BOP STOP at The Music Settlement is Cleveland's premier listening room: an intimate, acoustically pristine performance venue with sweeping views of Lake Erie.
The Music Settlement is proud to offer professional dance classes, facilitated by Inlet Dance Theatre and Mojuba! Dance Collective.
For students of all ages, backgrounds, and skill levels, Inlet Dance Theatre provides the most transformational education experiences among local dance companies because student-centered mentoring is the foundation of our teaching methods.
Inlet's education programs are a core component of its mission. Their varied education programs employ the four creative practices of imagination, investigation, construction, and reflection and nurture the effective work habits of curiosity, creativity and innovation, critical thinking and problem-solving, communication, empathy, and collaboration—each of which transfers to all aspects of learning and life in the 21st Century.
Care is taken to ensure a warm and empathic learning environment as Inlet engages their students in the various skills needed in their art-making process. The evidence of how Inlet is “using dance to further people” is demonstrated not only by the increased knowledge and skills of their students, but also when they translate dance lessons into life lessons.
Mojuba! Dance Collective (MDC) is an African contemporary dance company and community platform that seeks to celebrate and honor the cultural and spiritual dance traditions of the African Diaspora to restore community wellness, share and validate the Black narrative experience, and reestablish cultural connection.
The vision of Mojuba! Dance Collective is rooted in the promotion of cultural awareness, collective wellness, and the restoration of community. It is our great pleasure to create communal experiences which foster and support spiritually driven, healing spaces.
'Mojuba' is a Yoruba term which loosely means the art of offering reverence. In this way, we seek to celebrate, preserve and explore the narratives and artistic contributions of Black America. We strive to call into question that which we think about ourselves, our society, and our culture.