YOUTH CLASSES and WORKSHOPS

  • February and March are a busy months at the Surry Arts Council with new youth classes and workshops every weekday throughout the month led by our new Artistic Directors Madi Chitty and Shelby Coleman. There are classes for all ages so be sure to see what else is available on the Adult Program & Workshops page.

    Register online through our Eventbrite site. Please email the class instructor (listed below) or call SAC at 336.786.7998 with questions.

    Download our February and March flyers and share with friends.

  • SPECIAL WORKSHOPS

  • Jazz Dance Masterclass

    Friday, March 16, 2018
    7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
    Ages 14 and up, $5
    Andy Griffith Museum Theatre

    Instructor: Shelby

    Learn the basics of jazz technique. We will learn warm-ups, isolations, and much more! Leave with a fun and exciting jazz combo to familiar songs. No experience necessary.

  • St. Patrick's Day Craft

    Friday, March 16, 2018
    3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    All Ages Welcome, $5
    Andy Griffith Museum Theatre

    Instructor: Shelby

    Don't get pinched! Create your own green shirt to wear for St. Patrick's day. You will get to use everyday items to create an awesome stenciled shirt! Eat a cookie while you work and look out for the Surry Arts Council Leprechaun!

  • Easter Craft

    Monday, March 23, 2018
    3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    All Ages Welcome, $5
    Andy Griffith Museum Theatre

    Instructor: Shelby

    Join us in hunting for eggs and creating fun Easter crafts. We will eat treats, find sweets, and create your very own Easter bunny finger puppet. End the day by having your own puppet show in the Surry Arts Council Puppet Theatre. All materials provided.

  • MONDAYS - February & March 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th

  • Beginning Acting

    Monday, February 5, 12, 19, and 26, 2018
    4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Ages 7-12, $30
    Andy Griffith Playhouse

    Monday, March 5, 12, 19, and 26, 2018
    4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Ages 7-12, $30
    Andy Griffith Playhouse

    Instructor: Shelby

    Do you want to be star? Learn how to take your energy and turn it into a performance. In this class we will discover how to use our everyday life skills to play a part.

  • Surry Arts Singers

    Monday, February & March 5, 12, 19, and 26, 2018
    5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    Ages 12-18, Free (Please call SAC at 336.786.7998 to register)
    Andy Griffith Playhouse

    Instructor: Madi

    Interested in musicals? Love to sing? Join the Surry Arts Singers! We will work on musical theatre singing, dancing, and explore current Broadway shows.

  • TUESDAYS - February & March 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th

  • Broadway Baby Class

    Tuesday, February 6, 13, 20, and 27, 2018
    9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
    Ages 0-2, $30
    Andy Griffith Museum Theatre

    Tuesday, March 6, 13, 20, and 27, 2018
    9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
    Ages 0-2, $30
    Andy Griffith Museum Theatre

    Instructor: Shelby

    Music, movement, rhythm, and balance are introduced in this friendly and fun class. This class includes mom, dad, or another loved one participating in the class along with the child.

  • Surry Arts Tiny Tots Dancers

    Tuesday, February 6, 13, 20, and 27, 2018
    10:00 p.m. - 11:00 a.m.
    Ages 3-5, $30
    Andy Griffith Museum Theatre

    Instructor: Shelby

    Explore creative movement, build coordination, and gain confidence while learning basic dance moves.

  • Drawing and Painting 101

    Tuesday, February 6, 13, 20, and 27, 2018
    6:45 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Ages 12 and Up, $30
    Surry Arts Council Siamese Twins Classroom

    Love sketching but don't know where to start? Join us in a crash-course in the fundamentals of drawing and how to make drawings more realistic. Lessons will include shapes/forms, shading, and perspective. All materials provided.

  • Kids Art I Class

    Tuesday, March 6, 13, 20, and 27, 2018
    4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    Ages 5-8, $30
    Surry Arts Council Photo Gallery Room

    Instructor: Madi

    From finger painting to portraiture, we will be exploring the amazing world of art. Each student will bring home a masterpiece after class. All materials provided.

  • WEDNESDAYS - February & March 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th

  • Beginning Dance

    Wednesday, March 7, 14, 21, and 28, 2018
    4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Ages 7-11, $30
    Andy Griffith Museum Theatre

    Instructor: Shelby

    A look into the world of dance. We will learn the basic techniques to help with all styles of dance while learning balance, confidence, and rhythm. No experience necessary.

  • Beginning Modern Dance

    Wednesday, February 7, 14, 21, and 28, 2018
    5:00 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.
    Ages 10-18, $30
    Andy Griffith Museum Theatre

    Wednesday, March 7, 14, 21, and 28, 2018
    5:15 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
    Ages 12 and up, $30
    Andy Griffith Museum Theatre

    Instructor: Shelby

    Explore your individual dance style while incorporating basics from ballet and jazz. This will allow you to find your own voice with dance while expanding your previous dance knowledge.

  • Beginning Musical Theatre Dance

    Wednesday, February 7, 14, 21, and 28, 2018
    6:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.
    Ages 10-18, $30
    Andy Griffith Museum Theatre

    Wednesday, March 7, 14, 21, and 28, 2018
    6:45 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Ages 12 and up, $30
    Andy Griffith Museum Theatre

    Instructor: Shelby

    Come learn different styles of musical theatre dance. You will learn how to dance as part of an ensemble as well as solo work while adding acting to your dancing.

  • THURSDAYS - February & March 1st, 8th, 15th, and 22nd

  • Teen Drama Workshop

    Thursday, February 1, 8, 15, and 22, 2018
    4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    Ages 13-18, $30
    Andy Griffith Museum Theatre

    Thursday, March 1, 8, 15, and 22, 2018
    4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    Ages 13-18, $30
    Andy Griffith Playhouse

    Instructor: Shelby

    Learn how to choose your own scenes and monologues for auditions. Learn where to look and how to choose what's right for different shows. You will be able to audition, memorize, and perform in short scenes and one acts.

  • Kids Art I Class

    Thursday, February 1, 8, 15, and 22, 2018
    4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    Ages 6-12, $30
    Surry Arts Council Siamese Twins Classroom

    From finger painting to portraiture, we will be exploring the amazing world of art. Come to learn about shape, composition, color, and much more! Each student will bring home a masterpiece after class. All materials provided.

  • Kids Art II Class

    Thursday, March 1, 8, 15, and 22, 2018
    4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    Ages 9-12, $30
    Surry Arts Council Siamese Twins Classroom

    Instructor: Madi

    From finger painting to portraiture, we will be exploring the amazing world of art. Come to learn about shape, composition, color, and much more! Each student will bring home a masterpiece after class. All materials provided.

  • FRIDAYS - February 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd

  • Pre-K Crafts

    Friday, February 2, 9, 16 and 23, 2018
    10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
    Ages 3-5, $30
    Surry Arts Council Siamese Twins Classroom

    Glitter, glue, and paint: OH MY! Learn how to make adorable seasonal crafts in easy steps. We will work together and make something fun to take home! Parents and loved ones are welcome to join us, but it is not mandatory. All materials provided.

  • Spring Break Fairytale Camp

    Monday-Friday, April 2-6, 2018
    9:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon
    Ages 4-8, $45
    Andy Griffith Museum Theatre

    Each day the participants will dance, sing songs, make a craft, and have a snack. Each day's activites will focus on a Fairytale Theme of the Day. Ending with a parent showcase at 11:30 on Friday, April 6th. Instructor: Shelby Coleman

  • YOUTH PROGRAMS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR

  • 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.

  • TRADITIONAL ARTS PROGRAMS (TAPS) Free Youth Music Lessons

    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.

  • CLOGGING

    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.

  • DANCE

    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.

  • ART & NATURE FESTIVAL

    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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