TWIGS

TWIGS will be in session today, Saturday, January 6, 2024. We will comply if Baltimore City Recreation and Park issues early dismissal of activities.

To ensure that all children in Baltimore City have access to the arts, BSA created TWIGS (To Work In Gaining Skills), a free after-school program for 2nd-8th grade Baltimore City children. The program serves up to 550 students each year.
 
TWIGS brings students together with professional artists in a multi-year curriculum designed to build understanding and skill in one of five art disciplines: Dance, Music (Vocal or Instrumental), Theatre (Acting or Stage Design & Production), Visual Arts, or Film & Visual Storytelling. Classes run for 20 to 34 weeks during the school year, culminating in year-end student performances, recitals, and exhibitions. TWIGS serves as a stepping stone for admission to the high school or a similar pre-professional art program; each year roughly 50 percent of the incoming freshman class at BSA have been trained through TWIGS.
 
TWIGS annual report for the 2021-22 school year.

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Auditions

Applications for TWIGS Auditions for the 2024-25 School Year will open in March/April 2024. Auditions will take place May 28-June 3, 2024. To be considered for the TWIGS program, you must first apply for an audition. If you’d like to be added to the TWIGS email list to receive updates, please email TWIGS@bsfa.org.
 
You can view or download the 2022-23 TWIGS audition brochure below. Please note audition requirements may change. An updated 2024-25 brochure will be uploaded here and sent out to our email list

English Version

Spanish Version

What You’ll Learn

Photograph of Baltimore School for the Arts students

Collaboration

Discipline

Artistry

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Special Programs

In addition to TWIGS, Baltimore School for the Arts reaches thousands of young people through free matinee performances and gallery tours for city schools, as well as special performances for families and children throughout the year.

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TWIGS Director

Candace Dickens ’06

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