HopStop: Claremont

HOPSTOPS Hop to Claremont!

Check out upcoming HopStops events, and save them to your calendar: Claremont HopStop Calendar

During the COVID19 pandemic WCCMA, Claremont Parks and Recreation, and the Hopkins Center continued to provide alternate family programming. This 2021/2022 season offer outdoor, indoor, and digital programming. Please note that all HopStop Programs follow Dartmouth’s COVID health requirements.

Hopstop event in Claremont, New Hampshire Copyright 2014 by Rob Strong

Hopstop event in Claremont, New Hampshire
Copyright 2014 by Rob Strong

The popular HopStop Family Series—entertaining, hands-on, free programs introducing the youngest audiences to the wonders of the performing arts appears in Hanover and Claremont. The addition of Claremont to the series was part of the Hop’s Community Venture Initiative (CVI), and launched in 2014.

In addition to performing at the series’ original location in the Hop’s Alumni Hall in Hanover, NH, at 11 a.m., HopStop artists also head south to Claremont for a 3 pm performance at the Claremont Savings Bank Community Center, 152 South St., Claremont. Subsequent shows take place in the fall, winter, and spring. The Claremont shows are being produced by the Hop through a partnership with the Claremont Recreation and Parks Department and West Claremont Center for Music and the Arts.

HopStops invite audience members to sit up close to the performers on the carpeted floor (with chairs provided for those who prefer them), participate in the performance, and get to know the performers and see their instruments, props and costumes up close in informal post-show meet-and-greets. Shows last one hour, are geared for children ages 3 and up with an accompanying adult, and are free and open to the public; no ticket or registration is required. The doors open at 2:30 pm.

The Claremont performances are at 3 pm, at the CSB Community Center


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Founded in 1962, the Hopkins Center for the Arts is a multi-disciplinary academic, visual and performing arts center dedicated to uncovering insights, igniting passions, and nurturing talents to help Dartmouth and the surrounding Upper Valley community engage imaginatively and contribute creatively to our world. Each year the Hop presents more than 300 live events and films by visiting artists as well as Dartmouth students and the Dartmouth community, and reaches more than 22,000 Upper Valley residents and students with outreach and arts education programs. After a celebratory 50th-anniversary season in 2012-13, the Hop enters its second half-century with renewed passion for mentoring young artists, supporting the development of new work, and providing a laboratory for participation and experimentation in the arts.


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