Winter 2023
General Recreation Programs

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[Rock 'N' Kids, Inc.]
ROCK 'N' KIDS

Age 1-2 and 2-3 w/Adult
Introduce your tiny one to movement-based learning and imaginative play with music! Activities involve songs and rhymes, rhythm and coordination, fine and gross motor skill development, imagination, sensory experiences, and building direction-following and listening skills. Join us for musical fun that can't be beat! Wednesday mornings

[Chicago Loves Dance]
CHEERLEADING
Age 5-12

Learn cheers, poms routines and beginning-level stunts in this fun, energetic class! Each season brings a fresh set of activities that your child will enjoy learning. Tuesday evenings

[Chicago Loves Dance]
BREAKDANCE
Age 5-12
Under the creative direction of skilled Chicago Loves Dance breakdancers, students learn choreography and poses to show off their creativity in freestyle sessions and more. The last day of class is parent watch day, when dancers perform to show off their new talents. Tuesday afternoons

[Chicago Loves Dance]
PARENT/CHILD YOGA
Age 4-12 w/Adult
We supply the mats; all you need to do is come ready for some yoga and stretch! Under the creative direction of skilled yoga instructors who have designed this class for the comfort level of both you and your child, we learn poses, movements, stretches and, most importantly, spend quality time together. A parent is not mandatory; any adult/guardian is welcome to attend with your child. Sunday mornings or Wednesday evenings

[Chicago Loves Dance]
YOUTH YOGA
Age 6-11
We supply the mats; all you need to do is come ready for some yoga and stretch! In this class, kids learn beginning yoga movement, poses, terms and yoga-based games to make learning fun. Thursday afternoons


BRAINY STUFF

[Amazing Minds]
AMAZING MINDS
Age 5-9
Sharpen your academics AND take home exciting souvenirs with fun, hands-on, theme-based activities! Science comes alive as we investigate rocks and minerals, flight and weather; explore math through learning about money, geometry and shapes; and "travel" to destinations such as China, Ancient Egypt, Italy, Washington DC and Australia. Improve reading skills with our hands-on reading games involving the animal kingdom, ocean creatures and much more! Monday afternoons

[Chess Ed]
CHESS ENRICHMENT
Age 5-12
This magical and exciting "sport of the mind" will exercise your child's brain! Instruction includes the basics, and then moves into tactics and strategy, opening theory, middle game planning and endgame combinations. This program teaches chess, but also builds life skills. A U.S. Chess Federation-certified instructor leads the class. Monday afternoons

[Play-Well Tek-Nologies]
MINECRAFT ENGINEERING USING LEGO®
Age 5-7
Venture into the world of Minecraft in our unique LEGO experience. Get ready to build your base, craft your tools, use your Minecraft to harvest raw resources, and battle to stop the Ender Dragon from ending the world. Come explore the endless possibilities of LEGO with a trained Play-Well instructor. Tuesday afternoons

MINECRAFT MASTER ENGINEERING
Age 8-12
Bring your favorite Minecraft adventures to life with our enthusiastic Play-Well instructors. In a Minecraft world powered by LEGO resources, we will build shelters to keep out Creepers, craft mystical items that only true masters can wield, and perfect our crossbow skills to stop the Wither from taking over! If you can imagine it, we can build it. Thursday afternoons


Dog Training

PERFECT PUPPY
Age 18 & up
Help your puppy learn to become responsible for his own actions. Your pup will learn the basics: sit, down, stay, come, leave it, get started on leash walking, socialization and learn other helpful skills. For puppies 8 weeks to 5 months of age. Saturday mornings

FRESH START BEGINNER
Age 18 & up
Help your adult dog learn to become responsible for his own actions. Your dog will learn the basics: sit, down, stay, come, leave it, get started on leash walking, and other helpful skills. Please contact instructor Sally Bushwaller at sally@bushwaller.com so she can determine if this class is a good fit for you and your dog. NO CLASS: February 14. Tuesday evenings

INTRO TO K9 NOSE WORK
Age 18 & up
Let your dog do what they are genetically programmed to do--search for, and find, scent. Nose Work builds confidence, teaches creative problem solving, and provides mental exercise. Build your relationship with your dog while having fun doing something your dog will love! Dogs are crated when not working, therefore dogs who don't love other dogs will enjoy this class. NO CLASS: February 14. Register for individual classes on Tuesday evenings or Saturday mornings

CONTINUING K-9 NOSE WORK
Age 18 & up
In this advanced class, we work on complex hides including interior, vehicle, exterior and container searches. Dogs must be crated or behind a barrier when not working in class. Please bring your own crate. If you are interested in this class but have not taken Intro to Nose Work, please contact Sally at sally@bushwaller.com. Register for individual Thursday evening classes

GRAD SCHOOL FOR DOGS
Age 18 & up
This advanced class works on improving your dog's stay, recall and leash walking skills. Your dog must have attended Perfect Puppy or Fresh Start Beginner prior to attending this class. Bring a dog bed to class each week. Saturday mornings