Core Workout with Daniel Shea @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
May 17 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Core Workout with Daniel Shea // Sundays @9-10am //only $5!
*no class Sunday, May 24

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).

Cyanotype @ AS220 Printshop
May 17 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Tuesday  February 17th; 10am-2pm Cost: $50

Register here

Cyanotype, a photographic printing process that results in a cyan-blue print, is the perfect place to start an education in alternative (non-silver) photographic processes.  Not only is this alternative process low in cost and simple to master, but it creates beautiful and distinctive results.  This class will be of interest to both photographers looking to broaden their printing options, and print based artists looking to add a photographic element to their work.

The class will begin with a discussion on sourcing, mixing and storing of the chemistry used in preparing the photographic emulsion.  Then basic digital negative preparation and enlargement will be covered, along with available options for printing.  This course will use a UV light source in the printshop, but printing with sunlight will also be discussed.

Once prints have been made, the techniques of bleaching and toning will be demonstrated and practiced.  Finishing techniques will be discussed, touching upon the archival qualities of the prints, to conclude the class.


Beginner Ballet @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
May 17 @ 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 @ 95 Empire Dance Studio
May 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Intermediate Ballet with Stephanie Albanese // Sundays @ 12:00-1:30pm // $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.


Introduction to Large Format Photography @ AS220 Media Arts
May 17 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Sundays, May 17, 24, 31, 1pm-4pm $160

In three weeks, you’ll get a hands on introduction to large format photography. Using AS220’s collection of cameras from our Camera Rental Program, Darkroom keymember Lindsey Beal will take you through the entire large format process, from operating the cameras and learning their settings, to developing 4×5 film and making prints. Only $140, a real steal for a class of this caliber.  Note: This is a more advanced class that requires you to have a basic understanding of using the darkroom. We strongly urge you to take this class if you are interested in taking our Ziatype and Wet Plate Collodion workshops.

Instructors: Sam Thompson and Kia Davis
Location and Parking

The AS220 Media Arts Paul Krot Community Darkroom is located at 115 Empire St, Providence, Rhode Island on the 2nd floor. Buzz the Darkroom when you arrive! There is 2 hour metered on-street parking available, bring your quarters. We are also located near a parking garage with entry on Washington Street, look for the big blue parking sign.

Important Class Policies

Please be respectful of the short time you and the other participants have to learn, and arrive on time. If you are more than half an hour late, we will not be able to teach you what you signed up for. Plan ahead, it always takes time to find on-street parking.
To cancel your reservation, you must email at least two weeks in advance, or risk losing your payment.


If minimum number is not met in class enrollment, the teacher may opt to cancel class. If this is the case, we will give a full refund of class payment and first choice to enroll in future classes. We will attempt to give as much notice as possible.

    Counter-Productions Theatre Company Presents Shakespeare’s Richard III
    May 17 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Counter-Productions Theatre Company Presents Shakespeare's Richard III

    Counter-Productions Theatre Company Presents

    Richard III

    Written by William Shakespeare
    Directed by Terry Shea

    “Since I cannot prove a lover, to entertain these fair well-spoken days, I am determined to prove a villain, and hate the idle pleasures of these days.”


    William Shakespeare’s murderous Richard will stop at nothing to be king of England. With wit and scheming, he weaves a bloody trail through his own family in his quest for power. Counter-Productions Theatre Company will close its eighth season with this tale of intrigue and violence in the 15th century English monarchy. This production is particularly timely because of the recent discovery and formal reburial of the much maligned king in Leicester, England.


    “With a resurgence of interest in Richard, Duke of Gloucester, the usurper to the throne, we hear more and more about Richard the man and less and less about Richard, the monster,” says the play’s Director Terry Shea. “Counter-Productions’ plans to stage Richard III predates the recent media attention, but it only seems right that we are guided along by these contemporary events as we explore who Richard was and who he may not have been. An intimate, personal approach, we explore a cold, calculated killer, certainly, but also an opportunity to see things from his point of view, as broken as that may have been. Perception is everything and we are taking a chance to maybe see things a little differently with this Richard III.”


    In the title role of Richard III is Michael Puppi. He is joined by Valerie Remillard Myette as Queen Elizabeth, Geoff Leatham as the Duke of Buckingham, Christin J. Goff as Queen Margaret, Becky Minard as the Duchess of York, Paige Barry as Lady Anne, Ted Clement as George, Duke of Clarence, Adam Florio as Edward IV, Jonathan Fisher as Henry, Earl of Richmond, John McGowan as Edward, Prince of Wales, Haley Pine as Richard, Duke of York, R. Bobby as Sir William Catesby, Bill Pett as Lord Hastings, Billy Flynn at Lord Stanley, Steven Zailskas as Sir Richard Ratcliff, Zivko Babic as the Marquis of Dorset, PJ Marchand as the Bishop of Ely, Kevin Broccoli as Sir James Tyrrel, and Matthew Parker as the Lord Mayor of London.


    Counter-Productions Theatre Company will present this tale of political intrigue at

    AS220’s Blackbox at 95 Empire Street in Providence, RI.

    May 8, 9, 15, 16 at 7:00pm
    May 10, 17 at 2:00pm

    Admission is $20

    Intermediate/Advanced Modern Dance @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
    May 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

    Intermediate/Advanced Modern Dance with Betsy Miller // Mondays @6:30-8:00pm // $13 per class; $60 for 6 classes

    This is a contemporary release technique with a solid base in ballet. Class begins with a full-bodied warm-up designed to activate the core and connect breath with movement while finding anatomically efficient pathways. Structured improvisations and set exercises explore dynamics, weight shifts, and flow to develop a quick mind and a listening body. Class finishes with a vigorous, high-energy dance phrase.  Students will be encouraged to explore, take risks, and develop as versatile technicians. For intermediate and advanced dancers of all ages.

    Open Life Drawing @ AS220
    May 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

    Open Life Drawing – Drop -in 6pm-8:30pm
    Bring your own drawing materials, we supply seats and model.

    Intermediate Ballet @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
    May 19 @ 7:15 pm – 8:45 pm

    Intermediate Ballet with Danielle Davidson// Tuesdays @ 7:15-8:45pm // $13 per class; $60 for 6 classes

    Foster or build on your love of movement in this fun and energetic ballet class. This class will introduce a more advanced classical  vocabulary, while allowing dancers to recognize their own individuality and body mobility. Focus will be on coordination, placement and fluidity. At the barre,  we will  warm-up thoroughly and tackle the classical technique with accuracy and precision, while the center floor exercises will focus on simplicity, efficiency and travelling through space. Musicality will be emphasized along with balance, stamina and the strengthening of the body core. This class will develop your technique as well as your means of self-expression!

    Danielle Davidson is an independent dance artist, choreographer and educator currently working in Providence, Boston and Montreal. She was trained at  L’Ecole Superieure de Ballet du Quebec. Her professional career began upon graduation with Le Jeune Ballet, where she had the opportunity to tour Europe and North America, performing in new works by Thierry Malandain/Biarritz, Jean-Grand Maitre/Alberta Ballet and repertory by George Balanchine, Roland Petit, Jean Louis Morin/Martha Graham Company and Brian Macdonald. Danielle has since performed  with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, The Banff Festival Company, Opera Ontario, AmpleMan Danse, Debra Brown, Productions Fila 13/Lina Cruz, Prometheus Dance Company and Zoé Dance. Danielle is also a freelance choreographer and has been commissioned to create works for  FDanse, SBDC, Endicott College and Brown University’s repertory dance company, to name a few. She is recipient of le 1er Prix du Jury from Le Festival International de Danse Encore. Danielle has been teaching classical ballet and contemporary/post-modern dance since 2002.



    Armageddon Shop Presents: MELT BANANA, Funeral Cone, and Feedback Psychosis @ AS220 Main Stage
    May 19 @ 9:30 pm – May 20 @ 1:00 am

    Tickets are available at the door beginning at 8:45 pm on a first come first serve basis. Come early, show will sell out.


    Vinyasa Yoga with Julie Shore @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
    May 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

    Lunchtime Vinyasa Yoga with Julie Shore // Wednesdays @ 12-1pm // only $5 per class! A one-hour beginner Vinyasa yoga that focuses on the foundations of classical Vinyasa flow, emphasizing movement and breath as synchronized experience. Attention to fundamental asana (postures) will prepare students for their flow sequence and is designed to help beginners develop their own practice.

    Open Level Modern Dance @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
    May 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

    Open Level Modern Dance with  Katie McNamara // Wednesdays @ 6:30-8pm // $13 per class; $60 for 6 classes 

    This open level class welcomes a wide spectrum of movers who want to explore fundamental physical connections and integrate those within expressive movement. The class begins on the floor in explorations of weight, momentum and range of motion in joints. Moving to a mid-level we will take time to condition the muscles within efficient patterns. In standing we investigate the dynamics of opposition in balance, gesture and weight shift to alas traverse the space across,  under and around.   All are welcome! 

    Katie McNamara is a dance artist, a cook, a mother and a teacher. Along with her husband Olase Freeman, she co-directs their company, BaldSoul, within which they strive to find the locus where art and life coexist.  Their most recent work is parenting a beautiful boy, Kayin Effie. Katie spent her preliminary professional years in Philadelphia where she danced with Group Motion, Scrap Performance Group and Leah Stein Dance Company. She was deeply influenced by the city’s diverse artistic community and the raw spontaneity of it‘s stage.  During this time she also co-founded and directed the Bald Mermaids, named “best new modern dance company” by Philadelphia’s City Paper.  Her work has been shown at the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, Philadelphia’s Painted Bride Art Center, the Carriage House, Galapagos Art Space, the Projekt Theatre (Dresden, Germany) as well as during the Silesian Dance Festival (Bytom, Poland).  Her recent choreographic residencies include Rhode Island College Dance Company, Providence College Dance Company, Roger Williams University and Salve Regina University.  Katie currently teaches Dance Composition at Dean College and has had a fourteen year career as a Pilates teacher-certified through Pilates Method Alliance. She is pursuing a MFA in dance at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

    Intro to the Darkroom @ AS220 Media Arts
    May 20 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

    Artist Danny Floyd working at the Paul Krot Darkroom by Elliot Clapp

     Wednesdays, May, 20, 27,  7-10 pm  Cost; $120

    Register here:

    Learn through a hand-on introduction to traditional black and white photo printing at the Paul Krot Darkroom. Students should bring two rolls of exposed film to class to develop. The cost of the workshop includes a material fee of $20 consisting of  film, five sheets of RC paper, and chemistry.

    Note: This workshop goes over using the darkroom only. If you would like to learn using 35mm camera, enroll in the Intro to the 35mm workshop the week before this one.

     Instructor: Sam Thompson 

    Is This Jazz? Presents: Rich Halley 4 & Sweet Pea’s Clam Shack @ AS220 Main Stage
    May 20 @ 8:30 pm – May 21 @ 1:00 am
    Rich Halley 4 and Sweet Pea’s Clam Shack
    Another big weekday show announcement for you all! On Wednesday, May 20th we are representing both coasts with an incredibly unique weekday ITJ @ AS220!
    Opening the night we have the spectacularly named local group Sweet Pea’s Clam Shack. This new ensemble is the brainchild of RI’s own Chris Gagnon and Mark Medeiros, and judging by the three year anniversary show we just had, you know to expect some gorgeous and intense compositions from these two. They both have played ITJ before in other bands but lately they have gotten together to collaborate on new music, which their excited to premier for you all at their inaugural performance. Headlining the night we have the Rich Halley 4 who are making their way from the West Coast in support of their 5th and latest album release. Rich Halley is a saxophonist and composer based in Portland, Oregon who has released seventeen recordings as a leader, and has performed with some heavy names such as Tony Malaby, Julius Hemphill, Vinny Golia, Bobby Bradford, Nels Cline, Michael Bisio, Obo Addy, Andrew Hill and Oliver Lake. Jazz Times described him as “A free rider from the Left Coast, tenor saxophonist-composer Rich Halley is a powerful player…In New York he’d be a star on the avant-garde scene”. This group also features other master musicians such as trombonist Michael Vlatkovich, bassist Clyde Reed and drummer Carson Halley. They just released their latest album “Creating Structures” which is their first recording devoted entirely to free group improvisation, and showcases the group’s original approach to improvising which combines freedom, feeling and traditional elements into a seamless whole. Bill Meyer of DownBeat magazine says “This quartet plays with the easy confidence of men who have shared stages many times. Portland-based tenor saxophonist Rich Halley’s music occupies the point where populism and freedom come together”.
    To see jazz of this caliber during the week in Providence is unheard of so please come on down and lets show the other side of the country some love! Music starts around 9pm, admission is $10 to see a performance from guys you’d have to hop on a plane to catch otherwise.
    Micah Blue Smaldone, Daniel Bachman, Ignatz (Belgium) @ Psychic Readings
    May 20 @ 9:00 pm – May 21 @ 1:00 am
    Artist Talk with Sharon Cutts @ AS220 Project Space
    May 21 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

    Artist Sharon Cutts will be giving an artist talk at the AS220 Project space on Thursday May 21st at 5:30 pm at the AS220 Project Space at 93 Mathewson St. The talk coincides with Sharon’s exhibition Wall People; a series of new canvas mosaics on curved wood. The mosaic process is slow and time-consuming developed from earlier work of cut and torn painted canvas. For the Wall People Sharon affixed canvas mosaic onto bent wood and  the curved and bent sculptural shapes add dynamism and allow the characters to reach out or bow over the viewer. Meet the artist and learn more this Thursday!

    Free and open to the public.

    Evening Yoga @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
    May 21 @ 6:15 pm – 7:30 pm
    Evening Yoga Yoga with Jamie Arnold // Thursdays @ 6:15-7:30pm // $13 per class; $60 for 6 classes
    March is 2 for 1 Thursdays! Bring a pal and split the cost of class!
    Class incorporates a seated centering and focus on breath connection which then leads to a gentle warm-up of the spine. After moving the spine in multiple directions, we will easily make our way to being on hands and feet and eventually flow through a simplified series of sun salutations to get the body warm. We will then explore balance postures, twists and back strengthening exercises and eventually make our way back to the floor for more restorative poses leading to savasana.

    Jamie Arnold is a local yoga educator and performing artist. She has been teaching a regular gentle flow class at the East Side YMCA for 2.5 years and has taught yoga in some way shape or form through Squam Art Workshops, Now Yoga & Fitness, Fight2Fitness, Om Kids, Rhode Runner, Studio Exhale and AS220. Jamie received her 200 hour yoga teaching certification in the winter of 2012 through the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Stockbridge, MA. For Jamie, yoga has helped her to truly be in the present moment, let go of stress and feel like weight has been lifted from her body.


    Mixed Magic Theatre Presents “Reflections: Growing up as a Black Man in America”
    May 21 @ 7:30 pm – 8:45 pm
    Mixed Magic Theatre Presents "Reflections: Growing up as a Black Man in America"

    Growing up a as a Black man in America can be a difficult and dramatic balancing act. On one hand, Black men have to deal with history and traditions that can destroy the body and the soul. On the other hand there is the pride and joy that comes with overcoming the forces that would hold you back and still have space to create great art, great food and laughter.

    With stories, poetry and songs, REFLECTIONS examines aspects of what Black men must do to survive and stay focused on the future, in the land of the free and the home of the brave. While this reality has many lows, it also has highs that cannot be ignored.

    This is a journey from the perils of boyhood to the perils of manhood. It is a paradox wrapped in a conundrum. But ultimately, it is a celebration of life, living and hope.

    The cast of REFLECTIONS includes poet/actor and filmmaker Jay Walker, hip-hop artist and musician Jerediah (Big Scythe) Gonzalez and actors Mishell Lilly, Amos Hamrick Jr. and Ricardo Pitts-Wiley.

    Free Speech Thursdays Presents: Providence Poetry Slam @ AS220 Main Stage
    May 21 @ 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm

    The Providence Poetry Slam is at AS220 on the first and third Thursday of every month!


    The Vox Hunters, Lindsay Straw, Russ Connors, and Steve DelMonico @ AS220 Main Stage
    Aug 19 @ 9:00 pm – May 12 @ 1:00 am
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    Live Arts Venues

    Main Stage:
    The AS220 Main Stage hosts over ten events a week and is a 200 capacity performance venue and gallery space. The venue contains 4 powered main speakers, three monitors, in house compression and efx, projection / dvd capabilities, and a 6 foot screen. A full inventory can be viewed here.  While the Main Stage hosts a wide array of artistic programming, it primarily is used as a concert venue. It is located at 115 Empire Street.


    Black Box:
    The Black Box is an extremely versatile 90 capacity performance theatre. It has a surround sound system, Subwoofer, digital projector with 8′ X 12′  screen, and full theatrical lighting. The space focuses on theatrical and dramatic works and encourages users to customize the space to suit the needs of their production. The Black Box is on the first floor of 95 Empire Street.


    Dance Studio:
    The dance studio hosts regular dance, yoga, and fitness classes and is available for rental for rehearsals and private instruction. The Dimensions of the marley floored room are  28′ X 42′ and it is equipped with mirrors, ballet barres, an easy to operate sound system and sunlight!

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    Psychic Readings:
    Psychic Readings is an intimate and mysterious multi-purpose room. It has a capacity of 45, but also has an “Annex Room” which moonlights as an art gallery. Psychic Readings is run in conjunction with the AS220 Artists in Residence on the third floor of the Empire Street building.