Summer 2022 Contemporary Intensive
A TWO WEEK SUMMER PROGRAM FOR DANCERS AGES 11+
With Fern Katz, Micheline Weiler, Luana Dias David, Sereena Hunter, Gillian Ebersole, Rebecca Alson-Milkman, Sayer Mansfield, Leighann Kowalsky, Nkoula Badila, and Ntchota Badila
Serving 2 groups of students:
Group 1: advanced beginner/intermediate dancers, ages 11-13
Group 2: intermediate/advanced dancers, ages 14+
This two-week interdisciplinary program develops excellence in technique as well as versatility and collaboration in the creative process. The morning session takes place in the Pulse studios with a daily optional ballet barre warm up at 8:30AM, followed by contemporary dance technique classes, plus jazz, African, Samba, and Hip Hop classes throughout the two-week program. Technique classes will focus on full-bodied movement with development of strength and skill, connectedness and ease, alignment, and dynamic movement vocabulary. Elements of partnering will also be included. The afternoon will take place in the sculpture gardens at Chesterwood, and bring dancers into site specific creative process. Choreography classes will utilize studies of phrase-making, composition, and structured improvisations. Dancers will be guided collaboratively to create a site-specific and immersive audience experience for an in-person showing and a dance film. The program will culminate with a FREE performance of student works created in the sculpture gardens of Chesterwood.
Students are required to complete the registration by June 11. We will confirm your place in the program by June 18.
Dates: July 18 – July 30, Monday – Friday
Culminating Presentation: Friday, July 29 at 5pm. Rain date on Saturday, July 30 at 1pm.
Presentation Rain Date: Sunday, July 31 at 2pm
Location: Indoors at Berkshire Pulse Studios, 420 Park Street, Housatonic MA
Outdoors at Chesterwood, 4 Williamsville Road, Stockbridge MA
Tuition: $700 for the full program, Tuition Assistance and EBT available
Full tuition is due upon acceptance to the program.