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Meet Your New JCAL POP Up Class Teachers!

As we continue to help you and your families stay active and creative, we are offering new #jcalPOPUPclasses online. This month, we are doubling our cultural offerings to serve a diverse array of audiences.

Check out this month's lineup and subscribe to our Youtube to tune in!

AFRICAN DANCE with CecileNicole Brathwaite

Mondays @4:00PM

At the tender age of 2 CecileNicole Brathwaite began taking lessons in Ballet and Indian Folk dance. Tap, African, Latin Jazz and Acrobatics followed as well as Hip Hop and other cultural forms. She has taught at Ailey Junior Division whilst studying Dance Education in college and other neighborhood studios thereafter for the last 20+ years. She loves diversity which speaks to my fusion style of choreography and creativity.

HIP HOP DANCE with Janora Blackman

Tuesdays @4:00PM

During this online class, students begin with a 5 minute warm-up which will lead into a 20 minute choreography session. Students will learn fresh hip hop routines each session from JCAL's own Janora Blackman and will have the opportunity to showcase some of their favorite moves at the end of each class. Not only will students learn different routines, they will get an exhilarating workout at the same time.

ART with Anthony Carter

Wednesdays @4:00PM

Learn to create art at home using everyday materials. We will explore the possibilities of painting and sculpture using clean, safe recycled materials along with art-specific materials like paint. We will learn to paint the face, figure and animals. We will develop paintings from our imagination and from our inspiration.

Anthony Carter is an art teacher, muralist, painter, ceramicist and sculptor.

STEM with special guests from The Mentor Project

Thursdays @4:00PM & Saturdays @11:00AM

An exciting array of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) programs are in store, courtesy of our partners at the Mentor Project. Astronauts, physicists, security coders, microbiologists, and more will be presenting. Stay tuned to see who is scheduled each day.

The Mentor Project is a registered non profit 501 (c) (3) created to shed light on the benefits of mentoring.

DRAMA with Gareth Tidball

Fridays @4:00PM

Gareth Tidball is a Welsh-American actress, teaching artist and dialect coach. A drama graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, Gareth has performed off-Broadway and internationally. She is thrilled to return to JCAL as a drama teacher and reconnect with the community's creative student population.

YOGA with Kecia Chin

​Saturdays @10:00AM

Kecia Chin specializes in teaching people the efficient and effective use of the body to prevent and reverse degenerative posture and movement habits that cause chronic, painful conditions. Her formula for success is Movement + Strength + Optimal Balance + Endurance + Fun = Peak Performance!

MUSIC with Karina Parker

Saturdays @1:00PM

This music series will incorporate all aspects of general music learning from note reading and rhythmic studies, to music history and music appreciation. Each lesson incorporates the fundamentals of the most recognized pedagogical methods such as Dalcroze Eurhythmics, Kodaly Method, Suzuki Method, and Orff Method. While no instrument is required, these classes will offer a foundation of music which develop knowledge and understanding that can be transferred to any instrument.

SONGWRITING with Chris Ignacio

Saturdays @4:00PM (Starting May 9)

Chris Ignacio is a Filipino American performer, producer and educator. He has toured nationally and abroad since graduating from The Boston Conservatory at Berklee. He is a Culture Push Fellow for Utopian Practice, and Queens Council on the Arts Community Engagement Commissioning grantee for his self-produced project Co-written, which involves collaborative songwriting with young people of color.

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