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FALL / WINTER 2014


 

NEWS

Register NOW for FALL/WINTER '14 activities. Many activities fill quickly. Don't miss out!
 


WINTER / SPRING '15 REGISTRATION, FOR JAN - MAY PROGRAMS 

CATCH THE WORM! Winter / Spring 2015 Early Bird Online Registration (EBOR) starts 12/1/14, 9 am. Rec Pass Holders save 30% through 12/7/14.

STANDARD REGISTRATION in-person and online begins 12/8/14, open until spots fill. Rec Pass Holders save 15% during Standard Registration.

 


NEW REGISTRATION SITE Register for activities directly from your wishlist, mobile-friendly and more!


NEW and EXPANDED Rental Hours now available at Bart Peddicord Community Center! Now accepting weekday, daytime rentals. Great historic downtown Wylie location for meetings and parties.


OPEN GYM and OPEN CLIMB schedules now available!

 

 

 

 

Activity Menu FW14

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Pick up a hardcopy at Wylie Recreation Center, Senior Recreation Center or Parks and Recreation Department Admin Office.


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Register online anytime during Early Bird Online Registration and Standard Registration -OR- register in person during Standard Registration at Wylie Recreation Center or Senior Recreation Center.

 

WHEN IS REGISTRATION?
Currently accepting registration for courses starting now through December, 2014


Summer 2014 Activity Registration for courses that have a start date between June and August are still being accepted online and in-person.

Fall / Winter 2014 Activity Registration for courses that have a start date between September and December are now available for registration in-person and online.

Winter / Spring 2015 Activity Registration for courses that have a start date between January and May are available for registration Monday, December 1 through Sunday, December 7 during Early Bird Online Registration. Rec Pass Holders save 30% during Early Bird Online Registration. Standard Registration in-person and online begins the following Monday, December 8. Rec Pass Holders save 15% during Standard Registration.  


Some Activities may require special registration procedures including dates. Payment in full and a City of Wylie waiver is required prior to participation.


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SUMMER 2014 ACTIVITIES


EB = Eligible for Early Bird Online Registration

RP = Eligible for Rec Pass Holder Discount


Summer Swing Out Ballroom Bash!
EB  RP

Looking for a party to show off your ballroom skills? Here’s the party for you! Make new friends, express yourself and have a blast in this relaxed yet lively setting for singles and couples. Receive American Swing instruction followed by an [Click on title to register and read more…]

 

The "Chew" Luncheon

“Chew” over your recreation ideas, wants and needs with peers. Lending your voice created programs like YANA (You are Not Alone), Gold Card events and new trips. Gain inside information on upcoming events and influence [Click on title to register and read more…]

 

Celebration Luncheon

Happy birthday to you, and you and you! Give and get celebratory wishes during this long-standing Wylie tradition. Fill your belly with a hot, hearty and free meal with friends and take home the latest program information. Eat, talk, laugh [Click on title to register and read more…]

 

Urban Adventures NEW!

Get out there and make it an exciting summer! Stay active, make new friends and create memories worth bragging about this fall. Including: Dallas Zoo, Cosmic Jump, Dallas World Aquarium, Perot Museum of Science and LEGOland. [Click on title to register and read more…]

 

Splash Dash

Aquatic fun is closer than you think! Beat the heat and splash into local pools with your friends. Enjoy a Wylie Rec staff supervised pool trip. Including: Wet Zone, Rowlett; Jack Carter, Plano; Tom Muehlenbeck, Plano; Surf & Swim, Garland and Hawaiian Falls, Garland. [Click on title to register and read more…]

 

LEGO Logo NEW! EB RP

Get involved in this exclusive energized engineering environment. Not found in stores, the special LEGO Logo kits provide extraordinary opportunities for hands-on construction. Expand math, science and technology skills in a [Click on title to register and read more…]

 

LEGO Mania NEW! EB RP

LEGOs are hot! Critical thinking and engineering abilities abound with this timeless trend. Sharpen creativity, hand-eye coordination and problem solving skills. Use your imagination and participate in hands-on learning activities. Construct [Click on title to register and read more…]

 

Game Design EB RP

Always wanted to create a video game? Breathe life into your virtual characters. Share your interactive story and gain the technical confidence needed to create characters like Mario and Luigi, save a princess, battle bad guys like Bowser [Click on title to register and read more…]

 

Cinematography EB RP

Lights. Camera. Action! Cinematography enforces language, art, math, science and technological competence. Gain valuable tips, pro tricks and interpersonal skills while you make your own short film. Learn a variety of script writing, [Click on title to register and read more…]

 

Robotics NEW!EB RP

Hands-on technology instruction emphasizes learning, growth and fun! Enhance teamwork, creative thinking and problem solving skills. Learn how to build a Robotic Cobra or Moon Rover using the latest EV3 kits, then program and [Click on title to register and read more…]

 

Earth: The Amazing Planet NEW! EB RP

Experiment with earth sciences! Understand the importance of taking care of our planet and appreciating nature around us through exciting activities and interactive discussions. Make recycled paper, investigate animals, create a cast of an [Click on title to register and read more…]

 

Bubbles, Smoke and Explosions! EB RP

Explain the unimaginable. Sparked interest in chemistry sets a course for discovery. Gain appreciation for investigation and observation while being wowed. Connect with science and see lightning first hand, make a comet, create a crystal [Click on title to register and read more…]

 

Young Rembrandts EB RP

Foster self-expression through art! This premier instructional drawing program offers unique step-by-step drawing methods. Learn about line, composition and color while exploring fun and playful subjects. Including: Anime & Manga Drawing Workshop and Animal Cartoon Workshop. [Click on title to register and read more…]

 

Artful Adventures EB RP

Calling all young artists! Five mediums in only three days! Complete eight individual pieces including two watercolors, two oils, two acrylics, one charcoal and one oil pastel. Learn about brush techniques, color mixing and composition from [Click on title to register and read more…]

 

Leadership Academy NEW! EB RP

Feel healthy, fit and in control of life. Receive life coaching, conflict resolution training and social skill techniques that help foster confidence. Learn the art of Cotillion dance including waltz and swing. Develop a fitness routine and establish [Click on title to register and read more…]

 

Princess Dance Camp NEW! EB RP

Dazzle as you fondu, pirouette, and glissade into the spot light. Feel like a princess while learning classical ballet techniques, terminology and graceful movement in an enchanting and supportive environment. Create a princess craft, [Click on title to register and read more…]

 

Sports Performance & Games NEW! EB RP

Improve hand-eye coordination, core strength, footwork, power, nutrition and self-motivation. Engage in skill building games that develop young athletes both physically and mentally. Play games like Steal the Bacon to improve your [Click on title to register and read more…]

 

Total Volleyball EB RP

New to the game? Benefit from this basic curriculum that exposes you to the rules and fundamentals in small group and team settings. Improve hand-eye coordination, core strength, footwork, power, discipline, motivation and nutrition. [Click on title to register and read more…]

 

All Basketball EB RP

The first step to a great season! All levels benefit from this step-by-step instruction that encourages confidence, gain introductory knowledge, and thoroughly understand and improve. Learn from college level players and trainers how to [Click on title to register and read more…]

 

Basketball Shooting Skills EB RP

Make every shot count. This unique one-on-one and team environment emphasizes ball shooting skills while learning about the importance of setting goals, developing a course of action and working hard. Learn shooting techniques, ideal [Click on title to register and read more…]

 

Friday FUNshops NEW! EB RP

Fast-paced fun and variety close to home! Plunge into exciting brain teasing activities while gaining knowledge, new skills and friendship. Choose from mini workshops including: Music Making; Crazy Science! - Volcanoes, Circuitry, Fossils, Blood Types and Wind Energy; Math, Engineering & Architecture; Math Mania & Art!; and Engineering & Architecture. [Click on title to register and read more…]

 

Ballroom Dance EB RP

Get serious about learning ballroom dance! Learn a variety of steps and combinations at your own pace. Gain confidence, experience and new moves. Learn graceful partnering in a comfortable and friendly environment. Including: Rumba and Fox Trot. [Click on title to register and read more…]

 

Country Dance Two Step EB RP

Boot scoot your way to fun and health! Learn basic steps and turns, and work up to more advanced moves. Energizing steps get your feet moving as you build confidence. All levels benefit from a self-paced instruction that helps you dance [Click on title to register and read more…]

 

Ballet EB RP

Considered by many to be the foundation for all types of dance, this instruction includes barre work, across the floor progressions, centre work and combinations. Curriculum focuses on the French terminology and appropriate classical [Click on title to register and read more…]

 

Ballet & Tap EB RP

Learn to quick shuffle tap and basic ballet steps. Gain grace and poise in this well-rounded dance combination. Improve coordination, flexibility and confidence. Designed to spark and maintain young interest, this introduction lays the [Click on title to register and read more…]

 

Hip Hop NEW! EB RP

The hottest moves for any level! Express personal style, self-awareness and assertiveness while improving motor skills, memory retention and making new friends. Learn the basics of rhythm using a variety of smooth, bouncy and hype [Click on title to register and read more…]

 

Senior Round Up Line Dance NEW!

Learn to boot-scootin-boogie with friends at Wylie Senior Recreation Center. Line dancing improves balance, memory and cardio stamina. Learn the basic steps of traditional line dances and country couple dance. All levels welcome. Meets [Click on title to register and read more…]

 

ABCs & 123s NEW! EB

A is for Alligator and F is for FUN! In a positive learning environment develop critical thinking, problem solving, and social skills. Develop fine motor skills and get creative with arts and crafts. Help the successful transition to kindergarten [Click on title to register and read more…]

 

Decoupage NEW!

Learn the basic techniques of decoupage: the art of gluing paper cutouts to transform an ordinary object into a custom design. By combining paper, paint and pictures almost any object can be tailored to reflect your personality or match [Click on title to register and read more…]

 

Woodcarving

Learn how to transform a plain block of wood into art. Unleash your imagination and creative potential as you unwind, relax and make friends. Gain basic tips and learn proper use of tools, easy to follow techniques and important safety [Click on title to register and read more…]

 

Third Monday Book Bunch

Social networking and a good book. No batteries required! Immerse yourself into a good story with friends. Discuss thrilling tales, mysterious manuscripts and awe-inspiring adventures. Paperback books selected a month in advance by [Click on title to register and read more…]

 

Senior Craft Corner

Get crafty! Create one-of-a-kind treasures to keep or share with your friends. Quick and easy projects include something for everyone. Learn a new skill or show off an old one in a friendly environment with fellow crafters. [Click on title to register and read more…]

 

Tennis EB

Learn the exciting game of tennis! This combination of fun and effort develops attention span, stamina, discipline and confidence. Consistent instruction of basics and beyond builds a solid tennis foundation. Have loads of fun while [Click on title to register and read more…]

 

Karate EB RP

Learn the Ryubukai Okinawan art of self-defense that employs hand strikes and kicks with swift and calculated movements used to disable or subdue an opponent. Focus on the flow of movement, sparring and weapons while [Click on title to register and read more…]

 

Archery EB

Bullseye! Learn to shoot the competition style compound bow from a certified instructor. Become a proficient archer and develop strength, flexibility and increased attention span in this unique learning environment. Focus on basic skills, [Click on title to register and read more…]

 

Boot Camp - FLEX REG EB RP

Get into the best shape of your life while having a blast! FLEX REG Programs allow you the responsive option of picking the individual class dates you want. More fitness programs added soon! [Click on title to register and read more…]

 

Extreme Boot Camp EB RP

Test your limits in the toughest workout program Wylie Recreation Center offers. Run, jump, lift, and sweat your way towards achieving the body you’ve longed for. This intense program utilizes metabolic fat burning exercises to help you [Click on title to register and read more…]

 

Tai Chi EB RP

Tai Chi Chuan, better known as Tai Chi, is an ancient Chinese martial art practiced as a superior health art and a form of moving meditation. Guided instruction leads you through focused, slow and controlled movements that enhance [Click on title to register and read more…]

 

Kickboxing NEW! EB RP

Kick, punch and sweat your way to your fitness goals. Burn calories fast while you increase cardiovascular endurance, strengthen and tone muscle. Develop coordination while learning boxing combinations such as jabs, hooks, uppercuts [Click on title to register and read more…]

 

Yoga EB RP

Beneficial for all fitness and experience levels, yoga produces a feeling of well-being and body-awareness. Enjoy an energetic workout that uses a flowing series of postures to increase strength, flexibility, endurance and balance. Learn [Click on title to register and read more…]

 

Creative Movement EB

Parent and child benefit from this nurturing introduction to movement and dance. Musically inspired leaps, bobs, jumps and turns help to foster imagination while improving gross motor skills and body awareness. Enjoy sharing the joy of [Click on title to register and read more…]

 

Wii Bowling League NEW!

This virtual bowling game is fun and easy to learn. Join the league and sit or stand to bowl while practicing hand-eye coordination and balance. Teams prepare to enter and win bowling tournaments against friends and other local senior [Click on title to register and read more…]

 

Zumba EB RP

Ditch the workout and join the party! This fusion of Latin and international music creates a dynamic, exciting and effective cardio session. The routines feature interval training techniques with a combination of fast and slow rhythms [Click on title to register and read more…]

 

Walk & Talk

Walk your way to better health! Set up group and personal goals to walk and talk 30 minutes 3 times a week and let us help chart your walking progress. Group led walking takes place weather permitting. [Click on title to register and read more…]

 

Chair Exercise

Fit and fun low impact exercise adapted to fit the needs of those with disabilities, poor balance or trouble standing on the floor to exercise. Instructor uses a variety of tools such as resistance bands, arm weights and group exercise [Click on title to register and read more…]

 

Caribbean Cruise

A giant, floating monument to fun. Treat yourself to relaxed travel, restaurants, lounges and entertainment options a’plenty. Sounds like a Triumph to us, so it’s no wonder this ship got the name CARNIVAL TRIUMPH. Enjoy the ultimate [Click on title to register and read more…]

 

Mesquite Rodeo

The Mesquite Rodeo is the best known rodeo in North Texas. Enjoy a night of bull riding, steer roping, and barrel racing in this climate controlled indoor arena. Rodeo package includes reserved seats and a BBQ sandwich, chips, drink and [Click on title to register and read more…]

 

Family Fun Trips

Unearth amazing local recreational gems and satisfy your family’s sense of adventure. Stay active as a family, create memories, meet other families with similar interests and leave the driving to us. Get together for kid-friendly trips, [Click on title to register and read more…]

 

Eisenhower Birth Place Historic Site

Visit the birthplace of the 34th president, “Ike” Eisenhower, located in the heart of Denison, TX. This site showcases the home where the president was born in 1890 and celebrates Ike with memorabilia and exhibits of antique furnishings [Click on title to register and read more…]

 

The Samurai Collection

Explore one of the most complete and largest samurai collections of this type displayed outside of Japan. Housed at the Barbier-Muller Museum in Downtown Dallas, marvel at the dynamic and beautiful collection of suits of armor, helmets, [Click on title to register and read more…]

 

The Reelers

Calling all movie buffs! Meet with fellow movie lovers to enjoy cult classics and black and white favorites at the center, and travel with the group to visit some of the area’s finest boutique theaters and historic cinemas throughout the [Click on title to register and read more…]

 

Senior Chow Critics

Everyone’s a critic! Hunt for the best burger, perfect pepperoni pizza and excellent egg fooyung around while exploring local metro eateries both new and well established. This great social outing for fellow foodies and friends leaves you [Click on title to register and read more…]

 

FALL / WINTER 2014 ACTIVITIES

 

Special Events

 

 PreK Parties
EB
Leave the party planning to us! You are invited to four seasons of holiday celebration! Relax and enjoy this fun introduction to tradition. Make memories, socialize and promote an appreciation of social customs alongside your little one. Play games, make crafts, interact with holiday tales and enjoy tasty treats. Themed attire encouraged.
Ages: 2 - 5 Yrs

  

Ballroom Holiday Bash!
EB RP
Looking for a party to show off your ballroom skills? Here's the party for you! Make new friends, express yourself and have a blast in this relaxed yet lively setting for singles and couples. Receive dance instruction followed by open dance. Refreshments provided. No experience necessary. Dress to impress!
Ages: 16 Yrs +

  

Celebration Luncheon
Happy birthday to you, and you and you! Give and get celebratory wishes during this long-standing Wylie tradition. Fill your belly with a hot, hearty and free meal with friends and take home the latest program information. Eat, talk, laugh and stick around for an afternoon of games and door prizes. Register by Monday prior to event.
Ages: 55 Yrs +

  

 The "Chew" Luncheon
"Chew" over your recreation ideas, wants and needs with peers. Lending your voice created programs like YANA (You are Not Alone), Gold Card events and new trips. Gain inside information on upcoming events and influence programming. Share ideas, brainstorm and ask questions. You provide the input, we provide the lunch.
Ages: 55 Yrs +


 

 

 Trips

  

 State Fair of Texas
Big Tex is back! Take a day off to discover culinary delights, creative arts, livestock and other exciting features at the State Fair of Texas. Spend the day on your own or walk with staff to each amusement, event and show. Transportation, admission and parking fees included. Ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult ages 18 years and older. Bring child car seats if required by law and money for food. Register per person by 10/6. Space is very limited. Questions? Please contact Steven, Recreation@WylieTexas.gov.
Ages: 3 Yrs +

   

Texas Rangers Baseball Game
Take me out to the ballgame! Snack on some peanuts and cracker jacks and cheer on our national pastime. Sit back, relax and enjoy the drive to the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington to watch Texas Rangers compete against the Atlanta Braves from shaded Upper Reserved seats. Transportation provided. Registered minors must be directly supervised by a registered adult. Register per person by 9/12. Bring money for snacks, meals, etc. Questions? Contact Wylie Rec Center staff, Recreation@WylieTexas.gov or 972-516-6360.
Ages: 8 Yrs +

  

ICE! At Gaylord Texan
The award-winning ICE! attraction starts with a team of 40 master ice artisans who spend well over a month creating this one of a kind display. Walk through more than 2 million pounds of ice sculptures from your favorite scenes of the Nutcracker and iconic NYC landmarks all synchronized to classic holiday scores. Register per person. Bring money for food. Questions? Contact Wylie Senior Rec staff, Recreation@WylieTexas.gov or 972-442-8119.
Ages: 55 Yrs +

  

Fossil Rim Wildlife Center
Wind along a 9.5 mile scenic drive in Glen Rose, TX where travelers encounter numerous exotic and endangered species. See giraffes roaming on savannah-like  pastures, herds of red deer, zebra and several species of antelope nestled into forested areas, roaming the hillsides and grazing in the valleys. Register per person. Bring money for food. Questions? Contact Wylie Senior Rec staff, Recreation@WylieTexas.gov or 972-442-8119.
Ages: 55 Yrs +

  

 Lone Star Park
Visit the Lone Star Park horse racing track for the 2014 "Meeting of Champions American Quarter Horse" races. Watch the horses, jockeys and trainers get ready for an upcoming race from Clubhouse level then move to reserved seating for dinner and race viewing in the dining terraces. Register per person. Bring money for food. Questions? Contact Wylie Senior Rec staff, Recreation@WylieTexas.gov or 972-442-8119.
Ages: 55 Yrs +

   

Hall's Pumpkin Farm & Maze
Come enjoy an old fashioned fall celebration in historic Grapevine! Take pictures with pumpkins and gourds of all shapes and sizes. Have a blast with friends and family in the mind boggling corn maze! Explore the farm on a hayride pulled by a genuine farm tractor. One hayride, one corn maze admission and transportation included. Ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult ages 18 years and older. Bring child car seats if required by law and money for food. Register per person by 10/20. Space is very limited. Questions? Please contact Steven, Recreation@WylieTexas.gov.
Ages: 2 Yrs +

  

Bath House - "A Christmas Carol"
"A Christmas Carol: The Radio Show" by David Alberts. It's Christmas Eve, 1947. Left on his own due to a winter storm radio station manager Bob Bennett forges ahead with the stations annual presentation of "A Christmas Carol." Complete with full sound effects, music and an attempt at playing all 22 characters. Register per person. Bring money for food. Questions? Contact Wylie Senior Rec staff, Recreation@WylieTexas.gov or 972-442-8119
Ages: 55 Yrs +

  

Trammel Crow Art Museum
Your passport to the art of Asia! Come experience Asia firsthand, see beautiful works of art and explore Asian culture and tradition. A docent-led group tour encourages you to look closely, make observations and discuss connections between the works of art. Register per person. Bring money for food. Questions? Contact Wylie Senior Rec staff, Recreation@WylieTexas.gov or  972-442-8119.
Ages: 55 Yrs +

 

  Dallas Farmers Market
For more than a century, local farmers have been selling an assortment of fresh produce at the Dallas Farmers Market. From seasonal produce, locally pastured meats and poultry, specialty foods, and great eateries the Farmers Market has something for everyone. Register per person. Bring money for food and shopping. Questions? Contact Wylie Senior Rec staff, Recreation@WylieTexas.gov or 972-442-8119.
Ages: 55 Yrs +

 

Bass Performance Hall Tour
The Bass Hall houses all the major performing arts organizations in Fort Worth. Considered the jewel of downtown the Hall boasts characteristics of classic European opera houses. Tour includes a look at the 80-foot diameter Great Dome which tops Founders Concert Theater, two 48-foot tall angels that grace the Grand Façade, and a look inside the performance halls acoustics and visual beauty. Register per person. Bring money for food. Questions? Contact Wylie Senior Rec staff, Recreation@WylieTexas.gov or 972-442-8119.
Ages: 55 Yrs + 

  

Henry's Ice Cream Class
I dream of Ice Cream! Learn how to make homemade ice cream at Henry's Ice Cream Parlor in Plano. Class features the history of ice cream, popular flavors throughout the years, and the actual making and tasting of ice cream. Register per person. Bring money for food. Questions? Contact Wylie Senior Rec staff, Recreation@WylieTexas.gov or 972-442-8119.
Ages: 55 Yrs +

 

Terrell Outlet Shopping
Start the day at Russell Stover Candies Outlet and stock up on gift baskets and specialty chocolate boxes. Then head over to the Tanger Outlets and get your holiday shopping started! This outlet mall features housewares, footwear and many apparel stores at great low prices. Register per person. Bring money for food and shopping. Questions?  Contact Wylie Senior Rec staff, Recreation@WylieTexas.gov or 972-442-8119.
Ages: 55 Yrs +

 

Senior Chow Critics
Everyone's a critic! Hunt for the best burger, perfect pepperoni pizza and excellent egg fooyung around while exploring local metro eateries both new and well established. This great social outing for fellow foodies and friends leaves you stuffed and satisfied! Register per person. Bring money for food. Questions? Contact Wylie Senior Rec staff, Recreation@WylieTexas.gov or 972-442-8119.
Ages: 55 Yrs +

 

Choctaw Casino
Hop on the free Choctaw Bus and head up to Durant, Oklahoma for a fun filled day. Registration includes your player's card and reduced rate $7.99 buffet lunch at Butterfield's Buffet. Enjoy the slots and sights and receive a $10 free play when you earn 20 points on your player's card. Bring money for food and games. Questions? Contact Wylie Senior Rec staff, Recreation@WylieTexas.gov or 972-442-8119.
Ages: 55 Yrs +


 

 

 

Camps

  

Artful Adventures
EB RP
Calling all young artists! Three mediums in only three days! Complete six individual pieces including two oils, two acrylics and two watercolors. Learn about brush techniques, color mixing and composition from a Robert Garden Certified instructor. $45 supply fee payable to instructor.
Ages: 6 - 13 Yrs


 

 

 

The Arts 

 

Artful Oil Painting
EB RP
Amaze your family and friends with a beautiful oil painting on canvas created by you! Learn color mixing with an arranged palette, time-saving brushstrokes and step-by-step instruction from a professional artist. Stretch your creative legs while making new friends. Invaluable tips and supplies included.
Ages: 6 - 12 Yrs

   

ABC's & 123's
EB
A is for Alligator and F is for FUN! In a positive learning environment develop critical thinking, problem solving, and social skills. Develop fine motor skills and get creative with arts and crafts. Help the successful transition to kindergarten through a variety of games and purposeful play.
Ages: 2 - 5 Yrs

 

Crafty Kids
EB
Explore kid crafts worthy of proud display on the refrigerator door! Learn how to follow instructions while making friends and thinking creatively. Enjoy fun and educational themed projects while working on hand and eye coordination through cutting, pasting, coloring and more! Parent participation required. Dress to mess. Registration includes child and parent.
Ages: 2 - 5 Yrs

  

Decoupage Class
Learn the basic techniques of decoupage: the art of gluing paper cutouts to transform an ordinary object into a custom design. By combining paper, paint and pictures almost any object can be tailored to reflect your personality or match your home décor.
Ages: 55 Yrs +

  

Senior Craft Corner
Get crafty! Create one of a kind treasures to keep or share with your friends. Quick and easy projects include something for everyone. Learn a new skill or show off an old one in a friendly environment with fellow crafters.
Ages: 55 Yrs +

 

Woodcarving
Learn how to transform a plain block of wood into art. Unleash your imagination and creative potential as you unwind, relax and make friends. Gain basic tips and learn proper use of tools, easy to follow techniques and important safety guidelines. You provide the creativity and we provide the supplies.
Ages: 55 Yrs +

 

Ballroom Dance
EB RP
Get serious about learning ballroom dance! Learn a variety of steps and combinations at your own pace. Gain confidence, experience and new moves. Learn graceful partnering in a comfortable and friendly environment. Prepare to be a hit at the next wedding or party. No class 11/24 or 25. 

  

Country Dance Two Step
EB RP
Boot scoot your way to fun and health! Learn basic steps and turns, and work up to more advanced moves. Energizing steps get your feet moving as you build confidence. All levels benefit from a self paced instruction that helps you dance like a pro. No class 11/24.
Ages: 16 Yrs +

   

Jazz Dance
EB RP
All... that...jazz! For exercise or fun learn stretching techniques to encourage muscle strength and toning. Combine basic ballet techniques with upbeat modern steps found in Pop and Broadway. Engage in cardio strengthening warm-ups, across the floor movements, center work and short combinations. All levels welcome!
Ages: 18 Yrs +  

 

Ballet
EB RP
Considered by many to be the foundation for all types of dance, this instruction includes barre work, across the floor progressions, centre work and combinations. Curriculum focuses on the French terminology and appropriate classical music. All levels of dance experience welcome.
Ages: 3 - 5 Yrs
Ages: 5 - 10 Yrs
Ages: 18 Yrs +

   

Hip Hop
EB RP
The hottest moves for any level! Express personal style, self-awareness and assertiveness while improving motor skills, memory retention and making new friends. Learn the basics of rhythm using a variety of smooth, bouncy and hype moves set to energetic melodies.
Ages: 6 - 10 Yrs
Ages: 18 Yrs +

   

Senior Round Up Line Dance
Learn to boot-scootin-boogie with friends. Line dancing improves balance, memory and cardio stamina. Learn the basic steps of traditional line dances and country couple dance. All levels welcome. Meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday and 3rd Saturday each month.
Ages: 55 Yrs +

  

Third Monday Book Bunch
Social networking and a good book. No batteries required! Immerse yourself into a good story with friends. Discuss thrilling tales, mysterious manuscripts and awe-inspiring adventures. Paperback books selected a month in advance by the group and based on group discussion and interest.
Ages: 55 Yrs +

  

 
Game Design
EB RPAlways wanted to create a video game? Breathe life into your virtual characters. Share your interactive story and gain the technical confidence needed to create characters like Mario and Luigi, save a princess, battle bad guys like Bowser and advance through levels. Take home your finished Windows PC game.
Ages: 8 - 16 Yrs  

 

Movie Magic
EB RP
Lights. Camera. Action! Cinematography enforces language, art, math, science and technological competence. Gain valuable tips, pro tricks and interpersonal skills while you make your own short film. Learn a variety of script writing, filming, acting and directing techniques. Take home a personalized DVD of your finished project.
Ages: 7 - 14 Yrs

 

Game Producer
EB RP
Create a video game and commercial all in just one week! Learn how to produce a video game on your Windows PC. Design levels, make characters, program movements and more. Then make a TV commercial that sells your game. Discover the filmmaking process, including writing, filming, acting and directing. Bring a flash drive.  No class 11/28.
Ages: 7 - 13 Yrs 


Robotics
EB RP
Hands-on technology instruction emphasizes learning, growth and fun! Enhance teamwork, creative thinking and problem solving skills. Learn how to build a Robotic Cobra or Moon Rover using the latest EV3 kits, then program and bring the robot to life. Control the Cobra via Bluetooth phone and drive the Moon Rover. Video featuring the build and the final result available at the end of camp.
Ages: 7 - 12 Yrs  

 

Weebly Web Design
EB RP
Learn how to create beautiful, modern day websites without writing a single line of code! Learn how to use Weebly and Pixlr and help bring your vision online. Create a blog, talk about your interests and showcase a business or your talents. Edit your images and make your site shine.
Ages: 8 - 16 Yrs
Ages: 17 Yrs +

 

Blogging Basics
EB RP
Learn to blog! Blogging can be a great way to share your story, express yourself and even make some money. Discuss everything you need to know to get started blogging, from technical details to social media to creating blog posts people want to read.
Ages: 16 Yrs + 


 

 

Health & Fitness

 

 Barre Fitness
EB RP
Get ready to burn fat, sculpt muscles and have fun! Barre focuses on conditioning and toning the entire body. By blending classical ballet exercises, pilates and traditional conditioning movements, Barre helps you to develop muscular endurance, dynamic balance, flexibility, posture and core strength. No previous dance experience necessary.
Ages: 16 Yrs +

 

Zumba
EB RP
Ditch the workout and join the party! This fusion of Latin and international music creates a dynamic, exciting and effective cardio session. The routines feature interval training techniques with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body. Lose yourself in energetic moves while shaping up.
Ages: 13 Yrs +

  

Tai Chi
EB RP
Tai Chi Chuan, better known as Tai Chi, is an ancient Chinese martial art practiced as a superior health art and a form of moving meditation. Guided instruction leads you through focused, slow and controlled movements that enhance balance, agility, flexibility and strength while reducing stress and improving mental alertness.
Ages: 18 Yrs + 

  

Yoga
EB RP
Beneficial for all fitness and experience levels, yoga produces a feeling of well-being and body-awareness. Enjoy an energetic workout that uses a flowing series of postures to increase strength, flexibility, endurance and balance. Learn how to coordinate breathing with movement to improve mental and physical health and release stress.
Ages: 13 Yrs +

   

Stretch-n-Grow Gymnastics
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Tumble, roll and stretch across the floor! Improve balance, strength and flexibility in a fun interactive environment. Learn proper exercise form through warm-ups, simple stretches, games and activities. Basic tumbling routines, combinations, and forward and backwards skills taught. Includes t-shirt and water bottle.
Ages: 3 - 5 Yrs
Ages: 6 - 10 Yrs

 

Cardio Ballroom
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Mambo, Tango and Merengue your way into getting fit! Gain musicality and balance with this unique combination of endurance and dance conditioning. Learn popular moves while developing coordination. No partner needed in this infectiously fun and easy calorie burning group exercise environment. No class 11/25.
Ages: 18 Yrs +  

 

Creative Movement
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Parent and child benefit from this nurturing introduction to movement and dance. Musically inspired leaps, bobs, jumps and turns help to foster imagination while improving gross motor skills and body awareness. Enjoy sharing the joy of music and dance with your little one. Parent participation required. Registration includes child and parent.
Ages: 2 - 5 Yrs

  

Tiny Tots Fitness
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Climb, crawl, hop, roll and jump! Be your child's fitness partner in this active environment that promotes daily exercise and nutrition. Make a healthy creative snack each week and learn fun activities you can continue at home with the whole family. Parent participation required. Registration includes child and parent.
Ages: 2 - 5 Yrs 

  

Kickboxing
EB RP
Kick, punch and sweat your way to your fitness goals. Burn calories fast while you increase cardiovascular endurance, strengthen and tone muscle. Develop coordination while learning boxing combinations such as jabs, hooks, uppercuts and kicks in a positive and encouraging group setting.
Ages: 18 Yrs + 

 

Extreme Boot Camp
EB RP
Test your limits in the toughest workout program Wylie Recreation Center offers. Run, jump, lift, and sweat your way towards achieving the body you've longed for. This intense program utilizes metabolic fat burning exercises to help you push your body to a new level to create a new you! Depending on weather, class may be held outside.
Ages: 13 Yrs +

 

Chair Exercise
Fit and fun low impact exercise adapted to fit the needs of those with disabilities, poor balance or trouble standing on the floor to exercise. Instructor uses a variety of tools such as resistance bands, arm weights and group exercise techniques to keep you on your toes and feeling great!
Ages: 55 Yrs +


 

 

 

Sports Instruction

  

 

Soccer Shots
EB RP
A fun introductory soccer program for the kids! Build character, learn about teamwork and sharing, improve communication skills and refine coordination. Learn basic skills through individual and group activities that familiarize participants with the game while preparing young bodies for an active childhood.
Ages: 3 - 4 Yrs
Ages: 5 - 6 Yrs 

 

Tennis
EB
Learn the exciting game of tennis! This combination of fun and effort develops attention span, stamina, discipline and confidence. Consistent instruction of basics and beyond builds a solid tennis foundation. Have loads of fun while improving strokes with this United States Tennis Association Quickstart curriculum. Questions? Contact Wylie Recreation Center staff, Recreation@WylieTexas.gov or 972-516-6360.
Ages: 5 - 7 Yrs
Ages: 8 - 12 Yrs 

 

Karate
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Learn the Ryubukai Okinawan art of self-defense that employs hand strikes and kicks with swift and calculated movements used to disable or subdue an opponent. Focus on the flow of movement, sparring and weapons while attaining discipline, self-control and physical fitness in a family-oriented environment.
Ages: 7 Yrs +

 

 

 

 

 
 




A City of Wylie Waiver is required prior to participation in any recreation activity. The Parent or Legal Guardian must complete the Waiver of any minor age 17 and younger.

 

Please review FAQs and Recreation Rules and Guidelines.  

 

Questions? recreation@wylietexas.gov

 

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