Performance Calendar

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

Dancing Wheels Daring to Be Dumbo!

April 17 & 18, 2018

Dancing Wheels Akron Civic Theatre, Akron, OH Daring to Be Dumbo!
Lecture Performances for Grades K-3 as part of Children’s Concert Society’s “Spring Concert Hall Series” at Akron Civic Theatre 9:45am & 12:30pm both days.

Neos Dance Theatre Carmina Burana

April 21,  7:30pm

Neos Dance Theatre Carmina Burana – Canton Symphony Orchestra Zimmermann Symphony Center Box Office, 330-452-2094

Verb Ballets

April 27, 2018 8:00pmVerbs Ballet Cain Park-007-Edit

Verb Ballets EJ Thomas Hall, Akron, OH Spring Series Tickets $17-$35, 216-397- 3757
The 30-year- old contemporary ballet company will make its premiere at EJ Thomas Hall with an exciting mix of dances on the program. Including the company premiere of K281 by internationally acclaimed choreographer Adam Hougland.

OhioDance Festival Young Artist’s Concert

April 27, 2018 10:30am

Free OhioDance Festival Young Artist’s Concert Held at Ohio State University, Dance, Sullivant Hall, 1813 N. High St. Columbus OH, Barnett Theater Performing students from: Andrews Osborne Academy, Beck Center Dance Workshop, Duxberry Arts IMPACT Elementary School, Fort Hayes High School Dance Ensemble, Hathaway Brown, JsquareDance Mansee Singhi, Miami Valley Ballet Theatre, Momentum, Parallel 40 Dance Collective, St. Xavier High School Thiossane Institute, and Toledo School for the Arts.

OhioDance Festival Professional Concert

April 28, 2018 6:30pm

OhioDance Festival Professional Concert Ohio State University, Dance, Sullivant Hall, 1813 N. High St. Columbus OH Barnett Theater Choreography by Sukanya Chand, Sofie Clemmensen, Jon Lawson, Catherine Meredith, Crystal Michelle Perkins, Kora Radella, Mansee Singhi. Performances by Selo and Dayton Contemporary Dance Company. With a special performance of Nijinsky’s “L’Apres-midi d’un Faune”.
$10. members, students seniors
$15. non-members
$20 if not registered for festival

Movement Afoot

April 27-28, 2018 MovementAfoot-RhythmStudies

Movement Afoot Van Fleet Theatre, Columbus Performing Arts Center, Columbus, OH Rhythm Studies Movement Afoot presents “Rhythm Studies,” an evening of all-new tap dance works featuring live music by the Powder Blue Jazz Trio. Join us as we play with musical, structural, and sonic variety to draw out the choreographic voices of local tap dance artists. Combining thoughtful artistry and sheer entertainment, the show will leave audiences with a deeper appreciation of tap dance and jazz music. More information:

BalletMet Prince of Oz

May 4-6, 2018 Dorothy and the Prince of Oz Photo courtesy of Tulsa Ballet

BalletMet Ohio Theatre, Columbus, OH Dorothy and the Prince of Oz A collaboration with Tulsa Ballet, the Columbus Premiere of Dorothy and the Prince of Oz features stunning puppetry and scenery by Basil Twist, a score arranged by Oliver Peter Graber and original choreography by Edwaard Liang. Tickets are now on sale at

Cleveland Dance Project

May 5, 2018, 3:00pm & 7:00pm

Cleveland Dance Project Independence Middle School, Independence, OH Spring 2018 Showcase Cleveland Dance Project’s Spring 2018 Showcase will feature 18 new choreographers and over 90 adult dancers from the greater Cleveland/Akron area in dance styles including modern, hip hop, contemporary, fusion, jazz, circus, and more! For more info: Tickets are $10 at clevelanddanceproject


Wednesday, May 9th, 2017 & Friday, May 11th, 2017 10:30am and 1:00pm

at the Davidson Theatre Columbus Momentum celebrates its 15th Anniversary with Year-End Performances of “We Are Stars,” a story about selfacceptance and inner confidence. “We Are Stars” follows Little Comet on a journey to find their place in the universe. All performances are free and open to the public, and first come, first serve. The performances will include 850 dancers, 15 schools, 7 original dances, and 20 Momentum Staff.

Thiossane Institute Annual Concert

Columbus – May 18-19, 2018thiossane

Thiossane Institute Annual Concert

Lincoln Theatre
Tickets: Adults: $21.50, Seniors/Students $16.50, Youth 4 – 14  $11.50

Verb Ballets

May 17-19, 2018, 7:30pm

DanceWorks Cleveland Public Theatre, Cleveland, OH Tickets $12-$30, 216-631- 2727 x50

Verb Ballets returns to Cleveland Public Theatre DanceWorks 2018 to explore bold artistry through the dancer’s creative lens. Fresh inventions are built on the creative talent of company dancers and provide the opportunity to tap into a new realm of artistic development by experiencing the other side of creation.


Thursday, May 24 – Saturday, May 26 at 7:30pm

MorrisonDance: Celebrating 20 years of Creativity! Presented by Cleveland Public Theatre DanceWorks ’18 6415 Detroit Ave. Cleveland, OH 44102 For tickets visit or call 216-631-2727 ext 501 Thurs: $12 Fri/Sat: $30 OhioDance members use code: 20YRS for $20 tickets on Fri/Sat

MamLuft&Co. Dance

Cincinnati – May 24-26

MamLuft&Co. Dance 

Iceman 3000 is presented by MamLuft&Co. Dance in partnership with the CAC and will be presented amongst Chris Larson’s exhibition on the fifth floor gallery of the Contemporary Arts Center.

Contemporary Dance Theater The 2018 Area Choreographers Festival

June 8 and 9, 2018 – 8 PMcdt judith-mikta-acf2016-by-john-burgess_36509520115_o

Contemporary Dance Theater
1805 Larch Avenue, Cincinnati Ohio 45224
The 2018 Area Choreographers Festival
What: Contemporary Dance Theater’s Area Choreographers Festival – 2018
Where: Guest Artist Performances are held at the Jarson-Kaplan Theater at the Aronoff Center for the Arts, 650 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

A Masterclass on Saturday June 9, 10:30 AM with Theresa Bautista will be held at Contemporary Dance Theater, 1805 Larch Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45224. You can register for the class on CDT’s website.

Tickets: Cincinnati Arts Association Ticket Office at 650 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202;; or (513) 621-ARTS (2787)

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Dayton Contemporary Dance Company presents Street Beats

Saturday, June 9, 2018, 5 – 9 pmdcdcStreet Beats image

Courthouse Square, 23 N. Main St., Dayton

Kick off summer with us at an outdoor concert in the heart of this vibrant, innovative city we call home! Guest performers from local dance groups will join Dayton Contemporary Dance Company and DCDC2 on stage. Enjoy activities in the children’s area, food trucks, and more! Presented by Wrights State University and Media Sponsor Synchrony Financial. More information at

Oyo Dance Company

June 10 at 2 pmoyo june performance

Oyo Dance Company
June Performance and Gala
“For those who have gone before but still remain”
Composed and played by Mark Lomax and Choreography by Abdiel Jacobsen
German Village Society – Fest Hall