Community Classes

A group of dancers in a Hip Hop class.

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.

*Spring 2024 registration is open!*

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, and Fall 2023.

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

Ballet Winter Intensive, for ages 11-adult

Friday February 23 from 4-8pm; Saturday Feb 24 from 10am-2pm; Sunday Feb 25 from 10am-2pm
with Hillary Jackson and Vincent Brewer

When Paths Cross: Contemporary Dance, Theater, and Soft Acrobatics, a Winter Intensive for ages 14-adult

Friday February 23 from 4-8pm; Saturday Feb 24 from 10am-2pm; and Sunday Feb 25 from 10am-2pm
with Fern Katz and Ricardo Paz

Guest Hip Hop & Street Style Series – Beg/Int, for ages 12-adult

Fridays, 6:15-7:45pm (October – May)
with Shakia Barron, Dashawn Davis, and P-Boogie

West African and Caribbean Dance and Drum – All Levels, for ages 14-adult

Saturdays, 2-4pm (January 13, February 10, March 9)
With Joanne DelCarpine and Kim Waterman

Int/Adv Tap, for ages 12-adult

Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30pm (January 17 – May 22)
with Tom Masters

Modern 3, for ages 13-adult

Tuesdays, 4-5:30pm (January 30 – May 21)
with Holly Jones and Shannon Nulf

Broadway Jazz 3-4, for ages 13-adult

Saturdays, 12:15-1:45pm (January 20 – May 25)
with Tom Masters

Contemporary 4, for ages 14-adult

Tuesdays, 5:45-7:30pm (January 30 – May 21)
with Gillian Ebersole and Shannon Nulf

Young Choreographers Initiative, for ages 14-adult

Mondays, 5-6:45pm (January 22 – May 20)
with Susan Quinn

Community Ballet – Intermediate+, for ages 13-adult

Mondays, 6:45-8:15pm (Begins January 8)
with Isadora Wolfe

Dance Moves and Grooves – Beginners, for ages 16+

Tuesdays, 4:15-5:30pm (Begins January 30)
with Madison Palffy

Yoga – All Levels, for ages 16+

Tuesdays, 5:45-6:45pm (January 30 – March 12)
with Bethany Trozzo

Community Tap – Beg/Int, for ages 13-adult

Tuesdays, 7-8pm (Begins January 30)
with Teak Welch

Community Musical Theater – All Levels, for ages 16+

Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30pm (Begins January 10; full session participation required)
with Wendy Welch

Community Modern – Beginners, for ages 16+

Wednesdays, 6:45-8pm (Begins January 17)
with Bettina Montano

Community Ballet – Beginners, for ages 12-adult

Wednesdays, 6-7:15pm (Begins January 10)
with Fiona Scruggs

Swing – Beg/Int, for ages 12-adult

Thursdays, 6:45-7:45pm; plus, from 7:45-8:15pm, optional Intermediate level class time (Begins January 11)
with Brianne Szymanski

Community Modern – Intermediate+, for ages 14-adult

Thursdays, 6:15-7:45pm (Begins January 18)
with Bettina Montano

Shake Your Soul – All levels, for ages 18+

Thursdays, 5:30-6:30pm; Fridays, 9-10am (Begins January 11)
with Madeline Despres-Chen

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

Saturdays, 9:30-11:15am (Begins January 13)
with Shannon Nulf

Adult Beginners Pointe, for ages 18+

Saturdays, 11:30am-12:10pm (Begins January 13)
with Fiona Scruggs

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

Scottish Country Dance, Open Level

Wednesdays, 7:30-9:15pm starting January 10, with Ted Randolph
email for registration and info

Tai Chi, for ages 16-adult

Mondays, 6:30-8pm 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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