EVENTS

SPECIAL EVENTS

Join us throughout the year for our innovative enrichment programs for children of all ages. From character themed dress up and dance parties, to outdoor pop-ups, renowned guest teachers and our popular holiday parties, JLDC Special Events bring family and friends together to celebrate the joy of dance.

Enrichment Programs at JLDC celebrate art and dance that feature performance, storytelling, guest teachers, themed classes, and special events

PLAYDANCE POP UP - FREE

Our popular pop-ups are back! Join us around town this summer for some fun games and creative movement. FREE!

Best for ages 1-5 years yet all are welcome.

@ THE STREET, CHESTNUT HILL: Wednesday, June 8th | 4:00-4:30pm

@ JLDC: Tuesday, June 21st | 10:00-10:45am

@ COLD SPRING PARK FARMERS MARKET: Tuesday, June 28th | 4:00-4:30pm

@ JLDC: Tuesday, June 28th | 10:00-10:45am

@ THE STREET, CHESTNUT HILL: Wednesday, July 13th | 4:00-4:30pm

@ THE STREET, CHESTNUT HILL: Wednesday, August 10th | 4:00-4:30pm

@ THE STREET, CHESTNUT HILL: Wednesday, August 24th | 4:00-4:30pm

@ COLD SPRING PARK FARMERS MARKET: Tuesday, September 6th | 4:00-4:30pm

@ COLD SPRING PARK FARMERS MARKET: Tuesday, September 14th | 4:00-4:30pm

ENCANTO DANCE PARTY!

Join us for a magical dance party set to the soundtrack of Disney’s ENCANTO! Enjoy dancing, crafts and a take home treat all while celebrating what makes you special! $25/dancer.

3 – 6 YEARS: Friday, June 17th – 3:30-4:30pm

1 – 5 YEARS: Friday, June 17th – 10:00-11:00am

 

DANCE ME A STORY | FREE!

Grab your towel or yoga mat and join us for a fun, family event where music, movement and literature align to encourage exploration and imaginative play!

Best for ages 1-5 years yet all are welcome.

NEEDHAM PUBLIC LIBRARY: Friday, April 15th | 10:00-10:30am

VIRTUAL @ NEWTON PUBLIC LIBRARY: Monday, April 25th | 11:00-11:30am

NEEDHAM PUBLIC LIBRARY: Friday, May 13th | 10:00-10:30am

VIRTUAL @ NEWTON PUBLIC LIBRARY: Monday, May 16th | 11:00-11:30am

VIRTUAL @ NEWTON PUBLIC LIBRARY: Monday, June 13th | 11:00-11:30am

HYDE PLAYGROUND, NEWTON: Thursday, July 7th | 4:30-5:00pm

HYDE PLAYGROUND, NEWTON: Tuesday, August 23th | 4:30-5:00pm

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Shawn Mahoney

Shawn Mahoney began his ballet, tap, and jazz training at the Joanne Langione Dance Center and his early performing career with Jose Mateo’s Ballet Theatre in Boston, MA. As an apprentice, Shawn danced for American Ballet Theatre before joining Boston Ballet. At Boston Ballet, Shawn performed in Petipa, Balanchine, Kylian, Forsythe, Bejart and others. Shawn performed as a chosen member of “Tharp!”, a national and international touring company directed by Twyla Tharp. Ms. Tharp invited Shawn to be part of the creative and choreographic process for her Broadway hit “Movin’ Out” and performed in Tharp’s “Red, White, and Blues”. Shawn performed with the Suzanne Farrell/Balanchine Project, Sean Curran Company, Washington Ballet, and Bale Estado de Goias. As an educator, Shawn has taught internationally for Festa de Danca in Sao Paulo and Bermuda Civic Ballet. Currently, Shawn is on faculty at Emerson College, instructing dance classes to actors and musical theatre students and is a teacher and lecturer at Days in the Arts. Shawn founded Mahoney Agency, representing dancers for national engagements for the Nutcracker Ballet. Shawn is a sought out mentor for emerging artists and choreographers in ballet and contemporary dance.