• Zumba

    $9.00$70.00

    Saturdays, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

    Get a great aerobic workout when you practice this Latin-inspired dance exercise routine.
    • Ages: Adults and mature teens 16+
    • Session: March 16 - May 25 (11 weeks)
    • Instructor: Robin Goodrich
    • Location: CCAC's new home (3412 Clifton Ave)
    • Payment options:
      • $9/ single class
      • $70/ 10-class pass
    Robin Goodrich Meet Robin, whose true passion has always been music!  Robin has over 10 years of experience in teaching Zumba Fitness™, with certifications in various Zumba™ formats, such as Zumba™ Basic 1 & 2, Zumba Gold™, Zumba Kids & Kids Jr. ™ & Zumba Step™. She also specializes in Zumba™ World Rhythms, such as African, Jamaican, Indian and Brazilian rhythms, as well as CIRCL Mobility™ & Cardio Drumming. Robin is a versatile and dynamic instructor who can adapt to different fitness levels and preferences. Robin started teaching at CCAC in winter semester 2012 and is thrilled to be back at CCAC’s new location. She has also taught at various fitness centers and community venues, such as Mercy Healthplex, Trihealth Fitness Pavilion, Westwood, Northside and Finneytown. Robin offers a medium impact Zumba™ class that incorporates higher & lower level modifications. She welcomes all fitness levels and ensures that everyone feels successful in her classes. She uses both verbal and non-verbal cues to guide the participants through the routines. If you are looking for a fun and effective way to stay fit and healthy, join Robin’s Zumba class and get ready to groove to the beat! 🎶
  • Wednesdays, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

    Get prepared for a riot of creative chaos! You'll unleash your imagination, splatter paint, squish clay, and have a blast making beautiful messes while learning the joys of self-expression through art.

    • Age: Ages 8 - 12
    • Session: March 13 - May 22 (11 weeks)
    • Instructor: Melinda Welch
    • Cost: $58/month
    • Class Size: minimum of 7 students registered to run class; no more than 15 students total
    • Class Location: CCAC's new home (3412 Clifton Ave)
    • Registration Deadline: Rolling!
    Melinda Welch Melinda E. Welch earned her Master’s degree and teaching license in Art Education from the University of Cincinnati’s school of Design Architecture, Art and Planning. Melinda’s Masters thesis focused on developing a visual arts curriculum for a community arts center. Currently, Melinda is teaching for the Clifton Cultural Arts Center and leading art classes at Bridgeway Pointe, UC Health, an assisted living residence.  Melinda’s teaching experience includes 14 years as Art Director at the Wyoming Fine Arts Center. While Art Director, she developed her vision for a visual art community driven by a strong, cohesive art curriculum and relationships with her students and families. She sought to connect with surrounding communities by integrating free art programming through connections with local schools, libraries and recreation centers. She often collaborates with diverse music teachers, and other non-profit organizations such as Elementz and BioKoto.  While in graduate school, she was employed by Kennedy Heights Art Center to teach adult and youth art classes. She also taught after-school art at Pleasant Ridge Montessori and the Pleasant Ridge Library. Her student teaching experience includes Walnut Hills High School, Sherwood Elementary, North Avondale Montessori, and Anderson High School. For the Contemporary Art Center, she taught an arts integration curriculum at Bond Hill Elementary. For the CAC she also led art programing at various local schools and in the UNMuseum. She has completed internships at the Cincinnati Art Museum, the Taft Museum of Art, Manifest Gallery and Prairie Gallery. She was part of a youth community photography program in conjunction with Happen Inc, Prairie Gallery and the Mill Creek Restoration Project. Melinda is an active and experienced artist who works in ceramics, photography, collage and whatever else strikes her artistic fancy. She and her husband reside in Camp Washington with their two children.
  • Saturday, April 27 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

    Since 1987, Cincinnati has seen tremendous growth in salsa music from the days of the Havana Martini Club featuring a salsa band every Sunday evening to the twenty-two weeks of Salsa on the Square during the summer months. But, how did salsa music evolve? How did it get to Cincinnati? This workshop will time-travel back to Cuba, the origins of salsa music. It will visit and explore the evolution of salsa music through each decade from the 1920s to the 2000s and its arrival in Cincinnati. We’ll listen to music from the 1930s during the rhumba era, the mambo craze of the 1950s, boogaloo of the 1960s in New York City, and finally the salsa explosion of the 1970s. If you want, come with your dancing shoes!
    • Age: Adults (18+)
    • Session: One Time Workshop, meets on April 27, 2024
    • Instructor: Victor Vélez
    • Cost: Free! Suggested donation of $10 per student.
    • Class Location: CCAC's new home (3412 Clifton Ave)
    • Registration Deadline: April 20, 2024

    Victor Vélez

    Victor Vélez, a native of Puerto Rico, grew up in New York City and now lives in Cincinnati, Ohio. His creative talents are expressed through multiple artistic disciplines as a writer, poet, photographer, and musician.  Victor studied Communication Arts at St. Francis College in Brooklyn, New York and began his writing career as a freelance writer in the early 1980s. Victor’s published work includes A Quest for Answers: A Personal Journey (2003)Salsa on the Square: A Summer of Photos (2010) celebrating the annual summer salsa series on Cincinnati’s Fountain Square, Donde Esta, Señor? (Where Are You, Lord?) written in Spanish, and most recently, the suspense thriller Triduum of All Hallows (2022).  He is the author of five poetry books.
  • Tuesdays, 7:30 – 8:30 pm

    Tai Chi is the slow, meditative Chinese martial art practiced to promote health, balance, mental calm, and clarity. Come and join us to learn and practice this profound and wonderful art. No previous experience is necessary.
    • Ages: Adults and Mature Teens 14+
    • Session: Ongoing, meets year-round
    • Instructor: Uri Sella
    • Cost: Pay-what-you-can (suggested donation of $5/class.) Pay online below or in person before class with cash/check
    • Class Location: CCAC's new home (3412 Clifton Ave)
    • How to Register: Email classes@cliftonculturalarts.org with “Tai Chi” in the subject line.
    This is a "Pay-what-you-can" class! We determine the "suggested donation" amount based on the absolute minimum that it costs the center to run this class. If that amount is out of your reach today, enter an amount that you are comfortable with in the box below, then hit "donate" to register. If you can afford it, we encourage you to pay the "suggested donation" amount (or more) so CCAC can continue offering creative experiences that are available and accessible to everyone! If you do not see a "donate" option, the program is full.
    Uri Sella Uri grew up in Israel, where he served in the Israeli army and studied law. Upon graduation, he clerked on the Israeli Supreme Court and, in 1994, moved to New York City to start a career as a corporate lawyer. In New York, he discovered a passion to express himself with paint. Twice a week, after a long day in the office, he would shed his suit and tie and travel downtown to attend Jack Potter’s evening classes on drawing and composition at the School of Visual Arts. Several years later, he decided to abandon the practice of law and joined his wife in Cincinnati. Upon the birth of his first child, he became a stay-at-home father. He also studies and teaches tai chi.
  • Tuesdays, 8:15 - 9:15 p.m.

    Charleston, Shim Sham, and Big Apple are some of the African-American dances that became world-wide crazes and are featured in this class. We’ll introduce you to “vernacular” movements such as Suzy Q, Shorty George, Tacky Annie, Spank the Baby, and Camel Walks so you can “speak the language” of Swing Dance.
    • Age: Adults
    • Session: April 30 - May 21 (4 weeks)
    • Difficulty Level: Medium/Low
    • Instructor: Joel Domoe
    • Cost:
      • One (4-week) Session of Vernacular Jazz: $40
      • One (4-week) Session of Both April 2024 Classes (Balboa and Vernacular Jazz): $60
      • One A la Carte (1-hour) May Class: $15
      • Both A la Carte (2-hours) May Classes: $20
    • Class Size: minimum of 8 students required to run class, no more than 16 enrolled.
    • Class Location: CCAC's new home (3412 Clifton Ave)
    • Registration Deadline: April 26, 2024
    Joel Domoe Joel Domoe coordinates the design, development, and teaching of Swing Dance Foundations in collaboration with CCAC and other swing dance luminaries in the Cincinnati Area. Joel is the founder of SupermurgaNati, whose mission is: To amaze, enable, and empower Cincinnati's Jitterbugs and Lindy Hoppers creatively, technically, and socially by providing opportunities for elite instruction, generous mentoring, exciting collaboration, supportive connections, and amazing dance. Joel has been teaching, performing, community building, and producing events in the Swing Dance community all over the Eastern United States for 25 years. He is a former Virginia State Open Jitterbug Champion and Southwestern Regional Lindy Hop Champion. He has served as Competition Coordinator and/or Head Judge for the American Lindy Hop Championships (Stamford, CT), Lindy Focus (Asheville, NC), and Beantown Dance Camp (Boston, MA) multiple times. Joel has taught classes at far too many events to name. He is a founding and honorary lifetime member of the Piedmont Swing Dance Society in Greensboro/Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and was a founding member and first president of the Atlanta Swing Era Dance Association. He has founded and directed three different Swing Dance Troupes: Bums and Bombshells (Greensboro, NC), Heavens to Murgatroid! (Atlanta, GA), and The Cinci SnapShots (Cincinnati, OH). In Cincinnati, among other things, Joel served as a co-producer of SwinGallery (Cincinnati’s longest-running weekly swing dance event) from 2006-2016. To learn more about SupermurgaNati, find out exactly who is teaching each course, and see other activities and offerings, please visit supermurganati.com.
    • All classes are open to students with any range of experience, from beginners learning for the first time to experienced dancers looking to solidify fundamentals or expand their knowledge base.
    • Students are not required to bring a partner to class.
    • In class, we use a partner rotation system where Leads dance with all the Follows and Follows dance with all the Leads. All students are expected to participate in the rotation unless there is an extenuating circumstance. Our classes are not designed for students to stay with the same partner.
    • Students are allowed to choose their own role in class, Lead or Follow. Students may also switch roles as frequently as they like.
    • It is highly likely that in every class, students will dance with some partners of the same gender and some of different genders during the rotation. The expectation is that all students be respectful of all other students at all times.
  • Tuesdays, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

    Charleston and Lindy Hop are inexplicably linked together technically and historically. This class will focus on some of the more complex movement ideas in Lindy Hop. They feature lots of kicking and are very fun, but also demand higher-level partnering and movement technique. This class will be a fun challenge and inspiration.
    • Age: Adults
    • Session: April 2 - April 23 (4 weeks)
    • Difficulty Level: Medium
    • Instructor: Joel Domoe
    • Cost:
      • One (4-week) Session of Partnered Charleston: $40
      • One (4-week) Session of Partnered Charleston and Lindy Hop: $60
      • Drop In (1-hour) Partnered Charleston: $15
      • Drop in (2-hours) Partnered Charleston and Lindy Hop: $20
    • Class Size: minimum of 8 students required to run class, no more than 16 enrolled.
    • Class Location: CCAC's new home (3412 Clifton Ave)
    • Registration Deadline: March 29, 2024
    Joel Domoe Joel Domoe coordinates the design, development, and teaching of Swing Dance Foundations in collaboration with CCAC and other swing dance luminaries in the Cincinnati Area. Joel is the founder of SupermurgaNati, whose mission is: To amaze, enable, and empower Cincinnati's Jitterbugs and Lindy Hoppers creatively, technically, and socially by providing opportunities for elite instruction, generous mentoring, exciting collaboration, supportive connections, and amazing dance. Joel has been teaching, performing, community building, and producing events in the Swing Dance community all over the Eastern United States for 25 years. He is a former Virginia State Open Jitterbug Champion and Southwestern Regional Lindy Hop Champion. He has served as Competition Coordinator and/or Head Judge for the American Lindy Hop Championships (Stamford, CT), Lindy Focus (Asheville, NC), and Beantown Dance Camp (Boston, MA) multiple times. Joel has taught classes at far too many events to name. He is a founding and honorary lifetime member of the Piedmont Swing Dance Society in Greensboro/Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and was a founding member and first president of the Atlanta Swing Era Dance Association. He has founded and directed three different Swing Dance Troupes: Bums and Bombshells (Greensboro, NC), Heavens to Murgatroid! (Atlanta, GA), and The Cinci SnapShots (Cincinnati, OH). In Cincinnati, among other things, Joel served as a co-producer of SwinGallery (Cincinnati’s longest-running weekly swing dance event) from 2006-2016. To learn more about SupermurgaNati, find out exactly who is teaching each course, and see other activities and offerings, please visit supermurganati.com.
    • All classes are open to students with any range of experience, from beginners learning for the first time to experienced dancers looking to solidify fundamentals or expand their knowledge base.
    • Students are not required to bring a partner to class.
    • In class, we use a partner rotation system where Leads dance with all the Follows and Follows dance with all the Leads. All students are expected to participate in the rotation unless there is an extenuating circumstance. Our classes are not designed for students to stay with the same partner.
    • Students are allowed to choose their own role in class, Lead or Follow. Students may also switch roles as frequently as they like.
    • It is highly likely that in every class, students will dance with some partners of the same gender and some of different genders during the rotation. The expectation is that all students be respectful of all other students at all times.
  • Tuesdays, 8:15 - 9:15 p.m.

    Emerging in the 1920s as a combination of the rhythm, styling and technique of African Dance (a la The Charleston) with the lead/follow partnering aspects of European dances (like the Waltz), Lindy Hop takes its name from a coincidental historical event of the same time period: the first ever trans-atlantic flight piloted by Charles Lindberg in 1927. Created by African-Americans and traditionally danced to Big Band Jazz Music, Lindy Hop is the “founding father” of all future Swing Dance idioms.
    • Age: Adults
    • Session: April 2 - April 23 (4 weeks)
    • Difficulty Level: Medium
    • Instructor: Joel Domoe
    • Cost:
      • One (4-week) Session of Lindy Hop: $40
      • One (4-week) Session of Both April 2024 Classes (Partnered Charleston and Lindy Hop): $60
      • One A la Carte (1-hour) April Class: $15
      • Both A la Carte (2-hours) April Classes: $20
    • Class Size: minimum of 8 students required to run class, no more than 16 enrolled.
    • Class Location: CCAC's new home (3412 Clifton Ave)
    • Registration Deadline: March 29, 2024
    Joel Domoe Joel Domoe coordinates the design, development, and teaching of Swing Dance Foundations in collaboration with CCAC and other swing dance luminaries in the Cincinnati Area. Joel is the founder of SupermurgaNati, whose mission is: To amaze, enable, and empower Cincinnati's Jitterbugs and Lindy Hoppers creatively, technically, and socially by providing opportunities for elite instruction, generous mentoring, exciting collaboration, supportive connections, and amazing dance. Joel has been teaching, performing, community building, and producing events in the Swing Dance community all over the Eastern United States for 25 years. He is a former Virginia State Open Jitterbug Champion and Southwestern Regional Lindy Hop Champion. He has served as Competition Coordinator and/or Head Judge for the American Lindy Hop Championships (Stamford, CT), Lindy Focus (Asheville, NC), and Beantown Dance Camp (Boston, MA) multiple times. Joel has taught classes at far too many events to name. He is a founding and honorary lifetime member of the Piedmont Swing Dance Society in Greensboro/Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and was a founding member and first president of the Atlanta Swing Era Dance Association. He has founded and directed three different Swing Dance Troupes: Bums and Bombshells (Greensboro, NC), Heavens to Murgatroid! (Atlanta, GA), and The Cinci SnapShots (Cincinnati, OH). In Cincinnati, among other things, Joel served as a co-producer of SwinGallery (Cincinnati’s longest-running weekly swing dance event) from 2006-2016. To learn more about SupermurgaNati, find out exactly who is teaching each course, and see other activities and offerings, please visit supermurganati.com.
    • All classes are open to students with any range of experience, from beginners learning for the first time to experienced dancers looking to solidify fundamentals or expand their knowledge base.
    • Students are not required to bring a partner to class.
    • In class, we use a partner rotation system where Leads dance with all the Follows and Follows dance with all the Leads. All students are expected to participate in the rotation unless there is an extenuating circumstance. Our classes are not designed for students to stay with the same partner.
    • Students are allowed to choose their own role in class, Lead or Follow. Students may also switch roles as frequently as they like.
    • It is highly likely that in every class, students will dance with some partners of the same gender and some of different genders during the rotation. The expectation is that all students be respectful of all other students at all times.
  • Tuesdays, 8:15 - 9:15 p.m.

    The term “Jitterbug” means many different things to many different people of many different backgrounds. This class will start with the most universal 6-count rhythms and movements across all idioms of Swing Dance. We’ll get you on the dance floor quickly and present fundamental concepts that will guide the development of your technique and style in the future.
    • Age: Adults
    • Session: March 12 - March 26 (3 weeks)
    • Difficulty Level: Low
    • Instructor: Joel Domoe
    • Cost: $45/student
    • Class Size: minimum of 8 students required to run class, no more than 16 enrolled.
    • Class Location: CCAC's new home (3412 Clifton Ave)
    • Registration Deadline: EXTENDED! March 9, 2024
    Joel Domoe Joel Domoe coordinates the design, development, and teaching of Swing Dance Foundations in collaboration with CCAC and other swing dance luminaries in the Cincinnati Area. Joel is the founder of SupermurgaNati, whose mission is: To amaze, enable, and empower Cincinnati's Jitterbugs and Lindy Hoppers creatively, technically, and socially by providing opportunities for elite instruction, generous mentoring, exciting collaboration, supportive connections, and amazing dance. Joel has been teaching, performing, community building, and producing events in the Swing Dance community all over the Eastern United States for 25 years. He is a former Virginia State Open Jitterbug Champion and Southwestern Regional Lindy Hop Champion. He has served as Competition Coordinator and/or Head Judge for the American Lindy Hop Championships (Stamford, CT), Lindy Focus (Asheville, NC), and Beantown Dance Camp (Boston, MA) multiple times. Joel has taught classes at far too many events to name. He is a founding and honorary lifetime member of the Piedmont Swing Dance Society in Greensboro/Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and was a founding member and first president of the Atlanta Swing Era Dance Association. He has founded and directed three different Swing Dance Troupes: Bums and Bombshells (Greensboro, NC), Heavens to Murgatroid! (Atlanta, GA), and The Cinci SnapShots (Cincinnati, OH). In Cincinnati, among other things, Joel served as a co-producer of SwinGallery (Cincinnati’s longest-running weekly swing dance event) from 2006-2016. To learn more about SupermurgaNati, find out exactly who is teaching each course, and see other activities and offerings, please visit supermurganati.com.
    • All classes are open to students with any range of experience, from beginners learning for the first time to experienced dancers looking to solidify fundamentals or expand their knowledge base.
    • Students are not required to bring a partner to class.
    • In class, we use a partner rotation system where Leads dance with all the Follows and Follows dance with all the Leads. All students are expected to participate in the rotation unless there is an extenuating circumstance. Our classes are not designed for students to stay with the same partner.
    • Students are allowed to choose their own role in class, Lead or Follow. Students may also switch roles as frequently as they like.
    • It is highly likely that in every class, students will dance with some partners of the same gender and some of different genders during the rotation. The expectation is that all students be respectful of all other students at all times.
  • Tuesdays, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

    Blues music is diverse. So is Blues Dance. As we explore how to dance to blues music, we will focus on the “conversation” you have with your partner while dancing and how to establish and maintain great communication with each other. Difficulty level: Medium/Low
    • Age: Adults
    • Session: March 12 - March 26 (3 weeks)
    • Difficulty Level: Medium/Low
    • Instructor: Joel Domoe
    • Cost: $45/student
    • Class Size: minimum of 8 students required to run class, no more than 16 enrolled.
    • Class Location: CCAC's new home (3412 Clifton Ave)
    • Registration Deadline: EXTENDED! March 9, 2024
    Joel Domoe Joel Domoe coordinates the design, development, and teaching of Swing Dance Foundations in collaboration with CCAC and other swing dance luminaries in the Cincinnati Area. Joel is the founder of SupermurgaNati, whose mission is: To amaze, enable, and empower Cincinnati's Jitterbugs and Lindy Hoppers creatively, technically, and socially by providing opportunities for elite instruction, generous mentoring, exciting collaboration, supportive connections, and amazing dance. Joel has been teaching, performing, community building, and producing events in the Swing Dance community all over the Eastern United States for 25 years. He is a former Virginia State Open Jitterbug Champion and Southwestern Regional Lindy Hop Champion. He has served as Competition Coordinator and/or Head Judge for the American Lindy Hop Championships (Stamford, CT), Lindy Focus (Asheville, NC), and Beantown Dance Camp (Boston, MA) multiple times. Joel has taught classes at far too many events to name. He is a founding and honorary lifetime member of the Piedmont Swing Dance Society in Greensboro/Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and was a founding member and first president of the Atlanta Swing Era Dance Association. He has founded and directed three different Swing Dance Troupes: Bums and Bombshells (Greensboro, NC), Heavens to Murgatroid! (Atlanta, GA), and The Cinci SnapShots (Cincinnati, OH). In Cincinnati, among other things, Joel served as a co-producer of SwinGallery (Cincinnati’s longest-running weekly swing dance event) from 2006-2016. To learn more about SupermurgaNati, find out exactly who is teaching each course, and see other activities and offerings, please visit supermurganati.com.
    • All classes are open to students with any range of experience, from beginners learning for the first time to experienced dancers looking to solidify fundamentals or expand their knowledge base.
    • Students are not required to bring a partner to class.
    • In class, we use a partner rotation system where Leads dance with all the Follows and Follows dance with all the Leads. All students are expected to participate in the rotation unless there is an extenuating circumstance. Our classes are not designed for students to stay with the same partner.
    • Students are allowed to choose their own role in class, Lead or Follow. Students may also switch roles as frequently as they like.
    • It is highly likely that in every class, students will dance with some partners of the same gender and some of different genders during the rotation. The expectation is that all students be respectful of all other students at all times.
  • Tuesdays, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

    Born in Southern California during the Swing Era, Balboa is a close position partner dance that mixes well with Lindy Hop and Charleston. Legend has it that the dance halls in that region were so packed that dancers had to confine their movements to smaller spaces, giving rise to the style and technique of Balboa.
    • Age: Adults
    • Session: April 30 - May 21 (4 weeks)
    • Difficulty Level: Medium/Low
    • Instructor: Joel Domoe
    • Cost:
      • One (4-week) Session of Balboa: $40
      • One (4-week) Session of Balboa and Vernacular Jazz: $60
      • Drop In (1-hour) Balboa: $15
      • Drop In (2-hours) Balboa and Vernacular Jazz: $20
    • Class Size: minimum of 8 students required to run class, no more than 16 enrolled.
    • Class Location: CCAC's new home (3412 Clifton Ave)
    • Registration Deadline: April 26, 2024
    Joel Domoe Joel Domoe coordinates the design, development, and teaching of Swing Dance Foundations in collaboration with CCAC and other swing dance luminaries in the Cincinnati Area. Joel is the founder of SupermurgaNati, whose mission is: To amaze, enable, and empower Cincinnati's Jitterbugs and Lindy Hoppers creatively, technically, and socially by providing opportunities for elite instruction, generous mentoring, exciting collaboration, supportive connections, and amazing dance. Joel has been teaching, performing, community building, and producing events in the Swing Dance community all over the Eastern United States for 25 years. He is a former Virginia State Open Jitterbug Champion and Southwestern Regional Lindy Hop Champion. He has served as Competition Coordinator and/or Head Judge for the American Lindy Hop Championships (Stamford, CT), Lindy Focus (Asheville, NC), and Beantown Dance Camp (Boston, MA) multiple times. Joel has taught classes at far too many events to name. He is a founding and honorary lifetime member of the Piedmont Swing Dance Society in Greensboro/Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and was a founding member and first president of the Atlanta Swing Era Dance Association. He has founded and directed three different Swing Dance Troupes: Bums and Bombshells (Greensboro, NC), Heavens to Murgatroid! (Atlanta, GA), and The Cinci SnapShots (Cincinnati, OH). In Cincinnati, among other things, Joel served as a co-producer of SwinGallery (Cincinnati’s longest-running weekly swing dance event) from 2006-2016. To learn more about SupermurgaNati, find out exactly who is teaching each course, and see other activities and offerings, please visit supermurganati.com.
    • All classes are open to students with any range of experience, from beginners learning for the first time to experienced dancers looking to solidify fundamentals or expand their knowledge base.
    • Students are not required to bring a partner to class.
    • In class, we use a partner rotation system where Leads dance with all the Follows and Follows dance with all the Leads. All students are expected to participate in the rotation unless there is an extenuating circumstance. Our classes are not designed for students to stay with the same partner.
    • Students are allowed to choose their own role in class, Lead or Follow. Students may also switch roles as frequently as they like.
    • It is highly likely that in every class, students will dance with some partners of the same gender and some of different genders during the rotation. The expectation is that all students be respectful of all other students at all times.
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    May 22, 2024 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

    Prepare to journey behind the scenes of America's power hub as we sit down with the remarkable Michael Collins, once a reporter for the Cincinnati Post and The Kentucky Post and now USA Today's White House correspondent. In this engaging expert panel discussion, we'll delve into the inner workings of the White House press room, uncovering the intricate dance of reporters, officials, and the President. Gain insights into the highs and lows of traveling with the Commander-in-Chief and breaking world-changing news. Hailing from Whitesburg, Kentucky, Michael's journey to the heart of political journalism – covering one presidential funeral, two papal visits, six inaugurations, and 15 White House Correspondent Dinners, as well as riding on Air Force One eight times and taking 55 (and counting) COVID tests – is an inspiring tale in itself. Join us for an enlightening evening as we unravel the stories behind the headlines and the incredible career of a journalist who brings the White House to the world.  

    Featured Panelist

    • Michael Collins, USA Today White House correspondent
    • Panel facilitated by Maryanne Zeleznik, Cincinnati Public Radio’s Vice President of News and 'Morning Edition' Host

    Location

    Clifton Cultural Arts Center 3412 Clifton Ave Cincinnati, OH 45220

    Tickets

    $10 in advance, $12 at the door

    Thank you to our generous sponsors

    Scripps Howard Fund
    Drs. Patricia Klein and Reid Hartmann
    Michael Collins is a White House correspondent for USA Today. He has been a Washington-based reporter for over 20 years, first with Scripps Howard News Service, where he covered Congress and other issues for Scripps' papers in Ohio, Kentucky, California, and Tennessee. He has been with USA Today for eight years and covered the White House for the past five years. As a White House correspondent, he has reported from France, Italy, Poland, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Before arriving in the nation’s capital, Collins was a reporter for The Cincinnati Post and its sister paper, The Kentucky Post in Covington. He spent five years in Frankfort, Ky., as The Kentucky Post’s state capital bureau chief, where he covered the governor and the legislature. He also served as night city editor and editorial writer. A native of Whitesburg, Ky., he is a 1984 graduate of Western Kentucky University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism and served as editor of the student newspaper, the College Heights Herald. He is a member of the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame and the recipient of the 2019 College Heights Herald Award for outstanding contributions in journalism. Maryanne Zeleznik came to 91.7 WVXU in 2005 from WNKU where she served as News and Public Affairs Director for 20 years. At WVXU, she is responsible for all news and public affairs programming, hosts Morning Edition Monday through Friday, and fills in to host Cincinnati Edition. Maryanne has won numerous regional and national journalism awards including the Leo C. Lee Award for significant contributions to public radio news from the Public Radio News Directors Incorporated, as well as awards from Ohio Associated Press, Ohio Society of Professional Journalists, and the Cincinnati Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. She was named Best Talk Show Host in Cincinnati in 2017 by CityBeat readers.   In 2016, The Salesian Guild honored her as Distinguished Communicator of the year. She lives in Fort Thomas with her husband, daughter and their dog Zoe.
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    April 17, 2024 6:00 – 7:30 pm

    Treat your senses to a delectable journey through the tantalizing worlds of chocolate and wine! Join us for a captivating discussion where we'll unwrap the rich histories of these beloved treasures and discover the secrets to savoring each exquisite sip and sumptuous bite to the fullest. Lisa Cooper Holmes of Haute Chocolate will be your guide, sharing the key to perfect pairings and the science of enhancing flavors. But it's not just talk - we'll tantalize your palate with samples that'll awaken your appreciation for the finer things in life. Get ready for an evening of pure, unadulterated indulgence!  

    Featured Panel

    • Lisa Cooper Holmes, Haute Chocolate

    Location

    Clifton Cultural Arts Center 3412 Clifton Ave Cincinnati, OH 45220

    Tickets

    $10 in advance | $12 at the door

    Thank you to our generous sponsors

    Scripps Howard Fund
    Drs. Patricia Klein and Reid Hartmann
    LISA COOPER HOLMES is the Proprietor, Queen, and “Choco Boss” of the fabulous Haute Chocolate in downtown Montgomery. Lisa’s journey into chocolate began in 1979 here in Cincinnati, when her quests to make the perfect brownie and to put a unique spin on chocolate truffles converged. Thus began her chocolate boutique in Cincinnati, opening with just two products: brownies and truffles. Lisa and her elves have been tempting Cincinnatians for more than 30 years, marketing over 60 unique products of her exquisite creation throughout the country. For those who inquire, the logo for Haute Chocolate features a pig – named Reginald. He was inspired by the “truffle pigs” in Europe who sniff out the best truffles for culinary preparation.
  • In this fast-moving, immersive workshop, you will have an opportunity to select the glass, prepare a pattern, cut and fit glass, and then wrap and solder for a finished piece that can be hung suspended on its own or in a corner. Come learn the art of breaking glass!
    • Age: Adults and Mature Teens 14+
    • Sessions: One-Time Workshop
      • Session 1: Friday, March 22 | 6:00 - 9:30 pm (SOLD OUT)
      • Session 2: Friday, April 26 | 6:00 - 9:30 pm (SOLD OUT)
      • Session 3: Wednesday, May 15 | 6:00 - 9:30 pm
    • Instructor: Kerri Brammy
    • Cost: $60/student
    • Class Size: minimum of 8 students registered to run class; no more than 12 students total
    • Class Location: CCAC's new home (3412 Clifton Ave)
    • Registration Deadline:
      • Session 1: March 21, 2024
      • Session 2: April 22, 2024
      • Session 3: May 10, 2024
    Kerri Bram Kerri is a long time artist and art educator, specializing in the design, construction and repair of architectural stained glass windows. She is the owner and operator of Tea Stained Studio, is an old pickle deli/residence located in the Clifton/University Heights area of Cincinnati, Ohio. As an artist, she uses natural elements as the media for her work (glass, metal, rocks, wood and fibers) to alter both one’s perspective and relationship with their environment. At the end of the day, she loves the sound of breaking glass.
  • Wednesdays, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

    Learn about printing by carving imprints and using them to add flair to your new tote bag.
    • Age: Adults and mature teens 16+
    • Session: May 8 - May 15 (2 weeks)
    • Instructor: Melinda Welch
    • Cost: $70/student
    • Class Size: minimum of 7 students registered to run class; no more than 15 students total
    • Class Location: CCAC's new home (3412 Clifton Ave)
    • Registration Deadline: April 29, 2024
    Melinda Welch Melinda E. Welch earned her Master’s degree and teaching license in Art Education from the University of Cincinnati’s school of Design Architecture, Art and Planning. Melinda’s Masters thesis focused on developing a visual arts curriculum for a community arts center. Currently, Melinda is teaching for the Clifton Cultural Arts Center and leading art classes at Bridgeway Pointe, UC Health, an assisted living residence.  Melinda’s teaching experience includes 14 years as Art Director at the Wyoming Fine Arts Center. While Art Director, she developed her vision for a visual art community driven by a strong, cohesive art curriculum and relationships with her students and families. She sought to connect with surrounding communities by integrating free art programming through connections with local schools, libraries and recreation centers. She often collaborates with diverse music teachers, and other non-profit organizations such as Elementz and BioKoto.  While in graduate school, she was employed by Kennedy Heights Art Center to teach adult and youth art classes. She also taught after-school art at Pleasant Ridge Montessori and the Pleasant Ridge Library. Her student teaching experience includes Walnut Hills High School, Sherwood Elementary, North Avondale Montessori, and Anderson High School. For the Contemporary Art Center, she taught an arts integration curriculum at Bond Hill Elementary. For the CAC she also led art programing at various local schools and in the UNMuseum. She has completed internships at the Cincinnati Art Museum, the Taft Museum of Art, Manifest Gallery and Prairie Gallery. She was part of a youth community photography program in conjunction with Happen Inc, Prairie Gallery and the Mill Creek Restoration Project. Melinda is an active and experienced artist who works in ceramics, photography, collage and whatever else strikes her artistic fancy. She and her husband reside in Camp Washington with their two children.
  • Pilates Class Payments

    $10.00$80.00

    Mondays and Fridays, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. and Thursdays, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

    Pilates is a form of exercise which concentrates on strengthening the body with an emphasis on core strength. This helps to improve general fitness and overall well-being. Similar to Yoga, Pilates concentrates on posture, balance and flexibility. Pilates also focuses on the mind-body connection. Class payment options:
    • $10 per class for a single class
    • $80 for a 10 class pass
  • Wednesday, April 24 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.

    Discover techniques used to add color directly onto fabrics, experimenting with shape and palate.
    • Age: Adults and mature teens 16+
    • Session: One Time Workshop, meets on April 24, 2024
    • Instructor: Barbara Sferra
    • Cost: $80/student
    • Class Size: minimum of 3 students registered to run class; no more than 20 students total
    • Class Location: CCAC's new home (3412 Clifton Ave)
    • Registration Deadline: April 19, 2024

    Barbara Sferra

    Bio coming soon.
  • Saturday, 10:00 am - 1:30 pm

    Have you ever wondered how it feels to publish a book? You get a box in the mail, open it, and it's the first copy of your book with your name printed. You just became an author! This one-day writers' retreat will change your mindset on becoming an author. Throughout the workshop, participants will:
    • Explore questions like: why do you want to publish a book? In what genre do you want to write? What is preventing you from starting your book right at this moment?
    • Learn best practices on your writing space, time, and designing a writing system.
    • Participate in group discussions and exercises to motivate you to start and continue until you become an author.
    • Explore traditional and online publishing.
    • Learn how to visualize your book before it's published.
    • Take part in a Q & A session with a local author.
    Beginners welcome. No complete manuscript is required. Bring your pen and paper, but most importantly, your desire to publish and become an author.
    • Ages: Adults 18+
    • Session: One-Time Workshop
      • Spring 1: January 13, 2024
      • Spring 2: February 10, 2024
      • Spring 3: March 16, 2024
      • Spring 4: May 11, 2024
    • Instructor: Victor Vélez
    • Cost: $150/session (includes lunch and Writers' Workbook)
    • Class Location: CCAC’s new home (3412 Clifton Ave)
    • Class Size: 3 – 10 students enrolled per session.

    Victor Vélez Victor, a native of Puerto Rico, grew up in New York City and currently lives in Cincinnati. His creative talents are expressed through multiple artistic disciplines as a writer, poet, photographer, and musician.  Victor studied Communication Arts at St. Francis College in Brooklyn, New York, and began his writing career as a freelance writer in the early 1980s. Victor’s published works include:
    • Poetry collections – A Quest for Answers (2003), Conga Blues (2008), Donde Estas, Senor? (2014), Divine Reflections (2016), and Wandering Soul (2019)
    • Photography – Images (2013)
    • Children’s book – You Live Inside (2022)
    • Fictional and non-fiction works – Salsa in the 'Nati (2020), The Triduum of All Hallows (2021), The Twelve (2022), and Forecast (2022)
    • "Jennifer's Notes," a novel suspense thriller with a twist, is coming in 2024.
  • Sunday, November 5 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

    As a Master Class participant, each student has the opportunity to present a piece and learn from our instructor’s expert coaching and advice. Remember to tune your guitar and warm up beforehand, and come prepared with your questions for our instructor as well as an open mind! View upcoming Guitar Master Classes!
    • Ages: 5+
    • Session: One-time workshop on Sunday, November 5, 2023
    • Instructor: Donald Broerman
    • Cost: Free; suggested donation $20
    • Location: CCAC @ Short Vine (2728 Short Vine). Please note that there will be no virtual option for this master class.
    • What to bring to master class: 
      • Your guitar (please tune and warm-up beforehand).
      • A classical guitar piece you are currently working on.
      • Your questions for the guest artist.
      • Your open, “beginner mind”.
    How to Register: enter your donation amount (from $0 - $20+) in the box below, then click "Donate"
    Donald Broerman Donald Broerman is an active composer, whose compositions are primarily solo guitar works. His music has been heard in concert at: The Cincinnati Guitar Society, Dayton Guitar Fest, CCM’s Something Different, Classical Revolution and House Concerts all over the midwest and as far as North Carolina. With two albums of original classical and classical crossover compositions, Donald's music has reached listeners in 73 countries and 5 continents. Donald earned his BM in Classical Guitar Performance at the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) under the direction of Clare Callahan and graduated Magna Cum Laude. He has also taken masterclasses with internationally acclaimed artists: Oscar Ghiglia, David Russell, Zoran Dukic, Marcin Dylla, Carlos Perez and Johannes Möller Donald studied composition with Terry McQuilken at the University of Oregon, Orchestration at CCM and took private lessons with Jennifer Jolley (Professor of Music Theory and Composition at CUNY Lehman College, President and Co-founder of N.A.N.O. Works Opera Company). Donald humbly gives back to the community through the Greater Cincinnati Guitar Society where he served as President from 2013 to 2022. His current role in the Society is Education Director. Donald is a member and guitar adjudicator for the Ohio Music Educators Association. He served as co-director and guitar faculty for the Summer Youth Guitar Workshop at CCM. Donald is a dedicated teacher whose students have won both state and regional gold medals through the Royal Conservatory of Music. He currently teaches at Indian Springs Academy of Music, The Wyoming Fine Arts Center, Leaves of Learning, Frederick Douglass Elementary, as well as his Home Studio. Learn more about Donald at https://donaldbroerman.com/home
    Having trouble registering? Call CCAC at 513-497-2860 to register over the phone. Suggested Donation: $20.00
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

    The Nia technique is an expressive body-mind movement and fitness program incorporating dance, martial arts and healing arts, including yoga. It is a cardiovascular program that uses whole-body, expressive, grounded movement. Nia is adaptable to most levels of fitness, age and body types. Class payment options:
    • $10 per class for a single class
    • $6 per class for students (with a valid student ID) and seniors (over 65 years)
    • $80 for a 10 class pass
    • $140 for a 20 class pass
  • Saturday, April 20 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

    Unleash your imagination by creating a beautiful word, a name, from humble but interesting paper.
    • Ages: Adults and mature teens 16+
    • Session: One-Time Workshop, meets on April 20
    • Cost: $40/students
    • Class Size: Minimum of 4 students required to run workshop, no more than 15 students registered.
    • Class Location: CCAC's new home (3412 Clifton Ave)
    • Registration Deadline: April 17, 2024
    Deb Brod Deb enjoys teaching art and sharing her love of art-making and its countless therapeutic effects with people of all ages. She has taught and led community-based art projects through the Ohio Arts Council, community arts centers, schools, art museums, and many other organizations. She has created artwork for commissions (including for the Taft Museum of Art and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital), and exhibited her artwork made with many media and approaches including, painting, textiles, and installation, in the midwest (including at Cincinnati’s Contemporary Arts Center), and occasionally other parts of the country and the world. In college, Deb studied French, art history, and fine art, culminating in a masters degree in fine art in painting. Although her work often appears abstract, or non-representational, the sources of Deb’s inspiration draw on both her inner life and the outer world, and range from nature to human nature.
  • Wednesdays or Fridays, 10:15 - 10:45 a.m.

    Participate with your toddler in singing, moving, dancing, listening, and playing simple instruments – while developing a strong musical bond with your child. Toddlers and their adults will sing, chant, move, dance, listen and play simple instruments: this class provides a full mix that allows them to be active, which is how they learn. We'll channel the toddler's energy productively, facilitate expression of feelings, assist in improving memory through repetition, and develop further musical aptitude and focused listening.
    • Ages: 16 months - 3.5 years with parent/guardian
    • Session: 19 weeks
      • Wednesday sessions run Jan 3 – May 22, 2024. No class Feb. 7 or Mar. 27!
      • Friday sessions run Jan 5 – May 24, 2024. No class Jan. 26 or Feb. 9; snow day make up class on Mar. 29!
    • Instructor: Shea Haney
    • Cost: $245/student
    • Class Size: minimum of 5 students registered to run class; no more than 12 students total
    • Class Location: CCAC’s new home (3412 Clifton Ave)
    • Registration Deadline: Ongoing! Class tuition prorated based on start date: contact CCAC with questions.
  • Wednesdays or Fridays, 9:30 - 10:00 a.m.

    Play musically with your baby through bouncing and rocking songs, wiggle and peek-a-boo games, dancing, moving, and singing. Music play activities are designed to increase your child’s curiosity about music, to develop listening skills and a sense of beat, and to establish the foundation for singing and musical thought.
    • Ages: newborn - 18 months with parent/guardian
    • Session: 19 weeks
      • Wednesday sessions run Jan 3 – May 22, 2024. No class Feb. 7 or Mar. 27!
      • Friday sessions run Jan 5 – May 24, 2024. No class Jan. 26 or Feb. 9; snow day make up class on Mar. 29!
    • Instructor: Shea Haney
    • Cost: $245/student
    • Class Size: minimum of 5 students registered to run class; no more than 12 students total
    • Class Location: CCAC’s new home (3412 Clifton Ave)
    • Registration Deadline: Ongoing! Class tuition prorated based on start date: contact CCAC with questions.
  • Wednesdays or Fridays, 11:00 - 11:40 a.m.

    The Cycle of Seasons is a musical celebration of the four seasons using activities that build on the child's growing independence and competencies. It nurtures the children's ability to use language and capitalizes on their delight in dramatic play within the musical context. Classes are filled with songs, movement activities, exploration of instruments, and imaginative stories for children to make their own. Encourage the child's moving, singing, verbal, and listening skills and tap into the child's vivid imagination and lay the foundation for creative development via story-telling and poetry.
    • Ages: 3-5 with parent/guardian
    • Session: 19 weeks
      • Wednesday sessions run Jan 3 – May 22, 2024. No class Feb. 7 or Mar. 27!
      • Friday sessions run Jan 5 – May 24, 2024. No class Jan. 26 or Feb. 9; snow day make up class on Mar. 29!
    • Instructor: Shea Haney
    • Cost: $245/student
    • Class Size: minimum of 5 students registered to run class; no more than 12 students total
    • Class Location: CCAC’s new home (3412 Clifton Ave)
    • Registration Deadline: Ongoing! Class tuition prorated based on start date: contact CCAC with questions.

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