The BoSoma Youth Company (BYC) of the BoSoma School of Dance in Hamilton, MA is a community outreach dance group for ages 9-18 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 Teen Summer Intensive held in August. 

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!

Saturday, September 14th (2pm-4pm) "Stealing Christmas" Grinch Audition @ Hamilton Studio (Required) 
                                            (2pm-4pm) BYC Fundraising Meeting w. parents
 
Friday, October 11th (6pm-9pm) Annisquam Craft Fair, Annisquam Village Hall 6pm-9pm (Optional) 

Saturday, October 19th - Extra Rehearsal for Grinch Show, BSD Hamilton (Required) - See times below

1:30pm-4:30pm - Jr. Intermediate & Jr. Georgetown 

3:00pm-4:30pm - Jr. Advanced 

3:00pm-6:00pm - Senior 

Sunday, November 3rd (10am-3pm, 1-hour slots per dancer) Photo Shoot with Mickey West (Optional)

Wednesday, November 6th (6:30pm-8:30pm) Acting Workshop with Karen Strating (Required)

 

Saturday, November 16th (2:30pm-5:30pm) Extra Rehearsal for Grinch Show, BSD Hamilton (Required)
 
Saturday, November 30th (schedule TBA) Hamilton Wenham Shop Local Holiday Stroll Event:  “Storytime With the Grinch & Characters”, Hamilton Studio (Required)
 

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STEALING CHRISTMAS DRESS REHEARSAL & SHOW INFORMATION: 

Sunday, December 1st  - Dress Rehearsal #1

Location: Larcom Theater, 13 Wallis St, Beverly MA

Time: 3pm Dancers Arrive - arrive with hair and makeup done

3:30pm-7pm Dress Rehearsal

Thursday, December 5th - Dress Rehearsal #2

Location: Larcom Theater, 13 Wallis St, Beverly MA

Time: 4pm Dancers Arrive - arrive with hair and makeup done

                             4:30pm-7:30pm Dress Rehearsal

Friday, December 6th - Daytime School Performance 

Location: Larcom Theater, 13 Wallis St, Beverly MA

Time: 8:45am Dancers Arrive - arrive with hair and makeup done

10am-11am Show, 11:30am OUT

Saturday, December 7th - Evening Show

Location: Larcom Theater, 13 Wallis St, Beverly MA

Time: 2pm Dancers Arrive 

4pm - 5pm Show

Sunday, December 8th - 2 Shows

Location: Larcom Theater, 13 Wallis St, Beverly MA

Times:   9am Dancers arrive

11am Show 

12:30pm Lunch Break

3pm Show

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NO REHEARSALS:

Wednesday 11/27, Tuesday 12/10, Wednesday 12/11, Tuesday 12/17

Monday 12/9, Monday 12/16, Monday 12/23 (Georgetown BYC)

Holiday Party: Wednesday 12/18 (6:30pm-7:30pm) All BYC @ BSD Hamilton

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Saturday, January 11th (2pm-4pm) 2020 Recital Special Part Audition (Required)
 
Saturday, January 18th, 2020 (6:00pm)  Move for the Movement - Collins Center, Andover, MA (Required- BYC Hamilton)

 

Wednesday, January 22nd (6:30pm-8:30pm) Acting Workshop with Karen Strating (Required)

 

Wednesday, February 5th (6:30pm-8:30pm) Acting Workshop with Karen Strating (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)

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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

**PLEASE NOTE**: There will be two mandatory Saturday rehearsals for "Stealing Christmas."

Dates: Saturday, October 19th (1:30pm-5:30pm) & Saturday, November 16th (2:30pm-5:30pm) at BSD Hamilton

BYC Jackets

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.

BoSoma School of Dance - Locations and Hours

Hamilton Location

15 Walnut Road

Hamilton, MA 01982

(978) 977-3262

Email:  info@bosomaschool.com

Hamilton Studio Hours: 
Mondays 8am-12pm, 3pm-7:30pm
Tuesdays 8am-12pm, 3pm-7:30pm
Wednesdays 8am-8:30pm
Thursdays 8am-12pm, 3pm-8:30pm
Fridays 8am-6:30pm
Saturdays 7:30am-2pm
Sundays 8am-9:30am

Georgetown Location

52 Central Street

Georgetown, MA 01833

(978) 352-2713

Email: info@bosomaschool.com

Georgetown Studio Hours:

Mondays 9am-11am, 3pm-8:30pm

Tuesdays 9am-11am, 3:30pm-8pm

Wednesdays 3:30pm-8:30pm

Thursdays 3:30pm-8pm

Friday 3pm-5:30pm

Saturdays 9am-1:30pm

Manchester Athletic Club (MAC) Location

8 Atwater Avenue

Manchester, MA 01944

Phone:  (978) 526-8900 ext257

Email: programs@macathletics.com

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