While dancing is a sport that can be enjoyed all year round, the joy of summer dance festivals simply cannot be rivaled. Thousands of troupes spend all year honing their skills and breaking in their Bloch shoes to prepare for these three short months. Therefore, as the season rapidly approaches us, we have decided to give our readers a quick rundown of some especially exciting summer dance festivals. Book your tickets, pack your Capezio tights and get going!
Summer Dance Festivals 2013:
- American Dance Festival: Hosted in both New York City and Durham, North Carolina, this festival is celebrating its 80th year with a bang. With world premiere performances of brand new troupes and crowd favorites, an anniversary fete that promises a good time and awesome weather, this is not an event to be missed.
- Bates Dance Festival: This summer Bates Dance Festival offers a number of show-stopping performances and a host of professional-led workshops. This is the perfect opportunity for your little ones to be inspired and learn.
- Chicago SummerDance: Every year, the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events brings all ages together with their SummerDance festival. The city provides 4,900 square feet of open-air dance floor space. The floor is made entirely of recycled materials, and there is a free, one-hour introductory dance lesson. After that, you are on your own with the other thousands celebrating.
Check out these sites and get dancing!