“As an elementary principal, I believe in the development of the “whole child”.  Cincinnati Academy of Performing Arts has been a partner in this vision.  By offering private and group classes within our school building after school hours, our students have been exposed to musical instruments, dance, acting, voice, and jump roping. The parents are pleased that students do not have to travel a distance, often staying after school, to receive these lessons.  CAPA instructors display a professional attitude, not only in their degree of performing arts expertise, but in their ability to differentiate their instruction for different levels of skill with consistent conversation with our music teacher to promote alignment between the two programs. As an example, CAPA offered a summer “musical theater camp”.  What a great way for students to practice reading, listening, collaboration, and presentation during the summer months. Not only did the students find joy within musical theater, but they made friendships and created memories to last many years.  While the mentioned attributes alone are worthwhile, CAPA demonstrates their commitment and partnership by donating funds directly to our school at the conclusion of the year’s classes. I feel privileged to be working with Cincinnati Academy of Performing Arts and feel grateful to offer these opportunities to our students.”  Melissa A. Stewart, Ed.D., Indian Hill Elementary School Principal

“I appreciate the learning opportunity and convenience CAPA provides. It is a life saver for working parents.” – Hui Yang

“I had a client who bought a house in Indian Hill but was ready to move her daughter to a nearby private school because her daughter wasn’t happy – but then the child joined Primary Players and signed up for some classes with CAPA and in 2 weeks the child was ecstatic! CAPA classes and IH school support of the performing arts made all the difference!” – Beth Dowling, realtor

“We simply could not have been more pleased with The Young Actors Camp at Artsville. My 9-year-old had a ton of fun and really learned how to “become” Theseus and Oberon. The camp was extremely affordable at $25 for the whole week (including lunch)!  The communication from the Director throughout the week was great and parent participation was welcomed and encouraged. The kids were encouraged to add their own twist on the characters, right down to the costume they chose to wear. This camp far exceeded our expectations and was better than other theater camps we experienced this Summer costing a whole lot more.”  – Paula Houston

“I want to let CAPA know that the Arts are important and do make a difference!  Children play soccer, tennis, football ect. All of which helps build confidence, leadership and team building. Not all children or people are wired the same and for those who may not excel in sports the ability to explore, express and share their talents is a gift.  Thank you and your team for your commitment, understanding and very hard work.  You and your team make a difference.” – Jeannie Walton

“Thanks for your patience and the wonderful program you are offering.  I know Sam would not have been as confident for her auditions without Xan’s guidance.” – Rene Cline

“CAPA is such a gift to our community.  It gives our children the opportunity to explore, learn and become confident in the arts. My 8th grade daughter has participated in the musical theatre and acting classes.  There is a smile on her face every time I pick her up from these programs.  Indian Hill has top schools, a strong recreation program, and now, they can add CAPA.  What a unique place to live with all of these programs complimenting the whole child.” -Andrea Singer

“CAPA is the best thing to happen to the IH school district in a long time!  My kids love every class or lesson they’ve taken and now I don’t have to drive all over the city.  We’re so happy the program is growing and thriving!” -Valerie Davis

“Though we have long had an amazing sports recreation program in Indian Hill it was hard to find quality and convenient options for kids who enjoy the arts, until now.  My daughter has participated in several classes, and I have found the instructors to be exceptional.  I feel so fortunate to have this program available for the children in our community.  I am excited to see how this program will grow in the future.” -Sarah Aitken

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