Friday, December 8, 2017
    3:30 p.m.
    Andy Griffith Museum Theatre

    $5 per child. All materials and decorations furnished. Houses can be taken home after the workshop.

    To pre-register, contact the Surry Arts Council at 336.786.7998 or email Antonia.

  • TRADITIONAL ARTS PROGRAMS (TAPS) Free Youth Old-Time Dance Lessons

    Monthly on the First Thursday
    4:30 p.m.
    Historic Earle Theatre

    Join award-winning old-time dancer Marsha Todd for flat foot lessons. All ages welcome. This program is sponsored in part by a TAPS grant from the Folklife Division of the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. No reservations necessary.


    Weekly on Thursdays
    5:30 p.m. Fiddle
    6:15 p.m. Guitar
    Historic Earle Theatre

    No reservations necessary - instruments available. Award-winning musician and teacher Jim Vipperman leads classes. Instruments are provided if needed. Drop by for a hands-on music experience if you are visiting with your children or grandchildren. Bring your child weekly for lessons. Parents and Guardians are welcome to stay and participate. This project is funded in part by a TAPS grant from the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

    INSTRUMENTS NEEDED! The Surry Arts Council is looking for additional guitars, fiddles, banjos, mandolins, and upright basses for our TAPS program. If you would like to donate an instrument, please come by the Surry Arts Council or call us at 336.786.7998.


    Register for classes with Samantha Wilhelmi by calling at 540.392.5257. Details are at the Rhythmic Expression website.

    Clogging is one of the fastest growing dance forms in the nation and is among the most versatile. From bluegrass to hip-hop, clogging is a high-energy, fast-paced rhythmic form of expression that is as tradition-rich as it is modernly fresh. It has been called 'the melting pot of step dances,' and this still proves true as clogging continues to adapt to today's contemporary culture. With influences from around the work, clogging's heritage is vividly colored and well-rounded; at present it is no different, embracing whatever is current, allowing any idea to develop its expression.


    Classes are taught by Rhythm On Main Dance Academy staff.

    Details of the 2017-18 dance classes and schedule are on the Rhythm on Main website under the Mount Airy page.


    June 16, 2018

    Andy Griffith Playhouse and Historic Earle Theatre

    Held annually in June, the Art & Nature Festival is a family-friendly event featuring art, music, and movement. Check back for the schedule in September.

    Supported in part by the Cindi and Andy Griffith Endowment & the North Carolina Arts Council

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