Did you know we have a theater company in our back yard? Tons of classes for almost every age at The Children's Theatre Academy! It's conveniently located off Red Bank Road. Super easy to get to and an excuse to eat at our favorite taco place Mazunte because you'll be passing by it for classes.
Check out this amazing line up.
Home school families, they have created special morning classes for you too!
HOMESCHOOL DRAMA (Ages 6-7, 8-10) (E) Are you a homeschooler looking for a creative outlet? Come to TCT for your dramatic needs! Step into the role of a lifetime and master the fundamentals of the Dramatic Arts! Using traditional and modern acting techniques, we will explore the dynamics of drama through the use of scene work. Your teaching artist will assign scenes from both contemporary and classical theatrical plays/musicals as you learn to expand your talents through the help of others. This class inspires strong teamwork, observation, and creativity. This is a 15-week course.
See the website for details, pricing and scholarship applications.
4015 Red Bank Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45227
Disclaimer: Vintage Indie is a brand ambassador for The Children's Theatre. We are provided with tickets for our family in exchange for promotional purposes. All opinions are our own.
Julie is a professional writer and when she was homeschooling her own 5 children she found that writing was a subject that was often poorly taught to children. She founded Brave Writer, a language arts program that meets children where they are and uses instinctive and creative ways to draw out the language arts which are already all around us.
She did all kinds of homeschooling over the years with her children, including Charlotte Mason who she has a soft spot for.
If you want to know more about Brave Writer you can check it out their website, bravewriter.com.
I love that much of what she does is straightforward (podcasts, Friday Freewrites,. etc) and that her heart is for community in the homeschooling world.
There are still spots open, but I'm sure they won't be for long. If you haven't heard Julie speak you're in for a treat. She's super uplifting in her talks and will make for a great launching point for your upcoming school year! Also, get to know her on Instagram @JulieBraveWriter, she's always posting live stories and is very easy to connect with.
You can register for the event here: https://goo.gl/forms/7uRVymbKFVCFOQeE3 Saturday, August 25th from 9 am- 4 pm, cost is $40 which includes lunch.
You will want to fill out the google form to register. All of the information about the specific talks she's giving are on the google form.
There are still spots open, but I'm sure they won't be for long. If you haven't heard Julie speak you're in for a treat. She's super uplifting in her talks and will make for a great launching point for your upcoming school year! Be sure to visit the registration event page below to get set up.
Full Disclosure the event organizer provided me with one free ticket in exchange for promoting this event. However, all opinions are my own and I'm super excited to attend.
Did you even know such things existed! This is the Beer Cheese Festival's 10th anniversary!
June 9, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Main Street in Downtown Winchester KY 34 S Main St Winchester, KY 40391 USA
COST: $5.00 Per Wristband Per Person
Ask almost anyone what the best part of the Beer Cheese Festival is, and they’ll tell you, “Sampling beer cheese!” and they’re right. We start at 10:00 am and go all the way to 5:00 pm. You can sample beer cheese from any of our vendors. Sample them all. Find your favorite. Cast your vote. You can even purchase beer cheese right from the vendors. When you need a break, there are plenty of other things to do at the festival–listen to live music, drink from the beer garden, visit arts & crafts or Kentucky Proud booths…and then you can head right back into the beer cheese section, and try some more, because at the end of the day it’s all about the beer cheese!
Cincinnati: The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati presents Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s MARYPOPPINS JR. April 7-16, 2018 at the Taft Theatre. The “practically perfect” 70-minute musical is based on the classic P.L. Travers stories and the Walt Disney film.
All of London (and Cincinnati!) is shouting from the rooftops about this exciting stage adaptation of the classic tales of MaryPoppins. Join the Banks family as they encounter adventure after fun-filled adventure with their curious new nanny, MaryPoppins. Adapted especially for young audiences, this musical includes favorite Sherman brothers songs such as “A Spoonful of Sugar,” “Feed the Birds,” and “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious,” as well as wonderful new songs by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe. With colorful characters and an irresistible score, MARYPOPPINS JR. is sure to be a crowd-pleaser for all ages.
Original Music and Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman. Book by Julian Fellowes. New Songs and Additional Music and Lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe. Co-Created by Cameron Mackintosh. Directed by The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati’s own Producing Artistic Director, Roderick Justice, and choreographed by Paula Rakestraw.
MARYPOPPINS JR. presented by The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati, April 7-16, 2018. Saturday, April 7 at 2 PM* (this performance is signed for the hearing impaired), Sunday, April 8 at 2 PM, Sunday, April 8 at 5 PM, Friday, April 13 at 7:30 PM, Saturday, April 14 at 2 PM, Saturday, April 14 at 5 PM, Sunday, April 15 at 2 PM at the Taft Theatre, 5th and Sycamore Streets in Downtown Cincinnati. Tickets start at $10. 1-800-745-3000 and www.ticketmaster.com.
TCT’s Sensory Friendly performance will be held on Monday, April 16 at 9:45 AM. This performance is intended for individuals on the autism spectrum, as well as children (and adults) with other special needs who may benefit. To create a sensory-friendly performance, the show is performed in a welcoming, supportive environment for those with sensory challenges. Slight adjustments to lighting and sound are made and effects such as fog, strobes, and lights that extend into the audience are minimalized.
Homeschoolers, did you know that The Children's Theatre now offers Study Guides for their Main Stage shows? Check it out here.
The Golden Dragon Acrobats represent the best of a time-honored tradition that began more than twenty-five centuries ago. The company's reputation is solidly rooted in a commitment to the highest of production values and an attention to artistic details that is unparalleled in the art form. World-renowned impresario Danny Chang and choreographer Angela Chang combine award-winning acrobatics, traditional dance, spectacular costumes, ancient and contemporary music, and theatrical techniques to present a show of breathtaking skill and beauty.
Performing feats on chairs stacked ten-stories high, the troupe has traveled to all fifty states and to more than sixty-five countries on five continents. The Golden Dragon Acrobats have received two prestigious New York Drama Desk Award nominations for its Broadway performances. A five-week run at Broadway’s New Victory Theater in 2014 marked the only time an acrobatic troupe from China was chosen to perform twice at this prestigious venue.
The ancient art of acrobatics has developed into one of China's most popular art forms. As well as evolving into many forms of performance – dance, opera, martial arts, and sports – acrobatics has served an important role in the cultural exchange between China and Western nations. The citizens of China continue to present their acrobatic art for the world today, in order to portray their hard-working nature and set forth an example of the rich traditions of Chinese culture.
The group’s founder, producer and director Danny Chang, is one of the world’s leading promoters of Chinese acrobatics. He began his training at the age of eight with his family’s acrobatic school in Taipei and began performing with its touring wing, the Golden Dragon Acrobats, at age ten. He is the recipient of many awards, including the prestigious Medal for International Faith and Goodwill by the Republic of China’s Coordination Council for North American Affairs.
"When the Golden Dragon Acrobats come to town, the wonders stack up," reviewed The New York Times. "Cathedrals of contortionists in back bend rise before your eyes, body by body. Human obstacles, which tumblers flip over, widen in person-size increments. The thrill is escalation. These touring acrobats from China know how to keep topping themselves."