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Karamu House Arts Academy



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Karamu Arts Level II Artists: Sankfoa Drama

$300

with Andrew Pope

Calendar Feb 4, 2023 at 9:30 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 lens.

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 17th - November 19th 

Time: 9:30a-11:00a | 90 min

AND Dates: Tuesdays

Time: 4:15p-5:45p | 75 min

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

Capacity: 25

Required Materials: Materials will be provided

Tuition and Fees: $25 annual Registration Fee + $300  Tuition

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

Culmination: Fall 2022 sessions culminates in private recital. Spring 2023 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 FINAID22-23 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. The $25 annual registration fee is required.

 

Karamu Littles: Movement

$150
Calendar Feb 4, 2023 at 10 am, runs for 12 weeks

Karamu Littles: Movement: Young artists ages 5-7 year old will learn the fundamentals of movement and performance in this introductory class. Students will explore rhythm, spacing and technique culminating in a classroom recital for parents and loved ones. Timeliness is essential for all of our programming and the experience of our young artists. Students will not be premitted into a class after the class start time has commenced.

Dates: Saturdays September 17th - November 19th

Time: 10:00a-11:00a | 60 min

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

Capacity: 20

Required Materials: All young artists must wear black and white; females black leotards with white tights and black dance shoes, males black dance pants, black dance shoes and a white t-shirt.

Tuition and Fees: $25 annual Registration Fee + $150 Tuition

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

Culmination: Fall 2022 sessions culminates in a private recital. Spring 2023 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 FINAID22-23 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. The $25 annual registration fee is required.

 

Karamu Arts Level I Artists: Sankofa Drama

$300

with Andrew Pope

Calendar Feb 4, 2023 at 11 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.

Karamu Arts Young Artists: Sankofa Drama

$150

with Andrew Pope

Calendar Feb 4, 2023 at 11 am, runs for 10 weeks

Developing artists ages 8-10 years old will learn the fundamentals of drama.

Young Artists Sankofa Drama: Developing artists ages 8-10 years old will learn the fundamentals of drama.

Dates: Saturday September 13th - November 19th

Time: 1:00p-2:00p | 60 min

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

Capacity: 25

Required Materials: All young artists must dress comfortably for movement.

Tuition and Fees: $25 annual Registration Fee + $150 Tuition

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

Culmination: Fall 2022 sessions culminates in a private recital. Spring 2023 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 FINAID22-23 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. The $25 annual registration fee is required.

Karamu Arts Level II Artists: Sankofa Dance

$300

with Dijon Kirkland

Calendar Feb 4, 2023 at 12:30 pm, runs for 10 weeks

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 twice 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

Dates: Thursdays September 23rd-December 16th

Time: 5:00p-6:15p | 75 min

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 childs enrollment fee.

Karamu Arts Level I Artists: Sankofa Dance

$300

with Adryona Gaston

Calendar Feb 4, 2023 at 1 pm, 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.

Karamu Adult Tap Class

$60

with Fredrick Moodie

Calendar Feb 4, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 12 weeks

Adult tap will train adults on tap dance technique and fundamentals. Open to all adult beginners or novice tap dancers desiring to increase their skills while having fun in a family environment.

Dates: Wednesdays September 22nd - December 15th

Time: 6:00p-7:00p | 60 min

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

Capacity: 15

Required Materials: Tap dance shoes are required

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.

Karamu Adult Acting Monthly Workshops

$60
Calendar Feb 7, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 12 weeks
Each month adults will explore a theatre method to enhance acting skills and audition techniques.




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