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Little Griot Storytellers (1st-2nd Grade)

$120

with ADRYONA GASTON

Calendar Sep 18, 2021 at 9 am, runs for 12 weeks

CLASSES WILL BE HELD IN-PERSON AT KARAMU HOUSE

Karamu Arts Griots teaches our littles the power and joy of storytelling. A Griot is a member of a class of traveling poets, musicians, and storytellers who maintain a tradition of oral history in parts of West Africa. Students of all backgrounds are encouraged to explore folktales and add influences of their own stories in this class. 

Acting, dance and visual art is incorporated to bring stories of Anansi the Spider to life.

Mandatory Virtual Orientation Saturday Sept. 11th 11:00a-12:30p

Dates: Saturdays September 18th-December 11th (No Class November 27th) 

Time: 9:00a-9:45a | 45 min

In-Person: Karamu House 2355 East 89th Street, Cleveland, OH 44106

Capacity: 15

Required Materials: Materials will be provided

Tuition and Fees: $25 annual Registration Fee + $120 Tuition

Covid Protocol: Masks are required in addition to social distancing.

Culmination: Family recital hosted on final day of class in the Fall. In Spring 2022 students will participate in mainstage production integrating all Karamu Arts Academy students.

Full Tuition and sliding scale financial assistance is available for families. Use promo code FALLAID21 at checkout to pay $0 at the time of enrollment. Financial Aid accountants will contact you to obtain additional records such as paystubs and tax returns to calculate your financial aid assistance amount and create payment options based on your unique family needs.

Registering 1 student for two or more classes?

Use promo code 2CLASS100 to receive $100 off your second class.

Registering 2 students?

Use promo code 2CHILD25 to receive 25% off the second childs enrollment fee.

Littles Jazz and Tap (PreK-K)

$120

with FREDRICK MOODIE

Calendar Sep 18, 2021 at 9 am, runs for 12 weeks

CLASSES WILL BE HELD IN-PERSON AT KARAMU HOUSE

Karamu Arts Jazz and Tap class enhances rhythm, personal style and expression for our Karamu Arts Littles. Students of all backgrounds are welcome to feel the music learning the fundamentals of Tap and Jazz technique. Gain confidence or channel big personalities in this fun dance course.  

Dates: Saturdays September 18th-December 11th (No Class November 27th) 

Time: 9:00a-9:45a | 45 min

In-Person: Karamu House 2355 East 89th Street, Cleveland, OH 44106

Capacity: 15

Required Materials: Black tap shoes, dance shoes, leotards with white tights or Black dance pants and white t-shirts.

Tuition and Fees: $25 annual Registration Fee + $120 Tuition

Covid Protocol: Masks are required in addition to social distancing.

Culmination: Fall 2021 session culminates with a family recital hosted on final day of class. Spring 2022 session will culminate in full production with all classes integrated together.

Full Tuition and sliding scale financial assistance is available for families. Use promo code FALLAID21 at checkout to pay $0 at the time of enrollment. Financial Aid accountants will contact you to obtain additional records such as paystubs and tax returns to calculate your financial aid assistance amount and create payment options based on your unique family needs.

Registering 1 student for two or more classes?

Use promo code 2CLASS100 to receive $100 off your second class.

Registering 2 students?

Use promo code 2CHILD25 to receive 25% off the second childs enrollment fee.

Level I Sankofa Acting (7th-12th)

$180

with ANDREW POPE

Calendar Sep 18, 2021 at 10 am, runs for 12 weeks

CLASSES WILL BE HELD IN-PERSON AT KARAMU HOUSE

Karamu Sankofa Acting: Begin a strong foundation in approaching threatre on a professional level. Through the exploration of theatre games, improv and history all students will learn how to channel their natural gifts to theatre. A select playwright of the African Diaspora will be explored through analysis, technique and performance.

Drawing historical and social connections to the past and present is the building blocks of believable characters and well-rounded performance. 

Level I is for students with little to no previous theatre experience. Level II is for students who have at least 3 years experience. 

Dates: Saturdays September 18th-December 11th (No Class November 27th) 

Time: 10:00a-11:30a | 90 min

AND Dates: Tuesdays and September 21st-December 14th 

Time: 4:15p-5:45p | 75 min

In-Person: Karamu House 2355 East 89th Street, Cleveland, OH 44106

Capacity: 15

Required Materials: Materials will be provided

Tuition and Fees: $25 annual Registration Fee + $180  Tuition

Covid Protocol: Masks are required in addition to social distancing.

Culmination: Fall 2021 sessions culminates in private recital. Spring 2022 session will culminate in full production with all classes integrated together.

Full Tuition and sliding scale financial assistance is available for families. Use promo code FALLAID21 at checkout to pay $0 at the time of enrollment. Financial Aid accountants will contact you to obtain additional records such as paystubs and tax returns to calculate your financial aid assistance amount and create payment options based on your unique family needs.

Registering 1 student for two or more classes?

Use promo code 2CLASS100 to receive $100 off your second class.

Registering 2 students?

Use promo code 2CHILD25 to receive 25% off the second childs enrollment fee.

Level II Sankofa Acting (6th-12th)

$240

with ANDREW POPE

Calendar Sep 18, 2021 at 10 am, runs for 12 weeks

Karamu Sankofa Acting: an intensive theatre education course training youth to perform on a professional level. Drawing historical and social connections to the past and present is the building blocks of believable characters and well-rounded performance. Students explore a rotating curriculum featuring classical plays, contemporary plays, musicals and devised theatre while learning the foundation of acting schools of thought from an afrocentric lense.

This class meets twice a week and requires out of class reading and studying in preparation of every class. 

Level I is for students with little to no previous theatre experience. Level II is for students who have at least 3 years experience. 

Dates: Saturdays September 18th-December 11th (No Class November 27th) 

Time: 10:00a-11:30a | 90 min

AND Dates: Tuesdays and September 21st-December 14th 

Time: 4:15p-5:45p | 75 min

In-Person: Karamu House 2355 East 89th Street, Cleveland, OH 44106

Capacity: 15

Required Materials: Materials will be provided

Tuition and Fees: $25 annual Registration Fee + $240 Tuition

Covid Protocol: Masks are required in addition to social distancing.

Culmination: Fall 2021 sessions culminates in private recital. Spring 2022 session will culminate in full production with all classes integrated together.

Full Tuition and sliding scale financial assistance is available for families. Use promo code FALLAID21 at checkout to pay $0 at the time of enrollment. Financial Aid accountants will contact you to obtain additional records such as paystubs and tax returns to calculate your financial aid assistance amount and create payment options based on your unique family needs.

Registering 1 student for two or more classes?

Use promo code 2CLASS100 to receive $100 off your second class.

Registering 2 students?

Use promo code 2CHILD25 to receive 25% off the second childs enrollment fee.

Will run

Little Griot Storytellers (PreK-K)

$120

with ADRYONA GASTON

Calendar Sep 18, 2021 at 10 am, runs for 12 weeks

CLASSES WILL BE HELD IN-PERSON AT KARAMU HOUSE

Karamu Arts Griots teaches our littles the power and joy of storytelling. A Griot is a member of a class of traveling poets, musicians, and storytellers who maintain a tradition of oral history in parts of West Africa. Students of all backgrounds are encouraged to explore folktales and add influences of their own stories in this class. 

Acting, dance and visual art is incorporated to bring stories of Anansi the Spider to life.

Dates: Saturdays September 18th-December 11th (No Class November 27th) 

Time: 10:00a-10:45a | 45 min

In-Person: Karamu House 2355 East 89th Street, Cleveland, OH 44106

Capacity: 15

Required Materials: Materials will be provided

Tuition and Fees: $25 annual Registration Fee + $120 Tuition

Covid Protocol: Masks are required in addition to social distancing.

Culmination: Family recital hosted on final day of class in the Fall. In Spring 2022 students will participate in mainstage production integrating all Karamu Arts Academy students.

Full Tuition and sliding scale financial assistance is available for families. Use promo code FALLAID21 at checkout to pay $0 at the time of enrollment. Financial Aid accountants will contact you to obtain additional records such as paystubs and tax returns to calculate your financial aid assistance amount and create payment options based on your unique family needs.

Registering 1 student for two or more classes?

Use promo code 2CLASS100 to receive $100 off your second class.

Registering 2 students?

Use promo code 2CHILD25 to receive 25% off the second childs enrollment fee.

 

 

Littles Jazz and Tap (1st-2nd Grade)

$120

with FREDRICK MOODIE

Calendar Sep 18, 2021 at 10 am, runs for 12 weeks

CLASSES WILL BE HELD IN-PERSON AT KARAMU HOUSE

Karamu Arts Jazz and Tap class enhances rhythm, personal style and expression for our Karamu Arts Littles. Students of all backgrounds are welcome to feel the music learning the fundamentals of Tap and Jazz technique. Gain confidence or channel big personalities in this fun dance course.  

Dates: Saturdays September 18th-December 11th (No Class November 27th) 

Time: 10:00a-10:45a | 45 min

In-Person: Karamu House 2355 East 89th Street, Cleveland, OH 44106

Capacity: 15

Required Materials: Black tap shoes, dance shoes, leotards with white tights or Black dance pants and white t-shirts.

Tuition and Fees: $25 annual Registration Fee + $120 Tuition

Covid Protocol: Masks are required in addition to social distancing.

Culmination: Family recital hosted on final day of class. Spring 2022 enrollment will secure students place in major Spring production.

Full Tuition and sliding scale financial assistance is available for families. Use promo code FALLAID21 at checkout to pay $0 at the time of enrollment. Financial Aid accountants will contact you to obtain additional records such as paystubs and tax returns to calculate your financial aid assistance amount and create payment options based on your unique family needs.

Registering 1 student for two or more classes?

Use promo code 2CLASS100 to receive $100 off your second class.

Registering 2 students?

Use promo code 2CHILD25 to receive 25% off the second childs enrollment fee.

3rd-6th Grade: Karamu Sankofa Dance

$180

with ADRYONA GASTON

Calendar Sep 18, 2021 at 11 am, runs for 12 weeks

CLASSES WILL BE HELD IN-PERSON AT KARAMU HOUSE

Karamu Arts Sankofa Dance fuses Jazz, African and Modern dance styles. Through the study of movement throughout the African Diaspora and pioneers of dance, this course trains you in both history, social relevance and technique. Students meet once a week diving deep into one specific dance style and highlighting the fusion of others. Students of all backgrounds are welcome to explore Karamu Arts Sankofa dance.

Ongoing enrollment throughout the year will provide foundational understanding in multiple dance forms and prepare youth for Level II Sankofa Dance classes.

Dates: September 18th-December 11th (No Class November 27th) 

Time: 11:00a-12:00p | 60 min

In-Person: Karamu House 2355 East 89th Street, Cleveland, OH 44106

Capacity: 15

Required Materials: Leotards or black tank tops, black dance pants and/or white t-shirts.

Tuition and Fees: $25 annual Registration Fee + $180 Tuition

Covid Protocol: Masks are required in addition to social distancing.

Culmination: Fall 2021 sessions culminates in private recital. Spring 2022 session will culminate in full production with all classes integrated together.

Full Tuition and sliding scale financial assistance is available for families. Use promo code FALLAID21 at checkout to pay $0 at the time of enrollment. Financial Aid accountants will contact you to obtain additional records such as paystubs and tax returns to calculate your financial aid assistance amount and create payment options based on your unique family needs.

Registering 1 student for two or more classes? 

Use promo code 2CLASS100 to receive $100 off your second class.

Registering 2 students

Use promo code 2CHILD25 to receive 25% off the second childs enrollment fee.

 

Will run

Level I Sankofa Dance (7th-12th)

$180

with DIJON KIRKLAND

Calendar Sep 18, 2021 at 11:30 am, runs for 12 weeks

CLASSES WILL BE HELD IN-PERSON AT KARAMU HOUSE

Karamu Arts Sankofa Dance technique fuses Jazz, African and Modern dance. Through the study of movement throughout the African Diaspora and pioneers of dance, this course trains you in both history, social relevance and technique. Each session dives deep into one specific dance style and highlights the fusion of others. Ongoing enrollment will provide foundational understanding in multiple dance forms. 

This class meets once a week and requires out of class reading, writing and rehearsal in preparation of every class. 

Level I is for students with little to no previous dance experience. Level II is for students who have at least 3 years' experience of dance training. 

Dates: Saturdays September 18th-December 11th (No Class November 27th) 

Time: 11:30a-1:00p | 90 min

AND Thursdays 5:00p-6:15p.

In-Person: Karamu House 2355 East 89th Street, Cleveland, OH 44106

Capacity: 15

Required Materials: Leotard, black tank top, Black dance pants and/or white t-shirts.

Tuition and Fees: $25 annual Registration Fee + $240  Tuition

Covid Protocol: Masks are required in addition to social distancing.

Culmination: Fall 2021 sessions culminates in private recital. Spring 2022 session will culminate in full production with all classes integrated together.

Full Tuition and sliding scale financial assistance is available for families. Use promo code FALLAID21 at checkout to pay $0 at the time of enrollment. Financial Aid accountants will contact you to obtain additional records such as paystubs and tax returns to calculate your financial aid assistance amount and create payment options based on your unique family needs.

Registering 1 student for two or more classes?

Use promo code 2CLASS100 to receive $100 off your second class.

Registering 2 students?

Use promo code 2CHILD25 to receive 25% off the second child's enrollment fee.





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