Parks and Recreation events and activities

Winter is in full swing and the mountains are packed with snow. Join Adventures Without Limits (AWL) for a winter wonderland of a time up at Mount Hood. AWL is mission-directed to empower people of all abilities through high-quality outdoor experiences.

This winter learn the basics of snowshoeing or freshen up on this winter skill. You will spend the day on Mount Hood’s snow-covered trail. This is a beginner’s snowshoe trip and is two to three miles in length, depending on individuals’ abilities. Enjoy a cup of hot cocoa with friends along with some winter fun.

Chocolate Festival Primer — Planning to attend one or more chocolate festivals this winter? Prepare yourself by exploring cacao from bean to bar at this special evening tasting. Homework never tasted so good! Age 18 and older, Jan. 15, 7 to 8:30 p.m., $18.

Tiny Boppers — This independent dance and movement experience will help children develop into confident dancers. Your Tiny Boppers will move to music that works on motor coordination, rhythm and strength. This is a wonderful foundation for all dance forms, sports and other physical activities. Parents are welcome to stay and join in with the class if they wish. Ages 3 to 6, Jan. 16 to Feb. 20, 10:45 to 11:30 a.m., $46.

Tiny Boppers 2 — This is a continuation class for students that have taken Tiny Boppers or have some experience with dance classes. Children will learn early creative expression using proper technique that is developmentally age-appropriate and specific. Ages 3 to 6, Jan. 16 to Feb. 20, 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., $46.

Mini Ballerina — This is an introductory dance class with the goal of fostering the love of movement in each participant. Young dancers improve flexibility, coordination and musicality and build self-confidence in a fun and creative environment. Ages 3 to 8, Jan. 17 to Feb. 21, 4:15 to 5:15 p.m., $46.

Modern Kids Dance — Try all kinds of dance! Have fun and learn the basics of ballet, jazz, hip-hop and contemporary dance styles as you learn different movement combinations with instructor and choreographer Michele Ainza. Ages 8 to 12, Jan. 17 to Feb. 21, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., $52.

Ballroom Dance I — Learn the staple of ballroom dance, the smooth foxtrot, and the fun and lively Latin dance, the cha cha cha! Students are ready for the dance floor after learning the basics and beyond in these two ballroom rhythms. Age 16 and older, Jan. 17 to March 7, 7 to 8 p.m., $62.

Ballroom Dance II — Take the basic steps you have learned in the beginning class and add some flair. Glide across the floor in the foxtrot, waltz and tango. Learn the fun new moves of the cha cha cha, rhumba and swing. Age 16 and older, Jan. 17 to March 7, 8 to 9 p.m., $62.

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