City of Largo, Florida

City of Largo, Florida
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Highland Programs - Youth & Teen

Highland Programs - Youth & Teen

Recreation Membership and Registration Information

(R) = resident, with recreation card (NR) = non-resident with recreation card (Guest) = non-recreation card holder


Before & After School Care
K through 5th Grade

Offered to children at Ponce de Leon and Mildred Helms Elementary Schools. Registration begins Monday, August 4. For more information please call the number below.
Ponce de Leon: Contact Highland Complex Staff at 727-518-3016

Mildred Helms: Contact Southwest Complex Staff at 727-518-3125


 Artsy Explorations


Have fun while exploring your creative side! Artists will produce 2D and 3D works of art with a focus on drawing/painting in September, sculpture in October, mixed media mosaics in November and book making in December. A $15 supply fee will be due the first day of class. Minimum of 3 students needed. Please preregister.

Instructor: Latonya Hicks

373132-J1 Oct 7-28 Tue 6:45-7:45pm $28/$35

373132-K1 Nov 4-18 Tue 6:45-7:45pm $21/$26.25

373132-L1 Dec 2-16 Tue 6:45-7:45pm $21/$26.25


Bricks 4 Kidz - LEGO'S

(Ages 6-10)

Participants build animals, machines, buildings, vehicles and other structures out of Lego Bricks, using one-of-a-kind model plans designed by Bricks 4 Kidz. Each class begins with an instructor led discussion related to the model of the day, while introducing S.T.E.M (Science, technology, engineering and math). After model is built, everyone enjoys a period of free-play. Minimum of 5 participants needed. Preregistration is required.

Instructor: Bricks 4 Kidz

373680-J1 Oct 7-28 Tue 5:30-6:30pm $48/$60

373680-K1 Nov 4-25 Tue 5:30-6:30pm $48/$60

373680-L1 Dec 2-16 Tue 5:30-6:30pm $36/$45


 (Ages 4-10)

 Coed classes are designed to provide kids with an introductory approach to cheerleading in a fun, upbeat atmosphere. Participants will learn focus, synchronization and simple routines. A one time $10 fee for t-shirt and pom poms is due the first day of session. No class on Dec 23.

 Instructor: I9 Sports

 Ages 4–6

 373501-J1 Oct 7-28 Tue 5:15–6pm $30/$37.50

 373501-K1 Nov 4-25 Tue 5:15–6pm $30/$37.50

 373501-L1 Dec 2-30 Tue 5:15–6pm $30/$37.50

 Ages 7–10

 373501-J2 Oct 7-28 Tue 6:15–7pm $30/$37.50

 373501-K2 Nov 4-25 Tue 6:15–7pm $30/$37.50

 373501-L2 Dec 2-30 Tue 6:15–7pm $30/$37.50



 Comic Book & Cartooning, Beg/Int

 (Ages 7–12)

Learn the basics of comic book art and cartooning from award–winning illustrator and comic book artist, Peter Pachoumis. This class will focus on structure and pinup/cover art. Peter has worked on properties such as Batman, Star Trek, Star Wars, and many others. Additional $30 materials fee paid to instructor.

Instructor: Peter Pachoumis

373111–J1 Oct 4-25 Sat 12–1:30pm $32/$40

373111–K1 Nov 1-22 Sat 12–1:30pm $32/$40

373111–L1 Dec 6-27 Sat 12–1:30pm $32/$40


Comic Book & Cartooning Int/Ad

 (Ages 13 to adult)

Learn more comic book, cartooning, cover design, storytelling, and pinup art. Award–winning illustrator and comic book artist, Peter Pachoumis’ intermediate/advanced class is the perfect place for you. Additional $30 materials fee paid to instructor.

Instructor: Peter Pachoumis

376112–J1 Oct 1-29 Wed 5–6:30pm $40/$50

376112–K1 Nov 5-19 Wed 5–6:30pm $24/$30

376112–L1 Dec 3-17 Wed 5–6:30pm $24/$30




(4 & up)

Participants will gain coordination and confidence, while learning tumbling skills.

Instructor: Diane Whitcher

Beginners, Ages 4–6

373502-J1 Oct 7-28 Tue 4–4:30pm $24/$30

373502-K1 Nov 4-25 Tue 4–4:30pm $24/$30

373502-L1 Dec 2-16 Tue 4–4:30pm $18/$22.50

Intermediate, Ages 6 & up

373502-J2 Oct 7-28 Tue 4:30–5pm $24/$30

373502-K2 Nov 4-25 Tue 4:30–5pm $24/$30

373502-L2 Dec 2-16 Tue 4:30–5pm $18/$22.50

Advance Beginners, Ages 6 & up

373502-J3 Oct 7-28 Tue 5–5:30pm $24/$30

373502-K3 Nov 4-25 Tue 5–5:30pm $24/$30

373502-L3 Dec 2-16 Tue 5–5:30pm $18/$22.50

Advanced Invite Only, Ages 6 & up

373502-J4 Oct 7-28 Tue 5:30–6:15pm $26/$32.50

373502-K4 Nov 4-25 Tue 5:30–6:15pm $26/$32.50

373502-L4 Dec 2-16 Tue 5:30–6:15pm $20/$25

Intermediate, Ages 9 & up

373502-J5 Oct 7-28 Tue 6:15–6:45pm $24/$30

373502-K5 Nov 4-24 Tue 6:15–6:45pm $24/$30

373502-L5 Dec 2-16 Tue 6:15–6:45pm $18/$22.50

Advanced Beginners, Ages 7 & up

373502-J6 Oct 7-28 Tue 6:45–7:15pm $24/$30

373502-K6 Nov 4-25 Tue 6:45–7:15pm $24/$30

373502-L6 Dec 2-16 Tue 6:45–7:15pm $18/$22.50

Beginners, Ages 5 & up

373502-J7 Oct 7-28 Tue 7:15–7:45pm $24/$30

373502-K7 Nov 4-25 Tue 7:15–7:45pm $24/$30

373502-L7 Dec 2-16 Tue 7:15–7:45pm $18/$22.50



Fishing Class & Deep Sea Excursion

(Ages 8 to senior)

 Learn fish identification, angler etiquette, knot-tying, casting, rules, regulations, types of equipment, lures and bait. After this four week class, you will jump aboard the Double Eagle for a deep sea fishing trip. Bait, poles and tackle are included. Legal guardian must register and accompany minors during class and excursion. All parties must have a valid Largo membership card. Call (727)587-6740 x 5008 for more details. Deadline to register is Oct 1 Excursion is set for Sunday, Nov 2 from 8am–12pm.

 Instructor: Sensing Nature

 376593–I1 & 376594-I1 Oct 8-29 Wed 7:00–8:30pm $56/$70


Friday Night Fever
(Grades 3-5)

Open gym, activities, snack shop and more! Registration form required for each child. Preschool children separate from school age children and must be potty trained. Starting Sept 5. No Program Oct 31, Nov 28. Register for the season for an easier check in.

373665EB Sep 5–Dec 19 Fri 6:30–9:30pm $50/$62.50
Weekly drop in fees: $6/$7.50/$10.50


 Hip Hop, Youth


 Learn modern hip hop and jazz dance moves in this high energy class! Learn routines you can show your friends.

Instructor: Tracy Eckert

373627-J1 Oct 1-29 Wed 5:30-6:30pm $40/$50

373627-K1 Nov 5-19 Wed 5:30-6:30pm $24/$30

373627-L1 Dec 3-17 Wed 5:30-6:30pm $24/$30



Home School Chorus

(Ages 7-12)

This course is designed to provide students with positive musical and educational experiences through the process of singing fundamentals, rehearsals and performances.

Instructor: Jennifer Renfroe

373524-J1 Oct 6-27 Mon 11:30am-12:30pm $28/$35

373524-K1 Nov 3-24 Mon 11:30am-12:30pm $28/$35

373524-L1 Dec 1-22 Mon 11:30am-12:30pm $28/$35


(Ages 7-adult)
Develop skills used in every day life. This program improves the ability to focus and concentrate. Other advantages of karate include building strength, balance, coordination, and learning respect for others. Uniforms available through instructor. No class Dec 25.
Instructor: Grace Haeusler, 4th Degree Black Belt in Uechi Ryu Okinawan Karate

Level 1 Beginner Ages 7–12

373503-J1 Oct 2-30 Mon/Thu 5:30–6:15pm $90/$112.50
373503-K1 Nov 3-24 Mon/Thu 5:30–6:15pm $70/$87.50
373503-L1 Dec 1-29 Mon/Thu 5:30–6:15pm $80/$100

Level 2: Intermediate Ages 7–Adult

373503-J2 Oct 2-30 Mon/Thu 6:15–7pm $90/$112.50
373503-K2 Nov 3-24 Mon/Thu 6:15–7pm $70/$87.50
373503-L2 Dec 1-29 Mon/Thu 6:15–7pm $80/$100

Ages 7–Adult

373503-J3 Oct 4-25Sat12:15–1:15pm $40/$50
373503-K3 Nov 1-22 Sat12:15–1:15pm $40/$50
373503-L3 Dec 6-27Sat 12:15–1:15pm $40/$50

Drop in fee: $10/$12.50/$15.50 Saturday only



SAT Prep Workshop

(Grades 10, 11 & 12)

The purpose of this course is to familiarize students with the reading, writing and math portions of the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT).Students will devise a systematic plan for study in addition to learning about the types of questions and test taking strategies. Students will need to pay a $20 materials fee for an SAT Prep Textbook.

Instructor: Sarah VanDuyne

373512-J1Oct 4 Sat 9am-12pm

373512-K1 Nov 1 Sat 9am-12pm


Smart Sports

(Ages 7-12)

Your child will learn academics, while they play. This unique class will work on Math academics through sports. The session will start with a homework/tutor time and then we go and play some sports. Where else can can you play basketball, kickball, soccer and other fun games, while working on Math skills. Classes are taught by certified classroom and physical education teachers. Sep focus is perimeter/area, Oct focus is geometric shapes, Nov focus is multiplication math facts (age/level appropriate), Dec focus is grouping/division.

 Instructor Ron Tuttle

 (Ages 7-9)

 373848-J1 Oct 6-27 Mon 4-5pm $32/$40

 373848-K1 Nov 3-17 Mon 4-5pm $24/$30

 373848-L1 Dec 1-15 Mon 4-5pm $24/$30


 (Ages 10-12)

 373848-J2 Oct 6-27 Mon 5-6pm $32/$40

 373848-K2 Nov 3-17 Mon 5-6pm $24/$30

 373848-L2 Dec 1-15 Mon 5-6pm $24/$30



Sports of Sorts

(Ages 6–10)

Coed instructional sports that focus on drills, techniques and sportsmanship. Preregistration required. September is baseball, October is hockey, November is kickball and December is basketball.

Instructor: Jay Sullivan

373832-J1 Oct 2-30 Thu 5:30–6:30pm $35/$43.75

373832-K1 Nov 6-20 Thu 5:30–6:30pm $21$26.25

373832-L1 Dec 4-18 Thu 5:30–6:30pm $21/$26.25




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Zumba Kids


Classes are rockin’ high energy fitness parties packed
with specially choreographed, kid friendly routines
and all the music kids love. Parents love it because it
increases focus and self confidence, boosts metabolism
and enhances coordination. No program November 27
and December 25.

Instructor: Yineth Zuniga

373420-AJ Oct 2–30 Thu 5:30–6:15pm $20/$25
373420-AK Nov 6–20 Thu 5:30–6:15pm $12/$15
373420-AL Dec 4–18 Thu 5:30–6:15pm $12/$15
Drop in fees: $4/$5/$8