All programs are taught by experienced professionals who are able to lead students by example. The Battleground implements an active learning atmosphere where students learn the arts they are interested in through a hands-on approach.
The key elements of all of these programs are discipleship and mentorship. Students will be expected to maintain open communication with their mentor to ensure that they are receiving sound biblical teaching and proper motivation in their daily lives.
This program will teach youth about the history of MCing and will equip them with the skills and resources to write and record their own original songs. They will learn how to create beats/instrumentals in Logic. Individuals will be encouraged to collaborate with other Battleground youth to create a majority of their work. Students will be encouraged to perform at least one of their finished pieces at The Battleground showcases.
Our DJ program will teach youth about the history of the hip-hop DJ and will equip them with the skills and resources to learn the art of DJing. Students will learn a variety of techniques and will be encouraged to develop short setlists to perform at The Battleground showcases.
This program will familiarize students with the history of graffiti and will equip them with the skills and resources to create LEGAL graffiti art on canvas and walls contracted to The Battleground. Illegal graffiti art is strongly discouraged and if done by a student will be grounds for their removal from the program. The graffiti art that students create will be put on display at The Battleground showcases.
In this program, students will learn the history of breakdancing and hip-hop dance and will be equipped with the skills to perform these styles of dance. Students in this program will be encouraged to perform at least one of their routines during The Battleground showcases.