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Pulse is in Performance Mode!

On Tuesday May 7th, the Young Choreographers Initiative and Young Choreographers Workshop performed an evening of their work at The Foundry in West Stockbridge.

Soul Steps Recap

Maxine Lyle and Soul Steps (a NYC-based dance-theater company) came for a 3 week residency this Spring, teaching the art of African Step Dance to over 100 adults, teens, and youth at Pittsfield High School, Taconic High School, and Berkshire Pulse.

You’re Invited to our Annual Spring Celebration!

Tickets are on sale now for our Spring Celebration, taking place on May 25 & 26 at the Daniel Arts Center at Simon’s Rock.

Innovate, Inspire, Dance!

Berkshire Pulse invites you on Tuesday, May 7 at 6pm to The Foundry for an evening of innovative & inspired dance!

Step and Stretch into Spring!

Soul Steps is offering a free Community Workshop and informal presentation of excerpts from their musical “Step Show: The Musical” for ages 10 and up from 1:00-3:00pm on Saturday, April 6th!

Save the Date for our Annual Spring Celebration!

We’re pleased to announce our annual Spring Celebration will take place on May 25 & 26 at the Daniel Arts Center at Simon’s Rock. The Spring Celebration will showcase the work of our Youth Performing Arts Program students, as well as alumni and teachers. 100% of the proceeds from these performances will benefit our Tuition Assistance program.   More information on the performance and ticket sales coming soon!

New Opportunities Await at Pulse This March!

March is almost here, and we are excited to share updates about our Tuition Assistance program!

Spend your Summer Dancing!

Berkshire Pulse is excited to have summer dance intensives for ages 4 to 18 running June through August, alongside community classes for dancers of all ages!

The Word of the Year is…

Stretch it out with Yoga, Sign up for our Winter Intensives, and Spread Joy with…

Let dance keep you warm!

Stay warm with dance this winter during one of our winter intensives! Also some Community Classes for you!

We Met the Match!

Together, we met our matching gift challenge! You helped us raise over $15,000 for the Tuition Assistance…

Everyone deserves to experience the joy and power of creative expression.

Double your impactWe’re excited to announce we have received a matching challenge gift from Alander Construction for…

Spring Registration is Open!

Registration for our Spring session is underway! Be sure to check out our offerings and…

Looking back at our year…

Just last week, we were so honored to be named the First Place Winner in three categories (Arts Organization, Art Classes, Dance Studio/Classes) for the Rural Intelligence Readers’ Choice Awards.

Give the gift of JOY

Double your impactWe’re excited to announce we have received a matching challenge gift from Alander Construction for…

We are grateful for YOU!

Thank you for being a part of what makes Pulse so special – the people who bring our studios to life. We wanted to share our annual impact report with you.

Thank you Teaching Assistants!

We are so grateful for the dedication and leadership of our 10 Teaching Assistants (not all pictured) Beatrice, Chris, Georgia, Maya, Eva Sophia, Antonia, Ned, D’Ari, Megan, and Estrella. These dancers are an integral part of our Youth Performing Arts Program, and their love for dance inspires our younger dancers. Thank you!

Share Your Love for Berkshire Pulse

Thanks to community nomination, Berkshire Pulse made it to the voting round of the Rural Intelligence Readers’ Choice Awards!

In Case You Missed It…New Bean Bags!

We’ve been busy making some updates in our space – including these fun new bean bags in our new lounge (formerly our music room).

Celebrating our love of dance

Yesterday was National Dance Day, but we celebrate dance every day at Berkshire Pulse! With…

Join us for our first week of classes!

Classes for our fall session are officially in full swing! It’s not too late to…

Choose your classes today!

Online registration for fall classes opens today! Do you have questions about fall registration? Need help with the registration process? We are here to help!

Fall in love with dance!

Summer may be coming to an end, but we are so excited for fall. Our…

Savoring the end of summer

There has been so much joy in our studios this summer! The picture above is…

Spirits of Chesterwood

Spirits of Chesterwood is an intergenerational dance project created by seven local choreographers in the Berkshire Pulse community. This roving, site-specific performance will be presented as a part of Chesterwood’s Arts Alive! series on Thursday, July 27, once at 4pm and again at 6pm, to allow an intimate group of audience members to follow the performers along the route. 

Dance with us this summer!

Summer Intensive season is finally in full swing! We are just finishing two weeks of our Dance Discovery Intensive, a journey into the dance forms including ballet, modern, African, Appalachian Flatfooting, and more.

What’s New at Pulse

Our summer session is in full swing! We’re so excited for our Dance Discovery program to begin next week. Plus, our Community Classes are up and running, with options for all ages and levels.

Thank YOU for making our Spring Celebration a success!

hank you to all of our community members, teaching artists, families, and dancers who made our 2023 Spring Celebration a huge success!  On May 27 & 28, our dancers performed in two sold-out shows at the Daniel Arts Center at Simon’s Rock.

Join us for our Spring Celebration!

There is still time to buy your tickets for our annual Spring Celebration this weekend! All tickets are general admission and available on a first-come, first-served basis. 100% of the proceeds will benefit our Tuition Assistance program.

In the Spotlight: Pulse Seniors & Alumni

So many of our graduating dancers and alumni find their place in arts professions that take them on journeys across the country and around the world.
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