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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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Sunday, July 17 • 9:15am - 10:45am
House Dance

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A form of dance in which it is easy to depict the connection between our past and our present. House is a dance form and music genre that has to this day held great respect for anything Afro Diasporic in nature, from its beat, rhythms and grooves. House dance is the closest to the movement I envision to be more of a correlation to the African culture. The major source in house dance movement steams directly from the music and the elements within the music such as jazz, African, Latin, soul, R&B, funk, hip hop, etc. The other source is the people, the individuals and their characteristics, ethnicities, origin, etc. You make it you. 

In house dancing, there is an emphasis on the subtle rhythms and riffs of the music, and the footwork follows them closely. It is often improvised and emphasizes fast and complex foot-oriented steps combined with fluid movements in the torso.

House is a feeling and a culture.

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McKersin Previlus

Artistic Director, Present Day Dance Theatre
Growing up without the means for dance classes, McKersin started absorbing every form of dance he could find from patient friends and eventually a youth program while in High School. With Ethnic-Haitian dance already in his vocabulary, he started building a bigger arsenal with Hip-Hop, Jazz and Tap. In college he started trading work hours for classes and started studying Ballet and modern intensively. At the moment, he is leading... Read More →


Sunday July 17, 2016 9:15am - 10:45am
118 Elliot St. 118 Elliot St. Brattleboro, VT.

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