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Bishop Arts Theatre Center

Step It Up! From Ballet to Beatbox

Time Frames
During School Day, After School
Residency, On Campus Program
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th


This dance intensive workshop focuses on major dance styles and techniques. Students will work in a Master Class setting each week working with professional dancers. Students will be instructed to count music and apply techniques and combinations to proper beats with precision and enthusiasm. Professional dance instructors will provide students with historical elements as it pertains to each dance style from Ballet to Beatbox. Step It Up! seeks to remove myths and stereotypes that are portrayed in the media, as it pertains to beatbox and hip-hop. Students will learn ballet, jazz, tap, musical theatre, African dance, hip-hop, and beatbox. The workshop will end with a culminating choreographed performance by the student participants.

Students Will

  • Book: Alvin Ailey by Andrea Davis Pinkney, ISBN 13: 978-078681077-2
  • Combine movements and develop a sense of space and time to different tempos.
  • Create and perform original movement sequences.
  • Compare and contrast dances from various countries and cultures.
  • Learn problem-solving and self-discipline through collaboration with others.


Dates: Mondays - Fridays
Times: During School & After School
Duration: 60 minute session
School Fee: Flat Rate: $125.00
Minimum Attendance: 5
Maximum Attendance: 25
Bilingual: No
Technical Needs: dance floor
Other Information:

Scheduling / Booking

Instructions: To schedule this program, please call 214-948-0716 or send an email to [email protected]
Deadline: Two weeks notice for booking for schools
Cancellation Policy: Cancellation Policy: A program is confirmed when you receive your contract by mail, fax or email. Should illness, inclement weather or other unforseen circumstances prevent the program from taking place as scheduled, TeCo/Bishop Arts Theatre Center will offer the option of rescheduling or using a substitute artist. Changing dates for a program can be made only with written agreement between TeCo/Bishop Arts Theatre Center personnel and the school or site contact at least one week before the original beginning date of the workshop or program and is subject to the availability of the artist. Cancellation of the program by an educational organization or educational institute or community presenter after confirmation is subject to full payment. Please notify the Director of Education 24 hours prior to program start time via e-mail at [email protected] or by phone at 214-948-0716. Same day cancellation will be subject to a cancellation fee of ½ the cost of the original programing fee. Cancellation due to testing must be notified 72-24 hours in advance and must be notified via e-mail to [email protected] If an educational organization or educational institute or community presenter fails to notify TeCo/Bishop Arts Theatre of cancellation due to testing, the educational organization or educational institute or community presenter will be subject to a cancellation fee of ½ the cost of the original programing fee. Any and all cancellations must be notified via e-mail for accounting purposes once cancellation has been submitted. Failure to do so will result in full payment of programming fees if not submitted 72 hours after original cancellation date. EMERGENCY CANCELLATIONS: Please call the Education Coordinator at 214-948-0716 X 301 immediately if an emergency forces you to cancel a program on the day it is scheduled.
After School Policy: After School Policy: An on site teacher or site coordinator must be present at all times during the workshop. TeCo/Bishop Arts Theatre Center Teaching Artists will be asked to arrive at the school at least 15 minutes before the class begins. On the first day of the program, the Teaching Artist must complete an attendance form with the following information: complete name of all participants, ethnic and gender information of participants, signature of site coordinator or site teacher contact. After each class session, the site teacher or contact must initial the sign in sheet to confirm that our instructors fulfilled the class date. We require that an on-site teacher or site coordinator be available immediately after the class ends to escort and watch the children when they are leaving school grounds, waiting for parents/guardians to arrive, or waiting and entering a school bus. TeCo/Bishop Arts Theatre Center Teaching Artists are not responsible for students after the workshop. If a Teaching Artists is unable to provide the services for programing due to illness or personal issues, TeCo/Bishop Arts Theatre will supply a substitute for the day’s programing. If a substitute is not available, the organization will be notified at least 12-24 hours in advance and the educational organization or educational institute will not be responsible for program fees. If a Teaching Artist is late for more than half of the scheduled time associated with the programing, the educational organization or educational institute will only be responsible for ½ the cost of the programing fee for that day. Programs that are rated by session and not by hour will be prorated for that day’s tardiness.

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