Who We Are

Florida Dance Association, a private nonprofit organization established in 1972, was incorporated in 1974 to serve and support the development of dance in Florida. Our mission is to encourage excellence, support artistic and cultural diversity in dance, and increase opportunities for all people to experience dance and the arts. We accomplish this mission through programs that facilitate the teaching, creation, presentation and administration of dance and the arts.

For more than three decades the Florida Dance Association has provided leadership, information and services to dance artists, organizations and audiences in Florida. We are strengthened by a statewide membership of hundreds of dance companies, schools, teachers, choreographers, dancers and students all working together to make Florida an exciting international center for dance.


Association programs are designed to promote dance in Florida, to encourage and maintain communication within the state’s dance constituency, and foster a sense of pride and community among Florida’s dance artists. Our programs serve dance professionals and students, dance businesses and organizations, and dance audiences and enthusiasts.

Current programs include:

  • Florida Dance Festival
  • Young Dancer Workshops
  • Information Referral and Technical Assistance
  • Florida Dance Festival Scholarship Fund
  • Teacher Trainings
  • Publications
  • College & Professionals Workshop