BCCA Mid-November Updates
Brookline Community Center for the Arts
BCCA November Events & Announcements )
  November 18, 2004 
Jump Ahead...
  • Wrapping up fall...
    Great drop-in classes & events through December!
  • BCCA Gift Certificates- Something for everyone!
  • Fall & Winter Course Updates
  • Regular Events at BCCA
  • Week of November 15th-21st
  • Week of November 22nd-28th
  • Upcoming December Events...
  • Happy Thanksgiving from the BCCA!

  • Dear Community Friends,

    Wrapping up fall...
    Great drop-in classes & events through December!

    This newsletter contains:
    * Quick gift ideas,
    * Fall & Winter course updates,
    * November events calendar, including weekly BCCA events, and
    * A peek into December

    BCCA Gift Certificates- Something for everyone!
    * Stressed out mom?
    * Hyperactive niece?
    * Dad who has everything (including two left feet)?

    Give a BCCA gift certificate!

    Gift certificates can be made in for any dollar amount, and we'll even help you come up with creative packages that could include a series of private ballroom dance lessons, hip-hop classes for an active teen, or yoga classes for Mom. The possibilities are endless!

    Call us at (617)738-2800 for more information, and start crossing off of your list today.

    Fall & Winter Course Updates
    The fall semester is well underway, but we still have many classes for Kids, Teens & Adults running now through the end of December. Why wait 'til January? Drop-in to a class now.

    Our Winter Course Schedule, January through March, will be available early December. Stay tuned.

    General registration details and options are available in the Fall course catalog or on the online daily class schedule. Registration may be done in person, over the phone or online (a new feature!).

    Regular Events at BCCA

    "Milonga La Portena"
    An elegant evening with live music by Mass Tango, starting with an introductory lesson for beginners with Fernanda Cajide with dancing to follow
    8:30 p.m. Lesson; 9:15-midnight Dance
    ($13 with lesson; $10 dance only)

    "Noche de la Salsa"
    A hot evening of latin dancing (Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Cha Cha, Mambo & Cumbia) to SalsaBoston's great DJ music with Beginner & Intermediate dance lessons with Dan Yonah Marshall & partner
    9:30 p.m. lessons; 10:30 p.m.-1:00 a.m. open dance
    ($12 with lesson; $10 dance only)

    "Sunday Tango Practica" (Formerly "Mr. Roger's Tango Practica")
    A relaxed place to meet, share skills & ideas, and have fun
    3:00-6:00 p.m.
    ($5 - by donation)

    "Samba Sundays"
    Samba de Gafiera, "Brazilian Tango", Forro & other Brazilian dances
    7:00-8:30 p.m. Lesson; 8:30-11:00 p.m.
    ($10 with lesson; $8 dance only - by donation)

    When attending BCCA events, please park in non- residential, metered spaces only (free after 6pm and all day on Sundays).

    Week of November 15th-21st
    THURSDAY, November 18th

    Milonga La Portena
    See description above in Weekly Events listing

    SATURDAY, November 20th

    FREE Jazz & Hip-Hop Workshops
    Join BCCA for a great artisitic collaboration of workshops and performances in hip-hop and jazz dance. Workshops led by special guests Rommel Childress, Craig Smith, and Sharon Mussalli.
    1:30-5:30 p.m.
    More info at: ElementDanceCompany.org

    Tap Jam: Jammin' with Dianne!
    Join international tap dancer laureate Dianne Walker and the Herman Hampton Trio for an outstanding evening of music and dance. Dianne, with considerable talent and charm, has warmed the hearts of tap lovers everywhere. Don't miss this chance for some terrific rhythm & schmooze!
    Brought to you by Julia Boynton's JuliaOnTap.

    Noche de la Salsa
    See description above in Weekly Events listing

    SUNDAY, November 21st

    Sunday Tango Practica
    See description above in Weekly Events listing

    Jonathan Singer in Concert: Music Around the World
    Jonathan Singer (Marimba, Percussion and Tabla) will be joined by Gabriela Diaz (Violin), Esperanza Spalding (Bass), and Gaurishankar Chanrashekhar (Mridangam) for a unique world music concert. All concert proceeds will benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of America. Please join the BCCA in support of these talented musicians and their important cause.
    8 p.m. Concert
    $10 admission (suggested donation); $7 student

    Brookline Peaceworks' Lectures: Voting Irregularities 2004
    Two speakers, Jonathan Simon of Alliance for Democracy and William Rivers Pitt of TruthOut.org, will speak about the recent presidential election with a discussion to follow.
    5:30-7:30 p.m.
    Call Ed Loechler at (617) 277-6346 for more info.

    Samba Sundays
    See description above in Weekly Events listing

    Week of November 22nd-28th
    * The BCCA will be closed on Thursday, November 25th for Thanksgiving. We will re-open on Friday, November 26th at 4:30 p.m.
    *There are some class cancellations for Thanksgiving weekend: Wednesday, November 24th through Sunday, November 28th. Many classes are still running, so please check the online class schedule or call for details.

    Milonga La Portena- cancelled this week

    FRIDAY, November 26th

    La Meira Flamenco Workshops
    Beginner and Intermediate/Advanced classes with La Meira- teacher, performer, and choreographer around the world. Both class levels will focus on basic armwork and footwork, with a small choreography; Intermediate/Advanced classes will include marcajes, as well. Additional workshops Saturday and Sunday; see below.
    Beginner 5:00-6:30 p.m.
    Intermediate/Advanced 6:30-8:00 p.m.

    Saturday, November 27th

    La Meira Flamenco Workshops
    Beginner 4:00-5:30 p.m.
    Intermediate/Advanced 5:30-7:00 p.m.

    Rock Concert
    BCCA and TDBRecords.com present Daf Oats, Off Minor, Wasteland, and Fruit Salad. An all ages show.
    7:00-10:00 p.m.
    More info at TDBRecords.com.

    Noche de la Salsa See description above in Weekly Events listing

    Sunday, November 28th

    La Meira Flamenco Workshops Beginner 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
    Intermediate/Advanced 12:30-2:00 p.m.

    Sunday Tango Practica
    See description above in Weekly Events listing

    Samba Sundays
    See description above in Weekly Events listing

    Upcoming December Events...

    Look for our complete December events calendar, but for now, mark your calendars for these not-to-miss events at BCCA!

    Salsa Holiday Party: A BCCA Benefit
    Saturday, December 18th SalsaBoston.com & Jam'nastics invite you to a special evening of salsa. The event kicks off with a V.I.P. cocktail reception (8-10pm), with dance lessons: Casino Rueda (8-9pm) and Beginner-Intermediate Salsa (9-10pm). The party continues from 10pm until 1am, with DJ D. Martinez all night and feature performances at 10:45pm. Come show your love for the salsa nightlife at this great BCCA benefit bash!
    Advanced tickets at SalsaBoston.com or 617-513-9841

    La Conja Flamenco Workshops
    December 3rd-5th
    See our homepage for details.

    Lola Danza in Concert
    Saturday, December 10th
    8:30 p.m. Show

    Happy Thanksgiving from the BCCA!

    Warm wishes to all for a safe and joyful holiday weekend from the BCCA.

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