The committee has chosen to separate the Festival and the Showcase to give the choreographers and performers who were selected for the Showcase a more formal experience, and to provide more opportunities at the Festival itself in regards to master classes and professional company performances. The traditional Festival full of workshops, master classes, and new experiences has been moved to the Fall semester to motivate and inspire students for their year of High School dance.
This upcoming year's 2023 Festival will be held at Evanston Township High School on Saturday, October 14 2023,
with a special performance by Giordano Dance Chicago
COST: $35 per Student before September 22, 2023; $45 per Student after September 22, 2023
*There is no additional cost for educators, coaches, or sponsors.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions, details, and/or interest in attending or hosting the Fall Festival!
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If your professional dance company is interested in performing at the festival, please contact Christine Widell.
Performing Company History
2011 - Same Planet Different World
2012 - Illinois University Dance Programs
2013 - Giordano Dance Chicago
2014 - RE Dance
2015 - Thodos Dance Chicago
2017 - Chicago Dance Crash
2018 - Inaside Chicago Dance
2019 - Joel Hall Dancers
2022 - Hot Crowd
2023 - Giordano Dance Chicago