FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
August 26, 2021

MEDIA CONTACT:
Juliette Machado
Bellingham Arts Academy
media@baay.org
baay.org

Fall Classes and Shows at BAAY

This fall, Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth (BAAY) is offering a variety of classes and shows for ages 4-17! All courses are currently scheduled to take place in person at the BAAY Theatre or in the State Street Studio — both located at 1059 N State St. Fall classes include choir, costuming, mixed media, improv, acting, and tap dance. BAAY is also excited to announce new daytime classes for preschool-aged students. These include Art and Play M/W, Art and Play T/Th, and Storybook Theatre and Movement.

In addition, local students have the opportunity to rehearse and perform fully staged productions. These include The Wizard of Oz for ages 5-8, and two original shows, Esme’s Adventures in Another World for ages 9-12 and Under the Bed for ages 13-17, which was written by BAAY Company Z students during the pandemic. The Haunted House at Boundary Bay Brewery also returns this October. Students who participate in the Dance Company program for ages 9-17 will get to perform as zombie dancers at this exciting Halloween event. Visit baay.org to register!

At BAAY, access to the arts is central to our mission. We offer tuition waivers for families in need of financial assistance, available by request at baay.org/theatre/scholarships. This fall, BAAY is also offering multiple course discounts. Families with multiple children or with kids who want to sign up for multiple courses can receive 10-15% off total tuition at checkout. Visit our website to learn more about these discounts and to review our COVID-19 protocols for in-person classes.

Location: 1059 N State St. Bellingham, WA 98225

Dates: September 2021 - January 2022  (schedule varies by program)

Student Tuition: $90-390 (varies by program)

About BAAY: BAAY’s mission is to enrich children’s lives through the exploration of the arts. We believe that the arts are a basic and essential component of all children’s education. We serve approximately 1400 children ages 4-17 annually in our EduArts and Theatre programs, and provide over $30,000 a year in annual tuition waivers to remove financial barriers to participation. Learn how you can support the sustainability of this work at baay.org/support

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