Call for Choreography!

We are in search of choreography submissions to be set on the Brattleboro School of Dance Senior Company for performances on August 17th, 18th, 19th, 24th, 25th, and 26th, 2018. We want to see your beautiful amazing work!

To submit your work please send:

  • A description of your piece concept/idea, including piece length and number of dancers you wish to work with (pieces must be no longer than 25 minutes)
  • Choreographer’s bio and contact info
  • Video link or DVD of the piece you wish to submit, OR a sample of your other choreography

Submissions are due MAY 12th! Student choreographers are welcome. Please send submissions to rhmusic10@gmail.com OR to Brattleboro School of Dance, 22 High Street, Brattleboro VT 05301.

Choreographers will be notified of acceptance of their submissions by May 30th. Selected choreographers should also be available for the dancers’ audition and casting meeting on Saturday, June 9th from 1:00-4:00.

We look forward to seeing your work! Please email Rachel with any questions.

April Break 4/16-22

April Vacation begins Monday, 4/16 and runs through Sunday, 4/22! There will be no regularly scheduled classes with the exception of the following make-ups:
Monday 4/16
5:30-6:30pm Embody Pilates
Tuesday 4/17
5:30-7:00pm Embodyoga Pilates
6:30-8:00pm Beginning Tap
Wednesday 4/18
4:00-5:30pm Youth Ballet IV/V
4:30-5:30pm Advanced Beginning Rhythm Tap
Thursday 4/19
7:30-8:30am Embody Pilates
6:00-7:00pm Youth Hip Hop II
Friday 4/20
5:00-7:00pm Advanced Beginning Theater Jazz
Saturday 4/21
9:00-10:00am Zumba
Have a wonderful week! Regular classes will resume Monday, April 23rd!

Coming Up!

Variations Special Workshops

April 6th & April 13th – Gamzatti Variation
5pm – 6pm
This variation is from the ballet La Bayadere. It is an energetic and joyful variation with lots of grande allegro. It is danced before Gamzatti’s wedding in act II of La Bayadere.

There will be a make-up class held for the Spanish Doll variation on Friday, April 20th, 5pm-6pm 

April 27th & May 4th – Dulcinea Variation 
5pm – 6pm
This variation is from the ballet Don Quixote. It is a graceful and elegant variation, requiring strength and balance. Dulcinea is a beautiful and perfect vision that appears to Don Quixote, turning his heart away from Kitri.

$40/variation series (2 classes)
$100/all three variations (6 classes)
(prices reflect the amount of preparation that goes into teaching each variation)

APRIL BREAK is right around the corner…

And we are holding a mini-intensive that will keep you in shape – creatively AND physically!

We invite you to join us for a 3 day contemporary dance creation workshop for dancers age 9 and up (including adults!)

Dates & Times: 
Monday, April 16th9am-2pm
Tuesday, April 17th9am-2pm
Wednesday, April 18th9am-6pm (this includes an informal studio showing that is open to the public)

Each day will be structured as follows

9am-10am
We will begin the day with an hour-long improv-based warm up where students will explore different ways of moving and expand their physical limits.

10am-11am
The second hour will consist of a choreography and composition class where dancers learn choreographic tools and methods.

11am-12pm
We will have a snack/lunch break during which time we will show videos of work by some of the greatest contemporary choreographers of today.

12pm-2pm
Students will work individually AND as a group to create a dance that will be shown on the last day. This time will include a showing and feedback session so that we can develop ways of seeing and talking about dance in a constructive and supportive way.

On Wednesday, April 18th we will have the regular schedule with the following additions:

2pm-3pm
Snack break and planning session with costume prep.

3pm-5pm
Rehearsal

5:30pm 
Informal studio showing for parents and friends.

Cost:
$150 for the entire workshop
$15 drop-in for 9am-10am improv class

Register by April 9th
For for more info and to register, please email: info@brattleboroschoolofdance.com

Winter Break Schedule

Our Winter Carnival Break begins Monday, February 19th and runs through Sunday, February 25th! There will be no regular classes over break, but the schedule for the make-up classes we will be holding is listed below:

Monday 2/19
5:30-6:30pm Youth Contemporary Modern
6:30-7:30pm Open Contemporary Modern
Tuesday 2/20
5:30-7:00pm Embodyoga Pilates
Thursday 2/22
3:45-4:30pm Creative Hip Tap 5-6
4:30-5:15pm Children’s Ballet I/II

Stay safe, and have a wonderful break!

Spring Show Cast List and Rehearsal Times

For your reference, here is the Spring Show cast list as well as rehearsal times! Happy Dancing!

Marion Thurs 5:15 – 6 ~ Starts Feb 8th
Elsie Fleming
Anna Bowler
Jamie Gehring
Rachel Hebert
Bridget Struthers

Rachel Sun 5:15 – 6:45 ~ Starts Feb 11th
Ellery Witman
Sequoyah Stevens-Mills
Ella Bogdonoff
Zooey Spenceman

Justin/Sophia
Justin Vasselli
Sophia Marx

Gershom Sun 1:00 – 2:00 Starts Feb 4th
Sophia Marx
Justin Vasselli
Olivia Lafayette
Anna Bowler
Brea Tkaczyk
Luna Cuming Shaw
Emeline Dolinger
Silas Wickenden
Mariam Diallo
Diana Webb
Elsie Fleming

Jamie
Sat 3:00 – 4:30 ~ Starts Feb 10th (alternates with Wed 5:30-6:30 starting March 7th)
Vivienne Potee
Olivia Lafayette
Jade Stevens
Brea Tkaczyk
Sophie Jones
Genevive Redmond
Olive Fleming
Lila Tadlock
Lily Groves

Holly Sat 1:30 – 3:00 ~ Starts Feb 3rd
Sequoyah Stevens-Mills
Anna Bowler
Elsie Fleming
Luna Cuming Shaw
Ella Bogdonoff
Zooey Spenceman
Jamie Gehring
Jade Stevens

Mike Sat 3 – 4 ~ Starts Feb 3rd
Susan Marie Strom
Vivienne Potee
Charles Dietrich
Gershom Moore
Sophia Marx
Justin Vasselli

Solo
Sequoyah Stevens-Mills

Mucuy Sat 12:00 – 1:30 ~ Starts Feb 3rd
Elsie Fleming
Marion Major
Brea Tkaczyk
Luna Cuming Shaw
Emeline Dollinger
Anna Bowler
Ella Bogdonoff
Zooey Spenceman
Gabriela Sigda
Olivia Lafayette
Sequoyah Stevens-Mills

Wynkin’ Blynkin’ and Nod Sat 11:15 – 12:30 ~ Starts Feb 10th
Lila Tadlock
Iris Mayer
Jade Shepard
Lily Groves
Mila Stevens
Mariam Diallo
Helen Webb
Diana Webb
Kiersten Bayer
Isabella May
Opal Mayer
Caleb Groves

Colossus Sun 2:30 – 4:30 ~ Starts Feb 4th
Mucuy/Bridget/Anna
Sophia Marx
Elsie Fleming
Ellery Witman
Sequoyah Stevens-Mills
Brea Tkaczyk
Marion Major
Luna Cuming Shaw
Olivia Laffayette
Sophie Jones
Ella Bogdonoff
Olivia Howe
Genevive Redmond
Zooey Spenceman
Olive Fleming
Gabriela Sigda
Emeline Dolinger
Jamie Gehring
Silas Wickenden
Gershom Moore
Isabella May
Charles Dietrich