2015 OhioDance Fall Festival and Conference

co-hosted by Ohio University, School of Dance, Film, and Theater,
Division of Dance in Athens, Ohio.
Dance Matters:
Moving Forward
October 23-25, 2015

The theme and title of the conference, Dance Matters: Moving Forward, encompasses the idea that no matter what future changes may occur, dance and the arts will always forge ahead creatively, kinesthetically, and intellectually.

Special events include a dance performance, a master class from a guest choreographer and dancer, dance film showings, a regional roundtable centered around OhioDance’s Virtual Dance Collection, and discussion panels that encourage a dialogue between the pre-professional and professional world of dance, and those who teach, guide and lead in those areas.

Brochure coming in August

Event schedule includes:

  • Oct. 23, 7:00-8:30 p.m. — Film in the Athena Theatre
  • Oct. 24-25, 2015 — Master classes, workshops, and discussions for movers and non-movers
  • Oct. 24, 12:30-1:30 p.m. —College discussion for Pre-Pros,
    Regional Roundtable – OhioDance Virtual Dance Collection
  • Oct. 24, 6:30- 8:30 p.m. — Dance performance
  • Oct. 24, 9:00pm — Film in the Athena Theatre
  • October 25, 11:30 – 12:45pmOU Dance Program, Audition for High School Seniors

Events will take place at Ohio University in the Putnam Hall dance studios in Athens, Ohio. Ohio University, School of Dance, Film, and Theater, Division of Dance is a proud co-host of the OhioDance Festival.

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

Please enjoy these video clips.

Video Clips from the 2015 Festival Sessions:

Festival Highlights Clip


Liz Lerman Guest Artist Clip


Liz Lerman Talk


Liz Lerman Book Reading


Performance Clip


Young Artist Clip


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., and NiSource.