Zapata Entertainment 284 Amory St, Jamaica Plain, MA02130 Zapata Entertainment is a private dance company based in Jamaica Plain and serving Boston and the surrounding…More communities. The company promotes Latin culture and appreciation of dance, music and fun to the community. It offers a wide range of services, including dance training, lessons, dance workshops, group classes, special events and private training sessions. Check the website for details on rates and classes or call to register.
Curley K-8 School 40 Pershing Rd, Jamaica Plain, MA02130 Curley K-8 is the combination of Mary E. Curley Middle School and James M. Curley Elementary School. The school has…More plenty of green space, including an "outdoor classroom" for exploration and learning. In back is an extensive playground and basketball court. The school offers dance, music and theater arts. It is in the West assignment zone for the Boston Public Schools.
This vibrant youth development organization works with young people who live or go to school in Hyde Square or…More Jackson Square. These youth leaders in turn carry on a wide range of community-building activities, from teaching literacy in elementary schools like John F. Kennedy Elementary to creating dance programs that have garnered national attention.
Many of the group's programs take place around the corner from their 375 Centre St. storefront office. The group purchased the former Cheverus School on the former Blessed Sacrament campus, and the two-story school's rooms have been converted into, among other things, a dance studio and well-equipped music center complete with recording studio.
Youth leaders from the Hyde Square Task Force have made a difference in the neighborhood in many ways, including successfully arguing for public use of the former Blessed Sacrament campus.
For public transportation: Out of Jackson Square station (Orange line), turn right on Centre and walk six blocks.
Freelance Players & Urban Improv are dedicated to working with kids of all ages, teaching them skills to…More deal with violence and daily struggles through words and performance.
The Freelance Players work with children in Cambridge, Dover, Brookline, Jamaica Plain and Needham to put on musical theater productions, where kids learn acting, singing and dancing. Several performances are staged each year.
Urban Improv works with 7,000 school kids every year through school programs, summer programs and outreach. Using improvisational techniques, the group holds drama based workshops to help kids work through real life issues.