Community Education


Commmunity 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.

PDF DocumentWinter 2020 Class Offerings 

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.

2020 Winter Youth and Adult Classes

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't, what to do in case of, and other responsibilities that go along with the job. CPR & FA will also be introduced. Ages: 11-up. Cost: $42. Where: Allendale Early Childhood Center RM:117  Time: 3:45-5:30. Date: February 17, 2020 

Creative Movement for Young 5's & Kindergarten -  Held at Springview Gym on Wednesday's, 4:40-5:30 pm. For students in Young 5's and KDG. This session is geared towards young children who wish to be introduced to dance and/or are looking to get active in a fun learning environment. During the session, students will learn how to move to different genres of music, basic dance technique, and collaboration skills with fellow classmates. this class will also prepare a dance for the end of session showcase, in the Fine Arts Center. Class is offered on Wednesdays, Starting January 15 - March 18 (No class on Feb 19 and March 4)  with a recital on Wednesday, March 18. Cost: $60.00  Class is normally a 6 week class but we have made it an 8-week class just in case we have snow days.  

Beginners & Intermediates Dance: Wednesdays, Springview Gym, 3:40 pm-4:30 pm. Ages 1st-5th grade. The focus of this class will be to introduce and build onto basic techniques in styles such as ballet, lyrical, modern, and jazz, along with developing an appreciation for the art of dance. Beginner and Intermediate dancers are welcome! This session will aim to build dance vocabulary, musicality, and flexibility and emphasizes collaboration with fellow students. Dancers in this class will be learning a showcase piece to perform at end of the session, on stage in the Fine Arts Center. Class is offered on Wednesdays, Starting January 15 - March 18 (No class on Feb 19 and March 4)  with a recital on Wednesday, March 18. Cost: $60.00  Class is normally 6 weeks but we have made it an 8-week class just in case we have snow days.  

Home Alone: This class teaches students important safety measures: First aid, fire safety, phone, door, stranger danger and what to do in certain emergencies.  Who: Ages 9 and up When: Monday, February 10 Time: 3:40 pm - 5:30 pm.  Where: Allendale Early Childhood Center RM:117 

Hunters Safety:  Hunters education course will teach new hunters responsibility, ethics, firearm safety, wildlife identification, game care, survival, and first aid. Must attend both classes and take a test to be certified. Who:13+  When: TBD  Where: Allendale High School Media Center  Cost: $10.00 

Learn to Skate/Rollerblade:  This class will teach balance, starting/stopping, forward movement, and skating games. Parent(s) may skate with the child for free.  Please arrive 20 minutes early to check-in and get skates on.  Ages: 4+ Saturdays from 10 am - 10:45 am When: January 18 - February 8 Cost: $38.00     Where: Tarry Hall Rink, 3330 Fairlanes Ave, Grandville MI

Learn to Ice Skate:  Students will be taught how to balance, bend, march forward, stride, how to get back up, agility, glide and more. Students will run through the stations on the ice to rotate through instruction.   All students MUST wear a helmet (bring along a bike or hockey helmet.)     Dress warm and wear gloves. Wear only one pair of thin socks so that skates fit.  Ages: 4+  When: Saturdays January 25 - March 28 (No skate Feb 15)  Time: 9:00 am - 9:50 am Where: Grand Valley Stars 8500 48th Ave, Hudsonville, MI 49426 Cost: $145.00 Skate Rental Included 

Learn to Play Hockey:   This class is the second step of youth Hockey (through first is learn to skate class.)  The student will enjoy learning and 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.  Players can rent the equipment that they need. $100.00 is due at rental and $50.00 refunded within 5 days of complete bag and equipment return. Any missing equipment will be deducted from refund.  Ages: 5 - 9   When: Saturdays, January 25 - March 28 (No Skate Feb 15)  Time: 10 am - 10:45 am Where: Grand Valley Stars 8500 48th Ave, Hudsonville, MI 49426 Cost: $145.00 

Snowmobile Safety: This course is designed to educate the operator of a snowmobile. There is no set age to take this class however, state law requires children to be at least  12yrs  of age or older to ride trails & cross streets. You will need to pick up your study manual before class and are encouraged to study it prior to coming to class.  Ages: 12+ When: Sunday, January 12 Time: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm Where: Allendale High School Media Center 

Zumba: This class will incorporate upbeat dance using Latin rhythms and easy to follow moves to create a dynamic fitness program. It's a full-body aerobic workout, divided into different tracks that provide peaks and troughs of intensity.   Ages: 18+  When: Tuesdays  January 14 - March 10 Time: 6 pm - 7 pm Where: Evergreen Elementary Gym Cost: $52.00   (No class Feb 18) Please Note: One class will be moved due to a work conflict with the instructor, we anticipate this being the last week in Feb or first week in March. 










Office located in:
Springview Elementary
10690  Learning Lane
Allendale, MI 49401
616-892-3458 (office)
616-895-9191 (fax)

Office Hours:

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


Brianne Blanksma
Community Education and Student Services Coordinator