AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM
The East Bay Center for the Performing Arts has brought performing arts and new media classes to after-school programs in the West Contra Costa Unified School District, Berkeley Unified School District, Albany Unified School District and area charter schools since 1985. Drawing on the Center's diverse resources; our professional arts faculty and experienced educational staff; our multi-cultural offerings, both traditional and contemporary; and partnerships with other arts and social organizations; we have served thousands of students in twenty-six schools.
The goals of our after school program activities are to:
- Give interested students access to training in culturally distinct Performing Art forms which reflect the ethnic makeup of their community.
- Provide ample opportunities for students to share their work with their community and peers through performances and showings.
- Develop an appreciation for the arts in the schools and the community.
- Encourage and/or improve communication and involvement between parents and school activities.
- Provide a positive environment through the arts which encourages cross cultural understanding and pride.
- Provide rich arts activities during hour after school hours helping to keep children and communities safe.
All classes are offered in 2 back-to-back 50-minute classes except where noted.
All music and dance classes include age appropriate introductions to the music, instruments, songs, and cultural background that enhance the joy and educational experience of these recognized world art forms.
The cost is $2,100 per class for the fall session (10-12 weeks) and $3,200 per class for the winter/spring session (20-22 weeks). Instrumental music class is offered at a 10% discount. Discounts for multiple classes or classes in both school semesters are available.
Classes cannot be held outside and must be in a large enough space to allow students to move freely.
To book your classes call Michelle Flynn at
(510) 234-5624 ext 27 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
WE ARE OFFERING THE FOLLOWING CLASSES FOR 2011-2012
Hip Hop Dance (All grades, 20 students maximum per class)
One of our most popular classes, students learn styles of Hip Hop. They also learn to identify different rhythms and styles of music, including R&B, Rap, Funk, and Jazz. Students refine their sense of rhythm, expand their knowledge of repertoire and gain enhanced control of their movements.
Mexican Folkorico Dance (All grades, 20 students maximum per class)
Students explore the rich tradition of Mexican folklorico, a rich dance tradition with diverse styles found throughout Mexico. The dances are characterized by a basic set of steps called zapateados which involve percussive footwork-akin to tap. Students must wear hard-soled shoes. [se habla espanol]
West African Dance (All grades, 20 students maximum per class)
This class teaches skills and techniques in performing authentic, traditional dances (and songs) from the West African countries of Ghana, Senegal, Guinea, and the Congo, as well as Haiti and Brazil.
Capoeira (Grades 4 and up, 20 students maximum per class)
A vigorous art form that originated in Brazil, Capoeira has elements of ritualized combat, dance, acrobatics, percussion, and song. It is practiced as a means of self-defense, personal development, social integration, and cultural awareness.
Music and Dance Exploration (Grades K–3, 20 students maximum per class)
Children experience the joy of singing (and moving!) while discovering fundamental musical concepts through traditional American (North and South) singing games, ring plays, rhymes and folk songs. Instruments provided. [se habla espanol]
Afro Peruvian Dance (Grades 4 and up, 15 students maximum per class)
This exciting dance form blends traditions from Africa and South America in a way that teaches complex rhythms, exciting steps and body percussion.
Yoga (All Grades, 12 students maximum)
This has proved extremely popular. It helps students to improve concentration, physical flexibility, and coordination.
Intro to Percussion (Grades 1-4, 15 students maximum per class)
World Rhythms (Grades 5 and up, 20 students maximum per class)
This popular class explores the concepts of rhythm from a variety of cultural sources. The students will learn about the cultural significance that music and particular instruments have within certain cultures. Taught at developmentally appropriate levels for lower or upper grades. Instruments provided.
Chorus (All Grades, 25 students maximum per class)
Students learn the joy of singing together while exploring different genres from jazz to blues, R&B, soul, funk, hip hop and reggae. Older students are invited to try out their song writing and rhyme writing skills as well as the art of stage presence and delivery. MCs (rappers), songwriters and instrumentalists, (must already know how to play an instrument) are welcome!
Beginning Instrumental Music (Grades 2 and up, 15 students per class)
Students can take classes in brass instruments, wind instruments, stringed instruments, or guitars. Parents are responsible for renting or purchasing instruments. Students will be taught how to read music as well as play the instrument. This class is a great augmentation to any existing instrumental classes you offer or it can be an introductory class. This class works best if students are grouped by experience - beginning or intermediate. This class is offered with a 10% discount off of the listed prices.
Youth Theater Workshop (Grades 1 and up, 20 students maximum per class)
Students will begin by learning the basic elements of theater performance through improvisation and classic theater games. Depending on what your students want, this class can lead to a full-blown performance or a series of scenes for performance. (Additional costs may be added.)
Community Mural Project (Grades 1 and up, 2-hour class, 20 students/class)
Got wall? Students learn to work together to create a community mural for your school. Students learn collaboration skills; communication skills; and painting, drawing, and design skills as they create a unique site-specific mural. The entire process takes them from initial brainstorming, gathering community input, sketching and design, revision, planning, and painting. (The mural can also be done on canvas if you don’t have a wall.)
Digital Photography (Grades 3 and up, 2 50-minute back to back classes or 1 2-hour class, 15 students/class)
This workshop provides a space for students to creatively explore their thoughts, feelings and perspectives and offers inspiration on new and unique ways to capture it all. Demonstrations in Location Photography and Studio Photography are held providing students with a real-life experience of a professional studio.
Video Production (Grades 3 and up, 2 50-minute back to back classes or 1 2-hour class, 15 students/class)
Intensive workshops in digital video production for small and very dedicated crews. In hands-on projects, students learn the fundamental skills at the heart of film making covering the entire process of storytelling from conception to post production. Students work in various genres including drama, comedy, action, and documentary. Cameras provided.
To book your class call Michelle Flynn at (510) 323-2493 or email email@example.com