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Aaron Lavigne Masterclass at TheatreLab Dayton

TLD_Aaron LaVigneTheatreLab Dayton is absolutely thrilled to announce an exclusive musical theatre masterclass with guest artist Aaron LaVigne! You may have seen Aaron as Jesus in the recent touring production of Jesus Christ Superstar when it played at the Schuster Center. Originally from Cincinnati, Lavigne is a singer, songwriter, and actor based in New York City. He was in the Broadway production of Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark and was also in both the Off-Broadway revival and the National Tour of RENT.

If you’re a performing artist in the Greater Dayton area interested in receiving hands-on, personalized feedback during the masterclass, TheatreLab would love to give you the chance! Please submit a video of yourself performing a 32-bar cut of a song from your current repertoire to The deadline to submit a video will be by midnight on October 14, 2022. Looking for performers aged 12 and up.

If you’re not interested in performing but still wish to view the masterclass, we have good news for you: There will be in-person and online options for viewing the masterclass and a Q&A immediately after. All are welcome! (questions will be taken from in-person viewers only).

Go to for more info and to reserve your spot!

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Playwriting Workshop Scheduled for January at Ohio Playwrights Circle

OPC_logoRegistration is open for Ohio Playwrights Circle’s eight-week playwrighting workshop.

This workshop will begin on Saturday, January 8 and will run from Noon to 4 pm EST on the Zoom platform. Cost is $275. Class size is limited to 3-6 students to enhance individual attention.

Register here:

The workshop is for advanced writers who have a play in any stage of development who will benefit from hearing their words read aloud by actors and receiving feedback. It is not for beginners. For more information go to or write to

Steve Weaver, OPC-PR coordinator

The Ohio Playwrights Circle is a project of the American ArtWorks Foundation.

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NKU School of the Arts Hosts Winter Dance Intensive

NKU_SOTA logoHIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KY – Northern Kentucky University School of the Arts announces the launch of the inaugural Winter Dance Intensive, a three-day pre-professional Dance Institute for Artists in the Making.

  • What: NKU SOTA Dance Institute – Winter Intensive
  • When: Jan. 15-17, 2022
  • Where: Northern Kentucky University’s campus
  • Registration: (limited to 30 spots) – deadline Jan. 1, 2022

Participants will experience immersive dance training with regional and national guest artists that run their own companies. Throughout the intensive, they will receive industry and technical training in advanced ballet and modern technique and repertory work, and gain insight into multiple performance opportunities in dance. Sessions will be held in a new state-of-the-art dance studio on NKU’s campus.

The registration deadline is Jan. 1, 2022, and is limited to 30 participants. The registration fee is $25, and the program fee is $300 (reduced tuition may be available). Video audition submission is required for participation. The program leads include Tracey Bonner, Megan Flynn, and Missy Lay-Zimmer & Andrew Hubbard.

About NKU: Founded in 1968, we are a growing metropolitan university of more than 15,000 students served by more than 2,000 faculty and staff on a thriving suburban campus near Cincinnati. Located in the quiet suburb of Highland Heights, Kentucky—just seven miles southeast of Cincinnati—we have become a leader in Greater Cincinnati and Kentucky by providing a private school education for a fraction of the cost. While we are one of the fastest growing universities in Kentucky, our professors still know our students’ names. For more information, visit


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Cincinnati Ballet Offers Specialized Classes for People with Parkinson’s

CB_Parkinson ClassTwice-weekly classes designed to improve flexibility, balance, and quality of life

Cincinnati Ballet announces new dance classes for persons living with Parkinson’s Disease. The new program — CB Moves for Parkinson’s — was created in partnership with Dancing with Parkinson’s Cincinnati. The program is based on the Dance for PD methodology created by acclaimed choreographer Mark Morris. Our expert faculty use movement and music to stimulate both the body and mind, providing a supportive forum for fitness, expression, and community for participants of all ages. Dancers are welcome to enjoy class on their own or to invite a companion to participate with them.

Dance might not seem like the obvious therapy for people living with Parkinson’s Disease, who are often known for tremors in their hands and shuffling of their feet. Parkinson’s Disease can also cause muscle rigidity and affect balance, and patients can experience fatigue, mood disorders, and cognitive impairment that can significantly decrease quality of life. Dance therapy has been shown to improve patients’ motor function and well-being. “Dance may be effective in targeting motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease because it incorporates the stretching and strengthening of muscles, and increases flexibility throughout the body, which may help maintain balance in people with Parkinson’s,” researchers at Northwestern University wrote after conducting a 2018 study which evaluated the benefits of dance therapy in Parkinson’s patients.

All Tri-State PD patients and their loved ones are welcome to program. Classes are held at the Cincinnati Ballet Margaret and Michael Valentine Center for Dance in Walnut Hills on Mondays and Fridays and at the Wyoming Fine Arts Center on Wednesdays. Classes are offered on a drop-in basis so there is no advance commitment required. The $10 class fee covers both the participant and a companion. Financial aid is available.

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Bell Tower Arts Pavilion in Evendale
3270 Glendale Milford Rd
Cincinnati, Ohio 45241

Instructor/ Host Vaslav J. Rice (513) 808-2362

Classes are held on Wednesday nights at 730 PM to 930 PM
The classes are on-going- every Wednesday night. Unless a notification says otherwise.
The class welcomes ALL 18 and Over
Each Class costs $10
The first class you attend is always Free.

The BEST of each class moves on to a Showcase event with a live audience.

A Showcase  will be held every other month. No date set yet for October of 2021.

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