BCAI Cultural Arts and Humanities
formerly BCAI School of Arts
NOW ACCEPTING NEW PERFORMERS/DANCERS!
multi-level, multi-faceted, professional training: performance, dance, choreography/er, etc
The community’s ONLY Hip Hop-centric performance teams are accepting new members this year!
The Step Inn Performance Team and the BCAI Breakin Team are both open for interested beings that have the cognitive maturity to learn and exhibit teamwork.
Freestyle, choreography, technique, leadership, professionalism, and more – high-level, high-quality training with as much freedom as necessary to explore your own performance gifts as an individual and as a teammate. With a focus on hip hop, lyrical, lyrical hip hop, and Afrikan styles, you’ll have a platform for your skills to push your limits.
Next session: May 11-June 24 with 2 community performances:
- Juneteenth, June 17, Miller Park
- Make Music Normal, June 24, Uptown Normal
Sessions are held at our BCAI-CAH studio @
107 E Chestnut St, Ste 100, Bloomington, IL
[Side note] YES, you absolutely can thrive on a performance team as an introvert. We’ve more than proved that time and again because everyone that joins brings an entirely brand new combination of life experience, imagination access, and skills that we let breathe and exist.
… current & upcoming sessions …
BCAI-CAH class line-up by age
3-6 yr old:
FRIDAYS: 5-5:45p Co-creation – dance, obstacle courses
7-17 yr old:
TUESDAYS: 5:30-630p Martial Arts (Hapkido, Hosinsul)
WEDNESDAYS: 5:30-7p Breakin Team (Breakdance)
FRIDAYS: 6-7:30p Co-creation Dance
THURSDAYS/SATURDAYS: 5-7p/12-2p Step Inn Performance Team
- Assistance available for situational necessity
BCAI-CAH YouTube | Programs page
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
6 week sessions
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Studio: 107 E Chestnut St #100, Bloomington, IL 61701
Mailing Address: PO Box 3352, Bloomington, IL 61702-3352
Telephone: (309) 532-4272