Active Adults

  • Next Program Starts: 04/23/18
  • Instructor: Top Note Music Academy
  • Ages: 4 - and up

Learn how to play piano in a fun and creative way! Our unique approach is structured entirely around the student's needs. Regardless of age or skill level, we educate our students with a strong musical foundation, learning the theory behind piano as well as the fundamentals. All ages are welcome. Lessons are 30 minutes long. Students will be contacted by the instructor to arrange a time.


  • Next Program Starts: 04/26/18
  • Instructor: Michael Theriaut (The Braveway LLC)
  • Ages: 8 - and up

Give us two hours and we'll teach you, your family, and your friends how to defend yourselves. Originally certified by the State of Illinois to teach police officers, this is one of the easiest to learn and most effective self-defense classes you can take. We're not going to give you a false sense of security or teach you a bunch of stuff like many self-defense companies teach, that might not work in a real life or death situation. The techniques we teach will stop an attacker immediately. They're easy to learn and use, don't require constant practice or years of training to master, and work regardless of your age, size, strength, speed, skill or physical ability. You'll work with a partner to learn the techniques taught in class which include defenses against armed and unarmed attackers; single/multiple attackers; standing, sitting, and ground techniques; and rape defense/prevention. This isn't a safety lecture, although you will learn ways to make you safer at work, at home, at school, when traveling, and more. Learn to anticipate and avoid potentially dangerous situations and how to defend yourself against a physical attack including; grabs, punches, chokes, bear hugs, headlocks, kicks, knives, guns, and more from a much bigger and stronger attacker. Participants will also be given a Personal Safety Guide to help make you and your families safer in all areas of your lives. This Class Could Save Your Life. Every girl at or near dating age should take this class. Our classes are targeted at teens and adults, but 8-11 year olds can sign up and take a class with an adult. We have been teaching our program for over 15 years for police officers, over 40 schools(both students and teachers), 16 park districts, Park District Staffs, Community Education Programs, Libraries, Scout Troops, Battered Women's Shelters, Realtors, Summer Camps, Churches and Synagogues, Clubs, Private Groups, Individuals, and for Companies - both large and small. Our instructors have multiple advanced martial arts, military, and security backgrounds.


  • Next Program Starts: 05/15/18
  • Instructor: Top Note Music Academy
  • Ages: 4 - and up

Learn how to SING in a fun creative way! Our unique approach is structured entirely around the student's needs. Regardless of age or skill level, we educate our students with a strong musical foundation, learning the theory behind their voice as well as the fundamentals. Our philosophy has always been to teach music to children on a multi instrumental level, allowing our students to thrive musically on various instruments while building their confidence. Our talented, college-graduate teachers creatively inspire all students to choose the instrument(s) they would really like to learn. Our goal is to educate our community of children and adults with the gift of music. Lessons are 30 minutes long. Students will be contacted by the instructor to arrange a time.


  • Next Program Starts: 06/04/18
  • Instructor: Chris Treiber
  • Ages: 18 - and up

More than one-third of adults aged 65 and older injure themselves by falling each year. Those who fall once are two to three times more likely to fall again. But balance is a learned skill, and falls can be actively prevented. This class will teach you what exercises work best to maintain stability by strengthening your body's natural fall prevention systems. What is the number one reason for falls? Come join Chris to find out!


  • Next Program Starts: 06/11/18
  • Instructor: Nicole Betts
  • Ages: 14 - and up

The Pilates Method is a classic method of physical and mental conditioning created over 80 years ago by legendary physical trainer Joseph Pilates. Through exercises that focus on the application of six principles: control, centering, concentration, precis ion, breath and flow, we teach you about the mechanics of movement, allowing you to develop and maintain a healthy and graceful body.


  • Next Program Starts: 06/12/18
  • Instructor: Monica O'Connor
  • Ages: 18 - and up

Monica O'Connor teaches a spectacularly fun class that includes strengthening, toning and fabulous choreography drawn from our rich American Musical history, including favorite shows such as: Chicago, Chorus Line, Lion King, West Side Story, Guys and Dolls.... Come try this fantastic class. You will dance through the rest of your day!


  • Next Program Starts: 06/13/18
  • Instructor: Brandon Seyferth
  • Ages: 18 - and up

Gain or hone a skill this summer with feedback that you just can't get online. An instructor who has been teaching guitar for more than a decade will guide you. Flexible options available to fit your schedule, just speak to the instructor for advice. All skill levels welcome. Begin today Students will be contacted by the instructor to arrange a lesson time. Must provide own guitar.


  • Next Program Starts: 06/14/18
  • Instructor: Cheryl Kotsias
  • Ages: 14 - and up

Cheryl Kotsias has been involved in physical fitness since the 1970's. She has studied the art at several schools in the Chicagoland area including the Chinese Cultural Center in Evanston. Kotsias is a Certified Level II Tai instructor, certified by the American Tai Chi and QiGong Association. She also brings with her the teachings of several masters of Tai Chi and looks forward to helping you achieve better health through Tai Chi.Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese tradition that, today, is practiced as a graceful form of exercise. It involves a series of movements performed in a slow, focused manner and accompanied by deep breathing. Tai Chi helps reduce stress and anxiety as well as increasing flexibility and balance. Through Cheryl's unique holistic teachings, of many different styles including QiGong & Yang, you will learn this noncompetitive exercise's postures.


  • Next Program Starts: 06/14/18
  • Instructor: E. Marc Nevins
  • Ages: 18 - and up


  • Next Program Starts: 06/18/18
  • Instructor: Jill Hurwitz
  • Ages: 18 - and up

From a lump of clay to finished vessel, all the steps of centering, shaping, trimming, decorating and glazing are covered during the semester. All adults are welcome : from complete novice through more experienced. Beginners concentrate on making, decorating and glazing basic forms both functional or non-functional. Students with previous experience may advance at their own pace, learning more complex forms and glazing techniques.