Community Workshop:
Hustle Dance with Abdiel

At Common Room at Zion Lutheran Church
Pittsfield, MA: Aug 19

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Community Workshop: Hustle Dance with Abdiel

Friday, August 19 | 6-7:30pm
Common Room
Zion Lutheran Church, 74 First Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201

Learn Hustle with artist Abdiel. This partner dance with roots in Afro-Latin vernacular dance forms was popularized during the Disco era and continues to evolve today. Participants will explore lead and follow connection, Hustle rhythm, timing, and footwork. This form takes a gender-neutral approach to partnered movement; each participant will learn elements of leading and following. This is an open-level class; all levels are welcome. No partner or movement experience is required. We recommend wearing comfortable shoes you can dance in.

Community members of all ages are invited to explore the varied works of visiting artists through movement and conversation. Open to the public; all ages and experience levels welcome. Pre-registration encouraged.

COVID-19 Health & Safety Protocols

We are committed to creating a safe and healthy environment for Jacob’s Pillow activities for community members, collaborators, and audiences. Everyone’s health and safety is deeply important to us. 

  • All visitors (ages 18+) at Jacob’s Pillow events in 2022 will be required to show a personal ID alongside proof of full COVID-19 vaccination with a minimum of one booster shot, if eligible (ages 12+) as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in the form of either a vaccination card, a photo of the card, or a digital vaccine record. 
  • CDC-approved face masks are required (ages 2+). Social distancing will be observed.
  • Jacob’s Pillow does not accept a negative COVID-19 test result as an alternative to full vaccination, except for those who need reasonable accommodations due to a medical exception or sincerely held religious belief. Those who require accommodations must review instructions for testing on this page and submit a Vaccination Exemption form; google form available here.

For full COVID-19 Health & Safety Protocols regarding vaccination requirements and masking, please review our Health and Safety page.

What To Expect

  • Upon arrival, check-in to confirm registration and present vaccination status. 
  • Expect to move together, with music, socially distanced, and wearing masks. 
  • Extra masks, hand sanitizer, and first aid kits will be available. 
  • Location: Common Room (Zion Lutheran Church, 74 First Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201).
  • Public parking: Directly across the street at First Street Parking Lot
  • Accessibility: The space is wheelchair accessible. Questions about accessibility? Please contact Thasia Giles at or at 413.243.9919 x161.