Summer 2018 Programs at Bearnstow

2018 Summer Workshops Workshop Fees     Register Now!
June 2529; July 26 (two weeks, MonFri): Day Camp for Children of School Age

Special Programs and Events

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

July 29: Songwriter/guitarist Gary Wittner and saxophonist Gideon Forbes in Concert, admission free, Bearnstow Main Hall, 7:30 p.m.

August 25: A Concert of Mexican Folklorco, directed by Jonathan Trejo and Kareli Montoya, Union Hall, Vienna, Maine, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 1: Young Artist Residency Concert, works created throughout the summer workshops, Union Hall, Vienna, Maine, 7:30 p.m.

Free Community Classes for All AgesDownload calendar of free events (PDF)

Bearnstow offers free community classes for all ages and abilities at the Mount 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).

Free Performances at BearnstowDownload calendar of free events (PDF)

In addition to the events listed above, 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.

Summer 2018 Workshop Fees

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.
  • Most of Bearnstow’s workshops are designed for participants age 18 and older. However, each instructor will consider applications from young people (ages 15 to 18), who wish to attend the morning sessions, MondayFriday. Please refer to the workshop descriptions linked above. Fee is $75.00 for the five morning sessions. To apply, write to Bearnstow Administration, detailing the student’s interest.
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.
Scholarships and Discounts

Bearnstow works hard to keep its programs accessible and affordable. To that end, we offer a variety of discounts and scholarships listed below. Please direct any further questions to Bearnstow Administration.
  • 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.
Registration for 2018 Workshops

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