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November 2023


he story of the last dinosaur

Our Wish list

Giving Tuesday
is November 28th!

ArtSparks Spiritwear


Upcoming Events

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It’s always exciting when our artistic team reveals the next show theme! Selecting a theme that’s both educational and engaging can be a challenge for our Artistic and Music Directors. Months of meetings,curricular research, and logistical planning goes into finding the right subject matter for our year-long curriculum; and then that special day arrives when ArtSparks’ teaching teams get to disclose the theme to their students. It’s a magical moment: one in which students and Teaching Artists commit to working together, giving it their all, and focusing their efforts to produce a performance. This year’s reveal was met with tremendous excitement! Read on to learn why and see how you might help our students THRIVE this school year!




ArtSparks is excited to embark on this years’ production THRIVE: The Story of the Last Dinosaur. Our theme dives into the age of the dinosaurs, exploring different species and the life-affirming qualities that allow all of us to be our best selves.  What does it take for a species to thrive again after hardship? Join us to find out!

Mr. Simon Says



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Our Wishlist

View our wish list here!

Giving Tuesday

Our students are kicking off the school year STRONG! They have been discovering what it means for a species to go beyond survival and learn to thrive with their new friend Rex the chicken. Please keep an eye out for our #GivingTuesday link and consider donating to give our students a THRIVING performance experience! 

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ArtSparks Spiritwear

ArtSparks has launched their spirit wear shop! Order your gear today through Dec 1st!

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Upcoming Events
  • TNT/XD dances alongside the Dance Institute of the University of Akron, and Ohio Contemporary Ballets in The Little Nutcracker. Saturday, December 2nd at Firestone CLC at 7:00pm. 

  • Celebration of Learning- Fall Semester Preschool Dancers come together to celebrate their accomplishments. Join us at North High School (December 5th) and Firestone CLC

  • (December 6, 7, 8). AM shows begin at 9:45am & PM shows begin at 12:30pm.

  • THRIVE- ArtSparks full length production featuring 400 children from Cuyahoga Falls elementary schools. Thursday, March 21st at Cuyahoga Falls High School. Performance times to be announced soon! Stay tuned to our website for more information

  • Dynamite Duos- Dazzling dancers with disabilities and their peer partners from the Akron Public Schools light up the stage to celebrate a year of creating, learning, and growing together in a joyous end of year showcase. May 13th, May 14th, May 15th and May 16th at Firestone High School. Performance times to be announced soon! Stay tuned to our website for more information 


With dance, music, and joy,


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Support ArtSparks today!

You can play a key role in fostering creativity and self-confidence as children experience the Arts in new and profound ways.


You’ll encourage children to develop a belief in themselves that impacts all aspects of their lives.


Your generosity provides access to high-quality dance programming along with the ArtSparks commitment to fostering the understanding of dance as an art form while challenging students of all ages and abilities to discover new heights of individual excellence.


Thank you!

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