Richland Academy of the Arts

For the last 29 years, Richland Academy of the Arts has provided an outlet for the arts and creativity in the Richland County area. This year, they’re providing something they have never offered before. 

Holiday Time at the Academy features 8 different “holiday camps” for kids aged 4-11.

They include Turkey Trot Dance Camp (Nov. 23-24), Pumpkin Paint Art Camp (Nov. 21), Nutcracker Ballet Camp (Dec. 21-22), Rudolph Dance Camp (Dec. 21-22), Polar Express Dance Camp (Dec. 21-22), Frozen Ballet Camp (Dec. 21-22), Snowman Art Camp (Dec. 19) and Winter Art Camp (Jan. 16). 

“We believe that children should have every opportunity to grow and explore their creativity in the arts,” says Marianne Cooper, Executive Director at Richland Academy of the Arts. “We hope that these holiday-themed camps inspire and encourage children to pursue their own inner artist.” 

Tuition assistance is available for these Holiday Time camps with applications for assistance due by October 29. Parents can register their children for any of the camps listed below, but spots are limited. So sign up today to secure a spot!

Thanksgiving Events

Turkey Trot Dance Camp - Ages 4-6

  • November 23 & 24, 10:00-11:30 am and/or 5:00-6:30 pm

  • Tuition: $45 - Materials Fee: $10

  • *Dance Camps: Family Discount - Save $5 on each additional student!

Pumpkin Paint Art Camp - Ages 8-11

  • November 21, 1:00-3:00 pm

  • Tuition: $20 - Materials Fee: $10

Winter Dance Camps

*Get a family discount for all the dance camps -- save $5 on each additional student.

Nutcracker Ballet Camp - Ages 4-6

  • December 21 & 22, 10:00-11:30 am and/or 4:15-5:45 pm

  • Tuition: $45 - Materials Fee: $10

Rudolph Dance Camp - Ages 4-6

  • December 21 & 22, 10:00-11:30 am and/or 4:15-5:45 pm

  • Tuition: $45 - Materials Fee: $10

Polar Express Dance Camp - Ages 6-8

  • December 21 & 22, 6:00-7:30 pm

  • Tuition: $45 - Materials Fee: $10

Frozen Ballet Camp - Ages 6-8

  • December 21 & 22, 6:00-7:30 pm

  • Tuition: $45 - Materials Fee: $10

Winter Art Camps

Snowman Art Camp - Ages 8-11

  • December 19, 1:00-3:00 pm

  • Tuition: $20 - Materials Fee: $10

Winter Art Camp - Ages 8-11

  • January 16, 1:00-3:00 pm

  • Tuition: $20 - Materials Fee: $10

Winter Performances

In addition to the holiday camps, Richland Academy of the Arts also has the following programs scheduled for December and January. 

Winter Wonderland Showcase - December 12 - Time TBA

A special collaboration including excerpts from The Nutcracker featuring RAA dancers with various local performance groups at the Renaissance Theatre!

Holiday Dance Performance - December 19 & 20 - 6:00 p.m.

Featuring The Nutcracker Experience participants and radKidz2 dance company, come experience the magic of the Nutcracker through this special dance event featuring excerpts from the Nutcracker and other holiday favorites. 

Winter Music Recital - December 20 - 2:00 p.m.

Come support the Academy’s private music students as they showcase their talents in this special event. 

Artist Showcase Series - January 24 - 2:00 p.m.

Attend this fun event for the opportunity to experience pieces of art created by the Academy's art students. 


You can register online for the holiday camps here. You can also call the Academy at 419-522-8224 or visit them at 75 North Walnut Street in Mansfield to register. 

Richland Academy of the Arts wants to assure the community of the precautions set in place for a safe, healthy and successful path forward during this unprecedented time. Read their COVID-19 preparedness plan here. 

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“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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