Friday, September 13, 8-11 pm at North End Studio A, Burlington
If you’re a new dancer, you can join the dance the very first minute of your very first night! To help orient you, please come to a brief pre-dance lesson, from 7:45 to 8:00 just before the regular dance starts. The Queen City Contra Dance has been a fixture in the Burlington area for over thirty years. The dance is organized and supported by a lively community of dancers, musicians and callers. Admission is $9.00, children 12 and under are free. For more information call Don or Lianna at 802-877-3698. Please bring soft soled shoes for dancing. Brought to you by Queen City Contras Incorporated (Burlington, VT), every second Friday of the month. Supporting a very old New England Tradition. A smoke-free, no alcohol event. queencitycontras.org
Friday, December 6 - Sunday, December 8, 2019, at the Champlain Valley Exposition
The Vermont International Festival is a unique, unforgettable celebration of the cultures that make up our community. At the exposition, one will find crafts from all over the world, ethnic and gourmet foods, and traditional international music, dance and stories. Local cultural and ethnic organizations provide information about their programs with exhibits, demonstrations and workshops. This annual gala offers a fun environment in which we learn and experience new things and appreciate one another. vermontinternationalfestival.com
"I feel like I just found the jackpot of places!"
Thursday, September 19, 7:30-9:00 pm at Studio A
"V is the Valley" is a project to bring the folk songs of the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection to Vermonters. Singer and storyteller Jack DesBois brings the joy, community and meaning-making of songs rooted in Vermont. Jack's richly textured bass voice breathes new life into old stories, inviting audiences into the adventure of folk singing. What results is a lively discussion of folksong and its place in today's Vermont; each conversation is as unique as the communities and individuals that join in. $10-$15 suggested donation. jackdesbois.com
Saturday, August 24, 1:00-4:00 pm in Studio A
Recognizing the 400th anniversary of the landing of the first enslaved Africans in English- occupied North America at Point Comfort in 1619. This event will feature a commemorative ceremony, food, storytelling, dance, drumming, musical performances, and more. This First African Landing Commemorative Day will offer an opportunity for those who are interested to learn about the heritage, struggles and triumphs of the first Africans who were brought to the shores of what would become the United States. $5-$20 suggested donation, but no one will be turned away! firstafricanlandingvt.wordpress.com
Saturday, September 7, 6:30-11:00 pm at North End Studio A, Burlington
6:30 – Doors Open, Intro Lesson for First Timers and newer students
7:00-8:00pm – Main Lesson
8:00-11:00pm – Dance Party!
$12, $8 Students.
bwestie.com for more details.