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.

Wednesday, January 10, 2024

Berkshire Pulse 2024 Summer Intensives and Programs



WHAT: Berkshire Pulse 2024 Summer Intensives and Programs
WHERE: 420 Park Street Housatonic MA 01236
WHEN: Summer 2024
INFO: www.berkshirepulse.org

Berkshire Pulse’s summer intensive offerings range in style and genre, from contemporary and choreography, to musical theater, hip hop, and more! We’re excited to have summer dance programs for ages 4 to 18 running June through August, with morning and evening community classes for teens and adults of all ages and levels. Tuition assistance is available. For more information and registration, please visit our website.

Young dancers begin their exciting journey in movement and music through the Dance Adventure (ages 4-7) and Dance Discovery (ages 8-13) programs. Teens and tweens train their skills and expand their artistry through the interdisciplinary Berkshire Pulse Intensive (ages 11+). Advanced teens ages 17+ and pre-professional and professional adult dancers will have the opportunity to deepen and expand their artistic practice with a week-long Contemporary Intensive in August. In addition, Berkshire Pulse is excited to offer Musical Theater (ages 10-18) and Hip Hop (ages 10 to adult) intensives to introduce performers to these forms. Tuition assistance is available. For more information and registration, please visit our website.

DANCE DISCOVERY
June 24 – 29 | Ages 8 to 13, half-day option for ages 8-9 (mornings only)
Monday to Saturday, 9am-3pm; 9am-12pm half day

An exciting journey into the engaging and rewarding world of dance, this two-week program provides an introduction to dance forms including ballet, modern, African, and more. Dancers will also have a chance to practice dance-making of their own!

Tuition assistance is available. Learn more and register → https://bit.ly/BP-intensives


BERKSHIRE PULSE INTENSIVE
July 8 – 20 | Ages 11 to 18

Monday to Friday, 9am-4pm; Second week, Monday to Saturday, 9am-4pm

This two-week program allows dancers ages 11+ to develop excellence in technique, as well as versatility and collaboration in the creative process. Daily classes will include ballet, contemporary, jazz, hip hop, swing, salsa, and flamenco. Dancers will explore dance-making through partnering and improvisation. Plus, field trips to local partnering organizations. For students with at least two years of prior dance training.

The program’s final day (Saturday, July 20) will include morning warmup classes, rehearsal, and an afternoon showing.

Tuition assistance is available. Learn more and register → https://bit.ly/BP-intensives

DANCE ADVENTURE
July 22 – 26 | Ages 4-7
Monday to Friday, 9am-12pm

This program for our youngest dancers invites them on an expedition into the exciting, engaging, and rewarding world of dance. Classes will include creative dance, tumbling, drumming, and more!

Tuition assistance is available. Learn more and register → https://bit.ly/BP-intensives

HIP HOP & STREET STYLE
July 29 – August 2 | All levels, ages 10 to adult
Monday to Friday, 9am-3:15pm

In this week-long program, dancers will learn foundational movements and techniques of hip hop and street style dance, alongside discussions about the cultural meaning and significance of these dance forms. The program will create an encouraging space to try out what you learn and most importantly show off your unique style and personality while freestyling in daily cyphers.

Tuition assistance is available. Learn more and register → https://bit.ly/BP-intensives

MUSICAL THEATER
August 7 – 12 | All levels, ages 10 to 18
Monday to Saturday, 9am-3pm

This week-long program gives students the opportunity to jump right into the world of musical theater with classes in tap, broadway jazz, voice, acting, and improvisation. Students will learn healthy warm-up practices for the voice and body, and work on character development, expression, ensemble, and more. The program directors will work with students to produce an informal performance for the final day of the program.

The program’s final day (Saturday, August 12) will include morning classes, rehearsal, and an afternoon showing.

Tuition assistance is available. Learn more and register → https://bit.ly/BP-intensives

ADVANCED CONTEMPORARY INTENSIVE
August 12 – 16 | Advanced teens and undergrad students 17+, adults with advanced contemporary experience
Monday to Friday, 10am-4pm

This program is intended for teens and adults with intermediate/advanced dance training who are comfortable with partnering, improvisation, joyful risk-taking, and collaboration. More details TBA.

Tuition assistance is available. Learn more and register → https://bit.ly/BP-intensives



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