Totally Arts, a collaborative program of the Rockford Park District and the Rockford Area Arts Council, immerses youth ages 6-13 in the performing and visual arts. The program is designed for youth with all levels of arts experience, and offers a daily schedule of activities Monday-Friday, 12:15-3:45 p.m. at Ellis Arts Academy, where participants will learn from skilled instructors in dance, drama, music and visual arts. The program runs for three two-week sessions beginning June 11, June 25 and July 9. The early bird discounted fee of $62 per session ($92 non-resident) applies to registrations received at least seven days prior to each session. Regular fees are $65/$97. Fee assistance is available to qualifying Park District residents, and an installment payment plan is also available. Register on line at www.rockfordparkdistrict.org, by fax (with credit card), mail, or in person at Park District Customer Service downtown at 401 S. Main St., or the new satellite location at Carlson Ice Arena at Riverside and Perryville. Registration continues until each session begins, or until capacity is reached, whichever comes first. Registration brochures are available at Customer Service, or by calling (815) 987-1600 (voice/TTY). For disability support information, call (815) 987-1600 (voice/TTY).
from the May 23-29, 2007, issue