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Everest Academy is a ministry of Everest Family Church in Hayden. We offer freedom along with quality resources, information, activities and support to those homeschooling in Alabama. We believe that the parent has the best interests of their children at heart. We believe that the parent is the first and only teacher that a child needs. In keeping with this philosophy, we wish to be a very hands-off church "cover" school and allow the parent to lead and guide their children in the direction and at the pace they feel is best suited to their children. We ask only for what the law requires while offering support along with quality resources to aid families in their efforts.

Sep. - Dec, Bham: ASC FREE Performances


FREE DAYTIME PERFORMANCES FOR SCHOOLS through UAB’s ArtPlay, the Education and Outreach Department of the Alys Stephens Center
Announcing ArtPlay’s Fall 2015 Performances with our “Meet the Artist” Series  
VISIT OUR WEBSITE at www.artplayasc.org and REGISTER ONLINE TODAY by simply clicking this link https://dcsapps.ad.uab.edu/artplayasc/SchoolProgRequest.aspx
These one-hour performances allow the Alys Stephens Center to share the arts with students and aspiring young artists by experiencing the thrill of a live performance in a world-class performing arts center. Performers will engage students with anecdotes about their professional training and provide insight into the pieces they perform and the instruments they play. Free curriculum guides are provided to further the experience.


Thursday, September 3rd // 10 am
ASC’s Jemison Concert Hall
Recommended Grades: 3rd – 12th

Hosted by UAB Artist-in residence, Eric Essix, The Essentials is the ASC’s innovative series devoted to honoring the rich history of jazz. The fourth installment will explore the complex, multinational musical fusion known as Latin Jazz. The evening begins with a survey of the history of Latin Jazz, the music, and the artists — led by Essix and legendary percussionist Poncho Sanchez. The second set features Grammy-winner Sanchez with his fragments of Latin jazz, swing, bebop, salsa and other infectious grooves colliding and churning in a fiery swirl with dazzling results. Sanchez grew up in a suburb of L.A., where he was raised on an unusual cross section of sounds that included straight ahead jazz, Latin jazz, and American soul. By his teen years, his musical consciousness had been solidified by the likes of John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Cal Tjader, Mongo Santamaria, Wilson Pickett and James Brown. Whatever the genre, the mesmerizing array of sounds and colors from Poncho Sanchez’s youth have telegraphed across the decades and continue to inform his creative sensibilities to this day. Get your tickets now for an evening of colorful, rousing entertainment and fascinating music education guaranteed to enrich and enliven the experience even more.


Monday, October 19th // 10 am
ASC’s Jemison Concert Hall
Recommended Grades: 5K – 12th

This majestic and mesmerizing troupe will perform only at ten venues in the United States during its 2015 world tour — and the ASC is fortunate enough to host one of these. Formed in 2012 by the esteemed Japanese artistic director Nobuyuki Hanabusa, “Enra” is a Tokyo-based performance and production company that seeks to create the ultimate union between motion graphics and live performance. Straddling the line between contemporary art and engaging entertainment, Enra’s innovation seamlessly unites genres such as ballet, kung fu, acrobatics, juggling, rhythmic gymnastics and motion graphics. In October 2013, Enra performed at Japan’s successful 2020 Olympic bid hosted by Japan’s Prime Minister, propelling them into the international spotlight. The company has achieved viral recognition through their YouTube videos. The video "Pleiades" has been viewed an impressive six million times. The Huffington Post raved, “Combining elements of dance, performance art, music, technology, light, music and more, the versatile Japanese troupe 'Enra' has stumbled upon magic.” And this was after viewing the video. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to see this tantalizing troupe live. We definitely anticipate a sold-out show.


Friday, October 24th // 10 am AND 1 pm
ASC’s Sirote Theater
Recommended Grades: 3rd – 12th

Mathematician and dancer/choreographer Karl Schaffer highlights these contributions in a performance dedicated to the foremothers of mathematics and their leading contemporaries. For 25 years choreographer of Hypatia, Karl Schaffer, the Dr. Schaffer and Mr. Stern Dance Ensemble, and the umbrella organization MoveSpeakSpin have been creating groundbreaking dance performances linking mathematics and dance with humor, playfulness, and physicality. The dancers recount intriguing stories from the women’s lives and perform patterns suggestive of their mathematical work. Dance works also make use of live projections of video mosaics of dancers with software created by Kevin Lee, feature geometric art designs by Marjorie Rice, include guest choreography by Sarah-Marie Belcastro, and us musical compositions by Zambra, Vi Hart, ad Victor Spiegel. The ensemble has performed throughout NorthAmerica, recently as the new Museum of Mathematics in New York, in Buffalo, at TEDx, in Madison and in Columbus and will perform in Seoul, Korea the summer of 2016.


Monday, December 7th // 10 am AND 1 pm 
Tuesday, December 8th // 10 am AND 1 pm
ASC’s Reynolds-Kirschbaum Recital Hall
Recommended Grades: Pre-K – 12th

The dogs are back in town for this ArtPlay/ASC favorite holiday production! Join Spike, Fifi, Scotty, and Beauregard on this interactive musical adventure created by local playwright - and the ASC's very own - Jerry Sims, as his Dogtown pups learn the true meaning of the holidays. Yuletide in Dogtown is a great performance for everyone - especially kids. After the show, be sure to stick around. There will be an opportunity for your family to shake …well, uh … paws with these pups immediately following the show! What a "pawfect" treat for the holidays!


Monday, December 14th // 10 am
ASC’s Jemison Concert Hall
Recommended Grades: 3rd – 12th

If you’re looking to get in the groove of the holidays, you shouldn’t miss Holiday Soul at the ASC. Back by popular demand, this harmonious holiday celebration features UAB Artist-In-Residence Eric Essix along with Atlanta super group 5 Men On A Stool. Following the success of their last show, Essix will once again perform his hand-picked collection of soulful "songs of the season" with bandmates Hank Stewart, Antonio Allen, Melvin Miller, and Leonard Julien III. These fine gentlemen will also treat patrons to a handful of favorites from the group's time-tested, listener-approved set list. No strangers to the Alys Stephens Center and Birmingham, 5 Men On A Stool also shared the stage with Eric in 2013 as part of his "Evolution" concert. Together they have played venues throughout the U.S. performing their own unique blend of jazz, gospel, R&B and spoken word. Holiday Soul is a unique musical experience guaranteed to fill the whole family with joyful, soulful holiday spirit.

Jenny Hayes
Education Coordinator
1006 19th Street South
Birmingham, AL 35205