This event took place on August 15, 2021.

Open to all levels, ages 16+.

Join LaTasha Barnes and members of the cast of The Jazz Continuum for an exploration of vernacular jazz dance traditions and social line/group dances that are at the center of the creative and historical space that provided for the expansion and continued celebration of the powerful Black social dance forms presented within the continuum work. 

Attendees can expect to dance energetically throughout the class and learn about dances like: Fall of the Log, Tack Annie’s, Blues Stops, The Shim Sham, Two Step, Philly Bop and more.

Comfortable athletic footwear and attire are strongly recommended. Bring water, a towel –  and a friend!

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*Traditionally, community classes accommodated day-of purchases after a pre-registration process. This summer, due to contact tracing and COVID-19 health guidelines compliance, we are asking participants for completed registration and payment prior to the day of class. Payment with a credit card is encouraged online. If you require further assistance or have questions, please contact the Box Office. 

Masks must be worn in The Great Lawn Tent regardless of vaccination status.

All participants will be asked to electronically sign a liability waiver upon registration; participants younger than 18 require parent/guardian agreement. 

Observation and walk-ups are not encouraged due to safety concerns.

If a class is unavailable, we encourage you to continue checking our website for released tickets and call the Community Engagement department at 413.243.9919 x166. If you purchase a ticket and cannot attend class, please contact the Box Office as soon as possible to receive a full refund and allow for spots to be released.

Event Dates

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In-Person Event:
Sunday Workshop:
LaTasha Barnes

At The Great Lawn Tent: Aug 15