Registration is underway for summer classes at the Creative Arts Guild.
In keeping with its mission to cultivate and sustain the arts in Dalton and surrounding counties, the Guild offers year-round instruction in dance, visual arts, music and gymnastics for students of all ages.
Music and visual arts classes are offered at the Guild's 520 W. Waugh St. facility. The Music Department provides private lessons in piano; voice; woodwind, strings and brass instruments; percussion; and banjo. Students have an opportunity to perform in recitals and concerts.
Visual arts classes for children and adults include drawing, painting, pottery, mixed media and art exploration. Specialty arts classes range from an introductory Discovering Art class to advanced Acrylic Painting and Life Drawing.
Classes and specialized training in dance and gymnastics are offered at the Guild Center, 2518 Cleveland Highway, Dalton. The center offers dance classes in ballet, pointe, jazz, modern and hip-hop for all ages. Ballet Dalton, the Guild's resident pre-professional company, offers preparation for pursuing a career in dance. The Dance Department and Ballet Dalton produce an original full-length ballet, "The Snow Queen," each fall, and a spring recital each May.
Gymnastics, tumbling, parkour, Capoeira and visual art introduction classes are available at the center. A competitive gymnastics program offers two training and competition tracks allowing gymnasts flexibility in scheduling practices and choices in training level. All students participate in the annual Gymnastics Expo to showcase their skills and celebrate their accomplishments.
Register for all summer classes online at www.creativeartsguild.org/class es or by visiting either of the Guild locations in person. The Guild's regular hours are Tuesday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Guild Center regular hours are Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Students and parents are welcome to tour either facility during normal hours.
The last day of summer session is Aug. 1. There are no classes July 1-5.
For more information, call (706) 278-0168.