January 31st, 2020
We started the new year off with a WOW! As students returned from a winter break, we welcomed them back with a Circus themed open gym with help from our friends at the Triton Trooper Circus. We took a field trip downtown to see MFA's own Olivia Renteria in Mean Girls at the Nederlander Theatre. Some of our dancers performed at a Martin Luther King celebration at Loyola and will perform again for Bellwood's Annual Black History Celebration. And we have so many events on the horizon.
Triton Trooper Circus Open Gym
Our first open gym of the year featured our friends from the Triton Trooper Circus! They WOWed the audience with a performance then worked on circus skills with everyone! It was such a great opportunity for the kids to learn alongside real circus performers! Free Open Gym is held almost every Saturday from 1:45pm to 2:45pm!

The Show Must Go On
We were so excited to have the Mean Girls Broadway Tour in Chicago in January because we got to see Maywood Fine Arts' very own Olivia Renteria perform! In true Stairway of the Stars fashion, we headed downtown together to see the show and it was so much fun! Of course we popped up pink! The show has left Chicago but you can still catch her in another state. Check the tour schedule here!
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration
Our dancers were asked once again to perform at a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration at Loyola in the CTRE Auditorium. The moment was made even more special as they danced to an original poem written and performed by CAA student Austin Peyton. They will perform again during Bellwood's Annual Black History Celebration Sunday, February 23, 2020.
Go the Extra Mile for MFA!
We are so excited for this year's Le Tour de Shore! Registration for our annual 100 mile charity bike ride from Chicago to Michigan begins February 2, 2020 (Superbowl Sunday). We have room for 600 riders, but spots for the ride do fill up fast. 100% of the proceeds from this ride go to Maywood Fine Arts! So go the extra mile and sign up Sunday at www.letourdeshore.com
A Look Forward and a Quick Look Back
A lot goes on in a year at Maywood Fine Arts. We have so many reasons to keep going the extra mile. Here are some WOW moments from 2019.
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