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YOUTH CLASSES

TALENT ALLSTARS DANCE PROGRAMS
Year-Round; Scholarships are available based on need. This fee-based program focuses on ages 5-14 years.
When: Mondays - Thursdays
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Talent Allstars Dance Program focuses on youth and teenagers ages 7-14yrs through various forms of dance. Their mission is to give a child a “gift of dance.” The Talent Allstars staff are trained professional dancers and natives of San Francisco who specialize in youth dance sport.

For more information, please contact Nitty Thomas, 415/572-0781 or email nittydupree@gmail.com.

Larkin Bukido Karate Monday & Wednesday Classes
Ongoing Classes; Children Fees Apply
Location: Dance Studio A& B/ Hall of Culture
When: Every Monday
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Larkin Bukido Karate Saturday Classes
Ongoing Classes; Children Fees Apply
Location: Dance Studio A& B/ Hall of Culture
When: Every Saturday
Time: 10 a.m. - 12 Noon

United Projects presents Karate classes that teach discipline, respect, self confidence and self esteem to youth and young adults.

For more information, please contact 415/678 6369.
After School Programs

Talent Allstars Dance Program



(Dance Studio A, 3rd Floor)
Mondays, Wednesdays, Tuesdays and Thursdays| Year-round Location: Dance Studio A & B

Talent Allstars Dance Program focuses on youth and teenagers ages 7-14yrs through various forms of dance. Their mission is to give a child a “gift of dance.” The Talent Allstars staff are trained professional dancers and natives of San Francisco who specialize in youth dance sport.

MARTIAL ARTS - Karate


Year-round | There are fees to participate in this program.

When: Mondays & Wednesdays
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

When: Saturdays
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

The Karate program is designed to teach martial art. Martial art is of Japanese origin that deals with attacks through evasive body movement and/ or blocking, and counter attacks using kicks, punches, and strikes. It is practiced as a form of self-defense, a way of keeping healthy and a sport. This class is available for ages 4-17.

For more information, please contact Jim Larkin 415/678-6369.


Visual Art




Teacher: Joe Colemaneres | Ages: 6-18

When: Tuesdays
Time: 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

In partnership with Opportunity Impact, Booker T. Washington Community Center and Prince Hall Learning Center, AAACC provides innovative, fun and creative visual art classes for youth throughout the Western Addition. Our spring program incorporates project-based learning, which requires youth to work together in groups to develop different art schemes and concepts though visual arts. 

This class educates pupils on the various forms of visual art, including mixed medium painting and sculpting. Participants must be enrolled with a partnering organization. The class is available for children ages 6-12.

For more information, please contact Nicola Figgins at 415/921-8382

MATH TUTORING PROGRAM


Ages: 6-18

The math tutor program is available for students ages 6-18 who need additional assistance with in math proficiency. Our tutors are paid facilitators from the San Francisco Unified School District. We also have and welcome volunteer tutors.

If you are interested in enrolling your child, please contact Nicola Figgins.

When: January 7 - May 29, 2014
Time: 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Graphic Design


Note: Participants must be enrolled in a partnering organization. The class is available for children ages 12-17.

When: Tuesdays & Thursdays
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Participants in this class will be drawing and sketching out designs to print on tee-shirts.  Various methods are used to create and combine words, symbols, and images to create a visual representation of ideas and messages. Open to ages 12-17.

If you are interested in the workshops, please contact Nicola Figgins, (415) 921-8382

PROJECT LEVEL - Recording Studio




Year-Round | This program is FREE

When: Mondays - Thursdays
Time: 4:00 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Project Level, is a theme-based program that allows students to learn about the music industry and obtain skills to use in the work place or through entrepreneurship. The four phases of the program are Pre-production, Production, Post Production, and Marketing. Participants learn professional techniques for mixing, mastering and engineering various musical compositions.

The curriculum includes use of quality equipment with music industry software; including Reasons, Garage band, and Pro Tools. Song writing and song arrangement techniques are developed for the purpose of engineering original music. 

For more information, please contact Nicola Figgins, Youth Coordinator 415/921-8382

DANCE CLASSES


Ages: 7-12

Our dance class is designed to provide high quality dance training to youth ages 7-17. The youth are instructed by Raissa Simpson from Push Dance Company. The youth classes are every Monday. The classes are Modern, Hip Hop and basic dance movements.

When: January 13, 2014 - May 26, 2014
Time: 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Class Breakdown:
Dance Movement: 5 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Modern Dance & Hip-Hop:  6 p.m. - 7 p.m.

SHOUT OUT! Youth Department & Case Management Program





One of the success stories of the African American Art and Culture Complex's case management program is Carl Turner. Initially, Carl was a difficult case to manage. At the moment he entered the program Carl had been arrested over 22 times and was in the process of completing court probation.

When case management supervisor Nicola Figgins and case manager Malik Wade first met Carl, they immediately decided that Carl was worth "saving" and developed a comprehensive program for Carl to follow, including long and short-term goals, employment options and a financial plan. Carl eventually "bought in" to the case management program's philosophy and is currently working as a paid apprentice in the building and trades industry, is taking classes to become a licensed contractor, and has custody of his children.