2023 Summer Intensives

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Our 2023 summer intensives and programs have wrapped! 2024 dates will be announced in the fall.

Dance Discovery (Ages 8-13)

June 26 – July 7 (no classes on July 4) | Beginners and adv beginners ages 8 to 13, half-day option for ages 8-9 (mornings only)

Monday to Friday, 9am-3pm; 9am-12pm half day (full two weeks only)

An exciting journey into the engaging and rewarding world of dance, this two-week program provides an introduction to dance forms including ballet, modern, African, Contradance, and more. Dancers will also have a chance to practice dance-making of their own!

 $800 for a two-week program, $450 for 1st week only, $400 (two weeks half day)
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Berkshire Pulse Intensive (Ages 11+)

July 10 – 21 | Ages 11+, two groups: beginner and int/adv

Monday to Friday, 9am-3:15pm

This two-week program allows dancers ages 11+ to develop excellence in technique, as well as versatility and collaboration in the creative process. Daily classes will include ballet, contemporary, jazz, hip hop, swing, salsa, and flamenco. Dancers will explore dance-making through partnering and improvisation. Plus, field trips to local partnering organizations. For students with at least two years of prior dance training.  

$800 for a two-week program, $500 for 1st week only
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Dance Adventure (Ages 4-7)

July 24 – 28 | Ages 4-7, half day

Monday to Friday, 9am-12pm

This new program for our youngest dancers invites them on an expedition into the exciting, engaging, and rewarding world of dance. Classes will include creative dance, tumbling, drumming, and more! 

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Hip Hop and Street Style (Ages 12+)

July 31 – August 4 | All levels, two groups: ages 12-14 and 15+

Monday to Friday, 9am-3:15pm

In this week-long program, dancers will learn foundational movements and techniques of hip-hop and street style dance, alongside discussions about the cultural meaning and significance of these dance forms. The program will create an encouraging space to try out what you learn and most importantly show off your unique style and personality while freestyling in daily cyphers.

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Musical Theater (Ages 10+)

August 7 – 12 | All levels, full-day program for ages 10-14, evening series for ages 14+

Monday to Saturday, Full-day program, 9am-3pm
with Tom Masters and Molly Welch

This week-long program gives students the opportunity to jump right into the world of musical theater with classes in tap, broadway jazz, voice, acting, and improvisation. Students will learn healthy warm-up practices for the voice and body, and work on character development, expression, ensemble, and more. The program directors will work with students to produce an informal performance for the final day of the program on Saturday, August 12. 

Monday to Saturday Evening Series, 5-7pm
with Wendy Welch

This-week long evening series for students ages 14+ will give the students an opportunity to take a daily two-hour musical theater workshop rotating between singing, acting, and improv and work on developing something for an end-of-the-week informal performance. 

*This program runs Monday to Friday from 5-7pm. On Saturday, August 12, this program will run 12-2pm and join the full-day program for an informal showing at 2pm.

$400 for the full day program, $250 for the evening series
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Deep Dive! Contemporary Intensive (Ages 17+)

August 14 – 18 | Advanced teens and undergrad students 17+, adults with advanced contemporary experience

Monday to Friday, 10am-4pm 
with Sayer Mansfield and Sydney McManus

Beginning each day with a somatic warmup and contemporary class, this intensive will lead advanced dancers through improvisation, partnering, and workshop spaces. Sayer and Sydney come together to teach and exchange with young, curious minds. As a pair, they hope to deconstruct our habits of what it means to “work” as a dancer and creator. Can we train and create from a place of play and joy? Can we take care while we push our physical and artistic boundaries? These are all questions that are at the core of how they wish to share in this space together. Come to the woods for a week of pleasure, play, and expansive physicality.

*This program is intended for teens and adults with intermediate/advanced dance training who are comfortable with partnering, improvisation, joyful risk-taking, and collaboration.

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Berkshire Pulse