Elkins music workshops
ELKINS, W.Va. -- The Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College has released the dates for its summer sessions on music, dance, crafts and folklore.
Weekly themes are Cajun/Creole and early country music, July 7-12; blues/swing, July 14-19; Irish/Celtic, July 21-26; bluegrass, July 28-Aug. 2; and old-time vocal and dance, Aug. 4-11.
Augusta for Kids, designed for ages 8-12, is offered during July 28-Aug. 2 and Aug. 4-11, and will teach students to weave, knot, create collages and other techniques for making useful and decorative items. Music, dance and storytelling also will be explored.
Each week, optional mini courses will be available from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Students can learn various talents including weaving, harmonica performance and accordion repair.
Classes and performances are being made final, and updates appear regularly on Augusta's website augustaheritagecenter.org, where online registration also is available.
Twice weekly performances by class instructors are given, and dances are held in the Augusta Pavilion almost every night.
The five-week sessions lead up to the annual Augusta Festival Aug. 9-11.