Arts 

PROGRAMAGEDAYDATETIME     FEELOCATIONCODE
Family Play
Circuit

All Ages
All Ages
All Ages
Sat
Sat
Sat
Jun 10
Jul 15
Aug 5
10:00AM-11:00AM
10:00AM-11:00AM
10:00AM-11:00AM
     $10
     $10
     $10
BlackhawkMP
BlackhawkMP
BlackhawkMP
420580-D1
420580-D2
420580-D3

Read & Play
in the Park

4 & up
4 & up
4 & up
Mon
Mon
Mon
Jun 5
Jul 10
Jul 31
10:00AM-11:00AM  
10:00AM-11:00AM  
10:00AM-11:00AM
     Free
     Free
     Free
BlackhawkMP  
BlackhawkMP  
BlackhawkMP
411311-A1
411311-A2
411311-A3

Young
Rembrandt's

5 - 7
8 - 13
Tue
Tue
Jun 13 - 27
Jul 11 - 25
1:00PM - 2:30PM
1:00PM - 3:00PM
     $55/$60
    $80/$85
MM Art Room
MM Art Room
410210-A1
410210-A2

Family Play Circuit
Don't have time to work out? Then this is the program
for you. Bring your whole family outdoors to Blackhawk Meadow Park and learn how to play and get a workout
in at the same time. This unique program facilitated by Instructor Sarah Oltmans, is designed to reconnect parents with their young children through purposeful
play and physical activity. See you at the playground! Please be sure to register a week in advance to secure your spot.

Read & Play at the Park
Head to Blackhawk Meadow Park for stories, games,
and parachute play. Join Mrs. Julie from the Byron
Public Library and Miss Renita from the Byron Park District for a fun-filled hour. Don’t forget to bring a water bottle! Please be sure to register a week in advance to secure your spot.

Young Rembrandt's Drawing
Young Rembrandt’s innovative, step-bystep drawing method can teach any child how to draw, regardless of artistic ability, giving them skills to express their creativity that will last a lifetime. We provide all materials and new lessons each class. You will see increased ability, self-confidence and self-esteem. To learn more about us visit www.youngrembrandts.com. Join us and discover the Power of Drawing!

JR ZOO- (June 13 - 27)
The zoo is always a favorite summer-time destination! Our imaginations will take
us to different parts of the zoo as we learn about the animals and how to draw
them. We will draw giraffes, lions, tigers, birds and more. Our final day will result
in one large zoo scene - so much fun! Please register

DINOSAURS- (July 11 - 25)
Come join us as we step back in time to the land of the lost. This is a cool workshop all about dinosaurs! Students will learn to use pastels to create impressive and frame-worthy art. We’ll draw different dinosaurs in varying styles and scenes. Please register by June 27th to secure your spot!


Dance

PROGRAMAGEDAYDATETIME     FEELOCATIONCODE
Tiny Tots Ballet
And Tap

3 - 4
3 - 4
3 - 4
Mon
Wed
Wed
Jun 5 - Ju1 17*
Jun 7 - Jul 19*
Jul 26 - Sep 6*
11:30AM-12:15PM
5:30PM - 6:15PM
5:30PM - 6:15PM
     $48/$54
     $48/$54
    $48/$54
Aerobics Room
Aerobics Room
Aerobics Room
411330-B2
411330-B3
411330-C2

Combo Dance
5 - 6
5 - 6
5 - 6
Mon
Wed
Wed
Jun 5 - Ju1 17*
Jun 7 - Jul 19*
Jul 26 - Sep 6*
12:15PM - 1:15PM
6:15PM - 7:15PM
6:15PM - 7:15PM
     $60/$66
     $60/$66  
     $60/$66
Aerobics Room  
Aerobics Room  
Aerobics Room
411330-B4
411330-B5
411330-C3

Youth Dance
7 - 11
7 - 11
Mon
Mon
Jun 5 - Jul 17*
Jul 24 - Aug 28*
7:00PM - 8:00PM
7:00PM - 8:00PM
     $60/$66
     $50/$55
Aerobics Room  
Aerobics Room
411330-B1
411330-C1

Adult Variety
Class

18 & up
18 & up
Wed
Wed
Jun 7 - Jun 28*
Jul 26 - Sep 23*
7:15PM - 8:00PM
7:15PM - 8:00PM
     $40/$46
     $40/$46
Aerobics Room  
Aerobics Room
420529-A1
420529-A2

Instructor Jessica Julian Jessica
has been teaching dance for seventeen years. She loves
teaching all styles of dance and is wonderful with dancers of all ages. When competing, Jessica won many awards at both regional and national levels. Her passion for music
and kids shines in her choreography and class atmosphere! She was a member of Fourth Movement,
a semi-professional ensemble that toured in Europe. Jessica has been choreographing for local high school dance teams in the surrounding areas for the past 10 years. She has enthusiasm for teaching, and it shows! Jessica always gets the best out of her students with her wonderful choreography and the positive
environment she creates.


Tiny Tots Ballet & Tap will teach our"tiny dancers" about balance, coordination, and rhythm. It will be a
fun and encouraging environment that will allow them
to grow using their imaginations and bodies to create dance steps. They will gain knowledge of ballet and tap technique and will learn how to create dance combinations individually and working with a group.
They will also use props (bean bags/balls) to enable
them to memorize and develop better fine motor skills. Ballet and Tap shoes required. No classes July 10th,
July 12th, or August 2nd. Please register early as
classes may fill quickly.

Combo Dance will introduce three ways to have a
blast dancing in this combo class! In this class students will learn Ballet, Tap & Jazz. Each style will be worked
on for 20 minutes. In each class we will build on what
was learned the week before and expand in knowledge
of technique per style and also learn choreography. The growth that is possible when combining all 3 styles is truly incredible! Ballet and Tap shoes required. No classes July 10th, July 12th, or August 2nd. Please register early as classes may fill quickly

Youth Dance will explore the world of hip hop! In this class, boys and girls, will be introduced to different styles of hip hop dance and even some jazz funk! Each class will consist of some stretching and conditioning as a warm up and will lead into learning short dance routines. Students will grow in skill, memory, and confidence! Each dance combo that is learned will be worked on for two weeks at a time giving the kids a chance to master the steps. No classes July 10th, July 31st, or September 4th. Please register early as classes may fill quickly.


Adult Variety Class (18 +) - It’s time to learn something new! Dance is both energizing and therapeutic for anyone at any age, but especially adults! Come de-stress and learn some basic styles of dance that will be sure to leave you feeling revitalized! Styles introduced will be hip hop and jazz. No class August 2nd. Please register early as classes may fill quickly.

Save the Date! Registration and Open House for our fall dance session is Sunday, August 13th from 1:00PM - 4:00PM in the Tiger Den Room.


Tumbling

J & J Tumbling and Trampoline will once again be offering recreational tumbling instruction in Byron for boys and girls, ages 3 - 8 years. J & J’s comprehensive and sequential program of instruction has produced many state and national champions, resulting in numerous individual and team awards. Now is the perfect time for your child to learn the elements of tumbling. It is a great motor development sport for all children. Participants will receive a certificate and ribbon at the end of each session. Please note that class times may be adjusted and children may be moved to best suit their abilities and accomodate age groupings. Make-Up Classes Are Not Available. Direct all questions to Renita at 815-234-6492.

PROGRAMAGEDAYDATETIMEFEECODE
Tumble Tots I
3 yrs.
FridayAug 18 - Oct 135:15PM - 5:45PM
$88/$93
111350-A1
Tumble Tots II
3.5 - 4 yrs.Friday
Aug 18 - Oct 13
5:45PM - 6:15PM$88/$93
111350-A2
Super Tots I4 yrsFriday
Aug 18 - Oct 13
6:15PM - 6:45PM$88/$93
111350-A3
Super Tots II
5 yrs.Friday
Aug 18 - Oct 13
6:45PM - 7:30PM$99/$104111350-A4
Beginner I
6 yrs.Friday
Aug 18 - Oct 13
7:30PM - 8:15PM$99/$104
111350-A5
Beginner II
7 - 8 yrs.Friday
Aug 18 - Oct 13
8:15PM - 9:00PM$99/$104
111350-A6

Tumble Tots I     Ages: 3 yr. olds
This class emphasizes working on large motor skills, listening, and taking direction. Students will be practicing log rolls, forward rolls, jumping, handstand preparation, and balancing in a safe, fun environment. Please register by Aug 8th to secure your spot in
class.


Super Tots II      Ages: 5 yr. olds
Students in this level will be introduced to cartwheels and handstand variations with more emphasis on form. Students will work skills, strengthening, and coordination at individual stations. Please register by Aug 8th to secure your spot in class.

Tumble Tots II     Ages: 3.5 - 4 yr. olds
Children in this class will work on large motor skills, listening, and will begin working in stations. Students
will be practicing log rolls, forward rolls, backward rolls, bridges, jumping, handstand preparation, cartwheels,
and balancing in a safe, fun environment. Please
register by Aug 8th to secure your spot in class.


Beginner I      Ages: 6 yr. olds
This class introduces the student to the basic tumbling safety, positions, and skills. Emphasis will be on
standing bridges, forward and backward rolls, handstands, and cartwheels. Students will also advance to cartwheel stepins, round-offs, and front and back walkovers. Strengthening, conditioning, and flexibility
drills are included. Please register by Aug 8th to secure your spot in class.

Super Tots I     Ages: 4 yr. olds & experience
This class is for 4 year olds who have completed Tumble Tots II, have previous tumbling experience or have instructor permission. Students are introduced to several body positions and skills including bridges, forward and backward rolls, handstands, and cartwheels in a playful atmosphere. Please register by Aug 8th to secure your spot in class.

Beginner II      Ages: 7-8 yr. olds
This class continues to work on Beginner I level skills including handstands, cartwheels, round-offs, and front and back walkovers. Strengthening, conditioning, and flexibility drills are included. Please register by Aug 8th to secure your spot in class.

        
    

Martial Arts

PROGRAMAGEDAYDATETIME     FEELOCATIONCODE
Judo10 & up
10 & up
Wed/Fri
Wed/Fri
Jun 14 - Jul 21
Jul 26 - Sep 8*
7:15PM - 8:15PM*
7:15PM - 8:15PM*
     $42/$47
     $42/$47
MM Gymnasium
MM Gymnasium
430710-D1
430710-D2

Tae Kwon DoWhite/Gold
Green/Above
White/Gold
Green/Above
M/W/F
M/W/F
M/W/F
M/W/F
Jun 12 - Jul 21
Jun 12 - Jul 21
Jul 24 - Sep 8*
Jul 24 - Sep 8*
5:30PM - 6:15PM
6:15PM - 7:15PM*
5:30PM - 6:15PM
6:15PM - 7:15PM*
     $63/$71
     $63/$71
     $63/$71
     $63/$71
MM Gymnasium
MM Gymnasium
MM Gymnasium
MM Gymnasium
430720-D1
430730-D1
430720-A1
430730-A1

Tae Kwon Do       
Tae Kwon Do Northern Illinois Martial Arts Institute (NIMAI) provides the instruction
for the Byron Park District’s Tae Kwon Do classes! These classes are geared
toward developing and improving students’ coordination, balance, flexibility, and physical strength as well as assisting with confidence, focus, discipline, and sportsmanship. Join instructor Wes Shuckhart, in learning traditional and freestyle Tae Kwon Do including forms, weapons, sparring, and self-defense techniques.
You will not only gain the fitness benefits but develop many other qualities that will carry over into other sports, wellness activities, and every day life. This program is open to anyone 5 years and older. Adults are welcome! Ask about our $20.00 additional family member discount! Completion of a belt level (testing fee),
acquisition of a uniform, new colored belt, and equipment will be an additional fee payable to the NIMAI instructor. Please note that the Friday evening class is
from 5:30 - 7:00PM. No class July 31st, Aug 2nd & Aug 4th. Please register a week early to guarantee your space in class.


Judo    
JIU JITSU FOR SELF DEFENSE & SPORT Judo was introduced in 1882 as a sport utilizing the Jiu Jitsu style of fighting. Jiu Jitsu is the ancient martial art of Japan which uses strikes, wrist locks, arm bars, chokes, take downs, throws, and grappling. Emphasis is placed on using an opponent’s size and strength against them. These are the techniques used by the Marine Corp. as well as law enforcement agencies around the world. Join Northern Illinois Martial Arts Institute Instructor (NIMAI), Wes Shuckhart, at the Byron Park District to learn these techniques of self-defense and sport! This program is meant for youth ages 10 years and older. Ask about our $10.00 additional family member discount! Completion of a belt level (testing fee), acquisition of a uniform, new colored belt, and equipment will be an additional fee payable to the NIMAI instructor. Please note that the Friday evening class is from 7:00 - 8:00PM. No class Aug 2nd & 4th. Please register a week early to guarantee your space in class.