Boys ages 3 through 5 are invited to dress as their favorite superhero for Superhero Day Jan. 17, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the TRC. The day includes superhero-themed games, crafts and stories and ends with a crime fighting parade around the track. Cost is $5 for residents and $7 for non-residents. Register in person or online by Jan. 10.
Dance & Cheer
A recreational dance and cheer class for children ages 4 through 10 will be offered Jan. 11 through March 1 at the TRC. Class for children ages 4 and 5 is 9:45 to 10:15 a.m. and class for children ages 6 through 10 is 10:20 to 11:05 a.m. Participants will learn the fundamentals of dance, cheerleading and fitness. The class session will end with a dance and cheer performance by each class at their regularly scheduled class time. Participants should take a water bottle and dress comfortably in workout or dance attire and athletic shoes. Cost for the eight-week session is $50 for residents and $55 for non-residents. Register online at www.tallmadgerecreation.org or in person at the TRC by Jan. 6.
Dance classes with Brittney
New sessions of two youth dance classes -- Ballet Kids and Hip Hop Teens with Brittney Benson will be offered on Sundays, Jan. 12 through March 2 at the TRC. All classes will have recitals on the last day of class. Ballet Kids teaches children ballet fundamentals. Class for children ages 4 through 6 will be noon to 12:30 p.m. and class for children ages 5 through 6 will be from 12:45 to 1:15 p.m. Cost for Ballet Kids is $45 for residents and $50 for non-residents. Hip Hop Teens for ages 7 through 13 teaches age-appropriate contemporary dances and will be from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Cost for Hip Hop Teens is $50 for residents and $55 for non-residents. Register online www.tallmadgerecreation.org using registration number 421804 by Jan. 6.
Crafty Club for
Let preschoolers show off their crafty side at the TRC's Crafty Club Jan. 11 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Participants will work with Miss Kim and Miss Monica creating fun, age-appropriate crafts to take home. Cost is $6 for residents and $8 for non-residents. The last day to register is Jan. 6.
Little Leapers with Renee
Little Leapers is a program designed to introduce children to the world of gymnastics and will be offered Friday afternoons or Saturday mornings at the TRC. Friday classes will run Jan. 10 through Feb. 14 and Saturday classes will run Jan. 11 through Feb. 15. The Dynamic Duo class is for parents and children ages 18 months through 3 and will take place from 3 to 3:30 p.m. Fridays and 9:30 to 10 a.m. Saturdays. Children ages 3 through 4 can sign up for the Puddle Jumpers class, offered Fridays from 2:15 to 3 p.m. or Saturdays from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Pond Hoppers is for children ages 4 and a half through 6 and will be offered from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. Fridays and 10:45 to 11:30 a.m. Saturdays. Class for children ages 6 through 8, called Rising Stars, will be offered from 4:15 to 5 p.m. Fridays and 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Saturdays. Puddle Jumpers, Pond Hoppers and Rising Stars will introduce participants to beginning skills and progressions on floor, vault, beam and bars. Cost is $45 for residents and $50 for non-residents. Register at the TRC or online by Jan. 6.
Potato to Runner in Eight Weeks
Train to run a 5K with TRC's Couch to 5K program on Saturday mornings, Jan. 11 to March 9 from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. This training session will help participants go from walking in the first week to jogging 3.1 miles (5K) by the last week. The class will end with paid admission to the Shamrock Run at Woodridge High School. The class is taught by a certified personal trainer. Cost is $75 for residents and $85 for non-residents and includes training, race fee and race T-shirt. Register in person or online by Jan. 6.
Floral Design Class
Learn to create seasonal flower arrangements at the TRC Jan. 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. In the floral design class, participants will create a seasonal arrangement using fresh flowers that they can take home and display. Cost is $6 for residents and $8 for non-residents plus a $15 supply fee paid in cash to the instructor at the first class. All materials will be provided. The last day to register is Jan. 8. Register at the TRC or online at www.tallmadgerecreation.org by clicking 'Register' and searching for activity number 432606-02.