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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.

 SUMMER WEEK ONE (July 5-10, 2020)

Classic Country Music & Dance // Cajun & Creole Music, Dance and Cooking // Swing Music, Dance & History // Wetplate Photography // Letterpress & Engraving // Appalachian Craft & Woods Lore // Blacksmithing // Folk Arts for Kids // Evening Mini-Classes // Public Daytime & Evening Events

SUMMER WEEK TWO (July 12-17, 2020)

Blues Music & Dance // Vocal Music // American String Band (Old-Time) Music — classes coming soon! // Acryllic Pouring // Gourd Art // Folk Arts for Kids // Evening Mini-Classes // Public Daytime & Evening Events

SUMMER WEEK THREE (July 19-24, 2020)

Bluegrass Music // Old-Time Music & Dance // Teen Week // Botanical Illustration // Weaving // Stone Masonry // Storytelling & Public Speaking // Folk Arts for Kids // Evening Mini-Classes// Public Daytime & Evening Events

OCTOBER OLD-TIME WEEK (October 11-16)

Old-time Music & Dance // West Virginia Fiddler’s Reunion

Browse by instrument!

 

Accordion

Cajun & Creole (Week 1)

 

Banjo

Old-Time/Clawhammer (Week 2, Week 3, October)

Bluegrass (Week 3)

 

Bass

Bluegrass (Week 3)

Blues (Week 2)

Country (Week 1)

Swing/Jazz (Week 1)

 

Brass & Woodwinds

Swing (Week 1)

 

Dulcimer

Hammered Dulcimer (Week 3)

Mountian/Lap Dulcimer (Week 3, October)

 

Drums

Swing (Week 1)

 

Fiddle

Bluegrass (Week 3)

Country (Week 1 Daytime Class & Mini-Class)

Cajun (Week 1 Daytime Classes & Mini-Classes)

Old-Time (Week 2, Week 3, October)

From Scratch (any style)! (Week 1)

 

Guitar

Acoustic lead and rhthym guitar (Week 1–Country, Week 1–Swing, Week 2, Week 3)

Blues guitar– lead, rhythm, slide, Piedmont and more (Week 2)

Cajun rhythm guitar  (Week 1)

Electric lead guitar (Week 1)

Fingerstyle guitar (Week 1, Week 2)

Old-Time rhythm guitar (Week 2, Week 3, October)

Pedal & Lap Steel Guitar (Week 1)

Resonator Guitar (Week 3)

Swing lead guitar (Week 1)

Swing rhythm guitar (Week 1, Week 2)

 

Harmonica

Blues (Week 2)

 

Mandolin

Bluegrass (Week 3)

 

Piano

Swing (Week 1)

Blues (Week 2)

 

Ukulele

Swing (Week 1)

Blues (Week 2)

 

Vocals / Songs

Appalachian (Week 2, Week 3)

Bluegrass (Week 3)

Blues (Week 2)

Cajun & Creole (Week 1)

Classic Country/Honky Tonk (Week 1, Week 2)

Gospel & Spirituals (Week 2– Blues, Week 2– Vocal)

Harmony (Week 1, Week 2, Week 3)

Old-Time (Week 3)

Protest songs (Week 2– Mini-class)

Songwriting (Week 1, Week 2–Blues, Week 2– Vocal, Week 3)

Swing (Week 1, Week 2)

Vocal Health (Week 2)

World Music (Week 2)

 

Multi-instrument / Band / Ensemble classes

Country band (Week 1)

Guitar & Harmonica (Week 2)

Jugband (Week 2)

Old-Time Ensembles (Week 2, Week 3, October)

Swing Ensembles (Week 1)

Vocal Ensembles (Week 2)

 

Dance

Blues (Week 2)

Percussive Dance (Week 1)

Cajun (Week 1 mini-class)

Swing (Week 1 Daytime class & Mini-class)