Classes offered by Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation

Are you curious how meditation affects your health and happiness? Join instructor Surja Tjahaja as he teaches you how to actively develop a healthy mind and body and remove stress with comfortable meditation postures. Good for all health conditions, pain management, and open to all abilities.

After this class you will be sure to approach those Oregon rainy does with a positive and healthy outlook! Meditation for Health and Happiness. Ages 16 and older, Thursday, September 20 to December 6, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. $60.

Piano classes for all ages

Learn the basic skills of piano on a keyboard. Group lessons and private lessons are offered to introduce students to the basics of music theory. Learn to play songs, read music and rhythmic expression.

The group piano lessons will be an experience that will include beginning rhythm, improve ear training and note reading that is taught in a fun and positive group format. A home practice instrument is recommended. The fee includes course materials. For more information, visit

Tiny Boppers

This class is an independent dance and movement experience that helps children develop confidence. Dancers move to music that works on motor coordination, rhythm and strength. This class provides a foundation for all dance forms, sports and other physical activities. Parents are welcome to stay and join the class with children. Ages 3 to 6, Wednesdays, Sept. 19 to Oct. 24, 10:45 to 11:30 a.m. $46.

Mini Ballerinas

This introductory dance class will foster the love of movement in each participant. Young dancers will improve flexibility and coordination while building self-confidence in a fun and creative environment. Ages 3 to 8, Wednesdays, Sept. 19 to Oct. 24, 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. $46.

Modern Kids Dance

Dancers will learn the basics of ballet, jazz, hip-hop and contemporary dance styles along with different movement combinations with instructor and choreographer Michele Ainza. Ages 8 to 12, Thursdays, Sept. 20 to Oct. 25, 4 to 5 p.m. $52.

Adult Contemporary

This introductory class fuses contemporary dance styles with jazz, ballet and world dance influences. It emphasizes and develops proper body alignment, strength and flexibility, rhythmic and musical phrasing, and self-expression in a relaxed atmosphere with instructor and choreographer Michele Ainza. Ages 14 and older, Thursdays, Sept. 20 to Oct. 25, 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. $54.

Tap Dancing for Adults

All abilities are welcome for these introductory beginning class sessions that cover all the fundamentals of tap technique. Students learn coordination, rhythmic variations and performance skills through a series of tap combinations with instructor and choreographer Sara Martins. Ages 16 and older, Tuesdays and Fridays, Sept. 18 to Oct. 26, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. $92.

Kids in the Kitchen-Pizza Garden Chefs

Children will enjoy the flavors of Italy in this hands-on fun in the kitchen class. Learn important cooking skills while preparing a healthy Italian pizza. Ages 6 to 15, Saturday, Sept. 22, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. $24.

Family Dinners-Ratatouille and Berry Tart

— Spend an afternoon cooking at Luscher Farm with your child and chef Laura Content. One parent and child pair will cook and create a family dinner using local and seasonal produce. Up to two other family members are welcome to join the class at 4 p.m. for a home-cooked dinner at the farm. Menus focus on seasonal ingredients, including farm-grown produce. Ages 6 and older, Saturday, Sept. 22, 2 to 5 p.m. $38.

Class Registration Information

Pre-registration is required for nearly all Parks & Recreation classes and activities. Class information is in the “Discover Active Living” catalog and online at

You may register by Internet, mail or drop-off during business hours at Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation, West End Building, 4101 Kruse Way, Lake Oswego 97035; or fax 503-675-2549. For more information, call 503-635-0282.

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