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10 x August 2 — 15, 2018 x www.SouthwestOrlandoBulletin.com THE ARTS Orlando boasts an eclectic variety of cultural events, performance troupes and arts centers. Theater groups, museums and local attractions offer something to suit everyone. For those looking to learn for themselves, there are numerous music and dance schools, as well as art and acting studios that can teach students the skills they need to become true artists. Southwest Orlando Bulletin’s 14th annual The Arts segment offers an up-close look at some of the area’s most popular venues, groups and experienced schools. Elite Animation Academy Traditional and digital courses at Elite Animation Academy begin Sept. 8. Instructed by former Disney animators — virtual, after school and on Saturdays — on the second floor at 8933 Conroy-Windermere Road in Orlando, courses are offered for children and adults. They accept age 8-older. Students learn traditional animation, anime/manga, character design, comics and cartooning, foundational drawing, sketching, illustration and 2-D/3-D animation; and all supplies are provided. The cost is $750 for a 10-week in-studio

course with an additional $50 new student enrollment fee and a $25 percourse supply fee. Monthly tuition plans are available. For more information, visit eliteanimationacademy.com and register online today! Elizabeth Parsons School of Dance Elizabeth Parsons School of Dance, located at 116 W. Sixth Ave. in Windermere, is now registering students for its 38th dance season. Under the artistic direction of Meredith Bright and Elizabeth Parsons, the school offers dance instruction for all ages in classical ballet, jazz, tap, modern, acrobatics, lyrical and hip-hop. Classes are limited and begin Aug. 6. In addition, the dance company performs at the annual Evening of Dance at Lake Eola on Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. For more information, call 407-876-4604, email epsod.dance@gmail.com or visit www. elizabethparsonsschoolofdance.com. Footworks Dance Studio Footworks Dance Studio is beginning its 16th dance season this fall. Its www.SouthwestOrlandoBulletin.com x August 2 — 15, 2018 x 11 teachers offer an exciting schedule with great classes, a winter showcase and year-end recital; and they appreciate the continued support of their Footworks families. The Footworks Dance Team had a fantastic recent season that included top awards like best choreography and Industry Dance Awards People’s Choice Finalist. The staff’s goal is to provide the very best dance instruction, as well as develop the character of each and every dancer. For more information, including class info, call 407-877-2260 or visit www.footworksdancestudio.com. Opera Orlando Opera Orlando offers an incredible line-up for 2018-19. Enjoy Offenbach’s surreal Tales of Hoffmann; Humperdinck’s tasty morsel, Hansel & Gretel; and a premiere pairing of Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci and Stravinsky’s Pulcinella, all part of Opera on the Mainstage. If that isn’t enough, step out with Opera on the Town that features an immersive production of the The Barber of Seville at Casa Feliz, and Britten’s Noye’s Fludde in all its pageantry at St. John’s Lutheran Church. For more information, visit www.operaorlando.org. Orlando Ballet School School is almost back in session, and it is time for Central Florida families to start planning their extracurricular activities! Dance is the perfect way to expand a child’s education with a performance art that enriches the mind as well as the body. Orlando Ballet School CONTINUED ON PAGE 13