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Events and Featured Classes

21

Aug

Ballroom for Beginners - 3 hour workshop

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You think you can't dance? Well you can! Come join us for the this fun 3 hour workshop which will cover a number of dance styles that can be applied to many different styles of music.  The last 30 minutes of the workshop will be a dance party to practice your moves! Hustle, swing, rhumba and cha-cha! Couples are welcome but you do not need a partner for this workshop. Individual students will be paired up with other students and/or instructor. Instructor: Karen Renaud. Space is limited. Must register in advance! 

Karen Renaud is the Wellness Subject Matter Leader for the Hopkinton Public School system.  She teaches a variety of wellness courses including stress management, self defense and Ballroom Dance!  

Fifteen years ago, she walked into a ballroom dance studio looking for a new challenge and a fun way to exercise.  What she thought was going to a six week summer experiment turned into a lifelong love affair with this form of dance.  As she began acquiring skills, she started introducing a few steps to her high school students and was thrilled to see their response.  Her students wanted to learn more so she shifted her focus to learning how to teach both the lead and follow positions for eight dances.  She studied DVIDA, NDCA and Fred Astaire curriculum with professional instructors in FL and MA and, over the years, implemented a ballroom dance curriculum for grades 2-12 including a full semester elective course in the Medfield Public School system.  Some of her favorite highlights of the program were the "Golden Shoes Dance Competition" in which the entire sophomore class competed and the "Dancing with the Warriors" showcase which highlighted the ballroom dance students performances along with collegiate and professional dancers.
 
These days, Karen enjoys training for showcase performances and competitions but she also loves helping friends and family learn a few dance moves for fun and special events such as weddings.  She has often been asked to teach classes for adults in the community and felt it was the right time to do so.  She believes that ballroom dance is a joyful lifetime skill that helps improve all aspects of physical, mental, social and emotional health.  She is excited to partner with the Hopkinton Center for the Arts to offer this beginner workshop  If you've ever watched other people dancing and wish you could do it too, now is your chance!  You do not need to have experience or even a partner.  Come alone or with your loved one or with a bunch of friends.  We will laugh, move, stimulate your brain and learn a valuable skill one small step at a time.  :)

Tickets: $45 General Admissions, $40.5 for members

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August 21 (06:30 pm-09:30 pm)

24

Aug

the Local Scene music series: Soul Function

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Soul Function is a 10-piece band of veteran musicians who grew up listening to everything from Chicago, Tower of Power, Doobie Brothers, to Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Sam and Dave and just about everything in between. Now it's their joy to share this music for people of all ages who love to dance as much as they love to play.  There will be general seating, a few tables and a big dance floor! 

Tickets $22.00 General Admission, $19.80 for Members, $25 at the door.  

Parents Night Out! For children ages 6 to 12. Drop your kids off at the HCA from 7:30-10:30 p.m. while you enjoy the music of Soul Function. They will enjoy movies, games, and snacks. $25 per child, $20 additional siblings. To register, simply add number of children at checkout when purchasing your concert tickets, here.

 

Tickets: $22 General Admissions, $19.8 for members

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August 24 (08:00 pm-11:00 pm)
Delbridge Family Performance Space

25

Aug

Free Outdoor Shakespeare: As You Like It

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The Forest of Arden comes alive in Brown Box Theatre Project’s 8th Annual FREE Outdoor Shakespeare tour, As You Like It!

When a motley cast of characters finds themselves banished from the court, misdirection, desire, and serendipity unite to form a tangled web of identity and love that could only be possible in this pastoral haven, where gender roles, politics, and expectations are turned upside-down. Performed under the stars in idyllic outdoor venues, As You Like It will transport audiences into the heart of one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies in a can’t-miss multi-state tour.

For your comfort please bring a chair or blanket to enjoy Shakespeare outdoors.

August 25 (07:30 pm-10:30 pm)

08

Sep

the Local Scene series: Brother Kerry & the Hoptones

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Brother Kerry and the Hoptones are a blues unit, primarily of friends from the great Brampton town of Hopkinton MA. Along with selected friends and accomplices we have put together a blues tribute CD called Over The Influence featuring the help of New England Blues Legend Wolf Ginades on Bass and Macon GA Blues man Danny Kelly Jr. on harp. The CD is a compilation of favorite blues influences to include: BB, Muddy, Johnny and Taj among others. Today we are ready to take the music on the road. Fronted by The Right Rev. Brother Kerry Keefe, (who has recorded with James Montgomery and was high school bandmate of great Phish Bassist Mike Gordon), the Hoptones bring some serious talent to the stage. The Band is driven by Monster Guitarist and Sound Engineer (founder of Boston Audio Master) Brett Low, the Virtuoso Rhythm Stylings of Paul McClusky and our latest addition on the Solid Bass Guitar Glen Fournier. 

Tickets $22.00 General Admission, Member Price $19.80, At the Door $25.00

 

Tickets: $22 General Admissions, $19.8 for members

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September 08 (08:00 pm-11:00 pm)
Delbridge Family Performance Space

09

Sep

Big Joe the Storyteller: Fall Fables and Fairytales

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Big Joe is a professional storyteller for children and adults. He has an amazing collection of original and classic stories that will be a big hit with kids of all ages. With his unique stlye, Big Joe captivates his audience and takes them on storytelling trips around the world. There will be puppets, there will be props, and best of all, there will be stories kids will not soon forget. Part of the HCA's Children's Entertainment Series, sponsored in part by Foundation for MetroWest.

Tickets: $10 General Admissions, $9 for members

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September 09 (03:00 pm-04:00 pm)

HCA members have access to the galleries, exhibits, programs, and events at discounted prices to keep them engaged throughout the year -- all the while supporting the center.