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REMINDER: TRICK-OR-TREAT HOURS 2018

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

The hours for trick-or-treating for 2018 will be 5:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, October 31. more

BE AWARE OF 5K PARTICIPANTS

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

The Goshen High School Music Department will have a 5k run and 3k walk as part o their annual fundraiser.   The event will be Saturday, Nov. 3 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.   The run/walk will start on Monroe Street near the corner with Lincolnway East. Participants will go East along... more

Mayor Jeremy Stutsman invites community to third annual rose giveaway

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Mayor Jeremy Stutsman and his family would like to invite the community to stop by City Hall Friday, Oct. 19, starting at 9 a.m., to pick up a rose for their loved ones as a way to thank those who live and work in the City for their part in making Goshen a stronger, more vibrant community. Thirty... more

Upcoming Events All »

Board of Public Works & Safety & Stormwater

Monday, October 22, 2018, 2:00pm

Shade Tree Board meeting

Monday, October 22, 2018, 7:00pm

Goshen Housing Authority Board meetings

Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 7:00am

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