Welcome to Adult Variety programs! We have something for nearly every interest. Learn a new skill or make new friends within the DeKalb Park District community! We also offer Adult Athletics, Memberships, Indoor Open Walk, Open Gym, and Open Pickleball. 

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Teen/Adult S.A.M.A. Karate of DeKalb

(Ages 14+)

Learn discipline, focus, self-confidence, coordination, fitness, self-defense, and more through the study of karate. Classes are taught by Sensei Shannon Marbutt and his assistants. Belt, tests, uniforms, and other equipment are available at reasonable fees payable to the instructor. Voted "The Best" Martial Arts programs in DeKalb County's Finest, as part of the 2022 Daily Chronicle Reader's Choice Awards.

Save the date and pre-register for our FREE KARATE TRIALS on April 20, May 25, June 29, and August 3! 

Session 1: May 2 - 25
Session 2: June 6 - 29

Session 3: July 11 - August 3

7:30- 8:30 pm
Haish Gymnasium, Large Gym 
$48 R/ $60 NR per session

Tiny Dragons & Heroes

(Ages 3-4 with adult 18+)

This new program incorporates children's karate with support of a parent or adult in a fun, playful environment. This class will help establish basic technique, improve confidence, and help build habits while strengthening the bond between child and adult. At least one adult is required per family registration.

Save the date and pre-register for our FREE KARATE TRIALS on April 20, May 25, June 29, and August 3! 

Session 1: May 2 - 25
Session 2: June 6 - 29

Session 3: July 11 - August 3

5:00-5:30 pm
Haish Gymnasium, Large Gym 
Child and 1 Adult: $56 R/ $70 NR
Additional Child or Adult: $25 R/ $31 NR

NEW! Active Adult Field Trip: Xanadu at Metropolis

(Ages 55+)

Xanadu is all at once romantic comedy, celebration of '80's kitsch and a ridiculously moving, endlessly fun tale. This Tony-Award nominated hilarious musical about following your dreams has a score of pop gems and a script that celebrates musical theatre satire. Xanadu is a sparkling adventure that will roll into your heart. The group will stop at a mutually agreed upon location for dinner prior to the how. Registration includes transportation and show ticket. Dinner purchase not included. Register by June 27 for group tickets. Late registrations accepted based on availability by contacting Chrissy Tluczek at ctluczek@dekalbparkdistrict.com.

Thursday, July 27

Depart Sports & Recreation Center 4:00 pm  

Show Time 7:30 pm in Arlington Heights

Metropolis Performing Arts Centre
$87 R/ $109 NR

Active Adult Field Trip: Paddle & Putt Adventure 

(Ages 55+)

Enjoy a nice summer day outside in St. Charles! Jump on board a historic paddle boat and enjoy the scenic beauty while listening to audio script of historic sights and stories. After the cruise, get competitive with a round of mini golf. Registration fees cover transportation and all entry and admission fees. Register by July 1 for group tickets. Late registrations accepted based on availability by contacting Chrissy Tluczek at ctluczek@dekalbparkdistrict.com.

Tuesday, July 11

Depart Sports & Recreation Center 12:00 pm

Return Time approximately 4:30 pm

St. Charles, IL
$52 R/ $65 NR

NEW! Adult Basic Crochet

(Age 16+)

This class is designed for crochet beginners to learn single and double stitches. We will be combining these skills to make a finished project of your choice.

Wednesdays, April 12 - 26 
5:30-7:30 pm
Sports & Recreation Center, Conference Room 
$31 R/ $39 NR

NEW! Adult Get to Know Your Sewing Machine

(Ages 16+)

Have you always wanted to learn to use a sewing machine? The time has come! The instructor will go over the basic functions of the machine – how to thread, wind your bobbin, and common mistakes to watch out for. We will provide a variety of fabrics and needles. Students should bring their own sewing machine, bobbin, and thread; an adult sewing machine is recommended.  Students with experience can learn new techniques and practice their skills.

Friday, April 21 or August 11
April 21- 5:00-6:30 pm; August 11- 5:30-7:00 pm
Sports & Recreation Center, Art Room 
$12 R/ $15 NR per session date

NEW! Step Into Fitness

(Ages 16+)

Step your way into cardiovascular fitness and tone up those muscles! The class will start with 40 minutes of step aerobics and finish with toning exercises for a full-body workout. Enjoy your favorite music and interact with classmates as you step away unwanted pounds and strengthen your muscles.

Session 1: May 1 –  22
Session 2: June 5 – 26
Session 3: July 10 – 31
Session 4: August 7 -28

Mondays, 5:15 – 6:15 pm

Sports & Recreation Center, Studio

 $38 R/ $48 NR per session

Yoga Classes

(Ages 16+)

Join yoga instructor, Megan Wheless, for an all-levels yoga class that explores the fundamentals of yoga poses, breathing techniques, and mindfulness meditations. This class will focus on helping you develop strength, flexibility, balance, and focus. This is a welcoming space for all body types. Modifications are given as needed. Be sure to bring a yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing.

Session 1: May 11 – June 1
Session 2: June 8 - 29
Session 3: July 6 -August 3, No class 07/13/23
Session 4: August 10 - 31 
Thursdays, 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Sports & Recreation Center, Fitness Room
$38 R/ $48 NR per session

NEW! Yoga in the Garden

(Ages 16+)

Join yoga instructor, Megan Wheless, for some fun in the sun as she guides you through a series of yoga poses that will be sure to inspire you and help renew your connection to nature. This class will focus on gentle, yet energizing and grounding, yoga poses, breath-work, and meditation. This class is welcome to all abilities and body types. Bring a yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing. 

Session 1: June 5
Session 2: July 3
Session 3: August 7 
Mondays, 6:00-7:00 pm
Northwestern Medicine Garden, 2475 Bethany Road
$8 R/ $10 NR per session dte

NEW! Pilates

(Ages 16+) 

Core Galore! Strengthen your muscles, improve your balance and posture, and relieve pain caused by everyday mobility by doing this workout designed to improve your abdominal area, obliques, and upper torso.  You will develop muscles that you weren’t even aware of while improving your ability to perform daily tasks without soreness and stiffness and increasing your overall sense of well being.

Session 1: May 10 – 31
Session 2: June 7 – 28
Session 3: July 12 - August 2
Session 4: August 9 - 30
Wednesdays,  5:15 – 6:00 pm
Sports & Recreation Center, Studio
$38 R/ $48 NR per session 

NEW! Private Pickleball Lessons

(Ages 16+)

Schedule either a private or semi-private lesson with Brad Benson, our certified pickleball instructor through the Professional Pickleball Registry (PPR). Sessions are one hour long and prices are per person. Please contact Athletic Coordinator, Jeff Myles, at jmyles@dekalbparkdistrict.com or (779) 777-7264.

Based on Availability
Sports and Recreation Center

1 Lesson- $40

3 Lessons- $110

NEW! Pickleball Leagues

(Ages 18+)

Round robin 6-week formatted leagues with up to 16-players per league. Allocated 90 minutes to play 6 games, each with a different and against a different pair of opponents. Subs are emailed as a group on an as needed basis.

Tuesday Night League Schedule

Tuesday Night League Standings

Pickleball League Rules

Competitive League


April 25 - May 30

June 13 – July 25 , No class 07/04/23

August 8 - September 12

Beginner's League


April 14 - May 19

June 2 - July 7 

July 21-August 25

6:00-8:00 pm
Sports and Recreation Center
$40 per person

Thursday Night Open Pickleball Challenge

(Ages 16+) 

Pickleball is a recreation sensation sweeping the nation! Think badminton, tennis, and ping pong all wrapped up into one awesome game that is great fun, and terrific exercise. From beginners to advanced, players come join this action-packed game. Limited beginner level paddles and balls provided. 

Thursdays, May 4 - August 31
5:30-8:30 pm
Sports & Recreation Center
$5 R/ $6 NR per drop-in date

Line Dancing Classes

(Ages 16+)

Line dancing has become a favorite activity worldwide and is a great low-impact way to meet others and keep fit. Using a variety of music styles, beginners can learn the basics and progress to become more experienced dancers.

Session 1: May 2 – May 23
Session 2: June 6 - 27
Session 3: August 8 - 29

Tuesdays, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Sports and Recreation Center, Fitness Room
$30 R/ $38 NR per session