Programs at BCAI School of Arts

3-6yr old spring arts exposure schedule

KEEP THEM LIBERATED

AGES 3-6

Description: Sessions that provoke the imagination and encourage freedom of expression while providing specific techniques and skills within the genre presented – these sessions are designed and carried out with this age level’s typical cognitive abilities in mind

Students gain a beginning understanding of what the given art(s) is/are, what they can potentially create using the skills presented and more about who they are.

The general skills our sessions increase are:

  • optimism
  • problem-solving
  • communication
  • healthy emotional expression
  • bravery
  • awareness of surroundings
  • teamwork 

Ages: approx. 3-6/7

Instructors: Coach Angelica Taylor and our ‘Hands That’ Visual Arts team

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

GIVE THEM SPACE

AGES 7-13

Description: Sessions that meet them where they are and allow them the space to create on their terms. Mentors are on hand to help them level up vs only blanket instructing. The objective is to either encourage imaginative expression and growth or remind them how phenomenal it feels to exist authentically within your own imagination.

Students gain a higher understanding of the artforms they are studying, building an appreciation for expression in every form and becoming far more aware of who they are and the intelliigence and creativity they bring to the table. 

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

Instructor: Coach Angelica Taylor & various 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)

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 every Artform 

This is for the purpose of increasing the individual’s awareness of 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)

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.

STREET FUNK BREAKING+

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

Step 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 purpose), and discipline level is high. Multiple public performances, 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: Angelica Taylor & Angelique Rački

NEXT OPPORTUNITY FOR TRYOUTS: MAY 2021

$80/mo 

Performances all over the region; professional, targeted training and mentorship; a team that has your back and provides a familial energy in and out of the studio

Step Inn Performance Team started in 2013 under the direction of Angelique Racki and has now shifted leadership to Ms Angelica Taylor.

Our performance team requires a high level of commitment – to yourself and your team – which shows through your work ethic and integrity in and out of studio. This team also comes with a LOT of support, professional training and new opportunities every semester that we can’t ever wait to reveal.

Bring your own water bottle, mask and sneakers/socks/jazz or ballet shoes or slippers. We will communicate frequently via Google Classroom or text (once you’re registered) so you know exactly what’s needed for that day. We’re excited to meet/see you!!

[Previous SIPT members, you need to re-register so we have an updated file – thank you!]

Cost: $55 per student, non refundable after one week.

****THIS LASTS THE ENTIRE MONTH OF MAY – each Thurs 5-7p and Sat 10a-12p

****No physical age requirement – the maturity required to maintain a team mentality throughout is what we are interested in

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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