Performance Workshops

Our progression of dance, theater and tumbling classes culminate in a series of truly exceptional programs for our most motivated senior students (ages 9-18). These programs offer young artists opportunities to deepen their practice as performers, creators and collaborators in their chosen discipline and, uniquely, develop and direct original work for performance. BAX’s focus on technical and improvisational skill, creative risk-taking, and performance helps create intelligent, flexible, deeply creative young artists who often continue their study at the college or professional level. These programs require a full-year commitment and each culminates in a showcase of student-directed composition and performance work.

BAX programming pays special attention to community, social/emotional, and leadership development in addition to providing exceptional arts education. In the 2022/2023 Season, Performance Workshop students will have opportunities to develop performance skills through pre-professional dance/acrodance projects, work with guest artists, and collaboration across levels with peers and peer mentors.

 Free Trials & Scholarships Available! 

For more information or to trial a class, contact us at info@bax.org. 

Dance Performance Workshop (DPW)


DPW develops a ‘total artist’ encompassing the roles of dancer, performer, collaborator, creator, and observer. DPW encourages young artists to work both independently and in collaboration with peers, while honing and deepening skills in technique, performance, improvisation, partnering, and developing original choreography. Admission is by invitation.

2021/2022 Ensembles:

DPW I/II Directed by Anna Vomacka

DPW III Directed by Skye Montante

This video features DPW levels I, II, III from spring 2020 and is conceived and directed by DPW directors Donna Costello, Skye Montante, and Helen Tocci. Edited by David Sierra.

AcroBAX

Drawing on contemporary circus traditions and theatrical techniques, AcroBAX  I & II are BAX’s most advanced tumbling classes, combining modern dance, partner acrobatics, performance, and choreography skills. AcroBAXers work closely as  ensembles, developing and performing original group pieces inspired by different annual themes. Admission is by invitation.

2021/2022 Ensemble:

AcroBAX Directed by Diane Tomasi