A first annual all day celebration of dance presented by

the Virginia Dance Coalition.




Buy tickets for DanceFest 2017

Ernst Cultural Center Theater and Studio


– a host of vendors that every dancer will love (VENDORS APPLY HERE)

– master classes for intermediate and advanced level dancers

  • Ballet Guest Teacher – Luis Torres, Ballet Master of Washington Ballet’s Studio Company
  • Contemporary Guest Teacher – Thomas Tyger Moore
  • African Guest Teacher – Victor Bah

– dancer wellness seminar and parent observation packages

– An informal showcase performance for emerging companies and artists

– A formal adjudicated evening performance featuring some of the best dance in Virginia

– Scholarship and Emerging Choreographer Award Presentations

Participating Companies

BalletNova Center for Dance – BalletNova.org
Classical Ballet Theatre – CBTnva.org
DanceArt Theater – DanceArtTheater.com
Dancin’ Unlimited – Jazz-Dance.us
Encore Theatrical Arts Project – Encore-Tap.org
Kalavaridhi Center for Performing Arts – Kalavaridhi.com
Kista Tucker Insights – KistaTucker.com
Metropolitan School of the Arts – MetropolitanArts.org
Nrityanjali – facebook.com/NrityanjaliDance
Play Time Tap – PlayTimeTap.org
The Ballet Arts Ensemble – BalletArtsEnsemble.org
The Fairfax Ballet Company – RSBdance.com
Virginia Ballet Company – VirginiaBalletCompany.org
Xuejuan Dance Ensemble – XuejuanDance.com

Festival Schedule

8:30 a.m. vendors arrive/checkin setup
9:00 – 10:00 registration/sign-in at theater
10:00 – 11:30 First set of classes (Ballet and Modern)
11:30 – 11:45 Break
11:45 – 1:15 Second classes (Modern/Contemp ballet)
1:15 – 2:15 Lunch (bring your own) blocking/prep for informal performance
2:30 – 3:30 Junior/Informal show
3:30 – 3:45 Break
3:45 – 5:00 African Dance/Parent Seminar
5:00 – 6:00 Break, prep for featured show
6:00 – 8:00 featured show

Intermission – Scholarship and Choreography Award Presentations

Full-Day Admission

Early Bird Registration ends December 31st

VADC Members – $125 (Early Bird $110)

Non-Members – $155 (Early Bird $125)

College Students (ID Required) – $125 (Early Bird $110)

Full-Day Admission includes

Admission to 3 Master Classes

1 Ticket to the Informal Showcase

1 Ticket to the Evening Performance

Ticket x1 informal showcase & Evening performance

3 Master Classes  

VADC T-shirt

Teacher and Parent Seminar and Observation package $40

Includes Dancer Wellness Seminar and Observation x 3 Classes

Informal Showcase – Featuring a variety of dance styles performed by VA’s emerging dance company and artists.

Evening Performance – Featuring a variety of dance styles performed by Virginia’s  top dance companies and artists. All companies and artists have been selected specifically for this event by a panel of dance professionals.   

Email virginiadancecoalition@gmail.com for information



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