The program offers Bronx children a unique opportunity to receive high quality dance instruction from masters in the field, and a fully inclusive, nurturing environment that uses multi-media to provide an immersive experience. At the culmination of the program, the children demonstrate various dance techniques in a public showing on Thursday, July 16 at 2pm.
Acclaimed Bronx Choreographer, Arthur Avilés, inaugurated the AATT Academy in 2006 and held classes and workshops in elementary schools and for incarcerated teenage girls. The program was redesigned and developed as an in-house program for BAAD! in 2016. The AATT Academy operates as a 5-week dance intensive during the summer and as an afterschool program in the fall and spring.
BAAD! has been a stakeholder in the Bronx for 19 years, has become a beacon for dance and has earned national recognition for its innovative dance and arts programming.
The AATT Academy receives generous support from the SHS Foundation and this program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.