Berkshire Pulse studios are fully closed and all classes are on pause for the week of May 29 through June 4. Summer community classes will resume on Monday, June 5

Basic Dance Composition – Beginner, for ages 16-adult

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With Rebecca Alson-Milkman

Through group improvisations and assigned studies, budding dancemakers will be introduced to the building blocks of composition: movement theme and variation, varying ways to code and carve the dance space, and how to define relationships between dancers. Weekly assigned studies will get choreographers experimenting with a variety of organizing principles such as song structure, narrative, and spatial progression. Participants will learn how to give and receive supportive feedback by employing the core steps of Liz Lerman’s Critical Response Process in reflecting on each other’s studies. This class series does require some light reading as well as time outside of class making studies.

July 11 – August 15
Tuesdays, 5:30-7:00 PM

Register for the class by adding to cart and checking out (be sure to update your account details). Pay for this class with Class Passes. Purchase Class Passes 10 for $170 or 20 for $300.

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