Celebration Dance Festival is a 2 day convention with a concert style performance showcase. Dancers, ages 5 - 19, train with top teaching artists in contemporary, commercial jazz, hiphop, tap, musical theater, and ballet. The Festival's performance showcase gives dancers the opportunity to perform in an encouraging, non-competitive atmosphere while receiving purposeful critiques for the Festival's teaching artists, special awards, and scholarships. Auditions for summer intensives and college programs are held at each Festival location. 

Master Classes and Workshops

Master classes and Workshops in contemporary, commercial jazz, hiphop, tap, ballet, musical theater, audition technique, and stage/film performance technique.

Performance Showcase

A concert style performance showcase gives dancers the opportunity to perform in an encouraging, non-competitive atmosphere while receiving purposeful critiques for the Festival's teaching artists, special awards, and scholarships.

College Fair and Auditions

Learn more about our featured colleges and universities. Meet with select college/university representatives and ambassadors.

Nashville Auditions:

  • AMDA College of the Performing Arts (Nashville & Universal)

  • Joffrey Hiphop Summer Intensive

  • Group audition: Brenau College, University of Memphis, Western Kentucky University, University of Tampa, Kennesaw State University and more.

*does not include festival convention tuition. Dancers must be registered

with festival convention to participate in add-on production routine

Open to all Independent and Studio dancers ages 10 - 19. Optional Festival Production Routine - *$275 per dancer includes choreography, costume, zoom rehearsals, showcase entry fee, and onsite rehearsals.

Celebration Production Routine
Scholarships and Awards
  • Teaching Artists & Special Awards

  • College scholarships

  • Summer Intensive Scholarships

  • Aspire Award - World Ballet Competition & Shake the Ground

  • Celebrate Dance Award - Universal Orlando Festival includes room/tickets, festival tuition

Classes meet standards set forth in the National Core Arts Standards.

Celebration Dance Festival is a proud member of the National Dance Educators Organization.

In the event of inclement weather, Celebration Dance Festival reserves the right to change, reschedule, or cancel any performances and/or performance location. In this case there will be no refunds.

Performance location is subject to change. Open seating available for performers' family and friends.

  • Dancers ages 5 and older for Nashville and Universal Orlando locations.

  • Nashville showcase accepts solos, duets, trios, and groups.

  • Universal Orlando and Walt Disney World ONLY accepts groups of 4 or more.

  • Dancers ages 7 and older for Walt Disney World location.

  • Encore performance call back- Festival teaching artists will select the most entertaining routines from the festival to be performed during closing ceremony. 

  • Groups size limits may vary by festival location.

  • Space is limited.

  • Private motor coach transportation will be provided for dancers, if necessary, to and from preshow facilities and performance venue. 

  • Special gift for each dancer and studio to commemorate their performance.

  • Celebration Memories professional photo and video download of your performance.

  • All dancers will receive a Celebration Dance Festival 2021 t-shirt and lanyard with credentials.