PAWLET Studio Bliss, located on Merchants Row in downtown Rutland, has opened an annex, at 2226 Waite Hill Rd., in Pawlet. On July 19, the studio welcomed professional modern dancer and teacher Alejandra Pineiro to share her expertise in technique and choreography. The all-day workshop explored principles of modern dance technique, improvisation and composition With a primary focus on Nia and Yoga, the studio draws from a wide range of styles, both ancient and modern, which emphasize natural dance movement, breath, meditation and a balanced blend of structure and free expression. Besides regular weekly classes, the studio hosts special workshops and performances featuring African, Middle Eastern, folk and trance dance; drumming; chant; poetry and more. The studio has not moved, said Cathy Salmons, director. The Pawlet studio is a second location, out of my home, which will officially open in the fall. Right now we are doing special events there, and in the fall we will be offering a full schedule of classes, for students from the Manchester-Dorset area, as well as Pawlet, Middletown Springs, and other nearby communities. The Rutland location will remain open as always. For details about upcoming studio events at the studio, contact Salmons at 802-775-2547.