"If bread is the first necessity of life, recreation is a close second." - Edward Bellamy

Youth Classes

 

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Preschool & Youth Classes

Leawood Parks & Recreation offers a variety of classes for all ages and interests. Register online at https://webtrac.leawood.org or call (913) 663-9154 for more information.

Art with Marina | Dance | Math Monkey | Youth Tech

 

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Art with Marina

Ages 5-12 years
Thursday, 4:00-5:00pm

Classes will be held on Thursday afternoons in the Cedar Room at the Leawood Community Center (lower level of City Hall).

 

Art in the Fall
Welcome the fall colors with painting, printing, collage and sculpture.  Art by different artists is used for inspiration.  Four-60 minute sessions.

September 6-27

Fee: $53 / Leawood Resident Discounted Fee: $48

 

 

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Dance Classes

Developing Dancers

Classes are taught by Tina Mullinix and will be held at the Leawood Community Center (lower level of City Hall). 

*Attention Dance Parents* Experience has shown that your child learns more and performs better when parents are not in the classroom.  For this reason, the last class of each session will be designated as "Parent Observation Day".  You are welcome to observe your child's progress at this time.

Developing Dancers I - Ages 3.5 to 5 years
Young beginners will catch the beat with movement, balance and coordination through fun presentations of beginning tumbling, ballet and tap. Ballet and tap shoes are suggested.

 

Summer Schedule - Eight - 45 minute classes.

Monday
June 4 - July 23
5:00-5:45pm
Wednesday
June 6 - August 1
10:45-11:30am
Wednesday
June 6 - August 1
1:00-1:45pm

 

 


*No class on Wednesday, July 4*

 

Fee: $88 / Resident Discounted Fee: $80

 

Developing Dancers II - Ages 4 to 6 years
Let your child take dancing to the next step!  This advanced class will build dance and tumbling talents.  Tumbling, ballet and tap curriculum will advance students to the next level. 


Summer Schedule - Eight - 45 minute classes.

Monday
June 4 - July 23
4:10-4:55pm

 

 

Fee: $88 / Resident Discounted Fee: $80

 

Tippi Toes

Classes are taught by Hannah Chow of Tippi Toes - Kansas City and will be held at the Leawood Community Center (lower level of City Hall). 

Toddler & Me Dance Classes - Ages 1.5 to 3 years
Toddler & Me dance classes are for children 18 months up to the age of 3 years. Music, movement, balance and the basic dance steps are introduced in a fun, friendly and positive manner. This type of class includes mom or dad or another loved one participating in the class along with the little dancer. Our teachers will keep the music and curriculum moving along while parents take an active role in encouraging, supporting and keeping the little dancer on track.

Our mission is to develop a love of dancing in children by creating a positive experience that promotes healthy living habits, helps build self-confidence, and a love for others.


Leawood Community Center (Lower Level of Leawood City Hall)

 

Tuesday
May 1-22
9:15-9:45am
Tuesday
June 5-26
9:15-9:45am
Tuesday
July 3-24
9:15-9:45am

 

 

Fee: $40 / Resident Discounted Fee: $37

 

 

 

 

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Math Monkey

Math Monkey summer camps make learning FUN.  Combining our engaging curriculum with problem solving and logic games, students can challenge their minds over the summer months.  For over a decade Math Monkey has been working with students to build their knowledge of math, engineering, robotics and programming with camps and classes.

Call (913) 897-6284 if you have any specific questions.

 

Introduction to Programming in Python
Ages 8-16 years

Learn the fundamentals of programming and concepts using the Python programming language, the world's most popular programming language and the first language students learn world-wide.  Create programs to solve a variety of problems.

All sessions will be held at Math Monkey of Leawood, 15061 Nall Avenue

 

Monday-Thursday
June 4-7
9:00am-12:00pm
 
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
July 2,3,5,6
12:30-3:30pm
 

Fee: $190 / Leawood Resident Discounted Fee: $180

 

Web Page Development
Ages 8-16 years

Learn the fundamentals of web page development using HTML5 and CSS3.  Discover concepts of design, coding and testing of web pages and be introduced to the JavaScript programming language.  Environment: HTML5/CSS3/Notepad++ / Laptop (students may bring their own computer to class).

All sessions will be held at Math Monkey of Leawood, 15061 Nall Avenue

 

Monday-Thursday
June 11-14
9:00am-12:00pm
 
Monday-Thursday
July 30-August 2
12:30-3:30pm
 

Fee: $190 / Leawood Resident Discounted Fee: $180

 

Game Development in Python
Ages 8-16 years

Apply your knowledge of Python do design and develop a popular "Arcade" style game.  Be introduced to the Python PyGame library and utilize classes and Sprites to create a game.

All sessions will be held at Math Monkey of Leawood, 15061 Nall Avenue

 

Monday-Thursday
June 11-14
12:30-3:30pm
 
Monday-Thursday
July 16-19
12:30-3:30pm
 

Fee: $190 / Leawood Resident Discounted Fee: $180

 

Introduction to Programming in Scratch
Ages 8-16 years

Learn to program in the popular Scratch programming language. Use the outstanding GUI interface to drag and drop programming statements into the language run-time environment.  Learn the fundamentals of programming using this easy to use environment and develop an exciting game by the end of the course.

This session will be held at Math Monkey of Leawood, 15061 Nall Avenue

 

Monday-Thursday
June 18-21
9:00am-12:00pm
 

Fee: $190 / Leawood Resident Discounted Fee: $180

 

Advanced Programming in Python

Ages 8-16 years

Building on the fundamental Python class, explore more complex concepts including file processing and GUI development.  Work individually or in a small team to develop a more substantial program.  Previous experience in Python is preferred.

This session will be held at Math Monkey of Leawood, 15061 Nall Avenue

 

Monday-Thursday
June 25-28
12:30-3:30pm
 

Fee: $190 / Leawood Resident Discounted Fee: $180

 

Web Page Programming

Ages 8-16 years

Building on the Web Page Development class, learn programming concepts using JavaScript and JQuery to enable them to create complex web pages using Forms, embedded audiovisual elements and database access.  It is best to have taken Web Page Development class or some experience with HTML5 and CSS3.

This session will be held at Math Monkey of Leawood, 15061 Nall Avenue

 

Monday-Thursday
June 25-28
9:00am-12:00pm
 

Fee: $190 / Leawood Resident Discounted Fee: $180

 

Brain Builders

Through games and puzzles, explore math beyond the numbers.  Discover the power of their minds while having a lot of fun. Learn new strategies and become a more confident problem solver with increased critical thinking and logic skills.

All sessions will be held at Math Monkey of Leawood, 15061 Nall Avenue

 

Grades 3 & 4 Monday-Thursday
July 9-12
12:30-2:30pm
 
Grades 5 & 6 Monday-Thursday
July 23-26
10:00am-12:00pm
 

Fee: $125 / Leawood Resident Discounted Fee: $120

 

Introduction to Multiplication and Division

Ages 8-9 years

Be introduced to concepts, facts of multiplication and division along with word problems using these concepts.

All sessions will be held at Math Monkey of Leawood, 15061 Nall Avenue

 

Monday-Thursday
July 9-12
10:00am-12:00pm
 
Monday-Thursday
August 6-9
10:00am-12:00pm
 

Fee: $125 / Leawood Resident Discounted Fee: $120

 

Addition & Subtraction
Ages 6-8 years

Use mental strategies to quickly add and subtract numbers and review carries and borrows.

 

Monday-Thursday
July 16-19
10:00am-12:00pm
Math Monkey
 
Monday-Thursday
July 30 - August 2
12:30-2:30pm
Math Monkey
 
Monday-Thursday
August 6-9
12:30-2:30pm
US Toy
 

Fee: $125 / Leawood Resident Discounted Fee: $120

 

Time & Money

Ages 6-8 years

Learn all aspects of time and money through games and activities.  Lessons include telling time, time word problems, counting money, making change and money word problems. 

This session will be held at Math Monkey of Leawood, 15061 Nall Avenue

 

Monday-Thursday
July 16-19
9:00am-12:00pm
 

Fee: $125 / Leawood Resident Discounted Fee: $120

 

Advanced Multiplication & Division
Ages 9-10 years

Learn traditional and mental multiplication for 2 and 3 digit numbers, traditional long division and mental division techniques, plus both multiplication and division word problems.

This session will be held at Math Monkey of Leawood, 15061 Nall Avenue

 

Monday-Thursday
July 23-26
12:30-2:30pm
 

Fee: $125 / Leawood Resident Discounted Fee: $120

 

Fractions & Decimals
Ages 9-10 years

Learn techniques to add, subtract, multiply and divide fractions and decimals.  Learn to convert between fractions, decimals and percents.  This class covers fraction and decimal word problems.  To get the most benefit, students should have a solid understanding of the basic multiplication and division facts.

This session will be held at Math Monkey of Leawood, 15061 Nall Avenue

 

Monday-Thursday
July 30 - August 2
10:00am-12:00pm
 

Fee: $125 / Leawood Resident Discounted Fee: $120

 

Pre-Algebra
Ages 11-12 years

Learn pre-algebra concepts including working with positive and negative integers, positive and negative exponents, the real number system and basic algebraic equations.

This session will be held at Math Monkey of Leawood, 15061 Nall Avenue

 

Monday-Thursday
August 6-9
12:30-2:30pm
 

Fee: $125 / Leawood Resident Discounted Fee: $120

 

 

 

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Youth Tech

iGame Creators
Ages 6-10 years

Want to create video games? This is an introductory course for younger students who want to learn to build simple video games.  iGame Creators combines the art of video game design and animation to create interactive characters that fly around the screen.  Amaze your friends and family with your fun, interactive games.

This session will be held at Blue Valley Recreation, 6545 W 151st Street

 

Tuesday-Friday
May 29 - June 1
10:00am-12:00pm
 

Fee: $135 / Leawood Resident Discounted Fee: $125

 

Video Game Design
Ages 10-17 years

Students are provided with a fun, interactive look at the world of video game design and development.  Learn the basics and produce several different interactive video games to share with friends and family.

This session will be held at Blue Valley Recreation, 6545 W 151st Street

 

Tuesday-Friday
May 29 - June 1
1:00-4:00pm
 

Fee: $195 / Leawood Resident Discounted Fee: $185

 

The Gaming Academy
Ages 10-17 years

An all day course for students who love games!  Students will be immersed into the world of 2D and 3D game design.  The Gaming Academy is a combination of our Video Game Design, Advanced Game Design and 3D Game Design courses offering students a variety of hands-on experiences designing and building their very own games.  Students are encouraged to bring a sack lunch. 

This session will be held at Blue Valley Recreation, 6545 W 151st Street

 

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
July 2, 3, 5, 6
9:00am-4:00pm
 

Fee: $350 / Leawood Resident Discounted Fee: $325

 

3D Game Design
Ages 10-17 years

This course offers an interactive look at the world of 3D Game Design.  Students will create and immerse themselves in a 3D world.  Design professional 3D games that both look and feel just like the ones you play at home.  You don't want to miss this course!  A great course to follow after Video Game Design.

This session will be held at Blue Valley Recreation, 6545 W 151st Street

 

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
July 2, 3, 5, 6
1:00-4:00pm
 

Fee: $180 / Leawood Resident Discounted Fee: $170

 

iMobile Game Design
Ages 6-12 years

Sketch, build, play!  Do you like to play games on a mobile device?  This cutting edge course offers students with a big imagination a place for them to sketch and build their own video games for a mobile platform a reality!  This course engages both sides of the brain to create fun, engaging games for a mobile platform.

This session will be held at the Leawood Community Center (lower level of City Hall)

 

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
July 2, 3, 5, 6
9:30am-12:00pm
 

Fee: $130 / Leawood Resident Discounted Fee: $120

 

Robotics - Games, Mazes and Programming
Ages 9-14 years

This course offers hands-on opportunities working with robotic Spheros and featuring robotic games, mazes and programming.  Designed for creative students who enjoy the challenge of real-world problem solving to help their robot better compete in robotic activities.  Limit of 12 students.

This session will be held at the Leawood Community Center (lower level of City Hall)

 

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
July 2, 3, 5, 6
1:00-4:00pm
 

Fee: $160 / Leawood Resident Discounted Fee: $150

 

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