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West Ridge Center

West Ridge Center
636 Ridge Road | Highland Park, IL 60035
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Phone: 847.831.3810

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Hours

Administrative Offices:
Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5pm

Front Desk:
Monday-Thursday, 8:30am-6:30pm
Friday 8:30am-5pm

Registration Hours:
Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm

Jammin’ Jungle Hours:
Mon-Thu, 8:30-10:30am, 11:30am-1:30pm and 3-6:30pm
Fri, 8:30-10:30am, 11:30am-1:30pm and 3-5pm
Sat, 9-11 am

West Ridge Center is the perfect atmosphere for young one’s to explore and for adults to feel young! There are a variety of programs that are offered from Early Childhood Programs; Arts, Music & Dance; Martial Arts; Special Events and so much more! West Ridge features the Jammin’ Jungle which is an indoor playground to let your little one explore and make new friends. Start your adventure with the Park District of Highland Park today!

Contact 

Brian Dumas, Recreation Supervisor II, Athletics and West Ridge Center
Phone: 847-579-3124
bdumas@pdhp.org
Cathy Fiori, Recreation Supervisor II
Phone: 847.579.3121
cfiori@pdhp.org
Mariana Henriques, Recreation Supervisor II
Phone: 847.579.3120
mhenriques@pdhp.org
Diane Jerklin
Phone: 847.579.3123
djerklin@pdhp.org
Registration Office
847.579.3128
Michele Long, Facility Coordinator
Phone: 847.579.3134
mlong@pdhp.org

Childhood Enrichment…Benefits that will Last a Lifetime!

Our Childhood Enrichment curriculum provides children with a unique variety of opportunities to:

  • Increase their motor and social skill development
  • Learn and practice independence
  • Use their creativity and imagination
  • Develop an appreciation for  learning
  • Understand the importance of exercise in everyday life
  • Customize your schedule! Stay for just one class, or, lunch and multiple programs
    • Our KinderExpress program includes lunchtime (brought from home), supervised play, and busing to/from West Ridge and your Kindergartener’s school.
    • Lunch programs are also available for pre-k children. The lunch program bridges the gap between morning and afternoon programs. Transportation is not available for pre-k children.

Our dedicated teachers have combined experience of over 75 years caring for young children. Our teachers are committed to supporting your child and providing these quality programs… with benefits that will last a lifetime!

Registration Information:

See below for a sneak peak of the 2017 fall/Full year West Ridge Childhood Enrichment schedule*. Maximize your child’s enrichment experience by adding  dance, theater, nature, or athletics programming to their schedule! Registration will begin in July. *Schedule not final until brochure is published. For registration or busing details, contact us at 847-831-3810

            
2017 Childhood Enrichment Program Schedule
Mon AMMon PMTues AMTues PMWed AMWed PMThur AMThur PMFri AMFri PMSat
Adult/ChildToddler Time Yoga 9:15-10a (Adult/Child- Ages 2-3 1/2)Kindermusik Our Time 9:15-10:05a or 10:15a-11:05a (Ages 18 mo-3 1/2)Kindermusik Village 12:15p-1:00p (Newborn-16 Months)
Growing Wild Together
9:30-10:45am (Adult/Child Ages 3-5)
Kindermusik Village 11:15-12p (Newborn-16 Months)Kindermusic Imagine That 1:15-2:15p (Ages 3-5)
Age 2Mom's Morning Away 9:30-12:30p (Ages 2-3)Fantasy Dance
12:55-1:40pm
(Ages 2-4)
Mom's Morning Away 9:30-12:30p (Ages 2-3)Mom's Morning Away 9:30-12:30p (Ages 2-3)Mom's Morning Away 9:30-12:30p (Ages 2-3)Pre-School Rockstars
1:45-2:30pm
(Ages 2-4)
ArithmeTots 9:15-11:15a (Ages 2 1/2-3)Fantasy Dance
1:45-2:30pm
(Ages 2-4)
Fantasy Dance
9:10-9:55am
(Ages 2-4)
Fantasy Dance
10-10:45am
(Ages 2-4)
Expressive Modern
10:50-11:35am
(Ages 2-5)
Age 3Mom's Morning Away 9:30-12:30p (Ages 2-3)Fantasy Dance
12:55-1:40pm
(Ages 2-4)
Mom's Morning Away 9:30-12:30p (Ages 2-3)Crayons Cooking & Fun 12:45-2:45p (Ages 3 1/2-5)Mom's Morning Away 9:30-12:30p (Ages 2-3)Fancy Feet
12:55-1:40pm
(Ages 3-5)
Mom's Morning Away 9:30-12:30p (Ages 2-3)Hip Hop Ballet
12:55-1:40pm
(Ages 3-5)
ArithmeTots 9:15-11:15a (Ages 2 1/2-3)ACE Academy 12:45-2:45p (Ages 3 1/2-4)Fantasy Dance
9:10-9:55am
(Ages 2-4)
Toddler Time Yoga 9:15-10a (Adult/Child- Ages 2-3 1/2)Pre-Ballet I
1:45-2:30pm
(Ages 3-5)
Heller Forest School
9:15-11:15am
(Age 3)
Heller Forest School
12:45-2:45pm
(Age 3)
Heller Forest School
9:15-11:15am
(Age 3)
Heller Forest School
12:45-2:45pm
(Age 3)
Fun with Phonics I 9:15-11:15a (Ages 3-4)Fun With Phonics I 12:45-2:45p (Ages 3-4)Heller Forest School
9:15-11:15am
(Age 3)
Heller Forest School
2:45-2:45pm
(Age 3)
Pre-Ballet I
10-10:45am
(Ages 3-5)
Fancy Feet
10-10:45am
(Ages 3-5)
Fantasy Dance
10-10:45am
(Ages 2-4)
Hip Hop Ballet
1:45-2:30pm
(Ages 3-5)
Pre-School Rockstars
10-10:45am
(Ages 3-5)
Pre-School Rockstars
1:45-2:30pm
(Ages 2-4)
Fancy Feet
10-10:45am
(Ages 3-5)
Fantasy Dance
1:45-2:30pm
(Ages 2-4)
Expressive Modern
10:50-11:35am
(Ages 2-5)
Pre-Jazz I
11:45am-12:30pm
(Ages 3-6)
Showbiz Kids
2:35-3:20pm
(Ages 3-5)
Pre-Ballet I
11:45-12:30pm
(Ages 3-5)
Hip Hop Ballet
11:40-12:25pm
(Ages 3-5)
Musical Theatre Tots
3:30-4:15pm
(Ages 3-5)
Age 4Heller Forest School
9:15-11:15am
(Ages 4-6)
BAMM 12:45-3:45 (Ages 4-6)Crayons Cooking & Fun 12:45-2:45p (Ages 3 1/2-5)Fun with Phonics II 9:15a-11:15a (Ages 4 1/2-6)Imagination Station 12:45-2:45p (Ages 4-6)Fun with Phonics I 9:15-11:15a (Ages 3-4)Fun with Phonics I 12:45p-2:45p (Ages 3-4)K.I.D 101 9:15-11:15a (Ages 4 -5 1/2)ACE Academy 12:45-2:45p (Ages 3 1/2-4)Fantasy Dance
9:10-9:55am
(Ages 2-4)
Monarchs and Minnows- 3 Day
9:00-11:00am
(Ages 4-6)
Monarchs and Minnows
2:45-2:45pm
(Ages 4-6)
Imagination Station 9:15a-11:15a (Ages 4-6)Monarchs and Minnows- 3 Day
9:00-11:00am
(Ages 4-6)
Fancy Feet
12:55-1:40pm
(Ages 3-5)
Monarchs and Minnows
9:00-11:00am
(Ages 4-6)
Yogart 12:45-2:45p (Ages 4-6)Monarchs and Minnows- 3 Day
9:00-11:00am
(Ages 4-6)
Monarchs and Minnows
2:45-2:45p
(Ages 4-6)
Pre-Ballet I
10-10:45am
(Ages 3-5)
Fancy Feet
10-10:45am
(Ages 3-5)
Heller Forest School
2:45-2:45pm
(Ages 4-6)
Monarchs and Minnows
9:00-11:00am
(Ages 4-6)
Fantasy Dance
10-10:45am
(Ages 2-4)
Hip Hop Ballet
1:45-2:30pm
(Ages 3-5)
Heller Forest School
9:15-11:15am
(Ages 4-6)
Monarchs and Minnows
12:45-2:45pm
(Ages 4-6)
Heller Forest School
9:15-11:15am
(Ages 4-6)
Heller Forest School 2:45-2:45pm
(Ages 4-6)
Expressive Modern
10:50-11:35am
(Ages 2-5)
Hip Hop Ballet II
11:45-12:30pm
(Ages 4-6)
Fantasy Dance
12:55-1:40pm
(Ages 2-4)
Pre-Jazz I
11:45am-12:30pm
(Ages 3-6)
Hip Hop Ballet II
2:35-3:20pm
(Ages 4-6)
Pre-School Rockstars
10-10:45am
(Ages 3-5)
Heller Forest School
12:45-2:45pm
(Ages 4-6)
Fancy Feet
10-10:45am
(Ages 3-5)
Pre-Jazz I
12:55-1:40pm
(Ages 4-6)
Hip Hop Ballet
11:40-12:25pm
(Ages 3-5)
Pre-Ballet I
1:45-2:30pm
(Ages 3-5)
Pre-Lyrical I
11:45-12:30pm
(Ages 4-6)
Hip Hop Ballet
12:55-1:40pm
(Ages 3-5)
Pre-Ballet I
11:45-12:30pm
(Ages 3-5)
Fantasy Dance
1:45-2:30pm
(Ages 2-4)
Ballet I
5-5:45pm
(Ages 4-7)
Pre-School Rockstars
1:45-2:30pm
(Ages 2-4)
Showbiz Kids
2:35-3:20pm
(Ages 3-5)
Musical Theatre Tots
3:30-4:15pm
(Ages 3-5)
Age 5Heller Forest School
9:15-11:15am
(Ages 4-6)
BAMM 12:45-3:45 (Ages 4-6)Crayons Cooking & Fun 12:45-2:45p (Ages 3 1/2-5)Fun with Phonics II 9:15a-11:15a (Ages 4 1/2-6)Imagination Station 12:45-2:45p (Ages 4-6)Monarchs and Minnows
9:00-11:00am
(Ages 4-6)
Yogart 12:45-2:45p (Ages 4-6)K.I.D 101 9:15-11:15a (Ages 4 -5 1/2)Monarchs and Minnows
12:45-2:45pm
(Ages 4-6)
Pre-Ballet I
10-10:45am
(Ages 3-5)
Monarchs and Minnows- 3 Day
9:00-11:00am
(Ages 4-6)
Monarchs and Minnows
12:45-2:45pm
(Ages 4-6)
Imagination Station 9:15a-11:15a (Ages 4-6)Monarchs and Minnows- 3 Day
9:00-11:00am
(Ages 4-6)
Fancy Feet
12:55-1:40pm
(Ages 3-5)
Heller Forest School
9:15-11:15am
(Ages 4-6)
Heller Forest School
12:45-2:45pm
(Ages 4-6)
Monarchs and Minnows- 3 Day
9:00-11:00am
(Ages 4-6)
Heller Forest School
12:45-2:45pm
(Ages 4-6)
Expressive Modern
10:50-11:35am
(Ages 2-5)
Fancy Feet
10-10:45am
(Ages 3-5)
Heller Forest School
12:45-2:45pm
(Ages 4-6)
Monarchs and Minnows
9:00-11:00am
(Ages 4-6)
Pre-Jazz I
11:45am-12:30pm
(Ages 3-6)
Hip Hop Ballet
1:45-2:30pm
(Ages 3-5)
Pre-School Rockstars
10-10:45am
(Ages 3-5)
Monarchs and Minnows
12:45-2:45pm
(Ages 4-6)
Heller Forest School
9:15-11:15am
(Ages 4-6)
Pre-Jazz I
12:55-1:40pm
(Ages 4-6)
Hip Hop Ballet
11:40-12:25pm
(Ages 3-5)
Hip Hop Ballet II
11:45-12:30pm
(Ages 4-6)
Pre-Ballet I
1:45-2:30pm
(Ages 3-5)
Hip Hop Ballet II
2:35-3:20pm
(Ages 4-6)
Pre-Lyrical I
11:45-12:30pm
(Ages 4-6)
Hip Hop Ballet
12:55-1:40pm
(Ages 3-5)
Fancy Feet
10-10:45am
(Ages 3-5)
Lyrical
5:30-6:25pm
(Ages 5-8)
Young Performers
1:30-2:30pm
(Grades K-1)
Ballet I
5-5:45pm
(Ages 4-7)
Showbiz Kids
2:35-3:20pm
(Ages 3-5)
Pre-Ballet I
11:45-12:30pm
(Ages 3-5)
Musical Theatre Tots
3:30-4:15pm
(Ages 3-5)
Pre-Ballet I - Barre Basics
4:30-5:30pm
(Ages 5-8)
Ballet II
5:30-6:25pm
(Ages 5-10)
Age 6Heller Forest School
9:15-11:15am
(Ages 4-6)
BAMM 12:45-3:45 (Ages 4-6)Yoga & Science Discovery 9:15a-11:15a (Ages 4-6)Hip Hop
5:30-6:25pm
(Ages 6-10)
Fun with Phonics II 9:15a-11:15a (Ages 4 1/2-6)Imagination Station 12:45-2:45p (Ages 4-6)Monarchs and Minnows
9:00-11:00am
(Ages 4-6)
Yogart 12:45-2:45p (Ages 4-6)Monarchs and Minnows- 3 Day
9:00-11:00am
(Ages 4-6)
Monarchs and Minnows
12:45-2:45pm
(Ages 4-6)
Young Performers
1:30-2:30pm
(Grades K-1)
Monarchs and Minnows- 3 Day
9:00-11:00am
(Ages 4-6)
Monarchs and Minnows
12:45-2:45pm
(Ages 4-6)
Imagination Station 9:15a-11:15a (Ages 4-6)Monarchs and Minnows- 3 Day
9:00-11:00am
(Ages 4-6)
Hip Hop Ballet II
2:35-3:20pm
(Ages 4-6)
Heller Forest School
9:15-11:15am
(Ages 4-6)
Heller Forest School
12:45-2:45pm
(Ages 4-6)
Heller Forest School
9:15-11:15am
(Ages 4-6)
Heller Forest School
12:45-2:45pm
(Ages 4-6)
Hip Hop Ballet II
11:45-12:30pm
(Ages 4-6)
Heller Forest School
12:45-2:45pm
(Ages 4-6)
Monarchs and Minnows
9:00-11:00am
(Ages 4-6)
Pre-Jazz I
11:45am-12:30pm
(Ages 3-6)
Pre-Lyrical I
11:45-12:30pm
(Ages 4-6)
Monarchs and Minnows
12:45-2:45pm
(Ages 4-6)
Pre-Jazz I
12:55-1:40pm
(Ages 4-6)
Ballet I
5-5:45pm
(Ages 4-7)
Pre-Ballet I - Barre Basics
4:30-5:30pm
(Ages 5-8)
Lyrical
5:30-6:25pm
(Ages 5-8)
Jazz I
4-4:45pm
(Ages 6-10)
Ballet II
5:30-6:25pm
(Ages 5-10)
KindergartenCuriosity Club 9:15a-11:15a (Grade K)Numbers Nonsense 12:45-2:45p (Grade K)Curiosity Club 9:15a-11:15a (Grade K)Curiosity Club 12:45-2:45p (Grade K)Curiosity Club 9:15a-11:15a (Grade K)Curiosity Club 12:45-2:45p (Grade K)Numbers Nonsense 9:15a-11:15a (Grade K)Numbers Nonsense 12:45-2:45p (Grade K)Numbers Nonsense 9:15a-11:15a (Grade K)Numbers Nonsense 12:45-2:45p (Grade K)Young Performers
1:30-2:30pm
(Grades K-1)
Jazz I
4-4:45pm
(Ages 6-10)
Yoga & Science Discovery 12:45-2:45p (Grade K)Imagination Station 12:45-2:45p (Grade K)Ravine Rangers
3:45-5p
(Grade K-3)
Lyrical
5:30-6:25pm
(Ages 5-8)
Ballet I
5-5:45pm
(Ages 4-7)
Hip Hop
5:30-6:25pm
(Ages 6-10)
Pre-Ballet I - Barre Basics
4:30-5:30pm
(Ages 5-8)
F.O.X. Den
3:45-5pm
(Grade K-3)
Ballet II
5:30-6:25pm
(Ages 5-10)
Grade 1Jazz I
4-4:45pm
(Ages 6-10)
Invention Convention 4:00-5:30p (Grade 1)Invention Convention 4:00-5:30p (Grade 1)Ravine Rangers
3:45-5p
(Grade K-3)
Lyrical
5:30-6:25pm
(Ages 5-8)
Young Performers
1:30-2:30pm
(Grades K-1)
Ballet I
5-5:45pm
(Ages 4-7)
F.O.X. Den
3:45-5pm
(Grade K-3)
Pre-Ballet I - Barre Basics
4:30-5:30pm
(Ages 5-8)
Contemporary
6:30-7:25pm
(Ages 7-11)
Pom
6-6:45pm
(Ages 7-13)
Hip Hop
5:30-6:25pm
(Ages 6-10)
Ballet II
5:30-6:25pm
(Ages 5-10)

The HP Studio for Visual Arts offers a variety of visual art classes for children and adults who show interest in exploring their imagination and talents in a creative and supportive setting.  Our philosophy is to offer a variety of classes to encourage learning in a fun and creative way.


 

Youth Programs

Clay Shop offers participants in grades 1-4 an opportunity to build confidence and creativity while learning various hand building techniques with clay. Clay shop is offered on Mondays and Thursdays.

For more information and registration, click here.

Youth Workshop

Join our two-day spring workshop. Create a ceramic flower lawn ornament that will be the first to bloom in the spring and stay fresh and colorful all summer long!

For more information and registration, click here.

Adult Programs

Participants ages 18 and up are welcome to join our Ceramic Art for Adults programs. Our Ceramic studio has a range of firing possibilities including high-fire, gas reduction, electric, and Raku firings. The studio also offers a complete range of electric wheels, a slab roller, extruder, glaze spraying booth, and plenty of storage for works in progress. Open studio time allows additional time for project completion.
For more information and registration, click here. 

 

 

Contact:
Diane Jerklin, Recreation Supervisor
Phone: 847.579.3123
djerklin@pdhp.org

Dance can make a difference in a child’s life!

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The Highland Park Studio for Dance and Performance is centered around a fun and nurturing environment that allows students to grow and advance at their own pace. Introductory classes focus on movement and coordination. Class levels progress to a more disciplined routine of stretching and proper techniques while promoting self-confidence. Our goal is to nurture each and every dancer while offering the highest level and quality of training.

Our professional staff strives for greatness in the areas of attitude, teachable spirit, discipline, selflessness, and integrity. We encourage every dancer to their fullest potential both inside and outside the dance studio.

Dance Sessions:

  • Fall Session (Sept. through Dec.)
  • Winter Session (Jan. through May culminating in the Spring Dance Show)img_0625
  • Spring Session (May through June)
  • Summer Session (June through Aug)

 

mmAttire:

Ballet classes:
Girls wear pastel pink leotards (without skirt or tutu), pink tights and pink ballet shoes.
Boys wear black pants, white or black shirt, and black ballet shoes.

Hip-Hop and Tap:
Comfortable clothes (no jeans) and clean-soled shoes. No street shoes.

Modern and Contemporary classes:
Black pants (no bare knees), black leotard and no shoes

Jazz, Performance and Broadway classes:
Black pants (no bare knees), black leotard and black jazz shoes

 


 

We are excited to introduce our new professional dance instructors who have trained with world renowned dancers such as…. Merce Cunningham, Randy Duncan, José Limón, View their Bios Here

Dance Instructor 3Tara Drazner


Highland Park Studio for Dance and Performance Programs

Introductory classes: Fantasy Dance, Fancy Feet

Our Introductory classes have an eclectic blend of technique and creativity for the foundation of our training and ensuring a well-rounded dancer and performer. All of our levels from instill the basics, uses French terminology, and teaches variations of classical ballet.
We begin with introducing the dancer to the dynamics of music and dance, using the body and mind creatively in a structured by highly supportive environment. Creative movement, gross motor skills, and basic ballet steps are introduced and further developed with level progression and formalized training. Children love coming to ballet class and will be gaining more coordination, musicality, and self-confidence every week.

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Contact:
Mariana Henriques, Recreation Supervisor II
Phone: 847.579.3120
mhenriques@pdhp.org

 

Dance Progressive Programs

(click here for our Progressive Programs chart to decide which program is right for you)

Summer Dance Programs

Registrations open NOW!
Summer Programs end with a Parent Day Showcase on the last day of class.
MondayTuesdayWednesday Saturday
Jazz I
(Ages 6-10)
4-4:45pm
Hip Hop
(Ages 6-10) 5:30-6:30pm
(Ages 11-14) 6:40-7:40pm
Fantasy Dance Days
Ages 3-5
10-10:55am
or
1-1:55pm
$25/$35

Different themes per week:
May 17th - Peter Pan
May 24th - Cinderella
May 31st - Slepping Beauty
June 7th - Swan lake
June 14th - Aladdin
Dance of the Ballets
(Ages 2-4)
9:15-10:05am
Ballet I
(Ages 4-7)
5-5:45pm
Fancy Feet
(Ages 3-5)
10:10-10:55am
Pom
(Ages 7-13)
6-6:45pm
Pre-Ballet I
(Ages 3-5)
11:00-11:45am
Once Upon a Dance – Dance Mini Camps!
Ages 3-6
Mon-Fri
9:30am to 11:30am
$140/160
3420211-E – Frozen – June 12-16 (*10am to 12pm)
3420211-A – Cinderella – August 7-11
3420211-B – Beauty and the Beast – August 14-18
3420211-C – Frozen – August 21-25
3420211-D – Trolls – August 28-September 1

 Stage is set for your Child to be Inspired by the Magic of Theatre!

Spring Programs:

Summer Theatre Programs

Registrations open February 15th!
All Summer Programs end with a Parent Day Showcase on the last day of class.
TuesdayThursday
Musical Theatre Tots

(Ages 3-5)
3:45-4:45pm

$175/195
Theatre 101

Grades K-1st
3:45-4:45pm

Grades 2-6
4:45-5:45pm

$175/195

Our dance school offers performance dance classes – click here to learn more!

Contact:
Mariana Henriques, Recreation Supervisor II
Phone: 847.579.3120
mhenriques@pdhp.org

Congratulations to all of our Amazing Performers of the Winter 2017 Class:

 

 

 

 

Karate  (Wednesdays): Click Here To Register For All Karate Programs

Instructors of the Illinois Shotokan Karate Club, under the direction of John DiPasquale, a four-time National Champion and former U.S. Karate National Coach, lead the Park District’s karate programs. Deerfield Park District residents, through a cooperative agreement, pay resident rates. This discount is not available through online registration.

TaeKwonDo_JadeP_24Uniforms
Uniforms are not mandatory but are recommended at the beginning level. Uniforms are mandatory at the continuing, intermediate and advanced levels and program advancement is emphasized. Uniforms and belt testing are available through the ISKC instructor for an additional fee. Purchasing safety equipment ($50-100) is required for continuing, intermediate and advanced levels. Belt Testing Belt testing is available twice a year at various suburban locations for an additional fee. Uniforms and belt testing are available through ISKC instructor.

Youth Karate (Ages 8-14)
Karate skills put children in touch with their bodies and help build coordination, agility, strength and poise, as well as personal safety skills in a well-supervised setting. The confidence gained helps foster a strong positive self-image. The mental aspect builds confidence, control and discipline, and the physical aspect is enjoyable and beneficial.

Pre-Karate (Ages 4-7)
Through a variety of fun and creative activities, children develop coordination, strength and personal safety skills in a well-supervised setting. This program helps children develop memory and agility skills that are necessary for success in school and other sports.

Parent/Child Karate (Parent/Child, Ages 8 & Up)
Share quality time with your child while developing muscle tone, coordination, cardiovascular fitness and karate skills. Regardless of age, weight or current physical condition, karate can put your family on the right track to physical well-being. 


Taekwondo (Mondays or Thursdays): Click Here To Register for All Taekwondo Programs

One of the newest Olympic sports is a 2000-year-old martial art offering a variety of benefits for people of all ages and physical abilities. Students have the opportunity to improve concentration and self-esteem, achieve lifelong physical fitness and learn self-defense skills. Classes are taught under the direction of Grand Master Ki Hong Kim (8th Dan World Tae Kwon Do Federation).

Uniforms
A $45 uniform fee is required at the first class. Belt testing is offered through the K.H. Kim’s Taekwondo (OATC) at an additional fee. All colored belt students are required to have complete sparring gears. Please note, after the second class the fee is not refundable.

Little Dragons (Ages 4-5)
This introductory class is designed to captivate the interest of our youngest students. Skills are developed through gentle instruction and appropriate games for their ability. This class focuses on developing balance, coordination and respect for the discipline of martial arts training.

Early Taekwondo (Ages 6-7)
Designed especially for younger children, this program helps kids develop conditioning, coordination, listening skills and self-confidence through creative activities.

Adult & Child Taekwondo (Parent/Child, Ages 7 & Up)
This class provides families with a fun opportunity to spend time together while improving physical and mental conditioning through cardiovascular drills, calisthenics and traditional Taekwondo techniques including punching, kicking and blocking.

Youth Taekwondo (Ages 8-13)
This program includes a balanced cardiovascular workout including punching, kicking and blocking skills using the Taekwondo tradition and self-control. Participants will improve coordination, power of concentration, balance and both physical and mental discipline.

Contact:
Chris Maliszewski
Lead Recreation Supervisor II
Phone: 847.579.3131
cmaliszewski@pdhp.org

Village (Adult/Child, Ages Newborn-16 Months)IMG_7694kindermusik logo
This class stimulates the cognitive, social, emotional and physical development in the early days of your child’s life. We will participate in activities appropriate for the different stages of development for this age. We’ll play, massage, explore objects, sing and move to nurture development!

Our Time (Adult/Child, Ages 18 Months-3 1/2)
Based on child development research, this program addresses the whole child Scottthrough singing, listening, moving and playing simple instruments. We will also explore texture and sounds, play finger games and learn to “take turns” so social skills will blossom.

Imagine That (Adult/Child, Ages 3-5)
Pretend play activities are integrated with music, vocal development, storytelling, dance, movement and literature to encourage cognitive and literacy skills, creativity, and individuality. A parent or caregiver will join class during the last 15 minutes each week.

Contact:
Cathy Fiori, Recreation Supervisor II
Phone: 847.579.3121
cfiori@pdhp.org

West Ridge is a great place to have your next birthday party or business meeting! West Ridge has the” at home” feeling with roomsWRC_MultiFunctionRoom_HolidayDecor - low res full of toys, small tables and chairs to accommodate children. You can have your party here and leave the mess to us. You can bring in your own entertainment and food. We ask that you not bring in live animals or DJs.

  • Jammin’ Jungle is our indoor playground and can be a great setting for the active child in your life.
  • Multi-purpose room is great for those big parties with room for up to 100 people.
  • Gym has a great new floor and is perfect for an athletic party. The gym may be rented on  Sundays from 1-3pm.

Rental Days/Hours

All rentals are by the hour and are available Monday through Friday (depending on availability) and Saturday and Sunday between 10am and 4pm. Rentals can be made up to 90 days in advance in person.

Fees (by the hour)

Jammin’ Jungle Indoor Playground, $71/resident, $91/nonresident
Preschool Rooms/Gym, $60/resident, $80/nonresident
Multi-Purpose Room, $58/resident, $78/nonresident
A $20 cleaning deposit is required for each room rental.

Park District of Highland Park Building Use Policy Rental Rules and Regulations

  1. Park District sponsored activities shall have priority in all facility usage.
  2. All rentals must be applied for in-person at the designated facility at which time full payment is required.
  3. Any individuals or groups applying for use of the facility must complete and submit the appropriate permit with the exception of scheduled Park District activities. The permits may be submitted no more than ninety (90) days prior to the proposed usage date and approved by the Center Supervisor dependent upon facility availability.
  4. Rentals are ninety percent (90%) refundable if reservation is canceled ten (10) or more working days prior to approved rental date.
  5. A refundable cleaning deposit will be charged. Cleaning deposits shall be refunded approximately two weeks after the date of rental if the group or individuals using the Center left the room in an orderly state. Please note: Additional fees will be assessed to the renter if there is any damage incurred by misuse of the facility and its property.
  6. All rental fees and charges are subject to change and are established annually by the Board.
    Rental fees will be charged based on 2 divisions: Resident and nonresident. Proof of residency is required with a valid ID.
    Individuals signing permit must be 21 years of age, be present during rental period and assume responsibility for all actions of the group and usage of the room and equipment including the chaperoning of minors.
  7. A rental permit shall be revoked at any time due to misconduct of individuals, falsification of information, misuse of property or failure to comply with Center and Park District rules and regulations. Rental payment will be forfeited to the Park District and future permits will not be issued to group or individuals involved.
  8. Park District reserves the right to prohibit any rental application which is contrary to the public safety and welfare.
    Any use of loudspeaker or public address instruments must be approved by the Park District. Necessary information must be submitted on rental application.
  9. Rental information for each facility, including forms, fees, hours and duration, room availability, and rules/regulations are available at the designated facility.
  10. Permits for fund-raising activities must be submitted thirty (30) days prior to the proposed usage date and must be approved by the Board.

“Pick-a-Party” Birthday Party PackagesColor Logo

West Ridge Center now offers unique themed birthday parties that perfectly fit your birthday boy or girls interests!

All of our packages include:

  • One hour of theme activity lead by one of our party specialists
  • One party attendant for the full event
  • One hour for gifts, parent led-games, etc.
  • Commemorative souvenir cup for all participants
  • 30 minutes for setup and 15 minutes for clean up

Let us make it easy for you…

“Hassle-Free” Add-On provides you with plates, napkins, utensils, tablecloth, and room decorations all set up for you! Choose from blue/pink/yellow, athletic theme, princesses, or star wars, or superhero. We will also provide some pre-stamped Thank You cards for you to mail to your party attendees!

Pick your party experience

Give your birthday boy or girl a party they will remember with these theme options and customizable details:winter_offerings

Additional fee to increase number of participants.

Available Dates:

March 26th, 2017.

April 9th, 2017.

April 29th, 2017.

April 30th, 2017.

May 6th, 2017.

May 27th, 2017.

May 28th, 2017

June, 17th, 2017.

June 18th, 2017.

August 5th, 2017.

August 6th, 2017.

 

Parties must be booked at least 14 days prior to party date.

Please contact us at 847.579.3125 or with the contact form below.

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