Our offerings at SJS - open to all SJS families:
Takes place at SJS during the afterschool program

Start Date 9/19/18, no class 11/21/18, End Date 12/12/18

For 12 weeks:  $185/child/offering 
Start Date 9/20/18, no class 11/22/18, End Date 12/13/18

Tentative PERFORMANCE date 12/16/18, 2 PM
For 12 weeks:  $185/child/offering 
Start Date 9/21/18, no class 11/23/18, End Date 12/14/18
Tentative PERFORMANCE date 12/16/18, 2 PM
For 12 weeks:  $185/child/offering 
Grades K3, K4 and K5, 2:30-3:30
Grades 1 and up, 3:30-4:30
If your older child is not in afterschool, but wishes to attend our classes - let me know.  We will work with each situation separately.  There may be a small extra fee, depending on how many older kids stay immediately after school.
Sibling discount applies - if applies to your family - let me know and I'll get you details


Our offerings outside of SJS – open to all
Open to students from any school, takes place at the Eliot School.  Pick up/drop off available within the N End.

Start Date 9/17/18, no class 10/8/18, end date12/10/18 
For 12 weeks:  $185/child/offering 

For kids in Grades 3 and up , 3:15-4:15 (we gather right at school dismissal time)

If you are interested in joining us this session, follow this link :

Our Fall 2018 performance
For our end of session performance, Sunday, December 16, 2 PM we combine our SJS dance and drama students WITH our students who rehearse at the Eliot into one big production.  

General notes on each offering:
Fitness:  Lead teacher Rebecca Griffin is also a mom of three very active boys.  Becca appreciates the challenges that parents face with teaching our children to live a healthy lifestyle while juggling a busy life. Our goal is to instill some basic understandings of what it means to be fit and fun strategies for staying fit.  Each week we explore a variety of activities that we can do to be fit. Students participate in a number of wicked fun activities including playing with balls, parachute, games of tag, dance games, stretching, and much, much more! 
Drama:  Lead teacher Ingrid Oslund has an impressive resume of all things theatre!  She graduated from Suffolk University with her undergrad, and from Emerson with a Master’s degree in drama.  Each week, Ingrid will be mentoring Sara Kerr and Victoria Isorri in leading the groups in a variety of theatre games and activities. We will perform at the end of the session.   Creativity, confidence, teamwork, audience etiquette, and fun are all things we focus on. 

Dance:  Lead teacher Ingrid Oslund also has an impressive dance resume and has worked with children in Dance in the North End for the past 7+ years.  Ingrid will be mentoring Victoria Isorri in leading the groups each week in several different dances – the styles are Hip Hop, Ballroom basics, and jazz.  We will be performing at the end of the session with the dance classes. 


About Us

Boston Community Collaborative was incorporated in 2013. Its mission is to connect people, and enrich lives.

BCC offers courses in Drama, Dance, Fitness and Engineering for Kids during the St John School afterschool program, Drama during the JQS afterschool program, and Drama and Dance in the North End.

BCC holds a Movers and Shakers class for babies and toddlers at the West End Community Center.

BCC hosts a number of community events: Movie Nights in the Gassy during the summer, an annual Halloween Party for adults, and an annual Springtime Egg Hunt in Christopher Columbus Park. BCC has some exciting new ventures and expansion planned.

Boston Community Collaborative also offers a theatrical season featuring a Spring youth and family show, an entertaining summer variety show and an innovative, theatrical experience unique to the Boston theater scene appopriate for ages 18 and up, performing at the beginning of the city's theatre season in Fall.

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Our Team

  1. Rebecca Griffin
  2. Ingrid Oslund
    Ingrid Oslund is a director, writer, choreographer and teaching artist in the Boston area. Originally from Minneapolis, MN, she has been involved in professional theater from a very young age. Ms. Oslund is the drama and dance instructor at Boston Community Collaborative, as well as the Artistic Director of their theatrical season. Her work has been featured at several Boston area theaters such as Hampshire Shakespeare Company, Boston Opera Collaborative and Newburyport Actor's Studio as well as Emerson College and Suffolk University. Whether she is working with youth performers or seasoned adult actors, Ms. Oslund strives to create theater that is innovative, immersive and memorable. She holds a BA in Theater from Suffolk University with a focus in Directing and Playwriting and an MA in Theater Education from Emerson College.