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


2023 OhioDance Festival
April 28-April 30
DEADLINE RECEIVED BY WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2022 https://forms.gle/YnNnJ19JXwB1rddT7
Application pdf 2023 OhioDance Call Festival Professional Choreography Concert


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OhioDance Festival
Friday, April 28- Sunday, April 30, 2023
Co-Sponsored by The Ohio State University of Dance

Dance Matters: Environmental Vibe
This theme is a reference to individual and global influences that create moods and feelings within spaces visited or inhabited by others. There is an atmosphere of generating, crafting, and constructing. The artistic process is affected by emotions, gestures, space, and elements. Culture, tradition and values become a part of the environment and the ecological issues associated with it, bringing balance to an unstable ecosystem.

The Guest Artist is Ananya Chatterjea she is a choreographer, dance educator, and scholar, Artistic Director of Ananya Dance Theatre (www.ananyadancetheatre.org) and co-founder of the Shawngr?m Institute for Performance & Social Justice. Ananya Chatterjea will teach a movement session, serve as guest speaker and perform in the concert.


Below you will find videos from OhioDance programs:

OhioDance presented a concert at the Ohio Statehouse Holiday Festival and Tree Lighting
Thursday, December 2, 2021
Filmed by Jess Cavender


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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