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


2020 Virtual OhioDance Festival

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.”

Please take a moment to fill out a survey about the 2020 Virtual OhioDance Festival

Opening Panel

Chat with Guest artist, James Gregg

Discussion on Race and Tenure, diversity in dance

Closing Panel – Traditional/Community Dance


Please enjoy links to performances and classes offered online:

OhioDance Documentary Film “Ohio: A State of Dance”.
https://vimeo.com/408136538/bc6666a5fe  2:41
https://vimeo.com/408975652/07a2ac2a6a :30
Resource for Virtual learning.
The OhioDance Virtual Dance Collection
, is an archival project of Ohio’s dance history.

OhioDance Remote Internships
Students seeking Remote internships

2020 OhioDance Member Survey
Please take a Member Survey to let us know how you are doing now.

BalletMet, Columbus OH

Ballet Legato, Cleveland OH
Choreographer: Jennifer Muselin, Ballet Legato, Executive Artistic Director
Dancers: Natalie Artman, Megan Carcioppolo, Jennifer Malani, Caleb Waybright
Music: Golden Butterflies Var. 1-Day 2
This piece is based off of a “meta-material” that changes shape with pressure, ridged and hard until pressure is applied and then becomes soft and pliable.

Beck Center for the Arts, Lakewood OH
On Facebook, Beck Center posts dance videos from their teachers throughout the week that anyone can access. Access the Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com

Angelica Bell, Albany OH
This is a 27 minute beginning/intermediate ballet class designed to be danced at home. It includes a floor barre, barre, and some center jumps. Enjoy!
Music: Lisa Harris
Shadow of One
Created and performed: Biag Gaongen and Angelica Bell in 2017
Music: composed by Kris Apple

Alice Blumenfeld, Oberlin OH
Flamenco is a Language
Choreographer: Alice Blumenfeld
Dancers: Alice Blumenfeld & Gabriel Osuna
Performance and lecture on flamenco music and dance.

Julie Brodie, Gambier OH
Afternoon of a Faun(2018)

Trio A photo by Ella Musher-Eizenman


Jess Cavender, Columbus OH
A guide for using smartphones for video documentation

Video Documentation with Smartphones
Pt. I Best Practices for Shooting Video with a Smartphone
Video Documentation with Smartphones
Pt. II Transferring Video Files from Phone to Computer

Sukanya Chand, Columbus OH
Choreographer: Sukanya Chand
Dancers: Sumedha, Maya, Elizabeth, Marie, Eileen, Megan, Chloe
An excerpt of Classical, Folk and fusion forms from India choreographed by Sukanya Chand performed by MUCAI Academy dancers.

Chelsea’s Social DisDance Party!
Mondays and Wednesdays at 3:30pm on Facebook:
These dance parties are for EVERYONE! During every class we will warm-up, go through “follow along” style dance routines, learn a short choreographed section to place into a routine, FREE DANCE (that’s all you) and have a cool-down/stretch to finish. Take it as fast or as slow as you’d like and bring your biggest SMILE as we dance together! http://www.facebook.com/socialdisDANCEparty

DANCECleveland, Cleveland OH
Calling All Young Movers Ages 3-6 This Friday On Facebook! Let’s Move! Join us for a free online Facebook Event as DANCECleveland’s Read To Learn…Dance To Move Instructor, Connie Laettner, guides children through our literacy and movement program designed for movers ages 3-6.
This Friday, April 24, 2020 at 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Go to: https://www.faceb+ook.com/DANCECleveland/
DANCECleveland is offering video of past performances.
Email Sarah Hricko to be included sarah@dancecleveland.org

Dancing Wheels Company and School, Cleveland OH
Choreographer: Marc Brew
“Od:yssey” excerpts: https://vimeo.com/372525750
Introductory Class (password: dancingwheels): https://vimeo.com/229918866
Distant Dance Flash Mob! Need another lesson? Learn the routine to Dancing in the Street with Sara here – https://youtu.be/B5iOdl2GUTU
Check out Dancing Wheels company members and some members of their families practicing for the DisDance Party here – https://youtu.be/nWgklfUj-bI
Website: https:/dancingwheels.org/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dancingwheels/
Instagram: @dancingwheels

Trezon Dancy, Columbus OH
Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts presents: Unbreakable Light
Choreographer: Trezon Dancy
Dancers: Brianna Albanese, Sofi Andrews, Melissa Burke, Kelly Guerrero, Ellen Hesketh, Burns Kowalski, Alyssa McDonald, Jill Michaud, Emma Topper, Understudy: Maya Hennessy
Music: Chapter 2, Chapter 3, Warner Conflict – Mike Wall
“Unbreakable Light”, a message that as one we fight to stay afloat and when broken down we conquer collectively
City Pulse Columbus article Trezon Dancy is a Dance Artist with a Powerful Voice!

Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, Dayton OH
Company Auditions

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are canceling our annual in-person audition at DCDC’s studios.  We will accept digital submissions via DCDC’s website beginning April 15.  Visit https://www.dcdc.org/audition for details about digitally auditioning for our 2020 – 2021 season.
View videos https://www.dcdc.org/

Dublin Arts Council, Dublin OH
Page dedicated to creative community resources

Leslie Dworkin, Dayton OH
The Legacy
Choreographer: Leslie Dworkin
Dancers: David Appel, Leslie Dworkin
Music: J.S. Bach, Beirut
This duet explores the nature of the immigrant experience—of being a stranger in a strange land and the haunting echoes of ancestry.

James Gregg, Los Angeles CA

GroundWorks DanceTheater, Cleveland OH
Choreographer: Amy Miller
Dancers: Micheal Arellano, Alexis Britford, Spencer Dennis, Nicole Hennington, Annie Morgan
Music composed and recorded by Peter Swendsen
Valence began as an exploration of how dance could become music and music could become dance.

Theresa Holland, Akron OH
Unheard Voices
Choreographer: Theresa Holland
Dancers: Theresa Holland, Kassandra Lee, Brian Murphy, Regina Pietraroia, Laura Polgar, Matthew Robinson, Jessica Smith, Rachel Soucie, Anna Trumbo
Silence is a powerful element in communication.

Gregory King, Kent OH
TedX talk on Tenure and Race

Sandra Mathern, Granville OH
Teacher, Improviser, Performer, Dance Artist

Rachel Maynard, Columbus OH
OyoDance Company
They of the Land and Earth
Choreographer: Abdiel Jacobsen
Dancers: Alexander Cornejo, Rachel Maynard, Elizabeth Knecht
Music: Tribe: Native American Drums and Flute Music
This work honors the life, death, and strength of the ancient people who built the Great Circle Earthworks
Choreographer: Elizabeth Knecht
Dancers: Alexander Cornejo, Rachel Maynard, Elizabeth Knecht
Pan’s Labrynth Lullaby, Timelapse, Rasputin
Phoenix is a story of grief, healing, and triumph that delves into the tragedy and beauty of loss and rebirth

Jennifer Muselin, Cleveland OH
Choreographer: Jennifer Muselin, Ballet Legato, Executive Artistic Director
Dancers: Natalie Artman, Megan Carcioppolo, Jennifer Malani, Caleb Waybright
Music: Golden Butterflies Var. 1-Day 2
This piece is based off of a “meta-material” that changes shape with pressure, ridged and hard until pressure is applied and then becomes soft and pliable.

Chloe Napoletano and Hana Newfeld, Columbus OH
Performance and ChoreographyChloe Napoletano and Hana Newfeld
Midnight Cable Access

Bronwen Owsley, Dayton OH
Welcome to a brief and fun Belly Dance Basics class with Bronwen! We will learn basic modern Arabic style dance moves and turn technique for belly dance. All levels welcome!

Mitchell Rose, Columbus OH
Monday, April 27, 4:00-5:30pm
Free Webinar on Dance-Film with Mitchell Rose

Quianna Simpson, Columbus OH

Mansee Singhi, Powell OH
Rasa- Storytelling of Emotions
Music Credits- Lyrical By Monali Thakur
An experimental piece weaving together the facial expressions with movements and footwork.

The ML Dance Academy, Reynoldsburg OH
Joe Moriarty and Yulia Lukyanova Moriarty
Heart of Glass

Russian Character Dance Class
Traditional Irish Dance Lesson

The Movement Project, Cleveland OH
ideo series called “Phrases in Small Spaces” which is linked here: https://vimeo.com/showcase/6900774 .
Dance videos on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/themovementproject.cleveland/

Verb Ballets, Shaker Heights OH
Uploaded videos for a lower body strength, an intermediate/advanced ballet class, and a 15-minute barre warm up.

The schedule for the facebook live sessions:
Friday, April 24, 11:00am-12:00pm (E.T.) –
Virtual Festival Introduction with Rodney Veal, Jane D’Angelo and Kara Komarnitsky. Mary Verdi-Fletcher will discuss what the company is working on and the work that they will perform at the 2021 festival. Candace Feck and Jess Cavender will discuss script writing, documentary filmmaking, editing and motion capture for The OhioDance Documentary Film “Ohio: A State of Dance”.

Saturday, April 25, 1:00-2:00pm (E.T.) Guest artist, James Gregg, will chat about his choreographic process and work.


Saturday, April 25, 4:00pm-5:00pm (E.T.) Gregory King and Olivia Atley will discuss diversity in dance and Tenure and Race.



Sunday April 26, 2:00-3:00pm (E.T.)

Alice Blumenfeld and Quianna Simpson will discuss Flamenco and West African dance. Marlene Robbins and Mim Chenfeld discuss Folkdance.


OhioDance would like to acknowledge Leah Wander.  Leah is the recipient of the 2020 Maggie Patton Dance Scholarship and OhioDance Outstanding Dance Student Award. She is a graduating high school student and will be attending Ohio State University as a double major in dance and political science. Leah was nominated by Generations Performing Arts Center studio owner, Angie Haver. Angie states “Leah is an amazing person as well as an exceptional dancer and a loving, caring student. Leah serves the community through WARM providing Thanksgiving meals, Christmas gifts as well as helping to make blankets for foster children.” Leah will receive a monetary award and a membership to OhioDance. We wish Leah well in her endeavors.OhioDance will share video links of performances and classes from those that will teach and perform in 2021, as well as others.

To become a member go to: http://ohiodance.org/membership/individual-membership/ Or http://ohiodance.org/membership/organizational-membership/


Check out the 2019 festival clip below:

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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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