Summer 2015 Programs at Bearnstow

Bearnstow is pleased to annouce the Summer 2015 roster of dance and natural history programs.

We are also actively seeking additional workshops in the sciences. Bearnstow’s 65 acres of pristine woodland and 2,400 feet of shoreline on Parker Pond are uniquely suited for studies in biology, ecology, and earth sciences. Instructors in the biological and geological sciences should send inquiries to Jim at Bearnstow. Small science workshops (with up to five students, depending on housing capacity) may be scheduled in the same weeks with performing arts workshops.


Summer Programs


June 29July 10 (two weeks, MonFri): Day Camp for Children of School Age






Saturday, August 1: Special concert: To be announced, Union Hall in Vienna, Maine, 7:30 p.m.




Saturday, August 29: Young Artist Residency Concert, at the Union Hall in Vienna, Maine, 7:30 p.m.

Community Classes for All Ages

Bearnstow offers free community classes for all ages and abilities at the Mt. Vernon Community Center every Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m. through August 19. Please see the workshop descriptions above for the instructors and content of each class. For more information, phone 207-293-2280.

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). Permission of the instructor is needed for admission. Fee is $75.00 for the five morning sessions. To apply, a letter detailing the student’s interest should be sent to Bearnstow Administration.

Performances at Bearnstow

Bearnstow presents free performances by the current week’s workshop dancers every Friday evening at 7:30 p.m. through August 21 at Bearnstow (see directions to Bearnstow).

Two Formal Concerts:
Saturday, August 1 — Special Concert, To be announced, Union Hall in Vienna, Maine, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 29 — Bearnstow’s Young Artist Residency Program dancers present a concert of works composed in the Bearnstow workshops throughout the summer. Union Hall in Vienna, Maine, 7:30 p.m.



Summer 2015 Fees and Applications

Fee Schedule for One-Week Workshop:
Resident Participants
     Nikolais alumni discount
$675
$550
Day Participants $425
Fee Schedule for Any Two Consecutive Weeks:
Resident Participants
   Nikolais alumni discount
$1215
$975
Day Participants $975

(If you wish to attend three or more consecutive weeks, please write Bearnstow for discounted fees.)

  • Tuition for Resident Participants includes housing and meals. 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 should arrive on Sunday afternoon before dinner, depart on Saturday after lunch. 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
  • Limited Work/Study Scholarships are available (please note your request on your application). Work/study participants assist the Young Artist Residents in exchange for a $50 deduction from their total fee. Participants requiring additional financial assistance should contact their workshop instructors or apply for a Tuition Scholarship.
  • Tuition Scholarships are granted based on need and should be applied for separately by email to Bearnstow Administration. Applicant should supply résumé, portrait photo, letter of recommendation, and proof of need.
  • Full-season Young Artist Residencies provide access to all classes throughout the summer season, as well as a stipend. The Young Artist Residency Program for summer 2015 runs from June 20 to August 30. To apply, please send résumé, portrait photo, and letter of recommendation to Bearnstow Administration.

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 will be housed with student participants.
Fees for Day Camp:
  • Two weeks Day Camp, including lunch: $275.00 (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.
Additional Funding Sources

Applications for the Summer 2015 Workshops will be online soon.



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