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Holiday Open House

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

The public is invited to attend Goshen Mayor Jeremy Stutsman’s Holiday Open House Wednesday, December 19, 2–4 p.m., at his office, City Hall, 202 S. Fifth St. Guests are asked to remember the homeless among us this Christmas season; items will be collected to be distributed by local helping agencies.... more

RIVER RACE DRIVE CLOSURE EXTENDED

Monday, December 3, 2018

NIPSCO is relocating the electric utilities at River Race Drive for the River Art Development, and is needing an extra two weeks to complete the project. The closure of River Race Drive from Jefferson Street north to the east/west alley has been extended until Friday, December 21. more

KERCHER ROAD TO OPEN TODAY

Monday, December 3, 2018

Kercher Road (CR 38) will be open to traffic today, but the speed limit has been changed temporarily for this winter. Construction for phase A1 of the Kercher Road project is nearing completion for the year. Due to delays, the contractor was not able to complete paving the final surface layer... more

Upcoming Events All »

Board of Public Works & Safety & Stormwater

Monday, December 17, 2018, 2:00pm

Board of Aviation meeting

Monday, December 17, 2018, 2:00pm

Park Board meeting

Monday, December 17, 2018, 5:30pm

Youth Programs

Dance Programs

Dance attire varies by instructor and by the different forms of dance. At registration, please request a copy of the dance attire requirements for your class. Dancers must be the minimum required age by August 1 of the session year. Pre-registration is required at the Park Office. Instructors will assist in class placement; please contact the Parks Office for details. Classes meet at our downtown studio at 216 South Main Street. Since class size is limited and your child will be taking a place in class upon registration, refunds will not be issued after class capacity is met or registration closes, whichever occurs first.

Session I

  • Priority registration for returning dancers begins July 9, and open registration begins July 23. Registration deadline is August 10.
  • Session I classes begin August 27. Classes meet for 12 weeks. Classes will not meet September 3 or October 22–26.
  • All classes have limited enrollment; please register early to ensure availability.

Session 2

  • Priority registration for returning dancers begins October 29 and open registration begins November 19. Registration deadline is December 21.
  • This exciting session prepares dancers for the Spring Concert on stage in May. In addition to class instruction, dancers will learn choreography and be involved in costume fittings for the performance. This process requires commitment from dancers for a 14- to 17-week session.
  • A spring concert dance costume, chosen by instructors, will need to be purchased for this session, not to exceed $50.
  • Session II begins the week of January 7 and goes through May 4. Monday classes meet for 14 weeks, Wednesday classes meet for 16 weeks, and Thursday classes meet for 16 weeks.
  • Monday classes will not meet on January 21, February 18 and April 1. Wednesday classes will not meet on March 27 and April 3. Thursday classes will not meet on March 28 and April 4. 
  • All class sizes have limited enrollment, so please register early to ensure availability.

Creative Dance

This is a class for children who are age 3 by August 1, as well as younger 4-year-olds. Class will focus on creative dance movement, including learning to follow rhythm, mirroring technique and improvisation.


Dance Sampler

A class for students ages 4 and 5. It will cover dance warmups, stretching and beginning technique for Jazz, Ballet and Modern. This class is great for children who are aspiring gymnasts, budding ballerinas or for those who simply love to move with music.


Modern/Ballet

Students ages 5–7 will learn age-adjusted ballet and modern dance technique. Your child will learn proper body alignment and develop flexibility, coordination and grace. Your child will also experience applying their own movement thoughts to the art of improvisation. Classes will facilitate the joy of dance and  appreciation for beauty, as well as build well-balanced, healthy respect and discipline. The difficulty level will increase with Beginning Modern II and Intermediate Modern.


Modern/Ballet for Children with Special Needs

This class will contain the same elements as Modern/Ballet. Students will learn the vocabulary of modern and ballet with sensitivity to dancers’ needs. Class will evolve according to the progression of the class. Please speak with instructor regarding enrollment.


Champion Force Cheerleading

Participants gain a sense of team spirit, improved self-esteem and readiness for high school cheer squad tryouts. In our program, we teach cheerleading and pompom techniques, jumps, stunts, cheers, chants, dance steps and voice projection. Coaches choreograph a competition routine, which all students learn and practice throughout the session in preparation for our Cheer Competition. Champion Force is a non-profit youth outreach program. Champion Force is open to boys and girls ages 4–18. Class meets at Schrock Pavilion in Shanklin Park. Please contact Champion Force at 855-754-9325 for registration information and complete session dates.


Art Camp

This stimulating art study course is taught utilizing various art materials, as well as incorporating the study of nature. The class instructor will capture campers’ interest, guiding both their aspirations and inspirations!

Winter Session 1: February 4-7
Ages: 6-8
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Fee: $50.00
Location: Abshire Cabin

Winter Session 2: February 11-14
Ages: 9-11
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Fee: $50.00
Location: Abshire Cabin


To view current programs and activities, please consult the 2018-2019 Fall & Winter Program Guide

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