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The City of Covington’s Parks and Recreation Department is now open for registration for Winter classes and programs. Winter classes will begin in January and run through March. Please call the Covington Parks and Recreation office at (253) 480-2480 to register for classes. Online registration is also available for most classes. 


Daddy Daughter Spring Fling Dance
Fathers and daughter(s) come and enjoy our third annual Daddy/Daughter dance! All ages are welcome. Join us for a fun filled evening of dancing, food, and prizes. Grandpas, Uncles, and Big Brothers are welcome too. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer to help at this event, please call Jaquelyn Ball (253) 480-2412.



Dance

This is an introductory class for 4-6 year olds that is full of fun, music and learning. Class will focus on the fundamentals of creative movement and beginner ballet techniques and terminology. Students should bring a water bottle and a smile! Ballet shoes are recommended. Located in Covington Community Room. No class on 2/23. 

This is a beginning jazz class for 7-9 year olds. Dancers will learn to properly execute classical and contemporary jazz steps and techniques. They will also train to understand rhythm and musicality. Jazz shoes or dance paws are recommended. Bring lots of water! Located in Covington Community Room. No class on 2/23.  

Dance Team- Ages 10-12

Dance team is a fun class for 10-12 year olds involving a variety of dance genres. Dancers will learn ballet, jazz, pom and hip hop techniques, as well as more advanced skills like leaps, jumps, and turns. No Class 2/23. 


 Musikgarten – Family Music for Toddlers

Together we’ll sing, chant, move, dance, listen, and play simple instruments, all activities that bridge the natural connection between music and movement. Additionally, you’ll receive a wonderful CD, a parent activity book, and an instrument or scarf to use at home for more time together. Located at Covington City Hall Community Room.  
Musikgarten – Preschool Music: Cycle of Seasons

This class was developed to build attention and self-expression with activities include singing, chanting, moving, focused listening, musical games, exploring musical instruments, creative movement and storytelling.

The Cycle of Seasons nurtures your growing child’s ability to use language and participate in dramatic play within a musical context. Fun family packets including music CDs are included for use at home to increase family involvement in the learning process. Located in the Covington City Hall Community Room.  


 Kids in the Kitchen

Valentine Chocolates- Students will learn skills to make their own chocolates for Valentine's Day. They will make two varieties of chocolate candies to take home. Each student will make their own fillings and dipping chocolate as well as learning decorating skills. Please bring an apron. Located at Covington City Hall Community Room.

Royal Icing Sugar Cookies- Students will make cookies in fun Spring season shapes. Each student will make their own sugar dough and roll, cut, bake and decorate their cookies. They will learn two different royal icing techniques as well as how to make their own icing at home. Please bring an apron. Located at Covington City Hall Community Room.


 Bricks 4 Kidz LEGO® Programs

After-School Program: Gadgets and Gizmos-This class is all about the fun of doing something with what you've built. From a spinning top to a spin art model, kids will love playing with their creations. Lots of learning happens too, like "3-in-a-row" game model and learning about friction and symmetry. No Class 2/15 and 2/22. 

After School Program: Interesting Inventions- Learn the difference between inventions and discoveries, how to solve problems, and find out how inventors get their ideas patented. Each week, kids are encouraged to think of what they could invent or improve to solve a problem.

President's Break Camp-The junior robotics camp offers all the fun of building with LEGO bricks plus the challenge of basic computer programming. Using drag and drop icon-based software provides introduction into the world of computer programming and robotics that will equip campers to succeed in a technology-based marketplace. Located at the Covington City Hall Community Room. 


 Safe at Home

This two hour course is designed for children ages 8-11 to learn to be aware of potential dangers when left home alone. Come learn how to be responsible and safe in any situation. We will cover family communication, first aid, internet, gun, phone, fire, and door safety. Located at the Covington City Hall Community Room.  


 Super Sitters

Boys and girls, come for a day of fun while earning your Super Sitters certificate. This class will cover leadership and the business of babysitting, basic care for children, understanding children of different age groups, safety, and first aid. Bring a sack lunch and snack to class. Located at the Covington City Hall Community Room.  


 Seattle Astronomical Star Party

The community is invited to sail the Milky Way with local astronomers who will provide star gazing expertise along with access to telescopes, binoculars and star charts. Explore the Moon, the planets, constellations, stars, clusters and galaxies that each season’s night scape presents.

Dress warmly and bring a small flashlight (red filters are provided). Children with parental supervision are welcome and astronomers will bring the stars alive for small ones. Inclement weather (more than a few isolated clouds) will likely cause cancellation of the Star Party. Notice would be posted at the Seattle Astronomical Society website www.seattleastro.org. Otherwise, just look to the sky before you come! Located at Covington Community Park. There is no registration necessary- just come join the party. 

* 12/9 at 6pm 


 Bootcamp – Outdoor Group Fitness

This high intensity interval training (HIIT) program Incorporates strength, balance, agility, core stability, cardio, and flexibility. The experience will include constant motivation, positive reinforcement, and a fun, safe environment and is perfect for all different fitness levels, ages and sizes. Register at www.fitnessbootcampnow.com or email Melissa at info@fitnessbootcampnow.com for more information. Located in the Covington Community Room on MWF and at Jenkins Creek Elementary on Tue/Th (subject to change). 


 Gymnastics

Hart’s gymnastic program is family-friendly while offering the highest quality coaches and staff. Classes are held at Hart’s Gymnastic Center, 26415 79th Ave S. Kent, WA 98032.

This Parent & Tot class is the ideal place to have organized, safe fun exploring movement with your child in a gymnastic environment.  

Designed for preschoolers ready to participate without the help of a parent/guardian, this class will continue to explore movement as they go through tunnels, climb over blocks, cross balance beams, and explore the gym.  

Students learn the basics of fun and safe gymnastics while emphasizing basic gymnastic skills, safety, strength, and flexibility. They will expand their skills with use of the trampoline and working on all Olympic events.  


Power Cooking

Looking for a way to save time and make healthy family meals on a budget? Chop, dice, slice, and cook your way to a month of healthy dinner entrees. You'll learn how to fix and freeze 30 nutritious meals, sample the savory finished products and take home a free booklet filled with a months worth of great-tasting, healthy and easy-to-prepare recipes (nutritional analysis included).Three recipes will be made and sampled in class. Using this method a month of dinner entrees for a family of four average $250 a month, so save yourself time, money and the stress of getting dinner on the table.... Learn to PowerCook!

This class is taught by a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator from MultiCare. Proceeds from the class go towards future health and nutrition classes in the area to promote healthy living.


EBI Basketball Skills Class
This class is targeted for players that are at the beginning to early stages of learning the game of basketball. EBI will work with the players on the fundamentals of the game to learn skills such as passing, ball handling and shooting. No Class 2/15 and 2/22.


Martial Arts

Learning, sweating, and smiling.Our structured curriculum allows us to focus each week on various drills and activities to promote agility, strength, speed, attention, and self-discipline.Classes are held at Great Northwest Martial Arts Academy (22415 SE 231st ST Maple Valley) Visit www.greatnorthwestmartialartsacademy.com or call (206)604-0592. Optional school uniform available for $35.00, or a school t-shirt available for $20.00.


Kidz Love Soccer

This program provides children with the positive framework whereby all players are nurtured, built up and developed as young athletes. A typical class includes age-appropriate soccer activities: warm up, skill introduction, games and instructional scrimmages always conducted in a non-competitive, recreational format. Classes are located at Covington Community Park.

As you and your child participate in fun, age-appropriate activities, your child will be developing their large motor skills and socializing skills. The fun happens on the field, and in Mommy/Daddy & Me Soccer parents are a part of the action! Each child receives a Kidz Love Soccer jersey! 

 

Little tykes will enjoy running and kicking just like the big kids! Children will learn the basic techniques of the game while building self-esteem and learning to follow instructions in a nurturing teaching environment. Each participant receives a Kidz Love Soccer jersey! Shin guards are required after the first meeting. 

 

Players will learn dribbling, passing, receiving, shooting, defense, etc. Fun skill games are played at every session. Small-sided soccer matches will be introduced gradually. Each participant receives a Kidz Love Soccer jersey! Shin guards are required after the first meeting. 

Soccer 2: Skills and Scrimmages
Kidz will enjoy advanced skill building: dribbling, passing, receiving, shooting, etc. in a team play format. Each class will focus on scrimmages that emphasize application of finer technical points. All skill levels are welcome to come enjoy the world's most popular sport! Each participant receives a Kidz Love Soccer jersey! Shin guards are required. No class 4/12 Spring Break. 


Cheer/Senior Cheer 101
 
A cheer leading class for youth who want to learn competitive cheer leading but are not ready for the full commitment of a team. Coaches will train the athletes on jumps, motions, basic tumbling, and stunting. Participants who take Cheer 101 will be prepared for tryouts for prep, all-star, or school cheer programs. Classes held at Pacific NW Cheer 1222 6th Ave N. Kent, WA 98032.

Ninja Kids Training
This class will focus on core strength, body control, team work, team challenges, and basic tumbling skills. There is a class for boys and a coed class for both boys and girls. It is a great place to start your ninja warrior career through play and fun. Classes held at Pacific NW Cheer 1222 6th Ave N. Kent, WA 98032. 


HOW TO REGISTER FOR CLASSES, LESSONS, AND LEAGUES:
1. By Phone - 253.480.2480
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Online - http://bit.ly/registercov
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In Person at the Parks & Recreation Offices located at the Covington Aquatic Center