Community Events and Classes

Morning Classes

Tuesdays - Fridays, June 25 - August 23, 9-10am

A variety of dance and movement classes open to participants of all experience levels, including beginners, ages 16+. Class schedule to be announced. Registration is now open!

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Workshops with Festival Artists

Sundays, June 30 - August 25, 10-11:30am

Workshops with Festival Artists offer unique experiences for movers to explore repertory, genres, and techniques from leading dance artists. Registration is now open!

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Jacob's Pillow On the Road

Friday, August 9 and Saturday, August 10

Catch outdoor dance performances across the Berkshires, featuring touring and Berkshire-region dance artists. Pack a blanket or outdoor chair and enjoy these free pop-up performances with family and friends in June (in Pittsfield) and August (in Great Barrington and Becket).

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DEL at Jacob's Pillow Workshops

Sunday, July 21 at 10am

DEL at Jacob’s Pillow connects dance educators, college dance students, classroom teachers, and professional dancers to the DEL model of dance education—situated alongside Jacob’s Pillow’s year-round resources as a center for dance research and development.

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Family Music and Dance

Sundays, August 4 and August 11, 10:30-11:30am

Join Sandy Russell, a cherished teacher with over 20 years of experience in the Berkshires, for a taste of the Music Together® program. Her classes ignite children's natural passion for music and movement. With active participation from parents and caregivers, regardless of musical prowess, everyone has fun. Registration is now open!

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Community Workshops

Wednesday, July 24, 6-7:30pm and Sunday, August 4, 5-6:30pm

Community members of all ages are invited to explore the varied works of vising artists through movement and conversation. Workshops are held in Pittsfield and are free to attend. All ages and experience levels are welcome.

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Public Tours of Jacob's Garden

July 13 and August 24, 12:30pm

On two summer Saturdays, visitors can tour the garden beds, apiary, rainwater harvesting system, and pollinator meadow of Jacob’s Garden. Join in a brief stretch and moving meditation and contribute to the garden’s health by turning the compost heap. Registration is now open!

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Third Annual Du Bois Forum Roundtable & Celebration at Jacob's Pillow

Friday, July 19, 3pm

Join us for the third annual gathering of the Du Bois Forum at Jacob's Pillow. This multi-part event features a Du Bois-inspired menu under the stars, designed by James Beard award-winning chef Bryant Terry, author of Black Food and 30+ writers, scholars, and artists from across the country.

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Presentations by the Jacob's Pillow Curriculum in Motion® Institute

Saturday, July 27, 11am & 2pm

Meet the 2023-24 Jacob’s Pillow Curriculum in Motion® Institute artists for a series of free lively, interactive presentations. Registration is now open!

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Eastern Woodlands Homesite

Saturday, August 3, 12pm

Join Andre Strongbearheart Gaines Jr., Creative Director of NO LOOSE BRAIDS, with Tracy Ramos, William SmallEarCoyote Connors, Miguel WanderingTurtle Garate, and Nazario TallHairRedDeer Garate to learn about Eastern Woodlands culture, land use, and living presence through exploration of a traditional Nipmuc homesite. Registration is now open!

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Community Day

Friday, August 16, 3-6pm

Everyone is invited to this kid-friendly, all-ages Friday afternoon, featuring movement classes as well as dance-themed children’s activities and tours. At 6pm, the outdoor Henry J. Leir Stage will present Berkshire-region dance artists. Additional details to be announced.

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