Status of WCA Events & Classes
UPDATE, 5/8: Please read the letter below from our Executive Director, James Fox, regarding Spring Semester classes.
UPDATE, 3/18, 4:00 PM: WCA is now closed to the public until further notice. We'll miss you and can't wait until we're all back together again.
Cancellations & Postponements:
- Gregg Kallor concert: canceled
- Programmable LED Display Workshop (with Schantz) : canceled
- A Day at Hogwarts: postponed (new date TBA)
- Give 'Em Hell, Harry: postponed (new date TBA)
- Still Life with Iris: postponed (new date TBA)
- Pre-Professional School of Dance: moving to online lessons
- Pottery classes: spring semester canceled (see below)
- Visual arts classes: spring semester canceled (see below)
- Community School of Dance classes: spring semester canceled (see below)
- Stage Ready Musical Theatre with WACPAC: postponed effective immediately
- Functional Ceramics Workshop: canceled
- Alice goes to Oz at the Akron Civic Theatre: postponed; new date: July 12, 2020
- All private lessons: postponed until further notice
- Pottery Open Studio: postponed until further notice
- ARTrageous Gala: postponed until September (date TBA)
A message from our Executive Director:
Dear WCA Family,
The health and safety of our students, artists, staff, and patrons are our greatest priority. In light of Governor DeWine’s most recent recommendations regarding group gatherings and educational providers, we've made the difficult decision to cancel the remainder of the Winter-Spring Semester. This includes classes that were not held from March 16, 2020 through May 21, 2020. We had hoped to shift our schedule later and hold make-up classes during the months of May and June, but this is unfortunately not possible.
As a result of these cancellations, WCA students who were registered for the 2020 Winter-Spring Semester will be offered a credit to be used for future classes. To help support WCA during these extraordinary circumstances, we are also offering the option to donate your pre-paid class fees back to WCA to help defray our operating costs. Thanks to a PPP loan, WCA staff are returning from furlough this week, but we have lost the majority of our organizational income due to the COVID-19 crisis. It is in times like these that our WCA family is most in need of your support.
We are currently making plans for summer classes which could be held either in-person or online, and are excited to announce these plans as soon as we are able. We plan to begin offering a series of online workshops and short classes in the next few weeks. Of course, your safety, and the safety of all of our teachers and students, is our first concern. Please know that we've missed you and can't wait to get back to creating, dancing, and music-making with you soon.
Please let us know if you have any questions. We hope you and yours are staying safe and healthy!
James Fox, Executive Director
Dear WCA Family,
The health and safety of our students, artists, staff, and patrons are our greatest priority. In light of recent news regarding COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) being present in the Northeast Ohio community, we want to share with you the steps and procedures we are taking to keep everyone safe.
In the interest of public health and safety, Wayne Center for the Arts is taking the following measures:
As of today, all performances, group meetings, and special events will be postponed.
Consistent with the Governor's "Extended Spring Break" mandate, effective Monday, March 16th all classes and workshops will be pushed back until the week of April 6th. Classes will extend later into the Spring season and/or will be prorated accordingly. Workshops will be rescheduled to a later date and we will communicate that information as soon as possible.
All dance classes are postponed effective immediately. We will be sending information soon as to on-line dance instruction in the interim.
We will remain attentive to this ever-changing situation and will make further decisions providing updates as necessary. Please remember to follow the precautions and preventive measures as recommended by the Ohio Department of Health and the Center for Disease Control:
- wash your hands often with soap and water,
- avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands,
- avoid close contact with people who are sick,
- and please stay home when you are sick.
We apologize for any inconvenience these measures may cause. Please stay healthy and safe and keep creating and dancing regardless of your environment!
Yours in Arts & Health,
James Fox, Executive Director