Saturday HopStop postponed/Spring programing status

Due to recommendations from Dartmouth College to limit public gatherings, this Saturday’s HopStop Storytelling event at Claremont, NH – Parks and Recreation Department will be rescheduled. The Marionette event scheduled for April has unfortunately been cancelled due to travel restrictions related to the COVID-19 outbreak. 

For information about COVID-19 recommendations and how to protect yourself: https://www.who.int/…/novel-coronavirus-2…/advice-for-public

West Claremont Center for Music and the Arts is monitoring the situation to determine if spring programming will need to be further impacted, and continues to take regular sanitization actions in our facilities. We will determine in April if the Spring Tea, our only other spring event, needs to be postponed. At this time weekly lessons and art therapy will proceed as scheduled. We ask that any students experiencing flu symptoms to please reschedule their lesson, or to request a video lesson. And of course, wash your hands – we are fully stocked for soap in the bathrooms.

Lunar New Year fun: Taiko Drumming, HopStop, and more!

Claremont Taiko Drumming: Lunar New Year

January 24, 2020 @ 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM at Union Church Parish Hall

Brush up your taiko skills with this refresher from past workshops. On Saturday we’ll participate in the Lunar New Year Celebration at the Claremont HopStop. Have you tried taiko drumming in the past, particularly through WCCMA’s annual residency with Burlington Taiko Group? We would like to invite you back to join us for one or both review sessions to participate in the Lunar New Year Celebration at the Claremont HopStop on Jan 25th, at the CSB Community Center. We will have 1 hour with Paton Sensei for each piece, you may join us for one or both. Memorization not required!

Advanced registration is appreciated to guarantee we have enough drums, space is limited: contact melissa@wcc-ma.org Suggested donation is $30 Adults, $25 WCCMA members, $5 for youth, or pay what you can. WCCMA believes in barriers free access to the arts, and invites you to participate with a full or reduced scholarship, as needed.  

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HopStop Family Show: Lunar New Year Celebration

January 25, 2020 @ 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Claremont Savings Bank Community Center

Kick off the Year of the Rat with Chinese music, dragons and New Year’s fun Our celebration will feature musician Xin Ran who will play selections on the pipa, a Chinese string instrument, and Stuart Paton from Burlington Taiko who will perform the Lion Dance and lead interactive Taiko drumming. Held one Saturday a month in both Hanover and Claremont, NH, HopStops offer young children and their caregivers free performances that entertain and introduce dance, music, theater and storytelling. These performances are participatory, so come ready to sing, dance and clap along. Bring the whole family!

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HopStop Family Show: Kids’ Dance Party

February 29, 2020 @ 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Claremont Savings Bank Community Center

HopStop Family Show: Kids’ Dance Party Shake and boogie with Hop favorite, DJ (and dad!) Sean/LivemixKings Held one Saturday a month in both Hanover and Claremont, NH, HopStops offer young children and their caregivers free performances that entertain and introduce dance, music, theater and storytelling. These performances are participatory, so come ready to sing, dance and clap along. Bring the whole family!

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