Electives Troups

2018-2019 Electives & Troupes Information

Students in grades 2-5 have an opportunity to audition for a BG Troupe on Sept. 21st. Troupes are for students who have a strong interest in one area of the arts and would like to work toward high-level performance throughout the year. Troupes and electives meet one day out of six from 3:05-3:50.

Troupes offered are Choir, Dance, Drama, Visual Arts, Media Arts (grades 4 & 5 only), and BG LEADS (grades 4 & 5 only). Audition information will go home with students and can be found in the Peach Jar beginning Sept. 12th.  

To audition for a Troupe, students must return the audition sheet by Sept. 18th.

Troupes and Electives will begin the first week in October.


Are for students in grades 2-5.
Meet one day of the 6-day cycle for 45 minutes.
Meet year-long.
Meet with art specialists.
Have performances the evenings of Dec. 13 &14, and May 9th & 10th.
Are by audition.


Are for students in grades 1-5.
Meet one day of the 6-day cycle for 45 minutes
Meet for two 6-week sessions.
Meet with classroom teachers.
End with a showcase during school.
Are by student choice/classroom sign-up.    

November Updates

Elective Showcases for Grades 1-5

Our first round of Elective classes will be completed in December and will end with a showcase performance. Families are welcome to join us in the gym for their child’s Elective Showcase, which will feature performances and art work from all students in an elective class.  Elective Showcases will be:

1st Grade- Wed, December 5th, 3:15-3:45
2nd & 3rd Grade- Thurs., December 6th, 3:15-3:50
4th & 5th Grade- Mon, December 3rd, 3:15-3:50

Troupes Winter Performances

Students in grades 2-5 who are members of a performing troupe will have an evening performance/art display December 13th and 14th.  

2nd & 3rd Grade Troupes perform Thurs., December 13th from 6:30-8:00 PM.  
4th & 5th Grade Troupes perform Fri., December 14th from 6:30-8:00 PM.

Choir students are asked to attend both performances. The performance is free and all families and friends are encouraged to attend!


School Info

Birch Grove Elementary School for the Arts
4690 Brookdale Drive
Brooklyn Park MN  55443

School Hours
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Office Hours
8:00 am - 4:30 pm


Phone & Fax

School Office
763-561-1374, ext. 1

General Fax 

School Leadership

Dr. Ronald Salazar

Assistant Principal
Keisha Davis