Channel Dance

Fort Point Theatre Channel is developing a movement-focused learning/performance program for children and families.

On Sundays this summer, we invite children and families to join us for dance, art, and music-filled events along Fort Point Channel.
Waterfront Plaza
290 Congress Street
(across from the Children’s Museum)

All programs are free

Water and light snacks will be provided for all participants as well as tap shoes when needed.
No registration is necessary.
Rain or Shine! We’ll move inside if the weather is bad.

Dance Free Sundays

a dance and art-making event

July 15, July 22, August 19, 11 am-1 pm

Dance Free Sundays offer kids and families dance lessons and chances to perform in a choreographed dance number or theater piece. A “music and dance playground” invites everyone to explore and play with a keyboard, drums, stage props, and costumes. Each week features a different dance style, such as ballet, hip hop, folk, creative dance, and tap dance, with guest dance teaching artists and musicians.

Story Dance

a creative movement story hour

August 5, September 2, 11 am-1 pm

Story Dance invites children (and parents/caregivers) to dance, play, and use their imaginations to act out a story. A six-foot-high book (the stage scenery) is a central element. The covers of the giant book open, enabling kids to walk through and “enter” the story. Story Dance combines natural movement and storytelling with music, games, hands-on materials, and musical instruments.

Three goals guide us during this development period:

  • All programs will be free.
  • Participants will build-skills, explore arts, and perform.
  • We will seek collaborations with community organizations, libraries, and others.