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Events and Featured Classes

26

Sep

Bachata Workshop & Performance with Tumbao Latin Dance

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Bachata Workshop & Performance
with Tumbao Latin Dance 

Thursday, September 26, 2019
7 to 9pm

Originating from the Dominican Republic, Bachata is a fun, sexy dance which combines simple footwork and strong hip movement. This workshop promises to be lots of fun! No experience or partner required.

Instructors: Kristian Santos and Clara Ramos of Tumbao Latin Dance - Worcester

Kristian Santos (Director) began his journey into dance in March, 2012 when a friend convinced him to try salsa classes. At the time, he believed he would try it for just a few months. Now, years later, he finds himself still learning, still growing, and eager to help others find their own rewarding paths through the amazing world of salsa.

Kristian started his journey taking salsa classes with Raices Latin Dance once per week, but after a month he was in the studio every day. He found himself quickly advancing through the school’s classes and eventually joining the student team, semi pro team and the pro team and performing in multiple salsa events. After leaving Raices, Kristian continued to take classes at various locations throughout Boston, Providence, Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Bronx. In addition, Kristian is the Director of Yamulee Project Boston and the Founder of Tumbao Latin Dance. 

Kristian focus is on helping his students see social dancing not just as a series of movements but as a kind of conversation between dance partners. By helping students understand the mechanics and signals of leading and following, he encourages them to find their own voice and style on the dance floor.

Clara Ramos (Co-Director) began her ballet studies at Ballet School Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic at the age of 4. She continued her studies at Ballet Clara Elena Ramirez, Ballet Concierto Dominicano and Ballet Studio Doris Infante. At age 19, Clara Ramos auditioned and was selected to join the Company Ballet Nacional Dominicano, directed by Monika Despradel. She performed in the following ballets: Gisselle, Swan Lake, Romeo & Juliet, The Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella and the Nutcracker. In addition, she danced the female variation of the Ballets Paquita and The Corsair and performed as Principal Dancer in the ballets Don Quixote as Kitri and Coppélia as Swanilda. Clara started dancing Salsa ON 1 at La Academia de Chicha when she was 13 years old and returned to this studio years later to help with the classes. In 2014, she started dancing professionally at On2 Dance Studio with Rafael Tejeda as Director, and in 2016 she joined Yamulee Dance Company in New York City.

$20 per person, $18 for HCA Members
Minimum of 9 participants required for class to proceed.

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Part of the HCA's Arts Around the World Cultural Series. 

Tickets: $20 General Admissions, $18 for members

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September 26 (07:00 pm-09:00 pm)

27

Sep

Broadway in Hopkinton: Cailtin Shea

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Friday, September 27 at 7:30pm

A Hopkinton High School and Enter Stage Left alumna, Caitlin is so excited to see the Hopkinton Center for the Arts come to life. She was a performer in one of the very first ESL shows "Lullaby of Broadway" to raise money for this very barn to become a performing arts space.

A graduate of the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC with a Bachelors of Music, Caitlin spent the better portion of the last decade performing in shows and concerts in and around the greater Washington, DC area having the opportunity to work at the Kennedy Center, Signature Theatre, Imagination Stage and more. 

Please come spend an intimate evening in song walking down memory lane and belting out to the future.

Tickets: $20 General Admissions, $18 for members

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September 27 (07:30 pm-09:00 pm)

29

Sep

Princess Tea

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Enter Stage Left Theater, the resident Theater Company of the Hopkinton Center for the Arts cordially invites all princesses and princes (and their chaperones) to the Princess Tea Party!

Join us to meet Disney Princesses, enjoy a musical performance of Disney favorites. Guests are encouraged to dress up as their favorite Disney characters. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For ages 2-10 y/o.

Ticket includes an autograph book, tea and cookies, craft and photo opportunities! Who will you meet there? Cinderella, Anna and Elsa, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Moana and more! 

Sunday September 29th. Two one hours show times 11 am and 1 pm.  

This event is a fundraiser for ESL Theater. Your support allows us to continue to produce our adult and children's productions throughout the year and offer scholarships. 

$35 per child and one adult. Additional adult $10 (if two adults attend with one child)

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September 29 (11:00 am-01:00 pm)

04

Oct

First Friday Open Mic with Feature Linda Marks.

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Join us at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts for First Friday Open Mic with host and singer-songwriter Jack Byrne. 

Singers, players, songwriters, poets, and storytellers of all ages are invited to perform. Sign-ups now available online.  

All are welcome to come and enjoy the music. $5 at the door. Free to HCA members.

Sign-ups 7:00pm, Music 7:30pm

Tickets: $5 General Admissions, $0 for members

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October 04 (07:30 pm-09:00 pm)

06

Oct

Children's Series: Malik The Magic Guy

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2019-2020 Children's Entertainment Series

October 6: Malik the Magic Guy
Sunday, 3 p.m.

Malik is a full time comedy magician with over 20 years of experience. Based in the Boston area, Malik has performed his unique comedy magic all over the United States. He has been a featured performer at countless parties, functions, and special events like the following (just to name a few): Rhode Island Summer Reading Program, Hampton Beach Kids Fest, Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Barnstable County Fair, and First Night Chatham.
 

 

Tickets: $10 General Admissions, $9 for members

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October 06 (03:00 pm-04:00 pm)

13

Oct

Jazz Jam Sundays

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Are you a musician, a jazz aficionado, or just looking for something fun to do? Join the MetroWest Jazz Project at the HCA every second Sunday of the month. One-hour concert followed by a public jam session open to musicians. Sundays 11 am. Free ($5 donations at the door appreciated).

October 13 (11:00 am-01:30 pm)

20

Oct

Fall Mini-Retreat: Relax, Renew and Recharge

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Want to feel less distracted and more present?  More authentic and comfortable in your own skin?  Less guarded and more open-hearted?

Take a break from your usual busyness and routines to join us for an afternoon of rest, meditation and Yin/Yang* yoga with attention directed to open, present moment awareness. 

Yoga means to “yoke” or unite as in body, heart, mind and spirit. *Yin yoga is a quiet, deep and passive floor practice which will include some gentle restorative poses while the yang style is vinyasa-based (flow) with a slow and therapeutic approach. The yoga will be gentle to moderate. Options provided for beginning and experienced students. 

Short, accessible meditations will be offered as well as mindfulness activities weaved throughout the afternoon.

All are welcome - no prior experience necessary. Yoga equipment is available, but you are welcome to bring your own favorite items.

Taught by Janine Grillo Marra, PT, owner of Tranquil Flame Yoga and Wellness
As a licensed physical therapist (B.S. McGill University, 1983), Reiki practitioner, Shake Your Soul® dance teacher, certified fitness trainer and long time meditator, Janine augments her classes with aspects of therapy, fitness, healing, and mindfulness for a truly integrated experience. Find out more about Janine and Tranquil Flame Yoga and Wellness here.

October 20 (01:00 pm-04:30 pm)

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