The performing arts
benefit young people throughout their development by instilling in them a sense
of self-esteem, competence and belonging. We offer programs throughout the year
that inspire members to express themselves, learn new skills and make new friends
with similar interests.
Dance Company: The Boys & Girls Club Dance Company offers classes for anyone 18
years of age and under, including toddlers. Classes offered include: ballet,
tap, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, hip-hop, acro and toddler. Solos, duos and trios are offered at the instructors discretion and auditions are required. All dancers
receive a trophy at our annual dance recital. Fundraising opportunities are
available throughout the year to help with costume expenses. For a complete
schedule of classes and associated fees, please download our dance schedule and dance registration form.
Competitive Dance: Our dance competition team competes throughout the western part of the state multiple times each year. The dancers also perform at special Boys & Girls Club events and functions. The team is selected by our Cultural Enrichment Coordinator and Dance Instructor, Mallory Wray. Please call Mallory directly to inquire about the competitive dance program. 413-562-2301
Drama Club: open to
Club members of all ages, Drama Club teaches various aspects of theatre through
one act plays, set design activities and full length productions of plays and
musicals. Currently, over 30 Club members are working on a production called "Musicville”.
The final performance will happen in March of 2016.
Music Makers: Lessons
are offered to members of all ages throughout the year on guitar and piano. We
also have a drum circle program.
Chorus Club: Our
Chorus Club meets weekly and is open to all Club members. In Chorus Club, members learn live
performance skills, develop their vocal range and most importantly, have fun
singing songs together.