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Passing it on!

Each summer Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College offers music and dance classes from many traditions in the form of theme weeks: Cajun/Creole Week, Early Country Music Week, Blues & Swing Week, Bluegrass Week, Old-Time Week, Vocal Week. Each theme week is offered concurrently with Craft, Arts, & Folklore classes.

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Music & Dance Theme Weeks

Each summer Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College offers music and dance classes from many traditions in the form of theme weeks: Cajun/Creole Week, Early Country Music Week, Blues & Swing Week, Irish Week, Bluegrass Week, Old-Time Week, Vocal Week, American Vernacular Dance Week. Each theme week is offered concurrently with Craft, Arts, & Folklore classes.

Augusta Heritage Center: 2020 Classes and Events

Check out all of the music, dance, art, folklore and craft classes offered at Augusta this summer as well as the vast array of public lectures, dances, concerts, community meals, jams and other cultural celebrations. Browse the listings below to plan your Augusta experience in 2020.
LETTER TO THE AUGUSTA FAMILY REGARDING COVID-19

Our beloved traditions have survived adversity, and they will continue to live on in the future, without a doubt. We must, however, be vigilant and prioritize the safety of our families, both biological and chosen.

As of right now, we expect all summer programming to continue as planned. We are monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak closely and will make careful decisions as we gather new information. I can assure you that in this situation, we will always err on the side of caution.

Due to the fluidity of these circumstances, we have amended our refund policy for our summer 2020 programming. Anyone registered for our 2020 summer season can cancel for a full refund or defer their enrollment to our 2021 season, no questions asked. This policy applies to anyone who has already registered and any future enrollees. As this will likely impact our ability to support our incredible instructional, technical, and logistics staff, we are grateful to anyone who can donate any portion of their refund.

As a new director, I never thought that Year One would bring such a challenge. I am, as I’m sure we all are, concerned about everyone at high-risk for serious illness from COVID-19. I called my mother yesterday to discourage her from playing piano at church on Sunday, something she takes very seriously. I want to let you know that my mother is scheduled (and excited!) to volunteer at Augusta this summer and I will not put her, or any of you, at risk. I’m not going to ask anyone to put themselves or their families in harm’s way, and am planning for a positive conclusion to this crisis in the coming months. You’ll be the first to know if anything changes, but right now, we’re looking forward to the best Augusta summer in ages.

Thank you all, we’re all in this together. – Seth

Ko Cha’ Ta “Seth” Young

Executive Director, Augusta Heritage Center

Office: (304) 637-1209

Cell: (304) 621 – 2771

Davis & Elkins College

100 Campus Drive, Elkins, WV 26241

www.AugustaHeritageCenter.org

www.dewv.edu