Movies & Shakers
MOVIES & SHAKERS! We are encouraging community and families to be active together! Inspired Child will offer free dance classes at Pratt Park teaching snippets of choreography inspired by music videos, dance scenes from movies and tik tok. This program introduces the joy of collective movement through African dance, tap dance, and hip hop dance.
THE CHILDREN'S OPEN MIC
The Children’s Open Mic is a child-centered, family engagement event focusing on developing the creativity of children ages 2 -12 while providing teens with paid opportunities to write commissioned pieces, build their performance resume and step into a mentorship role.
Dance & Splash! Community Pool & Beach Jams
Summer Pool & Beach Jams! Families get to get moving together dancing to live music from the African Diaspora and then in the pool for an hour of swimming.
VIRTUOSO ARTIST LABS
The Virtuoso Artist Labs is an experiential space for lil' artist to explore Art, Activism, Poetry, Spoken Word, Performance
Rhythm Tap, Creative Movement. This child-centered, family/caregiver engagement event focuses on developing the creativity of children ages birth - 5.
Love, Power, and Purpose
A 4-week intensive summer program that explores the power of our words and movements through spoken word, dance, art and activism. It culminates in a finale performance and the self-publishing of the Love, Power, & Purpose Chapbook featuring participant poetry & photographs of their art work.
BLACK ARTISTS COMMUNITY
2019 Inspired Child launched The Black Artists Coalition to assist in organizing existing collectives of black artists and individual black artist into a coalition and support the development of a shared vision and roadmap for a regional Black Arts Community. Inspired Child has provided services to meet collective and individual artist needs over the years and is formalizing these offerings under the Black Artist Coalition.
Inspired Child Community Council
Inspired Child Community Council is a volunteer group of community members who support the vision, mission, and programming of Inspired Child.
Spirit of Africa Festival
The Spirit of Africa is one-day free celebration of traditional music and dance performances featuring local and international artists from Africa and the African Diaspora. This year's festival will be presented May 14 2022 on Facebook and Youtube Live from Dakar, SENEGAL. The Festival is Co-produced by Thione Diop & Inspired Child.
Verbal Oasis Spoken Word Festival
Is an annual arts celebration over Labor Day weekend that brings together black artists and black arts collectives from our regional artist family to showcase our talents, build community, develop our artistry, and provide an opportunity to transfer our craft from to those who are experienced to those who are inspired to learn.
CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
Inspired Child offers a wide array of arts and craft activities. In addition we offer instruction in Tap and Thriller Dance, Poetry, as well as Pinata and Animal Balloon Making.