Florida Dance Festival 2018

For 37 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.


June 15 - 23, 2018

Hosted by:

University of South Florida School of Theatre and Dance

TAR 230, 4202 East Fowler Ave,
Tampa, FL 33620

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Click on the links below for class descriptions and more information on the 2017 Florida Dance Festival Faculty.

Jennifer Archibald
Hip Hop Technique, Hip Hop Repertory

Albena  Arnaudova

Doug Gillespie
Modern 5, Modern Repertory

Maria  Konrad 
Modern Jazz, Jazz Repertory

Heidi Henderson 
Improvisation, Repertory


West African Dance, West African Repertory

Lida Winfield | 2017 FDF Faculty

FDF 2017 Faculty | Lida Winfield

FDF 2016 Faculty | Jon Olstad
Photo: Luisa María Arias



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 

Registration Fee:

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

Join Today!



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.

Apply Today!

Choreographic Residency

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.

Click Here to View the NEW Grounds FDF Guidelines

To apply, please Click Here to Download the New Grounds Application and submit to info@movingcurrent.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

Program Advertisement:

By purchasing a Program Advertisement or Sponsorship, you will be featured in the program for each of the 2017 Florida Dance Festival performances.


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Download the Application Here: FDF Sponsorship & Program Ad Form

You may either submit the artwork with this form or via email in either .pdf or .jpg format to floridadanceinfo@gmail.com with the subject line of Program Ad Artwork and must be received no later than June 1st, 2016.


Festival Sponsorship Pricing:

As with all non-profit organizations our success depends heavily on the support of the community. All Sponsorship monies will first be put toward the programming needs of the Florida Dance Association.

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.

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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

Questions? Please email the Florida Dance Association at