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

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.

Call for the Young Artist Concert Due February 1, 2017
Concert will be held on Friday, April 29, 2017 10:30am-11:30am at the BalletMet Performance Space
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Dear OhioDance members,
OhioDance is now accepting nominations for two OhioDance award categories
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)

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 both of these categories please email your nominations to jane@ohiodance.org.
All nominations need to be received by Friday, December 16, 2016.  Download pdf here

Advertise in the 2016 OhioDance Spring Festival and Conference Brochure!
Ad submission deadline: December 15, 2016
Publication date January 29, 2017

Details online at http://ohiodance.org/festival/advertise/
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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.