Berkshire Pulse Performing Arts Program students spent a day with Zvi Gotheiner and his company last week while they were in residence at Kaatsbaan International Dance Center in Tivoli NY. What an inspiring experience! Thank you Zvi and Co!
JAZZ Workshop classes for teens & adults with Rochelle Rice Saturday, April 25 $25/class or $40 for both classes Beginners age 12+ (10:00-11:30 AM) More experienced age 13+ (1:00-3:00) Simonson Technique* class – jazz dance for all. Using jazz music to touch the heart and soul of dancers, this class will inspire you to let go of all fears and concerns about being ‘perfect’ and instead let you move from a place of joy. Read more about this exciting guest instructor, Rochelle Rice Pre-register by March 31. Participants accepted on a first come, first served basis.
Hip Hop with Decadance Theater Instructors April 22 Special Workshop Classes: Beginners age 10+ (1:30-3:00) More experienced dancers age 12+ (3:00-4:45) $25/class or $40 for both classes A unique opportunity for students, ages 10+ to step into the world of Hip Hop! This special workshop with DECADANCETHEATRE members explores a variety of Hip Hop styles and encourages dancers to explore their individual expression through super charged Hip Hop! Read more about Decadancetheatre and founder, Jen Weber Pre-register by March 31. Participants accepted on a first come, first served basis.
I was asking myself, what is so different and enjoyable about this class? One thing is, I would say during that hour and a half, I feel more like I am in a small company than taking a technique class. She creates an intimacy and an expectation that is on a different level. If you want a beautiful modern dance workout with choreography to make your heart sing, treat yourself – and come take Ellen Gorman’s Modern/Jazz Monday nights 6:00- 7:30. Every once in while – whatever the subject may be, hopefully you will have the experience a truly great teacher. Ellen Gorman is extraordinary and beautiful. A finely sculpted dancerly figure with flowing hair effortlessly twirled up on top of her head, she stands there up in front of us an inspiring example of the disciplined life. Her pas
I just took the Wednesday night Zumba class with Lindsey Berkowicz and it was so much fun. The teachers at Berkshire Pulse are the best! From what I have heard Zumba can be like a fitness class (this is the only Zumba class I have ever taken). Lindsey combines fun choreography with great songs creating a class that dancers and people with little or no training can both enjoy. Lindsey does a warm up song leading us through some stretching and gentle movements and then…. dance, dance, dance. One song after the other. She does pause at the beginning to run through the different steps that will be in the dance, but the class is steady a workout! She has great taste the different styes and music makes the whole hour very motivating – never boring. The songs themselves make you wa
Monday’s 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM ages 18+ This class is a Modern/Jazz fusion offering a fun-filled, “heart -rate rising” dance experience! Combining contemporary funk with lyrical dance, the smooth energy of Jazz and the strength building elements of classic Modern technique, this class offers both foundational training and the newest movements from the contemporary world of dance. A mix of popular music to spice up ‘across the floor’, rhythmic selections for syncopation of movement, and instrumental arrangements that emphasize alignment of your body promise to excite and nurture teen and adult movers of all ages! Come “dance it out,” release stress, and walk away feeling energized and relaxed! Ellen Gorman, graduated Magna Cum Laude from Adelphi University’s Performing Arts, BFA Pro
Dancer Within – Bettina Montano Thursdays 9:30 AM – 10: 45 AM The pulse of the dancer begins from within. Before the plie, the leg swing, the jump; the dancer from within ALL of us moves from a free place called the joy of movement. When you walk in to this dance class there is an immediate feeling that the dancer who lives inside has found a nurturing environment in which to explore the glorious freedom of movement. Working within the structure and basic principles of Modern dance, Bettina guides each dancer through an inspirational journey of gentle movement, breath and flow. No matter what physical limitations there may be in the body, there are no limitations to expression and vitality of the dancer moving from the inside-out. Dance from within and your body will follow. BE
Fridays 9:30 AM -10:45 AM This class introduces adults to the technique and vocabulary of modern dance. It focusses on alignment, strength, balance and rhythm, while exploring movement qualities and the creative expression of modern dance. Class structure includes warm-up, strengthening exercises, center work and traveling across the floor. But, just when you thought it was over, a fun filled, very centered combination brings this grounded and graceful class to an uplifting end… Fridays never felt so good. Andrea Blacklow – Andrea attended Interlochen Arts Academy in Northern Michigan and graduated from Bard College in 1992. While dancing and choreographing at Bard College she taught creative movement and modern dance to children and teenagers at Bard’s Youth Theatre/dance Prog
LOVE MONDAYS! Monday nights from 6:00 PM -7:30 PM! MODERN/JAZZ Class for Adults with Ellen Gorman in one studio and MUSICAL THEATRE DANCE for Inter-generational ages 13+ with Tom Masters in the other. Check out ALL Community Classes: PULSE CLASSES MORE VIDEOS to follow.