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Sat., July 21, 4-9 p.m. at 957 Trumbull Hill Rd.

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    Ecstatic Dance Vermont

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    Fridays, 7-9 p.m.

    Inspired by the 5Rhythms dance practice, attendees move, groove, release and open their hearts to life in a safe and sacred space. at Christ Episcopal Church in Montpelier. Barre/Montpelier (map). $10.

    Ballroom & Latin Dancing

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    Fridays, 8-9:30 p.m.

    Singles, couples and beginners are welcome to join in a dance social featuring the waltz, tango and more. at Williston Jazzercise Fitness Center in Williston. Chittenden County (map). $8.

    Farm to Ballet Project

    Farm to Ballet Project

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    Sat., July 21, 4-9 p.m.

    Could there be a better venue for a dance performance celebrating the local food movement than a Vermont farm? Now in its fourth summer season, the Farm to Ballet Project brings classical choreography to eight of the state’s agricultural sites, presenting a feature-length production that tells the story of a Vermont farm from spring to fall. The group trades traditional staging, lights and backdrops for pastoral settings, moving among animals and equipment with accompaniment from a live string sextet. Homesteader and Green Mountain State native Avi Waring dances in the lead role of the farmer in these fundraisers for local food producers and conservation organizations. at Studio Hill in Shaftsbury. Manchester/Bennington (map). $21.69; free for kids.

    Contra Dance

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    Sat., July 21, 8-11 p.m.

    Melanie Axel-Lute calls the steps for a traditional social dance with music by the Riff Raff. Instruction session, 7:35 p.m.; dance, 8-11 p.m. at Capital City Grange in Berlin. Barre/Montpelier (map). $5-15.

    Swing Dance With Red Young & Kaz Kazanoff

    Swing Dance With Red Young & Kaz Kazanoff

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    Sat., July 21, 8-10:30 p.m.

    Twinkle-toed attendees move to live hot jazz music. Bring clean shoes. Free beginner lesson, 7:30 p.m.; dance, 8-10:30 p.m. at Champlain Club in Burlington (map). $20.

    'Duration and Respond'

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    Sat., July 21, 8 p.m. and Tue., July 24, 8 p.m.

    The culmination of a weeklong project in and around the Mad River Valley, an innovative work by Ross Daniel and Sarah Rose is derived from place-based movement and responsive sculpture. at Phantom Theater, Edgcomb Barn in Warren. Mad River Valley/Waterbury (map). $15.

    Farm to Ballet Project

    Farm to Ballet Project

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    Sun., July 22, 5-9 p.m.

    Could there be a better venue for a dance performance celebrating the local food movement than a Vermont farm? Now in its fourth summer season, the Farm to Ballet Project brings classical choreography to eight of the state’s agricultural sites, presenting a feature-length production that tells the story of a Vermont farm from spring to fall. The group trades traditional staging, lights and backdrops for pastoral settings, moving among animals and equipment with accompaniment from a live string sextet. Homesteader and Green Mountain State native Avi Waring dances in the lead role of the farmer in these fundraisers for local food producers and conservation organizations. at Golden Well Sanctuary in New Haven. Middlebury Area (map). $21.69; free for kids.

    Swing Dancing

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    Tuesdays, 7:30-9:30 p.m.

    Quick-footed participants experiment with different forms, including the Lindy hop, Charleston and balboa. Beginners are welcome. at Champlain Club in Burlington (map). $5.

    Top of the Block Swing Dance

    Top of the Block Swing Dance

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    Every other Friday, 7-9 p.m. Continues through Sept. 7

    Music from the roaring ’20s through the rockabilly ’50s fuels an al fresco stepping session. Weather permitting. at Top of Church St. in Burlington (map). Free.

    Dance to Benefit Vision Guatemala

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    Sun., July 29, 3-6 p.m.

    Moving in styles such as square, round, contra, line and swing dancing, hoofers cut a rug for a cause. A raffle and silent auction round out the fun. at St. Albans City Hall in St. Albans. Champlain Islands/Northwest (map). $7.

    Royal Opera House Presented in Digital HD: 'The Bernstein Centenary'

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    Sun., July 29, 4 p.m.

    A three-part ballet program shown on the big screen is set to the music of American composer Leonard Bernstein. at Loew Auditorium, Hopkins Center for the Arts, Dartmouth College in Hanover. Outside Vermont (map). $13-23.

    First Friday Folk Dancing

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    First Friday of every month, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

    Participants make strides in circle, line and couple dances. at Montpelier Senior Activity Center in Montpelier. Barre/Montpelier (map). $3-5.

    Burlington Westie First Saturday Dance

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    First Saturday of every month, 6:30-11 p.m.

    Hoofers hit the dance floor for a themed evening of blues and West Coast swing. Introductory lesson, 6:30 p.m.; workshop, 7 p.m.; dance, 8-11 p.m. at North End Studio A in Burlington (map). $8-12; free for first-timers.

    Salsalina Sunday Practice

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    First and Third Sunday of every month, 5:30-8 p.m.

    Salsa dancers step in for a casual social. at Salsalina Dance Studio in Burlington (map). $5.

    Second Saturday Swing Dance

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    Second Saturday of every month, 8-10:30 p.m.

    Quick-footed participants get into the groove. Bring clean shoes with non-marking soles. Beginner lesson, 7:30 p.m.; dance, 8-10:30 p.m. at Champlain Club in Burlington (map). $5.
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