Brattleboro Dawn Dances


Ticket Pricing

Dawn Dance General Admission: $25-$30, sliding scale

Dawn Dance Seniors and Students: $20-$30, sliding scale

If you would love to attend the dance but the cost is an obstacle, please email  [email protected] for options!

Where to get tickets

  • At the door the day of the dance at the Gibson Aiken center from 7:30pm to dawn, while supplies last.
  • Online, with a credit card, until sometime the day before the dance or they run out.
  • Tickets are no longer available by US mail or at Maple Leaf Music.

Ticket FAQ

Should I get tickets before the dance?

Yes. Town fire regulations limit the number of dancers in the hall to 400. Once we sell that many tickets, we will not sell more at the door until some people leave. In recent years many Dawn Dances have sold out, sometimes before the dance even starts. Most of the recent dances have been nearly full. Sometimes everyone gets in, while sometimes a few dozen people wait until after midnight until the crowd thins out.

The Memorial Day 2010 DawnDance sold out before its 8pm starting time, even though the Labor Day dances are typically more popular.

The bottom line is that if you do not purchase a ticket before the dance, then it is possible that the hall will be full when you arrive.

Where can I get tickets?

You can reserve advance tickets with a credit card using our online system. Your tickets will be held at the door.

We no longer sell tickets by US mail, or at Maple Leaf Music.

If you have a problem getting tickets through the online system, ask a dance friend to get them online for you, or contact the Dawn Dance Committee directly.

How old do I have to be to get the Senior discount?

Our policy is that if you think you’re a senior citizen, then you are. We typically treat student discounts the same way. So far this system hasn’t been abused.

Can I volunteer instead of buying a ticket?

Probably! We do need volunteers for shoe police, sweeping, clean up, and so on. Compensation varies, but generally, a 2 hour job will get you in for free.  We have jobs that let you dance every dance! See our volunteering page for more details.

Can I buy tickets over the phone?


Can you send me my tickets in the mail?

Nope. Advance sale tickets bought online will be held at the door under your name.

How does this online ticket thing work?

Pretty well usually. 🙂 Choose which tickets you want with this form, then use the dialog that comes up to pay for your tickets with a credit card. We will hold your tickets at the door. You will get a confirmation of your ticket purchase by email. To avoid confusion at the door, you may print out your email confirmation and bring it with you as a proof of purchase. (Please don’t use the senior or student discount code unless the person you’re buying the ticket for actually is a student or a senior citizen.)

Contact the Dawn Dance: 802-451-0822 or

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