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Whether you're interested in music or voice, the Round Lake Area Park District is the perfect place for creative expression. Our Performing Arts programs are dedicated to providing a positive experience that welcomes individuals of all ages.

Available ClassesTheatre

 

From children to adults, there are many theatre opportunities at our park district.

Auditions for the Advanced Musical Theatre Workshop: Hairspray Jr. will be held on April 18th and 19th from 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm at Park School. Audition packets will be available after April 8th at the registration desk of the Robert W. Rolek Community Center. For more information, please call (847) 546-8558, and ask for Denise Maifield.

2016 Willy Wonka Jr. Class Instruction Sheet

Performance Dates for Willy Wonka Jr:

May 6 at 7:00 pm

May 7 at 2:00pm and 7:00pm

During the summer, our Encore Youth Theatre Camps guide children through fully staged musical performances complete with vocal coaching, improvisation games and more. Best of all, no experience or auditions are required!
Auditions: The Round Lake Park District Community Theatre is proud of its open audition policy that welcomes both the theatre veteran as well as the novice.

 

 

RLAPD Studio 13! Big Hollow School Theatre Club:

Welcome to Studio 13! 2016 Theatre Club designed for Big Hollow Elementary/Primary School District #38. In this program, participants will be provided with instruction in acting, vocal music, and dance as they prepare for the production of "Disney's Winnie the Pooh Kids." This program is designed to be a positive and creative environment. One in which participants of all ages and experience levels can feel comfortable while they explore the performing arts and experience the thrill of producing live theatre. You can access any forms and information regarding the program below.

RLAPD Studio 13! Winnie the Pooh Kids

Audition Form and Waiver

Winnie the Pooh Kids Audition Scene
Winnie the Pooh Kids Audition Song

 

Available ClassesStudio of Dance
9-Month Dance Program Schedule of Classes 2015-2016

For young and old alike! The Round Lake Area Park District offers many forms of dance including ballet, tap and jazz. Our experienced instructors tailor the program toward skill development, socialization, and a group dance experience where every dancer excels. The dance year concludes with an annual spring recital. Please Note: You must register in person for all dance classes. No online registration is available.

Preschool Youth Adult
Creative Movement
Pre-Ballet
Intro to Tap and Ballet
Ballet
Jazz
Jazz Funk
Modern
Tap
Boy's Dance
Ballet
Tap
Jazz
Belly Dance

Plus, We Have an Accelerated Program!
This program has been carefully designed for boys and girls who would like to study ballet, tap and modern dance more seriously. All levels MUST have teacher recommendation or previous participation in an accelerated dance class to register. Please call Jessica Desens at 847-546-8558 to determine placement.

Dress Code for Studio of Dance
Pre-Ballet / Creative Movement Accelerated Ballet Jazz / Jazz Funk / Modern
Pink Tights
Pink Ballet Shoes (girls)
Solid Colored Leotard
Ballet Skirt (optional)
Ballet Sweater/Shrug (optional)
Pink Tights
Pink Ballet Shoes (girls)
Solid Colored Leotard
Ballet Skirt (optional)
Ballet Sweater/Shrug (optional)
Tan or Black Tights
Black Jazz Shoes/Sneakers
Solid Colored Leotard
Jazz Pants / Shorts (optional)
Tap and Ballet Combo Accelerated Tap Boy's Dance
Pink Tights
Pink Ballet Shoes (girls)
Solid Colored Leotard
Black Tap Shoes
Ballet Skirt (optional)
Ballet Sweater/Shrug (optional)
Tan or Black Tights
Black Oxford Tap Shoes
Solid Colored Leotard
Jazz Pants / Shorts (optional)
Black Tights
Black Jazz / Ballet / Tap Shoes (appropriate for type of dance)
White T-shirt
Jazz Pants / Shorts
Available ClassesMusic
Private and group lessons are the most effective way to enhance your musical ability. All lessons are taught at the Robert W. Rolek Community Center, 814 Hart Road in Round Lake. We offer group sessions in guitar and voice. All private lesson times are arranged through the instructor. As a result, these classes are not available for online registration. Please call 847-546-8558 for fees and availability.

The Round Lake Area Community Band has been performing for more than 40 years, and plays at various venues/locations throughout the area. Membership is available to high school age musicians or older including those who want to restart their playing. Come join this group and enjoy its welcoming and relaxed atmosphere and many performance opportunities. All instruments are welcome but we especially need percussionists and low brass instruments such as trombone, baritone, euphonium, french horn and tuba.

No auditions necessary! Rehearsals: Tuesday Nights 7:00-9:00 p.m. Located at Indian Hill School on Lotus Drive in Round Lake Heights. To join, stop by any rehearsal or call Bill Zeigler at 847-265-8215 for more information.

 

Upcoming Community Band Performances

Sunday, March 6 at 2:00 pm

"Another Openin' Another Show" - all Broadway music.
Featuring music of Rogers and Hammerstein, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Cole Porter, Stephen Schwartz and more!

Location: Robert W. Rolek Community Center, East Multipurpose Room

Tuesday, June 7 at 7:30 pm

"The Magic Kingdom"

Featuring music of Alan Menken, the Sherman brothers and more!

Location: In front of the Robert W. Rolek Community Center, weather permitting.

Monday, July 4 from 6:00-7:00 pm

"Let Freedom Ring!"
Featuring music of John Philip Sousa, Aaron Copland, George M. Cohan and more!

Location: Round Lake Beach Cultural & Civic Center Outdoor Stage

Tuesday, August 2 at 7:30pm

"Night at the Movies"
Featuring music of John Williams, Hans Zimmer, James Horner and more!

Location: In front of the Robert W. Rolek Community Center, weather permitting.

 

Sunday, October 16 at 2:00 pm

"Phantom"
Featuring music of Mussorgsky, Stravinsky, Dvorak, Liszt and more!

Location: To Be Determined

Saturday, December 3 at 2:00 pm

"Home for the Holidays"
Featuring music of Mannheim Steamroller, John Rutter, Leroy Anderson, and more!

Location: Robert W. Rolek Community Center, East Multipurpose Room

 



20
Feb
Mini Golf at Rink Side
Feb. 20, 2016 - Feb. 20, 2016 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
28
Feb
Friends of the Round Lake Area Parks Foundation, Frosty Footrace
Feb. 28, 2016 - Feb. 28, 2016 9:00am Check In, Race begins at 11:00
29
Feb
Self Defense for Women
Now - Feb. 29, 2016 8 p.m. to 9:45 p.m.
02
Mar
Community Band Concert
Mar. 2, 2016 - Mar. 2, 2016 2:00pm
05
Mar
Daddy Daughter Date Night - Princess Snow White's Fairest of Them All Ball
Mar. 5, 2016 - Mar. 5, 2016 6pm-8pm

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Round Lake Area Park District
Robert W. Rolek Community Center
814 Hart Road
Round Lake, IL 60073
Phone: (847) 546-8558
Fax: (847) 740-8180