Summer Enrichment: Step Camp and Black Excellence Program
Pleasanton Unified Step Camp
This camp is designed for PUSD students who have participated in the Step program before or are new to stepping. All are welcome! Students in this two-week camp learn the art of HBCU-style stepping. Stepping is a percussive, highly-energetic art form first developed through the song and dance rituals performed by African-American fraternities and sororities. In stepping, the body becomes an instrument, using footsteps, claps and spoken word to produce complex poly-rhythms. The end of the two week camp culminates in a performance with a member of the StepAfrika! dance company.
Students will also have the opportunity to learn about Historically Black Universities and Colleges: their culture, history, and legacy.
Students of all ages are welcome.
Dates: Tuesday, June 20-Friday, June 30
Time: 6-7:30 p.m.
Black Excellence Program
The Black Excellence Program is a family based program where PUSD students and their families come together in an affirming affinity space to connect with one another across school and age-level, meet positive African-American and African role models in-person and through Zoom, participate in arts based enrichment, and bolster children's connection to cultures across the African diaspora. The role models/guest speakers are to be determined as of yet. It takes a village to raise children, and as such, families will have intentional opportunities to join the programming to celebrate their children's excellence as a community.
Dates: Wednesday and Thursday for 2 weeks
July 5-6; July 12-13
Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.