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B*Tru Arts Academy X*TRA is a performing arts after school program intended to enrich the curriculum of local schools, both public and private, by providing affordable pre-professional classes in dance, acting and playwriting for students looking to explore and develop their creative and expressive selves.

Our programs enhance the learning gained in academic work in local schools by providing students the highest quality performing arts education. It is our goal to help facilitate an environment that supports creative thinking, physical awareness, self esteem and personal growth.   

B*Tru Arts Academy also offers training at all levels of skill for those seeking a career in dance or theatre arts. B*Tru Arts provides supervision of instructors by Aisha Melhem who holds a Master of Arts in Theatre with an emphasis in directing from Texas State University and a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre specializing in acting from St. Edward's University. Aisha is the artistic and academic director of all educational programs.  

Academy X*TRA - AISD

 

Programs Available

PK-1st Grade

Dance Infusion

 Creative Movement, Ballet & Jazz

2nd-3rd Grade

Dance Infusion

Ballet, Jazz, Musical Theatre & Hip Hop

Acting

Character Development, Stage Technique and Directions, Improvisation, Voice and Diction, Relaxation, & Ensemble Building

4th-5th Grade

Dance Infusion

Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Musical Theatre and Hip Hop

Acting

 Character Development, Stage Technique and Directions, Improvisation, Voice and Diction, Relaxation and Ensemble Building

Playwriting

Writing Exercises, Collaboration and Community Building, Character Development, Plot Development, Dialogue, Stage Directions and Formatting.

Jr. High & High School

(Classes taught at a more advanced level)

Dance Infusion

 Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Musical Theatre, Improvisation, Experimental and Hip Hop

Acting

Character Development, Stage Technique and Directions, Improvisation, Voice and Diction, Relaxation, Experimental, Directing and Ensemble Building

Playwriting

Writing Exercises, Collaboration and Community Building, Character Development, Plot Development, Dialogue, Stage Directions and Formatting.

Classes meet for one hour each week. Each program concludes with a final performance.