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Ridgefield Celebrates Youth Arts Month
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Thursday, February 20, 2020

Ridgefield School District is celebrating Youth Arts Month in a big way this year, joining with local businesses, organizations, the city of Ridgefield and local artists to offer an abundance of opportunities for children and the Ridgefield community to discover their creative side through art and music throughout the entire month of March.

The school district established Ridgefield Youth Arts Month (RYAM) to support the district’s commitment to deliver personalized learning experiences for each student through appreciation of the arts as well as to increase support of the arts throughout the community. 

To celebrate Youth Arts Month, Ridgefield Community Education is offering a phenomenal array of classes for the community and for kids of all ages.  Many classes are free!  View the schedule of RYAM activities by clicking HERE .

All classes require online registration and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.  If you find a class full, sign up for the wait-list.  With enough interest, a second class may be added!

A variety of classes in arts and crafts or music and dance are offered this year.  Students can take part in the Missoula Children’s Theater production of “Robinson Crusoe”, learn to play Native American instruments in Cultural Drum Circle, or discover fun dance moves in Disco Fever Boogie Down or Introductory Rhythm Tap Workshop.  Art classes are also being offered in its many forms, including ceramics, block carving, mural design, mosaic art, watercolor, and chalk art.  Youth Arts Month events include the District Art Show and musical concert performances scheduled throughout the month showcasing the talents of our amazing Ridgefield students.

This year, Ridgefield School District and the Ridgefield Lions Club will present “Dueling Pianos” special benefit concerts by award-winning blind musicians, Mac Potts and Nick Baker, on stage together in two amazing shows on Sunday, March 8th at the Ridgefield High School Performing Arts Center.  A family-friendly matinee is set for 2:00 pm, and an evening concert will be at 7:00 pm.  Proceeds benefit Ridgefield High School’s scholarship program and Ridgefield Youth Arts Month.  Tickets are available online at https://ridge.revtrak.net under Events.

Ridgefield School District is grateful to its title sponsor, The Modern Orthodontist  (www.themodernorthodontist.com).  Additional support is provided by the Ridgefield Public Schools Foundation, Ridgefield Art Association and Dance Fusion Northwest.

For more information on Ridgefield Youth Arts Month, contact Terri Cochran in Ridgefield Community Education at 360-619-1303 or via email at terri.cochran@ridgefieldsd.org.