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Semester Class Schedule

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      How to Register & Navigating Class Ages

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 AGES
Please reference the class ages when determining suitability for your child. When multiple classes are available for your child’s age group, we recommend taking their prior experience, interest, and age relative to other students into consideration. Many BAX classes overlap by ages, e.g. Ages 5-6 years, Ages 6-8 years, Ages 7-9 years, and so on. A family should consider previous class/discipline experience(s), age, and maturity of a child when selecting the best class. For example, if a 6-year-old child has never taken dance before and/or might benefit from being the oldest in the class and feeling more confident (like a leader), they should go to the Ages 5-6 years class instead of the Ages 6-8 years, where they’ll be the youngest. If, however, a child benefits from being mentored by peers, feeling challenged, and being around more mature students, they should opt for the older class.

Some BAX classes require prerequisite experience. To confirm whether or not your child has the correct prerequisites, please reach out to the Education Department.

Dance Performance Workshop (DPW) and AcroBAX are by invitation only and require prior experience, specifically proficient technical,
collaborative, improvisational and performance skills. These classes are a one year commitment. Prerequisite classes require that students have equivalent technical skills; new students must confirm eligibility. Please call for more information.

Please contact the Education Department for additional guidance about how to navigate class ages and prerequisites. 

      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).
6. Complete the BAX Youth Education Release Forms (online HERE) for each child registered for class prior to the first day of class.

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 School Year Registration Fee: This $35 fee is assessed annually per family (e.g. fall 2018 and again in fall 2019). This registration fee is for Early Childhood, after school and Saturday classes during the school year.

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 Early Child season 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 2019 Semester Schedule (Monday, September 9, 2019 to Saturday, January 25, 2020)

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

Registration for Fall 2019 opens on Saturday, June 8th

Use the code EARLYBIRD5 at check out for 5% off registrations before August 16, 2019! 


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Monday
3:30-4:30
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Dance: Modern (Ages 6-8)
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Dance: Modern (Ages 6-8)
Dance: Modern (Ages 6-8) builds on the foundation of a structured dance class that began in Dance: Modern (Ages 5-6), and introduces more formal dance terminology and concepts in floor and center work. Music and imagery play a vital role for deeper explorations and expressions in movement improvisations while rhythm and musicality begin to come into play through exercises that are repeated for more advanced movement combinations. Students continue to explore their artistic voice through choreography which includes relationships to props, partner work, and working as a cohesive group. Read more about Dance at BAX
Ages 6-8 years     Diane TomasiPrice: $346
3:30-4:30
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Drama: Object Theater and Puppetry
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Drama: Object Theater and Puppetry
BAX's new Object Theater and Puppetry class taught by Emily Batsford will give students an opportunity to bring everyday objects to life! Actors will use their bodies, voices, imaginations, to activate objects and explore theatrical concepts, including: improvisation, character, environment, storytelling, and pantomime. In addition, students will develop their skills as puppeteers, working together to create and activate several puppets across the session.
Ages 7-9 years     Emily BatsfordPrice: $346
3:30-4:30
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Tumbling/AcroDance (Ages 5-6)
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Tumbling/AcroDance (Ages 5-6)
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 years     Maira DuartePrice: $376
4:30-6:00
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Dance: Modern (Ages 9-12)
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Dance: Modern (Ages 9-12)
While expanding on the technique and form of modern dance introduced in Dance: Modern (ages 6-8), the Dance: Modern (ages 9-12) 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 years     Diane TomasiPrice: $376
4:30-5:30
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Drama: Circus Arts (Ages 8-10)
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Drama: Circus Arts (Ages 8-10)
Step right up and enter the big top! Students in this session will work independently and as an ensemble to develop unique circus styles and characters. Students will try their hand at juggling, lion taming, clowning, and more, all while while increasing their confidence and body awareness, and working as part of a team. Read more about Drama at BAX
Ages 8-10 years     Emily BatsfordPrice: $346
4:30-6:00
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Tumbling/AcroDance (Ages 8-10)
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Tumbling/AcroDance (Ages 8-10)
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/AcroDance (Ages 7-8), 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 years     Maira DuartePrice: $390
Tuesday
3:30-4:15
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Creative Movement (Ages 3-4)
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Creative Movement (Ages 3-4)
A creative and engaging introduction to the world of movement for preschoolers, Creative Movement 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 years     TBAPrice: $368
3:30-4:30
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Dance: Hip Hop (Ages 7-9)
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Dance: Hip Hop (Ages 7-9)
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 years     Juan "Coel" RodriguezPrice: $368
3:30-4:45
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Drama Rama (Ages 6-8)
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Drama Rama (Ages 6-8)
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 years     Kelindah SchusterPrice: $384
3:30-4:30
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Tumbling/AcroDance (Ages 5-6)
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Tumbling/AcroDance (Ages 5-6)
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 years     Ella Wasserman-SmithPrice: $400
4:30-7:00
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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 years   * invitation only   Donna CostelloPrice: Please call
4:30-7:00
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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 9-13   * invitation only   Skye MontantePrice: Please call
4:30-7:30
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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+ years   * invitation only   Helen TocciPrice: Please call
4:45-6:00
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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 10+ years     Kelindah SchusterPrice: $384
Wednesday
3:30-4:30
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Creative Movement (Ages 4-5)
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Creative Movement (Ages 4-5)
This class expands on the imaginative exploration and expression of movement that began in Creative Movement (Ages 3-4). 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 years     TBAPrice: $368
3:30-4:45
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Drama: Physical Theater (Ages 7-9)
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Drama: Physical Theater (Ages 7-9)
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 years     Billy SchultzPrice: $384
3:30-4:45
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Tumbing/AcroDance (Ages 7-8)
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Tumbing/AcroDance (Ages 7-8)
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 years     Diane TomasiPrice: $408
4:30-5:30
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Dance: Modern (Ages 5-6)
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Dance: Modern (Ages 5-6)
Modern (Ages 5-6) 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 years     TBAPrice: $368
4:45-6:45
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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 years   * invitation only   Diane TomasiPrice: Please call
4:45-6:30
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Drama: Physical Theater (Ages 10+)
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Drama: Physical Theater (Ages 10+)
This class offers a deeper exploration and experimentation with the skills and approaches of Physical Theater 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 10+ years     Billy SchultzPrice: $408
5:30-7:00
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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 years   Prerequisite Experience Required   Guest ArtistPrice: $400
Thursday
9:30-10:15
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Creative Movement (Ages 3-4)
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Creative Movement (Ages 3-4)
A creative and engaging introduction to the world of movement for preschoolers, Creative Movement 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 years     TBAPrice: $414
10:30-11:30
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Creative Movement (Ages 4-5)
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Creative Movement (Ages 4-5)
This class expands on the imaginative exploration and expression of movement that began in Creative Movement (Ages 3-4). 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 years     TBAPrice: $414
3:30-4:30
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Dance: Modern (Ages 6-8)
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Dance: Modern (Ages 6-8)
Dance: Modern (Ages 6-8) builds on the foundation of a structured dance class that began in Dance: Modern (Ages 5-6), and introduces more formal dance terminology and concepts in floor and center work. Music and imagery play a vital role for deeper explorations and expressions in movement improvisations while rhythm and musicality begin to come into play through exercises that are repeated for more advanced movement combinations. Students continue to explore their artistic voice through choreography which includes relationships to props, partner work, and working as a cohesive group. Read more about Dance at BAX
Ages 6-8 years     Rachel FreeburgPrice: $414
3:30-4:30
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Dance: Movement of the Afro Diaspora (Ages 9-12)
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Dance: Movement of the Afro Diaspora (Ages 9-12)
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 9-12 years     Dani CrissPrice: $414
3:30-4:30
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Drama Rama (Ages 5-6)
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Drama Rama (Ages 5-6)
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 years     Janice AcevedoPrice: $414
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+ years   * invitation only   Helen TocciPrice: Please call
4:30-5:30
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Bois (Boys) Movement
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Bois (Boys) Movement
Bois (Boys) 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. Bois (Boys) Movement welcomes participants who are trans, gender non-conforming, and questioning. Read more about Dance at BAX
Ages 6-9 years     Ben WeberPrice: $414
4:30-5:30
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Dance: Ballet (Ages 7-9)
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Dance: Ballet (Ages 7-9)
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 7-9 years     Rachel FreeburgPrice: $414
5:30-7:00
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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 13+ years   Prerequisite Experience Required   Guest ArtistPrice: $450
Friday
3:30-5:00
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Dance: Hip Hop (Ages 9-12)
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Dance: Hip Hop (Ages 9-12)
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 years     Skye MontantePrice: $450
3:30-4:30
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Dance: Movement of the Afro Diaspora (Ages 6-8)
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Dance: Movement of the Afro Diaspora (Ages 6-8)
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 6-8 years     Dani CrissPrice: $414
3:30-4:45
[Sign up]
Tumbing/AcroDance (Ages 7-8)
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Tumbing/AcroDance (Ages 7-8)
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 years     Tamika Charles-SimsPrice: $460
4:45-6:30
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Tumbling/AcroDance (Age 9-12)
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Tumbling/AcroDance (Age 9-12)
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 years   Prerequisite Experience Required   Tamika Charles-SimsPrice: $478
5:00-6:30
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Dance: Contemporary (Ages 11+)
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Dance: Contemporary (Ages 11+)
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+ years   Prerequisite Experience Required   Skye MontantePrice: $450
Saturday
9:30-10:15
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Creative Movement (Ages 3-4)
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Creative Movement (Ages 3-4)
A creative and engaging introduction to the world of movement for preschoolers, Creative Movement 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 years     Rachel FreeburgPrice: $392
9:30-10:30
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Drama: Circus Arts (Ages 6-8)
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Drama: Circus Arts (Ages 6-8)
Drawing on contemporary circus traditions and props, students work independently and as an ensemble to explore their own unique circus styles and characters. Students will exercise coordination skills by learning the building blocks of juggling and object manipulation with props such as diabolos, scarves, and feathers. While improving their own body awareness, students will exercise their ability to work as part of a team. Read more about Drama at BAX
Ages 6-8 years     Billy SchultzPrice: $392
9:30-10:30
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Tumble Jumble
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Tumble Jumble
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 years     Ellie WeinmanPrice: $426
10:30-11:30
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Drama Rama (Ages 5-6)
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Drama Rama (Ages 5-6)
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 years     Ben WeberPrice: $392
10:30-11:30
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Drama: Dance Act Sing Ensemble (Ages 7-9)
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Drama: Dance Act Sing Ensemble (Ages 7-9)
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 years     Ariel BlakePrice: $392
10:30-11:30
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Tumbling/AcroDance (Ages 6-8)
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Tumbling/AcroDance (Ages 6-8)
Tumbling/AcroDance (Ages 6-8) 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 years     Maira Duarte and Billy SchultzPrice: $426
10:45-11:45
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Dance: Ballet (Ages 5-6)
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Dance: Ballet (Ages 5-6)
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 5-6 years     Rachel FreeburgPrice: $392
11:30-1:00
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Drama: Dance Act Sing Ensemble (Ages 10-15)
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Drama: Dance Act Sing Ensemble (Ages 10-15)
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 years     Ariel BlakePrice: $426
11:45-12:45
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Dance: Hip Hop (Ages 8-10)
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Dance: Hip Hop (Ages 8-10)
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 years     Skye MontantePrice: $392
12:00-1:30
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Tumbling/AcroDance (Ages 8-10)
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Tumbling/AcroDance (Ages 8-10)
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/AcroDance (Ages 7-8), 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 years     Billy SchultzPrice: $442
12:45-2:15
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Dance: Hip Hop (Ages 11+)
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Dance: Hip Hop (Ages 11+)
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 11+ years   Prerequisite Experience Required   Skye MontantePrice: $426
11:45-12:45
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Dance: Modern (Ages 5-6)
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Dance: Modern (Ages 5-6)
Modern (Ages 5-6) 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 years     Maira DuartePrice: $392
 

 


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