Since 2002, PAA’s hip-hop programming has been inspiring students to develop their creative self-expression while building critical 21st century skills in collaboration, critical thinking, communication, and more.
Our hip-hop programs were designed to introduce students to hip-hop and build foundational skills in music, dance, and visual art. Progressive Arts Alliance programs focus on the four elements of hip-hop:
Students learn how to use the turntable as a musical instrument.
Students learn the basic moves of this rhythmic dance.
Students learn about lyric writing and delivering rhymes to a beat.
Students learn how to design colorful, letter-based art.
Through our arts-integrated residencies,
students can explore hip-hop while also learning
in English Language Arts and Math.
Our hip-hop summer camps and after-school programs promote confidence-building, skill development, and communication. Programs can include all four hip-hop elements, or your choice of select elements.
Hear From Our Parents
”We thought the camp was brilliant…with so much negativity about hip-hop music and controversial artists, it is great to see the positive side of this art form.- Kelley R.Hip-Hop Camp Parent
”Through the hip-hop camp, my son learned to believe in himself as the artists at camp did. He now brings that confidence to every new undertaking, every class, every team, every performance, every social situation- Joan M.Hip-Hop Camp Parent