CAPA’s mission is to foster and inspire excellence in all aspects of the performing arts for children and adults within Cincinnati and its surrounding communities through education and public engagement. There are many schools that students to do not have access to the performing arts. CAPA outreach programs work toward the goal of bringing the arts to underserved schools and communities. Through our generous sponsors and donors - and covering your processing fees on our tuition based programs - we are able to use those funds and partner with schools or organization to bring the arts directly to a school or community.
Mt Airy Elementary - Since 2018, CAPA has been working with Mt Airy Elementary students bringing after school literacy based acting classes to their campus. We've started a tradition of performing "A Christmas Carol" each December. CAPA also participated in Summer Scholars providing an acting class and film production class where students made a short 4 minute film. This class was an adaption of our popular Film Production Camp offered to high school students in the summer. It was a thrill to see this group of 6th graders in action directing, writing and filming.
Chase Elementary in the Northside - NEW in the Fall of 2022, CAPA is providing dance programming with an Afro-Caribbean influence. for 3rd and 4th graders. This dance class draws on foundation of ballet, teaching students' standard ballet techniques and vocabulary while combining with jazz and contemporary dance from the historical rich Caribbean community. The classes culminates with a recital at the end of the session.
CBC - CAPA Ballet Cairaibe DanceCare Camp - New summer of 2023 CAPA offered a summer long dance camp during the months of June and July. Camp ran afternoons in June (after Summer Scholars programming) and full day, 9am-3pm in July. Lunch ws provided every day through collaboration with Our Daily Bread and Le Soupe. Camp uniforms - leotard, tights and ballet shoes - provided to each camper. Campers marched/danced in the annual Northside July 4th parade. Camp culminated with a two hour dance recital for parents and friends showcasing the different types of dance and creative moves the students worked on.
Overall, CAPA outreach programs focus on the 4 Cs: Communicate, Creative, Collaboration and Critical Thinking. We are so happy to be able to offer these after school enrichment opportunities to our outreach partners! Thank you to our generous donors and supporters!