School Breaks Arts Programs: Summer Arts Program (July 1-August 16, 2019)
Table of Contents:
I. Overview of Programming
II. Program Commitment
III. Financial Agreement
IV. Enrollment Information
V. Family Information
VI. General Financial Information
VII. Waivers & Emergency Info
I. Overview of Programming and Tuition
Financial Aid Applications for our Summer Arts Program will be accepted/processed as of January 28th, 2019.
Children entering Kindergarten through 6th grade participate in three different groups according to age: NanoBAXers, MegaBAXers, and GigaBAXers. All three groups are staffed with an adult to child ratio of at least 1:6, and go to Washington Park daily for outdoor social play.
Program by Week and Theme:
Week 1: July 1-July 5th (no program on July 4th)
Nano: Free to Be You and Me Come: celebrate yourself and your friends as we express ourselves completely, freely, and fabulously through art, music, and performance!
Mega/Giga: You've Gotta Have Art: In an exploration of various arts media, young artists use the farthest reaches of their imaginations to go beyond ordinary arts-and-crafts, creating a whirlwind of individual and group paintings, found object sculptures, collages, and drawings that engage different themes and reflect their view of the world.
Week 2: July 8th-12th
Nano: Mapping my Way: We will chart our own course of places real and imagined, near and far, with the power of our brush, feet, and imagination.
Mega/Giga: Theater Mania: Theater at BAX encourages the development of dynamic performance artists through visceral experiences engaging voices, bodies, and imaginations. Young actors explore technical skills, improvisational theater games, and embodied storytelling while working towards the development of original, collaboratively-devised material.
Week 3: July 15th-19th:
Nano: Mythical Mammals: Put on your imagination cap and join us as we dream up mythical mammals, their habitats, and special powers, using crafts, movements, and drama.
Mega/Giga: Musical Madness: A twist on traditional musical theater, young performers will explore voice, instruments, song making, and staging. Drawing on familiar stories and songs, young artists explore characters and scenes, adapt and author material, and enjoy a collaborative process as they gain confidence in their own creative voices.
Week 4: July 22nd-26th:
Nano: Homelands and Heartlands: Home is where the heART is! Through visual art, song, and movement, we’ll explore what physical and inner qualities make our different homelands unique and heartlands special.
Mega/Giga: Producing Podcasts: In a media-driven world, here's an opportunity to step behind the scenes and become media producers: by learning about and creating original podcasts! Young artists cultivate their authentic voice through this uniquely intimate medium. During this week, we will build relationships as we uncover different stories and storytelling devices. Whether it's investigating local folklore, broader social issues, or interviewing each other, groups will work collaboratively to conceive of an original podcast, its framework, content, and audience.
Week 5: July 29-August 2nd:
Nano: Fairy Tale Fantastic: Let’s see what happens when we take fairy tale classics and place them in our own backyard: Brooklyn! Join us for creative play, movement, and art-making as we discover how our own version of these stories unfold.
Mega/Giga: Dance Frenzy: In this lively and action-packed dance week, young movers use their bodies and imaginations to create their own movements and explore a variety of dance traditions that include modern, hip hop, ballet, jazz, acro, and more.
Week 6: August 5-9:
Nano: Around the World in Five Days: Take a magical journey around the "world" (BAX Building) in five days. Through story, dance, and art we’ll meet and celebrate all kinds of places, people, and the many things in between.
Mega/Giga: Circus Berzerkus: Ever wanted to join the circus?! Now's your chance! During this playful and creative week with our long-time partners, Bindlestiff Family Cirkus, young ringmasters learn fundamental circus and performance skills, from juggling to stilt-walking, that help build balance, precision, and strength. Our future ringmasters work independently and collaboratively to establish their own unique circus and performance styles, and have great fun doing it! Welcome to the Big Top!
Week 7: August 12-16:
Nano: Beach Blanket Bingo: With the end of summer getting near, it’s time to use our imaginations to bring the beach to us. We’ll tell stories by the sea, play beach blanket bingo, paint our own views, and tumble through some gnarly waves.
Mega/Giga: Tumble Moves: Tumbling at BAX integrates movement from modern dance, gymnastics, and partner acrobatics. Tumblers learn fun and fundamental tumbling skills, while increasing their flexibility and weight balance. Exploring basic concepts of time, space, shape, and form, these young tumblers will learn to be expressive through tumbling and basic inverted movement.
BAX is committed to offering high-quality and accessible arts programs for all. As such, our Summer Arts Program tuition is priced at four tiers, which includes sliding scale subsidies of up to 40% so that each family can assess the price that works best for their household. This is based on an honor system of your-expressed-need (we do not require financial documentation). By paying what you are able, you help us better meet the needs of other families. Click HERE to register online. Registration is taken on a first come, first serve basis, and half of the tuition must be received to secure a spot.
If you are seeking financial assistance beyond 40% tuition subsidy, CONTINUE FILLING OUT THIS FORM. Please note that unfortunately, our ability to give aid beyond 40% is limited. These requests will be accepted beginning January 28th and are available on a first come, first serve basis. Upon receipt of your application, you will receive an email offer within 10 business days and you will have 3 business days to accept an offer. Any offer not accepted within 3 business days will be forfeited and we will move on to sending offers to the next people on our waiting list.
FA Requests of 65% and greater by new families will require an in-person welcome meeting with a BAX Financial Aid Representative, which our office will take responsibility to schedule and which will not delay the processing of your application. (Returning applicants requesting 65-100% may also be asked to meet with a representative.)
Please note that our capacity to provide full scholarships (100% subsidized tuition) is especially limited due to limited program and budget capacity. Requests for full scholarships require an application as well as a letter by the primary caregiver(s) further addressing 1). the family’s need and 2). the particular value this BAX program will have for the family. Applications will not be considered complete without this accompanying letter. If we are able to meet your request, we will reach out to schedule a welcome meeting with the Education Director after you have confirmed the offer amount.
If we’re unable to meet your request, we will put you on a wait-list and will notify you if additional spots become available.
To apply, please complete the online application below. (Hardcopies are available in person at the BAX front desk.)