Cleveland Dance Fest 2019

The Movement Project's Cleveland Dance Fest is set to return for its 4th season November 8th & 9th, 2019 at the beautiful Pilgrim Church in Tremont! The 2-day festival will feature master classes by CDF artists and performances featuring Cleveland dance artists.    

Photo Credit: Black Valve (photographer), Grace Nicklos (dancer), Maile Okamura (costume design), Pam Tanowitz (choreographer)

Apply today!

CDF 2019 will be taking applications for performance pieces starting April 1st, 2019. CDF’s main application is open to professional artists (independent artists & dance companies) and emerging artists (college artists & works in progress). This year we are adding a youth showcase application that is open to pre-professional youth dance groups ages 12 - 18 years old. Applications are due July 8th, 2019 by 11:00 pm.

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Submission criteria

Show 1 & 2 - Professional Artists

Who can apply: NE Ohio independent dance artists or dance company (artists who reside outside Ohio may apply, see below). All applicants, including casts, must be professional dancers. (Grad students welcome to apply). If you are a college dance student, please submit through the emerging works showcase for emerging artists.

*CDF's mission is to provide support and a platform for artists who work, live or have a strong connection to Cleveland. We do accept applications for those who reside outside of northeast Ohio or the state, but do note that the majority of artists selected will be from the area.

Emerging Works Concert - Emerging aRtists/Works in progress

Who can apply: Artists at the beginning of their career or established artists with works in progress (College artists apply here). All applicants, including casts, must be 18 and older (It is not required to be enrolled in a undergraduate dance program).

Youth Showcase

Who can apply: This application is for youth dance ensembles ages 12 -18 years old (All dancers performing must be between 12 - 18 years old).