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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.

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From Children to Adults, There are Many Theatre Opportunties at our Park Distict.

More opportunities aecoming soon. Please contact Denise Maifield for details at (847) 546-8558.

 

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.

Encore! Youth Theatre Camps

Come join us for these fun and creative programs where your star will be part of a fully-staged musical performance. Every participant will receive a role appropriate for their age and performance level. Campers will also participate in fun activities like swim days at the Park District pool and attending a professional theater production. We have different Theatre Camp options to accommodate your busy summer schedule, with the choice of a two-day show, a three-day show, or the option to extend the fun and do both shows. Fees include materials, trained instructors, theatrical field trip, transportation, a show t-shirt, and two-complimentary tickets to our end of camp shows. Ask about our exciting new 10% sibling discount. Register today!

Performances

All performances take place at Park School, 400 Townline Road, Round Lake.

Hairspray Jr.

July 22 & 23 at 7:00 pm;

July 23 & 24 at 2:00 pm.

Tickets: $7 in advance at the Robert W. Rolek Community Center, or $10 at the door. Performed by students, ages 14-18.

Into the Woods Jr.

July 28 & 29 at 7:00 pm;

July 30 at 2:00 pm.

Tickets: $5 in advance at the

Robert W. Rolek Community Center,

or $5 at the door. Performed by students, 1st-9th grade.

Aladdin Jr.

August 4 & 5 at 7:00 pm;

August 6at 2:00 pm.

Tickets: $5 in advance at the

Robert W. Rolek Community Center,

or $5 at the door. Performed by students, 1st-9th grade.

Coming This Fall

All New Rising Stars Players

(9-week program for grades K-4)

 

Classes: September 10 - November 5

Saturdays from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Performances: November 11 - 13

The Studio 13 Theatre

(10-week program for grades 4-8)

 

Auditions: Aug. 27 from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Classes: September 10 - November 12

from 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Advanced Musical Theatre Workshop

(11-week program for grades 8-12)

Auditions: Week of September 12

Rehearsals: Starting September 18
Sundays: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm;

Tuesdays: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Coming January 2017...

RLAPD Community Theatre Presents:

RLAPD Studio 13! Big Hollow School Theatre Club

Keep watching for more information about our Studio 13! 2016 Theatre Club program.

 

 

Available ClassesStudio of Dance

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

Music & Voice Lessons

Guitar Stars, Beginner Guitar I (ages 7-13) - No previous knowledge of guitar necessary. The children will learn the fundamentals of guitar playing, including holding the guitar and pick, proper fret-hand finger position, sight reading, playing by ear, and playing basic songs. Each child will receive a participation award and guitar-related prizes. A guitar book is included in course fee. Classes are held at the Robert W. Rolek Community Center. Guitar is required for class. If you need information on purchasing a guitar, call John Suits at 773-286-2941.

Sing Out! Private Voice Lessons - Preparing for an audition? Love to sing? Try our private voice lessons! Students will have a tailored, 30-minute lesson to meet their individual goals as a singer. Lessons are scheduled on Fridays between 10:00 am - 1:30pm or 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm at the Robert W. Rolek Community Center. Once registered, your instructor will contact you to set up your lesson. Classes fill based on availability. For ages 9-11. These classes are not available for online registration. Please call 847-546-8558 for fees and availability.

 

Band Opportunities
The Round Lake Area Community Band (performing more than 40 years) and Jazz Ensemble play 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, relaxed atmosphere and many performance opportunities. All concert band instruments are welcome!

No auditions necessary! Rehearsals take place on Tuesday nights: Concert Band from 7:00-8:40 pm, and Jazz Ensemble from 8:50-9:30 pm. Location: Indian Hill School on Lotus Drive in Round Lake Heights (parking and entrance are in the back of building). To join, stop by any rehearsal or call Bill Zeigler at 847-265-8215 for more information.

 

Paul Hefner, Community Band Director

Trained in music education and performance, along with 11 years of college teaching experience, Paul Hefner brings the highest level of quality to performance and instruction. He also has completed his Master's study in Business Administration. His extensive knowledge of classical and jazz literature is incorporated into his playing and instruction. Paul's music work often includes judging Jr. High and High School solo and ensemble contests as well as band, orchestra, and jazz contests.

Paul is a member of the FullScore Chamber Orchestra where he is principal trombone. He is on the artistic advisory board for the music non-profit Young At Heart. His performance ensembles (Antioch Brass Ensembles), consists of a variety of groups performing at special events in the Illinois and Wisconsin areas.

Teaching at the Music Institute of Chicago, Paul is privileged to conduct the New Horizons Band, focusing on bringing the band to performance level with new repertoire for multiple concerts each season. In addition, he directs the Round Lake Community Band and is an active conductor for the College of Lake County summer musical orchestra. He free-lances often conducting various community bands and orchestras in the area.

 

“Music is capable of so many things. My favorite is how it can bring a diverse group of people together to share the same passion and accomplish the same goal; making great music and having fun doing it! My goal is promote this diverse collaboration. My hope is to pass on a legacy that brings people of many backgrounds together for the same purpose.”

 

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

 



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Pop-up Preschool
Jul. 26, 2016 - Jul. 26, 2016 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
28
Jul
Pop-up Preschool
Jul. 28, 2016 - Jul. 28, 2016 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
30
Jul
Into The Woods Jr. - Presented by The Encore! Youth 3-Day Theatre Camp
Jul. 28, 2016 - Jul. 30, 2016 See below
30
Jul
Paddling Clinic Saturdays
Jul. 30, 2016 - Jul. 30, 2016 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Family Golf Day at Renwood
Jul. 31, 2016 - Jul. 31, 2016 3:00 - 5:00 pm

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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