Dec 5 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Class begins with a number of movement sequences that stress cardiovascular strength, dynamic flexibility, and technique both in the center and across the floor. In continuance, dance phrases are introduced of varied lengths and textures that integrate jazz, hip-hop, salsa, and contemporary dance techniques. In interpretation and practice of phrases, each dancer is challenged to explore their individuality – focusing on authenticity and quality in performance.  NOTE: Improvisational prompts may also be given at any point during each lesson. Class is a judgement-free zone – welcoming of all abilities and backgrounds as it aims to not only train dancers in varied styles, but also build community and support for individual movers.

Cocktails and Screens! @ AS220 Black Box
Dec 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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Cocktails and Screens is a monthly film event that screens local short films followed by a Q&A/feedback session with the film creators!

Screenings every first Thursday of the month and open to the general public.
Come check out the latest short films from Rhode Island filmmakers and enjoy a delicious beverage at the AS220 bar. Enjoy a Q & A with the creators after each screening and revel in creating and strengthening the film community in Rhode Island!
FREE admission, Doors at 7pm.
Free Speech Thursdays: Providence Poetry Slam @ AS220 Main Stage
Dec 5 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

10380005_2034433896511_5825485343033422930_oProvidence Poetry Slam. Welcome to all poets, writers, rappers, musicians, and fans. / @providenceslam

7:30–doors open/ sign-up sheet is posted
8pm–open mic

$1 for age 19 and under
Free with Brown/RISD ID

Advanced Intermediate Ballet @ Dance Studio
Dec 6 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

(prior ballet experience required)
w/Ann Ditmars Huyck
$13 Drop In/$10 Class Package
Brown University Students Free w/ ID

Come dance in community and find freedom within your ballet technique!  This class follows the traditional format, progressing from barre and center exercises to movement across the floor, and assumes prior knowledge of most ballet vocabulary.  Ann offers options so dancers can tailor the class to their needs, and she designs combinations to emphasize expression and movement while challenging the mind and body.  Wear what’s comfortable for you and enjoy ballet in a positive, non-competitive atmosphere.  Soft ballet slippers are recommended, and anyone wishing to dance on pointe is welcome to do so!


Ann Ditmars Huyck teaches ballet at AS220 and Providence College. She recently served as Guest Choreographer and Interim Artistic Director for JUMP! Dance Company in Providence.  Ann has previously taught at Princeton Ballet School and in an international pre-professional training program at L’Académie Américaine de Danse de Paris, and she worked for five years in New York City Ballet’s Education Department.  She has performed in American Repertory Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker, in Martha Graham’s Celebration with the Second Avenue Dance Company, and in new works by Violette Verdy, Deborah Jowitt, Alan Hineline, and Alexi Ramov.  Her own choreography has been presented by Princeton University, American Repertory Ballet Ensemble, Second Avenue Dance Company, and at the Youth America Grand Prix.  Ann holds an MFA in Dance from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.  She received her early ballet training at the Lehigh Valley Ballet and at Princeton Ballet School, later continuing to study in New York and Paris.


Dec 6 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

w/ Mekbul J. Tahir
$13 Drop In/$10 Class Package
Brown University Students Free w/ ID

The technique Acogny is the only recognized contemporary dance technique created in Africa. It was created by Germaine Acogny, the mother of African contemporary dance. Based on traditional African dance (especially Senegal and Benin) and Western dance techniques (classical ballet, release, and Graham technique), the philosophy of this technique is about identity: placing yourself inside the community and nature, and being aware of your own body. The technique respects every different body, and addresses life and the connection between human being and nature. Joy, play, love and music are the fundamentals of the spirit of the technique.

Live Bait! Obey @ AS220 Main Stage
Dec 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Live Bait Presents: Obey

Who do you obey (or not)? Who obeys you (or not)? Do you obey rules or disobey rules? Whose rules: your own or others’? How about The Law?

December’s Live Bait theme is, as always, up for interpretations, so long as it’s true. That’s our rule. Will you obey…?

Bring your true “Obey” stories to Live Bait on Friday, December 6th. Put your name in the fishbowl and, when called, come up and tell your story. Remember, please: no notes, no rants, no aimless ramblings, no stand-up routines, and there is a six-minute time limit. Of course, you are more than welcome to simply sit back and listen.

Live Bait is hosted by Phil Goldman, with banter, musical accompaniment and monthly theme song by Jerry “The Professor” Gregoire.

Drunk Cat Stories Vol. 5 @ AS220 Main Stage
Dec 6 @ 9:00 pm – Dec 7 @ 1:00 am

We’re back at it again with the fifth and feline fabulous edition of Drunk Cat stories! As always some lovely story tellers will be getting tipsy and telling tales about the delightful cats in their lives!

$7-10 bux at the door (35% goes to the Potter League!)

Featuring stories and surprises from
Bethany Killian
Nicole Gauthier
Daniel Pond
How’s About Charlie
Ilyus Evander
Linda Ford

Beginner Ballet Plus @ Dance Studio
Dec 7 @ 9:00 am – 10:15 am

Beginner Ballet plus workshop is a monthly class series that offers students who have beginner level training of 1 to 2 years a chance to learn and grow with their knowledge of ballet. It is also an opportunity for students who have a few more years of ballet to work slowly on specifics. These workshops will feature a rotation of AS220’s instructors offering students the opportunity to experience different approaches to the same level curriculum. Classes are held Saturdays 9-10:15am, in our dance studio at 95 Empire St., 3rd Floor.

This is not a drop-in course. These workshops are offered as 4-week packages only. Students must pre-register by purchasing the Beginner Plus Ballet Workshop class package online in advance (here)  ($40 total for 4 classes). Please bring your receipt to your first class: Brown students bring your ID.

Girls Rock! RI Fall 2019 Community Concert @ AS220 Main Stage
Dec 7 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Come join other GRR family and friends at this very special show!

We’ll be featuring original performances by participants from both youth and adult participants!

We have a great group of folks who have either been learning a new instrument or strengthening their chops to collaborate and write music together.

You’ll get to hear an original song per class: vocals, guitar, drums, bass, keyboards and ukuele. Plus a very special performance from bands receiving mentorship through Band Booster!

AS220 115 Empire St, Providence, RI 02903 – Doors open 1:30 pm – Music Starts at 2:00 pm

We’ll be accepting donations at the door to support all youth programming.

Intergenerational space!
Musical expression!
Community building!

**space is accessible
**loud music – we invite folks with sensory needs (and everyone) to wear earplugs or noise cancelling headphones.


Acompaña a la familia y amigos de GRR en este concierto de la comunidad!

Con presentaciones de las clases de música de juventud y adultos. Cada grupo tocará una canción de composición original! Guitarra, bajo, voz, batería, piano y ukulele. Con una presentación especial de bandas del programa de tutoría Band Booster!

AS220 115 Empire St, Providence, RI 02903 – las puertas abren a la 1:30 pm y la música empieza a las 2:00 pm

Entrada por donación.

Ven a ser parte de esta comunidad de expresión musical!

***el espacio es cuenta con accesibilidad de silla de ruedas
*** invitamos a personas con necesidades sensoriales a utilizar tapones de oído.


Dec 7 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm











DECEMBER 7-28th, 2019
Opening reception Saturday December 7th, 5-7p.m.

PROJECT SPACE @93 Mathewson St.
CORPOREAL | Willa Van Nostrand

Mount St Helens is in my Crawl Space | Rachel Blumberg

MAIN GALLERY @115 Empire St.
To Combat Global Warming And Climate Change | Livable RI Poster Campaign

CTRL ALT DELETE | Derek Heldenberg

New Work | Susan Clausen

RESIDENT GALLERY @131 Washington St.
Virtual Memories |Teddy Trocki-Ryba

Movement for the Movement : Therapeutic Dance with Ezme Webb @ AS220 Dance Studio
Dec 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm


Brown Belt Nia Teacher & Therapeutic Dance Facilitator Ezme Webb-Hines fuses Dance Arts (Modern Contemporary, Duncan, Jazz), Martial Arts (Tai-Chi, Tae Kwon Doe, Aikido) and Healing Arts (Alexander Technique, Feldenkrais Method, Yoga) into hour-long creative movement fun applicable to all capabilities and goals, from dance beginners to professional athletes.
Bleep and Klang: Scott MX, Jacob Herschel, Nadlor X @ AS220 Main Stage
Dec 7 @ 9:00 pm – Dec 8 @ 12:30 am
Improv Jones @ AS220 Black Box
Dec 7 @ 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The best improv comedy you can find.
Saturdays at 10:00.
95 Empire
Downtown Providence Rhode Island.
Tickets available at the door for only $5.00.

Core Workout with Daniel Shea @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Dec 8 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Core Workout with Daniel Shea // Sundays @9-10am //only $5!  

A gentle workout that uses floor barre, dance and training techniques to improve core strength, balance and flexibility. Bring a hand towel; dance shoes or bare feet. Open to everyone- no dance experience required.

Daniel Shea is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, a dance and fitness instructor. Since training and fitness are his business ( he is passionate about form & discipline…but it has to be enjoyable and fun. Daniel has been dancing and teaching for over 30 years. He has studied dance at the – Joy of Movement Center (Boston), Pacific Ballet (San Francisco), Joe Tremaine Dance Center (Los Angeles), Stanley Holden School of Ballet (Los Angeles), Debbie Reynolds Studios (Los Angeles), MJDC Dance Studio (Rhode Island).

Silkscreen Intensive @ AS220 Printshop
Dec 8 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

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Sunday December 8th, 10am-6pm


Screenprinting is a versatile process that can be used to transfer graphic images to paper, wood, and fabric. It is ideal for making prints, posters, coasters, greeting cards, stationery, and more. Your instructor will walk you through the process and help you gain the skills you need to confidently plan and execute your next paper-based project.

Prerequisites: None  / Participants must attend the entire session and pass Emulsion certification in order to be certified to use the silkscreen studio at AS220 Industries.

Instructor: Shannon Kennelly

Beginner Ballet @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Dec 8 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Beginner Ballet with Stephanie Albanese // Sundays @ 10:30-11:30am // $13 per class; $60 for 6 classes 

If you’ve always wanted to try ballet, this class is for you. In this fundamentals-based class, students develop basic ballet vocabulary, strength and coordination. Stephanie’s deep knowledge of her craft combines with a warm, good-humored manner to create a comfortable yet challenging learning environment. This is the perfect class for people who have little or no ballet experience.

Stephanie Albanese is a graduate of The School of American Ballet where she studied with teachers Alexandra Danilova, Helen Dudin, Suki Shorer and Stanley Williams. She danced in a repertory company created by former New York City Ballet member Wilhelmina Frankurt. Stephanie has also danced with choreographers Matthew Brokoff, Marcus Galante, Mary Miller and Felice Lesser and also worked in Cabaret, performing at The Lido in Paris and Jubliee in Las Vegas.


Intermediate Ballet w/ Stephanie Albanese @ 95 Empire Dance Studio
Dec 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

Intermediate Ballet with Stephanie Albanese // Sundays @ 12:00-1:45pm // $13 per class; $60 for 6 classes 

This ballet class makes classical dance a joy! The class focuses on fundamentals, beginning with a thorough warm up at the barre and progressing to the center for choreographed combinations.  Students build muscle as they refine body alignment and learn weight placement to develop coordination. Stephanie’s deep knowledge of her craft combines with a warm, good-humored manner to create a comfortable yet challenging learning environment. This is the perfect class for people who have some prior ballet experience.

Stephanie Albanese is a graduate of The School of American Ballet where she studied with teachers Alexandra Danilova, Helen Dudin, Suki Shorer and Stanley Williams. She danced in a repertory company created by former New York City Ballet member Wilhelmina Frankurt. Stephanie has also danced with choreographers Matthew Brokoff, Marcus Galante, Mary Miller and Felice Lesser and also worked in Cabaret, performing at The Lido in Paris and Jubliee in Las Vegas.


Hip Hop with Michael Diaz @ Dance Studio
Dec 9 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Hip Hop 5:30-7:00
w/Michael Diaz
$13 Drop In/$10 Class Package
Brown University Students Free w/ ID

Class will start with a warm-up from head to toe, circular movements, and slowly build up to drills. After drills a combo/routine will be taught including steps from the drills as well as new steps to challenge the students. The goal of this class is to comprehend and learn all the various steps as well as to musically find character within each student. Students will be placed in groups to perform the combo before the end of the class without the instructor. We’ll finish class  off with a cool down.



Michael Diaz was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and now lives in Pawtucket, RI. At the age of 11 years old, Michael was inspired by a music video of Chris Brown, and hasn’t stopped dancing ever since. He was mentored by Kelvin Fabian, Tovah Muro and Rhode Island’s notable teacher Nikki Carrara. He is known for his ability to improv and for his stage presence. His participation in national conventions and competitions resulted in various scholarships including The Alvin Ailey program and Broadway Dance Studio both in NYC. After graduating from a performing arts high school In 2015, Michael decided to continue his journey of dance by joining an urban dance company called “Thr3e Live Dance Co. He is currently still with them and defining.


Advanced Beginner Ballet with Nicole LaLiberte
Dec 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm


Advanced Beginner Ballet – 7 -8:30pm 
$13 Drop In/$10 Class Package
Brown University Students Free w/ ID
Advanced Beginner Ballet is a new weekly course offered in response to the popularity of the Beginner Ballet Plus Saturday workshops.  This level serves as a bridge between the Beginner and Intermediate Sunday ballet classes, designed specifically for students who have 1-2 years of ballet experience. Combinations can be adapted for dancers with more experience, including those who wish to take the class en pointe.  Emphasis will be on continued development of dynamic alignment, carriage of the arms, articulation of the feet and hips, increasing one’s repertoire of steps and knowledge of the ballet vocabulary. Nicole is a warm, inviting teacher with a healthy sense of humor, making the studio environment safe and welcoming for all.
Open Life Drawing @ AS220 Main Stage
Dec 10 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

AS220 Life Drawing has been going strong since 1995. Our rotating roster of models are talented and diverse, many of them are artists themselves.  Artists of all skill levels are welcome to join our friendly and dedicated sessions.  Early arrivals can snag a table, but a chair is provided for all.  Non-toxic materials please.  Enjoy music, and a drink from the bar while you draw!