ADF in CLE Summer Dance Festival

Phone: 216-991-9000

Address: 13110 Shaker Square, Suite 106, Cleveland, OH 44120


ADF in CLE Student Showcase

Saturday, July 27 th - 4:30 pm
Allen Theatre, Playhouse Square

Join us for an exciting afternoon showcasing some of the best dance students Northeast Ohio has to offer!

This FREE showcase is not a competition, but instead, an adjudicated festival performance that gives your studio, dance team, college group, or dance program the opportunity to be featured onstage at Playhouse Square and allows your students the chance to share their love for dance with the community. Students, parents, and teachers will also have the opportunity to take FREE master classes, community dance classes, and professional development workshops during the day.

Tickets to the student showcase are free to the public.

About ADF in CLE Student Showcase

DANCECleveland in partnership with The American Dance Festival, Cleveland State University and Playhouse Square present a FREE Student Showcase as part of their Summer Dance Festival: ADF in CLE. This showcase aims to provide students with a professional performance experience at the iconic Playhouse Square theatres. The Student Showcase will display a wide range of dance styles and will feature the highest caliber of student performers and choreographers from Northeast Ohio, highlightingtheir arts mastery. This year’s Showcase will take place on the National Day of Dance: Saturday, July 27th at 4:30 pm.

Who Should Apply

Local dance studios, student companies, dance teams, college dance groups, school dance programs, or student-run companies are encouraged to submit. All performers must be currently enrolled in school, ranging in age from the entering 4th grader to college. Only the performers have to be students. Choreographers need not be.

Submission and Adjudication Process:

1) Email with your intent to submit materials no later than May 17th with the subject line “Student Showcase Submission.”
2) Submit the Submission Form and a Video of the dance piece you would like considered by June 3rd.
3) All submissions will be reviewed by a panel of professional adjudicators. Notification of acceptance will be sent to the performing groups via the provided group leader contact info no later than June 21st.

Please call DANCECleveland at 216-991-9000 with questions.

Student Showcase Brochure
I agree that if selected to participate in this showcase, we accept the condition that we must purchase at least ten tickets to the evening performance at a valued amount of at least $200 or more.



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