For 36 years the Florida Dance Festival (FDF) is one of the major annual dance events in the southeastern U.S. Our distinguished program offers workshops, master classes and an outstanding performance series featuring Florida, national and international guest artists.
Click on the links below for class descriptions and more information on the 2017 Florida Dance Festival Faculty.
Hip Hop Technique, Hip Hop Repertory
Bollywood Dance, Tap, Repair-Prepare: A Pilates-based somatics class.
Modern 5, Modern Repertory
Modern 4, Modern Repertory,
Modern Jazz, Jazz Repertory
Improvisation, Composition and Choreography
FDF 2017 Faculty | Lida Winfield
USF College of the Arts
USF Theatre 2
Saturday, June 17, 2017 8:00PM
USF College of the Arts
USF Theatre 2
Saturday, June 24, 2017 7:30PM
FDF 2016 Faculty | Jon Olstad
Photo: Luisa María Arias
The Florida Dance Festival’s schedule of daily classes is designed for serious students and professionals seeking a rich, satisfying dance experience. Students in repertory classes will perform in the Festival Finale on June 24, 2017. Classes are limited in size to provide more individualized instruction and maintain a quality learning experience. While we make every effort to give you your first choice, classes are filled on a first come, first served basis in the order we receive registration forms. Therefore, we encourage you to register promptly to assure placement in your first choice classes.
Friday, June 16: Registration & Orientation
Saturday, June 17 - Friday, June 24: Daily Classes
Saturday, June 24: Festival Finale
All participants in Hip Hop repertory must take hip hop technique. We accept registration until classes are full.
Minimum age is 11 years old and must have had at least 2 full years of modern dance training to enroll in the Florida Dance Festival.
Tuition & Fees
Tuition (Includes 1 Performance Tickets and All Performance Fees):
- 4 Classes $530
- 3 Classes $465
- 2 Classes $385
- 1 Classes $245
FDA Member Rate Tuition (Includes 1 Performance Tickets and All Performance Fees):
- 4 Classes $465
- 3 Classes $400
- 2 Classes $320
- 1 Classes $175
All fees will require an additional $40 Registration Fee. Groups whom register together, under the umbrella of a studio or organization who is a member of the Florida Dance Association, requires a one time Registration Fee of $40.
Become a Member Today and Get a Discount on FDF Fees.
Individual Membership - $35.00
Individual Student Membership - $25.00 (Valid Student I.D Required and a Photo Copy Must be Sent with Payment)
Educational Institution - $100.00
TUITION WAIVER FOR TEACHERS
Tuition fees will be waived for teachers from schools or studios who accompany 7 or more students to the Florida Dance Festival. Students must be registered as full time for the Festival (Full time is 4 classes per day and no student overlap is allowed.)
The Florida Dance Festival (FDF) invites mature applications, 18 or older, who have the necessary skills to assist in FDF operations.
As a Florida Dance Festival Intern, you will:
- Receive on-the-job training and gain valuable experience that will be applicable to various aspects of your career.
- Free Entry to Festival Events and Performances.
- Receive a partial scholarship to the Florida Dance Festival.
- Be a member of the Florida Dance Festival Administrative Team.
Moving Current / NewGrounds Choreographic Residency at the Florida Dance Festival is dedicated to fostering the creation of new work. This 9 day residency at the Florida Dance Festival is sponsored by Moving Current and the Florida Dance Association. As the Choreographer in Residence, artists receive on campus housing, rehearsal space, mentoring, classes at the festival, and a full public performance of their work. Choreographers are selected by a panel of dance professionals based on the artistic excellence of the work samples submitted. If you are accepted there is a fee of $250, paid by May 31.
To apply, please Click Here to Download the New Grounds Application and submit to email@example.com. Please pay your application fee HERE at the same time you submit your application. Applications can mailed as well.
FDF 2015 | Photo Credit: Ian Foe
Program Advertising and Sponsorships
By purchasing a Program Advertisement or Sponsorship, you will be featured in the program for each of the 2017 Florida Dance Festival performances.
You may either submit the artwork with this form or via email in either .pdf or .jpg format to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line of Program Ad Artwork and must be received no later than June 1st, 2016.
Festival Sponsorship Pricing:
The following are suggested Sponsorship levels. Any amount is of course appreciated. All Sponsors will be listed on the Sponsor page in the 2016 Florida Dance Festival performance programs and on the website during this fiscal year.
Download the Application Here: 2016 FDF Sponsorship & Program Ad Form
Please make checks payable to: Florida Dance Association
Payment must be received with form. Payments and form can be send to
Florida Dance Association,
PO Box 9045, Tampa, FL 33674-9045
Florida Dance Association is proud to receive sponsorship from the following organizations:
National Performance Network and Florida Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, Department of State