Performance Calendar

These listings update the printed edition of the Newsletter Calendar of Events published in Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall.

Movement Afoot Presents Count Us In

May 26-27, 2017

Movement Afoot Presents Count Us In Columbus, OH Movement Afoot presents its second full-length tap dance concert, “Count Us In.” The program will feature new and revised choreography by director Lauren Squires, assistant director Janet Schroeder, and company members Janelle Maur and Amber Geiser. Guest dance artists include kathak dancer Mansee Singhi; live music will be provided by pianist Nate Shaw. Shows at 7 pm Friday and Saturday, May 25-26. Shedd Theatre at the Columbus Performing Arts Center, 549 Franklin Ave. Tickets $20/15/10. Group discounts available; contact us via, or 734-355-0909 for more information.

DANCECleveland and the Cleveland Foundation to present two free performances of world-renowned Cuban modern dance troupe Malpaso

June 2-3, 2017 Cleveland06_Malpaso_by_NirArieli

Free tickets for June 2-3 performances at Playhouse Square available beginning May 11

Malpaso Dance Company brings the flair of Havana to the Ohio Theatre at Playhouse Square for two free performances on Friday, June 2 and Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.  The weekend of performances, made possible by the Cleveland Foundation’s Creative Fusion: Cuba Edition, will launch DANCECleveland’s 62nd season of world-class dance in northeast Ohio.

As part of this engagement, Malpaso will also be conducting an educational and creative residency at Cleveland State University’s Department of Dance and Theatre from June 5 – June 9 during the Cleveland State University summer dance workshop. In addition, there will be a free public open rehearsal from noon-1pm on Friday, June 9 in the Gund Studios as part of CSU’s AHA Festival. There will also be a free community master class for advanced level dancers ages 16 and up on Saturday, June 3 from 11am-12:30pm at Playhouse Square. Registration is required by emailing The company will also have the opportunity and space to work on new choreography while in Cleveland with Robyn Mineko Williams from Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, June 3-7.

Tickets:  Free tickets will be available to the public on May 11, 2017 online at or by phone by calling 216-241-6000 or in person at the Playhouse Square ticket office.

For more information on Malpaso Dance Company, visit:

Arts and Humanities Alive!

Arts and Humanities Alive! (The AHA! Festival Festival) a three-day summer arts extravaganza organized by Playhouse Square and Cleveland State University, will include a dance work shop with Dancing with the Stars’ Karina Smirnoff. Participants can learn to dance from the popular performer who won the 13th season of the series with actor JR Martinez. The event will be held from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday, June 7 in the State Theater. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at:

The event is sure to sell out so order your tickets now!

AHA! brings world renowned authors, performers and celebrities for a celebration of Storytelling and a wide ranging exploration of what our stories tell us about ourselves. To learn more about the fest’s additional headliners, see a complete schedule of events, purchase tickets or register for the fest’s free activities, visit

Lose Your Marbles a Dance Centric Fringe Festival

Friday, June 9 at 6:00 PM and Saturday, June 10 at 3:00 PM
Akron , Ohio

Lose Your Marbles –
A Dance Centric Fringe Festival!

Friday, June 9
VIP hour – 6:30 pm
General admission – 7:30 pm
Trailhead Event Space – 21 W. North St. Akron, OH


Saturday, June 10

Gates open at 3:30 pm and
performances run until 10:15 pm

Trolley Barn – 47 N. Main St., Akron, OH

Dance Companies and Artists for 2017
Many TICKET Options

Details about “Lose Your Marbles” is available at

Dancing Wheels Company & School

June 10, 2017

Cleveland, OH, (216) 432-0306
Join Dancing Wheels Company & School at Jacob’s Pavilion at Nautica for a night celebrating the genius and artistry of David Bowie featuring the Cleveland premiere of “Labyrinth: A Tribute”. VIP Annual Gala Celebration including pre-performance cocktails and hors d’oeuvres beginning at 6:30pm, performance and “Meet & Greet” after party with the performers is only $125. General admission is $40 each, groups of 10 or more $30 each. The onstage performance begins at 8:00pm. For more information contact: or call (216) 432-0306.

David Dorfman Dance presents: Aroundtown

June 24, 2017Ohio University Summer Dance Institute DAVID DORFMAN DANCE

Athens, OH, (740) 593-1826
Aroundtown, a low-tech, high-impact performance of David Dorfman Dance’s latest work-in- progress fresh from a Creative Development Residency at Jacob’s Pillow Dance/The Lumberyard (formerly ADI) and on its way to a premiere at the Bates Dance Festival. Featuring: David Dorfman, Lisa Race, Jasmine Hearn, Jordan Lloyd, Nik Owens, Kendra Portier, Simon Thomas-Train, and Aya Wilson. Musical performance by Sam Crawford and Liz de Lise. Putnam Hall, Ohio University. 7pm, Q&A and reception to follow. $10 suggested donation.