Saturdays, September 9 - November 18, 2017*
    Ages 8-12:  12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
    Ages 13-18:  1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

    (*not meeting September 23, October 14, and November 11)

    Andy Griffith Museum Theatre

    Acting skills and games for youth and teens led by Amanda Barnard. Workshops are limited to 20 participants. To register, contact the Surry Arts Council at 336.786.7998 or email Antonia.

    These workshops are free and funded in part by the Cindi and Andy Griffith Endowment. The Surry Arts Council will offer additional sessions of each workshop throughout the year.

  • TRADITIONAL ARTS PROGRAMS (TAPS) Free Youth Music & Dance Lessons

    Weekly on Thursdays
    4:30 p.m. Old-Time Dance
    5:30 p.m. Fiddle
    6:15 p.m. Guitar
    Historic Earle Theatre

    No reservations necessary - instruments available. Classes are followed by a family friendly jam session at 7:00 p.m. These lessons are funded in part by a grant from the Folklife divisions of the North Carolina Arts Council. The music instructor is Mount Airy's own fiddle champion Jim Vipperman and the dance instructor is award-winning musician and dancer Marsha Todd.

    INSTRUMENTS NEEDED! The Surry Arts Council is looking for additional guitars, fiddles, banjos, mandolins, and upright basses for our TAPS program. If you would like to donate an instrument, please come by the Surry Arts Council or call us at 336.786.7998.


    Register for classes with Samantha Wilhelmi by calling at 540.392.5257. Details are at the Rhythmic Expression website.

    Clogging is one of the fastest growing dance forms in the nation and is among the most versatile. From bluegrass to hip-hop, clogging is a high-energy, fast-paced rhythmic form of expression that is as tradition-rich as it is modernly fresh. It has been called 'the melting pot of step dances,' and this still proves true as clogging continues to adapt to today's contemporary culture. With influences from around the work, clogging's heritage is vividly colored and well-rounded; at present it is no different, embracing whatever is current, allowing any idea to develop its expression.


    Classes are taught by Rhythm On Main Dance Academy staff.

    Details of the 2017-18 dance classes and schedule are on the Rhythm on Main website under the Mount Airy page.


    June 16, 2018

    Andy Griffith Playhouse and Historic Earle Theatre

    Held annually in June, the Art & Nature Festival is a family-friendly event featuring art, music, and movement. Check back for the schedule in September.

    Supported in part by the Cindi and Andy Griffith Endowment & the North Carolina Arts Council

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