Programs at BCAI Cultural Arts & Humanities

Co Creation Dance+

Fridays 5p 3-6y | 6p 7-17y

Description: Varied genres, all skill levels

Skill building: communication, teamwork, problem-solving, freely using your imagination, choreography, picking up choreography, engineering (obstacle courses), and more

Everyone contributes to the whole of the evening:
3-6y typically creates 1-2 8 counts together and then creates and runs an obstacle course
7-17y typically has been creating choreography together, recording and then freestyling or hanging out together, playing games like hide and seek or tag

Each Friday is in and of itself unless the group decides they want to continue something. Performances are possible if they choose to

Ages: 3 and up

What to bring: loose or flexible, comfortable clothing, socks, and sneakers & water


Arts Exposure

Ages 7-13 with 14-18yr old internships

ART: anything that requires the imagination to get to the next level – from spray painting, culinary, dance, and sculpting to trades, entrepreneurialism, coding, and science.

Description: 2-6 week sessions exposing participants to multiple art forms. 

Arts Exposure increases the individual’s awareness of the innate skills and interests they have, which ultimately leads to living with far more purpose and ON purpose 

Ages: approx. 7-13 (cognitive maturity, not necessarily chronologically)

Instructors: BCAI Instructors as well as craft professionals within our community

What to bring: loose, comfortable clothing, socks and sneakers, your own filled water bottle (we DO have water if you forget)

Summer Arts Exposure 2024 flyer white background orange accents, logo top left corner, pic of youth with power drill under guidance of adult

Adult Dance

Next Sessions TBA

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 and sneakers, water, and an open mind.

Breakin Team (breakdance)

Please let us know if you are interested in this program!

Description: Street dance styles from 70s 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.

Ages: 7 and up

Instructors: Angelique Rački, Dawson Patty-G’Sell + guest choreographers

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

25tep Inn Performance Team

Thursdays 5 pm-7 pm
Saturday 12 pm-2 pm

Description: high commitment level, skill, and confidence guaranteed to increase; predominantly performance dance in every genre and culture; travel to training and performances; year-round 

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 purposes), and discipline level is high. Multiple public performances, and multiple genres covered but strong hip hop and lyrical influence (freedom in movement). 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 Coaches: Angelique Rački, Angelica Taylor, Shena Palmer

Recommend taking the Friday Co Creation Dance class before tryouts

$250/Session (5-7 weeks)