Hot Shots Now Open to Boys Ages 2-7. New Creativity Club winter program for young boys and girls begins January 21st.

Filed Under: Leadership, Other News
MARSHFIELD, MA… The idea of tots, pre-K, and kindergarten kids learning Irish Step dance, sculpting, drumming, painting and acro-dancing seems far-fetched. But at the Hot Shots Creativity Club this winter, that’s exactly what the 2-7 year-olds will be doing.

The new program at the Boys & Girls Club of Marshfield features instructors from five major South Shore arts organizations: the South Shore Art Center, the South Shore Conservatory, the Pembroke School of Performing Arts, the Dunleavy Boyle Academy of Irish Dance, and the Jesse Stiglich Music School. They are assisted by a team of middle and high school coaches.

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Program Now Open to Boys
With the launch of the winter Hot Shots Creativity Club, director John Wilpers said it was finally time to invite boys to join the fun and learning. After almost 30 years and 5,000 girl graduates, Hot Shots is now open to boys ages 2-7.
For years, parents of young boys have been asking for a Hot Shots program for boys. They heard about the program’s dedication to building tots’ and pre-K girls’ self-esteem, athletic skills, love of reading, parental bonds, and public speaking skills, and they wanted it for their sons.
All the classes feature 100 percent parent participation, a weekly story time, five books to take home every Sunday, and public speaking (kids introducing themselves) — all aimed at learning, having fun, and building each child’s parental bonds, love of reading, and self-esteem.
The Creativity Club will run for 10 Sundays, from January 21 through March 24, 2024 (including both weekends of the February vacation week) at the Boys & Girls Club at 37 Proprietors Drive in Marshfield.

Each Sunday has a theme:

Jan. 21: Polar bear sculpting
Jan. 28: Acro-Dance
Feb. 4: Ballet
Feb. 11: Hip-Hop
Feb. 18: Making music with shakers, scarves and snuggle dust
Feb. 25: Painting kitty portraits with rhinestone collars
Mar. 3: Drumming
Mar. 10: Irish Step Dancing
Mar. 17: A kiddy orchestra
Mar. 24: Graduation

There are three sessions each Sunday: 9, 10 and 11 AM. Each session is open to all ages.
All children ages 2-7 from any town on the South Shore may enroll.
Registration is at the Boys & Girls Club of Marshfield website (  More information can be obtained by emailing Wilpers at or texting/calling him at 617-688-0137.

About the Boys & Girls Club of Marshfield
The Boys & Girls Club of Marshfield’s mission is to enable and inspire all young people to realize their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens as well as become tomorrow’s capable leaders. The Club provides programming opportunities in the Boys & Girls Club of America’s (BGCA) five core areas including leadership, education, health, arts, and fitness.  The Club serves families with children ranging in age from 5 to 18 years old, and provides critical services the community needs to support children and families over the short- and long-term. For more information, visit their website or call 781-834-2582.