Programs at BCAI School of Arts

Hip Hop 1

Tuesday 5pm-6pm

Description: an all-encompassing approach to hip hop genre dance and culture.

Students gain a beginning understanding of what hip hop is, where it came from and what it stands for. The skills obtained are varied across the board: footwork, balance, agility, attitude, popping, locking, tutting, etc. with a little possible something from other genres.  Students learn the basics of rhythm, counting music, awareness of surroundings and teamwork.

Ages: approx. 4-7

Instructor: Angelique Rački

What to bring: loose, comfortable clothing, socks, water

Hip Hop 2

Tuesday 6pm-7pm

Description: an all-encompassing approach to hip hop genre dance and culture.

Students gain a higher understanding of what hip hop is, where it came from and what it stands for. The skills obtained are varied across the board: footwork, balance, agility, attitude, popping, locking, tutting, etc. with a little possible something from other genres.  Students learn advanced skills of rhythm, counting music, awareness of surroundings and teamwork.

Ages: approx. 7-13

Instructor: Angelique Rački

What to bring: loose, comfortable clothing, socks, water

Master Deviation

Tuesday 7pm-8pm

Description: Covers technique from ballet, contemporary, lyrical, modern, hip hop, jazz and more.

This is considered a Master Class and students are held to a higher standard of focus and respect.

Ages: 7 and up

Instructors: Shenā Palmer, Cailee Terven, Angelique Rački, Nicole DeMatteo

What to bring: loose, comfortable clothing, socks, water, black dance shoes, black dance sneakers

Cultural Dance

Thursday 7pm-8pm

Description: Indian, African, Latin and other cultural immersions

Ages: 7 and up

Instructors: Pabitra Kumar Raut, Meghna Rao, Sara Almaraz

What to bring: loose, comfortable clothing, socks, water

Adult Dance

Thursday 7pm-8pm

Description: Varied genres, all skill levels welcome (no, it’s not awkward.)

Stay tuned for listings of sessions!

Ages: 15 and up

What to bring: loose, comfortable clothing, socks, water, and an open mind.

Street Funk Breakdance

Saturday 10am-12pm

Description: Street dance styles from 80s to present: break, pop, lock, footwork, freestyle, etc.

Students will receive a foundation of bboy/girl knowledge including the history, purpose and potential of this artform and the culture it breathes in. You will receive training in basic and advanced breakdance techniques as well as tumbling and trick coaching.

*New students welcome the first 3 weeks of September, January and May only.

Ages: 7 and up

Instructors: Angelique Rački

What to bring: loose/comfortable clothing, sneakers, socks, water

Step Inn Performance Team

Saturday 12pm-2pm

Description: high commitment level, skill guaranteed to increase

These are the serious dancers/performers that are held to a higher standard b/c they have chosen to do so. Grades must be up, diet must be controlled (for wellness not cosmetic purpose), and discipline level is high. Multiple public performances, multiple genres covered but strong ‘hip hop’ focus. Leveling system to include periodic testing.

Skills to increase: physical dance ability, flexibility, tumbling, teamwork, awareness of surroundings, professionalism, accountability, respect, and most importantly, the greatest focus: SELF-ESTEEM AND -VALUE.

Ages: no age determinant

Head Coach: Angelique Rački