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Brookline Community Center for the Arts
BCCA Summer Arts: Dance, drama & music )
 Encourage your young artists! April 11, 2004 
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  • Summer Arts Program: Dance, Music & Drama for ages 3-12
  • Impulse Dance Summer Program for Teens
  • Summer Tunes
  • Registration Details
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  • Dear Community Friends,

    The sun is out, and the BCCA is posed for another fun-filled summer!

    This summer is even more packed than last year, featuring 3 great summer programs all under one roof: the BCCA Summer Arts Program, Summer Tunes & the Impulse Dance Summer Program.

    Collectively, these programs cater toages 3-18, offering quality, diverse offerings that you won't find at your average summer program.

    Discounts and scholarship assistance are available.

    Summer Arts Program: Dance, Music & Drama for ages 3-12
    Alphabet Fitness, Ages 3-5
    July 11th-22nd: 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    This program's instructors are two top-notch, experience Brookline educators. Karen Voght is a licensed Pediatric Physical Therapist who will teach "Gross motor ABC's" through movement, music and fun. Kids will exercise alphabet agility, coordination, aerobics learning and cooperative communication. (Click here to read more about Alphabet Fitness). Erica Sigal is a dancer and much-loved BCCA teacher who will incorporate a playful and imaginative creative movement program. This session is designed to be drop-off, although parents are always invited to stay and watch or play!

    Dance & Music Mania, Ages 6-9
    July 11th-22nd: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    This session is designed to teach and inspire aspiring dancers and musicians in their creative abilities. Throughout each days students will explore different styles of dance, including tap and jazz, learning to use their bodies through both choreagraphy and improvisation. As musicians, they will experiment with their voices and with a variety of instruments (from the piano to the djembe), in addition to learning the potential of their own bodies to be instruments. This session will culminate in a short performance on the afternoon of Friday, July 22nd.

    Drama & Musical Theatre, Ages 6-9
    July 25th-August 5th: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    This session explores many sides of theatre, including improvisation comedy, miming, stage & costume design, and musical theatre, hoping to provide a less traditional approach to acting. Students will learn to warm up both their bodies and creative minds though improvisational games. They will also explore the more technical aspects of theatre by designing the stage and costume design for the performance on the last day, Friday, August 5th. This session is appropriate for students with some or no theatre experience. Mature 8-9 year-olds with experience are encouraged to consider the 9-12 year-old session.

    Drama & Musical Theatre, Ages 9-12
    July 25th-August 5th: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    This session will parallel the session of the younger drama students described above, while placing more emphasis on advanced improvisational theatre exercises and stage production work. Students will gain experience with direction and production by running the final performance on Friday, August 5th. This session is appropriate for students with some or no theatre experience.

    Impulse Dance Summer Program for Teens
    Mid' Summa Knight's Stream- Theatre & Dance Performance (Ages 13-18)
    July 5th-August 12th: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    This program will be five weeks of mounting a contemporary version of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, culminating in one week of touring throughout the Greater Boston area. Students will tour in venues such as other summer camps, community centers, and nursing homes. The program also has plans for a special one night performance for friends and family. Students are encouraged to participate in all six weeks, although registration is available for the first 3 weeks only (7/5-7/22) or the last 3-4 weeks of the program (7/18-8/12).

    Program instructors include Impulse Artistic Director Adrienne Hawkins, dancer and actor Ricardo Foster, and Ballet/Modern dancer Lorraine Chapman.

    Summer Tunes

    Registration Details
    Summer Arts Program Students may register in person at the BCCA or by mailing in the registration form provided here.
    Fees (per two-week session)
    Half-Day only (9:00-12:30 or 12:30-4:00) - $385
    Full-Day (9:00-4:00) - $700
    Both two-week sessions (for ages 6-9 only, 7/11-8/5) - $1200
    Scholarship assistance is available. Contact Emily for more info.

    Impulse Dance Summer Program Please contact Adrienne at Impulse Dance for more info or to register for this program: (P) 617-469-8787 or (e-mail)
    50% of program fee is due upon registration, with the remaining balance due not less than four weeks prior to the beginning of the program.

    Summer Tunes (1 week session)
    Full-day $500

    Lingering Thoughts or Questions? I available to answer any other questions about these programs, the registration process, or regarding special schedule arrangement for your student. I can be reached via e-mail at or by leaving a message with our staff at the BCCA's main line: (617) 738-2800. Thanks!

    Emily Gold, Summer Program Coordinator

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