Here at Elementz Youth Center 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. Dance is truly a
story being told, absolutely art in one of its finest forms. Come
downtown to Elementz where great dancers, awesome ideas, and all walks
of life collaborate!!!
is held Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 4:00 - 7:30, Instructor: Aprina
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.
Program is held in
the Graffiti Arts room on Thursdays from 6:00-10:00, Instructor: Ben
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.
Program is held on
Thursdays from 6:00 – 10:00, Instructor: DJ Apryl Reign
For members who want to be learn recording, editing and mixing using
production software such as Pro Tools, Reason or Fruityloops. We have
studio assistants to help teach members how to operate our equipment
and how to use the production software. Elementz has 2 recording
studios and 2 production studios available to its members. Members can
not call in for studio time; studio time is given 10 minutes before
every hour starting at 4:50 P.M. on a first come first serve basis. If
there is no studio time available on the day that you are present to
sign up members may then sign up for studio time for a future time slot
in the same week.
Program is held
Monday – Thursday, 3-10 PM: Recording Studios: Nitty, Gamm; Production
Elementz provides members with a theme and showcase each month in order
to challenges members to use their art to relate to people in a more
conscious and respectful way and to develop better presentation skills.
Members have an entire month to use their skills to create a product
based upon the monthly theme and present this product at the monthly
showcase. This product can be a poem, dance routine, speech, music
performance, short play, video, arts canvas, or DJing routine as
provided that it has to do with the monthly theme and that it is free
from illicit content.
Program is held the
last Thursday of every month from 6:00 – 9:00 P.M. Showcase
Coordinator: Abdullah Assistant: Gamm
LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
Elementz Leadership Development Committee (The LEAD) is composed of
highly engaged youth who are interested in developing leadership skills
and representing Elementz. Members of the LEAD attend weekly meetings
which focus on topics such as self preservation, ethics in art,
diversity, justice for humanity, and the future of Elementz. Members of
the LEAD have been given opportunities such as field trips to local and
national conferences, canvassing for presidential elections, creating
music albums and documentary’s which express many of the subjects that
are discussed in meetings. Members also help plan and execute Elementz
monthly showcases the last Thursday of each month. Each experience
reinforces leadership, community building and subjects which are
discussed during meetings. The LEAD ultimately represents Elementz at
internal and external events in the form of presentation, performance,
Program is held on
Mondays from 6:00 – 7:00, Lead by Brother Abdullah
FREE LEGAL HELP AND ADVOCACY BY THE OHIO
JUSTICE AND POLICY CENTER:
The Ohio Justice and Policy Center provides Elementz youth with
assistance from attorney Rob Wall with getting their record sealed,
child support, housing/employment/education and with other issues
surrounding a criminal record.
Program is held on
Wednesdays from 6:00 – 8:00, Attorney: Rob Wall
3:00-10:00pm on Monday -
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