2014 OhioDance Fall Festival and Conference
Dance Matters: Fusion
Presented in partnership with PlayhouseSquare

 A statewide celebration of dance through classes, workshops, discussions, and performances.

September 5-7, 2014

Some classes still open please come to registration with check or cash to register.

Registration and Information: Idea Center at PlayhouseSquare, 1375 Euclid Ave Cleveland, OH 44115

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OhioDance will co-host its regional fall festival at PlayhouseSquare in Cleveland, OH. This year’s festival will include partnerships with DANCECleveland, Cleveland State University, Department of Theatre and Dance as well as PlayhouseSquare.

Events will take place in studios at PlayhouseSquare and Cleveland State University’s Middough “CSU Arts Campus”, Cleveland.


Special Guest Artist: Hubbard Street Dance Chicago company member, Johnny McMillan will teach repertoire of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and Hubbard Street 2. This class will be held on Saturday, Sept. 6 from 9:00am-10:00am. Class size limited.

Brochure available Cleveland fall fest 2014!

Registration page 

Deadline Extended to August 25: To download the application for submission to the
Informal showing OhioDance fall festival 2014 word file
orInformal showing OhioDance fall festival 2014  pdf file

Deadline Extended to August 25:Click here for an application to apply for a OhioDance needbased scholarship Application to the festival.

The theme and title of the conference, Dance Matters: Fusion, is about fusing life, art, collaboration, science and health.

Special events include a free-to-the-public Dance Showcase at PlayhouseSquare featuring several of Northeast Ohio’s finest professional dance companies and artists, an informal showing of work by pre-professional and professional artists, and discussion panels and education sessions that encourage a dialogue between the pre-professional and professional world of dance, and those who teach, guide and lead in those areas.

The introduction of regional conferences gives those who can’t travel the opportunity to attend the festival. Reducing its carbon footprint is another way that OhioDance is committed to benefitting the communities that it serves in Ohio. Member of the Cleveland community may be able to take a bus, bike or walk to the event, reducing on gas emissions.

Event schedule includes:

  • Sept. 5-7, 2014 — Ongoing classes, workshops, and discussions for movers and non-movers
  • Sept. 5, 7:00-8:30 p.m. — Dance Showcase Palace Theatre at PlayhouseSquare, 1511 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44115. Special guests artists, members of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, will perform an excerpt of resident choreographer Alejandro Cerrudo’s PACOPEPEPLUTO. Northeast Ohio performances by Inlet Dance Theatre, Dance/Theatre Collective, Sujatha Srinivasan, Neos Dance Theatre, Emily Crofford, Verb Ballets, ShowPeace Entertainment and Ohio Dance Theatre.  Admission is FREE but tickets are required.
  • Sept. 6, 12:30-1:30 p.m. — Panel discussion on a variety of dance related topics
  • Sept. 6, 5:00 p.m. — Dance Education and Convening session, and pizza party
  • Sept. 6, 7:00 p.m. Dance Film- Ohio Theatre at PlayhouseSquare, 1511 Euclid Ave., Cleveland
    Great Performances “Dancing at Jacob’s Pillow: Never Stand Still”:  Narrated by acclaimed choreographer Bill T. Jones, the story of Jacob’s Pillow as an international dance center is interwoven throughout this performance documentary with never before seen footage and images from the Pillow’s rare and extensive archives, including the pioneering Ted Shawn, who purchased Jacob’s Pillow in 1931. Interspersed with the performances are intimate interviews with legendary dance artists including Judith Jamison, Paul Taylor, Mark Morris, Suzanne Farrell and Frederic Franklin, as well as one of the last interviews with the iconic Merce Cunningham. Film courtesy of ideastream
  • Sept. 7, 12:30-2:30 p.m. — Informal Showing of pre-professional and professional work at Gund Studio

Events will take place at PlayhouseSquare and studios in the downtown Cleveland area. PlayhouseSquare is a proud co-host of the OhioDance Festival.

A special thank you to our Cleveland partners Linda Jackson, Pamela Young and Lynn Deering. Film courtesy of ideastream, with assistance from Mark Rosenberger and Kimberlee M. Namen

OhioDance is supported through grants from The Ohio Arts Council, Greater Columbus Arts Council, The Columbus Foundation, Puffin Foundation West, Ltd., and NiSource.

Registration fee applies

Questions contact jane@ohiodance.org-614-224-2913.

Please enjoy these video clips. To view the full sessions please contact me at jane@ohiodance.org. This is an OhioDance membership benefit. Others can purchase the session or become a member. Thank you.

Video clips from the 2014 Festival sessions

William Evans master class


2013 OhioDance Festival and Conference video clips

2013 Dance as Social Art: Interactive Panel Discussion

2013 Pat Graney What is Keeping the Faith – Prison Project?

2013 Amethyst Inc.’s process and performance of “Hang on, Hang in, and Have Hope”


2013 earlychildhood_education


2013 OhioDance Showcase and Young Artist Concert Clip


Preview of the 2013 OhioDance Festival and Conference

2012 Ann Cooper Albright’s ACTS of Passion 45 second Clip

2012 Dance Wellness for the Teacher led by the OSU Performing Arts Medicine staff 45 second clip.


Support: OhioDance is a statewide organization that inclusively supports the diverse and vibrant practice of dance. OhioDance is supported through grants from The Ohio Arts Council, The Greater Columbus Arts Council, The Columbus Foundation,
Puffin Foundation West, Ltd., Capezio, Inc., BalletMakers Dance Foundation, and NiSource.