Community Classes

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Community Classes for Adults and Teens

Berkshire Pulse’s Community Class program offers a wide range of creative classes for people of any age or ability, from beginners to professionals. We are proud to offer an intergenerational program, with students ranging from teenagers to those in their 80s.

Whether you’re looking to build on your technique, train, meet new people, or simply try something new, we have a class for you. Our classes include modern, ballet, jazz, flamenco, hip hop, tap, musical theater, drumming, Shake Your Soul, and more. 

Our experienced and passionate instructors are dedicated to creating a welcoming and supportive environment for all people. We believe that dance is for everyone, and we strive to provide a space where you can explore your creativity, develop your skills, and connect with a vibrant community of fellow dancers.

*Summer Community Class & Weekly Class registration is open! Check out our schedule below and register below. Spring Community classes continue through mid-May; for more information on the last few weeks of our Spring Community Class Schedule, click here.

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Learn more about our Tuition Assistance Program.

Our offerings are available through a class pass or drop-in class (except where otherwise noted). Click here for our Community Class Level Guidelines. Register here to be included in the class roster and pay for class passes online. Class passes automatically debit from your account every time you sign in for a Community Class.

If you do not yet have an account with the site, please create one on the My Account page. *IMPORTANT* Also please be sure to complete the ‘Account details‘ section of the My Accounts page and make sure that all of your information is current.

Please make sure to read Pulse’s policies before registering. Please see individual class descriptions for Community Class dress codes.

Questions about Pulse’s COVID policies? See our policies.

Click here for Spring 2024 Youth Performing Arts Program Classes.

Check out our class descriptions from past sessions, including Spring 2022Summer 2022 IntensivesFall 2022, Spring 2023, Summer 2023, Fall 2023, and Spring 2024.

Purchase class passes, 10 for $170 or 20 for $300. Community Class drop-ins are $20 per class (pay in-person only). Shared Family Class Passes also available, 10 for $180, 20 for $320.

  • Class Type

  • Days

Movement Lab: A Workshop in Professional Practice, for ages 17+

August 12 – 16 | Advanced teens and undergrad students 17+, adults with advanced contemporary experience
Monday to Friday, 10am-3pm

Adult Dance Intensive, for ages 18+

August 19 – 23 | Ages 18+
Monday to Friday, 9am-12:30pm

Dance with Me, for ages 18 months-3 years w/ caregiver participation

Mondays, 4:45-5:30pm (6-week series: June 24, July 1, 8, 22, 29, August 5; no class July 15)
with Sarah Daunt

Groovin’ with my Grown-Up, for ages 10 months-3 years w/ caregiver participation

Wednesdays, 9:30-10:30am (5-week series: June 26, July 3, 10, 17, 24)
with Tricia DeSario

Shake Your Soul – All Levels, for ages 18+

Mondays 9-10am; Thursdays 5:30-6:30pm (June 3 - August 22, No class July 4)
with Madeline Depres-Chen

Community Jazz – Beginners, for ages 12-adult

Mondays, 5:30-6:45pm (June 10 – August 19)
with Teak Welch

Contemporary Ballet – Intermediate+, for ages 16+

Mondays, 7-8:15pm (July 1 – August 12)
with Daphne Zneimer

Salsa – All Levels, for ages 13+

Mondays, 6-7pm (June 3 – August 19, no class June 17)
with Luana Dias David

Somatic Pilates – All Levels, for ages 16+

Tuesdays, 8-9am (June 4 – August 20)
with Madison Palffy

Community Modern – Beg/Int, for ages 16-adult

Tuesdays, 9-10:30am (June 11 – August 13, no class June 4, July 23 & August 20; class from 3-4:30pm on July 9 & 16 - waitlist only registrations) AND Saturdays, 9-10:30am (June 8, 22, 29, July 6, 13, 27, August 3)
with Bettina Montano

Dance Moves and Grooves – Beginners, for ages 16+

Tuesdays, 4:15-5:30pm (June 4 – August 20)
with Madison Palffy

African Rooted Dance – All Levels, for ages 12+

Tuesdays, 5:45-7:15pm (June 4, 11, 18, 25)
with Noel Staples-Freeman, Rick Shrum, and Aimee Gelinas

Capoeira – All Levels, for ages 12+

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5-6:15pm (July 9 – August 22)
with Tarcisio Ramos dos Santos

Community Tap – Beginner/Warm-up and Intermediate, for ages 13-adult

Tuesdays, 6-7:30pm (June 11 – August 20)
with Teak Welch

Community Musical Theater – All Levels, for ages 16+

Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30pm; full session participation required (June 5 – August 21; no class June 19)
with Wendy Welch

Community Ballet – Beginners, for ages 12-adult

Wednesdays, 5:15-6:45pm (June 5 – August 21; no class June 19)
with Fiona Scruggs

Community Modern – Beginners, for ages 16+

Wednesdays, 6:50-8pm (June 5 – August 21; no class June 19)
with Shannon Nulf

Samba – All Levels, for ages 13+

Wednesdays, 6-7pm (June 5 – August 21; no class June 19)
with Luana Dias David

Yoga – All Levels, for ages 18+

Thursdays, 10-11am & 6:30-7:30pm (June 6 – August 22; no class June 13 & 20, July 4 & 11); Fridays 11:30am-12:30pm (June 7 – August 23; no class June 14 & 21, July 12)
with Bethany Trozzo

Ballet Zen – Adult Ballet, Core Strengthening, & Relaxation Exercises – Beg/Int, for ages 21+

Thursdays, 1-2:30pm (June 13 & 27, July 11 & 25, August 15 & 22) AND Saturdays, 1-2:30pm (June 29, July 6 & 13, August 10, 17 & 24)
with Melissa Elstein

Community Modern – Intermediate+, for ages 14-adult

Thursdays, 6-7:30pm (June 6 – August 22; no class July 4)
with Madison Palffy

Community Ballet – Beg/Int, for ages 12-adult

Saturdays, 9:30-11:15am (June 8 – August 24)
with Shannon Nulf & Daphne Zneimer, plus additional guest artists!

Adult Beginners Pointe, for ages 18+

Saturdays, 11:30am-12:10pm (June 15 – August 24)
with Gillian Ebersole & Daphne Zneimer, plus additional guest artists!

West African and Caribbean Dance and Drum – All Levels, for ages 12-adult

Saturdays, 2-4pm (June 8 & 22, July 13 & 27, August 3 & 24)
with Joanne DelCarpine, Kim Waterman, & Noel Staples-Freeman

COLLECTING INTEREST: Community Flamenco – Beginners, for ages 12+

This class is not currently being offered due to low enrollment. Please email us at to communicate your interest in this class.
with Joanne Bockemuehl-Jackson

Taekwondo, for ages 4-adult

Mondays 5:30-6:30pm, Wednesdays 7:15-8:15pm, Saturdays 11:30am-1:30pm
with the Martial Arts Institute of the Berkshires

Tai Chi, for ages 16-adult

Mondays, 6:40-8:10pm and Fridays, 9:30-11am
with Berkshire Tai Chi

10 Class Passes

10 Class Passes for $170
Purchase class passes to pay for Community Classes

20 Class Passes

20 Class Passes for $300
Purchase class passes to pay for Community Classes

10 Family Class Passes

10 Family Class Passes for $180
Purchase this special family pass to pay for Community Classes across one household

20 Family Class Passes

20 Family Class Passes for $320
Purchase this special family pass to pay for Community Classes across one household

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