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Classes

Sprouting Melodies

Each Sprouting Melodies class includes active music making designed to elicit different responses from children based on their cognitive, social, and physical skills.

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Upcoming

Sprouting Melodies (Thursdays)

Sep 20, 2018 – Dec 13, 2018

Ages 0-4

Thursdays

Sprouting Melodies (Saturdays)

Saturdays, Sept 22, Oct 13, 27 Nov 10, Dec 8

Ages 0-4

Saturdays, Sept 22, Oct 13, 27 Nov 10, Dec 8

Sprouting Melodies: Family Sprouts

Jan 10, 2019 – Feb 21, 2019

Ages 0-4

Thursdays

Classes

Book Bop

Introduce your 3-5 year old to pre-literacy skills through fun, creative movement and children’s literature.

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Upcoming

Jan 12, 2019 – Feb 23, 2019

Saturdays

Classes

Singing & Acting

Preteens will learn the audition process, vocal nuances, and acting skills to feel comfortable on stage no matter how big or small the stage.

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Upcoming

Singing & Acting for the Broadway Bound

Jan 24, 2019 – Feb 21, 2019

Thursdays

Classes

Movie Making

Preteens will learn to write and produce a story in the form of a compelling short documentary film.

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Upcoming

Jan 26, 2019 – Feb 16, 2019

Saturdays

Mar 21, 2019 – May 2, 2019

7 - 12 Years Old

Thursdays

Classes

FCPS Days Off School

FCPS is closed, but New Spire Arts is open. While the teachers work, kids can come play!

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Upcoming

A Play in a Day

Jan 28, 2019

2nd-5th Graders

Monday

Filmmaking with Marshmallow Peeps®

Feb 18, 2019

2nd-5th Graders

A Taste of Theatre

Feb 18, 2019

6th-8th Graders

Monday

A Day of Drama Games

Apr 5, 2019

K-3rd Graders

Friday

Classes

Belly Dance

Learn how to move and appreciate your body through the graceful art of belly dance.

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Upcoming

Belly Dance Drills/Technique

Jan 28, 2019 – Feb 18, 2019

Mondays

Belly Dance Basics

Mar 4, 2019 – May 13, 2019

Adults

Mondays

Classes

Acting for Youth: Fairytale Theatre

Participants will add their own twists to beloved fairy tale stories!

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Upcoming

Jan 29, 2019 – Feb 26, 2019

Tuesdays

Homeschool Acting for Youth: Fairytale Theatre

Feb 1, 2019 – Mar 1, 2019

Fridays

Fairytale Theatre

Mar 6, 2019 – May 15, 2019

6 - 12 Years Old

Wednesdays

Homeschool Fairytale Theatre

Mar 14, 2019 – May 2, 2019

6 - 12 Years Old

Thursdays

Event

When The Sky Cracks is the third solo project from Frederick-based artist Stitch Early. Early describes the 9 track album as one of his most personal projects. When the Sky Cracks features Dorian Janell, Rome Parks, and Seven Ways From Sunday.

Event

February 2

SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK®

$30-$65

New Spire Arts is thrilled to kick off our Black History Month celebrations with the internationally renowned SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK®. Join us for an evening of music that will lift your hearts and warm up your souls.

Classes

Young Playwrights & Poetry

Teens will use the themes of "Who Am I" or "Who Has Influenced Me" to create original poetry, theatrical scenes, short plays, monologues.

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Upcoming

Young Playwrights & Poetry (Winter)

Feb 9 – 23, 2019

Teens

Saturdays, Sunday

Young Playwrights & Poetry (Spring)

Mar 9, 2019 – May 11, 2019

Teens

Saturdays

Event

February 9 – 10

Washington Revels Jubilee Voices

$20 - $37.50

Welcome the Jubilee Voices for a weekend of activities that celebrate the tradition of song in the African American community. Activities include performances as well as a community sing where we invite everyone to join in.

Event

February 14 – 17

Much Ado About Nothing

An Actors Equity Members Project Code Presentation sponsored by The Endangered Species Project and co-Presented by New Spire Arts. Starring Christine Mosere and Aaron Angello as Beatrice and Benedick and Directed by Dan Jacoby.

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February 23

Discover Beijing Opera

$37.50-$50

Asian American Center of Frederick is celebrating the Chinese New Year in partnership with New Spire Arts. Join us for an afternoon of performance and food/drink to ring in the new year. The DC Beijing Opera will be the featured performers for the afternoon.

Classes

Circus Experience

Take the center ring and be a circus star! In this fun, active, and fast-paced workshop your child will learn new skills like juggling, stilt walking, clowning and more from Ringleader Mark ...

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Upcoming

Mar 9, 2019 – May 4, 2019

3rd - 7th Grade

Saturdays

Homeschool Circus Experience

Mar 12, 2019 – May 7, 2019

3rd - 7th Grade

Tuesdays

Classes

Riotous Youth

Riotous Youth uses Shakespeare's language as a vehicle for young artists' self-discovery. Each semester, participants produce a different Shakespeare play, collaborating to put their own unique spin on the Bard's classics.

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Upcoming

Riotous Youth: Twelfth Night

Mar 9, 2019 – May 10, 2019

Teens

Saturdays

Event

March 15

Anu Yadav

$20 - $37.50

Anu Yadav is a critically acclaimed actress, writer and theater-based educator dedicated to telling the stories of people pushed to the margins of public discourse.

Classes

Acting For Teens

Acting for Teens will introduce students to the same skills and techniques that professional actors use in their performances. Through lessons, games, and script analysis, students will learn acting skills while building ...

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Upcoming

Mar 18, 2019 – May 6, 2019

Teens

Mondays

Event

March 22 – 23

La Patronal from Peru

$20 - $37.50

La Patronal is a unique brass band from Lima, Peru. Rooted in the tradition of ‘fiestas populares’ or town fairs common in rural villages across Latin America, La Patronal honours these gatherings, which celebrate tradition through fireworks, dancing, and religious images.

Event

April 16

Mokoomba – Luyando

$20 - $37.50

Mokoomba is one the most exciting bands to come out of Africa in the 21st century. This explosively talented six-man crew from northern Zimbabwe has toured over 40 countries on five continents, and performed at the world’s most prestigious international festivals and venues, including New York’s Apollo Theater, the UK’s WOMAD Festival, and many others. Zimbabwe’s best-known musical icons, Thomas Mapfumo and Oliver Mtukudkzi, exemplify the culture of the country’s Shona majority. But Mokoomba’s music is rooted in the Tonga, Luvale and Nyanja rhythms and melodies from Victoria Falls, where these six grew up together, friends since childhood. Mokoomba’s signature sound is a mix of indigenous elements—including stirring songs from boys’ initiation ceremonies—and influences from modern regional styles, such as Congolese soukous and South African vocal polyphony. Their two albums—the fiercely electric Rising Tide (2012) and more acoustic and rootsy Luyando (2017)—have garnered universal acclaim. But nothing compares to the band’s kinetic, choreographed stage show, centered on mesmerizing lead singer Mathias Muzaza. Mathis can coo and croon, growl like a dancehall braggadocio, toss in a little falsetto and vibrato or soar into his full-throated, leathery smooth tenor reminiscent of Salif Keita, in a West African griot’s wail.

Event

May 3 – 4

Dancing Earth

$20 - $37.50

Rulan Tangen is an internationally accomplished dance artist and choreographer. She is the Founding Artistic Director and Choreographer of DANCING EARTH. She has recruited and nurtured a new generation of Indigenous contemporary dancers and holds the belief that "to dance is to live, to live is to dance".

Event

May 5 – 6

The Frederick Chorale

$20 - $37.50

The mission of the Frederick Chorale, an auditioned mixed chorus that values artistic excellence, is to prepare and perform fine choral repertoire of diverse musical styles and to enrich the cultural life of the Frederick County community. The Frederick Chorale was organized in 1977 to provide an outlet for talented area singers who wanted to learn and perform excellent choral music. The Chorale is known for the high caliber of its performances and its community involvement. The auditioned chorus has sung for many cultural, civic, and celebratory events in Frederick and further afield in Annapolis, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., England, Germany, Canada, and the Middle East, as well as at the White House and on the Today Show.

Event

May 10 – 11

Thiefs (French Jazz Ensemble)

$20 - $37.50

Collectively led by bassist Keith Witty and saxophonist Christophe Panzani, THIEFS features an expandable line-up… from stripped down sax/bass/drums trio to sextet featuring piano and vocalists in English and French. Fully acoustic to fully electronic, THIEFS weave elements of modern composition and improvisation into a boundary-less foundation of beats. THIEFS’ soon-to-be-released sophomore record, GRAFT, explores notions of nationality, immigration, otherness and the way we as humans evolve and adapt to new cultural and physical landscapes. The new record features David Frazier Jr. on acoustic and electronic drums, Aaron Parks on piano and keyboards, and Mike Ladd, Gaël Faye and Guillermo E. Brown on vocals. Click here for media: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HA9D6L_TuaE&feature=youtu.be