Summer Stories is a brand-new class, taught by Miranda Aisling, that uses storytelling to help children connect art to their daily lives through activities like dance, collage, and cooking. The class is being offered for ages 6+ from July 10 through August 14 at Springstep, a nonprofit organization that fosters active community participation in dance, movement, and music.
Come hear about Tam o’ Shanter and the Scottish Witches, Blanche and the Talking Eggs, the mysteriously delicious Stone Soup, and much more! Each week’s class will start off with two or more of these wonderful stories followed by an art activity based on the stories. Not only will you get to hear about the Twelve Dancing Princesses and the King’s Three Dolls, you’ll get to learn the princesses’ dance and make dolls of your own. By doing this, students will become more familiar and comfortable with the stories that are already a part of their daily life while also discovering new stories and ways of expressing yourself. Register for Summer Stories at http://www.springstep.org.
Springstep’s Summer Session, with more than 30 classes for adults and youth, begins July 9, 2012 and offers nine drop-in classes to fit a busy summer schedule and allow students to try out something new without committing to a full six-week session. Classes range from Ballroom to Bollywood and from Tango to Tap, with offerings at all levels of experience. Find a class that is right for you at http://www.springstep.org.
Springstep, a 15,600 square foot award-winning arts and performance facility in the heart of Medford Square, opened its doors in 2003. Springstep hosts a diverse range of cultural events, classes, and social dances for youth and adults. The building includes an art gallery of rotating exhibits, and a wide range of studios, meeting rooms, and function spaces that are available for rent for private and nonprofit special events. Located at 98 George P. Hassett Drive, across from Medford City Hall, Springstep offers ample free parking and is accessible via public transportation.
For more information or to register for classes, please call 781-395-0402 or visit the Springstep website at www.springstep.org.
- Information from Springstep