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Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center

Feb. 5, 2020: 7 p.m. Che Malambo, all-male company; 400-year-old Argentine dance with roots in gaucho dueling.

122 Hourglass Drive. 760-4634,


Barre Opera House: Moving Light Dance Company 13th Annual Green Mountain Nutcracker

Dec. 21: 6:30 p.m. doors. 7 p.m. performance.

Dec. 22: 1:30 p.m. doors. 2 p.m. All ages, 60-plus cast, professionals and local students; original choreography. $15 to $25 advance. $18 to $28 at door.

6 North Main St. or by calling 802-476-8188.


Contra Dance

Dec. 7: 7:45 p.m. Instruction session. 8 to 11 p.m. Dugan Murphy calling (Larks and Ravens), music by Wild Asparagus. Beginners, singles, newcomers welcome. 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, 802-225-8921,, Facebook: Montpelier Contra Dance Umbrella.


Vermont Dance Alliance

Dec. 6: 7 to 9 p.m. Live auction (auctioneer Phinn Sonin) and annual report fundraising party. Dance performances by VDA artists.

Light Club Lamp Shop, 12 N. Winooski Ave. Free to enter, donations accepted at door (cash and credit card payments); online: Checks to P.O. Box 5423, Burlington, VT 05402.

Balkan Folk Dancing

Dec. 8: 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Taught by Louise Brill and others. Line and circle dances, then intermediate dances, reviews, open request dancing. Beginners welcome. No partner needed. Free first time. $6 donation and snacks for the break welcome. Wear informal, comfortable clothing. Ohavi Zedek Synagogue, 188 N. Prospect St. Enter through back door. 802-540-1020;


Ballet Wolcott: “The Nutcracker”

Dec. 7: 7 p.m.

Dec. 8: 2 p.m. Youth Company and students joined by community members. Costumes by local designers. Brandy Ofciarcik-Perez, Artistic Director. Highland Center for the Arts, 2875 Hardwick St. Advance: $20, $15 seniors and students; day of show: $30/$20. 802-533-2000,;, 802-888-5891.


Northern Vermont University-Johnson: Dibden Center for the Arts

Dec. 13 and 14: 7 p.m. Danceland Show; production of dance club at the end of each semester. Student-choreographed; about 35 dance club members and guest dancers from Stowe Dance Academy. Raffle tickets before show and at intermission for homemade goods and gift cards. Free for the public; space limited; reserved tickets recommended: 802-635-1476;

337 College Hill Road.


Grange Hall Cultural Center: Green Mountain Swing

Dec. 7: 7:30 p.m. Dance party with live 17-piece big band orchestra. No partner necessary. Bring soft-soled dancing shoes. Light refreshments. $20.

317 Howard Ave. Reservations: 802-244-4168 or

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