The Southern Vermont Dance Festival Schedule of events


Thursday July 14

7:45 am: Registration Begins

**Classes offered Thursday: 9:00am – 7:30pm: include: Ballet, Modern, Contemporary, Luigi Jazz, African, Tap, Belly Dance, Salsa, Pilates, Moving With Your Chi, Samba Pagode, Contact Improvisation, Contact Jam and more. Registration required to participate in classes.

10 am – 12:30 pm: Live music at River Garden:

10 am – 12:30am: David Ross

1 pm: Welcome Festival Community Performance @ River Garden Featuring:

Sarah Duclos - Agape/Wonder

Millie Heckler and Samantha Lysaght - It Got Too Cold

Jessica DiMaura - Time Over Time

Annie Heath - Stain

2 pm- 2:30 pm: Dance in Pliny Park

Mishi Castroverde

Melissa Gendreau - Search

Dorcas Roman

Jessica Pearson

2:30 pm- 3 pm: Belly Dance Demo and workshop: Cyndal Ellis

3 pm: Live Music in Pliny Park

**4:30 pm Thursday Gala Performance at the Latchis Theater, showing the works of: Ryan P. Casey, Dorcas Roman, Jessica Pearson, Mishi Castroverde, Sarah Duclos, Melissa Gendreau, Julie Marie Muskat, Toni Nagy, Annie Heath

Advanced purchase $22/$18 Students, At the Door $28/$24 Students (tickets are included for this and all performances with Full Immersion Tickets and Full View Performance only Tickets).

**6:30 pm Reception at 118 Elliot Street - Includes Key Note Speaker Live Music, and Meet and Greet

Enjoy meeting with this years festival choreographers, networking with other dancers and enjoying delicious hor d'oeuvres. 7:30 pm: Talk on "Access in the Arts" Please note: Reception is not included with a Festival Pass.

Festival Pass Holders: $15 in advance, $20 at the door; Non Pass Holders: $25 in advance (includes guest lecture), $30 at the door.

**8 pm - 10 pm Contact Jam @ The Stone Church

This event is included with a festival pass if you count it as one of your classes. If you do not use it as one of your classes it is $15 in advance or $20 at the door. This event is ALSO open to the public.

Friday July 15

8 am Registration

**Classes offered Friday 8:00am – 7:30pm include: Yoga, Pilates, Hip Hop Your Modern Dance, Ballet, Modern, Tap, Jazz, Belly Dance, Contemporary, Hula, Tap, Acro-Yoga: Learning to Fly, Composition and more. (Registration required for participation in classes.)

9 am Live Music @ The River Garden w/ Garrin Benfield

10 am Dance Shorts at the Latchis

Works by:

· Aria Roach

· Zeb Galipeau

· Toni Nagy

· Brenda Lynn Siegel

11 am Performance at The River Garden:

· Julie Marie Muskat

· Kym McDaniel

· Alexandra Pooley and Diane Bedford

12 pm Performance @ Pliny Park:

Jennifer Crowell Kuhnburg - Astronaut

Toni Nagy - The Roof is Falling

Onstage - Unsteady

1:15pm Performance in Pliny Park: Legible Bodies

**1:30PM Informal Concert at the Stone Church showing the works of:

The Accaliae

Fernandina Chan

Jennifer Crowel Kuhnberg

Joyce King

Mishi Castroverde

Onstage Dance Company

Advanced Purchase $12, At the Door $15 (tickets are included for this and all performances with Full Immersion Tickets and Full View Performance only Tickets, however entrance is on a first come first serve basis)

2:30 - 5 pm Dance Fair on Brattleboro Savings and Loan Front Lawn

2:30 pm Live Music w/ Garrin Benfield

3 pm Shaina Schwartz – Tap Dance

3:30 pm Melissa Gendreau "Metamorphosis"

3:45 pm Duet W/Ted Thomas

4 pm Belly Dance Workshop with Cyndal Ellis

4:35 Hooping Workshop With Anna Meilman

5:30 pm Muscle Therapy Workshop @Pliny Park w/ Julie Marie Muskat

**8 pm Friday Gala Concert @ The Latchis showing the works of:

Paul Matteson and Jennifer Nugent

Millie Heckler

Thomas/Ortiz Dance Company: Ted Thomas


Legible Bodies: Noel St. Jean-Chavalier

Billbob Brown

Adrienne Hawkins – Impulse Dance Company

Isadora Duncan: Staged by Dances By Isadora

Kym McDaniel

Ryan Casey

Wonder Twins

Advanced Purchase $22/$18 Students, At the Door $28/$24 Students (tickets are included for this and all performances with Full Immersion Tickets and Full View Performance only Tickets)

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Saturday July 16th

8 am Registration

**Classes offered Saturday 8 am to 7:30 pm include: Contemporary, Modern, Ballet, Yoga, Pilates, Hip Hop, Experiential Anatomy, Isadora Duncan Technique, Belly Dance, Tap, Chakra Dance, Seeing Dance Like a photographer, Bachata Dance, Bollywood, Laban, Ballet, Improvisation, Bombe: The Dance Of Puerto Rico, Seeing Dance Like a Photographer and more. Registration required to participate in classes.

10:30am: Performance in River Garden

· Joyce King - Apotheosis: A Glorified Ideal - Excerpts

· Jessie Stinnett-Moonlight

11 am: Kids Performance @ River Garden

Ryan Casey - Coming Out of Our Shel

Shadow Dancer

11:45 pm: Performance @ Pliny Park: Birthing Bodies

12:30 - 4 pm: Live Music with Garrin Benfield , Omei Lilly and Stephan Brandstatter& Dennis Wang@The River Garden

12:30 pm - 1pm Omei Lilly

1-2:30 pm – Stephan Brandstatter and Millie Heckler

2-4 pm Garrin Benfield

4 pm: Hooping Demo and Workshop with Anna Meilman @ Pliny Park

5 pm: Performance in River Garden

Caitlin Dutton - Displace

**5:30pm: Black Tie BBQ at Nalaukha (Rudyard Kipling's House in Dummerston, VT.) This dinner includes:

· Top of The Hill Grill Fixin's including: Beef Brisket, BBQ Chicken, BBQ Tempeh Wraps, Roasted Roots, Green Salad, Cornbread and Dessert

· Tours of Rudyard Kiplings Home

· Live Music

· Tickets to the Saturday Gala.

Tickets are $75, only 50 tickets are available to this event and tickets will go fast. Advanced purchase is required.

**8 pm: Saturday Evening Gala Concert @ Naulakha, Rudyard Kipling's House, Dummerston, VT. This concert will showcase the works of:

Jessie Jeanne Stinnett

Alexandra Pooley & Diane Bedford

Julie Marie Muskat

Brenda Lynn Siegel

Tasha Warshaw

Audra Carbetta

Kelly Alvarez

Dorcas Roman

Millie Heckler

JKing Dance Company

Advanced Purchase $25, Advanced purchase is required.

Sunday July 17th

8 am Registration

**Classes offered Sunday 8:00am – 7:30pm include: Yoga, Modern, Ballet, Tap, Experiential Anatomy, Modern, Contemporary, Acro Yoga, Hula, Bollywood, Improv, Belly Dance, Flexibility, Hip Hop and more. Registration required to participate in classes

9:30m Performance @ Pliny Park: Katherine Adler, "Pine"

10 am-1 pm: Live Music in Pliny Park with Garrin Benfield, David Ross, & Dan Lydon

1 pm: @ Pliny Park Belly Dance Performance

Amity Deangelis - Samaiyat Drum Solo

Sahine - Crystallize

Accaliae - Valkyrie


2 pm Interplay in Pliny Park with Judith Reichman

3:15 pm: Performance and Workshop at Pliny Park with Shadow Dancer

4 pm: Performance at Pliny Park

4:45 pm: Kelly Alverez – 44 Sounds - @River Garden

5:00pm: Hooping with Anna Meilman

**6:00pm Closing Concert @ Stone Church

The Stone Church, Main Street, Brattleboro


Melissa Gendreau

Wonder Twins

Advanced Purchase $12, At the Door $15 (tickets are included for this and all performances with Full Immersion Tickets and Full View Performance only. Tickets on a first come first serve basis)


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