Community Hip-Hop Camps

Each year, Progressive Arts Alliance hosts a number of Community Hip-Hop Camps throughout our region.  These dynamic camps are designed to introduce students to PAA’s RHAPSODY Hip-Hop Summer Arts Camp experience.  This introductory experience allows students to build foundational skills in music, dance, and visual art.  Each year, PAA selects a small group of students from each Community Hip-Hop Camp to attend the invitation-only annual RHAPSODY Hip-Hop Summer Arts Camp held at the Idea Center at PlayhouseSquare.

2017 Community Hip-Hop Camp Sites

PAA is pleased to kick off the summer and partner with the Warrensville Heights Family YMCA to host a week-long Community Hip-Hop Camp June 12-16. Each day of camp will take place from 1:00-4:00 pm. To register for the camp, contact DePaul Davis, YMCA Youth Development Director via email at or call (216) 518-9622, ext. 1775.

Warrensville Heights Family YMCA
4433 Northfield Road
Warrensville Heights, OH 44128

This summer, PAA is pleased to continue our partnership with the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland (MOCA) for another installment of our Community Hip-Hop Camp.  This year, the two-day program at MOCA will take place on Thursday and Friday, July 13 and 14 from 9:30 am-4:00 pm each day.  Plans for the camp’s activities include integrating content from MOCA’s current exhibits into the workshops each day.  To register for the program, click here.

Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland
11400 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44106

Art Forms Taught at Hip-Hop Camp

DJing – Learn how to use the turntables and mixer as a musical instrument.
MCing – Learn about lyric writing and delivering your rhymes to a beat.
Breaking – Learn the basic moves of this rhythmic dance.
Graffiti – Learn how to design colorful, letter-based art.