kids dance

Dance Classes for Kids with Laurie

Ages 3-5:  Your child will have fun learning jazz, ballet, tap, and creative movement dances, as well as tumbling, and a muscle of the month!

  • Tuesdays, 4:30-5:15
  • $54 for 8 classes


Ages 6-8:  Your child will enjoy the challenge of learning ballet and jazz dances in a creative atmosphere!

  • Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30
  • $66 for 8 classes


Where:  The dance studio at Westside Community Center, 1628 W Bijou St


Instructor:  Laurie White began dancing at Northland School of Dance in Champlin, MN when she was 4 years old. She continued her training at Gustavus Adolphus College in MN, from which she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BA in Sociology/Anthropology and Dance. She danced professionally in Minneapolis with various companies, including Ballet of the Dolls, Deborah Jinza Thayer/Movement Architecture, DRP Dance, and many more. Laurie can be seen performing locally with Ormao Dance Company. She began teaching dance to children of all ages in 1999. Laurie relocated to Colorado Springs in March, 2013 with her husband and children. She recently obtained her Yoga Teacher Certification.


How: or 719-510-4942 to register

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Summer Morning Fun

Summer Morning Fun with your Library at Westside Community Center Sponsored by OCC PPLD

June 2nd – July 21st

Fridays 10:30 am – 11:30 am

6/2 Summer Morning Fun: Three Wishes with Merry Andrew Afoot – Come watching legendary storyteller Merry Andrew Afoot reenact classic folk tales! Ages 5-11.

6/9 Summer Morning Fun: Take to the Skies with Wayne and Wingnut – Take to the skies with comedy ventriloquist Wayne Francis & Wingnut! Ages 5-11.

6/16 Summer Morning Fun: Build a Better You with Ann Lincoln – Magic, juggling routines, and positivity! Ages 3-10.

6/23 Summer Morning Fun: Cretaceous Creatures – Join the Dinosaur Resource Center and learn about dinosaurs, flying reptiles and marine reptiles that were around in the Cretaceous period about 65 million years ago. Ages 5-11.

6/30 Summer Morning Fun: Cool Tunes for Kids with Eric Herman –   Eric’s concerts for kids and families are bursting with comedy, creativity, audience participation and outrageously fun songs! Ages 5-11.

7/7 Summer Morning Fun: Drum Safari – Drum Safari invites you to explore the fascinating world of S.T.E.A.M. while discovering amazing facts about our planet, drumming and dancing to rhythms from around the world! Ages 3-11.

7/14 Summer Morning Fun: Pug Out on Reading with Farmer Minor  – Farmer Minor does storytelling about Daisy’s formative years (all true) with Farmer & Mrs. Minor. We share Daisy noises, give Daisy a treat, and talk about Daisy’s pampered porcine life! Ages 3-11.

7/21 Summer Morning Fun: Wacky Water Works with Colorado Springs Utilities  – Capture a cloud, take a vapor shower, have a pipeline water race and change dirty water into clean water with the Utilities’ wacky water wizard! Ages 5-11.

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Free Recreational Bike Repair |Rain or Shine

2nd Saturday of each month throughout the summer. 9am – 12pm

Bike Repair returns on the 2nd Saturday of the month. Volunteers will be onsite to help get you back on the road!  We’ll adjust and repair your recreational bike at no charge.  Also, if you have an adult bike you would like to donate, we will gladly accept it.

All summer long.

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Westside Community Center Traditional Summer Day Camp 2017

YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region

Ages 5-12

Now register online Summer Camp Registration

All summer long or during the weeks of your choice. Financial Assistance Available and CCCAP Accepted. For registration and program questions please email or call 719-329-7292.

Weekly Schedule

June 5-9 Mad Science

June 12-16 Kids vs. Nature

June 19-23 Creative Campers

June 26-30 Surf & Turf

July 3-7* Stars and Stripes

July 10-14 Sports of all Sorts

July 17-21 Move it!

July 24-28 Travel through Time

*Day Camp will not be provided Tuesday, July 4.

Camp Flyer

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tai chi

Tai-Chi Movement for Wellness


7 week course*

Beginning June 6, 2017

Tuesdays, 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm

$8 drop in Or $5o for all 7 classes

Join us for the experience of healthy Tai Chi movement.  Anyone can participate as we slow down, savor each moment, and nourish our bodies and minds.  Tai Chi is often called Meditation in Motion, and has been proved to promote wellness through low impact, focused flow and brain/body connection.  The instructor, for this seven-week introductory series, is Cyd Stenicka, who has taught Tai Chi, yoga, drumming, and balance programs for over ten years.


*Closed July 4, 2017

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Free breakfast and lunch for kids

Summer Food Program at Westside Community Center sponsored by Colorado Springs School District 11

Westside Community Center will be one of the locations Colorado Springs School District 11 will be offering FREE breakfast and lunch to all kids 18 and younger this summer.

June 5th – August 4th *

Monday – Friday

Breakfast 8:30 am – 9:00 am

Lunch 11:45 am – 12:30 pm

This is an amazing nutrition program serving quality meals by a wonderful and caring D11 Food and Nutrition service team. No registration required.

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