Year 1 - BSSM, Redding | Foundation In Identity
“Wisdom is a powerful creative force that every person alive needs. No one who discovers who God has made him or her to be would want to be anyone else.” -The Power That Changes The World, Bill Johnson
BSSM is an incredible journey in finding out who you are and who God says you are. We believe that performing from identity, not for identity is the key to a healthy and sustainable career in the arts, and this is foundational at BSSM.
After graduating BSSM, you will discover the foundational principles of what it means to train in dance from identity not for it. In this safe place, you will experience the joy and freedom in taking risks and exploring your craft as you partner with Holy Spirit in all our classes.
We believe that technique is paramount for building your craft on a firm foundation. That's why the emphasis in Year 2 is just that. You will have daily body conditioning, ballet and contemporary classes. Techniques covered include Pilates, Alexander, Cecchetti, Graham, Cunningham, and Limon. Basic choreography and composition will be taught and electives in theatrical dance (jazz, hip hop and tap), drama and voice will form part of the year. In addition, masterclasses taught by working professionals will be given throughout the year.
Year 2 - Foundation in Technique
Year 3 - Building Your Craft
“A Craft isn’t a craft until it’s crafted.” -Fabiano Altamura
In Year 3, we will continue to build on the first two years, with the addition of personal choreography, repertoire, and performance.
Year 4 - Performance
Advanced training and performing in the Presence
This year is where you put into practice all that you have learned over the last 3 years with performances in schools, churches, and theatres. The year will culminates in a performance to industry professionals highlighting your unique and individual talents. We will also equip you with tools in marketing, auditioning, time management, and career guidance.
Beyond graduation BCA is committed to creating a community of pastoral and creative support for the artists in addition to an online network of industry relationships.