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Welcome to the Southern Vermont Dance Festival!  Takes place July 14th - July 17th with 100 classes, 3 Gala performances, Informal performances, Dozens of Community Events, Meet and Greets and Receptions and Dinner at Rudyard Kiplings house and much more.  Purchase your tickets on Eventbrite and have access to your own Vermont Dance Adventure.
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Saturday, July 16 • 8:00am - 9:00am
Extension Essentials: The Psoas

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Students will study an often overlooked muscle of the core…the psoas. They will discover its far reaching influence on extension, stability, balance, and strength, as well as mood and emotion. Various conditioning exercises will be practiced and discussed. Please bring a towel and a yoga mat if you have one.

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Heather Budinscak

Co-Founder, Position First Dance Conditioning
Heather M. Budinscak is Artistic Director and Choreographer for FreeFall CDC. Heather completed her Masters of Fine Arts in Dance from NYU’s TISCH School of the Arts where she had the opportunity to dance for a number of choreographers, including dancing primary roles in world premieres by Robert Battle and Nicolo Fonte. She has danced professionally for Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers, Saving Grace Dance Ensemble, DanceFusion, Myra... Read More →
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Stephanie Leslie

Co-Founder, Position First Dance Conditioning
Stephanie Leslie studied dance for fifteen years under Patricia Rousseau-Duggan, Lynn Briggs, Jayne Persch and Margot Parsons. She concentrated on ballet and pointe but also studied jazz, tap, modern and lyrical styles. She received a BS in Health Studies and a MS in Physical Therapy from Boston Universityʼs Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. She has worked as a physical therapist for over 15 years in both the outpatient... Read More →


Position First Dance Conditioning

Co-founded by Heather Budinscak and Stephanie Leslie in 2013, Position First is a dance-conditioning organization providing educational seminars on dance conditioning and injury prevention for all styles of dance. We offer interactive workshops for students and professional development for staff. Our mission is to educate students on how to properly use their bodies to maximize efficiency, prevent injury, facilitate kinesthetic... Read More →

Saturday July 16, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am
Papa Bear @BSD 22 High St. Brattleboro, VT.

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