The Reach program is split into two sections, instruction and tour. The instruction section, June 30–July 18, will include rehearsals and technique classes at FitRec. The tour section, July 21–August 1, will include the outdoor performance in Cambridge, Massachusetts, as well as other community performances, and continuing classes.
June 30–July 18
Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–2 p.m.
(No class July 4)
We will spend the first three weeks of the program learning skills and preparing for the tour. Daily activities will include:
- Technique classes in ballet, modern, jazz, and hip-hop
- Creating a 45-minute performance from both repertory and original work developed by company members
- Special classes in teaching dance and dance composition
|9 a.m.||Company/dance technique class|
|10 a.m.||Break (snack provided)|
|10:10 a.m.||Company rehearsal|
|12:30 p.m.||Lunch (provided)|
|1–4 p.m.||Company rehearsal|
July 21–August 1
Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–2 p.m.
|8 a.m.||Meet at BU and take vans to performance/workshop sites|
|10 a.m.||Performance at community center or camp|
|11 a.m.||Motion Art Workshop(s)|
|1 p.m.||Return to BU|
|1–2 p.m.||Master classes, info session, and/or recreational activities|
“I love kids, so when we got to interact with them, such as teaching them a dance or just playing games, I felt honored to be a part of the community. I felt so important because they idolized us, and each time we went to a community I tried my best to be a good example for the kids. I hope that with the Reach program more kids will want to start dancing as a hobby.”
Natalie Uribe (Reach ’07)—Winner of platinum award for her solo at the International Dance Challenge Nationals in 2008; Accepted by BU to major in biology and minor in dance.