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A dance program for teens & college interns

Reach 2022 will be in-person! Our program will follow the University’s protocols and mandates to create a safe environment for all.

2022 New Program Dates

Audition: by video; accepting while there is availability
Instruction: July 5 July 20, Monday Friday, 9 am 2 pm
Tour: July 21 29, Monday Friday, 8 am  2 pm
Optional Teaching Workshop Intensive: June 27 – July 1, 9 am – 2 pm

Reach 2020 and 2021 were all-remote programs. For 2022, our teens and artist educators can look forward to moving and dancing together. Reach is a five-week program that trains teen apprentices in dance and choreography, helping them to develop essential skills in a structured, educational environment. The program provides a quality art experience to thousands of urban youth when the teens and professionals take their work on tour. Reach combines innovative choreography and professional dance instruction to create a unique service opportunity designed to make teens’ summer anything but ordinary.

Members of the Reach dance company are 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. If you join Reach, 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.

Check out our Reach 2022 Virtual Tour!

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Clips from the Reach 2019 performance. Edited by Olivia Blaisdell.

 

Clips from the Reach 2018 performance. Edited by Brittany Kubicko.

 

“Reach helped me the most to build my confidence. I loved learning different aspects of dance such as various dance forms, anatomy, choreography/improvisation, and more. It has helped me to become a much more well rounded and informed dancer. The people in Reach are a huge part of this positivity; they pushed me every day to improve my technique, improvise even when I wasn’t sure what to do, and overall to take risks. I will definitely miss their never ending encouragement and empathy!”

– Nandani Lal (Reach 2020, 2021)

“Teaching workshops helped us as apprentices to really connect with children and help them learn about dance. By helping I learned excellent strategies on how to teach dance, work with kids, and help kids express their feelings…It was inspirational…”

– Charlotte Willet, teen apprentice, 2012

“I learned more technique and I was taught different styles of dance that I had never tried before, and I also learned how it feels to be accepted by my peers for who I am.”

– Frankie Domond, teen apprentice, 2006

 

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