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Dance Festivals

Ann Arbor Summer Festival

The Ann Arbor Summer Festival is an exhilarating celebration of performing arts, outdoor entertainment, and community spirit. A boutique music and arts festival, the nearly four-week gathering offers dozens of performances, activities, exhibitions, and screenings representative of the best in music, dance, comedy, film, circus and street arts, and family entertainment.

915 E. Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
(734) 994-5999
Chicago Human Rhythm Project

Chicago Human Rhythm Project builds community through American tap and contemporary percussive arts in world class, innovative performance, education and outreach programs. Percussive dance is one of the oldest forms of human expression and tap dance is America’s contribution to the evolution of this ancient art. Chicago Human Rhythm Project celebrates the primal impulse to make rhythm and presents programs throughout the year that bring diverse individuals and communities together to share this common experience. CHRP presents four annual performance/education programs at venues around Chicago including The DuSable Museum of African American History, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Harris Theater for Music and Dance in Millennium Park, the historic Jazz Showcase, the Cindy Pritzker Theater and the Fine Arts Building ! CHRP’s resident performance and education ensemble – BAM! – provides after school arts education classes at three elementary schools including St. Sabina, Paul Revere and Bronzeville Lighthouse. BAM! also performs its acclaimed lecture demonstration – We All Got Rhythm – throughout Chicago which has been seen by more than 60,000 school children over the last five years. We dance together – we create together – we are moving forward – together!

410 S Michigan Ave, Studio 464
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 542-2477
Flint Hills International Children’s Festival

During the Festival School Days, more than 15,000 Minnesota children see artists from around the world perform exquisite music, heartfelt dramas and heart-pounding movement inside the Ordway! Students can interact with artists while they eat lunch in the park, tour the ARTwalk or attend workshops!

Inside the Ordway, performing artists from around the world take to the stage for two full days of shows for only $5 per ticket! Also during the Family Weekend, downtown Saint Paul comes alive with family-friendly events! Between 10:00am and 5:00pm on June 4-5, the parks around the Ordway fill with free arts activities, art exhibits and performances! The Ordway proudly presents a vast array of performances on the Festival’s two outdoor stages – the World Stage and Landmark Stage – and in the surrounding parks…all for free!

345 Washington St
Saint Paul, MN 55102
(651) 282-3000
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Harvest Chicago Contemporary Dance Festival

Harvest Chicago Contemporary Dance Festival was founded in 2010 as a way to share and celebrate the work of practicing contemporary dance artists and companies. Producers Melissa Mallinson and Nicole Gifford have more than thirty years of combined experience in producing dance events, choreographing, and performing their works in Chicago and throughout the Midwest.

Chicago, IL
(312) 952-3615
Minnesota Fringe

There is one big thing that makes Fringe different from any other event in town: All the shows you’ll see at Fringe were selected randomly. Yep. That’s right. Each year we select our lineup by placing numbered ping-pong balls into a bingo cage and pulling them out, one by one. From stage veterans to people who are brand new to theater, Minnesota Fringe is a forum for anyone with a story to tell and provides the support to make producing a show as easy as possible.

The mission of the Minnesota Fringe is to promote freedom and diversity of artistic expression by linking adventurous artists with adventurous audiences.

79 13th Ave NE
Suite 112
Minneapolis, MN 55413
(612) 872-1212
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Ohio Dance

OhioDance is a statewide organization that inclusively supports the diverse and vibrant practice of dance. The goals of OhioDance are to recognize, advocate, and communicate the personal, social, and educational value of dance to all Ohioans, serve as a centralized source of relevant and current information and resources for diverse statewide constituencies, promote standards of excellence and opportunities in the field of dance, and showcase the richness and diversity of dance by facilitating presentation opportunities.

77 S. High St., 2nd Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 224-2913
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