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Semester Class Schedule


 

      How to Register

BY PHONE:    718.832.0018
IN PERSON:  at the BAX reception desk
ONLINE REGISTRATION: See  the “Online Registration- How To” (below)

Families applying for FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE may NOT register online. For more information, click HERE.

CLASS LEVELS
Levels I, II and hybrid I/II classes are organized by discrete age brackets and are open to students with a range of prior experience. These classes closely consider age appropriate physical, emotional and social development.

Levels III, IV, Performance Workshops and youth companies serve wider ranges and assume more prior experience, greater technical and improvisation skills and commitment. By level III and up, students often stay in a given level for more than on year.

Please contact the Education Department for guidance about how to navigate classes and/or levels

      Online Registration- How To

Please note: If you are registering for more than one class and are therefore eligible for the “family value” discount, the online platform will automatically register this discount in your session. If, however, you register for an additional class in a separate online session, the online platform cannot automatically combine this new registration with your other registrations (nor will it account for other possible discounts. Please see “Tuition Fees & Discounts” below). In such instances, to make sure that you do receive the full discount that you are eligible for please call (718) 832-0018 and complete your registration over the phone. Alternatively, you can continue with the online registration process and the discount will automatically be credited to your account, towards either a balance due or towards future use.

1. Click “Sign up” under the title of the class you are registering for.
2. Enter your child’s information into the space provided.
3. Enter guardians’ contact information. Please include as much information as possible.
4. Review your class selection to confirm it is correct.
5. Select “Check Out and Pay in Full,” OR “Check Out and Pay Half” to complete your registration. Payment of at least half is required to hold your spot in any class or program. Please pay close attention to when full payment is due, outlined in “Rates & Policies” (below).

At any point during your registration, you may add another class to your cart by scrolling down and clicking “Sign up” to additionally select that class.

Annual Family Registration Fee: This $35 fee is assessed annually per family (e.g. fall 2015 and again in fall 2016); registration fee does not apply to President’s or Spring Break Arts Programs.
You will be invoiced for any outstanding balances or registration fees assessed. Please call (718) 832-0018 or email info@bax.org with any questions.

Families applying for FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE may NOT register online. For more information, click HERE.

      Rates & Policies

A payment of at least 1/2 tuition is required to reserve a spot in any youth class. The remainder of the tuition is due by the 5th week of the semester (unless a payment plan has been arranged).To arrange a payment plan, see information on Financial Assistance HERE.

REFUND POLICY
Prior to the 3rd class of a trimester and the 5th class of a semester, class tuition is refundable minus classes reserved/taken. There are no refunds after the 3rd class of a trimester or the 5th class of a semester. A credit may be applied to future registration.Drops must occur 48 hours prior to the reserved class.

MAKE-UP CLASSES
Due to absences or late registration, each student is allowed to take 2 make-up classes each trimester or 4 make-up classes each semester within the same term in an equivalent, age appropriate class (space permitting). We do not pro-rate tuition.

TRIAL CLASSES
A free trial class is available to new students, through the 3rd week of the trimester and the 5th week of the semester (space permitting). Upon registration, the cost of the trial class will be included in the tuition. Contact info@bax.org to schedule a trial. Trial registrations do not hold space for the full duration of the term.

Families applying for FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE may NOT register online. For more information, click HERE.

      Tuition Fees & Discounts

Yearly Family Registration Fee: This $35 fee is assessed annually per family (e.g. fall 2015 and again in fall 2016); registration fee does not apply to President’s or Spring Break Arts Programs.

Family Value: Families who register their child in a second class, or another sibling in the same term, receive 5% off each additional class (note, discount is applied to the lowest priced class(es)).

Performance Workshop Discount: PW Students receive 15% off additional class (not including BAXco)

Playspace Class Cards: BAX offers class cards for drop-in Playspace classes. Families can purchase a 10 class card for $80. Class cards are valid for 1 year.* Playspace included for free with Move & Groove registration.

Park Slope Parents Members: PSP Members receive 5% off tuition (excluding registration fee and school break programs). Members must request this discount at the time of registration and be prepared to show membership card to registration desk upon request.

Families applying for FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE may NOT register online. For more information, click HERE.

Fall Semester (Wednesday, September 12, 2018 – Saturday, January 26, 2019)

Did you know BAX offers After School Pick Up? Click HERE to learn more. 


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Class Selections

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Monday
3:30-4:30
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Umfundalai: Contemporary African Dance Technique
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Umfundalai: Contemporary African Dance Technique
As a Pan-African dance technique, the Umfundalai technique draws upon key movements from different ethnic groups and many nations in Africa along with movements of Black cultures in the United States, Caribbean, and South America. The literal word, Umfundalai, means essence or essential in Kiswahili. In this class, students will work on the rhythm, body alignment, core movement and progression as well as vocabulary of the Umfundalai technique to generate collective and self-expression. Students will also engage in the ritual practice of giving"dobale"or thanks for each other and their shared space. AsDr.Kariamu Welsh, Umfundalais progenitor, describes it [Umfundalai is] an approach to movement that is wholistic, body centric and organic. This class is taught byUmfundalaiM'Singh Wuticertified teacher Angie Pittman. Read more about Dance at BAX
Ages 7-10     Angie PittmanPrice: $330
3:30-4:30
[Wait List]
Modern I - FULL
[X]
Modern I - FULL
Modern I introduces young dancers to a more structured dance class that includes work in center and across the floor while exploring rhythm, spatial relationships, basic leg and foot work, and locomotive movement, including chases, leaps, and turns. Opportunity for creative choice is abundant through imagery and music, and students will begin the exciting entry into creating and observing choreography. Read more about Dance at BAX
Ages 5-6     Maira DuartePrice: 0
3:30-4:45
[Wait List]
Tumbling II - FULL
[X]
Tumbling II - FULL
Through yoga, gymnastics, and dance/movement techniques, students support their own weight in new ways with handstands, headstands and arm stands, explore balances and lifts alone and with partners, and learn tumbling sequences of rolling and flipping. This class builds strength and flexibility. It also builds self-confidence as students become increasingly self-aware and explore what is possible with their own bodies. As the year progresses, students learn walkovers, bridges, and handsprings, and continue with more advanced partner acrobatics. Students begin to manipulate props and collaborate to create original images, structures, and sequences. Read more about Tumbling at BAX
Ages 7-8     Diane TomasiPrice: 0
4:30-6:30
[Cancelled]
BAX Theater Lab
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BAX Theater Lab
Do you have a story to tell? Are you an actor? Poet? Musician? This Theater Lab is for you! In this class, students will draw upon their interests, impulses, and talents while learning new dramatic skills towards developing stories and storytelling styles for the stage. Students will have fun sampling and mixing source material and experimenting with key creative roles (actor, director, playwright, designer) within the devising process.
Ages 10-14     Julia CavagnaPrice: $376
4:45-6:15
[Sign up]
Modern IV
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Modern IV
While expanding on the technique and form of modern dance introduced in Modern III, the Modern IV class deepens students' understanding of Time, Shape, Space, Force, and the Body in movement. Students further develop their strength, flexibility, balance, and line in structured warm-ups and floor work, and learn more advanced phrases and movement combinations. Repeated dance phrases week-to-week provide a framework for development in technique, and performance, and also allow for opportunities to break the repertory down and build it back up in the students' own way. Students are encouraged to express themselves in solo, duet, and group choreography projects. The class allows for the observation and reflection on the creative choice and performance of peer work, while creating a group dynamic that is supportive of each student as artists-in-process. This class is designed for students who have completed Modern III or the equivalent. Read more about Dance at BAX
Ages 9-12     Diane TomasiPrice: $360
4:45-6:15
[Wait List]
Tumbling III - FULL
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Tumbling III - FULL
Drawing on techniques in yoga, gymnastics, dance, and acrobatics, students explore ways to support their own weight with handstands, headstands and arm stands, as well as create reversed inversions such as arching and bridging. Building on Tumbling II, students continue to explore balances and lifts alone and with partners, and learn tumbling sequences of rolling and flipping. Using imagery, sound and concepts, students are encouraged to build on their individual and partner work to create sequences and make choreographic choices in a collaborative environment. As the year progresses, performing, observing, and reflecting with one another becomes a part of the tumbling practice. Read more about Tumbling at BAX
Ages 8-10     Maira DuartePrice: 0
Tuesday
3:30-4:30
[Sign up]
Drama Rama I
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Drama Rama I
In this playful setting, young students enjoy creative play, imagination, and the process of working collectively. Students explore their bodies by experimenting with different shapes, sizes, and levels and explore emotionality through embodied story-telling, dynamic facial expressions, and physical transformations. Each class, students work in partnership and/or as an ensemble through mirroring games, breathing exercises, and group devising and reflection. Performance helps to build a sense of teamwork, taking turns, and harnessing individual energy for group fun. Read more about Drama at BAX
Ages 5-6     Janice AcevedoPrice: $330
3:30-4:45
[Sign up]
Drama Rama II
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Drama Rama II
Building on the Drama Rama class experience, students continue to experiment physical and vocal exercises through focused play. Students expand their improvisational skills to include more pantomime, confident vocal projection and articulation, prop and costume fun, and amplified gestures.Through short ongoing projects, students work together to create original and adapted scenes through improvisation, which they rehearse and perform.Working in an ensemble capacity, students engage in active listening, reflection, and creative problem solving. Read more about Drama at BAX
Ages 6-8     Kelindah SchusterPrice: $346
3:30-4:30
[Sign up]
Hip Hop I
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Hip Hop I
BAX Hip Hop Dance is a high-energy technique class that combines energy, rhythm, groove, individuality, and originality with contemporary dance techniques. Students learn basic techniques like house, top rock, up rock, and freezes. As students develop, they have opportunities to create funky patterns and original variations on learned combinations and, ultimately, choreograph their own movement sequences based within the parameters of the form. Students also deepen their knowledge of historic vocabulary by relating this form to other social Africanist dance forms like swing, jazz, and soul line dancing. Age-appropriate hip-hop and pop music is used. Groove and Flow, students will learn current and past dance trends like the Running Man, Whip/Nae Nae, Chicken Noodle Soup, Dougie, to name a few, as the basis of exploring the historical depth and social aspect of Hip Hop dance so that they begin to know and appreciate the roots of the dance form and how it links to the music and other African American dance forms.
Ages 7-9     Angie PittmanPrice: $330
3:30-4:30
[Wait List]
Tumbling I - FULL
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Tumbling I - FULL
Using exercises from yoga to gymnastics, this class supports fundamental motor skills and challenges students in their beginning stages of development. Making transitions, taking turns and working as a group are regular social skills addressed in this lively joyful class. Students learn backward and forward rolls, logrolls, somersaults, headstands, and the basics of balancing, all while honing body and mind. Read more about Tumbling at BAX
Ages 5-6     Maira DuartePrice: 0
4:30-7:00
[By invitation]
Dance Performance Workshop I (DPW I)
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Dance Performance Workshop I (DPW I)
Dance Performance Workshops (DPWs) are full-year programs intended for motivated young people (ages 9-17) who are ready to commit to comprehensive dance study that encapsulates the totality of an artist-in-process as dancer, performer, collaborator, creator, and observer. The workshop encourages the young artist to work creatively both independently and in collaboration with peers, while honing and deepening skills in technique, performance, improvisation, partnering, and developing original choreography. Admission is by invitation. Read more about Performance Workshops at BAX
Ages 9-12   * invitation only   Maira DuartePrice: Call
4:30-7:00
[By invitation]
Dance Performance Workshop II (DPW II)
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Dance Performance Workshop II (DPW II)
Dance Performance Workshops (DPWs) are full-year programs intended for motivated young people (ages 9-17) who are ready to commit to comprehensive dance study that encapsulates the totality of an artist-in-process as dancer, performer, collaborator, creator, and observer. The workshop encourages the young artist to work creatively both independently and in collaboration with peers, while honing and deepening skills in technique, performance, improvisation, partnering, and developing original choreography. Admission is by invitation. Read more about Performance Workshops at BAX
Ages 11-15   * invitation only   Skye MontantePrice: Call
4:30-7:30
[By invitation]
Dance Performance Workshop III (DPW III)
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Dance Performance Workshop III (DPW III)
Dance Performance Workshops (DPWs) are full-year programs intended for motivated young people (ages 9-17) who are ready to commit to comprehensive dance study that encapsulates the totality of an artist-in-process as dancer, performer, collaborator, creator, and observer. The workshop encourages the young artist to work creatively both independently and in collaboration with peers, while honing and deepening skills in technique, performance, improvisation, partnering, and developing original choreography. Admission is by invitation. Read more about Performance Workshops at BAX
Ages 13+   * invitation only   Helen TocciPrice: Call
4:45-6:00
[Sign up]
Drag Performance
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Drag Performance
In this class, students will delve into the unique and increasingly popular art form that is drag performance. Students will learn about drag performances rich cultural history and roots in queer performance traditions. Discussing and dismantling gender archetypes, students will create a more expansive and empowered gender framework using dramatic play, clowning, lip sync, as well as basic costumes, fashion, make-up, and props. This is an inclusive and all drag performance class, including Queens, Kings, and in-betweens. Students of all gender identities are welcome.
Ages 8-11     Kelindah SchusterPrice: $346
Wednesday
3:30-4:30
[Sign up]
Creative Movement II
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Creative Movement II
This class expands on the imaginative exploration and expression of movement that began in Creative Movement I. Introduction to the Body, Space, Shape, and Time deepens through exercises that are led and repeated, focusing on qualities of movement, pathways in space, and basic locomotive movement skills, including rolls, jumps, hops, and slides. Imagery, music, stories, and props play a vital role by providing structures for creative choice, dance making, and collaboration within this lively group class. Read more about Early Childhood Classes at BAX
Ages 4-5     Jessica LeePrice: $374
3:30-4:45
[Sign up]
Physical Theater I
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Physical Theater I
Physical Theater has become an increasing practice in the theater world and is a critical part of actor training. Drawing on tumbling, dance, comedy, and mime traditions, Physical Theater I offers students a playful environment to explore and experiment with characters, imaginative & real scenes, morals/allegories, creative impulses and relationships. Students tell embodied stories and perform theatrical experiments with an emphasis on clarity of voice, expression, physical gestures and scale, and audience awareness. We will ask: What does my character look like? What does my character think about? What does the character want? How does this character work with others? What can we make together? Read more about Drama at BAX
Ages 7-9     Billy SchultzPrice: $392
3:30-4:30
[Wait List]
Tumbling I - FULL
[X]
Tumbling I - FULL
Using exercises from yoga to gymnastics, this class supports fundamental motor skills and challenges students in their beginning stages of development. Making transitions, taking turns and working as a group are regular social skills addressed in this lively joyful class. Students learn backward and forward rolls, logrolls, somersaults, headstands, and the basics of balancing, all while honing body and mind. Read more about Tumbling at BAX
Ages 5-6     Diane TomasiPrice: 0
4:30-6:30
[By invitation]
AcroBAX I
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AcroBAX I
AcroBAX I, formerly Tumbling Performance Workshop, is one of BAX's most advanced tumbling classes, newly established in fall 2013 to accommodate Tumbling level II and III students who are aging out and eager to hone their technical tumbling, partner acrobatic, and dance skills. In the year-long Performance Workshop program, students further integrate tumbling, performance, and improvisation skills, while also exploring group-d...Read more about Performance Workshops at BAX
Ages 9-12   * invitation only   Diane TomasiPrice: Call
4:30-5:30
[Sign up]
Modern I
[X]
Modern I
Modern I introduces young dancers to a more structured dance class that includes work in center and across the floor while exploring rhythm, spatial relationships, basic leg and foot work, and locomotive movement, including chases, leaps, and turns. Opportunity for creative choice is abundant through imagery and music, and students will begin the exciting entry into creating and observing choreography. Read more about Dance at BAX
Ages 5-6     Jessica LeePrice: $374
4:45-6:30
[Sign up]
Physical Theater II
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Physical Theater II
This class offers a deeper exploration and experimentation with the skills and approaches of Physical Theater I with more of a focus on performance structures. What kind of a story do we want to tell and how can we tell it differently? We will use tableau, dance, group movement, and characterization in the creation of a performance. Read more about Drama at BAX
Ages 9-12     Billy SchultzPrice: $418
5:30-7:00
[Please Call]
Modern Technique
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Modern Technique
The Modern Technique I & II class is based in the fundamentals of modern dance technique (connectivity, spatial and body awareness, weight sharing, rhythm and musicality) and honing the dancers body as her/his instrument for artistic expression. It is taught on a semester basis by Guest Artists, professional working dancers and choreographers. At the Modern Technique I & II (intermediate & advanced levels), students have already been introduced to modern technique and building on these fundamentals, focus on alignment, intention and quality of movement, sequencing and longer phrase-work.This is class is required for students in DPW level II (Modern Technique I) and level III (Modern Technique II), in addition to their weekly workshop class.
Ages 11-15   Prerequisite Experience Required   Ella RosewoodPrice: $408
Thursday
3:30-4:30
[Sign up]
Afro Diaspora Movement
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Afro Diaspora Movement
Through principles and traditional movement of the African Diaspora, all who join will experience the idea of self-liberation and joy through movement. Students will explore a fusion of African Diasporic Dance traditions, including West African, Congolese, Afrobeats, Social Afro Hip-Hop, DanceHall, and Creative Movement. Students will learn choreography and technique that draws upon traditional and social Africanist dance styles, while also improvising within the vastness of these styles. Movement and musicality will be explored and celebrated as a physical dialogue and expression of community. Students will also learn about specific historical and cultural roots of these forms and manifest their own rhythmic choices as they move this lineage forward.
Ages 7-10     Dani CrissPrice: $396
3:30-4:30
[Sign up]
Creative Movement II
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Creative Movement II
This class expands on the imaginative exploration and expression of movement that began in Creative Movement I. Introduction to the Body, Space, Shape, and Time deepens through exercises that are led and repeated, focusing on qualities of movement, pathways in space, and basic locomotive movement skills, including rolls, jumps, hops, and slides. Imagery, music, stories, and props play a vital role by providing structures for creative choice, dance making, and collaboration within this lively group class. Read more about Early Childhood Classes at BAX
Ages 4-5     Rachel FreeburgPrice: $396
3:30-4:30
[Sign up]
Game Makers
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Game Makers
Students become creative inventors of their own games, playing physically, theatrically and collaboratively with simple props and found objects. This game-creation class draws from such classics as musical chairs, Marco Polo, and charades, and students will reimagine brand new games and game dynamics. They will become the authors, devising new rules and objectives, and exploring questions about how we play? Why we play? And what do we learn from the games that we play? Throughout the class, students will exercise skills in physical conditioning, vocal projection, and creative problem solving as well as fundamentals in tumbling, illustration, and acting.
Ages 6-8     Billy SchultzPrice: $396
4:30-6:30
[By invitation]
AcroBAX II
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AcroBAX II
BAX's AcroBAX II class is a full-year program intended for motivated young people (ages 10+). Drawing on contemporary circus traditions and theatrical techniques, AcroBAX II combines modern dance, partner acrobatics, performance, and choreography skills. AcroBAX II emerged under the direction of Helen Tocci in 2010 and has retained many of its original members since its inception. Read more about AcroBAX
Ages 10+   * invitation only   Helen TocciPrice: Call
4:30-5:45
[Sign up]
Ballet
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Ballet
Ballet at BAX offers an introduction to the traditional techniques of ballet, while maintaining a strong awareness of modern dance aesthetics. Our classes promote balance, form, line, strength, and grace in floor, barre, and center work. Students are encouraged to develop their practice of ballet technique and to use the rigorous skills unique to ballet to explore their own creativity and originality. Students have opportunities to try new ideas with their peers, and to express their own artistry through original compositions and choreography.
Ages 6-8     Rachel FreeburgPrice: $414
4:30-5:30
[Sign up]
Boys (Bois) Movement
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Boys (Bois) Movement
Boys (Bois) Movement is one of BAXs original classes and provides a crucial space where a broader vision of masculinity and physical expression can be nurtured. Capitalizing on high energy, imagination, and student interests, this class explores many different dance and movement forms, including modern dance, yoga, dramatics, and sports moves, with special emphasis on rhythmic and spatial awareness. Students work in close collaboration and have opportunities to compose original dance sequences. Boys (Bois) Movement welcomes participants who are trans, gender non-conforming, and questioning. Read more about Dance at BAX
Ages 5-8     Andrew JannettiPrice: $396
5:45-7:15
[Please Call]
Modern Technique
[X]
Modern Technique
The Modern Technique I & II class is based in the fundamentals of modern dance technique (connectivity, spatial and body awareness, weight sharing, rhythm and musicality) and honing the dancers body as her/his instrument for artistic expression. It is taught on a semester basis by Guest Artists, professional working dancers and choreographers. At the Modern Technique I & II (intermediate & advanced levels), students have already been introduced to modern technique and building on these fundamentals, focus on alignment, intention and quality of movement, sequencing and longer phrase-work.This is class is required for students in DPW level II (Modern Technique I) and level III (Modern Technique II), in addition to their weekly workshop class.
Ages 13+   Prerequisite Experience Required   J. BoueyPrice: $432
Friday
3:30-4:15
[Sign up]
Creative Movement I
[X]
Creative Movement I
A creative and engaging introduction to the world of movement for preschoolers, Creative Movement I allows your child to explore her/his individual expression in movement using imagery, music, stories, and props. Introduction to the Body, Space, Shape, and Time will be led through exercises that are followed and repeated. Basic social skills are honed in this dynamic and stimulating group environment. Read more about Early Childhood Classes at BAX
Ages 3-4     Diana CrumPrice: $396
3:30-5:00
[Wait List]
Hip Hop III - FULL
[X]
Hip Hop III - FULL
BAX Hip Hop Dance is a high-energy technique class that combines energy, rhythm, groove, individuality, and originality with contemporary dance techniques. Students learn basic techniques like house, top rock, up rock, and freezes. As students develop, they have opportunities to create funky patterns and original variations on learned combinations and, ultimately, choreograph their own movement sequences based within the parameters of the form. Students also deepen their knowledge of historic vocabulary by relating this form to other social Africanist dance forms like swing, jazz, and soul line dancing. Age-appropriate hip-hop and pop music is used. In this class, students expand upon the fundamentals of house, basic grooves, tutting and learned choreography and build a deeper understanding of musicality and stylized choreography. Students create original choreography as well as learn hip hop vocabulary and history. They will also learn how to give and receive peer feedback. Each class will end with a high energy freestyle circle in which the students will be given the chance to explore their personal voice as dancers while combining the techniques and fundamentals learned throughout the class.
Ages 9-12     Skye MontantePrice: 0
3:30-4:45
[Wait List]
Tumbling II - FULL
[X]
Tumbling II - FULL
Through yoga, gymnastics, and dance/movement techniques, students support their own weight in new ways with handstands, headstands and arm stands, explore balances and lifts alone and with partners, and learn tumbling sequences of rolling and flipping. This class builds strength and flexibility. It also builds self-confidence as students become increasingly self-aware and explore what is possible with their own bodies. As the year progresses, students learn walkovers, bridges, and handsprings, and continue with more advanced partner acrobatics. Students begin to manipulate props and collaborate to create original images, structures, and sequences. Read more about Tumbling at BAX
Ages 7-8     Tamika Charles-SimsPrice: 0
4:45-6:30
[Sign up]
Tumbling IV
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Tumbling IV
This class is an important precursor and/or technical complement to the AcroBAX performance workshops for students interested in exploring the world of inverted and multidimensional movement. Students develop balance, strength, and flexibility skills, while learning to support their own weight with handstands, headstands and arm stands. Working as a close community, students also begin creating elements of original choreography drawing on a unique blend of dance and gymnastic movement. Read more about Tumbling at BAX
Ages 9-12     Tamika Charles-SimsPrice: $460
5:00-6:30
[Sign up]
Contemporary Dance
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Contemporary Dance
Contemporary Dance is a choreography based movement class that pulls from modern, jazz, ballet, and hip hop traditions. Students combine different contemporary dance techniques across European and Africanist traditions while mastering choreography phrases. Students focus intensively on floor work, honing their own personal style, developing skills such as musical awareness and release technique.
Ages 11+     Skye MontantePrice: $432
Saturday
9:30-10:15
[Sign up]
Creative Movement I
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Creative Movement I
A creative and engaging introduction to the world of movement for preschoolers, Creative Movement I allows your child to explore her/his individual expression in movement using imagery, music, stories, and props. Introduction to the Body, Space, Shape, and Time will be led through exercises that are followed and repeated. Basic social skills are honed in this dynamic and stimulating group environment. Read more about Early Childhood Classes at BAX
Ages 3-4     Rachel FreeburgPrice: $396
9:30-10:30
[Wait List]
Tumble Jumble - FULL
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Tumble Jumble - FULL
Drawing from yoga to gymnastics exercises, this class explores basic locomotive and body coordination skills. Students learn forward rolls, logrolls, bear and crab walks, skip, chase and gallop, and engage in basic stretching and strength work. This playful class allows the student to work independently and in a lively group dynamic. Read more about Early Childhood Classes at BAX
Ages 4-5     Ellie WeinmanPrice: 0
9:45-10:45
[Sign up]
Circus Arts
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Circus Arts
Drawing on contemporary circus traditions and props, students work independently and as an ensemble to develop unique circus styles and characters. Students will exercise coordination skills through juggling and object manipulation using such props as diabolos, scarves, and feathers while improving their body awareness and ability to work as part of a team. Read more about Drama at BAX
Ages 7-10     Billy SchultzPrice: $374
10:30-11:30
[Cancelled]
Drama Rama I
[X]
Drama Rama I
In this playful setting, young students enjoy creative play, imagination, and the process of working collectively. Students explore their bodies by experimenting with different shapes, sizes, and levels and explore emotionality through embodied story-telling, dynamic facial expressions, and physical transformations. Each class, students work in partnership and/or as an ensemble through mirroring games, breathing exercises, and group devising and reflection. Performance helps to build a sense of teamwork, taking turns, and harnessing individual energy for group fun. Read more about Drama at BAX
Ages 5-6     Ben WeberPrice: $374
10:30-11:30
[Wait List]
Modern I - FULL
[X]
Modern I - FULL
Modern I introduces young dancers to a more structured dance class that includes work in center and across the floor while exploring rhythm, spatial relationships, basic leg and foot work, and locomotive movement, including chases, leaps, and turns. Opportunity for creative choice is abundant through imagery and music, and students will begin the exciting entry into creating and observing choreography. Read more about Dance at BAX
Ages 5-6     Rachel FreeburgPrice: 0
10:45-11:45
[Wait List]
Tumbling I/II - FULL
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Tumbling I/II - FULL
Tumbling I/II is a hybrid class open to students of a broad range of ages and prior experience. Through yoga, gymnastics, and dance/movement techniques, students support their own weight in new ways with handstands, headstands and arm stands, explore balances and lifts alone and with partners, and learn tumbling sequences of rolling and flipping. This class builds strength and flexibility. It also builds self-confidence as students become increasingly self-aware and explore what is possible with their own bodies. As the year progresses, students learn walkovers, bridges, and handsprings, and continue with more advanced partner acrobatics. Students begin to manipulate props and collaborate to create original images, structures, and sequences. Read more about Tumbling at BAX
Ages 6-8     Maira Duarte and Billy SchultzPrice: 0
11:00-12:00
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Dance, Act, Sing Musical Theater I
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Dance, Act, Sing Musical Theater I
For the performer who loves to sing and dance! This playful workshop guides students through the three fundamental facets of musical theater: acting, singing, and dancing. In a relaxed and imaginative environment, students explore all three disciplines and rehearse musical numbers, both score and script, from Broadway favorites to original creations. As students advance, they work on character roles, develop scenes, sing songs, and create choreography independently and in small groups. Read more about Drama at BAX
Ages 7-9     Kevin CarilloPrice: $374
11:30-12:30
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Hip Hop II
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Hip Hop II
BAX Hip Hop Dance is a high-energy technique class that combines energy, rhythm, groove, individuality, and originality with contemporary dance techniques. Students learn basic techniques like house, top rock, up rock, and freezes. As students develop, they have opportunities to create funky patterns and original variations on learned combinations and, ultimately, choreograph their own movement sequences based within the parameters of the form. Students also deepen their knowledge of historic vocabulary by relating this form to other social Africanist dance forms like swing, jazz, and soul line dancing. Age-appropriate hip-hop and pop music is used. In this class, students learn basic techniques like house, top rock, up rock, basic hip hop grooves and tutting and learn variations that build musicality and style . Freestyling is also an import component that is practiced throughout the term with an emphasis on cultivating students' unique dance styles and voice.
Ages 8-10     Skye MontantePrice: $374
11:45-1:00
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Modern II/III
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Modern II/III
Modern II/III is a hybrid class open to students of a broad range of ages and prior experience. Modern II/III will explore the techniques and form of modern dance that includes ballet, improvisation, and partner work in relationship to its dance history. This class will have an emphasis on somatic and anatomical knowledge. Students will develop strength, flexibility, and balance, while gaining awareness of their alignment. The class will explore rhythm, musicality, breath, dance positions, leg and footwork, and multi-dimensional space. Students are encouraged to express themselves through intentional movement, invent through improvisation, and reflect on their choices. Students work both independently and collaboratively, learning phrase material, and with breaking down and building up repertory. At this level, students should have experience taking a dance class. Read more about Dance at BAX
Ages 7-10   Will resume Spring 2018   Maira DuartePrice: $392
12:00-1:30
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Tumbling III - FULL
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Tumbling III - FULL
Drawing on techniques in yoga, gymnastics, dance, and acrobatics, students explore ways to support their own weight with handstands, headstands and arm stands, as well as create reversed inversions such as arching and bridging. Building on Tumbling II, students continue to explore balances and lifts alone and with partners, and learn tumbling sequences of rolling and flipping. Using imagery, sound and concepts, students are encouraged to build on their individual and partner work to create sequences and make choreographic choices in a collaborative environment. As the year progresses, performing, observing, and reflecting with one another becomes a part of the tumbling practice. Read more about Tumbling at BAX
Ages 8-10     Billy SchultzPrice: 0
12:15-1:45
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Dance, Act, Sing Musical Theater II
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Dance, Act, Sing Musical Theater II
For the performer who loves to sing and dance! This playful workshop guides students through the three fundamental facets of musical theater: acting, singing, and dancing. In a relaxed and imaginative environment, students explore all three disciplines and rehearse musical numbers, both score and script, from Broadway favorites to original creations. As students advance, they work on character roles, develop scenes, sing songs, and create choreography independently and in small groups. Read more about Drama at BAX
Ages 10-15     Kevin CarilloPrice: $408
12:30-2:00
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Hip Hop III/IV
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Hip Hop III/IV
BAX Hip Hop Dance is a high-energy technique class that combines energy, rhythm, groove, individuality, and originality with contemporary dance techniques. Students learn basic techniques like house, top rock, up rock, and freezes. As students develop, they have opportunities to create funky patterns and original variations on learned combinations and, ultimately, choreograph their own movement sequences based within the parameters of the form. Students also deepen their knowledge of historic vocabulary by relating this form to other social Africanist dance forms like swing, jazz, and soul line dancing. Age-appropriate hip-hop and pop music is used. This class hones the skills of musicality, choreography and freestyling. Students engage in a more advanced exploration of movement, playing with tempo, musicality, style and performance. Students will be called upon to recall the basics of hip hop and approach them through an advanced land personalized lens. Students will create original choreography and teach it to the class. Students will also continue to learn hip hop vocabulary, history, and geography in order to better contextualize their work as well as give and receive peer feedback. Each class will end with a high energy freestyle circle in which the students will be given the chance to explore their personal voice as dancers while combining the techniques and fundamentals learned throughout the class. Read more about Dance at BAX
Ages 10-14     Skye MontantePrice: $408
 

 


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