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Borough Hall
100 E. High St.
Pottstown, PA 19464
Ph: 610-970-6500
Youth
All classes require pre-registration for participation. Payment is due in-full two weeks prior to class start date or at the time of registration. Payment must be made to the Parks and Recreation office. Please do not expect to pay instructors at the start of class. Students will be refused participation if fees are not paid before the start of classes. Parks and Recreation will not pro-rate missed classes. Call to register 610-970-6618

Smashville Badminton
Introductory Course

Badminton is a fast-paced and fun racquet sport for all ages and abilities. Betcha didn’t know Pottstown has its own National-Circuit Club right on High Street! Now is the time for you to try something new that builds coordination, and stamina.

Who:        Children ages 8 thru 16
When:      Session 1: Jan. 25 through Feb. 25, 2017 
                 Session 2: Apr. 5 through Apr. 26, 2017
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Where:     Smashville Badminton, 310 East High St.
Cost:        $35 per 4 week session


Dance Classes

Parks and Recreation offers our long-running dance programs to the community once again this season with Instructor Miss Amber. Dance is a healthy way to have fun and builds both confidence and coordination. Classes run September through end of April with a Winter break. All classes are held at Lincoln Elementary School Multipurpose room.

Our course ends with a dance recital on the stage at the Middle School in the Spring that proves everyone can be a star! Recital costumes are an additional cost and average $40-$45 dollars.

The recital this year will be held on Saturday April 22, 2016 – further details about our new ticket admission policy for audience attendance has been distributed – check your email!

Registration for the 2017-2018 dance season will open Friday August 4, 2017; you must call or stop in to Parks and Rec to register. Thank you.

Gymnastics 

Our classes offer opportunities for boys and girls ages 4-12 to engage in active and healthy activity and develop skills like balance, coordination, upper body strength, and flexibility. Most of all it is a fun way to stay active and fit. **Advancement in all classes will depend on instructor’s assessments. All classes run 12 weeks. Limited spots are available.
Classes are held weekdays at the Edgewood Elementary Building: 920 Morris St.
Parking in the rear.

Winter session begins the week of February 13, 2017! Registration for the Spring session begins January 5, 2017.

Tumbling Tykes: Gymnastics for ages 4-6
Our tumbling class for new and younger students offers a fun approach to the fundamentals of gymnastics and the equipment. We encourage teamwork and sharing through instruction, games, and drills. Register by calling 610-970-6618. Cost: $85 Resident / $95 Nonresident

Monday Nights: 6:00-6:45pm    or    Wednesday Nights: 6:00-6:45pm
Course Code 17 GM101-M                  Course Code: 17 GM101-W


Beginner’s Gymnastics: Ages 7-10
Beginners’ gymnastics offers an introduction to gymnastic fundamentals on all equipment, working towards learning new skills such as backbends and round-off pops. Register by calling 610-970-6618. Cost: $85 Resident / $95 Nonresident

Monday Nights: 7:00-8:00pm    or    Wednesday Nights: 7:00-8:00pm
Course Code: 17 GM201-M                 Course Code: 17 GM201-W

Intermediate Gymnastics: Ages 7-12
If you have taken Beginners’ Gymnastics courses with us before and are looking to advance your skills, this is the class for you. We will work on improving balance, flexibility and proficiency on the equipment. It is important to gauge your student’s skill before signing up for this class. A good candidate should be able to do a 3-sec handstand, a cartwheel and round-off, and have the ability to go down into an unassisted backbend. Register by calling 610-970-6618.

Tuesday Nights: 6:00-7:00pm
Course Code: 17 GM301–T
Cost: $85 Resident / $95 Nonresident

Advanced Gymnastics: Ages 7-12
If you have taken Beginners’ and Intermediate Gymnastics courses with us before and are looking to advance your skills, this is the class for you. We will continue the steps to improving balance, flexibility and proficiency on the equipment. A good candidate should be able to do a 3-sec handstand, a cartwheel and round-off, and have the ability to go down into an unassisted backbend – fluidity and smoothness of movements are key factors in advancing into this section; our instructor will assess students’ abilities to take part in this advanced class. Register by calling 610-970-6618..

Tuesday Nights: 7:00-8:00pm
Course Code: 17 GM401–T
Cost: $85 Resident / $95 Nonresident 

Judo classes for Children - Any Skill Level
judoJudo courses teach the fundamentals of self-defense, discipline, and self-confidence. Focus is placed on learning the proper application of throwing and grappling techniques in a safe and supportive environment. Advanced students have routinely participated in local tournaments. Judo is a great physical activity that any member of the family can enjoy. Instructors are nationally certified coaches with a combined teaching experience of over 50 years. Don’t miss this chance to build confidence and participate in an active healthy-living sport! Call to register at 610-970-6618.

Instructors: Fred Eddinger, 4th Degree Black Belt, certified to teach blind students
                   Debbie Eddinger, 3rd Degree Black Belt 
                   Richard Favinger, 1st Degree Black Belt
Times: 6:15-7:00 for ages 8-12
Dates: Mondays and Thursdays beginning January 9, 2017
12 weeks, 24 classes
Location: Rupert Elementary .
Cost: $100 Pottstown Residents / $105 Nonresidents

kung fuKung Fu
Introductory session

Parks and Recreation has partnered with Red Cloud Kung Fu! Have you always wanted to try Kung Fu but weren’t ready for the commitment? Join us for an introductory 6 week session and see if it’s for you! Classes will be held at Red Cloud Kung Fu located at 307 East High Street Pottstown. Introductory session is $75 per person. Call to Register 610-970-6618.

Children ages 6-13: Thursday nights from 5:00-6:00pm
Session dates: February 23, 2017
                           April 6, 2017
                           May 18, 2017

Red Cloud Kung Fu teaches Tien Sha Pai, a Northern Kung Fu style that provides correct body alignment, agility and strength. Learn how Kung Fu can give you flexibility, endurance and coordination all while learning the fundamentals of a traditional and powerful martial art. You will learn the 10 basic stretching exercises, stances, punches and kicks in an intense but fun workout. You will learn self-defense, gain confidence and feel more energetic. Please wear loose and comfortable clothing and sneakers, bring a towel, water, and your enthusiasm.


american heart assocBabysitting Certification
American Heart Association Babysitting Class
Instructors Ray Stitt and Renee Grafstrom

For ages 11-15

Learn how to be a superior babysitter! Class receives pediatric First Aid and CPR certification as well as discusses age appropriate toys and games, how to be safe on the job and respond to emergencies. Certification is valid for two years. Must pre-register to attend; call 610-970-6618.

Date: Saturday, March 11, 2017
Time: 8:15am-3:00pm (Bring a lunch/drink)
Classes will begin and end promptly.
Location: Franklin Elementary. Multipurpose room – 970 N. Franklin Street Pottstown
Cost: $120 per person, due at time of registration. Must be registered in advance to attend.

Youth Soccer Sampler

Join us for a Co-Ed youth soccer sampler! The soccer sampler is geared towards children ages 4-10, 7 sessions on Saturday mornings running from March 18 thru May 13, 2017, not session April 16 – Pollock Park 847 Cross Street, Pottstown.

8-10 year olds – 9:00am
6-7 year olds – 10:00am
4-5 year olds – 11:00am

Our Coaches will be working on developing new and honing existing skills, so whether you are a beginner or have been playing soccer, this is a program for you! The session fee is $40 for the 8 weeks and will include a t-shirt that you will receive during the first day. Stay tuned for Intramural league information for the Fall of 2017! Call Parks and Rec to register at (610) 970-6618, payment due at time of registration