dancers in dressed with clothes in a shade of red running in the same direction on a float in the water filled granite quarry

Films: July 16th, 7:00pm. Duration 60 minutes

Briggs Opera House, WRJ: tickets $10 at the door: cash or Venmo

Free to children under 12

Photo: Julia Barstow
Ballet Dancers dressed in flowing dresses performing arabesques against a cloudy sky

Thumbelina: Ballet Story Films by Avant Vermont Dance: July 20th, 11:00 am. Duration: 40 minutes

Come revel in the joy of Thumbelina, an original, family-friendly story ballet! Audiences of all ages will delight in this retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic story of Thumbelinaa tiny girl who goes on a big adventure to find a magical place where she truly belongs. Performed by a cast of regional dancers, Thumbelina is set to a narrated composition by Vermont composer Evan Premo (Scrag Mountain Music), with choreography by Ashley Hensel-Browning. 

Admission is by optional donation to ensure Thumbelina is accessible to as many members of our community as possible. 

Lyman Point Park, WRJ: tickets by donation

TJDF Studio Performance: July 20th at 4 pm. Duration: 45 minutes

Lebanon Ballet School, Lebanon NH

Join us in an intimate setting to watch dance pieces by regional artists Julia Bair, Alexandra Bilodeau, Alewife Dance Collective. See artists bio here

Free admission

TJDF Performance July 20th, 7pm

Briggs Opera House, WRJ. Duration: 75 minutes

Nine dance pieces featuring artists from Vermont and New Hampshire. This is a unique opportunity to experience and appreciate dance on a spectrum. Nine dance pieces of wide ranging styles–from contemporary to ballet and oriental to flamenco, will be performed by a cast of 28 dancers ready to spill their bursting energy on stage. Featuring:  Sekhmet, Chloe Schafer, Nithya Ramesh, Catherine Messina, Erin McNulty, Michelle Erard, MaryChris Debelina, Kristina Desjardins; see artists bio here

Guest artists: the dance company, NSquared, from Manchester NH, will close the evening.


Free to children under 12

four dancers in warriors/Goth suits lounging to the right, gazing at their right hand, lit by red light on black background.

TJDF Performance: July 21st, 5:00pm

Briggs Opera House, WRJ. Duration 75 minutes

This performance will showcase the work of Vermont ChoreoLab residents: Caitlin Morgan from Burlington, Calvin Walker from Barre, Carla Kimball from Norwich and Taylor Barnes from Pomfret. Additionally guest artists, Jessie Owens and Matt Roca from Burlington, and Vermont Dance Alliance 2024 artist in residence, Millie Heckler and her ensemble will grace the program with their electrifying choreography. See artists bio here


Free to children under 12

Photo: Liza Voll Photography