SVDF Sample Schedule Of Events

Performance tickets and festival passes are non-refundable! Community Events are free and open to the public.  

Below please find a sample of events.  This was the 2016 schedule.  The 2017 schedule of events will be available by April 15th!

Purchase Festival Tickets Class Schedule | Performance Schedule

Thursday, July 14th

Registration Begins

7:45am 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, Sambe Pagode, Contact Improvisation, Contact Jam and more. Registration required to participate in classes.

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Creative Economy and Access in the Arts: Guest Lecture / Reception

DATE: Thursday, July 14th

TIME: 6:30 PM
LOCATION: 118 Elliot Street, Brattleboro, VT
COST: 
Festival Pass Holders: $15 in advance, $20 at the door | Non Pass Holders: $25 in advance (includes guest lecture), $30 at the door.

Join us for our annual guest speaker and reception. This year’s talk is about integrated arts and access in the arts!  How do we make the arts accessible to all and integrate our learning to get the most benefit? Additionally, this year the reception is a meet and greet.  You can attend and meet the choreographers that are showing work throughout the festival! We are utilizing 118 Elliot St. and showing off a new wonderful space in Downtown Brattleboro! Enjoy delicious food, wonderful company and an interesting and interactive discussion on what access in the arts means.
Please note: Reception is not included with a Festival Pass.

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Contact Jam Stone Church Series

DATE: Thursday, July 14th

TIME: 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
LOCATION: Stone Church, Main St., Brattleboro, VT 05301
COST: $15 in advance/$20 at the door (if you do not use it as one of your classes). Open to the public.

This year will be our first year hosting a Contact Improv Jam lead by Dorcas Roman in her third season at the festival. Come enjoy a fun end of the day contact jam no matter your level or ability!

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Friday, July 15th

8:00 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 is required to participate in classes. 

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Informal Performance Stone Church Series

DATE: Friday, July 15th

TIME: 1:30 PM
LOCATION: 
The Stone Church, Main St., Brattleboro, VT
COST:  Advanced Purchase $12, At the Door $15 (tickets included with Full Immersion ticket and Full View Performance Only tickets)
CHOREOGRAPHY BY:

  • The Accaliae
  • Fernandina Chan
  • Jennifer Crowel Kuhnberg
  • Joyce King
  • Mishi Castroverde
  • Onstage Dance Company

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Dance Fair

DATE: Friday, July 15th

TIME: 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM
LOCATION: 
 
Brattleboro Savings and Loan Front Lawn, Main St., Brattleboro, VT
FEATURING:

  • 2:30 Live Music w/ Garrin Benfield
  • 3:00 Wonder Twins – Broadway to Hip Hop
  • 3:30 Melissa Gendreau “Metamorphosis”
  • 3:45 Duet w/ Ted Thomas
  • 3:55 Shaina Schwartz
  • 4:10 Belly Dance Workshop with Cyndal Ellis
  • 4:30 Hooping Workshop with Anna Meilman

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Friday Gala

DATE: Friday, July 15th

TIME: 8:00 PM
LOCATION:
The Latchis, Main St., Brattleboro, VT
COST: 
Advanced Purchase $22/$18 Students, At the Door $28/$24 Students
CHOREOGRAPHY BY:

  • Millie Heckler
  • Thomas/Ortiz Dance Company: Ted Thomas
  • IBIT
  • Legible Bodies: Noel St. Jean-Chevalier
  • Billbob Brown
  • Adrienne Hawkins – Impulse Dance Company
  • Isadora Duncan: Staged by Dances By Isadora
  • Kym McDaniel
  • Ryan Casey
  • The Wonder Twins

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Saturday, July 16th

8:00 AM Registration

Classes offered Saturday 8:00am to 7:30pm 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 and more.

Registration is required to participate in classes. 

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Black Tie BBQ at Rudyard Kipling’s Home

DATE: Saturday, July 16th

TIME: 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
VENUE: Kipling House, Dummerston, VT
OVERVIEW: Tour the historic house, have dinner on the grounds, and stay for the evening’s outdoor dance concert.
CHOREOGRAPHY BY:

  • Jessie Jeanne Stinnett
  • Alexandra Pooley & Diane Bedford
  • Jking Dance Company
  • Julie Marie Muskat
  • Brenda Lynn Siegel
  • Tasha Warshaw
  • Audra Carbetta
  • Kelly Alvarez
  • Dorcas Roman
  • Millie Heckler

DINNER AND CONCERT:  $75
NOTE:  There will be NO parking at the house. We will have a shuttle available. We will send you an email or text as to what time you should be there for the bus, which will be ferrying attendees in shifts. 

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Saturday Gala at Rudyard Kipling’s Home

DATE: Saturday, July 16th

TIME: 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
VENUE: Kipling House, Dummerston, VT
OVERVIEW: Tour the historic house, have dinner on the grounds, and stay for the evening’s outdoor dance concert.
CHOREOGRAPHY BY:

  • Jessie Jeanne Stinnett
  • Alexandra Pooley & Diane Bedford
  • Jking Dance Company
  • Julie Marie Muskat
  • Brenda Lynn Siegel
  • Tasha Warshaw
  • Audra Carbetta
  • Kelly Alvarez
  • Dorcas Roman
  • Millie Heckler

CONCERT:  Advanced Purchase $25/At the Door $32
DINNER AND CONCERT:  $75
NOTE:  There will be NO parking at the house. We will have a shuttle available. We will send you an email or text as to what time you should be there for the bus, which will be ferrying attendees in shifts. Please arrive 50 minutes before your promenade time. 

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Sunday, July 17th

8:00 AM Registration

Classes offered Sunday 8:00am – 7:30pm include:

Yoga, Modern, Ballet, Tap, Experiential Anatomy, Modern, Cedar Lake Rep, Contemporary, Acro Yoga, Hula, Bollywood, Improv, Belly Dance, Flexibility, Hip Hop and more!

Registration required to participate in classes. 

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