Get ready to take a wild ride on the Hilltop Side! Unwrap a NEW Family tradition ~ just in time for the Holiday Season!
We've got snow, sugar plums, dazzling dancing, amazing acting & soulful singing, we'll take you to church too!
Tacoma Housing Authority is working with Tacoma Urban Performing Arts Center (TUPAC) to lease the performing arts space, and we will prioritize BIPOC businesses to rent the other spaces. These spaces will likely be places where the community can watch performances like they have never seen before, shop, eat, and interact with business owners and neighbors contributing to the fabric of the community.
We hope to complete the project in late 2024. Housing Hilltop - Tacoma Housing Authority
The project is supported by $3 million in federal funds secured by Congressman Derek Kilmer and Senator Maria Cantwell. The federal funds will help build the commercial space on the property, with approximately $1 million available to help BIPOC businesses complete the necessary tenant improvements that turn a “shell” into a real useable space. Tacoma Urban Performing Arts Center must raise an additional $6 million to complete interiors prior to moving into this new facility. The first installment of $2 million is due before 31 January 2024.
Your donation to the Tacoma Urban Performing Arts Center, T.U.P.A.C. has immense impact on the Tacoma Community. A registered 501(c)3 not-for-profit charitable organization, T.U.P.A.C. relies on the financial support of individuals, corporations, and foundations to achieve its mission to make dance accessible and a meaningful experience for all.
Through your charitable donation, you can help support our training programs, performances, scholarships, community outreach, arts education, and community theatre productions. Individual philanthropy is critical to the development and sustained success of T.U.P.A.C.’s programming.
PERSONALIZE A SEAT IN THE KABBY MITCHELL III THEATER WITH A PLAQUE
Support our Capital Campaign with the purchase of a Named Seat Tribute in our new home located at 1101 S. 11th St. Etch your legacy or memorialize a loved one with a commemorative brass seat plaque, and become a part of our rich cultural arts community for generations to come.
Businesses large and small can align their brand with the impactful mission of Tacoma Urban Performing Arts Center and enrich lives through the performing arts. Through partnerships with T.U.P.A.C. companies receive a myriad of benefits including marketing opportunities, in-person and online audiences, invitations to special events, and the opportunity to collaborate on special initiatives tied to your brand's strategic business goals.
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You can leave a legacy of support and guidance for young artists of color by including Tacoma Urban Performing Arts Center in your estate planning. Planned giving allows your gift to live on through Charitable Trusts, Retirement Plans, Will Bequests and Life Insurance Policies.
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This 10,000 SF dance studio project is located at 1101 S. 11th St. in the Historic Hilltop Community of Tacoma, Washington. The new build features a state of the art performing arts theater, 3 dance studios, dressing rooms with showers, gallery and work areas. T.U.P.A.C.’s new studio interior spaces and interior design by award winning architectural firm, Mithun also incorporates sprung floors, comfortable theater seats and significant commercial acoustic soundproofing between the dance studios. www.mithun.com/?s=performing+arts+centers
No goods or services are provided for donations and all donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowable under the law.
Our state-of-the-art facilities will be equipped with the latest technology and resources to support our students' learning and development. We will have spacious dance studios with sprung floors, ballet barres, and mirrors, a 125 seat theater space, as well as a costume and prop room, a gallery featuring local BIPOC artists and a comfortable waiting area for parents.
At Tacoma Urban Performing Arts Center, we believe that ballet is for everyone, regardless of age, gender, or ability. We strive to create a welcoming and supportive community where students can make lifelong friendships and feel a sense of belonging.
Peer Chess Coaches, will lead chess lessons and fine points of the game to participants. Student Players learn piece movement , from Pawn to King & Queen, game etiquette and Grand Master Classic moves.
Free Classes ,& Competitions
Thurs. & Fri.
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm.
In Person or Online.
Tacoma Urban Performing Arts Center teams with Peace Works United to enhance Strategic Thinking, Parallel Action, Self-Composure, Creativity and Rock Solid Confidence for our young community members. This same arsenal is an excellent preparation for careers in STEAM
We are a leading ballet school in the city, offering the best training for students of all ages and levels. Our experienced faculty ensures that every student receives personalized attention and guidance to reach their full potential.
We offer a wide range of classes, from beginner to advanced levels, including classical ballet, contemporary, jazz, Chicago Step and more. Our classes are designed to challenge and inspire our students, while also providing a fun and supportive environment.
Our students have the opportunity to showcase their talents in our annual Dance Concerts and Winter Holiday Extravangas as well as other Community performances throughout the year. These performances are a great way for our students to gain confidence, develop their skills, and share their passion for dance with others.
Our faculty consists of highly trained and experienced professionals who are dedicated to helping our students achieve their goals. They provide individualized attention and feedback to ensure that each student is progressing at their own pace.
Our facilities include spacious dance studios, comfortable waiting areas for parents and a dedicated performance space. We take pride in providing a clean, safe, and welcoming environment for our students.
Enrollment is open year-round, and we welcome students of all ages and levels. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced dancer, we have a class that is right for you. Register by August 15th and the $35.00 Registration Fee is waived!
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!
BRINGING WORLD-CLASS BIPOC CENTERED ARTS EDUCATION AND PERFORMANCES TO THE HILLTOP COMMUNITY
Men's Chicago Step Workshop
T.U.P.A.C. Where dance legends are trained!
A Tree Grows in Hilltop
T.U.P.A.C.'s 2021 The Urban Nutcracker, The Cavalier, Dylan Santos
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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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.
Step into a Timeless Wonderland: A Hilltop Holiday
Join us for a heartwarming journey through time as Tacoma Urban Performing Arts Center presents “A Hilltop Holiday”, an enchanting and whimsical musical adaptation of the classic Scrooge story. Get ready to be transported to the vibrant and colorful Hilltop Neighborhood of Tacoma, Washington in the 1980s.