North End / Sugar Creek / Hidden Valley Block

North of uptown Charlotte along North Graham and North Tryon streets, Statesville Avenue and Sugar Creek Road


African Dance Classes presented by Charlotte Ballet

When: Every Wednesday, through June 26, 2019 (7 p.m. – 8 p.m.)
Where: Sugaw Creek Recreation Center (943 W Sugar Creek Rd, Charlotte, NC 28213)

Come out and learn African dance with professional teaching artists! This dance class is drop-in and open to all ages. There is a children’s corner on site for children attending with a parent/guardian, providing supervision and fun hands on activities. For more information, contact Shannon Fraser at or at 704-414-277.


African Drum Circle presented by Drums 4 Life

When: January 5, 2019 (11 a.m – 1 p.m.)
Where: Sugar Creek Library (4045 N Tryon St Suite A, Charlotte, NC 28206)

Join us for a African Drum Circle. A drum circle is a group of people from a few to many arranged in a circle experiencing the spontaneous creation of music on a variety of drums and percussion instruments. The circle is a symbol of wholeness and integration. Because a circle has no beginning and no end, the agreement to connect in a circle allows energy to circulate from one person to the next. No prior experience or instruments are necessary; Drums 4 Life will provide instructions and instruments.


Using Your Unique Songwriting Workshop + Showcase presented by Dear Soul Music Company

When: Various dates. See below.
Where: Sugaw Creek Recreation Center (943 W Sugar Creek Rd, Charlotte, NC 28213)

Are you a music enthusiast? In this 4-week program for hopeful creatives and music enthusiasts, participants will learn songwriting history, execution and delivery. Classes are taught by Dear Soul Music Co. Owner and Independent Recording Artist, Arsena Schroeder and guests. Workshops are 18+, Unplugged+Live Concert is for all ages.

January 11, 2019 | Into to Songwriting: History & Components | 6 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.

January 18, 2019 | Writing Your Own Song: Song Structure & Arrangements | 6 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.

January 25, 2019 | Music Business: How Songwriters Protect Their Work | 6 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.

February 1, 2019 | Sharing Your Work: Performance & Delivery | 6 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.

February 8, 2019 | Unplugged + Live Concert Showcase | 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.