Classes, Seminars & Workshops for Nov. 30, 2012

If you have information on classes, seminars and workshops, email it to, or fax it to (225) 388-0351. Deadline is at noon each Monday. If your group is no longer listed here, you need to send an updated announcement of your classes and contact information.

ACTING UP (IN ACADIANA): (337) 739-4273. Acting classes. or

ALLIANCE FRANCAISE DE LAFAYETTE: (337) 261-1002 or French classes for all ages. Classes at Acadiana Symphony Association, 412 Travis St., Lafayette.

AMERICAN INDIAN DANCE TROUPE: American Indians, those of American Indian descent, or those interested in Native American dances and songs can call K. Dixon, (601) 575-3016 or email Regina Smith at

ARGENTINE TANGO: Lessons, milongas, workshops. (225) 766-1792 or (225) 572-1748 or

ARTS COUNCIL OF LIVINGSTON PARISH: 133 N. Hummell St., Denham Springs. Various classes for children and adults in drawing, painting, crocheting, quilting, knitting and special holiday crafts. Visit or call (225) 664-1168 for list of classes.

BALLROOM DANCE CLASS/WORKSHOP: Independence Park, 7800 Independence Blvd. All ballroom dance rhythms taught. 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Thursdays. (225) 275-8438 or (225) 921-6807, or email

BATON ROUGE CALEDONIAN PIPES & DRUMS: Bagpipe and drumming lessons at no charge Thursday evenings at First Presbyterian Church of Baton Rouge. Stanley Masinter, (225) 927-0252. For Scottish country dancing, call Lyndon Williams at (225) 272-2541.

BATON ROUGE FENCING CLUB: Red Stick School of Fencing, 15450 George O’Neal Road, (225) 938-2039. Meets 7 p.m. Monday and Thursday. Youth fencing classes (ages 8-14), 4 p.m., Tuesdays and Fridays. (225) 772-1053.

BATON ROUGE LITTLE THEATER: 7155 Florida Blvd. Acting, voice, dance and set design classes for children, adults and seniors. (225) 924-6496 or

BEGINNER AND INTERMEDIATE GROUP FIDDLE LESSONS: 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Tom’s Fiddle & Bow, 204 Fuselier St., Arnaudville. Classes open to all, and no reservation required. Cost is $15 per class. (337) 322-5402 or email

BEAD IT: 718 N. Burnside, Gonzales. On-going beading classes, wire wrapping, pearl knotting, basic to advance beading. Also offering art classes, mosaic classes and photography. Call for appointment, (225) 644-7862.

BIBLE THEATER, DRAMA WORKSHOP: 6 p.m. Tuesdays and 10 a.m. Saturdays, Eden Park Branch Library, 5131 Greenwell Springs Road. Drama training for ages 10-adult in the areas of public speaking and acting. (225) 361-5928.

BREC’S BATON ROUGE ZOO: Zoo & Me mornings: Zoo excursions for children ages 3-5 accompanied by parent occurs the second Tuesday of each month. Train rides, animal encounter, and art projects. $18 per child, or $30 for two children and parent. Pre-registration required, (225) 775-3877.

CAMERA, PHOTOGRAPHY AND PHOTOSHOP CLASSES: Images by Sharon Turner Photography Studio, 11522 Cedar Park Ave., (225) 752-5158,

CITÉ DES ARTS: 109 Vine St., Lafayette. Kidz Kabaret classes for children in fourth through eighth grade. Children meet weekly with an instructor for three one-hour lessons and learn a song from a musical to perform in front of a live audience. Informational meeting Thursday, Dec. 6. Classes run Jan. 9-31, 2013. $30.

COMPUTER CLASSES: Mirror of Grace Outreach, 921 N. Lobdell Blvd., Suite E. All classes are 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, Introduction to Computers; Wednesday, Dec. 12, Microsoft Word; Tuesday, Dec. 18, Excel Part 1; Wednesday, Dec. 19, Excel Part 2. Free and open to public. (225) 300-4528 or

COMPUTER CLASSES @ THE LIBRARY: Offered at various East Baton Rouge Parish Library branches. Classes include Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint 2007, Introduction to Microsoft Word, Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2007, Introduction to Computers, Intermediate Microsoft Word, Introduction to the Library’s Online Databases, Introduction to the Internet, Computers without Fear, Learning Express, Introduction to Gmail, Introduction to Photoshop. For more information or to register, call the individual library branch or visit

CREATE STUDIOS: 3613 Perkins Road, Suite J1, (225) 366-9278. Classes on mosaic stained glass, steampunk style, beaded chandeliers, monogrammed wine glasses-etching class, billionaire redneck wine glasses and enamel wine glass painting. To register online, go to

DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT: Yoga in the Square, 4:45 p.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays in North Boulevard Town Square. Free. Visit

DRAMA KIDS CLASSES: 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Thursdays, Broadmoor United Methodist Church, Mollylea and Sharp roads. For ages 6-teens. (225) 644-4517, or email

THE FRONT ROOM: 1301 Avenue A, Scott. Lessons for children and adults in photography, fiddle, guitar, and playing in a rock band., email or (337) 258-2333.

IBERVILLE CHAPTER OF LOUISIANA ART & ARTISTS’ GUILD: 15201 Depot Road, Rosedale. Ongoing art classes by Sandra Keller. Students of all skill levels are welcome to learn at their own pace, in the media and subject matter they choose. Bring your own art supplies. $24 per two-hour class; $18, LAAG members. Jewelry making classes, 10 a.m.-noon Thursdays. $25; $20, LAAG members. Call Shirley Daigre (225) 648-2203.

INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCE: 7:30 p.m.-10 p.m. Fridays. Learn dances from around the world. No partners needed. Call (225) 766-0517 or (225) 766-4060.

ISRAELI FOLK DANCE CLASSES: B’nai Israel Synagogue, 3354 Kleinert Ave. Sundays, Dec. 2 and 16. Email

JITTERBUG LESSONS: 7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Onezia Lounge, 13091 Airline Highway, Gonzales. $5 a person. (225) 647-2447 or visit

JUST DESSERTS: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, Ascension Parish Library Dutchtown Branch, 13278 La. 73, Geismar. Chef Christina Nicosia and her students from the Louisiana Culinary Institute will demonstrate how to make desserts. Desserts and light refreshments provided. Free. (225) 673-8699.

LOUISIANA ART AND ARTISTS’ GUILD: 2490 Silverest Ave. “Basic Drawing Skills” with instructor Steve Shamburger, 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Mondays, $60, members; $75, nonmembers. “Life Drawing Sessions,” 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays, $10 per night or $30 per month. (225) 751-1049 or email

LOUISIANE VINTAGE DANCERS: 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Church of the Way, 250 Foster Drive. For those interested in learning about 19th century dances. Marguerite Gravois, (225) 761-5021.

MUGGIVAN SCHOOL OF IRISH DANCE: Lessons include Irish step solo, traditional Ceili. Call (225) 926-5150 or (225) 927-9027.

EW ORLEANS YOUTH TENNIS: City Park, 1 Palm Drive, New Orleans. Free tennis instruction for all skill levels every Saturday from 8 a.m.-11 a.m.

OCCA INSTITUTE: 2800 Chartres St., New Orleans. Decadent Holiday Desserts taught by Chef Dana D’Anzi Tuohy, 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1. Limited to 15 students. $124. or (504) 940-2900.

THE OCTAVIANS: Acting, Voice, Movement lessons, ages 7 and up. Classes are in Hammond.

PERFORMING ARTS ACADEMY FOR THE HOME-SCHOOLED: (337) 896-1874 or Classes in acting, music, ballet and modern dance and conditioning for students age 7 to adult, and creative movement for children age 3-6.

PIANO AND GUITAR LESSONS: Christian Life Academy, 2037 Quail Drive. Study gospel and contemporary Christian improvisation styles. Learn to use the Nashville Number Chord Chart System. or (225) 773-3350.

THE RED SHOES: 2303 Government St., Baton Rouge. Pre-register for all events by calling (225) 338-1170. Morning yoga, 8 a.m.-9 a.m. Mondays-Fridays. Gentle yoga, 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays. All yoga classes: $8 per class/$48 for seven classes.

RIC SEELING DANCE STUDIO: 10776 N. Harrell’s Ferry Road. Visit or call (225) 928-2788 for list of classes.

SISTAHS MAKING A CHANGE: Ashé Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans. Dance classes followed by a nutritious meal. No dance experience required. 6 p.m., Mondays and Thursdays. Seminars and films, 7 p.m., Mondays. Free. (504) 569-9070.

SOFTBALL LEAGUE: Now forming for fun and exercise. For times and locations, call (225) 715-0929.

SOLE NEIGHBORHOOD LEAGUE PLAY: BREC’s Cadillac Street Park, 6000 Cadillac St. Flag football and basketball skills. Fast break basketball camp at the end of December. For ages 6 and older. or (225) 272-9200, ext. 565.

TAI CHI LESSONS: BREC, 8133 Jefferson Highway. 11 a.m. Tuesdays, $26 a month. (225) 926-9834.

TAP DANCING CLASSES: Cité des Arts, 109 Vine St., Lafayette. Classes for beginners-advanced adults taught by Debbie Roat Moore, 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Mondays. $35 per month. or (337) 291-1122.

WOMAN’S HOSPITAL: Woman’s Hospital, Resources for Women, 5921 Bluebonnet Blvd., maternity classes. Call (225) 766-5075 or visit for a list of classes and seminars.

WORK/SHOP: 7353 Highland Road. Adult classes include Digital SLR crash course, figure drawing, daytime throwing and oil painting, hand building with clay, bookmaking, wood-firing, assemblage sculpture. Children’s classes are eco-art recycled sculpture and art club Tuesdays-Thursdays. For details, call (225) 400-9923 or visit

THE VERSE LAB: Hartley/Vey Studio Theatres, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Spoken word poetry workshop for adults. 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Tuesday evenings beginning Dec. 4. During the 10-week session, participants will study contemporary spoken word poets as well as traditional poets, create their own original poetry and learn techniques to perform like professionals. $150 for 10 weeks or $25 per workshop. (225) 344-0334 or

ZACHARY BRANCH LIBRARY: 1900 Church St., Zachary. 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, Making Festive Yarn Star Ornaments. Supplies provided. To register, call (225) 658-1870.

ZHUANG’S TAICHI & KUNGFU ACADEMY: 1955 W. Muriel Drive, Baton Rouge. (225) 936-7469 or Tai Chi Push for Beginners, 6-7 p.m. Mondays, $50 per month.