Richland Academy of the Arts

MANSFIELD - Richland Academy of the Arts is beginning their Spring 2021 semester on Jan. 25 with special classes being offered in their existing curriculums in music, art, dance, theatre, and martial arts.

Dance Classes Include:

Jr. Salsa (Ages 9-12) - Mondays 6:30 to 7 p.m.

Salsa with Marden (teens and adults, drop-in class) - Wednesdays 7:30 to 8:15 p.m.

Adult Beginner Tap - Thursdays 7:15 to 8 p.m.

Adult Ballet - Fridays 5:15 to 6 p.m.

Dance classes in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Modern, Lyrical, Pointe, Salsa, and more are available for ages 3-60+.

Martial Arts Classes Include:

Kenpo for Beginners (Ages 5 to 8) - Tuesdays or Thursdays 5:45 to 6:30 p.m.

Kenpo for Beginners (Ages 8+) - Wednesdays 5 to 6 p.m.

Self-Defense Class (Ages 8+, Adults Included) - 1st Thursday each month, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Music Classes Include:

Keyboarding and Popular Piano (Ages 6+) - Mondays 4:40 to 5:40 p.m.

Group Guitar and Ukulele (Ages 7 to 9 or 10+) - Tuesdays 6:15 to 5 p.m. or Tuesdays 5:45 to 6:15 p.m.

Music Camps, 2-day (Ages 4 to 6) - Wednesdays and Thursdays 4:15 to 5 p.m.

Candy Cane Music Camp, Nutcracker Music Camp, Little Beethoven’s Music Camp, Frozen Music Camp, Melody Magic Music Camp, and Musical Movement Music Camp.

Theatre Classes Include:

Little Black Box Theatre Act I (Ages 4 to 6) - Saturdays 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Little Black Box Theatre Act II (Ages 7 to 10) - Mondays 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. 

Richland Academy is also offering new classes for their 60+ Seniors program, including:

Senior Technology - Tuesdays 11 a.m. to noon.

Senior Guitar and Ukulele - Begins March 2021

Senior University - Wednesdays noon to 1 p.m.

Richland Academy of the Arts will continue offering scholarships and tuition assistance to those who qualify. Financial aid applications are due Jan. 14 and can be picked up at Richland Academy or found on their website.

For more information on registering for a Richland Academy class or on financial assistance options, call Richland Academy at 419-522-8224 or visit

“Richland Academy… where anyone can explore the artist within,” located at the corner of 4th and Walnut St. was founded in 1991 and is supported by the Ohio Arts Council.

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