From: Dan Yonah Ben-Dror Marshall [Dan_Y_Marshall@bccaonline.com]
Sent: Wednesday, March 03, 2004 1:45 PM
To: dan_y_marshall@bccaonline.com; Olaf; Vlad
Subject: BCCA's Upcoming Events, Workshops & New Classes
Brookline Community Center for the Arts
BCCA's Upcoming Events )
 Whatever your heart desires! March 5 - March 31 
Next Events:
  • Jazz-Songwriter Showcase Benefit
  • Women's Day Celebration
  • Bi-Monthly/Monthly Events
  • Art Reception
  • Workshops
  • New Classes & Sessions
  • Hello!

    It seems that Spring fever has hit the BCCA early - March brings a spectacular lineup of events. We've been hard at work preparing for Songwriter-Jazz Showcase benefit for the BCCA, and the 1st Annual International Women's Day Celebration by HaKesher Magazine. Please reward our efforts and stop on by!

    Our events are all-ages. So bring your grandparent, child, friend, loved one, or any other person with whom you've been meaning to connect. Feel free to forward this newsletter to anyone. Have fun and expand your horizons...all at the BCCA!

    Reminder: We are still accepting pre-registrations for our BCCA Summer Arts Program.

    Jazz-Songwriter Showcase Benefit

    Please come support the BCCA and enjoy an amazing performance lineup of jazz vocals and music. The showcase features the faculty of Coolidge Corner Music. Purchase your tickets in advance online or by calling 617-738-2800. All proceeds benefit the BCCA.
    Saturday, March 13, 7 pm

    Info and tickets

    Women's Day Celebration
    The world has been celebrating International Women's Day for nearly a century. Join HaKesher magazine and the BCCA as we honor this wonderful tradition on the first official day of Spring. We will have an entire day full of dance performances, classes, workshops, health & fitness, martial arts, literature discussions, arts & crafts, and vendor booths and exhibitions. The evening will feature a special Brazilian musical and dance show - all are welcome.
    Sunday March 21, opening 1 pm, show 8 pm

    Registration in advance is encouraged.
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                                                     Schedule, info, and prices

    Bi-Monthly/Monthly Events
    Experience Paul Jordan's bi-monthly Classics Open Mic & Singalong: You & Broadway! - A classical & modern rendezvous for friends of all ages. Thursday, March 4 & 18, 9-11 pm. For a weekly treat, join Sandi Hammond at her Open Mic for Musicians and Poets, Wednesdays from 9 pm - 12 am, featuring weekly professional artist showcases.

    Tango is hot at the BCCA with bi-monthly Blue Milonga's Argentine Tango dance , next on Saturday, March 13, 8 pm - 2 am. Mr. Rogers' Tango Practica provides a friendly weekly venue for any Tango lover - Sundays 3 - 6 pm (March 7, 14 & 28).

    A special edition of Julia Boynton's Tap Jam features the famed Barbara Duffy who will teach master classes and host the jam. Spectators welcome! Saturday, March 27, 4:30-10:30 pm. Schedules differ from regular Tap Jam - Check www.JuliaOnTap.com for details.

    Join Mass Live Events every last Friday of the month for Electric Playground, featuring DJ's Matty & Frank playing non-stop hits from 9 pm - 2 am. March 26th will feature a live musical guest.

    Visit our BCCA web site for our weekly scheduled events!

    Art Reception
    The Collective Conscious presents "Legions - A Selection of Our Paintings and Drawings" A new art show at the BCCA by Barrington S. Edwards. Mr. Edwards will be presenting his prolific and diverse collection throughout our two floors. The show is facilitated by Jesse Cardoso, head of the Collective Conscious arts collaborative. The welcome reception will be held this Friday, March 5, 7:30 - 9:30 pm, and the official opening reception will be held on Thursday, March 25, 9:00 pm - 12 am. Show dates are March 5 - May 6.

    Workshops
    Back in Boston (from NY) after a short break is La Meira, a highly respected Flamenco instructor and performer. Join her for yet another great 3-day Flamenco workshop.
    March 6 - 8.

    Don't miss the opportunity to attend Movement Alchemy - A Butoh-Inspired Workshop by Jennifer Hicks.
    Saturday, March 20, 4:30 - 6:30 pm.

    Join Salsa Y Control every 3rd Saturday of the month for explosive Mambo-Salsa footwork & partnering workshops.
    Next on Saturday, March 20, 3 - 5 pm.

    Check the BCCA website for upcoming announcements on DJ Hernan's Saturday, March 27, afternoon Salsa workshops (3 - 7pm) & special Salsa Night with SalsaBoston.com.

    A 9-Hour Workshop with the Legendary "Boppin Andre": learn the elusive urban dance styles of Bopping, Robot, Animation, Strobing, 3D, Sinbad, Hitting, Popping, Dimestopping, and much more!!
    Friday, March 26, 6 - 9 pm
    Saturday, March 27, 1:30 - 4:30 pm
    Sunday, March 28, 11 am - 2 pm
    1-hour class $10 Pre-Register, $12 at the Door (Pre-Registration acceptable by March 21 via check, cash or money order payable to and sent out to Jose Cruz, 109 A Third Street, Medford, MA 02155)

    The Saturday workshops will be followed by the 1st Funk Fest dance party, with showcases by Boppin Andre & other guest artists.
    Saturday, March 27, 10:30 pm - 2 am. $10 admission.

    For more info contact Jose Eric Cruz at 781-874-0180 or theatrikwayz@hotmail.com. This event is presented by Pimpsteady Productions (email) & SnakenMekaniks - Promoting Urban Dance & Funk to the Greater Boston Area - Preserving Heritage & Ushering in the Future.

    Beginning in April, the BCCA will host Urban dance & Funk workshops (5:30 - 9 pm) and Funk Fest dances (10 pm - 2 am) every 3rd Saturday!

    New Classes & Sessions

    As Winter turns to Spring, BCCA is adding new classes and revamping past ones.

    Sundays keep getting better with a new and explosive lineup of African drumming and dance, beginning on March 7th. Join Sidi Mohamed 'Joh' Camara for weekly Rhythms of West Africa classes, followed by DeAma Battle's African Rhythm Dance . Joh will be teaching a special Dansa drumming class as part of Women's Day on March 21st. Dansa (Embracing Womanhood) is a rhythm played to challenge women to show their honor to their family and to show that they are ready for marriage. Dancing to this rhythm is a part of an initiation ceremony for embracing womanhood. Originally from Kita and called Diaoura, Dansa was the name given to this act of honor in Kasso, which is in Northern Mali.

    Take a detour from Africa to Japan, and experience the awesome Tsuji-Ryu Kobudo: Samurai Taiko Drumming class, now on a new time and day, every Tuesday from 8:30 - 9:30 pm. Returning for a 2nd session of tango classes are AnaLinda Marcus and Shalom Volchok, who will offer two levels of classes beginning on Saturday, March 13th - Fundamentals of Argentine Tango and Continuing Tango - Feel the Magic! .

    Call BCCA or visit our web site for up-to-date schedule additions and changes. Your attendance is the number one factor in securing the future and success of the BCCA.

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