On February 27, the Board of Directors of the non-profit Performing Arts Academy, located in Middletown, Ohio, voted unanimously to begin the biggest fundraising drive in the Academy's history. Their goal is to find a permanent local home for their growing music and theatre arts programs.
Nina Markle, the Executive Director of PAA together with Dawn Cooke, Assistant Director, have worked with dozens of instructors and hundreds of area children for the past seven years. With the help of dedicated volunteers, instructors and choreographers, they have presented extraordinary stage productions, prepared and coached voice and instrumental students to highest standards of performance, and have helped adults to utilize their talents and gifts in the performing arts. Most recently, the PAA was located at the Towne Mall Galleria, where they built a theatre with the help of many volunteers, parents and community businesses.
Mrs. Markle says that the PAA's successful fundraising drive and the acquisition of a permanent building will assure that its mission will continue. "The PAA has become a vital part of the Miami Valley and this Capital Campaign will ensure that it remains a successful part of our couumnity!"
The PAA teaches singing, dancing, acting, drama and public speaking to children from ages five to eighteen. Students of the PAA come from Middletown and the surrounding communities of Carlisle, Franklin, Springboro, Centerville, Lebanon, Mason, Hamilton, Trenton and Monroe. Many of the PAA's students have gone on to college to study theatre, dance, voice performance and have appeared on the stage of La Comedia. A large number of music students have received excellent and superior ratings in the Ohio Music Educators Association's district contests.
The PAA changes lives by fostering the development of children's potential in music and theatre while teaching them life skills, which many parents see quickly after enrolling in the PAA programs. The PAA programs give students a sense of accomplishment and enhanced self-esteem. Shy students learn to be more self confident, while others build self esteem and gain an early sense of accomplishment by speaking in public performances. The PAA offers unique and valuable instruction and experience in class and on stage that cannot be found anywhere else in the area. The tuition for classes is very affordable and if the parents cannot afford the tuition, limited scholarships are available. The value of the instrution is lifelong and irreplaceable.
The PAA board has set January 31, 2018 as the success date for this capital campaign. The Performing Arts Academy's positive impact on children in the Miami Valley is priceless. Please contribute generously and watch for amazing results.
The PAA is a 501(c) (3) tax exempt entity. Gifts to the PAA are tax deductible as charitable contributions. Call us at (513) 594-7242.
The Performing Arts Academy
"Hats!" Musical Theatre
Performances: March 20 & 21, 2015, 7:00 PM
New Covenant Church, 4340 Union Rd., Franklin
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All tickets: $5
The Performing Arts Academy (PAA) will champion and instill an appreciation and love of the arts. PAA is organized exclusively for educational purposes to provide individual or group musical and theatrical education and performance opportunities for participants. PAA serves students of all ages and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, religion, or national origin.
Not only will the participants receive an education, but also increased confidence in the ability to perform. This will be achieved through high caliber instructors and staff whose goal is to lead the participant to his/her personal best. Music literature appropriate to their skill level will be expertly taught to give the participant the maximum understanding of the elements of music.