Open Floor/ Open Audience

SoBo Studio and Windham Movement Apparel present …

Open Floor/ Open Audience

a works in progress sharing and social happening

November 11th at 7:30PM at SoBo

Come support artists in their creative process, provide feedback, and connect to your community of art makers and art lovers. The floor is open to all performance genres. Audience members will be provided comment cards and the space to reflect and write. Comment cards can be collected anonymously at the end of the evening or given directly to the artists during our intermission and during the reception immediately following the show. Light refreshments will be provided. Seats are $5 to $10, sliding scale, at the door. To sign up to perform, email or call (802) 258-7378 by November 7th.

Windham Movement Apparel is conveniently located at 5 Arch St., just off Main St., in downtown Brattleboro, servicing all your dance, circus, yoga needs with ethically sourced products.The mission of Windham Movement Apparel is to supply the movement arts community with quality products in an environment that encourages fellowship between participants and increases awareness of the benefits of the arts.  For more information, visit

Super Bee Halloween Show

Happy Halloween

Party, Potluck, and Super Bee Show

Saturday, October 28th, 10:00 to 2:00

Free Admission!!!

Join us on Saturday Oct. 28th for a Happy Halloween at KidsPLAYce. Free admission all day, dress up & play, see a show, take a family photo in our Ogre’s mouth, make a halloween craft, & enjoy an “all things pumpkin” potluck (bring a dish if you dare)!

SoBo Studio’s own Super Bee performs at 11am. This fun and interactive dance performance will delight the big and li’l monsters alike and offers an opportunity to learn about “Showtime”, sitting still, dancing wildly, and enjoying a show together in our casual kid friendly community space!

Fall 2017, Free Trial Week and Fall Session

Free Trial Week: 

August 28th ~ September 3rd

Fall Session:

September 5th ~ December 18th

SoBo welcomes you to another seasonal Free Trial Week to kick off the Fall Session. Take as many classes as you like for free, even if you already have a running class pack. Try out a new style! Treat yourself to a movement marathon! Registration is not required, but space is limited. Email to secure your spots in class today.

Just Dance

SoBo presents…

Just Dance: An Apocalyptic Dance Horror Comedy Show

A mind bending, romantic suspense thriller set in the future past. Be afraid…be very afraid!

Saturday, April 22, 7:30 PM

$15, $12 students, seniors

Tickets available at and at the door.


Information at (802) 258 7378 or

*poster photographs by Kiqe Bosch



TranscenDANCE: a whirlwind of dance crossing culture and genre.

December 10th at 7:30 p.m. at SoBo Studio!

Al Amal Belly Dance Company, Brattleboro’s own professional belly dance company, will be presenting our first full-length public performance on Saturday,

This family-friendly show will feature a diverse array of original works representing Egyptian, Lebanese, Turkish, American Cabaret, Tribal, and Fusion styles of belly dance. The performance will take place Saturday, December 10th, 7:30 pm at SoBo Studio, located on the 3rd floor of the Cotton Mill Complex in Brattleboro. Contact or (802) 258 7378 for questions. Cost is $15 general, $13 for students or seniors.

Al Amal Belly Dance Company celebrates community and belly dance heritage through family-friendly performances  Al Amal is hosted by Sobo Studio, located at Cotton Mill Hill in Brattleboro, Vermont, and co-directed by Cyndal Ellis (of Sobo) and Amati (of Amati World Dance). *photo by Kiqe Bosch


Meditations with Charlotte

charlottesteenChinese Esoteric Buddhist Meditation

at Brattleboro Shambhala, Whetstone Studio for the Arts, 28 Williams St., Brattleboro

register at

Be the Peace We Seek: Calming and Relaxing Dharma Meditation Class

Sunday, November 20th 10:30~12:30

cost: $38 ~ $68 sliding scale

Learn how effective a meditation can be in quieting your mind and heart, thus allowing your body and health to be refreshed and renewed.

Topics covered: Essentials to meditation: the Three Great Mysteries: mantra, mudra, and visualization; meditation of spiritual healing; meditation for self~ realization; how every day behavior can positively change your life. Dharma focus is ” Caling & Relaxing Dharma”  the necessary first practice to entering Chan/ Zen and the recommended meditation for those suffering from insomnia, other sleep challenges, depression, and other mental health dis~ease. All levels. All are welcome.

Instructor, Vajracharya Charlotte M. Steen智襌 ZhiChan, is an ordained teacher in the Hanmi Buddhist lineage. She teaches Hanmi Buddhist meditations, offers spiritual healing services and conducts Buddhist prayer services to relieve suffering. She works with health conscious individuals and health professionals who want to meditate daily to transform their lives, to open their awareness, and to heal themselves and others. 

Capoeira and Breakdance Workshop Series

1003488_10200567793134391_1557510996_n8 Week Workshop Series: Capoeira and Breakdance with Taliesin

Saturdays, 12:00 to 2:00, October 22nd ~ December 17th

We will alternate Breakdance and Capoeira, beginning with Breakdance on October 22nd. There will be no class November 26th for Thanksgiving break. Pre~Registration is highly recommended. Email to secure your spots or pay online below. Register for the entire 8 week series, a Breakdance Track (4 classes), or a Capoeira Track (4 classes). Drop Ins are welcome but please shoot us an email to let us know you’re coming.

8 Week Series with Taliesin

Capoeira: This workshop is intended as the first in a series, building on the fundamental movements of the art towards a thorough understanding of the unique aesthetics and priorities of Capoeira. Workshop participants can expect a welcoming but challenging practice, a noticeable improvement to their inverted movements, and an introduction to the history and social context of the art. All ages and experience levels are welcome, although participants are encouraged to bring water, comfortable clothing, and a willingness to work outside their comfort zone!

Breakdance: Growing up as a mover in Cleveland, Taliesin performed and occasionally competed as a b-boy. Movement vocabulary will be based on the 90’s-2000’s style breaking focusing on uprock, flavor, and power moves. Starting with various uprock/brooklyn rock exercises, the workshop will continue on to 6-steps and basic floor techniques and freezes. Depending on interest and experience level, we’ll also work on spins, headslides, hollowbacks, 1990’s/2000’s, and hand hops.

GP_MPastinha_DC09_126Taliesin 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.

Hanmi Buddhist Healing and Yoga

BeautyYoga17Sept2016Hanmi Buddhist Healing Service

9:00 AM to 9:50 AM

by donation

Introductory Class: Wisdom Dew Beauty Yoga

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

suggested tuition offering $21

30% of proceeds will be donated to a local charity

Register by email at or by phone at (802) 258~7378.

For more information, contact Charlotte Steen at or (651) 278~0697, or visit

CharlotteSteenInstructor, Vajracharya Charlotte M. Steen, 智襌 ZhiChan, is an ordained teacher in the Hanmi Buddhist lineage. She teaches Hanmi Buddhist meditations, offers spiritual healing services and conducts Buddhist prayer services to relieve suffering. She works with health conscious individuals and health professionals who want to meditate daily to transform their lives, to open their awareness, and to heal themselves and others.