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Summer 2021 Intensive Programs

AUGUST JUMP START PROGRAM for ages 10-13
With Mio Ishikawa and Moscelyne ParkeHarrison

This program offers students who are new or returning to Pulse, and those interested in further progression, the opportunity to study ballet and contemporary modern technique in a semi-intensive experience of daily practice. Previous dance experience is required.
Pulse Studios
Monday-Friday, August 16-20, 9:00AM-12:00PM
$175, TA available
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DANCE BEYOND BORDERS for ages 9-12
with Sandra Bonilla, Joanne Bockmuehl-Jackson, Kim Waterman, Tom Truss, Ted Randolph, and Assistant Rubielle Nejaime

Dance Beyond Borders is a week of traveling through different cultures, worlds and styles of dance. This journey is designed for students who are interested in experiencing new ways of moving. The week-long program will include daily classes in classical dance foundations, as well as dances from Brazil, Africa, Spain and right here in New England. In addition, a daily class in the craft of dance making will inspire students to explore their own artistic language, drawing upon dance forms of their own creation and those studied throughout the week.
Chesterwood
June 28 – July 2, 2021 — Monday – Friday 9AM – 3PM
$350, TA available

 

CONTEMPORARY & DANCE MAKING PROGRAM advanced beginner/intermediate for ages 11-13
With Tom Masters, Veronica Bone, Fern Katz, and Assistant Rubielle Nejaime

This program emphasizes contemporary dance training and site-specific dance creation culminating with a FREE performance of works inspired by Chesterwood’s history, sculpture and natural and architectural landscapes. The goal of this program is to introduce young people to Chesterwood’s heritage through the exploration of dance creation.

Chesterwood
July 5 – July 17, 2021 — Monday – Friday 9AM – 3PM
Culminating Presentation on Friday, July 16 at 5pm.
Rain date on Sunday, July 18 at 3:30pm.
$700, TA available

 

JULY BALLET SERIES Advanced beginner/intermediate for ages 11-13
With Mio Ishikawa

This two-week class series offers ballet students the opportunity to maintain conditioning while further developing their technique and artistry.

Pulse Studios
July 20 – July 31
Tuesday 5:30-7:30pm
Thursday 5:30-7:30pm
Saturday 9:30-11:00am
$100, TA available

 

HIP HOP/STREET STYLE INTENSIVE, all levels 11 to adult
With Andres Ramirez, Sereena Hunter, and Shakia Barron

In this week-long program, students will learn foundational movements and techniques of hip-hop and street styles alongside the cultural meaning and significance of these moves. The emphasis in this program is on social dancing and creativity. Styles will include beginner’s breakdancing, party grooves, and hip-hop choreography.
August 9 – August 13
Monday- Friday 9AM – 3PM
Pulse Studios
$350/wk, TA available

 

BALLET INTENSIVE Intermediate/Advanced, ages 14+
With Isadora Wolfe, Moscelyne ParkeHarrison and Mio Ishikawa

In this weeklong intensive, we aim to first create a safe environment for each student, nurturing their specific needs.  Drawing on classical Cecchetti and Vaganova methods, and incorporating contemporary knowledge of functional and healthy alignment, the days will consist of a daily a full-length ballet class including adagio and allegro work, pointe or pre-pointe class, strengthening and conditioning class including Pilates method, as well as supplementary classes including [Horton/Graham], and repertory.  Challenging all facets of the student’s artistry, our faculty will meet each artist where they are to refine their technical skills, strength, musicality, and foster their dynamic artistry.
Pulse Studios
August 2 – August 7
Monday – Saturday 9AM-3PM
$400, TA available

 

JULY BALLET SERIES Intermediate/Advanced, ages 14+
July 6 – July 17

This two-week class series offers ballet students the opportunity to maintain conditioning while further developing their technique and artistry.
Pulse Studios
Tuesday 5:30-7:30pm
Thursday 5:30-7:30pm
Saturday 9:30-11:00am
$100, TA available

 

CONTEMPORARY & DANCE MAKING SUMMER PROGRAM Intermediate/Advanced, ages 14+
With Isadora Wolfe and Joe Poulson

This two week contemporary program is designed for both pre-professional and professional dance artists. The curriculum blends rigorous contemporary training with creative process. Weather permitting, classes will be held outdoors on the historic grounds of The Mount in Lenox, Massachusetts, with studio space on rain days inside carefully adhering to our strict COVID protocol.

Each day will begin with a contemporary dance technique class with focuses on honing mechanics of full bodied movement and floorwork, refining alignment and somatic awareness, incorporating various contemporary and modern dance forms into each artist’s practice. In addition to morning technique class, performance elements classes will dive into expanding our toolbox and find new ways to push ourselves and our palettes of movement quality with our imagination and theatrical development. Looking at physical patterns and deconstructing habits, we create change and growth in our technical practice, find our edges and explode our range, finding virtuosity in the large and small, through impact and release.

Afternoons are dedicated to creating, a crucial skill not only for choreographers but aspiring and working dancers. Utilizing studies of phrase making, composition, structured improvisations along with site specific, immersive and devised theater elements. With discernment and rigor we will push further the morning’s technical practices. The program will culminate in a showing of our works-in-progress on the beautiful grounds of the Mount.

Prepare to be exhausted, exhilarated, take risks and discover another level to your technical and creative process.
The Mount
July 19 – July 31
Monday – Friday 9AM – 3PM
Culminating Presentation on Friday, July 30 at 5pm.
Rain date: Sunday, August 1 at 5pm.
$700, TA available

Summer 2021 Intensive Application Form