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2018 OhioDance Festival and Conference
Dance Matters: Pathways from Past to Present
Co-Hosted by The Ohio State University Department of Dance
Sullivant Hall 315
1813 North High Street
Columbus OH 43210
The guest artist for the conference is
Karen Williams Hubbard. Ms. Hubbard is Associate Professor of Dance at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. She received her MA in dance from OSU. She teaches Vintage Jazz Dance, the jazz movement from the first half of the 20th century as well as cultural, historical/aesthetic aspects of the form. She has taught and performed all over the world including African and Kenyan Studies at the University of Nairobi as a Fulbright – Hays Scholar. Karen’s favorite professional memories are of when she performed as a “go-go girl” with the NBC Hullabaloo Dancers; toured and performed on Broadway as Ermengard in Hello Dolly! and appeared as a Paper Doll Munchkin proto-type and dancer in the film version of The Wiz!

The three day weekend will have a Young Artist Concert, A professional evening concert, an award ceremony and three days of master classes. Details coming soon!

OhioDance is now accepting nominations for three OhioDance award categories

All nominations need to be received by Wednesday, January 27, 2018.
The OhioDance awards for:
Outstanding Contributions to the Advancement of the Dance Artform (this award recognizes choreographers and dance artists dedicated to the creation of new work and preserving dance history for future generations)
Outstanding Contributions to the Advancement of Dance Education (this award recognizes dance educators dedicated to teaching dance history and new, innovative dance techniques)
Outstanding Contributions to Dance Arts Administration (this award in memory of Cheri Mitchell recognizes dedicated administrators in the dance field)
The OhioDance awards are given in recognition of outstanding contributions to the field of dance in Ohio.

The OhioDance Award was established in 1979 in honor of Gerald Ketelaar, the first president of the OhioDance Board of Trustees, to recognize outstanding contributions to dance in Ohio.
Please include a bio or resume of the person you are nominating and a paragraph considering the importance of recognizing this person. Special consideration will be given to nominees that have been a long standing member of OhioDance.
If you are a member of OhioDance and would like to nominate someone in Ohio for one or all of these categories please email your nominations to jane@ohiodance.org.
All nominations need to be received by Wednesday, January 27, 2018.

Call for Submission to Festival Young Artist Concert
Deadline Received by February 1, 2018

Application for the Young Artist Concert PDF

OhioDance Scholarship Application

Registration and brochure will be available in January 2018

2017 OhioDance Festival Alexis Wilson, Guest Artist Highlights

Learn more about the Festival


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.