• adult modern dancers
  • Young dancers on stage and a little boy doing his own thing
  • hip hop dancers in colorful costumes
  • Hip hop dancer in handstand while other dancers act impressed
  • very young ballerina raising arms
  • young dancers in costume on stage
  • Dancers jumping on stage
  • Ballet dancers on stage holding flowers
  • junior hip hop dancers

Welcome to Contemporary Dance & Fitness Studio

Tickets go on sale Monday, March 13th. We hope you can join us for an inspiring, impressive, delightful show. For the Winter/Spring 2023 Calendar, scroll past the Week at a Glance.

Winter/Spring 2023 Calendar

February 17: Teen Jazz Tour Preview: VT College of Fine Arts Reserve Tix by
calling CD&FS

February 27-March 4: Deep Winter Break                                                                              

March 6 & 7: Classes are held

March 11: Faculty/Student Works in Progress 7pm

April 12-14: Teen Jazz Tour

April 24-29: April Break

May 6: All Ballet Run-through at CD&FS Mandatory

May 14-17: Tech Rehearsals at the Barre Opera House. Schedule out in Feb.

May 18: Dress Rehearsal at the Barre Opera House. Mandatory

May 19, 20, 21: Performances at the Barre Opera House (Fri & Sat at 7pm;
Sun at 1pm)

Regarding Covid19: Masks are required of any dancers with any respiratory symptoms. Those with a fever are not permitted to take classes. Masks are required for 5 days following a known exposure. Those with a Covid diagnosis are required to inform the studio so that classmates can be informed.

Who We Are

Contemporary Dance and Fitness Studio was founded in 1973 by owner and director emeritus Lorraine Neal and has been led since 2010 by director Allison Mann.
We offer ballet, tap, jazz, musical theater, hip hop, modern, breaking, and daytime dance workouts and yoga for older adults. Our dancers range from  3 1/2 through adult, beginners through pre-professional. Many of our dancers have gone on to successful professional careers, and many of our faculty grew up in the studio, pursued advanced study, then returned to VT to have a family and teach.
It is our practice to know our dancers and their families.
To this end, we value direct communication, rather than an online registration process. We invite you to explore this website and to call the studio to learn more about CD&FS: (802) 229-4676. We encourage new students and families to visit.

We are a supportive community of dancers and movers, challenging ourselves to learn and grow, inspiring and supporting one another as we learn, respecting everyone’s individual path.

Explore our classes

Children & preteens

From ballet to breaking, classes and camps that inspire creative movement of all types.

Teens & adults

Regular and drop-in classes and workshops for all styles and abilities.