VDA Online Saturday Dance Class Series!

Vermont Dance Alliance is pleased to offer a pay-what-you-can Saturday Dance Class Series, via zoom! During this time of social distancing, let's get together and move! Every Saturday classes take place online from 10-11am EST, and participants are invited to come together for optional pre and post class 15 minute hangout/stretch sessions! Check for each individual event listed under the "classes" tab for all log in information and details about the style and the teacher.

(April 4th: Dunham Technique with Cyndal Ellis)
(April 11th: Dance Service with Emma Manion)
(April 18th: Contemporary Hip Hop Fusion with Rose Bedard
(April 25th: Soul Groove with Marisa Hall)
(May 2nd: Musical Theater Dance: Get Happy! with Annalisa Ledson)
(May 9th: Noyes Nature Rhythm with Emily Mott)
(May 16th: Sweat Your Toxins Out and Pump Your Pelvis for Ultimate Health Hip Hop at Home with Toni Nagy)

If you are a teacher and would like to offer a session through VDA (could be a Saturday, could be another "pop-up" time), please email info@vermontdance.org!

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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!

Participating artists

Annalisa Ledson is thrilled to be joining the Vermont Dance community after recently moving to the state from NYC. Annalisa is the co-artistic director of Current Harbor and a choreographer, performer and teaching artist. Collaborator with DanceBARN Collective since 2017 as a participant, guest choreographer and artist in residence. In NYC she has created and performed in new works at; BAM Fischer Hall, HERE, Frieze Arts, Dixon Place, Joe’s Pub, The Tank, Mark Morris and Triskelion. Regional venues in Minnesota, Vermont, Maine, Massachusetts and New Jersey. She is National Choreography Month’s Regional Director Coordinator, Producer for NYC and NACHMOx. Currently pursuing M.Ed in Interdisciplinary Studies at University of Vermont. | www.currentharbor.com

Emily Arwen Mott is a musician, dancer, and massage therapist. She has taught the Noyes Rhythm movement system to adults for 15 years and is now a program director for the Noyes School of Rhythm in Portland, CT. Emily is fascinated with the deep creativity and healing that comes from awakening the body’s intelligence. She expresses her love for the world through teaching, touch and composition. Emily runs a private music instruction studio, music and movement classes for children, and is certified as a therapeutic horseback riding instructor. CURRENT CLASS SERIES: Noyes Rhythm all-levels: Sundays at 2pm starting June 14th -August 2 (virtual) "Forest Breathing" https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86854994472 Meeting ID: 868 5499 4472

Bio: A Vermont native with a B.A. in Dance and Humanities from Bennington College, Emma Manion exercises a lifelong fascination with the human body’s composition, capabilities, means of creative expression, and direct link to quality of life. Her work as a Dance Instructor, Personal Trainer, and Choreographer illustrates her passion for moving with mechanical thoughtfulness, questions and intentions. Emma has collaborated with a number of fellow artists and companies including San Francisco-based Rhythm and Motion, Modern On Command, Carolé Acuña Dance Theater, and traveled as a backup dancer for musicians Kerli and Pasquale Esponito. In her solo craftwork, Emma blends technical training with playful intuitiveness to explore selected inquiries more than creating declaration-based work. Her dances often involve theatrics, are always set, but elements of improv have been (bravely!) showing up lately.. As a VDA member: “I moved back to VT in March '17 after a decade of jumping around in CA. Currently splitting my time between my native Montpelier and the Calais woods, I'm teaching Dance (Sundays, 11a, at CDFS and Wednesdays, 4:30p at Zenith!) and Fitness (group and PT workouts at Studio Zenith!). Aiming to discover/cultivate a full & forward moving dance career, community, and place of inspiring exploration...

I grew up in Upstate NY, and danced. I spent my undergrad at SUNY Geneseo, and danced. I moved to NYC, and danced and danced. And now I’m here, and I’ll dance some more.

Partners

Toni Nagy is a hip hop, modern, and belly dancer. She started dancing in the club scene of Boston and New York City in the mid 90's - house dance and hip hop. She then attended Sarah Lawrence College where she majored in philosophy and dance. Toni spent her 20's continuing her study of dance at some of the most acclaimed institutions in New York City including Peridance, Broadway Dancer Center, Steps, and 180 Broadway. She got to learn from some of the best teachers this country has to offer and has taken that knowledge to Brattleboro Vermont. Toni is the proud owner of SoBo studio with her business partner Cyndal Ellis. Toni has performed her own choreography throughout the Vermont area, including the Vermont Dance festival for the past 4 years. Toni's choreography is a blend of all the styles she has been exposed to including her own personal flair. Toni's work is often driven by messages of social consciousness and political activism.

SoBo is a community dance center committed to keeping dance accessible, non-competitive, and a vital part of our social fabric. SoBo hosts daytime and evening classes focused mostly on adults, with some options for children. Participants of all levels, abilities, and ages are welcome! SoBo offers flexible payment options, scholarship and work study opportunities, and maintains a family friendly environment. Our playroom is always open for children to explore while parent’s dance, with free supervision provided during select classes. SoBo is home to Adventures with Super Bee, presenting dance performances for kids in kid friendly spaces, and Change the Channel, an improv and sketch comedy troupe.

When

April 16 – May 16, 2020

Cost

Donations (suggested $5-up) gratefully accepted to VDA by clicking on this website's

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Published April 16, 2020