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Find Your Voice in Our Upcoming Workshop

Lovers of singing and theater—find your unique voice in our next one day workshop in our spring series!

On Saturday March 5th, bring a song and a sense of play to Lauren Berkman’s Acting Your Song workshop. In this workshop, you’ll explore games, ideas, and tools to help strengthen your confidence as a performer and a storyteller. Participants will work on understanding the meaning of their song of choice as text—and then dive deep into storytelling through acting and voice work.

This all day workshop (from 10am-5pm) will take place at Simon’s Rock and is open to all levels, ages 14+. Click below to read the full summary, view the workshop schedule, and register. (Space is limited!)

And a huge thank you to all who made last weekend’s workshop with Christal Brown such a success!


📣 A Few Class Updates

NEW DAY!

Brazilian Percussion Ensemble

Starting March 5th, class is moved to Saturdays from 3:15-4:15—right before Capoeira. Make sure you’ve signed up! (And note: there’s no class this week.)

NEW CLASS!

Ballroom Dance: Intro to East Coast Swing

We couldn’t be more excited to be offering ballroom dance this season. More details coming soon, so stay tuned!


Enjoy This Original Song Written for Pulse!

We are honored to share that local composer Joseph Gold composed a song for Pulse! Listen to the song below and be sure to check out his other work.

“I composed the upbeat ‘Joyful Beats, Joyous Pulse‘ as an homage to Berkshire Pulse, the fabulous dance and creative arts organization.”

— Joseph Gold

Save the Dates… for Our Performances & Intensives!

Summer 2022 is really starting to shape up! We’re so pleased to share that our end-of-year performance will take place on Saturday, May 28th and Sunday, May 29th. These performances will be held at the Daniel Arts Center again—for the first time since 2019!

And while you have your calendar open…

Our summer intensive dates are officially up! Take an early peek at our Rhythm Alive, Dance Discovery, Hip Hop/Street Style, Contemporary, and Ballet intensives—more details and registration info to come.


February Break Reminder

During the break, all Youth Performing Arts Program classes are on break for the week of February 19-25, resuming on the 26th. Select community classes are ongoing—a full schedule for community classes during the break can be viewed here. Questions? Contact us here, or simply reply to this email.

Take a Workshop with Christal Brown!

We are excited to announce that we’re hosting a new workshop series in partnership with Bard College at Simon’s Rock. Throughout the spring, guest teaching artists will lead special and wide-ranging one-day workshops for students and community members. These workshops are open to all levels, ages 14+, and will take place in the beautiful Beckerman dance studio at the Daniel Arts Center.

First up is Christal Brown’s Choreography Workshop on Saturday, February 19th! (Space is limited, so sign up soon!) 

Be sure to keep your eye out for more to come in this special series throughout the spring.

Contemporary Dance + Choreography Workshop

with Christal Brown

Saturday, February 19 at Simon’s Rock
All levels, ages 14+  

$40 for full day
($20 for current Pulse students, Free for YCI students)

Workshop Schedule:
10:30 am: Welcome 
10:45 am-12:45 pm: Technique Class
12:45 pm-1:30 pm: Lunch
1:30 pm-3:30 pm: Choreography Workshop
3:30 pm-4:30 pm: Open discussion about working in the industry, Q&A

CHRISTAL BROWN is the Founder of INSPIRIT, Project: BECOMING, the creator of the Liquid Strength training module for dance an Associate Professor of Dance at Middlebury College and the CVO of Steps and Stages Coaching, LLC. Brown received a BFA in Dance and a minor in Business from UNCG and her MFA in New Media Art and Technology from LIU. Brown is a native of Kinston, North Carolina, where she remembers cleaning up on Saturday mornings as a child to the music of the Chi-Lites, Marvin Gaye, and Shirley Caesar. These rituals innately produced a strong desire in her to make all work melodic, sensual, meaningful and set to music. The melodies in her body are melancholic and brought to life through the music; seen rather than heard through her choreography. Learn more about Christal at christalbrown.com.

(Photo credit: Jhsu Media)

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