Even as a sophomore, Hannah Curhan ’23 still benefited from the mentorship of her Middle School Drama Teacher, Ms. Crewdon. During the winter, Crewdon showed Curhan an email from the METG (Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild), calling for submissions to its first-ever monologue contest.
The dance program at BB&N exposes students of any level to a wide variety of styles and types of dance practices. Dancers become more flexible and strong through traditional warm up exercises. Classes involve basic "across the floor" work involving leaps, turns and kick combinations, as well as learning dance routines at the ending of classes each week. Specific styles of dance at BB&N include jazz, ballet, swing, musical theater and a focus on famous dancers/choreographers of the 20th century. Students learn proper dance vocabulary and are expected to remember names of steps as well as routines from week to week. Each dancer is encouraged to work at their own pace and find the relationship between dance as both and individual and performance art.