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African Dance: Introductory program of African dance taught in an invigorating atmosphere.  Move with polyrhythm, which are the basis of African dance and many other popular dance forms, such as hip hop and stomp.  Explore the cultural significance of these dances.  African–based movement is a great aerobic workout and it is fun!  No experience is necessary.  Any age is welcome.  (Children may take class if accompanied by a parent.)

Instructor: Déjà   Mitchell, B.S., Modern Dance, Utah State University.  She has studied African dance and drumming  for over 15 years with numerous renowned teachers.   


Mondays, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Tuition/class: $8 members,

$10 nonmembers.

For more information or for those interested in monthly or yearly rates, register at: 



Virginia Tanner Creative Dance:  Our creative dance classes focus on the development of the whole child.  Dancers develop technique through traditional modern and ballet exercises.  In addition, they exercise their creativity and imaginations as they explore the elements of dance through age appropriate movement.  Dancers are given opportunities to improvise, engage in creative problem solving and grow in cognitive, social and emotional ways as they interact in each class.  Each class has a musical accompanist to expose dancers to a variety of musical genres.  Kindergarten and older classes will participate in 2 proscenium performances each year, one in Ogden and then again in Salt Lake City as part of the annual Tanner Dance Studio Show.

For more information or registration, please call:(801)581-7374 or on-line:



Tribal Rhythms: Drums: Explore the basics of drumming. Traditional African rhythms and djembe techniques will be taught.  We will have a facilitated drum circle, so you  can get playing and have fun!

High-quality African drums (djembes) and instruments will be supplied for class use.  Or you may bring your own to play.

Instructor: Déjà  Mitchell

Beginning:  Ongoing

Tuesdays, 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Ages: 8 through Adult

Mixed Levels:  Ongoing

Mondays, 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Ages: 8 through Adult

Advanced:   Ongoing

Wednesdays, 4:30 to 5:45 p.m.

Ages: 8 through Adult

Tuition/class: $8 members,

$10 nonmembers.

For more information or for those interested in monthly or yearly rates, register through 



Classes are  held in Art Studio in the Carriage House Building unless otherwise noted.


Sunshine & Flowers: Create family oriented arts and crafts projects based on sunshine and flowers.  All ages and generations welcome.  A supervising adult should accompany participating children.

Friday, May 19, 2017

4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Suggested Family donation: $5


Summer Art Camps: Children ages 7 to 11 will work with local visual and performing artist to explore a variety of art concepts.  An exhibit of art created will be displayed for parents and family  at 11:30 a.m. on the Friday of each camp.  Art supplies provided.  Each camp will be different, so students may wish to participate in both.

Instructors: Various Artists

Camp Coordinator: MandiAnne Poll

Dates: June 26 through 30, 2017

July 17 through 21, 2017

9:30 to noon

Tuition/child/session: $50 member, 

$55 nonmembers


Creative Toddlers: Children ages 3 to 5 years old will explore creative process art concepts, the use of art supplies and basic  art tool with the instructor.  Process art projects will be varied and different each day. Shapes and colors will be introduced. An adult guardian must accompany students.  Supplies provided.

Instructors: MandiAnne Poll

May 16, 2017

Tuesdays, 10:30 to 11:00 a.m.

Age: 3 to 5 years old

Tuition: $4 child/guardian members

$5 child/guardian nonmembers



Class Policies: Advanced registration is required for all classes; registration fees are required to be paid 10 days prior to the start date of the class/workshop.  Space may be reserved by phone; the registration fees may be mailed or delivered to the art center.   All classes have minimum and maximum enrollment.  The Art Center reserves the right to cancel classes with low registration.  Every effort is made to notify those registered of cancellations or postponements.  Fees for canceled classes are fully refundable.


Withdrawals/Refunds: For multiple date classes, refunds will be made available for students withdrawing from classes within the first week, prior to the day of the second class.  For single date classes refunds are available only if students withdraw one week prior to the class.  Class fees after these dates are non-refundable.  A $5.00 withdrawal processing fee may be charged.

For more information, please contact: The Eccles Community Art Center, 2580 Jefferson Avenue, Ogden, Utah 84401, (801) 392-6935 or on-line at



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