The GlobalFest Urban Arts Program uses the foundations of Hip-Hop culture to improve the lives of young Canadians. This specialized arts curriculum helps youth build mental wellness and confidence while developing artistic skillsets. Our mission is committed to building the understanding of diversity by enriching students’ experiences in addition to the arts, culture and heritage programs delivered in Calgary schools.
From 13 January to 22 April, 2020, the GlobalFest Urban Arts Program is offering three dynamic and engaging Afterschool Winter Workshops at the Sunalta Community Hall.
Monday: Breaking + Street Dance
Breaking is rooted in hiphop culture.This dance consists of footwork, freezes, top rock, power moves and is characterized by each dancer individually. Students will explore the wide range of possibilities in the class with Kevin Choo - from training to battles, choreography and cyphering.
Tuesday: Visual Street Art - from pencil to paint
Traditional art classes can be so mundane. With the influence of graffiti and hiphop street culture, Alex Kwong with challenge youth to apply thought and style to artistic expression and a variety of canvases.
*Art program may have additional fee for materials
Wednesday: “Live & Direct” - Rap
Learn to Express yourself though rhythm and poetry! Hip hop music is the #1 genre in the world. Make music with meaning and find your voice behind the instruction of Juno award winning rapper and international recording artist Q- Benjamin.
Participants must be between 12 and 17 years of age at commencement of program.
Sessions run 5-6:30pm, Monday to Wednesday each week, excluding Spring Break 23 to 25 March
Registrations are open now until 8 January, with EarlyBird pricing $200 available until 31 December. Regular price $250.