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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

Yoga and Dance Lab (4/5)
Limited Capacity seats available
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Dance Dabbler 
Thursday Dance Sampler
Yoga+Dance Lab is a technique class which combines vinyasa (flowing) yoga asana (postures) with contemporary dance. This class is suitable for intermediate-advanced level movement practitioners. We start with a 30 minute dynamic vinyasa warm up which moves like a stream of conscious flow with no beginning and no end. Specific postures will be called out one after another by the instructor which are practiced on the mat as a group. Once the sweat is nicely flowing and the blood is adequately pumping, we break quickly to grab some water, remove the mats, and start to take the asanas into traveling sequences through the space. Turns, jumps, balances, and floor work weave together one posture after another with seamless transition, culminating in a sweeping, luscious flow that deeply connects body and mind through breath: a true moving meditation. 

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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 →


Thursday July 14, 2016 9:15am - 10:45am EDT
118 Elliot St. 118 Elliot St. Brattleboro, VT.

11:30am EDT

Embody Yoga Pilates
Limited Capacity seats available
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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
JA

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 11:30am - 1:00pm EDT
118 Elliot St. 118 Elliot St. Brattleboro, VT.

1:45pm EDT

Moving With Your Ch'i
Limited Capacity seats available
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Dance Dabbler 
Thursday Dance Sampler
A class borrowing movements, techniques, and principles from Tai Ch'i. 

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Faculty
avatar for Billbob Brown

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 →


Thursday July 14, 2016 1:45pm - 3:15pm EDT
IBIT @ Headroom Stages 17 Elliot ST. Brattleboro, VT

6:30pm EDT

Embody Pilates
Limited Capacity seats available
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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.

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

Faculty
JA

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
 
Friday, July 15
 

8:00am EDT

Yogea
Limited Capacity seats available
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Dance Dabbler 
Friday Dance Sampler 
“Yog Eiah” is a form of Divine Reciprocity. Translated from Sanskrit it means “In the name of Yoga” – a devotional way of recognizing the art of yoga. Building on the standard vinyasa flows the sequences integrates exercises from the Bartenieff Fundamentals such as swings and circles. The pacing is more Tai Chi like this weighted effort expands the use of breath and range of motion along with flexibility and balance.

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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 →


Friday July 15, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
IBIT @ Headroom Stages 17 Elliot ST. Brattleboro, VT

11:30am EDT

Hula Basics
Limited Capacity seats available
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Dance Dabbler 
Friday Dance Sampler
Learn proper execution of basic Hawaiian moves and the meaning of beautiful hand gestures. All levels.

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Faculty
avatar for Amity DeAngelis (Amati)

Amity DeAngelis (Amati)

Instructor, Performer, Choreographer; Co-Director, Amati World Dance; Al Amal Belly Dance Company
Amati World Dance provides Middle Eastern & American Belly Dance classes, workshops, and performances for all audiences. Amati has been studying and performing belly dance since 2005. She has studied American Cabaret, Turkish, Lebanese, Egyptian Oriental, and folkloric styles. Amati... Read More →


Friday July 15, 2016 11:30am - 1:00pm EDT
Sobo Studio 74 Cotton Mill Hill #346

4:00pm EDT

AcroYoga
Limited Capacity seats available
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Dance Dabbler 
Friday Dance Sampler 
ACROVINYASA takes yoga from Earth to Air! Part Vinyasa Flow, part Acroyoga, part Inversion Training... In this workshop we will Flow, Float and Fly! This practice combines traditional yoga postures with L-based acrobatic flying. The aerial portion revolves around one partner (the base) supporting the other (the flyer) in moving through the air in a series of yoga postures. The necessary component for students learning the practice for the first time is the role of the spotter, who makes sure both base and flyer remain safe and properly aligned. Acrovinyasa brings a playful approach to our traditional yoga practice, feeling more like a dance with gravity than an intense physical practice!

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Faculty
avatar for Sammi Dandelions

Sammi Dandelions

Yoga has been a part of Sammi's life since the age of 12. The practice has helped her grow stronger both on and off the mat. Practicing yoga and Acroyoga motivates her to live out each moment of her life to its absolute fullest. She lives to inspire others to laugh, play and spread... Read More →


Friday July 15, 2016 4:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
Sobo Studio 74 Cotton Mill Hill #346

6:00pm EDT

Naam Yoga and Meditation
Limited Capacity seats available
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Dance Dabbler
Friday Dance Sampler
The term yoga comes from a Sanskrit word which means yoke or union, the union and balancing of our mind, emotions and the physical body.  Naam Yoga uses, breath, movement and sound to calm and balance the mind the body and the soul. Breathing and moving exercises, mantra and hand reflexology postures will be use thoughtout the class.

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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 →


Friday July 15, 2016 6:00pm - 7:30pm EDT
118 Elliot St. 118 Elliot St. Brattleboro, VT.
 
Saturday, July 16
 

8:00am EDT

Somatically Informed Vinyasa Yoga
Limited Capacity seats available
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Dance Dabbler
Saturday Dance Sampler
Nicole teaches a somatically-informed vinyasa flow yoga class which focuses on building strength, stability, and flexibility. She draws on her experience as a dancer/somatic movement practitioner to develop classes which increase anatomical awareness of the physical body through movement and breath. Sequences are designed to weave postures gracefully together in an anatomically sound and intuitively easeful manner, subtly leading the practitioner to employ movement as a way to heal, restore, and express one’s inner landscape.

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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 →


Saturday July 16, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
IBIT @ Headroom Stages 17 Elliot ST. Brattleboro, VT

9:15am EDT

Laban Movement Analysis
Limited Capacity seats available
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Dance Dabbler
Saturday Dance Sampler
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Faculty
avatar for Nathan Andary

Nathan Andary

Assistant Lecturer; Dance
Nathan Andary, CMA, MFA, RSME, Nathan is a Laban/Bartenieff certified movement analyst, experimental artist, and a two-time recipient of the prestigious Merit Award for Choreography from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA). Nathan's dance research: The Threshold between... Read More →


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

1:45pm EDT

Bollywood
Limited Capacity seats available
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Dance Dabbler
Saturday Dance Sampler
Learn high-energy Bollywood steps and put them together into fun combinations. All levels.

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Faculty
avatar for Amity DeAngelis (Amati)

Amity DeAngelis (Amati)

Instructor, Performer, Choreographer; Co-Director, Amati World Dance; Al Amal Belly Dance Company
Amati World Dance provides Middle Eastern & American Belly Dance classes, workshops, and performances for all audiences. Amati has been studying and performing belly dance since 2005. She has studied American Cabaret, Turkish, Lebanese, Egyptian Oriental, and folkloric styles. Amati... Read More →


Saturday July 16, 2016 1:45pm - 3:15pm EDT
IBIT @ Headroom Stages 17 Elliot ST. Brattleboro, VT

6:00pm EDT

Thai Massage For Dancers
Limited Capacity filling up
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Dance Dabbler
Saturday Dance Sampler
In this beginning level class, we will explore basic Nuad Boran (Thai Massage) principles as related to Contact Improvisation. Using acupressure and passive stretch, we will give and receive energetic bodywork. We will use our body weight, in relationship to gravity, to provide compression and gentle stretching while maintaining safe alignment of our bodies to support our practice. No previous bodywork experience is necessary. Thai Massage is done on a mat, fully clothed. It is often referred to as assisted yoga and the dance of metta (healing touch). It is relevant and beneficial for many dance practices as it deepens our understanding of alignment, movement and touch. Benefits of Thai Massage include increased range of motion, stress reduction, improved circulation, deep relaxation, and illness prevention.

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Faculty
avatar for Nicole Touzien

Nicole Touzien

Executive Director, Dancewave
Nicole Touzien is a lifelong arts advocate excited to usher Dancewave into its next 25 years of service. For the past ten years, she has worked to advance the mission of renowned NYC nonprofit organizations charged with stewarding open green spaces, promoting youth development and... Read More →


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

8:00am EDT

Zumba
Limited Capacity seats available
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Dance Dabbler
Sunday Dance Sampler
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Sunday July 17, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
Papa Bear @BSD 22 High St. Brattleboro, VT.

8:00am EDT

Slow Walk
Limited Capacity seats available
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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.

11:30am EDT

Improvisation Exploration
Limited Capacity seats available
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Dance Dabbler
Sunday 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 →


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

1:45pm EDT

Finagling Flexibility
Limited Capacity seats available
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Dance Dabbler
Sunday Dance Sampler
What does every dancer want more than anything? More flexibility! Dancers learn the anatomy and physiology of muscle tissue and stretching mechanics. Instructors discuss how to avoid common pitfalls and dispel stretching myths based on the latest scientific research! Above all, students learn how to “stretch safe” in order to curb future damage to joints and ligaments and avoid developing injurious movement patterns. A definite must for any dancer! Please bring a towel and 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 1:45pm - 3:15pm EDT
Mama Bear @BSD 22 High St. Brattleboro, VT.

1:45pm EDT

AcroYoga
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
ACROVINYASA takes yoga from Earth to Air! Part Vinyasa Flow, part Acroyoga, part Inversion Training... In this workshop we will Flow, Float and Fly! This practice combines traditional yoga postures with L-based acrobatic flying. The aerial portion revolves around one partner (the base) supporting the other (the flyer) in moving through the air in a series of yoga postures. The necessary component for students learning the practice for the first time is the role of the spotter, who makes sure both base and flyer remain safe and properly aligned. Acrovinyasa brings a playful approach to our traditional yoga practice, feeling more like a dance with gravity than an intense physical practice!

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

Faculty
avatar for Sammi Dandelions

Sammi Dandelions

Yoga has been a part of Sammi's life since the age of 12. The practice has helped her grow stronger both on and off the mat. Practicing yoga and Acroyoga motivates her to live out each moment of her life to its absolute fullest. She lives to inspire others to laugh, play and spread... Read More →


Sunday July 17, 2016 1:45pm - 3:15pm EDT
118 Elliot St. 118 Elliot St. Brattleboro, VT.

4:00pm EDT

Injury Basics
Limited Capacity seats available
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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