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The BCCA (CCCA in Cambridge) is a non-profit community arts educational organization dedicated to making the arts accessible to the Greater Boston Area & Beyond. Read more about us.
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Special Events
Open Mic Night

Bring your guitar, your friends, and have a good time. Songwriters, singers of all musical styles welcome (piano available). Each week we have a featured performer and/or theme!

Featured Artists:
4/6 Casey Abrams
4/20 Rob Siegel
5/18 Laura Glyda
6/15 Laura Bullock
7/20 Mark Stepakoff
8/3 Tom Bianchi
9/21 Fishken and Groves      
Time: 9 to 11 pm (sign up at 8:30)
Date: 1st & 3rd Wednesdays
Admission: $5

Tango Salon
Lesson & Dancing for Tango Affictionados

New Thursday Milonga!
Hosted by David  Liu

Beginning on  March 17: Join us every 1st & 3rd Thursday of the month for unforgettable milongas with music DJ'd by David  Liu and visiting Tango DJs.

Arrive at 8:00 p.m. for high intermediate lessons by Simonida Cekovic-Vuletic. Then Tango from 9 p.m. to midnight!

Time: 8:00pm - Midnight!
Date: Every 1st & 3rd Thursday
Admission: $7 dance, $12 lesson + dance, $10 lesson
More Info:

Saturdays: Noche de la Salsa
with SalsaBoston

Dance and listen to a great selection of Latin music by DJs D. Martinez & Hernan, including showcases by local and visiting Salseros.
Weekly lessons:
  8:30-9:30p.m. - Rueda de Casino
  9:30-10:30p.m. - Salsa, Merengue, Bachata
  & Cha Cha Cha by Dan Y. Marshall & Partner
Special Events & Lessons with:
  Johnny and Kelly
  Hacha y Machete

All Ages
Time: Lessons: 8:30 & 9:30 pm, Dancing: 10:30 pm to 1 am
Date: Every Saturday (Except April 9th)
Admission: $10, $12 with lessons (both lessons included!)

Freestyle Sundays
We invite you to try Spirit Dance. Come to a place where contact improvers can break dance with ballerinas, and tango with two-steppers. A montage of sounds -- past, present, and future -- echoing from world music, soul, funk electronic, jazz, rock, reggae, blues and beyond... The evening kicks off with community-led yoga and stretch, leading into freestyle barefooted, ecstatic dance. Free style. Free spirit. Free from judgement. All levels of dancing and ages will enjoy.

Ecstatic - Recharged - Magic
Joyous - Connected

Time: 8 to 11 pm
Date: Stay tuned...
Admission: $5-$10 by donation

Samba Sundays
Samba de Gafieira, Forro, & Other Brazilian Dances

At the Brazilian Cultural Center of New England (BCCNE)
310 Webster Avenue, Cambridge, MA

"Samba Sundays" is a new, upscale event that has just arrived at the BCCA. Join us to sample a variety of Brazilian dances in a 90-minute lesson starting at 7:00 p.m. Then stay for an intimate open dance until 11:00 p.m.

All ages and experience levels are welcome. For more information E-Mail, or visit

Time: 7:00-8:30 p.m. Lesson; 8:30-11:00 p.m. Dance Party
Date: Every Sunday
Admission: $10 w/ lesson; $8 dance only by donation

The Sunday (Tango) Practica
(formerly Mr. Rogers' Tango Practica)

At Extreme DanceSport ballroom, Cambridge, MA
For more information E-Mail Eric Eisack.

This is an opportunity for Boston’s Tango community to meet in an informal setting to exchange ideas and refine their skills.

Dancers are encouraged to share their latest moves, techniques, and discuss Tango. Couples, singles, leader/follower exchange, and same sex couples are welcome to this open practice.

All Levels Welcome!

Time: 3pm to 6pm
Date: Every Sunday afternoon
Admission: $5 by donation

Blue Milonga
hosted by Hsueh-tze Lee of Blue Tango
Argentine Tango Class and Milonga
"Join us for a uniquely romantic, exciting, sexy, mesmerizing evening of dance."

��8-9pm Tango Lesson
��9pm-1am Blue Milonga

Time: Lesson at 8pm, Milonga at 9 pm
Date: 2nd Saturday each month
Admission: $15 dance & lesson, $10 dance only
More Info:

Tap Jams with Julia Boynton

Join Julia Boynton and the Herman Hampton Trio for an outstanding evening of music and dance.

Tap the evening away!

Last Saturday of each month!

6:00-7:00 Classes (Adv. Beginner & Intermediate)
7:00-8:00 Beginner/Int. Tap Jam
8:00-10:00 Advanced Jam & Showcase

Date: Saturday, June 25th
More Info:
Power. To Protect Master Series Workshops
When a Life Depends On It

POWER. TO PROTECT gives individuals and martial artists of all backgrounds an opportunity to advance their skills using Robert Bussey's strategies. Focusing on various aspects of self defense and hand-to-hand combat, past workshops include stick application, strap and flexible weapons, takedowns & submissions and more.

Date: See website or contact to arrange a workshop
More Info:

Classics Open Mic & Singalong: You&Broadway
A Classical & Modern Rendezvous for All Ages!

It's party time for a musical spectacular with open mic piano singalongs.  See & hear the greatest singers, dancers & talents of New England!

Join host Howie D. Jordan, and founder & singer Paul Jordan for this special Sunday show, from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. Featuring internationally acclaimed pianist Richard De Mone, drumming sensation Leon Alperin on drums, harmonica virtuoso & keyboard player Steve Dacey, and Mike Devlin on bass guitar, with favorite showtunes & opera from the 30's, 40's, 50's & 60's.  Songs will be led by local singer personalities and everyone is encouraged to participate.  One or two songs per person - Sign up at 2:00 p.m.

Don't miss this occasion!  All are welcome on this trip down memory lane!

Location: This special open mic will be held at Brookline Access TV (BATV), The Unified Arts Building, 46 Tappan Street, 3rd Floor, Brookline, MA.

* We would like to extend a special thank you to the BATV & its Programming Director, Lawrence Hollie, for hosting our event on a Sunday afternoon!

Contact us for more information.

Phone: (617) 642-1444

Time: 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Date: Sunday, June 13, 2010
Admission: $5 Cover Charge (donations appreciated)

Dan Y. Marshall & The

Dancing & Movement for Actors

An All-Levels Ongoing Class
No prior experience necessary!
No dance partner needed!

Taught by
Dancer / Martial Artist / SAG Actor
Dan Yonah Marshall
& Ballroom and Chinese Folk Dancer
Vivian Lessa

An Ongoing Class
Sundays, 5 - 6:45 p.m.
Drop-In Any Time for $15
Or Buy A 5-Class Card for $60!

Click here for Details & Registration!

The Raff Dance Studio

14 Harvard Ave., Suite #3, Allston , MA

(Easy T Access & Street Parking)


Share Our Stage 2010
A Celebration of Music Diversity
A Benefit for Arts Education
June 18th & 19th

A Non-Profit Partnership
to Establish in Downtown the
Greater Boston Community Center for the Arts


The BCCA Presents
Flamenco Master Workshops
& Juerga (Improv Jam)

La Conja
"The Fire of Flamenco"
& Juanito Pascual
"One of America's Greatest Flamenco Guitarists"
Sunday, December 10th, 2006
The Raff Dance Studio
14 Harvard Ave., Suite #3, Allston, MA

Workshop Prices:
$20/1, $35/2, $50/3
Juerga Cover: $10
Student/Senior/Group Discounts
REGISTER at or (617) 642-1444

12:00 - 1:15 pm: Beginner & Advanced Beginner Flamenco (La Conja)

1:30 - 2:45 pm: All Levels Palmas & Cante (La Conja & Juanito)

3:00 - 4:15 pm: Intermediate/Advanced Flamenco (La Conja)

7:00 - 9:30 p.m.: Juerga - Flamenco Improv Jam

featuring improvised performances by La Conja & Juanito Pascual, and a screening of Jenny Alexander's short film of a performance by La Conja & Juanito. Spectators, and dancers, singers & musicians of all levels are welcome & encouraged to join the jam!
Light Spanish tapas buffet (with kosher vegetarian, chicken & fish ingredients), soda & water!

4:30 - 9:30 p.m.: Flamenco Buzz Gift Shop
Gorgeous items will be for sale, including 100% silk men's & women's polkadot scarves, handmade jewelry with a flamenco flavor, castenet and shoe bags, flamenco journals and greeting cards. 20% of your purchase will help support the BCCA! It doesn't get any better than that!!!

This Event Has Been Generously
Co-Sponsored by
Flamenco Buzz
Planet Flamenco &
Mojitos Latin Lounge & Nightclub

Help Us Spread The Word!
Click Here
To Download & Distribute Our Flyer!

More Info:

The BCCA Is Happy To
Invite People of All Ages To
Halloween Story Time with Irene Smalls

Sunday, October 29th, 2006
5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

20 Linden Street, 3rd Floor
Allston, MA 02134
(The Linden Business Center)

$5 for Kids
$8 for Adults
Constumes or Painted Faces Encouraged!
(Includes Free Entree To Breakbash)

Kids & parents alike should not miss the chance to have a horriful Halloween with master storyteller Irene Smalls. Your spine will tingle, your feet will shake withthe googly goggly grossness of her tales.
Come get the scare of your life. All for a good cause. Of course.

Free Candy!!!!!

Help Us Spread The Word!
Click Here
To Download & Distribute Our Flyer!

Hosts Crazy Freddy & Snap
In Collaboration With The BCCA
& Scion
Invite People of All Ages To:

Halloween Breakbash V

Sunday, October 28th, 2007
6 p.m. to 12 a.m.

20 Linden Street, 3rd Floor
Allston, MA 02134
(The Linden Business Center)

$8 with Costume or Painted Face
$10 without Costume
$5 for Kids Under 10!

Come Dance to Hot Breaks, Phunk, & Old School Hip Hop, by DJ Shame & DJ ActOne

1 On 1 B-Boy/B-Girl Battles for $400 Cash!

Cool Trophies for Best Costumes!

Don't one of the year's most anticipated events! -- Keep Hip Hop Alive!

Free Candy!!!!!

Help Us Spread The Word!
Click Here
To Download & Distribute Our Flyer!

Hosts Crazy Freddy & Snap
In Collaboration With The BCCA
Invite People of All Ages To

Sunday, October 29th, 2006
7 p.m. to 12 a.m.

20 Linden Street, 3rd Floor
Allston, MA 02134
(The Linden Business Center)

$8 with Costume or Painted Face
$10 without Costume

Come Dance to Hot Breaks, Phunk, & Old School Hip Hop, by DJ Shame & DJ ActOne

1 On 1 B-Boy/B-Girl Battles for $100 Cash!

This Is A Must -- Keep Hip Hop Alive!

Free Candy!!!!!

Help Us Spread The Word!
Click Here
To Download & Distribute Our Flyer!

BCCA Organizational News

  During its first two years, our organization grew rapidly in the face of adverse conditions and many critical challenges. We were warmly embraced by the Brookline and Greater Boston arts community, and with the help of our many supporters, we have strengthened our organizational structure, partnered up with four non-profit organizations, formed many strategic alliances, have found a new building, and are looking forward to re-opening our doors and expanding our offerings.

  Since our 501(c)3 status was granted in August 2004, we have been fortunate to be the recipients of many grants in a short period of time.

  In total, our initial fundraising campaign to save our 14 Green Street home raised over $350,000 ($210,000 in donations and grants, and $140,000 in pledges). During that trying period, we were blessed with enormous support on the part of the press, who released over 60 feature articles, as well as coverage on major radio and TV news networks. We wish to thank all those who have continued to support us after we closed our doors in Brookline on May 16, 2005, so that we may look to a brighter tomorrow.

  Along with our targeted Downtown Boston facility, the BCCA looks to further implement its global initiatives that aim to create and cultivate a network of artists and educators through the use of multimedia and telecommunication technology. The BCCA can serve as a great community based technology & arts partner to the high tech corporate industry and to educational institutions - Stay tuned for more developments in this area of our mission.

  Help the BCCA re-establish itself at a new and permanent home in Downtown Boston!

  Learn more at our campaign at www.bccaonline/support,
or contact Dan Yonah Marshall at or (617) 642-1444.

  Detailed organizational, financial, and artistic information packets are available upon request.

   Make a Donation or Provide a Personal Reference/Inroduction
Make a tax-deductible donation
* Please contact Dan Y. Marshall at (617) 642-1444 or via E-Mail with any referals or questions.

   Did you know your employer can most likely match or even double the charitable gifts you have given (or intend to give) us?! To find out if your company has a matching gift program, enter its name in the search engine at

   Contact the Media (Newspapers & TV)
  We have been very fortunate to have increadible newspaper coverage, with weekly/bi-weekly feature articles in all major publications (Brookline Tab & The Bulletin, The Jewish Advocate & Boston Globe).

  Administration, outreach, events & more - there's much to do!

  Start now by visiting our Support Page at Help create a permanent home for the arts in Boston!
  Got ideas? Contact us! Thanks

Get In Touch with BCCA Faculty

Until we re-establish our center, you may wish to get in touch with our faculty members. We've compiled a list of teachers' E-Mail addresses so that you can contact them about classes. They are sorted by class and Alphabetically by last name. If your teacher doesn't have an email address, feel free to email for contact info.

If you still have some unused Class-Pass or membership credit we will fully honor when we re-open.

We thank you for all your patronage and past support and look forward to seeing you again soon.

Pennies in the Park - Sun June 25, 11am-3pm
FREE Family Fun, Classes & Performances!

Summer is here, and we�re kicking it off with a day of FREE outdoor classes & performances in Salsa, Hip Hop & Breakdancing, Pantomime, Kung Fu, Movin' & Groovin', Fitness, Music, & More!

Take part in this FUNdraiser by gathering your small change and donating it to BCCA's New Building Campaign.  Roll pennies, nickels, dimes & quarters with your kids while enjoying a day of FREE outdoor classes & performances, presented by BCCA's wonderful faculty members & affiliates.  Attendance is FREE of charge!

* This event is for all ages and abilities!

Click here for our flyer

Location: The rectangular lawn area in front of Edward Devotion School, 345 Harvard Street, Brookline.
We're on, come rain or shine! (If it rains, the fair will be held under the building overhang of Devotion School.)

Contact us for more info.

Phone: (617) 738-2800

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Date: Sunday, June 25th, 2006
Admission: FREE

A Taste of the Arts Gala
Saturday, March 18, 2006, 7 p.m.

John Hancock Hall &
Back Bay Grand Ballroom

(180 Berkeley Street, Boston)

Gala Lineup:

7 - 8 p.m.: Catered VIP Reception with Live Latin Jazz by Cinco Son

7 - 11:30 p.m.: Visual Arts Silent Auction by acclaimed artists

8 - 10 p.m.: Performance Showcase & Award Ceremony, featuring a star-studded lineup of dancers, musicians, martial artist, singers, poets, actors, and more!

10 p.m. - 12 a.m.: Social Dance with DJ Hernan, guest singers with piano accompaniment by Richard DeMone, and Ballroom & Lindy-Hop performances!

This event will honor our past donors, artists, and staff, and will serve to launch our New Building Campaign.

Celebrate Our Vision - Past & Future!

For Info & Tickets
or Call (617) 738-2800.
Ticket prices range from $25 to $100, with discounts for students, seniors, children, and people with disabilities. $6 Validated garage parking available at 100 Clarendon Street.

Two Breakdancing Fundraisers

Featuring: Zboy-pop, Omen, Flight, Bebo, Pokee, Jet Liem, Showtime, Lil Lean, Nery, Step2

Presented by: Crazyfreddy & Snap

Crazyfreddy: 617-216-4881 cell/office

Time: 8:00pm - 1:00am
Date: April 2nd and May 7th
Admission: $8
More Info:

Rogalach by Niva Lev
This is the jouney of an Israeli woman to her childhood.

A funny and moving story of a mother and daughter, from early childhood, through adolescence, and into maturity.

Feelings, questions, lies and secrets are exposed with humor and sensitivity. Not one stone is left unturned in this story where humor and sadness are interwoven into one unforgettable show.
Time: 7:30pm
Date: 04/16/05
Admission: $12 in advance, $15 at door, call 617-738-5038 to
Upcoming rock concerts

Friday April 1st
Oneida(NYC), Devil Music, +TBA's
8:00 PM
For more information email:

Sunday April 3rd
Breather Resist, Transistor Transistor, Coliseum, Disappearer, Lords
7:30 - $6 -

Movie Screenings:

March 6th, 6:30: "The Absent"
A full length (89 min.) feature film  dealing with the last 72 hours of a soldier about to commit suicide. 2003

All movies are introduced by Michael Yochai, an acclaimed award winning Israeli film director/producer. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to

Cost $8 per movie
Series $5 each*
Email for information the Series tickets

TBA Movies: 4/17, 5/1, 5/15  
On Display Now

Tango, architectural, and landscape photography by David Liu

Cambridge based photographer David I-Teh Liu's beautiful limited-edition fine art prints are currently on display.

The exhibit consists of about 30 framed pieces ranging from 8"x10" to 32"x40". Come in for a catalog with special prices valid for the duration of the exhibit at BCCA. for more info on the artist.

Date: February 12 to April 28
More Info:
2006 Summer Arts Program
Hey kids - let's see your moves!

The Summer Arts Program is back!
July 10th - August 18th

This summer, join the BCCA for a fun-filled summer of dance, martial arts, music and theatre action. This will be the second year of our Summer Arts Program � a huge success in its first year - offering full-day, two-week sessions from July 10th to August 18th. The Program serves ages 6 to 13+ and has one-week and half-day options.  We will also offer afternoon pre-schooler sessions (Call/E-Mail for details!).

Click  here for our detailed ad.

Space is available - Register today!
Download a registration form here.

Contact Emily Gold, Youth Program Director, for more info.
Call: (617) 738-2800

Venue: Boston Dance Zone
Address: 20 Linden Street, 3rd Fl., Allston, MA

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
(5pm extended day option)
Date: July 10th - August 18th, 2006

Impulse Dance Summer Camp 2005
Adrienne T. Hawkins - Artistic Director

* THIS YEAR'S IMPULSE DANCE SUMMER CAMP HAS BEEN CANCELED - WE LOOK FORWARD TO OFFERING IT IN SUMMER 2006 - Please call Adrienne Hawkins at (617) 469-8787 for questions and information*

The Program
Five weeks of mounting a contemporary version of Shakespear's Mid Summer Nights Dream and one week of touring throughout the Greater Boston Area. We will tour in such venues as Nursing Homes, YMCA's summer camps, and community centers.

Adrienne T. Hawkins - Artistic Director
Ricardo Foster - Hip Hop & Theater
Lorraine Chapman - Ballet & Modern
Special Guest Artists Throught the Summer!

Impulse Summer Arts Camp is the ideal place for teenagers to learn about the arts and develop their own creative skills, as they discover more about themselves by celebrating the best they can be. Impulse Dance Summer Camp is a training ground for the arts. It is a safe and nurturing environment where community is emphasized, friendship valued and personal growth celebrated.

Scholarships will be available for students through an audition process. We are looking for dedicated, enthusiastic students who love the theater and are willing to work. You are encouraged to take Adrienne's Saturday class at the BCCA at 11 a.m.

For application and more information contact Adrienne at (617) 469-8787 or

Time: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Date: July 5th - August 12th, 2005
Admission: $200/week; $1200 for entire 6-week program
More Info:

Summer Tunes: Music's Cool
With Middle C Music
"A jam-filled musical adventure for kids and teens, ages 6 to 16"
* Call (978) 210-2136 for location*

Piano, Guitar, Drums, Bass,
Woodwinds, Brass, Vocals...

- Jam with your friends -
- Rap with a Live Hip Hop Band! -
- Learn about the history
of Rock and Roll! -
- Study privately with Boston's best teachers! -
- Record Your Own CD! -

Call "Middle C Music"
(978) 210-2136
Beginners welcome

Date: call (978) 210-2136 for details

Donate Online
Mail Donations & Info
(617) 642-1444 (Director)
Arts Center: 41 Second Street, Cambridge, MA 02141
Corporate & Mailing: C/O 327 Saint Paul St. #2, Brookline, MA 02446
What's New?
 CCCA Grand Opening!
The Cambridge Community Center for the Arts (CCCA), has gotten a generous sponsorship byBioMed Realtyat their shared arts facility, at 500 Kendall Street,Canal District Kendall!! The center will feature a diverse selection of classes & cultural events by acclaimed local artists, in dance, martial arts, fitness, music, & theatre, beginning with 2-days of free classes & Events, on Feb. 10 & 11!!!
We invite people of all ages & abilities -- There's something for everyone at the CCCA!
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