Workshops & Classes for Youth


River City Dance Workshop w/ Zoey Cruz

Join a team of the area’s most exciting dance instructors and choreographers for classes in Hip Hop, Contemporary, Afro Jazz, and Jazz Funk styles.  Instructors and guest artists present a special Dance Concert in the evening.
Instructors:   Zoey Cruz, Autumn Laufer, Galeel Cheek, Quinn Wolff
Age Range:    all ages
Dates/Times: April 14th, 9:30am-4:00pm
Tuition:         $50

River City Dance Concert

Instructors and guest artists from the Dance Workshop present a special exhibition Dance Concert following the day of classes.
Venue: The Maguire Theatre, 516 E. Main St., Elizabeth City
Dates/Times: April 14th, 7:30pm
All Tickets:     $15 (general admission)

Mother’s Day Centerpiece

Learn the techniques and design principals of a floral centerpiece while making yourself or your mom a gorgeous piece with all locally grown, seasonal Fuggles Flowers. Participants will learn a series of nontoxic stabilizing techniques ensuring that the piece is overly abundant and spectacular
Instructor:   Dr. Emily Nekl, Fuggle’s Flowers
Age Range: 12+
Date/Time: Saturday, May 12th, 10:00am-12:30pm
Tuition:        $65/centerpiece (participants encouraged to work in adult/child teams, but single  participants are also allowed)



Happening every week through the end of June! No advance registration is necessary, but we are happy to have you sign-in at AoA’s front desk if you’d like to purchase classes in bulk. 

Improv Fridays

Great for actors and non-actors alike interested in exploring the concepts of improv in a fun and welcoming environment. This games-based class is designed to build self-confidence, develop creativity, and explore the student’s innate ability to be playful. Learn to face fears   while developing your instinctive, authentic artist within.

Instructor:      Jo Ellen Aspinwall
Age Range:    10-18
Dates/Times: Fridays, Jan 21st-Jun 28th, 4:30-5:30pm
Tuition:         $5/session; no advance registration necessary


Dance Fit

Dance your way to better fitness! Improve fitness and burn calories while experiencing the fun of multiple music styles


Instructor:      Quinn Wolff
Age Range:    12+
Dates/Times: Saturdays, Jan 22nd—Jun 28th, 10:00-11:00 am
Tuition:         $5/session, no registration necessary


Yoga for Actors (AND OTHERS!)

Find freedom, strength, and flexibility in the body and mind in order to be fully engaged and flexible in the audition room and on stage. All experience levels and backgrounds welcome—you don’t have to be an actor to love this class!

Instructor:      Jennifer Marro
Age Range:    8-adult
Dates/Times: Fridays, February 2nd-Jun 28th, 5:30-6:30pm
Tuition:         $5/session; no advance registration necessary