Ignite Your Winter Light

Ignite Your Winter Light

Exploring the Dance of Light and Shadow through Contact Improvisation

2 Saturdays, November 3rd and 17th, 1:00 ~ 3:00

Learn basics of Contact Improv and deepen connection with your inner
landscape as the season shifts. We will explore qualities of warmth, courage,
self-awareness, and rest. Participants will gain confidence with giving/receiving
weight, compression, and authentic movement.

Cost: $25 for single workshop, $40 for both

Taina Lyons is a group facilitator, holistic therapist,meditator, clown-mama, and dancer. She is curious about how movement, awareness,intimacy, and intention create a container for transformation and growth.

Free Trial and Fall Registration

Fall Fun at SoBo

Free Trial Week August 26th ~ September 1st

Fall Session September 4th ~ December 22nd

Our Fall Calendar is online and ready for you! Try out as many classes as your heart desires during our semi annual Free Trial. Treat yourself to a movement marathon or try out a new style. Email sobodance@gmail.com to secure your spots.

Amirah Sacket Residency

We’re Muslim, Don’t Panic

Saturday, May 12th, 2PM and 7:30PM at SoBo Studio

cost: $20, but tickets online at link below

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/southern-vermont-dance-festival-6th-annual-passes-mid-season-tickets-registration-37553069241

The hip-hop group “We’re Muslim, Don’t Panic“ was conceived of by dancer Amirah Sackett in 2011, a moment Sackett referred to as “a really tumultuous time in history as far as Islam is concerned.”Determined to shift the terms of the conversation, she teamed up with dancers Iman and Khadijah to create WMDC, a three-woman performance group that executes flawless hip-hop numbers in niqab and high-tops.

“I wanted to flip the script,“ Sackett told Bust Magazine. “I wanted to educate others and reflect the beauty that I know and love in Muslim women. Yes, there are oppressed women in the Muslim world. Women are oppressed the world over. These are our mutual struggles.”

This performance included a short talk with the artist.

This event is being presented by the partnership of Sandglass Theater and Southern Vermont Dance Festival, with support from that National Performance Network.

Check out the Hip Hop Workshop with Amirah on May 11th at 630pm!

Huge thank you to our main sponsor Sobo Studio and sponsors Brattleboro School of Dance and Windham Movement Apparel. Thanks to Windham Regional Career Center Dance Program and The Putney School for partnering to provide exciting workshops throughout the week.

Pumpathon QDP

Brattelboro Queer Dance Parties presents….

Super Power Pumpathon

Friday May 18, 9PM~1AM

The Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro

Dress up as your own mojo powered super hero or super villain or birth a character from the womb of your imagination! This is a fundraiser for SoBo Studio’s Scholarship Program. Your MC’s for the night Include Miz Biz and Toni Bologna. They’ll be asking you to Pump Your Pelvis For Peace in a dance contest with prizes. Enjoy special guest performers Ciara Grey, SoBo Players, Natalia Romanova, and more! Cost is $5-$10 sliding scale. Ages 18 and up only. Please bring cash for the bar, for the raffle, and to tip performers. *poster photo by Kiqe Bosch

Improv Jam

Improv Jam!

Saturday, April 28th, 2 ~ 4

All are welcome at the monthly Improv Jam, organized by the Brattleboro dance community and Vermont Dance Alliance! Live music will be provided. Playroom is open or kids to enjoy while families dance. Suggested donation is $10. After the jam, caravan to Chandler Center for the Arts to see the premier of Passing, a full length dance performance piece exploring the theme of dying.

Queer Dance Party Comeback Cabaret

Queer Dance Party Comeback Cabaret

Friday, February 23rd, 9PM~12AM at The Stone Church, Brattleboro.

Queer Dance Party is bouncing back for a BB’s Got Yaktrax
wintry warrior blend of beautiful Brattleboro badassery with Mz Biz, DJ Wooly Mar, DJ OSC, featured performer Johnny Cashmere, and the SoBo Players. ALL AGES! Call in the pack, fab yourselves and be ready to werk. Bring cash for the bar. Sliding scale $5-$10 at the door.

Sponsored in part by the Future Collective, Elliot Street Fish n Chips Feeding Frenzy, and SoBo Studio.

Countdown

Countdown: Dance, Comedy, Tears for our Future

a melodramatic comedic manifesto to tear down the patriarchy through the language of dance and theater

Saturday, March 10th 7:30PM

Purchase tickets online or at the door
$15 General
$12 Students and Seniors

Tickets



Scholarship Fund

New Year Fundraising Campaign

SoBo Studio is almost 5!!!! To celebrate our birthday, we want to celebrate the community that has supported us along our journey. We are going to award 5 dance class scholarships. 1 to an elder community member, 1 to the parent or guardian of a young child (includes childcare), 1 to an aspiring professional, 1 to a teen, and 1 to a child aged 4 to 7. Help us raise $1300 to achieve this goal. Every dollar counts!

Visti our GoFundMe campaign at

https://www.gofundme.com/sobo-dance-scholarship-fund

December Workshops with Taliesin

by Kiqe Bosch

December Workshops with Taliesin

cost: $25 for 1 workshop, $40 for 2 workshops pay below or or at the door, email sobodance@gmail.com to secure your spot

Inversions for Dance
Sunday December 3rd, 1:00~ 3:00

Want to work on your inversions? Drawing on techniques from Yoga, Capoeira and Breakdance, this workshop will strengthen your core and introduce you to new exercises to improve your headstands, handstands, walking/turning, bridges, ground transitions and more! Some previous movement experience recommended. Please note that this workshop will be part of the Cotton Mill Open Studio and Holiday Sale, so the studio doors will be open for viewing.

Partnering for Dance
Sunday December 10th, 1:00~3:00

This workshop for movers will touch on partnering techniques from Acro Yoga, Ballroom, Contact Improvisation, and Nontraditional Partnering to encourage participants to safely explore weight sharing in new ways. Great for building communication, trust, and group-based creative works.


Workshops with Taliesin



Taliesin Reid Haugh is a performer, teacher, and student who grew up in Cleveland’s art community. His movement training and experience includes Hawkins style modern dance with YARD under the direction of Bill Wade, Horton technique and ballet through CCDT director Michael Medcalf, Stiltwalking and aerial circus techniques with SAFMOD, Breakdance/hiphop with Ground Effects and the Chosen Few crew, training in nontraditional partnering with members of Pilobolus, and nearly two decades of Afro-Brazilian acrobatics dance and percussion with Capoeira Narahari. Training abroad has included dance education in Athens through UNESCO’s International Dance Counsil, Capoeira with Groupo Besouro in Rio de Janeiro, martial arts training with Lanna Muay Thai in Chiang Mai. He performs regionally with Morrisondance and Pickup-Stix stiltwalkers. Taliesin’s primary movement interests are Capoeira, Breakdance, climbing, nontraditional partnering, cyr wheel, Satchidananda yoga and bicycling.

Let Your Yoga Dance Free Trial

Free Trial!!!

Let Your Yoga Dance

where Joy and Fun meet Deep and Sacred

Sunday, November 19th 12:30 ~ 1:30

We will start with stretching and gentle movement and then get our bodies moving. Stretching, dancing, play, fun and then quiet rest. Good for any body type and dance ability or lack of. Bring a yoga mat if you have one and dress in comfy clothes.

”I have been a big fan of Let Your Yoga Dance for years and now I am a trained teacher. I trained with Megha Buttenheim  founder of Let Your Yoga Dance.  For me Let Your Yoga Dance Is a combo of exercise, fun, and sometimes spiritual growth or personal clarity. Come connect with other dancers and your self. Excited to dance and have fun and hope you can join me! Any questions please email me at lavignephotography@yahoo.com.

-Sarah Lavigne