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Everest Academy is a ministry of Everest Family Church in Hayden. We offer freedom along with quality resources, information, activities and support to those homeschooling in Alabama. We believe that the parent has the best interests of their children at heart. We believe that the parent is the first and only teacher that a child needs. In keeping with this philosophy, we wish to be a very hands-off cover school and allow the parent to lead and guide their children in the direction and at the pace they feel is best suited to their children. We ask only for what the law requires while offering support along with quality resources to aid families in their efforts.

Huntsville Area Music/Theatre/Art

Our community offers SO much that can be valuable to homeschoolers including classes, teams, workshops, etc.  All resources listed here are available to all homeschoolers regardless of cover school.  Some resources are open to the public by a public facility and some are homeschooling opportunities available to the entire homeschooling community.  All resources were valid when listed, but sometimes the venue does not come back and tell us when they change details, so if you find information that is no longer valid, please let us know at everestacademy1@gmail.com .  Please also contact us with any resource you feel should be shared here.

Music/Theater/Art:

Sign up for Chuck Puckett’s “Theatre Happenings” and “Music and Dance Happenings” email newsletters:  http://www.puckettpublishing.com/theatre_events/theatre_events.htm

Sign up for the UAH Music Concerts Email List:  http://www.uah.edu/music/concerts-email-list  A variety of performances at UAH and area churches.

Huntsville Museum of Art – beautiful museum, classes including homeschool classes www.hsvmuseum.org

Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment – artists’ studios, Flying Monkey Arts Center, puppetry, music performances, classes, free weekly artists market – all in the historic mill building.  http://www.lowemill.net/

Southerland’s Station – cool toy and art supply store, also offers painting and drawing classes. http://www.southerlandstation.com

Free Concerts in the Park at Big Spring Park – Monday evenings June to Labor Day.  http://artshuntsville.org/

Free Concerts in the Courtyard at Bridge Street Town Centre – Tuesday evenings, mid-May through July.  http://www.bridgestreethuntsville.com/

Free Thursday Evening Summer Concert Series at the Main Huntsville Public Library  http://hpl.lib.al.us/

Theater Huntsville – performances at the VC Playhouse, and annual “Shakespeare on the Mountain” performances at Burritt on the Mountain in June.  www.theatrehsv.org

Renaissance Theater at Lincoln Center – performances in their own small, beautiful theater upstairs in a former mill commissary building.  There is also a stage downstairs.  http://www.renaissancetheatre.net/

Merrimack Hall Performing Arts Center – a 300-seat theater in yet another historic mill building (the company store), many types of performances, classes.  http://www.merrimackhall.com/

Ars Nova School of the Arts – music classes, performances at their facility and the VBC Playhouse.  http://www.arsnovahsv.com/

Fantasy Playhouse Children’s Theater and Fantasy Academy – wide variety of classes (acting, music, sewing, play writing, theater makeup), opportunities for kids to audition for shows (homeschoolers have appeared in the shows), performances at the VBC Playhouse.  http://www.letthemagicbegin.org/

Acting Up! Academy of Dramatic Arts – in Huntsville (on Whitesburg Dr.) – classes, and productions in which everyone can have a speaking part.  http://actingup.intuitwebsites.com/index.html

Whole Backstage Theater in Guntersville – performances in their own theater in a neat old stone school building, opportunities for kids to audition (homeschoolers have appeared in the shows). http://www.wholebackstage.com/

Independent Musical Productions – this community theater group uses the Lee Lyric Theater located at Lee High School for their performances.  http://www.imphuntsville.org/

Madison Children’s theater – classes, performances at their own theater and at the VBC Playhouse. http://www.madisontheatre.com/Default.htm

Madison Theater Guild – community theater group performs on both stages of the Bartell Theatre just off the square, in Madison, and has offices in a 1939 Firehouse at 2410 Monroe Street. http://madisontheatreguild.org/

The Princess Theater Center for the Performing Arts in Decatur – hosts a variety of events and is home to many local performing arts groups.  They also offer tours of the historic facility. http://www.princesstheatre.org/

Huntsville Community Chorus (and Community Children’s Chorus) – musical plays performed at the VBC Playhouse and music performances at a variety of locations  www.thechorus.org

Huntsville Symphony Orchestra – classical series and “pops” series performances at the VBC Concert Hall.  Instruction through the symphony school.  Selected final rehearsals on Saturday mornings are open to the public for $5.00 – this is great for younger kids – casual atmosphere, no assigned seating, and much shorter than a regular performance.  http://www.hso.org/

Huntsville Youth Orchestra – Music instruction, concerts at area churches.  http://www.huntsvilleyouthorchestra.org/

Sidewalk Summer Arts Stroll at the courthouse square in Huntsville - third Thursday of the month June-Sept. 4:30-8:30 pm.  http://www.sidewalkartsstroll.com/

Alabama Youth Ballet School and Ballet Theater – classes, performances at the VBC Concert Hall include the annual production of the Nutcracker.   http://www.alabamayouthballet.org/

Broadway Theater League – Professional Broadway shows at the VBC Concert Hall. http://broadwaytheatreleague.org/

Calhoun Theatre (Calhoun Community College) – productions at the Black Box Theater on the Decatur campus.  http://www.calhoun.cc.al.us/Theatre/index.html

Parsons Guild House Art Gallery – on top floor of Railroad Station Antiques.  Classes offered for homeschoolers at the Hobby Lobby on Carl T. Jones  http://www.parsonsartgallery.com/

Huntsville Art League Gallery and Studio – gallery and classes.  http://www.huntsvilleartleague.org/

LaFoot Art Gallery – classes for ages 8 and up in SE Huntsville.  http://www.lafooteartgallery.com/

Bravo School of Fine Arts – music education (Voice, Percussion, Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass) – a ministry of Southside Baptist Church in Huntsville.  http://www.bravosfa.com

UAH Art Galleries – http://www.uah.edu/colleges/liberal/art/gallery/gallery.html

Alabama A&M University Art Gallery – http://www.sas.aamu.edu/

Calhoun Community College Art Gallery – http://www.calhoun.edu/FineArts/Art/index.html

Athens State University Student Union Gallery – http://www.athens.edu/visitors/index.php

Carnegie Visual Arts Center in Decatur – art museum in a historic Carnegie Library building, art classes.  http://carnegiearts.org/

Fitness Arts Center in Madison – specializes in Irish Step Dance.  They also have Zumba classes.  http://www.fitnessartscenter.com/