August 2018 Newsletter

Dear BSD Community,

As the Fall Semester draws near, I can’t help but look back over the past few months and feel grateful that we have such a wonderful and supportive group of dancers, teachers, parents, and supporters at our school. We have a dance school filled with people who are thoughtful, generous, and honorable, pursuing the powerful art of movement. BSD is a truly special place.

I am thrilled to continue working with such a rich community, and look forward to growing and deepening our understanding of how dance can be transformative in our lives and the lives of others.

If you have ideas, suggestions, needs that aren’t being met, constructive criticism, I would love to hear from you. Please take a moment to fill out this SURVEY. It is anonymous and extremely helpful to us, so please be as thorough and honest as you can.

Please read below for news, events, fall schedule information, and more!

All my love,


Intermediate/Advanced Intensive August 13-24.

It’s right around the corner, and we are gearing up for a fun and rigorous time back in the studio! Classes in Ballet, Modern, Pilates, and more. Our guest teachers this year are Michaela Rae Mann (ballet) and Angie Moon (contemporary modern) and we’ll of course have our amazing local teachers as well!

Register and pay in full by August 6th and receive a FREE BSD T-SHIRT!


We are really excited for this upcoming year. Whether you are a first time dancer, a pre-professional, or returning to class after years away, there is something for you.

Registration Week begins with our Swap Sale and Open House on August 25th 12-3, and continues through August 31st. Swing by the studio between 12pm and 5pm to register in person, or you can register online starting as early as next week.

Open House Party & Swap Sale w/ Pop-Up Shop from Windham Movement Apparel: August 25, 12-3 @ BSD.

In preparation for the coming semester, we are holding a Swap Sale where students and parents can find new and used dance apparel for all sizes (of bodies and wallets)!

If you have dancewear that you or your child does not want/need anymore, please consider donating them to this event!

There will be a box (marked “Swap Sale Donations”) situated outside BSD in the garage area off of Green Street (across from the Shriners Hall.) Drop your donations into the box, and voila! You will be helping your dance neighbors, your closet’s sense of wellbeing, and BSD! Please freshly wash all donations, and make sure they are in good condition.

All used goods at the Swap Sale will be sold BY DONATION.

All proceeds of the sale go towards the BSD Betterment Fund, which aims to raise money for such things as new paint, equipment, air conditioning units, cleaning, curtains, and general betterment of the BSD space.

Windham Movement Apparel Pop-Up Shop

Francesca will bring some fabulous selections from her store, including tights, ballet shoes, leotards, shorts, and more!

Learn About the School and Pre-Register for Classes!

We’ll be here talk with you about you and/or your child taking class at BSD. We can walk you through the schedule find the best classes for your needs!

You will leave the Swap Sale excited and ready for the semester ahead!

If you would like to volunteer at this event, please email

BSD Senior Company Presents: TOGETHER!

…an evening of duets, dualities, and dance exploring what it means to be together.

Show dates: August 24th and 25th @8pm and 26th @6pm
Location: Rotary Ampitheater Stage at Memorial Park, Brattleboro VT

Tickets are $10 and will be available for purchase right before each show at Memorial Park.

This is an outdoor event – bring a blanket, a lawn chair, a picnic, some bug spray, and your friends!

Photos from the Spring Show, Words to Move by, are now available!

The ever-talented Zachary Stephens took some amazing shots. Take a look HERE!


We have new BSD T-Shirts! They are now available for sale ($20) at the studio. Get yours today, while sizes last!

Save the Dates:

August 25th
Swap Sale at BSD 12-3pm

August 24th, 25th, 26th
Senior Company Performance at Memorial Park

September 1st
Company of Muses Scholarship Deadline for Fall Semester

September 4th
First Day of Fall Semester

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