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!

Want to be a part of the Spring Celebration? Consider becoming a sponsor! Sponsorships help fund our Tuition Assistance Program, which make educational and empowering arts experiences accessible to all.

Congratulations Bettina!

Bettina has been chosen by the Southern Berkshire Chamber of Commerce for the Women in Leadership Change Maker Award!

The recipients were selected from more than 90 nominations by a non-Board sub-committee, in conjunction with the SBCC Board Programs Committee and then submitted to the Southern Berkshire Chamber of Commerce board of directors.

Congratulations Bettina, and all the wonderful leaders in our community who were nominated and awarded this year!

Fall in love with dance!

Summer may be coming to an end, but we are so excited for fall. Our Fall 2023 Schedule is live on our website now.

Important Dates for Fall:

  • August 23: Online registration opens
  • August 29-31: In-person registration for Youth Performing Arts Program Classes available from 2-7pm; online registration continues
  • September 4-10: Studios closed for Labor Day and maintenance, online registration continues
  • September 11: First day of fall session for all Community & Youth Performing Arts Program Classes

New Class Highlight:

Musical Theater Collective

with Tom Masters, Teak Welch, and Wendy Welch, plus guest teaching artists

📅 Saturdays🕑 2-4pm
for ages 10+
We’re excited to debut a new program for our musical theater dancers, actors, and singers. Become a triple threat while taking this workshop with classes in 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. 

Community Class Highlight:


with Tarcisio “Taz” Ramos Dos Santos

📅 Mondays🕓 6:45-8pm

for absolute beginners ages 13 to adult

Discover the essence of Afro-Brazilian martial art with our captivating Capoeira class at Berkshire Pulse.

Experience acrobatic movements, dance, powerful kicks, and the enchanting rhythms of traditional Capoeira music. This dynamic practice cultivates strength, flexibility, rhythm, and coordination. Suitable for all levels, come and embrace the spirit of Capoeira with us today!

*Please note: this class requires commitment to attending for the first 4 weeks.

Savoring the end of summer

There has been so much joy in our studios this summer! The picture above is from an Appalachian Flat Footing Workshop with Miriam Piilonen during our Pulse Intensive.

This week, our Hip Hop/Street Style Intensive is underway, and we are having a blast!

New Chapters at Pulse

We’re excited to share that staff members Veronica Bone and Gillian Ebersole have updated job descriptions and positions.

Starting this Weekend: Dunham Technique Workshop Series

with Saroya Corbett

A group of dancers pose for a photo in a studio.

Open level, for ages 13-adult

In this series, Saroya Corbett, Arthur Levitt Jr. ’52 Artist-in-Residence Fellow at Williams College, will share her expertise in Dunham Technique, an Afro-Modern dance technique.

Jumpstart Your Fall Dancing

A dance instructor teaching a group of dancers at ballet barres

New and returning students ages 10-18

This program offers students who are new or returning to Pulse the opportunity to resume training with a week of afternoon ballet and modern classes before the Fall session begins.

Upcoming Summer Intensives

It’s not too late to register for our upcoming summer intensives!

Musical Theater
(August 7-12)
Day Camp: ages 10 to 14
Evening Series: ages 14 to adult

Deep Dive! Contemporary Intensive
(August 14-18)
for advanced teens and adults ages 17+

(August 28 – September 1)
new and returning students ages 10-18

Berkshire Pulse