WR Arts: Sharing our Passion for the Performing Arts

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Home Base

Settling into our new HOME at 573 Metropolitan Avenue, WR Arts continues WMAAC's legacy, providing drop off weekday Performing Arts Programming for ages 4 and up with the option of escorted pickup from Brooklyn Arbor, P.S. 132, and P.S. 84. 

Additionally, for our littlest dancers, WR Arts continues to offer programing for 3 - 4 year olds at JCC: North Williamsburg (a project of Kings Bay Y) on Tuesdays and Wednesdays! 

See our Home Base tab for schedules, pricing, and pick up information.

Young Performers Company

Our pre-professional performing companies YPC I, YPC Trainee, & YPC II are set to move! With required programing participation and extracurricular performance opportunities city & borough-wide, our Young Performers Company is geared toward those not only passionate about the performing arts, but also ready to commit to a training in a more serious environment with like minded, supportive students.  

See our Home Base: YPC tab for schedules & pricing. 

In school

Currently in partnership on site at P.S. 31, P.S. 34, and P.S. 110 WR Arts offers after school enrichment programing within the school building, from 2:20 - 5:00, with extended pick up options. With programing for Pre-K through 3rd grade, we have a little something for everyone!

See our In School tab for schedules & pricing. 

About WR Arts

Founded in 2013 by Lakey Evans Peña, 501 (c)3 WMAAC Residencies, Inc. was born from a desire to provide a creative safe space for Brooklyn's District 14 elementary aged students. This performing arts enrichment program, held in school after 2:20PM has given students Pre- K through 5th Grade a chance to explore their kinesthetic awareness through dance, find their voice through drama & vocal training, as well as encouraged personal confidence & individuality just through shared participation. 

2017 saw the start of many new developments: September noted a new chapter in the nonprofit's history with recording artist & long time program manager Nicky Guiland stepping into the role of President, Executive Director. After a full session and a glorious end of year performance, a new lease had been signed April 2018 at 573 Metropolitan returning our General Children's & Pre Professional dance programing to it's own space, and August 2018 came a new name WR Arts, inc. 

These exciting developments continue to inspire us all. We look to reinvigorate the mission; Introducing & sharing our love for the performing arts while also supporting ways to bring the beauty of North Brooklyn's culturally diverse neighborhoods together to build a stronger community through the arts. 

WR Arts: We are Dance. We Are Community. We Are Arts!