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REGISTRATION, FORMS & INFORMATION



How to Register

Fill out a registration form with signed waiver prior to attending classes.

To register online for the 2021 summer youth view the form here.

 


To inquire about registration for our remaining Spring Session classes, please email berkshire.pulse@gmail.com

Summer online registration coming soon.

A 10 for $150 or 20 for $240 Community Class membership pass is required to attend all Community Classes, unless otherwise noted. If you are interested in trying a class, please call Berkshire Pulse at 413-274-6624 to arrange a time. Due to current Covid protocol, we can’t allow drop-ins at this time. 

How to Pay

Tuition Assistance is now available for the Summer session. Submit an application here.

All online payments can be made via PayPal by clicking here. You do not need to set up a PayPal account to make a payment.
Alternately, you can mail a check to:

Berkshire Pulse
P.O.Box 37
Housatonic, MA
01236

About Indoor Classes During Covid

We are continuing to adhere to CDC and state guidelines about in-person gatherings. We are monitoring the evolving situation closely. If at any time we realize that it is no longer safe to conduct in-person classes, some of our classes will go remote (either live and/or with pre-recorded classes) and some classes will pause (and credit will be assigned for these classes once it’s safe to be back in the studio). 

Read our in-studio participation protocol.

Youth Class Level Information

The following classes for ages 4-teen do not require more than one class per week:
Creative Dance, Foundations, Dances of Africa, Flamenco 1, Capoeira, Tap, Hip Hop, Intro to Dance, Dance Expressions 1 and 2, PLUS ALL COMMUNITY CLASSES, Dance for Boys 1 and 2, World Music

Level 1: Participation in two classes per week at this level is recommended,  but not required.  Dancing more than once per week allows for greater ease of progress and sense of fulfillment. Additional classes can be Flamenco, Jazz 1, Dances of Africa, Capoeira.

Level 2: Participation in two classes per week for modern 2 students (in accordance with individual placement recommendations.) For ballet 2 students, participation in two ballet classes plus one modern, jazz, Flamenco, Dances of Africa or Capoeira class is required. Community ballet classes are available for students age 11+ who do not wish to participate in the ballet 2 class program for youth.

Level 3 (Intermediate): Participation in three to five classes a week are required for students participating in ballet or modern at this level, five for those who would like to proceed with pointe work. Level 3 ballet students take two upper-level plus one lower-level ballet, and one modern, jazz or contemporary technique classes per week to fulfill Level 3 technique class requirements.

Level 4 (Advanced): Advanced level students are required to participate in a minimum of six classes per week. The class schedule is determined by program Directors in consideration of individual student’s needs and interests.

Dance for Boys Program: Dance, specifically for boys and students who identify as male, begins with the Level 2 Dance for Boys’ classes. Only one class a week is required. Prior to Level 2, boys are welcome to participate in the Creative Dance, Dances of Africa and any of the beginner, foundation to level 1 classes offered. Students may also continue with level progression in all other Youth Performing Arts Program or Community classes offered. Participation in two or more classes per week is required for Boys in the level 3 Boys class.

Young Choreographers Program: Participation in one modern, jazz, ballet, contemporary or African class is required for students who are in the Young Choreographers workshop. At least two additional dance classes a week are required for students participating in the Young Choreographers Initiative.

Dress Code

Appropriate attire serves both instructor and student by eliminating distraction and contributes to a focused and respectful learning atmosphere. Read what to wear to class.


For any questions, please do not hesitate to email us at berkshire.pulse@gmail.com or call 413-274-6624.