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Summer 2022 Rhythm Alive Intensive



with Tom Truss, Nkoula Badila, Ntchota Badila, and Rick Shrum

This week-long program is dedicated to exploring rhythm in dance and music. Introductory classes in drumming, tap, body music, and African dance will teach students the importance of rhythm in culture and technique, how to listen for rhythm, and how to create it.  Students will be guided to observe and discuss the rhythms they hear, see, and feel, around the studio and in the world around them. A daily body music class will use these observations as inspiration and teach choreographic tools to develop movement and artistic voice.  Program culminates with an informal sharing for families on the last day.

Daily Schedule:

9:00-10:00am Beginners Tap with Tom Truss
10:15 -11:45am Body Music with Tom Truss
11:45am-12:30pm Lunch
12:30 – 1:45pm African Dance with Nkoula Badila with accompanist Ntchota Badila
2:00-3:00pm Intro to Drumming with Rick Shrum

Students are required to complete the application below and submit by June 11 in order to be considered for this program. Students are accepted on a  first-come-first-served basis.

Dates: July 5 – July 8, Tuesday – Friday
Times: 9am-3pm
Location: Indoors at Berkshire Pulse Studios.
Tuition: $300 for the full program, Tuition Assistance and EBT  available

Full tuition is due upon acceptance to the program.

Please give us this information about the attendee:

Relevant Dance Experience for this course. -

What interests you about this intensive? -

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