Adult & Community Enrichment Programs
Berkshire South presents Third Act Project which encourages older people everywhere to be the spirited protagonist in their own stories until the final curtain. Our community’s motto, “Don’t Die Until You’re Dead,” echos throughout the Project and inspires us to keep our fires alive. Enjoy a night of song, stories and laughter with the Five Wise Guys. Thursday, July 11, 6:30 – 7:45 p.m. Members $18/Guests $25.
Italian Cooking Classes
with Chef Hank Ferlauto
Ages 21+. Join Chef Hank Ferlauto for a fun, hands on meal preparation
of a three course meal. Each class’ unique menu will consist of a pasta
dish, main course with a side vegetable, and dessert. After cooking, the group will sit and enjoy their meal together. Wine will be paired with each menu.
SELECT THURSDAYS 5-8 p.m.
June 6 191CM64A
July 11 191CM64B
Members $45 Guests $58
Samba (BEGINNER/INTERMEDIATE LEVEL)
For adults including seniors. The Samba is a lively Brazilian dance, and unlike other Latin dances that are spot dances, it has a traveling action around the floor with lots of spins and controlled bounces. They say that Samba was introduced in the United States in 1939 by the late Carmen Miranda. Both couples and singles are welcome to attend, however coming with a partner is preferred—no experience in this style is necessary as we will start from the beginning. It is recommended that you consult
your physician prior to taking this class to ensure you have an adequate level of fitness for moderate exercise. Minimum of 14 participants, advance registration required.
MON 7-8:30 p.m. Jun 24-Jul 15 192AD74A
Members $60 Guests $70
Tango (BEGINNER LEVEL)
For adults including seniors. The Tango originated in the bordellos of Buenos Aires. The American style Tango travels around the dance floor, moving along line of dance. It has a quick staccato action and stylized poses. It was first made popular in American culture by silent film movie star, Rudolph Valentino, when he performed a sensual tango in the silent film, “Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse”. Both couples and singles are welcome to attend, however coming with a partner is preferred— no experience in this style is necessary as we will start from the beginning. It is
recommended that you consult your physician prior to taking this class to ensure you have an adequate level of fitness for moderate exercise.
MON 7-8:30 p.m. Aug 5-26 192AD70A
Members $60 Guests $70
Sunday Tea Dances
For adults, including seniors. Join in the old world tradition of the afternoon “Tea Dance.” This is a great opportunity to practice your dancing, meet old friends and make some new ones. A forty-five minute dance technique class will be offered at the start of each dance, and yes, tea and light snacks will be served. No registration required.
SELECT SUNDAYS 2:15-4:45 p.m. Jun 2, Jul 14, Aug 4
$10 per person at the door
This is Harvey Granat’s 4th summer program at Berkshire South. He
recently presented an 8 week sold out series at Florida Atlantic University
in Boca and Jupiter and presents a very popular monthly series on The
American Songbook at 92nd Street Y in NYC. He has made over 250
appearances at Canyon Ranch in Lenox and has done special performances
at Lincoln Center, Norton Museum and a host of other venues.
THURSDAYS 7-8 p.m. Members $16 Guests $20
Aug 1 Cole Porter One of America’s greatest composer/lyricists with songs including Night and Day, I’ve Got You Under My Skin, I, and dozens more.
Aug 8 Rodgers and Hart Richard Rodgers first 20 year partner-
ship that produced such classics as Lover, Manhattan, My Funny Valentine, With a Song in My Heart, Where or When, I Didn’t Know What Time it Was and so many more.
Aug 15 Johnny Mercer Considered by many to be America’s premier lyricist. You’ll hear: Too Marvelous for Words, Goody Goody, Fools Rush In, Blues in the Night, One for My Baby among many.