“Haunting Up Broadway” is the theme of the 8th annual Haunted Academy on Saturday, October 19 from 6 to 9 .m. where hundreds of volunteers present a family friendly Halloween experience.

…And for the first time, the Academy is presenting a Preview Party for adults on Friday, October 18 beginning at 5:30 p.m. The event will take place in a haunted castle complete with decorations of the season. Halloween hors d’oeuvres will be designed and staged by China Club- Dan Lew, including a cash bar featuring special seasonal beverages. Included in the evening will be a preview of performances from Matilda, Phantom of the Opera, the Adams Family, Little Shop of Horrors and Lion King. The event is also serving as the kickoff of the annual Academy Scholarship Drive and all profits from the weekend will benefit the fund.

Tickets are $10 per person and may be purchased by calling the Academy at 419-522-8224.

New Classes

Teen/Adult recreational dance classes are now available at Richland Academy:

Barre Body: Strengthen. Tone. Transform

The Barre Body workout is a full body workout to upbeat music that will rapidly and safely transform your body unlike any workout you have ever tried. The 60-minute session is designed to burn fat and calories by combining components of ballet barre work, Pilates, yoga, and strength training. The end result produces tightened, sculpted, elongated muscles that create a beautiful lean body. Instructor: Kim Beveridge

Day: Thursday, Oct. 3 – Dec. 19, 2013; 11 weeks – Time: 6:30– 7:30 PM and Saturday, Oct. 5 – Dec. 21, 2013; 11 weeks – Time: 9:00– 10am. Tuition: $6.00 per class

Salsa Aerobics

Dance/sweat your you-know-what off  Marden’s unique salsa aerobics is a feel-happy workout that combines a motivating fusion of Latin and international music with unique moves and dynamic combinations that allow participants to dance away their worries. Whether it’s your first class or if you’ve been a regular, this class will surely get you movin’ & grooving to the salsa beat. A combination of fast and slow rhythms tone and sculpt the body and the ab workout at the end will send you home feeling stronger than when you came.

Instructor: Marden Ramos

Days: Tuesday, September 10 – May 13, 2014 Time: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Tuition: $6 per class; purchase punch card for $60 for 10 classes.

For more information about Halloween events or to register for classes, call Richland Academy at 419-522-8224 or visit www.richlandacademy.com. Richland Academy, “Expanding the Mind through Art and Education” at the corner of 4th and Walnut St. was founded in 1991 and is supported by the Ohio Arts Council.

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