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Brookline Community Center for the Arts
BCCA Summer Arts: Two-week sessions for your kids )
 Support your community art center & encourage your young artists! April 27, 2004 
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  • New workshops added to the program!
  • Check out our complete Summer Arts Schedule below!
  • June 28th - July 9th
  • July 12th - July 23rd
  • July 26th - August 6th
  • August 9th - August 20th
  • Summer Tunes Music Program

  • Dear Community Friends,

    Thanks to all of you who have already pre-registered for the BCCA Summer Arts Program! We have been busy adding exciting afternoon workshops and fine-tuning the details of the morning sessions to make this first- run of the BCCA Summer Arts a huge success. Read on to learn more about what your kids are in store for, and also, check out our new referral bonus option!

    For those of you who have not yet registered, we still have spots available! Please read on to learn more about our two-week sessions for kids and teens! Discounts for multiple sessions, friend referrals, and scholarship assistance are available. Pre-register today!!!

    New workshops added to the program!

    Since our last Summer newsletter, we've lined up some exciting afternoon workshops for our extended-day students. Check them out!

    Break-dancing and DJ-ing
    Students in our Hip-Hop & African Drumming Session will learn from real hip-hop artists about the arts of break- dancing and DJ-ing. This is a great opportunity to experiment with top-notch artists and musical equipment.

    Musical Improv with Guy Mendilow
    Renowned musician and educator Guy Mendilow has joined the BCCA Summer Arts team and will be teaching afternoon drumming workshops for our Kung-Fu and Hip- Hop sessions. Guy has extensive experience working on educational projects that teach students to improvise with music and movement.

    Magic & Improv Comedy
    BCCA Summer Theatre students will spend a half-day each learning about the theatrical skills needed for both Magic and Improvisational Comedy. These non- traditional forms of theatre will challenge our students creativity and build their skills in interactive theatre.

    Kids Cabaret for Classical Dancers
    Summer Ballet/Tap/Jazz students will explore the mystique of Cabaret while honing their technical skills as classical dancers.

    Learn more about Guy Mendilow, one of our Summer music instructors!

    Check out our complete Summer Arts Schedule below!
    Our two-week sessions run from June 28th to August 20th. For students ages 7 and older, there is an extended-day program from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. These students may choose between a morning-only, afternoon-only, or full-day option. For our younger students (ages 4-6), there is a morning option from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. only. Please read program specifics below.

    June 28th - July 9th
    Alphabet Fitness, Ages 4-6
    9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    This program's instructor 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.

    Read about Alphabet Fitness! »

    July 12th - July 23rd
    Creative Movement, Ages 4-6
    9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    An exploration of movement wth a strong emphasis on music that introduces students to the foundations of several different styles of dance.

    World Dance Workshop, Ages 8-11
    9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    A funky combination of our great cultural dance offerings, including Latin, Irish-Step, Indian, and more!

    July 26th - August 6th
    Ballet, Tap, & Jazz Intensive, Ages 7-10
    9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    A classical dance program taught by some of the best instructors in Boston, including Idy Coddington.

    Drama Workshop, Ages 11-14
    9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    A workshop for young actors that will build skills such as improvisation, stage-presence, and character development

    Kung-Fu & Capoeira, Teens
    9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    An intensive sampling of today's most popular forms of martial arts; Great exercise and strength training for teen athletes

    August 9th - August 20th
    Hip-Hop & African Drumming, Ages 8-12
    9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    A high-energy journey through the hottest new dance and music styles, and a great context in which to experiement with African drumming

    Hip-Hop & African Drumming, Teens
    9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    A more advanced program for our older dancers that will parallel the program described above; A great summer experience for expressive teens

    Summer Tunes Music Program
    I'd also like to mention another kids program that will be housed at the BCCA this summer. Summer Tunes , a "jam-filled music adventure for kids," will be offered July 19th - 30th and August 16th - 27th for elementary and middle school students. Contact "Middle C Music" for more information at 617-594-4676.

    The success of this premier program depends on you, so please spread the word so we can reach capacity and begin to expand our offerings. Pre- register today! We have extended the pre-registration period until May 15th!

    Program Fees, Referral Bonuses, & Scholarship Assistance

    Half-Day only (AM or PM) - $385
    Full/Extended-Day - $700

    Get a $100 discount on your total program fee by enrolling your child in two sessions! Also, receive a 10% off Buddy Bonus for signing up with a friend. Just mention who you signed up with on your Registration Form and you'll each get 10% off of your total program fee! And for those of you who have already registered, refer a friend (or two or three!) and get 10% off! Just have them mention your name when they register.

    Students who are able to pay only part of the program fee are welcome to inquire about scholarship assistance . Funds for this purpose are limited, but we'd like to help as much as possible!

    Click here to open and print the registration form. You can also pick up a registration form at the BCCA. Mail or bring in your completed form, including your $100 program deposit fee. This deposit is required to register and guarantees a placement for your child.

    I am happy to answer any questions about the program, the registration process, or regarding special schedule arrangement for your child or teen. I can be reached at the BCCA or via e-mail me at the contact info below. Thanks!

    Emily Gold, Summer Program Coordinator

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