Dear Community Friends,
The BCCA is off to a great start in 2004! We
have some exciting updates for you in this
We hope you like the new look and feel of our
newsletter. It is part of our New Year's
resolutions to have you feel more a part of the
BCCA "family". We have so many great things
going on at the BCCA, and please count on this
newsletter to keep you
informed of all our excellent classes, events,
workshops, and other news.
|Winter Session Off to a Great Start!
Our first week of 2004 has been very exciting
and action packed. The BCCA had a very
successful Open House week with great
participation and many new faces. Our Winter
Session looks stronger than ever and we look
forward to your attendance.
Pre-registration has begun. Stop by, try a
class, and register to guarantee your spot.
online schedule is now complete. Printed copies
also available at the Center.
We are offering some sensational new classes
for kids and
adults this session. Yoga, movement, theater, and
music classes for kids. Charcoal drawing. Japanese
drumming. Empowering your energy and immune
system. Whatever your heart desires!
More on our new classes »
|BCCA Spotlight: Great new classes and programs for kids
Every newsletter, we'll shine a spotlight on our
wonderful classes, events, programs, or faculty.
Lights Up! :
Theater Class for Kids
Come act, sing, dance and shine on stage!
we will explore different selections of theater
various shows, ranging from musical comedy to
dramas. Through these scripted texts as well as
improvisation and theater games we will look at
elements of stage blocking, acting technique,
development, singing technique, choreography and
have a blast in the process! At the end of the
class will perform in a showcase for family and
Exercising fun, fitness, and creative soles
ABCs and the 123s! All Alphabet Fitness programs
the alphabet as a fitness tool, enabling the
simultaneously educate literacy and fitness.
learn initial alphabet, reading, writing and
more readily when they can identify their own body
with each of the 26 letter shapes. Since all
share the same core set of muscles, this program
a more inclusive learning format for literacy
children exercise greater flexibility, range of
coordination, endurance, compassion and cooperation
directly into their ABCs.
A comprehensive group music program, designed to
help children discover the world of music through
motivating materials and activities. The program
develops well-rounded musicians who understand
and enjoys performing it. Every student has a very
positive experience while gaining a wide range of
musical skills and knowledge.
Brookline Jams Music Camp
A jam-filled musical adventure where you can jam
with your friends, rap with a live hip hop band,
learn about the history of Rock and Roll, and
own CD! The perfect program for all up and
stars and American Idol winners.
|Regular, Special, and Upcoming Events
On January 9th, we had another breakdancing
competition. In the past, breakers
have travelled from as far as Connecticut to
participate or watch. The competition was
fierce, and those that were fortunate to attend
witnessed some very innovative moves. You've all
heard of head stands, arm stands...but an elbow
stand??!! It was an amazing sight to see.
The BCCA is your hotspot for the best salsa dance
party in town. In addition to our Saturday night
party, due to popular demand, our Friday night now
features a new salsa dance party. Havana Club
Jeff Robinson, has had incredible
attendance in its first two weeks and is quickly
Thanks to Johnny Lloyd & Becky Walters for
teaching incredible Lindy Hop workshops
10-11th. The eight workshops, from beginner to
advanced, were a wonderful treat. The workshops
were organized by Marilee Annereau, one of
BCCA's swing dance instructors. She teaches Savoy Swing (aka Lindy Hop) on
Tuesdays. And Liz Nania teaches East Coast Swing (aka Jitterbug)
on Wednesdays while Pam Levy teaches West Coast Swing on Sundays.
This Thursday January 16 is Classics Open
Singalong for senior citizens and friends of
ages. Join singer Paul Jordan for favorites from
30's, 40's, 50's & 60's, featuring acclaimed
Richard De Mone & Mike De Napoli with Leon
Drums. Songs will be led by local singer
and everyone is encouraged to participate. One
songs per person - Sign up at 9 p.m. - $5 cover
charge - Every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month.
Reminder: All of our events are all ages and
alcohol free. Dance parties end at 1:30 am.
See something familiar at The Brookline Bank on
1340 Beacon Street? The BCCA has a wonderful,
eye catching window display for the month of
January. Thank you Brookline Bank! We are also
working with a Brookline Access TV intern to
create a couple production pieces. Stay
We are in the process of forming an artistic
committee; it includes several of our veteran
members. This committee will help ensure that the
BCCA is fulfilling its artistic vision and
excellent programs and services to our community.
You may see a new face around the BCCA in the
months to come. Please welcome Jonathan Aguiar who
will be doing a co-op from Wentworth Institute of
Technology. Jonathan will be working with
our IT Administrator, on database development.
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|BCCA Participates in Dance Across the City Day!
On January 10, 2004, the BCCA took part in Dance
Across the City, an educational collaboration
between FleetBoston Celebrity Series and The
Wang Center for the Performing Arts. Dance
Across the City aspires to showcase dance in the
Boston community as a vital and enriching
experience through a series of creative and
interactive events that are free and open to the
public. More information can be found at
BCCA had an information table, and BCCA
were part of a select company of professional
instructors who taught free classes. Erica
Sigal, Adrienne Hawkins, Pam Raff, and Dan
Marshall all taught classes to rooms packed with