North End Studios 

Upcoming Events: 

Friday-Sunday, December 2-4, 2016
24th Annual Vermont International Festival

At the Champlain Valley Exposition. (We at NES are the presenters of this annual event!)

This year we welcome several NEW crafters, including artisans from Peru, Uzbekistan and India. Fidel Palomino, coming to us from Ayacucho, Peru, will be bringing handmade, traditional, colorful retablos which “represent the cosmovision of Andes and Amazonian people”, depicting costumes and folklore from Peru. From Bukhara, Uzbekistan, Shukhrat Pulatov will bring to us beautiful handmade silk carpets and embroideries. His family business, started by his grandparents produces silk, double-sided carpets which are unique to Uzbekistan. Samat Maheshwari will be representing a group of 12 artisans based in western India. Through sales of their block prints, tie dye, embroidery, metal, bead and lacquer work, they hope to raise the standard of living for these indigenous artists. The Guatemala Art and Culture Connection features art from traditional Mayan villages in Guatemala. Original oil paintings depict traditional daily life, nature and images of Mayan history. Crafts include beadwork and weaving based on centuries old traditions. In addition to these, there will be over 50 other craft vendors and community groups from countries all over the world. There will be two stages of entertainment featuring performers such as Spirit Wing, Maiz Sandoval, On the Border Morris, the St. Andrew’s Pipe Band, DsantosVT, Jeh Kulu Dance and Drum Theater, Lokum, A2VT, Grup Anwar, Mary Brust, Heather Morris Celtic Dancers, and too many others to mention.  Food vendors this year will have treats from Brazil, Uruguay, Turkey,  Philippines, Italy, Tibet, Poland, China, Austria, India and Democratic Republic of the Congo. Don’t miss this 24th annual festival where we bring the world to Vermonters.   


Saturday, December 3rd, 10:30 am in Studio A
The Healing Power of Divine Love

A Christian Science lecture with Maryl Walters, international speaker on spirituality. FREE!

Saturday, December 3rd, 6:30-11:00 pm in Studio A
Bwestie Eccentric Holiday Attire Party

Got a bad holiday sweater? An awesome hat wrapped in tree lights? Tall socks with neon snowflakes? This is the dance to wear it loud and proud! Tell your friends and come join the festivities. We’ll see you on the dance floor!

6:30pm-7:00pm Doors Open / Beginner Intro Lesson
7:00pm-8:00pm West Coast Swing Workshop
8:00pm-11:00pm Holiday Dance Party!!
$12, $8 Students, First time Beginners FREE

Tuesday, December 6th, 6:00-7:30 pm in Studio B
Pole Artist Workshop

This is an open level dance class using the pole as an apparatus for creative, circular movement. We will experiment with dance improvisation and musicality. We will learn dance flows, floor work, and choreography.

Please have leggings, socks, and long sleeves available for this workshop as we will be sliding around on the ground at times.
Must pre-register at

Saturday, December 10th in Studio B
Aerial Workshops

Intro to Aerial (teens & adults) 11:30 am -12:45 pm 
Aerial Kids (ages 7-12) 1:00 - 2:15 pm
Advancing Technique: Cross-Back Straddle* (teens & adults) 2:30 - 4:00 pm
Join dance artist and teacher, Nicole Dagesse, for workshops in aerial fabric dance. Learn to fly, hang, climb, and spin, integrating ground and sky with seamless transitions. All abilities and experience levels are invited! Contact with questions or to preregister. $20/person (cash or check)
*Contact Nicole to see if you're ready for advanced class. 

Saturday, December 17th, 4:30-5:30 pm in Studio B

Family Yoga
Join us for a class that will combine yoga poses with group games with exercises to calm and focus the mind. All ages are welcome, and caregivers are welcome to participate in the fun. Cost is $20 for the whole family. Contact or check  

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