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Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center

Jan. 26: 7 p.m. National Ballet Theatre of Odessa, “Swan Lake.”

Feb. 5: 7 p.m. Che Malambo, all-male company; 400-year-old Argentine dance with roots in gaucho dueling.

Feb. 6: Step Afrika! First professional dance company dedicated to the tradition of stepping; with songs, storytelling, humor, and audience participation.

122 Hourglass Drive. 760-4634,

Ice Dance International

March 10: 6 p.m. Community Welcome Reception for ice skating and dance fans. PBS film featuring IDI followed by panel discussion with Doug Webster, IDI Artistic Director and ice dance choreographer, and IDI ice dancers. Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center.

TBD: Student matinee performances, Stowe Arena. Three workshops based on skill level.

March 14: 8 to 10 a.m. Master Class.

March 14: 6 p.m. IDI final performance in costume. Works choreographed by Douglas Webster, Artistic Director, Dance International.

Information, open rehearsals and other reservations: 802-760-4634 or 122 Hourglass Drive.


Contra Dance

Feb. 1: 7:45 p.m. Instruction session. 8 to 11 p.m. Will Mentor calling, music by David Kaynor, George Wilson, Bill Olson and David Guertin. . Beginners, singles, newcomers welcome. Larks and Ravens role terms. Bring clean, soft-soled shoes. $5 children and low income, $10 adults, $15 dance supporters. Presented by Contradance Umbrella: first, third and fifth Saturday, year round. Capital City Grange, 6612 VT-12. Tim Swartz, 225-8921,, Facebook: Montpelier Contra Dance Umbrella.


Vermont Dance Alliance

Feb. 12: 7 p.m. Informal performance of new work.

Karma Bird House, Maple St. Joy Madden,

Flynn Center for the Performing Arts

Feb. 22: 8 p.m. Candoco, “Let’s Talk About Dis” (Hetain Patel) and “Face In” (Yasmeen Godder). Contemporary U.K. dance company ( works with world-class choreographers and disabled and non-disabled dancers.

MainStage, 153 Main St., 86-FLYNN.


Burlington Irish Heritage Festival: Vermont School of Traditional Music "From the Floor"

Feb. 9: 1:30 to 2:15 p.m. Film and discussion free. Limit 50. Film can be purchased on-site or online. 2:30 to 4 p.m. Sean-nos dance workshop; beginner and intermediate (limit 30). Bring flat hard-soled shoes. $20. Advance registration required:, Four Corners Schoolhouse, 945 Vincent Flats Road.


Northern Vermont University: Contra Dance Fundraiser

Feb. 1: 7 to 10 p.m. Addison White, Tony Gagnon and Mark Burds; Don Stratton calling. Benefits service trip to Grand Canyon National Park. $8.

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