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Augusta Week 1 @ Elkins
An event every day that begins at 2:00 am, repeating until July 15, 2022
If Augusta’s dance pavilion is your scene, you’re going to love this week. Flexible class scheduling will allow you to study across these seminal American genres or take a deep dive into your favorite – you create your schedule! Cajun & Creole classes, organized by coordinator Lynne Terr, will feature masters from Louisiana in everything from accordion to cooking. Ginny Hawker leads the Classic Country programming with opportunities for playing in bands, perfecting your instrument technique or dialing in your country vocals. Swing classes, led by Wes Crawford, will give you a chance to dust off your chops on guitar, brass, vocals and more. And, of course, the dance pavilion will be hopping every night with Cajun, zydeco, honky-tonk and swing dancing to rival the best you’ve ever seen.
The Augusta Dance Intensive will give broad training in dance traditions from several different cultures – including lindy hop, swing, flatfooting and Cajun – as well as a strong foundation in Dunham technique for modern dance with Laurie Goux.
Folk Arts for Kids will give participants (ages 5 to 11) a chance to explore craft, nature, music and dance in a fun and immersive environment.
Do you want to get just a taste of Augusta after work? Sign up for an evening mini-class to get 4 nights of instruction with a world-class instructor. If you get the event pass, too, you can join us for all of the week’s dances and concerts in the evening as well. You can sleep next week…