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Registration is now open for "Youth Arts in the Parks" art, creative movement & expression, and theater/improvisation classes for kids with and without disabilities

Registration deadline is September 4, 2017

MIAMI (August 17, 2017)

Registration is now open for the fall session of the nationally award-winning “All Kids Included - Youth Arts in the Parks” program, presented by the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and Miami-Dade County Park, Recreation and Open Spaces Disability Services, in partnership with Arts for Learning/Miami.  Youth Arts in the Parks is an inclusive, socially-oriented sequential arts instruction program for children and youth with and without disabilities that takes place on Saturday mornings and teaches kids of all abilities visual arts, creative movement and expression, or theater/improvisation in a social setting.  Classes are led by professional artists/art teachers, certified instructors, and disability experts.  No prior experience is required.  Participating students must be residents of Miami-Dade County.  

The deadline to register is September 4, 2017. The fall session runs September 23 through December 9, 2017.  A parent orientation is scheduled on September 16, 2017 at 10 a.m. at each program location, and a culminating event, with an exhibition and performance by the participating students will be held on December 16, 2017. Registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. The cost to attend the 11-week session is $30 per child; siblings cost $15.

Participants can choose from a variety of arts disciplines at four different locations, including visual arts, creative movement & expression or theater/improvisation.

Classes will be held at the following locations:
Visual Arts – Camp Matecumbe, 13841 SW 120 Street, Miami
Visual Arts – Highland Oaks Park, 20300 NE 24 Avenue, Miami
Creative Movement & Expression – Miller Drive Park, 5510 SW 94 Court, Miami
Theater/Improvisation – African Heritage Cultural Arts Center, 6161 NW 22 Ave, Miami

For more information about the Youth Arts in the Parks program and to register, visit http://www.miamidadearts.org/education/youth-arts-parks-0 or call Arts for Learning/Miami at (305) 576-1212.

Youth Arts in the Parks was developed by the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs as part of its “All Kids Included - Accessible Arts Experiences for Kids” (AKI) program.  AKI creates inclusive arts and cultural programs so that kids of all abilities and their families can participate fully in the arts and is made possible with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, and in part through grant funding provided by The Children’s Trust.  The Children’s Trust is a dedicated source of revenue established by voter referendum to improve the lives of children and families in Miami-Dade County by making strategic investments in their future.  

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