Dance Festivals

Dance festivals in New York City

Celebrate World Ballet Day with the world’s great ballet companies

Wed, October 23, 2019
The world’s leading ballet companies take you behind the scenes to see a day in the life of a professional ballet dancer on Facebook Live


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Past Dance Festivals

Fall for Dance Festival

October 1-13, 2019
MIDTOWN, NYC ~ Four world-class companies / choreographers / dancers a night for just $15 is the best deal in dance at New York City Center

New York Salsa Congress

PARTIES Sat-Wed, Aug 24-28
FEST Thu-Sun, Aug 29-Sep 1
TIMES SQUARE, NYC ~ A week of dancing in spots all over Manhattan ends with a weekend of salsa workshops, performances and dancing to live music by Tony Vega, Moncho Rivera and Doug Beavers

Battery Dance Festival 2019 is New York’s most stunning stage

Sun-Fri, August 11-16, 2019
BATTERY PARK CITY ~ This international dance festival is bringing Argentine, French and Mexican dance companies to Robert F. Wagner Park. FREE

BIG Salsa Festival 2019 at New York Hilton Midtown

MIDTOWN, NYC | Memorial Day Weekend, Fri-Mon, May 24-27, 2019 | Salsa festival | Salsa workshops, salsa shows, and salsa dancing

Dance Parade New York 2019

FLATIRON, UNION SQUARE, EAST VILLAGE, NYC | Sat, May 18, 2019 | Dance parade & festival | African, Bolivian, Brazilian, Cuban, Dominican, Ecuadorian, Mexican, Panamanian, Puerto Rican & Spanish dances

YAGP 2019 Youth America Grand Prix at the David H. Koch Theater

LINCOLN CENTER; Wed-Sat, Apr 17-20, 2019; Ballet dance audition ~ The best ballet shows in NYC are the Finals, Gala Performance & International Dance School Festival

Sara Baras ‘Sombras’ Flamenco Festival New York City Center 2019

MIDTOWN, Thu-Sun, Mar 7-10, 2019, FLAMENCO FESTIVAL, Spanish flamenco dance theatre ~ Sara Baras, one of the world’s great flamenco dancers (really) celebrates her company’s 20th Anniversary and plays with gender in the shadows of flamenco

Joyce Theater Cuba Festival 2019

CHELSEA, January 9-20, 2019 ~ Malpaso Dance Company, Los Hijos del Director, Compañia Irene Rodríguez. Some of the best dancers in the world and an island of choreographic talent.
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World Ballet Day 2018

FACEBOOK, Tuesday, October 2, 2018 ~ Go live behind the scenes with the Bolshoi Ballet, Royal Ballet and Australian Ballet

Fall for Dance Festival 2018

NEW YORK CITY CENTER, MIDTOWN ~ Mon-Sat, October 1-13, 2018 ~ $15 seats to watch four world-class companies a night. African, Argentine, Brazilian, Cuban, French & Romanian dancers or companies perform ballet, modern, contemporary and folkloric dances. Sells out every year!

Battery Dance Festival 2018

ROBERT F. WAGNER JR. PARK, BATTERY PARK CITY & SCHIMMEL CENTER, FINANCIAL DISTRICT, Sun-Sat, August 12-18, 2018 ~ 25 companies from eight countries perform with the Statue of Liberty backstage. Includes African, French-Canadian, Italian, Jewish, Mexican and Spanish companies. FREE

Dance on Camera Festival 2018

FILM SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER, Fri-Tue, July 20 – 24, 2018 ~ The world’s oldest dance film festival dances on

Dance Parade 2018

FLATIRON, UNION SQUARE, VILLAGE, EAST VILLAGE | Sat, May 19, 2018 | African, Argentine, Bolivian, Brazilian, Cuban, Dominican, French, Haitian, Italian, Puerto Rican dances and more

Youth America Grand Prix 2018

DAVID H. KOCH THEATER, LINCOLN CENTER, Wed-Thu, April 18-19, 2018 ~ The world’s ballet scholarship finals and gala performance are nothing, but electric

Flamenco Festival 2018 New York City Center

MIDTOWN, Fri-Sat, March 2-11, 2018 ~ The world’s best Spanish flamenco dancers and companies clap and stomp their way through NYC
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Fall for Dance Festival 2017 brings international dance companies to NYC

New York City Center
131 West 55th St, Midtown
On sale Sunday, September 10
Shows October 2 – 14, 2017

Dance Parade 2017

Flatiron District to Tompkins Square Park
East Village
Saturday, May 20, 2017

Flamenco Festival 2017 New York City Center

MIDTOWN, Thu-Sun, Mar 9-12, 2017 ~ Gala Flamenca, Olga Pericet “Pisadas,”
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Dance on Camera Festival 2017

The world’s longest-running dance film festival screens Cuban, Brazilian, and Venezuelan filmmakers at Film Society of Lincoln Center Feb 3-7, 2017

Festival Ay! Más Flamenco at Symphony Space & La Nacional

UPPER WEST SIDE & CHELSEA; Mar 3-6, 2016; WORLD MUSIC INSTITUTE; Spanish flamenco dance theatre ~ From cutting edge to traditional!