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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. New this year, we have an Optional Teaching Workshop from June 27 – July 1.

Audition: March 27, 12 – 2 pm; by video submission if spaces available

Email mtaypin@bu.edu for more information.

Instruction

2022 Dates: July 5 – 20, Monday – Friday, 9 am – 2 pm

We 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

2022 “Tour” Dates: July 21 29, Monday Friday, 8 am  2 pm

Daily Schedule

8 am Meet at BU and drive to community center or camp
10 am Perform for campers
11 am Motion Art Workshops
12 pm Return to BU and lunch
1–2 pm Master classes and/or recreational activities

Optional Teaching Workshop

2022 Teaching Intensive Dates: June 27 – July 1, 9am – 2pm

For those interested in teaching, we’ll focus on best practices on working with children and adults, lesson planning, and effective motivational tools.

Daily Schedule

9 am Company class
10:30 am Snack
10:40 am Pedagogy Workshops
12 pm Lunch
12:30–2 pm Pedagogy & Teaching Repertory Workshops

“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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