Dancing with Gratitude

Thank you for being a part of what makes Pulse so special – the people that bring our studios to life.

We are especially grateful for our team of Teaching Assistants. Each week, they share the love of dance with others. We are so grateful for their dedication and wanted to highlight a bit more about them!

Maya Bergman

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I have been dancing at Berkshire Pulse for 4 years, but I’ve been dancing since I could walk. I love working with younger dancers to help them express themselves. I’m really looking forward to this year at Pulse!

A fun fact about myself- I love snuggling with my two dogs, Hazel and Maggie!

Megan Linick

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At Pulse, I enjoy all of the wide variety of classes and abilities. I feel that it allows me to be exactly who I am as a dancer.

Fun Fact: I lived in Florida for 15 years and moved to the Berkshires about a year ago.

Rubielle Nejaime

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Rubielle has been dancing at Pulse since she was 11 years old. She is now continuing her training at Berkshire Pulse to prepare to enter the dance field and audition for Dance BFA programs for this upcoming year. She is delighted to be assisting Susan Quinn in the Young Choreographers Workshop and Fiona Scruggs in Ballet 1.

A fun fact about Rubielle is that her favorite style of dance is contemporary.

Cora Pacheco

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Cora assists Creative Dance!

Liam Reynolds

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Liam assists Modern 3!

Lily Reynolds

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Hi I’m Lily! I have been a dancer at Berkshire Pulse for 4 years now alongside my 3 other siblings. I have been an assistant for the fall and spring season this past year, and I also assisted for the summer intensives as well. 

Molly Welch

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Molly Welch (they/she) grew up in Dallas where they attended the Dallas Ballet Center for 15 years. They studied ballet, tap, jazz, modern, hip hop, and lyrical. They were a teaching assistant while there and went on to teach Musical Theater dance in their summer workshops for the next 4 years. They attended Booker T. Washington HS for the Performing and Visual Arts, where they split their studies between theater and dance.

Support our Teaching Assistants and Tuition Assistance programs today.

Dance with Us This Week

We’re excited to host another African Dance Workshop with Nkoula Badila this Wednesday, November 9th at 5:45pm!

Learn different Traditional Dances of Ancestral Africa, accompanied by live percussion. This class is open to all levels, ages 11+.

Learn more and register here.

Dance Foundations is Back

A group of young dancers in a studio carry colorful scarves. Two dancers are in motion running toward a wall with windows while the other dancers line up in the corner and watch.

This dynamic class is for dancers ages 8 to 10 to build a basic understanding of traditional modern and ballet dance technique. 

With joy and exploration at the heart, dancers will learn improvisational techniques, basic principles of rhythm, movement quality, musicality, and alignment! Class runs on Mondays from 4 to 5pm, starting November 7.

Learn Chicago Footwork

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with Kelli Forman

📅 Friday, November 18
🕓 4 to 6pm

Curious about Chicago Footwork? Watch a video of Kelli here.

Open to all levels; ages 12+

Move, Write, and Draw

Elizabeth Heller sits in a bright room with colorful space decorations. A group of adults and kids sit around with craft supplies.

Created by Elizabeth Heller, ERYT-200, Super Journal is a FREE mindfulness, movement, and journaling class for teachers and parents to provide them with an opportunity to recover from stress and learn wellness tools.

Sessions are ongoing at libraries in Housatonic, Lee, and Sheffield!

Share the Joy of Pulse

There are still two weeks left to vote for Berkshire Pulse in the Rural Intelligence Readers’ Choice Awards!

Vote by visiting RuralIntelligence.com/ReadersChoice. Voting runs until November 14, and you can cast your vote every day. For voting instructions, visit the homepage.

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