Classes: Fall 2018

To get specific class info when on this page, hover mouse to schedule link above (don't click) then move down to CLASSES link, then move mouse to the right then down to the class you are interested in ...and then click.

As part of our Heritage Arts Studio initiative, Blackstone River Theatre pursues arts education outreach by offering classes and workshops at the theatre with respected performers and teachers. This initiative allows the community to discover or reconnect with traditional art forms (music, song, dance, folk, visual and literary arts) and become PARTICIPANTS in our regional arts heritage.

Heritage Arts Studio offerings for Fall 2018 will include a 9-week session of seven levels of fiddle classes with Cathy Clasper-Torch including a total beginner level and a NEW TEEN class. Tir Na Nog Irish Dance will offer a Fall session of non-competitive Irish step dance classes for children and teens (19 different classes levels) with instructor Erika Damiani. Ed Sweeney will offer a 6-week series of total beginner and intermediate classes in guitar and continuing beginner and advanced beginner 5-string banjo on Saturdays. Ed will also offer a 6-week Group Guitar Workshop for intermediate guitar players on Mondays as well as a NEW class in Christmas music for intermediate guitar players. We offer a NEW 6-week class in beginner Sean nos dance with Armand Aromin  starting Sept. 26. In October we will offer NEW 3-week classes with Aubrey Atwater in Ballad Singing and continuing tin whistle, and a NEW 4-week class in Beginner Tap Dance with Kevin Doyle. We will also offer a 6-week beginner and continuing beginner session in bodhran (Irish drum) with Kyle Forsthoff. Look for a two-day workshop in Celtic stone carving with Laura Travis October 6-7. We will also offer October and November workshops in continuing mountain dulcimer with Aubrey Atwater and beginner mountain dulcimer with Elwood Donnelly. We continue our popular Zumba classes on Monday evenings with April Hilliker.

Visit the specific class links from the drop down menu off of this CLASSES link for full information. We are working to incorporate the ability to pay for classes via PayPal and we now intend on beginning that option in January, 2019.

So we can be assured of meeting the minimum needed to hold any of our class offerings, BRT NEEDS PRE-PAYMENT AT LEAST 3 DAYS BEFORE THE START OF ANY CLASS (and hopefully sooner!) or we'll need to cancel at that time.
If you are interested in any class, please:
1. E-mail to pre-register and then,
2. Put a check payable to Blackstone River Theatre in the mail ASAP to: Blackstone River Theatre, 549 Broad Street, Cumberland, Rhode Island 02864