Berkshire Pulse โ€” Summer Youth Programs

420 Park Street, 3rd FloorHousatonic, MA 01236
Phone: (413) 274-6624Email: berkshire.pulse@gmail.comWebsite: Visit Website Google Map


June 24 – 29 | Ages 8 to 13, half-day option for ages 8-9 (mornings only)

Monday to Saturday, 9am-3pm; 9am-12pm half day

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, and more. Dancers will also have a chance to practice dance-making of their own!


July 8 – 20 | Ages 11 to 18

Monday to Friday, 9am-4pm; Second week, Monday to Saturday, 9am-4pm

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.  


July 22 – 26 | Ages 4-7

Monday to Friday, 9am-12pm

This 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! 


July 29 – August 2 | All levels, ages 10 to adult

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.


August 7 – 12 | All levels, ages 10 to 18

Monday to Saturday, 9am-3pm

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. 


August 12 – 16 | Advanced teens and undergrad students 17+, adults with advanced contemporary experience

Monday to Friday, 10am-4pm 

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

Business Review

“In my years at Berkshire Pulse, I learned the value of a passionate artistic community, one that is centered on diversity in dance forms and its members." ~ Moscelyne Zia ParkeHarrison | Pulse Alumni |Julliard

"I cannot thank Berkshire Pulse enough for the values they have taught me, the commitment they have had to their dance community and their focus on artistic detail. It is because of Berkshire Pulse that I feel completely prepared and excited for all of the new things that lie ahead of me.”~ Lindsey Jacquier | Pulse Alumni | Wheaton College

" When I started out I was an energetic seventh grader who needed an outlet for all of my tapping. Since then I have gained so many more skills than I ever could have imagined. Aimee Gelinas saw potential in me then, and now, thanks to her classes, I feel like a trusted, well-equipped musician." ~ Nick Duffin, World Music Program Alumni, Ithaca College