OPA Now Offers Guitar Rentals

HAVE YOU HEARD? Rental guitars are now being offered at OPA!

Are you planning on taking guitar class or private guitar lessons and don’t have your own guitar? Not sure if your child will stick with guitar lessons so don’t want to purchase yet? This is a great way to begin!

Guitar rentals are $35 per session and available on a first come, first served basis. For information on guitar rental, contact judy.crandall@olmstedperformingarts.com. Visit our Music Classes web page for complete class and lesson schedules.

For information on guitar rental, contact judy.crandall@olmstedperformingarts.com. Judy will send you the rental contract. Bring the contract to the OPA office with payment. You will receive your rental guitar at your first lesson/class.

Valentine’s Day is a Month Long at OPA!

All of the staff and teachers are very excited for the month of February to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Miss Marlee, a dance instructor at OPA, has lots of fun plans through out the month! Keep an eye out on our website and Facebook for all of our other fun ideas from our teachers and staff throughout the month!

Jazz 2 (Mondays 6:00-6:55)-
Marlee’s Jazz 2 class will learn a fun, upbeat combo to a Valentine’s-themed song that will feature some beginning partnering. Parents are welcome to come be our audience at the end of class during the week of Valentine’s Day, so the students can show off their hard work!

Ballet 1 (Tuesdays 4:30-5:25)
Marlee’s Ballet 1 class will learn a sweet, simple combination that will allow parent participation. It will be performed at the end of class during the week of Valentine’s Day.

Ballet 2 (Tuesdays 5:30-6:45)
Marlee’s Ballet 2 class will learn a sweet, simplified version of “The Dying Swan” in addition to learning about the classic ballet “Swan Lake.” Parents are welcome to come be our audience at the end of class during the week of Valentine’s Day, so the students can show off their hard work!

Musical Theater Dance (Tuesdays 6:50-7:45)
Marlee’s Musical Theater Dance class will learn an original combination to the song “A Bushel and a Peck” from the musical “Guys and Dolls.” Parents are welcome to come be our audience at the end of class during the week of Valentine’s Day, so the students can show off their hard work!

Ballet 4 (Thursdays 4:30-5:55)
Marlee’s Ballet 4 class will learn the story and history, as well as, a variation from the ballet “Giselle.” Parents are welcome to come be our audience at the end of class during […]

Classes Resume January 5

All OPA classes resume January 5. Have questions? Email us any time at hq@olmstedperformingarts.com.

Holiday Office Hours

During the Thanksgiving and winter holidays, the Olmsted Performing Arts office will be open reduced hours. See the complete schedule below.

**Resume normal office hours starting Thursday, January 5th

Toy Soldier, Fairy Godmother & Friends Show

Beginning Friday, November 25th at 1pm & 3pm

In partnership with Olmsted Performing Arts
At The Grand Staircase

Enrich your holiday with tradition and join Tower City’s own Toy Soldier, Fairy Godmother, and their friends in a celebration of holiday magic! Meet the characters following every performance and don’t forget your camera!

November 25, 26*, & 27
December 3-4, 10-11, 17-18
1pm & 3pm Shows
*Special 7pm Winterfest Show – Sat. Nov. 26

To schedule an appearance by the Toy Solider, e-mail rob@thetoysoldier.com or visit facebook.com/TheToySoldierTowerCity

Join Us For a Cup of Cocoa: December 12–18

From December 12–18, we invite all of our OPA parents and students to have cocoa with us! Between 5:00–7:30 PM during the week of December 12, stop by the OPA main office to receive complimentary hot chocolate.

Mismatch Week: November 28–December 4

Show your OPA spirit! During the week of November 28–December 4, we invite all of our students and staff to wear their craziest, mismatched outfit to class!

Free Lecture: “The Sklar Principle”

Release Date: October 10, 2016

Media Contact:
Public Relations
(914) 923 – 4239


America’s leading expert on young performers explains the universals of success.

Renowned New York Talent Scout Peter Sklar knows a thing or two about helping aspiring child stars achieve success. His list of protégés includes Sarah Jessica Parker, Reese Witherspoon, and Mischa Barton, to name a few, along with many current and former Broadway, TV, and film actors, singers and dancers.

Reality shows like American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance have springboarded some of the most talented kids in the nation into super stardom. But with so much available talent, what really sets one kid apart from another?

According to Sklar, any career- in or out of the arts- is about two things: self-image and health. He argues that these qualities outweigh looks, training, connections, and even talent, and apply universally.

In “The Sklar Principle”, a lecture for students and their parents on Saturday, November 12th 2:00 pm at Olmsted Performing Arts in Berea, Ohio, Sklar will explain why his views are in synch with the needs of top New York and Hollywood agents and casting directors, as well as college admission boards, and job interviewers in virtually all fields.

“The people who sit behind the table are trying to decide two things: do they like you, and do they believe you,” Sklar tells young audiences. “If you don’t feel good mentally and physically, you won’t open up and show us who you really are. When that happens- no matter how smart you are, or what you’ve achieved, or what you look like- we’ve already lost interest.”

Alluding to a dramatic rise in self-destructive behavior, such as smoking, drinking, drugs, and eating […]

Bring a Friend Week: October 17–23

If you bring a friend to any OPA class during the week of October 17–23, you’ll receive a free open gym session coupon and you and your friend will be entered into a drawing for an OPA t-shirt!

Want to participate? It’s easy! Just bring your friend to class and submit the information below. You can print this form ahead of time or ask for one at the OPA front office when you arrive!

Download the PDF file .

Dream Big

Olmsted Performing Arts is empowering kids to dream BIG! Fall classes begin on August 29!