NACHMO Dancers Everywhere!

NACHMO Dancers Everywhere!

Our #nachmolafayette superhero interviewed this week was Sarah Kate Roblow, a sophomore in dance at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Sarah’s been generating some buzz since moving here from Shreveport not only because of her beautiful technique, but because of her unadulterated passion and dedication to dance. Seriously! This girl has NOT SKIPPED A BEAT, NOT SKIPPED A DAY with these NACHMO prompts! *Jaw drops…basically to the floor* I imagine Sarah’s motto during this month has been something along the lines of, “When life gives you lemons, you still dance, duh!” Someone might think that because she’s doing the...

Jazz Factory…it’s all in the making!

Jazz Factory…it’s all in the making!

Are you bored with the same ole’ things to do for a night out in Lafayette? On February 1st, join Basin Arts in support of the United Way of Acadiana for a one-of-a-kind, JAZZ FACTORY. Think Jazz Club meets Dance Performance meets Art Party! Expect live a live jazz music concert by UL Lafayette’s Combo One Jazz Ensemble, dance improv performances by Basin Dance Collective, live painting by Dirk Guidry and many more creative surprises all inspired by the idea of “making”. Guests will be entertained as well as invited to create throughout the night in many hands on ways! Head...

Meet More NACHMO Dancers!

Meet More NACHMO Dancers!

Paige Barnett here again, in my pursuit of finding individuals who would be super into something like NACHMO, I decided to text Basin Dance Collective peer, Nicole Curtis. Nicole just got her BFA in dance from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette. She is hip. She is “with-it” and knows all of the current dance students. So, when she texted back a number for a certain Paige Vergo, something went off in my brain. “Paige Vergo…Oh yeah, I’ve danced with her before! She was so good, I wonder what ever happened to her?” Well, let me tell you what happened to her....

Meet the NACHMO Dancers!

Meet the NACHMO Dancers!

(My name is Paige Barnett, I’m a Basin Arts Collective company dancer, and today’s message is brought to you by yours truly.) I remember the day well…we had just finished a modern dance class and retreated to that iconic, big blue couch where conversations about dance, life, and how to make dance our lives usually takes place. Without thinking much of it, I start on one of my tangents about how Lafayette’s dance community has so much potential and how I  really want to branch out my professional dance career by planning events for all of these beautiful dancers! I’m...

Visual Arts Classes

Visual Arts Classes

Beginner Drawing Class with Dirk Guidry Monday’s 6:00-8:00pm 4-week Session: January 8th – 29th, 2018 $100 SIGN UP HERE Join Dirk Guidry for Beginner Drawing Class! You’ll learn the Basic Elements and Principles of Art through drawing exercises aimed to provide a great foundation to art making of all disciplines. You don’t need to know how to draw to take this class and it can also be a fun refresher course for those that have stepped away from their sketchbook for a little while. All you need to bring is a 9×12 sketchbook. All other supplies are included.    Beginner...

NACHMO Lafayette

NACHMO Lafayette

TO ALL DANCERS, SHAKERS, CHOREOGRAPHERS, AND MOVEMENT ENTHUSIASTS IN OUR GREATER ACADIANA AREA: Basin Arts is reaching out to you to join us this January as we participate in the annual National Choreography Month…NACHMO But wait… What is NACHMO? National Choreography Month (NACHMO) is an annual challenge each January that spurs dancers, choreographers, and movement enthusiasts to choreograph by providing a month-long deadline and a community of peers. We are beginning registration for our local NACHMO events in Lafayette, La through Basin Arts. Please take a few minutes to SIGN UP HERE so we can keep in touch and share more...

Holiday Dance Deal and More!!

Holiday Dance Deal and More!!

IT’S TIME FOR A DANCE DEAL! Treat yourself to a super sweet special, Five Classes for $50! or Purchase the Holiday Dance Deal as a GIFT CERTIFICATE!  Select the “holiday dance deal” pricing option when you schedule your classes via MindBody or just come in and we’ll get you taken care of. Email [email protected] for assistance with Gift Certificates.  Do you know about our best deal? THE BASIN ARTS MEMBERSHIP $ 50 monthly membership for UNLIMITED CLASSES! includes A Basin Arts T-shirt Four guest class passes per year 15% off all special workshops and arts classes offered at Basin Arts AND as many dance and fitness...

Announcing T.E.A.M

Announcing T.E.A.M

Basin Arts is pleased to announce a new addition to our yearly programming, The Emerging Artist Mentorship Program aka T.E.A.M. In January 2018, Basin Arts will present the first T.E.A.M. exhibition featuring a select group of emerging artists who have recently graduated or will soon graduate from a university arts degree program. We are seeking up to four artists to be part of this upcoming exhibition entitled, Conscious Media. Conscious Media will showcase a group of artists who use medium or media as the major motivating source within the narrative of their works. Artists working in all media are welcome...

Improv Inspiration

Improv Inspiration

Over the weekend, Basin Arts played host to an exciting September Artwalk… Sideways Hot Tub: Super Motivation Galore Saturday September 9, 2017 At Basin Arts, we typically change the work in our art gallery monthly, but every now and again we have a show that will stay for two months. Because we are focused on creative collaboration and multi-disciplinary artistic investigation, there is a challenge to see how the visual art can find ways to be reinterpreted or perform in a unique way for the second month in the gallery. For September Artwalk, that is how Sideways Hot Tub: Super Motivation...

Fall Dance Classes are here!

Fall Dance Classes are here!

The fall dance season is quickly approaching so we are excited to announce our new class schedule! We are also super excited to announce that we are offering a new pricing option — a Basin Arts Class Membership, which is $50/month for UNLIMITED CLASSES (12 month commitment). Included with the membership is a Basin Arts Tshirt, four guest passes to be used throughout the year, and 15% off all other workshops and visual arts classes offered at Basin Arts. Become a Basin Arts member here. This is really the BEST deal around for dance! In addition to the new membership option, we...