WHO WE ARE
At a Glance
Inspired by the dance style of Beat Ya Feet, Beat Ya Feet Academy began in 2021 when three members of the Beat Ya Feet community decided to organize and make an impact. Pretty quickly, something that was just a thought evolved into a full-fledged training platform.
What We Do
Engage. Educate. Empower
Youth and Adults
Train youth and adults
Engage and educate others
Program Manager School Based Initiative
Far Southeast Family Strengthening Collaborative
The BYF Academy teachers are energetic, compassionate and have an innate ability to motivate persons of all ages. I observed students, their parents and staff eager to learn choreography while anticipating the next step. I would recommend BYF to youth-serving organizations, schools, after school programs and individuals, as the program offers many valuable lessons and experiences.
Regional Artistic Director
Boys and girls clubs of greater Washington
John Pearson has now served and provided as arts ambassadors for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington for almost 10 year. As an Arts Ambassador and program he has provided choreography for our summer camps, daily arts education programs and full musicals that have debuted at the Kennedy Center, THEARC and holiday events at our clubs. John and his BYF academy staff brings a tenacity to choreography and the "Beat Ya Feet" dance style that invites every youth to participate. I'm thrilled that BYFA programming is based on sharing this hip-folk dance that is indigenous to DC with organizations and schools. ...and most importantly, children love it!!!