Classes, Seminars & Workshops for Dec. 14, 2012

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.

  • ACADIANA CENTER FOR THE ARTS: 101 W. Vermilion St., Lafayette. (337) 233-7060 or email paige@acadianacenterforthearts.org.
  • ACTING UP (IN ACADIANA): (337) 739-4273. Acting classes. amy.waguespack@lusfiber.net or http://www.actingupinacadiana.com.
  • ALLIANCE FRANCAISE DE LAFAYETTE: (337) 261-1002 or http://www.aflafayette.org. 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 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, knitting, and special holiday crafts. Visit http://www.artslivingston.org or call (225) 664-1168 for list of classes.
  • ASHÉ CULTURAL CENTER: 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans. Kuumba Kwanzaa program, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, Dec. 26-29. Children ages 6-16 will receive cultural education in dance, drumming, visual arts, photography, martial arts and drama. Breakfast, lunch and a snack will be served. $25 per child. Registration fee $10. http://www.ashecac.org.
  • 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 hdufrn@bellsouth.net.
  • 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.
  • BATON ROUGE LITTLE THEATER: 7155 Florida Blvd. Acting, voice, dance and set design classes for children, adults and seniors. (225) 924-6496 or http://www.brlt.org.
  • 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 tomsfiddleand-bow@me.com.
  • 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, http://www.SharonTurner.net.
  • 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 Jan. 9-31, 2013. http://kidzkabaret.webs.com. $30. Master Acting Workshop, 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Dec. 14, 17, 18 and 19. For actors of all ages and levels of experience. 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.
  • COMPUTER CLASSES: Mirror of Grace Outreach, 921 N. Lobdell Blvd., Suite E. All classes are 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, Excel Part 1; Wednesday, Dec. 19, 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, 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.
  • 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 http://www.createbr.com.
  • 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.
  • THE FRONT ROOM: 1301 Avenue A, Scott. Lessons for children and adults in photography, fiddle, guitar, and playing in a rock band. http://www.facebook.com/thefrontroom, email thefrontroom.newsletter@gmail.com 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. Next class is Sunday, Dec. 16. Email dkirsh@lsu.edu.
  • 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 http://www.onezialounge.com.
  • LIVINGSTON PARISH CHILDREN’S CHORUS: Accepting registration for spring semester. Visit http://www.lpccsing.org for registration form and details.
  • LOUISIANA ART AND ARTISTS’ GUILD: 2490 Silverest Ave. “Basic Watercolor” with instructor Roberta Loflin, 9:30 a.m.-noon Saturdays, Jan. 5-19 and Feb. 2-16, 2013. $100, LAAG members; $125, nonmembers. (225) 803-6785 or emailrloflin@gmail.com. “Romantic Realism in the Landscape — Oils” with instructor Elayne Kuehler, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 8-10, 2013. $150, LAAG members; $175, nonmembers. (225) 257-4958 or elizabethgravois@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.
  • 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 from 8 a.m.-11 a.m. every Saturday.
  • THE OCTAVIANS: Acting, Voice, Movement lessons, ages 7 and up. Classes are in Hammond. http://www.theoctavians.com.
  • PERFORMING ARTS ACADEMY FOR THE HOME-SCHOOLED: (337) 896-1874 or familysheridan@bellsouth.net. 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. 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. 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.
  • RIC SEELING DANCE STUDIO: 10776 N. Harrell’s Ferry Road. Visit http://www.ricseeling.com or call (225) 928-2788 for list of classes.
  • 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. http://brec.org or (225) 272-9200, ext. 565.
  • TAI CHI LESSONS: BREC, 8133 Jefferson Highway. 11 a.m. Tuesdays, $26 a month. (225) 926-9834.
  • TEEN LIBRARY PROGRAMS: Baker Branch Library, 3501 Groom Road, Baker, (225) 778-5950. Reindeer Games, 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20. Play Xbox Kinect. Light refreshments will be served.
  • 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. http://citedesarts.org or (337) 291-1122.
  • WOMAN’S HOSPITAL: Woman’s Hospital, Resources for Women, 5921 Bluebonnet Blvd., maternity classes. Call (225) 766-5075 or visit http://www.destinationmaternity.com 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 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, 2013. 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.
  • ZHUANG’S TAICHI & KUNGFU ACADEMY: 1955 W. Muriel Drive, Baton Rouge. (225) 936-7469 or http://www.taichiperson.com. Tai Chi Push for Beginners, 6-7 p.m. Mondays, $50 per month.