The Community Education Classes are offered on a first come basis. All classes require pre-registration prior to the start date.  Payment is required at time of enrollment. Community Education is located at 6633 Lake Michigan Drive in the New Options High School Building. Print & mail in enrollment form.   Visit the Registration page for more information.

Adult Enrichment


The Community Education has moved to Allendale High School, Please call us @ 892-5575, stop by the High School or mail your enrollment to 10760 68th Avenue.   Our phone number is the same but the fax # has changed to 616-892-3468.


Registration is taken prior to the start of class. No registration taken the day of the class. To sign up please call, mail or drop off registration form with payment to the Community Education office. Please do not give enrollment & payment to childs teacher.

Archery Beginners - 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. Class is scheduled to run on Wednesday mornings, June 29, July 6, 13, 20, 27 & August 3, from 9:30-10:30. Class location: Grand Valley Sporting Goods, 6387 Lake Michigan Drive. Ages: 8-14 years. Cost: $70.00.  

Archery Intermediate -  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 their own bows.  Wednesday mornings, June 29, July 6, 13, 20, 27 & August 3, from 9:30-10:30 Class offered at Grand Valley Sporting Goods, 6387 Lake Michigan Drive. Ages: 8-14 years. Cost: $70.00.

Babysitting Clinic  - 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 at this class. Ages 11-up. Location: Evergreen, #112. Cost: $38.00    Date: October, 24. Time: 3:45-5:45.

Beginner Karate Tuesdays - Fall 2016 Standale Karate will instruct this class after school in Springview Gym. The purpose and main focus is to teach Tae Kwon Do Martial Arts. Self discipline and self control will be incorporated into the training. 3:50-4:50 for ages KDG-5th. Cost: $56.00. Date: Oct 4 - November 29.    

Cheerleading Class, This class will be instructed by the Allendale High School Cheerleaders. Class will focus on the fundamentals of cheer. Motions, jumps, basic tumbling, and stunting. Athletes will learn chants, and a group cheer.  Dates: Fall 2016.   Cost:

Dance for Beginners, Thursdays, Grades 1st - 5th. The goal of this class will focus on basics and having 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 emphasis on both collaboration with fellow students and furthering the student's understanding of how to move to different styles of music. Class begins September 29. Time: 4:50 - 5:40. Cost: $56.00

Advanced Karate - Tuesdays,  Standale Karate is offering this class for students that have previously taken the beginner karate through Community Education with Master Rick. Students will learn their first form and one step self defense tactics. With successful completion of this class, students will be eligible to test for the 9th Gup; white/with purple stripe belt. Testing is not a requirement at the end of the semester. Additional fee's to test, receive a new rank belt and advance into Tae Kwon Do at the completion of class are optional. Class runs on Tuesdays (8 wks) from 3:50-4:50 at Springview Gym. Ages: KDG-5th. Cost: $56.00.  Date: Oct 4 - November 29.

Dance Intermediate, Thursdays, 3:50 - 4:40. Ages 1st - 5th. 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 and 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.  Date: Sept 29 - Nov 17. Cost: $56.00.

Creative Movement 5 & 6's, DK and KDG on Thursdays from 5:50 - 6:40. This session is geared towards 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 develope 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.  Springview Gym. Sept 30 - Nov 18. Recital held at the Fine Arts Center. Cost:$56.00.

Hunters Safety - Fall 2016.  September 22 & 24. Thursday, 5:30-8:00 & Saturday, 8:00-4:30. This course is for youth - adult.  If your son/daughter is 12 yrs and under, please plan to attend this class with them. Pre-registration taken ahead, no enrollment at the door. You must attend both classes to be certified. Due to the limited amount of space, 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. Class is offered one evening and a full Saturday.  Bring sack lunch to Saturday class. Class held at AHS, $10.00. Call to sign up & pay over phone with debit/credit card or mail registration with payment.

Snowmobile Safety – December 2016 - This course is designed to educate the operator in the safe operation of a snowmobile. Stop by the Community Education office to enroll and pick up your manual. No enrollment at the door please. No rollovers into the next scheduled class if you are a no show. The next class will run on Saturday in December, 2016. Cost: $10.00. Class held at AHS Media Center. Call Community Education to enroll over phone with debit/credit card.

Spring Boaters Safety 2016 - Saturday, May 7. 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 at time of enrollment which can be picked up at the Comm. Ed. Center. No registration at door please. If you are a no show there are no rollovers into the next scheduled class.  Saturday, May 7, from 9-3:00. Cost:$10.00. Bring sack lunch, 

ORV Safety, August 20 @ Georgetown Police Station, 3100 Port Sheldon.  Check DNR WEB for information. 

ORV Safety 2017  - May of 2017. This course is designed to educate the operator in the safe operation of ORV’s. 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 given at time of enrollment. Class held at Allendale High School Media Center.  No registration at door please.  No rollovers if you are a no show. Date: May of 2017, from 9:00 - 3:00. Cost is $10.00. Bring a sack lunch.

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Hypnotherapy Associates of Grand Rapids offers hypnotic assistance in reaching life's goals. Smoking Cessation, Weight Management, Stress Management, and Personal and Professional Development are only a few of the many services available. Hypnotherapy Associates of Grand Rapids will be offering the  following classes here in Allendale:

Smoking Cessation Group Session will focus on the subconscious reasons for smoking, and ending the struggle within so that becoming a non-smoker is easy and effortless. Participants are asked to consider the reasons they want to stop smoking, the times of day, activities, places, and emotions that they associate with smoking, and to imagine how their lives will be better as a result of becoming a non-smoker. Class is scheduled to run October 24, from 6-8:00.  Class will be held in the High School Media Center. Cost: $45.00.

Hypnotic Weight Management Group Session will focus on increasing the desire to make healthy choices in food and exercise to lose weight. Participants will be encourages to set their desire high for making the choices that enable them to reach their own health goals. Class is scheduled to run December 5, from 6-8:00 pm. Class will be held in the High School Media Center. Cost: $45.00.

PiYo -   Are you ready for a new way to work out? Combine the muscle-sculpting, core firming benefits of Pilates with the strength and flexibility advantages of yoga. Then, add speed to deliver a true fat burning, low impact workout that leaves your body looking long, lean, and more defined! Its called PiYo! Bring a Yoga or Pilates mat and water bottle to class and get ready for a fun new workout!  Mondays, October 10 - November 14, from 6:00 - 6:45 pm. Cost:$42.00. Springview Gym.

Zumba  –  Fall Class begins October 4, 2016 - May 4, 2017. Tuesday & Thursdays pm. Ditch the workout, join the party! 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, Springview gym located at the back of school.**** TIME CHANGE 7:00 - 8:00 pm, Springview Gym. Cost: $6.00 per visit or buy a punch card for $60.00 (10 visits, 11th is free.) Class does not run throughout summer months, Christmas vacation, Spring Break, ect. Please bring along a water bottle and a smile!!!!  Fall 2016 class will begin October 4, 2016 and end on May 4, 2017.

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 cancelled by Community Education. For cancellations due to weather, please call the Center. The cancellations will also be listed on WZZM 13.

To Cancel and Receive a refund: A refund will be issued (minus $5.00 processing fee) if the participant cancels at least 48 hrs. (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.

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Kelly Pratt
Gary Torno
Community Education Director

Community Education Fax
(616) 892-4668