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Learn All About The Darien Arts Center At Open House Next Week

DAC Kids’ Theatre instructor Erika Caputo and DAC Kids’ Theatre Director, Heather Kahlert at the 2016 DAC Open House.
DAC Kids’ Theatre instructor Erika Caputo and DAC Kids’ Theatre Director, Heather Kahlert at the 2016 DAC Open House. Photo Credit: Diane Farrell

DARIEN, Conn. -- To inform the community of its latest offerings, the Darien Arts Center is hosting an Open House on Tuesday, Aug. 29 from 1 to 4 p.m.

The annual Open House gives newcomers, friends of current students and those unfamiliar with the DAC, the opportunity to visit its facilities that include a black box theatre, a large Visual Arts Studio and one of the best dance spaces in Fairfield County. All ages are invited to participate in free mini-classes in dance, visual arts and kids’ theatre, find out about programs, meet DAC board members and faculty, and enjoy music performed by DAC music students and teachers.

Information will be provided about participation and volunteer opportunities with their community theatre group, DAC Stage, and Darien’s Got Talent, returning in 2018.

Here's the schedule for the Open House events on Tuesday:

  • 1-2 p.m.,  DAC Weatherstone Studio: Enjoy cupcakes & lemonade and music performed by music department faculty and students. Find out more about DAC Stage and Darien’s Got Talent.
  • 1:30-3:30 p.m., Visual Arts Studio: Printmaking project for all ages.
  • 2-2:20 p.m., DAC Weatherstone Studio: Mini-dance class for preschoolers.
  • 2:20-2:40 p.m., DAC Weatherstone Studio: Kid’s Theatre Intro, pre-k- gr. 2
  • 2:40-3 p.m., DAC Weatherstone Studio: Martial Arts mini-class for all ages.
  • 3-3:20 p.m., DAC Weatherstone Studio: Hip Hop mini-dance class for grades 1-3.
  • 3:20-3:40 p.m., DAC Weatherstone Studio: Theatre games for ages 5-8.

To find out more about the DAC Open House, visit darienarts.org or call (203) 655-8683. The DAC is located at 2 Renshaw Road, behind the Darien Town Hall.

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