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NEWS

CATCH THE WORM! Summer 2014 Early Bird Online Registration (EBOR) starts 4/28/14, 9 am. Rec Pass Holders save 30% through 5/4/14.

STANDARD REGISTRATION in-person and online begins 5/5/14, 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!

 

 

 

 

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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 through May, 2014


Summer 2014 Activity Registration for courses that have a start date between June and August will be available for registration Monday, April 28 through Sunday, May 4 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, May 5. 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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WINTER / SPRING 2014 ACTIVITIES

Zumba Blacklight Dance Party

Ditch the Workout and join the party as we transform the Wylie Recreation Center into a popular dance club! Have a blast as you move and glow under the black lights.

 

Midnight in Paris Senior Prom

Dust off your dancing shoes and relive your favorite moments from high school prom or experience the prom you never had at the 2nd annual senior citizen prom. Live music, dancing and hors d’oeuvres provided under Parisian lights.

 

Celebration Luncheon

Happy birthday to you, and you and you! Celebrate and share birthday wishes with favorite and new friends while enjoying a themed party that includes lunch, drinks and dessert. Stick around for an afternoon of fun games and door prizes. Please register with staff the Monday prior to luncheon.

 

PreK Parties

You are invited to four seasons of holiday celebration! Play a variety of themed games and create fun arts and crafts with your little ones. Enjoy interactive holiday tales and enjoy special yummy treats while making memories and new friends. Theme appropriate outfits encouraged!

 

Friday FUNshops Crazy Science!

 

Friday FUNshops MyLife Art!

 

Abrakadoodle Art Camp

 

Drill Team & Hip Hop Dance

 

Extreme Golf Games & Skills

 

Total Cheerleading!

 

Flag Football

 

Outdoor Archery

 

Boot Camp

Get into the best shape of your life while having a blast! This intense, result-oriented combination of interval cardio and total body sculpting exercises delivers the results you want at a high energy and accelerated pace. All fitness levels benefit from this exciting, challenging and rewarding workout.

 

Extreme Boot Camp

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!

 

Cardio Crunch

Even the busiest gym-goers can squeeze in this exciting 30-minute fast and effective workout. Boost your fat burning metabolism through interval training, strength exercises, high intensity circuits and core work. Avoid the plateau with this high quality and ever-changing training that keeps your body and mind constantly challenged.

 

Chair Exercise

Fit and fun low impact exercise adapted to fit the needs of those with disabilities, poor balance or have 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!

 

Indoor Cycling

You’ve heard of SPIN, now take your indoor cycling to the X-Treme! Thanks to the unique bike design, X-Biking Indoor Mountain Biking provides a full-body cycling workout that burns twice as many calories as a typical fitness cycling program. Get lean, build total body strength and increase your cardiovascular endurance.

 

Tai Chi

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.

 

Tiny Tots Fitness

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.

 

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 Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings.

 

Yoga

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.

 

Zumba

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.

 

Archery

Bullseye! Learn to shoot the competition style compound bow from a certified instructor. Focus on basic skills, technique, the use and maintenance of equipment and safety. Become a proficient archer and develop strength, flexibility and increased attention span in this unique learning environment.

 

Golf

Whether you are new to the game or a regular player, all levels benefit with instruction from a PGA Professional and former PGA Tour Pro. Learn basic fundamentals of full swing, chipping, putting and golf course etiquette.

 

Soccer Shots

A fun introductory soccer program for the kids! Learn basic skills through individual and group activities that familiarize participants with the game while preparing young bodies for an active childhood. Build character, learn about teamwork and sharing, improve communication skills and refine coordination.

 

Tennis

Learn the exciting game of tennis! Have loads of fun while improving strokes with this United States Tennis Association QuickStart curriculum. Consistent instruction of basics and beyond builds a solid tennis foundation. This combination of fun and effort develops attention span, stamina, discipline and confidence.

 

Karate

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.

 

Ballet

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.

 

Ballet & Tap

Learn to quick shuffle tap and basic ballet steps. Designed to spark and maintain young interest, this introduction lays the foundation for future dance instruction. Improve coordination, flexibility and confidence. Gain grace and poise in this well rounded dance combination.

 

Ballroom

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.

 

Country Dance Two Step

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.

 

Creative Movement

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.

 

 

Drill Team Prep

Drill Team tryouts are around the corner! Prepare to audition for drill team. Learn etiquette, choreography, and focus on specific drill team techniques such as leaps, turns and kicks. The last day of class includes a mock audition. A “must have” for anyone considering trying out for drill team!

 

Hip Hop

The hottest moves for any level! Learn the basics of rhythm using a variety of smooth, bouncy and hype moves set to energetic melodies. Express personal style, self awareness and assertiveness while improving motor skills, memory retention and making new friends.

 

Line Dance Workshop

Click your heels and tap your toes in a fun and energizing social setting! Learn basic steps and choreographed routines set to the best in country music. Instruction incorporates moves from Country Cha Cha’s, Polka and Waltzes. Master the Boot Scootin’ Boogie, Texas Freeze and more.

 

Abrakadoodle

Explore elements of creating art through drawing, painting, sculpting and more! Each exciting class offers music and movement while participants create a project inspired by an amazing artist. Learn about art FUNdamentals such as line, color, shape, texture and balance.

 

Artful Oil Painting

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.

 

Crafty Kids

Explore kid crafts worthy of proud display on the refrigerator door! Enjoy fun and educational themed projects while working on hand and eye coordination through cutting, pasting, coloring and more. Learn how to follow instructions while making friends and thinking creatively.

 

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.

 

Woodcarving

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

 

ABC's & 123's

A is for Alligator and F is for FUN! In a positive learning environment, develop critical thinking, problem solving and social skills. Guide the successful transition to kindergarten through a variety of games, arts and crafts and purposeful play.

 

Game Design

Have you always wanted to create your own video game? Create charming characters like Mario and Luigi, save a princess, battle bad guys like Bowser and advance through levels that you design! Take your finished game home to share with friends and family.

 

 

WEB  Design

Whether you are looking to create a personal website to share with grandparents and friends or improve on a school project, this hands on instruction helps you achieve your goals. Learn how to create and focus your ideal website to reach family and fans using leading industry software.

 

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.

 

Enchanted Rock Hill Country

Road trip! Pack the family for an adventure in the heart of the Texas Hill Country and leave the driving to us. Explore Enchanted Rock and enjoy historic downtown lodging, shopping and amenities. Visit the beautiful Wildseed Farms and soak in the sights, sounds and history of this scenic town rooted in German culture.

 

Fossil Rim Adventure

Gear up for Glen Rose and let us handle the driving! Explore all that Fossil Rim Wildlife Center has to offer. Walk where the dinosaurs walked and see the tracks. Feed the animals and take a 9 1/2 mile scenic wildlife drive. Top off the day with refreshments and a visit to the Children’s Animal Center.

 

Summit Climbing Adventure

On belay, belay on! Climb on over to Summit indoor climbing facility to experience different routes and challenges for climbers of all experience. Test your skills and learn new tricks with some of the best instructors in Texas!

 

White Rock Lake Paddle Trip

Paddle and explore local White Rock Lake on this unique tour. From the historical lake see the downtown Dallas skyline, the Bath House Cultural Center, the Dallas Arboretum, Botanical Garden and more. Stop for a picnic lunch and soak up the scenery.

 

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!

 

The Reelers

Calling all movie buffs! Meet with fellow movie lovers to enjoy cult classics and black and white favorites at the Senior Recreation Center, and travel with the group to visit some of the area’s finest boutique theaters and historic cinemas throughout the season.

 

Senior Gold Card Events

Enjoy a variety of  Wylie ISD events and activities for free!

 

Choctaw Casino

Hop on the free Choctaw Bus and head up to Durant, Oklahoma for a fun filled day. Registration includes a free $10 on your player’s card and reduced rate, $7.99 buffet lunch at Butterfield’s Buffet.

 

Medieval Times Matinee

Step back in time to the medieval ages of epic battles, jousting tournaments and royal courts. From ringside seats, marvel at awe-inspiring tournaments of horsemanship and falconry, and enjoy a medieval bill of fare fit for royalty.

 

Cowboys Stadium Tour

Home of the Dallas Cowboys, the AT&T Stadium is a modern day marvel! Take the ultimate guided stadium tour experience of a private suite, press box, post-game interview room and pro shop. Then go event level to the field and visit the Cowboys and Cheerleaders locker rooms!

 

Tyler Azalea Tour

Travel to Tyler, TX for the 55th annual azalea and spring flower trail featuring mile after mile of blooming azaleas, dogwoods and spring flowers. Trip includes a guided tour from the bus and a stop at The Potpourri House & Gift Store for lunch.

 

Log Cabin Village

Take a trip to Fort Worth’s living history museum. Live historical interpreters dressed in period attire  take you through 19th century Texas frontier history. Travel from cabin to cabin to see demonstrations of various crafts from the time period and engage in conversations about the past.

 

Reunion Tower GeO-Deck

The GeO-Deck observation area is Dallas’s newest way to learn about city landmarks and skyscrapers hundreds of feet up in the air! Aerial views of Dallas, powerful telescopes and high-definition zoom cameras bring hidden views to life and give you an insider look of Dallas and surrounding neighborhoods.

 

Lavender Ridge Farm

Just 8 miles east of Gainesville, TX lavender, herbs and zinnias are all here for the picking at the farm’s Lavender Festival. Be sure to stop at the Country Gift Shop and dine in at Café Lavender for a delightful lavender inspired lunch.

 

 
 




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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