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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: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0f4caead2ca4f94-theplaywrighting1

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 https://ohioplaywrightscircle.wordpress.com/ or write to OPC.pr.steve@gmail.com.

Steve Weaver, OPC-PR coordinator

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

Follow Ohio Playwrights Circle at https://ohioplaywrightscircle.wordpress.com/, on Facebook,

and Twitter at: OhioPlaywrightsCircle (@OHPlaywrightsC)

For information on upcoming events, contact: OPC.PR.steve@gmail.com

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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: nku.edu/wdi (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 nku.edu.

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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.

For more information, head to www.cballet.org/cbmoves-for-parkinsons.

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CINCINNATI IMPROV ARENA Classes and Showcase

CIA_logoCINCINNATI IMPROV ARENA

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

Instructor/ Host Vaslav J. Rice (513) 808-2362 vaslavjrice@gmail.com

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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Fall Classes and Workshops at Acting Up

ACTUP-logoActing Up is excited to offer 6-week small group fall classes and a high school workshop beginning October 5, 2020!  While we are disappointed we cannot produce our usual fall musical due to the on-going restrictions surrounding COVID-19, we are thrilled to offer the opportunity for young actors to continue to hone their performance skills during this time!

We will be offering Acting classes for grades 2-12 (grouped by grade level), an Improv class for grades 6-12, and a high school workshop production of “Freaky Friday”!  All classes will be held at our facility in Mason.  Details for each individual class can be found in the EventBrite link for your actor’s grade level.  Spots are extremely limited, and several classes are already SOLD OUT, but we do have a few remaining spots in our Acting Class for grades 8-12 and our high school workshop!

Click on the following links for more information and registration:

All registered participants will receive a detailed guide of Acting Up’s COVID-19 policies and protocols prior to the start of classes, as well as a medical/liability release form that must be completed for the first class.  Actors registered for the “Freaky Friday” workshop will receive a separate email with (optional) audition information.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

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