The BoSoma Youth Company (BYC) of the BoSoma School of Dance is a community outreach dance group for ages 8-18 committed to sharing the art of dance at a wide variety of local venues. This pre-professional performance group offers students the chance to take their training outside the classroom and into the community at places such as town fairs, after-school programs, fundraisers, and other local events. In addition, youth company dancers are given the opportunity to enhance their dance education through workshops, master classes, and intensives. In order to participate in the BYC, students must commit to attending the Jr or Sr Intensive Annual Program Classes, attend 1-2 weekly rehearsals as scheduled through out the school year as well as the BSD Summer Intensive held in August.
BSD Summer Intensive 2020
One week of the BSD Summer Intensive is required for dancers who plan to participate in the 2020/2021 BoSoma Youth Company. This summer we will be offering 2 weeks of camp so that all prospective BYC dancers have the opportunity to learn choreography which will be performed through the season at Move For The Movement, and the New England Youth Dance Exchange (NEYDEX).
During each Summer Intensive week, the Sr and Jr level students will each learn a complete dance from a guest choreographer. If a student attends one week, they will be cast in one dance for the season's shows. If they attend the two weeks offered, then they will be cast in two dances (one per week).
BSD Summer Intensive dates: August 10-14 & August 17-21
To receive the 10% discount, register and pay in full by April 1st.
Use Promo Code: SUMMER2020
ANNUAL PERFORMANCE SEASON 2019-2020
This year we are looking forward to another exciting year of dance along with many performance opportunities for The BoSoma Youth Company (BYC). The BoSoma Youth Company is an opportunity offered to intensive study students interested in performing throughout the year. Students are NOT required to participate in the Youth Company, but a commitment to the Company does come with specific requirements, as outlined below.
BYC ANNUAL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS & PERFORMANCES 2019/2020
All dates are listed on our BSD Calendar on the website. Please add these dates to YOUR calendars!
Wednesday, January 22nd (6:30pm-8:00pm) Acting Workshop with Karen Strating @ BSD Hamilton (Required)
Wednesday, February 5th (6:30pm-8:00pm) Acting Workshop with Karen Strating @BSD Hamilton (Required)
March 2020 (TBA) - BYC Service Day (Optional)
Friday, April 3rd - Sunday, April 5th Chicago Trip (Optional)
Saturday, May 23rd - Melody Miles - Race Kick Off/Mini performance, Hamilton, MA - Time & Details TBA (Optional)
BYC WEEKLY CLASS REQUIREMENTS AND REHEARSAL SCHEDULE
Jr. Intermediate Intensive Program - Hamilton
Wednesdays 3:30pm-5:30pm Ballet/Tap/Jazz, 6:30pm-7:30pm BYC Rehearsal
Thursdays 5:30pm-6:30pm Modern
Jr. Advanced Intensive Program - Hamilton
Tuesdays 4:00pm-5:30pm Tap/Jazz, 5:30pm-6:30pm Ballet
Wednesdays 5:30pm-6:30pm Modern, 6:30-7:30 BYC Rehearsal
Sr. Intensive Program - Hamilton
Tuesdays 4:30pm-5:30pm Modern, 5:30pm-6:30pm Tap, 6:30pm-7:30pm BYC Rehearsal
Wednesdays 4:00pm-5:30pm Ballet, 5:30pm-6:30pm Jazz/Contemporary, 6:30pm-7:30pm BYC Rehearsal
Jr. Program - Georgetown
Mondays 5:00pm-6:30pm Ballet, 6:30pm-7:30pm Jazz/Tap, 7:30pm-8:30pm BYC Rehearsal
Thursdays 6:00pm-7:00pm Modern
We will be placing a new order for BYC Jackets. Personalized jackets are $60. Visit your parent portal to place your order confirming size and name spelling. Orders and payment must be placed by September 15th through Parent Portal. If you would like to check sizing, visit the studio office.
BYC Fundraising Group Information
The BYC Fundraising Group, made up of parents of the dancers, offers a way to subsidize the costs of BYC-specific costumes, dance convention fees, travel costs, and any additional goals we establish each year. Participating in fundraising events is NOT required. The costs for each BYC costume, dance convention and trip(s) will be outlined in September for each dancer and their parents. Parents may choose to pay for the costumes and events on their own or with funds raised from fundraising. Additional events and costumes may be added throughout the year. BYC students and parents do not have to take part in ALL fundraising events. You may opt in or out of each fundraising event we do, but there will be a deadline to opt in/out in order to take part. Once you opt out, you will not receive any updates on that particular fundraising event and you will not benefit from that fundraiser, including any “group” portions of the event.
Meetings for The BYC Fundraising Group will be held regularly, led by BYC Board Members Eileen Lannon, Amy Moquin and Michele MacBeath. Fundraising information will be distributed by the BYC Board directly. Performance details and information will be distributed by Directors Katherine and Stephanie directly.