For 38 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. The Florida Dance Festival is open to dancers ages 11 and up with at least two years of consistent training in a dance discipline.
Click on the links below for class descriptions and more information on the 2019 Florida Dance Festival Faculty.
The Florida Dance Festival is open to dancers ages 11 and up with at least two years of consistent training in a dance discipline.
Hip Hop Technique, Hip Hop Repertory
Modern, Modern Repertory, Yoga
Modern, Improvisation, Choreography
Modern*, Modern Repertory
*Class age restriction 17 years and older
Modern Jazz Technique, Modern Jazz Repertory
Photo by Jim Lennon curtesy of Moving Current Dance collective
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 22, 2019. 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 14: Registration & Orientation Saturday, June 15 - Friday, June 21: Daily Classes Saturday, June 22: Festival Finale
Orientation & Welcome Event - Friday the 14, 4:00 – 6:30
Modern Technique Placement Class- Friday the 14, 6:30 – 7:45
Resident Choreographer’s Audition- Friday the 14th, 7:45 –8:30
(Open to students 18 and over)
Daily Classes - Saturday the 15th through Friday the 21nd
Finale Tech and Community Class - Saturday the 22nd
Finale 7:30 pm Saturday the 22nd
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
Early Bird Special - Register by April 30 2019 to receive a $30 discount off of your tuition
2019 Tuition & Fees
4 Classes per Day Tuition- $475
3 Classes per Day Tuition- $390
2 Classes per Day Tuition- $280
Drop-In Class Rate- $20
4 Classes per Day Tuition- $540
3 Classes per Day Tuition- $465
2 Classes per Day Tuition- $350
Drop-In Class Rate- $25
Pre-paid parking pass- $26
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.)
Join us for the next festival in June 2019!
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.
Each intern will be awarded a partial or full scholarship, depending upon the position. Interns must commit to an 11-day period, Thursday, June 13, 2019, to Sunday, June 23, 2019, and are responsible for their own transportation, housing, and meal costs.
Internship Applications are due by March 29th, 2019
Recipients will be notified by the end of April/early May.
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 25.
To apply, please 2019 NewGrounds Residency Application and submit to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please pay your application fee HERE at the same time you submit your application. Applications can be mailed as well.
Program Advertising and Sponsorships
By purchasing a Program Advertisement or Sponsorship, you will be featured in the program for each of the 2019 Florida Dance Festival performances.
Program Ad Pricing:
Booklet-Styled Programs 8.5” x 5.5”
Business Card Size (roughly 1/8 page)
1⁄4 Page (roughly 2.75x4.25 inches or 4.25x2.75 inches)
1⁄2 Page (roughly 5.5x4.25 inches or 2.75x8.5 inches)
Full Page (roughly 5.5x8.5 inches)
You may either submit the artwork with this form or via email in either .pdf or .jpg format to email@example.com with the subject line of Program Ad Artwork and must be received no later than June 1st, 2019.
Festival Sponsorship Pricing:
Acquaintance $10 to $49
Friend $50 to $124
Contributor $125 to $249
Affiliate $250 to $499
Sustainer $500 to $999
Director’s Circle $1,000+
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 2018 Florida Dance Festival performance programs and on the website during this fiscal year.
Download the Sponsorship and Ad Form Here: Festival Ad and Sponsorship Form
Please make checks payable to Florida Dance Association
Payment must be received with form. Payments and form can be sent 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