Teen Augusta Program

Teen Augusta Program

July 21 - 26, 2019

Teen Augusta Program

We are excited to offer an amazing week just for teens! We’ve organized a team of workshop leaders so participants can dive into the Augusta experience and have a chance to dabble in Old-Time, Bluegrass, and Vocal music and dance. Participants will learn singing from Emily Miller, form a teen band, learn African drumming, play games, dive into traditional crafts, make a zine with Emily Prentice, hike the Monongahela Forest, go swimming and pick up some Appalachian cooking skills. T-Claw Crawford will lead the week and will be joined by special guest artists and musicians throughout. (See the tentative class schedule below for details) These sessions are specifically designed for teens with varied interests. Students will be encouraged to join in late afternoon electives and jams as well as evening events – lively jams, slow jams, song swaps, dances, and concerts. (Parent supervision is required outside of class time.) This class will allow students to explore many aspects of mountain culture and develop a taste for their favorites. The week is geared for young adults who have completed 5th grade through 9th grade. a taste for their favorites. The week is geared for young adults who have completed 5th grade through 9th grade.

Teen Augusta Program runs concurrently with Bluegrass Week and Vocal Week. Arts, Crafts, & Folklore Workshops and Folk Arts for Kids also run at this time.

Tuition Guide:
$225/week if paid before June 1. $250
/week if paid after June 1. 

(+ Room & Board or other available options.)

Registration will open on March 1, 2019.

Register Here! July 21-26 Schedule of Events Coming Soon!

Teen Augusta Program Tentative Schedule 

SUNDAY, JULY 21 

7pm: Orientation 

7:30pm: Meet with Teens and Parents, IceBreaker Games 

MONDAY, JULY 22 

910am: Teens pick an instrument (loaners may be pre-arranged) 

10-10:30am: African Drumming with Laurie Goux 

10:30-11:30am: Two Step, Waltz, Square Dance, & Calling Basics with T-Claw 

11:30am-1pm: We will go as a group to the dining hall (teens need a meal card, packed lunch, or to be picked up from the dining hall) 

1-2pm: Learn a Song with Emily Miller 

2-3pm: Games 

3-3:45pm: Visit with Storyteller, Lyn Ford 

3:45pm: Parent pick up unless Teen is pre-approved to take 4pm workshop sessions 

4-5pm: (Optional) Theme Week Workshop Session 

TUDOR’S TUESDAY, JULY 23 

910am(Come hungry for breakfast) Learn to bake buttermilk biscuits and make gravy with T-Claw. 

10am-12pm: WV Inspired Zine Making with Emily Prentice 

12-12:30pm: The D&E Swimming Pool 

12:30-1pm: Lunch 

1-2pm: Vocal Week Roundup 

2-3pm: Games 

3-3:45pm: Porch Party – Dancing on the Porch with Folk Arts for Kids 

3:45pm: Parent pick up at Halliehurst unless Teen is pre-approved to take 4pm sessions 

4-6: Show & Sell BAKE SALE or Theme Week Workshop Session 

7:30pm: Concert (Optional) Bluegrass & Vocal Week concert in the Auditorium 

Following Concert: HonkyTonk Open MicCome dance or sign up to sing 

WET WEDNESDAY, JULY 24 

910am: Climb Bickle Knob Observation Tower 

10am-12pm: Swimming at Stuart Recreation Area 

12-1pm: Lunch provided on field trip 

12pm: Band Practice 

2-2:30pm: Games 

2:30-3:45pm: Recording Session with Ben Townsend 

3:45pm: Parent pick up at Halliehurst unless Teen is pre-approved to take 4pm sessions 

45pm: (Optional) Theme Week Workshop Session 

THURSDAY, JULY 25 

9-9:30am: African Drumming with Laurie Goux 

9:30-11am: Art with Alex Miller 

11am-12pm: Hike and Plant Identification with Kyle Weaner 

12-1pm: Lunch at the dining hall 

1-2pm: Learn a song with Emily Miller 

2-3pm: Tie – Dye Shirts 

3-3:45pm: Porch Party – Dancing on the porch with Folk Arts for Kids 

3:45pm: Parent pick up at Halliehurst unless Teen is pre-approved to take 4pm sessions 

4-5pm: (Optional) Theme Week Workshop Session 

7:30pm: Outdoor Concert (Suggested) Bring the whole family. Food trucks, yard games provided, byo chairs, $10 per adult 

FRIDAY, JULY 26 

9-9:30am: African Drumming with Laurie Goux 

9:30-10am: Calling, Dancing, and Playing with T-Claw 

10-11am: Band Practice 

11am-12pm: Screen Print T-Shirts 

12-1pm: Lunch at the dining hall 

1-3pm: Practice for showcase 

3-5pm: Ensemble Showcase (parents pick up Teens here) 

8-10pm: (Optional) Evening Dance to Kickoff Augusta Festival – Teens have an opportunity to call a dance they create. 

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Teen Augusta Program Coordinator – Tyler (T-Claw) Crawford

Tyler (T-Claw) Crawford

T-Claw grew up in Nashville, Tennessee, playing punk, jazz, and metal. Tee moved to the Pacific Northwest and fell into a vibrant old-time music revival community, first banging up old banjos, scratchin’ down fiddle tunes, and dancin’ a fury. Calling came intuitively after years of playing and community organizing. T-Claw motivates all variety of folks to hold hands and have a grand ol’ time, often where one least expects it.  From 2005-2007 Tee taught a weekly old time music class at the Olympia, Washington Free School. That class morphed into the Grizzle Grazzle Tune Snugglers community band, featuring members ages 4 to 64. Then, instigated the Oly Old Time Festival, recently presenting their 10th annual and sold out Oly Fest. T.C. Law & Associates have steadfastly toured the Lower 48 and as far off as New Zealand, stimulating interest in towns where old school community music and dance events have faded. Aside from calling for many of the country’s traditional square dance communities, he’s called at festivals including Dare to Be Square, Clifftop, Augusta, Seattle Folklife, Portland Gathering, and Yarra Junction in Australia. T-Claw’s goal in organizing Dare to Be Square and similar events is to incorporate equal parts music, dance, food, and other fun, providing something for everyone.