South Shore Conservatory announces first semester of programs at Laura’s Center for the Arts

SSC Community Voices, Too! is among the programs South Shore Conservatory offers at its Laura’s Center for the Arts location in Hanover.
Image courtesy of South Shore Conservatory – South Shore Conservatory (SSC) is now enrolling for their fall semester of arts programs at their new Hanover location at Laura’s Center for the Arts at the South Shore YMCA, 97 Mill Street.

The new collaboration between SSC and South Shore YMCA formally begins in September with the start of the fall semester. Group classes, lessons, performances, and community events will be hosted at Laura’s Center in this first semester.

Programs and performances scheduled at this new location include Music Together, Musical Theater, Tot Yoga, Preschool Yoga, SSC Community Voices, Too!, the Parkinson’s Chorus, Coffee Break Concert Series, SSC Memory Café (sponsored by the Middleton Family), and dance classes. Other programs include Creative Arts Therapies presentations such as an Alz Talk, in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association, called Changes in memory: When to be concerned and what to do about them on October 1, 2019, and a Music and the Brain symposium on March 28, 2020.

South Shore YMCA’s Laura’s Center for the Arts,
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Laura’s Center for the Arts is located at 97 Mill Street in Hanover.

For more information about fall programs, including schedules, tuition and tuition assistance, please visit, call 781-749-7565 in Hingham or 781-934-2731 in Duxbury, or follow South Shore Conservatory on Facebook.

About South Shore Conservatory
South Shore Conservatory, (SSC) has been providing access to and enriching the lives of South Shore residents through music and the arts for almost 50 years. Recognized as a national model for arts education by the National Guild for Community Arts Education, SSC is the largest, not-for-profit, community school for the arts in Massachusetts, serving over 4500 students of all ages and abilities at two beautiful campuses and in partnership with schools, and social service and community agencies throughout the South Shore. A third campus in Hanover is scheduled to open to the public for classes and programs in the summer of 2020.

Students participate in more than 50 diverse programs in music, dance and drama, with performance playing an important role in overall education. With more than 100 exceptional musicians on faculty, SSC offers over 200 professionally produced concerts annually.  Through innovative partnerships, SSC’s Creative Arts Therapies department supports the mental, emotional, and physical health of some of our community’s underserved members, and the ImagineARTS program strengthens pre-reading skills for young learners in Brockton Schools through integrated music and dramatic play.

SSC’s campuses are located at One Conservatory Drive, Hingham, (781-749-7565) and 64 St. George Street, Duxbury (781-934-2731), and administrative offices at 135 Webster Street, Hanover, (781-421-6162). SSC programs are supported in part by a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

In keeping with SSC’s inclusive mission to provide access to quality education in the arts for all, the Conservatory offers programs for all segments of the population to enjoy, regardless of age, ability, geography, and financial means.  Furthermore, South Shore Conservatory admits students and families of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.