Austin Dance Festival presents modern dance showcases by professional local, state-wide, national and international artists in the heart of downtown Austin. During the three-day festival, take a Master Class, watch Dance on Film, participate in a Community Pop-Up Dance, listen to Artist Interviews, and check out our next generation of dancers in the Youth Edition Concert. Times and locations vary, so check out the schedule below. Tickets to all events will be sold through the festival’s Eventbrite page.

April 6-8 at AustinVentures Studio Theater

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Master Class with Joshua Manculich at Cafe Dance
“Contemporary Dance: Full-Bodied Explorations”
In a class set to upbeat music, Josh explores contemporary movement that encourages usage of the full body/mind. The class culminates with a portion of repertoire from “Monologue” which will be performed in Saturday’s professional showcase.
1:30-3:00, Café Dance, 3307-B Hancock Drive, Austin

Dance on Film
Sometimes choreography and cinematography like to jam in this wonderful genre of art we like to call dance film. This year, Austin Dance Festival is thrilled to present “Dance on Film,” the first installation of a dance film screening and sharing which will kick off the weekend of modern dance celebration. If you’re looking to treat your eyes, join us downtown to see a handful of selected works by movers and filmmakers nationwide!
8:00pm, Ballet Austin’s City View Lounge, 501 W. 3rd , Austin


Professional Showcases

Austin Dance Festival presents 20 modern dance companies and independent choreographers in two completely different shows: 5pm and 8pm at AustinVentures Studio Theater in the Ballet Austin building, 501 W. 3rd. There are no repeat performances, so stay for both concerts! Between shows, we’ll be in the theater preparing for the next one. Here’s what you can do while we get ready for you:


Youth Concert
The Youth Edition Concert gives student dancers ages 13-18 from Austin and beyond a special opportunity to present their work in a professional, non-competitive setting. See our next generation at work! 4pm at AustinVentures Studio Theater in the Ballet Austin building, 501 W. 3rd.

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