Special Workshops

Special Workshops

Perfect your technique or experiment with a new style. Workshops are led by world-renowned artists and take place in some of dance’s most historic studios. Workshops are open to intermediate/advanced dancers ages 16+, while others are open to participants of all levels (no experience required).

Pre-registration required online or call 413.243.9919 x166. Pre-registration opens Monday at 9am the week of class, unless noted otherwise. Walk-ups are accommodated as space permits. Quiet observation is welcome unless noted otherwise.

All participants require a signed liability/media release waiver. Participants younger than 18 require a parent/guardian signature. Liability/media release waiver can be completed online when you pre-register or by downloading a hard copy

Festival 2019 Special Workshops

June 25, 6:30-8pm | Flamenco with Briseyda Zárate
Registration opens June 3 at 9am

Open to all levels ages 12+

Get ready to dance and become inspired! Led by California-based flamenco dancer and choreographer Briseyda Zárate, this introductory class introduces participants to the main techniques of flamenco dance including braceo and floreo (movement of the hands and arms), zapateo (footwork), and palmas (rhythmic clapping). Participants will learn a brief and fun combination using all of these elements. See Briseyda Zárate perform for free on the Inside/Out stage on June 26 at 6:15pm.

Please wear comfortable clothing to move in and clean, sturdy, hard-soled shoes.

July 30, 6:30-8pm | Tap
Registration opens June 17 at 9am

Perfect your technique or experiment with a new style in this tap class! Guest artists to be announced.

Please wear comfortable clothing to move in and tap shoes.

August 11, noon-1pm | Gaga/people

Open to all levels ages 16+

Gaga/people classes offer a creative framework for participants to connect to their bodies and imaginations, increase their physical awareness, improve their flexibility and stamina, and experience the pleasure of movement in a welcoming, accepting atmosphere. Gaga/people classes are open to people ages 16+, regardless of their background in dance or movement; no previous dance experience required.

Please wear comfortable clothing to move in. Participants welcomed to dance in socks or barefoot.