OhioDance inclusively supports the diverse and vibrant practice of dance of all cultures and for all capabilities.


2023 OhioDance Festival
April 28-April 30
cosponsored by The Ohio State University Department of Dance
The Guest Artist is Ananya Chatterjea
REGISTRATION is now open click here to open the web registration page
2023 Festival Registration page
2023 Festival Schedule
2023 OhioDance Festival brochure with session descriptions

Or register online through the google form:
2023 OhioDance Festival Registration

  1. In order to fully register you must fill out the online registration page or email the hard copy of the registration page to jane@ohiodance.org and then pay using paypal or mail in a check.
  2. REGISTRATION is now open click here to open the web registration page


Call for Submissions
OhioDance Festival Pre-Professional Concert
Friday, April 28, 2023 11:00am-12:00pm
Held at The Ohio State University
Sullivant Hall, Barnett Theatre
1813 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43210
Application Deadline received by end of day Thursday,February 9, 2023
Google form 

2023 OhioDance call for Festival Pre-Professional Concert pdf

OHIODANCE 2023 Maggie Patton Dance Award and OhioDance Outstanding Dance Student Award
Deadline March 15, 2023  https://forms.gle/zBV4Nqrn9VSPqLhF7

OhioDance Festival Dance Matters: Environmental Vibe
This theme is a reference to individual and global influences that create moods and feelings within spaces visited or inhabited by others. There is an atmosphere of generating, crafting, and constructing. The artistic process is affected by emotions, gestures, space, and elements. Culture, tradition and values become a part of the environment and the ecological issues associated with it, bringing balance to an unstable ecosystem.

The Guest Artist is Ananya Chatterjea she is a choreographer, dance educator, and scholar, Artistic Director of Ananya Dance Theatre (www.ananyadancetheatre.org) and co-founder of the Shawngram Institute for Performance & Social Justice. Ananya Chatterjea will teach a movement session, serve as guest speaker and perform in the concert.


Below you will find videos from OhioDance programs:

OhioDance presented a concert at the Ohio Statehouse Holiday Festival and Tree Lighting
Thursday, December 2, 2021
Filmed by Jess Cavender


OhioDance Documentary Film “Ohio: A State of Dance”.
https://vimeo.com/408136538/bc6666a5fe  2:00
https://vimeo.com/408975652/07a2ac2a6a :30
Resource for Virtual learning.
The OhioDance Virtual Dance Collection
, is an archival project of Ohio’s dance history.

Below find monthly pre-recorded sessions from 2020.

November 10, 2020 OhioDance presented a Virtual Session
Understanding Black History Through Black Music
Facilitated by Dr. William Theodore (Ted) McDaniel, Jr.
Professor Emeritus of Music and African American & African Studies, The Ohio State University


September 23, 2020 OhioDance presented Camera Skills and Staging for a Virtual World
Facilitated by Rodney Veal, Faculty Sinclair Community College, host of Dayton’s ThinkTV, The Art Show, Dayton


Tuesday, July 28, 2020 OhioDance presented “Transitioning back to Dance Activities.” Facilitated by Kim Gladden MD, Founding member of the Dance Medicine clinic at the Sports Health Center of the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland. “the information presented was current at the time this was videotaped. For updated Covid recommendations and restrictions please visit https://covidactnow.org/ and your local health department webpage.”



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, The Ohio State University Department of Dance Dance Preservation Fund, and Puffin Foundation West, Ltd.


Return to top