inspiring class acts of all ages

We bring the joy of performing arts into the classroom.

Over a decade of deep collaboration with our local school district, Opera House Arts has developed an accessible program for creative learning through the arts in the classroom, in the community, and on the stage.

Studies have shown that learning through the arts is critical to the comprehension of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Opera House Arts’ Education Program supports STEM education in the state of Maine while fostering a love for the arts.

Deer Isle-Stonington Schools:

Launching lifelong learners and responsible citizens able to keep our island vital.


Class Acts: Contra Dance

Congratulations to all the students who participated in this season's Class Acts residency with Chrissy Fowler of Belfast Flying shoes. Returning to its dance hall roots— the Stonington Opera House invited folks to kick up their heels and celebrate our Class Acts through contradance.  


This event, open to all, was the culmination of a week-long OHA education residency led by Chrissy Fowler of Belfast Flying Shoes in collaboration with students and teachers of Deer Isle-Stonington Elementary School, Explorations Learning Center, and Isle au Haut School, facilitated by OHA Education Associate Joshua McCarey. Students shared their very own dances, "The Bridge" and "Groovy Do", at the free Family Dance which was followed by a public Town Dance for all at the Stonington Opera House. 


Chrissy Fowler, dance caller and educator of Belfast Flying Shoes, was in residence with Opera House Arts, October 21-25, to lead Class Acts: Contradance & Physical Education. During this week-long residency, Fowler will engaged students (grades 3-4) in the traditions of New England Contradance. A lifelong physical arts activity based on simple patterns of movement, contradance has deep Downeast roots and is still thriving across the region.


This Class Acts residency is made possible by Opera House Arts

and Belfast Flying Shoes.

If you have any questions regarding upcoming programs, contact Education Associate Joshua McCarey or call 207.367.2788 ext.15


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