Our Community Moves Together

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Community Boxing is back! Beginning February 3rd, this program brings Genève Brossard of Berkshire Boxing to the Housie Dome on Fridays at 4:45pm.  This fun class provides a welcoming and supportive class for all levels of experience and fitness. 

FREE for Housatonic and Great Barrington Youth! For 8th graders to adults; pre-registration required.

Save the dates! Our summer intensive schedule is live on our website. Registration will open in mid-February.

Community Classes for You

Want to take multiple classes in one day? Here’s a schedule for you!

Tuesday Evening Classes

Choose between Community Beginners Ballet with Fiona Scruggs and Community Beginners Flamenco with Joanne B. Jackson. Then, put on your tap shoes for Community Beginners Tap with Molly Welch.

Wednesday Evening Classes

Start your Wednesday learning to sing and act in Musical Theater with Wendy Welch. Then, get your heart rate going in Holly Jones’ Community Jazz class. Finally, wrap your evening with Intermediate Swing with Brianne Szymanski.

Are you a morning person? Try Community Modern at 9am on Tuesdays and Shake Your Soul at 9am on Fridays.
Saturday Classes

Saturday classes begin bright and early with Shannon Nulf’s Community Ballet class – often packed, arrive early to snag your favorite spot at the barre. After, you can take Community Contemporary with Shannon Nulf and Gillian Ebersole. Finish your day of dance with Tsiftieli and Raqs Sharqi Dance with Myrto Daskaloudi.

Dances of Africa

with Nkoula Badila

📅 Beginning Tuesday, February 7
🕓 4-5pm

Ages 6-10

Accompanied by live drumming, this class introduces students to the study of African rhythms and dances. Dancers will work on unity, coming together to dance as a team, highlighting the grace in their arms and strength in their legs and feet, as well as building stamina and energy.

Moving Life Stories Begins

Moving Life Stories (MLS) is a creative movement class created for and geared toward the Berkshire immigrant population and their allies.

Our first of two series of Moving Life Stories Workshops begins February 3 at the South Berkshire Friends Meeting House in Great Barrington, with another following at the Pittsfield YMCA.

Moving Life Stories “is a safe space where immigrants can exchange and share their experiences, and create something together, using movement as their language” ~ Rural Intelligence

This program is made possible by the generosity of Mass Cultural Council, Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, Lee Bank, Greylock Federal Credit Union, and TD Bank Charitable Foundation, as well as Dalton Cultural Council, Mount Washington Cultural Council, New Marlborough Cultural Council, Otis Cultural Council, Pittsfield Cultural Council, Sheffield Cultural Council, and Washington Cultural Council, local agencies which are supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

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