Moving Up!


Next Steps @ 33 Hawley Street

Just drive by, and you can't help but notice the dramatic changes going on inside and out at 33 Hawley Street. The process of renovating and transforming the Arts Trust Building is well underway, and we are very excited about making the transition from old space to new. We now have use of a 1200 square-foot studio/rehearsal space on the lower level and a light-filled dedicated dance studio on the third floor. AND--if all goes according to plan, after Labor Day, we welcome you to the main level where the street entrance opens onto an airy lobby adjacent to a 2000 square foot flexible  performance/event space.  Feel free to call the office at (413) 584-7327 or email to learn about options for use, availability,  and rental rates. Take a look below for information on upcoming events. Click on the menu above for class and workshop offerings. (We're madly trying to update them for fall.)  Everything takes place at 33 Hawley Street where the ample parking is free.

Radical Closeness for the People: Peer Counseling Course, Level 1


A 9 week series taught by Rythea Lee and Samantha Burnell

Sunday nights September 16-November 11 2018, 6-8pm
Northampton Center for the Arts at 33 Hawley Street

To register go to                                                  

Or call Rythea 413 586-7390 or Samantha 413 824-2870

$280 or $100 deposit by August 16th and $300 after that date. Due to our commitment to addressing white privilege and societal racial inequality, we offer scholarships for people of color. Please inquire.

Human beings are meant to live in community, to be in relationships where true intimacy can flourish, where pain and joy are shared equally with compassion.
Peer Counseling is the practice of learning to give and receive empathetic, caring, love and support. We will cover material that is good for beginners and for people who have experience and want to be a in group doing this work regularly.

The aim of this class is to learn the skills and gain resources to:
-Feel less alone in your life
-Allow feelings to cycle through without getting blocked
-Have new insights that move your life forward
-Create relationships that support you to have true intimacy
-Wake up emotional, mental, physical, spiritual, and creative avenues of expression

-Gain the ability to act and make choices with confidence

If you have been in crisis recently or currently, please email us before you register to discuss if this course is appropriate for you.