What are the BG and Company Arts Troupes?

“Troupes” are groups of students in grades 2-5 who:

  • Show a special talent in one of the Arts,
  • Are motivated, responsible and coachable,
  • Want to work hard to develop their talent, and
  • Like to perform and share their work with others

What Arts Troupes does BG have?

  • Dance Troupe- grades 2-5
  • Drama Troupe- grades 2-5
  • Media Arts Troupe- grades 4-5 only
  • Choir Troupe- grades 2-5
  • Visual Arts Troupe- grades 2-5
  • BG LEADS (Leaders Engaged in the Arts to Make a Difference)- grades 4-5 only
  • Fuel Up to Play 60- grades 4-5 only

When do troupes meet?

Troupes meet during the school day once in a six-day cycle.  Students who are in a troupe do not take elective classes with the rest of their grade level.  Troupes meet all year long and have some performances outside of the school day.  Drama Troupe has occasional rehearsals after school.


What does my child need to do to join a troupe?

Students are placed in troupes by audition.  All audition information will go home in Wed. envelopes on Sept. 13th.  Students must complete the information page and turn it in to room 32 by Sept. 19th.  Auditions are during the school day on Sept. 22nd and Troupes are chosen based on audition scores. 

Troupe Timeline and Tentative Calendar

Sept. 13th

Troupe packets go home in Wed. envelopes

Sept. 19th

Troupe packets are due to room 32!

Sept. 22nd

Troupe auditions during school

Sept. 29th

Students are informed of troupe membership by letter

Oct. 5th

Troupes begin

Dec. 14th

Troupe Performance for grades 2 & 3 (and all Choirs)- 6:30-8:00 PM

Dec. 15th

Troupe Performance for grades 4 & 5 (and all Choirs)- 6:30-8:00 PM

May 10th

Troupe Performance for grades 2 & 3 (and all Choirs)- 6:00-8:00 PM

May 11th

Troupe Performance for grades 4 & 5 (and all Choirs)- 6:00-8:15 PM

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

Jeff Zastrow

Assistant Principal
Keisha Davis