Monday July 1, 2013

The Olga Dunn Dance Company announces its second annual July Intensive Program from July 8 to 19.

This year’s program will revolve around guest artist-in-residence Ariel Rose, a member of the famed Miami City Ballet. The program will feature partnering, new choreography and technique skills.

Maggie Pelton also returns to the Dunn studio programming for the week beginning July 8. As a graduate of the Juilliard College of Performing Arts and a former member of the Alvin Ailey Dance Company, she brings a modern class and a jazz/hip hop class.

All classes are open to the public beginning at age 11; some experience is necessary.

Registration will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday July 8, with classes beginning that day on an 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. schedule. A demonstration open to the public is scheduled for 1 to 2:15 p.m. on Saturday, July 20.

The Dunn Company will perform "High Note to Heaven" at 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 27, at the UpClose! Space, Dunn Studios, 321 Main St. The celebration of gospel dance and jazz music is also part of the Lift Ev’ry Voice Festival.

Reservations are recommenced by calling (413) 528-9674. Tickets are $20 each; some tickets are available at the door.

A second Intensive Program from Aug. 12 to 16 will include at least one field trip to Jacob’s Pillow.

For more information or to pre-register, call (413) 528-9674,