Twelfth annual Vermont State Dance Festival November 22

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Twelfth annual Vermont State Dance Festival November 22

Twelfth annual Vermont State Dance Festival November 22

A long-standing performing arts tradition continues as Lyndon Institute (LI) welcomes dancers from Vermont and throughout New England for the twelfth annual Vermont State Dance Festival on Saturday, November 22.

The Festival brings together hundreds of dance professionals and students to lead and participate in professional-level dance workshops for a variety of styles and techniques as well as collaborate in the reflective process in preparation for an evening performance open to the public

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Perkins wins titanium in national dance competition

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Kendra Perkins is wearing the medal she won in Sheer Talent national competition in Las Vegas in July.  Behind her are some of her dance photos and trophies.  Photo by Bethany M. Dunbar

Kendra Perkins is wearing the medal she won in Sheer Talent national competition in Las Vegas in July. Behind her are some of her dance photos and trophies. Photo by Bethany M. Dunbar

copyright the Chronicle August 6, 2014

by Bethany M. Dunbar

DERBY — At age 19, Kendra Perkins was no stranger to national dance competition. She had been there four times before.

July 7 to 12 was her fifth time at the Sheer Talent competition, and she came home from Las Vegas with a titanium medal. Her score was 298 out of a possible 300 points from three judges.

“I came off the stage and I was bawling,” she said. She thought she had done badly. A perfectionist, she often reviews videos of herself dancing to try to improve. It turns out she did pretty well, even though she wasn’t satisfied herself.

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