Give the gift of JOY

Bettina Montano with students around her
Double your impact

We’re excited to announce we have received a matching challenge gift from Alander Construction for the third year in a row, which means every dollar donated will be doubled– up to $7,500! 


Your generosity gives the gift of joy to our community.

And today, across our country and around the world, we need joy.

I’m sharing our Annual Impact Report, where I hope you see a hint of the joy that happens at Berkshire Pulse every day. The way the hallways are filled after school and on weekends with children

and teens, buzzing with laughter and excitement as they prepare for class: Ballet, Jazz, West African Drumming, Musical Theater, Hip Hop, Dance Making, or another of our many movement and music forms.

I wish you could see the intergenerational community classes. Adults of all ages, returning to practice or experiencing a class for the very first time. Happy to see and check in on each other, remark on current events, and realize “we’re dancing together – for this moment we can forget all that.”

The joy of connecting with others is more critical than ever right now.

At Berkshire Pulse, dance, music, and movement practices taught by caring teaching artists help children, teens, and adults manage the stress of our unprecedented times. They experience the joy of connecting, breathing, and moving together with others. They are seen and heard. As one of our alums put it, Berkshire Pulse “has taught me how to live in the world.”

With your support, Berkshire Pulse emerged stronger after the pandemic, fortifying our commitment to accessibility and inclusivity, building on the promise of our mission, that these arts can be for everyone. I invite you to visit our website to see the full scope of all that we do, together.

Please accept my deepest gratitude for your belief in and support of Berkshire Pulse. I hope you will join us again in spreading the joy that is so needed in our world.

With deep gratitude,

Bettina Montano

Berkshire Pulse