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BCAI Cultural Arts and Humanities

formerly BCAI School of Arts





… current & upcoming sessions …

BCAI October November classes and events

October & November at BCAI


  • All ages martial arts – $55
    Tuesdays 5:30-7p
    Oct 12 – Nov 16
  • Break team – $55
    Wednesdays 5:30-7p
    Oct 13 – Nov 17
  • 3-6 yr old hip hop dance – $15
    Fridays 5:30-6:20p
    Oct 8, 15
  • 7-17 yr old hip hop dance – $55 for all 5 Fridays 
    Oct 8, 15 – 6:30-8p
    Oct 22, 29, Nov 5 – 5:30-6:30p
  • Adult dance – $55 or $15 a class
    Fridays 6:45-8p
    Oct 22, 29, Nov 5
    Fridays 5:30-7
    Nov 12, 19


  • Oct 9: Rhythm & Spray Paint 3-5p at Franklin Park

  • Oct 31: Baile (partnership w Afro-Socialist Caucus) at El Porton

  • Nov 6: Mix.Fuze.Evolve. at Hansen Student Center

Free Swim Clinic

Overcome initial fear of water

Learn foundational swim techniques

Learn how to save someone from drowning

Training from certified lifeguards

Three days!

Friday, October 15 5-6:15pm
Saturday, October 16 2:30-4:30pm
Sunday, October 17 2:30-4:30pm


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Are you available to serve as a swim coach?

Apply here!

October 2021 swim clinic flyer
BCAI 2021 Mix Fuze Evolve fundraiser Latinx Influence and Contribution to Hip Hop Culture at, Nov 6 : 6-9p Location: Hansen Student Center

BCAI invites you to join us for


Latinx Influence and Contribution to Hip Hop Culture


Epic Resilience Awards

Nov 6 2021 : 6-9p

Hansen Student Center

Epic Resilience Awards nomination form

  • Performance art
  • Food
  • Craft art
  • Collaborative mural


There are still a few more piggy banks for purchase!

Integrity Counseling, ISU-APO, and BCAI collaborated with incredible creativity to bring you the Epic piggy banks! 

The pigs, designed mostly by our Hip Hop Elemental Arts participants and lead artists, are painted by both organizations involved. You’ll see techniques and unique tags from each student and incredible unlocked imaginative designs.

They are available for purchase for $26 each, right here on the BCAI website! 100% of the money raised goes directly into our scholarship account, allowing all of our courses and sessions to be accessible to EVERYONE.

INtegRIty Counseling is a community-based, non-profit pay-as-you-can counseling agency.

Alpha Phi Omega is an ISU service organization, highly dedicated to each service project and its connected organization.

Both entities align with BCAI values and we are honored to share this opportunity.

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If you couldn’t find a pig, you can mail a donation to INtegRIty Counseling, 502 S Morris Ave, Bloomington, IL 61701, or donate online at their website. Donations help cover the costs of 100% quality accessible mental health services.

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A Word from our Executive Director

“As a visionary, the vision never really belongs to me. I knew from the second it burst inside my mind that it was going to be bigger than my own existence. BCAI is the necessary ‘vehicle’ to destroying destructive cycles in this world such as violence, sexual abuse, victimization, racism, poverty etc.

My ‘why’ is when a parent comes to me in tears because their child is making friends, fearlessly freestyling in a cypher, or exuding confidence in other ways all for the first time.

My ‘why’ is when I humbly am allowed to watch a student go from fear to resilience; from self-loathing and sabotage to working on these ‘new’ superpowers they find within themselves. The looks on their faces, the fierce courage increasing and the family dynamics improving – all of this is why I work long hours for them, why I am adamant about protecting our familial village existence and why I will never retreat.

BCAI is not a building; it is a family and a legacy. Unconditional love and resilience training.

Thank you to everyone who has believed, still believes, and will never stop actively believing and investing in our vision and mission. You do not go unseen.”

– Angelique Rački

Contact Us

Studio: 107 E Chestnut St #100, Bloomington, IL 61701

Mailing Address: PO Box 3352, Bloomington, IL 61702-3352

Telephone: (309) 532-4272


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We’re dedicated to supporting communities at this critical time. We are open for class, with social distancing in place, for students and staff ONLY.
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