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At Mind-Builders, we believe the opportunity to reach, to stretch and bend to the discipline of art is a powerful and enlivening experience for all.

Why we do what we do!

Mind-Builders develops skills in a variety of art forms for children, teens and adults while nurturing self-esteem, building character and cultivating an appreciation of the diverse cultures within our Bronx community.

Mind-Builders is committed to making its arts programs accessible to all: providing financial aid, ensuring that the facility is 100% ADA compliant, and training our teachers to work with youth of various skill levels and learning styles.  We believe that the discipline of art is a powerful and enlivening experience for all!

Our Programs

Dance – Weekly group classes in African, Afrobeats, Ballet, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Jazz, Modern and Tap for students ages 3.5-adult. Tap is FREE for all students. FREE weekly Fit4Life classes for adults include Soca, Stretch, Yoga/Meditation and Zumba. 

Music – Weekly group and private classes for students ages 4-adult in bass, clarinet, drum (set), flute, piano, keyboard, music theory, recorder, saxophone, trombone, trumpet, violin/Suzuki violin and voice. Band is FREE (auditions required).

Martial Arts – Weekly Karate classes in Goju Ryu Karate are offered for students ages 5-18.

Positive Youth Troupe (Teen and Young Adult Theater)  – PYT’s staying power is its ability to “keep it real,” and deliver a positive message to youth, ages 14-21+, through creative spirit, attitude, energy, and movement. In PYT, young people get their start on the stage while acquiring life skills. 

Arts Passage Xpress –  APX provides individual coaching and small group workshop training for youth ages 11-21 in anime/visual arts, spoken word and recording studio production. 

Dr. Beverly J. Robinson Community Folk Culture – Free folk culture research training program for students ages 14-21. Students apply for this program in late spring.  Program takes place 3 days/week during summer vacation and throughout the school year November to May. This is a FREE Program. Students receive a stipend.

Pre-K – Under contract with the NYC Department of Education, Mind-Builders offers free full-day Pre-K to 18 children Monday-Friday 8:30 am - 2:50 pm from September to June. This program is FREE. Applications are due annually through the NYC Department of Education.

Arts In Education – Contact us to become a community partner! Mind-Builders contracts with area schools and after-school programs to provide music and dance programs online, at their site or at the Mind-Builders site. 

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