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T.U.P.A.C.’s Hilltop Arts programming includes Hilltop Elder Fit & Fun Club, Hilltop Arts Jam, and the Hilltop Performing Ensemble.
Hilltop Elder Performing Ensemble is a creative collective of singers, movers, storytellers, and actors who develop works for live performances. These works highlight the voices and perspectives of more seasoned Hilltop artists.
Hilltop Elder Arts Jam is a creative space for senior citizens to dance, share stories, laugh, and sing. There is also a 3-minute open mic segment where each participant has 3 minutes to share songs, poetry, and memories.
Hilltop Elder Fit & Fun is a movement and music class designed with those 55 years and older in mind. Hilltop Elder Fit & Fun Teaching Artists use combined standing & seated movement, music, and games to stimulate students’ imagination and cognitive function. Elder Fit & Fun is both structured and improvisational at times, allowing many ways for participants to be engaged. Great music and modified movement meet students where they are physically and create a fun environment addressing various mobility levels.
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Join us on Sundays at 10:30am for a traditional Pilates mat class for all levels
April 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd
May 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th
In this class, led by Alease Frieson CPT, we will use Eve Gentry's pre-Pilates exercises to build up strength and coordination as we work toward refining Joseph Pilates' original mat exercises.
This class is just as challenging for a Pilates newbie as it is for a more advanced practitioner.
You can count on your teacher to provide you with modifications that make exercises more accessible to you just as intentionally as they will provide you with a more advanced variation on that same exercise, when you're ready to level-up!
What to bring -
Water, your favorite mat
(*or we can provide you with one if you let us know in advance), a willingness to explore what your body is capable of, a respectful playfulness and compassion for yourself and others.
Register now for Summer 2023 WAKANDA DANCE CAMP!
WAKANDA DANCE CAMP introduces children ages 4–7 and ages 8-11 to Creative Movement, Ballet and West African dance, prop making, costuming and weekly performances.
Campers are mentored by Teaching Artists who use the arts to build community and confidence in young people that will last far beyond their summer.
Teamwork, Patience, Gratitude, and Mutual Respect are core values of WAKANDA DANCE CAMP.
Guest Artists, Ashton Edwards & Jonathan Batista - two of the most amazing, exciting and generous dancers we have ever known!
Bringing High Quality Performing Arts Productions to Hilltop!
STEAM CREW is a live-action series about a 9-year-old girl named Charlotte, and her best friends Lilian and Robbie, as they seek to re-open their hangout, the WayOut Club, by re-engaging themselves and their community in the fundamentals of STEAM and finding out what it means to be a STEAM-powered kid. Our mission remains the same. To educate and entertain. Visit our website: https://wayoutkids.com/products
BRINGING WORLD-CLASS BIPOC CENTERED ARTS EDUCATION AND PERFORMANCES TO THE HILLTOP COMMUNITY
T.U.P.A.C. Where dance legends are trained!
For Us By Us
T.U.P.A.C. where dance legends are trained!
African dance, cardio, resistance training and high intensity interval training as you move to the powerful beats of afro pop music
Afrobeats is also sometimes referred to as Afro-pop and Afro-fusion.
Guest Teacher from Ghana, Lois Essibu
(NNMC) features newly created works from fifty of America's leading contemporary Black playwrights that engage students of all backgrounds in artful exploration of 21st century themes, while instilling confidence in all to find their voices.
A Tree Grows in Hilltop
Effective Dec. 1, 2022 the state's coronavirus website was decommissioned (coronavirus.wa.gov).
We now know that COVID-19 is here to stay for the foreseeable future. It’s important to understand how to live our lives while keeping ourselves, loved ones and community as safe as possible. How can we do that? By using all the tools we’ve learned so far: getting vaccinated and boosted, getting tested and staying home if sick or exposed, wearing a mask in crowds, and keeping our distance.
T.U.P.A.C.'s 2021 The Urban Nutcracker Sugar Plum Fairy, Ingrid Silva. Ingrid Silva (ingridsilvaballet.com)
T.U.P.A.C.'s 2021 The Urban Nutcracker, The Cavalier, Dylan Santos
T.U.P.A.C.'s 2021 The Urban Nutcracker, The Snow Queen, Sarah-Gabrielle Ryan
Northwest Sinfonietta and Mikhail Calliste from Tacoma Urban Performing Arts Center perform inside The Kinsey African American Art & History Collection at Tacoma Art Museum with a behind-the-scenes introduction by Dr. T. André Feagin. Visit nwsinfonietta.org/listen for more
Northwest Sinfonietta and T.U.P.A.C. dancers Ivy and Nya perform from inside The Kinsey African American Art & History Collection at Tacoma Art Museum, with a behind-the-scenes introduction by Dr. T. André Feagin. Visit nwsinfonietta.org/listen for more information and videos from this series.
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PNB hosts T.U.P.A.C. Students to inspiring complimentary PNB performances!
Current PNB Company members and Instructors share their professional curriculum with T.U.P.A.C. Students.
Teaching Artist Training Lab The Washington State Teaching Artist Training (TAT) Lab is a seven-month professional development program with a focus on supporting arts education as part of basic education in K-12 schools.
Kabby Mitchell III will always be our touchstone. TUPAC would not exist without Kabby's vision and we shall forever be grateful for how he shaped our lives and shared with us his discipline, grace, fortitude, truth, constant quest for excellence and laughter.
We shall always honor his memory by keeping his passion for not only educating marginalized communities with high quality classical ballet technique, but also setting an example for guiding students in being respected world citizens.
Thank you, Mr. Mitchell - we stand on your shoulders, and will always strive to relay your high standards to our students.
T.U.P.A.C. is an anti-racist school. We will not discriminate and will take "affirmative action" measures to ensure against discrimination in school enrollment, class placement, performance casting, employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of enrollment of students and/or employee or job applicants on the bases of race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation or sex.
Tacoma Urban Performing Arts Center
1105 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Tacoma, WA 98405