue

Tue

Tue

Tue

Tue

Tue

Tue

Tue

June 9

June 9

June 16

June 16

June 23

June 23

July 7

July 7

July 14

July 14

July 21

July 21

4:00-6:00 pm

6:00-8:00 pm

4:00-6:00 pm

6:00-8:00 pm

4:00-6:00 pm

6:00-8:00 pm

4:00-6:00 pm

6:00-8:00 pm

4:00-6:00 pm

6:00-8:00 pm

4:00-6:00 pm

6:00-8:00 pm

Principles of Choreography (6 weeks)

This beginning level choreography course will introduce students to both the exploration of the choreographic process and the basic tools used in choreography. Students will learn through improvisations, assignments and class discussions.  Each class session will explore a different concept and participants will be given homework to create an individual piece based on that week’s material that will be presented to the class the following week.  Instructions on how to share their work will be covered in the first session.

Participants will need access to a computer, tablet or mobile device and will be required to download the Zoom and Band apps (both free).

Location: Virtual Class

Program Fee: $48/60 (6 weeks)

Min/Max: 4/8

Register by:    One week prior to class

Code: Day: Date(s): Time:
2427 Mon 7/6 – 8/3 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Dance on Camera (6 weeks)  

Dance on Camera is a fun class for students to create new ways of working with technology and dance.  Participants will be learning choreography as well as basic camera skills to record and edit Dance on film.  Participants will be given weekly assignments to record and present the following week.  Instructions on how to share work will be covered in the first session.

Participants require a device with video capability, iMovie, and will need to download the Zoom and Band apps (both free).

Location: Virtual Class

Program Fee: $48/60 (6 weeks)

Limit: 4/8

Code: Day: Date(s): Time:
2428 Thu 7/2 – 8/6 5:30 – 6:30 pm

Ballet Bun Tutorial

This class is designed for young dancers and a parent, as well as older dancers so they may learn to do this independently.  We will demonstrate how to do a traditional ballet bun.  Participants will need a hairbrush, hair elastics and bobby pins.

Participants will need access to a computer, tablet or mobile device and will be required to download the Zoom app (free).

Location: Virtual Class

Program Fee: $8/$10 (one day)

Limit: 4/8

Code: Day: Date(s): Time:
2429 Tue 6/30 5:30 – 6:30 pm

Grab Dad, find some space to move, hop online, and join us to learn a short dance!  This fun FREE event is for Dancers and Dads to have some fun and celebrate Father’s Day!

Participants will need access to a computer, tablet, or mobile device and will be required to download the Zoom app (free).

Facebook LIVE event

R/NR Fee: FREE

Limit: 50

Day: Date(s): Time:
Tue 6/16 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Gentle Yoga

Great for Every-Body! A practice to nurture and relax the body using gentle stretches and movements. Gentle yoga increases body awareness with movement, explores breath-work, and deepens your mind body connection with a slow focused practice.

We have partnered with local Yoga studio Silver Lotus to offer the following Yoga classes on-line.  Whether you are new to the art of yoga or have been taking advantage of it’s benefits for year’s you are sure to get something out of these classes. After you register, you will receive a link to our on-line classes and a passcode that will allow you to view the classes.  All classes will be left on-line for three days, so that you can still receive the class if the live time does not work with your schedule.  Participants registering after the start of the session will pay a prorated fee.

Location: On-line

R/NR Fee: $65 (6 weeks)

Min/Max:  6/10

Code: Day: Date(s): Time:
2135 Mon 6/8-7/13 4:15-5:15 pm

Intro to Meditation

Each class offers an opportunity to become more comfortable in your practice. With the use of simple explanations and modifications, you will be guided through gentle postures, breath awareness and guided relaxation. Your instructor help ease you into stillness leading into a silent meditation.

We have partnered with local Yoga studio Silver Lotus to offer the following Yoga classes on-line.  Whether you are new to the art of yoga or have been taking advantage of it’s benefits for year’s you are sure to get something out of these classes. After you register, you will receive a link to our on-line classes and a passcode that will allow you to view the classes.  All classes will be left on-line for three days, so that you can still receive the class if the live time does not work with your schedule.  Participants registering after the start of the session will pay a prorated fee.

Location: On-line

R/NR Fee:     $55

Min/Max:   6/10

Code: Day: Date(s): Time:
2136 Mon 7/6-8/10 12:00-12:45 pm

Chair Yoga

Great for those who need a little extra assistance or support in the postures. Your instructor will guide you through an asana practice performed while sitting on the chair and using the chair for support during standing postures. No prior yoga experience necessary.

We have partnered with local Yoga studio Silver Lotus to offer the following Yoga classes on-line.  Whether you are new to the art of yoga or have been taking advantage of it’s benefits for year’s you are sure to get something out of these classes. After you register, you will receive a link to our on-line classes and a passcode that will allow you to view the classes.  All classes will be left on-line for three days, so that you can still receive the class if the live time does not work with your schedule.  Participants registering after the start of the session will pay a prorated fee.

Location: On-line

R/NR Fee:     $65 (6 weeks)

Min/Max:   6/10

Code: Day: Date(s): Time:
2137 Thur 6/18-7/23 11:00 am-12:00 pm

ESPORTS ROCKET LEAGUE!
Wednesdays June 24-August 5 6:30-8:00pm
((registration deadline Sunday, June 14!))

Wauconda Park District is offering an opportunity for players of all ages to participate in a 3 v 3 Esports Rocket League competition this summer in partnership with GGLeagues, a recreational Esports league based in Chicago.

Be a part of this fun online league competing against 11 other participating park districts. Rocket League is a video soccer game held in a virtual stadium featuring rocket-powered cars playing in a challenging, fast-paced soccer contest with elements of a demolition derby. The regular season will consist of six weeks and will conclude with 1-week playoff.

League requires three team members, each member needs to register for the league!

If you have any questions, please contact Jon Seidenzahl at jseidenzahl@waucondaparks.com

Please Note: Participants can play across all gaming platforms (Xbox, Nintendo Switch, PS4, and PC). For some consoles this might be an extra cost.

R/NR Fee: $30/$30E

Code: Day: Date(s): Time:
2968 Wed 6/24-8/5 6:30-8:00 pm