Summer 2018 Programs at Bearnstow

2018 Summer Calendar Fees & Scholarships      Registrations

Download Bearntow’s complete Public Events Calendar (PDF) of free classes and performances.

June 1822: Natural History Week at Bearnstow — presentations and nature walks by visiting naturalists

Sunday, July 1: Songwriter/guitarist Gary Wittner and saxophonist Gideon Forbes in Concert, admission free, 7:30 p.m., Bearnstow Main Hall

June 2529; July 26 (two weeks, MonFri): Day Camp for Children of School Age

August 1925: Jonathan Trejo and Kareli Montoya: “Living the Culture of Mexico through the Dance”

August 25: A Concert of Mexican Folklorco, Union Hall, Vienna, Maine, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 1: Young Artist Residency Concert, Union Hall, Vienna, Maine, 7:30 p.m.

Free Community Classes for All Ages

Bearnstow offers free community classes for all ages and abilities at the Mt. Vernon Community Center every Wednesday evening at 7:30 p.m. from June 28 through August 23. Please see the workshop descriptions for the content of each class (links above). For more information, phone 207-897-8320 (after June 15). Download calendar of free events (PDF)

For Young People, 15–18

Young people ages 15 to 18 are invited to attend adult workshop classes from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon. There are usually two classes each morning, each workshop having its own aesthetic (see workshop descriptions, links above). Permission of the instructor is needed for admission. Fee is $75.00 for the five morning sessions. To apply, write Bearnstow Administration detailing the student’s interest.

Free Performances at Bearnstow

Bearnstow presents free performances by the current week’s workshop dancers and artist residents every Friday evening at 7:30 p.m. from July 6 through August 17 in Bearnstow’s Main Hall.

Two Formal Concerts, at the Union Hall, Vienna, Maine, 7:30 p.m.:

Saturday, August 25: A Concert of Mexican Folkloric Dance, directed by Jonathan Trejo and Kareli Montoya
Saturday, September 1: Young Artist Residency Concert, works created throughout the summer workshops

Summer 2018 Fees and Scholarships

Fee Schedule for One-Week Workshop:
Resident Participants $700
Day Participants $425
Fee Schedule for Any Two Consecutive Weeks:
Resident Participants $1235
Day Participants $750

(Bearnstow offers a fee of $600 per workshop if you attend three or more consecutive weeks.)

  • Tuition for Resident Participants includes housing and meals. Bedding (linens, blankets, and pillows) and towels and washcloths are provided. See Bearnstow Accommodations.
  • Tuition for Day Participants includes lunch every day and dinner Sunday and Wednesday evenings. At other times meals may be purchased if desired: breakfast ($8.00) and dinner ($15.00).
  • Resident Participants arrive on Sunday afternoon and check in before dinner and depart on Saturday after lunch. (We will pick up resident participants from the Augusta airport or bus station on Sunday afternoon and return them to Augusta on Saturday afternoon.) Workshops include morning and afternoon classes daily plus lab time, with time for recreation. Total course hours exceed 30 and may be accepted by colleges and universities for credit. Apply to your respective institution.
  • For Day Participant commuters the workshop week includes the opening Sunday dinner, all class activity from Monday through Saturday morning, six lunches, and dinner on Wednesday evening (the evening of the Mount Vernon Community Center class). Day Students are responsible for providing their own transportation to and from Bearnstow.

Scholarships and Discounts
  • Work/Study Scholarships participants assist the Young Artist Residents in exchange for a $50 deduction from their total fee. (Please note your request on your registration form).
  • Professional Discounts are granted to professional dancers, choreographers, and dance teachers for all workshops, a $50 deduction from their total fee. (Please note your request on your registration form).
  • Tuition Scholarships are granted based on need for participants requiring additional financial assistance. Applicants should contact their workshop instructors and apply separately by email to Bearnstow Administration. Applicant should supply résumé, portrait photo, letter of recommendation, and proof of need.
  • Referral Discounts are available by referring a friend. You may refer a friend to a Bearnstow workshop (either the workshop for which you are registering or any other 2018 workshop) for a $50 discount in your fee when your friend registers. Please enter your friend’s name on the registration form.
  • Discounts for Foreign Students are available to all those outside the contiguous U.S. states (Alaska and Hawaii), including Mexico, Canada, and beyond. Please write Bearnstow Administration.
  • Nikolais/Louis Alumni Discounts of 50 percent are offered to any past Nik/Lou company member or any company member of Compagnie de la Danse Contem­poraine d’Angers or student of Nikolais or his associates in France for the following Nikolais-related workshops this season: For the Grauert two-week workshop the fee is $618. For the Kyle-Giguere and the Pearson-Widrig workshops the fee is $350 (please write Bearnstow Administration if you qualify for these discounts).
  • Full-season Young Artist Residencies provide access to all classes throughout the summer season, as well as a modest stipend. The 2018 Young Artist Residency Program will run from June 14 to September 2. Send résumé (MS Word .doc or .docx, or Adobe Acrobat .pdf only), color portrait photo, and letter of recommendation to Bearnstow Administration by January 31, 2018.
Workshop Auditing
  • Auditors must have an agreement with the instructor to attend classes. The instructor may wish to charge an auditing fee. Please e-mail Bearnstow Administration, giving your professional status and the workshop you would like to attend. Auditors who wish to stay at the camp will be housed with student participants and are subject to the weekly room and board fee of $350.
Fees for Day Camp:
  • Two weeks Day Camp for children of school age (6–14 years): $275.00 (includes lunch each day). See Day Camp for more information.
Fees for Guests:
  • $75.00 first day per person, $60 per day subsequent days; children under 10 (housed with parents) half price. For infants, parents must bring sleeping accommodations. Parents will be responsible for minors at all times. Staff guests are housed with staff members. Go to Guest Registration form.
Additional Funding Sources
  • Universities and colleges have professional advancement programs. For matriculated students, our workshops may fulfill credit requirements for your university. Please apply to your institution.
  • For Maine residents: Maine Community Foundation offers scholarships to attend Aspirational, Non-Traditional, & Camp Scholarships. See also other Available Scholarships that may be applicable to you.

Registration for 2018 Workshops

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