ABOUT THE SCHOOL
BoSoma School of Dance (BSD), formerly Mass Motion Dance North, has offered quality dance education since 2010 to ages three through adult. Owner and Director, Katherine Hooper, brings her twenty years of teaching experience to Hamilton and Manchester-by-the-Sea, offering a space for students to learn the art and technique of dance, to nurture their passion for dance, and to learn how to think in a creative way. Our dedicated faculty is made up of BoSoma Dance Company dancers and professionals that have achieved or are working towards a degree in dance. BSD’s programs are designed to accommodate all ages and abilities. All students, whether in the recreational or intensive program, will be closely monitored throughout the year to make sure that they are in the appropriate level and program. Our annual program focuses on learning core technique and terminology, challenging the mind/body connection through movement, as well as improvisation and choreography.
For students interested in an intensive program, rather than recreational, we offer The BoSoma Youth Company for ages 10 through 18. Students who participate are required to attend 4 to 6 hours a week of technique classes in Ballet, Modern, Contemporary, Tap, and Jazz in addition to 1 to 2 hours of rehearsals. Hip Hop and Irish Step are additional electives. BSD’s Youth Company participates in performances throughout the year such as the Move for the Movement Cancer Benefit, PULSE Convention, BoSoma's Annual Winter Concert, and local art festivals rather than dance competitions.
BSD offers Summer Programs that are a fun and educational activity for students of all ages. Students have the opportunity to experience, experiment, and explore the many different aspects and styles of dance. Our Tiny Tots Dance Camp is a fun, week-long introduction to Ballet, Jazz, Tumbling, and Creative Movement for ages 4 through 6. Our Children’s Dance Camps and Intensives offer students an opportunity to study classic technique styles including Ballet, Modern, Tap, Jazz, Contemporary, and Hip Hop. In addition to these technique classes, students are offered activities such as improvisation, dance composition, tumbling, and dance history. Weekly summer classes are offered for 8-weeks, giving new students an introduction to dance at BSD and allowing existing students to maintain their technique. Classes accommodate both the beginner and advanced student.