Classes

Loco Bloco Bateria Class: Ages 13-24
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All level percussion class offering a diverse knowledge of Afro-Latino rhythms (Brazilian, Cuban, Haitian, Hip Hop). Focusing on technique, theory & expression with a “Bloco” philosophy
MONDAYS 5:00pm – 6:30pm starts August 22
Brava Theater Center: 2781 24th St SF
POCO PERFORMANCE CLASS: Grades 1st – 5th
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Afro-Latino Drum & Dance Class focused on preparing students to perform with Loco Bloco in community events and original productions
WEDNESDAYS 5:00pm – 6:00pm – starts August 24
Mission Boys & Girls Club: 901 Alabama St SF
For More Information & To Register For Classes Contact:
Abi Hernandez, Arts Education Program Coordinator
abi@locobloco.org – (415) 864-5626×9

Program Description

Loco Bloco’s after-school, school day and community classes for youth ages 3-24 offer multicultural performing arts training with developmentally appropriate curriculum in dance, percussion, stilt walking, and theater arts rooted in Afro-Latino and Afro-Brazilian traditions. Arts instruction includes technique, history, skill building and performance. At the core of our curriculum are Loco Bloco’s Values: Artivism, Health, Inclusion, Grit, Youth Leadership, Family and Education.  Our instructors use performance arts to teach these values, supporting youth to overcome injustice; adopt healthy, active, lifestyles, serve as leaders in their communities, and embrace ethnic and cultural diversity.

Bringing Loco Bloco to Your After-School or School Community

Loco Bloco’s residencies are designed to partner with after-school and school sites to provide  community-based arts education for youth during school and out-of-school time. Residencies typically run 2-9 months, once or twice a week. Classes are one to two hours long. For a brief, one-time class or educational event- Please click here for Workshop Descriptions.

For more information about bringing Loco Bloco to your after-school program or community center, please email Abí Hernandez, Program Coordinator at abi@locobloco.org & fill out a RESIDENCY REQUEST FORM – please click here.

Open Community Classes 

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Loco Bloco provides open community classes in dance and music rooted in Afro-Latino traditions for youth ages 3-24 as well as participants’ family members.

Class Descriptions

BATERIA COMMUNITY CLASS (Ages 12-24 & Family Members of LB Participants)– Drum class with an emphasis on performance and community building.  The class explores music  rooted in Afro-Latino traditions.

POCO LOCO DANCE (Grades 1-5) – Students learn basic technique, dance terminology, spatial awareness, choreography and performance skills. The class focuses on Brazilian, African, and Hip Hop movements.

POCO LOCO DRUM (Grades 1-5) – Students learn African, Caribbean, Brazilian and contemporary Hip Hop rhythms on a variety of percussion instruments. They are also taught the history of the drums and musical styles.

POCO LOCO PERFORMANCE CLASS: DRUM & DANCE (Grades 1-5) – For dance and drum students in the 1-5th grade who are interested in performing with Loco Bloco during community events and original productions. Discipline, musicality, teamwork, performance, and FUN are emphasized.

STILT WALKING (Grades 1-5) – This class focuses on basic stilt walking, balance, how to fall safely, dance and performance skills. Students graduate to taller stilts as they advance.

STILT PERFORMANCE (grades 1-5) – The Stilt Performance class is designed for intermediate level stilt-walkers (are able to walk on stilts independently) who exhibit readiness to perform on stilts as individuals and as part of a performing ensemble. Dance choreography, Acrobatics and public showmanship are explored

BLOQUITOS (*seasonal) (Ages 2-5) – This class teaches introductory dance, rhythm and performing skills through creative movement and physical play based in Afro-Latino artistic traditions – the first step into the world of Loco!

After-School and Community Sites in 2016-2017

Flynn Elementary School

Mission Boys and Girls Club

Brava Theater Center

Jamestown at Cesar Chavez Elementary School

Jamestown at James Lick Middle School

Jamestown at Buena Vista Horace Mann

Jamestown at One Purpose School

 

 

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