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7/19-8/16. In this 45-minute experience, meditation teacher and sound therapy practitioner, Kadeem, guides participants through easy and relaxing breathing and visualization techniques to help calm the mind and emotions. This will also be paired with the soothing, yet rich sounds of Tibetan singing bowls, an instrument that produces varying tonal vibrations and known to help alleviate stress and bring the body back into a state of balance and homeostasis....

Put on your costume and join us in Brooklyn's Prospect Park as we shoot a community dance video! First we'll learn the moves from choreographer Keomi Tarver. Then we'll work with filmmaker Isabel del Rosal and music director Kat Lee and directors Kristen Lynch and Murat Ozcan to shoot the video!...

This fall season at BAL, Pre-K-12 students have options! We’re offering an extensive catalog of classes Indoors, Outdoors in Prospect Park, and Online! Choose your preferred venue, and then register for fall classes based on your child’s interests! Does your talented young person love improv? Musical theater? Penguins? We’ve got something for everyone. Space is limited so don’t miss out....

This winter Brooklyn Acting Lab continues to provide safe and creative spaces for youth to come together in the park, online, and at BAL’s 8th Avenue location. Our after-school programming is diverse and designed to engage and inspire. Check out our incredible line-up below, which includes taking a deeper look into Hamilton the Musical, building our own sketch comedy shows online, and creating our own Oz with Prospect Park as our setting. We are also thrilled to be launching a BAL Theater Dance Program this winter at the BAL studio in Park Slope!...

BAL’s beloved stage manager and prop master Erin Page leads this live virtual workshop from her home in LA! She and her family have been making gingerbread (graham cracker) houses together for years and this season Erin is excited to share her family tradition with the BAL family! She will provide a video tutorial (in advance) on how to make the house using graham crackers and an egg-based glue. The virtual workshop will consist of decorating the pre-made houses with your favorite candies and treats while catching up and having fun with Erin and friends!...

Put on your campiest get-up and join us in Brooklyn's Prospect Park as we shoot a community music video for the iconic song, Time Warp, from the Rocky Horror Picture Show.First we'll learn the moves from choreographer Danielle Paris. Then we'll work with filmmaker/director duo Isabel del Rosal and Murat Ozcan to shoot the video!...

Join us for a Live Halloween Parade in Prospect Park! This year, Halloween will be different than in years past, but BAL is committed to celebrating safely and keeping the "spirit" alive for our community of friends and families! On Halloween morning, we will meet at 10 AM at (11th Street & PPW) for a socially distanced parade in Prospect Park followed by a Monster Mash dance party and some candy surprises!...

BAL’s theater programs for teens and tweens are designed to empower young adults, support social-emotional needs, encourage commitment, and foster teamwork. Outdoor classes like Improv & Sketch, Little Women, Acting on Camera , and Little Shop of Horrors make the “weird” into “wonderful” and are tons of fun!...

This Fall, the theater magic of BAL continues with programming outdoors in Prospect Park and online in the Zoom Theater. It’s important that we continue to sing, move and dance, play, tell stories and express ourselves. No matter what the circumstances, the BAL community can always find moments of collective JOY together! ...