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In a typical year, the Reach program is split into two sections, instruction and tour. The instruction section includes rehearsals and technique classes at FitRec. The tour section includes the outdoor performance in Cambridge, Massachusetts, as well as other community performances, and continuing classes.

Audition: by video submission

2021 Dates: Saturday, March 27, 12 pm. Additional dates, if space available. Email mtaypin@bu.edu for more information.

Instruction

2021 Dates: June 28 July 16, Monday – Friday, 9 am – 2 pm

We will spend the first three weeks of the program learning skills and preparing our video performance. 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

Daily Schedule

9 am Company class
10:30 am Snack
10:40 am Company rehearsal
12 pm Lunch
12:30–2 pm Company rehearsal

Tour

2021 “Tour” Dates: July 19 – 30, Monday – Friday, 9 am – 2 pm

Daily Schedule

9 am Company class
10 am Videotaping performance
11 am Motion Art Workshops: Preparations and Teaching
1 pm Lunch
1–2 pm Master classes, videotaping, as needed, 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.

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