Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington



Biography

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington (BGCGW) is one of the largest affiliates of Boys & Girls Clubs of America with 17 Clubs and two Outreach Centers throughout D.C., Maryland, and Virginia, and a summer camp in Maryland. BGCGW currently serves approximately 30,000 area youths. The mission of BGCGW is to help boys and girls of all backgrounds, especially those that need us most, build confidence, develop character, and acquire the skills needed to become productive, civic-minded, responsible adults.

The Teen Arts Performance (TAP) program was launched in October 2007, to serve as a regional performance arts troupe for BGCGW’s clubs and to provide world-class qualitative arts training opportunities for kids interested pursuing arts related careers or with a keen interest in the arts. Program participants receive intensive training and master classes from renowned artists. They also enjoy arts related field trips as well as performance opportunities at high profile arts institutions and festivals.  Tony Small is the founding Artistic Director.

Upcoming Performances

Video 8/3/2015: The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington

Artistic Director Tony Small present a tribute concert in which renowned artists give back to the youth who needs us most. The varied performance features presenter Raymond Bokhour, from the cast of Broadway’s Chicago; singer/songwriter/actor/photographer Jussie Smollett, from Fox’s Empire; Gospel award-winning artist Maurette Brown Clark; jazz/classical violinist Chelsey Green; Ukrainian duo Solomia Gorokhivska and Andrei Pidkivka; and The Boys & Girls Club children’s choir.

Watch Past Performances

Video 7/28/2014: Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington

RUKA - Book, Music & Lyrics by Tony Small.  Additional Lyrics on Bee Bop and Lady by Keni Fine; Choreography by Oscar Hawkins.  Opening RUKA prelude by Szymon Markiewicz; Directed by Elsa Bass.  This condensed matinee version of RUKA (that means to fly in Kiswahili) is another example of S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Arts, Engineering & Math) & Edutainment programs.  You’ll cherish this timeless fable chronicling the adventures of Lady Amé -- an enchanting orphan’s?chaotic plight to save the world’s most ancient Kingdom that stirs up the whole “Insectian Village.”?Mr. and Mrs. Roaché, Lady’s two archaic yet comic neighbors, and her two animated best friends, Antony?and Criché, take the audience on a heartrending journey through a land seen but unknown to mankind.

Video 10/6/2013: Target Family Night: Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington

Icon 13 is an annual showcase of talent by D.C.-area youth.

Video 8/8/2013: ENDANGERED! The Eco-Musical presented by Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington's TAP Camp

ENDANGERED! The Eco-Musical - Book & Lyrics by Keni Fine, Music/Orchestration & Musical Direction by Tony Small. Featuring local youth from the 6th annual Teen Arts Performance (TAP) Camp, Helen Hayes Award winner Nova Payton, and choreography from Oscar Hawkins and the Kirov Ballet School with the world debut of "Waltz of the Endangered"composed by Tony Small.

Video 10/4/2012: Capital One Community Night: The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington

In Icon 12, ten finalists comprised of local youth compete and display their remarkable talents on stage.

Video 7/13/2012: Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington

Local youth display their talents on stage.

Video 10/11/2011: Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington

In Icon 11, local youth display their talents on stage to earn awards and scholarships.

Video 7/8/2011: Target Family Night: Boys and Girls Club of Washington

The 2011 Teen Arts Performance (TAP) program is a year-round training program and summer residential camp; this year the overnight camp was a 4 day visual and performance program hosted at Howard University. This performance featured saxophonist Mike Burton, violinists Chelsey Green and Juliette Jones. Tony Small is the founding and Artistic Director.

Video 10/6/2010: Capital One Bank Night: The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington

In Icon 10, local youth display their talents on stage in addition to receiving awards and scholarships for school.

Video 7/8/2010: Boys and Girls Club of Washington

In partnership with the Juilliard School, seven teens from the 75 Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington Teen Arts Performance (TAP) troupe perform "edutainment" songs: Jermaine Harris, Analisa Walls, Avery Bagarsse, Samantha Long, Tyriq Al-Sabir, Racheal Edwards and Mayila Jones. The performance arts program was founded and is directed by Tony M. Small. Also, renowned jazz musicians from the 2010 Juilliard Jazz Residency perform: drummer and Artistic Director Carl Allen, pianist Frank Kimbrough, bassist Ben Wolfe, guitarist Rodney Jones, saxophonist Ron Blake, and trombonist James Burton.

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