AFTER SCHOOL Programs
Through intensive orchestral instruction and performing arts practices, BRAVO offers dynamic after-school programs that foster teamwork, self-control, and focus. BRAVO offers a variety of activities including orchestra rehearsals, sectionals with a low student-to-teacher ratio, guest artists visiting, and regular performances at local and regional venues.
This choir class is for students in grades 3-12 and will meet 2-4 days per week for 30 weeks. The class is led by a highly trained and experienced teaching artist, and focuses on proper vocal techniques, different genres of music, simple music theory, sight reading, and composition. In addition to musical skills, students will also learn the value of teamwork, kindness, collaboration, respect, diversity, and discipline. This class provides a sense of cultural affirmation and belonging, performance exposure opportunities, and creative space for the student voice to be centered. Schools served: Jefferson HS, Rosa Parks ELE, Sabin ELE & Ockley Green MS
This class is offered to ELE students in grades 3-5 that meets twice a week for 30 weeks. The class is taught by an experienced Teaching Artist and focuses on teaching students musical skills, teamwork, discipline, and self management. Some benefits of the class include providing a sense of cultural affirmation and belonging, performance exposure opportunities, and creative space for student voice to be centered. Currently no schools are served.
Our dance classes are for students in grades 3-12 that meets 2-4 days a week for 30 weeks. The class is taught by a highly trained and experienced teaching artist, and will focus on teaching students new dance moves and techniques from various styles and genres. In addition to learning dance skills, students also learn the value of creativity, teamwork, collaboration, self expression, and awareness. The class also provides opportunities for performance exposure and cultural affirmation. Currently no schools are served.
High School Program
The BRAVO HS Mentorship program is designed to help high school students mentor younger students and learn important skills like goal setting, work ethic, and effective communication. The program also offers internship opportunities for students to gain work experience in areas like grant writing and event planning. Finally, the program provides time and space for high school students to improve their musical skills by participating in student-led chamber music ensembles.
IN SCHOOL PROGRAMS
The BRAVO organization provides one hour of weekly music and performing arts instruction to early elementary students in various schools. The program is operated in partnership with certified music teachers and school staff, and provides benefits such as the development of fine motor skills, increased family and school engagement. It also helps establish a technical foundation for the more intensive after-school programming that BRAVO provides.
The BRAVO In-school Headstart Residency Program provides a weekly music class for preschool students at Clarendon Early Learning Academy. The class is led by a highly trained and experienced Teaching Artist, with assistance from a PPS teacher or other district-employed staff member. The In-school program is complementary and foundational to BRAVO’s After-school Programs, and benefits include improved executive functioning and other neurological processes, development of fine motor skills, development of both individual and group performance skills, and the opportunity to introduce students to the BRAVO After-school Programs.
The BRAVO In-school Elementary Residency Program provides weekly music classes to elementary students in selected grades. The classes are led by experienced Teaching Artists, with assistance from PPS teachers or other district-employed staff. The program is designed to complement and improve upon the After-school Programs offered by BRAVO, with benefits including improved executive functioning and other neurological processes, development of fine motor skills, and development of individual and group performance skills.
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