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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.

Passing it On 2020, Virtual Edition

Read about our new digital projects below

Augusta has gone virtual in 2020.

Feeling music-deprived? We’ve got you covered. 

Register for “Augusta Online Summer 2020”  to access 150+ video lessons and learn at your own pace from masters of traditional music and dance. Lessons available to view until October 1. BONUS: You can also access all of the archived videos of our live sessions from July. EXTRA BONUS: Your donation will support future Augusta programming.

Register for Augusta Online 2020 Here

Browse all of the class offerings on our new digital learning platform. Go to augustaartsandculture.org to see all of the lessons from our incredible artists. Everything you see is available to access for a donation of any size (we suggest $100) and will be viewable until October 1.

Visit the Augusta Arts & Culture Page

Augusta stands with BIPOC

At the Augusta Heritage Center, we believe and affirm that Black lives matter, and we stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. We recognize that we live in a society in which the lives of Black, Indigenous, and all People of Color are affected dramatically by the injustices of systemic and pervasive racism in its many forms.  

 

As a traditional arts organization, it is our responsibility to highlight and celebrate the longtime artistic contributions of Black people to American culture by working with, learning from and promoting the talents of Black artists who are actively carrying on these traditions. We recognize that we must continually work to make sure that our practices—educational, hiring, outreach and moreuphold this responsibility and positively impact our entire community. We understand that our organization must work proactively to achieve cultural appreciation and not appropriation. 

 

We believe that the above statements are in alignment with and are critically important to our organization’s mission, “to promote and nurture traditional music, dance, foodways, craft, and folklore of West Virginia and beyond, especially the culture of marginalized groups…[and] to enrich our local cultural landscape, provide community access to a diverse range of human experiences and creative ideas, as well as to elevate traditional arts and artists.