OhioDance publishes an online quarterly newsletter reflecting the issues and needs of its broad constituency of dance educators, choreographers, and advocates. We produce a statewide directory and resource guide that includes dance practitioners and artists; rehearsal and performance space for rent throughout the state; college and university dance programs; and local, state, and national resources.
Our website offers up-to-date listings of auditions, performances, workshops, classes, rehearsal space, and job openings. The site also features an exchange page to facilitate regional sharing of guest artists, performance space, membership sign up, and updates to educational links.
OhioDance also partners with Amethyst, Inc., a residential addiction recovery center for women and their children, to offer dance classes and a performance opportunity.
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Ohio Statehouse Performances
OhioDance presents a dance performance at one of the Statehouse Lawn Series events. The organization offers diverse performance opportunities for a range of ages, professional levels, and styles, including contemporary, swing, jazz, and ballet. Past performers include Times Past Vintage Dancers, Demetrius Klein Dance Company, The Arts and College Preparatory Academy, MamLuft&Co. Dance, and Locality 2012. The pieces performed reflect the diverse practice of dance and each performer's commitment to the community and society’s issues.
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OhioDance is the representative for dance at the state level. In partnership with such organizations as the Ohio Alliance for Arts Education and Ohio Citizens for the Arts, OhioDance creates a strong voice for dance in education and legislation. OhioDance board members work on the writing team for the revision of the fine arts dance standards 2012 for the Ohio Department of Education. OhioDance travels through the state with one-day workshops offering current trends in the field. OhioDance partners with the Greater Columbus Arts Council to offer workshops on dance helping to bridge the gap of the preprofessional and professional dancer. OhioDance partners with the OSU Performing Arts Medicine team offering wellness sessions. OhioDance offers professional development workshops throughout the state for teachers and administrators working with students of all abilities.
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Dublin Arts Council, OhioDance, the Ohio Department of Education, Duxberry Park IMPACT Elementary School, Fort Hayes Arts and Academic High School, University of Akron, and The Ohio State University partner to present Stream, formerly called Gravity's Ripple, an educational dance initiative, as part of Ripple Effect: Artistic Impact of the Scioto River. Participants learn about dance, dance techniques, choreographic development, and kinesthetic awareness. Activities include master classes, rehearsals, and free public performances. A choreographer is chosen from a statewide call. The choreographer and dancers develop and implement educational experiences and create a site specific dance performance. Activities take place on the grounds of Dublin Arts Center, a grassy hill with the Scioto River at its base. Master classes are held at Duxberry Elementary and Fort Hayes High School. In 2012, we called the project Stream and streamed it live online.
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The OhioDance Festival is an annual dance festival offering professionals and young artists educational and performance opportunities, as well as exposure to recognized dance companies, programs, and master artists. The three-day festival is co-hosted by BalletMet Columbus and offers a variety of activities, including more than 50 classes, a showcase of Ohio’s choreographic talent, a wellness day, and a professional audition, all representing a variety of dance forms.
Each year, OhioDance awards outstanding contributions to the advancement of dance education and outstanding contributions to the advancement of the dance art form. The OhioDance Festival is vital to the state’s dance community; it brings people together to network, learn, and share new ideas. There are more than 300 people throughout the state of Ohio who attend the festival.
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All portrait information is provided voluntarily by nonprofit organizations. An organization may decline to participate. At a minimum, information is updated annually--sometimes more frequently.