With the increased severity and spread of the Coronavirus pandemic, Blackstone River Theatre must follow local, state and national guidelines and remain closed until further notice. There will be NO CLASSES in April, May, or June. We hope to resume our full class schedule in Fall 2020.
90-minute Clogging workshop for all levels on Saturday, April 4, 2:30 to 4:00 PM
(for adults/teens/children age 8-and-up)
A 90-minute clogging workshop for all levels will be offered with instructor Aubrey Atwater on Saturday, April 4, from 2:30-4:00 p.m. This class is designed for all levels including complete beginner adults, teens and children age 8-and-up. Minimum of 6 students needed to hold class; maximum of 18 students. Fee for the 90-minute workshop is $25.00 ($15 for children 8-15). Prepayment necessary!
Clogging, also known as flatfooting and jigdancing, is American step dance which developed, historically, after Irish step dance and before Tap, with Irish, English, European, African, and Native American roots. With percussive tapping of the feet, clogging is traditionally danced to old-time fiddle tunes. We will also spend some time exploring and learning "sitting down" Québécois foot percussion also known as taper du pied, podorhythmie, or foot clapping! Aubrey will supply the music with her own banjo playing, teaching steps she has learned from cloggers all over the United States and in particular, Kentucky, Arkansas, and North Carolina. Please wear smooth, leather-soled shoes and comfortable, loose clothing (no taps please!)
HOW TO REGISTER
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 a clogging class, please:
1. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org 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