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SUMMER CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

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CLASSES

BALLET, for adults and youth ages 11+
Fiona Scruggs
On ZOOM

The ballet classes are open to dancers ages 11+ with varying experience levels. Modifications and progressions are given to accommodate and challenge dancers appropriately. The beginning ballet dancer will learn the core foundations of ballet technique while learning the ballet vocabulary, musicality, and freedom of expression through movement. The intermediate/advanced ballet dancer will maintain stamina, develop speed in learning combinations, and further explore artistry in ballet. All dancers will be challenged to enhance balance, coordination, and flexibility. Small jumps, pirouettes and turns, and traveling movements are adjusted to fit small dancing spaces.
Monday 6:30-7:45PM, ongoing
Saturday 10:30-11:45AM, ongoing
4 Class membership pass, $50

MORNING MODERN for adults and teens, ages 14+
Bettina Montano

These dance classes are based on breath, flow, rhythm and release. Drawing on various expressions and techniques of modern dance, classwork includes opening with structured improvisation into warm-up exercises that expand into joyful and dynamic movement phrases with wide use of space.
Beginner+ at Chesterwood, Tuesday 9-10:30AM, June 16-July 13
Intermediate/Advanced at The Mount, Monday 9-10:30AM, June 29-July 20
4 Class membership pass, $50

MODERN/JAZZ, for Adults and teens, ages 14+
Bettina Montano
Open level

A chance to refuel, invigorate and release, this class offers students an opportunity to explore the dynamic and sumptuous feeling of movement in a broad range of Modern and Jazz dance styles. After a thorough warm-up in center including basic Jazz technique, isolations, and rhythmic exercises, class will progress with traveling sequences and finish with the study of movement combinations.
Thursday at Chesterwood, June 18-July 16, 6-7:30PM
4 Class membership pass, $50

TAP, Intermediate/Advanced
With Tom Masters

The class emphasis is on developing proper tap technique, producing clear tap sounds, and having fun, as we go deeper into the details of foot work and rhythm combinations.
Friday, 5:30-6:30PM, July 10-31, Outside at Berkshire Pulse, plywood provided
4 Class membership pass, $50

WORLD MUSIC DRUMMING, for adults and teens ages 13+ (Younger drummers with previous experience are welcome!)
A drumming circle lead by Rick Schrum

Bring your own drum, bucket, and join a (safely distanced) and inspiring circle of rhythm.
Preregistration required, suggested donation, $25+
Tuesday, 5:00-5:45PM, June 23-July 21, at The Mount

RHYTHM DANCE FUSION, for adults and youth ages 11+
With Kim Waterman and Guests

In this high energy class, students move through a warm-up filled with yoga, isolations and rhythmic movement into dance combinations that travel. Classwork is inspired by traditional dances of Africa and the Caribbean. No prior experience is required for participation in this class. WITH LIVE DRUMMING AND SONG!
Tuesday, 6:00-7:00PM, June 23-July 21, at The Mount
4 Class membership pass, $50

ZUMBA
On ZOOM
With Lindsey Berkowitz

This balanced cardio and toning workout is disguised as a party! With a fusion of vibrant Latin rhythms and buildable choreography, Zumba at Pulse is suitable for anyone who loves to move. Join Lindsey for this interval training-based dance class and explore salsa, bollywood, reggaeton, cumbia, and other international dance styles.
Saturday, 11:00AM-12:00PM, ongoing
Preregistration required, cost for the class is by donation

YOGA
with Lisa Darling
On ZOOM
VINYASA FLOW YOGA

This class begins with a warm-up to prepare the body for a moderate Vinyasa flow, and move through postures using Sun Salutations. Coordinating breath with movement as the flow builds, is essential for students to receive the most benefits while taking a yoga class. This class strengthens the body. Students are invited to focus on the breathing while flowing through the postures. This allows focus through meditation and breathing exercises.
Vinyasa Flow, Wednesday 9-10AM, ongoing
4 Class membership pass, $50

RESTORATIVE/GENTLE YOGA
This class begins slowly with a warm-up to move the body in restorative and gentle postures. Coordinating breath with movement and holding postures, is essential for students to receive the most benefits while taking a yoga class. This class restores the body. Students are invited to focus on the breathing while relaxing into the postures. This allows focus through meditation and breathing exercises.
Restorative, Fridays 10-11, ongoing
4 Class membership pass, $50

YOGA OUTDOORS
with Erin Naylor

All Levels welcome!
Whether this is your first or 200th class, you’ll feel right at home here! With an emphasis on basic alignment and foundations, asana (postures), pranayama (breath exercises) and meditation are broken down for greater understanding and exploration of the body. Questions and requests are encouraged. Detailed instruction is provided, and all are welcome. Bring a mat, blocks, strap and anything else you like to use when taking a yoga class.
Saturdays July 11,18,25 and August 1, 9-10AM, at Chesterwood
$50/4 class pass

ZUMBA
with Lindsey Berkowitz

This balanced cardio and toning workout is disguised as a party! With a fusion of vibrant Latin rhythms and buildable choreography, Berkshire Pulse Zumba is suitable for anyone who loves to move. Join Lindsey for this interval training-based dance class and explore salsa, Bollywood, reggaeton, cumbia, and other international dance styles.
Wednesdays, July 8,15,22,29, 6-7PM, at Chesterwood
4 Class membership pass, $50


 

WORKSHOPS

MAKING DANCES IN OUTSIDE PLACES
A workshop series that honors historic places and spaces by inspiring ways of interacting with natural landscapes and architecture through movement creation.
For adults and teens, ages 14+

IMPROV AND CREATE
At CHESTERWOOD, SUNDAY JULY 12, 1-4pm, $30
With dancer/choreographer Veronica Bone

This is a workshop full of rules meant to challenge your go-to improvisation. We will start class by exploring different qualities, growing simple movements like shaking your head no, to swinging, traveling movement, and more. With partners, we will play with how to create duets from afar. We will then use the space as a board game, where your position in the space tells you how to move. How fast/slow, smooth/sharp, high/low, ect.

STRUCTURE INSPIRES MOVEMENT
At THE MOUNT, 4 CLASS SESSION, WEDNESDAY JULY 8-29, 5:30-7pm, $80
With TOM TRUSS

When creating and performing work outside it is crucial to take into account one’s surroundings – from architecture, history and purpose to nature, weather and audience perspective – in this workshop we will explore all those elements while incorporating our own inner impulses and ideas as we create a work to share in this socially distant world.
This program culminates with a presentation (in person or on film)

TAKE SPACE
At CHESTERWOOD, MONDAY AUGUST 10, 1-4PM, $30

With BODY SONNET Company members/choreographers MOSCELYNE PARKHARRISON AND SEAN LAMMER
Engage with the unconventional, reframe your space. A master class based on interpreting and embodying spaces. Sean and Moscelyne will lead participants through a technique warm up, instant composition based on principles of creating site specific work, and interactive lecture on adapting movement for any location.