Celebration Dance Festival
Join us for Celebration Dance Festival at Walt Disney World®! Dancers from around the world join together for a Celebration Showcase with your studio’s original choreography on the Market Place Stage at Disney Springs™, workshops with Disney Performing Arts, and a magnificent parade through Magic Kingdom® Park.
Our mission is to provide dancers with meaningful and engaging performance opportunities focused on artistic growth and dance education while reinforcing lifelong lessons in teamwork, discipline, and confidence. Dancers will gain invaluable experience as they perform before an international audience at one of the most high-profile venues in the world. Under the guidance of leading dance professionals, students will develop fundamentals of dance, reinforce performance concepts, and refine their techniques through Disney Performing Arts Workshops.
“For some, a Disney performance is a crowning achievement. For others, it's a launchpad to greatness. After your performance, experience the excitement of Disney’s world-famous theme parks and discover why Walt Disney World Resort® is the place where dreams come true.”
-Disney Performing Arts
"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them."
- Walt Disney
Inspiration is an effective strategy for achieving many things. Discovering goals that are challenging motivates students to effort and achievement beyond standard expectations.
The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is one of the largest employers of performing artists in the world. Platforms include resorts, theme parks, cruise lines, Broadway musicals, television, and movies. Students will be immersed in the magic that is Disney. Spending free time attending the many shows throughout Walt Disney World® Resort and the four theme parks, students are sure to be inspired.
Dance education engages the artistic processes of creating, performing and critical analysis. Students use critical thinking skills, excel in nonverbal reasoning and communication, exchange ideas, work cooperatively and collaboratively with others, and interact within a multicultural society. More comprehensively, dance education develops a knowledge of self and others, as well as the life lessons and soft skills valued by colleges and employers in every field.
Dancers delve into the life of a professional dancer with Disney Performing Arts Workshops. Disney teaching artists work with students to refine dance technique and audition skills, and learn original choreography from Walt Disney World® productions. Students will also have a chance to ask questions about pursuing a career in dance.
Performance skills are those aspects that set our dancing apart from just the mechanical movement. Often, our attention is drawn to the dancer who is using a range of performance skills effectively, because they stand out from the rest.
Performing at multiple high profile venues with international audiences, dancers will develop confidence and improve performance skills, such as focus, projection, emphasis, and expression. Dancers will enjoy a true performance experience with genuine audience interaction and enthusiasm.