CREATIVE ENRICHMENT

Innovative offerings that build creativity and cultural awareness

The Rose Family Creative Empowerment Center (RFCE) partners with innovative and engaging local arts organizations to provide students with access to high quality and culturally relevant visual and performing arts (VAPA) offerings. Participants benefit from a growing list of VAPA offerings both within our afterschool programs as well as our Saturday VAPA program at John Still K-8.

STRUCTURE

To ensure that participants are provided with an experience that strengthens their creativity, sense of self, and ability to think outside of the box, we work alongside our partners to structure meaningful and standards-aligned programming. Many of our programs are made available at multiple sites through direct support from the school administration and/or generous funding partners.

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DIFFERENT VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS OPTIONS

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COMMUNITY PARTNERS AND ARTISTS ENGAGED

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HOURS ON AVERAGE OF VAPA EXPOSURE/WEEK

SOUTH SACRAMENTO YOUTH ARTS

African Dance

With live drumming, this class teaches the fundamentals of traditional African dance with emphasis on an understanding of the accompanying drum rhythms.

John Still K-8 School

Parkway Elementary School

Phoenix Park Apartments

African Drumming

Students develop technique, hand coordination, and traditional rhythms in an ensemble. Additionally, students investigate the cultural and historical significance of the djembe drum, the oral history of each rhythm and song, and the geography of regions specific to the tradition of the djembe as well as Africa in general.

John Still K-8 School

Parkway Elementary School

Phoenix Park Apartments

Drum Line

This course is a survey of marching percussion and will primarily focus on rudimental drumming. Areas that will be addressed include technique, listening, rehearsal etiquette.

Parkway Elementary School

Phoenix Park Apartments

Guitar

This course covers fingerboard knowledge, basic techniques, chords, strumming, basic improvisation, basics of finger-style technique, reading music (standard notation/tablature), and basic concepts in music theory that can be used to read & write music and figure out songs by ear.

Luther Burbank High School

Hip Hop Dance

infuses the latest styles of street dancing, breaking, popping, and locking.

Luther Burbank High School

Hmong Dance

Carefully choreographed dance moves are played with traditional dance songs to entertain and display traditional Hmong clothing.

John Still K-8 School

Susan B. Anthony Elementary School

Introduction to Cheerleading

Learn all of the fundamentals of cheerleading. Cheers, Motions, Dance, Jumps, Kicks, Voice Projection and Beginning Tumbling.

John Still K-8 School

Photography

This course covers basic concepts and practice of digital photography, including understanding and use of the camera, lenses, and other basic photographic equipment. The course will address aesthetic principles as they relate to composition, space, exposure, light and color.

John Still K-8 School

Piano

Teaches the concepts and fundamentals needed to perform on the piano.

John Still K-8 School

Videography

This class serves as an introduction to video recording and editing, presenting video as a tool of personal apprehension and expression, with an emphasis on self-exploration, performance, social critique, and the organization of raw experience into aesthetic form (narrative, abstract, documentary, essay).

John Still K-8 School

Luther Burbank High School

Step

Stepping” or “step-dancing” is a form of percussive dance in which the participant’s entire body is used as an instrument to produce complex rhythms and sounds through a mixture of footsteps, spoken word, and hand claps. 

John Still K-8 School

Luther Burbank High School