OhioDance inclusively supports the diverse and vibrant practice of dance of all cultures and for all capabilities.


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2022 OhioDance Festival
April 29-May 1, 2022

2022 OhioDance Festival –  2022 OhioDance Call for Presenters Proposals PDF
submissions must be received by October 21, 2021

Call for Submission to 2022 OhioDance Call for festival Professional Choreography Concert PDF
Deadline received by Monday, December 6, 2021

OhioDance will hold its annual festival, “Body and Community”, co-sponsored by The Ohio State University, Department of Dance, Columbus. Events will take place at the OSU Dance Studios and Barnett Theatre. Some sessions will be live streamed.

Throughout the weekend there will be a variety of performances, films, dance sessions and demonstrations.

The guest artist Tamara Williams, is an assistant professor of dance, UNC Charlotte. Her company Moving Spirits, Inc. is a contemporary arts organization dedicated to performing, researching, documenting, cultivating and producing arts of the African diaspora, Africanistic aesthetics.Tamara and company members Kendra J. Ross and Monique LeFlore will offer an interactive experience.

OhioDance Documentary Film “Ohio: A State of Dance”.
https://vimeo.com/408136538/bc6666a5fe  2:00
https://vimeo.com/408975652/07a2ac2a6a :30
Resource for Virtual learning.
The OhioDance Virtual Dance Collection
, is an archival project of Ohio’s dance history.

Below find monthly pre-recorded sessions from 2020.

November 10, 2020 OhioDance presented a Virtual Session
Understanding Black History Through Black Music
Facilitated by Dr. William Theodore (Ted) McDaniel, Jr.
Professor Emeritus of Music and African American & African Studies, The Ohio State University


September 23, 2020 OhioDance presented Camera Skills and Staging for a Virtual World
Facilitated by Rodney Veal, Faculty Sinclair Community College, host of Dayton’s ThinkTV, The Art Show, Dayton


Tuesday, July 28, 2020 OhioDance presented “Transitioning back to Dance Activities.” Facilitated by Kim Gladden MD, Founding member of the Dance Medicine clinic at the Sports Health Center of the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland. “the information presented was current at the time this was videotaped. For updated Covid recommendations and restrictions please visit https://covidactnow.org/ and your local health department webpage.”



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, The Ohio State University Department of Dance Dance Preservation Fund, and Puffin Foundation West, Ltd.


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