Community Education

COMMUNITY EDUCATION CLASS OFFERINGS

Community Education classes are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. All classes require pre-registration prior to the start date.  Payment is required at time of enrollment.  Visit the Registration page for more information. Print and mail in the Enrollment form

Fall 2017 Classes for Students
 

  • Archery - Beginners
  • Archery - Intermediate
  • Babysitting Clinic
  • Karate Tuesdays
  • Dance - Beginners
  • Dance - Intermediate
  • Creative Movement 5 & 6 year olds, DK & Kindergarten
  • Home Alone - Child Safety
  • Hunter Safety
  • Snowmobile Safety
  • Boater Safety 2018
  • ORV Safety 2018
  • Learn to Ice Skate
  • Learn to Play Hockey
  • Home Alone

Fall 2017 Classes for Adults
 

  • Nutrition and Children
  • Painting Techniques with Mel
  • Rethunk Junk Furniture Painting with Mel
  • Staff First Aid
  • Staff CPR
  • Step Aerobics
  • Zumba

Cancellation Policy

Community Education reserves the right to cancel any class where there is insufficient enrollment. A full refund will be issued if a class is canceled by Community Education. For cancellations due to weather, please call the Center. The cancellations will also be listed on WZZM-13 television.

To Cancel and Receive a Refund: A refund will be issued (minus $5.00 processing fee) if the participant cancels at least 48 hours (two business days) prior to the start of the class. If you cancel the day before or the day of class, there will be no refund. No refunds made after the class has started, regardless of attendance. All no shows will not be rolled over into the next upcoming class.

Fees: A service charge of $35.00 will be assessed for returned/insufficient funds.

Fall 2017 Classes for Students - Course Descriptions

Archery  for Beginners

Ages: 8 - 14
Location: Grand Valley Sporting Goods, 6387 Lake Michigan Drive
Class is scheduled to meet Winter 2018

Learn the safety strategies, tips, skills and techniques of archery. Students will practice correct form, grip, angle, draw, and proper aim needed to shoot a bow. Equipment will be provided on site for this class. Bows from home are allowed.

Archery Intermediate

Ages: 8 - 14
Location: Grand Valley Sporting Goods, 6387 Lake Michigan Drive
Class is scheduled to meet Winter 2018

Students will perfect the following: form, grip, angle, draw, and proper aim needed to shoot. This class will be offered for the experienced youth that own bows.  

Babysitting Clinic

Ages 11-up
Location: Evergreen, #112 
Cost: $42.00
Date/Time: October 2, 2017; 3:45-5:45 pm

This class will give your youth a clear overview of what he or she needs to know about babysitting techniques. The do’s and don'ts, what to do in case of, and other responsibilities that go along with the job. CPR and first aid will also be taught in this class.

Karate Tuesdays  

Ages: KDG-Grade 5
Location: Class held in Springview gym

Cost: $60
Date/Time: September 26 - November 14; 3:40 - 4:30 pm

Standale Karate will instruct this class after school in Springview Gym. The purpose and main focus are to teach Tae Kwon Do Martial Arts. Self-discipline and self-control will be incorporated into the training.

Dance for Beginners

Ages: Grades 1 - 5
Location:
Cost: $60.00
Date/Time: Wednesdays, Sept 27 - Nov. 15:; 4:40 - 5:30 pm 

The goal of this class will focus on basics and have students develop a sense of appreciation for the dance arts. During the 8-week session students will have the opportunity to learn techniques from the ballet, lyrical, jazz, and modern genres while learning a performance piece for the end of the session showcase. This class will also have an emphasis on both collaboration with fellow students and furthering the student's understanding of how to move to different styles of music.

Dance Intermediate

Ages: Grades 1 - 5
Location:
Cost: $60.00
Date/Time: Wednesdays, Sept 27 - Nov. 15; 3:40 - 4:30 pm 

The intermediate level class is designed to build off technical knowledge learned from prior experience and students are asked to have some basic understanding of dance technique. The intermediate session will proceed to build dance vocabulary, musically, flexibility, and of course advancing technical abilities in the ballet lyrical modern & jazz genres. Along with advancing these skills, dancers in this class will be learning a showcase piece to perform at the end of the session on stage, in the Fine Arts Center. A recital will be held at the Fine Arts Center on 11/15. 

Creative Movement 5 & 6's

Ages: Grades 1 - 5
Location: Springview Gym
Cost: $60.00
Date/Time: Wednesdays, Sept 27 - Nov. 15:; 5:40 - 6:30 pm 

This session is geared toward young children who wish to be introduced to the dance arts and or are looking to get active in a fun and fast-paced learning environment. During the session, students will learn how to move to different genres of music, basic dance technique, and develop their collaboration skills with others in the class. This class will also be part of the end of session showcase and students will be asking to learn a dance for the performance. Recital held at the Fine Arts Center. 

Home Alone

Ages: Gr. 4 - 8
Location: Evergreen #112
Cost: TBA
Date/Time: TBA

More and more young children are required to stay home alone. It is important that every child understands what his or her parent or guardian wants the child to do while home alone. Care must be taken, however, to equip children with the self-care tools needed to deal with situations that might put them in danger. This class will cover such things as answering the door & phone, first aid, fire safety rules, internet safety, gun safety rules, and stranger danger.

Hunters Safety

Ages: Youth to Adult
Location:  Allendale High School
Cost: $10.00
Date/Time: Thursday, February 1,  2018, 5:30 - 8 pm & Saturday, February 3, 8 am - 4:30 pm
  

If your son/daughter is 12 yrs and under, please plan to attend this class with them. Pre-registration accepted ahead, no enrollment at the door. You must attend both classes to be certified. Due to the limited amount of spots, class fills quickly. Enrollment will be closed once the class fills. All no-shows forfeit their spot in the class, no rollovers into the next Hunters Safety class. The class is offered one evening and a full Saturday.  Bring sack lunch to Saturday class along with a pen & pencil. Class held at Allendale High School. Call to sign & pay over the phone with debit/credit card or mail registration with payment. 

Snowmobile Safety

Ages:
Location:
Cost:
Date/Time:

This course is designed to educate the operator in the safe operation of a snowmobile. The next class will be offered Saturday, Winter of 2018. Cost: $10.00. The class will be held at Allendale High School. Call Community Education to enroll over the phone with debit/credit card. You will be mailed your manual after enrollment or you may pick it up from the Community Education office. Bring along a pen and pencil.

Boaters Safety 2018

Ages: Anyone operating boats in Michigan
Location: Allendale High School
Cost: $10
Class is scheduled for Spring 2018

Michigan conservation officers and Michigan county sheriffs encourage all persons operating boats in Michigan to enroll in a boating safety course. This course is offered every Spring at Allendale HS. Manual provided the at time of enrollment which can be picked up at the Comm. Ed. Center. No registration at door, please. All those enrolled are to bring along a pen, pencil and sack lunch. The class is scheduled to run Saturday, 2018 from 9 am - 3 pm.

ORV Safety 2018

Ages: ORV Operators/Drivers
Location: Allendale High School
Cost: $10
Class is scheduled for Spring 2018

This course is designed to educate the operator in the safe operation of Off-Road Vehicles. Students enrolled must be able to read and understand the materials given. Students are required to take a written test at the end of the class. ORV study manual is given at the time of enrollment. Class held at Allendale High School Media Center.  No registration at door, please.  No rollovers if you are a no-show. .Cost is $10.00. Bring a sack lunch, ink pen & pencil. Date:  Saturday, 2018.  Time: 9 am -3 pm.

Learn to Skate, Session I

Ages: 5 - 14 years old
Location: Georgetown Ice Center
Cost: $125 (includes skate rental)
Date/Time: September 23 - November 18; 9 - 9:50 am

Your child will receive 50 minutes of instruction for 8 weeks (Saturdays).  All skaters MUST wear a helmet (hockey or bike). Dress accordingly & wear gloves. Wear only one pair of thin socks so the skates fit. The focus and goal are to teach beginner hockey players the fundamentals of skating. Students will be taught how to balance, bend, march forward, stride, how to get back up, agility, glide and more. Students will run through stations on the ice to rotate through instruction.  No class Nov. 4.

Learn to play Hockey, Session I 

Ages: 5 - 9 years old
Location: Georgetown Ice Center
Cost: $125
Date/Time: September 23 - November 18; 10 - 10:50 am

This class is the second step of youth hockey (the first is Learn to Skate class). Your child will receive 50 minutes of instruction for 8 weeks (Saturdays). Students will enjoy learning and be improving their skating and puck handling skills through challenging drills & on-ice games. Participants will be separated by ability in order for each participant to feel comfortable and challenged. Instruction will be high tempo, positive, and suited to the skill level of each player. No class Nov. 4.

Fall 2018 Classes for Adults - Course Descriptions

Nutrition and Children

Dates: Tuesday, November 7 & 14 
Cost: $40
Location: Allendale High School, Rooms 102 & 103

Mary Ryan CN former nutrition counselor at Pats Health Corner. Breakfast could be the most important meal of the day if your children will eat it. Discover why some children are not hungry in the morning. Learn one way to discover if your child is really sick or faking it. This two-night class will be offered Tuesday, November 7 & 14 from 6:30-8:30. Class held at Allendale HS in room #102/103. Cost:$40.00.

Clean Eating, Clean Home

Date: November 30
Cost:$25.00
Time: 6:30-8:30

Class Description: Join Margo, Certified Essential Oil Coach, and Brittni, as they share how and what to eat to support your immune system for these upcoming winter months, as well as how to reduce harmful chemicals in your personal care and cleaning products that could also be compromising your immune system. The benefits of using essential oils will also be shared. Enjoy food samples and giveaways!

Painting Techniques with Mel - Come learn how to use specific techniques taught with a personal touch. You will be taught tools needed to finish that special piece you have been putting off. Get the friends together for a night of fun with Mel from Mel's Recreation.  You will be taught how to glaze, distress and stain without sanding. Mel's products are on display at The Red Door. Tuesday, Oct 24 from 7:00 - 8:30. Class held at Allendale HS. Cost: $40.00.

Rethunk Junk Furniture Painting with Mel - Bring along a carryable piece of furniture to paint and a good quality brush. Mel will provide the rest of materials along with a few goodies. One quart of Rethunk Junk paint is included in the price of this class. At the end of the evening you will bring home a beautiful masterpiece. Mel will show you how to prep, paint, distress, glaze, stain top & tuff top. You will be allowed to choose your paint color. Enrollment deadline is 2 weeks before the class begins due to ordering of supplies. No refunds will be given once the supplies have been ordered. Be sure to pick your paint color when enrolling. Date: Tuesday, November 28, 2017. Cost: $85.00. Time: 6:00-9:00 pm.

Staff First Aid - Class runs 6-9:00 pm in the Middle School Media. Please contact Kelly at Community Education to sign up. Spots are limited. Class will be held October 3. Location: Middle School Media garage.

Staff CPR -  Class runs 6-9:00 pm in the Middle School Media. Please contact Kelly at Community Education to sign up. Spots are limited. Class will be held October 5. Location: Middle School Media garage.

Step Aerobics - Step Aerobics is an energetic, upbeat class that is sure to burn calories, tone and strengthen muscles, and boost your cardiovascular fitness. It's a great workout for all levels of fitness enthusiasts! Join us on Mondays form 6:15-7:00!! Bring a yoga mat and water bottle.  Mondays, October 30 - Dec 11. Class will meet in Springview gym, evenings for 6 weeks.  Cost: $42.00.

Zumba  – This class combines high energy and motivating music with unique moves and combinations that allow Zumba participants to dance away their worries. The routines feature interval training sessions, where fast and slow rhythms and resistance training are combined to tone and sculpt your body while burning fat. Add some Latin flavor and international zest into the mix and you’ve got a Zumba class! Zumba means to move fast and have fun, so if you are not a dancer, it doesn't matter! Use front entrance to the Springview gym located at the back of school.**** 7:00 - 8:00 pm.  Class does not run throughout the Summer months, Christmas vacation, Spring Break, ect. Please bring along a water bottle and a smile!!!!  Fall 2017 class will begin October 3, 2017 and end in the Spring. Cost: $7.00 per visit. Class offered one night per week, Tuesdays only.

COMMUNITY EDUCATION

Office located in:
Allendale Middle School
7161 Pleasant View Court
Allendale, MI 49401
616-892-3458 (office)
616-895-9111 (fax)

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday
7:00 am - 3:30 pm

Administration

Kelly Pratt
Secretary
616-892-3458
Gary Torno
Community Education Director
616-892-3480

Upcoming Events

October 24
Karate
3:30 PM
Karate
Oct 24
3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Community Education
Zumba
7:00 PM
Zumba
Oct 24
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Community Education
Painting Techniques with Mel
7:00 PM
Allendale High School Art Room. Class Canc.
Painting Techniques with Mel
Oct 24
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Allendale High School Art Room. Class Canc.
Community Education
October 25
Dance Intermediate
3:40 PM
Springview Elementary
Dance Intermediate
Oct 25
3:40 PM to 4:30 PM
Springview Elementary
Community Education
Dance Beginners
4:40 PM
Springview Elementary
Dance Beginners
Oct 25
4:40 PM to 5:30 PM
Springview Elementary
Community Education
Dance DK & KDG
5:40 PM
Springview Elementary
Dance DK & KDG
Oct 25
5:40 PM to 6:30 PM
Springview Elementary
Community Education
October 28
Learn to Skate - Georgetown Ice Center
9:00 AM
Georgetown Ice Center, 8500 48th Ave, Hudsonville, MI 49426, USA
Learn to Skate - Georgetown Ice Center
Oct 28
9:00 AM to 9:50 AM
Georgetown Ice Center, 8500 48th Ave, Hudsonville, MI 49426, USA
Community Education