Saturday February 29th
One Performance at 7 pm
Adults $18, children under 12, seniors $12
Every year, DanceFest invites a selection of Hudson Valley’s finest dance academies to perform alongside one another. The vision of DanceFest is to inspire all participating dancers and their surrounding communities, to share and celebrate each other in an atmosphere of respect, cooperation, and enthusiasm. The performers and the audience experience a myriad dance styles, such as world, percussive, ballet, modern, and more, in the 27th Annual DanceFest, presented by The Vanaver Caravan.
Participating schools and studios include hosts, The Vanaver Caravan and special guests, Energy Dance Company of Kingston, and Take the Leap Dance Studio of Gardiner. With a diverse student body, staff, and board, the mission of the Center for Creative Education, home of Energy Dance Company, is to enrich the social and cultural awareness of our youth and community through the arts, wellness, and education. Returning guests include: Ballet Arts Studio, Barefoot Dance Center, LLC., Dream Studio – Veritas Dance Company, Dutchess School of Performing Arts, New Paltz School of Ballet, Saugerties Ballet Center, and the Fei Tian College Middletown, who bring Chinese Classical dance to this performance. This year, Barefoot Dance Center is premiering a new piece created by director, Jessie Levey, which investigates our national culture of immigration.
Snow Date: Sunday March 1st
The Vanaver Caravan is a 501-C3 nonprofit. Proceeds from DanceFest benefit The Vanaver Caravan’s Arts Education programs in Ulster County and surrounding areas. Proceeds from DanceFest benefit The Vanaver Caravan’s Arts Education programs in Ulster County and the surrounding areas.