2019 VDA Symposium: Creating Community, We Are All in This Together!

This event is a day of workshops, lectures and networking.

Pre-registration and payment due by November 8th- please use link in side bar.


10:30 Arrival/check in. Tea and light snacks provided.

10:45 Opening Circle

11am "Hive Mind" -Workshop #1 with Toby Macnutt
Some problems are solved better with friends. Each of us has knowledge and experience, and together we know a whole lot. We'll share resources and needs as a full group, and workshop specific questions in small groups - talking through a place a group member's project feels stuck. Budgeting? Marketing? Venues? Something else? If you have a project or idea that seems impossible or roadblocked, bring it with you!

12pm BYOL (Bring Your Own Lunch) and enjoy/participate/watch lunch time performances! Want to perform? Email info@vermontdance.org after you submit your registration!

1pm Learn the shape of VDA: membership, benefits, engagement, involvement.

2:30pm "Dunham Technique: A Way of Life" Workshop #2 with Patricia Wilson
Dance can be used as a tool for creating active citizenship. This participatory workshop, with discussion and dancing, will introduce the theories, philosophies, and basic movement vocabulary of the Dunham Technique, based on the work of dance pioneer Katherine Dunham. As an activist, she considered her technique to be “a way of life” and community building is in the root system of the technique.

4:15 Surprise!

4:30pm Networking Social

5pm Clean up and Goodbye

Special Thanks to our donors: Champlain Orchards, Ellen Urman, Cabot Cheese, Red Hen Bakery

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Bringing Dance to Life! VDA proudly serves its members, cheering on their art and creating opportunities to feature their forms. Vda sends a free weekly e-newsletter to announce events throughout the state of Vermont, as events are always open to the public. Sign up at the bottom of this page to be included, and look for our emails! Dance Alliance members are featured here on our website, with tabs to view their upcoming events and drop-in friendly classes and workshops. More dance in more places, more of the time! We hope you will join us!


November 9, 2019
10:30 AM–5:00 PM


Open to VDA members ($20) and non VDA members ($40)



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Published July 11, 2019