Dear Community Friends,
The BCCA has an incredible line-up for the next two
weeks, including a Disco Party, music concerts, an
Urban Dance Funk Fest, and more! All events are all
ages, so bring the whole family down to the BCCA
for great music and entertainment!
And don't forget to check out our regular weekly
events on our
"Bringing Africa to Brookline"
-Sunday, April 25th
African dance and drumming are the essential fabrics of
African culture. Join the BCCA this Sunday for an event
that will explore this rich and diverse culture through a
unique collection of workshops. Workshop topics
include classes in Afro/Brazilian Dance, African Rhythm
Dance, West African Dance for Kids, & Senegalese
Dancing, as well as Malian Drumming & Senegalese
Drumming. All classes are appropriate for beginner,
intermediate, and advanced students!
12noon - 7:00pm AFRICAN MARKET
11:30am - 1pm Afro/Cuban and
Afro/Brazilian Dancing with Cornell Coley
1:00pm - 2:30pm Malian Drumming [Djembe &
DunDun] with Sidi Mohamed "Joh" Camara (A weekly
2:45pm - 4:15pm African Rhythm
Dance with DeAma Battle (A weekly Sunday class!)
5:00pm - 6:30pm Senegalese Drumming [Sabar]
with Lamine Toure
6:45pm - 8:45pm Senegalese Dancing with
2:30pm - 4pm West African Dancing with Akila Stanley
In advance: $12 per class/$50 for entire day*
At the door: $14 per class/$60 for entire day*
*The Kids class is not included in the admission for the
entire day - It is charged $12/door ($10/advance).
For more info or to purchase tickets in
advance, please contact the BCCA.
Click here for a promotional flyer, including instructor biographies!
||Wednesday, April 21st
I am the World Trade Center Concert
Mass Live Events presents I am the World Trade
Center, Freezepop, and Paper Lions, a KinderCore
Records Showcase. These rock and funk groups have a
playful, dance-floor groove that will get you moving this
Doors open at 9:30 p.m. All ages.
Admission: $5-$8 (sliding scale)
Visit the Mass Live Events website to sample music from these groups! »
||Thursday, April 22nd
Book Reading with Loolwa Khazzoom
Loolwa Khazzoom is an author and educator who
recently published a ground-breaking anthology of
writings by Jewish women of Middle Eastern and North
African heritage. Join the author for an intimate reading
from her new book "The Flying Camel." Please click
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Presented by Tekiah: A Jewish Call to Action
||Friday, April 23rd
Brazilian Samba de Gafieira & Forro Workshop: 8:00-
Juliana Melo, known for her success in uniting this
Brazilian artist community, will host a Brazilian dance
workshop. The best way to describe Samba de Gafieira
is "Salsa meets Tango." It has the elegance and
sensuality of Tango, but it is more relaxed and the
dance steps are similar to Salsa. Forro is an easy to
learn dance that is very popular in Brazil & New England.
This event is part of Fiesta Fridays, a
effort to bring fun, cultural events to the community.
After the Brazilian workshop, the Havana Club will host
its regular Friday Fiesta, including Salsa lessons by
Salsa Y Control (9:30-10:30 p.m), Rueda de Casino
lessons by the Havana Club Rueda Dancers (10:30 -
11:30 p.m.), and a Latin dance (10:30 p.m. - 1 a.m.).
||Saturday, April 24th
Annual Kung-Fu/Wushu & Fighting Tournament
The Boston Kung-Fu Tai-Chi Institute (BKFTCI)
welcomes back all Kung-Fu and Wushu students and
spectators to their exciting annual competition,
hosted by the BCCA. Kids and adults, ages 6 and up,
can compete in open hand forms, fighting, and weapon
Registration begins at 1:00 p.m., and the tournament
goes from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Competitor Admission: $25 for 1 event; $10 for each
Spectator Admission: $10/adult & $5/kids (ages 12
Don't miss this impressive display of talent and
dedication, as over 80 competitors from martial arts
schools of the Greater Boston Area test their skills!
You may pick up a registration form at the BCCA, or call
the BKFTCI at (617) 262-0600 for more
For a versatile international
martial arts and self defense program, try the BCCA
curriculum - info at
www.bccaonline.com. To immerse
yourself in Kung Fu and Wushu visit the BKFTCI, one of
the premier martial arts schools in New England - info
Julia Boynton's Monthly Tap Jam
It's time for another Tap Jam at the BCCA! Join
Julia Boynton and the Zachary Kreus Trio for an evening
of live music and dancing. The night starts with two
classes for advanced beginner or intermediate levels,
followed by a beginner/intermediate jam. They'll cap it
off with another awesome showcase of some of the
best tap dancers in Boston. A must see!
6:30-7:30 Classes (adv. beginner & intermediate)
7:30-8:30 Beginner/Intermediate Jam
8:30-10:00 p.m. Tap Showcase
Admission: $12/jam only; $15/jam & class
Click here to learn more about Julia's Tap Jams.
After-Party Funk Fest
Pimp Steady Productions and Snakemekaniks invite you
to come join the Urban Dance Funk Fest and experience
authentic urban dance, culture, and music. Come and
experience the fun, positivity, and upliftment of the HIP-
HOP CULTURE and URBAN DANCE in its purest form.
Times: 10:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Admission for the 4-hour jam: $10
Check out the FunkFest flyer! »
||Sunday, April 25th
Bopping Andre Workshops
Join us for another Bopping Andre event, featuring
lecture, demonstrations, and history on the Elusive
Urban Dance Styles: Robot, Boppin, Sinbad, Animation,
Strobbing, Ticking, 3D, Popping, Hitting, and Dime
Stopping. We know you'll be tired from the previous
night's FunkFest, but come out to the workshops to
build and refine your urban/funk skills!
Time: 2:30-5:30 p.m.
Admission: $36 for 3-hour workshop
Bringing Africa to Brookline
See description at the top of this e-mail or call the
BCCA to learn more about this exciting event.
Learn more about the FunkFest... »
||Thursday, April 29th
Thursday Night Fever
Got Spring fever? Then join us for "Thursday Night
Fever," a retro dance party with club DJ Carolisa. We'll
be playing all that funky music you remember. Everyone
The bell-bottoms come out at 9:00 p.m. Admission is $7
and includes free munchies and a soda & juice cash bar.
For more info or to buy tickets in advance, e-mail
Moonlightdjs@aol.com or call 978-937-7937.
||Friday, April 30th
Mass Live Events presents "Over It"- All Ages
Events Youth Initiative presents Over It
Matches, Brilliant Mistake , and Ice
9, a collection of local rock/punk bands. The
concert will be followed by our monthly event,
Electric Playground , with DJs Matty & Frank.
Time: Doors at 5:00 p.m. Playground runs until 2:00
Admission: Sliding scale $5-$8
Concert with Lola Danza and Mili Bermejo
Vocalists and composers, Lola Danza and Mili Bermejo,
will celebrate spring in Brookline by performing their
innovative original compositions at the BCCA. Lola and
Mili's compositions surpass convention by creatively
exploring the fusion of jazz and world music. Their
unique music tells of their personal journeys and
inspirations, taking listeners along with them to
experience each composer's world and vision.
Lola performs with her six piece band: Phil Sargeant
guitar, Garth Stevenson bass, Julia Deak violin, Rushad
Eggleston cello and Phil Grenadier trumpet. Mili Bermejo
performs with her duo project in which Dan Greenspan
accompanies her on acoustic bass.
Time: 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Admission: $16/adults; $10/seniors
Click here for a promotional flyer... »
||Upcoming May Events...
May will also be a busy month at the BCCA, so look for
our May Events Newsletter. Upcoming events include:
Stay tuned for upcoming Art Openings on May 7th &
May 14th. Artists' work currently on display at the
BCCA include paintings by Rachelico Ando and 3D art by
Meryl Rachlin. Learn more about these artists on their
La Meira Flamenco Workshop
May 1st, 4:30-8:30 p.m. & May 2nd, 11:30 a.m. - 2:30
For more information and registration, call Eva
Sanchez at (617) 386-7107.
A Jewish Yoga Workshop by Nina Moliver & Hanna
May 16th & June 6th, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
(More information on next newsletter)
A Classical Ballet Master Class with Tatiana Legat
May 29th, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Note: As for now, the originally scheduled May 8th,
12th & June 26th workshop dates are cancelled.
Please contact the BCCA to pre-register for the
Yoga & Ballet workshops! (Registration will begin on April
For more information on the Ballet workshop... »