Classes – Spring 2019

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. You can also click the name of the class in the paragraph below to bring you to the page.

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 Spring 2019 will include a 7-week session of six levels of fiddle classes with Cathy Clasper-Torch in April-May. Tir Na Nog Irish Dance will offer an 8-week and 4-week 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 continuing beginner classes in guitar and beginner and advanced beginner 5-string banjo on Saturdays in April-May. Ed will also offer a 6-week Group Guitar Workshop for intermediate guitar players on Mondays. We offer another 6-week class in beginner and continuing beginner Ukulele with Armand Aromin April-May. A 6-week class in beginner Irish step dance for adults with Kevin Doyle takes place April-May. We will offer a June 1 workshop in continuing mountain dulcimer with Aubrey Atwater and beginner mountain dulcimer with Elwood Donnelly. Elwood will also teach a NEW 3-class workshop in Songs of the Carter Family in May. Look for a two-day workshop in Celtic stone carving with Laura Travis May 18-19. Kyle Forsthoff will offer beginner and continuing beginner workshops in bodhran (Irish drum) in September. We also 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 Fall, 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