April 28, 29 and 30, 2017
OhioDance Festival and Conference
Dance Matters: Inscribing
Co-Sponsored and held at
BalletMet Columbus

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Download the 2017 festival Registration page

Register online at http://ohiodance.org/festival/registration/

On April 28, 29, and 30, 2017, OhioDance, the state-wide dance network organization, will co-sponsor its regional festival with BalletMet Columbus. There are many classes, workshops, discussions and performances over the three days. The Sessions will be held at the studios and performance space at BalletMet, 322 Mt. Vernon Ave, Columbus, OH. Festival is inherently creative as the brightest talents in dance converge on Columbus to share new ideas and innovations in the field of dance.

Nationally recognized Alexis Wilson, will serve as a guest artist, she will be the guest speaker and  teach a master class combining composition and dance.  As a professional dancer she has performed classically and commercially all over the world. Alexis earned her B.F.A. in drama from the prestigious Carnegie-Mellon University. After retiring from dancing, she acted in commercials and later became a casting associate. Alexis has written and published poetry, a full length musical, made contributions to a variety of published works, and self-published her recent memoir, Not So Black and White. Alexis is an uplifting, witty, articulate, insightful speaker who challenges and delights every audience.

Friday, April 28 Young Artists’ Concert, 10:30-11:30am Master classes begin at 2:30pm.
8:00pm: BalletMet’s Romeo and Juliet at the Ohio Theatre 7:00pm Reception
Saturday, April 29 Full day of master classes 12:30-1:30pm Alexis Wilson guest speaker after the Luncheon
2-3:30pm Virtual Dance Collection unveiling Panel Discussion 3:45 Alexis Wilson Composition Master Class
6:30pm Evening Performance and Award Ceremony. Awards will be presented to Dr. Melanye White Dixon for outstanding contributions to the advancement of dance education, Sheri  “Sparkle” Williams for outstanding contributions to the advancement of the dance artform and Pamela Young for outstanding contributions to the advancement of dance arts administration. The Maggie Patton dance scholarship and OhioDance outstanding dance student will be awarded  to a graduating high school student.
Sunday, April 30, 10:00am-3:00pm- Wellness day and Master classes


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OhioDance is a statewide organization that inclusively supports the diverse and vibrant practice of dance. OhioDance is supported through grants from The National Endowment for the Arts, Ohio Arts Council, Greater Columbus Arts Council, Columbus Foundation, Puffin Foundation West, Ltd., and NiSource.