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The Beat, Berkeley Performing Arts (BPA) is a non-profit educational and public benefit organization focused on using dance, music and other vehicles of creative expression as a means for community and leadership development. The Beat - BPA offers the East Bay community at large, young people, adults, seniors, children and families the opportunity to learn diverse dance art forms - salsa, tango, jazz, Latin dance, samba, zydeco, ballet, line dance, swing, AfroCuban and rhythm tap - creating pathways of creativity that lead to a sustained sense of accomplishment, direction, physical fitness and cultural community building.
Our programs are focused on a series of dance and movement classes accessible to all ages with an emphasis on adult education. Our unique orientation towards dance and arts education is focused on developing a strong sense of community and cultural exchange within our classes. The broad array of dance forms provides exceptional opportunity for students to learn about the various cultures that have seeded such diverse forms as salsa, samba, ballet, tango, yoga, musical theatre and jazz/blues.
The Beat-BPA will offer a comprehensive contribution to the various organizations focused on different types of dance and cultural experiences. Our mission is to provide the highest quality, diverse educational dance and cultural experience for our students seeking cultural understanding and skill development within different dance and artistic forms.
Our stakeholders include adults, school-aged children, senior citizens, former dancers, body movement aficinados and all those interested in exploring the connection between movement, dance and expression. Our non-profit organization provides an all-encompassing program of dance as a vehicle for cultural creativity and artistic expression. We hold classes seven days a week during various times of the day.
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