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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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Thursday, July 14
 

9:15am EDT

Modern (1/2)
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Dance Dabbler
Thursday Dance Sampler
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Faculty
avatar for Aurora Corsano

Aurora Corsano

Choreographer, Luminz Dance
Aurora Corsano has danced in the productions of choreographers Yoshiko Chuma, Mary Fulkerson and Angus Balbernie in Europe and New York. She toured the Netherlands and Spain with the experimental electronic music group Kreepa and completed a residency with the company at Steim (an... Read More →


Thursday July 14, 2016 9:15am - 10:45am EDT
Mama Bear @BSD 22 High St. Brattleboro, VT.

11:30am EDT

Fusion Style Belly Dance (1/2/3)
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Dance Dabbler 
Thursday Dance Sampler
We live in a globalized world, so let your dance expressions reflect this! Fusion Style Bellydance draws from the traditions of the middle east and the U.S. In this mixed level class, we will drill the basic movement vocabulary, learn some fresh fusion traveling steps, practice our improv skills, and put it all together in a fun, fast paced combo that anyone can learn.

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Faculty
avatar for Cyndal Ellis

Cyndal Ellis

Director, Sobo Studio
Cyndal Ellis is Director of SoBo Studio and Co-Director of Al Amal Belly Dance Company. She teaches Tribal Fusion Belly Dance, Modern Dance, and Dunham Technique at SoBo and at area schools. Cyndal is currently a candidate for certification through the Institute for Dunham Technique... Read More →


Thursday July 14, 2016 11:30am - 1:00pm EDT
IBIT @ Headroom Stages 17 Elliot ST. Brattleboro, VT

1:45pm EDT

Beginning Ballet (1/2)
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Dance Dabbler 
Thursday Dance Sampler
This class is designed to reinforce the basic concepts, vocabulary and techniques of Ballet. It will concentrate on the appreciation of movement, the physicality and muscle memory which is required to build a larger movement vocabulary and to simplify movement execution in dance performance. Using the ABT National Training Curriculum, which incorporates the elements of the French, Russian, and Italian schools, this fast paced class hones a student’s technique while developing fluidity and artistry, inspiring students to show their love for ballet while working hard. 

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Faculty
avatar for Ted Thomas

Ted Thomas

Associate Director, Thomas/Ortiz Dance, New England Academy of Dance & New England Dance Theater
Ted Thomas is a native New Yorker who attended the High School for Performing Arts before receiving his B.F.A. from the State University of New York at Purchase. He went on to earn a Masters degree in dance and higher education from New York University. He danced with Ballet Hispanico... Read More →


Thursday July 14, 2016 1:45pm - 3:15pm EDT
Mama Bear @BSD 22 High St. Brattleboro, VT.

6:30pm EDT

Salsa
Limited Capacity seats available
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Dance Dabbler 
Thursday Dance Sampler
This class covers basic footwork and partnering skills. Emphasis on lead and follow technique. Come get your salsa on!!

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Faculty
avatar for Ray Warren

Ray Warren

owner, Shall We Dance?
Ray Warren of "Shall We Dance?" and Brattlboro Ballroom has been teaching Ballroom and Latin Dance for thirty five years. Originally trained with Arthur Murray Studios he has taught in CA, FL, MA, NH, ME & VT. He teaches a social ballroom style primarily for beginners and intermediate... Read More →


Thursday July 14, 2016 6:30pm - 8:00pm EDT
118 Elliot St. 118 Elliot St. Brattleboro, VT.

8:00pm EDT

Contact Jam
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Dance Dabbler 
Contact Jam Thursday 8pm 
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Faculty
avatar for Dorcas Roman

Dorcas Roman

Artistic Director, Dorcas Román Dance Theatre
A dancer and choreographer native to Puerto Rico, Román has been active in dance and theatre for more than 23 years. She currently serves as artistic director of Dorcas Román Dance Theatre (DRDT), a company which has received high praise from national and international press sources... Read More →


Thursday July 14, 2016 8:00pm - 10:00pm EDT
Stone Church 210 Main St. Brattleboro VT
 
Friday, July 15
 

8:00am EDT

Contact Improvisation
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Dance Dabbler 
Friday Dance Sampler 
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Faculty
avatar for Melissa Gendreau Teixeira

Melissa Gendreau Teixeira

Founder, Perceptions Dance
Melissa Gendreau Teixeira is a graduate of the Dean College School of Dance, where she received her Bachelors Degree in Dance with a minor in business. In 2015, Melissa received her Masters of Science in Arts Administration from Drexel University. Melissa spent many years performing... Read More →


Friday July 15, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
Papa Bear @BSD 22 High St. Brattleboro, VT.

9:15am EDT

Beginner Tap (1/2)
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Dance Dabbler 
Friday Dance Sampler 
Whether you've tapped only a little bit or not at all, come learn the fundamentals of this percussive dance form. We'll progress slowly and methodically through a series of basic warm-ups and exercises designed to impart some of the cornerstone steps and rhythmic patterns that will ensure continued success. Tap shoes strongly encouraged, but not required.

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Faculty
avatar for Ryan P. Casey

Ryan P. Casey

Artistic Director/Choreographer, Ryan P. Casey & Dancers
Ryan P. Casey is a “whimsically inventive” (The Boston Globe) teacher, performer, writer, and choreographer regularly seen in Boston and New York. A founding member of Dorrance Dance, he trained primarily with Thelma Goldberg and Kelly Kaleta in Lexington, MA, performed with the... Read More →


Friday July 15, 2016 9:15am - 10:45am EDT
Sobo Studio 74 Cotton Mill Hill #346

9:15am EDT

Easy Modern (1/2)
Limited Capacity seats available

A fun and anatomically sound technique class for returning and recalcitrant dancers.

Faculty
RK

Rozann Kraus

Resident Choreographer, Central Sq Theater
Founder of The Dance Complex, she's served on the faculties of Yale School of Drama, NEC, BU and MIT. Currently Resident Choreographer at the Central Sq Theater, Rozann is also a published author and poet.


Friday July 15, 2016 9:15am - 10:45am EDT
Mama Bear @BSD 22 High St. Brattleboro, VT.

11:30am EDT

Movement For All
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Dance Dabbler 
Friday Dance Sampler
“Movement For All” focuses on learning and exploring how movement is organized in shape and space. The methodology used is the Laban’s principles approach of movement planes.

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Faculty
avatar for Nadine Martinez

Nadine Martinez

Artistic Director, Proyecto 3er Espacio
The human condition and her cultural heritage are two of the main subjects represented on Nadine Martinez pieces. A choreographer and dancer, Nadine makes use of dance-theater elements to open a window for the audiences into their own humanity. Nadine is a graduate of the University... Read More →


Friday July 15, 2016 11:30am - 1:00pm EDT
Mama Bear @BSD 22 High St. Brattleboro, VT.

1:45pm EDT

Ballet (1/2)
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Dance Dabbler
Friday Dance Sampler
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LZ

Laurel Zaleski

Co-Artistic Director, The Rogue Dancers
Laurel is a NYC based freelance contemporary/ballet dancer. She has had the opportunity to dance all across the globe studying and performing at Jacob’s Pillow, the Royal Danish Ballet, Ballet Adriatico (Italy) and in Finland at the Skiing on Skin Festival. Some of her most influential... Read More →


Friday July 15, 2016 1:45pm - 3:15pm EDT
Mama Bear @BSD 22 High St. Brattleboro, VT.

4:00pm EDT

Modern Jazz Blues (1/2)
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Dance Dabbler
Friday Dance Sampler
Modern Jazz Blues is the power of Modern, the soul of Jazz, and the spirituality of the Blues put in an emotional context of contemporary life.

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Faculty
avatar for Adrienne Hawkins

Adrienne Hawkins

Artistic Director, Impulse Dance Company
Adrienne Hawkins holds a BA in Education from Arizona State University and a MFA in Dance from Connecticut College. Ms. Hawkins has been Artistic Director of Impulse Dance Company of Boston for over forty years and Bass-Line Motion for 10 years.Ms. Hawkins has been a guest Artist... Read More →


Friday July 15, 2016 4:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
Stone Church 210 Main St. Brattleboro VT
 
Saturday, July 16
 

9:15am EDT

Isadora Duncan Technique (1/2)
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Dance Dabbler
Saturday Dance Sampler
This class will focus on the distinct elements of Isadora Duncan's technique, exploring the unique flow of energy from the core of the body and expanding through space with waltzing, running and skipping phrases that embody Duncan's philosophy of "natural movement". We will also explore some of Duncan's repertoire and it's relationship to her life.

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Faculty
avatar for Sandra Zarotney Keldsen

Sandra Zarotney Keldsen

Co-Director, Dances by Isadora
Sandra Zarotney-Keldsen manages the Boston division of Dances by Isadora, a company whose mission is to share the history of dance as an art form with a contemporary audience through the presentation and teaching of the work of modern dance pioneer Isadora Duncan. Sandra began her... Read More →


Saturday July 16, 2016 9:15am - 10:45am EDT
Latchis Theatre 50 Maine St. Brattleboro, VT

11:30am EDT

Loft Technique (1/2)
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Dance Dabbler
Saturday Dance Sampler
This floorwork-based modern class will combine the grace of modern with the speed and fluidity and streetdance, capoeira, and house dance. Phrases will involve every part of the body—whether in the air or on the ground. The class focuses on how to move from high to low to high again, and on how to rediscover “the down” through floorwork. By shifting the focus from an internal dialogue to creating movement that, in its own physicality, can tell a story by itself, the class will delve deeper into the cathartic potential of sweat and exhaustion, while offering a new and active method of expression.

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Faculty
avatar for Cameron McKinney

Cameron McKinney

Artistic Director, Kizuna Dance
Cameron McKinney, the Artistic Director of Kizuna 絆 Dance, creates work centered around the Japanese language and culture. He currently performs with Dante Brown|Warehouse Dance, Christal Brown/INSPIRIT, and Seymour::dancecollective. His work has been presented by the Let's Dance... Read More →


Saturday July 16, 2016 11:30am - 1:00pm EDT
Mama Bear @BSD 22 High St. Brattleboro, VT.

1:45pm EDT

Musical Theater Jazz (1/2)
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Dance Dabbler
Saturday Dance Sampler
Dance numbers from Broadway shows including original choreography of Bob Fosse, Michael Bennett, Jerome Robbins, Andy Blankenbueller and more.

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Faculty
avatar for Suzanne Perdue

Suzanne Perdue

Suzanne Perdue trained and danced professionally in Boston, NYC, and LA, studying with some of the top teachers in the country, including Adrienne Hawkins and Danny Sloan in Boston; Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Martha Graham School, Luigi, Lyn Simonsen in NYC and Doug Caldwell... Read More →


Saturday July 16, 2016 1:45pm - 3:15pm EDT
Mama Bear @BSD 22 High St. Brattleboro, VT.

1:45pm EDT

The Roots Of Hip Hop Movement
Limited Capacity seats available
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Dance Dabbler
Saturday Dance Sampler
THIS! is hip hop from its fundamental roots in African movement. Where we will explore the concepts of the "Bounce" and it's origination, the concept of "rocking" and the movement my ancestors did and how they correlate to today's movement. We will learn of the connection between our past and today in terms of movement. From the African Diaspora vocabulary to the dance forms that were conceived on the plantations such as Juba (the precursor to tap) and vernacular movement of the late 1800's through 1900's.

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Faculty
avatar for McKersin Previlus

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... Read More →


Saturday July 16, 2016 1:45pm - 3:15pm EDT
118 Elliot St. 118 Elliot St. Brattleboro, VT.

4:00pm EDT

Modern Technique (1/2)
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Dance Dabbler
Saturday Dance Sampler
A Modern class that will introduce the basic concepts, vocabulary and techniques of Modern dance shaped by the performance background of Mr. Thomas which incorporates (Paul Taylor, Alwin Nikolias and Murray Louis, Elisa Monte, Ballet Hispanico and others). It will concentrate on the appreciation of movement, the physicality and muscle memory which is required to build a larger movement vocabulary and to simplify movement execution in dance performance.

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Faculty
avatar for Ted Thomas

Ted Thomas

Associate Director, Thomas/Ortiz Dance, New England Academy of Dance & New England Dance Theater
Ted Thomas is a native New Yorker who attended the High School for Performing Arts before receiving his B.F.A. from the State University of New York at Purchase. He went on to earn a Masters degree in dance and higher education from New York University. He danced with Ballet Hispanico... Read More →


Saturday July 16, 2016 4:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
Sobo Studio 74 Cotton Mill Hill #346
 
Sunday, July 17
 

8:00am EDT

Feet To The Pointe
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Dance Dabbler
Sunday Dance Sampler
Students will learn an overview of foot anatomy and the intricacies of the 26 bones, 30 joints, 19 muscles and approximately 115 ligaments that comprise each foot. Specific conditioning exercises for the feet will be practiced and foot care discussed.

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Faculty
avatar for Heather Budinscak

Heather Budinscak

Owner/Co-Founder, Position First Pilates & Dance Conditioning
Heather Budinscak is owner of Position First Pilates and Dance Conditioning, LLC, and primarily considers herself a movement educator, taking a special interest in myofascial release and fascial conditioning. She is a fully certified STOTT Pilates Instructor and had the privilege... 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... Read More →


Sunday July 17, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
IBIT @ Headroom Stages 17 Elliot ST. Brattleboro, VT

8:00am EDT

Slow Walk
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Dance Dabbler
Sunday Dance Sampler
As a group, we'll experience the flexibility of time, as we slow down. Through a simple slow motion walking score, we'll walk the streets and feel the meditative quality of slow in a fast world. No dance experience necessary.

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Faculty
avatar for Nicole Dagesse

Nicole Dagesse

Artistic Director, Murmurations Dance
Nicole Dagesse is a Vermont native whose rural upbringing in the forests and fields is a direct inspiration for her movement style and choreographic desires. Combining her training in Modern Dance, Contact Improvisation, and Aerial Dance, Nicole is a Site Choreographer who approaches... Read More →


Sunday July 17, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
118 Elliot St. 118 Elliot St. Brattleboro, VT.

9:15am EDT

House Dance
Limited Capacity seats available
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Dance Dabbler
Sunday Dance Sampler
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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Faculty
avatar for McKersin Previlus

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... Read More →


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

9:15am EDT

Beginning Ballet (1/2)
Limited Capacity seats available
You need a festival pass to add this class. Click here for your:  Full Immersion Pass Earliest Bird
Weekend adventure pass
Dance Dabbler
Sunday Dance Sampler
This class is designed to reinforce the basic concepts, vocabulary and techniques of Ballet. It will concentrate on the appreciation of movement, the physicality and muscle memory which is required to build a larger movement vocabulary and to simplify movement execution in dance performance. Using the ABT National Training Curriculum, which incorporates the elements of the French, Russian, and Italian schools, this fast paced class hones a student’s technique while developing fluidity and artistry, inspiring students to show their love for ballet while working hard. 

To have access to this class, purchase your ticket now!  

Faculty
avatar for Ted Thomas

Ted Thomas

Associate Director, Thomas/Ortiz Dance, New England Academy of Dance & New England Dance Theater
Ted Thomas is a native New Yorker who attended the High School for Performing Arts before receiving his B.F.A. from the State University of New York at Purchase. He went on to earn a Masters degree in dance and higher education from New York University. He danced with Ballet Hispanico... Read More →


Sunday July 17, 2016 9:15am - 10:45am EDT
Mama Bear @BSD 22 High St. Brattleboro, VT.

11:30am EDT

Contemporary Technique (1/2)
Limited Capacity seats available
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Dance Dabbler
Sunday Dance Sampler
With a focus on three-dimensional movement of the body in space, this technique class incorporates somatic practices and improvisational scores into a intentional sequence that warms the body safely while experimenting with weight, spirals, and flight. Specific improvisational scoring blends with set choreography to inspire and nourish the creative mover.

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Faculty
avatar for Nicole Dagesse

Nicole Dagesse

Artistic Director, Murmurations Dance
Nicole Dagesse is a Vermont native whose rural upbringing in the forests and fields is a direct inspiration for her movement style and choreographic desires. Combining her training in Modern Dance, Contact Improvisation, and Aerial Dance, Nicole is a Site Choreographer who approaches... Read More →


Sunday July 17, 2016 11:30am - 1:00pm EDT
Sobo Studio 74 Cotton Mill Hill #346

4:00pm EDT

Ballet Improvisation
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Dance Dabbler 
Sunday Dance Sampler 
In today’s changing ballet world, many choreographers desire dancers who are versatile, can think on their feet, and create movement. In this class, taught by Nicole Buggé, students will learn to utilize ballet techniques, styles, and positions to transform those movements and improvise their dance. This class will allow students to feel comfortable with using ballet technique in improvisation and creating their own style. Dancers will move through a series of exercises based on energy, weight, and levels before working together to put their new skills to the test.

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Faculty
avatar for Nicole Buggé

Nicole Buggé

Artistic Director/Choreographer, Buggé Ballet
Nicole Buggé trained at American Repertory Ballet’s Princeton Ballet School. She holds an MFA in Dance from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and a BFA in Dance and Choreography from Virginia Commonwealth University. Nicole has performed with Richmond Ballet in such... Read More →


Sunday July 17, 2016 4:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
Papa Bear @BSD 22 High St. Brattleboro, VT.

4:00pm EDT

West African Dance
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Dance Dabbler
Sunday Dance Sampler 
Kuku could be found in the forest region of Guinea and the Ivory Coast in West Africa.  Kuku is a high energy celebratory dance. 


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Faculty
avatar for Dorcas Roman

Dorcas Roman

Artistic Director, Dorcas Román Dance Theatre
A dancer and choreographer native to Puerto Rico, Román has been active in dance and theatre for more than 23 years. She currently serves as artistic director of Dorcas Román Dance Theatre (DRDT), a company which has received high praise from national and international press sources... Read More →


Sunday July 17, 2016 4:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
IBIT @ Headroom Stages 17 Elliot ST. Brattleboro, VT