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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
avatar for Mucuy Bolles

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.

9:15am EDT

Modern (1/2)
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Dance Dabbler
Thursday Dance Sampler
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Faculty
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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.

9:15am EDT

Yoga and Dance Lab (4/5)
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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

Contemporary Technique (3/4)
Limited Capacity seats available
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Dance Dabbler
Thursday 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.

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

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 →


Thursday July 14, 2016 11:30am - 1:00pm EDT
Papa Bear @BSD 22 High 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

Modern Technique (3/4)
Limited Capacity seats available
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Dance Dabbler
Thursday Dance Sampler

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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 →


Thursday July 14, 2016 6:30pm - 8:00pm EDT
Papa Bear @BSD 22 High St. Brattleboro, VT.
 
Friday, July 15
 

9:15am EDT

Adv. Ballet (4/5)
Limited Capacity seats available
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Dance Dabbler 
Friday Dance Sampler 
An Intermediate/Advanced class 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 →


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

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.

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
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 →


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

11:30am EDT

Advanced Modern Technique (5)
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Dance Dabbler 
Friday 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.

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 →


Friday July 15, 2016 11:30am - 1:00pm EDT
Papa 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

Socially Conscious Choreography: Protest in Motion (3/4)
Limited Capacity seats available
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Dance Dabbler
Friday Dance Sampler
This workshop will address ways in which to explore choreography of a sociocultural/sociopolitical nature through research, movement exercises, theater games, and personal reflection. It will focus on tools related to the art of creating and crafting socially conscious choreography in an engaging and approachable fashion. The facilitator will lead participants through some best practices for engaging in this subject matter, share processes in honing tactics through trial and error, discuss specific experiences and outcomes of exploring socially conscious choreography as both choreographer and performer, as well as expand the dialogue to the participants giving them the space to brainstorm for ways in which to include sociocultural/sociopolitical topics in their practice of dance making. Participants will be encouraged to continually discuss and reflect on their experience throughout the process, and by the end of their experience they will leave with the shared tools of the facilitator, their own tools, as well as their own short collaborative work. This session will look to inspire other choreographers to discuss local, national and international issues both past and present through the medium of dance. By creating a safe space to explore our social and political beliefs we are able to make profound connections between our understanding of ourselves, our immediate surroundings and our global community. The creative process becomes both interdisciplinary and introspective. By creating a nexus with our audiences we engage an educated and socially active body politic, and elucidate the tremendous importance of utilizing dance as a conduit of change. 

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Faculty
avatar for Joya Powell

Joya Powell

Artistic Director/Choreographer, Movement of the People Dance Company
A native New Yorker, Joya Powell received her M.A. in Dance Education from New York University, and her B.A. in Latin American Studies and Creative Writing from Columbia University. Throughout her career she has danced with choreographers such as Neta Pulvermacher, Jacqulyn Buglisi... Read More →


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

1:45pm EDT

Dunham Technique (4)
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Dance Dabbler
Friday 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
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 →


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

1:45pm EDT

Ballet (1/2)
Limited Capacity seats available
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Dance Dabbler
Friday Dance Sampler
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Faculty
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.

1:45pm EDT

Dancing Upside Down
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Dance Dabbler
Friday Dance Sampler
Why spend all the time dancing on your feet?  Take pressure off your knees and feet, ease those joints, and learn some cool sequences using the hands, back, and shoulders on the floor!  Learn some great moves and sequences useful for modern dance, hip-hop, and partner dancing!

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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 →


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

4:00pm EDT

Modern Jazz Blues (1/2)
Limited Capacity seats available
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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

4:00pm EDT

Contemporary Technique (3)
Limited Capacity seats available
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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.

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

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

9:15am EDT

Ballet: Traveling Technique (3/4)
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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.

9:15am EDT

Hip Hop Your Modern Dance
Limited Capacity seats available
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Dance Dabbler
Saturday Dance Sampler
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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 →


Saturday July 16, 2016 9:15am - 10:45am EDT
118 Elliot St. 118 Elliot St. Brattleboro, VT.

9:15am EDT

Isadora Duncan Technique (1/2)
Limited Capacity seats available
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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

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.

11:30am EDT

Ballet (4/5)
Limited Capacity seats available
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Dance Dabbler
Saturday Dance Sampler
An Intermediate/Advanced class 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 →


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

11:30am EDT

Beg. Contemporary Ballet (Level 1/2)
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Dance Dabbler 
Saturday Dance Sampler
Ballet with a modern flare, emphasizing efficient mechanics from a body-mind perspective, neo-classical lines, and non-traditional use of the torso and floor. We will start on the floor with breathing and anatomical alignment exercises derived from various somatic practices. The barre consists of longer combinations designed to increase blood flow and to warm the body from the feet up. Barre exercises are directly related to the center combinations and incorporate parallel and allongé lines as well as upper body articulations. Center and traveling exercises build upon the barre material. Grand allegro will be examined from a traditional perspective and then presented as a modified contemporary sequence, giving the students choices for their interpretation.

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Faculty
avatar for Nicole Laliberté

Nicole Laliberté

Artistic Director, Freedom Dances
Nicole C. Laliberté, artistic director of Freedom Dances, has performed with Sidelong Dance Company, Boston Dance Company, EBA Dance Theatre / Maude Baum and Company, MJT Dance Company, and Honolulu Dance Theatre, among others. Nicole holds her MFA in Choreography from The University... Read More →


Saturday July 16, 2016 11:30am - 1:00pm EDT
Sobo Studio 74 Cotton Mill Hill #346

11:30am EDT

Isadora Duncan Technique (3/4/5)
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
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.

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

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 11:30am - 1:00pm EDT
Latchis Theatre 50 Maine 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.

1:45pm EDT

Modern Technique (3/4/5)
Limited Capacity seats available
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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.

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 →


Saturday July 16, 2016 1:45pm - 3:15pm EDT
Sobo Studio 74 Cotton Mill Hill #346

4:00pm EDT

Ballet Improvisation (4)
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Dance Dabbler
Saturday 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
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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 4:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
Papa Bear @BSD 22 High St. Brattleboro, VT.

4:00pm EDT

Modern Technique (1/2)
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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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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
 

9:15am EDT

Ballet Technique (5)
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Dance Dabbler
Sunday Dance Sampler
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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 →


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

9:15am EDT

Beginning Ballet (1/2)
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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. 

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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 →


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

9:15am EDT

Contemporary Technique: Continuous Interruptions (3/4)
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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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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

Contemporary Technique (1/2)
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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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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

11:30am EDT

Dances of Change (2/3/4)
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Sunday Dance Sampler
Embrace the power of artistic connections in social change movements throughout history. Students will learn dance repertory that incorporates themes of social justice, and later create their own! Repertory by Nikki Manx Dance Project includes "Mandela," the historical legacy of the South African prisoner gone president, "No One Should Go Hungry," an interactive dance set to an audio-documentary created with homeless citizens, and "Same Love," which supports marriage equality. Students will explore how to incorporate various social issues in expressive art forms such as dance, spoken word and multimedia. Students will contribute to the cultivation of their own unique call to action. The company’s thought-provoking signature style of a gestural vocabulary inspires students’ creation of cause-driven movement projects.

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avatar for Nicole Mahncke

Nicole Mahncke

Artistic Director, Nikki Manx Dance Project
Nicole Mahncke is a dance educator, choreographer, and performer. She obtained her BFA in dance at Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University. Nicole is the Artistic Director of Nikki Manx Dance Project, which she founded in 2008. Her choreography has been presented throughout... Read More →


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

11:30am EDT

Exploring Proximity: Forays into Contemporary Partnering
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Dance Dabbler
Sunday Dance Sampler
In this class, dancers will work collaboratively on duet and small group studies. Through developing our capacity for and interest in physical listening, we lay the foundation for increased risk taking and creative discovery. We will begin with guided improvisations that illuminate key working principles for functionality and safety. We will then devote focused time to creating material, elaborating and troubleshooting our discoveries to challenge and surprise ourselves.

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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 11:30am - 1:00pm EDT
Latchis Theatre 50 Maine St. Brattleboro, VT

1:45pm EDT

Ballet: Traveling Technique (Level 2)
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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.

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

1:45pm EDT

Contemporary Choreography Workshop (4/5)
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Dance Dabbler
Sunday Dance Sampler
A short solo blending the ballet and modern techniques will be used to explore some elements essential to learning and performing choreography in a professional environment.

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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 1:45pm - 3:15pm 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.

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

4:00pm EDT

Ballet Technique (3/4)
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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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Faculty
avatar for Mucuy Bolles

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.

4:00pm EDT

The BaSIX
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Dance Dabbler
Sunday Dance Sampler
Overview of Laban's framework and the Bartenieff Fundamentals Move through Irmgard Bartenieff's Six Fundamental Movement Patterns in which to discover a broader range of motion and efficiency in movement. This course will warm the body going through each of Bartenieff's Fundamentals then place them in moving sequences in which to explore motion, levels, space, and dynamics.
Designed for any level of mover.

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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 →


Sunday July 17, 2016 4:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
118 Elliot St. 118 Elliot St. Brattleboro, VT.