SouL Line Dance Classes @ the Holland Center

Beginner & Intermediate line dance classes are held weekly at the John P Holland School Community Center on Wednesdays in 8-week session durations. The next session begins 10/12 - 11/30 open to BCYF Members, contact the Holland Comm Center Staff if you are interested in attaining ADULT or SENIOR membership to attend the Soul line dance class.

We teach the basics in line dancing whether you dance SouL or Country.
Line Dance Class $40/8-week session due Oct 12 or $5 per class.  Read more

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Dot is often the place if Affleck is on the case

Carol Beggy
Sep. 10, 2009

Oscar-winner Ben Affleck seems to like filming in Dorchester. The Cambridge native is in town for his sophomore writing and directing project “The Town,” based on Boston author Chuck Hogan’s award-winning bestseller “The Prince of Thieves.”

The movie stars Affleck, Jon Hamm, leading man on TV’s “Mad Men,” Oscar-Winner and Kingston resident Chris Cooper, along with “Gossip Girl” star Blake Lively, Rebecca Hall, Jeremy Renner and slew of locally based actors.  Read more

Hie thee to the Boston Common for a real treat: 'The Comedu of Errors' end Sunday with 8 p.m. show

You’ll have made a serious mistake if you didn’t catch “The Comedy of Errors,” now in its final week on Boston Common.

For the 14th summer, the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (CSC), under the direction of Founding Artistic Director Steven Maler, is presenting free performances of one of the Bard’s plays at the Parkman Bandstand.

Realizing the need this year for something light, Maler selected “Errors,” the playwright’s shortest work and (some think) his earliest effort.  Read more

‘Jersey Boys’ musical soars far above the norm at the Shubert

In the 60’s and beyond, The Four Seasons ruled the charts, singing the praises of girls like Sherry, Dawn Ronnie, and Marianne. But, as the smash bio-musical “Jersey Boys,” which just opened at the Shubert, reveals, in real life Frankie, Bob, Tommy, and Nick, cared far more about music business success than any romance.  Read more

Pop-infused ‘Pirates’ finds new legs at the Huntington

Nowadays you’d have to keelhaul most young playgoers to get them to see an “operetta.” But since a Gilbert and Sullivan classic has been repackaged as a rollicking musical, audiences are going overboard in praising the Huntington Theatre Company’s season-closer.  Read more

Dot tenor is bringing cabaret act to next level

Brian De Lorenzo: Photo by Mark Hunt.Brian De Lorenzo: Photo by Mark Hunt.Brian De Lorenzo is one of the few cabaret artists who can lay claim to having performe  Read more

Dot Park, classical music take spotlight on Sunday

Hundreds of spectators are expected to visit Dorchester Park this Sunday evening for a free, outdoor classical concert that will feature the music of George Gershwin and Gospel favorites, a contest for most creative picnic and an official ceremony marking Dorchester Park as a historic site. The Boston Landmarks Orchestra, led by conductor Charles Ansbacher, will headline the festivities, which will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Dorchester Park's main baseball field.  Read more

Dot actors help bring Bard to Common

"Johnny Lee and me: Two black people from Dorchester who love Shakespeare."

That's how recent Harvard College grad Faith Imafidon describes herself and well-known actor and teacher Johnny Lee Davenport. Both are currently appearing in the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company's production of "As You Like," the annual Free Shakespeare on the Boston Common.  Read more

Dot tapper starts pro company

Sean C. Fielder leads a rehearsal of the Boston Tap Company. Image courtesy BTC

Contrary to what some think, tap-dancing is no career for sissies. Just ask Fields Corner resident Sean C. Fielder about the grueling practice or check out the patches that dot the favorite performance jeans of this self-confessed "diehard Boston sports fan": logos of the Celtics, Patriots, Red Sox as well as Adidas. This fleet-footed fireball sees himself as the Kobe Bryant of the local dance scene.  Read more

Remembering when New Kids grabbed our hearts

The year: 1988. The place: Richmond Street, Lower Mills. Three or four adolescent girls (these days, we'd have been called "tweens") discovered a phenomenon that would more or less define the next few years of our lives: a boy band known as the New Kids on the Block.

Many generations ahead of us had experienced a similar obsession: Dion and the Belmonts, Elvis, the Beatles (ha! We turned up our noses at those unadulterated oldies). What made this new group of young men special - at least for those girls on Richmond Street - was the fact that they "live, like, right over there!!"  Read more