Classes this week: Art, dance and baton

July 14, 2006

Classes today and ongoing ones

Young artists' workshops

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The Arts Centre will offer an oil painting class with Ralph Basford; 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 17. The Federal Building, 300 W. King St. $165; $130 members (prorated since classes have started).

To register, call the Arts Centre at 304-263-0224 or e-mail

Dance master classes

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Goose Route Dance Festival will offer four dance master classes and children's dance classes.

· Sunday, July 16 - Write for Dance with Christal Brown. 10:30 a.m.

· Saturday, July 22 - Modern technique for advanced/intermediate students with Kara Tatelbaum. 10:30 a.m.

· Sunday, July 23 - Advanced/intermediate modern dance technique with Clare Byrne. 10:30 a.m.

Dance classes for children:

· Today - For ages 7 to 12 with Christal Brown. 1:30 p.m. Martinsburg Public Library.


· Saturday, July 15 - For ages 7 to 12 with Christal Brown. 9:30 a.m. War Memorial Building.

· Saturday, July 22 - Basic elements of modern dance with Jeslyn Dance Gallery. 9:30 a.m. War Memorial Building.

For information or reservations, call 304-876-6751 or go to

Monday, July 17

Art camp

Washington County Arts Council is holding open enrollment for its Art Camp at Doub's Woods for ages 6 to 12 in a broad spectrum of media.

Weeklong full-day sessions are available the weeks of Mondays, July 17 and 24.

Kindergartners ages 5 and 6 will be offered a parallel program of half-day camp the week of July 17. Space is limited.

Information and enrollment forms are available at, by e-mailing, or by calling 301-791-3132.

Cartooning and animation

SHENANDOAH JUNCTION, W.Va. - Learn basic animation technique using flipbooks; for ages 8 to 12. 4 to 5 p.m.; continues through Friday, July 21. Jefferson County Parks & Recreation Commission, 1102 Job Corp Road. $5 material fee due at first class. Call 304-728-3207.

Summer pottery camp

SHENANDOAH JUNCTION, W.Va. - Pottery for ages 7 to 16. 2 to 5:30 p.m. Monday, July 17, through Friday, July 21; and Monday, July 31, through Friday, Aug. 4. Sam Michaels Park pavilion, 1516 Job Corp Road.

Tuesday, July 18

Dance classes

Tricia Babbie of Ballet & All That Jazz will teach dance styles including jazz and classical ballet to ages 9 through 13. Continues through Friday, July 21. 1 to 3 p.m. A public performance will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, July 21. Washington County Museum of Fine Arts' Bowman Concert Gallery, City Park, Hagerstown. Fee. Registration is required, call 301-739-5727.

Wednesday, July 19

Art-inspired classes

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Penn State University and Franklin County Career and Technology Center will offer the following classes at Franklin County Career and Technology Center, 2463 Loop Road:

Arranging Flowers from your own garden - 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 19. $15.

Art Escape with Cookie Davis - 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Aug. 3 through 24. $40. Call 717-709-0778.

Art class

Washington County Museum of Fine Arts will offer the class Drawing Animals and Waterfowl in the Outdoors for adults and teens with Mike Gouker. 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 19, through Friday, July 21. $55; $50, members Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, City Park, Hagerstown. To register or for information, call 301-739-5727 or go to

Friday, July 28

Church sound systems

WILLIAMSPORT - Rehoboth United Methodist Church will host a two-day workshop in church sound systems. Workshop will train church sound team volunteers, praise band members, music leaders and sound techs on the setup and operation of sound systems for worship and other needs. Continues Saturday, July 29. Rehoboth United Methodist Church, 30 E. Salisbury St. Call 301-739-5721 or go to


Baton twirling classes

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Baton twirling classes for ages 7 and older with JoEllen Schaub. 9 a.m. Saturdays. Step By Step Dance Studio, 8 Findley Drive. $28 per month. Bring a baton or purchase one for $25 at the studio.

Dance classes

QUINCY, Pa. - Cumberland Valley Country Western Dance Association holds a line dance and couples dance class. 6:30 p.m. Mondays. Former Quincy High School gym, off Pa. 997 north of Waynesboro, Pa. Call 717-762-6388 or 717-762-9292.

Mondays and Wednesdays

Isshinryu karate

NEWVILLE, Pa. - Students learn at their own pace. Open to ages 9 and older. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Newville Area Community Center, 2 Chestnut St. $60, ages 12 and older; $45, ages 9 to 11 for three-month session. Call 717-776-4393.


Swing dance lessons

Hub City Lindy Hop offers swing dance lessons. 7 to 8 p.m., beginners; 8 to 9 p.m., intermediate. South Pointe Fitness Club, East Oak Ridge Drive, Hagers-town. Go to

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