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Summer Outreach/Teen Apprenticeship Dance Program for teens 13-18

Congratulations on another fantastic summer to all who participated in REACH Summer 2013!

Check out the REACH 2013 photo shoot and performance pictures on Facebook

Enter our REACH Raffle! Lots of great prizes up for grabs!

2014 Program Dates:
June 30-July 18, 9am-4pm; July 21-August 1, 8am-2pm

Please click here for a Summer 2014 Application!

We can't wait to hear from you! We still have some spots open for boys. If you know any enthusiastic dancers, send them our way!

Outdoor FREE Performance in Central Square: Wednesday, July 23rd, 7pm
(Rain date July 30)
Check back for performance press release.

"Like" REACH on Facebook to stay tuned for information on Open Houses, Auditions, and Performances!

Reach is a five-week program that trains teen apprentices in dance and choreography, developing essential skills in a structured, educational environment and provides a quality art experience to thousands of urban youth when the teens and professionals take their work "on tour."

Click Here for the REACH Summer Program Brochure!

Support our outreach efforts by clicking here to support Reach!

Open Houses, Reunions, and Auditions are held at the Fitness and Recreation Center, 915 Commonwealth Ave. Details to follow.



Meet the 2013 Reach teen apprentices!

Boston University FitRec Center, 915 Commonwealth Avenue.

Reach is more than just a summer dance program. 
Reach is a place to make friends, to prepare valuable skills, and to dance for local communities.  Reach combines innovative choreography and professional dance instruction to create a unique service opportunity designed to make your summer anything but ordinary.

As a member of the Reach dance company, you’ll be exposed to different styles of dance from around the world—from modern to hip-hop, from ballet to traditional Haitian, and from Chinese dance to Krumping.  You’ll meet new friends, work with dance professionals, improve your technique, and share your talents with kids who aren't regularly exposed to dance.

Reach really makes a difference in the lives of the kids it serves and those who take part in the program.  You’ll get to meet and work with youth from around the Greater Boston Area, and you’ll get to perform all over the city as a part of Reach’s intergenerational company of students, college interns, and professionals.

With the help of Reach’s professional instructors and college interns, you’ll help create a 45-minute dance performance.  The program also includes master classes, an evening performance for the public, and an informational session on preparing for college admission.


Reach was founded as The Summer OutReach Program and Intergenerational Company in 1990 by two of Dance Collective's co-founders and Artistic Directors, Martha Armstrong Gray and Dawn Kramer. Micki Taylor-Pinney joined them as a co-director in 1998.  In 2005, Dance Collective ceased operating as a separate non-profit organization. However, Micki Taylor-Pinney felt that the important achievements of the youth outreach programs during the preceding 16 years needed to continue.

When Dance Collective disbanded in June of 2006, Taylor-Pinney, encouraged the program's move to the university. Currently the program operates at the Fitness and Recreation Center at Boston University as a part of the Department of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. Today, Reach remains true to the mission and goals of its founders.

Click here for the REACH 2013 Final Report.


Please contact Micki Taylor-Pinney, Director of Dance, for more information or (617) 353-1597.

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