Summer Outreach/Teen Apprenticeship Dance Program
for teens 13-18
2013 Program Dates:
July 1-12, 9am-4pm; July 15-26, 8am-2pm
*Please note that Reach is now a 4 week program
REACH UPDATE! Due to altered schedules from snow closings in surrounding schools,the Reach program will have extended hours from July 1-July 14th, 9am-4pm
Reach is a five-week program (consolidated into four weeks due to snow days) 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!
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Open House and Reunion was Saturday, January 26, 2013, 12 - 2pm. Participants enjoyed a fun info session and class.
Audition was Saturday, March 23, 2013, 12 - 2pm.
Both were held at the Fitness and Recreation Center, 915 Commonwealth Ave. Details to follow.
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 2012 Final Report.
Student Application for Summer 2013
Please contact Micki Taylor-Pinney, Director of Dance, for more information
firstname.lastname@example.org or (617) 353-1597.