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    Swing Dancing


    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.

    Thursday Night Live: Soyeya & Jeh Kulu Dance & Drum Theater


    Thu., Feb. 21, 9 p.m.

    African dance troupes from Burlington and Dartmouth College band together for a beat-driven performance. at Top of the Hop, Hopkins Center for the Arts, Dartmouth College in Hanover. Outside Vermont (map). Free.




    Fri., Feb. 22, 3 p.m., Sat., Feb. 23, 10 a.m. and Sun., Feb. 24, 10 a.m.

    Need to shake off those winter doldrums? Salsa dancers leave their blues behind at Nixmotion, a large-scale salsa dance convention coming to the Queen City for the fourth consecutive year. Also known as a salsa congress, this rhythm-driven gathering draws professional dancers from Philadelphia, New Orleans and beyond for three days of showcases, as well as workshops for beginners through advanced movers. Live music by the Grammy Award-nominated New Swing Sextet and an outdoor Iceblock social dance spice up the schedule. Nocturnal revelers can boogie ’til the sun comes up at after-parties with themes such as Neon Night and Pajama Night. at Hilton Burlington in Burlington (map). $40-195.

    Candoco Dance


    Fri., Feb. 22, 8 p.m.

    Disabled and nondisabled performers broaden perceptions of art and ability through contemporary dance. at Flynn MainStage in Burlington (map). $15-40.

    Ecstatic Dance Vermont


    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


    Fridays, 8-9:30 p.m.

    Singles, couples and beginners are welcome to join in a dance social featuring waltz, tango and more. at Williston Jazzercise Fitness Center in Williston. Chittenden County (map). $10.

    Swing Dance & Potluck


    Sat., Feb. 23, 6-10:30 p.m.

    Live blues by Left Eye Jump keeps the dance floor full during this benefit for the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf. Potluck, 6 p.m.; free beginner lesson, 7:30 p.m.; live music, 8 p.m. at Champlain Club in Burlington (map). $20; cash bar.

    Dance Showcase: 'Stronger Together Through Dance'


    Sat., Feb. 23, 7 p.m.

    A varied lineup of regional performers takes the stage to raise funds for Vermont Family Network and Puppets in Education. at Black Box Theater, Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center in Burlington (map). $25-28; free for kids under 1.

    Balkan Folk Dancing


    Sun., Feb. 24, 3:30-6:30 p.m.

    Louise Brill and friends organize participants into lines and circles set to complex rhythms. at Ohavi Zedek Synagogue in Burlington (map). $6; free for first-timers; bring snacks to share.

    Dein Perry's Tap Dogs


    Tue., Feb. 26, 7 p.m.

    Part theater, part dance and part rock concert, this high-octane tap-dance spectacular gets audience members on their feet. at Paramount Theatre in Rutland. Rutland/Killington (map). $49.

    Ragamala Dance

    Ragamala Dance


    Thu., Feb. 28, 7:30-9:30 p.m. and Fri., March 1, 7:30-9:30 p.m.

    Live music accompanies Sacred Earth, a moving examination of the fragile relationship between humans and nature. at Dance Theatre, Mahaney Arts Center, Middlebury College in Middlebury. Middlebury Area (map). $6-22.

    English Country Dance

    English Country Dance


    Fri., March 1, 7-9:30 p.m.

    Aaron Marcus, Chris Rua and Margaret Smith provide music for newcomers and experienced movers alike. Bring potluck snacks. at Elley-Long Music Center, Saint Michael's College in Colchester. Chittenden County (map). $10-15.

    First Friday Folk Dancing


    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.

    Contra Dance

    Contra Dance


    Sat., March 2, 8-11 p.m.

    Nils Fredland calls the steps for a traditional social dance with high-energy music by the Gaslight Tinkers. Intro session, 7:40 p.m.; dance, 8-11 p.m. at Capital City Grange in Berlin. Barre/Montpelier (map). $5-15.

    Burlington Westie First Saturday Dance


    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.
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