Regional Dance Festivals
2019 West Virginia State Dance Festival – April 26th-28th
The West Virginia State Dance Festival, set for April 26-28, 2019, showcases the talents of West Virginia dancers who come to the Culture Center at the State Capitol Complex in Charleston each spring to perform and take classes from nationally acclaimed dance instructors.Lorraine Elizabeth Graves, former principal dancer at the Dance Theatre of Harlem where she is currently on the master teacher faculty, will return as lead faculty and adjudicator for the festival. This will mark the event’s 37th year. The festival’s evening performances will take place on April 26-27th.
Student applications are accepted only from directors affiliated with full-time dance establishments in West Virginia. Dancers must be at least 12-years-old and have at least one year of training in classical ballet with two lessons per week. All performers must be enrolled for classes at the festival.
This year Morgantown Ballet Company will be bringing original pieces choreographed by Company Directors Gretchen Hurd, Craig Kaufman, and Mollie Mock Kaufman to Charleston for adjudication with the hopes to preform in April.
2019 Dance West Virginia Fall Festival- (Dates for 2019 not available at this time)
Dancers at least 8 years of age and currently attending classes with a member of Dance WV are welcome to attend the festival. Each group must be registered by the group director who is a member of Dance WV.
Dance West Virginia Fall Festival is held at Historical WVU Jackson’s Mill Camp in Lewis County, West Virginia. The Festival is a three day Dance Festival that provides dancers with the opportunity to meet other dancers from West Virginia, take classes in various genres of dance with guest teachers from around the country, and audition for dance scholarships.
Northern West Virginia Dance Council dba Morgantown Dance is a standing member of Dance West Virginia. This provides the opportunity for our students to attend the festival. Registration information will be released in the Fall to applicable students via email.
For more information about Dance West Virginia visit www.dancewv.org