BCCA New Summer Courses & Upcoming July Events!
Brookline Community Center for the Arts
New Summer Courses & Upcoming July Events! )
 Happy Independence Day from the BCCA!!! July 5, 2004 
This Newsletter's Highlights
  • BCCA Class Schedules by Category
    Find exactly what you're looking for!
  • New Summer Classes (listed by day)
    & New BCCA Faculty Members
  • Week of July 5th - 11th
  • Week of July 12th - 18th
  • Week of July 19th - 25th
  • Regular Events at the BCCA

  • Dear Community Friends,

    First things first...
    We have some great news regarding the building purchase of the BCCA! Our purchase offer to the landlord has been accepted with great terms, and our remaining need is for a co-signer (with very limited exposure - Please contact us if you or someone you know may be interested.). If all goes well, we will finalize the building purchase by the end of the summer. BCCA is here to stay!

    The battle is being won, but is not over yet. Although our rent will be reduced by 50%, we will still fall short for the next 6 months, and also need to install handicapped accessibility to the basement. We therefore need to increase our efforts towards reaching our $100,000 Building Fund goal. We are already $5,000 closer and things are looking up, but we need your continued support. To insure that we achieve our business development goals we are hiring an interim general business manager and will be looking for a candidate to assume a long term post 3 to 6 months down the line.

    For more development information and to make a tax-deductible donation, please visit our development page and click on the "Building Fund" link, or call Vlad Selsky, Director of Development, at (617) 233-4647. We are always looking for talented voluteers, and BCCA board of directors nominees, and don't forget to check out our increadible summer class, events & workshop offerings!

    Now for the news about our new summer courses and upcoming events...
    Summer has officially kicked off at the BCCA, and we are proud to debut the biggest BCCA course schedule ever!

    We thank you for your patience during the last week while we entered an incredible new line-up of courses & events, and we are sure that the wait was worth it. All of our new courses are listed at the bottom of this e-mail, including a list welcoming the new faculty instructors who have just joined the BCCA faculty. Along with new instructors, the BCCA also presents a brand-new, easy-to-search schedules by category to help you find exactly what classes you're looking for.

    Read on to learn more about the Summer Course Schedule, including great master classes and workshops, and exciting events going on this July at the BCCA.

    As one of the highlights of this summer's schedule, we are eager to welcome the start of the first annual BCCA Summer Arts Program, running July 12th through August 20th. BCCA Summer Arts Students (ages 4 to 18) will explore movement and music in the contexts of dance, martial arts, drama, creative movement, and visual arts, nourishing their creativity and developing important skills to acheive their artistic dreams. Click here to read about the details of the program, and e-mail or call Emily at 617-738-2800 to register. Sliding-scale pricing makes this program affordable for all families!

    BCCA Class Schedules by Category
    Find exactly what you're looking for!

    One of the best qualities of the BCCA is its breadth of offerings, from Irish Step Dance to Capoeira to Charcoal Drawing, but we understand that navigating through our class schedule can be overwhelming. This week we are unveiling a brand new way to search for classes at the BCCA: class schedules by category. Now, viewing the complete line-up of Hip Hop Dance classes, for example, is just one click away.

    The following are the available schedules by category. There are direct links to these schedules from our homepage.

    General, Kids, Teens & Adults, Ballet Dance, Creative Movement, Health & Fitness, Hip Hop Dance, Jazz Dance, Martial Arts, Massage, Chiropractic & Wellness, Modern Dance, Music, Partner Dance, Tap Dance, Theater, Visual Arts, & World Dance

    So whether you're into Music, Latin Dance, or Yoga (or even all three!), there will be different schedules that display exactly the courses you're looking for.

    Keep your eye out for the complete, printed Summer Course Catalogue, available at the BCCA and many surrounding local businesses by the end of this week.

    We wish to extend our warm gratitude to the many business sponsors who have, in good faith, supported the production of our Summer Course Catalog.

    The links to schedules by category are right on our homepage!

    New Summer Classes (listed by day)
    & New BCCA Faculty Members
    Check out all of our new summer courses! Some have already started, but it's not too late to register or Drop- In. Click here to view our complete course schedule.
    NOTE: If you experience any difficulties browsing our dynamic schedule display, the faculty page, search engine, or any other feature of our web site, please call us at 617-738-2800 and we'll be happy to assist you.

    Mondays

    Yoga Stretch with Saskia Meckman (5:30-7:00 p.m., Starting July 26th)
    Intro to Ballet Dance with Lorraine Chapman (6:00-7:30 p.m., Starting July 5th)
    Introduction to Rhythm Tap with Suzanne Bouffard (6:30-7:30 p.m.)
    Advanced Beginner Rhythm Tap with Suzanne Bouffard (7:30-8:30 p.m.)
    (All Levels) Street Funk with Honey Blonder (7:30- 8:30 p.m.)
    (Beginner & Intermediate) Modern Dance with Lorraine Chapman (7:30-8:45 p.m., Starting July 5th)
    Intermediate Cuban Style Salsa & Casino Salsa (Rueda de Casino) with Hector Fomoa (7:30-8:45 p.m.)
    Intermediate Argentine Tango with Fernanda Cajide (8:30-10:00 p.m., Starting July 19th)
    Beginner Cuban Style Salsa & Casino Salsa (Rueda de Casino) with Hector Fomoa (8:45-10:45 p.m.)
    Chiropractic Treatment - Private Sessions with Peter Stein (By Appointment)
    Intuitive Healing for Creative Artists - Private & Group Sessions with Jay Hovenesian (By Appointment)
    Alexander Technique - Private & Group Sessions with Cecile Raynor (By Appointment)
    Private & Group Overtone Singing Lessons with Guy Mendilow (By Appointment)

    Tuesdays

    (Intermediate) Modern Dance with Dorothy Hershkowitz (9:30-11:00 a.m., Starting July 6th)
    (Beginner & Intermediate) TEEN Hand-to-Hand POWER. TO PROTECT with Alex Iglecia (5:00-6:00 p.m., Starting July 6th)
    (Intermediate & Advanced) Hand-to-Hand POWER. TO PROTECT with Alex Iglecia (7:30-9:00 p.m.)
    Argentine Tango for Beginners - Section I with Fernanda Cajide (7:15-8:30 p.m., Starting July 6th)
    Argentine Tango for Advanced Beginners with Fernanda Cajide (9:00-10:15 p.m., Starting July 6th)

    Wednesdays

    (Level 1) New York Style Salsa for Youths with Isadora Williams (5:30-6:30 p.m.)
    Intermediate Modern Dance with Meghan McLyman (6:00-7:30 p.m., Starting July 7th)
    (All Levels) Scottish Highland Dance Master Class with Karen Mahoney (Every other Wednesday, 6:00- 8:00 p.m., Starting June 30th)
    (Level 1) New York Style Salsa with Isadora Williams (6:30-7:30 p.m.)
    (Intermediate) Tap Dance Technique Master Class with Aaron Tolson (6:30-7:30 p.m., Starting August 4th)
    (All Levels) Charcoal Drawing with Karina Kadiyska (6:30-8:30 p.m.)
    (Advanced Beginner to Advanced) Intensive Mambo-Salsa Master Workshop with Ana Tinajero Massicot & Joel Massicot (6:30-8:30 p.m., Starting August 4th)
    (Intermediate) Tap Dance Repertoire Master Class with Aaron Tolson (7:30-8:30 p.m., Starting July 28th)
    Intermediate Waltz & Foxtrot Workshop with Liz Nania (7:30-8:30 p.m., Starting August 4th)
    (All Levels) Slow Dancing & Fast Dancing Workshop with Liz Nania (8:30-9:30 p.m., Starting August 4th)
    (Intermediate & Advanced) The Jump Off: Interpretive movement through contemporary street dance with Craig Smith (8:30-10:00 p.m.)

    Thursdays

    (Intermediate) Modern Dance with Dorothy Hershkowitz (9:30-11:00 a.m., Starting July 8th)
    Advanced Beginner Tap Repertoire with Valery Marcantonio (6:00-7:30 p.m., Starting August 12th)
    (Advanced Beginner) Irish Dance with Kieran Jordan (6:00-7:30 p.m., Starting July 8th)
    Intermediate Tap Repertoire with Valery Marcantonio (7:30-9:00 p.m., Starting August 12th)
    (Intermediate & Advanced) Irish Dance with Kieran Jordan (7:30-9:00 p.m., Starting July 8th)
    (Beginner) Ongoing Argentine Tango Lessons for 'Milonga La Portena' with Fernanda Cajide (8:30- 9:15 p.m.)

    Fridays

    Beginner Street Dance with Fadayz (6:00-7:00 p.m., Starting july 9th)
    (All Levels) Watercolor Painting with Karina Kadiyska (6:00-8:00 p.m.)
    (All Levels) Low-Impact Latin Dance Workout with Yelimar Becerra (6:30-7:30 p.m., Starting July 9th)

    Saturdays

    (Intermediate) Modern Dance with Jennifer Lin (9:30-11:00 a.m., Starting July 24th)
    Intro to Capoeira with Joao Garbe (Mestre Calango) Ramires (2:00-3:30 p.m.)

    Sundays

    (Beginner) Comedic Improvisation with Jay Hovenesian (11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Starting July 11th)
    (All Levels) Hand-to-Hand POWER. TO PROTECT with Alex Iglecia (1:00-2:30 p.m., Starting July 11th)
    (Intermediate & Advanced) Elemental Dance Intensive with Malinda Allen (1:00-3:00 p.m., Starting August 8th)
    (All Levels) Rhythms of West Africa with Sidi Mohamed 'Joh' Camara (5:00-5:30 p.m., Starting July 18th)

    New BCCA Instructors
    We are pleased to welcome the following artists to the BCCA faculty. We invite you to admire their impressive biographies on our faculty page, and we hope you will come to sample their new courses this summer.

    Aaron Tolson (Tap Dance - Riverdance)
    Ana Tinajero Massicot (Salsa & Mambo - Masacote Entertainment)
    Amit Bhambi (Bhangra Punjabi Folk Dance - Boston Bhangra, Inc.)
    Carol Efron-Flier (Tap Jazz Dance - Boston Conservatory)
    Fernanda Cajide (Argentine Tango)
    Hector Fomoa (Cuban Salsa & Rueda de Casino)
    Raven Sadhaka Seltzer (Kripalu Hatha Yoga)
    Jay Hovenesian (Comedic Imrov, Intuitive Healing, Alexander Technique - Scriptease, Healing Well Studio)
    Joao Garbe (Mestre Calango) Ramirez (Capoeira)
    Lorraine Chapman (Modern & Ballet Dance, Composition, Authentic Movement - Lorraine Chapman The Company)
    Malinda Allen (Modern Dance - The Moving Laboratory)
    Meghan McLyman (Modern & Ballet Dance - Caitlin Corbett Dance Company & Digby Dance)
    Raven Sadhaka Seltzer (Kripalu Hatha Yoga, Massage [LMT])
    Saskia Meckman (Kripalu Hatha Yoga, Stretch)
    Suzanne Bouffard (Tap Dance, Lindy-Hop & Swing)
    Valery Marcantonio (Tap Dance - Emerson College, Jeannette Neill Studio)

    Week of July 5th - 11th

    Milonga La Portena- A New Weekly BCCA Tango Event
    Date:July 8th and every Thursday night to follow
    Time:8:30 p.m. Lesson; 9:15 p.m. Dance until 12:00 a.m.
    Tango is taking over Thursday nights at the BCCA with a great new milonga, featuring an introductory lesson with Fernanda Cajide and open dancing until midnight, plus live music from the sensational Bernado Monk's "Mass Tango", winner of the 2004 NYC Tango Contest. Come out this Thursday to launch this exciting new event!
    Admission: $13 lesson & dancing; $10 dance only
    Info: BeanTownTango.com

    On1 Salsa Workshops brought by DJ Hernan
    Date: July 10th
    Time: 3:00-6:00 p.m. Workshops
    DJ Hernan is back at the BCCA for great salsa workshops and performances with special guest Melaza.
    3:00-4:00 p.m. Int/Adv Beginners
    4:00-5:00 p.m. Footwork and Shines
    5:00-6:00 p.m. Advance Partnering with John Narvaez and Liz Rojas
    9:30 p.m. Beginner & Intermediate Salsa Lessons
    10:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Noche de la Salsa Party & Dance
    Info: BostonSalsero.com or e-mail Hernan

    Classics Open Mic
    Date: Sunday, July 11th
    Time: 7:00-9:00 p.m.
    Join host Paul Jordan for an evening of favorites, including Broadway show tunes and classics from the last several decades. Live accompaniment and solos by pianist Diane Dexter. Bring a piece to share, come to sing along, or simply sit back and enjoy the performances.
    Admission: $5

    Week of July 12th - 18th

    Classical Israeli Folk Dance Night
    Date: Saturday, July 17th
    Time: 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
    Join us at the BCCA for a tribute to old-time nostalgic Israeli culture of world dance, including circle dances, Arabic Debka's, and line dances.
    Admission: $5
    Info: E-Mail or call Annette Zrihen at 617-738-5038

    GRAAACE Project Fundraiser
    Date: Saturday, July 17th
    Time: 7:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
    Akwaaba! The GRAAACE Project (Girls Raising Awareness Artistically As Community Educators) will host a fundraiser at the BCCA to support the project's travel to Ghana in August. Project co-directors Wendy Kinal and Ally Ross will teach a three-week performance and poetry workshop to girls in Ghana, ages 9 to 12. The event's proceeds will be used for art supplies such as paint, paper, and pencils, that the young artists will use throughout the workshop. The fundraiser supports an important cause and will offer a wonderful evening with music, refreshments, and great raffle prizes.
    Admission: By donation
    More info about GRAAACE Project: E-mail Ally Ross

    Week of July 19th - 25th
    Ballroom Buffet & Ballroom Blast Dance Party
    Date: Wednesday, July 21st
    Time: 7:30-8:30 p.m. Workshop; 8:30-10:30 p.m. Dance Party
    This "Ballroom Buffet" workshop is the Cliff's Notes of social dancing! Learn the basic footwork of the most popular and essential partner dances in just one hour: waltz, swing, tango, slow dancing/schmooze foxtrot, and fast dancing. This workshop is a great introduction for novices and a useful refresher for others.
    Then try out your brushed-up skills at the party to follow. Dance to swing, foxtrot, tango, waltz, two-step, salsa, cha cha, and more, DJ-ed by Liz Nania of OUT to Dance. No partner necessary for either event.
    Admission: $14 workshop only; $10 dance party only; $20 for both
    More Info about Liz Nania & "OUT to Dance": OUTtoDance.com

    Songwriter Poet Open Mic Theme Night: Gospel and Spiritual Night
    Date: Wednesday, July 21st (Every other Wednesday)
    Time: 9:00-11:00 p.m.
    This Open Mic will feature songs and poems of a higher source, following a gospel/spiritual theme. No sign-up necessary.
    Admission: $5
    More info: E-mail Sandi Hammond

    Paintings by Karina Kadiyska: Landscapes, Still- Lifes & Portraits - An Art Opening
    Date: Friday, July 23rd
    Time: 8:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
    Duration: July 23rd - September 5th
    Karine Kadiyska holds bachelor's degree in painting and a master's degree in sculpture in 2001, and she has studied and trained all over the world. Her exhibition to be installed at the BCCA this month includes Karine's oil paintings from 1995 to 1999. In this period of 5 years, Karine has painted realistically, yet some paintings combine seen and imagined, thus showing her interest in the inner world of ideas and memory as well. Karine is a faculty member at the BCCA and teaches Charcoal Drawing on Wednesday and Watercolor Painting on Fridays (Call to register or Drop-In.).
    Admission: Donations appreciated.

    Hacha y Machete Salsa Workshops
    Date: Saturday, July 24th
    Time: 3:00-6:00 p.m.

    Hacha y Machete Benefit Salsa Party
    Date: Saturday, July 24th
    Time: 9:30 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
    BCCA's Noche de la Salsa joins Hacha y Machete for a special benefit party.
    Info: www.hymstyle.com

    Israeli Movie Night
    Date: Saturday, July 24th
    Time: 7:30-9:00 p.m.
    Info: E-Mail or call Annette Zrihen at 617-738-5038
    Film to be announced soon. Stay tuned!

    "Strap": A Power. To Protect. Master Series Workshop
    Date: Sunday, July 25th
    Time: 1:00-3:00 p.m.
    This master series workshop is designed for martial artists of all experience levels who wish to advance their skills and knowledge using Bussey's legendary strategies. This session will focus on a variety of maneuvers and options one has with a flexible weapon: striking, defending, tie ups, take downs and some very cool maneuvers.
    Admission: $30 ($5 discount for signing up with a friend)
    Info & Online Registration: PowerBoston.com

    Classics Open Mic
    Date: Sunday, July 25th
    Time: 7:00-9:00 p.m.
    Join host Paul Jordan for an evening of favorites, including Broadway show tunes and classics from the last several decades. Live accompaniment and solos by pianist Richard De Mone. Bring a piece to share, come to sing along, or simply sit back and enjoy the performances. This open mic will feature a special appearance by BCCA faculty member, drummer & percussionist, Igansi Corella (Private & Group Drum Lessons).
    Admission: $5

    Regular Events at the BCCA
    Wednesdays (Every other week)
    "Open Mic for Musicians & Poets" 9:00-11:00 p.m. ($5)
    *See July 21 listing for theme night info
    Thursdays
    "Milonga La Portena", 8:30 p.m. Lesson; 9:15-midnight Open Dance
    ($13 with lesson; $10 dance only) *See July 8th listing
    Saturdays
    "Noche de la Salsa", 9:30 p.m. Lesson; 10:30 p.m.-1a.m. Open Dance
    ($12 with lesson; $10 dance only)
    Sundays
    "Mr. Roger's Tango Practica" 3:00-6:00 p.m. ($5)
    "Freestyle Sundays" 8:00-11:00 p.m. ($5-$10)
    "Classics Open Mic" 7:00-9:30 p.m
    ($5) *Every other Sunday

    And don't forget, when attending evening events at the BCCA, please park in non-residential, metered spots only. If you have questions about parking in Coolidge Corner, please call us at 617-738-2800.

    Thanks for a great spring, and we look forward to an action-packed summer!

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