Classes, Seminars & Workshops for Jan. 18, 2013

If you have information on classes, seminars and workshops, email it to fun@theadvocate.com, 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.

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 GinaSmith@cox.net.

ARGENTINE TANGO: Lessons, milongas, workshops. (225) 766-1792 or (225) 572-1748 or http://www.tangolagniappe.com.

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

ASCENSION PARISH LIBRARY: At Dutchtown, 13278 La. 73, Geismar, (225) 673-8699. You Can Count on Mother Goose, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, through Jan. 30. Preschoolers ages 3-6 will learn counting, shapes, patterns and story problems. Registration required.

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, (225) 921-6807 or email hdufrn@bellsouth.net.

BATON ROUGE BALLET THEATRE: Dancers’ Workshop, 10745 Linkwood Court. Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre will host auditions for local dancers for 2013 summer intensive programs. The audition dates are as follows: American Ballet Theatre, Sunday, Jan. 27; Joffrey San Antonio, Saturday, Feb. 2. All auditions are open to the public. Audition applicants must pay a registration fee and submit a photograph showing first arabesque in center in order to register. Each company has a specific set of dance level requirements. Contact Nicole Naquin or Leigh Phillips at (225) 766-8379 or via email at nicole@batonrougeballet.org or leigh@batonrougeballet.org.

BATON ROUGE CALEDONIAN PIPES & DRUMS: http://www.csbr.org. 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.

BIBLE THEATER: One-day drama and public speaking workshop from a Christian perspective. 2 p.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, Greenwell Springs Regional Branch Library, 11300 Greenwell Springs Road. Open to ages 12 to adult. (225) 200-9745.

BIBLE THEATER, DRAMA WORKSHOP: 10 a.m.-noon, Saturdays, Eden Park Branch Library, 5131 Greenwell Springs Road. Winter Drama Workshops. Drama training for ages 12-adult in the areas of public speaking, simple costuming and acting. Registration until Feb. 13. Open houses: 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Saturdays, Jan. 19 and 26. Free. (225) 200-9745.

CALEDONIAN BROADSWORD ACADEMY OF BATON ROUGE: Broadmoor Presbyterian Church, 9340 Florida Blvd. Meets at 7 p.m., Tuesday evenings. Beginners welcome. Six week introductory course in Highland Broadsword fighting, 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 29-March 12. Call James Mungall, (225) 278-1577.

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. Classes run through Jan. 31. http://kidzkabaret.webs.com. $30. Tango workshops, Thursday and Friday evenings with some weekend time slots available. $120 per four week session. Call Alfonso Tarazona (337) 303-6481 or visit http://www.alfonsotarazona.com. Tap dancing classes for beginners-advanced adults taught by Debbie Roat Moore, 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Mondays. $35 per month. http://citedesarts.org or (337) 291-1122.

COMPUTER CLASSES: Mirror of Grace Outreach, 921 N. Lobdell Blvd., Suite E. All classes are 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m.; Wednesday, Jan. 23, PowerPoint; Tuesday, Jan. 29, Excel (part 1); Wednesday, Jan. 30, Excel (part 2). Free and open to public. (225) 300-4528 or http://www.mirrorofgrace.org.

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, Pintrest, Learning Express, Introduction to Gmail, Introduction to Photoshop. For more information or to register, call the individual library branch or visit http://www.ebrpl.com.

COOKING CLASSES: Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center, 201 Lafayette St. Viking Cooking School classes offered Thursday through Sunday. Check the website at http://www.vikingrange.com or call (225) 906-5882 for more information.

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

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, http://www.dramakids.com or email dramakidsbr@eatel.net.

EYE WANDER PHOTO: 244 Linda Ave. Digital photo class, 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Thursdays through Jan. 24, with a field trip to the LSU Rural Life Museum 2 p.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, and a final class 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 30. Learn camera functions and exposure control, flash and lighting techniques, lens use, composition rules, and post production. Digital SLR camera with zoom lens, laptop and software required. $375 plus an additional friend or family member for $250. Registration deadline, Wednesday, Jan. 9. http://goo.gl/lbwcv or (225) 772-4051.

ICE SKATING CLINIC: 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, Leo’s Iceland, 1717 North Airway Drive. Free. http://sk8leos.com or (225) 926-5448.

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. Email dkirsh@lsu.edu. Spring semester dates are Jan. 20, Feb. 3 and 17, March 3 and 17, April 7 and 21, and May 12.

KIDS CULINARY CLASS: Tallulah in the Renaissance Hotel, 7000 Bluebonnet Blvd. Executive Chef Andy Papson and his team lead cooking classes for kids 4-12 years old. $40 (includes white chef coat with embroidered name and logo). For more information, call Tallulah at (225) 388-5710 or visit http://www.tallulahrestaurant.com.

LOUISIANA ART AND ARTISTS’ GUILD: 2490 Silverest Ave. “Basic Watercolor” with instructor Roberta Loflin, 9:30 a.m.-noon Saturdays, through Jan. 19 and Feb. 2-16. $100, LAAG members; $125, nonmembers. (225) 803-6785 or emailrloflin@gmail.com. “Basic Drawing Skills” with instructor Steve Shamburger, 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Mondays, $60, members; $75, nonmembers. “Life Drawing Sessions,” 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Wednesdays, $10 per night or $30 per month. (225) 751-1049 or email steve@steveshamburger.com.

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.

LSU LEISURE CLASSES: Registration has begun for spring classes. Topics include Acrylic Painting, Aerial Silks, Backpacking, Beaded Jewelry: Mardi Gras Designs, Cajun Dance and more. To register or for more information, visit http://www.lsu.ed/leisureclasses or call (225) 578-5119.

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. http://www.passiontolearn.com or (225) 773-3350.

THE RED SHOES: 2303 Government St., Baton Rouge. Pre-register for all events by calling (225) 338-1170. Nia: Awakening, 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19. $15. Yoga Workshop: Relax, Refresh and Renew, 3 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20. $25. 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. http://www.theredshoes.org.

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 http://www.workshopbr.com.

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. Tuesdays until Feb. 19. Participants will study contemporary spoken word poets as well as traditional poets, create their own original poetry and learn techniques to perform like professionals. $25 per workshop. (225) 344-0334 or http://www.manshiptheatre.org.

YOUTH 360: Locations are various BREC recreation centers. Youth 360 is an after school camp for children ages 6-12 that provides time for homework, recreational and character development activities and a healthy snack. Transportation provided for school bus riders from school to BREC centers. Program hours are 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. $48 per month. For more information, call (225) 272-9200 or visit brec.org/youth360.