Paddle & Play

Infant & Toddler Programs

PARENT & TOT: PADDLE & PLAY OPEN SWIM

0-5 Yr Olds + Adult Guardian

Join us so your little ones can enjoy swimming and play time with friends! A parent or guardian must be in the water and provide supervision for their child(ren). Life jackets, puddle jumpers, infant floats, slide, pool toys, basketball hoop + more are provided! 

  • No Registration Needed... Just Show Up!
  • Cost: $3 p/visit OR Splash Pass | Included in ALL Fitness Memberships
  • Dates: Fridays | Sept 24-May 13 (Skip Nov 26, Dec 24, 31, Apr 1, 8)
  • Time:  9:30-10:45am

PARENT-CHILD INTRO TO SUCCULENTS

4-7 Yr Olds + Parent/Guardian

Join us for a fun interactive lesson on how to make succulents thrive! Participants will learn the basics of how to identify and grow succulents and then end with an interactive planting project to take home, all while working together as a parent/child duo!

  • Register Here
  • Cost: $19r/$34nr
  • Instructor: Lisa Smith
  • Date: Thur, Oct 14 | 5pm-5:50pm
  • Location: Cityside Middle School Cafeteria

PARENT-CHILD SING SONG YOGA 

2-6 Yr Olds + Guardian

Sing Song Yoga combines yoga-based activities and songs to improve your kiddos motor skills, attention span and more! Parents and kids sign up for this yoga class together. It is a fast paced, 30-minute, child-centered class best suited for the youngest yogis. Enrollment based on age at start date.

  • Register for AM Session Here
  • Register for PM Session Here
  • Instructor: Deb Weiss-Gelmi
  • Cost: $49r/$64nr
  • AM Session 2: Thur | Oct 28-Dec 2 (Skip Nov 25) | 9:15-9:45am
  • AM Session 3: Thur | Jan 6-Feb 3 | 9:15-9:45am 
  • AM Session 4: Thur | Feb 24-Mar 24 | 9:15-9:45am 
  • AM Session 5: Thur | Apr 14-May 12 | 9:15-9:45am 
  • PM Session 1: Thur | Sept 16-Oct 14 | 5:45-6:15pm
  • PM Session 2: Thur | Jan 6-Feb 3 | 5:45-6:15pm
  • PM Session 3: Thur | Apr 14-May 12 | 5:45-6:15pm
  • AM Location: Zeeland Recreation - Shoreline Studio 
  • PM Location: Cityside Middle School - Performing Arts Room

PRIVATE / SEMI-PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS

6 Month Olds - Adults

Learning how to swim can save your child’s life! Maximize the individual attention you receive and speed in which you learn by signing up for a private swim lesson (three 30-minute lessons)! Great for infants, children, teens or adults. Private swim instruction provides flexible scheduling and personalized attention to meet the need of every swimmer. Lessons are sold in bundles of three-30 minute lessons. A swim instructor will contact participants after registration to arrange lesson dates and times.

  • Call 616-748-3230 to Register + Schedule Dates/Times!
  • BONUS: All Swim Lesson Participants + Their Immediate Family Members Get FREE Open Swim Access While Enrolled in Swim Lessons!
  • Structure: Three 30-Minute Lessons
  • 1-on-1 Lessons: $83r/$98nr
  • 2-on-1 Lessons: $73r/$88nr each
  • 3-on-1 Lessons: $63r/$78nr each

PARENT & CHILD SWIM LESSONS

6 Months - 3 Yr Olds (+ Adult Guardian)

Learning how to swim can save your child’s life! Join us to learn the following skills: Enter and exit water together | Getting wet with toys  | Front and back holds | Songs and games | Blowing bubbles | Splashing and kicking legs | Splashing and reaching arms | Front and back glides | Water safety rules

  • Register Here
  • Cost: $59r/$74nr
  • BONUS: All Swim Lesson Participants + Their Immediate Family Members Get FREE Open Swim Access While Enrolled in Swim Lessons!
  • Nov 1-Dec 13 (Skip Nov 22): Mon | 6:30-7pm
  • Nov 3-Dec 15 (Skip Nov 24): Wed | 6:30-7pm
  • Nov 6-Dec 18 (Skip Nov 27): Sat | 8:30-9am
  • Jan 3-Feb 7: Mon | 6:30-7pm
  • Jan 5-Feb 9: Wed | 6:30-7pm
  • Jan 8-Feb 12: Sat | 8:30-9am
  • Feb 19-Mar 26: Sat | 8:30-9am
  • Feb 19-Mar 26: Sat | 12:15-1pm
  • Apr 11-May 16: Mon | 6:30-7pm
  • Apr 13-May 18: Wed | 6:30-7pm
  • Apr 17-May 21: Sat | 8:30-9am


PRESCHOOL SWIM LESSONS 

3-5 Yr Olds

Learning how to swim can save your child’s life! Join us to learn the following skills: Water entry and exit | Breath control and submerging | Buoyancy | Changing direction and position in the water | Treading | Swimming skills on front and back | Water safety

  • Register Here for Any 6-Week Session (Mon, Wed or Sat)
  • Register Here for Any 3-Week Session (Mon & Wed)
  • Cost: $59r/$74nr
  • BONUS: All Swim Lesson Participants + Their Immediate Family Members Get FREE Open Swim Access While Enrolled in Swim Lessons!
  • Nov 1-Dec 13 (Skip Nov 22): Mon | 4:30-5:15pm
  • Nov 1-Dec 13 (Skip Nov 22): Mon | 5:30-6:15pm
  • Nov 3-Dec 15 (Skip Nov 24): Wed | 4:30-5:15pm
  • Nov 3-Dec 15 (Skip Nov 24): Wed | 5:30-6:15pm
  • Nov 6-Dec 18 (Skip Nov 27): Sat | 9:15-10am
  • Nov 6-Dec 18 (Skip Nov 27): Sat | 10:15-11am
  • Nov 6-Dec 18 (Skip Nov 27): Sat | 11:15am-12pm 
  • Nov 29-Dec 15: Mon & Wed | 10-10:45am
  • Jan 3-Feb 7: Mon | 4:30-5:15pm
  • Jan 3-Feb 7: Mon | 5:30-6:15pm
  • Jan 5-Feb 9: Wed | 4:30-5:15pm
  • Jan 5-Feb 9: Wed | 5:30-6:15pm
  • Jan 8-Feb 12: Sat | 9:15-10am
  • Jan 8-Feb 12: Sat | 10:15-11am
  • Jan 8-Feb 12: Sat | 11:15am-12pm
  • Jan 24-Feb 9: Mon & Wed | 10-10:45am 
  • Feb 14-Mar 21: Mon | 4:30-5:15pm
  • Feb 14-Mar 21: Mon | 5:30-6:15pm
  • Feb 14-Mar 21: Mon | 6:30-7:15pm
  • Feb 16-Mar 23: Wed | 4:30-5:15pm
  • Feb 16-Mar 23: Wed | 5:30-6:15pm
  • Feb 16-Mar 23: Wed | 6:30-7:15pM
  • Feb 19-Mar 26: Sat | 9:15-10am
  • Feb 19-Mar 26: Sat | 10:15-11am
  • Feb 19-Mar 26: Sat | 11:15-12pm
  • Mar 7-Mar 23: Mon & Wed | 10-10:45am 
  • Apr 11-May 16: Mon | 4:30-5:15pm
  • Apr 11-May 16: Mon | 5:30-6:15pm
  • Apr 13-May 18: Wed | 4:30-5:15pm
  • Apr 13-May 18: Wed | 5:30-6:15pm
  • Apr 16-May 21: Sat | 9:15-10am
  • Apr 16-May 21: Sat | 10:15-11am
  • Apr 16-May 21: Sat | 11:15-12pm
  • May 2-May 18: Mon &Wed | 10-10:45am 


GYMNASTICS 

3-14 Yr Olds

Our Gymnastics program is designed to help your child increase body control, flexibility, and strength! Each session will include a rotation of working on skills on beams, bars, vaults and floor work. All children must be potty trained.

  • Register Here 
  • Instructor: Haylee Turner
  • Cost: $39r/$54nr
  • Session 2: Saturdays | Nov 6-Dec 11 (skip Nov 27)
  • Session 3: Saturdays | Jan 15-Feb 12
  • Session 4: Saturdays | Feb 26-Mar 26
  • Location: Cityside Middle School - Aux Gym
  • Tots (3 Yr Olds): 9-9:50am | Somersaults, jumping, balance, swinging
  • Beginners (4-5 Yr Olds): 10-10:50am | Somersaults, cartwheels, jumping, balance, swinging
  • Beginners (6 Yr Olds+): 11-11:50am | Somersaults, cartwheels, jumping, balance, swinging
  • Intermediate (Placement Based on Skill Rather Than Age): 12-12:50am | Prior to the program, participants must be able to do cartwheels and bridges. During the program, participants will work on handstands, round-offs, high beam work, pullovers, hip circles
  • Advanced (Placement Based on Skill Rather Than Age): 1-1:50am | Prior to the program, participants must be able to do cartwheels, bridges, backbends, and be working on walkovers. During the program, participants will work on back and front walkovers, handsprings, aerials, squat-ons, straddle-throughs, balance beam dismounts, hip circles

PRE-K COED INDOOR SOCCER CLINICS

4-5 Yr Olds

This instructional program uses soccer as a tool to improve coordination and dexterity while introducing youngsters to the fundamentals of soccer through fun and interactive games! Participants will have so much fun they won’t even know they’re learning… but parents will sure notice! 

  • Register Here
  • Instructor: USA Soccer & Soccer Stop Staff 
  • Cost: $40r/$55nr
  • Session 1: Sat | Nov 13-Dec 11 (skip Nov 27) | 9am-9:45am
  • Session 2: Sat | Jan 8-29 | 9am-9:45am
  • Location: Cityside Middle School - Main Gym

PARENT-CHILD CHRISTMAS COOKIE DECORATING

3-11 Yr Olds + Guardian

This is PERFECT adult-child activity! Join us to make lifelong memories with your kiddo while also learning how to take your Christmas cookie decorating skills to the next level for years to come! Each child will leave with a dozen fully decorated Christmas cookies.

  • Register Here
  • Instructor: Lisa Hann (Owner of Pink Slip Cakery)
  • Cost: $35r/$50nr
  • Session 1: Sat, Dec 4 | 10-11:30am
  • Session 2: Sat, Dec 4 | 12:30-2pm
  • Session 3: Sat, Dec 11 | 10-11:30am
  • Session 4: Sat, Dec 11 | 12:30-2pm
  • Location: Zeeland East HS - Cafeteria

KID'S DANCE DAY - A NUTCRACKER EXPERIENCE

PreK-6th Graders

The Zeeland Dance Company is hosting a "Nutcracker" themed day of fun! Dancers will learn techniques and routines, play movement games, and do a dance related craft! That evening, dancers are invited back to perform at 6pm in “Uplifted”, a concert hosted by the Zeeland Youth Dance Company benefitting our K.L.A.S.S. program, which provides free Zeeland Rec programs to children who are in financial need. No experience required. Child must be potty trained and 3 years old as of Sept 1, 2021.

  • Register Here
  • Registration Deadline: Wed, Dec 1
  • Instructors: Cydney Sheneman, Rachel Plaggemars and the Zeeland Dance Company
  • Date: Sat, Dec 11
  • PreK-Kindergarten: 9am-12pm + 6pm Concert | $29r/$44nr
  • 1st-6th Gr: 9am-1pm + 6pm Concert | $33r/$48nr
  • Location: Cityside Middle School - Lokers Auditorium
  • “Uplifted” Dance Performance: 
    • Ticket Sales: Open Nov 8
    • Date: Sat, Dec 11 | 6pm
    • Cost: $5 p/person
    • Location: Lokers Auditorium (Cityside MS)

DANCE CLASSES FOR NEW DANCERS

3 Yr Olds - 5th Graders

Join us to receive excellent dance training, increase flexibility, improve coordination, develop artistic creativity, make lasting friendships and have fun! These classes are for first-time dancers, newer dancers, or dancers who have been in our dance classes previously but are looking to continue to improve their fundamentals prior to our genre-specific dance classes. Participants will develop techniques that will help them in all dance genres as they get older (Ballet, Jazz, Jazz Funk, Hip Hop, Tap, etc). Enroll based on 2021-22 grade level. All participants must be potty-trained. 

  • Register for Winter Classes Here
  • Winter Classes: Feb 16-June 9
  • Winter Registration Deadline: Fri, Jan 7
  • Winter Late Registration: Jan 8-15 ($15 Late Fee)
  • Fall/Winter Class Calendar
  • Weekly Class Schedule
  • Studio Locations and Directions
  • Dancewear and Shoe Requirements
  • Dance Fundamentals (3-5 Yr Olds): Mon | 2-2:45pm | Winter: $98r/$113nr
  • Dance Fundamentals (3-5 Yr Olds): Fri | 5-5:45pm | Winter: $98r/$113nr
  • Dance Fundamentals (3-5 Yr Olds): Sat | 8:30-9:15am | Winter: $91r/$106nr
  • Dance Fundamentals (3-5 Yr Olds): Sat | 9:15-10am | Winter: $91r/$106nr
  • Dance Fundamentals (Kindergarten): Sat | 10-10:45am | Winter: $91r/$106nr
  • Dance Fundamentals (1st-2nd Gr): Sat | 10:45-11:30am | Winter: $91r/$106nr
  • Dance Fundamentals (3rd-5th Gr): Sat | 10:45-11:30am | Winter: $91r/$106nr
  • New Winter Dance Fundamentals (3-5 Yr Olds): Tue | 9-9:45am | $105r/$120nr
  • Continuing Dance Fundamentals (3-5 Yr Olds): Tue | 10-11am | Winter: $98r/$113nr
  • Creative Movement (2nd-5th Gr): Tue | 4:15-5pm | Winter: $98r/$113nr
  • Tap Fundamentals (K-2nd Gr): Thur | 5:45-6:30pm | Winter: $98r/$113nr
  • Tap Fundamentals (3rd-5th Gr): Thur | 6:30-7:15pm | Winter: $98r/$113nr
  • Intro to Jazz/Tap (6th Gr+): Mon | 3-4:30pm | Winter: $112r/$127nr
  • Jazz Funk / Hip Hop Fundamentals (6th Gr+): Tue | 3:15-4:15pm | Winter: $98r/$113nr

MOTOR MOVEMENT

3-5 Yr Olds 

Join us to improve body control, motor skills, physical awareness and more through music, games and other fun activities! This class will increase your child’s confidence and independence with their bodies, while also better preparing them to master more complex skilled activities as they get older. All children must be potty trained. Enroll based on age at start date.

  • Register for Session 2 Here
  • Instructor: Rachel Kenemer
  • Cost: $63r/$78nr
  • Session 1: Mon | Oct 4-Dec 6 (skip Nov 22) 
  • Session 2: Mon | Jan 10-Mar 14 (skip Feb 14)
  • Times: 9am, 10am, 11am, 12pm OR 1pm (45 min classes)
  • Location: Zeeland Rec - Shoreline Sprinkling Studio

S.T.E.M. AND SENSORY DEVELOPMENT

3-5 Yr Olds

Join us to explore S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) and sensory concepts through a wide variety of activities! Studies show that S.T.E.M. and sensory activities breeds curiosity, teaches kids how to learn from their mistakes, fosters creativity and gets kids excited to learn! This is the perfect program to prepare your kiddos for Kindergarten through activities with blocks, boxes, legos, tubes, cups, popsicle sticks, and more! Children must be potty trained before the start of the program. Enroll based on age at the start of the program. 

  • Register Here
  • Instructor: Rachel Kenemer
  • Cost: $59r/$74nr
  • Session 1: Wed | Oct 6-Dec 8 (skip Nov 24)
  • Session 2: Wed | Jan 12-Mar 16 (skip Feb 16)
  • Times: 9am, 10am, 11am, 12pm OR 1pm
  • Location: Zeeland Rec - Shoreline Sprinkling Studio