The Northampton Arts Council works to support and nurture the arts in the city of Northampton. The Council awards grants twice each year to artists and arts groups from both state and locally-raised funds, and seeks to improve public awareness of the arts. Its' goals include maintaining and preserving the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Northampton, programming such annual events of interest to the community as First Night Northampton and Transperformance.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

SCDT's The Hatchery Spring Dance Showcase

WHAT: The Hatchery Spring Dance Showcase
WHEN: Full Season Premiere at STUDIO4 25 Main st 4th floor Northampton.June 2-3

Hatchery is the innovative, inspiring youth dance company of The School for Contemporary Dance and Thought ( The company will share some excerpts of new work in Pulaski Park on May 12 from 12:45-1:45pm. The full season will premiere at STUDIO4 on June 2-3!

The Hatchery Spring Dance Showcase features work by company members and a bounty of renowned professional choreographers such as Hip Hop Artist ( Springfield native) Shakia Johnson, Bessie award winner ( and Amherst Native) Stuart Singer, and San Francisco's Kathleen Hermesdorf.

The company is comprised of 15 teens ages 13-18 from over 5 schools around the pioneer valley! Hatchery is in its second prolific year, and 4th season, and toured to Jacob's Pillow last June.


The School for Contemporary Dance & Thought is proud to present a dance company for exceptional teens who love dance, ages 13-18. Hatchery offers dance training in contemporary techniques with an emphasis on developing the choreographic voice.

Hatchery prepares young dancers from diverse backgrounds for the versatile demands of a professional career, both inside and outside the studio. In addition to studying with internationally acclaimed artists, members will choreograph their own work, receive mentorship from experts in the field, and create dynamic, inspiring performance for the Pioneer Valley.

​Hatchery offers creative teens who love to dance a supportive environment where enthusiasm and curiosity are just as important as technique! Hatchery has performed at Jacob's Pillow and worked with professionals such as Raja Feather Kelly and Shura Baryshnikov.

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