Sunday, February 2, 2014

Boys and Girls Club Program to Feature the Arts

A new after-school program hosted by the Easton Boys & Girls Club designed to open minds of local youth by accentuating their talents, passion, and skills through the arts will hold an introductory session this coming Thursday, February 6 at 5:30 p.m. at the club's Teen Center, 1101 Northampton St.

"In showcasing their talents and learning or adapting new ones, the 'All About the Arts'  program shows members how to open up, become more confident with their peers, and gives youth a platform where they can express themselves while working to develop their routines and stage presence," said program director Jacquline White.

Regular sessions--to be held at the Teen Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m., and at the Boys & Girls Club, 210 Jones Houston Way, on Wednesdays and Fridays, from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Saturdays from 2 to 4 p.m., will include dance movements, step/drill team, role-play, and dramatization, along with photography, arts and crafts, singing, fashion, poetry and spoken word, and other arts activities.

The program offers mentors, equipment, space and fosters positive attitudes which are required when practicing and when preparing for dance and artistic performances, White said.

There is no charge to attend Thursday's introductory session, though donations will be accepted at the door.

Activities planned for the event include a performance by the Little Ones United Dancers, presented by 5- to 10-year-old B&G Club members, and a dance by the teen Action Words & Inspiration group. A photo corner, line dancing, and registration for the after-school program will also be part of the evening's activities, which run until 7 p.m.

While not strictly necessary, pre-registration is encouraged to attend.

For more information or to RSVP, contact Jacquline White at 610-253-1102 or at 610-253-5846.

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