Well-known for its “euphoric scenes” (The New York Times), the Pillow extends its calendar of dance parties in the recently built $5.5 million, 7,373-square foot Perles Family Studio with a focus on the social aspects of dance. As the Pillow transitions to becoming a year-round center for dance research and development through Vision ‘22, it opens up new opportunities for the community to experience and celebrate dance.
All events in the Pillow Party Series are ticketed and open to the public. Individuals of all dance abilities and ages are invited to participate and then dance the night away in this stunning space described by Architectural Digest as a “study in cutting-edge design.”
Pillow Party Series
Pillow Party: Swing Dance
Mar 24, 7:30-11pm
Make it swing at the Pillow! Special guest teachers Caleb Teicher and LaTasha Barnes kick off this exciting evening with an introduction to swing dance, then lead us into a social dance party accompanied by hard-swinging jazz band and local favorites, The Lucky 5. Complimentary beer provided by the Berkshires' own Big Elm Brewing. | LIVE MUSIC
Pillow Party: Contra Dance
Apr 14, 7:30-11pm
Begin the evening with beginners' instruction led by local caller Jon Greene, then dance the night away with friends and family to Hudson Valley-based band The Russet Trio. Light snacks and beverages provided. | LIVE MUSIC
How We Got to the Funk
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How We Got to the Funk kicks off the Pillow Party Series hosted in the new Perles Family Studio! Facilitated by Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, this social dance class and dance party is a fun, participatory journey through African American social dances from 1955 through today. Plus! The party will be accompanied by Brooklyn-based Craig Harris & Tailgaters Tales's live music. Come ready to boogie! | LIVE MUSIC
Perles Family Studio
The Barr and Mertz Gilmore Foundations have provided seed funding to launch elements of Vision ’22’s community engagement initiatives.