For babies and toddlers who are discovering so much about the world around them each day, our award-winning Playdance program continues throughout the year and helps advance physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development. Using large open dance space, fun props, and a variety of song and movement activities, Playdancers learn and have fun in a professional, safe and caring environment.
Dance and art come together to create a happy morning! Designed to develop coordination, rhythm, and a love for music and movement, our Half Day Summerdance program provides an opportunity to learn to dance in an informal setting with emphasis on creativity, fun and the joy of movement. Dancers will participate in arts and crafts and outdoor games daily in our covered backyard classroom. Half-Day Dance is offered by the week or the day.
TIME: 9:00am – 1:00pm
WEEKLY: $365 | DAILY: $80
Full Day Summerdance is a week-long performance based program for beginner/intermediate students that culminates in a fully staged musical showcase in our black-box style Studio 4 Dance Theater. Following a daily class schedule of ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop and musical theater students feel nurtured and challenged. Learning choreography from JLDC and guest faculty as well as creating their own, students work together on movement, set and production design to build their skills as performers and artists.
TIME: 9:00am – 4:00pm
The Junior Apprentice program is geared toward a unique and exciting opportunity to be classroom leaders. Apprentices participate in the Full Day program with the additional benefit of demonstrating in the classroom, choreographing, and working closely with JLDC faculty.
TIME: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Un.Convention Boston is a unique 4 day dance workshop that delivers the best aspects of a dance convention in an intimate, studio setting, offered exclusively at JLDC. Dancers take class alongside JLDC faculty and friends with some of the best dancers and choreographers in the world, learning new dance styles and honing technique. Visit the Un.Convention program page to learn about guest teachers, after-class events and more!
AUGUST 21 – 24, 2023
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.