Fall is in the air in Rio Blanco County. The nights are getting cooler and school is on peoples’ minds. With the fall approaching it reminds both young and old alike that winter is just around the corner. Winter in Rio Blanco County is a time when many of the fun outdoor activities must be put on the back burner until next spring or summer. It brings about the opportunity though to do some fun indoor activities through the Meeker Recreation Center.
The Fall Activities Guide through the rec center has been released and can be picked up at the rec center or viewed online if you didn’t receive a copy in the mail. It is chalked full of some fun activities for the kids. For other fall activities other then dance classes check out this article link. For the fall Punt, Pass and Kick info check out this article.
There are a lot of dance classes offered this fall for the children of Meeker. Dance is a great way to get some exercise, meet friends and work on coordination.
- Tiny Toes – This dance class is for ages 2 and 3 with a parent or caregiver. There is a maximum of two children per adult. It will take place November 7 – November 29 with a choice of Monday evening classes from 5:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. or Tuesday morning classes from 10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. The cost is $10.00 or $9.00 for members. This class is a fun class to introduce children to dancing and moving to a variety of music. The registration deadline is November 1st.
- Creative Movement – For children ages 4 – 6 this class will introduce tap, jazz and ballet. The class will run from September 13 – November 17 and will be offered either Tuesdays from 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. or Thursdays from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. The cost is $25.00 or $22.50 for members. You will need to bring your own black tap shoes and your own ballet slippers in pink for girls and black for boys. The registration deadline is September 8th.
- Giggly Toes – For ages 6 – 10 this class runs from September 12 – October 3. It goes from 3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. on Mondays. The cost is $10.00 or for members it is $9.00. This class teaches the fundamentals of dance. Ballet slippers and comfortable clothing or a leotard are needed. The registration deadline is September 6th.
- Tickling Tappers – This class is for kids ages 6 – 10 and teaches the basics of tap. This is a starter course for those kids wanting to learn to tap but not yet ready for the tap academy. It runs from October 17 – November 7 and is from 3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. on Mondays. The cost is $10.00 or $9.00 for members. Tap shoes and comfortable clothing must be worn. The registration deadline is October 10th.
- Jazzy Jitterbug – The fundamentals of jazz will be explored in this course for kids ages 6 – 10. The course runs from November 14 – December 5 on Mondays from 3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. The cost is $10.00 or for members it is $9.00. Ballet or jazz shoes and comfortable clothing or a leotard must be worn. The registration deadline is November 7th.
- Ballet – Kids ages 11 – 18 can register for this class which runs from September 15 – November 17 on Thursdays from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. The cost is $25.00 or $22.50 for members. Girls need to wear a leotard, tights, ballet shoes and a ballet skirt or shorts. Boys need to wear a t-shirt, shorts and ballet shoes. The registration deadline is September 8th.
- Jazz Academy – This academy runs from September 13 – April 29 and is for kids from 1st grade through 12th grade. It will be Thursday nights from 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. for 1st and 2nd graders and from 4:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. for 5th and 6th graders. The 3rd and 4th graders will be Tuesday nights from 4:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. and the 7th and 8th graders will be the same night from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. The 9th and 10th graders will be Wednesdays from 5:45 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. and the 11th and 12th graders will be from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. The cost is $70.00 for non-members and $63.00 for members for kids 1st grade through 10th grade and $105.00 for members and $94.50 for non-members for 11th and 12th graders. The registration deadline is October 21st.
- Tap Academy – This academy runs from September 12 – April 29 and is for kids 1st grade through 12th grade. It will be Wednesday nights from 2:.30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. for 1st through 3rd graders and from 3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. for 4th and 5th graders and from 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. for 6th through 8th graders. The 9th through 12th graders will be on Monday nights from 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. The cost is $35.00 for non-members and $31.30 for members for kids 1st grade through 3rd grade and $70.00 for members and $63.00 for non-members for 4th grade through 12th grade. The registration deadline is October 21st.
If you have any questions or to register call the recreation center at 878-3403 or go to the Website.