The Arts Enrichment Program at Dixie, also known as AEP, offers six weeks of after school arts programs for children in grades K-5. The AEP is sponsored by the Dixie PTA and many community arts groups throughout Lexington. AEP usually begins the second week of February and finishes strong with an arts showcase the Thursday night before Spring Break in March. The showcase is called Arts Night.
AEP classes offered in the past:
Broadway Theater and Dance with Kelly Fischer
Percission with Crystal Peters
Primary Chorus with Crystal Peters
Clay Sculpture and Sculpture with Pizzazzz with the Living Arts and Science Center
Twirling with Cheri Presley
Zumba, Hip Hop and Hip Hop Hula with the YMCA of Central Kentucky
Create-a-Play with The Lexington Children’s Theater
Capoeira with Cecily Galbreath
Chinese KungFu with Yan Wang
Scrapbooking with Kate Wood
Tinikling with Kathy Smiley
Arts Night at Dixie is an annual event and brings in almost 1,000 spectators. Our Arts Enrichment students perform what they have learned during AEP. Each group prepares a 3-5 performance showcasing the skills that they have learned in a six week period. If the group is project based, then those students showcase their artwork for the event.
Arts Day is an annual event right before Spring Break. Arts Day runs like a career day for the arts. Artists from the Lexington community come and share their expertise with the students. Students also create, dance, act and sing with the artists throughout the day to keep the activities as hands on as possible.