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BalletRox Dance

Partner Programming

When:

Mondays 4:00-7:00 pm; Wednesday 4:00-7:00 pm; Saturdays 8:00 am-1:00 pm

Fee:

We offer a sliding fee scale for our nine month program of classes. Tuition includes dancewear and recital costumes.

BalletRox is a nonprofit 501c3 organization. We have been teaching dance in the Boston Public Schools and in the Boston community since 1992.  A chance to dance!  That is what BalletRox is all about. 

 

On line registration and application for reduced tuition: https://balletrox.info/dance-with-us/register

 

Class Schedule:  Classes start September 9, 2017

Level I: grades K0-K2; Level II: grades K2-2; Level III and IV: grades 3 and up, Level V: grades 7 and up

These are suggested age and grade levels, but may vary by prior experience and teacher recommendation.

 

Day and Time                               Level                           Class

Saturday, 8:00 – 9:00 am           V                      Level V Advanced Ballet

Saturday, 8:15 – 9:00 am           II                      Level II Foundational Tap

Saturday, 9:00 – 10:00 am         II                      Level II Foundational Ballet

Saturday, 9:00 – 9:50 am           I                       Creative Movement - Beginning Ballet

Saturday, 10:00 – 11:00 am       III/IV               Intermediate Level III/IV Tap

Saturday, 11:00 – 12:00noon    III                    Intermediate Level III Ballet

Saturday, 11:00 – 12:00noon    IV/V                Intermediate/Advanced Level IV/V Tap

Saturday, 12:00 – 1:00 pm        IV                     Intermediate Level IV Ballet

Monday, 4:00 – 6:00 pm            V                     Advanced Level V Ballet, with Pointe

Monday, 6:00 – 7:00 pm            III/IV                Intermediate Level III/IV Ballet

Wednesday, 4:00 – 5:00             III/IV/V           Hip Hop – Street Jazz

Wednesday, 5:00 – 6:00 pm      III/IV/V           Modern/Caribbean/Soca

Wednesday, 6:00 – 7:00 pm       II/III               Hip Hop – Street Jazz

 

You can take ONE FREE CLASS between Saturday, September 9 and Wednesday, September 27, and see if you like it!   

Contact:

For more information, please email us at: info@balletrox.info; or check out our website at: www.balletrox.info.

Beantown Society

Partner Programming

When:

Monday 3:00-6:30 pm,Wednesday 3:00-7 pm, Thursday 3:00-7 pm

In the summer of 2004, the youth of Spontaneous were charged with the task of choosing an issue in their community and designing a Project of Change that would address this issue. The teens chose to focus on youth violence, and the lack of programming for teens in their community. In response, they created their own youth program at Spontaneous Celebrations called Beantown Society.

The vision of Beantown Society is to unite youth in Boston across race, class, culture, and neighborhood to end youth violence. We believe in changing youth's oppression, neglect-ion, rejection, and depression into youth power. We work towards this vision by offering a youth run after school program as well as workshops, projects and events based on youth interests. We provide a space for youth to express themselves, receive one-on-one support, and become leaders in their community.

Contact:

Noemi Saafyr Paz, Director ·noemispaz@beantownsociety.org · 617-524-6373

Beginner African Marimba Classes

Partner Programming

When:

Sundays 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/12,2/19 10:30-11:30

Learn how to play simple songs on these simple African instruments! No experience necessary. Instruments will be provided.

Marimbas are wooden instruments (similar to xylophones) that bring out the unique, energizing harmonies and rhythms of the music Much of our marimba music is based on the mbira tradition of the Shona people, the majority cultural group in Zimbabwe. The mbira is the ancient tribal instrument of the Shona peoples, dating back thousands of years.

This music is known world wide for its intricate interlocking polyrhythmic melodies.

The appeal of marimbas is they are fun to be played in a group! After the six-week session, we will put on a short recital for friends and family.

 

Contact:  Tchukki 352.328.7397

fwhatzamarimba@yahoo.com

Contact Improv

Partner Programming

When:

Thursdays 7:15-9:30 starting 6/1/17

Fee:

Cost: $5-10 sliding scale

 
 
Contact Improvisation is a dance form created in 1972 by dancer/choreographer Steve Paxton. Sometimes referred to as an ‘art-sport’, it incorporates elements of somatic practices, acrobatics and movement to explore the principles of physics (gravity, momentum + centrifugal force) through contact with other dancers. CI is now practiced throughout the world and is used as a tool for movement research, choreography, physical awareness and exercise.

And it’s fun!

All levels of experience welcome, no experience necessary but classes can be physically intense!

Class will consist of a structured beginning that may involve Labs or Skill sharing and will end with a Jam (open movement space).

 

Bring loose fitting comfortable clothes and water (no shoes needed)

 

 

Contact:

jaredtwilliams@gmail.com

MUSIC IS HEALING

Partner Programming

When:

Saturdays -10:30am @ Spontaneous Celebrations in Jamaica Plains (begins June 21st)

Musical work such as poetry, singing and playing instruments is known to promote social competence as it develops in the early years. Drumming, in particular, is rapidly becoming recognized and utilized as a medium for personal growth and development, for the enhancement of community feeling and for physiological and psychological healing. The Urban Griots workshop introduces children to the power of voice and rhythm through drum poetry, music and dance. If you are at least 18 years old, are a parent of child in preschool or kindergarten (4-7 years) and would like more information about participating, please email akwerius@gmail.com.
 
No previous skill is required! We bring the instruments, you bring the energy!
 
Limited to 20 participants. Advanced sign-up is required. To register, visit bit.ly/drumball.

Contact:

akwerius@gmail.com

Women’s Boxing Fundamental Class Level 1

Partner Programming

When:

May 18 - June 1, Monday's 7:30-8:30

This clinic’s aim is to teach the basic fundamentals of boxing, including punches, footwork, agility and cardiovascular conditioning. Through a series of partner and class drills you will learn the sweet science of boxing in a comfortable group setting. This clinic also includes informative training on how to properly stretch and warm the body up for optimal performance

Contact:

genevieve.arndt@gmail.com

Festival Arts Instruction

Spontaneous Programming

When:

Wednesdays 7-9 pm & Saturdays between 1-4pm (March 17, 24, 31 April 14, 21, 28)

Festival Arts workshops include:

Songs and Dances from spring traditions around the world.

Drumming with junk percussion to help Wake Up The Earth!

Stilt Walking

Making Things for Parade and Festival (flags, puppets, banners, costumes, etc.)

 

Contact:

femke@spontaneouscelebrations.org

Spontaneous Stilts

Spontaneous Programming

When:

Stilts...Saturdays@ 2pm--No classes holiday weekends

Fee:

$5 suggested donation

Informal stilt classes for ages 8 and up. Parents can learn along with their kids! Bring the family, it's a fun way to spend time together. Maybe you can join us in a parade!

Contact:

Maaak · 857-498-2438

Toddler Drumming!

Spontaneous Programming

When:

Saturdays, 10:00 -11:00 am (toddlers, children, parents)

Fee:

$8/child donation additional children $5/child donation

Our new drum leader offers fabulous percussion classes and workshops on Saturday mornings at our community center. The classes are also available at other community centers in Jamaica Plain and Roxbury.

Contact:

James 774-521-7675

Capoeira Gerais Boston

When:

Wednesdays, 7:30 - 9:00 pm

Fee:

$15/class. Membership packages available.

Learn the art of capoeira with Capoeira Gerais Boston.  These classes will teach you a combination of martial arts, dance, music, and the rich cultural traditions that are Capoeira. Gerais means “general” in Portuguese. This name was chosen to signify that Capoeira is for everyone–all ages, all physical abilities, all ethnic and social backgrounds. Through Capoeira’s unique history of discrimination and freedom, we seek to promote diversity, tolerance and self-expression.

Contact:

fcfpoon@gmail.com

Salsa Classes - Semi-private by Meta-Movements

When:

Tuesdays 7:15 pm to 8:45pm

Fee:

$15 drop-in; $45 4-week package

Rapidly learn and improve your salsa dancing skills
Personalized instruction to achieve your individual goal
Beginner and intermediate levels available

Contact:

info@metamovements.com or call 617-286-6382

Shim Gum Do Zen Martial Arts

When:

Monday 7pm to 9pm, and Sunday, 4pm to 5pm

Fee:

$25 registration, $80 a month, $150 for two months (scholarships available).

Do is a martial art and meditation proactive with roots in Korean Zen Buddhism. The words Shim Gum Do translate to Mind Sword Path. It is taught throughout the world with schools and headquartered in Brighton, MA. (Zen Karate, Zen, Sword, Self Defense, Sen Meditation.) American Buddist Shim Gum Do Association at 203 Chestnut Hill Avenue, Brighton, MA 02135. http://www.shimgumdo.org

Contact:

Sebastian Rizzon, mushimgum@gmail.com, 617-429-8024

SingPositive, JP!

When:

Sundays from 4:15-6:00pm, from September to December and February to May

Fee:

Tuition is $150 for adults and $100 for kids (toddlers-18 y.o.) for each 15 week semester. We have scholarships -- please don't hesitate to sign up if finances are tight!

Want a chance to make real, quality music from many different genres? Want to meet other JP musicians of all ages? Parents -- tired of watching your kids perform from the audience?

SingPositive, JP, a community-based family chorus, rehearses at Spontaneous Celebrations each Sunday from September-December and February-May.

Who: You, your family, and all your friends!

What: Folk, pop, rock, and world music for singers and instrumentalists

Contact:

Joel Sindelar @ joel@SingPositive.org.

Zumba

When:

Tuesdays 6-7 pm with Nancy and Thursdays 6-7 pm with Joya

Fee:

$10 per class or $45 for 5-class card, $80 for a 10-class card (note: separate cards for Nancy's and Joya's classes)

Are you ready to party yourself into shape? Zumba is an exhilarating, effective, easy to follow, Latin-inspired, calorie-burning dance fitness party. Zumba classes feature exotic rhythms set to high-energy Latin and international beats, such as salsa, merengue, reggaeton, cumbia, bachata, hip hop, West Aftrican and Arabian. Before participants know it, they are getting fit and their energy levels are soaring. It's easy to do, effective and exhilarating, often building a deep-rooted community among returning students. All levels welcome, no dance experience necessary.

 
 

Contact:

Joya - joyafitness@gmail.com or Nancy - getfitwithnancy@gmail.com