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Observe The School

Everyone is welcome! Come observe The School’s highly accomplished student body at work weekdays with world-renowned Artist Faculty in the Perles Family Studio and support them as they take the stage Saturdays at Inside/Out. FREE


Watch The School’s Dancers in the studio

Observation schedules list classes and rehearsals open for observation. Please enter and exit quietly and whisper while in the studio. Note-taking, photography, and video recording are not permitted.

Observation schedules are available onsite and online two weeks prior to the start date of the four professional advancement programs. Schedules are subject to change. We make every effort to share changes as promptly as possible.

Professional Development Programs in choreography and dance photography are not open for observation.

See The School’s Dancers on Stage

A beloved tradition, Inside/Out presentations on the Henry J. Leir Stage by The School at Jacob’s Pillow, are free and open to the public. Held Saturdays, 6:15-7pm, against the breathtaking panoramic backdrop of the Berkshire Hills, dancers and Artist Faculty share their work and then take questions from the audience. We hope you will come and experience the passion and beautiful work of our dancers. 

Saturday rehearsals are also open for observation if held outdoors. They begin at 1:30pm and typically a run-through rehearsal occurs 3:30-4:30pm; times and thoroughness of what is shown varies week to week, pending the artistic and production needs of that particular day.

In the event of rain or inclement weather, the rehearsal moves indoors and observation is closed. We welcome you to attend Inside/Out held in the Perles Family Studio on these days; seating is limited.

Two additional opportunities to see The School’s accomplished dancers are:

  • Festival Season Opening Gala on Saturday, June 20 – Contemporary Ballet Program Dancers premiere a new work by Annabelle Lopez-Ochoa.
  • Gotta Dance, a benefit for The School at Jacob’s Pillow on Sunday, August 23 – Musical Theatre Dance Program Dancers/Performers present material developed during an early developmental phase of a new musical on the life of Billy Strayhorn, directed and choreographed by Jeffrey L. Page. Please check back for Gotta Dance ticket information.

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