The Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance is dedicated to theater arts and dance programming for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth and adults. Its 70-seat performance and workshop space engages in community collaborations and multidisciplinary programs that encourage self-expression through writing and performance of completed pieces to the general public.
BAAD! annually presents four festivals including a cultural celebration of works by women; the Boogie Down Dance Series, a spring festival of dance in the Bronx; OUT LIKE THAT!, the Bronx's only fest celebrating works by Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender artists during the month of June; and the BlakTino Playwrights Showcase, presenting the works of Black, Latino and playwrights of mixed race, in the fall. A visual arts component curates art exhibitions to coincide with each festival. The Bronx Council on the Arts has hailed BAAD! as one of the seven cultural anchors in the Bronx.