About Our Programs

The Parks and Recreation Department offers an abundance of programs throughout the year for people of all ages and interests. For more information about any of our programs, please call the Parks & Recreation Department at (352) 735-7183.

Woodcarvers' Club

Do you remember as a kid the first time you tried to carve something? Well, there is a group of people who have learned the skills of woodcarving and are willing to teach others as well. Ralph Rossignol will be instructing the art of woodcarving and can be contacted at (352) 385-0483. Class meets on an ongoing basis.
  • Thursday
  • 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Martin Luther King Center
  • $2.00/class
Woodcarvers' Club

Babysitters Training

Are you wanting to start babysitting or are you already babysitting, but you need a little guidance. Well, here's your chance to get all of your questions answered and have a good time while learning the ins and outs of childcare. For more information, contact Jill Santos at (352) 516-0363
  • $65 per person
  • Ages 11 yrs. old - 15 yrs. old
  • Must have a minimum of 7 participants
  • Saturday, May 5th 
  • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Private Classes Available Upon Request (must have 6 willing to take the class)
  • Mount Dora Community Building Lobby (520 N. Baker St)

Senior Club

A new Senior Club is coming to Mount Dora in May 2016. Focused in active seniors, there will be free lunch, games, speakers, arts and crafts and perhaps new friends. Meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month. For additional information, contact Gina Conway at(352) 729-6394
  • FREE
  • 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every Month
  • 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Martin Luther King Center (803 Florida Ave)

Downtown Dance Theater
Offering students of all ages the opportunity to explore and challenge their artistic capabilities through a variety of dance styles such as Modern, Jazz, Lyrical and more including a strong foundation in classical Ballet. On and Off stage production education such as story telling, prop, costume and set design as well as choreography will be introduced to gain deeper understanding and appreciation for Art of Movement. For more information contact the instructor, Shawnee at (352) 435-5404 or
  •  $40 per month 
  •  Thursday's
  •  Mount Dora Community Building Green Room
    • 520 N. Baker St
  • Attire: Form Fitting clothes such as leggings and tank top or leotard

  • Ages 5 - 18
  • 9:00am - 10:00am
  • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
  • 6:00pm - 7:00pm

    Home School/Improvisation
  • Ages 5 - 18
  • 10:00am - 11:00am

    Creative Movement
  • Ages 5 & under
  • 4:15pm - 5:00pm

Yoga for ALL
Yoga For ALL is a meditative vinyasa style class that is designed for practitioners for all ages and skill levels wanting to improve their flexibility, core strengths, balance and alignment. With a mindful awareness on the breath, our life force, our chi, we will flow through a variety of postures, gaining a deeper sense of self awareness and improving our overall sense of well being. No previous experience necessary, modifications and props for physical restrictions are always offered. Please bring a mat. For more information contact instructor Shawn Evelyn at (352) 453-5404 or e-mail

Tai Chi

Sifu Bill Warden ( is now teaching Tai Chi for Health and Self Defense, as well as Kungfu and a wide variety of fighting styles. There are few restrictions and one does not have to be in top physical condition to fully appreciate and enjoy these exercises.
  • Instructor: Sifu Bill Warden
  • Donnelly Park Building
  • Thursday's
  • 7:00pm - 8:00pm
  • $50 per month
  • Ages 16 and Up
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You will achieve discipline, confidence and self-defense ability.

  • Instructors: George Mattson, Tim Dando, David Berndt 
  • Donnelly Park Building (530 N. Donnelly St.)
*New* Little Karate
  • Ages: 3 - 5 yrs old
  • Monday's and Wednesday's 
  • 5:00pm - 5:30pm
  • $35 per month

    Family Karate
  • Ages 6 and older
  • Monday's and Wednesday's
  • 5:30pm - 6:30pm
  • $50 per month
Adult Karate
  • Open Karate & Weapons
  • Tuesday's
  • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
  • $50 per month

Zen Yoga: Ages 16 and up 

Learning Yoga will show you that the body and breath are intimately connected with the mind and how taking a holistic approach to your daily life can bring harmony to all that you do. So much can be achieved through learning yoga; we hope that you will be inspired to make it a part of your life

  • Instructor: Debbie Kirby
  • Donnelly Park Building
  • Thursday's
  • 6:00pm - 7:00pm
  • $20 for a 4 visit punch pass
Leprechaun Treasure Hunt
GOLD, PRIZES & GAMES...What more can you ask for? Come join the City of Mount Dora Community Recreation Services for a St. Patrick's Day celebration for all your little leprechauns! There will be a mountain of gold to find, prizes, snacks and drinks. For more information contact us at (352) 735-7183
  • FREE 
  • Ages: 12 yrs old and under
  • Saturday, March 17th
  • 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Gilbert Park (310 S. Tremain St)