Gurnee Park District High School Programs

Our programs are the perfect way to have fun, meet new friends and develop skills in various activities and programs. Pick your favorite class, and sign up today!

Our dance program offers instruction in pre-ballet, ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, leaps and turns and lyrical. Classes are offered in the summer, fall and winter with a spring recital held annually.

Ballet 2/3 (14-15 years old - one year of ballet experience required)

This class is designed to prepare dancers for the study of pointe work and emphasizes strength exercises for students' legs and feet. For more information and to register, click here.

Leaps and Turns (14-15 years old)

Dancers perfect their techniques of leaping and turning through condition, stretching and repetitive movement. Click here to see availability and to register today!

Above the Barre (14-16 years old with teacher recommendation)

Are you looking for an elite dance experience and an opportunity to compete with an award winning performance group? Above the Barre (ATB) is Gurnee Park District's award winning ensemble, and we are looking for more members like you! Click here to learn more!

WTHS Intramural Basketball Program

In cooperation with WTHS, Gurnee Park District offers an intramural basketball league for students currently enrolled at WTHS. 

League Overview:

  • Registrations are accepted on a team basis only
  • Games are played at O'Plaine Campus (Tuesdays & Thursdays)
  • Registration accepted through November 25, 2022
  • Season begins 12/13 - 2/19
  • All games are officiated by IHSA officials

Register for your team!

We offer a variety of martial arts classes for every age and skill level, including karate, tae kwon do, hapkido, and self-defense.

Click here to learn more!

Private and Semi-Private Swim Instruction (all ages)

Private lessons are provided with a 1:1 student/instructor ratio while semi-private lessons are taught with a 2:1 student/instructor ratio. Private lessons are 30 minutes and will be personally adjusted to the needs of the student. Semi-private lessons are 30 minutes and will be taught following the Learn to Swim criteria. Click here to register today and to view available times.

Adult Swim Instruction (16 yrs. old and up)

This class is open to all levels of ability from the fearful to the more advanced swimmer. Everyone will work at their own level and will learn personal safety skills and strokes. We offer group classes or private instruction. Click here to register today!

Blue Devil Swim Club (BDSC)

BDSC is an affiliate of the Gurnee Park District. Swimmers must be between 6 and 19 years old and must be able to swim both freestyle (with rhythmic breathing) and backstroke one length of the pool without stopping. Daily year-round practice emphasizes stroke mechanics, starts, turns, training and nutrition. Swimmers are encouraged to compete in various swim meets. For information, call BDSC at 847-204-6997 or visit the Blue Devil Swim Club website.


Volunteers are vital to most of our programs from staff special events to coaching youth sports to assisting with programs. Enhance your life while helping others. To learn more and to start volunteering, contact us at 847-623-7788 or by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..