STUDIO KRE8V: (Tuesdays, Thursdays 5-8 PM, Saturday 12-2 PM)
Instructor: Kasib Hasan & Derek Burbridge
Here at Elementz our dance class is filled with some of the cities most talented youth. This class is very beneficial if you are trying to grow in a certain area of dance or build your socializing skills. We specialize in hip-hop but our areas of dance experience are limitless as creativity is not a problem here with any youth. The dance program is here to let you present your ideas amongst your fellow dance mates and bring these wonderful ideas into a reality. Members who are very engaged in the dance program and who are interested in performance are selected to join Elementz dance team called Kre8v (Creative)
S.T.A.R.S. (Tuesday & Thursday 4-8 PM)
Instructor: Chris Powell, Gary Ward, David Scott
This program is designed for Elementz members who are aspiring recording artists or musicians. Members of STARS are given access to projects and performance opportunities to help them grow in their experience as artists. Members are also given consultation on their image, music publishing, and are trained how to perform professionally. To be eligible for this program members must audition. (To inquire about auditions please call us during our open hours at 513 721 5800.)
Beats and Rhymes (Monday’s – Thursday 3-8 PM)
Beats: Jahra & Abdullah Rhymes instructor: Nitty Morris
This program is for members who want to learn how to record their own music, songs or poems. We have 2 professional studio’s one designated for recording and the other for beat making/production. The recording studio has a microphone, pre amp, KRK Monitor speakers and uses a Macintosh computer equipped with Pro Tools.
The production studio has a midi keyboard & Quad-Core PC equipped with Fruityloops, Reason 5, Pro tools and more.
LEARN TO REIGN: (Mondays & Wednesdays 6 – 8 PM)
Instructor: DJ Notes
In this class students will learn about the equipment that is needed in order to DJ, how to maintain appropriate care for DJing equipment, beat mixing and scratching. Also at the mastery level students will learn beat juggling and other tricks that DJ’s use in battle performances. All young people with different skill levels will learn from this class. Once required skills are obtained, students will be able to make mix CD’s and also DJ at different events.
VOICES OF FREEDOM (Monday, 6-8 p.m.)
Instructor: Jori An Cotton
We’ll teach you how to develop a spoken word piece, memorize perform and connect with your audience.
Wednesday 4-6 p.m.
The Generation Steppers is a city wide step-team. Our mission is to continuously build and uplift young girls by promoting unity, self-esteem and interpersonal growth. We will serve as role models and as networking resources for the girls. We will achieve this by demonstrating and teaching the importance of relationship building within and outside of their circle of peers.
Elementz provides members with various opportunities throughout the year to perform internally at Elementz and externally in venues throughout Cincinnati and abroad. Elementz showcase are not talent shows or open mics but are rather professional shows which require for participants to fit within Elementz brand of respectful Hip hop and for members to rehearse with professional coaching prior to performing.
VISUAL & GRAFFITI ART: (To be announced)
In many people’s minds, ‘graffiti’ tends to instantly translate into ‘vandalism’ or ‘defamation’. Graffiti is intertwined with Hip-Hop as one of the 4 main elements of the culture, and can be viewed only as a misunderstood art form that dates back to ancient times. A medium of self-expression, graffiti is always provocative. Graffiti today, is before all else, a culture. At Elementz, we have one of the best artists in the city to teach the basics of letter design, wild style, characters, backgrounds, color schemes and originality.