Do you have a budding actor in your house? A child with a flair for the dramatic? Or just a kiddo who enjoys the arts? Register them for TCT Academy!
The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati’s TCT Academy offers group classes and private lessons for ages 3 -18 at its beautiful Red Bank Road facility. Registration is open now for the spring session, which is TCT Academy’s most popular oner of the year.
There are a variety of classes from which to choose, including beginning drama, creative movement, ballet, tap and more! Classes are available for various ages and skill levels — no prior experience is needed for many of the offerings (look for an “E” beside the class name; this means it’s an Exposure class; these classes are meant to expose beginners to a variety of subjects). If you think your child is too young for classes at TCT Academy, think again! Creative Toddling classes start at age two.
Last fall, I enrolled my 5-year-old in TCT Academy’s Happy Feet, a beginner-level tap class. It was our first experience with TCT Academy, and will definitely not be our last.
The class meet weekly on Saturday mornings, and was a fun intro to tap dancing. Billed as a fun way to “channel” infectious kid energy, Happy Feet encouraged lots of movement and noise, all while teaching the basics of music and rhythm.
Mary loved Happy Feet. She was especially into her teacher, Ms. Eden, who had a great energy and way with the group. Somehow, Ms. Eden managed to encourage creativity and freestyle movement, while also teaching various tap steps and moves.
As a parent, I’m always striving for ways to work with my kids’ natural talent and ability, and Happy Feet was a perfect fit for my “busy” and energetic daughter. Finding ways to channel that energy is key, and TCT Academy is all about working with kids and letting them be creative.
TCT Academy’s Spring Session starts Feb. 2 and runs through May – and it’s the most popular session of the year! There are a variety of 7- and 15-week courses from which to choose. (Classes are divided by age group, and your child must be within the age parameters on the first day of class.) Openings are still available for the Spring Session, but you’ll have to hurry – the sign-up deadline is Jan. 21! Register here.