BCCA June Events and New Classes
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June Events and New Classes at the BCCA )
  June 3, 2004 
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  • Tap & Tray at the BCCA
  • Weekend of June 4th - 6th
  • Weekend of June 11th - 13th
  • Weekend of June 18th - 20th
  • Weekend of June 25th - 27th
  • New June Classes at BCCA
  • Thanks for your support...

  • Dear Community Friends,

    Summer is almost here, and the BCCA has a hot line-up of concerts, workshops, and performances throughout the month of June that will carry us through the end of spring. We've also got some great new classes starting in June, and our complete Summer Session will be starting the week of July 4th. Read on for more info.

    Can't wait 'til summer? Register today for the BCCA Summer Arts Program, offering creative two-week sessions throughout July and August for kids and teens ages 4 to 18. Program themes include drama, dance, martial arts, music, and more! Plus, we're offering sliding scale pricing to make it affordable for everyone.
    For more information, please e-mail or call Emily Gold, BCCA Summer Arts Program Coordinator, at (617) 738-2800.

    Tap & Tray at the BCCA

    Tap and Tray - Thursday, June 3rd

    Little Rose's Tap Cabaret presents...
    Kurt Albert & Klaus Bleis, the German tap sensations coming to Boston via Chicago and NYC. Also joining Rose are international dance star Joshua Hilberman, physical comedian Bob E. Thomas, Irish Step dancer Kieran Jordan, and Dr. Venus, the tap dancing neuropathologist. Live music to be provided by Mark Shilansky on piano, Keala Kaumeheiwa on bass, and vocalist Patrice Monahan.
    Time: 8:00 Ticket sales; 8:30 p.m. Show
    Admission: $15
    Note: No advance ticket sales. Day-of purchase only.

    Read more about 'Tap & Tray'...

    Weekend of June 4th - 6th
    FRIDAY, June 4th

    F E E L
    A diverse, soulful gathering of people featuring artistry, music, culture, and dance. Come to participate in or simply appreciate a comfortable vibe with quality music that we can all enjoy and F E E L.
    House DJs: Act One, Bob Diesel, Maurice Wilkey, Cool_DJ Bigones, & Bradford James - spinning Deep & Soulful House, Garage, Disco, Funk, Soul, & R&B Classics
    Time:10 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
    Admission: $10

    Havana Club Kids Night
    An amazing night of workshops and classes, followed by special performances by the incredible young dancers of Salsa con Clase.
    8:00-9:30 p.m. Brazilian Dance Workshop hosted by Juliana Melo
    9:30-10:30 p.m. Beginner and Intermediate Salsa Lessons with Salsa Y Control
    10:30-11:15 p.m. Rueda Lessons
    11:15 Performances by Salsa con Clase
    Open dance following the performances until 1:00 a.m.
    Admission: $10, $12 with lesson, & $15 for the whole evening (workshop, lessons & dance) Info: E-Mail Jeff or call (617) 312-5550

    SATURDAY, June 5th

    Getting Comfortable Close with AnaLinda and Shalom
    We aim in these two classes to give Advanced Beginners and Intermediate level Tango dancers basic functionality in Close Embrace, the unique and magically intimate dance of the clubs in Buenos Aires and around the world.
    3:00-4:30 p.m.
    This class will concentrate on the little things that make the dance feel like a private language between partners using tiny and linear elements.
    4:30-6:00 p.m.
    Again, beginning Close Embrace but introducing the circular or turning elements with an emphasis on musicality and navigating the dance floor.
    Admission: Drop-In: $18 for 1 class, $32 for both. 15% off for students. Info: log onto www.TangoEmbrace.com or call Analinda at (617) 512-0430

    SUNDAY, June 6th

    Standing at Sinai: Jewish Yoga Workshop
    Hanna Tiferet Siegel and Nina Moliver will lead the second in a two-part Sunday workshop series on June 6th, taking us from the holiday of Shavuot and beyond. Yoga postures will be taught using the Iyengar method. Students will breathe, chant, meditate, stretch, balance, learn and celebrate. All levels of Yoga practice and Jewish knowledge are welcome. Mats and props are provided.
    Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    Admission: $22
    Learn more about Hanna Tiferet...

    Klezmer Cafe Concert & Jam
    Aaron Kula presents "A Klezmer Cafe Concert" by the Boston Klezmer Company. Enjoy a coffee, sing and dance along while this great group performs traditional and hip Jewish instrumental Freylachs, horas, and more. The band invites you to bring your own instrument so you may join in after the performance for a group jam session. Music will be handed out, including popular Klezmer Nigunnim and Yiddish songs.
    Time: 7:00 p.m. Doors; 7:30 p.m. Concert
    Admission: $10 at the door
    Call the BCCA at (617) 738-2800 to purchase tickets in advance.

    Click here to view the Klezmer event flyer! »

    Weekend of June 11th - 13th

    SATURDAY, June 12th

    Blue Milonga
    Hsueh-tze Lee presents the BCCA Blue Milonga, a uniquely romantic and mesmerizing evening of dance. There will be a one-hour lesson, followed by a night of dancing until 1:00 a.m.
    Time: 8:00-9:00 p.m. (lesson); 9:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. (dance)
    Admission: $15 (lesson & dance); $10 (dance only); 20% off for students
    Blue Tango's website...

    Salsa y Control Monthly Salsa Workshop
    Johnny & Andres Giraldo present their monthly workshop, designed to hone your skills during the afternoon for your hot Salsa evenings!
    Time: 3:00-5:00 p.m.
    For more info: Check out www.SalsaYControl.com

    SUNDAY, June 13th

    Classics Open Mic & Sing Along
    Join singer and MC Paul Jordan on Sundays, June 13th and June 27th, for a great BCCA bimonthly event, featuring acclaimed pianist Richard De Mone, Leon Alperin on drums, and other past and present singing stars. Come listen to and sing favorite showtunes and opera from the 30s, 40s, 50s, & 60s. Plus, skip ahead to the weekend of June 27th listing to read about a special Classics Open Mic featuring Honorable Menshen, an a cappella group.
    This event is great for the whole family!
    Time: 7:00 - 9:30 p.m.
    Admission: $5

    Weekend of June 18th - 20th

    SATURDAY, June 19th

    Organic Tango Workshops - Boston Premiere!!
    Open Embrace figures while dancing close embrace
    Intermediate Level Workshops
    3:30-5:00 p.m.
    Do you feel like doing more with less space? This is the class for you! In the first half we will work on understanding the concept behind open embrace dancing including incorporating sacadas, baridas. The second half will apply the concepts to close embrace.
    5:00-6:30 p.m.
    Breaking the embrace yet staying connected. Come and see how it can be done, with warm-up exercises borrowed from modern dance.
    Admission: Pre-registration prices until June 12th: $20 for 1 class, $35 for both.
    At the door: $22 for 1 class, $40 for both
    15% off for students.
    Info: log onto www.TangoEmbrace.com or call Analinda at (617) 512-0430
    Click here for the Organic Tango website

    Salsa Workshops & Party
    DJ Hernan and Noches de Salsa present Juan Matos, Jessica & Hacha y Machete.
    3:00-4:00 p.m. On2 Partnering Int.
    4:00-5:00 p.m. On2 Styling and Footwork
    5:00-6:00 p.m. "On-Juan Special" - On1 Partnering Int.
    Party & Dance
    Complimentary lesson at 9:00 p.m.; Open dance starts at 10:00 p.m. Special guest: DJ D. Martinez.
    Admission: Party $15

    Weekend of June 25th - 27th
    FRIDAY, June 25th

    Skillz 4 Billz presented by LOSST Unnown
    This event will be a unity jam/m.c. & dance competition. $1000 in prizes for lockin, m.c. battle, 1 on 1 poppin', 3 on 3 cru battle
    Time: 7:30 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
    Admission: $10 to enter; $20 to bring in a camera
    Info: log onto www.losstunnown.com or E-Mail Fadayz

    SATURDAY, June 26th

    Medicine Dance with Margaux Medicine Dancer
    Dance: Getting back to the rhythms of our feet.
    Dance: Bringing back a deeper breath into our hearts.
    Dance: Finding the honesty, creativity & freedom in our bodies.
    Dance: Trusting our intuition to find our healing power.
    In sacred space we gather our intentions of healing and dancing into spirited, meaningful moments that empower each other, our world and ourselves.
    Medicine Tools: The Roth 5 Rhythms of Movement dance, improvisation, journeys & other treats.
    Time: 1:00-4:00 p.m.
    Sliding-scale Admission: $45-$65 on or before June 12th; $50-$75 after June 12th
    Info: log onto www.dancingoutloud.com, E-Mail Margaux, or call (617) 522-9797 Read Margaux's bio...

    Moroccan Drumming Workshop
    Johara, BCCA belly-dance instructor, presents "Moroccan and Andalusian Rhythms with Boujemaa," a workshop for drummers and dancers who are interested in adding these rich and beautiful rhythms to your Middle Eastern repertoire. Bring a drum (doumbeq, riq, bendir, or other) and bring sagaat or finger cymbals if you have them.
    Time: 4:30-6:30 p.m.
    Admission: $40 (+$5 drum rental)
    Pre-registration required. Class is limited to 16 participants.
    Please pick up a registration form at the BCCA and mail form and payment to:
    Juliette Cusick
    PO Box 1026
    Brookline, MA 02446 Info: log onto www.joharasnakedance.com, E-Mail Johara, or call (617) 730-3733

    JuliaOnTap's Tap Jam
    Join Julia Boynton and the Zachary Kreus Trio for an evening of live music and dancing - The last Tap Jam of the until September! The event starts with classes for advanced beginner or intermediate levels, followed by a beginner/intermediate jam. They'll wrap it up with a showcase of some of the best tap dancers in Boston. A must see!
    Time: 6:00-7:00 Classes (adv. beginner & intermediate)
    7:00-8:00 Beginner/Intermediate Jam
    8:00-10:00 p.m. Advanced Jam & Tap Showcase
    Admission: $12/jam only; $15/jam & class
    Julia Boynton's Tap Page...

    SUNDAY, June 27th

    Classics Open Mic & Sing Along
    Our same great Classics Open Mic with a special BCCA benefit performance by Honorable Menshen, a unique Jewish, Israeli, and World music a cappella group.
    Time:7:00 p.m. Open Mic; 8:00 p.m. A capella performance; 8:45 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Open Mic (continued)
    Admission: $5
    This event is great for the whole family!

    New June Classes at BCCA
    Mark your calendars for the BCCA Summer Open House Week, starting June 28th! Open House Week will launch our new Summer Session of classes, including many free demos and free participation for first-timers to encourage you all to try something new at the BCCA. Look for our complete Summer Catalog by the end of June, and check out our website to see the most up-to-date class info before the printed schedule comes out. We hope you enjoy our Jazzed-up Summer session!

    Until then, our Spring semester will run through the end of June, and there are still plenty of classes to drop-in on. Here are a few new classes that we've added that start this month.

    Hatha Yoga for Everyone (HF070)
    BCCA's Saturday AM yoga class has a new instructor, Raven Sadhaka Seltzer. Join us for a great new class!
    Dates: Every Saturday
    Time: 9:30-11:00 a.m.
    Admission: $15 Drop-In; Sliding scale donations accepted from students with valid ID
    Info: E-Mail Raven or call (617) 869-9574

    Argentine Tango for Beginners with Fernanda Cajide (WD064)
    A great opportunity to get involved in the magical and seductive world of Tango dance - ideal for those with little to no experience.
    Dates: Tuesdays, Starting June 8th
    Time: 7:30-8:45 p.m.
    Admission: $15 (drop-in); $55 (4-week series)
    Info: E-Mail Fernanda

    "Leon Collins' 'SLIDES' Repertoire" with Pam Raff (CD120)
    A 5-class session for intermediate-advanced dancers
    Find the freedom... own the ground... get the hang of sliding.
    Dates: Thurs 6/3, Mon 6/7, Thurs 6/10, Mon 6/14, & Thurs 6/17
    Time: 6:00-7:30 p.m.
    Admission: $80 for all 5 classes
    Pre-registration required. No drop-ins.

    "Improvisation Workshop" with Pam Raff (CD121)
    A 5-class workshop for basic-advanced dancers
    Friendly... connective... imaginative... laugh and sweat until you wonder what kept you away so long. Pull the best from your depths!
    Dates: Thurs 6/3, Mon 6/7, Thurs 6/10, Mon 6/14, & Thurs 6/17
    Time: 7:30-9:00 p.m.
    Admission: $20 (Drop-In); $80 (All 5 classes); $17.50 (BCCA Multi-pass rate)
    Info: E-Mail Pam or call (617) 738-9776
    Note: CD120 & CD121 will run from 6:0 - 7:15 and 7:15 - 8:30 p.m. on June 3rd to accommodate the Tap & Tray show. (Additional time will be added to the subsequent classes to make up the difference.)

    "Eddie Brown's 'BS Chorus' Repertoire" with Carol Efron-Flier (CD124)
    A 3-class workshop for advanced dancers
    Eddie Brown's 'BS Chorus' consists of two choruses of small, intricate footwork. This fast-paced class will explore one of Eddie Brown's most cherished pieces of Tap dance choreography.
    Dates: Thurs 6/24, Thurs 7/1, & Thurs 7/8, Time: 6:00-7:30 p.m.
    Admission: $20 (Drop-In); $45 (All 3 classes); $17.50 (BCCA Multi-pass rate)
    Info: E-Mail Carol

    Bhangra - North Indian (Punjabi) Folk Dance with Boston Bhangra (WD063)
    Come dance Bhangra, a lively dance style with pounding rhythmic beats, whose influence can be found in new Hip Hop songs much of the music from the northern parts of India.
    Dates: Saturdays, Starting June 5th
    Time: 12:00-2:00 p.m.
    Admission: Drop-In $18; Significant discounts for block registration and BCCA Multi-Pass holders
    Info: log onto www.BostonBhangra.com, E-Mail, or call Amit at (617) 308-0727

    Beginner Street Dance with Fadayz (CD123)
    A beginner class, covering the basics of all styles of Funk, including Popping, Top Rock, Footwork, House, Reggae & Freezes - danced to all types of music.
    Dates: Fridays, Starting June 11th
    Time: 5:00-6:00 p.m.
    Admission: Drop-In $12; Multi-Pass $11
    Also try Dance LOSST with D-Rok (CD105), Wednesdays, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
    Info: log onto www.losstunnown.com
    or E-Mail Fadayz

    Improv in Music & Movement for Parents & Children
    with Guy Mendilow (MU016 & MU017)

    A 4-Week Course
    World-folk musician and educator Guy Mendilow will lead a 4-week exploration for parents and kids who want to learn music and movement games to share with one another. No experience or instruments necessary!
    Dates: June 7, 14, 21, & 28
    Time: 4:00-5:00 p.m. (Ages 3 to 5 - MU016)
    5:00-6:00 p.m. (Ages 6 to 9 - MU017)
    Admission: Pre-registered Adult & Child $15
    Drop-In Adult & Child $18
    Single Adult or Child only $10
    (Nannies, Foster Parents, siblings or friends, 14 years or older, are welcome to partner up with kids.)
    Info: log onto www.guymendilow.com/edproj.html, E-Mail Guy, or call (857) 222-0235

    Tai Chi with Huan Zhang (MA001)
    New Day (Moved from Tuesdays to Wednesdays)
    Yang style Tai Chi is an internal martial art which originated in China and is widely practiced for health, exercise and relaxation benefits. It develops breathing, flexibility and endurance. It also promotes balance and concentration. Routine practice reduces stress and promotes integration of mind, body and spirit.
    Dates: Wednesdays (ongoing)
    Time: 7:30-8:30 p.m.
    Admission: $14 (Drop-In); $13 (Multi-Pass); $120 (10-week series)
    Also try Chin Woo Tan Tui Self Defense & Kung Fu with Huan Zhang (MA002), Wednesdays, 8:30 - 9:30 p.m.
    Info: log onto huanstaichi.meteorriver.com, E-Mail Huan, or call (617) 851-5118

    SALSAlort - Latin Dance & Fitness Company classes with Javier Salort (HF034, WD026 & WD027)
    After suffering a injuries from a car accident, Javier has chosen to take a leave of absence from teaching his weekly Monday classes at the BCCA, and will return this Fall. In the interim, he will offer three Latin dance workshops on Sunday June 20th, July 18th, and August 22nd at the BCCA. Stay tuned to our home page workshop listings for more updates. The BCCA management and volunteers wish Javier a speedy and complete recovery and look forward to his future offerings.
    Info: log onto www.SALSAlort.com, E-Mail Javier, or call (508) 792-0263

    Thanks for your support...
    Thank you all for your continued support of the BCCA. If you have any questions or would like to register for an upcoming event or a new summer class, feel free to call us.

    Also, please use the Forward Email option at the bottom of this page to tell your friends and family about BCCA events. We always love to see new faces!

    Thanks and best wishes for summer from the BCCA

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