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.

Adult Dance

If you're 16 years of age or older, and you've always wanted to learn to dance, now is the chance to learn from the best instructors in the state. Maggie Noles teaches all forms of dance, so put on your dance shoes and start enjoying the fun of dancing again! Private lessons are available upon request; call (352) 223-9221 for an appointment.
  • Tuesday
  • 7:30 pm: Ballroom
  • 8:30 pm: Latin
  • Mount Dora Community Building
  • $48 for a four-session punch card
  • $96 for an eight-session punch card

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 12 yrs. old - 15 yrs. old
  • Must have a minimum of 7 participants
  • Registration Now - October 6th
  •  October 16th
  • 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Mount Dora Community Building Lobby (520 N. Baker St)
  • Online Registration or Register in Person (Youth Registration Form)


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)

Movie in the Park

Bring the family out and experience Movies in the Park. For more information on the list of movies being shown, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (352) 735-7183. Movies are subject to change.

Donnelly Park (530 N. Donnelly St)
Movies Begin At DUSK!

  • January 12th - Jungle Book (PG)
  • February 10th - Brave (PG)
  • March 10th - Finding Dory (PG)
  • April 14th - Ratchet and Clank (PG)
  • May 12th - The Angry Birds Movie (PG)
  • June 9th - The BFG (PG)
  • July 14th - The Secret Life of Pets (PG)
  • August 11th - Moana (PG)
  • September 8th - SING (PG) Rescheduled to a later date due to Hurricane
  • October 13th - Open Season: Scared Silly (PG)
  • November 10th - Storks (PG)
  • December 8th - Eight Below (PG)
Movie Under the Stars
Are you looking for a great date night location? Then come join us at Elizabeth Evans Park for a free movie, bring your own snacks (No Alcohol). For more information on the list of movies being shown, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at
(352) 735-7183
Elizabeth Evans Park (100 N. Donnelly St)
Movies Begin At DUSK!
  • May 26th - Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • June 23rd - Star Wars: Rogue One (Rescheduled to September 15th)
  • July 21st - Top Gun
  • August 18th - The Legend of Tarzan


Downtown Dance Theatre
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
  •  $50 per month 
  •  Wednesday
    • 5pm - 6pm Juniors (8 years old and under)
    • 6pm - 7pm Tweens (9 - 12 years old)
    • 7pm - 8pm Young Adult (13 years old and older)
  •  Mount Dora Community Building Green Room
    • 520 N. Baker St
  • Attire: Form Fitting clothes such as leggings and tank top or leotard
  • No prior experience necessary
  • Ongoing registration
  • Month to Month Sessions