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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

Ballet (3/4)
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Dance Dabbler
Thursday Dance Sampler
Heavily influenced by the teachings of Maggie Black and Zvi Gotheiner, this class will focus on placement, musicality, complex rhythms, energy flow, and performance techniques.

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Faculty
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Mucuy Bolles

Born: Komchen, Mexico. Ms. Bolles’ career spanned over 26 years during which she performed as a soloist and principal dancer with many companies such as Feld Ballet, Zvi Dance, Complexions, Elisa Monte Dance, Buglisi/Foreman Dance, Lar Lubovitch Dance Company, and Alvin Ailey American... Read More →


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

11:30am EDT

Tap Styles (Level 3)
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Dance Dabbler 
Thursday Dance Sampler
From the graceful turns of Fred Astaire to the hard-hitting steps of Savion Glover, tap dance has many styles and approaches. This class will teach a variety of steps from rhythm tap, soft shoe, Broadway, hoofing, and contemporary tap styles, discussing the differences between the techniques and performance qualities, as well as giving students a large vocabulary of new steps and ideas.

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Faculty
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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 →


Thursday July 14, 2016 11:30am - 1:00pm EDT
Mama Bear @BSD 22 High St. Brattleboro, VT.

1:45pm EDT

Loft Technique (3/4/5)
Limited Capacity seats available
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Dance Dabbler 
Thursday 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 →


Thursday July 14, 2016 1:45pm - 3:15pm EDT
Sobo Studio 74 Cotton Mill Hill #346

6:30pm EDT

Embody Pilates
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Dance Dabbler 
Thursday Dance Sampler
This class combines the core conditioning of Pilates Mat Work with the power and flexibility of Yoga poses and deep relaxation to stretch and strengthen the body. Exercises in experiential anatomy help the student "embody" the work, bringing mindful consciousness to deeper levels of their physical being.

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Faculty
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Jane Alison LoMonaco

Pilates/yoga instructor
Jane LoMonaco, certified Yoga and Pilates teacher, has been teaching since 2001 in the Brattleboro area and presently teaches classes at Brattleboro School of Dance and Inner Heat Yoga, as well as working with individual clients. She is available by appointment.


Thursday July 14, 2016 6:30pm - 8:00pm EDT
IBIT @ Headroom Stages 17 Elliot ST. Brattleboro, VT

8:00pm EDT

Contact Jam
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Dance Dabbler 
Contact Jam Thursday 8pm 
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Faculty
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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
 

9:15am EDT

Hip Hop Your Modern Dance (3/4)
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Dance Dabbler 
Friday Dance Sampler 
A modern dance class with cool music, that incorporates moves and aesthetics from the world of Hip-Hop, and incorporating moves from Popping, Locking, Waving, Tutting, Toprocking and Floorrocking in a modern dance context.  

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Faculty
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Billbob Brown

Department Chair, Performing Arts Academy of Hong Kong
Billbob Brown, most recently the Chair of the Dance Department at the Performing Arts Academy of Hong Kong and formerly the director of the Dance Department at Umass Amherst. He received his BFA from Arizona State University and MFA in Dance History and Criticism from the University... Read More →


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

11:30am EDT

Floor Barre (3/4/5)
Limited Capacity filling up
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Dance Dabbler 
Friday Dance Sampler
Mapping the body to get power, stability and strength through visualization and information and a little pilates. This class is designed for anyone who wants to improve their technique.  A notebook or journal would be advisable to bring to class.

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

1:45pm EDT

Musical Theater Jazz (3/4/5)
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Dance Dabbler
Friday 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 →


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

4:00pm EDT

Contemporary Technique (3)
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Dance Dabbler
Friday Dance Sampler
This course explores extreme dynamics, weight/direction changes and athleticism within movement. Using techniques from modern, ballet, hip hop and jazz, this course explores the idea of using the breath to influence a chain reaction of movement to tell a story.

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Faculty
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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 4:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
Papa Bear @BSD 22 High St. Brattleboro, VT.

6:00pm EDT

Body Percussion
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Dance Dabbler
Friday Dance Sampler
Improve your coordination and musicality with some basic body percussion steps and rhythms. We'll explore some African and Afro-Cuban rhythms and put them together with footwork, clapping, snaps, and more. No experience required!

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Crystal Menninga

Co-Director, Tapella
Crystal Menninga is a dancer and circus artist who received her MFA in Dance from Oklahoma City University and a BA in Dance and French from Mount Holyoke College. She has performed around the world, from Juba! Masters of Tap at the Kennedy Center to Celtic concerts in France. Crystal... Read More →


Friday July 15, 2016 6:00pm - 7:30pm EDT
IBIT @ Headroom Stages 17 Elliot ST. Brattleboro, VT
 
Saturday, July 16
 

8:00am EDT

Improvisation Exploration
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Dance Dabbler
Saturday Dance Sampler
In order to be a working dancer we are often expected to have both a strong handle on our personal preferences and the capability to adapt or take on the movement style of whomever is creating the work. Each individual dance artist must find their balance between the variety of techniques and styles and the movements and forms that best suits their body as means of building confidence and a strong sense of self in regards to their abilities. Forging an internalized collaboration by using all the training they have received in an environment that asked them to challenge their habit and contemplate the action that they enjoy physically.
The class begins with a structured warm-up based on Bartenieff Fundamentals and yoga as a means of awakening the individual’s creative energy and mind-body connection. Then a structured improved using the Gaga principle of joy of movement to think less about technique and more about master of potential and grow within their own capacity. Guided by the four elements (Body, Energy, Space and Time) of dance participants use their awareness to observe habits and limitation and use the notion of exploration and counterpoint to find new and exciting ways of moving.
Great for all levels, as all you need is awareness to see your habits and the desire to grow past them to participate in the class.

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Faculty
avatar for Blair Hotchner

Blair Hotchner

Artistic Director, The Rogue Dancers
Blair Hotchner graduated summa cum laude from the Arnhold Graduate Dance Education Program at Hunter College and is currently teach dance for the NYC Department of Education. She received her BA in Dance and Psychology from Hofstra University. She has worked with choreographers Larry... Read More →


Saturday July 16, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
Latchis Theatre 50 Maine St. Brattleboro, VT

9:15am EDT

Tap Teasers and Tricks (3/4)
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Dance Dabbler
Saturday Dance Sampler
This class will be split into two parts: one half will provide students, teachers, and performers with complicated footwork designed to encourage articulation and development of the ankle and foot muscles, and the other half will focus on safely executing tricks and flash. Don't forget your thinking caps for this class!

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Faculty
avatar for Crystal Menninga

Crystal Menninga

Co-Director, Tapella
Crystal Menninga is a dancer and circus artist who received her MFA in Dance from Oklahoma City University and a BA in Dance and French from Mount Holyoke College. She has performed around the world, from Juba! Masters of Tap at the Kennedy Center to Celtic concerts in France. Crystal... Read More →


Saturday July 16, 2016 9:15am - 10:45am EDT
IBIT @ Headroom Stages 17 Elliot ST. Brattleboro, VT

9:15am EDT

Ballet: Traveling Technique (3/4)
Limited Capacity seats available
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Dance Dabbler
Saturday Dance Sampler 
This ballet class, taught by Nicole Buggé, will be rooted in the idea of traveling technique. Beginning at the barre, students will investigate how they can take classical steps and exercises and put them into motion. Utilizing the growth structure at barre, dancers will begin by traveling their upper body in pliés, growing to temps lié in tendus, waltzes by rond de james and integrating it all by grand battement. The skills learned at barre will translate into center, where no combination will stand still. Students are encouraged to move further than they imagine they can, stretching the limbs while still maintaining the correct placement and home base in 5th position.

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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 →


Saturday July 16, 2016 9:15am - 10:45am EDT
Papa Bear @BSD 22 High St. Brattleboro, VT.

11:30am EDT

Centering (3/4)
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Dance Dabbler
Saturday Dance Sampler
Proprioceptive training in Dance. The use of tools for athletic training of artists and sensory deprivation for the improvement of performance (balance, turns, extensions).

To have access to this class, purchase your ticket now!  Less technique, more creativity in finding challenges to improve athleticism and artistry!

Faculty
avatar for Filomar Cortezano Tariao

Filomar Cortezano Tariao

Senior Lecturer, Doctor of Medicine, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts
DrFil, as he is fondly called by his students, has had a professional & versatile career in Dance and the Performing Arts spanning 19 years. From his humble beginnings as a full scholar of Ballet Philippines, his performances and choreographies have taken him through Asia, Europe... Read More →


Saturday July 16, 2016 11:30am - 1:00pm EDT
IBIT @ Headroom Stages 17 Elliot ST. Brattleboro, VT

11:30am EDT

Loft Technique (1/2)
Limited Capacity seats available
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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.

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

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

Elemental Body Alignment Systems (3/4)
Limited Capacity seats available
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Dance Dabbler 
Saturday Dance Sampler
Developed by Scott Putman and taught by Nicole Buggé, The Elemental Body Alignment System (EBAS) is a series of exercises designed for structural integrity and supported range of motion. Through anchoring and initiating movements via the pelvis, the body discovers its ability to efficiently articulate movement through experiential anatomy. The work deepens the students understanding of where movement comes from, how to align the body and to build a physical consciousness of open pathways of energy for movement. The system helps the learner to override the central nervous system creating new neuromuscular firings supporting a greater understanding of sensorial technique.

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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 →


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

4:00pm EDT

Dunham Technique (2/3)
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Dance Dabbler
Saturday Dance Sampler
Katherine Dunham was a pioneer in dance, fusing African, Caribbean, Americana, ballet, and modern. Learn the beauty, power, and grace of Dunham Technique. Cyndal encourages participants to explore the dance at their own pace. Focus is given to alignment, conditioning, basic Dunham vocabulary, and individual creative expression.

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Faculty
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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 →


Saturday July 16, 2016 4:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
Mama Bear @BSD 22 High St. Brattleboro, VT.

6:00pm EDT

Dancing With Your Ears
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Dance Dabbler
Saturday Dance Sampler
This course is for dancers who want to dance and improvise more musically. Through the anatomy of meters, and various dance rhythms (Western and non-Western), we learn about musical concepts through moving. Topics to explore include: (1) When we suspend a movement in the air, what actually happens musically? (2) Jose Limon talks about succession. How can we approach “succession” through our understanding of the musical concept of "sequence"? (3) In some cultures, dancers count 1-2-3-4. Musicians often find it confusing as they perceive music through macro beats, meter and phrasing. Can we establish a common vocabulary? (4) Laban talks about "space," how can we make better use of space through our understanding of melodic direction? (5) Is dance and music two separate fields after all? Can we find common ground? In this course, we will choreograph a piece together using the tools of non-chord tones, sequence, phrasing, and melodic direction.

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Faculty
JW

Jane Wong

Jane Wong received her diploma in Dance from the University of London. She subsequently studied at the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance and danced for various companies in New York. There she discovered Dalcroze, a method to cultivate musicianship through movement and kinesthetic... Read More →


Saturday July 16, 2016 6:00pm - 7:15pm EDT
Papa Bear @BSD 22 High St. Brattleboro, VT.
 
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 →
avatar for Stephanie Leslie

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

9:15am EDT

Tap (3/4)
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Dance Dabbler
Sunday Dance Sampler
Focusing on drills, repetition, basics, musicality and performance this Tap class is a must take! Students will begin with exercises that warm up the body and the mind before moving on to across the floor progressions, center work, improv and choreography. Students will be asked to connect to the movement physically, but also emotionally, as Todd expects a high level of performance in class.

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Faculty
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Todd Shanks

Artist in Residence, Dean College
As a performer Todd has danced in music videos, commercials, industrials and television programs including, “The Electric Company”, Kimberly Clark, “The View”, Volvo, Ford Motors, Race for the Cure, Wrigley’s, Paramount Pictures, “Good Day NY”, Lance Armstrong Foundation... Read More →


Sunday July 17, 2016 9:15am - 10:45am EDT
IBIT @ Headroom Stages 17 Elliot ST. Brattleboro, VT

9:15am EDT

Contemporary Technique: Continuous Interruptions (3/4)
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Dance Dabbler
Sunday Dance Sampler
This class investigates the relationship of circular and linear movement ideas. We will explore the coexistence of these seeming opposites: how the one emerges from, interrupts or redirects the other through multiple levels, planes, and pathways. In this process we foster a deep appetite for momentum and continuous physical drive. Contact with the floor provides continuous feedback on our structural organization. Working both upright and upside down we conduct support through an integrated body-system from the ground up, enlivening both trust and confidence in our physical capacities.

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Faculty
avatar for Safi Harriott

Safi Harriott

Safi Harriott specializes in dance education and cultural studies. She combines an awareness of her own movement through the world with an evolving understanding of systems of power and their impact on individual bodies. She has served as Visiting Lecturer in Dance at the Excelsior... Read More →


Sunday July 17, 2016 9:15am - 10:45am EDT
Latchis Theatre 50 Maine St. Brattleboro, VT

11:30am EDT

Jazz (Level 3)
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Dance Dabbler 
Sunday Dance Sampler 
This high energy Jazz class focuses on technique, style and performance. Each class starts with a full technical warm up, followed by across the floor progressions and ending with original stylized choreography. Students will be asked to connect to the movement physically, but also emotionally, as Todd expects a high level of performance in class.

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Faculty
avatar for Todd Shanks

Todd Shanks

Artist in Residence, Dean College
As a performer Todd has danced in music videos, commercials, industrials and television programs including, “The Electric Company”, Kimberly Clark, “The View”, Volvo, Ford Motors, Race for the Cure, Wrigley’s, Paramount Pictures, “Good Day NY”, Lance Armstrong Foundation... Read More →


Sunday July 17, 2016 11:30am - 1:00pm EDT
Papa Bear @BSD 22 High St. Brattleboro, VT.

1:45pm EDT

Hip Hop (3/4/5)
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Dance Dabbler
Sunday Dance Sampler
This hip-hop class is choreography-based. A sweat-inducing warm-up will lead into learning a different combination each class that includes influences from many different street dance styles. There will also be a focus on improvisation and in meeting the style of the song with each dancer's own personal 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 →


Sunday July 17, 2016 1:45pm - 3:15pm EDT
Stone Church 210 Main St. Brattleboro VT

1:45pm EDT

Ballet: Traveling Technique (Level 2)
Limited Capacity seats available
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Dance Dabbler
Sunday Dance Sampler
This ballet class, taught by Nicole Buggé, will be rooted in the idea of traveling technique. Beginning at the barre, students will investigate how they can take classical steps and exercises and put them into motion. Utilizing the growth structure at barre, dancers will begin by traveling their upper body in pliés, growing to temps lié in tendus, waltzes by rond de james and integrating it all by grand battement. The skills learned at barre will translate into center, where no combination will stand still. Students are encouraged to move further than they imagine they can, stretching the limbs while still maintaining the correct placement and home base in 5th position.

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

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 1:45pm - 3:15pm EDT
Papa Bear @BSD 22 High St. Brattleboro, VT.

4:00pm EDT

Injury Basics
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Dance Dabbler
Sunday Dance Sampler
Students are often instructed to rest or stop dancing if an injury occurs. This session will teach students how to care for their bodies after an injury as well as discuss the cross training activities and practice the conditioning exercises they can do. Appropriate re- introduction of dance and technique will also be discussed. Please bring a yoga mat if you have one.

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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 →
avatar for Stephanie Leslie

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 4:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
Baby Bear @ BSD

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

Ballet Technique (3/4)
Limited Capacity seats available
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Dance Dabbler
Sunday Dance Sampler

Heavily influenced by the teachings of Maggie Black and Zvi Gotheiner, this class will focus on placement, musicality, complex rhythms, energy flow, and performance techniques.

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Mucuy Bolles

Born: Komchen, Mexico. Ms. Bolles’ career spanned over 26 years during which she performed as a soloist and principal dancer with many companies such as Feld Ballet, Zvi Dance, Complexions, Elisa Monte Dance, Buglisi/Foreman Dance, Lar Lubovitch Dance Company, and Alvin Ailey American... Read More →


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