2008 Guide to the Arts listings

Staff Writer
Columbus Parent

BalletMet Dance Academy

(614) 224-1672


Ages: 4 and up

The BalletMet Dance Academy, the country’s fifth largest dance school associated with a professional company, kicks off its fall schedule of classes August 25 at both its downtown dance centre and the satellite in Gahanna. The Academy offers classes in ballet, tap, hip-hop, Pilates, ballroom and more. BalletMet season subscribers receive a 10 percent discount on all classes.

Bill Sparks - All Youth Dancesport Ballroom Academy

(614) 204-0196


Ages: 5-17

Our academy builds confidence through dance by teaching youth, teens and children how to ballroom dancesport.

NorthPointe Dance


(614) 882-3630


Ages: 2-18

NorthPointe Dance Academy provides the highest quality instruction to children and teenagers in an enthusiastic, loving atmosphere. Our classes emphasize technique, control and self-expression. Classes are offered in tap, jazz, lyrical, ballet, cheer, hip-hop and pointe. Highly-qualified instructors teach classes from preschool through pre-professional programs. We offer a brand new 12,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility with six dance training studios, full-length mirrors, ballet barres, professional dance floors and much more.

Columbus Museum of Art

(614) 221-4848


Ages: All

CMA creates Great Experiences with Great Art for Everyone through special exhibitions, including the upcoming Objects of Wonder from The Ohio State University and To Live Forever: Egyptian Treasures from the Brooklyn Museum, as well as a full schedule of fun, hands on family programs. Visit our website for more information.

Columbus Music and Art Academy

(614) 789-9392


Ages: 4-17

Columbus Music and Art Academy offers professional quality drawing and painting art classes for kids ages 4-17. The classes are held on Saturdays, August through May. Tuition is $350 per year. During art classes children learn correct drawing and painting techniques, line movement, shading, proportions, composition and color concepts. Kids work in small groups and each child gets personal attention from the art instructor. Visit our Web site or call (614) 789-9392 to learn more about the art program.

David Myers Art Studio & Galleries

(614) 882-2180


Ages: 5 and up

Located in the heart of Uptown Westerville in the historic Westerville Hotel, David Myers Art Studio & Galleries offers private art instruction year-round for central Ohio artists ages 5 to adult. David Myers, the artist and seasoned gallery owner, is committed to empowering artists to develop their unique gifts and express their passion. Myers works with students who are just beginning as well as established artists looking to stretch and grow.

Midwest Performing Arts/ Midwest Panther All Stars

(614) 361-7351


Ages: 4 and up

Midwest is your one stop shop for cheerleading and the performing arts. We offer competitive cheerleading, competitive dance, tumbling classes, tumbling clinics, cheer camps, partner stunt classes, dance classes and workshops, fitness classes and a variety of summer camps. We also provide birthday entertainment, recitals and much more! Check out our websites for more information, or e-mail mpacoaches@yahoo.com, www.midwestperformingarts, or www.midwestpanthers.com. Come join the family! Come join the fun!

Broadway Across America

(614) 224-7654


Ages: All

Broadway Across American—Columbus is proud to announce it’s 20th season featuring great family shows like Grease (Dec. 16-28), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Mar. 24-29, 2009), Annie (April 17-19, 2009), The Color Purple (May 5-10, 2009) and Mamma Mia (July 7-12, 2009).

Greater Columbus Arts Council

(614) 224-2606


Ages: All

ARTS CLASSifieds is a comprehensive resource for parents to find art classes for their children (and themselves). Go to www.gcac.org and click on the front page link to find classes. You can also search by date, age range and art form.

Marcy’s Clayground, A Paint-Your-Own Pottery Studio

(614) 932-3000


Ages: All

If creative socializing and spending good quality time with your family and freinds is what you are after, then Marcy’s Clayground is for you. We have everything you need to create a special one-of-a-kind ceramic gift or keepsake. Even infants can create at Marcy’s by add their handprints and foot prints.

WOW Art!

(614) 629.0358

Ages: 4-5

Play, pretend and create at WOW Art!

In this lively art class, families explore art together through play, movement, music, gallery games and art-making.

Annie Hawe

(740) 965-3603


Ages: Toddler-8

Annie is a singer/guitar player who writes and performs fun, interactive songs for kids. She gets kids singing, playing instruments, using puppets and moving to songs from her CD, "Wake Up Sleepyhead,” as well as other popular children’s songs. View program rates and listen to song samples at www.anniejamband.com.

Allegro Studios

(614) 777-4405


Ages: 3 and up

Piano lessons, voice lessons, choir, music classes galore. And for the first time ever: a guitar class! Introduction to piano, music and movement, children’s choir and even a workshop on costuming are some of the classes we offer. Class enrollments are very limited so call today! Enroll for private lessons before September first and waive the $25 enrollment fee. We love what we do! Our caring, degreed staff will patiently and expertly guide your child—or you—to musical skills to last a lifetime!

Columbus International Children’s Choir

(614) 789-9392


Ages: 4-17

Columbus International Children’s Choir offers professional-quality singing education and remarkable performance experience for children ages 4-17. The choir rehearses on Saturdays from August 23, 2008-May 30, 2009. Tuition is $350-$380 per year. CICC performed at Carnegie Hall in New York and in many other venues. Our singers enjoyed performing in concerts with the finest

professional musicians, including New England Symphonic Ensemble and CSO musicians. Visit our website at www.cmaacademy.org, or call (614) 789-9392 to learn more about the program.

Conservatory of Piano

Worthington (614) 436-6076

East (614) 755-2424


Ages: 3 and up

Sampler is a unique introductory program providing the opportunity for children to experience piano lessons in a fun and exciting atmosphere, helping parents make the important decision to continue with long-term lessons. Sampler for preschoolers ages 3 to 6 encourages social interaction while preparing the child for the learning process. Classes include keyboard awareness, number and letter recognition, basic musical notation and finger-number-note coordination at the piano. Sampler for older beginners, ages 7 to 10, encourages children to become music makers. Classes include musical notation, music theory, staff reading and ample time playing familiar songs at the piano.

Piano Lessons in Your Home

(614) 847-1212


Ages: 4 and up

In-home piano, voice and guitar lessons.


(614) 868-0107


Ages: Birth-12 months, 13-24 months,

2-3 - and 4-5 -

Come make new friends and share the joys of learning, playing and making music with your child-newborn through age 5. Experience our Heart Strings music and movement based learning program, where you and your child will develop a repertoire of delightful children’s folk songs, nursery rhymes and games. Your child’s innate musical abilities and essential development skills will be nurtured and refined as you joyfully share, explore and integrate these activities into your daily life. Come discover the joy in WeJoySing.

The Abbey Theater of Dublin

(614) 410-4550


Ages: Pre-school-18 years

The Abbey Theater of Dublin, located in the Dublin Community Recreation Center, offers a school year series on Saturdays featuring performers from all over the United States. Musicals, magic, plays and puppetry are presented. Classes in musical theater, dance, music and drama are also offered.

Drama Kids & DKI Acting Academy

(740) 549-3386


Ages: 5-7, 8-11, 12-17

Whether students are destined for the stage or boardroom, Drama Kids & DKI Acting Academy builds acting skills, speaking skills and confidence in young people and teenagers. We believe that enthusiastic students who speak out clearly and relate confidently with their peers develop skills that make the journey through life much easier. Above all, our drama classes are great fun! For more information, call (740) 549-3386 or email info@dramakidsohio.com.