abdullahHIP HOP DANCE:
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!!!

Program is held Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 4:00 - 7:30, Instructor: Aprina Johnson


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 (Dayst) Thomas


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 Studios: Abdullah


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


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, and/or promotion.

Program is held on Mondays from 6:00 – 7:00, Lead by Brother Abdullah 


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


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