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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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Friday, July 15
 

11:30am

Dance As Art And Science
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
Friday Dance Sampler

A progressive approach with technology. The use of physiologic principles in the videography of dance vocabulary. The class focuses on dance educators in their safe and scientific approach to teaching technique and choreography.  It will question some age-old beliefs about the different techniques and establish good practices based on scientific research.  The class will begin with a movement and awareness of space and progress to the analysis of movment.  

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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 →


Friday July 15, 2016 11:30am - 1:00pm
118 Elliot St. 118 Elliot St. Brattleboro, VT.
 
Saturday, July 16
 

8:00am

Extension Essentials: The Psoas
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
Saturday Dance Sampler
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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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 →

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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... Read More →


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

1:45pm

Elemental Body Alignment Systems (3/4)
Limited Capacity seats available
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You need a festival pass to add this class. Click here for your: Full Immersion Pass Earliest Bird
Weekend adventure pass
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
Papa Bear @BSD 22 High St. Brattleboro, VT.
 
Sunday, July 17
 

8:00am

Feet To The Pointe
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
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
IBIT @ Headroom Stages 17 Elliot ST. Brattleboro, VT

1:45pm

Finagling Flexibility
Limited Capacity seats available
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Weekend adventure pass
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
Mama Bear @BSD 22 High St. Brattleboro, VT.

4:00pm

Injury Basics
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
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
Baby Bear @ BSD