December Arts Calendar
AUDITIONS for Disney’s “Aladdin Jr.” are 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9 – 10 at the Chapman Cultural Center. Auditionees should only audition one of the two nights and may arrive at any time during the two-hour block. Spartanburg Youth Theatre welcomes students in grades 3 – 12 to audition, however this cast will mainly consist of grades 7 – 12. Audition requirements and information can be found at www.spartanburgyouththeatre.com/audition-information.
SPRING 2020 REGISTRATION is now open at Lawson Academy of the Arts at Converse College. The Lawson Academy has served the Upstate for more than 75 years. Programs include individual lessons in voice and nearly all instruments, as well as group classes in several areas. For details and registration, visit www.converse.edu/LawsonAcademy.
G — A DANCE CLASS FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS is 7:15 – 7:45 p.m. Thursdays at Shock Dance Center in Mauldin. The class has free tuition and a one-time $40 payment at the beginning of the season. Students receive a T-shirt and perform in the annual shock showcase. All proceeds from the showcase go to benefit Lindley’s Alliance which supports special needs youth in the community. Visit https://www.shockdancebylindley.com.
G — AN ADAPTIVE DANCE PROGRAM FOR STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS is 4:30 – 5:15 p.m. Fridays at Heather’s Dance Academy. Monthly tuition is $55 each. Registration is $25. Classes offer a variety of dance, social skills development and more. For details, visit https://heathersdance.com.
G — SUNDAYS AT 2 programs, featuring family activities, gallery tours, music and more, are offered at 2 p.m. Sundays at the Greenville County Museum of Art. Music in the Galleries is Dec. 1. A gallery tour is Dec. 8. For details, visit http://gcma.org.
S — FAMILY FUN DAYS are 1 – 4 p.m. (drop in) Dec. 8 and 15 at Spartanburg Art Museum. Make snow globes. The cost is $5 each. Visit https://www.spartanburgartmuseum.org/familyfundays.
G — FREE! MAKERS HAPPY HOURS, a free ornament making event, is every Saturday in December at TR Makers. Each project is suitable for children and adults. For details and registration, https://trmakersco.org.
G — DANCE CLASSES are offered at the Prisma Health Family YMCA. For details, visit https://www.ymcagreenville.org/locations/prisma-health-family-ymca.
G — DANCE CLASSES are offered with Carolina Dance Collaborative at the Caine Halter Family Y, Eastside Family and George I. Theisen Family Y as an After School Enrichment option and at the Verdae Y as a standalone class.For details, visit https://www.ymcagreenville.org.
G — FREE! FIRST FRIDAY is 6 – 9 p.m. Dec. 6 at Greenville Center for Creative Arts. View and buy work by local artists and enjoy a free make and take art activity for kids. For details, visit https://www.artcentergreenville.org.
G — ENJOY OFF THE WALL ART TIME in December at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate – Greenville. For a complete schedule, see http://www.tcmupstate.org.
S — EXPLORE MUSIC AND MOVEMENT at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate – Spartanburg. For a complete schedule, see http://www.tcmupstate.org.
G — GREENVILLE THEATRE offers youth classes. For details, visit https://www.greenvilletheatre.org.
G — FALL THEATER CLASSES for age 3 – grade 12 are offered at the South Carolina Children’s Theatre. For details, visit https://scchildrenstheatre.org.
S — ENJOY OPEN ART STUDIOS at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate – Spartanburg. For a complete schedule, visit http://www.tcmupstate.org.
S — THEATER CLASSES are offered at Spartanburg Youth Theatre for grades K4 – 12. Visit http://www.spartanburgyouththeatre.com.