Blue Cat Dance is a Boston-based educational arts company for children.

We offer weekly classes and events at schools, libraries, and family-friendly places.

Our classes and performances are designed for whole-child learning and allow children to:

1. Build skills

2. Imagine possibilities

3. Get to know themselves and the world         Read More...

STORY DANCE TIME is a creative movement story hour for toddlers and preschoolers held at Greater Boston libraries and early education settings. Please follow this link to find upcoming events .

TAP & BALLET PLAY (ages 3-5 years)

TAP & BALLET PLAY introduces children to ballet, tap, and  creative dance. They learn the basics of these beloved art forms through games, exercises, and routines.

Within a carefully planned structure, students become skilled in fundamental movements such as hop, skip, slide, and leap, as they develop strength, flexibility, rhythm and coordination. Students gain practice following directions, working together, articulating body parts, and exploring shapes and actions in a creative and playful manner. Through whole-group story dances, students experience the fun of moving freely to music and acting out stories which enhances the development of self-expression and musicality. Class activities incorporate props and costume pieces, as well as a wide selection of music.

Attire:

- Children should wear clothes that allow them to move around freely such as leggings with a shirt or dress or leotards and tights. 

- Ballet slippers, sneakers, or soft-soled shoes are recommended

- Children may borrow tap shoes from our collection or choose to bring their own.

TAP & BALLET I (ages 5-6 years)

TAP & BALLET I introduces children to ballet, tap, and  creative dance. They learn the basics of these beloved art forms through games, exercises, and routines.

Within a carefully planned structure, students become skilled in fundamental movements such as hop, skip, slide, and leap, as they develop strength, flexibility, rhythm and coordination. Students gain practice following directions, working together, articulating body parts, and exploring shapes and actions in a creative and playful manner. Through whole-group story dances, students experience the fun of moving freely to music and acting out stories which enhances the development of self-expression and musicality. Class activities incorporate props and costume pieces, as well as a wide selection of music.

Attire:

- Children should wear clothes that allow them to move around freely such as leggings with a shirt or dress or leotards and tights. 

- Ballet slippers, sneakers, or soft-soled shoes are recommended

- Children may borrow tap shoes from our collection or choose to bring their own.

SEW CREATIVE (ages 7-10 years)

SEW CREATIVE introduces children to the art of hand-sewing. Students learn basic skills such as sewing on buttons and making various stitches. Children design creations using resources from a diverse collection of fabric, ribbon, and recycled items. Each week, a project is presented, and students choose to work on that project or design their own. Children take projects home to keep.

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allet Play

Ballet Play (ages 3-5 years). See schedule, description, and locations listed below.

creative movement stories

Story Dance Time - a creative movement story hour for preschoolers and toddlers.

Learn to sew.  Create.

Sew Creative - a learn-to-sew workshop for ages 6-8 years.

Summer Session I: May 30 - July 1, 2017 

Dance/Play Theatre (ages 3-5 years)

June 3 - July 1 (5 weeks), Sat. 9:30am-10:15am

Class Fee: $45

Instructor: Susan Paino

 

Mini-Musical Theatre – Lost in a Book (ages 6-11 years)

May 30-July 1 (5 weeks), Tuesdays 4:00pm-6:00pm & Saturdays 10:30am-12:30pm

Workshop Fee: $175

Instructor: Susan Paino

Free Performance: Saturday, July 1 at 12:00pm

Summer Session II: July 10 - July 20, 2017 

Recycle Art Theatre – The Curious Garden (ages 6-11 years)

July 10-13 (4 mornings) Mon-Tues-Wed-Thurs 9:30am-12pm

Workshop Fee: $95

Instructor: Susan Paino

Free Performance: Thursday, 7/13 at 11:30am

Mini-Musical Theatre – Maybe Something Beautiful (ages 6-11 years)

July 17-20 (4 mornings) Mon-Tues-Wed-Thurs 9:30am-12pm

Workshop Fee: $95

Instructor: Susan Paino

Free Performance: Thursday, 7/20 at 11:30am

Register online at aplaylab.com

or by email: apl@aplaylab.com or call 617-887-2336

Questions? Contact Susan Paino.

Summer Session II: July 10 - July 20, 2017 

Recycle Art Theatre – The Curious Garden (ages 6-11 years)

July 10-13 (4 mornings) Mon-Tues-Wed-Thurs 9:30am-12pm

Workshop Fee: $95

Instructor: Susan Paino

Free Performance: Thursday, 7/13 at 11:30am

Mini-Musical Theatre – Maybe Something Beautiful (ages 6-11 years)

July 17-20 (4 mornings) Mon-Tues-Wed-Thurs 9:30am-12pm

Workshop Fee: $95

Instructor: Susan Paino

Free Performance: Thursday, 7/20 at 11:30am

Register online at aplaylab.com

or by email: apl@aplaylab.com or call 617-887-2336

Questions? Contact Susan Paino.

New this summer/fall 2017...

Preschool Program 3-5 years

Primary Program 6-11 years