Time to Sign Up for Fall Classes!

Registration for our fall classes is officially underway. Check out our new Youth Performing Arts Program schedule—and don’t miss out on our freshest Community Classes

Get excited—classes start September 12th!   

Can’t Wait to Start Dancing Again? Try This… 

3 Day Ballet Jump Start Youth Program

with Fiona Scruggs and Emily Hildebrand

for ages 10-18

This program offers students who are new or returning to Pulse the opportunity to resume training with 3 consecutive afternoons of classes just before the Fall session begins. Previous dance experience is required.


Advanced Beginner, ages 10-12

Tuesday 9/6 thru Thursday 9/8


with Fiona Scruggs

Intermediate+, ages 13-18

Tuesday 9/6 thru Thursday 9/8


with Emily Hildebrand

And Make Sure to Check Out Our NEWEST Classes!

These classes are available for the first time ever!

🎤 The Art of Rap (Ages 10+)

Learn how to rap with Jackson Whalan and explore verse writing, freestyling, and collaboration techniques.

🎸 Rock Band Camp (Ages 11+) 

Turn your rockstar dreams into reality with Jeffrey Howard. Calling all drummmers, guitarists, bassists, keyboardists, vocalist—level up your playing skills and let’s play together!

🎭 Musical Theater for Teens (ages 12-18)

Work on songs and learn to use the body and voice for healthy acting and singing with Wendy Welch.

🎭 Musical Theater for Adults (ages 18+)

Love to sing? Explore the fun and freedom of singing through a healthy vocal technique, breath and connection to the material with Wendy Welch.

💕 Dance for the Special Child (ages 6-9)

With deep respect for the journey of the child whose perceptions and abilities are getting in their way​, Sara Kiesel offers therapeutic movement classes​ ​that develop skills in communication, behavioral skills management, and social/emotional interactions. 

🕺🏽 Vitamin D (ages 14+)

Vitamin D is a choreographed fitness class with Jessica Mahaney for ANY BODY that wants to shake a tail feather!

💃🏽 Latin Dance at Simon’s Rock (ages 16+)

Join Luana Dias David and discover the rhythms and movements from Salsa and Samba steps—progressing into a choreography true to the original rhythm.

🥊 Community Boxing Gym (8th graders to adults)

*FREE for Housatonic + GB youth*

Genève Brossard’s fun class focuses on improving fitness and learning all the elements of boxing training; practicing punch combos, footwork, jump-rope tricks, mitt work, and conditioning.

The Fall Schedule Is UP!

See what exciting classes we have planned for this fall! Fall registration opens on August 29th and classes officially begin on September 12th.

Don’t Miss Our Upcoming Flamenco Workshop!

A Taste of Spain

with Joanne Bockemuehl-Jackson

Looking for some fun activities to close out the summer? Come dance Flamenco with us! We’ll be offering two separate classes in this special two-day workshop:


August 27 & 28, 9:30-10:45am

This is the perfect opportunity for you to bring JOY to your summer while having fun dancing with your friends and families. This workshop is an introduction to flamenco dance and will offer you a taste of movement typical for Flamenco dance.

Kids (7+) are welcome to join you taking the class together.

We will discover how to move, to listen and how to clap in style of Flamenco. This dance has the magic to connect to yourself in the moment and express your personality in dance. No previous dance experience and no partner required. Bring shoes with heel or sneakers.


(For adults only with previous basic knowledge)

August 27 & 28, 11:15-12:30pm

This workshop is perfect if you have already taken Flamenco classes before and need to refresh and get inspired. This class will focus on technique that will be mounted in a little choreography. Flamencos hoes are recommended but not required. Adults only.

Start September with a 3 Day Ballet Jumpstart…

Jump Start Ballet Program

with Fiona Scruggs and Emily Hildebrand

for ages 10-18 

This program offers students who are new or returning to Pulse the opportunity to resume training with 3 consecutive afternoons of classes before the Fall session begins. Previous dance experience is required.

Tuesday thru Thursday, Sept 6-8

4-5:30pm Advanced beginner + ages 10-12 with Fiona Scruggs

4:30-6pm Intermediate + ages 13-18 with Emily Hildebrand

Upcoming Performances

Not to Be Missed Next Thursday…

Qualia Dance Collective & Arts Alive! present:


a new dance work by Fiona Scruggs 

8/25, 5:30pm at Chesterwood

And More to Enjoy on August 27th… 

TurnPark Art Space presents:


an evening of immersive dance & sound curated by Fern Katz

8/27, 1:30-3:30pm at TurnPark Art Space

4 Performances to Mark on Your Calendar

We’re so looking forward to these four August performances of new (and one very old!) dance works from local choreographers and performers—featuring our very own teaching artists! 

Grab tickets and mark your calendars—these are not to be missed!

🗓️ Coming August 3rd & 4th… 

(poster artwork credit: Christopher Corr)

Arts Alive! presents: The Many Face of Love

a special staging of Isadora Duncan’s Brahms Waltzes

6:30pm on August 3rd & 4th at Chesterwood

Chesterwood Dancer-in-Residence and poet Ian Spencer Bell performs Lori Belilove’s staging of The Many Faces of Love—a 110 year old solo by the mother of modern dance, Isadora Duncan.

Pianist Lauren Aloia accompanies Bell in the Duncan work, playing Johannes Brahms’ 16 Waltzes, Opus 39. Also on the program is a new dance and poetry piece by Bell titled Rosing.    

An artist talk and champagne reception follows each performance.

🗓️ Coming August 10th & 11th… 

BODYSONNET presents: Blue Hour

an evening of contemporary dance

7pm on August 10th & 11th at The Foundry

This new work features a mixed bill of four world premieres—created and danced by four female artists: Mio Ishikawa (Japan), Moscelyne ParkeHarrison (USA), Sayer Mansfield (USA), and Sydney McManus (CA).

Exploring themes of intimacy, aloneness, and evolution as both individual and collective, Blue Hour leads both performers and audience on a bold, vulnerable, and beautiful odyssey.    

🗓️ Coming August 25th… 

Qualia Dance Collective presents: Chiaroscuro

a new dance work by Fiona Scruggs 

August 25th at Chesterwood

Come to the beautiful gardens of Chesterwood and enjoy the outdoor premiere of “Chiaroscuro,” choreographed by Fiona Scruggs. This new work draws on art, mannerisms, and narratives of the Baroque. Through a contemporary lens, this Baroque music and movement study juxtaposes le sacré et le profane, or the sacred and common, with the contrast of light and shadow as defined by chiaroscuro.  

“Chiaroscuro” is part of Chesterwood’s Arts Alive! lineup. All proceeds from the ticket sales will go directly towards supporting the artists!    

🗓️ Coming August 27th… 

TurnPark Art Space presents: CHASM

an evening of immersive dance & sound curated by Fern Katz

August 27th, 4-5pm at TurnPark Art Space

This evening-length performance will include two contemporary dance pieces, live violin, and post-performance Q+A with the artists. In this event, the artists explore grief, loss, reflection, reconciliation, and healing. To learn more, please check out… 

Want to support but can’t make the show? There’s a GoFundMe link below! This will go directly to compensating the collaborating artists with performance and travel stipends for all their hard work and dedication to this process. Keep an eye out for some fundraiser Pilates classes led by certified instructor, Fern Katz!

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