Arts council to offer dance classes, comics club in Potsdam
Monday, January 3, 2011 - 6:20 am

POTSDAM -- The St. Lawrence County Arts Council is offering classes for teens and adults in January in Clarkson University’s downtown Snell Hall.

To register, call 265-6860 or e-mail

The classes include:

• Musical Theatre Dance for Teens and Adults with Devon Butler, Thursdays, Jan. 13 - June 9, 6:30-8 p.m.; no classes: Feb 24, April 14, May 19; classes focus on basics of theatre dance in a fun and creative atmosphere; $180 for 18 weeks, students should wear jazz dance shoes, leotard and tights or dance pants and wear their hair tied back.

• Beginner Tap for Teens and Adults with Devon Butler, Fridays, Jan. 14 - June 10, 6:30-7:30 p.m.; no classes Feb. 25, April 15, May 20; beginner level class but students with prior experience are welcome; $144 for 18 weeks, tap shoes required, hair should be pulled back and students should wear easy-to-move-in clothing that allows a clear view of their feet.

• Caribbean Dance for Ages 13-Adult with A'Keitha Carey, Saturdays, Jan. 15 – Feb. 19, 1:15-2:30 p.m.; classical ballet and modern technique treading on the boundaries of traditional African and Caribbean movement and implications. $70 for 6 weeks.

• Comics Club with Dave W. Ferry, Saturday, Jan. 15, noon-3 p.m., age 12 to adult; monthly class introduces the world of comic creation including sketching and forming characters, perspective drawing, sequential storytelling, and bringing ideas to life; $20; bring a sketchbook, pencils, a good eraser and your imagination.